Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Senior System Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 886 839
Rank change year-on-year +55 -47 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 329 306 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 280 266 384
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,500 £45,245
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.50% +20.46% -9.51%
10th Percentile £41,125 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £45,245
% change year-on-year +1.85% +19.35% -9.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 160513 172941 198856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 129735 146008 166765
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in England

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 140 £60,000 -4.00% 8
South East -23 78 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South West +11 34 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East of England +18 31 £61,250 +28.95% 4
North of England +20 29 £44,471 +2.59% 2
Midlands +31 17 £44,000 +13.92% 2
Yorkshire +43 15 £42,500 -10.53% 1
East Midlands +47 14 £56,250 +46.10% 1
North West -17 12 £44,471 +6.71% 1
West Midlands +15 3 £42,500 +9.68% 1
North East +11 2 £35,750 -40.42%
Senior Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 147 (44.68%) Windows
2 125 (37.99%) VMware
3 121 (36.78%) Linux
4 87 (26.44%) Python
4 87 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (26.44%) Puppet
5 83 (25.23%) Microsoft
5 83 (25.23%) DevOps
6 82 (24.92%) Active Directory
7 78 (23.71%) DNS
8 75 (22.80%) Amazon AWS
9 72 (21.88%) Windows Server
10 63 (19.15%) Java
11 62 (18.84%) ITIL
12 57 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 57 (17.33%) PowerShell
13 51 (15.50%) DHCP
14 50 (15.20%) Perl
15 46 (13.98%) Unix
15 46 (13.98%) Office 365
16 43 (13.07%) Ansible
16 43 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
16 43 (13.07%) Degree
17 41 (12.46%) Bash Shell
18 40 (12.16%) Configuration Management
18 40 (12.16%) Finance
19 39 (11.85%) Ruby
19 39 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (11.55%) SQL
21 37 (11.25%) Cisco

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (7.90%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.17%) IIS
3 14 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.04%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.74%) Apache
6 9 (2.74%) nginx
7 7 (2.13%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.82%) Confluence
9 5 (1.52%) CMS
9 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.22%) uWSGI
11 3 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.91%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.61%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) Mathcad
3 2 (0.61%) Simulink
4 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 75 (22.80%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (17.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (13.98%) Office 365
4 22 (6.69%) IaaS
5 21 (6.38%) SaaS
6 10 (3.04%) PaaS
7 9 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.52%) GitHub
11 2 (0.61%) Akamai
11 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.30%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 78 (23.71%) DNS
2 51 (15.50%) DHCP
3 34 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 33 (10.03%) Firewall
5 27 (8.21%) SAN
6 24 (7.29%) WAN
7 18 (5.47%) LAN
8 16 (4.86%) VoIP
9 14 (4.26%) LDAP
10 12 (3.65%) Kerberos
10 12 (3.65%) VLAN
10 12 (3.65%) VPN
11 11 (3.34%) BGP
11 11 (3.34%) HTTP
12 10 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (2.74%) Internet
14 8 (2.43%) SSL
15 7 (2.13%) SNMP
15 7 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.29%) MySQL
2 24 (7.29%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.52%) MariaDB
6 5 (1.52%) Redis
6 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.91%) Big Data
8 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 31 (9.42%) Rational DOORS
2 29 (8.81%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.47%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.95%) JIRA
5 11 (3.34%) Subversion
6 10 (3.04%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.52%) MSI
8 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.91%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.91%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.61%) Ant
9 2 (0.61%) Maven
9 2 (0.61%) NUnit
9 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 40 (12.16%) Finance
2 19 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.65%) Electronics
4 10 (3.04%) Marketing
5 9 (2.74%) Military
6 8 (2.43%) Games
6 8 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.13%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.13%) Legal
7 7 (2.13%) Retail
8 4 (1.22%) Automotive
9 3 (0.91%) Law
10 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Avionics
11 1 (0.30%) Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.04%) LAMP
2 9 (2.74%) HTML
3 8 (2.43%) LEMP Stack
3 8 (2.43%) Web Services
4 6 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.52%) J2EE
5 5 (1.52%) Java EE
6 4 (1.22%) Django
6 4 (1.22%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (1.22%) OpenCL
6 4 (1.22%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.22%) PHP-FPM
6 4 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (1.22%) Vulkan
