Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 240 241 293
Rank change year-on-year +1 +52 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 90 131 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.81% 1.04% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.08% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 67 80 94
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £21,750 £25,375
90th Percentile £55,350 £55,575 £58,750
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% -3.06% +3.16%

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 10,765 12,109 14,879
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.07% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 8,938 9,328 12,223
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 12 December 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 12 December 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
East Midlands +3 45 £40,000 +14.29% 19
West Midlands +2 45 £50,000 +20.48% 34
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (46.67%) Windows
3 30 (33.33%) VMware
4 26 (28.89%) Office 365
4 26 (28.89%) Systems Engineering
5 25 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (26.67%) Degree
6 24 (26.67%) Cisco
7 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
7 22 (24.44%) Azure
8 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
9 20 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 18 (20.00%) Citrix
11 16 (17.78%) SAN
11 16 (17.78%) WAN
11 16 (17.78%) Validation
11 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (16.67%) Project Management
12 15 (16.67%) XenApp
13 14 (15.56%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (15.56%) Firewall
13 14 (15.56%) VLAN
13 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (14.44%) Physics
14 13 (14.44%) Huawei
14 13 (14.44%) Wireless

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 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.89%) Simulink
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.89%) Office 365
2 22 (24.44%) Azure
3 2 (2.22%) AWS
4 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.78%) SAN
1 16 (17.78%) WAN
2 14 (15.56%) Firewall
2 14 (15.56%) VLAN
3 13 (14.44%) BGP
3 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (14.44%) HSRP
3 13 (14.44%) IPsec
3 13 (14.44%) OSPF
3 13 (14.44%) VPN
3 13 (14.44%) VRRP
3 13 (14.44%) Wireless
4 10 (11.11%) LAN
5 9 (10.00%) DNS
6 8 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (8.89%) MPLS
6 8 (8.89%) Network Security
6 8 (8.89%) RIP
6 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (7.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (13.33%) Aerospace
1 12 (13.33%) Electronics
1 12 (13.33%) Military
2 9 (10.00%) Automotive
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 7 (7.78%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 12 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.56%) Cyberattack
5 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.22%) Life Science
6 2 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.67%) Windows
2 22 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 11 (12.22%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.78%) Windows 8
7 5 (5.56%) Linux
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.11%) CentOS
9 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) Systems Engineering
2 25 (27.78%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.78%) Validation
4 15 (16.67%) Project Management
5 13 (14.44%) Physics
6 12 (13.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 12 (13.33%) Decision-Making
6 12 (13.33%) Information Management
6 12 (13.33%) ITIL
6 12 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 11 (12.22%) FMEA
7 11 (12.22%) Mentoring
7 11 (12.22%) MODAF
7 11 (12.22%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 11 (12.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 11 (12.22%) TOGAF
8 10 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) MATLAB
1 8 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) C
3 1 (1.11%) C++
3 1 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) PHP
3 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Degree
2 11 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (10.00%) CCNA
3 9 (10.00%) CCNP
4 8 (8.89%) CCDA
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.56%) MCSE
6 2 (2.22%) CCA
6 2 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (16.67%) XenApp
5 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 14 (15.56%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (13.33%) Firmware
7 11 (12.22%) XenDesktop
8 6 (6.67%) vSphere
9 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) SCOM
2 6 (6.67%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.22%) Puppet
5 1 (1.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (33.33%) VMware
3 24 (26.67%) Cisco
4 18 (20.00%) Citrix
5 13 (14.44%) CheckPoint
5 13 (14.44%) Forcepoint
5 13 (14.44%) Huawei
6 11 (12.22%) NetApp
7 5 (5.56%) SAP
8 3 (3.33%) Veeam
9 2 (2.22%) arcserve
9 2 (2.22%) EMC
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle
9 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.11%) Dell
10 1 (1.11%) HP
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.11%) Siemens
10 1 (1.11%) Symantec
10 1 (1.11%) Veritas