Period
to 27 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 350 353 331
Rank change year-on-year +3 -22 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,434 1,412 1,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.88% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.91% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,136 1,210 1,611
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +8.24%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 155,426 155,087 182,356
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 96.47% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 127,124 129,299 154,756
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 £77,500 £76,250
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +9 545 £55,000 +4.76% 90
South East -63 288 £42,500 -5.56% 87
East of England +59 161 £60,000 +20.00% 86
North of England +44 156 £37,500 -2.60% 58
South West -42 145 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Midlands +92 140 £40,000 +6.67% 90
North West +7 82 £44,471 +11.18% 37
West Midlands +53 77 £36,000 +8.27% 50
Yorkshire +51 70 £35,000 +8.53% 15
East Midlands +26 63 £42,500 +13.33% 40
North East -21 4 £37,500 +4.17% 6
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 654 (45.61%) Windows
2 633 (44.14%) Linux
3 509 (35.50%) VMware
4 429 (29.92%) Active Directory
5 363 (25.31%) Microsoft
6 345 (24.06%) Windows Server
7 296 (20.64%) DevOps
8 292 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
9 288 (20.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 281 (19.60%) Python
11 274 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 265 (18.48%) DNS
12 265 (18.48%) PowerShell
13 257 (17.92%) Puppet
14 214 (14.92%) SQL
15 212 (14.78%) Degree
16 204 (14.23%) Opscode Chef
17 194 (13.53%) Bash Shell
17 194 (13.53%) Cisco
18 193 (13.46%) DHCP
19 190 (13.25%) TCP/IP
20 188 (13.11%) Ansible
21 178 (12.41%) Finance
22 177 (12.34%) Hyper-V
23 167 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 156 (10.88%) Red Hat
25 155 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
26 153 (10.67%) ITIL
26 153 (10.67%) Unix
27 148 (10.32%) Problem-Solving

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
1 123 (8.58%) MS Exchange
2 95 (6.62%) Apache
3 55 (3.84%) IIS
4 50 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (3.07%) OpenStack
6 40 (2.79%) SharePoint
7 32 (2.23%) Apache Spark
8 30 (2.09%) nginx
9 29 (2.02%) Skype for Business
10 27 (1.88%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.53%) Confluence
13 19 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (1.26%) Apache Solr
15 15 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.63%) JBoss
16 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
17 8 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
18 5 (0.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 70 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.77%) Simulink
5 7 (0.49%) Siemens NX
6 5 (0.35%) Stata
7 4 (0.28%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.70%) Teamcenter
2 8 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.21%) Magento
5 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) BASE24
7 1 (0.070%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.070%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.070%) Shopify
7 1 (0.070%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 292 (20.36%) Amazon AWS
2 274 (19.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (9.48%) Office 365
4 70 (4.88%) SaaS
5 47 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (3.00%) IaaS
7 41 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
8 32 (2.23%) PaaS
9 27 (1.88%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (1.60%) Route 53
12 21 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
13 20 (1.39%) GitHub
14 19 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (0.91%) NuGet
17 13 (0.91%) OpenShift
18 12 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 11 (0.77%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 265 (18.48%) DNS
2 193 (13.46%) DHCP
3 190 (13.25%) TCP/IP
4 135 (9.41%) Firewall
5 133 (9.27%) SAN
6 101 (7.04%) WAN
7 79 (5.51%) LAN
8 69 (4.81%) VPN
9 51 (3.56%) Network Security
10 47 (3.28%) Internet
11 42 (2.93%) HTTP
12 39 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
13 38 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (2.65%) Kerberos
14 32 (2.23%) SNMP
15 30 (2.09%) Wireless
16 29 (2.02%) SSL
16 29 (2.02%) VLAN
17 28 (1.95%) VoIP
18 26 (1.81%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.58%) MySQL
3 66 (4.60%) Big Data
4 59 (4.11%) Hadoop
5 24 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.60%) Apache Hive
7 22 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (1.19%) MariaDB
9 14 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.98%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.63%) MongoDB
13 8 (0.56%) HBase
13 8 (0.56%) Redis
14 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 104 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 91 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 46 (3.21%) JIRA
4 39 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 33 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 31 (2.16%) Subversion
7 27 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
8 22 (1.53%) Selenium
9 18 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
11 14 (0.98%) GitLab
12 13 (0.91%) Bitbucket
12 13 (0.91%) Vagrant
12 13 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.84%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
14 9 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
15 5 (0.35%) git-flow
16 4 (0.28%) Maven
16 4 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 178 (12.41%) Finance
2 93 (6.49%) Retail
3 55 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.23%) Aerospace
5 28 (1.95%) Games
6 24 (1.67%) Electronics
7 23 (1.60%) Banking
7 23 (1.60%) Legal
8 20 (1.39%) Law
9 17 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.05%) Military
11 14 (0.98%) Advertising
11 14 (0.98%) Marketing
