Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 309 320
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1722 1834 2083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.03% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.06% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1557 1781
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,875
% change year-on-year - +8.26% +8.04%

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 161568 172325 198595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130662 145385 166655
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +30 673 £53,500 +1.90% 43
South East -8 403 £49,000 +3.16% 19
North of England +17 202 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East of England +18 172 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South West -35 150 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Midlands +49 123 £35,000 -5.41% 5
Yorkshire +16 106 £40,000 - 3
North West -7 91 £42,500 +13.33% 10
West Midlands +37 63 £36,500 - 2
East Midlands +29 60 £34,500 -6.76% 3
North East +5 5 £42,000 -6.67%
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 767 (44.54%) Linux
2 702 (40.77%) Windows
3 572 (33.22%) VMware
4 407 (23.64%) Microsoft
4 407 (23.64%) Active Directory
5 384 (22.30%) Python
6 376 (21.84%) Windows Server
7 354 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 329 (19.11%) DevOps
9 306 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
10 301 (17.48%) Puppet
11 282 (16.38%) Finance
12 256 (14.87%) DNS
13 253 (14.69%) Degree
14 244 (14.17%) Bash Shell
15 233 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 226 (13.12%) PowerShell
17 223 (12.95%) SQL
18 203 (11.79%) Cisco
19 201 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 200 (11.61%) Ansible
21 194 (11.27%) TCP/IP
22 193 (11.21%) Perl
22 193 (11.21%) ITIL
23 192 (11.15%) Hyper-V
24 190 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
24 190 (11.03%) Red Hat
25 185 (10.74%) Unix
26 183 (10.63%) DHCP
26 183 (10.63%) Configuration Management

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
1 169 (9.81%) MS Exchange
2 90 (5.23%) Apache
3 86 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (4.12%) IIS
5 51 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 44 (2.56%) nginx
7 42 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (2.21%) OpenStack
9 37 (2.15%) Skype for Business
10 34 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 25 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (1.10%) Confluence
14 18 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.52%) Jetty
16 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
18 6 (0.35%) CMS
18 6 (0.35%) WinCC
Applications
1 75 (4.36%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.05%) Simulink
3 17 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.17%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.12%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.12%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.058%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.058%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.058%) HipChat
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.058%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.23%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.12%) assyst
5 2 (0.12%) BASE24
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.058%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.058%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 306 (17.77%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (10.34%) Office 365
4 56 (3.25%) SaaS
5 44 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 44 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 42 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (2.15%) IaaS
8 30 (1.74%) GitHub
9 27 (1.57%) PaaS
10 20 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (0.87%) OpenShift
12 14 (0.81%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (0.58%) Google Compute Engine
15 9 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.46%) Datadog
16 8 (0.46%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 5 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 256 (14.87%) DNS
2 194 (11.27%) TCP/IP
3 183 (10.63%) DHCP
4 158 (9.18%) SAN
5 143 (8.30%) Firewall
6 131 (7.61%) WAN
7 112 (6.50%) LAN
8 83 (4.82%) VPN
9 78 (4.53%) Internet
10 76 (4.41%) Wireless
11 60 (3.48%) VoIP
12 47 (2.73%) VLAN
13 39 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
14 36 (2.09%) NAS
15 34 (1.97%) LDAP
16 32 (1.86%) Network Security
17 31 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (1.80%) Kerberos
18 30 (1.74%) HTTP
19 28 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 137 (7.96%) MySQL
3 71 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (2.56%) Big Data
5 36 (2.09%) Redis
6 33 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 30 (1.74%) Relational Database
8 26 (1.51%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.16%) InfluxDB
11 15 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.70%) MariaDB
13 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.58%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.52%) GIS
16 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 122 (7.08%) Jenkins
2 114 (6.62%) Git (software)
3 52 (3.02%) Rational DOORS
4 40 (2.32%) Subversion
5 39 (2.26%) JIRA
6 23 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.10%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (0.58%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.52%) MSI
11 9 (0.52%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (0.41%) GitLab
14 6 (0.35%) Gerrit
14 6 (0.35%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.29%) Redmine
16 4 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
17 3 (0.17%) Gradle
17 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 282 (16.38%) Finance
2 153 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 96 (5.57%) Banking
4 66 (3.83%) Retail
5 63 (3.66%) Marketing
6 61 (3.54%) Electronics
7 54 (3.14%) Investment Banking
8 52 (3.02%) Retail Banking
9 51 (2.96%) Manufacturing
10 39 (2.26%) Games
11 27 (1.57%) Aerospace
12 22 (1.28%) Military
13 21 (1.22%) Automotive
14 19 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.87%) Advertising
15 15 (0.87%) Legal
16 14 (0.81%) Law
17 8 (0.46%) Digital Economy
18 7 (0.41%) French Language
18 7 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.43%) Web Services
2 43 (2.50%) LAMP
3 32 (1.86%) LEMP Stack
4 27 (1.57%) HTML
5 26 (1.51%) Kafka
6 24 (1.39%) Middleware
7 22 (1.28%) .NET
7 22 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
9 18 (1.05%) J2EE
10 14 (0.81%) Spring
11 13 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
12 12 (0.70%) Node.js
12 12 (0.70%) XML
13 11 (0.64%) STL
14 10 (0.58%) Java EE
14 10 (0.58%) OpenCL
14 10 (0.58%) OpenGL
14 10 (0.58%) Vulkan
15 9 (0.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 143 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 118 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 96 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 89 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (4.01%) Clustering
6 64 (3.72%) Public Cloud
7 47 (2.73%) Hedge funds
8 45 (2.61%) Private Cloud
9 44 (2.56%) Derivative
9 44 (2.56%) Eurex
10 42 (2.44%) Fixed Income
10 42 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (2.38%) Equities
12 29 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.51%) Driving Licence
14 24 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
15 23 (1.34%) Blackberry
16 22 (1.28%) Replication
17 21 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
18 20 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 767 (44.54%) Linux
2 702 (40.77%) Windows
3 376 (21.84%) Windows Server
4 201 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 190 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 185 (10.74%) Unix
7 136 (7.90%) CentOS
7 136 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (5.75%) Windows 10
9 92 (5.34%) Windows 7
10 72 (4.18%) Ubuntu
11 49 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 45 (2.61%) Android
13 39 (2.26%) Debian
14 24 (1.39%) Windows 8
15 22 (1.28%) Solaris
16 12 (0.70%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.64%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (19.11%) DevOps
2 193 (11.21%) ITIL
3 183 (10.63%) Configuration Management
4 133 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (5.57%) Software Engineering
6 91 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (4.36%) Migration
7 75 (4.36%) Test Automation
8 72 (4.18%) Project Management
9 69 (4.01%) High Availability
9 69 (4.01%) Validation
10 67 (3.89%) Asset Management
11 63 (3.66%) Open Source
12 54 (3.14%) E-Commerce
13 53 (3.08%) Mentoring
14 52 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 52 (3.02%) Wealth Management
15 50 (2.90%) Service Delivery
16 47 (2.73%) Requirements Management
16 47 (2.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 384 (22.30%) Python
2 244 (14.17%) Bash Shell
3 226 (13.12%) PowerShell
4 223 (12.95%) SQL
5 193 (11.21%) Perl
6 178 (10.34%) Java
7 163 (9.47%) C
8 133 (7.72%) Ruby
9 108 (6.27%) C++
10 71 (4.12%) PHP
11 58 (3.37%) C#
12 37 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.03%) JavaScript
14 34 (1.97%) MATLAB
15 21 (1.22%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.87%) Go
18 12 (0.70%) VB
19 11 (0.64%) Scala
20 10 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (14.69%) Degree
2 156 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (8.65%) Security Cleared
4 112 (6.50%) MCSE
5 101 (5.87%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (5.57%) SC Cleared
7 94 (5.46%) CCNA
8 73 (4.24%) RHCE
9 68 (3.95%) MCSA
10 53 (3.08%) MCITP
11 41 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 36 (2.09%) DV Cleared
12 36 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (1.57%) MCP
14 26 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
15 22 (1.28%) CCNP
16 20 (1.16%) RHCSA
17 14 (0.81%) CISSP
17 14 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.75%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.09%) PCI DSS
2 35 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (2.03%) QA
3 28 (1.63%) SLA
4 5 (0.29%) GDPR
4 5 (0.29%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
5 3 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.12%) DO-254
6 2 (0.12%) GCP
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 2 (0.12%) MiFID
6 2 (0.12%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.058%) GPG13
7 1 (0.058%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.058%) PMO
System Software
1 407 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 354 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (11.15%) Hyper-V
4 161 (9.35%) Docker
5 80 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (4.24%) vSphere
7 71 (4.12%) XenApp
8 49 (2.85%) Firmware
9 45 (2.61%) XenDesktop
10 30 (1.74%) KVM
11 27 (1.57%) iptables
12 26 (1.51%) XenServer
13 23 (1.34%) NFS
13 23 (1.34%) Xen
14 22 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 20 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
16 15 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.87%) VMware NSX
17 14 (0.81%) Ceph
18 13 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 301 (17.48%) Puppet
2 200 (11.61%) Ansible
3 154 (8.94%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (5.87%) SCCM
5 74 (4.30%) Nagios
6 64 (3.72%) Kubernetes
6 64 (3.72%) SCOM
7 47 (2.73%) Terraform
8 41 (2.38%) Grafana
9 35 (2.03%) WSUS
10 34 (1.97%) AirWatch
11 33 (1.92%) vCenter Server
12 29 (1.68%) HAProxy
12 29 (1.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 24 (1.39%) Cobbler
14 23 (1.34%) Salt
15 21 (1.22%) Cacti
16 20 (1.16%) Backup Exec
16 20 (1.16%) Icinga
17 14 (0.81%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 572 (33.22%) VMware
2 407 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 203 (11.79%) Cisco
4 190 (11.03%) Red Hat
5 177 (10.28%) Citrix
6 110 (6.39%) HP
7 77 (4.47%) NetApp
8 75 (4.36%) Oracle
9 67 (3.89%) Google
10 59 (3.43%) EMC
11 56 (3.25%) Dell
12 50 (2.90%) IBM
13 47 (2.73%) SAP
14 31 (1.80%) Veeam
15 29 (1.68%) Splunk
15 29 (1.68%) Symantec
16 27 (1.57%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.51%) EqualLogic
18 23 (1.34%) F5
19 22 (1.28%) Avaya