Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

System Engineer
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 237 284 318
Rank change year-on-year +47 +34 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 121 103 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.01% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.72% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 73 85 85
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.72%
10th Percentile £22,650 £27,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £59,500 £58,750 £52,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 11,497 14,391 16,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.97% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8,678 11,683 12,769
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the Midlands

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the Midlands

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the Midlands

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
West Midlands +56 66 £43,250 +29.10% 27
East Midlands +17 55 £35,000 -18.13% 15
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 Midlands region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (48.76%) Windows
2 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
3 46 (38.02%) VMware
4 36 (29.75%) Degree
5 33 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 31 (25.62%) Windows Server
7 28 (23.14%) Cisco
7 28 (23.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (21.49%) Active Directory
9 26 (21.49%) MCSE
10 24 (19.83%) SAN
11 23 (19.01%) Citrix
11 23 (19.01%) Firewall
11 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (18.18%) Linux
13 20 (16.53%) ITIL
13 20 (16.53%) Office 365
14 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
15 18 (14.88%) VLAN
16 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
16 17 (14.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (13.22%) SQL
17 16 (13.22%) HP
18 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (12.40%) DNS
19 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (11.57%) Project Management
19 14 (11.57%) XenApp

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.31%) Apache
3 4 (3.31%) JBoss
3 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.48%) IIS
4 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.65%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) Simulink
3 1 (0.83%) EPLAN
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.53%) Office 365
2 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.79%) IaaS
4 4 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.31%) PaaS
5 3 (2.48%) SaaS
6 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) SAN
2 23 (19.01%) Firewall
3 19 (15.70%) TCP/IP
4 18 (14.88%) VLAN
5 15 (12.40%) DNS
6 12 (9.92%) LAN
6 12 (9.92%) WAN
7 11 (9.09%) VPN
7 11 (9.09%) Wireless
8 10 (8.26%) DHCP
8 10 (8.26%) Skype
9 9 (7.44%) BGP
9 9 (7.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (7.44%) OSPF
9 9 (7.44%) RIP
10 7 (5.79%) NAS
11 3 (2.48%) Internet
12 2 (1.65%) Kerberos
12 2 (1.65%) MPLS
12 2 (1.65%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.65%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.65%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.65%) Rational Quality Manager
3 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 13 (10.74%) Electronics
2 12 (9.92%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Automotive
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Finance
6 1 (0.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) OpenCV
2 2 (1.65%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.65%) LDAP
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
3 1 (0.83%) RESTful
3 1 (0.83%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Clustering
2 10 (8.26%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.44%) SCADA
3 9 (7.44%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (7.44%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.96%) FMCG
5 4 (3.31%) CCTV
6 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.48%) e-Learning
6 3 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.65%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 59 (48.76%) Windows
2 31 (25.62%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (18.18%) Linux
5 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.79%) Unix
7 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.83%) CentOS
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.83%) VMS
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) ITIL
2 14 (11.57%) Project Management
3 10 (8.26%) GAP Analysis
3 10 (8.26%) Six Sigma
3 10 (8.26%) Systems Engineering
3 10 (8.26%) Validation
4 9 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (7.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 9 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (7.44%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (5.79%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (4.96%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.13%) Integration Testing
7 5 (4.13%) System Testing
8 4 (3.31%) DevOps
8 4 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) C
3 9 (7.44%) C++
4 8 (6.61%) Java
5 7 (5.79%) Python
6 5 (4.13%) Embedded C
6 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.48%) C#
8 2 (1.65%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.65%) Ruby
8 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.65%) VBScript
9 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (29.75%) Degree
2 28 (23.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (21.49%) MCSE
4 17 (14.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (8.26%) CCNP
7 9 (7.44%) HNC
8 5 (4.13%) CCNA
8 5 (4.13%) HND
8 5 (4.13%) MCSA
9 4 (3.31%) MCITP
10 2 (1.65%) CIPD
10 2 (1.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.83%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) ISO 26262
2 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.13%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 27 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (21.49%) Active Directory
4 14 (11.57%) XenApp
5 13 (10.74%) XenDesktop
6 10 (8.26%) Firmware
7 9 (7.44%) vSphere
8 4 (3.31%) Docker
9 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) SCOrch
2 7 (5.79%) vCenter Server
3 6 (4.96%) Puppet
3 6 (4.96%) SCCM
3 6 (4.96%) SCOM
4 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.48%) WSUS
7 2 (1.65%) Grafana
7 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.65%) Netcool
8 1 (0.83%) Ansible
8 1 (0.83%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.83%) Salt
8 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.83%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 51 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 46 (38.02%) VMware
3 28 (23.14%) Cisco
4 23 (19.01%) Citrix
5 16 (13.22%) HP
6 13 (10.74%) NetApp
7 9 (7.44%) Polycom
8 4 (3.31%) EMC
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.48%) Dell
9 3 (2.48%) Remedy
9 3 (2.48%) Virgin Media
10 2 (1.65%) OpenText
10 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.83%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.83%) Siemens
11 1 (0.83%) Symantec
11 1 (0.83%) Wonderware