Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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

System Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 329 326
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,664 1,584 1,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.96% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.00% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,312 1,343 1,672
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 156,896 158,917 191,649
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.52% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,001 132,919 161,883
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,367
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.44% +3.04%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in England

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 Systems Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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 +24 592 £55,000 +1.85% 80
South East -23 384 £43,250 -5.46% 116
East of England +47 225 £53,750 +9.14% 78
North of England +34 189 £41,000 +2.50% 48
South West -17 159 £43,000 +1.18% 63
Midlands +34 115 £40,000 +6.67% 134
North West +8 102 £44,471 +14.03% 25
Yorkshire +35 84 £35,000 -17.65% 17
East Midlands +10 59 £45,000 +20.00% 50
West Midlands +29 56 £33,500 -10.67% 84
North East -16 3 £42,000 -30.00% 6
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 718 (43.15%) Linux
2 710 (42.67%) Windows
3 598 (35.94%) VMware
4 434 (26.08%) Microsoft
5 424 (25.48%) Active Directory
6 410 (24.64%) Windows Server
7 388 (23.32%) DevOps
8 342 (20.55%) Python
8 342 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 327 (19.65%) Puppet
10 312 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 290 (17.43%) DNS
12 284 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 281 (16.89%) PowerShell
14 263 (15.81%) Degree
15 246 (14.78%) TCP/IP
16 231 (13.88%) SQL
17 220 (13.22%) DHCP
18 216 (12.98%) Bash Shell
19 215 (12.92%) Finance
20 211 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
21 207 (12.44%) Ansible
22 205 (12.32%) ITIL
23 195 (11.72%) Cisco
24 194 (11.66%) Windows Server 2008
25 193 (11.60%) Unix
26 187 (11.24%) Configuration Management
27 175 (10.52%) Red Hat
28 174 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
29 173 (10.40%) Hyper-V

