The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 758 720
Rank change year-on-year +37 -38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 162 165 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 140 127 219
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £46,250 £43,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% +6.32%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +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 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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 +42 150 £50,000 -4.76% 20
London +45 72 £52,500 -4.54% 10
South East +44 45 £57,500 +9.52% 7
Hampshire +26 11 £60,000 +33.33% 1
City of London +26 11 £52,500 - 2
Surrey +34 9 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire +12 9 £58,750 +67.85% 1
Yorkshire -6 9 £37,500 -11.76%
Oxford +10 8 £58,750 +2.17% 1
South West +2 8 £47,500 +35.71% 1
East of England -3 8 £45,000 -23.72% 1
Brighton +20 7 £50,000 -
East Sussex +16 7 £50,000 -
East Midlands +21 6 £30,500 -20.77%
Guildford - 6 £52,500 -
South Wales +23 5 £45,000 +15.38%
Wales +14 5 £45,000 +15.38%
York +10 5 - -
North Yorkshire +1 5 - -
Bristol -15 5 £50,000 -
Northampton - 5 £30,500 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £30,500 -
Kent +12 4 £39,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +7 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Cambridgeshire -12 4 £45,000 -23.72%
Cambridge -14 4 £45,000 -23.72%
Hertfordshire - 4 £42,500 - 1
Woking - 3 £65,000 -
Newport +11 2 £45,000 +15.38%
Leeds +7 2 £41,250 -36.53%

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 148 (49.17%) Windows
2 122 (40.53%) VMware
3 108 (35.88%) Linux
4 100 (33.22%) Active Directory
5 97 (32.23%) Microsoft
6 84 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 69 (22.92%) Office 365
8 68 (22.59%) DNS
9 63 (20.93%) Windows Server
10 62 (20.60%) Degree
11 57 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
12 56 (18.60%) Python
13 52 (17.28%) PowerShell
13 52 (17.28%) Hyper-V
14 51 (16.94%) DHCP
15 48 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 45 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 43 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 43 (14.29%) SAN
18 37 (12.29%) C
18 37 (12.29%) SQL Server
19 36 (11.96%) Unix
20 35 (11.63%) Firewall
21 34 (11.30%) DevOps
22 33 (10.96%) Computer Science
22 33 (10.96%) ITIL
22 33 (10.96%) C++
23 32 (10.63%) IIS
23 32 (10.63%) Citrix
23 32 (10.63%) Patch Management

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 43 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 32 (10.63%) IIS
3 31 (10.30%) Skype for Business
4 25 (8.31%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.66%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.33%) Apache
8 6 (1.99%) nginx
9 3 (1.00%) Alfresco
9 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.00%) Captiva
9 3 (1.00%) Documentum
9 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.33%) Confluence
11 1 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 23 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 69 (22.92%) Office 365
2 57 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (7.64%) IaaS
5 16 (5.32%) PaaS
6 12 (3.99%) SaaS
7 8 (2.66%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.66%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.59%) DNS
2 51 (16.94%) DHCP
3 43 (14.29%) SAN
4 35 (11.63%) Firewall
5 31 (10.30%) Skype
6 25 (8.31%) Internet
7 23 (7.64%) TCP/IP
8 22 (7.31%) VLAN
9 18 (5.98%) Kerberos
9 18 (5.98%) WAN
10 17 (5.65%) Wireless
11 16 (5.32%) VPN
12 15 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (4.65%) LDAP
14 13 (4.32%) LAN
14 13 (4.32%) LTE
14 13 (4.32%) PBX
14 13 (4.32%) PSTN
15 12 (3.99%) Bluetooth
15 12 (3.99%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (6.31%) Big Data
3 19 (6.31%) MySQL
4 16 (5.32%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (5.32%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.32%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.32%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (4.65%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.32%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (1.99%) git-flow
5 4 (1.33%) Subversion
6 3 (1.00%) JIRA
7 2 (0.66%) Hudson
7 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.33%) Ant
8 1 (0.33%) Appium
8 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.33%) Gatling
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Selenium
8 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (5.32%) Marketing
2 15 (4.98%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.99%) Finance
4 8 (2.66%) Games
5 7 (2.33%) Legal
5 7 (2.33%) Local Government
5 7 (2.33%) Military
6 5 (1.66%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.66%) Retail
7 4 (1.33%) Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Avionics
8 2 (0.66%) Electronics
8 2 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.32%) Node.js
2 8 (2.66%) HTML
3 6 (1.99%) SAML
4 5 (1.66%) Web Services
5 4 (1.33%) Serverless Framework
6 3 (1.00%) LAMP
7 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.66%) J2EE
7 2 (0.66%) React
7 2 (0.66%) Redux
