Period
to 11 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 192 233
Rank change year-on-year +45 +41 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 45 17 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.18% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 22
10th Percentile " £33,575 £31,300
25th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £35,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £41,125
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +9.42% +11.93%
75th Percentile £51,250 £47,875 £52,188
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,375 £62,500
North West median annual salary £33,833 £42,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year -20.39% +10.75% -14.22%

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 3,638 4,146 5,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 96.06% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,129 3,358 4,817
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,964 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram 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 11 May 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 -
Altrincham - 1 £50,000 - 2
Bolton - 1 - -
Systems Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 34 (75.56%) Linux
2 30 (66.67%) Firewall
3 28 (62.22%) VMware
3 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (60.00%) VPN
5 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
5 26 (57.78%) Bash Shell
6 25 (55.56%) PowerShell
6 25 (55.56%) ITIL
7 24 (53.33%) Configuration Management
7 24 (53.33%) VLAN
7 24 (53.33%) AWS
8 22 (48.89%) Azure
8 22 (48.89%) Windows
9 20 (44.44%) Python
9 20 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (42.22%) Ansible
10 19 (42.22%) Task Automation
11 18 (40.00%) DevOps
11 18 (40.00%) Public Cloud
11 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
11 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (40.00%) Oracle
12 17 (37.78%) Web Services
12 17 (37.78%) Unix
12 17 (37.78%) DNS
12 17 (37.78%) OSPF
12 17 (37.78%) Service Management
12 17 (37.78%) IPv4
12 17 (37.78%) RHCE

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 17 (37.78%) Confluence
2 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.33%) Apache
3 6 (13.33%) Apache Solr
3 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (53.33%) AWS
2 22 (48.89%) Azure
3 11 (24.44%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (13.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (13.33%) CloudFront
4 6 (13.33%) Power Platform
4 6 (13.33%) Route 53
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.22%) GCP
6 1 (2.22%) GitHub
6 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 27 (60.00%) VPN
3 24 (53.33%) VLAN
4 17 (37.78%) DNS
4 17 (37.78%) IPv4
4 17 (37.78%) OSPF
5 10 (22.22%) WAN
6 9 (20.00%) LAN
7 7 (15.56%) WLAN
8 6 (13.33%) FTP
8 6 (13.33%) IPsec
8 6 (13.33%) SSL
9 4 (8.89%) DHCP
10 3 (6.67%) Kerberos
11 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
12 1 (2.22%) DMZ
12 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
12 1 (2.22%) MPLS
12 1 (2.22%) Network Security
12 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (13.33%) Power BI
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 17 (37.78%) JIRA
2 17 (37.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) GitLab
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Social Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (2.22%) D3.js
3 1 (2.22%) Django
3 1 (2.22%) Flask
3 1 (2.22%) REST
3 1 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.22%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (75.56%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Windows
3 17 (37.78%) Unix
4 15 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.33%) CentOS
6 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) ITIL
2 24 (53.33%) Configuration Management
3 19 (42.22%) Task Automation
4 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (40.00%) DevOps
5 17 (37.78%) Cyber Intelligence
5 17 (37.78%) Data Science
5 17 (37.78%) DevSecOps
5 17 (37.78%) Infrastructure as Code
5 17 (37.78%) Machine Learning
5 17 (37.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 17 (37.78%) Scrum
5 17 (37.78%) SDLC
5 17 (37.78%) Service Management
5 17 (37.78%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Open Source
6 7 (15.56%) Storage Management
7 6 (13.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) Bash Shell
2 25 (55.56%) PowerShell
3 20 (44.44%) Python
4 6 (13.33%) PHP
5 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) GIAC
1 17 (37.78%) RHCE
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (13.33%) MCITP
2 6 (13.33%) MCSA
2 6 (13.33%) MCSE
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) OpenSCAP
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (37.78%) Docker
4 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.22%) KVM
5 1 (2.22%) LXC
5 1 (2.22%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) Ansible
2 17 (37.78%) Puppet
3 6 (13.33%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) Nessus
4 1 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) VMware
2 26 (57.78%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) Oracle
4 17 (37.78%) Red Hat
5 7 (15.56%) Cisco
6 6 (13.33%) Sophos
6 6 (13.33%) ZyXEL
7 4 (8.89%) Dell
8 3 (6.67%) Citrix
9 1 (2.22%) EMC
9 1 (2.22%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) SaltStack
9 1 (2.22%) Zerto