The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
England / North West
Rank 229 212 210
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 28 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 26 21 33
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5865 5483 6340
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.72% 97.06% 96.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4606 5110
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 23 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cheshire +15 3 £41,000 -19.60%
Merseyside -3 1 £32,000 -39.04% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £42,500 +28.78%
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 30 (36.14%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Linux
3 24 (28.92%) SQL
4 23 (27.71%) Oracle
5 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
5 22 (26.51%) ITIL
6 20 (24.10%) VMware
7 17 (20.48%) DevOps
7 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
8 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
9 15 (18.07%) Data Modelling
9 15 (18.07%) Unix
10 14 (16.87%) Red Hat
11 13 (15.66%) Citrix
11 13 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (15.66%) iPad
11 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (15.66%) Relational Database
12 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
12 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
12 12 (14.46%) Migration
12 12 (14.46%) IIS
12 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
13 11 (13.25%) ETL
13 11 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (13.25%) Finance
13 11 (13.25%) Data Migration
14 10 (12.05%) SLA
15 9 (10.84%) Mentoring

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (14.46%) IIS
2 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.23%) Apache
4 5 (6.02%) Confluence
5 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.41%) CMS
6 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) nginx
7 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.20%) WinCC
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.20%) BASE24
3 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.02%) Office 365
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) SAN
2 7 (8.43%) Firewall
3 5 (6.02%) Network Security
3 5 (6.02%) SSL
4 4 (4.82%) DNS
4 4 (4.82%) SNMP
5 3 (3.61%) DHCP
5 3 (3.61%) VPN
6 2 (2.41%) HTTP
6 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.20%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (1.20%) ATM
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.20%) LAN
7 1 (1.20%) VLAN
7 1 (1.20%) VoIP
7 1 (1.20%) Wireless
7 1 (1.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.66%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.43%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.23%) MySQL
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.61%) Big Data
8 2 (2.41%) DB2
8 2 (2.41%) IDOL
8 2 (2.41%) QlikView
9 1 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.41%) Gradle
2 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.20%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.20%) JUnit
3 1 (1.20%) Mockito
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 8 (9.64%) Back Office
4 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) jQuery
2 7 (8.43%) REST
2 7 (8.43%) SOAP
3 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.02%) XML
4 4 (4.82%) Web Services
5 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) CSS3
5 2 (2.41%) EJB
5 2 (2.41%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
5 2 (2.41%) J2EE
5 2 (2.41%) JSP
5 2 (2.41%) Servlets
5 2 (2.41%) Spring
5 2 (2.41%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.20%) FFmpeg
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (15.66%) iPad
2 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.64%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.82%) e-Health
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) SCADA
6 2 (2.41%) CCTV
7 1 (1.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.20%) IPTV
7 1 (1.20%) IVR
7 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) RIA
7 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.14%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Linux
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (18.07%) Unix
5 13 (15.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.82%) HPUX
9 3 (3.61%) CentOS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) Fedora
10 2 (2.41%) Solaris
10 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.20%) AIX
11 1 (1.20%) Android
11 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.20%) Debian
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 17 (20.48%) DevOps
3 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.07%) Data Modelling
5 12 (14.46%) Migration
6 11 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (13.25%) Data Migration
6 11 (13.25%) ETL
7 9 (10.84%) Mentoring
8 8 (9.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.64%) IT Strategy
8 8 (9.64%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (8.43%) CRM
9 7 (8.43%) Data Architecture
9 7 (8.43%) ETL Development
9 7 (8.43%) High Availability
10 6 (7.23%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.23%) Information Security
10 6 (7.23%) Software Engineering
11 5 (6.02%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) SQL
2 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
2 12 (14.46%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.84%) Python
4 7 (8.43%) Java
5 6 (7.23%) C#
6 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.82%) C
6 4 (4.82%) Perl
6 4 (4.82%) Ruby
6 4 (4.82%) VB
7 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.41%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.43%) Degree
3 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) CCNA
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) CCNP
5 2 (2.41%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.20%) CCIE
6 1 (1.20%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) RHCE
6 1 (1.20%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.20%) RHCT
6 1 (1.20%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
1 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) vSphere
3 4 (4.82%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.61%) XenApp
5 2 (2.41%) Docker
6 1 (1.20%) KVM
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.20%) pfSense
6 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.20%) Varnish
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Nagios
2 6 (7.23%) Ansible
3 5 (6.02%) Puppet
3 5 (6.02%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.82%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (4.82%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (4.82%) OpenView
4 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.41%) Cacti
7 1 (1.20%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.20%) CFEngine
7 1 (1.20%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.20%) cPanel
7 1 (1.20%) Icinga
7 1 (1.20%) Kibana
7 1 (1.20%) logstash
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.20%) Plesk
7 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Oracle
2 20 (24.10%) VMware
3 16 (19.28%) Microsoft
4 14 (16.87%) Red Hat
5 13 (15.66%) Citrix
6 8 (9.64%) Intel
7 7 (8.43%) HP
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco
9 4 (4.82%) Atlassian
9 4 (4.82%) BMC
9 4 (4.82%) CA
9 4 (4.82%) Compuware
9 4 (4.82%) Dynatrace
9 4 (4.82%) IBM
9 4 (4.82%) Nimsoft
9 4 (4.82%) Sophos
10 2 (2.41%) iManage
10 2 (2.41%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.41%) Reuters
10 2 (2.41%) Symantec
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