Period
to 19 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 867 912 826
Rank change year-on-year +45 -86 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 310 325 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 272 287 432
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +16.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £39,075 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -1.16%

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 167246 184514 211672
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133909 154629 175428
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +13 287 £57,500 +9.52% 27
UK excluding London +12 168 £55,000 +10.00% 22
London +50 132 £57,500 -8.00% 7
South East +1 75 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South West +22 21 £45,000 -14.29% 4
North of England 0 21 £43,486 +2.32% 1
East of England -2 21 £57,500 +21.05% 6
Midlands +51 17 £44,000 +13.92% 1
East Midlands +47 14 £56,250 +46.10%
Yorkshire +28 11 £42,500 -2.86%
Wales +26 10 £45,000 +15.38% 1
North West -8 8 £44,471 +11.18% 1
West Midlands +13 3 £42,500 +9.68% 1
Scotland -11 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1
North East +14 2 £35,750 -40.42%

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 140 (45.16%) Windows
2 124 (40.00%) VMware
3 112 (36.13%) Linux
4 89 (28.71%) Microsoft
5 88 (28.39%) Active Directory
6 85 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 66 (21.29%) DNS
8 65 (20.97%) Python
9 61 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
9 61 (19.68%) DevOps
10 57 (18.39%) Windows Server
10 57 (18.39%) Puppet
11 56 (18.06%) ITIL
12 49 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 49 (15.81%) Java
13 47 (15.16%) PowerShell
14 46 (14.84%) Degree
15 45 (14.52%) Office 365
16 43 (13.87%) Unix
17 40 (12.90%) DHCP
18 39 (12.58%) Perl
19 38 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (11.61%) SQL
20 36 (11.61%) Firewall
21 35 (11.29%) SQL Server
21 35 (11.29%) Cisco
21 35 (11.29%) Red Hat
22 33 (10.65%) Ansible
22 33 (10.65%) Bash Shell
23 31 (10.00%) Configuration 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 29 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.06%) IIS
3 19 (6.13%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.19%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.90%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.26%) Apache
8 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.61%) CMS
9 5 (1.61%) nginx
9 5 (1.61%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.29%) Confluence
10 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.65%) NServiceBus
12 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.32%) uWSGI
Applications
1 19 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) Mathcad
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) Simulink
4 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.32%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (19.68%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (14.52%) Office 365
4 18 (5.81%) IaaS
5 16 (5.16%) SaaS
6 10 (3.23%) PaaS
7 6 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.32%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 66 (21.29%) DNS
2 40 (12.90%) DHCP
3 36 (11.61%) Firewall
4 28 (9.03%) SAN
5 20 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.45%) WAN
6 16 (5.16%) LAN
7 14 (4.52%) VoIP
8 13 (4.19%) VPN
9 12 (3.87%) Skype
10 11 (3.55%) Kerberos
10 11 (3.55%) LDAP
11 10 (3.23%) VLAN
12 9 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.90%) Internet
13 8 (2.58%) BGP
14 7 (2.26%) Wireless
15 5 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.10%) MySQL
3 21 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 13 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.61%) Big Data
6 5 (1.61%) Redis
7 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (9.03%) Rational DOORS
2 26 (8.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.19%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.55%) JIRA
5 10 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 7 (2.26%) Subversion
7 5 (1.61%) MSI
8 4 (1.29%) RequisitePro
9 3 (0.97%) Maven
9 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.65%) Ant
10 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.65%) NUnit
10 2 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.65%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.32%) Hudson
11 1 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (9.68%) Finance
2 18 (5.81%) Military
3 13 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.55%) Marketing
5 9 (2.90%) Electronics
6 7 (2.26%) Games
6 7 (2.26%) Legal
6 7 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.29%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.29%) Automotive
8 3 (0.97%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Avionics
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.90%) HTML
1 9 (2.90%) LAMP
2 7 (2.26%) Web Services
3 6 (1.94%) AngularJS
3 6 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.61%) J2EE
4 5 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (0.97%) Node.js
5 3 (0.97%) React
5 3 (0.97%) Redux
5 3 (0.97%) SAML
5 3 (0.97%) STL
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.65%) Kafka
6 2 (0.65%) OpenCL
6 2 (0.65%) RESTful
6 2 (0.65%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.48%) Private Cloud
4 16 (5.16%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.90%) Replication
7 8 (2.58%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.58%) Clustering
7 8 (2.58%) Smart Meter
8 7 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.26%) Wiki
9 6 (1.94%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.94%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.94%) PKI
10 5 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.61%) Fintech
10 5 (1.61%) NHS
11 4 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.97%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 140 (45.16%) Windows
2 112 (36.13%) Linux
3 57 (18.39%) Windows Server
4 43 (13.87%) Unix
5 38 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (8.06%) CentOS
6 25 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (5.81%) Ubuntu
8 15 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.19%) Debian
9 13 (4.19%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.87%) Windows 7
11 7 (2.26%) AIX
12 6 (1.94%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.94%) Solaris
13 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.29%) Android
14 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.68%) DevOps
2 56 (18.06%) ITIL
3 31 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 28 (9.03%) Mentoring
5 27 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (8.71%) Validation
6 26 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (6.77%) Project Management
8 20 (6.45%) Requirements Management
9 19 (6.13%) Patch Management
10 18 (5.81%) Scrum
11 17 (5.48%) E-Commerce
12 14 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (4.52%) Software Engineering
13 13 (4.19%) Migration
14 12 (3.87%) Identity Management
14 12 (3.87%) Test Automation
15 11 (3.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 65 (20.97%) Python
2 49 (15.81%) Java
3 47 (15.16%) PowerShell
4 39 (12.58%) Perl
5 36 (11.61%) SQL
6 33 (10.65%) Bash Shell
7 29 (9.35%) Ruby
8 28 (9.03%) C++
9 26 (8.39%) C
10 23 (7.42%) PHP
11 16 (5.16%) JavaScript
12 15 (4.84%) C#
13 7 (2.26%) MATLAB
14 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.97%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
17 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.32%) Go
17 1 (0.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (14.84%) Degree
2 26 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.74%) MCSE
3 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (6.77%) CCNA
6 18 (5.81%) RHCE
7 16 (5.16%) SC Cleared
8 12 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (3.23%) MCITP
9 10 (3.23%) MCSA
10 8 (2.58%) CISSP
10 8 (2.58%) RHCSA
11 7 (2.26%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.61%) HNC
13 5 (1.61%) MCP
14 4 (1.29%) CCNP
15 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.97%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.52%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.58%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.61%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.61%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.61%) SLA
5 4 (1.29%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.97%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.97%) SSAE 16
7 1 (0.32%) GCP
7 1 (0.32%) GDPR
7 1 (0.32%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 88 (28.39%) Active Directory
2 85 (27.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (7.10%) vSphere
5 11 (3.55%) Docker
6 10 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.26%) iptables
8 7 (2.26%) NFS
8 7 (2.26%) XenApp
9 6 (1.94%) Firmware
10 5 (1.61%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.61%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.61%) Xen
11 3 (0.97%) KVM
12 2 (0.65%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (18.39%) Puppet
2 33 (10.65%) Ansible
3 27 (8.71%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (7.74%) SCCM
5 14 (4.52%) SCOM
6 12 (3.87%) Terraform
6 12 (3.87%) WSUS
7 9 (2.90%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.58%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.26%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.26%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.26%) vCenter Server
10 5 (1.61%) Cacti
11 4 (1.29%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.97%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.97%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.97%) Salt
12 3 (0.97%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 124 (40.00%) VMware
2 89 (28.71%) Microsoft
3 35 (11.29%) Cisco
3 35 (11.29%) Red Hat
4 29 (9.35%) Citrix
5 14 (4.52%) IBM
6 13 (4.19%) HP
7 12 (3.87%) NetApp
8 11 (3.55%) EMC
9 10 (3.23%) Veeam
10 9 (2.90%) Symantec
11 8 (2.58%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.26%) F5
13 6 (1.94%) SAP
14 5 (1.61%) LANDesk
15 4 (1.29%) Apple
15 4 (1.29%) Avaya
15 4 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.29%) Google
15 4 (1.29%) Oracle