Period
to 20 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 230 293 239
Rank change year-on-year +63 -54 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 275 244 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 0.93% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.96% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 183 181 330
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £49,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +2.06% +2.11%

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 22,085 25,403 29,864
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.33% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18,001 21,019 24,938
South East median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 +30 94 £46,500 +19.23% 46
Thames Valley +33 86 £38,250 -19.47% 34
Berkshire +52 47 £44,250 -1.67% 11
Surrey +45 46 £47,500 +18.75% 20
Oxfordshire -11 20 £40,000 -20.00% 18
Buckinghamshire +18 19 £30,000 -13.04% 5
East Sussex +8 19 £45,000 -14.29% 6
West Sussex 0 17 £77,500 +34.78% 8
Kent +11 13 £45,500 -9.00% 2
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 105 (38.18%) Windows
2 98 (35.64%) Systems Engineering
3 93 (33.82%) Linux
4 74 (26.91%) Microsoft
4 74 (26.91%) VMware
5 68 (24.73%) Degree
6 55 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 52 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 51 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
9 48 (17.45%) Windows Server
10 41 (14.91%) Rational DOORS
11 40 (14.55%) Azure
12 36 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 35 (12.73%) Firewall
13 35 (12.73%) Cisco
13 35 (12.73%) Information Security
14 34 (12.36%) UML
14 34 (12.36%) AWS
15 33 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
16 32 (11.64%) Office 365
16 32 (11.64%) C
16 32 (11.64%) Python
16 32 (11.64%) SysML
17 31 (11.27%) MODAF
18 30 (10.91%) Aerospace
19 29 (10.55%) Active Directory
20 28 (10.18%) Configuration Management
21 27 (9.82%) DNS
22 26 (9.45%) HP
22 26 (9.45%) Automotive

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 16 (5.82%) IIS
1 16 (5.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.55%) Apache
4 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.45%) nginx
4 4 (1.45%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.36%) Confluence
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.18%) Simulink
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.55%) Azure
2 34 (12.36%) AWS
3 32 (11.64%) Office 365
4 8 (2.91%) SaaS
5 6 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.18%) PaaS
6 5 (1.82%) GCP
7 4 (1.45%) IaaS
7 4 (1.45%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.73%) Datadog
9 2 (0.73%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.73%) Firewall
2 27 (9.82%) DNS
3 26 (9.45%) Wireless
4 25 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 24 (8.73%) LAN
5 24 (8.73%) WAN
6 19 (6.91%) VPN
7 17 (6.18%) DHCP
8 16 (5.82%) Wi-Fi
9 15 (5.45%) SAN
10 14 (5.09%) Network Security
11 13 (4.73%) 4G
11 13 (4.73%) 5G
12 12 (4.36%) BGP
13 11 (4.00%) Internet
13 11 (4.00%) LTE
14 9 (3.27%) OSPF
14 9 (3.27%) WLAN
15 8 (2.91%) 3G
15 8 (2.91%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (2.91%) MySQL
3 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.45%) Power BI
3 4 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.73%) Redis
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.36%) GIS
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (14.91%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (4.36%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (4.00%) CMake
4 6 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.82%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.45%) MagicDraw
7 3 (1.09%) Subversion
8 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.73%) GitLab
8 2 (0.73%) JIRA
8 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.36%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (10.91%) Aerospace
2 26 (9.45%) Automotive
3 21 (7.64%) Military
3 21 (7.64%) Retail
4 20 (7.27%) Manufacturing
5 19 (6.91%) Finance
6 17 (6.18%) Electronics
7 11 (4.00%) Marketing
8 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.82%) Banking
9 5 (1.82%) German Language
9 5 (1.82%) Italian Language
10 4 (1.45%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.73%) French Language
11 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.36%) Law
12 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.55%) .NET
2 6 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.45%) JSON
3 4 (1.45%) LDAP
4 3 (1.09%) Web Services
4 3 (1.09%) WPF
4 3 (1.09%) XML
5 2 (0.73%) Middleware
5 2 (0.73%) Swagger
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (6.18%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.18%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (5.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (3.27%) Mobile Computing
6 9 (3.27%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.18%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.18%) EPoS
7 6 (2.18%) Replication
8 5 (1.82%) Clustering
8 5 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.82%) Verilog
8 5 (1.82%) VHDL
9 4 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.73%) NHS
11 2 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 105 (38.18%) Windows
2 93 (33.82%) Linux
3 48 (17.45%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.64%) Unix
5 17 (6.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (5.09%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.27%) Android
7 9 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.91%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 7 (2.55%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.82%) Debian
11 4 (1.45%) CentOS
12 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (35.64%) Systems Engineering
2 51 (18.55%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (13.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 35 (12.73%) Information Security
5 34 (12.36%) UML
6 33 (12.00%) Technical Leadership
7 32 (11.64%) SysML
8 31 (11.27%) MODAF
9 28 (10.18%) Configuration Management
10 22 (8.00%) ITIL
10 22 (8.00%) Software Architecture
11 19 (6.91%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 19 (6.91%) TOGAF
12 18 (6.55%) ArchiMate
12 18 (6.55%) Project Management
12 18 (6.55%) Validation
13 17 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (5.82%) DevOps
15 15 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (5.09%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.64%) C
1 32 (11.64%) Python
2 25 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 25 (9.09%) SQL
3 22 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.55%) C#
4 18 (6.55%) C++
4 18 (6.55%) Java
4 18 (6.55%) Ruby
5 17 (6.18%) Perl
6 9 (3.27%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.18%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.45%) Ada
9 4 (1.45%) PHP
10 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.73%) Go
11 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (24.73%) Degree
2 21 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 18 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.45%) MCSE
5 14 (5.09%) Chartered Engineer
6 11 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.64%) MCSA
8 7 (2.55%) CCNA
9 5 (1.82%) PhD
10 4 (1.45%) CCNP
10 4 (1.45%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.45%) LFCE
10 4 (1.45%) LFCS
10 4 (1.45%) Linux+ Certification
10 4 (1.45%) RHCE
10 4 (1.45%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.45%) VCAP
10 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.09%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 13 (4.73%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.36%) Def Stans
3 12 (4.36%) GDPR
4 11 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (2.55%) SLA
6 3 (1.09%) ISO 22301
6 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.09%) JTAG
7 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.36%) NIST
8 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 52 (18.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (10.55%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.18%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.45%) vSphere
5 11 (4.00%) Docker
5 11 (4.00%) Firmware
6 8 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.82%) KVM
9 5 (1.82%) XenApp
10 4 (1.45%) Xen
11 3 (1.09%) Ceph
11 3 (1.09%) Squid
12 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.36%) LXC
Systems Management
1 18 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (6.18%) Terraform
3 14 (5.09%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.73%) Ansible
5 12 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.36%) Puppet
5 12 (4.36%) SCCM
6 6 (2.18%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.09%) SCOM
9 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.73%) Salt
9 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 74 (26.91%) Microsoft
1 74 (26.91%) VMware
2 35 (12.73%) Cisco
3 26 (9.45%) HP
4 23 (8.36%) IBM
5 16 (5.82%) Red Hat
6 15 (5.45%) Citrix
7 10 (3.64%) Meraki
8 9 (3.27%) Juniper
9 8 (2.91%) Google
10 7 (2.55%) Aruba
10 7 (2.55%) Dell
10 7 (2.55%) Huawei
10 7 (2.55%) Oracle
10 7 (2.55%) Ruckus Wireless
11 6 (2.18%) EMC
11 6 (2.18%) Ivanti
12 5 (1.82%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.45%) Brocade
13 4 (1.45%) NEC