Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 195 174
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 26 30 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.48% 0.54% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 30
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -40.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,025 £31,275
90th Percentile £61,125 £41,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +11.76%

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 5,151 5,299 5,119
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 95.75% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3,390 3,381 3,112
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Glasgow -1 12 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Edinburgh -4 6 - - 6
West Lothian - 5 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £26,500 - 2
Stirling - 1 £45,000 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Electronics
3 8 (30.77%) Python
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Requirements Management
4 7 (26.92%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (23.08%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 6 (23.08%) JIRA
5 6 (23.08%) Product Management
5 6 (23.08%) SysML
5 6 (23.08%) Physics
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) C#
6 5 (19.23%) HTTP
6 5 (19.23%) IPv4
6 5 (19.23%) IPv6
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) Tcl
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
6 5 (19.23%) Bugzilla
6 5 (19.23%) VLAN
6 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) REST
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
6 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared

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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Simulink
1 1 (3.85%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
1 5 (19.23%) IPv4
1 5 (19.23%) IPv6
1 5 (19.23%) VLAN
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Bugzilla
4 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (42.31%) Electronics
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Requirements Management
2 6 (23.08%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Physics
2 6 (23.08%) Product Management
2 6 (23.08%) SysML
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) SDLC
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
4 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Hazard Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) Tcl
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.85%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.85%) Postfix
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
2 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) ESRI
3 1 (3.85%) IFS
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Veeam