Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £52,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

System Engineer
England > London
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 359 383
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 486 654 599
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.88% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.93% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 437 483 531
London median annual salary £52,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.77% +6.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 63,317 70,211 71,355
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.34% 94.78% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 51,907 55,683 61,388
London median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in London over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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
Central London +12 105 £55,000 - 27
West London +3 30 £45,000 -10.00% 18
South London -15 14 £46,500 -4.62% 10
East London -1 11 £46,500 +16.25% 2
North London +14 5 £50,000 -18.70% 4
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 243 (50.00%) Windows
2 216 (44.44%) Linux
3 198 (40.74%) VMware
4 159 (32.72%) Windows Server
5 158 (32.51%) Active Directory
6 133 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 131 (26.95%) DevOps
8 121 (24.90%) Microsoft
9 114 (23.46%) Finance
10 112 (23.05%) Amazon AWS
11 107 (22.02%) Office 365
12 105 (21.60%) Cisco
13 102 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
13 102 (20.99%) PowerShell
14 98 (20.16%) Python
15 89 (18.31%) Firewall
15 89 (18.31%) Ansible
16 84 (17.28%) Puppet
17 83 (17.08%) DNS
18 82 (16.87%) Bash Shell
19 79 (16.26%) SQL
20 77 (15.84%) ITIL
21 74 (15.23%) Degree
22 68 (13.99%) Red Hat
23 67 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 66 (13.58%) SQL Server
24 66 (13.58%) MS Exchange
25 62 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
26 58 (11.93%) Perl
27 57 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 66 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 34 (7.00%) Apache
3 26 (5.35%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.88%) IIS
6 13 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (2.26%) nginx
8 10 (2.06%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.06%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.03%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.82%) Confluence
14 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.62%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.62%) uWSGI
15 1 (0.21%) CMS
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.21%) Misys Opics
1 1 (0.21%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 112 (23.05%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (22.02%) Office 365
3 102 (20.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (7.00%) SaaS
5 21 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (2.88%) Amazon S3
8 14 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.44%) Serverless
12 6 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (1.23%) IaaS
13 5 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.62%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.62%) G Suite
15 3 (0.62%) GitHub
15 3 (0.62%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.31%) Firewall
2 83 (17.08%) DNS
3 49 (10.08%) SAN
4 43 (8.85%) DHCP
5 38 (7.82%) TCP/IP
6 31 (6.38%) Internet
6 31 (6.38%) LAN
6 31 (6.38%) WAN
7 27 (5.56%) SSL
8 25 (5.14%) BGP
9 24 (4.94%) Network Security
10 18 (3.70%) Wireless
11 14 (2.88%) OSPF
12 13 (2.67%) Skype
12 13 (2.67%) VPN
12 13 (2.67%) VSAN
13 12 (2.47%) VLAN
14 11 (2.26%) Intranet
14 11 (2.26%) Multicast
15 10 (2.06%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.38%) MySQL
3 17 (3.50%) Big Data
4 14 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.65%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.82%) Couchbase
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.62%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.62%) QlikView
12 2 (0.41%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.41%) phpMyAdmin
12 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 21 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.65%) JIRA
4 7 (1.44%) Subversion
5 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.82%) GitLab
7 3 (0.62%) MSI
7 3 (0.62%) Selenium
7 3 (0.62%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.62%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.21%) git-flow
9 1 (0.21%) GoCD
9 1 (0.21%) Hudson
9 1 (0.21%) Maven
9 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 114 (23.46%) Finance
2 23 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.91%) Law
4 18 (3.70%) Publishing
5 17 (3.50%) Banking
6 16 (3.29%) Marketing
7 15 (3.09%) Retail
8 13 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 10 (2.06%) Legal
10 6 (1.23%) Military
10 6 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.03%) French Language
11 5 (1.03%) Games
11 5 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 3 (0.62%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Back Office
13 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.21%) Electronics
14 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.91%) LAMP
2 18 (3.70%) Web Services
3 14 (2.88%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (2.06%) Kafka
5 8 (1.65%) .NET
5 8 (1.65%) LDAP
5 8 (1.65%) Node.js
6 7 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
6 7 (1.44%) Regular Expression
7 6 (1.23%) XML
8 5 (1.03%) Middleware
8 5 (1.03%) PCRE
8 5 (1.03%) React
8 5 (1.03%) SOAP
9 3 (0.62%) Django
9 3 (0.62%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.62%) SPNEGO
9 3 (0.62%) TensorFlow
10 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.73%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.32%) Fintech
2 21 (4.32%) Hedge funds
3 18 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.09%) Clustering
6 14 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 12 (2.47%) SCADA
9 11 (2.26%) Replication
10 9 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.44%) CCTV
12 6 (1.23%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.23%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.03%) BBC
13 5 (1.03%) PMI
14 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 243 (50.00%) Windows
2 216 (44.44%) Linux
3 159 (32.72%) Windows Server
4 62 (12.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (10.49%) CentOS
6 51 (10.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (9.05%) Unix
8 31 (6.38%) Windows 10
9 28 (5.76%) Ubuntu
10 16 (3.29%) Windows 7
11 13 (2.67%) Fedora
12 12 (2.47%) Debian
13 11 (2.26%) Solaris
14 8 (1.65%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.82%) Android
17 2 (0.41%) DC/OS
17 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (26.95%) DevOps
2 77 (15.84%) ITIL
3 67 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 51 (10.49%) Configuration Management
5 46 (9.47%) Migration
5 46 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (7.61%) Systems Engineering
7 29 (5.97%) Analytics
8 27 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.14%) Change Management
9 25 (5.14%) High Availability
9 25 (5.14%) Task Automation
10 21 (4.32%) Computer Science
11 18 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 18 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (3.50%) Algorithmic Trading
12 17 (3.50%) Server Building
12 17 (3.50%) Software Deployment
13 16 (3.29%) Asset Management
13 16 (3.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (20.99%) PowerShell
2 98 (20.16%) Python
3 82 (16.87%) Bash Shell
4 79 (16.26%) SQL
5 58 (11.93%) Perl
6 38 (7.82%) Ruby
7 24 (4.94%) Java
8 23 (4.73%) Korn
9 21 (4.32%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.91%) Bourne shell
11 15 (3.09%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.88%) PHP
13 13 (2.67%) C
14 11 (2.26%) C++
14 11 (2.26%) JavaScript
15 8 (1.65%) VB
16 6 (1.23%) Go
17 4 (0.82%) C#
17 4 (0.82%) C-shell
18 3 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (15.23%) Degree
2 29 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 24 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (4.32%) MCSE
7 19 (3.91%) RHCE
8 17 (3.50%) CCNA
9 16 (3.29%) CCNP
9 16 (3.29%) RHCSA
10 13 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
11 12 (2.47%) MCSA
12 11 (2.26%) HND
12 11 (2.26%) VCP5
13 10 (2.06%) RHCA
14 9 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.23%) OSCP
16 5 (1.03%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.03%) EMCISA
16 5 (1.03%) EMCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.09%) SLA
2 3 (0.62%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 158 (32.51%) Active Directory
2 133 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.70%) Docker
4 43 (8.85%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (5.76%) vSphere
6 25 (5.14%) Hyper-V
7 16 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (3.29%) XenApp
8 12 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.06%) pfSense
10 9 (1.85%) VirtualBox
11 8 (1.65%) HDFS
11 8 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (1.65%) Xen
12 7 (1.44%) KVM
13 6 (1.23%) iptables
14 5 (1.03%) Snort
15 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 89 (18.31%) Ansible
2 84 (17.28%) Puppet
3 48 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (9.05%) Terraform
5 39 (8.02%) Kubernetes
6 35 (7.20%) SCCM
7 24 (4.94%) Nagios
8 23 (4.73%) SCOM
9 17 (3.50%) vCenter Server
10 14 (2.88%) vRealize
11 7 (1.44%) NetBackup
11 7 (1.44%) Packer
12 6 (1.23%) Mesos
12 6 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (1.23%) SmoothWall
13 5 (1.03%) Docker Swarm
13 5 (1.03%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.03%) Suricata
14 4 (0.82%) HP SIM
14 4 (0.82%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 198 (40.74%) VMware
2 121 (24.90%) Microsoft
3 105 (21.60%) Cisco
4 68 (13.99%) Red Hat
5 37 (7.61%) Citrix
5 37 (7.61%) SolarWinds
6 33 (6.79%) NetApp
7 28 (5.76%) HP
8 24 (4.94%) Dell
9 18 (3.70%) EMC
10 17 (3.50%) Google
10 17 (3.50%) Veeam
11 14 (2.88%) F5
11 14 (2.88%) Oracle
12 11 (2.26%) iManage
12 11 (2.26%) Splunk
13 10 (2.06%) Juniper
13 10 (2.06%) SaltStack
14 9 (1.85%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.44%) Brocade