Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 334 374 336
Rank change year-on-year +40 -38 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,189 1,310 1,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.94% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.89% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 915 999 1,321
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% -

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 120,992 147,439 156,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.00% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97,514 119,810 126,613
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
South East +94 341 £47,500 +5.56% 112
London -33 327 £54,000 -1.82% 81
South West +39 212 £45,000 - 102
North of England +52 135 £42,500 - 68
Midlands +14 93 £42,500 +13.33% 40
East of England +10 78 £55,000 +4.76% 68
North West +24 65 £40,000 -5.88% 36
West Midlands +19 60 £50,000 +33.33% 27
Yorkshire +32 52 £42,500 +10.39% 25
East Midlands +6 33 £40,000 +5.26% 13
North East +33 18 £46,500 -15.45% 7
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 467 (39.28%) Windows
2 357 (30.03%) Linux
3 316 (26.58%) VMware
4 302 (25.40%) Microsoft
5 274 (23.04%) Active Directory
6 266 (22.37%) Systems Engineering
7 259 (21.78%) Degree
8 242 (20.35%) Windows Server
9 236 (19.85%) Azure
10 224 (18.84%) Python
11 223 (18.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 217 (18.25%) Office 365
13 215 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
14 200 (16.82%) AWS
15 195 (16.40%) PowerShell
16 177 (14.89%) Cisco
17 167 (14.05%) C
18 165 (13.88%) Firewall
19 149 (12.53%) DNS
20 142 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 128 (10.77%) ITIL
22 127 (10.68%) TCP/IP
23 117 (9.84%) Hyper-V
24 114 (9.59%) Data Centre
25 113 (9.50%) DHCP
26 112 (9.42%) Bash Shell
27 108 (9.08%) Windows 10
28 106 (8.92%) SQL
28 106 (8.92%) Finance
29 104 (8.75%) Analytical Skills

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 63 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 50 (4.21%) Apache
3 39 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 37 (3.11%) IIS
5 33 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 31 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 25 (2.10%) nginx
8 15 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.59%) Confluence
13 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.42%) CMS
15 3 (0.25%) Jetty
15 3 (0.25%) SAS
15 3 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.17%) JBoss
16 2 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 85 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (2.10%) Simulink
3 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.25%) GNU Octave
5 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.084%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.084%) EPLAN
6 1 (0.084%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.25%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.084%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.084%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 236 (19.85%) Azure
2 217 (18.25%) Office 365
3 200 (16.82%) AWS
4 55 (4.63%) GCP
5 34 (2.86%) SaaS
6 30 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
7 29 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (0.84%) OpenShift
8 10 (0.84%) PaaS
9 8 (0.67%) IaaS
10 6 (0.50%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.34%) Datadog
12 4 (0.34%) GitHub
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.25%) G Suite
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 165 (13.88%) Firewall
2 149 (12.53%) DNS
3 127 (10.68%) TCP/IP
4 113 (9.50%) DHCP
5 86 (7.23%) VPN
6 83 (6.98%) SAN
7 81 (6.81%) Wireless
8 59 (4.96%) WAN
9 56 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
10 53 (4.46%) LAN
11 50 (4.21%) Internet
12 43 (3.62%) VLAN
13 39 (3.28%) BGP
14 36 (3.03%) Skype
15 33 (2.78%) Unified Communications
16 29 (2.44%) OSPF
17 28 (2.35%) 4G
18 27 (2.27%) VoIP
19 26 (2.19%) SNMP
20 23 (1.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.28%) MySQL
3 28 (2.35%) Big Data
4 19 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
7 8 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.42%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.42%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.42%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 60 (5.05%) Rational DOORS
2 35 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.35%) Rational Rhapsody
5 14 (1.18%) JIRA
6 13 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.84%) CMake
7 10 (0.84%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.67%) Subversion
8 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.59%) LabVIEW
10 6 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.42%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.42%) Polyspace
11 5 (0.42%) VectorCAST
12 4 (0.34%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.34%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 106 (8.92%) Finance
2 82 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 79 (6.64%) Military
4 63 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 59 (4.96%) Electronics
6 46 (3.87%) Retail
7 44 (3.70%) Manufacturing
8 42 (3.53%) Legal
9 39 (3.28%) Banking
10 28 (2.35%) Automotive
11 27 (2.27%) Public Sector
12 22 (1.85%) Marketing
13 21 (1.77%) Law
14 20 (1.68%) German Language
14 20 (1.68%) Italian Language
15 12 (1.01%) Games
16 9 (0.76%) Advertising
17 8 (0.67%) Avionics
17 8 (0.67%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.85%) Web Services
2 19 (1.60%) .NET
2 19 (1.60%) Middleware
3 18 (1.51%) LAMP
4 13 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (1.01%) JSON
