Period
to 20 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 470 310 441
Rank change year-on-year -160 +131 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 270 166 326
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.90% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 148 129 275
10th Percentile £39,850 £41,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,510 £45,000 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.85% -1.82%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £79,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.11% - -5.00%

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 45,270 18,496 51,548
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.43% 93.57% 95.01%
Number of salaries quoted 31,096 15,704 42,460
10th Percentile £41,000 £41,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £105,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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
South London -3 32 £57,500 -4.17% 3
West London -64 16 £45,000 -6.25% 11
Central London -78 11 £62,500 -9.09% 20
East London - 4 £42,500 - 9
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 98 (36.30%) Social Skills
2 96 (35.56%) Windows
3 95 (35.19%) Linux
4 93 (34.44%) Azure
5 78 (28.89%) DevOps
6 76 (28.15%) AWS
7 75 (27.78%) Python
8 71 (26.30%) PowerShell
8 71 (26.30%) Systems Engineering
9 65 (24.07%) Terraform
10 60 (22.22%) Degree
11 59 (21.85%) Active Directory
12 58 (21.48%) Windows Server
13 56 (20.74%) Software Engineering
14 55 (20.37%) Ansible
15 53 (19.63%) Puppet
16 46 (17.04%) Bash Shell
17 45 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 45 (16.67%) Configuration Management
18 44 (16.30%) VMware
19 43 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
20 42 (15.56%) Firewall
21 41 (15.19%) Microsoft 365
22 40 (14.81%) Security Cleared
23 39 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
24 38 (14.07%) Kubernetes
24 38 (14.07%) Unix
25 35 (12.96%) Infrastructure as Code
26 34 (12.59%) GitHub

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 21 (7.78%) Apache
2 16 (5.93%) nginx
3 15 (5.56%) IIS
4 13 (4.81%) Confluence
5 11 (4.07%) MS Exchange
6 9 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.48%) CMS
8 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.11%) Drupal
9 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.11%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.37%) ejabberd
10 1 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.37%) Traffic Server
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) WinCC
Applications
1 21 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) ImageReady
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Summit
2 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.37%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 93 (34.44%) Azure
2 76 (28.15%) AWS
3 41 (15.19%) Microsoft 365
4 34 (12.59%) GitHub
5 30 (11.11%) SaaS
6 24 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
8 18 (6.67%) GCP
8 18 (6.67%) PaaS
9 16 (5.93%) GitHub Actions
10 15 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (5.19%) Amazon S3
12 13 (4.81%) Serverless
13 12 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
14 11 (4.07%) Power Platform
15 8 (2.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (2.96%) Power Automate
15 8 (2.96%) PowerApps
16 7 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.56%) Firewall
2 32 (11.85%) TCP/IP
3 31 (11.48%) DNS
4 26 (9.63%) VPN
5 24 (8.89%) DHCP
6 19 (7.04%) VLAN
7 13 (4.81%) Profibus
8 12 (4.44%) Broadband
9 10 (3.70%) LAN
9 10 (3.70%) NAS
10 9 (3.33%) SSL
10 9 (3.33%) VoIP
11 8 (2.96%) WAN
12 7 (2.59%) SAN
13 6 (2.22%) Wireless
14 5 (1.85%) Ethernet
15 3 (1.11%) Internet
15 3 (1.11%) MPLS
15 3 (1.11%) SNMP
16 2 (0.74%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.56%) MySQL
2 15 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.07%) Power BI
4 9 (3.33%) MariaDB
5 6 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.48%) Big Data
7 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.37%) ClickHouse
7 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) Power Query
7 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (9.63%) JIRA
2 18 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.30%) GitLab
4 12 (4.44%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.37%) ESLint
8 1 (0.37%) Storybook
8 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 98 (36.30%) Social Skills
2 39 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (12.59%) Finance
4 12 (4.44%) Banking
4 12 (4.44%) Documentation Skills
5 10 (3.70%) Influencing Skills
5 10 (3.70%) Military
5 10 (3.70%) Public Sector
6 9 (3.33%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 6 (2.22%) Avionics
8 6 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.85%) Marketing
9 5 (1.85%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.48%) Legal
10 4 (1.48%) Local Government
11 3 (1.11%) Games
11 3 (1.11%) Law
12 2 (0.74%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.30%) .NET
2 14 (5.19%) LAMP
3 9 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
3 9 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.48%) Node.js
5 4 (1.48%) Web Services
6 3 (1.11%) Loki
7 2 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.74%) React
8 1 (0.37%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.37%) EDI
8 1 (0.37%) JSON
8 1 (0.37%) libvirt
8 1 (0.37%) Redux
8 1 (0.37%) REST
8 1 (0.37%) RESTful
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.89%) Management Information System
2 23 (8.52%) SCADA
3 17 (6.30%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.81%) Virtual Team
5 12 (4.44%) Client/Server
6 11 (4.07%) Public Cloud
7 9 (3.33%) Clustering
8 8 (2.96%) Video\Live Streaming
9 7 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.48%) Blog
12 4 (1.48%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.48%) Legacy Systems
12 4 (1.48%) PKI
12 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.48%) Replication
13 3 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (1.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 96 (35.56%) Windows
2 95 (35.19%) Linux
3 58 (21.48%) Windows Server
4 38 (14.07%) Unix
5 15 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.19%) CentOS
7 12 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (4.07%) Windows 10
9 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (3.33%) Debian
11 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.22%) Android
12 6 (2.22%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.37%) VMS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (28.89%) DevOps
2 71 (26.30%) Systems Engineering
3 56 (20.74%) Software Engineering
4 45 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 43 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (12.96%) Infrastructure as Code
7 31 (11.48%) Customer Requirements
8 30 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 27 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 22 (8.15%) Computer Science
11 21 (7.78%) Coaching
11 21 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (7.41%) Change Control
12 20 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (6.67%) Migration
13 18 (6.67%) Open Source
13 18 (6.67%) SDLC
14 17 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (5.93%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 75 (27.78%) Python
2 71 (26.30%) PowerShell
3 46 (17.04%) Bash Shell
4 23 (8.52%) C
4 23 (8.52%) Go
5 22 (8.15%) C#
6 21 (7.78%) Java
7 20 (7.41%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.41%) SQL
8 10 (3.70%) Perl
8 10 (3.70%) PHP
9 9 (3.33%) Ruby
10 6 (2.22%) VB
11 5 (1.85%) C++
11 5 (1.85%) Rust
11 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.48%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.11%) Scala
14 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (22.22%) Degree
2 40 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) HNC
3 18 (6.67%) HND
4 12 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.96%) CISA
5 8 (2.96%) CISM
5 8 (2.96%) CISSP
5 8 (2.96%) Postgraduate
6 7 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.48%) CCNA
8 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.11%) MCSE
10 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.74%) CCNP
11 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.37%) RHCA
11 1 (0.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.70%) Def Stans
2 8 (2.96%) NCSC
3 6 (2.22%) SLA
4 5 (1.85%) IEC 61508
4 5 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.11%) GDPR
6 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.11%) QA
7 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.37%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (21.85%) Active Directory
2 31 (11.48%) Docker
3 26 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.44%) iptables
6 9 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.96%) KVM
8 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.11%) XenApp
9 2 (0.74%) QEMU
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.37%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.37%) LXC
10 1 (0.37%) Postfix
10 1 (0.37%) Squid
10 1 (0.37%) Varnish
10 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.37%) vSphere
10 1 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (24.07%) Terraform
2 55 (20.37%) Ansible
3 53 (19.63%) Puppet
4 38 (14.07%) Kubernetes
5 19 (7.04%) Nagios
6 18 (6.67%) Prometheus
7 14 (5.19%) Grafana
8 12 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (3.70%) SCCM
10 9 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (2.22%) Packer
11 6 (2.22%) Proxmox
12 4 (1.48%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.48%) Kibana
12 4 (1.48%) logstash
13 3 (1.11%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (1.11%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.74%) Galera Cluster
14 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.30%) VMware
3 26 (9.63%) Cisco
4 25 (9.26%) Siemens
5 17 (6.30%) Google
5 17 (6.30%) Rockwell
6 14 (5.19%) HP
7 13 (4.81%) Dell
8 12 (4.44%) EMC
8 12 (4.44%) LexisNexis
9 11 (4.07%) Proofpoint
9 11 (4.07%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.33%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.96%) Percona
12 6 (2.22%) Citrix
12 6 (2.22%) Fortinet
13 4 (1.48%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.48%) CA
13 4 (1.48%) Juniper
13 4 (1.48%) Oracle