Period
to 13 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 325 320
Rank change year-on-year -43 -5 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,309 1,725 1,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.02% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.07% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1,391 1,542
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £31,350 £29,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 145,509 161,494 171,622
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.91% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 118,308 130,526 144,902
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -23 516 £55,000 +4.76% 96
South East -82 234 £46,750 -6.50% 121
South West +13 179 £44,750 -0.56% 62
East of England -4 132 £50,000 - 66
Midlands +29 131 £36,404 +7.07% 59
North of England -36 119 £42,500 +1.19% 74
North West -1 84 £43,000 +1.18% 37
West Midlands +55 78 £36,952 +5.58% 36
East Midlands -1 53 £35,000 +7.69% 23
Yorkshire -46 30 £40,000 -4.76% 29
North East +1 5 £55,000 +34.15% 8
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 581 (44.39%) Windows
2 529 (40.41%) Linux
3 379 (28.95%) VMware
4 341 (26.05%) Microsoft
5 331 (25.29%) Active Directory
6 282 (21.54%) Windows Server
7 264 (20.17%) Python
8 262 (20.02%) Degree
9 250 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 246 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
11 239 (18.26%) DevOps
12 232 (17.72%) PowerShell
13 224 (17.11%) Cisco
14 214 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
15 213 (16.27%) DNS
15 213 (16.27%) Finance
16 200 (15.28%) Office 365
17 196 (14.97%) Systems Engineering
18 187 (14.29%) Puppet
19 186 (14.21%) Bash Shell
20 178 (13.60%) SQL
21 175 (13.37%) Firewall
22 156 (11.92%) ITIL
23 155 (11.84%) Ansible
24 150 (11.46%) DHCP
25 149 (11.38%) C
25 149 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 144 (11.00%) Docker
27 141 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
28 135 (10.31%) Unix

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
1 129 (9.85%) MS Exchange
2 86 (6.57%) Apache
3 51 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 40 (3.06%) Skype for Business
5 33 (2.52%) Confluence
5 33 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.37%) nginx
7 29 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (2.22%) IIS
8 25 (1.91%) Apache Spark
9 23 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 18 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.53%) JBoss
14 5 (0.38%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.53%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.38%) Simulink
7 3 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.15%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.15%) Windchill
9 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.076%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.15%) Magento
1 2 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.076%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.076%) Misys Opics
2 1 (0.076%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.076%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.076%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.076%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.076%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 246 (18.79%) Amazon AWS
2 214 (16.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 200 (15.28%) Office 365
4 58 (4.43%) SaaS
5 39 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 21 (1.60%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.45%) G Suite
11 18 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 18 (1.38%) IaaS
12 13 (0.99%) GitHub
13 11 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.61%) PaaS
15 7 (0.53%) Serverless
15 7 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.46%) iTunes
16 6 (0.46%) Siri
16 6 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 213 (16.27%) DNS
2 175 (13.37%) Firewall
3 150 (11.46%) DHCP
4 127 (9.70%) TCP/IP
5 112 (8.56%) SAN
6 85 (6.49%) LAN
7 84 (6.42%) WAN
8 70 (5.35%) Wireless
9 65 (4.97%) Internet
10 54 (4.13%) VPN
11 53 (4.05%) Network Security
12 46 (3.51%) Skype
13 45 (3.44%) SSL
14 39 (2.98%) BGP
15 32 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (2.37%) VLAN
17 28 (2.14%) OSPF
18 26 (1.99%) HTTP
18 26 (1.99%) VoIP
19 19 (1.45%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.42%) MySQL
3 51 (3.90%) Big Data
4 32 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.84%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.84%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.61%) GIS
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.53%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 60 (4.58%) JIRA
2 58 (4.43%) Jenkins
3 57 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 45 (3.44%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.76%) GitLab
7 10 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (0.76%) Subversion
7 10 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (0.46%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.38%) EasyMock
10 5 (0.38%) JUnit
10 5 (0.38%) Maven
11 4 (0.31%) MSI
11 4 (0.31%) Selenium
11 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 213 (16.27%) Finance
2 66 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.51%) Electronics
4 43 (3.28%) Aerospace
5 42 (3.21%) Retail
6 32 (2.44%) Marketing
7 30 (2.29%) Military
8 27 (2.06%) Legal
9 26 (1.99%) Banking
10 25 (1.91%) Games
10 25 (1.91%) Law
11 22 (1.68%) Automotive
12 20 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 18 (1.38%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.22%) Publishing
15 13 (0.99%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.53%) Avionics
16 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.46%) Back Office
18 4 (0.31%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.59%) Web Services
2 43 (3.28%) LAMP
3 34 (2.60%) Elastic Stack
4 25 (1.91%) XML
5 24 (1.83%) Kafka
6 22 (1.68%) .NET
7 21 (1.60%) LDAP
8 20 (1.53%) Node.js
9 19 (1.45%) Spring
10 17 (1.30%) EJB
10 17 (1.30%) J2EE
11 16 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
12 15 (1.15%) HTML
13 12 (0.92%) Hibernate
13 12 (0.92%) Middleware
14 11 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
15 10 (0.76%) React
16 9 (0.69%) OpenCV
16 9 (0.69%) Regular Expression
17 8 (0.61%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 56 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 54 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 37 (2.83%) Clustering
7 36 (2.75%) Fintech
8 35 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
10 27 (2.06%) Hedge funds
11 22 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (1.60%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.60%) Replication
13 16 (1.22%) iPhone
14 14 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 12 (0.92%) CCTV
15 12 (0.92%) SCADA
15 12 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 581 (44.39%) Windows
2 529 (40.41%) Linux
3 282 (21.54%) Windows Server
4 135 (10.31%) Unix
5 124 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 122 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 106 (8.10%) CentOS
8 104 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 66 (5.04%) Ubuntu
10 64 (4.89%) Windows 10
11 45 (3.44%) Windows 7
12 36 (2.75%) Debian
13 29 (2.22%) Android
14 27 (2.06%) Solaris
15 23 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (1.45%) Fedora
17 12 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.92%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.84%) Mac OS X
19 10 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (18.26%) DevOps
2 196 (14.97%) Systems Engineering
3 156 (11.92%) ITIL
4 149 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 141 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
6 131 (10.01%) Configuration Management
7 113 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (6.95%) Software Engineering
9 76 (5.81%) Validation
10 70 (5.35%) Mentoring
11 65 (4.97%) Migration
12 64 (4.89%) Cybersecurity
13 62 (4.74%) Project Management
14 59 (4.51%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (4.20%) Analytics
15 55 (4.20%) Change Management
16 54 (4.13%) SysML
17 52 (3.97%) UML
18 47 (3.59%) Open Source
19 42 (3.21%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 264 (20.17%) Python
2 232 (17.72%) PowerShell
3 186 (14.21%) Bash Shell
4 178 (13.60%) SQL
5 149 (11.38%) C
6 116 (8.86%) Java
7 110 (8.40%) Perl
8 90 (6.88%) Ruby
9 66 (5.04%) C++
10 42 (3.21%) JavaScript
11 41 (3.13%) C#
11 41 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 34 (2.60%) PHP
13 29 (2.22%) Korn
14 25 (1.91%) Bourne shell
14 25 (1.91%) Go
15 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.92%) Objective-C
17 11 (0.84%) Embedded C
18 10 (0.76%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 262 (20.02%) Degree
2 133 (10.16%) Security Cleared
3 97 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (5.73%) DV Cleared
4 75 (5.73%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.27%) MCSE
6 63 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (3.90%) MCSA
8 49 (3.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (2.98%) CCNP
10 34 (2.60%) CCNA
11 31 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (2.29%) RHCE
13 25 (1.91%) RHCSA
14 17 (1.30%) HND
15 16 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
16 15 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.99%) PhD
17 13 (0.99%) RHCA
18 12 (0.92%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.75%) SLA
2 15 (1.15%) ISO 26262
3 13 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.99%) QA
4 12 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 11 (0.84%) GDPR
6 9 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.23%) BS7799
9 2 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.076%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.076%) ECSS
10 1 (0.076%) GAMP
10 1 (0.076%) GLP
10 1 (0.076%) GMP
10 1 (0.076%) GPG13
10 1 (0.076%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.076%) PMO
System Software
1 331 (25.29%) Active Directory
2 250 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 144 (11.00%) Docker
4 100 (7.64%) Hyper-V
5 86 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
6 66 (5.04%) vSphere
7 47 (3.59%) XenApp
8 39 (2.98%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.76%) KVM
10 22 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.53%) Firmware
12 16 (1.22%) iptables
12 16 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (1.15%) Xen
14 14 (1.07%) HDFS
15 12 (0.92%) LXC
16 11 (0.84%) pfSense
16 11 (0.84%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.69%) vCloud
18 8 (0.61%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 187 (14.29%) Puppet
2 155 (11.84%) Ansible
3 100 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (5.42%) Kubernetes
5 70 (5.35%) SCCM
6 59 (4.51%) Terraform
7 40 (3.06%) Nagios
8 39 (2.98%) SCOM
9 24 (1.83%) ZABBIX
10 20 (1.53%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.30%) vRealize
12 16 (1.22%) WSUS
13 15 (1.15%) Cacti
14 14 (1.07%) Kibana
14 14 (1.07%) Nessus
15 12 (0.92%) HAProxy
15 12 (0.92%) Packer
16 11 (0.84%) AirWatch
16 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.84%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 379 (28.95%) VMware
2 341 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 224 (17.11%) Cisco
4 128 (9.78%) Red Hat
5 104 (7.94%) Citrix
6 73 (5.58%) NetApp
7 59 (4.51%) HP
8 51 (3.90%) SolarWinds
9 49 (3.74%) Atlassian
10 47 (3.59%) Google
11 38 (2.90%) Oracle
12 37 (2.83%) Juniper
13 35 (2.67%) Dell
13 35 (2.67%) Splunk
14 34 (2.60%) EMC
15 30 (2.29%) Veeam
16 23 (1.76%) F5
17 21 (1.60%) IBM
18 19 (1.45%) McAfee
19 17 (1.30%) Apple