The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 220 213
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 203 253 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.39% 1.37% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.42% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 177 218 261
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +18.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14110 17860 20459
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.64% 96.97% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11815 15210 16682
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +31 44 £54,000 +54.28% 6
Oxfordshire +16 40 £46,000 +31.42% 2
Berkshire -25 40 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Surrey +28 24 £55,000 +4.76% 6
West Sussex +5 18 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Kent +17 15 £37,000 +34.54% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £51,000 +21.42%
East Sussex 0 7 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Middlesex - 3 £37,500 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 198 (49.62%) Linux
2 156 (39.10%) Windows
3 115 (28.82%) VMware
4 105 (26.32%) Python
5 103 (25.81%) Active Directory
6 90 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
6 90 (22.56%) Windows Server
7 89 (22.31%) Microsoft
8 76 (19.05%) SQL
8 76 (19.05%) Hyper-V
9 70 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 70 (17.54%) DevOps
10 66 (16.54%) DNS
11 61 (15.29%) Red Hat
11 61 (15.29%) Bash Shell
12 58 (14.54%) Perl
13 56 (14.04%) Degree
14 55 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
14 55 (13.78%) Unix
15 54 (13.53%) DHCP
16 53 (13.28%) Security Cleared
16 53 (13.28%) Puppet
16 53 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
17 51 (12.78%) Office 365
18 50 (12.53%) Java
18 50 (12.53%) C
19 48 (12.03%) CentOS
20 47 (11.78%) SAN
20 47 (11.78%) Ansible
21 46 (11.53%) Agile Software Development

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 43 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 31 (7.77%) Skype for Business
3 22 (5.51%) Apache
4 21 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (3.26%) nginx
9 11 (2.76%) SAS
10 10 (2.51%) IIS
11 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (1.75%) Confluence
12 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.25%) TPMS
15 4 (1.00%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
16 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.50%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.25%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 90 (22.56%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (12.78%) Office 365
4 28 (7.02%) IaaS
5 25 (6.27%) SaaS
6 21 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (3.51%) PaaS
8 13 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
8 13 (3.26%) Amazon S3
8 13 (3.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (2.51%) GitHub
10 7 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.75%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.75%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.25%) Bluemix
13 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (16.54%) DNS
2 54 (13.53%) DHCP
3 47 (11.78%) SAN
4 35 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 31 (7.77%) Skype
6 26 (6.52%) Firewall
7 21 (5.26%) PBX
7 21 (5.26%) PSTN
8 16 (4.01%) LDAP
9 14 (3.51%) iSCSI
10 13 (3.26%) Kerberos
10 13 (3.26%) LAN
11 12 (3.01%) HTTP
11 12 (3.01%) WAN
12 11 (2.76%) VoIP
12 11 (2.76%) VPN
13 6 (1.50%) Internet
13 6 (1.50%) IPv6
13 6 (1.50%) Network Security
13 6 (1.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.27%) MySQL
2 27 (6.77%) NoSQL
3 26 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 25 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (4.76%) Big Data
6 16 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.76%) Redis
9 9 (2.26%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.26%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.01%) SQLite
11 3 (0.75%) InfluxDB
11 3 (0.75%) OLAP
11 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (8.02%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.26%) Vagrant
4 11 (2.76%) JIRA
5 10 (2.51%) Selenium
6 8 (2.01%) Ant
7 7 (1.75%) Maven
7 7 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.75%) Subversion
8 6 (1.50%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.25%) JUnit
9 5 (1.25%) WATIR
10 3 (0.75%) Redmine
11 2 (0.50%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.50%) MSI
12 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.25%) Robot Framework
12 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.25%) Trac
General
1 40 (10.03%) Finance
2 29 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.26%) Electronics
4 17 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.01%) Aerospace
5 16 (4.01%) Marketing
6 8 (2.01%) Legal
7 5 (1.25%) Automotive
7 5 (1.25%) Local Government
7 5 (1.25%) Military
8 3 (0.75%) Banking
9 2 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.25%) Avionics
10 1 (0.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.51%) Web Services
2 7 (1.75%) Spring
3 5 (1.25%) LAMP
3 5 (1.25%) Middleware
3 5 (1.25%) Node.js
4 4 (1.00%) .NET
4 4 (1.00%) React
4 4 (1.00%) XML
5 3 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.75%) Kafka
5 3 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.75%) RESTful
6 2 (0.50%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.50%) Flash
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 2 (0.50%) Qt
6 2 (0.50%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 19 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.26%) PKI
4 11 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.26%) VHDL
6 8 (2.01%) Private Cloud
6 8 (2.01%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.75%) Replication
8 6 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.50%) User Experience
9 5 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.00%) Clustering
10 4 (1.00%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 198 (49.62%) Linux
2 156 (39.10%) Windows
3 90 (22.56%) Windows Server
4 55 (13.78%) Unix
5 53 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (12.03%) CentOS
7 33 (8.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (6.02%) Ubuntu
10 16 (4.01%) Windows 10
11 15 (3.76%) AIX
12 14 (3.51%) Windows 7
13 12 (3.01%) Debian
13 12 (3.01%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.26%) Apple iOS
14 9 (2.26%) Windows 8
15 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.50%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.54%) DevOps
2 46 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (8.77%) Software Engineering
4 33 (8.27%) Identity Management
5 30 (7.52%) ITIL
6 26 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
7 23 (5.76%) Configuration Management
8 22 (5.51%) High Availability
9 21 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 19 (4.76%) Test Automation
11 18 (4.51%) Migration
12 17 (4.26%) Patch Management
13 16 (4.01%) Open Source
13 16 (4.01%) Programme Management
14 15 (3.76%) Integration Testing
15 14 (3.51%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (3.51%) Presales
15 14 (3.51%) Task Automation
16 13 (3.26%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 105 (26.32%) Python
2 76 (19.05%) SQL
3 61 (15.29%) Bash Shell
4 58 (14.54%) Perl
5 50 (12.53%) C
5 50 (12.53%) Java
6 42 (10.53%) Ruby
7 37 (9.27%) PowerShell
8 36 (9.02%) C++
9 13 (3.26%) C#
10 9 (2.26%) Ada
11 8 (2.01%) PHP
11 8 (2.01%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.00%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.00%) Korn
14 3 (0.75%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.75%) Scala
15 2 (0.50%) C-shell
15 2 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 56 (14.04%) Degree
2 53 (13.28%) Security Cleared
3 40 (10.03%) SC Cleared
4 31 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.77%) CCNA
6 18 (4.51%) MCSE
6 18 (4.51%) RHCE
7 16 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (3.26%) CISSP
9 11 (2.76%) DV Cleared
9 11 (2.76%) MCP
9 11 (2.76%) MCSA
10 10 (2.51%) Master's Degree
10 10 (2.51%) MCITP
10 10 (2.51%) RHCSA
11 9 (2.26%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.75%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.26%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.50%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.50%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.50%) MISRA
5 2 (0.50%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 103 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 76 (19.05%) Hyper-V
3 70 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (9.77%) Docker
5 21 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (4.51%) XenApp
7 16 (4.01%) vSphere
8 15 (3.76%) KVM
9 14 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.51%) VirtualBox
11 9 (2.26%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.75%) NFS
13 6 (1.50%) Varnish
14 5 (1.25%) Firmware
14 5 (1.25%) Xen
15 3 (0.75%) Samba
15 3 (0.75%) Sendmail
16 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.50%) vCloud
16 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (13.28%) Puppet
2 47 (11.78%) Ansible
3 35 (8.77%) SCCM
4 26 (6.52%) SCOM
5 22 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (3.26%) Backup Exec
7 12 (3.01%) WSUS
8 11 (2.76%) Nagios
8 11 (2.76%) SmoothWall
9 10 (2.51%) vCenter Server
10 9 (2.26%) Kubernetes
10 9 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.75%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.00%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.75%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.75%) logstash
13 3 (0.75%) Salt
13 3 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (28.82%) VMware
2 89 (22.31%) Microsoft
3 61 (15.29%) Red Hat
4 33 (8.27%) Citrix
5 32 (8.02%) HP
6 25 (6.27%) Cisco
7 24 (6.02%) EMC
8 18 (4.51%) Dell
9 17 (4.26%) IBM
10 16 (4.01%) SolarWinds
11 15 (3.76%) SAP
12 14 (3.51%) Apple
12 14 (3.51%) Veeam
13 13 (3.26%) Sophos
14 12 (3.01%) Symantec
15 10 (2.51%) Oracle
16 8 (2.01%) Rackspace
17 7 (1.75%) LANDesk
17 7 (1.75%) NetApp
18 5 (1.25%) Google
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Mecmesin Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Datasource Computer Employment
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: Negotiable package
Posted: Yesterday
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Treloars
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + 7.5%
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 13 days ago
Horsham
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Woking
Talent Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and package
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,500 per annum Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: Market rate plus excellent benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Folkestone
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £39000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Assystem Group Uk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum Very competitive DoE plus car +++
Posted: 11 days ago