Period
to 21 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £48,900 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 348 327 332
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,002 410 1,291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.90% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.95% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 444 329 970
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £31,725
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,900 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.20% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £73,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £48,900 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.20% - +2.04%

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 98,101 43,157 124,241
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 94.74% 95.81%
Number of salaries quoted 69,294 36,080 100,931
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 21 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -128 258 £57,500 +4.55% 74
South East -59 178 £40,000 -15.79% 83
South West 0 161 £46,250 -7.50% 61
North of England -32 155 £41,750 -1.76% 41
East of England +20 154 £60,000 +33.33% 58
Yorkshire -29 89 £45,000 -14.29% 23
Midlands -85 87 £42,500 - 59
West Midlands -80 51 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North West -55 50 £43,000 +7.50% 12
East Midlands -52 35 £42,500 +6.25% 19
North East -35 18 £34,000 -9.33% 6
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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.

1 333 (33.23%) Systems Engineering
2 279 (27.84%) Degree
3 249 (24.85%) Social Skills
4 204 (20.36%) Windows
5 172 (17.17%) Linux
6 165 (16.47%) Azure
7 156 (15.57%) Validation
8 154 (15.37%) Python
8 154 (15.37%) Microsoft
9 149 (14.87%) Software Engineering
10 143 (14.27%) Security Cleared
11 137 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
12 134 (13.37%) Instagram
13 132 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
14 129 (12.87%) Electronics
14 129 (12.87%) PowerShell
15 126 (12.57%) VMware
16 120 (11.98%) Active Directory
17 118 (11.78%) MATLAB
18 115 (11.48%) DevOps
19 114 (11.38%) Microsoft 365
20 113 (11.28%) Windows Server
21 106 (10.58%) Rational DOORS
22 104 (10.38%) AWS
23 94 (9.38%) DNS
23 94 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
24 88 (8.78%) Algorithms
25 87 (8.68%) Firewall
26 86 (8.58%) Simulink
27 85 (8.48%) Mentoring