12 13 (0.91%) Automotive
13 12 (0.84%) Avionics
14 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.63%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.49%) Front Office
16 6 (0.42%) Back Office
16 6 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.97%) Web Services
2 39 (2.72%) LDAP
3 33 (2.30%) XML
4 29 (2.02%) .NET
4 29 (2.02%) Middleware
5 28 (1.95%) HTML
6 25 (1.74%) Kafka
7 23 (1.60%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (1.32%) Django
9 17 (1.19%) SPNEGO
10 16 (1.12%) LAMP
11 14 (0.98%) REST
12 13 (0.91%) 802.1X
12 13 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (0.77%) JSON
13 11 (0.77%) RESTful
14 9 (0.63%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.63%) J2EE
15 7 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
16 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 140 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 117 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (6.97%) Management Information System
4 80 (5.58%) Public Cloud
5 71 (4.95%) Computer Science
6 50 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (3.35%) Hedge funds
8 40 (2.79%) Clustering
9 38 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (2.30%) Blackberry
11 32 (2.23%) Fintech
12 31 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
13 29 (2.02%) Replication
14 27 (1.88%) Private Cloud
15 23 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
16 22 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 18 (1.26%) ASIC
18 17 (1.19%) NHS
19 15 (1.05%) Driving Licence
20 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 654 (45.61%) Windows
2 633 (44.14%) Linux
3 345 (24.06%) Windows Server
4 167 (11.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 153 (10.67%) Unix
7 113 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 100 (6.97%) CentOS
9 89 (6.21%) Windows 7
10 63 (4.39%) Windows 10
11 57 (3.97%) Ubuntu
12 28 (1.95%) Android
13 24 (1.67%) Debian
13 24 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.98%) Nucleus RTOS
14 14 (0.98%) Solaris
15 12 (0.84%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.70%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (20.64%) DevOps
2 153 (10.67%) ITIL
3 148 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
4 133 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 104 (7.25%) Software Engineering
7 80 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
8 78 (5.44%) Test Automation
9 75 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (4.81%) Mentoring
11 64 (4.46%) Validation
12 63 (4.39%) High Availability
13 60 (4.18%) UML
14 54 (3.77%) Project Management
15 52 (3.63%) Information Security
15 52 (3.63%) Migration
16 50 (3.49%) TOGAF
17 48 (3.35%) Change Management
18 47 (3.28%) SysML
19 46 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 281 (19.60%) Python
2 265 (18.48%) PowerShell
3 214 (14.92%) SQL
4 194 (13.53%) Bash Shell
5 132 (9.21%) Java
6 119 (8.30%) C
7 115 (8.02%) Perl
8 68 (4.74%) C#
9 66 (4.60%) Ruby
10 58 (4.04%) C++
11 44 (3.07%) JavaScript
12 34 (2.37%) PHP
13 32 (2.23%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.26%) Scala
15 16 (1.12%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.05%) MATLAB
17 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.70%) VB
19 7 (0.49%) Ada
19 7 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 212 (14.78%) Degree
2 139 (9.69%) Security Cleared
3 134 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (7.39%) MCSE
5 94 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 85 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
7 72 (5.02%) MCSA
8 65 (4.53%) CCNA
9 46 (3.21%) DV Cleared
10 43 (3.00%) MCP
11 36 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 34 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (2.30%) CCNP
14 32 (2.23%) RHCE
15 29 (2.02%) MCITP
16 19 (1.32%) CISSP
17 11 (0.77%) Master's Degree
18 10 (0.70%) CCIE
18 10 (0.70%) CISA
18 10 (0.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (2.58%) SLA
3 34 (2.37%) QA
4 19 (1.32%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.12%) GDPR
6 11 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.49%) GCP
8 5 (0.35%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.35%) JTAG
9 4 (0.28%) DO-160
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.070%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.070%) GxP
12 1 (0.070%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
System Software
1 429 (29.92%) Active Directory
2 288 (20.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 124 (8.65%) Docker
5 117 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
6 89 (6.21%) vSphere
7 36 (2.51%) Firmware
7 36 (2.51%) XenApp
8 34 (2.37%) Xen
9 26 (1.81%) HDFS
10 21 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
11 18 (1.26%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.19%) VMware NSX
12 17 (1.19%) XenDesktop
13 14 (0.98%) KVM
14 13 (0.91%) VirtualBox
15 12 (0.84%) Postfix
15 12 (0.84%) Terminal Server
16 10 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 257 (17.92%) Puppet
2 204 (14.23%) Opscode Chef
3 188 (13.11%) Ansible
4 81 (5.65%) SCCM
5 64 (4.46%) Kubernetes
6 51 (3.56%) Terraform
7 49 (3.42%) SCOM
8 46 (3.21%) Nagios
9 42 (2.93%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.88%) AirWatch
11 20 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
11 20 (1.39%) SCOrch
12 19 (1.32%) WSUS
13 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
13 17 (1.19%) Oozie
13 17 (1.19%) vRealize
14 16 (1.12%) Backup Exec
15 14 (0.98%) HAProxy
15 14 (0.98%) Salt
16 11 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 509 (35.50%) VMware
2 363 (25.31%) Microsoft
3 194 (13.53%) Cisco
4 156 (10.88%) Red Hat
5 129 (9.00%) Citrix
6 72 (5.02%) Oracle
7 68 (4.74%) NetApp
8 62 (4.32%) HP
9 59 (4.11%) Google
10 41 (2.86%) Dell
11 39 (2.72%) Juniper
12 33 (2.30%) IBM
13 32 (2.23%) EqualLogic
13 32 (2.23%) WorldPay
14 31 (2.16%) Hortonworks
15 30 (2.09%) Apple
16 29 (2.02%) Nimble Storage
17 27 (1.88%) EMC
17 27 (1.88%) Reuters
18 25 (1.74%) Bloomberg