Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 353 325
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,394 1,524 1,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,089 1,304 1,655
England median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.52% -3.16% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,600
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 155,778 160,714 184,195
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 96.18% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 126,915 131,711 156,517
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 £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -11 562 £57,500 +15.00% 68
South East -67 261 £42,500 -10.53% 86
South West -15 165 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Midlands +71 147 £40,000 +23.08% 72
East of England +34 134 £53,750 +16.85% 51
North of England -19 125 £38,874 -2.82% 41
West Midlands +58 88 £35,000 +2.94% 54
North West +14 78 £44,471 +11.18% 21
East Midlands +28 59 £40,000 +32.23% 18
Yorkshire -15 43 £37,500 -3.23% 10
North East -17 4 £37,500 -1.32% 10
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 630 (45.19%) Windows
2 624 (44.76%) Linux
3 455 (32.64%) VMware
4 400 (28.69%) Active Directory
5 332 (23.82%) Microsoft
6 317 (22.74%) Windows Server
7 300 (21.52%) Python
8 269 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 265 (19.01%) DevOps
10 264 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
11 253 (18.15%) PowerShell
12 237 (17.00%) Puppet
13 230 (16.50%) Degree
14 220 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
15 219 (15.71%) Cisco
16 217 (15.57%) DNS
17 211 (15.14%) Finance
18 209 (14.99%) Bash Shell
19 185 (13.27%) Ansible
20 184 (13.20%) SQL
21 170 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
22 166 (11.91%) DHCP
23 162 (11.62%) Office 365
24 159 (11.41%) Windows Server 2008
25 156 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
26 155 (11.12%) Red Hat
27 154 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
28 151 (10.83%) Unix
29 150 (10.76%) Firewall
30 146 (10.47%) TCP/IP

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
1 139 (9.97%) MS Exchange
2 103 (7.39%) Apache
3 49 (3.52%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (2.87%) OpenStack
6 39 (2.80%) Apache Spark
7 37 (2.65%) IIS
8 33 (2.37%) Skype for Business
9 31 (2.22%) Tomcat
10 30 (2.15%) nginx
11 28 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (1.87%) Confluence
13 25 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 17 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (1.08%) Apache Solr
16 12 (0.86%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
17 9 (0.65%) JBoss
17 9 (0.65%) WebLogic
18 7 (0.50%) Site Server
Applications
1 66 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.65%) Simulink
5 7 (0.50%) Siemens NX
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) OrCAD
6 3 (0.22%) Stata
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.072%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.072%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.072%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.79%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.29%) Magento
3 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.072%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.072%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.072%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.072%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 264 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
2 220 (15.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (11.62%) Office 365
4 57 (4.09%) SaaS
5 41 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (2.87%) IaaS
7 38 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (1.87%) PaaS
9 24 (1.72%) Amazon S3
10 22 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
11 19 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (1.36%) Route 53
12 16 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (1.15%) GitHub
13 11 (0.79%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.72%) Serverless
14 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (0.65%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 217 (15.57%) DNS
2 166 (11.91%) DHCP
3 150 (10.76%) Firewall
4 146 (10.47%) TCP/IP
5 139 (9.97%) SAN
6 103 (7.39%) WAN
7 93 (6.67%) LAN
8 74 (5.31%) VPN
9 61 (4.38%) Network Security
10 59 (4.23%) Internet
11 41 (2.94%) Wireless
12 36 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
12 36 (2.58%) Kerberos
13 34 (2.44%) HTTP
14 31 (2.22%) BGP
14 31 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
15 29 (2.08%) Skype
16 28 (2.01%) OSPF
17 25 (1.79%) SSL
18 24 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.16%) MySQL
3 63 (4.52%) Big Data
4 60 (4.30%) Hadoop
5 29 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.65%) Apache Hive
7 22 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 15 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.86%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.65%) HBase
13 8 (0.57%) MariaDB
14 7 (0.50%) Redis
14 7 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.43%) Event Store
15 6 (0.43%) Impala
15 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 81 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 72 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.59%) JIRA
4 44 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
5 27 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 22 (1.58%) TeamCity
7 21 (1.51%) Subversion
8 15 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (1.00%) Vagrant
10 13 (0.93%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.93%) GitLab
11 10 (0.72%) Selenium
12 9 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
14 7 (0.50%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.43%) git-flow
15 6 (0.43%) Maven
15 6 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 211 (15.14%) Finance
2 54 (3.87%) Retail
3 49 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.87%) Aerospace
5 37 (2.65%) Electronics
6 26 (1.87%) Games
6 26 (1.87%) Legal
7 24 (1.72%) Banking
8 23 (1.65%) Automotive
9 21 (1.51%) Law
10 18 (1.29%) Marketing
11 16 (1.15%) Military
12 15 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.79%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.65%) Advertising
16 8 (0.57%) Back Office
17 7 (0.50%) Avionics
17 7 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
18 6 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.37%) Web Services
2 39 (2.80%) LDAP
3 33 (2.37%) .NET
4 32 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
5 31 (2.22%) LAMP
6 29 (2.08%) XML
7 23 (1.65%) HTML
7 23 (1.65%) Middleware
8 21 (1.51%) Kafka
9 16 (1.15%) SPNEGO
10 15 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
11 14 (1.00%) REST
12 13 (0.93%) Django
12 13 (0.93%) Node.js
13 11 (0.79%) 802.1X
14 9 (0.65%) J2EE
14 9 (0.65%) Spring
15 8 (0.57%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.57%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 78 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
5 52 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
6 50 (3.59%) Computer Science
7 49 (3.52%) Fintech
8 46 (3.30%) Public Cloud
9 45 (3.23%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.44%) Clustering
11 33 (2.37%) Blackberry
11 33 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 27 (1.94%) Replication
13 24 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 19 (1.36%) Private Cloud
15 15 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
16 14 (1.00%) NHS
17 13 (0.93%) ASIC
17 13 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 630 (45.19%) Windows
2 624 (44.76%) Linux
3 317 (22.74%) Windows Server
4 159 (11.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 154 (11.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 151 (10.83%) Unix
7 124 (8.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 113 (8.11%) CentOS
9 80 (5.74%) Windows 7
10 69 (4.95%) Ubuntu
11 59 (4.23%) Windows 10
12 37 (2.65%) Android
13 29 (2.08%) Debian
14 20 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.29%) Solaris
16 14 (1.00%) Fedora
17 11 (0.79%) Nucleus RTOS
17 11 (0.79%) SUSE
18 10 (0.72%) AIX
18 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (19.01%) DevOps
2 156 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
3 136 (9.76%) ITIL
4 120 (8.61%) Configuration Management
5 103 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (6.24%) Software Engineering
7 86 (6.17%) Cybersecurity
8 77 (5.52%) Validation
9 74 (5.31%) Project Management
10 70 (5.02%) Change Management
11 62 (4.45%) High Availability
12 61 (4.38%) Mentoring
13 60 (4.30%) UML
14 58 (4.16%) SysML
15 56 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (3.95%) Migration
17 47 (3.37%) Information Security
18 46 (3.30%) Test Automation
19 43 (3.08%) Analytics
19 43 (3.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 300 (21.52%) Python
2 253 (18.15%) PowerShell
3 209 (14.99%) Bash Shell
4 184 (13.20%) SQL
5 135 (9.68%) C
6 133 (9.54%) Java
6 133 (9.54%) Perl
7 90 (6.46%) Ruby
8 65 (4.66%) C++
9 63 (4.52%) C#
10 45 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 37 (2.65%) JavaScript
12 30 (2.15%) PHP
13 17 (1.22%) Korn
14 16 (1.15%) Scala
15 15 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.00%) Bourne shell
17 11 (0.79%) Embedded C
17 11 (0.79%) Go
17 11 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 230 (16.50%) Degree
2 144 (10.33%) Security Cleared
3 113 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (6.46%) SC Cleared
5 83 (5.95%) MCSE
6 76 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (4.52%) MCSA
8 55 (3.95%) DV Cleared
9 46 (3.30%) CCNA
10 39 (2.80%) CCNP
11 35 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 33 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 33 (2.37%) MCP
13 29 (2.08%) RHCE
14 24 (1.72%) CISSP
15 16 (1.15%) MCITP
16 14 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
17 12 (0.86%) CCDP
17 12 (0.86%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.51%) SLA
2 26 (1.87%) QA
3 24 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.58%) GDPR
5 10 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.50%) GCP
7 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.36%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.36%) JTAG
9 3 (0.22%) BS7799
9 3 (0.22%) DO-160
9 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.072%) GMP
11 1 (0.072%) GPG13
11 1 (0.072%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 400 (28.69%) Active Directory
2 269 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (10.11%) Docker
4 140 (10.04%) Hyper-V
5 117 (8.39%) VMware ESXi
6 74 (5.31%) vSphere
7 47 (3.37%) XenApp
8 33 (2.37%) Firmware
9 30 (2.15%) HDFS
10 28 (2.01%) XenDesktop
11 24 (1.72%) KVM
12 23 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
13 20 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (1.22%) Xen
15 16 (1.15%) VMware NSX
16 11 (0.79%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.72%) Ceph
18 8 (0.57%) Postfix
18 8 (0.57%) VirtualBox
19 7 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 237 (17.00%) Puppet
2 185 (13.27%) Ansible
3 170 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (5.31%) SCCM
5 67 (4.81%) Kubernetes
6 54 (3.87%) Terraform
7 41 (2.94%) Nagios
8 34 (2.44%) SCOM
8 34 (2.44%) vCenter Server
9 29 (2.08%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.79%) vRealize
11 19 (1.36%) SCOrch
11 19 (1.36%) WSUS
12 16 (1.15%) Oozie
12 16 (1.15%) ZABBIX
13 15 (1.08%) Kibana
14 12 (0.86%) Packer
14 12 (0.86%) Salt
15 11 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
15 11 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 455 (32.64%) VMware
2 332 (23.82%) Microsoft
3 219 (15.71%) Cisco
4 155 (11.12%) Red Hat
5 122 (8.75%) Citrix
6 75 (5.38%) NetApp
7 59 (4.23%) HP
8 48 (3.44%) Google
9 46 (3.30%) Juniper
10 43 (3.08%) Oracle
11 38 (2.73%) IBM
12 31 (2.22%) WorldPay
13 30 (2.15%) Hortonworks
14 28 (2.01%) Atlassian
14 28 (2.01%) Nimble Storage
15 27 (1.94%) Dell
15 27 (1.94%) Veeam
16 25 (1.79%) Reuters
17 23 (1.65%) Bloomberg
17 23 (1.65%) EMC