Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 380 365
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 567 616 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.80% 0.84% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.88% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 453 528 622
London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -8.26% +14.14%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £36,025
90th Percentile £81,000 £78,750 £77,500
England median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.52% -3.16% +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 67,697 69,808 79,874
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.23% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 55,048 56,542 69,249
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -11 126 £60,000 +20.00% 15
South London +8 27 £49,000 +16.67% 3
West London -16 27 £55,000 +22.22% 9
East London +15 17 £50,000 +96.08% 3
North London -6 1 - - 3
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 307 (54.14%) Linux
2 301 (53.09%) Windows
3 247 (43.56%) VMware
4 220 (38.80%) Active Directory
5 166 (29.28%) Microsoft
6 157 (27.69%) Python
6 157 (27.69%) Finance
7 156 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 154 (27.16%) Windows Server
9 143 (25.22%) DevOps
10 142 (25.04%) Amazon AWS
11 132 (23.28%) Cisco
12 123 (21.69%) Bash Shell
13 122 (21.52%) PowerShell
14 116 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 116 (20.46%) Puppet
15 112 (19.75%) Ansible
16 107 (18.87%) DNS
17 100 (17.64%) Red Hat
18 98 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
19 92 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
20 86 (15.17%) Degree
21 84 (14.81%) Office 365
22 83 (14.64%) DHCP
23 82 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
24 81 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
25 78 (13.76%) MS Exchange
25 78 (13.76%) Firewall
26 77 (13.58%) Perl
27 72 (12.70%) SQL

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 78 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 69 (12.17%) Apache
3 34 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 26 (4.59%) SharePoint
5 23 (4.06%) Apache Spark
6 22 (3.88%) Skype for Business
7 21 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.70%) IIS
8 19 (3.35%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.65%) Apache Solr
10 11 (1.94%) Confluence
10 11 (1.94%) nginx
11 10 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.76%) OpenStack
12 6 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.88%) Site Server
14 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.71%) JBoss
Applications
1 18 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Magento
1 4 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.18%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 142 (25.04%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (20.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (14.81%) Office 365
4 33 (5.82%) SaaS
5 29 (5.11%) Amazon EC2
6 25 (4.41%) IaaS
7 19 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.17%) Amazon S3
9 17 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (2.82%) PaaS
10 16 (2.82%) Route 53
11 10 (1.76%) GitHub
12 8 (1.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.23%) CloudFront
13 7 (1.23%) Serverless
14 6 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.88%) G Suite
15 5 (0.88%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 107 (18.87%) DNS
2 83 (14.64%) DHCP
3 78 (13.76%) Firewall
4 69 (12.17%) TCP/IP
5 57 (10.05%) WAN
6 55 (9.70%) LAN
7 54 (9.52%) SAN
8 43 (7.58%) VPN
9 33 (5.82%) Network Security
10 32 (5.64%) Kerberos
11 26 (4.59%) Cisco IOS
12 25 (4.41%) Internet
13 21 (3.70%) Skype
14 20 (3.53%) BGP
15 19 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (3.00%) HTTP
16 17 (3.00%) Unified Communications
17 16 (2.82%) OSPF
18 15 (2.65%) VLAN
19 14 (2.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 47 (8.29%) Hadoop
3 43 (7.58%) Big Data
4 35 (6.17%) MySQL
5 16 (2.82%) Apache Hive
6 12 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.23%) Redis
10 6 (1.06%) Event Store
10 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.88%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.53%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.53%) QlikView
13 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 48 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 25 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.70%) JIRA
4 20 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 15 (2.65%) Subversion
5 15 (2.65%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.94%) GitLab
8 9 (1.59%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (1.06%) git-flow
11 4 (0.71%) Maven
12 3 (0.53%) Hudson
12 3 (0.53%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.53%) MSI
13 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.18%) Emacs
13 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 157 (27.69%) Finance
2 24 (4.23%) Retail
3 18 (3.17%) Banking
4 16 (2.82%) Legal
5 13 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.94%) Marketing
7 9 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.59%) Law
8 7 (1.23%) Advertising
8 7 (1.23%) Games
9 6 (1.06%) Billing
10 4 (0.71%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.29%) Web Services
2 26 (4.59%) LDAP
3 19 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (2.82%) .NET
4 16 (2.82%) Kafka
4 16 (2.82%) SPNEGO
5 14 (2.47%) Django
6 11 (1.94%) LAMP
7 10 (1.76%) XML
8 9 (1.59%) HTML
8 9 (1.59%) Node.js
8 9 (1.59%) REST
9 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.23%) Middleware
10 6 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.06%) Ajax
10 6 (1.06%) LEMP Stack
10 6 (1.06%) PCRE
10 6 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (1.06%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.11%) Hedge funds
2 43 (7.58%) Fintech
3 42 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 37 (6.53%) Management Information System
5 35 (6.17%) Blackberry
6 34 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 24 (4.23%) Computer Science
11 23 (4.06%) Clustering
12 19 (3.35%) Public Cloud
13 18 (3.17%) Replication
14 11 (1.94%) Private Cloud
15 9 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (1.41%) Mobile App
17 7 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
18 6 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
18 6 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 307 (54.14%) Linux
2 301 (53.09%) Windows
3 154 (27.16%) Windows Server
4 92 (16.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 82 (14.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 71 (12.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (11.82%) CentOS
8 66 (11.64%) Unix
9 45 (7.94%) Ubuntu
10 29 (5.11%) Android
11 28 (4.94%) Windows 7
12 25 (4.41%) Windows 10
13 13 (2.29%) Debian
13 13 (2.29%) Fedora
14 11 (1.94%) Nucleus RTOS
15 9 (1.59%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.88%) FreeRTOS
17 5 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (25.22%) DevOps
2 81 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 71 (12.52%) ITIL
4 53 (9.35%) Configuration Management
5 39 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (6.70%) High Availability
7 37 (6.53%) Change Management
8 28 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (4.76%) Information Security
9 27 (4.76%) Migration
10 26 (4.59%) Microservices
10 26 (4.59%) Task Automation
11 25 (4.41%) Mentoring
12 24 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
12 24 (4.23%) Test Automation
13 23 (4.06%) Analytics
14 22 (3.88%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (3.88%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 157 (27.69%) Python
2 123 (21.69%) Bash Shell
3 122 (21.52%) PowerShell
4 77 (13.58%) Perl
5 72 (12.70%) SQL
6 68 (11.99%) Java
7 60 (10.58%) Ruby
8 36 (6.35%) C#
9 31 (5.47%) C
10 20 (3.53%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.82%) C++
11 16 (2.82%) Scala
12 13 (2.29%) Bourne shell
12 13 (2.29%) JavaScript
12 13 (2.29%) Korn
12 13 (2.29%) PHP
13 10 (1.76%) Go
14 7 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.88%) Embedded C
16 4 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (15.17%) Degree
2 49 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (6.00%) MCSE
4 32 (5.64%) MCSA
5 26 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (3.70%) CCNP
7 20 (3.53%) CCNA
7 20 (3.53%) CISSP
8 18 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (2.65%) RHCE
10 13 (2.29%) MCITP
10 13 (2.29%) Numerate Degree
11 11 (1.94%) MCP
11 11 (1.94%) Security Cleared
12 10 (1.76%) CISA
12 10 (1.76%) CISM
12 10 (1.76%) RHCSA
13 8 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.41%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.65%) SLA
3 11 (1.94%) GDPR
4 10 (1.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.41%) QA
6 7 (1.23%) GCP
7 5 (0.88%) JTAG
7 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 220 (38.80%) Active Directory
2 156 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (12.35%) Docker
4 69 (12.17%) VMware ESXi
5 60 (10.58%) Hyper-V
6 31 (5.47%) vSphere
7 23 (4.06%) XenApp
8 22 (3.88%) HDFS
9 15 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
10 14 (2.47%) KVM
10 14 (2.47%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.41%) Xen
12 7 (1.23%) Firmware
13 6 (1.06%) Snort
14 4 (0.71%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.71%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 116 (20.46%) Puppet
2 112 (19.75%) Ansible
3 98 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (7.58%) Terraform
5 40 (7.05%) SCCM
6 35 (6.17%) Kubernetes
7 26 (4.59%) Nagios
8 25 (4.41%) AirWatch
9 21 (3.70%) SCOM
9 21 (3.70%) vCenter Server
10 16 (2.82%) Oozie
11 12 (2.12%) Salt
12 11 (1.94%) HAProxy
13 9 (1.59%) Packer
13 9 (1.59%) vRealize
14 8 (1.41%) Kibana
14 8 (1.41%) WSUS
15 7 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (1.23%) Mesos
16 6 (1.06%) Suricata
Vendors
1 247 (43.56%) VMware
2 166 (29.28%) Microsoft
3 132 (23.28%) Cisco
4 100 (17.64%) Red Hat
5 59 (10.41%) NetApp
6 56 (9.88%) Citrix
7 30 (5.29%) Hortonworks
7 30 (5.29%) WorldPay
8 29 (5.11%) Google
9 27 (4.76%) Nimble Storage
10 25 (4.41%) HP
10 25 (4.41%) Reuters
11 23 (4.06%) Bloomberg
12 19 (3.35%) IBM
13 17 (3.00%) Apple
14 16 (2.82%) Dell
15 14 (2.47%) EqualLogic
16 13 (2.29%) Juniper
16 13 (2.29%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.29%) Veeam