Period
to

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 541 428 431
Rank change year-on-year -113 +3 -68
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 343 173 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.56% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 204 129 181
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £50,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -4.35%
75th Percentile £76,563 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%

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 63,540 30,780 37,577
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.86% 91.55% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33,556 23,990 30,950
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £102,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in London.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in London

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in London over the 6 months to 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -7 66 £70,000 -6.67% 8
South London -63 12 £50,000 -9.09% 5
West London -61 8 £45,000 -18.18% 8
North London -28 7 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East London - 1 £42,000 - 4
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, Systems Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 147 (42.86%) Windows
2 124 (36.15%) Azure
3 121 (35.28%) Linux
4 97 (28.28%) Python
5 96 (27.99%) VMware
6 94 (27.41%) Microsoft
7 83 (24.20%) Social Skills
8 80 (23.32%) Systems Engineering
8 80 (23.32%) AWS
9 78 (22.74%) Active Directory
10 77 (22.45%) PowerShell
11 72 (20.99%) Microsoft 365
11 72 (20.99%) DevOps
12 70 (20.41%) Ansible
13 68 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 64 (18.66%) Finance
15 60 (17.49%) Windows Server
16 57 (16.62%) Terraform
17 56 (16.33%) Configuration Management
18 55 (16.03%) DNS
19 54 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
20 51 (14.87%) Bash
21 46 (13.41%) CI/CD
22 43 (12.54%) Kubernetes
22 43 (12.54%) DHCP
22 43 (12.54%) Disaster Recovery
23 39 (11.37%) ITIL
23 39 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 34 (9.91%) SQL
25 33 (9.62%) TCP/IP

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 14 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.21%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.92%) Apache
5 8 (2.33%) IIS
6 7 (2.04%) WinCC
7 4 (1.17%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (1.17%) Confluence
7 4 (1.17%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.17%) AutoCAD
2 4 (1.17%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Baselight
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Summit
2 4 (1.17%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.87%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 124 (36.15%) Azure
2 80 (23.32%) AWS
3 72 (20.99%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (6.41%) SaaS
6 20 (5.83%) IaaS
7 19 (5.54%) PaaS
8 18 (5.25%) Amazon S3
8 18 (5.25%) GitHub
9 15 (4.37%) Serverless
10 13 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (3.50%) Amazon ECS
11 12 (3.50%) GCP
12 9 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (2.62%) Datadog
13 6 (1.75%) AWS KMS
13 6 (1.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (1.75%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.03%) DNS
2 43 (12.54%) DHCP
3 33 (9.62%) Firewall
3 33 (9.62%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.75%) NAS
5 27 (7.87%) VPN
6 24 (7.00%) SAN
7 19 (5.54%) VLAN
8 16 (4.66%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (3.21%) Network Security
10 10 (2.92%) VoIP
10 10 (2.92%) WAN
11 9 (2.62%) LAN
12 8 (2.33%) Wireless
13 7 (2.04%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.75%) 3GPP
14 6 (1.75%) DVB
14 6 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (1.75%) TDMA
14 6 (1.75%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.66%) MySQL
4 9 (2.62%) InfluxDB
5 8 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.04%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.46%) Big Data
9 4 (1.17%) Parquet
9 4 (1.17%) Power BI
9 4 (1.17%) Redis
10 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.58%) Data Lake
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.29%) Power Query
12 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.29%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.66%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.79%) JIRA
4 9 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.33%) Jaeger
5 8 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (2.04%) GCC
7 4 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.87%) MSI
8 3 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.58%) GitLab
9 2 (0.58%) JMeter
9 2 (0.58%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.29%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.29%) GoCD
10 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 83 (24.20%) Social Skills
2 64 (18.66%) Finance
3 31 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 10 (2.92%) Law
5 10 (2.92%) Marketing
6 9 (2.62%) Banking
7 8 (2.33%) Electronics
8 7 (2.04%) Aerospace
8 7 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.75%) Aviation
9 6 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
10 5 (1.46%) Billing
10 5 (1.46%) Front Office
11 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.87%) Advertising
12 3 (0.87%) Military
12 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (3.79%) Node.js
3 9 (2.62%) COM
4 8 (2.33%) Middleware
5 5 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (1.46%) Kafka
5 5 (1.46%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.46%) Loki
6 4 (1.17%) Alpine.js
6 4 (1.17%) Django
6 4 (1.17%) htmx
6 4 (1.17%) LAMP
6 4 (1.17%) Tailwind CSS
7 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Graph
7 3 (0.87%) OAuth
7 3 (0.87%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.87%) OpenID
7 3 (0.87%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.87%) SAML
7 3 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.16%) Algorithms
2 25 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (6.41%) Replication
4 17 (4.96%) Public Cloud
5 14 (4.08%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.79%) Virtual Team
7 12 (3.50%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.62%) SCADA
10 7 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.04%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.75%) IoT
11 6 (1.75%) IPTV
11 6 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.46%) Clustering
12 5 (1.46%) Marketing Technology
12 5 (1.46%) PKI
12 5 (1.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 147 (42.86%) Windows
2 121 (35.28%) Linux
3 60 (17.49%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.54%) Unix
5 18 (5.25%) Windows 10
6 16 (4.66%) CentOS
7 12 (3.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (3.21%) Mac OS
9 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.46%) Debian
11 5 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.17%) Alpine Linux
13 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.58%) HPUX
14 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.58%) tvOS
14 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.32%) Systems Engineering
2 72 (20.99%) DevOps
3 56 (16.33%) Configuration Management
4 54 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (13.41%) CI/CD
6 43 (12.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (11.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 39 (11.37%) ITIL
8 33 (9.62%) Infrastructure as Code
9 32 (9.33%) Change Management
10 29 (8.45%) Agile
11 28 (8.16%) Mentoring
11 28 (8.16%) Migration
12 25 (7.29%) Computer Science
13 24 (7.00%) Project Management
14 20 (5.83%) Fintech
14 20 (5.83%) SDLC
14 20 (5.83%) Software Engineering
15 18 (5.25%) High Availability
15 18 (5.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.28%) Python
2 77 (22.45%) PowerShell
3 51 (14.87%) Bash
4 34 (9.91%) SQL
5 29 (8.45%) MATLAB
6 23 (6.71%) C#
7 22 (6.41%) Java
8 20 (5.83%) JavaScript
9 17 (4.96%) Go
10 9 (2.62%) C++
11 8 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.75%) Perl
13 5 (1.46%) C
13 5 (1.46%) Ruby
14 3 (0.87%) PHP
15 2 (0.58%) VBScript
16 1 (0.29%) Rust
16 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (9.62%) Degree
2 18 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.62%) HNC
4 9 (2.62%) HND
5 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.04%) Chartered Engineer
7 6 (1.75%) CCNA
7 6 (1.75%) MCSE
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.17%) VCAP
9 3 (0.87%) CISSP
9 3 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) CCNP
10 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.58%) SSCP
11 1 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.50%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) PMO
3 7 (2.04%) IEC 61131
4 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.17%) QA
5 3 (0.87%) Accessibility
5 3 (0.87%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.58%) GDPR
6 2 (0.58%) GxP
6 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.58%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.29%) DICOM
System Software
1 78 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.00%) Docker
4 17 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 13 (3.79%) vSphere
7 8 (2.33%) BitLocker
8 7 (2.04%) iptables
8 7 (2.04%) KVM
8 7 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.87%) Dovecot
10 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.87%) Postfix
10 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.58%) NFS
11 2 (0.58%) Squid
11 2 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 70 (20.41%) Ansible
2 57 (16.62%) Terraform
3 43 (12.54%) Kubernetes
4 29 (8.45%) Puppet
5 21 (6.12%) Prometheus
6 18 (5.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (5.25%) SCCM
7 13 (3.79%) Grafana
8 12 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.62%) FortiGate
9 9 (2.62%) Nagios
10 8 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.04%) VxRail
12 6 (1.75%) vCenter Server
13 5 (1.46%) Podman
13 5 (1.46%) Proxmox
14 4 (1.17%) vRealize
14 4 (1.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 4 (1.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (27.99%) VMware
2 94 (27.41%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.71%) Citrix
4 20 (5.83%) EMC
4 20 (5.83%) Red Hat
5 15 (4.37%) Oracle
6 14 (4.08%) Trayport
7 12 (3.50%) Dell
7 12 (3.50%) Google
8 10 (2.92%) Cisco
9 9 (2.62%) Samsung
9 9 (2.62%) Siemens
10 8 (2.33%) HP
10 8 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (2.04%) HubSpot
11 7 (2.04%) Isilon
11 7 (2.04%) Rockwell
12 6 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.46%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.46%) TOWER Software