Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 323 355 363
Rank change year-on-year +32 +8 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,348 1,444 1,405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.90% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.93% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,023 1,140 1,201
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 128,117 155,006 153,539
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 96.43% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 102,642 127,072 127,986
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +46 507 £57,500 +4.55% 91
South East +51 348 £45,000 +5.88% 127
South West +65 180 £50,000 +11.11% 98
North of England -11 117 £39,250 +4.67% 75
Midlands -14 99 £45,000 +12.50% 61
East of England +29 97 £52,500 -12.50% 74
West Midlands +15 68 £46,250 +28.47% 35
North West +8 56 £37,500 -16.67% 33
Yorkshire -10 52 £40,000 +14.29% 29
East Midlands -2 31 £40,000 -5.88% 26
North East +21 9 £50,000 +33.33% 13
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 564 (41.84%) Windows
2 425 (31.53%) Linux
3 405 (30.04%) VMware
4 373 (27.67%) Microsoft
5 350 (25.96%) Active Directory
6 348 (25.82%) Windows Server
7 291 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
8 285 (21.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 273 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 271 (20.10%) PowerShell
11 245 (18.18%) Degree
12 231 (17.14%) Office 365
13 225 (16.69%) DevOps
14 211 (15.65%) Python
15 200 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 189 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
17 188 (13.95%) SQL
18 180 (13.35%) Cisco
19 173 (12.83%) DNS
19 173 (12.83%) Systems Engineering
20 171 (12.69%) TCP/IP
21 163 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
22 162 (12.02%) Puppet
23 161 (11.94%) C
24 155 (11.50%) Security Cleared
25 154 (11.42%) Firewall
26 150 (11.13%) ITIL
27 143 (10.61%) Ansible
28 136 (10.09%) Data Centre
29 131 (9.72%) 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
1 103 (7.64%) MS Exchange
2 80 (5.93%) Apache
3 59 (4.38%) IIS
3 59 (4.38%) SharePoint
4 44 (3.26%) nginx
5 34 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (1.93%) Skype for Business
7 24 (1.78%) OpenStack
8 22 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.34%) CMS
10 15 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (0.82%) Confluence
13 9 (0.67%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.59%) JBoss
15 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (0.30%) Jetty
17 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
17 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 97 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.89%) Simulink
4 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.37%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (0.22%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.074%) CATIA
9 1 (0.074%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.074%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.074%) BASE24
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 291 (21.59%) Amazon AWS
2 285 (21.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 231 (17.14%) Office 365
4 72 (5.34%) SaaS
5 67 (4.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 66 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 27 (2.00%) IaaS
9 24 (1.78%) PaaS
10 23 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.56%) Amazon S3
11 21 (1.56%) Serverless
12 19 (1.41%) GitHub
13 18 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (1.26%) OpenShift
15 14 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
15 14 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 13 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.89%) OneDrive
17 12 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 173 (12.83%) DNS
2 171 (12.69%) TCP/IP
3 154 (11.42%) Firewall
4 115 (8.53%) DHCP
5 108 (8.01%) WAN
6 103 (7.64%) SAN
6 103 (7.64%) VPN
7 85 (6.31%) LAN
8 60 (4.45%) Wireless
9 38 (2.82%) MPLS
9 38 (2.82%) VLAN
10 35 (2.60%) BGP
11 34 (2.52%) Internet
11 34 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (2.37%) Skype
13 26 (1.93%) NAS
14 23 (1.71%) Unified Communications
15 22 (1.63%) VoIP
16 19 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
16 19 (1.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.12%) MySQL
3 35 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (2.08%) GIS
5 27 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 14 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 12 (0.89%) Neo4j
10 11 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (0.82%) Big Data
10 11 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 82 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.64%) JIRA
4 37 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
5 36 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (1.19%) JIRA Agile
6 16 (1.19%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.67%) Subversion
9 7 (0.52%) GitLab
9 7 (0.52%) LabVIEW
10 5 (0.37%) MSI
10 5 (0.37%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.30%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.22%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.22%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.22%) Selenium
12 3 (0.22%) SonarQube
General
1 115 (8.53%) Finance
2 63 (4.67%) Military
3 58 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 53 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.49%) Aerospace
6 39 (2.89%) Electronics
7 38 (2.82%) Legal
8 29 (2.15%) Law
9 28 (2.08%) Marketing
10 26 (1.93%) Banking
10 26 (1.93%) Retail
11 22 (1.63%) Advertising
12 16 (1.19%) Games
13 10 (0.74%) French Language
13 10 (0.74%) German Language
14 8 (0.59%) Avionics
14 8 (0.59%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.59%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.08%) Web Services
2 48 (3.56%) Middleware
3 47 (3.49%) Velocity
4 29 (2.15%) LDAP
5 19 (1.41%) Node.js
6 18 (1.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 17 (1.26%) .NET
7 17 (1.26%) XMPP
8 16 (1.19%) Qt
8 16 (1.19%) React
8 16 (1.19%) Spring
8 16 (1.19%) TensorFlow
9 15 (1.11%) LAMP
9 15 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (0.96%) Keras
10 13 (0.96%) REST
10 13 (0.96%) scikit-learn
11 12 (0.89%) Spring Boot
11 12 (0.89%) Torch
11 12 (0.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.34%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 43 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
7 26 (1.93%) Clustering
7 26 (1.93%) Replication
8 22 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 22 (1.63%) Driving Licence
8 22 (1.63%) Fintech
9 20 (1.48%) Private Cloud
9 20 (1.48%) User Experience
10 19 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 15 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 13 (0.96%) SCADA
14 12 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 564 (41.84%) Windows
2 425 (31.53%) Linux
3 348 (25.82%) Windows Server
4 109 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (6.90%) Unix
6 91 (6.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (6.68%) CentOS
8 65 (4.82%) Ubuntu
9 62 (4.60%) Windows 10
10 44 (3.26%) Windows 7
11 43 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.89%) Debian
14 10 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.74%) VMS
14 10 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.67%) Solaris
16 8 (0.59%) Android
16 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (16.69%) DevOps
2 200 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 189 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
4 173 (12.83%) Systems Engineering
5 163 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (11.13%) ITIL
7 131 (9.72%) Configuration Management
8 92 (6.82%) Computer Science
9 82 (6.08%) Software Engineering
10 78 (5.79%) Validation
11 70 (5.19%) Presales
12 66 (4.90%) Project Management
13 64 (4.75%) Change Management
14 63 (4.67%) Migration
15 61 (4.53%) Analytics
16 60 (4.45%) Customer Requirements
17 59 (4.38%) UML
18 56 (4.15%) Technical Leadership
19 54 (4.01%) Decision-Making
19 54 (4.01%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 271 (20.10%) PowerShell
2 211 (15.65%) Python
3 188 (13.95%) SQL
4 161 (11.94%) C
5 106 (7.86%) Bash Shell
6 83 (6.16%) C++
7 64 (4.75%) Java
7 64 (4.75%) Ruby
8 62 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 47 (3.49%) JavaScript
10 38 (2.82%) Perl
11 31 (2.30%) C#
12 24 (1.78%) Go
12 24 (1.78%) MATLAB
12 24 (1.78%) PHP
13 18 (1.34%) Clojure
14 17 (1.26%) T-SQL
15 16 (1.19%) VB
16 14 (1.04%) ES6
17 12 (0.89%) Lua
Qualifications
1 245 (18.18%) Degree
2 155 (11.50%) Security Cleared
3 106 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 101 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 91 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 64 (4.75%) DV Cleared
7 64 (4.75%) MCSE
8 62 (4.60%) MCSA
9 57 (4.23%) CCNA
10 49 (3.64%) CCNP
11 44 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 30 (2.23%) MCP
13 27 (2.00%) Chartered Engineer
14 26 (1.93%) MCITP
15 23 (1.71%) HND
16 21 (1.56%) CCDA
17 16 (1.19%) HNC
17 16 (1.19%) PhD
18 14 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.56%) SLA
2 24 (1.78%) JSP 440
3 12 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 12 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.89%) QA
4 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.30%) GDPR
6 3 (0.22%) JTAG
7 2 (0.15%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.074%) COBIT
8 1 (0.074%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 350 (25.96%) Active Directory
2 273 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (8.23%) Hyper-V
4 102 (7.57%) Docker
5 76 (5.64%) vSphere
6 66 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
8 46 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (2.08%) VirtualBox
9 28 (2.08%) XenApp
10 21 (1.56%) Xen
11 14 (1.04%) Firmware
12 12 (0.89%) VMware NSX
13 11 (0.82%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.74%) KVM
15 9 (0.67%) iptables
15 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.52%) NFS
16 7 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 162 (12.02%) Puppet
2 143 (10.61%) Ansible
3 94 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (5.93%) SCCM
5 63 (4.67%) Kubernetes
5 63 (4.67%) Terraform
6 45 (3.34%) Nagios
7 44 (3.26%) SCOM
8 21 (1.56%) SCOrch
8 21 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 20 (1.48%) WSUS
10 19 (1.41%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.34%) Cisco UCCX
12 17 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 16 (1.19%) Salt
14 15 (1.11%) Backup Exec
14 15 (1.11%) ZABBIX
15 14 (1.04%) SCVMM
16 13 (0.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 405 (30.04%) VMware
2 373 (27.67%) Microsoft
3 180 (13.35%) Cisco
4 106 (7.86%) Citrix
5 94 (6.97%) Red Hat
6 62 (4.60%) HP
7 49 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 47 (3.49%) NetApp
9 46 (3.41%) Oracle
10 44 (3.26%) Google
11 36 (2.67%) Dell
12 34 (2.52%) EMC
13 30 (2.23%) Veeam
14 26 (1.93%) Atlassian
15 22 (1.63%) Meraki
16 20 (1.48%) LogicMonitor
16 20 (1.48%) New Relic
17 19 (1.41%) Aruba
17 19 (1.41%) IBM
17 19 (1.41%) SAP