Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 374 382 373
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 533 596 660
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.80% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 449 469 579
London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,400 £36,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 64,821 70,604 75,817
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 94.76% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 52,769 55,286 65,864
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,301 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -10 124 £60,000 +20.00% 25
West London -15 26 £55,000 +15.79% 11
South London +16 19 £48,500 +15.48% 4
East London -1 11 £46,500 +82.35% 7
North London +5 2 £50,000 -16.67%
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 286 (53.66%) Linux
2 268 (50.28%) Windows
3 227 (42.59%) VMware
4 196 (36.77%) Active Directory
5 154 (28.89%) Finance
6 149 (27.95%) Python
7 148 (27.77%) DevOps
8 144 (27.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 136 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
10 135 (25.33%) Windows Server
11 133 (24.95%) Microsoft
12 128 (24.02%) Cisco
13 123 (23.08%) Ansible
14 111 (20.83%) Bash Shell
15 106 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 104 (19.51%) Puppet
17 100 (18.76%) PowerShell
18 99 (18.57%) Red Hat
19 97 (18.20%) DNS
20 92 (17.26%) Office 365
21 84 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 84 (15.76%) Firewall
22 83 (15.57%) Degree
23 82 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
24 78 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 77 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
26 76 (14.26%) Perl
27 73 (13.70%) MS Exchange
28 71 (13.32%) CentOS
29 70 (13.13%) Problem-Solving

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 73 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.51%) Apache
3 28 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.50%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.56%) Apache Spark
6 18 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 18 (3.38%) Tomcat
7 17 (3.19%) IIS
8 14 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.25%) nginx
10 11 (2.06%) Confluence
10 11 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.06%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.13%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.56%) JBoss
14 3 (0.56%) NServiceBus
14 3 (0.56%) uWSGI
Applications
1 18 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Magento
1 3 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 136 (25.52%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (19.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (17.26%) Office 365
4 35 (6.57%) SaaS
5 25 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (3.75%) IaaS
7 18 (3.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (2.81%) Amazon S3
8 15 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (2.25%) GitHub
10 11 (2.06%) PaaS
11 10 (1.88%) Route 53
12 7 (1.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (1.31%) Serverless
13 6 (1.13%) G Suite
13 6 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.94%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.94%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 97 (18.20%) DNS
2 84 (15.76%) Firewall
3 59 (11.07%) DHCP
4 58 (10.88%) TCP/IP
5 56 (10.51%) SAN
6 48 (9.01%) LAN
7 46 (8.63%) WAN
8 37 (6.94%) Network Security
9 31 (5.82%) Internet
9 31 (5.82%) VPN
10 27 (5.07%) BGP
11 21 (3.94%) Skype
11 21 (3.94%) Wireless
12 20 (3.75%) OSPF
13 17 (3.19%) SSL
14 16 (3.00%) Kerberos
14 16 (3.00%) Unified Communications
15 15 (2.81%) Multicast
16 14 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.94%) MySQL
3 30 (5.63%) Hadoop
4 28 (5.25%) Big Data
5 11 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.13%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.13%) Blockchain
8 6 (1.13%) Redis
8 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.94%) Event Store
10 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.56%) QlikView
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) phpMyAdmin
13 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (8.44%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.32%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.94%) JIRA
4 17 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (2.25%) TeamCity
6 11 (2.06%) Subversion
7 10 (1.88%) GitLab
7 10 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (1.50%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.94%) git-flow
9 5 (0.94%) Maven
10 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.56%) Hudson
11 3 (0.56%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.56%) MSI
11 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 154 (28.89%) Finance
2 20 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 19 (3.56%) Retail
4 15 (2.81%) Banking
4 15 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.63%) Legal
5 14 (2.63%) Marketing
6 12 (2.25%) Law
7 9 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.50%) Publishing
9 6 (1.13%) Billing
10 5 (0.94%) Games
11 4 (0.75%) Advertising
12 3 (0.56%) Back Office
12 3 (0.56%) French Language
12 3 (0.56%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.07%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (3.94%) Web Services
3 20 (3.75%) .NET
4 19 (3.56%) LDAP
5 15 (2.81%) LAMP
6 14 (2.63%) Node.js
7 12 (2.25%) Regular Expression
8 10 (1.88%) Django
8 10 (1.88%) PCRE
9 9 (1.69%) XML
10 8 (1.50%) Kafka
10 8 (1.50%) React
11 7 (1.31%) REST
12 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.13%) HTML
12 6 (1.13%) SPNEGO
13 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.94%) Ajax
13 5 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.13%) Fintech
3 31 (5.82%) Hedge funds
4 28 (5.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 26 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 23 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (3.75%) Clustering
8 19 (3.56%) Computer Science
9 18 (3.38%) Blackberry
9 18 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (2.81%) Replication
11 11 (2.06%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.13%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.94%) CCTV
14 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 4 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 286 (53.66%) Linux
2 268 (50.28%) Windows
3 135 (25.33%) Windows Server
4 78 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (13.32%) CentOS
7 68 (12.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (10.32%) Unix
9 43 (8.07%) Ubuntu
10 19 (3.56%) Fedora
11 15 (2.81%) Android
11 15 (2.81%) Windows 10
11 15 (2.81%) Windows 7
12 12 (2.25%) Mac OS
13 11 (2.06%) Debian
14 7 (1.31%) Nucleus RTOS
15 5 (0.94%) FreeRTOS
16 4 (0.75%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (27.77%) DevOps
2 84 (15.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 70 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
4 68 (12.76%) ITIL
5 57 (10.69%) Configuration Management
6 41 (7.69%) High Availability
7 31 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (5.63%) Migration
9 29 (5.44%) Change Management
9 29 (5.44%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (4.88%) Analytics
11 24 (4.50%) Low Latency
11 24 (4.50%) Software Engineering
11 24 (4.50%) Task Automation
12 21 (3.94%) Server Building
13 20 (3.75%) Information Security
13 20 (3.75%) Mentoring
13 20 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
14 18 (3.38%) Presales
14 18 (3.38%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 149 (27.95%) Python
2 111 (20.83%) Bash Shell
3 100 (18.76%) PowerShell
4 76 (14.26%) Perl
5 68 (12.76%) SQL
6 67 (12.57%) Java
6 67 (12.57%) Ruby
7 26 (4.88%) C#
8 24 (4.50%) Korn
9 22 (4.13%) C
10 21 (3.94%) Shell Script
11 20 (3.75%) Bourne shell
12 19 (3.56%) C++
13 18 (3.38%) JavaScript
14 15 (2.81%) Scala
15 13 (2.44%) PHP
16 11 (2.06%) Go
16 11 (2.06%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.94%) Embedded C
18 4 (0.75%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 83 (15.57%) Degree
2 33 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.94%) MCSA
6 20 (3.75%) MCSE
7 19 (3.56%) CCNP
7 19 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (3.19%) CISSP
8 17 (3.19%) RHCE
9 15 (2.81%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (2.81%) RHCSA
10 13 (2.44%) CCNA
10 13 (2.44%) RHCA
11 11 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.06%) OSCP
12 10 (1.88%) CEH
12 10 (1.88%) GCIH
13 9 (1.69%) MCITP
14 8 (1.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.25%) SLA
2 8 (1.50%) GDPR
2 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (1.13%) QA
4 5 (0.94%) JTAG
5 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 196 (36.77%) Active Directory
2 144 (27.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (12.76%) VMware ESXi
4 66 (12.38%) Docker
5 38 (7.13%) Hyper-V
6 25 (4.69%) vSphere
7 18 (3.38%) XenApp
8 16 (3.00%) HDFS
9 14 (2.63%) KVM
10 12 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.88%) Snort
11 10 (1.88%) Xen
11 10 (1.88%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.13%) Firmware
13 6 (1.13%) pfSense
14 5 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.75%) iptables
16 3 (0.56%) oVirt
16 3 (0.56%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 123 (23.08%) Ansible
2 104 (19.51%) Puppet
3 82 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (9.57%) Terraform
5 44 (8.26%) Kubernetes
6 34 (6.38%) SCCM
7 22 (4.13%) Nagios
8 19 (3.56%) SCOM
9 18 (3.38%) vCenter Server
10 13 (2.44%) AirWatch
10 13 (2.44%) vRealize
11 12 (2.25%) Packer
12 11 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (1.88%) Kibana
13 10 (1.88%) Suricata
14 9 (1.69%) HAProxy
14 9 (1.69%) Salt
15 7 (1.31%) FortiGate
15 7 (1.31%) Mesos
15 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 227 (42.59%) VMware
2 133 (24.95%) Microsoft
3 128 (24.02%) Cisco
4 99 (18.57%) Red Hat
5 44 (8.26%) Citrix
6 43 (8.07%) NetApp
7 28 (5.25%) Google
8 23 (4.32%) HP
9 20 (3.75%) SolarWinds
10 16 (3.00%) Nimble Storage
10 16 (3.00%) Veeam
11 14 (2.63%) Hortonworks
11 14 (2.63%) IBM
11 14 (2.63%) WorldPay
12 13 (2.44%) EMC
12 13 (2.44%) Reuters
12 13 (2.44%) Splunk
13 12 (2.25%) Bloomberg
13 12 (2.25%) Juniper
14 10 (1.88%) Oracle