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
1 145 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 78 (4.69%) Apache
3 69 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (3.91%) IIS
5 50 (3.00%) OpenStack
6 38 (2.28%) nginx
7 29 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 28 (1.68%) SharePoint
8 28 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 26 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 20 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (0.84%) Confluence
13 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.54%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.54%) uWSGI
15 8 (0.48%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.42%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.36%) TPMS
Applications
1 67 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (1.20%) Simulink
4 5 (0.30%) OrCAD
5 4 (0.24%) Stata
6 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.12%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.060%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.060%) HipChat
8 1 (0.060%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.36%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.24%) BASE24
4 4 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.060%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 312 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 284 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (8.47%) Office 365
4 74 (4.45%) SaaS
5 49 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 47 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (2.28%) IaaS
8 34 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 28 (1.68%) PaaS
10 20 (1.20%) GitHub
10 20 (1.20%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 19 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 17 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (0.90%) Route 53
14 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.78%) Akamai
16 11 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.42%) G Suite
17 7 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 290 (17.43%) DNS
2 246 (14.78%) TCP/IP
3 220 (13.22%) DHCP
4 144 (8.65%) WAN
5 141 (8.47%) Firewall
6 127 (7.63%) SAN
7 111 (6.67%) LAN
8 82 (4.93%) VPN
9 64 (3.85%) Wireless
10 52 (3.13%) Internet
11 51 (3.06%) VoIP
12 47 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (2.70%) HTTP
13 45 (2.70%) SSL
14 44 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (2.46%) Network Security
15 41 (2.46%) VLAN
16 39 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
16 39 (2.34%) IPsec
16 39 (2.34%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.09%) MySQL
3 54 (3.25%) Big Data
4 36 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 30 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.26%) Redis
10 20 (1.20%) MariaDB
11 15 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.60%) GIS
13 10 (0.60%) InfluxDB
13 10 (0.60%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.48%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 129 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 117 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 43 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
4 38 (2.28%) Subversion
5 32 (1.92%) JIRA
6 30 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 28 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.20%) Selenium
9 13 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 12 (0.72%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.66%) GitLab
12 10 (0.60%) NuGet
12 10 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.36%) Mercurial
16 5 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 215 (12.92%) Finance
2 107 (6.43%) Retail
3 98 (5.89%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.88%) Banking
5 41 (2.46%) Aerospace
5 41 (2.46%) Marketing
6 40 (2.40%) Games
7 34 (2.04%) Electronics
8 31 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.38%) Military
10 20 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.14%) Advertising
11 19 (1.14%) Automotive
12 18 (1.08%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.84%) Avionics
14 13 (0.78%) Law
14 13 (0.78%) Legal
15 9 (0.54%) Back Office
16 8 (0.48%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.57%) Web Services
2 38 (2.28%) HTML
3 33 (1.98%) XML
4 31 (1.86%) Middleware
5 30 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
6 29 (1.74%) LDAP
7 24 (1.44%) LAMP
8 20 (1.20%) .NET
9 19 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
10 18 (1.08%) Django
10 18 (1.08%) Kafka
11 13 (0.78%) 802.1X
11 13 (0.78%) Java EE
12 12 (0.72%) CSS
13 11 (0.66%) OpenCL
13 11 (0.66%) OpenGL
13 11 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.66%) Vulkan
14 10 (0.60%) FreeSWITCH
14 10 (0.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 168 (10.10%) Data Centre
2 140 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (7.39%) Management Information System
4 119 (7.15%) Computer Science
5 110 (6.61%) Public Cloud
6 56 (3.37%) Clustering
7 45 (2.70%) Hedge funds
8 43 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
8 43 (2.58%) Private Cloud
9 26 (1.56%) Replication
10 24 (1.44%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
12 21 (1.26%) Fintech
13 20 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (1.14%) ASIC
15 18 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
15 18 (1.08%) PKI
16 16 (0.96%) Driving Licence
17 15 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (0.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 718 (43.15%) Linux
2 710 (42.67%) Windows
3 410 (24.64%) Windows Server
4 194 (11.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (11.60%) Unix
6 174 (10.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 110 (6.61%) CentOS
8 109 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (5.59%) Windows 10
10 91 (5.47%) Windows 7
11 55 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (3.13%) Ubuntu
13 33 (1.98%) Android
14 31 (1.86%) Debian
15 21 (1.26%) Windows 8
16 16 (0.96%) Solaris
17 10 (0.60%) VMS
18 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.54%) Nucleus RTOS
19 8 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (23.32%) DevOps
2 205 (12.32%) ITIL
3 187 (11.24%) Configuration Management
4 154 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (7.63%) Software Engineering
6 106 (6.37%) Test Automation
7 91 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (4.03%) Mentoring
8 67 (4.03%) Migration
9 64 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
10 60 (3.61%) High Availability
11 58 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 55 (3.31%) Project Management
13 54 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 54 (3.25%) E-Commerce
13 54 (3.25%) Validation
14 52 (3.13%) TOGAF
15 50 (3.00%) Requirements Management
15 50 (3.00%) Service Management
16 49 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 342 (20.55%) Python
2 281 (16.89%) PowerShell
3 231 (13.88%) SQL
4 216 (12.98%) Bash Shell
5 148 (8.89%) Perl
6 147 (8.83%) Java
7 139 (8.35%) C
8 86 (5.17%) C++
9 74 (4.45%) Ruby
10 66 (3.97%) PHP
11 57 (3.43%) C#
12 48 (2.88%) JavaScript
13 29 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.50%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.84%) Embedded C
17 12 (0.72%) Tcl
18 9 (0.54%) Korn
18 9 (0.54%) VB
19 7 (0.42%) Go
Qualifications
1 263 (15.81%) Degree
2 165 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 153 (9.19%) Security Cleared
4 134 (8.05%) MCSE
5 108 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (6.37%) SC Cleared
7 98 (5.89%) CCNA
8 66 (3.97%) RHCE
9 65 (3.91%) MCSA
10 53 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 50 (3.00%) MCITP
12 38 (2.28%) MCP
13 37 (2.22%) DV Cleared
14 28 (1.68%) CCNP
14 28 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 26 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
16 16 (0.96%) Master's Degree
17 12 (0.72%) CCA
18 11 (0.66%) CCEA
19 9 (0.54%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.92%) QA
4 25 (1.50%) SLA
5 7 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.30%) GDPR
7 4 (0.24%) DO-160
7 4 (0.24%) GCP
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.12%) TARGET2
9 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.060%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.060%) PMO
9 1 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 424 (25.48%) Active Directory
2 342 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 143 (8.59%) Docker
5 95 (5.71%) vSphere
6 92 (5.53%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (3.37%) XenApp
8 49 (2.94%) Firmware
9 47 (2.82%) Xen
10 32 (1.92%) VMware NSX
10 32 (1.92%) XenDesktop
11 25 (1.50%) XenServer
12 23 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (1.08%) KVM
13 18 (1.08%) NFS
14 17 (1.02%) iptables
15 15 (0.90%) Terminal Services
16 13 (0.78%) Ceph
16 13 (0.78%) Postfix
17 10 (0.60%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 327 (19.65%) Puppet
2 211 (12.68%) Opscode Chef
3 207 (12.44%) Ansible
4 86 (5.17%) SCCM
5 84 (5.05%) Kubernetes
6 79 (4.75%) Nagios
7 62 (3.73%) SCOM
8 54 (3.25%) vCenter Server
9 51 (3.06%) Terraform
10 27 (1.62%) Grafana
11 26 (1.56%) AirWatch
12 25 (1.50%) HAProxy
13 24 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 23 (1.38%) Icinga
15 21 (1.26%) Cacti
16 19 (1.14%) Salt
16 19 (1.14%) vRealize
17 17 (1.02%) WSUS
18 16 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
19 14 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 598 (35.94%) VMware
2 434 (26.08%) Microsoft
3 195 (11.72%) Cisco
4 175 (10.52%) Red Hat
5 173 (10.40%) Citrix
6 89 (5.35%) Oracle
7 86 (5.17%) NetApp
8 80 (4.81%) HP
9 68 (4.09%) Google
10 49 (2.94%) Dell
11 42 (2.52%) IBM
12 36 (2.16%) EMC
13 33 (1.98%) Splunk
14 31 (1.86%) EqualLogic
15 30 (1.80%) F5
16 27 (1.62%) Palo Alto
17 26 (1.56%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.56%) Juniper
18 25 (1.50%) Apple
18 25 (1.50%) SolarWinds