8 1 (0.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.33%) jQuery
8 1 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.31%) Internet of Things
3 18 (5.98%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.32%) Clustering
5 12 (3.99%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.99%) Smartphone
6 9 (2.99%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.66%) PKI
7 8 (2.66%) Replication
8 6 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.99%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.00%) Fintech
11 3 (1.00%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.66%) Smart City
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (49.17%) Windows
2 108 (35.88%) Linux
3 63 (20.93%) Windows Server
4 48 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (11.96%) Unix
6 22 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (5.98%) CentOS
9 17 (5.65%) Ubuntu
10 14 (4.65%) Debian
11 13 (4.32%) AIX
12 8 (2.66%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.99%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.33%) Solaris
15 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.66%) Android
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (11.30%) DevOps
2 33 (10.96%) ITIL
3 32 (10.63%) Patch Management
4 31 (10.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 28 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (8.97%) Project Management
7 24 (7.97%) Identity Management
7 24 (7.97%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.31%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (6.31%) Task Automation
8 19 (6.31%) Validation
9 17 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (4.98%) Mathematics
11 14 (4.65%) Signal Processing
12 13 (4.32%) Email Filtering
12 13 (4.32%) High Availability
12 13 (4.32%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.99%) Change Management
13 12 (3.99%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (3.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (18.60%) Python
2 52 (17.28%) PowerShell
3 37 (12.29%) C
4 33 (10.96%) C++
5 31 (10.30%) Java
6 27 (8.97%) Bash Shell
7 24 (7.97%) Perl
8 21 (6.98%) Ruby
9 18 (5.98%) SQL
10 14 (4.65%) MATLAB
10 14 (4.65%) PHP
11 13 (4.32%) JavaScript
12 10 (3.32%) C#
13 8 (2.66%) Scala
14 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.00%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.66%) Assembly Language
16 2 (0.66%) Fortran
17 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 62 (20.60%) Degree
2 31 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (7.97%) MCSE
4 20 (6.64%) Security Cleared
5 17 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.32%) CCNA
6 16 (5.32%) MCSA
7 13 (4.32%) MCITP
8 11 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (3.32%) RHCE
10 8 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.99%) CISSP
12 6 (1.99%) RHCSA
13 4 (1.33%) MCP
14 3 (1.00%) CCNP
14 3 (1.00%) EMC Certification
14 3 (1.00%) ISEB
15 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.65%) PCI DSS
1 11 (3.65%) QA
2 8 (2.66%) SLA
3 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.33%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 100 (33.22%) Active Directory
2 84 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (17.28%) Hyper-V
4 31 (10.30%) vSphere
5 12 (3.99%) Docker
6 7 (2.33%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 7 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.33%) Xen
6 7 (2.33%) XenApp
7 6 (1.99%) Firmware
8 5 (1.66%) DFS Replication
8 5 (1.66%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.00%) KVM
9 3 (1.00%) Varnish
10 2 (0.66%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.66%) Postfix
10 2 (0.66%) PowerDNS
10 2 (0.66%) QEMU
10 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (10.30%) SCCM
2 30 (9.97%) Puppet
3 28 (9.30%) SCOM
4 19 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (4.98%) Ansible
6 10 (3.32%) Kubernetes
7 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (2.66%) AirWatch
8 8 (2.66%) WSUS
9 7 (2.33%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.33%) XenMobile
10 4 (1.33%) Nagios
10 4 (1.33%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.00%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.66%) Mesos
12 2 (0.66%) Salt
13 1 (0.33%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 122 (40.53%) VMware
2 97 (32.23%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.63%) Citrix
4 31 (10.30%) Red Hat
5 30 (9.97%) HP
6 22 (7.31%) Cisco
7 20 (6.64%) EMC
8 18 (5.98%) IBM
9 15 (4.98%) SolarWinds
10 13 (4.32%) NetApp
11 10 (3.32%) LANDesk
12 9 (2.99%) Veeam
13 7 (2.33%) Google
13 7 (2.33%) MobileIron
13 7 (2.33%) Symantec
14 6 (1.99%) Dell
15 5 (1.66%) Oracle
16 4 (1.33%) Altiris
16 4 (1.33%) Avaya
16 4 (1.33%) SaltStack
South West London
SFX
Salary: From £30,699 to £30,699 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits and incentives
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham
Talent Point
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent training package + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,500 per annum Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £50000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago