Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 124 132
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 25 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.51% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.54% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 16
Edinburgh median annual salary £30,000 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +38.46% +12.07%
10th Percentile £22,500 £28,600 £23,125
90th Percentile £44,000 £52,500 £38,875
Scotland median annual salary £31,250 £50,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -37.50% +53.85% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2599 2224 2912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 95.37% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1589 1464 1864
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 (64.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) DHCP
2 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (32.00%) VMware
6 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (28.00%) SmokePing
7 6 (24.00%) Cacti
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (24.00%) CentOS
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (24.00%) Debian
7 6 (24.00%) Nagios
8 5 (20.00%) SCCM
9 4 (16.00%) SCOM
9 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) GDPR
9 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) Retail
10 3 (12.00%) Windows 10

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DHCP
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) SMS
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) CentOS
4 6 (24.00%) Debian
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
1 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (8.00%) CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) ERP
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.00%) ITSM
3 1 (4.00%) People Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
3 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C++
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) GDPR
1 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.00%) KVM
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SmokePing
2 6 (24.00%) Cacti
2 6 (24.00%) Nagios
3 5 (20.00%) SCCM
4 4 (16.00%) SCOM
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.00%) iManage
4 1 (4.00%) Brocade
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Riverbed