The median annual salary for a Lead Systems Engineer was £52,655 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Lead System Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 894 963
Rank change year-on-year +60 +69  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Systems Engineer 36 19 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.019% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.020% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 33 19 21
Median salary £52,655 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.26% -8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £53,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £54,000 £55,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year -1.81% -5.17%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Lead Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Systems Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Top 20 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England +69 36 £52,655 -4.26% 5
South East +56 7 £55,000 - 1
London +16 7 £42,000 -23.63% 2
South West +15 7 £54,000 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 7 £54,000 -
North West - 6 £43,750 -
Manchester - 6 £43,750 -
West Yorkshire +14 5 £52,655 -18.99% 1
Yorkshire +9 5 £52,655 -18.99% 1
Leeds +6 5 £52,655 -18.99%
Surrey - 4 £55,000 -
Salford - 4 £42,500 -
Hampshire +6 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Farnborough +1 3 £57,500 +4.54%
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £62,500 -
Staffordshire - 2 £62,500 -
North East - 2 £38,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £40,000 -
Durham - 1 £40,000 -

Lead Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Lead 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 featuring Lead Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (50.77%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Windows
3 22 (33.85%) ITIL
4 20 (30.77%) Office 365
4 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
6 16 (24.62%) C
6 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
6 16 (24.62%) Mentoring
7 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (21.54%) Migration
9 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
10 11 (16.92%) Degree
10 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (16.92%) Firewall
10 11 (16.92%) Linux
10 11 (16.92%) Citrix
10 11 (16.92%) VPN
11 10 (15.38%) Back Office
11 10 (15.38%) DV Cleared
11 10 (15.38%) Open Source
11 10 (15.38%) Chemistry
11 10 (15.38%) Time Management
11 10 (15.38%) VLAN
12 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
12 9 (13.85%) Intel
13 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.77%) Unix

Lead Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 5 (7.69%) nginx
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.77%) Office 365
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Firewall
1 11 (16.92%) VPN
2 10 (15.38%) VLAN
3 6 (9.23%) DNS
4 5 (7.69%) DHCP
4 5 (7.69%) SAN
5 4 (6.15%) tcpdump
5 4 (6.15%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.54%) ADSL
7 1 (1.54%) ATM
7 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.54%) MPLS
7 1 (1.54%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.08%) git-flow
1 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (15.38%) Back Office
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (3.08%) Node.js
2 2 (3.08%) Serverless Framework
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (7.69%) NHS
4 4 (6.15%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.62%) PKI
6 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.54%) Fintech
7 1 (1.54%) IVR
7 1 (1.54%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Linux
4 7 (10.77%) Unix
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) ITIL
2 16 (24.62%) Mentoring
3 14 (21.54%) Migration
4 13 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (15.38%) Chemistry
5 10 (15.38%) Open Source
5 10 (15.38%) Time Management
6 6 (9.23%) Multichannel Retail
7 5 (7.69%) Analytics
7 5 (7.69%) Data Analytics
7 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.69%) IT Strategy
7 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) DevOps
8 4 (6.15%) Project Management
8 4 (6.15%) Validation
8 4 (6.15%) Web Development
9 3 (4.62%) Service Management
9 3 (4.62%) Strategic Planning
10 2 (3.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) C
2 7 (10.77%) Python
3 6 (9.23%) Ruby
4 5 (7.69%) Perl
5 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.08%) Java
6 2 (3.08%) Scala
6 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) Degree
3 10 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MCSA
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) Firmware
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Nagios
2 4 (6.15%) HAProxy
2 4 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.15%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (1.54%) Munin
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) VMware
2 11 (16.92%) Citrix
3 9 (13.85%) Intel
4 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.23%) Dell Compellent
5 6 (9.23%) EMC
5 6 (9.23%) EqualLogic
5 6 (9.23%) NetApp
5 6 (9.23%) Progress
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Dell
7 2 (3.08%) Google
8 1 (1.54%) Altera
8 1 (1.54%) Avaya
8 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.54%) HP
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.54%) Sophos
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