Lead System Engineer
UK

The median Lead System Engineer salary in the UK is £62,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 759 910 1090
Rank change year-on-year +151 +180 -300
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Systems Engineer 57 96 39
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.087% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.092% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 8
10th Percentile - - £45,125
25th Percentile £40,000 - £49,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £160,000 £58,750
Median % change year-on-year -61.25% +172.34% +11.90%
75th Percentile £65,000 - £85,000
90th Percentile £75,000 - -
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,000 - £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +29.41%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,136 104,699 132,906
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.37% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,857 66,167 83,953
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Lead Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lead Systems Engineer.

Salary trend for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lead Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 22 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Lead Systems Engineer in the UK

Lead Systems Engineer
Top 10 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 22 February 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
UK excluding London +92 57 £62,000 - 14
England +139 33 £60,000 -62.50% 11
Scotland - 24 £65,000 - 4
East of England - 19 £62,000 - 2
Work from Home +117 6 £62,000 -61.25% 7
South East +77 6 £40,000 - 1
Midlands +6 6 £60,000 - 7
West Midlands +11 5 - - 6
South West +25 2 £70,000 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £60,000 - 1

Lead Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 22 February 2024, Lead 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 featuring Lead Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (40.35%) MATLAB
2 22 (38.60%) Simulink
3 18 (31.58%) Prototyping
3 18 (31.58%) Renewable Energy
3 18 (31.58%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
3 18 (31.58%) Commercialisation
3 18 (31.58%) Verification and Validation
3 18 (31.58%) Decarbonisation
3 18 (31.58%) Stateflow
3 18 (31.58%) Change Management
3 18 (31.58%) Validation
3 18 (31.58%) Rapid Prototyping
3 18 (31.58%) Algorithms
4 10 (17.54%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) FPGA
4 10 (17.54%) VHDL
4 10 (17.54%) Automotive
5 9 (15.79%) Aerospace
5 9 (15.79%) Verilog
5 9 (15.79%) C
5 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
5 9 (15.79%) Customer Service
6 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (10.53%) Customer Experience
7 6 (10.53%) Client Onboarding
7 6 (10.53%) Onboarding
7 6 (10.53%) Veeam
7 6 (10.53%) Azure
7 6 (10.53%) Public Cloud

Lead Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities 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:

Applications
1 22 (38.60%) Simulink
2 18 (31.58%) Stateflow
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.75%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.75%) ATM
2 1 (1.75%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (17.54%) Automotive
2 9 (15.79%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Military
5 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.75%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 18 (31.58%) Algorithms
1 18 (31.58%) Renewable Energy
2 10 (17.54%) FPGA
2 10 (17.54%) VHDL
3 9 (15.79%) Verilog
4 6 (10.53%) Onboarding
4 6 (10.53%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Change Management
1 18 (31.58%) Commercialisation
1 18 (31.58%) Decarbonisation
1 18 (31.58%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
1 18 (31.58%) Prototyping
1 18 (31.58%) Rapid Prototyping
1 18 (31.58%) Validation
1 18 (31.58%) Verification and Validation
2 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.79%) Customer Service
3 7 (12.28%) Systems Engineering
4 6 (10.53%) Client Onboarding
4 6 (10.53%) Customer Experience
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (7.02%) Mathematical Modelling
5 4 (7.02%) Mathematics
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.51%) Requirements Management
6 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) MATLAB
2 9 (15.79%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Citrix
1 6 (10.53%) Veeam
1 6 (10.53%) VMware
2 3 (5.26%) QinetiQ
3 1 (1.75%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (1.75%) Cadence
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle
3 1 (1.75%) SAP
3 1 (1.75%) Siemens