Period
to 13 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 175 192
Rank change year-on-year -4 +17 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 40 32 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.71% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.67% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 24 19 26
Scotland median annual salary £32,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £23,025 £41,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £43,375 £62,500 £43,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +10.00%

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 5440 4802 6071
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.66% 95.83% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3528 3048 3908
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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
Edinburgh +3 25 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Glasgow -27 9 £37,750 -24.50%
West Lothian - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £32,500 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £37,500 -
Falkirk - 1 £32,500 -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (47.50%) Windows
1 19 (47.50%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) DNS
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) DHCP
4 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
4 9 (22.50%) Unix
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
5 8 (20.00%) Nagios
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (17.50%) SmokePing
7 6 (15.00%) Cacti
7 6 (15.00%) Python
7 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) Debian
7 6 (15.00%) Firewall
7 6 (15.00%) Degree
7 6 (15.00%) CentOS
8 5 (12.50%) SCCM
8 5 (12.50%) JIRA
8 5 (12.50%) VPN
9 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) Perl
9 4 (10.00%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
9 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Mimecast
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) DNS
2 11 (27.50%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.50%) VLAN
7 2 (5.00%) HTTP
7 2 (5.00%) WAN
8 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.50%) IPsec
8 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.50%) LAN
8 1 (2.50%) NAS
8 1 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (2.50%) Skype
8 1 (2.50%) SMS
8 1 (2.50%) SMTP
8 1 (2.50%) SSL
8 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.50%) Flyway
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) Gradle
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) React
2 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) SCADA
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Linux
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Unix
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) CentOS
5 6 (15.00%) Debian
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.00%) AIX
8 2 (5.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) DevOps
2 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Migration
2 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.00%) CRM
3 2 (5.00%) ITSM
3 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Disruptive Innovation
4 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (2.50%) People Management
4 1 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (15.00%) Python
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.00%) Perl
3 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) C
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) Tcl
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.50%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) MCSE
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) GDPR
1 4 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Nagios
2 7 (17.50%) SmokePing
3 6 (15.00%) Cacti
4 5 (12.50%) SCCM
5 4 (10.00%) Puppet
5 4 (10.00%) SCOM
6 3 (7.50%) Ansible
7 1 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (2.50%) Grafana
7 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) iManage
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.50%) BMC
6 1 (2.50%) Brocade
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds