Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Systems Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1160 1178 1259
Rank change year-on-year +18 +81 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Systems Engineer 51 44 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.024% 0.030%
Number of salaries quoted 45 35 56
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.80% - +1.90%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,350 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,000 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.28% -7.00% +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Lead Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Top 13 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England +49 49 £55,000 +2.80% 2
UK excluding London +55 39 £55,000 +18.28%
South East +49 18 £57,500 +7.48%
North of England +28 14 £50,000 +15.61%
London +6 11 £62,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 10 £48,827 -
South West +20 5 £54,000 +17.07%
North West -18 3 £56,250 +30.06%
Midlands +32 2 £45,000 +5.88%
East Midlands +29 1 £45,000 +5.88%
North East - 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £37,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 16 (31.37%) Linux
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
2 15 (29.41%) Windows
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
3 13 (25.49%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 10 (19.61%) ITIL
6 9 (17.65%) Java
6 9 (17.65%) SAN
6 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
7 8 (15.69%) SQL
8 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
8 7 (13.73%) Analytics
8 7 (13.73%) Office 365
8 7 (13.73%) Data Analytics
9 6 (11.76%) Open Source
9 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
9 6 (11.76%) QA
9 6 (11.76%) Release Management
9 6 (11.76%) Web Development
9 6 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.76%) NHS
9 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (9.80%) OO
10 5 (9.80%) OOD
10 5 (9.80%) DHCP

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 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
4 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.73%) Office 365
3 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.96%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) SAN
2 5 (9.80%) DHCP
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.84%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) MRTG
4 1 (1.96%) Skype
4 1 (1.96%) SNMP
4 1 (1.96%) SSH
4 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Gradle
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Law
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Java EE
2 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) CSS3
3 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) HTML5
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) jQuery
3 1 (1.96%) Kafka
3 1 (1.96%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) libvirt
3 1 (1.96%) REST
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) NHS
2 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (7.84%) VHDL
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 7 (13.73%) Analytics
3 7 (13.73%) Data Analytics
3 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
4 6 (11.76%) Open Source
4 6 (11.76%) Release Management
4 6 (11.76%) Web Development
5 5 (9.80%) OO
5 5 (9.80%) OOD
5 5 (9.80%) Requirements Management
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps
6 4 (7.84%) FPGA Design
6 4 (7.84%) Migration
6 4 (7.84%) Physics
6 4 (7.84%) SDLC
6 4 (7.84%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (7.84%) V-Model
7 3 (5.88%) Server Building
7 3 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Java
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.84%) C
5 3 (5.88%) MATLAB
5 3 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (3.92%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) C#
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) MCSA
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.88%) MCDST
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
5 3 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) CCA
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.96%) PhD
6 1 (1.96%) RHCE
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) Firmware
4 2 (3.92%) Docker
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) KVM
5 1 (1.96%) QEMU
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) SCOM
2 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.92%) Nagios
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) Ansible
3 1 (1.96%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.96%) Grafana
3 1 (1.96%) Icinga
3 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) VMware
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.84%) Altera
3 4 (7.84%) Cisco
3 4 (7.84%) Dell
4 3 (5.88%) Avaya
4 3 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) ANSYS
5 1 (1.96%) Progress
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat