The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 323 324
Rank change year-on-year -32 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 665 964 977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.98% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 572 789 791
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% -  

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 77233 94416 96917
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.29% 96.45% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 64704 79862 79959
Median salary £45,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +13 272 £50,000 -9.09% 38
South East +20 194 £47,500 - 27
South West -8 81 £40,000 - 11
East of England -29 46 £50,000 +53.84% 7
North West -4 30 £40,000 +6.66% 6
East Midlands -51 18 £38,750 -2.36% 8
West Midlands +30 13 £31,000 -21.51% 5
Yorkshire -7 10 £42,500 +3.03% 6
North East +3 1 - - 1
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 658 (44.16%) Windows
2 591 (39.66%) Linux
3 431 (28.93%) VMware
4 393 (26.38%) Active Directory
5 386 (25.91%) Windows Server
6 345 (23.15%) Microsoft
7 324 (21.74%) Python
8 256 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
9 249 (16.71%) DevOps
10 248 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 227 (15.23%) Degree
12 226 (15.17%) Puppet
13 223 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 222 (14.90%) DNS
15 216 (14.50%) SQL
16 194 (13.02%) Bash Shell
17 192 (12.89%) SQL Server
18 191 (12.82%) Unix
19 190 (12.75%) Security Cleared
20 189 (12.68%) Finance
21 187 (12.55%) ITIL
22 181 (12.15%) Hyper-V
23 180 (12.08%) PowerShell
24 179 (12.01%) Windows Server 2008
25 176 (11.81%) C
26 173 (11.61%) MS Exchange
26 173 (11.61%) Firewall
26 173 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
27 171 (11.48%) Red Hat
28 165 (11.07%) Java

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
1 173 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 89 (5.97%) Apache
2 89 (5.97%) IIS
3 68 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 66 (4.43%) SharePoint
5 53 (3.56%) Skype for Business
6 36 (2.42%) nginx
7 32 (2.15%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.88%) OpenStack
9 22 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 18 (1.21%) Confluence
11 16 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.67%) lighttpd
14 9 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.47%) CMS
15 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.34%) Alfresco
16 5 (0.34%) Captiva
Applications
1 131 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.63%) MS Office
3 18 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.34%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
8 1 (0.067%) Autodesk Smoke
8 1 (0.067%) Baselight
8 1 (0.067%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.067%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.067%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.067%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.20%) Magento
3 3 (0.20%) Primavera
4 2 (0.13%) assyst
4 2 (0.13%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.067%) BASE24
5 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.067%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 256 (17.18%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (10.34%) Office 365
3 133 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (2.75%) PaaS
5 37 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (2.35%) SaaS
7 32 (2.15%) IaaS
8 23 (1.54%) Amazon S3
9 20 (1.34%) OpenShift
10 16 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.81%) GitHub
14 10 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
14 10 (0.67%) SoftLayer
15 6 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.34%) G Suite
17 4 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
17 4 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 222 (14.90%) DNS
2 173 (11.61%) Firewall
3 158 (10.60%) TCP/IP
4 144 (9.66%) DHCP
5 126 (8.46%) SAN
6 86 (5.77%) LAN
7 81 (5.44%) VPN
8 61 (4.09%) WAN
9 60 (4.03%) LDAP
10 58 (3.89%) SSL
11 57 (3.83%) Internet
12 48 (3.22%) Kerberos
12 48 (3.22%) VLAN
13 47 (3.15%) VoIP
14 45 (3.02%) Skype
15 36 (2.42%) HTTP
16 33 (2.21%) Wireless
17 30 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (1.95%) ATM
19 28 (1.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (12.89%) SQL Server
2 133 (8.93%) MySQL
3 48 (3.22%) Relational Database
4 39 (2.62%) Big Data
5 35 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 25 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 25 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 14 (0.94%) Redis
10 14 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.67%) GIS
15 7 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.40%) SQLite
17 5 (0.34%) DB2
Development Applications
1 105 (7.05%) Jenkins
2 104 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 73 (4.90%) Rational DOORS
4 46 (3.09%) Subversion
5 45 (3.02%) JIRA
6 27 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 25 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (1.34%) git-flow
9 14 (0.94%) Maven
10 13 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
11 12 (0.81%) Ant
12 10 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.60%) JUnit
13 9 (0.60%) Selenium
14 8 (0.54%) GitLab
14 8 (0.54%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.47%) WATIR
16 6 (0.40%) MSI
16 6 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
17 5 (0.34%) Artifactory
General
1 189 (12.68%) Finance
2 61 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.89%) Banking
4 44 (2.95%) Marketing
5 38 (2.55%) Aerospace
6 36 (2.42%) Electronics
7 35 (2.35%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.88%) Games
9 27 (1.81%) Military
9 27 (1.81%) Retail
10 24 (1.61%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.14%) Back Office
12 14 (0.94%) Automotive
13 11 (0.74%) Advertising
14 10 (0.67%) Legal
15 9 (0.60%) Local Government
15 9 (0.60%) Publishing
16 6 (0.40%) Law
17 5 (0.34%) Avionics
