Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 226 237
Rank change year-on-year -37 +11 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 194 66 340
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 0.83% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.86% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 100 55 240
10th Percentile £30,735 £31,600 £31,250
25th Percentile £33,320 £36,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £47,250
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% -10.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £55,809 £51,875 £61,250
90th Percentile £73,863 £67,500 £71,375
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.11% - -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 16,688 7,671 24,234
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.21% 96.37% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11,704 6,383 20,071
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -70 69 £51,325 +40.62% 30
Thames Valley -72 49 £40,707 -14.30% 32
East Sussex -17 31 £35,280 -16.99% 2
Berkshire -57 25 £67,725 +4.19% 16
Kent -23 19 £46,750 +24.67% 11
Oxfordshire -28 19 £37,014 -22.08% 9
Surrey -67 15 £44,250 +1.14% 9
West Sussex -12 9 £42,500 +3.03% 12
Buckinghamshire -62 5 £36,500 +2.82% 7
Sussex - 1 £35,280 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 86 (44.33%) Systems Engineering
2 70 (36.08%) Degree
3 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
4 50 (25.77%) Software Engineering
5 38 (19.59%) Social Skills
6 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
7 35 (18.04%) Electronics
7 35 (18.04%) Windows
8 30 (15.46%) Avionics
8 30 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
10 28 (14.43%) HND
10 28 (14.43%) VMware
11 26 (13.40%) Validation
12 25 (12.89%) Automotive
13 24 (12.37%) Physics
14 23 (11.86%) Mentoring
15 21 (10.82%) Microsoft 365
15 21 (10.82%) Aerospace
16 19 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (9.79%) ITIL
16 19 (9.79%) Customer Requirements
17 16 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
17 16 (8.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 16 (8.25%) DevOps
17 16 (8.25%) Azure
17 16 (8.25%) DO-254
18 15 (7.73%) Windows Server
18 15 (7.73%) Algorithms
18 15 (7.73%) HNC

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 (5.15%) Confluence
1 10 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Simulink
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.82%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (8.25%) Azure
3 6 (3.09%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.58%) AWS
5 3 (1.55%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.70%) SAN
2 9 (4.64%) DNS
3 8 (4.12%) DHCP
4 6 (3.09%) VoIP
5 5 (2.58%) SMTP
5 5 (2.58%) SSL
6 4 (2.06%) Firewall
6 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.03%) FTP
8 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.52%) 4G
9 1 (0.52%) DMZ
9 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.52%) LAN
9 1 (0.52%) LTE
9 1 (0.52%) NAS
9 1 (0.52%) VLAN
9 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) MySQL
2 2 (1.03%) Power BI
3 1 (0.52%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 10 (5.15%) JIRA
2 5 (2.58%) Rational DOORS
General
1 38 (19.59%) Social Skills
2 35 (18.04%) Electronics
3 30 (15.46%) Avionics
4 25 (12.89%) Automotive
5 21 (10.82%) Aerospace
6 16 (8.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 11 (5.67%) Presentation Skills
8 9 (4.64%) Manufacturing
9 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.58%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (2.58%) Military
11 4 (2.06%) Multimedia
12 3 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (1.03%) Advertising
14 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.52%) Public Sector
14 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) .NET
1 7 (3.61%) REST
2 5 (2.58%) gRPC
3 1 (0.52%) EDI
3 1 (0.52%) JSON
3 1 (0.52%) SOAP
3 1 (0.52%) UDDI
3 1 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (7.73%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.61%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.58%) Life Science
4 5 (2.58%) Renewable Energy
5 3 (1.55%) CCTV
5 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.55%) Replication
6 2 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.03%) User Experience
6 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.04%) Windows
2 15 (7.73%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.22%) Linux
4 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (2.06%) Android
7 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.52%) CentOS
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (44.33%) Systems Engineering
2 50 (25.77%) Software Engineering
3 30 (15.46%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (13.40%) Validation
5 24 (12.37%) Physics
6 23 (11.86%) Mentoring
7 19 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (9.79%) Customer Requirements
7 19 (9.79%) ITIL
8 16 (8.25%) DevOps
9 14 (7.22%) FMEA
10 13 (6.70%) FMECA
10 13 (6.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (6.19%) Digital Signal Processing
11 12 (6.19%) Migration
11 12 (6.19%) Signal Processing
12 11 (5.67%) Release Management
12 11 (5.67%) Requirements Engineering
12 11 (5.67%) Systems Thinking
12 11 (5.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.73%) MATLAB
2 9 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.12%) C#
4 7 (3.61%) SQL
5 6 (3.09%) C
5 6 (3.09%) C++
6 5 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.03%) Java
8 1 (0.52%) Fortran
8 1 (0.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 70 (36.08%) Degree
2 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
3 37 (19.07%) SC Cleared
4 28 (14.43%) HND
5 15 (7.73%) HNC
6 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.64%) MCSE
8 6 (3.09%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.06%) MCSA
9 4 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.55%) MCP
11 2 (1.03%) AWS Certification
11 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.52%) CCNA
12 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.52%) MCITP
12 1 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.25%) DO-254
2 7 (3.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 11 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.58%) Docker
4 5 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.52%) LXC
6 1 (0.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.52%) SRDF
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (3.61%) SCCM
2 5 (2.58%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.03%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.52%) Ansible
5 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.43%) VMware
3 14 (7.22%) EMC
4 6 (3.09%) Veeam
5 4 (2.06%) Sun
6 3 (1.55%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (1.03%) Citrix
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle
7 2 (1.03%) Polycom
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.03%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.03%) Sophos
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco
8 1 (0.52%) Dell
8 1 (0.52%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.52%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.52%) HP
8 1 (0.52%) NetApp
8 1 (0.52%) Zerto