Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 363 322 319
Rank change year-on-year -41 -3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,201 1,611 1,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.03% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 904 1,281 1,421
England median annual salary £49,500 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.06% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £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 133,369 155,858 161,404
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 96.14% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 107,696 127,741 135,329
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,296 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -18 461 £52,500 - 118
South East -54 244 £47,500 +5.56% 121
South West +37 157 £44,000 -2.22% 68
North of England -31 122 £43,500 +8.75% 52
Midlands +38 121 £40,000 - 41
East of England -50 100 £45,000 -14.29% 58
North West +3 77 £44,250 -0.50% 32
West Midlands +55 66 £43,250 +29.10% 27
East Midlands +16 55 £35,000 -17.65% 14
Yorkshire -17 38 £41,250 +17.86% 14
North East +17 7 £55,000 +22.91% 6
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 511 (42.55%) Windows
2 450 (37.47%) Linux
3 325 (27.06%) VMware
4 318 (26.48%) Microsoft
5 297 (24.73%) Active Directory
6 259 (21.57%) Windows Server
7 250 (20.82%) Degree
8 223 (18.57%) DevOps
9 219 (18.23%) Amazon AWS
10 216 (17.99%) PowerShell
11 214 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 214 (17.82%) Python
12 191 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 189 (15.74%) Office 365
14 187 (15.57%) SQL
15 183 (15.24%) Cisco
16 176 (14.65%) DNS
17 173 (14.40%) Firewall
18 165 (13.74%) Systems Engineering
19 147 (12.24%) Finance
20 144 (11.99%) ITIL
21 143 (11.91%) Puppet
22 140 (11.66%) C
23 139 (11.57%) Bash Shell
24 136 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 121 (10.07%) Docker
26 117 (9.74%) Security Cleared
26 117 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
27 116 (9.66%) TCP/IP
28 114 (9.49%) Red Hat

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
1 104 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 75 (6.24%) Apache
3 49 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.75%) nginx
5 32 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (2.58%) IIS
7 28 (2.33%) Confluence
7 28 (2.33%) Skype for Business
8 24 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (1.67%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 15 (1.25%) Apache Spark
12 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.50%) JBoss
15 5 (0.42%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
16 4 (0.33%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 65 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.58%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.50%) Simulink
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.083%) CATIA
7 1 (0.083%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.083%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.083%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.083%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.083%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.083%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.083%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.083%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 219 (18.23%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (15.74%) Office 365
4 60 (5.00%) SaaS
5 36 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 34 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 32 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
9 25 (2.08%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.67%) IaaS
11 19 (1.58%) Serverless
12 17 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 16 (1.33%) G Suite
14 15 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
16 13 (1.08%) CloudFront
16 13 (1.08%) GitHub
17 12 (1.00%) Route 53
18 11 (0.92%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 176 (14.65%) DNS
2 173 (14.40%) Firewall
3 116 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 107 (8.91%) DHCP
5 92 (7.66%) SAN
6 63 (5.25%) WAN
7 58 (4.83%) LAN
8 53 (4.41%) VPN
9 52 (4.33%) Internet
10 47 (3.91%) SSL
10 47 (3.91%) Wireless
11 40 (3.33%) Skype
12 36 (3.00%) BGP
12 36 (3.00%) VLAN
13 34 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (2.41%) Network Security
15 23 (1.92%) VoIP
16 22 (1.83%) Intranet
17 21 (1.75%) OSPF
18 20 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.75%) MySQL
3 35 (2.91%) Big Data
4 29 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 20 (1.67%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.42%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.25%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.17%) GIS
11 13 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.42%) Neo4j
16 5 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 53 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.16%) Jenkins
2 50 (4.16%) JIRA
3 32 (2.66%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (1.08%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.75%) GitLab
6 9 (0.75%) Subversion
7 8 (0.67%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.58%) EasyMock
8 7 (0.58%) JUnit
8 7 (0.58%) Selenium
8 7 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.42%) HP UFT
10 5 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
10 5 (0.42%) MSI
10 5 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 147 (12.24%) Finance
2 59 (4.91%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.58%) Aerospace
4 41 (3.41%) Retail
5 39 (3.25%) Military
6 35 (2.91%) Electronics
7 33 (2.75%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.66%) Legal
9 31 (2.58%) Marketing
10 26 (2.16%) Law
11 22 (1.83%) Banking
11 22 (1.83%) Games
12 20 (1.67%) Publishing
13 10 (0.83%) Automotive
13 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.75%) French Language
14 9 (0.75%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.58%) Advertising
16 6 (0.50%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.00%) Web Services
2 27 (2.25%) LAMP
3 26 (2.16%) Velocity
4 22 (1.83%) Kafka
4 22 (1.83%) Spring
5 21 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
6 20 (1.67%) Middleware
7 19 (1.58%) Node.js
8 17 (1.42%) .NET
9 16 (1.33%) J2EE
10 15 (1.25%) EJB
11 14 (1.17%) React
11 14 (1.17%) XML
12 13 (1.08%) HTML
12 13 (1.08%) LDAP
13 11 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
14 9 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.67%) OpenCV
15 8 (0.67%) Regular Expression
15 8 (0.67%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 45 (3.75%) Public Cloud
5 43 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (3.25%) Clustering
7 26 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (1.92%) SCADA
9 21 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 20 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.42%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.33%) Fintech
12 16 (1.33%) Replication
13 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 14 (1.17%) Algorithms
15 13 (1.08%) Private Cloud
15 13 (1.08%) User Experience
16 10 (0.83%) Cloud Native
16 10 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 511 (42.55%) Windows
2 450 (37.47%) Linux
3 259 (21.57%) Windows Server
4 110 (9.16%) Unix
5 109 (9.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (8.74%) CentOS
7 103 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (6.08%) Windows 10
9 68 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (4.50%) Ubuntu
11 43 (3.58%) Windows 7
12 32 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (2.08%) Solaris
14 24 (2.00%) Debian
15 21 (1.75%) Android
16 13 (1.08%) Apple iOS
17 12 (1.00%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.67%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.67%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (18.57%) DevOps
2 165 (13.74%) Systems Engineering
3 144 (11.99%) ITIL
4 136 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 117 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
6 109 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (8.74%) Configuration Management
8 83 (6.91%) Software Engineering
9 69 (5.75%) Computer Science
10 68 (5.66%) Validation
11 62 (5.16%) Mentoring
12 59 (4.91%) Migration
13 56 (4.66%) Analytics
14 53 (4.41%) Open Source
15 52 (4.33%) Technical Leadership
16 51 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
17 44 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
18 43 (3.58%) UML
19 42 (3.50%) Project Management
20 40 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 216 (17.99%) PowerShell
2 214 (17.82%) Python
3 187 (15.57%) SQL
4 140 (11.66%) C
5 139 (11.57%) Bash Shell
6 95 (7.91%) Java
7 71 (5.91%) C++
8 67 (5.58%) Perl
9 59 (4.91%) Ruby
10 48 (4.00%) JavaScript
11 36 (3.00%) PHP
12 30 (2.50%) C#
12 30 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.83%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.50%) Go
15 17 (1.42%) Korn
16 13 (1.08%) Bourne shell
16 13 (1.08%) MATLAB
17 12 (1.00%) VB
18 8 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 250 (20.82%) Degree
2 117 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 91 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (6.00%) MCSE
4 72 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 70 (5.83%) DV Cleared
6 60 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (4.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 42 (3.50%) CCNA
10 36 (3.00%) CCNP
11 32 (2.66%) MCSA
12 28 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
13 26 (2.16%) HND
14 18 (1.50%) RHCE
15 17 (1.42%) HNC
16 15 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (1.25%) PhD
16 15 (1.25%) RHCSA
17 12 (1.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.08%) SLA
2 19 (1.58%) QA
3 15 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 12 (1.00%) ISO 26262
5 11 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.42%) GDPR
9 2 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.083%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.083%) ECSS
10 1 (0.083%) GAMP
10 1 (0.083%) GLP
10 1 (0.083%) GMP
10 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 297 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 214 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (10.07%) Docker
4 89 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 73 (6.08%) vSphere
6 55 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (2.58%) XenApp
8 26 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
9 21 (1.75%) XenDesktop
10 17 (1.42%) Xen
11 16 (1.33%) VirtualBox
12 14 (1.17%) Firmware
13 13 (1.08%) iptables
14 12 (1.00%) KVM
15 10 (0.83%) LXC
15 10 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.67%) HDFS
17 8 (0.67%) pfSense
17 8 (0.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 143 (11.91%) Puppet
2 111 (9.24%) Ansible
3 79 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (5.50%) SCCM
5 65 (5.41%) Kubernetes
6 51 (4.25%) Terraform
7 39 (3.25%) Nagios
7 39 (3.25%) SCOM
8 23 (1.92%) vCenter Server
9 21 (1.75%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.25%) SCOrch
11 15 (1.25%) WSUS
12 13 (1.08%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.00%) Cacti
14 11 (0.92%) Nessus
15 10 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 9 (0.75%) HAProxy
16 9 (0.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 325 (27.06%) VMware
2 318 (26.48%) Microsoft
3 183 (15.24%) Cisco
4 114 (9.49%) Red Hat
5 64 (5.33%) Citrix
6 50 (4.16%) HP
7 49 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 48 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 48 (4.00%) NetApp
9 41 (3.41%) Oracle
10 37 (3.08%) Google
11 35 (2.91%) Dell
11 35 (2.91%) EMC
12 33 (2.75%) Splunk
13 24 (2.00%) Veeam
14 22 (1.83%) New Relic
15 18 (1.50%) F5
15 18 (1.50%) Juniper
15 18 (1.50%) McAfee
16 17 (1.42%) Polycom