The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 316 305
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 814 955 1080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.97% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.07% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 705 826 928
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £30,125 £26,425
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,125 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 270000 337980 379014
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 312 £50,000 -4.76% 52
South East +9 203 £46,500 -2.10% 20
North of England +10 102 £37,500 - 13
South West -37 93 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Yorkshire +13 61 £37,500 - 7
East of England -31 54 £46,000 -8.00% 16
Midlands +14 49 £32,000 -13.51% 12
North West -24 39 £38,000 +1.33% 4
West Midlands +24 31 £37,500 -3.22% 9
East Midlands +15 18 £30,000 -18.91% 3
North East +7 2 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 669 (45.36%) Windows
2 617 (41.83%) Linux
3 541 (36.68%) VMware
4 459 (31.12%) Active Directory
5 357 (24.20%) Microsoft
6 356 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 327 (22.17%) Python
8 297 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 247 (16.75%) DNS
10 241 (16.34%) Degree
11 239 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
12 230 (15.59%) Puppet
13 224 (15.19%) DevOps
14 223 (15.12%) SQL
15 213 (14.44%) Finance
15 213 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 203 (13.76%) MS Exchange
17 202 (13.69%) Bash Shell
18 195 (13.22%) Hyper-V
19 194 (13.15%) Firewall
20 192 (13.02%) SQL Server
20 192 (13.02%) Red Hat
21 190 (12.88%) PowerShell
22 189 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
22 189 (12.81%) DHCP
23 185 (12.54%) Office 365
24 180 (12.20%) SAN
25 174 (11.80%) Java
25 174 (11.80%) Ansible
26 172 (11.66%) Security Cleared

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
1 203 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 92 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (6.17%) Apache
4 87 (5.90%) SharePoint
5 79 (5.36%) IIS
6 60 (4.07%) Skype for Business
7 43 (2.92%) nginx
8 32 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (1.76%) Tomcat
10 25 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.69%) OpenStack
11 24 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 21 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (1.29%) SAS
14 14 (0.95%) Confluence
15 8 (0.54%) CMS
15 8 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.34%) TPMS
Applications
1 87 (5.90%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.068%) Autodesk Flame
6 1 (0.068%) Baselight
6 1 (0.068%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.068%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.068%) Houdini
6 1 (0.068%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.068%) Maya
6 1 (0.068%) NUKE
6 1 (0.068%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 28 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.34%) Magento
3 4 (0.27%) assyst
3 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.068%) Endur
5 1 (0.068%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.068%) Primavera
5 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.068%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 239 (16.20%) Amazon AWS
2 185 (12.54%) Office 365
3 138 (9.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (3.25%) SaaS
5 43 (2.92%) IaaS
6 36 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 35 (2.37%) PaaS
8 32 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
9 27 (1.83%) Amazon S3
10 24 (1.63%) GitHub
11 20 (1.36%) OpenShift
12 19 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
15 6 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.41%) Google Compute Engine
16 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
17 3 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 247 (16.75%) DNS
2 194 (13.15%) Firewall
3 189 (12.81%) DHCP
4 180 (12.20%) SAN
5 150 (10.17%) TCP/IP
6 98 (6.64%) LAN
7 85 (5.76%) WAN
8 82 (5.56%) VPN
9 78 (5.29%) Internet
10 57 (3.86%) Skype
10 57 (3.86%) VLAN
11 53 (3.59%) LDAP
12 45 (3.05%) VoIP
13 43 (2.92%) Kerberos
14 37 (2.51%) Wireless
15 35 (2.37%) HTTP
16 30 (2.03%) PBX
17 29 (1.97%) NAS
18 28 (1.90%) Network Security
19 27 (1.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 115 (7.80%) MySQL
3 47 (3.19%) Big Data
4 44 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 32 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (1.49%) Redis
12 21 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (0.95%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.75%) SQLite
16 10 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
18 6 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 104 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 100 (6.78%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.59%) Rational DOORS
4 28 (1.90%) JIRA
5 27 (1.83%) Subversion
6 25 (1.69%) Vagrant
7 17 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
9 13 (0.88%) Selenium
9 13 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.75%) git-flow
11 9 (0.61%) Ant
11 9 (0.61%) MSI
11 9 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.54%) GitLab
12 8 (0.54%) Maven
12 8 (0.54%) NuGet
13 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
14 6 (0.41%) Bitbucket
General
1 213 (14.44%) Finance
2 99 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 72 (4.88%) Marketing
4 50 (3.39%) Banking
5 49 (3.32%) Electronics
6 44 (2.98%) Manufacturing
7 38 (2.58%) Games
8 25 (1.69%) Aerospace
9 23 (1.56%) Military
9 23 (1.56%) Retail
10 14 (0.95%) Legal
11 12 (0.81%) Back Office
11 12 (0.81%) Local Government
12 11 (0.75%) Automotive
13 8 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.41%) Law
15 5 (0.34%) Advertising
15 5 (0.34%) French Language
16 4 (0.27%) Front Office
17 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.71%) Web Services
2 38 (2.58%) LAMP
3 26 (1.76%) LEMP Stack
4 21 (1.42%) J2EE
5 20 (1.36%) Node.js
6 17 (1.15%) .NET
7 16 (1.08%) XML