6 4 (1.22%) WSGI
7 3 (0.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (0.91%) Node.js
7 3 (0.91%) React
7 3 (0.91%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.81%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.60%) Private Cloud
3 22 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 21 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 19 (5.78%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.04%) Replication
7 10 (3.04%) Wiki
8 9 (2.74%) Clustering
9 8 (2.43%) PKI
9 8 (2.43%) Smart Meter
10 7 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.82%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 5 (1.52%) Fintech
12 5 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 147 (44.68%) Windows
2 121 (36.78%) Linux
3 72 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 46 (13.98%) Unix
5 39 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.81%) CentOS
7 24 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (6.08%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (4.26%) Debian
11 13 (3.95%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.95%) Windows 7
12 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.52%) Solaris
14 4 (1.22%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.91%) Android
15 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.61%) Fedora
17 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.23%) DevOps
2 62 (18.84%) ITIL
3 40 (12.16%) Configuration Management
4 29 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (8.51%) Mentoring
6 27 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (7.60%) Requirements Management
8 23 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (6.99%) Validation
9 22 (6.69%) Project Management
10 20 (6.08%) Software Engineering
11 19 (5.78%) Scrum
12 18 (5.47%) Patch Management
13 17 (5.17%) Test Automation
14 16 (4.86%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.86%) Kalman Filter
15 15 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (4.26%) Identity Management
17 12 (3.65%) Information Security
17 12 (3.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.44%) Python
2 63 (19.15%) Java
3 57 (17.33%) PowerShell
4 50 (15.20%) Perl
5 41 (12.46%) Bash Shell
6 39 (11.85%) Ruby
7 38 (11.55%) SQL
8 32 (9.73%) C
9 28 (8.51%) C++
9 28 (8.51%) PHP
10 13 (3.95%) C#
11 12 (3.65%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.52%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.22%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.91%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.61%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.30%) Fortran
16 1 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 43 (13.07%) Degree
2 35 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 29 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (8.21%) MCSE
5 23 (6.99%) SC Cleared
6 21 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (5.47%) CCNA
8 17 (5.17%) RHCE
9 16 (4.86%) MCITP
10 15 (4.56%) MCSA
11 10 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.43%) CISSP
12 8 (2.43%) RHCSA
13 7 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.52%) CCNP
14 5 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.52%) HNC
14 5 (1.52%) MCP
15 4 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.08%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.43%) QA
4 5 (1.52%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.52%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.52%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.52%) SLA
5 4 (1.22%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.91%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.30%) GCP
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (24.92%) Active Directory
3 31 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.65%) vSphere
5 11 (3.34%) Xen
6 10 (3.04%) Docker
6 10 (3.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.13%) iptables
8 7 (2.13%) NFS
9 6 (1.82%) XenApp
10 5 (1.52%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.52%) Firmware
10 5 (1.52%) KVM
10 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.52%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.22%) BIND 9
11 4 (1.22%) Kamailio
11 4 (1.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 87 (26.44%) Puppet
2 43 (13.07%) Ansible
2 43 (13.07%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (8.21%) SCCM
4 19 (5.78%) Terraform
5 16 (4.86%) SCOM
6 13 (3.95%) WSUS
7 10 (3.04%) Kubernetes
8 9 (2.74%) Nagios
9 8 (2.43%) Cacti
9 8 (2.43%) HAProxy
10 7 (2.13%) Backup Exec
10 7 (2.13%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.13%) Tivoli
10 7 (2.13%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.22%) Munin
11 4 (1.22%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.22%) Salt
12 3 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 125 (37.99%) VMware
2 83 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 37 (11.25%) Cisco
4 35 (10.64%) Red Hat
5 34 (10.33%) Citrix
6 12 (3.65%) EMC
6 12 (3.65%) HP
7 11 (3.34%) SolarWinds
8 10 (3.04%) NetApp
9 8 (2.43%) Symantec
10 7 (2.13%) IBM
10 7 (2.13%) Veeam
11 6 (1.82%) Dell
11 6 (1.82%) F5
11 6 (1.82%) Google
11 6 (1.82%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.52%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.52%) McAfee
12 5 (1.52%) New Relic
12 5 (1.52%) SAP