Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 223 243
Rank change year-on-year -12 +20 +82
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 397 520 566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.31% 1.49% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.53% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 341 431 510
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +7.95% +4.76%

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 29304 33921 41438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.97% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24468 28449 34555
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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
Thames Valley +23 154 £45,000 -18.18% 13
Hampshire -31 105 £57,500 +21.05% 4
Oxfordshire +32 72 £45,000 -16.67% 7
Surrey -24 59 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Berkshire -12 57 £50,000 -13.04% 2
West Sussex +9 46 £52,500 +16.67%
Buckinghamshire +33 25 £37,500 -21.05% 4
East Sussex -17 22 £35,000 - 1
Kent +20 10 £37,250 -20.74%
Middlesex - 4 £65,000 - 1
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 210 (52.90%) Linux
2 137 (34.51%) Windows
3 101 (25.44%) Python
4 96 (24.18%) VMware
5 84 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
6 83 (20.91%) SQL
7 80 (20.15%) DevOps
8 78 (19.65%) Microsoft
9 73 (18.39%) Degree
10 72 (18.14%) Red Hat
11 64 (16.12%) Active Directory
12 63 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (15.62%) Windows Server
14 61 (15.37%) Bash Shell
14 61 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
15 59 (14.86%) Java
16 57 (14.36%) DNS
17 54 (13.60%) CCNA
17 54 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
18 53 (13.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 51 (12.85%) RHCE
20 49 (12.34%) Telecoms
20 49 (12.34%) Security Cleared
21 47 (11.84%) Hyper-V
22 46 (11.59%) Perl
23 44 (11.08%) DHCP
24 41 (10.33%) C
25 39 (9.82%) MS Exchange
25 39 (9.82%) Puppet
26 38 (9.57%) Finance

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 39 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.53%) Apache
7 13 (3.27%) Skype for Business
8 12 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.76%) IIS
10 5 (1.26%) Confluence
10 5 (1.26%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.26%) SAS
11 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.76%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.76%) nginx
12 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.25%) TPMS
13 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.76%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 84 (21.16%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (15.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.81%) Office 365
4 18 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (3.53%) SaaS
6 13 (3.27%) IaaS
7 12 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.27%) PaaS
9 8 (2.02%) Datadog
10 6 (1.51%) GitHub
11 5 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.01%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.76%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.36%) DNS
2 44 (11.08%) DHCP
3 34 (8.56%) TCP/IP
4 18 (4.53%) WAN
5 17 (4.28%) LAN
6 14 (3.53%) Internet
7 12 (3.02%) Firewall
7 12 (3.02%) SAN
7 12 (3.02%) Skype
8 11 (2.77%) VPN
9 10 (2.52%) LDAP
9 10 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.27%) Kerberos
11 8 (2.02%) VLAN
11 8 (2.02%) VoIP
12 6 (1.51%) GSM
12 6 (1.51%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.51%) LTE
12 6 (1.51%) RANAP
12 6 (1.51%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (6.80%) MySQL
4 21 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 17 (4.28%) Big Data
6 13 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.27%) Redis
8 8 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.02%) GIS
9 6 (1.51%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.51%) SAP HANA
10 5 (1.26%) InfluxDB
11 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.50%) SQLite
12 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (4.03%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.78%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.27%) JIRA
5 8 (2.02%) MSI
5 8 (2.02%) Subversion
6 7 (1.76%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.26%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.76%) Selenium
9 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.25%) Redmine
10 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 49 (12.34%) Telecoms
2 38 (9.57%) Finance
3 22 (5.54%) Electronics
4 21 (5.29%) Marketing
5 20 (5.04%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.53%) Military
7 12 (3.02%) Retail
8 8 (2.02%) Banking
8 8 (2.02%) Digital Economy
9 7 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.76%) Games
10 6 (1.51%) Legal
10 6 (1.51%) Local Government
11 3 (0.76%) Avionics
11 3 (0.76%) French Language
12 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.02%) Web Services
2 11 (2.77%) Middleware
3 8 (2.02%) Kafka
3 8 (2.02%) React
3 8 (2.02%) Spring
4 7 (1.76%) .NET
4 7 (1.76%) J2EE
4 7 (1.76%) RESTful
