Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £53,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 367 355
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 675 615 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.90% 0.81% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.84% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 520 546 697
London median annual salary £53,500 £52,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.42% +5.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,875 £80,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +4.76%

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 71111 73142 84412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56006 63190 71627
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +34 104 £53,500 -2.73% 18
West London +3 59 £47,500 +8.57% 2
South London -11 16 £48,750 +14.71% 3
East London -13 15 £32,000 -46.67% 3
North London +6 4 £62,000 +63.16% 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 333 (49.33%) Linux
2 321 (47.56%) Windows
3 282 (41.78%) VMware
4 214 (31.70%) Active Directory
5 199 (29.48%) Finance
6 197 (29.19%) Windows Server
7 193 (28.59%) Microsoft
8 176 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 144 (21.33%) Python
10 143 (21.19%) Puppet
11 141 (20.89%) PowerShell
12 136 (20.15%) DevOps
13 129 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
14 123 (18.22%) Configuration Management
15 119 (17.63%) DNS
16 113 (16.74%) Ansible
17 105 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
18 103 (15.26%) Office 365
19 102 (15.11%) Degree
20 101 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
21 100 (14.81%) Bash Shell
22 97 (14.37%) Cisco
22 97 (14.37%) Perl
23 95 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
24 89 (13.19%) MS Exchange
24 89 (13.19%) SAN
25 85 (12.59%) MySQL
25 85 (12.59%) Banking
26 83 (12.30%) Unix
26 83 (12.30%) Citrix

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 89 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 58 (8.59%) Apache
3 47 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 37 (5.48%) nginx
6 30 (4.44%) IIS
7 23 (3.41%) OpenStack
8 19 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.93%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.78%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.48%) Confluence
13 9 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.59%) uWSGI
16 3 (0.44%) SAS
17 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.59%) Simulink
3 3 (0.44%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Magento
1 2 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 129 (19.11%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (15.26%) Office 365
3 101 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (3.85%) SaaS
5 23 (3.41%) IaaS
6 21 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 20 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (2.81%) GitHub
9 17 (2.52%) PaaS
10 11 (1.63%) Google Compute Engine
11 7 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.89%) Mimecast
13 5 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.44%) Route 53
16 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
16 2 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 119 (17.63%) DNS
2 89 (13.19%) SAN
3 73 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 70 (10.37%) DHCP
5 67 (9.93%) Firewall
6 62 (9.19%) WAN
7 52 (7.70%) VPN
8 41 (6.07%) LAN
9 30 (4.44%) Internet
10 28 (4.15%) Cisco IOS
11 26 (3.85%) NAS
12 25 (3.70%) VoIP
13 24 (3.56%) HTTP
13 24 (3.56%) LDAP
14 23 (3.41%) Kerberos
14 23 (3.41%) VLAN
15 22 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (3.11%) BGP
17 19 (2.81%) Ethernet
17 19 (2.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (12.59%) MySQL
2 67 (9.93%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (3.85%) Redis
5 23 (3.41%) Big Data
6 15 (2.22%) InfluxDB
7 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.63%) MariaDB
8 11 (1.63%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.33%) MongoDB
9 9 (1.33%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.89%) SQLite
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.44%) Blockchain
13 3 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 72 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 63 (9.33%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.96%) Subversion
4 16 (2.37%) JIRA
4 16 (2.37%) TeamCity
5 11 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.89%) Gerrit
6 6 (0.89%) GitLab
6 6 (0.89%) Mercurial
7 5 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.44%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.30%) GNU Toolchain
10 2 (0.30%) Redmine
10 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 199 (29.48%) Finance
2 85 (12.59%) Banking
3 54 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 52 (7.70%) Retail Banking
5 46 (6.81%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.41%) Retail
7 18 (2.67%) Marketing
8 16 (2.37%) Games
9 15 (2.22%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.04%) Publishing
11 6 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.89%) Electronics
11 6 (0.89%) Law
12 5 (0.74%) Back Office
13 4 (0.59%) French Language
13 4 (0.59%) Legal
14 3 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.30%) Front Office
15 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.33%) LAMP
2 31 (4.59%) Web Services
3 29 (4.30%) LEMP Stack
4 19 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (1.93%) Kafka
6 11 (1.63%) LAPP Stack
7 9 (1.33%) HTML
7 9 (1.33%) J2EE
7 9 (1.33%) Regular Expression
8 8 (1.19%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (1.04%) Django
9 7 (1.04%) Node.js
10 6 (0.89%) ZeroMQ
11 5 (0.74%) .NET
11 5 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (0.74%) FreeSWITCH
11 5 (0.74%) OpenVZ
11 5 (0.74%) WSGI
12 4 (0.59%) PHP-FPM
12 4 (0.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (10.52%) Data Centre
2 69 (10.22%) Computer Science
3 48 (7.11%) Management Information System
4 46 (6.81%) Hedge funds
5 44 (6.52%) Derivative
5 44 (6.52%) Eurex
6 42 (6.22%) Fixed Income
6 42 (6.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 41 (6.07%) Equities
8 31 (4.59%) Public Cloud
9 27 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (3.56%) Private Cloud
11 22 (3.26%) Clustering
12 19 (2.81%) Blackberry
13 18 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (2.07%) Fintech
14 14 (2.07%) Replication
15 7 (1.04%) Wiki
16 6 (0.89%) CCTV
16 6 (0.89%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 333 (49.33%) Linux
2 321 (47.56%) Windows
3 197 (29.19%) Windows Server
4 105 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 95 (14.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (12.30%) Unix
7 64 (9.48%) CentOS
8 43 (6.37%) Windows 10
9 40 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (4.74%) Ubuntu
11 31 (4.59%) Debian
11 31 (4.59%) Windows 7
12 20 (2.96%) Android
12 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.37%) Solaris
14 8 (1.19%) FreeBSD
14 8 (1.19%) VMS
15 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.89%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (20.15%) DevOps
2 123 (18.22%) Configuration Management
3 73 (10.81%) ITIL
4 67 (9.93%) Asset Management
5 54 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (7.70%) Wealth Management
7 48 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (6.22%) Migration
9 40 (5.93%) Network Architecture
10 34 (5.04%) E-Commerce
10 34 (5.04%) Open Source
11 33 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (4.89%) Software Engineering
12 31 (4.59%) High Availability
12 31 (4.59%) Task Automation
13 29 (4.30%) Virtual Environments
14 25 (3.70%) Service Delivery
15 24 (3.56%) Test Automation
16 20 (2.96%) Low Latency
17 19 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 144 (21.33%) Python
2 141 (20.89%) PowerShell
3 100 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 97 (14.37%) Perl
5 74 (10.96%) Ruby
6 70 (10.37%) SQL
7 59 (8.74%) Java
8 50 (7.41%) PHP
9 25 (3.70%) C
10 20 (2.96%) C#
11 16 (2.37%) Shell Script
12 15 (2.22%) JavaScript
13 14 (2.07%) C++
14 8 (1.19%) Go
15 7 (1.04%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.04%) VB
16 6 (0.89%) Korn
16 6 (0.89%) Scala
17 5 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (15.11%) Degree
2 64 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (7.11%) MCSE
4 29 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (3.70%) CCNA
6 25 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (3.56%) Citrix Certification
8 23 (3.41%) Security Cleared
9 21 (3.11%) MCITP
10 20 (2.96%) MCSA
11 18 (2.67%) RHCE
12 16 (2.37%) SC Cleared
13 14 (2.07%) CCNP
14 11 (1.63%) CCA
14 11 (1.63%) CCEA
15 7 (1.04%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.89%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.89%) MCP
16 6 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.74%) QA
3 5 (0.74%) SLA
4 4 (0.59%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
5 3 (0.44%) SSAE 16
6 2 (0.30%) GCP
6 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 2 (0.30%) TARGET2
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) GPG13
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 214 (31.70%) Active Directory
2 176 (26.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (11.11%) Docker
4 69 (10.22%) Hyper-V
5 45 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (6.67%) vSphere
6 43 (6.37%) XenApp
7 32 (4.74%) XenDesktop
8 21 (3.11%) iptables
8 21 (3.11%) XenServer
9 17 (2.52%) NFS
10 16 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (2.07%) KVM
12 13 (1.93%) Xen
13 12 (1.78%) Ceph
13 12 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (1.19%) Firmware
15 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 143 (21.19%) Puppet
2 113 (16.74%) Ansible
3 83 (12.30%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (9.19%) SCCM
5 55 (8.15%) Nagios
6 45 (6.67%) SCOM
7 29 (4.30%) Kubernetes
8 25 (3.70%) Terraform
9 21 (3.11%) HAProxy
10 19 (2.81%) vCenter Server
11 18 (2.67%) AirWatch
11 18 (2.67%) Icinga
12 17 (2.52%) Cacti
12 17 (2.52%) Grafana
12 17 (2.52%) Salt
13 11 (1.63%) SELinux
14 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
15 9 (1.33%) Mesos
16 8 (1.19%) CFEngine
16 8 (1.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 282 (41.78%) VMware
2 193 (28.59%) Microsoft
3 97 (14.37%) Cisco
4 83 (12.30%) Citrix
5 81 (12.00%) Red Hat
6 51 (7.56%) HP
7 50 (7.41%) NetApp
8 32 (4.74%) Dell
9 25 (3.70%) EMC
10 24 (3.56%) Google
10 24 (3.56%) IBM
11 20 (2.96%) Oracle
12 16 (2.37%) Bloomberg
12 16 (2.37%) Progress
12 16 (2.37%) Reuters
13 14 (2.07%) F5
13 14 (2.07%) Symantec
14 13 (1.93%) SolarWinds
15 12 (1.78%) EqualLogic
15 12 (1.78%) SaltStack