Period
to 26 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 371 346
Rank change year-on-year -7 -25 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 557 554 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.85% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 427 485 700
London median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +12.90%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 66,899 65,373 80,914
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 96.02% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 55,266 55,219 69,886
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -34 96 £56,750 +13.50% 25
South London -6 28 £50,000 +11.11%
West London -16 23 £55,000 +25.71% 15
East London +15 20 £80,000 +113.33% 8
North London -3 3 £51,750 -5.91% 3
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 282 (50.63%) Linux
2 275 (49.37%) Windows
3 247 (44.34%) VMware
4 195 (35.01%) Active Directory
5 169 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 160 (28.73%) Microsoft
7 157 (28.19%) Windows Server
8 139 (24.96%) DevOps
9 129 (23.16%) Python
10 126 (22.62%) PowerShell
11 122 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
12 119 (21.36%) Finance
13 118 (21.18%) Puppet
14 115 (20.65%) DNS
15 112 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 104 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
17 103 (18.49%) Cisco
18 102 (18.31%) Bash Shell
19 96 (17.24%) Ansible
20 94 (16.88%) TCP/IP
21 81 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
22 78 (14.00%) DHCP
23 74 (13.29%) Citrix
24 72 (12.93%) MS Exchange
25 70 (12.57%) Perl
26 69 (12.39%) Firewall
26 69 (12.39%) Degree
27 67 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
28 66 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
29 65 (11.67%) Configuration Management

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 72 (12.93%) MS Exchange
2 58 (10.41%) Apache
3 42 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.95%) IIS
5 21 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (3.41%) Apache Spark
7 18 (3.23%) Apache Solr
8 16 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.87%) nginx
9 14 (2.51%) Confluence
9 14 (2.51%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.51%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.97%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.80%) Tomcat
12 8 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.44%) uWSGI
13 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.90%) Site Server
15 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.72%) Simulink
2 4 (0.72%) Stata
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 122 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (9.69%) Office 365
4 36 (6.46%) SaaS
5 35 (6.28%) IaaS
6 31 (5.57%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (3.59%) PaaS
7 20 (3.59%) Route 53
8 18 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (3.05%) Amazon S3
10 16 (2.87%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (2.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (1.26%) GitHub
15 3 (0.54%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.54%) Serverless
16 2 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 115 (20.65%) DNS
2 94 (16.88%) TCP/IP
3 78 (14.00%) DHCP
4 69 (12.39%) Firewall
5 64 (11.49%) WAN
6 49 (8.80%) SAN
7 40 (7.18%) VPN
8 39 (7.00%) LAN
9 31 (5.57%) Kerberos
10 29 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
10 29 (5.21%) HTTP
11 26 (4.67%) Cisco IOS
12 23 (4.13%) VLAN
13 21 (3.77%) SMTP
14 18 (3.23%) Network Security
15 16 (2.87%) BGP
15 16 (2.87%) IPsec
15 16 (2.87%) Unified Communications
16 15 (2.69%) VoIP
17 14 (2.51%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (9.34%) Big Data
2 51 (9.16%) MySQL
3 47 (8.44%) SQL Server
4 46 (8.26%) Hadoop
5 20 (3.59%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.87%) Apache Hive
8 11 (1.97%) MariaDB
9 10 (1.80%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.62%) Redis
11 8 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.08%) Event Store
12 6 (1.08%) InfluxDB
13 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.72%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.72%) QlikView
14 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 55 (9.87%) Jenkins
2 28 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.77%) Subversion
3 21 (3.77%) TeamCity
4 19 (3.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (3.23%) JIRA
6 14 (2.51%) GitLab
7 12 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.44%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.54%) git-flow
11 3 (0.54%) GNU Toolchain
11 3 (0.54%) MSI
11 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.36%) Spinnaker
13 1 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
13 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 119 (21.36%) Finance
2 34 (6.10%) Retail
3 32 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.59%) Banking
5 18 (3.23%) Legal
6 12 (2.15%) Advertising
7 10 (1.80%) Games
7 10 (1.80%) Law
7 10 (1.80%) Marketing
8 9 (1.62%) Back Office
9 7 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.08%) Electronics
11 5 (0.90%) Front Office
12 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.54%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
15 1 (0.18%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.21%) Web Services
2 21 (3.77%) Django
2 21 (3.77%) LDAP
3 16 (2.87%) Kafka
3 16 (2.87%) SPNEGO
4 14 (2.51%) LEMP Stack
5 13 (2.33%) HTML
5 13 (2.33%) LAMP
6 11 (1.97%) .NET
7 10 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (1.44%) FreeSWITCH
8 8 (1.44%) PHP-FPM
8 8 (1.44%) REST
8 8 (1.44%) WSGI
9 7 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (1.26%) XML
10 6 (1.08%) Ajax
10 6 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.08%) J2EE
10 6 (1.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (8.44%) Hedge funds
3 45 (8.08%) Linux Command Line
3 45 (8.08%) Management Information System
4 37 (6.64%) Data Centre
5 31 (5.57%) Computer Science
6 30 (5.39%) Blackberry
7 29 (5.21%) Public Cloud
8 28 (5.03%) Clustering
8 28 (5.03%) Replication
9 25 (4.49%) Private Cloud
10 24 (4.31%) Fintech
11 22 (3.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 21 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.62%) Wiki
14 8 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (1.26%) Mobile App
16 6 (1.08%) Smartphone
17 5 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 282 (50.63%) Linux
2 275 (49.37%) Windows
3 157 (28.19%) Windows Server
4 81 (14.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 58 (10.41%) CentOS
7 50 (8.98%) Unix
8 31 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (5.39%) Windows 7
10 28 (5.03%) Ubuntu
11 27 (4.85%) Windows 10
12 23 (4.13%) Android
13 20 (3.59%) Debian
14 15 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (2.33%) Nucleus RTOS
16 10 (1.80%) VMS
17 8 (1.44%) Apple iOS
18 7 (1.26%) Windows 8
19 6 (1.08%) Mac OS
19 6 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.96%) DevOps
2 67 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
3 65 (11.67%) Configuration Management
4 63 (11.31%) ITIL
5 40 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (6.10%) Test Automation
8 33 (5.92%) Capacity Planning
8 33 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (5.75%) High Availability
10 31 (5.57%) Network Design
11 27 (4.85%) Server Building
12 25 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (4.49%) Microservices
13 23 (4.13%) Analytics
13 23 (4.13%) Information Security
13 23 (4.13%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.95%) Open Source
14 22 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (3.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 129 (23.16%) Python
2 126 (22.62%) PowerShell
3 102 (18.31%) Bash Shell
4 70 (12.57%) Perl
5 61 (10.95%) SQL
6 55 (9.87%) Java
7 35 (6.28%) C
7 35 (6.28%) C#
8 34 (6.10%) Ruby
9 24 (4.31%) PHP
10 14 (2.51%) C++
11 13 (2.33%) Scala
12 11 (1.97%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.90%) VB
16 4 (0.72%) VBScript
17 3 (0.54%) Embedded C
17 3 (0.54%) Go
18 2 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (12.39%) Degree
2 51 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (7.36%) MCSE
4 33 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (5.57%) MCSA
6 30 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (4.85%) CCNA
8 19 (3.41%) CCNP
8 19 (3.41%) Security Cleared
9 18 (3.23%) MCITP
10 17 (3.05%) CISSP
10 17 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (2.15%) SC Cleared
12 11 (1.97%) MCP
13 10 (1.80%) CISA
13 10 (1.80%) CISM
13 10 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.62%) RHCE
15 8 (1.44%) CCA
16 7 (1.26%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (3.05%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.69%) SLA
4 12 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (1.97%) QA
6 10 (1.80%) GDPR
7 5 (0.90%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.72%) GCP
9 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.54%) JTAG
10 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.36%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.18%) GPG13
11 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 195 (35.01%) Active Directory
2 169 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (10.77%) Docker
5 56 (10.05%) Hyper-V
6 38 (6.82%) vSphere
7 20 (3.59%) Xen
7 20 (3.59%) XenApp
8 18 (3.23%) HDFS
9 12 (2.15%) Terminal Server
10 11 (1.97%) Firmware
11 10 (1.80%) KVM
12 8 (1.44%) BIND 9
12 8 (1.44%) Kamailio
12 8 (1.44%) Postfix
12 8 (1.44%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.08%) iptables
13 6 (1.08%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 6 (1.08%) XenServer
14 5 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 118 (21.18%) Puppet
2 104 (18.67%) Opscode Chef
3 96 (17.24%) Ansible
4 36 (6.46%) Kubernetes
5 35 (6.28%) SCOM
6 34 (6.10%) Nagios
6 34 (6.10%) SCCM
7 33 (5.92%) Terraform
8 26 (4.67%) vCenter Server
9 21 (3.77%) AirWatch
10 16 (2.87%) Oozie
11 14 (2.51%) Cacti
12 12 (2.15%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.97%) Icinga
14 10 (1.80%) Salt
14 10 (1.80%) WSUS
15 9 (1.62%) Grafana
16 8 (1.44%) Munin
17 7 (1.26%) Backup Exec
17 7 (1.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 247 (44.34%) VMware
2 160 (28.73%) Microsoft
3 103 (18.49%) Cisco
4 74 (13.29%) Citrix
5 63 (11.31%) Red Hat
6 58 (10.41%) NetApp
7 34 (6.10%) Dell
8 30 (5.39%) HP
9 27 (4.85%) Hortonworks
9 27 (4.85%) WorldPay
10 26 (4.67%) Reuters
11 24 (4.31%) Bloomberg
11 24 (4.31%) Google
12 23 (4.13%) EqualLogic
12 23 (4.13%) Nimble Storage
13 20 (3.59%) Apple
13 20 (3.59%) EMC
14 15 (2.69%) IBM
15 14 (2.51%) Progress
15 14 (2.51%) Splunk