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 46 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 36 (3.59%) Confluence
3 31 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.40%) Apache
5 21 (2.10%) IIS
5 21 (2.10%) nginx
6 14 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.80%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.50%) CMS
9 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.40%) Drupal
10 4 (0.40%) ejabberd
10 4 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.30%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.20%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.100%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.100%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (8.58%) Simulink
2 43 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.00%) Stateflow
4 9 (0.90%) Zemax
5 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.100%) ImageReady
7 1 (0.100%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) C-CURE
1 3 (0.30%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.20%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.100%) Unica
3 1 (0.100%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 165 (16.47%) Azure
2 114 (11.38%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (10.38%) AWS
4 37 (3.69%) GitHub
5 36 (3.59%) SaaS
6 30 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (2.89%) PaaS
8 25 (2.50%) Power Platform
9 22 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 22 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (2.00%) Serverless
11 19 (1.90%) GCP
12 17 (1.70%) Amazon EKS
12 17 (1.70%) PowerApps
13 16 (1.60%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.60%) GitHub Actions
14 15 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
14 15 (1.50%) Power Automate
15 13 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
16 12 (1.20%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.38%) DNS
2 87 (8.68%) Firewall
3 81 (8.08%) DHCP
4 76 (7.58%) TCP/IP
5 65 (6.49%) VPN
6 63 (6.29%) Wireless
7 61 (6.09%) Ethernet
8 54 (5.39%) VLAN
9 42 (4.19%) LAN
10 40 (3.99%) Broadband
11 35 (3.49%) SAN
12 34 (3.39%) HTTP
12 34 (3.39%) Internet
13 32 (3.19%) IPv4
13 32 (3.19%) WAN
14 31 (3.09%) 3GPP
15 30 (2.99%) MPLS
16 27 (2.69%) IPv6
16 27 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
16 27 (2.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.00%) MySQL
3 19 (1.90%) Power BI
4 13 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (1.10%) MariaDB
6 9 (0.90%) Big Data
7 7 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.20%) Power Query
9 1 (0.100%) ClickHouse
9 1 (0.100%) Metadata
9 1 (0.100%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.100%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.100%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (10.58%) Rational DOORS
2 54 (5.39%) JIRA
3 46 (4.59%) Rational Rhapsody
4 25 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 22 (2.20%) GitLab
6 12 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 11 (1.10%) LabVIEW
8 5 (0.50%) Rational Team Concert
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.50%) Subversion
9 4 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.20%) Maven
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.20%) webpack
11 1 (0.100%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.100%) ESLint
11 1 (0.100%) Grunt
11 1 (0.100%) gulp
11 1 (0.100%) Visual Studio
General
1 249 (24.85%) Social Skills
2 129 (12.87%) Electronics
3 94 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (5.09%) Avionics
5 49 (4.89%) Telecoms
6 45 (4.49%) Aerospace
7 43 (4.29%) Military
8 37 (3.69%) Influencing Skills
9 36 (3.59%) Finance
10 33 (3.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 31 (3.09%) Games
12 27 (2.69%) Automotive
13 21 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
14 18 (1.80%) Documentation Skills
15 17 (1.70%) Manufacturing
15 17 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
16 16 (1.60%) Marketing
17 15 (1.50%) Banking
18 13 (1.30%) Retail
19 11 (1.10%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.19%) 802.1X
2 32 (3.19%) .NET
3 30 (2.99%) RESTful
3 30 (2.99%) XMPP
4 20 (2.00%) PyTorch
4 20 (2.00%) TensorFlow
5 18 (1.80%) Web Services
6 14 (1.40%) LAMP
7 12 (1.20%) REST
8 10 (1.00%) LAPP Stack
8 10 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
9 9 (0.90%) LDAP
10 7 (0.70%) SOAP
11 6 (0.60%) CSS
11 6 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (0.60%) Middleware
12 5 (0.50%) gRPC
13 4 (0.40%) OpenCV
13 4 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (0.30%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (8.78%) Algorithms
2 60 (5.99%) Management Information System
3 44 (4.39%) Embedded Systems
4 39 (3.89%) Data Centre
5 28 (2.79%) SCADA
6 26 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 26 (2.59%) Smart City
7 25 (2.50%) Robotics
8 22 (2.20%) Driving Licence
9 18 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 16 (1.60%) Life Science
11 15 (1.50%) Replication
12 14 (1.40%) Mobile Computing
12 14 (1.40%) PKI
12 14 (1.40%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.40%) Renewable Energy
13 13 (1.30%) Clustering
13 13 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.20%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.90%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 204 (20.36%) Windows
2 172 (17.17%) Linux
3 113 (11.28%) Windows Server
4 54 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (5.09%) Unix
6 35 (3.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 31 (3.09%) Android
8 28 (2.79%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.80%) CentOS
10 16 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (1.30%) Debian
11 13 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.100%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (33.23%) Systems Engineering
2 156 (15.57%) Validation
3 149 (14.87%) Software Engineering
4 137 (13.67%) Agile Software Development
5 132 (13.17%) Problem-Solving
6 115 (11.48%) DevOps
7 85 (8.48%) Mentoring
8 83 (8.28%) Computer Science
9 79 (7.88%) Configuration Management
10 77 (7.68%) Software Testing
11 72 (7.19%) Customer Requirements
12 65 (6.49%) ITIL
13 63 (6.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
14 58 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
14 58 (5.79%) SDLC
15 51 (5.09%) Infrastructure as Code
16 50 (4.99%) Requirements Management
17 47 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
17 47 (4.69%) Test Automation
18 46 (4.59%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 154 (15.37%) Python
2 129 (12.87%) PowerShell
3 118 (11.78%) MATLAB
4 69 (6.89%) C
5 66 (6.59%) Bash Shell
6 59 (5.89%) SQL
7 52 (5.19%) C++
8 42 (4.19%) C#
9 35 (3.49%) Java
10 28 (2.79%) JavaScript
11 19 (1.90%) Go
12 16 (1.60%) Perl
12 16 (1.60%) PHP
13 15 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.10%) Ada
15 9 (0.90%) Ruby
16 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.60%) Rust
17 6 (0.60%) VB
18 5 (0.50%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 279 (27.84%) Degree
2 143 (14.27%) Security Cleared
3 84 (8.38%) SC Cleared
4 47 (4.69%) HND
5 41 (4.09%) HNC
6 30 (2.99%) PhD
7 25 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (2.30%) MCSE
9 20 (2.00%) Postgraduate
10 18 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 17 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.40%) CCNA
13 12 (1.20%) MCSA
14 11 (1.10%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.90%) MCP
15 9 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
16 8 (0.80%) CISA
16 8 (0.80%) CISM
16 8 (0.80%) CISSP
17 6 (0.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 14 (1.40%) SLA
3 12 (1.20%) DO-254
4 10 (1.00%) Def Stans
5 9 (0.90%) NCSC
5 9 (0.90%) QA
6 8 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.70%) IEC 62304
7 7 (0.70%) ISO 13485
8 5 (0.50%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.40%) GDPR
9 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) COBIT
12 1 (0.100%) GxP
12 1 (0.100%) IEC 61131
12 1 (0.100%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.100%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 120 (11.98%) Active Directory
2 73 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (5.39%) Hyper-V
4 52 (5.19%) Docker
5 30 (2.99%) Firmware
6 28 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.60%) iptables
9 15 (1.50%) vSphere
10 14 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (1.20%) KVM
12 5 (0.50%) QEMU
12 5 (0.50%) XenApp
13 4 (0.40%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.40%) Postfix
14 3 (0.30%) LXC
14 3 (0.30%) NFS
15 2 (0.20%) SRDF
15 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.100%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 79 (7.88%) Ansible
2 78 (7.78%) Terraform
3 62 (6.19%) Puppet
4 49 (4.89%) Kubernetes
5 30 (2.99%) Kibana
6 27 (2.69%) Graylog
7 23 (2.30%) SCCM
8 19 (1.90%) Nagios
9 15 (1.50%) Prometheus
10 14 (1.40%) Grafana
11 12 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (1.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 11 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (0.80%) SCOM
14 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.70%) Packer
14 7 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.60%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.60%) HAProxy
15 6 (0.60%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 154 (15.37%) Microsoft
2 134 (13.37%) Instagram
3 126 (12.57%) VMware
4 64 (6.39%) Cisco
5 45 (4.49%) EMC
6 28 (2.79%) HP
7 25 (2.50%) Citrix
8 24 (2.40%) Dell
9 21 (2.10%) Red Hat
9 21 (2.10%) Siemens
10 20 (2.00%) OpenAI
11 19 (1.90%) IBM
12 17 (1.70%) Google
12 17 (1.70%) NetApp
13 16 (1.60%) Oracle
13 16 (1.60%) Rockwell
14 15 (1.50%) LexisNexis
14 15 (1.50%) Veeam
15 12 (1.20%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.10%) Proofpoint