8 11 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (0.75%) HTML
8 11 (0.75%) RESTful
9 10 (0.68%) CSS
9 10 (0.68%) Kafka
10 9 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (0.61%) Spring
11 8 (0.54%) LAPP Stack
12 7 (0.47%) JSON
12 7 (0.47%) Middleware
12 7 (0.47%) Serverless Framework
13 6 (0.41%) jQuery
13 6 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 101 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 83 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 66 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
5 61 (4.14%) Hedge funds
6 36 (2.44%) Clustering
7 32 (2.17%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.69%) PKI
10 24 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 24 (1.63%) Internet of Things
11 19 (1.29%) Replication
12 18 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
13 17 (1.15%) Smartphone
14 16 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.95%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 12 (0.81%) User Experience
17 11 (0.75%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 669 (45.36%) Windows
2 617 (41.83%) Linux
3 356 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 213 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (12.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (10.44%) Unix
7 130 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (8.00%) CentOS
9 73 (4.95%) Ubuntu
10 67 (4.54%) Windows 7
11 56 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (3.19%) Debian
12 47 (3.19%) Windows 10
13 35 (2.37%) Android
14 20 (1.36%) Apple iOS
14 20 (1.36%) Solaris
15 19 (1.29%) AIX
16 18 (1.22%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.15%) Windows 8
18 16 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (15.19%) DevOps
2 150 (10.17%) ITIL
3 141 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (8.68%) Configuration Management
5 98 (6.64%) Software Engineering
6 73 (4.95%) Mentoring
6 73 (4.95%) Open Source
7 70 (4.75%) High Availability
7 70 (4.75%) Migration
8 69 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (3.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 57 (3.86%) Project Management
10 54 (3.66%) Change Management
10 54 (3.66%) Mathematics
11 53 (3.59%) Validation
12 52 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
12 52 (3.53%) Task Automation
13 51 (3.46%) UML
14 50 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
15 49 (3.32%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 327 (22.17%) Python
2 223 (15.12%) SQL
3 202 (13.69%) Bash Shell
4 190 (12.88%) PowerShell
5 174 (11.80%) Java
6 162 (10.98%) C
7 161 (10.92%) Perl
8 123 (8.34%) Ruby
9 110 (7.46%) C++
10 49 (3.32%) PHP
11 48 (3.25%) C#
12 32 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.10%) JavaScript
14 30 (2.03%) MATLAB
15 21 (1.42%) VB
16 18 (1.22%) Scala
17 17 (1.15%) Go
18 10 (0.68%) Ada
18 10 (0.68%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (16.34%) Degree
2 172 (11.66%) Security Cleared
3 147 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (7.12%) MCSE
5 94 (6.37%) SC Cleared
6 71 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (4.27%) CCNA
8 61 (4.14%) MCSA
9 47 (3.19%) DV Cleared
10 40 (2.71%) MCITP
11 39 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
13 30 (2.03%) RHCE
14 24 (1.63%) CCNP
14 24 (1.63%) MCP
15 23 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
16 17 (1.15%) RHCSA
17 13 (0.88%) CISSP
17 13 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.81%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.98%) SLA
2 34 (2.31%) QA
3 24 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 16 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.20%) MISRA
6 3 (0.20%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.068%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) DO-160
8 1 (0.068%) DO-254
8 1 (0.068%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.068%) RMADS
8 1 (0.068%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 459 (31.12%) Active Directory
2 297 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (13.22%) Hyper-V
4 137 (9.29%) Docker
5 84 (5.69%) vSphere
6 67 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (4.47%) XenApp
8 48 (3.25%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.31%) KVM
10 29 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.49%) Dovecot
13 18 (1.22%) NFS
13 18 (1.22%) Varnish
14 17 (1.15%) Ceph
15 16 (1.08%) Postfix
16 14 (0.95%) VirtualBox
16 14 (0.95%) Xen
17 9 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 230 (15.59%) Puppet
2 174 (11.80%) Ansible
3 154 (10.44%) SCCM
4 115 (7.80%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (5.69%) SCOM
6 42 (2.85%) Nagios
7 38 (2.58%) Kubernetes
8 36 (2.44%) WSUS
9 34 (2.31%) Backup Exec
10 29 (1.97%) AirWatch
11 27 (1.83%) NetBackup
12 23 (1.56%) vCenter Server
13 20 (1.36%) Terraform
14 18 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (1.15%) HAProxy
15 17 (1.15%) Salt
16 16 (1.08%) Grafana
17 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
18 13 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
19 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 541 (36.68%) VMware
2 357 (24.20%) Microsoft
3 192 (13.02%) Red Hat
4 172 (11.66%) Cisco
5 152 (10.31%) Citrix
6 137 (9.29%) HP
7 91 (6.17%) Oracle
8 71 (4.81%) EMC
9 63 (4.27%) Dell
10 62 (4.20%) NetApp
11 43 (2.92%) Google
12 40 (2.71%) Symantec
13 38 (2.58%) SAP
14 37 (2.51%) SolarWinds
15 36 (2.44%) IBM
16 32 (2.17%) Veeam
17 30 (2.03%) F5
18 23 (1.56%) Avaya
19 22 (1.49%) EqualLogic
20 21 (1.42%) Sophos
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Shares, Bonus, Life Assurance, Hea
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Computer People
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + a comprehensive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £50000 per day + Bens, OT & On-call !
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Mecmesin Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + 20 - 30% bonus + 8% pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus > 25% + Medical Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago