Systems Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

System Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median System Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £50,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 77 231 281
Rank change year-on-year +154 +50 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 2,294 906 941
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.13% 1.55% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 1.74% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1,491 314 402
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,625 £35,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - - +11.11%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 69,645 52,139 69,731
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 89.14% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 49,228 29,915 42,540
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £53,500 £50,173
Median % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.63% +5.63%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the UK excluding London

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the UK excluding London

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK excluding London

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 May 2024. 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
Jobs
South East +133 663 £50,000 -9.09% 173
South West +95 474 £55,000 +11.68% 110
Midlands +81 423 £49,000 +10.73% 92
East of England +65 297 £52,500 -4.55% 92
North of England +131 272 £45,000 +2.74% 112
West Midlands +51 258 £50,000 +12.99% 48
North West +75 175 £50,000 +14.16% 63
East Midlands +91 165 £42,500 - 43
Scotland +4 107 £52,500 -4.55% 51
Yorkshire +122 77 £45,000 +1.12% 35
Wales +44 50 £35,000 -6.67% 14
North East -8 20 £40,000 +10.34% 15
Northern Ireland +28 8 £35,000 -46.15% 4
Systems Engineer
UK

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2024, Systems Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 452 (19.70%) Systems Engineering
2 450 (19.62%) Security Cleared
3 324 (14.12%) Degree
4 221 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 217 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
6 205 (8.94%) Manufacturing
7 193 (8.41%) Social Skills
8 182 (7.93%) SC Cleared
9 176 (7.67%) Windows
10 174 (7.59%) Azure
11 167 (7.28%) VMware
12 165 (7.19%) Aerospace
12 165 (7.19%) Validation
13 146 (6.36%) Linux
14 140 (6.10%) Active Directory
15 136 (5.93%) Automotive
16 115 (5.01%) Microsoft 365
17 110 (4.80%) Electronics
18 109 (4.75%) Customer Service
19 106 (4.62%) SQL
20 104 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
21 101 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
22 98 (4.27%) Agile
23 97 (4.23%) Windows Server
24 91 (3.97%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
25 89 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
26 83 (3.62%) Verification and Validation
27 82 (3.57%) C
28 80 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
29 74 (3.23%) Configuration Management

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 52 (2.27%) Microsoft Exchange
2 51 (2.22%) IIS
3 33 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 6 (0.26%) Kinematics
5 6 (0.26%) WinCC
6 5 (0.22%) Confluence
7 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.087%) Apache
8 2 (0.087%) JBoss
8 2 (0.087%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.044%) SAS
9 1 (0.044%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.044%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 47 (2.05%) Simulink
2 35 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.74%) Stateflow
4 14 (0.61%) AutoCAD
5 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.087%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.087%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.044%) CATIA
9 1 (0.044%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.044%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.22%) C-CURE
3 4 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.087%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.044%) iTrent
5 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.044%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 174 (7.59%) Azure
2 115 (5.01%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (2.48%) AWS
4 50 (2.18%) Entra ID
5 24 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (0.74%) OneDrive
7 15 (0.65%) SaaS
8 10 (0.44%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.35%) GCP
10 7 (0.31%) Azure DevOps
11 6 (0.26%) Azure App Service
12 4 (0.17%) PaaS
12 4 (0.17%) WhatsApp
13 3 (0.13%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.13%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.13%) Google Sheets
14 2 (0.087%) IaaS
14 2 (0.087%) Nutanix
15 1 (0.044%) Google Workspace
15 1 (0.044%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.75%) WAN
2 58 (2.53%) Firewall
3 50 (2.18%) DNS
4 37 (1.61%) DHCP
5 33 (1.44%) Software-Defined Radio
6 27 (1.18%) VPN
7 25 (1.09%) LAN
8 24 (1.05%) TCP/IP
9 23 (1.00%) Internet
9 23 (1.00%) Wireless
10 19 (0.83%) VLAN
11 18 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (0.74%) VSAN
13 15 (0.65%) SAN
14 14 (0.61%) 4G
14 14 (0.61%) 5G
15 12 (0.52%) Ethernet
15 12 (0.52%) SNMP
16 10 (0.44%) HTTP
17 9 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 22 (0.96%) MySQL
2 22 (0.96%) NoSQL
3 14 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 10 (0.44%) Big Data
5 6 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (0.22%) InfluxDB
6 5 (0.22%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.13%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.087%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.087%) QlikView
10 1 (0.044%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.044%) Power BI
10 1 (0.044%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
2 31 (1.35%) LabVIEW
3 22 (0.96%) JIRA
4 20 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
5 14 (0.61%) Git
6 12 (0.52%) Rational Team Concert
7 9 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.17%) GitLab
9 3 (0.13%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.13%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.087%) Apache Continuum
10 2 (0.087%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.044%) Subversion
General
1 205 (8.94%) Manufacturing
2 193 (8.41%) Social Skills
3 165 (7.19%) Aerospace
4 136 (5.93%) Automotive
5 110 (4.80%) Electronics
6 71 (3.10%) Finance
7 64 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
8 56 (2.44%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.92%) Retail
10 35 (1.53%) Military
11 31 (1.35%) Games
12 26 (1.13%) Legal
13 18 (0.78%) Public Sector
14 17 (0.74%) Influencing Skills
15 14 (0.61%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 14 (0.61%) Marketing
16 12 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
17 11 (0.48%) Avionics
18 10 (0.44%) Aviation
18 10 (0.44%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.61%) REST
1 14 (0.61%) WebRTC
2 9 (0.39%) .NET
2 9 (0.39%) Web Services
3 7 (0.31%) Middleware
4 5 (0.22%) WPF
5 4 (0.17%) JSON
5 4 (0.17%) Keycloak
5 4 (0.17%) LAMP
5 4 (0.17%) LDAP
5 4 (0.17%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (0.17%) XMPP
6 2 (0.087%) COM
6 2 (0.087%) HTML
6 2 (0.087%) HTML5
6 2 (0.087%) Lightning Web Components
6 2 (0.087%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.087%) WSE
7 1 (0.044%) ISPF
7 1 (0.044%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (2.83%) Embedded Systems
2 64 (2.79%) Management Information System
3 57 (2.48%) Algorithms
4 51 (2.22%) SCADA
5 38 (1.66%) Clustering
5 38 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 35 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 33 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (1.26%) Robotics
9 27 (1.18%) FPGA
10 25 (1.09%) CCTV
10 25 (1.09%) IoT
11 23 (1.00%) Driving Licence
12 22 (0.96%) CMDB
13 21 (0.92%) Distributed Systems
14 18 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
15 17 (0.74%) NHS
16 16 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.70%) Verilog
16 16 (0.70%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 176 (7.67%) Windows
2 146 (6.36%) Linux
3 97 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 26 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 23 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 23 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 22 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 20 (0.87%) Debian
8 17 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.48%) CentOS
10 11 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.44%) Unix
12 7 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.31%) VMS
13 5 (0.22%) Android
14 4 (0.17%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.17%) SUSE
14 4 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.087%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (19.70%) Systems Engineering
2 217 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
3 165 (7.19%) Validation
4 109 (4.75%) Customer Service
5 101 (4.40%) Cybersecurity
6 98 (4.27%) Agile
7 91 (3.97%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
8 83 (3.62%) Verification and Validation
9 80 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 74 (3.23%) Configuration Management
11 72 (3.14%) Customer Requirements
11 72 (3.14%) Software Engineering
12 69 (3.01%) Project Management
13 67 (2.92%) Computer Science
13 67 (2.92%) Project Delivery
14 58 (2.53%) Software Testing
15 53 (2.31%) Mathematics
16 49 (2.14%) Physics
17 47 (2.05%) High Availability
18 44 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 106 (4.62%) SQL
2 82 (3.57%) C
3 67 (2.92%) Python
4 63 (2.75%) MATLAB
5 50 (2.18%) C#
6 46 (2.01%) PowerShell
7 40 (1.74%) Bash
8 35 (1.53%) Java
9 30 (1.31%) C++
10 9 (0.39%) Perl
11 8 (0.35%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.35%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.31%) Ladder Logic
13 6 (0.26%) Embedded C
14 5 (0.22%) R
14 5 (0.22%) VB
14 5 (0.22%) XAML
15 3 (0.13%) PHP
16 2 (0.087%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.044%) REXX
Qualifications
1 450 (19.62%) Security Cleared
2 324 (14.12%) Degree
3 182 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 89 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 69 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 62 (2.70%) Master's Degree
7 47 (2.05%) Chartered Engineer
8 36 (1.57%) HNC
9 31 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (1.09%) HND
11 24 (1.05%) DBS Check
12 14 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.48%) Azure Certification
14 10 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.39%) CCNA
15 9 (0.39%) MCSE
16 8 (0.35%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.26%) PhD
17 6 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (1.00%) QA
2 22 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 19 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (0.70%) PMO
5 15 (0.65%) GDPR
6 14 (0.61%) ISO 26262
7 12 (0.52%) Automotive SPICE
8 11 (0.48%) IEC 61508
9 10 (0.44%) COSHH
10 7 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 6 (0.26%) Def Stans
11 6 (0.26%) GMP
12 5 (0.22%) SLA
13 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 3 (0.13%) ECSS
14 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.087%) PCI DSS
16 1 (0.044%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 140 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 104 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 57 (2.48%) Firmware
5 24 (1.05%) VMware NSX
6 19 (0.83%) vSphere
7 15 (0.65%) Embedded Firmware
8 12 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (0.39%) Docker
10 9 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.26%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.13%) NFS
14 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 27 (1.18%) Functional Safety
3 25 (1.09%) Ansible
4 24 (1.05%) Puppet
5 23 (1.00%) SCCM
6 20 (0.87%) vCenter Server
7 19 (0.83%) Kubernetes
8 14 (0.61%) SCOM
9 10 (0.44%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.31%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.26%) Terraform
12 6 (0.26%) WSUS
13 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 4 (0.17%) Autotask
14 4 (0.17%) Podman
14 4 (0.17%) Wonderware InTouch
15 2 (0.087%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 221 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 167 (7.28%) VMware
3 59 (2.57%) EMC
4 44 (1.92%) IBM
5 41 (1.79%) Cisco
6 30 (1.31%) Citrix
7 24 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 22 (0.96%) HP
9 20 (0.87%) Siemens
10 18 (0.78%) Thales
11 16 (0.70%) Veeam
12 14 (0.61%) Meraki
12 14 (0.61%) Oracle
13 13 (0.57%) Fortinet
13 13 (0.57%) Rockwell
14 12 (0.52%) Dell
14 12 (0.52%) QinetiQ
15 11 (0.48%) Dynatrace
15 11 (0.48%) Sophos
16 10 (0.44%) CheckPoint