Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £57,500 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.

Senior System Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 890 868
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 350 337 472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 294 295 396
UK median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £45,245
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +19.35% -4.75%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £71,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +13.64% -2.22%

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%

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 24 November 2017.

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 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 +63 331 £57,500 +6.48% 23
UK excluding London +31 205 £55,000 +10.00% 16
London +33 135 £60,000 -4.00% 8
South East -6 79 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South West +43 36 £45,000 -14.29% 4
East of England +19 33 £65,000 +36.84% 2
North of England +31 31 £44,471 +2.59% 5
Midlands +35 15 £55,000 +42.86% 2
Yorkshire +35 15 £42,500 -10.53%
North West -15 14 £44,471 +6.71% 5
East Midlands +34 12 £57,500 +49.35% 1
Wales +21 8 £45,000 +36.36%
West Midlands +16 3 £42,500 +9.68% 1
Scotland -12 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1
North East +6 2 £35,750 -40.42%

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 159 (45.43%) Windows
2 139 (39.71%) Linux
3 130 (37.14%) VMware
4 93 (26.57%) Python
4 93 (26.57%) Puppet
5 91 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 90 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 89 (25.43%) DevOps
8 85 (24.29%) DNS
9 82 (23.43%) Active Directory
10 79 (22.57%) Windows Server
11 77 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
12 65 (18.57%) ITIL
13 62 (17.71%) PowerShell
14 61 (17.43%) Java
15 60 (17.14%) DHCP
16 59 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (15.71%) Unix
18 51 (14.57%) Perl
19 48 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
20 47 (13.43%) Ansible
20 47 (13.43%) Bash Shell
21 44 (12.57%) Office 365
22 43 (12.29%) Degree
23 42 (12.00%) TCP/IP
23 42 (12.00%) Finance
23 42 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 41 (11.71%) Cisco
24 41 (11.71%) SQL
25 40 (11.43%) Red Hat

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 28 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.57%) IIS
3 15 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.14%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.57%) Apache
5 9 (2.57%) nginx
5 9 (2.57%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.71%) Confluence
6 6 (1.71%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.43%) CMS
7 5 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.14%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.14%) uWSGI
9 3 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.57%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.57%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.86%) Mathcad
3 2 (0.57%) Simulink
4 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (16.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (12.57%) Office 365
4 25 (7.14%) SaaS
5 21 (6.00%) IaaS
6 10 (2.86%) PaaS
7 9 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.43%) GitHub
10 3 (0.86%) Akamai
11 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.29%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 85 (24.29%) DNS
2 60 (17.14%) DHCP
3 42 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.57%) Firewall
5 25 (7.14%) SAN
5 25 (7.14%) WAN
6 19 (5.43%) LAN
7 16 (4.57%) VoIP
8 15 (4.29%) VPN
9 14 (4.00%) BGP
9 14 (4.00%) LDAP
10 13 (3.71%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (3.43%) HTTP
12 11 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (3.14%) Kerberos
13 10 (2.86%) SNMP
13 10 (2.86%) VLAN
14 9 (2.57%) Internet
14 9 (2.57%) SSL
15 7 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.86%) MySQL
3 23 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (3.71%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.57%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.43%) MariaDB
6 5 (1.43%) Redis
6 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.86%) Big Data
9 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (9.14%) Rational DOORS
2 31 (8.86%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (3.71%) JIRA
5 12 (3.43%) Subversion
6 10 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.43%) MSI
8 3 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.86%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.57%) Ant
9 2 (0.57%) Maven
9 2 (0.57%) NUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.29%) GitLab
General
1 42 (12.00%) Finance
2 19 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.57%) Military
4 12 (3.43%) Electronics
5 9 (2.57%) Marketing
6 8 (2.29%) Games
6 8 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.29%) Retail
7 7 (2.00%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.71%) Legal
9 4 (1.14%) Automotive
10 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.86%) Law
11 2 (0.57%) Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Avionics
12 1 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.86%) Web Services
2 9 (2.57%) HTML
2 9 (2.57%) LAMP
3 8 (2.29%) LEMP Stack
4 6 (1.71%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.43%) Django
5 5 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.43%) Java EE
5 5 (1.43%) XML
6 4 (1.14%) FreeSWITCH
6 4 (1.14%) J2EE
6 4 (1.14%) OpenCL
6 4 (1.14%) OpenGL
6 4 (1.14%) PHP-FPM
6 4 (1.14%) Vulkan
6 4 (1.14%) WSGI
7 3 (0.86%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.86%) Node.js
7 3 (0.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.43%) Private Cloud
3 25 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 22 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.29%) Public Cloud
5 16 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.86%) Replication
6 10 (2.86%) Wiki
7 9 (2.57%) Clustering
8 8 (2.29%) PKI
8 8 (2.29%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.71%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.43%) Fintech
10 5 (1.43%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 159 (45.43%) Windows
2 139 (39.71%) Linux
3 79 (22.57%) Windows Server
4 55 (15.71%) Unix
5 42 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.29%) CentOS
7 28 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (5.71%) Ubuntu
8 20 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.71%) Debian
9 13 (3.71%) Windows 10
9 13 (3.71%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.43%) AIX
11 5 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.43%) Solaris
12 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.86%) Android
13 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.43%) DevOps
2 65 (18.57%) ITIL
3 38 (10.86%) Configuration Management
4 31 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (8.86%) Mentoring
5 30 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (8.29%) Validation
7 26 (7.43%) Requirements Management
8 25 (7.14%) Project Management
9 23 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.00%) Software Engineering
11 20 (5.71%) Scrum
12 18 (5.14%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.86%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.57%) Patch Management
15 15 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
16 14 (4.00%) Identity Management
17 13 (3.71%) Information Security
17 13 (3.71%) Migration
17 13 (3.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (26.57%) Python
2 62 (17.71%) PowerShell
3 61 (17.43%) Java
4 51 (14.57%) Perl
5 47 (13.43%) Bash Shell
6 41 (11.71%) SQL
7 39 (11.14%) Ruby
8 32 (9.14%) C
8 32 (9.14%) C++
9 26 (7.43%) PHP
10 19 (5.43%) C#
11 12 (3.43%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.43%) MATLAB
12 5 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.14%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.86%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.57%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.29%) Go
16 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (12.29%) Degree
2 36 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.00%) MCSE
5 25 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (6.57%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.00%) CCNA
8 18 (5.14%) MCITP
9 17 (4.86%) MCSA
9 17 (4.86%) RHCE
10 11 (3.14%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.29%) CCNP
11 8 (2.29%) CISSP
11 8 (2.29%) RHCSA
12 6 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.43%) HNC
13 5 (1.43%) MCP
14 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.86%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.29%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.57%) QA
4 5 (1.43%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.43%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.43%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.43%) SLA
5 4 (1.14%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.86%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.86%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.29%) GCP
7 1 (0.29%) GDPR
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 91 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (23.43%) Active Directory
3 30 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.71%) Docker
4 13 (3.71%) Xen
5 12 (3.43%) vSphere
6 10 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.00%) iptables
9 6 (1.71%) NFS
9 6 (1.71%) XenApp
10 5 (1.43%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.43%) Firmware
10 5 (1.43%) KVM
10 5 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.14%) BIND 9
11 4 (1.14%) Kamailio
11 4 (1.14%) Postfix
11 4 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 93 (26.57%) Puppet
2 48 (13.71%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (13.43%) Ansible
4 27 (7.71%) SCCM
5 19 (5.43%) Terraform
6 16 (4.57%) SCOM
7 13 (3.71%) WSUS
8 11 (3.14%) Kubernetes
9 8 (2.29%) HAProxy
9 8 (2.29%) Nagios
9 8 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 7 (2.00%) Cacti
10 7 (2.00%) Cobbler
10 7 (2.00%) Tivoli
11 5 (1.43%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.14%) Munin
12 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.14%) Salt
13 3 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 130 (37.14%) VMware
2 90 (25.71%) Microsoft
3 41 (11.71%) Cisco
4 40 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 33 (9.43%) Citrix
6 13 (3.71%) EMC
7 12 (3.43%) IBM
8 11 (3.14%) HP
8 11 (3.14%) SolarWinds
9 10 (2.86%) NetApp
10 9 (2.57%) F5
11 7 (2.00%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.00%) Google
11 7 (2.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.00%) Symantec
12 6 (1.71%) Dell
13 5 (1.43%) Juniper
13 5 (1.43%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.43%) McAfee
13 5 (1.43%) SAP