Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 384 342 316
Rank change year-on-year -42 -26 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,297 1,596 1,891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.96% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.00% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 987 1,311 1,622
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.52% -3.16% +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 150,148 159,883 176,771
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.98% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 121,926 129,092 150,069
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +11 544 £55,000 +4.76% 71
South East -95 227 £45,000 -8.16% 94
South West -4 153 £45,000 - 83
East of England +18 129 £52,500 +10.53% 70
Midlands +31 122 £38,500 +13.24% 66
North of England -20 120 £40,000 - 47
West Midlands +48 82 £36,952 +8.68% 47
North West +9 80 £41,250 +3.13% 25
East Midlands -4 40 £40,000 +31.15% 19
Yorkshire -46 32 £38,000 +1.33% 18
North East -13 8 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 574 (44.26%) Windows
2 549 (42.33%) Linux
3 394 (30.38%) VMware
4 353 (27.22%) Active Directory
5 310 (23.90%) Microsoft
6 271 (20.89%) Python
7 262 (20.20%) Windows Server
8 243 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 242 (18.66%) Degree
10 232 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
11 223 (17.19%) Finance
11 223 (17.19%) DevOps
12 213 (16.42%) Cisco
13 206 (15.88%) PowerShell
14 200 (15.42%) DNS
15 195 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
16 186 (14.34%) Puppet
17 183 (14.11%) Bash Shell
18 179 (13.80%) Office 365
19 175 (13.49%) Ansible
20 174 (13.42%) SQL
21 160 (12.34%) Firewall
22 157 (12.10%) C
23 156 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 146 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
25 145 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
26 144 (11.10%) Red Hat
27 139 (10.72%) Java
28 137 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
29 133 (10.25%) MS Exchange

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
1 133 (10.25%) MS Exchange
2 81 (6.25%) Apache
3 54 (4.16%) SharePoint
4 39 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (2.78%) Apache Spark
5 36 (2.78%) Confluence
6 31 (2.39%) OpenStack
6 31 (2.39%) Tomcat
7 28 (2.16%) Skype for Business
8 27 (2.08%) IIS
9 25 (1.93%) nginx
10 23 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 14 (1.08%) WebLogic
14 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
15 8 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.54%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 70 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.31%) Simulink
7 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.15%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.15%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.077%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.077%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.077%) Stata
9 1 (0.077%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) Magento
2 3 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.077%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.077%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.077%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.077%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.077%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.077%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 232 (17.89%) Amazon AWS
2 195 (15.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 179 (13.80%) Office 365
4 60 (4.63%) SaaS
5 38 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (2.54%) IaaS
7 32 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 23 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 20 (1.54%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.31%) PaaS
12 15 (1.16%) G Suite
12 15 (1.16%) GitHub
13 14 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.85%) Route 53
16 9 (0.69%) Serverless
17 8 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 7 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 200 (15.42%) DNS
2 160 (12.34%) Firewall
3 132 (10.18%) DHCP
4 121 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 118 (9.10%) SAN
6 84 (6.48%) WAN
7 81 (6.25%) LAN
8 62 (4.78%) VPN
9 59 (4.55%) Internet
9 59 (4.55%) Network Security
10 55 (4.24%) Wireless
11 34 (2.62%) Skype
12 31 (2.39%) BGP
13 29 (2.24%) SSL
14 25 (1.93%) HTTP
15 24 (1.85%) VoIP
16 23 (1.77%) OSPF
17 21 (1.62%) VLAN
17 21 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.54%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 66 (5.09%) MySQL
3 60 (4.63%) Big Data
4 47 (3.62%) Hadoop
5 34 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (1.00%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.93%) Apache Hive
10 11 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (0.54%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.46%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.46%) Impala
14 6 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (4.86%) Jenkins
2 58 (4.47%) JIRA
3 52 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
4 42 (3.24%) Git (software)
5 28 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.23%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
8 12 (0.93%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.93%) GitLab
8 12 (0.93%) Subversion
9 10 (0.77%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.39%) git-flow
11 5 (0.39%) Maven
11 5 (0.39%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
12 4 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 223 (17.19%) Finance
2 62 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.55%) Electronics
4 33 (2.54%) Retail
5 31 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 29 (2.24%) Games
7 28 (2.16%) Legal
8 26 (2.00%) Marketing
9 25 (1.93%) Automotive
9 25 (1.93%) Military
10 20 (1.54%) Banking
10 20 (1.54%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.46%) Law
12 15 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.54%) Back Office
14 7 (0.54%) Billing
14 7 (0.54%) Mandarin Language
14 7 (0.54%) Publishing
15 5 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
2 34 (2.62%) .NET
3 33 (2.54%) Web Services
4 30 (2.31%) LAMP
5 27 (2.08%) XML
6 26 (2.00%) LDAP
7 21 (1.62%) Kafka
8 17 (1.31%) HTML
8 17 (1.31%) J2EE
8 17 (1.31%) Node.js
9 14 (1.08%) Spring
10 13 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
11 12 (0.93%) EJB
11 12 (0.93%) Regular Expression
11 12 (0.93%) REST
12 11 (0.85%) Hibernate
12 11 (0.85%) Middleware
13 10 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
13 10 (0.77%) PCRE
13 10 (0.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.39%) Fintech
6 42 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
7 41 (3.16%) Clustering
8 38 (2.93%) Computer Science
9 35 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
10 31 (2.39%) Hedge funds
11 30 (2.31%) Public Cloud
12 29 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
13 28 (2.16%) Replication
14 19 (1.46%) Blackberry
15 17 (1.31%) Driving Licence
16 14 (1.08%) iPhone
17 13 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 12 (0.93%) Private Cloud
19 10 (0.77%) PKI
19 10 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 574 (44.26%) Windows
2 549 (42.33%) Linux
3 262 (20.20%) Windows Server
4 145 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 137 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 124 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 122 (9.41%) Unix
8 115 (8.87%) CentOS
9 69 (5.32%) Ubuntu
10 58 (4.47%) Windows 7
11 52 (4.01%) Windows 10
12 32 (2.47%) Android
13 29 (2.24%) Debian
14 20 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (1.46%) Fedora
16 18 (1.39%) Solaris
17 14 (1.08%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.85%) AIX
18 11 (0.85%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (17.19%) DevOps
2 156 (12.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 146 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (10.02%) ITIL
5 119 (9.18%) Configuration Management
6 97 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (6.71%) Software Engineering
8 82 (6.32%) Validation
9 70 (5.40%) Mentoring
9 70 (5.40%) Project Management
10 67 (5.17%) Cybersecurity
11 61 (4.70%) Migration
11 61 (4.70%) SysML
12 59 (4.55%) Change Management
13 58 (4.47%) High Availability
14 53 (4.09%) UML
15 52 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
16 46 (3.55%) Analytics
17 41 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
18 39 (3.01%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 271 (20.89%) Python
2 206 (15.88%) PowerShell
3 183 (14.11%) Bash Shell
4 174 (13.42%) SQL
5 157 (12.10%) C
6 139 (10.72%) Java
7 127 (9.79%) Perl
8 94 (7.25%) Ruby
9 66 (5.09%) C++
10 57 (4.39%) C#
11 42 (3.24%) Shell Script
12 40 (3.08%) JavaScript
13 28 (2.16%) PHP
14 26 (2.00%) Korn
15 20 (1.54%) Bourne shell
16 16 (1.23%) Go
17 15 (1.16%) Scala
18 12 (0.93%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.93%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 242 (18.66%) Degree
2 132 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 91 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (6.09%) SC Cleared
5 69 (5.32%) DV Cleared
6 65 (5.01%) MCSE
7 64 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (4.16%) MCSA
9 45 (3.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 37 (2.85%) CCNA
10 37 (2.85%) CCNP
11 28 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 27 (2.08%) RHCE
13 21 (1.62%) CISSP
14 20 (1.54%) RHCSA
15 19 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.16%) MCITP
16 15 (1.16%) MCP
16 15 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
17 13 (1.00%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.62%) SLA
2 20 (1.54%) GDPR
3 19 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.31%) QA
5 14 (1.08%) ISO 26262
6 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 7 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.54%) GCP
8 5 (0.39%) JTAG
8 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.31%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.23%) BS7799
10 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.077%) ECSS
12 1 (0.077%) GMP
12 1 (0.077%) GPG13
12 1 (0.077%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 353 (27.22%) Active Directory
2 243 (18.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (9.48%) Docker
4 109 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
5 101 (7.79%) Hyper-V
6 69 (5.32%) vSphere
7 36 (2.78%) XenApp
8 31 (2.39%) Firmware
9 26 (2.00%) XenDesktop
10 25 (1.93%) KVM
11 22 (1.70%) HDFS
12 19 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.93%) Xen
14 11 (0.85%) iptables
15 10 (0.77%) Snort
16 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.54%) Ceph
17 7 (0.54%) LXC
17 7 (0.54%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 186 (14.34%) Puppet
2 175 (13.49%) Ansible
3 126 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (5.09%) Kubernetes
5 57 (4.39%) Terraform
6 55 (4.24%) SCCM
7 35 (2.70%) Nagios
8 29 (2.24%) SCOM
9 21 (1.62%) vCenter Server
10 18 (1.39%) ZABBIX
11 17 (1.31%) AirWatch
11 17 (1.31%) Kibana
11 17 (1.31%) WSUS
12 16 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
13 15 (1.16%) vRealize
14 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (1.08%) Packer
15 13 (1.00%) HAProxy
16 10 (0.77%) Mesos
16 10 (0.77%) Suricata
Vendors
1 394 (30.38%) VMware
2 310 (23.90%) Microsoft
3 213 (16.42%) Cisco
4 144 (11.10%) Red Hat
5 94 (7.25%) Citrix
6 66 (5.09%) NetApp
7 60 (4.63%) HP
8 47 (3.62%) Google
9 45 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 42 (3.24%) Juniper
11 34 (2.62%) Oracle
11 34 (2.62%) SolarWinds
12 28 (2.16%) EMC
12 28 (2.16%) IBM
13 25 (1.93%) Splunk
14 24 (1.85%) Veeam
15 22 (1.70%) Dell
16 17 (1.31%) Nimble Storage
16 17 (1.31%) Remedy
17 16 (1.23%) WorldPay