Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £56,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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

Senior System Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 917 900
Rank change year-on-year +70 -17 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 349 271 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 280 244 332
UK median annual salary £56,000 £56,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,750 £37,725 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - +18.64% -1.67%

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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
England +96 341 £57,000 +1.79% 98
UK excluding London +35 214 £52,500 - 79
London +56 130 £60,000 -7.69% 27
South East -32 73 £60,000 +7.14% 19
South West +43 48 £47,000 -1.05% 18
East of England +18 42 £65,000 +38.59% 10
North of England +28 36 £46,250 -11.90% 2
North West +17 26 £51,000 +17.65% 1
Yorkshire +15 9 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Midlands +10 9 £44,000 +10.00% 22
East Midlands 0 8 £50,250 +27.25% 8
Wales +4 4 £34,750 +5.30% 4
Scotland -42 2 £42,500 -15.00% 4
West Midlands -13 1 £44,000 -7.37% 14
North East -25 1 £35,500 -40.83%

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Senior Systems Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 164 (46.99%) Windows
2 157 (44.99%) Linux
3 137 (39.26%) VMware
4 128 (36.68%) Puppet
5 103 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 103 (29.51%) DevOps
6 101 (28.94%) DNS
7 100 (28.65%) Microsoft
7 100 (28.65%) Windows Server
8 99 (28.37%) Python
9 84 (24.07%) PowerShell
10 82 (23.50%) DHCP
11 73 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
12 72 (20.63%) TCP/IP
13 71 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
14 64 (18.34%) Ansible
14 64 (18.34%) Active Directory
15 57 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
16 56 (16.05%) Cisco
16 56 (16.05%) Unix
17 55 (15.76%) Java
18 52 (14.90%) ITIL
19 50 (14.33%) Perl
19 50 (14.33%) Finance
20 47 (13.47%) Degree
20 47 (13.47%) Bash Shell
21 44 (12.61%) Security Cleared
21 44 (12.61%) Management Information System
22 43 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
22 43 (12.32%) SQL

Senior 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 22 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.72%) nginx
4 11 (3.15%) Apache
4 11 (3.15%) IIS
5 9 (2.58%) Confluence
5 9 (2.58%) uWSGI
6 8 (2.29%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.29%) CMS
12 1 (0.29%) JBoss
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Simulink
3 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Shopify
1 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 73 (20.92%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (11.17%) SaaS
4 30 (8.60%) Office 365
5 18 (5.16%) IaaS
6 11 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (2.29%) PaaS
9 7 (2.01%) Akamai
9 7 (2.01%) GitHub
10 6 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.29%) Datadog
14 1 (0.29%) G Suite
14 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 101 (28.94%) DNS
2 82 (23.50%) DHCP
3 72 (20.63%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.32%) Firewall
5 28 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (6.88%) WAN
7 23 (6.59%) SAN
8 21 (6.02%) HTTP
9 20 (5.73%) Cisco IOS
9 20 (5.73%) LAN
10 18 (5.16%) BGP
10 18 (5.16%) SNMP
10 18 (5.16%) SSL
10 18 (5.16%) VoIP
11 16 (4.58%) VPN
12 15 (4.30%) Network Security
13 14 (4.01%) SMTP
13 14 (4.01%) VLAN
14 12 (3.44%) Internet
15 11 (3.15%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.45%) MySQL
3 12 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.15%) MariaDB
5 6 (1.72%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) Big Data
7 3 (0.86%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.86%) Redis
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.29%) GIS
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (12.32%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.74%) Rational DOORS
3 25 (7.16%) Jenkins
4 21 (6.02%) JIRA
5 20 (5.73%) Subversion
6 10 (2.87%) NuGet
7 7 (2.01%) GitLab
8 4 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.15%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.15%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.15%) Selenium
9 3 (0.86%) MSI
9 3 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.57%) Ant
10 2 (0.57%) Maven
11 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.29%) CMake
11 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.29%) RequisitePro
General
1 50 (14.33%) Finance
2 23 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.72%) Electronics
4 12 (3.44%) Retail
5 11 (3.15%) Aerospace
6 10 (2.87%) Military
7 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.01%) Marketing
8 5 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.43%) Games
9 3 (0.86%) Automotive
10 2 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) Avionics
11 1 (0.29%) Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.58%) Django
2 14 (4.01%) Web Services
3 12 (3.44%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (2.87%) XML
5 9 (2.58%) FreeSWITCH
5 9 (2.58%) LDAP
5 9 (2.58%) PHP-FPM
5 9 (2.58%) WSGI
6 8 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (2.29%) Java EE
7 7 (2.01%) 802.1X
7 7 (2.01%) HTML
8 6 (1.72%) LAMP
9 4 (1.15%) OpenCL
9 4 (1.15%) OpenGL
9 4 (1.15%) Vulkan
10 2 (0.57%) Direct3D
10 2 (0.57%) libvirt
10 2 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.61%) Management Information System
2 41 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.02%) Data Centre
3 28 (8.02%) Private Cloud
4 26 (7.45%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.58%) Public Cloud
5 16 (4.58%) Replication
6 12 (3.44%) Wiki
7 11 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (2.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 9 (2.58%) PKI
10 7 (2.01%) NHS
11 5 (1.43%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.43%) Clustering
11 5 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.15%) Robotics
13 3 (0.86%) Cyber Warfare
13 3 (0.86%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 164 (46.99%) Windows
2 157 (44.99%) Linux
3 100 (28.65%) Windows Server
4 56 (16.05%) Unix
5 34 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (4.58%) Ubuntu
9 15 (4.30%) CentOS
10 12 (3.44%) Debian
11 7 (2.01%) Nucleus RTOS
12 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.43%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.86%) Android
14 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.57%) Fedora
15 2 (0.57%) Solaris
16 1 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (29.51%) DevOps
2 52 (14.90%) ITIL
3 43 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (12.03%) Configuration Management
5 33 (9.46%) Mentoring
6 28 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (7.16%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (6.88%) Test Automation
9 23 (6.59%) Analytical Thinking
9 23 (6.59%) Requirements Management
9 23 (6.59%) Service Management
10 22 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 22 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (6.02%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.73%) Project Management
13 19 (5.44%) Scrum
14 18 (5.16%) Release Management
14 18 (5.16%) Validation
15 17 (4.87%) Migration
16 16 (4.58%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (28.37%) Python
2 84 (24.07%) PowerShell
3 55 (15.76%) Java
4 50 (14.33%) Perl
5 47 (13.47%) Bash Shell
6 43 (12.32%) SQL
7 37 (10.60%) C
8 28 (8.02%) Ruby
9 23 (6.59%) C#
9 23 (6.59%) C++
10 21 (6.02%) PHP
11 8 (2.29%) Embedded C
11 8 (2.29%) MATLAB
12 7 (2.01%) Bourne shell
13 5 (1.43%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.57%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.57%) VB
16 1 (0.29%) Erlang
16 1 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (13.47%) Degree
2 44 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 35 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (8.60%) MCSE
4 30 (8.60%) SC Cleared
5 27 (7.74%) MCSA
6 25 (7.16%) MCITP
7 18 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.15%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.87%) CCNA
9 10 (2.87%) CCNP
10 9 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.01%) RHCE
12 5 (1.43%) MCP
13 4 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.15%) HNC
14 3 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
15 2 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
16 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.45%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.01%) QA
4 5 (1.43%) SLA
5 4 (1.15%) ISO 22301
5 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.86%) GCP
6 3 (0.86%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.86%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.29%) GDPR
8 1 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.29%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 103 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (18.34%) Active Directory
3 43 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.74%) Xen
5 22 (6.30%) Docker
6 16 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.15%) vSphere
8 10 (2.87%) VirtualBox
9 9 (2.58%) BIND 9
9 9 (2.58%) Kamailio
9 9 (2.58%) Postfix
10 7 (2.01%) Terminal Services
10 7 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (2.01%) VMware NSX
11 5 (1.43%) XenApp
12 4 (1.15%) XenServer
13 3 (0.86%) iptables
13 3 (0.86%) KVM
13 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 128 (36.68%) Puppet
2 71 (20.34%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (18.34%) Ansible
4 20 (5.73%) SCCM
5 16 (4.58%) Terraform
6 14 (4.01%) Nagios
7 13 (3.72%) SCOM
8 12 (3.44%) Cacti
8 12 (3.44%) HAProxy
9 9 (2.58%) Kubernetes
9 9 (2.58%) Munin
10 8 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (2.01%) Nessus
11 7 (2.01%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (2.01%) vCenter Server
11 7 (2.01%) vRealize
12 5 (1.43%) WSUS
13 4 (1.15%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 137 (39.26%) VMware
2 100 (28.65%) Microsoft
3 56 (16.05%) Cisco
4 41 (11.75%) Citrix
5 25 (7.16%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.16%) Dell
7 16 (4.58%) Palo Alto
8 15 (4.30%) McAfee
9 12 (3.44%) Oracle
10 11 (3.15%) F5
10 11 (3.15%) NetApp
10 11 (3.15%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.87%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.87%) EMC
11 10 (2.87%) HP
11 10 (2.87%) Juniper
12 9 (2.58%) Meraki
13 8 (2.29%) FireEye
13 8 (2.29%) Google
14 7 (2.01%) Blue Coat