Period
to 29 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 331 320 367
Rank change year-on-year -11 +47 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 738 1,363 1,427
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.07% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 587 1,079 1,150
Median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -13.46% +9.47% +5.56%

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 78,649 127,834 155,656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 96.00% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63,668 102,451 127,368
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in England

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 -79 202 £55,000 -4.35% 30
South East -7 181 £45,000 - 45
South West +30 118 £45,000 -10.00% 17
North of England +122 110 £42,000 +5.00% 25
Midlands +77 90 £45,000 - 18
East Midlands +82 49 £42,500 +12.58% 7
Yorkshire +96 44 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +42 41 £45,000 - 11
North West +54 36 £42,500 +13.33% 14
East of England +28 35 £45,000 -18.18% 38
North East +38 30 £43,750 -12.50% 7
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 302 (40.92%) Windows
2 250 (33.88%) Microsoft
3 231 (31.30%) VMware
4 214 (29.00%) Active Directory
5 206 (27.91%) Linux
6 195 (26.42%) Windows Server
7 190 (25.75%) Azure
8 170 (23.04%) Degree
9 163 (22.09%) Systems Engineering
10 156 (21.14%) Office 365
11 137 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 136 (18.43%) AWS
13 128 (17.34%) Firewall
14 112 (15.18%) Cisco
14 112 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
15 108 (14.63%) PowerShell
16 105 (14.23%) Python
17 91 (12.33%) SQL
18 87 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 86 (11.65%) Windows Server 2016
20 83 (11.25%) DNS
21 82 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
22 80 (10.84%) SQL Server
23 79 (10.70%) Citrix
23 79 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
24 76 (10.30%) Security Cleared
25 73 (9.89%) Hyper-V
26 72 (9.76%) Data Centre
27 71 (9.62%) SAN
28 67 (9.08%) ITIL

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 57 (7.72%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (3.12%) IIS
5 19 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.30%) Apache
7 16 (2.17%) Confluence
8 10 (1.36%) Drupal
8 10 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.81%) nginx
10 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.68%) ThingWorx
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.14%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 20 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.95%) Simulink
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.95%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.27%) Relativity
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 190 (25.75%) Azure
2 156 (21.14%) Office 365
3 136 (18.43%) AWS
4 31 (4.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 30 (4.07%) PaaS
6 28 (3.79%) SaaS
7 27 (3.66%) Serverless
8 26 (3.52%) IaaS
9 15 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 14 (1.90%) GCP
11 12 (1.63%) AWS CodePipeline
11 12 (1.63%) GitHub
12 11 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.36%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 10 (1.36%) AWS Fargate
14 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (17.34%) Firewall
2 83 (11.25%) DNS
3 71 (9.62%) SAN
4 57 (7.72%) TCP/IP
5 55 (7.45%) LAN
6 54 (7.32%) VPN
7 52 (7.05%) WAN
8 43 (5.83%) DHCP
9 34 (4.61%) Internet
10 32 (4.34%) Wireless
11 26 (3.52%) Network Security
11 26 (3.52%) VLAN
12 20 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (2.57%) NAS
14 14 (1.90%) BGP
14 14 (1.90%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.63%) Skype
15 12 (1.63%) Software-Defined Radio
16 11 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.93%) MySQL
3 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 16 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.95%) Big Data
9 6 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.41%) Looker
11 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.41%) Redis
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 35 (4.74%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 22 (2.98%) JIRA
4 19 (2.57%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (2.03%) Bitbucket
6 9 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
7 8 (1.08%) Subversion
8 7 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.68%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.41%) GitLab
11 3 (0.41%) MagicDraw
12 2 (0.27%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.27%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.14%) CMake
13 1 (0.14%) GoCD
13 1 (0.14%) MSI
13 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 51 (6.91%) Finance
2 45 (6.10%) Aerospace
3 36 (4.88%) Military
4 33 (4.47%) Public Sector
5 31 (4.20%) Automotive
5 31 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.93%) Marketing
7 21 (2.85%) Retail
8 19 (2.57%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.49%) Electronics
9 11 (1.49%) Law
10 10 (1.36%) Banking
11 6 (0.81%) Advertising
11 6 (0.81%) Legal
12 5 (0.68%) Back Office
12 5 (0.68%) German Language
12 5 (0.68%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.54%) Avionics
14 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.57%) LDAP
2 17 (2.30%) Web Services
3 14 (1.90%) .NET
4 13 (1.76%) LAMP
5 6 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (0.68%) WPF
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
7 4 (0.54%) HTML
7 4 (0.54%) REST
8 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.41%) XML
9 2 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (0.27%) Kafka
9 2 (0.27%) Laravel
9 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.27%) Node.js
9 2 (0.27%) RESTful
9 2 (0.27%) WebRTC
9 2 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 72 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 58 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.18%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (2.85%) Clustering
6 20 (2.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.17%) SCADA
9 15 (2.03%) CMDB
9 15 (2.03%) Replication
10 14 (1.90%) Verilog
10 14 (1.90%) VHDL
11 13 (1.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.22%) Driving Licence
13 9 (1.22%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.95%) CAN bus
14 7 (0.95%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 302 (40.92%) Windows
2 206 (27.91%) Linux
3 195 (26.42%) Windows Server
4 86 (11.65%) Windows Server 2016
5 79 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (7.05%) Windows 10
7 46 (6.23%) Unix
8 38 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (4.20%) Windows 7
10 28 (3.79%) CentOS
11 24 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (1.49%) Solaris
14 9 (1.22%) SUSE
14 9 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.41%) Debian
18 2 (0.27%) AIX
18 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (22.09%) Systems Engineering
2 112 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
3 87 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 82 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (9.08%) ITIL
6 65 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 63 (8.54%) Information Security
8 56 (7.59%) DevOps
9 55 (7.45%) Configuration Management
9 55 (7.45%) Mentoring
10 41 (5.56%) Computer Science
11 39 (5.28%) Project Management
11 39 (5.28%) Validation
12 37 (5.01%) Migration
13 33 (4.47%) Change Control
14 32 (4.34%) Change Management
15 27 (3.66%) SDLC
16 25 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
16 25 (3.39%) Mathematics
16 25 (3.39%) UML
Programming Languages
1 108 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 105 (14.23%) Python
3 91 (12.33%) SQL
4 60 (8.13%) C
5 58 (7.86%) Bash Shell
6 34 (4.61%) C++
7 32 (4.34%) C#
7 32 (4.34%) Perl
8 24 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.90%) MATLAB
10 12 (1.63%) VBScript
11 10 (1.36%) Ruby
12 9 (1.22%) Embedded C
12 9 (1.22%) PHP
13 7 (0.95%) Go
14 6 (0.81%) Groovy
14 6 (0.81%) Java
14 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.68%) VB
16 4 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 170 (23.04%) Degree
2 76 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (7.32%) MCSE
5 41 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 31 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (3.52%) MCSA
8 25 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (3.12%) DV Cleared
11 18 (2.44%) CCNA
12 16 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 16 (2.17%) HND
13 10 (1.36%) HNC
14 9 (1.22%) MCP
15 8 (1.08%) AWS Certification
16 7 (0.95%) CCNP
17 5 (0.68%) ISTQB
18 4 (0.54%) CCIE
18 4 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.61%) QA
2 25 (3.39%) SLA
3 12 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.08%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.95%) GDPR
6 7 (0.95%) HAZOP
7 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.41%) GxP
9 3 (0.41%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.41%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.27%) DO-254
11 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.14%) NCSC
11 1 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 214 (29.00%) Active Directory
2 137 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (9.89%) Hyper-V
4 56 (7.59%) vSphere
5 55 (7.45%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (7.05%) XenApp
7 42 (5.69%) Docker
8 22 (2.98%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.85%) Firmware
10 20 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (1.63%) KVM
11 12 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.81%) NFS
13 5 (0.68%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.41%) Squid
14 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.41%) vCloud
14 3 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 60 (8.13%) SCCM
2 48 (6.50%) Ansible
3 46 (6.23%) Terraform
4 42 (5.69%) Kubernetes
5 32 (4.34%) SCOM
6 25 (3.39%) Puppet
7 18 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.90%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (1.90%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.49%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.22%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.95%) Nagios
14 6 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (0.68%) FortiGate
16 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 3 (0.41%) Avamar
17 3 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 250 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 231 (31.30%) VMware
3 112 (15.18%) Cisco
4 79 (10.70%) Citrix
5 39 (5.28%) Red Hat
6 37 (5.01%) Dell
7 35 (4.74%) SAP
8 34 (4.61%) EMC
9 32 (4.34%) HP
10 31 (4.20%) Juniper
11 29 (3.93%) NetApp
12 25 (3.39%) Veeam
13 23 (3.12%) McAfee
14 22 (2.98%) EqualLogic
14 22 (2.98%) Palo Alto
15 21 (2.85%) Oracle
16 18 (2.44%) CommVault
17 16 (2.17%) Symantec
18 15 (2.03%) Remedy
19 14 (1.90%) Google