Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 170 196
Rank change year-on-year -27 +26 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 48 34 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.83% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.76% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 32 21 32
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £49,375
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5,572 4,470 5,667
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 96.15% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,815 2,815 3,657
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 April 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 April 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 -6 28 £42,500 -5.56% 18
Glasgow -32 14 £25,000 - 4
West Lothian - 3 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £37,500 - 2
Renfrewshire - 1 £34,500 -
Systems Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Linux
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
4 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 20 (41.67%) Cisco
5 20 (41.67%) VMware
6 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (31.25%) Presales
7 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (29.17%) vCenter Server
8 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (29.17%) Load Balancing
8 14 (29.17%) Network Security
8 14 (29.17%) Web Services
9 13 (27.08%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (20.83%) DNS
11 9 (18.75%) DHCP
11 9 (18.75%) Firewall
12 8 (16.67%) Degree
12 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.67%) VPN
13 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
13 7 (14.58%) SQL
13 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
13 7 (14.58%) VLAN
13 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
13 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V

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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) nginx
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Network Security
2 10 (20.83%) DNS
3 9 (18.75%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
4 8 (16.67%) VPN
5 7 (14.58%) VLAN
6 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.42%) LAN
7 5 (10.42%) WAN
8 4 (8.33%) CTI
9 3 (6.25%) SAN
10 2 (4.17%) HTTP
11 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
11 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.08%) IPv4
11 1 (2.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (2.08%) Flyway
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Gradle
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) Flash
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
1 7 (14.58%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.08%) SCADA
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Linux
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server
4 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (12.50%) Unix
7 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) AIX
8 3 (6.25%) Solaris
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.08%) CentOS
10 1 (2.08%) Debian
10 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Presales
2 14 (29.17%) Load Balancing
3 13 (27.08%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Analytics
6 4 (8.33%) WFM
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.17%) Physics
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) SDLC
9 1 (2.08%) Manual Testing
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) Python
2 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.25%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) Tcl
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Docker
4 1 (2.08%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) vCenter Server
2 6 (12.50%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Ansible
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM
5 2 (4.17%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.17%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Meraki
5 2 (4.17%) Mitel
5 2 (4.17%) MobileIron
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.08%) BMC
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds