Period
to 4 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

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

System Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 223 223
Rank change year-on-year -64 0 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 151 119 373
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.04% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.09% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 66 87 279
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,500
25th Percentile £32,626 £32,500 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
75th Percentile £51,688 £55,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £56,875 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,453 10,954 25,324
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.72% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 11,292 9,030 20,991
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the South East

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the South East

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the South East

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 August 2021. 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
Hampshire -45 54 £45,000 +28.57% 27
Thames Valley -50 51 £35,000 -30.00% 32
Berkshire -38 27 £27,500 -60.71% 9
Surrey -31 23 £44,250 +6.63% 10
Oxfordshire -10 17 £33,320 -31.65% 13
East Sussex -25 9 £35,280 -5.92% 3
West Sussex -23 7 £42,500 -5.56% 7
Buckinghamshire -31 7 £36,500 -18.89% 10
Kent - 6 £42,000 - 6
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, 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 South East region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (39.07%) Systems Engineering
2 56 (37.09%) Security Cleared
3 43 (28.48%) Degree
4 36 (23.84%) Windows
4 36 (23.84%) VMware
5 32 (21.19%) SC Cleared
6 29 (19.21%) Microsoft
7 27 (17.88%) HND
7 27 (17.88%) Social Skills
8 26 (17.22%) Software Engineering
9 24 (15.89%) Azure
10 23 (15.23%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (13.91%) Linux
12 20 (13.25%) ITIL
13 19 (12.58%) Mentoring
13 19 (12.58%) Physics
14 18 (11.92%) PowerShell
14 18 (11.92%) Windows Server
14 18 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
15 17 (11.26%) HNC
15 17 (11.26%) Active Directory
15 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (10.60%) Firewall
16 16 (10.60%) Aerospace
16 16 (10.60%) Validation
16 16 (10.60%) DevOps
17 15 (9.93%) Project Delivery
18 14 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (6.62%) Confluence
1 10 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.65%) IIS
4 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.66%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.89%) Azure
2 23 (15.23%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (5.30%) AWS
4 6 (3.97%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.99%) PaaS
7 2 (1.32%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.32%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.66%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.66%) IaaS
8 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) Firewall
2 11 (7.28%) SAN
3 10 (6.62%) DNS
4 9 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.65%) DHCP
5 4 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (2.65%) SMTP
6 3 (1.99%) 4G
6 3 (1.99%) 5G
6 3 (1.99%) LAN
6 3 (1.99%) WAN
7 2 (1.32%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.32%) DMZ
7 2 (1.32%) FTP
7 2 (1.32%) HTTP
7 2 (1.32%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.32%) NAS
7 2 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.32%) SSL
7 2 (1.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
2 2 (1.32%) Power BI
3 1 (0.66%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.66%) Metadata
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 10 (6.62%) JIRA
2 4 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (17.88%) Social Skills
2 16 (10.60%) Aerospace
3 12 (7.95%) Electronics
4 11 (7.28%) Automotive
5 7 (4.64%) Avionics
5 7 (4.64%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.97%) Documentation Skills
6 6 (3.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 5 (3.31%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.65%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.32%) Military
11 1 (0.66%) Legal
11 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.64%) REST
2 5 (3.31%) .NET
3 4 (2.65%) gRPC
4 3 (1.99%) Web Services
5 2 (1.32%) WPF
6 1 (0.66%) EDI
6 1 (0.66%) JSON
6 1 (0.66%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.66%) SOAP
6 1 (0.66%) UDDI
6 1 (0.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.62%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.97%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.31%) CCTV
4 5 (3.31%) Cybercrime
4 5 (3.31%) Life Science
4 5 (3.31%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.31%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (1.99%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.99%) Clustering
5 3 (1.99%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.99%) PKI
5 3 (1.99%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Verilog
6 2 (1.32%) VHDL
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.84%) Windows
2 21 (13.91%) Linux
3 18 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.31%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (2.65%) CentOS
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.07%) Systems Engineering
2 26 (17.22%) Software Engineering
3 20 (13.25%) ITIL
4 19 (12.58%) Mentoring
4 19 (12.58%) Physics
5 17 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (10.60%) DevOps
6 16 (10.60%) Validation
7 15 (9.93%) Project Delivery
8 14 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (9.27%) Requirements Engineering
9 12 (7.95%) Digital Signal Processing
9 12 (7.95%) FMEA
9 12 (7.95%) Signal Processing
10 11 (7.28%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.28%) Release Management
10 11 (7.28%) Systems Thinking
11 10 (6.62%) Biometrics
11 10 (6.62%) Migration
11 10 (6.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.62%) Bash Shell
3 9 (5.96%) C#
4 6 (3.97%) C
4 6 (3.97%) C++
4 6 (3.97%) Python
4 6 (3.97%) SQL
5 5 (3.31%) Perl
6 2 (1.32%) Java
6 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.66%) RPG
Qualifications
1 56 (37.09%) Security Cleared
2 43 (28.48%) Degree
3 32 (21.19%) SC Cleared
4 27 (17.88%) HND
5 17 (11.26%) HNC
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.31%) MCSE
8 4 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.99%) MCSA
9 3 (1.99%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (1.32%) MCITP
10 2 (1.32%) MCP
11 1 (0.66%) CCNP
11 1 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.66%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.66%) MCTS
11 1 (0.66%) PhD
11 1 (0.66%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.97%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (2.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (2.65%) DO-254
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.97%) vSphere
5 4 (2.65%) Docker
5 4 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.32%) LXC
6 2 (1.32%) NFS
6 2 (1.32%) SRDF
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.66%) KVM
7 1 (0.66%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.65%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.99%) Ansible
3 3 (1.99%) SCCM
3 3 (1.99%) vRealize
4 2 (1.32%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.66%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (23.84%) VMware
2 29 (19.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.64%) Veeam
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco
5 4 (2.65%) EMC
6 3 (1.99%) CA
6 3 (1.99%) HP
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle
6 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.32%) Citrix
7 2 (1.32%) Dell
7 2 (1.32%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (1.32%) Hitachi
7 2 (1.32%) NetApp
7 2 (1.32%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.32%) Sophos
7 2 (1.32%) Zerto
8 1 (0.66%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.66%) iManage
8 1 (0.66%) Intapp