5 6 (1.51%) SAP Fiori
5 6 (1.51%) SAPUI5
6 5 (1.26%) Java EE
7 4 (1.01%) HTML
7 4 (1.01%) LAMP
7 4 (1.01%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.76%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.76%) XML
9 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.25%) COM
9 1 (0.25%) CSS
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.03%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.03%) Private Cloud
4 12 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.77%) Clustering
6 9 (2.27%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.27%) PKI
6 9 (2.27%) User Experience
7 8 (2.02%) Smart Meter
7 8 (2.02%) Social Media
8 6 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.51%) Replication
9 5 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.01%) VHDL
11 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (52.90%) Linux
2 137 (34.51%) Windows
3 62 (15.62%) Windows Server
4 53 (13.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (9.07%) CentOS
5 36 (9.07%) Unix
6 34 (8.56%) Windows 10
7 24 (6.05%) Windows 7
7 24 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (4.03%) Ubuntu
10 14 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.27%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.51%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.26%) AIX
15 4 (1.01%) Debian
16 3 (0.76%) Fedora
16 3 (0.76%) openSUSE
16 3 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (20.15%) DevOps
2 36 (9.07%) ITIL
3 29 (7.30%) Configuration Management
4 26 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (6.55%) Migration
4 26 (6.55%) Software Engineering
5 21 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (5.29%) Test Automation
6 20 (5.04%) Customer Requirements
7 19 (4.79%) High Availability
8 18 (4.53%) Change Management
8 18 (4.53%) Presales
8 18 (4.53%) Programme Management
8 18 (4.53%) Project Management
9 17 (4.28%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (4.03%) Strategic Planning
11 15 (3.78%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.78%) Network Design
12 14 (3.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 101 (25.44%) Python
2 83 (20.91%) SQL
3 61 (15.37%) Bash Shell
4 59 (14.86%) Java
5 46 (11.59%) Perl
6 41 (10.33%) C
7 35 (8.82%) Ruby
8 31 (7.81%) C++
9 22 (5.54%) PowerShell
10 11 (2.77%) C#
11 8 (2.02%) PHP
12 6 (1.51%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.26%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.26%) Scala
14 4 (1.01%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.01%) Go
14 4 (1.01%) Rust
15 3 (0.76%) Tcl
16 2 (0.50%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 73 (18.39%) Degree
2 54 (13.60%) CCNA
2 54 (13.60%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (12.85%) RHCE
4 49 (12.34%) Security Cleared
5 35 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (5.54%) MCSE
8 15 (3.78%) MCP
9 12 (3.02%) MCSA
10 11 (2.77%) RHCSA
11 10 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (2.27%) CISSP
12 9 (2.27%) MCITP
13 6 (1.51%) Master's Degree
13 6 (1.51%) MBA
14 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
14 5 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (1.01%) Chartered Engineer
15 4 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.52%) QA
2 9 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.76%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (16.12%) Active Directory
2 63 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (11.84%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.53%) Docker
5 15 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.78%) vSphere
6 11 (2.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.27%) XenApp
8 8 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.51%) KVM
9 6 (1.51%) SAP ITS
9 6 (1.51%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.26%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.01%) Firmware
11 4 (1.01%) NFS
11 4 (1.01%) XenServer
12 3 (0.76%) Postfix
13 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.25%) Samba
14 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (9.82%) Puppet
2 31 (7.81%) Ansible
3 24 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.28%) SCCM
5 10 (2.52%) Nagios
6 8 (2.02%) Cobbler
6 8 (2.02%) Grafana
6 8 (2.02%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.51%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.51%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.51%) SCOM
7 6 (1.51%) WSUS
8 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.26%) SmoothWall
8 5 (1.26%) Terraform
9 4 (1.01%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 3 (0.76%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 96 (24.18%) VMware
2 78 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 72 (18.14%) Red Hat
4 30 (7.56%) SAP
5 27 (6.80%) HP
6 25 (6.30%) Citrix
7 23 (5.79%) Cisco
8 22 (5.54%) Oracle
9 14 (3.53%) EMC
10 11 (2.77%) Dell
10 11 (2.77%) IBM
11 10 (2.52%) Sophos
12 8 (2.02%) ArcSight
12 8 (2.02%) Jaspersoft
13 7 (1.76%) Apple
13 7 (1.76%) Hortonworks
13 7 (1.76%) Veeam
14 6 (1.51%) Remedy
14 6 (1.51%) Symantec
15 5 (1.26%) Avaya