The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £31,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 87 94
Rank change year-on-year -8 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 6 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.52% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 5
Median salary £31,000 £50,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £36,300 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,850 £54,000 £37,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1185 1148 1325
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.95% 95.91% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 723 663 833
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,100
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Subversion
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (50.00%) NAS
4 10 (50.00%) SAN
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco
5 9 (45.00%) Apache
5 9 (45.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (45.00%) Python
5 9 (45.00%) MySQL
5 9 (45.00%) IIS
5 9 (45.00%) Web Services
5 9 (45.00%) Citrix
5 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (45.00%) LAMP
5 9 (45.00%) Games
5 9 (45.00%) Riverbed
5 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
5 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (45.00%) Brocade
5 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
5 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
5 9 (45.00%) Percona
5 9 (45.00%) Puppet

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (45.00%) Apache
1 9 (45.00%) IIS
1 9 (45.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (20.00%) Confluence
3 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) NAS
1 10 (50.00%) SAN
1 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) iSCSI
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) MySQL
1 9 (45.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (15.00%) Big Data
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) HBase
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (55.00%) Subversion
2 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (45.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) LAMP
1 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Ajax
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) RSS
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (45.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
5 6 (30.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Open Source
3 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) DevOps
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
7 1 (5.00%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) C
2 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) KVM
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Flume
3 1 (5.00%) HDFS
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (45.00%) Puppet
2 7 (35.00%) Check_MK
2 7 (35.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Brocade
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
3 9 (45.00%) Percona
3 9 (45.00%) Riverbed
4 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) Perforce
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (5.00%) Avaya
8 1 (5.00%) EMC
8 1 (5.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
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