Period
to 1 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

System Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 203 233
Rank change year-on-year +49 +30 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 32 18 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 0.35% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.36% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7 18 36
Median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% +5.88% -4.43%
10th Percentile £30,750 £33,500 £31,875
90th Percentile £37,750 £53,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -27.78% - +1.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,368 5,003 6,321
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 96.01% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2,919 4,087 5,299
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in Manchester

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 1 March 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
Oldham - 4 £32,500 -
Rochdale - 1 £30,000 -
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (78.13%) Linux
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) VPN
2 20 (62.50%) Firewall
3 19 (59.38%) VLAN
3 19 (59.38%) ITIL
4 18 (56.25%) VMware
4 18 (56.25%) AWS
5 17 (53.13%) Bash Shell
5 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
6 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (46.88%) DNS
8 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
9 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (37.50%) Azure
11 11 (34.38%) Confluence
11 11 (34.38%) Puppet
11 11 (34.38%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
11 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
11 11 (34.38%) SDLC
11 11 (34.38%) Machine Learning
11 11 (34.38%) Ansible
11 11 (34.38%) Docker
11 11 (34.38%) DevOps
11 11 (34.38%) Cyber Intelligence
11 11 (34.38%) Task Automation
11 11 (34.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 11 (34.38%) Data Science

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (34.38%) Confluence
2 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 6 (18.75%) Apache Solr
3 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (56.25%) AWS
2 12 (37.50%) Azure
3 6 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (18.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (18.75%) CloudFront
3 6 (18.75%) Route 53
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (15.63%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) Firewall
1 20 (62.50%) VPN
2 19 (59.38%) VLAN
3 15 (46.88%) DNS
4 11 (34.38%) IPv4
4 11 (34.38%) OSPF
5 9 (28.13%) SSL
6 8 (25.00%) FTP
6 8 (25.00%) IPsec
6 8 (25.00%) LAN
6 8 (25.00%) WAN
6 8 (25.00%) WLAN
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Power BI
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (34.38%) Git (software)
1 11 (34.38%) JIRA
1 11 (34.38%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Public Cloud
2 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Linux
2 20 (62.50%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 11 (34.38%) Unix
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (18.75%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) ITIL
2 17 (53.13%) Configuration Management
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) Cyber Intelligence
3 11 (34.38%) Data Science
3 11 (34.38%) DevOps
3 11 (34.38%) DevSecOps
3 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure as Code
3 11 (34.38%) Machine Learning
3 11 (34.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 11 (34.38%) Scrum
3 11 (34.38%) SDLC
3 11 (34.38%) Service Management
3 11 (34.38%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 11 (34.38%) Task Automation
4 8 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
4 8 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 8 (25.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Bash Shell
2 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
2 11 (34.38%) Python
3 6 (18.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) GIAC
1 11 (34.38%) RHCE
2 8 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (25.00%) MCITP
2 8 (25.00%) MCSA
2 8 (25.00%) MCSE
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (34.38%) Docker
2 11 (34.38%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Ansible
1 11 (34.38%) Puppet
2 8 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) VMware
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Oracle
3 11 (34.38%) Red Hat
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) Sophos
5 8 (25.00%) ZyXEL
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper