Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 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 > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 278 253
Rank change year-on-year -5 -25 +64
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 91 80 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.66% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 68 58 84
North West median annual salary £42,500 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28,775 £30,000 £26,550
90th Percentile £64,500 £54,875 £55,000
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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12804 12127 12519
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 96.98% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10248 10191 10390
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the North West

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Manchester -13 46 £44,471 +12.58% 10
Cheshire +3 35 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Merseyside -3 4 £42,500 +1.98%
Lancashire -3 3 £48,750 +39.29%
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (48.35%) VMware
2 41 (45.05%) Windows
3 39 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 36 (39.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
6 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
7 27 (29.67%) Citrix
8 23 (25.27%) Linux
8 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (23.08%) Hyper-V
10 20 (21.98%) DevOps
11 19 (20.88%) DNS
12 18 (19.78%) Cisco
12 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (19.78%) Office 365
13 17 (18.68%) Data Centre
13 17 (18.68%) DHCP
14 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
15 15 (16.48%) ITIL
15 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (15.38%) SAN
16 14 (15.38%) Java
16 14 (15.38%) QA
17 13 (14.29%) Degree
17 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
19 11 (12.09%) Google
19 11 (12.09%) Fat Client
19 11 (12.09%) Kubernetes

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (7.69%) IIS
2 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) nginx
4 1 (1.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) BASE24
2 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (19.78%) Office 365
3 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (9.89%) OpenShift
5 8 (8.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.88%) DNS
2 17 (18.68%) DHCP
3 14 (15.38%) SAN
4 7 (7.69%) Firewall
5 6 (6.59%) Internet
5 6 (6.59%) VoIP
5 6 (6.59%) VPN
6 5 (5.49%) PBX
7 3 (3.30%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.30%) LAN
7 3 (3.30%) VLAN
7 3 (3.30%) WAN
7 3 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.20%) ATM
8 2 (2.20%) NAS
8 2 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.10%) HTTP
9 1 (1.10%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.20%) Gradle
2 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.20%) NuGet
2 2 (2.20%) VersaTest
3 1 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.10%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (9.89%) Finance
1 9 (9.89%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.40%) Advertising
3 4 (4.40%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 2 (2.20%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) HTML
1 5 (5.49%) HTML5
1 5 (5.49%) jQuery
2 3 (3.30%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.20%) CSS
3 2 (2.20%) CSS3
3 2 (2.20%) EJB
3 2 (2.20%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.20%) J2EE
3 2 (2.20%) JSP
3 2 (2.20%) REST
3 2 (2.20%) Servlets
3 2 (2.20%) SOAP
3 2 (2.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.10%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.10%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.10%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.09%) Fat Client
2 11 (12.09%) Thin Client
3 9 (9.89%) Life Science
3 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.49%) Clustering
5 5 (5.49%) NHS
5 5 (5.49%) SCADA
6 4 (4.40%) User Experience
7 3 (3.30%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.20%) BYOD
8 2 (2.20%) Tandem
9 1 (1.10%) CCTV
9 1 (1.10%) Contactless
9 1 (1.10%) iPad
9 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.10%) RIA
9 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
3 23 (25.27%) Linux
4 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.40%) CentOS
7 4 (4.40%) Unix
7 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
8 1 (1.10%) Debian
8 1 (1.10%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Solaris
8 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) DevOps
2 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.48%) ITIL
4 11 (12.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (9.89%) Change Management
5 9 (9.89%) Performance Engineering
5 9 (9.89%) Requirements Management
5 9 (9.89%) Use Case
6 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (8.79%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.79%) Product Management
6 8 (8.79%) Validation
7 7 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 7 (7.69%) Microservices
7 7 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) Scrum
9 5 (5.49%) Coaching
9 5 (5.49%) Release Management
9 5 (5.49%) SDLC
9 5 (5.49%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.38%) Java
2 7 (7.69%) C
2 7 (7.69%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.49%) Python
4 5 (5.49%) Ruby
5 4 (4.40%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) COBOL
6 2 (2.20%) Go
6 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (14.29%) Degree
3 11 (12.09%) MCSA
4 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.30%) CCNA
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.30%) MCITP
6 3 (3.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) RHCT
8 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.10%) RHCE
8 1 (1.10%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) GDPR
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 36 (39.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.09%) Docker
5 1 (1.10%) Corosync
5 1 (1.10%) KVM
5 1 (1.10%) Varnish
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.10%) Xen
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) Kubernetes
2 10 (10.99%) SCCM
3 9 (9.89%) Puppet
3 9 (9.89%) SCOM
3 9 (9.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (9.89%) WSUS
4 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.49%) Ansible
6 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (4.40%) Wonderware InTouch
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.10%) cPanel
8 1 (1.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.10%) Nagios
8 1 (1.10%) Nessus
8 1 (1.10%) Pacemaker
8 1 (1.10%) Plesk
8 1 (1.10%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 44 (48.35%) VMware
2 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 27 (29.67%) Citrix
4 18 (19.78%) Cisco
5 11 (12.09%) Google
6 10 (10.99%) EqualLogic
7 9 (9.89%) CommVault
7 9 (9.89%) Dell
7 9 (9.89%) NetApp
7 9 (9.89%) Symantec
8 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.49%) Rockwell
8 5 (5.49%) Siemens
8 5 (5.49%) Wonderware
9 4 (4.40%) Oracle
10 2 (2.20%) Twitter
11 1 (1.10%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.10%) Qualys
11 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow