Period
to 19 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 325 243
Rank change year-on-year +96 -82 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 358 236 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 0.80% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.82% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 253 203 325
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.16% +3.16%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,600 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 25,074 28,650 28,372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.86% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20,450 23,766 23,747
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +33 122 £40,000 -15.79% 38
Hampshire +44 107 £45,000 +25.00% 41
Surrey +82 79 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Berkshire +16 58 £40,750 -14.21% 10
Oxfordshire +35 41 £60,000 +26.32% 19
East Sussex +35 28 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +25 23 £34,114 -9.63% 9
West Sussex -17 14 £37,500 -5.06% 2
Kent +2 6 £44,500 -22.61% 6
Middlesex +1 2 £46,500 -8.82%
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 141 (39.39%) Windows
2 116 (32.40%) Microsoft
3 106 (29.61%) VMware
4 101 (28.21%) Linux
5 93 (25.98%) Windows Server
6 91 (25.42%) Active Directory
7 87 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 77 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
8 77 (21.51%) Degree
9 70 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 66 (18.44%) Systems Engineering
10 66 (18.44%) Cisco
11 58 (16.20%) ITIL
11 58 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
13 53 (14.80%) Office 365
13 53 (14.80%) Data Centre
14 52 (14.53%) DNS
15 50 (13.97%) C
15 50 (13.97%) PowerShell
16 47 (13.13%) Hyper-V
16 47 (13.13%) Python
16 47 (13.13%) Firewall
17 42 (11.73%) VPN
18 41 (11.45%) Security Cleared
19 40 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
20 38 (10.61%) Configuration Management
21 36 (10.06%) EMC
21 36 (10.06%) Wireless
22 35 (9.78%) SQL

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 35 (9.78%) IIS
2 24 (6.70%) Skype for Business
3 23 (6.42%) MS Exchange
4 12 (3.35%) Apache
5 11 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.79%) nginx
7 9 (2.51%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.12%) Confluence
10 4 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.84%) Mendix
12 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.56%) Drupal
13 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.40%) Simulink
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (15.36%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (14.80%) Office 365
4 29 (8.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 18 (5.03%) SaaS
6 16 (4.47%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (4.19%) IaaS
8 14 (3.91%) PaaS
9 7 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.84%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.56%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.56%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.56%) Yammer
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.28%) Datadog
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.53%) DNS
2 47 (13.13%) Firewall
3 42 (11.73%) VPN
4 36 (10.06%) Wireless
5 31 (8.66%) DHCP
6 25 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 24 (6.70%) Skype
7 24 (6.70%) Unified Communications
8 23 (6.42%) LAN
9 22 (6.15%) WAN
10 21 (5.87%) Internet
11 18 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (4.19%) SAN
12 15 (4.19%) SNMP
13 14 (3.91%) BGP
13 14 (3.91%) OSPF
13 14 (3.91%) PSTN
14 13 (3.63%) Wireless Security
15 11 (3.07%) VoIP
16 9 (2.51%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.51%) MySQL
2 8 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (1.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.56%) Redis
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (7.54%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (3.91%) JIRA
3 13 (3.63%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.12%) Polyspace
8 4 (1.12%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.12%) VectorCAST
9 3 (0.84%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.56%) Chocolatey
10 2 (0.56%) Subversion
11 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.28%) GoCD
11 1 (0.28%) IDA Disassembler
11 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
General
1 22 (6.15%) Finance
1 22 (6.15%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.87%) Aerospace
3 20 (5.59%) Banking
4 19 (5.31%) German Language
4 19 (5.31%) Italian Language
5 14 (3.91%) Military
6 13 (3.63%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.07%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.79%) Electronics
9 9 (2.51%) Retail
10 8 (2.23%) Law
11 7 (1.96%) Automotive
11 7 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.12%) Avionics
12 4 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.12%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.84%) Marketing
14 1 (0.28%) Advertising
14 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.70%) LDAP
2 11 (3.07%) .NET
3 8 (2.23%) JSON
4 6 (1.68%) Web Services
4 6 (1.68%) X-Windows
5 5 (1.40%) REST
6 4 (1.12%) CSS
6 4 (1.12%) CSS3
6 4 (1.12%) HTML
6 4 (1.12%) HTML5
6 4 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.84%) SOAP
8 2 (0.56%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (0.56%) LAMP
8 2 (0.56%) XML
9 1 (0.28%) Cascading
9 1 (0.28%) Kafka
9 1 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.28%) OpenNLP
9 1 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.80%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 18 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.91%) PKI
5 12 (3.35%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.07%) Robotics
7 9 (2.51%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.51%) User Experience
8 8 (2.23%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.23%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.68%) EMC VMAX
10 6 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.68%) Replication
11 5 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.40%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.12%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 141 (39.39%) Windows
2 101 (28.21%) Linux
3 93 (25.98%) Windows Server
4 33 (9.22%) Unix
5 24 (6.70%) Windows 10
6 23 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.79%) CentOS
10 9 (2.51%) VMS
10 9 (2.51%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.68%) VxWorks
13 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.40%) zOS
14 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.12%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.56%) Android
16 1 (0.28%) Debian
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 66 (18.44%) Systems Engineering
3 58 (16.20%) ITIL
3 58 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (10.61%) Configuration Management
6 32 (8.94%) DevOps
7 30 (8.38%) Software Engineering
8 26 (7.26%) Presales
9 25 (6.98%) Project Management
9 25 (6.98%) UML
10 23 (6.42%) Requirements Analysis
11 22 (6.15%) SysML
12 21 (5.87%) Customer Requirements
13 20 (5.59%) Software Architecture
14 19 (5.31%) Demand Generation
14 19 (5.31%) MODAF
14 19 (5.31%) Validation
15 18 (5.03%) Decision-Making
16 17 (4.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (13.97%) C
1 50 (13.97%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.13%) Python
3 35 (9.78%) SQL
4 27 (7.54%) C++
5 22 (6.15%) Ruby
6 21 (5.87%) C#
7 20 (5.59%) Bash Shell
8 17 (4.75%) Perl
9 16 (4.47%) Java
10 11 (3.07%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.79%) Ada
12 8 (2.23%) Go
12 8 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.96%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.40%) PHP
15 4 (1.12%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.56%) VB
18 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (21.51%) Degree
2 41 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 33 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (7.26%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (5.59%) CCNA
7 17 (4.75%) MCSA
8 14 (3.91%) MCP
9 13 (3.63%) CCIE
9 13 (3.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 13 (3.63%) CCIE Service Provider
10 9 (2.51%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.96%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (1.96%) PhD
12 6 (1.68%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.40%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.40%) MCSE
14 4 (1.12%) CCNP
15 3 (0.84%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.79%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.40%) Def Stans
5 4 (1.12%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.56%) JTAG
7 1 (0.28%) GDPR
7 1 (0.28%) NIST
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 87 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.15%) Docker
5 18 (5.03%) vSphere
6 14 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (3.35%) Xen
8 11 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.23%) iptables
9 8 (2.23%) vCloud
9 8 (2.23%) VirtualBox
10 6 (1.68%) LXC
10 6 (1.68%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.40%) Firmware
12 4 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.28%) Ceph
14 1 (0.28%) KVM
14 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (5.59%) Ansible
2 19 (5.31%) Single Sign-On
3 17 (4.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (4.47%) Puppet
5 14 (3.91%) SCCM
5 14 (3.91%) SCOM
6 13 (3.63%) Nagios
7 12 (3.35%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.79%) Graphite
8 10 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (2.79%) Terraform
9 9 (2.51%) ZABBIX
10 8 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (2.23%) Kibana
11 4 (1.12%) Avamar
11 4 (1.12%) Cacti
11 4 (1.12%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.12%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.12%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (32.40%) Microsoft
2 106 (29.61%) VMware
3 66 (18.44%) Cisco
4 36 (10.06%) EMC
5 31 (8.66%) Citrix
6 30 (8.38%) Google
7 29 (8.10%) NetApp
8 25 (6.98%) HP
9 23 (6.42%) Dell
10 15 (4.19%) Aruba
11 14 (3.91%) Huawei
11 14 (3.91%) Meraki
11 14 (3.91%) Polycom
11 14 (3.91%) Ruckus Wireless
12 11 (3.07%) Oracle
13 10 (2.79%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.23%) Centreon
14 8 (2.23%) IBM
14 8 (2.23%) Ivanti
15 6 (1.68%) Guidewire