Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Support Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1010 991 1005
Rank change year-on-year -19 +14 -72
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 141 221 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.083% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 127 212 255
England median annual salary £36,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%

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 161629 173153 199104
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.50% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 130679 146162 166923
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,013 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support Engineer in England

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Systems Support Engineer in England

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Support Engineer in England

Systems Support 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 Support Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +29 60 £42,000 -4.55% 2
South East -24 24 £32,750 +6.36% 1
South West -2 21 £27,500 +17.02% 1
Midlands +51 14 £27,500 +18.28%
North of England -6 13 £27,000 -32.50%
Yorkshire +22 11 £35,000 -12.50%
East of England -5 11 £37,000 -22.11%
East Midlands +37 7 £27,500 -15.38%
West Midlands +18 7 £32,000 +39.13%
North West -7 2 £22,000 -26.67%
Systems Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Systems Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (70.92%) Windows
2 71 (50.35%) Active Directory
3 68 (48.23%) VMware
4 62 (43.97%) Windows Server
5 53 (37.59%) Linux
6 47 (33.33%) SQL
7 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
9 37 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (25.53%) Hyper-V
11 35 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
12 34 (24.11%) MS Exchange
13 31 (21.99%) DNS
14 30 (21.28%) Finance
15 29 (20.57%) SAN
15 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
15 29 (20.57%) Office 365
16 28 (19.86%) Firewall
17 27 (19.15%) Cisco
18 26 (18.44%) Perl
19 24 (17.02%) Python
19 24 (17.02%) Citrix
20 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (14.89%) HP
21 19 (13.48%) Unix
21 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
22 18 (12.77%) Windows 7
23 17 (12.06%) PowerShell
23 17 (12.06%) IIS

Systems Support 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 34 (24.11%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.06%) IIS
3 13 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.38%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.26%) Jetty
7 6 (4.26%) SAS
7 6 (4.26%) Tomcat
8 5 (3.55%) Apache
9 3 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.71%) nginx
10 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) assyst
2 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.57%) Office 365
2 21 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.38%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
2 31 (21.99%) DNS
3 29 (20.57%) SAN
4 28 (19.86%) Firewall
5 16 (11.35%) Internet
6 15 (10.64%) LAN
6 15 (10.64%) WAN
7 13 (9.22%) DHCP
8 11 (7.80%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (7.80%) VPN
9 9 (6.38%) VoIP
10 8 (5.67%) iSCSI
10 8 (5.67%) LDAP
11 7 (4.96%) HTTP
11 7 (4.96%) Skype
11 7 (4.96%) SMTP
11 7 (4.96%) SSH
11 7 (4.96%) VLAN
12 6 (4.26%) Wireless
13 4 (2.84%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.51%) MySQL
3 8 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) CA Gen
1 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (21.28%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Front Office
4 1 (0.71%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.96%) HTML
2 6 (4.26%) .NET
2 6 (4.26%) Middleware
3 5 (3.55%) Web Services
4 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.13%) Django
4 3 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.80%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.38%) Clustering
4 6 (4.26%) NHS
5 4 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Replication
7 1 (0.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.71%) CCTV
7 1 (0.71%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) PKI
7 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 100 (70.92%) Windows
2 62 (43.97%) Windows Server
3 53 (37.59%) Linux
4 37 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (13.48%) Unix
7 18 (12.77%) Windows 7
8 16 (11.35%) Windows 10
9 11 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (6.38%) Windows 8
11 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.42%) openSUSE
13 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.71%) Android
14 1 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.93%) ITIL
2 9 (6.38%) Load Balancing
2 9 (6.38%) Migration
3 8 (5.67%) Presales
4 6 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (4.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 6 (4.26%) DevOps
4 6 (4.26%) High Availability
4 6 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (4.26%) Patch Management
4 6 (4.26%) Web Filtering
5 5 (3.55%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (3.55%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (3.55%) Workflow
6 4 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.84%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (2.84%) Runbook
7 3 (2.13%) Change Control
7 3 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.13%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.33%) SQL
2 26 (18.44%) Perl
3 24 (17.02%) Python
4 17 (12.06%) PowerShell
5 16 (11.35%) Bash Shell
6 15 (10.64%) Ruby
7 12 (8.51%) Java
8 11 (7.80%) PHP
9 8 (5.67%) T-SQL
10 6 (4.26%) C#
11 5 (3.55%) VB
12 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.71%) C++
14 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.80%) MCSA
3 9 (6.38%) Degree
3 9 (6.38%) MCSE
4 6 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.55%) MCITP
6 4 (2.84%) CCNA
6 4 (2.84%) RHCT
7 3 (2.13%) CCNP
7 3 (2.13%) HNC
7 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.42%) CCA
9 1 (0.71%) CCAA
9 1 (0.71%) MCP
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (50.35%) Active Directory
2 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (25.53%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.35%) vSphere
5 8 (5.67%) XenApp
5 8 (5.67%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.96%) Docker
7 6 (4.26%) KVM
7 6 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.42%) Xen
9 1 (0.71%) Postfix
9 1 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) WSUS
2 8 (5.67%) Backup Exec
2 8 (5.67%) SCCM
3 7 (4.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (4.26%) HAProxy
4 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (4.26%) SmoothWall
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Rancher
7 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (48.23%) VMware
2 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.15%) Cisco
4 24 (17.02%) Citrix
5 21 (14.89%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) Sophos
6 11 (7.80%) Veeam
7 10 (7.09%) Dell
7 10 (7.09%) Symantec
8 9 (6.38%) Apple
9 8 (5.67%) Oracle
10 6 (4.26%) EMC
10 6 (4.26%) NetApp
11 5 (3.55%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.84%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.84%) Meraki
13 3 (2.13%) CA
13 3 (2.13%) EqualLogic
13 3 (2.13%) F5