5 12 (1.01%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
6 10 (0.84%) REST
7 9 (0.76%) LDAP
7 9 (0.76%) Velocity
7 9 (0.76%) XML
8 8 (0.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (0.67%) HTML
9 7 (0.59%) Sensu
9 7 (0.59%) Spring
10 6 (0.50%) CSS
10 6 (0.50%) Node.js
10 6 (0.50%) TensorFlow
10 6 (0.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 104 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (7.82%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (3.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 31 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 31 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 28 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 24 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.77%) Clustering
10 19 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (1.43%) Replication
12 16 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.35%) User Experience
12 16 (1.35%) Verilog
12 16 (1.35%) VHDL
13 15 (1.26%) Robotics
14 13 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
14 13 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 467 (39.28%) Windows
2 357 (30.03%) Linux
3 242 (20.35%) Windows Server
4 108 (9.08%) Windows 10
5 90 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (6.31%) Unix
7 63 (5.30%) CentOS
8 56 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (4.54%) Windows 7
10 45 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (3.62%) Ubuntu
12 20 (1.68%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.51%) Solaris
14 17 (1.43%) Android
15 16 (1.35%) Debian
16 13 (1.09%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.93%) Mac OS
18 8 (0.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 8 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (22.37%) Systems Engineering
2 215 (18.08%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 128 (10.77%) ITIL
5 102 (8.58%) DevOps
6 95 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (6.90%) Project Management
7 82 (6.90%) UML
8 80 (6.73%) MODAF
9 77 (6.48%) Configuration Management
10 73 (6.14%) TOGAF
11 65 (5.47%) Presales
11 65 (5.47%) Software Engineering
12 60 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
13 57 (4.79%) Decision-Making
13 57 (4.79%) Migration
14 56 (4.71%) Mentoring
14 56 (4.71%) Technical Leadership
15 53 (4.46%) SysML
16 52 (4.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 224 (18.84%) Python
2 195 (16.40%) PowerShell
3 167 (14.05%) C
4 112 (9.42%) Bash Shell
5 106 (8.92%) SQL
6 86 (7.23%) C++
7 60 (5.05%) Shell Script
8 53 (4.46%) Perl
9 52 (4.37%) Java
10 48 (4.04%) C#
11 47 (3.95%) Ruby
12 34 (2.86%) MATLAB
13 24 (2.02%) JavaScript
14 23 (1.93%) Embedded C
15 11 (0.93%) Ada
16 9 (0.76%) Go
16 9 (0.76%) VB
17 8 (0.67%) PHP
18 7 (0.59%) Korn
18 7 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (21.78%) Degree
2 101 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 91 (7.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (5.80%) MCSA
5 65 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (4.54%) SC Cleared
7 42 (3.53%) MCSE
8 37 (3.11%) CCNA
9 33 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (2.35%) CCNP
11 27 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (2.19%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.51%) Chartered Engineer
14 16 (1.35%) CCIE
15 15 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.18%) CCA
16 14 (1.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 14 (1.18%) CCIE Service Provider
16 14 (1.18%) MCP
17 13 (1.09%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.27%) SLA
2 23 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 12 (1.01%) Def Stans
5 6 (0.50%) GDPR
5 6 (0.50%) IEC 61508
5 6 (0.50%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.34%) JTAG
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) QA
8 2 (0.17%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.084%) NCSC
9 1 (0.084%) NIST
System Software
1 274 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 223 (18.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.30%) Docker
5 46 (3.87%) vSphere
6 30 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.44%) Firmware
7 29 (2.44%) XenApp
8 28 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (2.19%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.26%) KVM
11 15 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.01%) pfSense
13 11 (0.93%) VirtualBox
14 9 (0.76%) LXC
15 8 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.67%) vCloud
16 7 (0.59%) Ceph
16 7 (0.59%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 98 (8.24%) Ansible
2 97 (8.16%) Puppet
3 67 (5.63%) SCCM
4 53 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (3.70%) Terraform
6 40 (3.36%) Kubernetes
7 37 (3.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 36 (3.03%) SCOM
9 28 (2.35%) Nagios
10 24 (2.02%) WSUS
11 19 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
13 13 (1.09%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.93%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.93%) Prometheus
14 11 (0.93%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
16 9 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
17 8 (0.67%) SCOrch
18 6 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 316 (26.58%) VMware
2 302 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 177 (14.89%) Cisco
4 102 (8.58%) Citrix
5 83 (6.98%) Red Hat
6 77 (6.48%) HP
7 61 (5.13%) NetApp
8 49 (4.12%) Dell
8 49 (4.12%) EMC
9 44 (3.70%) Google
10 32 (2.69%) Atlassian
11 31 (2.61%) Meraki
12 28 (2.35%) Aruba
13 27 (2.27%) Huawei
14 26 (2.19%) Oracle
15 24 (2.02%) IBM
16 18 (1.51%) Juniper
16 18 (1.51%) Polycom
17 16 (1.35%) Veeam
17 16 (1.35%) WatchGuard