18 4 (0.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (5.57%) Web Services
2 36 (2.42%) .NET
3 29 (1.95%) LAMP
3 29 (1.95%) XML
4 28 (1.88%) Node.js
5 21 (1.41%) HTML
6 20 (1.34%) J2EE
7 17 (1.14%) Middleware
8 16 (1.07%) CSS
8 16 (1.07%) jQuery
9 13 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.87%) REST
10 12 (0.81%) SOAP
11 11 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (0.74%) Spring
12 9 (0.60%) Java EE
12 9 (0.60%) Serverless Framework
13 7 (0.47%) EJB
13 7 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (0.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 109 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 99 (6.64%) Management Information System
5 44 (2.95%) Hedge funds
6 39 (2.62%) PKI
7 26 (1.74%) Fintech
8 25 (1.68%) Clustering
8 25 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
9 23 (1.54%) Replication
10 19 (1.28%) Driving Licence
10 19 (1.28%) iPad
10 19 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
11 18 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 15 (1.01%) Internet of Things
13 13 (0.87%) Digital Media
13 13 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
13 13 (0.87%) Equities
13 13 (0.87%) User Experience
14 11 (0.74%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 658 (44.16%) Windows
2 591 (39.66%) Linux
3 386 (25.91%) Windows Server
4 248 (16.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 191 (12.82%) Unix
6 179 (12.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 125 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 92 (6.17%) CentOS
9 81 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 72 (4.83%) Ubuntu
11 62 (4.16%) Windows 7
12 49 (3.29%) Debian
13 35 (2.35%) Windows 10
14 34 (2.28%) Mac OS X
15 27 (1.81%) Android
15 27 (1.81%) Solaris
16 24 (1.61%) AIX
17 19 (1.28%) Apple iOS
18 16 (1.07%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.87%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (16.71%) DevOps
2 187 (12.55%) ITIL
3 173 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (9.60%) Configuration Management
5 103 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (6.85%) Software Engineering
7 83 (5.57%) High Availability
8 65 (4.36%) Migration
9 63 (4.23%) UML
10 61 (4.09%) Mentoring
11 60 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 57 (3.83%) Project Management
12 57 (3.83%) Validation
13 55 (3.69%) Patch Management
14 53 (3.56%) Mathematics
14 53 (3.56%) MODAF
15 50 (3.36%) Test Strategy
16 49 (3.29%) Open Source
16 49 (3.29%) Requirements Management
17 47 (3.15%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 324 (21.74%) Python
2 216 (14.50%) SQL
3 194 (13.02%) Bash Shell
4 180 (12.08%) PowerShell
5 176 (11.81%) C
6 165 (11.07%) Java
7 149 (10.00%) Perl
8 123 (8.26%) C++
9 96 (6.44%) Ruby
10 55 (3.69%) PHP
11 49 (3.29%) C#
12 45 (3.02%) JavaScript
13 41 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.61%) Scala
15 19 (1.28%) VB
16 17 (1.14%) MATLAB
17 15 (1.01%) Go
18 10 (0.67%) Ada
19 9 (0.60%) VBScript
20 8 (0.54%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 227 (15.23%) Degree
2 190 (12.75%) Security Cleared
3 118 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 78 (5.23%) MCSE
6 62 (4.16%) DV Cleared
7 59 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (3.49%) CCNA
9 49 (3.29%) MCSA
10 32 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (1.81%) MCITP
12 26 (1.74%) CCNP
13 22 (1.48%) MCP
14 17 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
15 11 (0.74%) RHCE
16 9 (0.60%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.54%) PhD
17 8 (0.54%) RHCA
18 7 (0.47%) HNC
19 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.28%) SLA
2 20 (1.34%) QA
3 15 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.27%) DICOM
5 4 (0.27%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.27%) HL7
5 4 (0.27%) ISO26262
5 4 (0.27%) MISRA
5 4 (0.27%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.20%) ARP4754
6 3 (0.20%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.20%) DO-254
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.067%) DO-160
8 1 (0.067%) JSP 440
System Software
1 393 (26.38%) Active Directory
2 223 (14.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (12.15%) Hyper-V
4 103 (6.91%) Docker
5 60 (4.03%) vSphere
6 50 (3.36%) XenApp
7 35 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (1.68%) KVM
10 24 (1.61%) Dovecot
10 24 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 23 (1.54%) Xen
12 22 (1.48%) XenDesktop
13 16 (1.07%) Postfix
14 13 (0.87%) Ceph
14 13 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.81%) NFS
16 11 (0.74%) Firmware
16 11 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 226 (15.17%) Puppet
2 160 (10.74%) SCCM
3 151 (10.13%) Ansible
4 140 (9.40%) Opscode Chef
5 108 (7.25%) SCOM
6 54 (3.62%) Nagios
7 38 (2.55%) Kubernetes
8 28 (1.88%) Salt
9 23 (1.54%) NetBackup
10 22 (1.48%) WSUS
11 19 (1.28%) ZABBIX
12 16 (1.07%) CFEngine
12 16 (1.07%) HAProxy
12 16 (1.07%) Mesos
13 13 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (0.81%) Graphite
14 12 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 10 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
15 10 (0.67%) logstash
15 10 (0.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 431 (28.93%) VMware
2 345 (23.15%) Microsoft
3 171 (11.48%) Red Hat
4 147 (9.87%) Cisco
5 116 (7.79%) Citrix
6 105 (7.05%) Oracle
7 99 (6.64%) HP
8 69 (4.63%) EMC
9 49 (3.29%) Dell
10 42 (2.82%) NetApp
10 42 (2.82%) SolarWinds
11 40 (2.68%) IBM
12 32 (2.15%) F5
13 28 (1.88%) EqualLogic
14 27 (1.81%) Atlassian
15 26 (1.74%) SaltStack
16 24 (1.61%) Google
17 23 (1.54%) Sybase
17 23 (1.54%) Symantec
18 22 (1.48%) Apple
Derby, Derbyshire
Dantech
Salary: £34000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
East London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: circa £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum + Medical and Pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Bonus, holidays, pension, discounts, life assura
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago