Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 160 159
Rank change year-on-year -51 -1 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 129 209 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 1.99% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 2.06% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 98 157 179
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,000 £52,500
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,782 10,161 11,220
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.07% 96.75% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8,082 8,552 9,494
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the South West

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Bristol +18 65 £45,000 +20.00% 19
Gloucestershire -36 23 £45,000 - 10
Somerset +3 13 £47,500 -1.04% 2
Wiltshire -27 13 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Dorset -30 13 £40,000 - 13
Devon +13 1 £28,500 -40.00% 5
Cornwall -10 1 £31,000 -20.00%
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 West region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (41.09%) Windows
1 53 (41.09%) Linux
2 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
3 39 (30.23%) Puppet
3 39 (30.23%) Python
4 34 (26.36%) Unix
5 28 (21.71%) Cybersecurity
6 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
6 26 (20.16%) Bash Shell
6 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (19.38%) PowerShell
7 25 (19.38%) DHCP
7 25 (19.38%) DNS
8 23 (17.83%) ITIL
8 23 (17.83%) Rational DOORS
9 22 (17.05%) Requirements Management
9 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
9 22 (17.05%) DevOps
10 21 (16.28%) Windows Server
10 21 (16.28%) Perl
10 21 (16.28%) Validation
10 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
11 20 (15.50%) C
11 20 (15.50%) Cisco
12 18 (13.95%) MODAF
12 18 (13.95%) DV Cleared
12 18 (13.95%) VMware
13 17 (13.18%) Management Information System
14 16 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 14 (10.85%) Apache
2 5 (3.88%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.55%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) HipChat
2 1 (0.78%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.78%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.43%) SaaS
5 5 (3.88%) G Suite
5 5 (3.88%) GitHub
5 5 (3.88%) Heroku
5 5 (3.88%) Office 365
5 5 (3.88%) Slack
6 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.16%) TCP/IP
2 25 (19.38%) DHCP
2 25 (19.38%) DNS
3 11 (8.53%) Firewall
4 8 (6.20%) Internet
5 6 (4.65%) Network Security
6 4 (3.10%) LAN
7 3 (2.33%) SAN
7 3 (2.33%) SNMP
8 2 (1.55%) FCoE
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.78%) IPv4
9 1 (0.78%) IPv6
9 1 (0.78%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.78%) NGN
9 1 (0.78%) SDH
9 1 (0.78%) SSL
9 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) MySQL
1 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.10%) Big Data
2 4 (3.10%) Flink
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.78%) HBase
3 1 (0.78%) Infinispan
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 23 (17.83%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (7.75%) JIRA
3 5 (3.88%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (3.88%) Subversion
4 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.55%) Redmine
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (8.53%) Aerospace
2 9 (6.98%) Retail
3 4 (3.10%) Finance
4 3 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.55%) Military
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.53%) Web Services
2 9 (6.98%) Kafka
3 5 (3.88%) JSON
3 5 (3.88%) RESTful
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 4 (3.10%) Node.js
4 4 (3.10%) Spring Boot
5 3 (2.33%) .NET
6 2 (1.55%) Java EE
6 2 (1.55%) STL
7 1 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.78%) HornetQ
7 1 (0.78%) LAMP
7 1 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.18%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.85%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) Cyber Warfare
5 2 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.55%) SCADA
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (41.09%) Linux
1 53 (41.09%) Windows
2 34 (26.36%) Unix
3 21 (16.28%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.65%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.78%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.71%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (20.16%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.83%) ITIL
4 22 (17.05%) DevOps
4 22 (17.05%) Requirements Management
5 21 (16.28%) Validation
6 18 (13.95%) MODAF
7 14 (10.85%) Scrum
7 14 (10.85%) TOGAF
8 13 (10.08%) Configuration Management
9 12 (9.30%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (9.30%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (9.30%) Service Management
9 12 (9.30%) SIEM
9 12 (9.30%) SysML
10 11 (8.53%) Project Management
10 11 (8.53%) Time Management
11 10 (7.75%) Data Modelling
11 10 (7.75%) E-Commerce
11 10 (7.75%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.23%) Python
2 26 (20.16%) Bash Shell
3 25 (19.38%) PowerShell
4 21 (16.28%) Perl
5 20 (15.50%) C
6 11 (8.53%) C#
6 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 10 (7.75%) SQL
8 9 (6.98%) Java
9 4 (3.10%) Groovy
10 3 (2.33%) PHP
10 3 (2.33%) VB
11 2 (1.55%) C++
11 2 (1.55%) Korn
11 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.78%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.95%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.75%) Degree
5 5 (3.88%) CCNA
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.88%) HNC
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
6 2 (1.55%) CISSP
6 2 (1.55%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.55%) GIAC
6 2 (1.55%) HND
6 2 (1.55%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (1.55%) MCITP
6 2 (1.55%) MCSE
6 2 (1.55%) MCTS
6 2 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.55%) SANS
6 2 (1.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) Docker
4 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.33%) vSphere
7 2 (1.55%) NFS
7 2 (1.55%) Samba
7 2 (1.55%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.78%) Gluster
8 1 (0.78%) HDFS
8 1 (0.78%) iptables
8 1 (0.78%) KVM
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (30.23%) Puppet
2 9 (6.98%) Nessus
3 7 (5.43%) Ansible
3 7 (5.43%) WSUS
4 6 (4.65%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (2.33%) Nagios
7 3 (2.33%) SCCM
7 3 (2.33%) SCOM
8 2 (1.55%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.78%) Check_MK
9 1 (0.78%) Grafana
9 1 (0.78%) Graylog
9 1 (0.78%) Kibana
9 1 (0.78%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.78%) Salt
9 1 (0.78%) Terraform
9 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) Cisco
2 18 (13.95%) VMware
3 14 (10.85%) Google
3 14 (10.85%) McAfee
4 9 (6.98%) ArcSight
4 9 (6.98%) Palo Alto
4 9 (6.98%) SolarWinds
5 8 (6.20%) NetScout
5 8 (6.20%) NetWitness
5 8 (6.20%) Sourcefire
6 7 (5.43%) Citrix
6 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (5.43%) Splunk
7 6 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.65%) Remedy
8 5 (3.88%) FireEye
9 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.33%) Siemens
10 2 (1.55%) EMC
10 2 (1.55%) Juniper