Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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

System Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 160 191
Rank change year-on-year -23 +31 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 43 28 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.79% 0.60% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 27
Scotland median annual salary £33,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.56% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £26,125 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £46,875 £62,500 £43,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +9.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,269 4,468 5,872
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.33% 95.46%
Number of salaries quoted 3,493 2,871 3,810
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,750 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in Scotland

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Edinburgh +1 29 £32,500 -23.53% 9
Glasgow -27 7 £37,750 -31.36% 2
West Lothian - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £37,500 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,500 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
4 13 (30.23%) DHCP
4 13 (30.23%) DNS
5 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 10 (23.26%) Firewall
6 10 (23.26%) VMware
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.60%) Unix
8 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
8 8 (18.60%) VPN
8 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
9 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
10 6 (13.95%) Nagios
10 6 (13.95%) Cisco
10 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.95%) SCCM
10 6 (13.95%) VLAN
10 6 (13.95%) Degree
11 5 (11.63%) JIRA
11 5 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (11.63%) SCOM
11 5 (11.63%) CentOS
11 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (11.63%) Debian

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Mimecast
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DHCP
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) Firewall
3 8 (18.60%) VPN
4 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.95%) VLAN
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) WAN
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.33%) HTTP
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) LAN
7 1 (2.33%) NAS
7 1 (2.33%) SAN
7 1 (2.33%) Skype
7 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.65%) Big Data
2 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.65%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.33%) Flyway
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Gradle
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Middleware
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) React
2 1 (2.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.33%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) SCADA
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (18.60%) Unix
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.63%) CentOS
7 5 (11.63%) Debian
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.65%) AIX
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Solaris
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.30%) Migration
2 3 (6.98%) DevOps
2 3 (6.98%) Functional Testing
2 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
3 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.65%) CRM
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL
3 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.65%) Presales
3 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
3 2 (4.65%) Process Improvement
3 2 (4.65%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.33%) ERP
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
2 4 (9.30%) Python
3 3 (6.98%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Tcl
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.33%) MCSA
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) ISO 9001
1 5 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Nagios
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) Cacti
2 5 (11.63%) SCOM
2 5 (11.63%) SmokePing
3 4 (9.30%) Puppet
4 3 (6.98%) Ansible
5 2 (4.65%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
1 10 (23.26%) VMware
2 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) iManage
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Meraki
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.33%) BMC
6 1 (2.33%) Brocade
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Dell
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Mitel
6 1 (2.33%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec