Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 916 880 903
Rank change year-on-year -36 +23 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 225 329 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 160 274 287
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +6.48% +11.34%
10th Percentile £37,375 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +12.36%

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 152,454 172,106 177,593
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,023 138,690 148,265
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 16 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 18 December 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 -46 198 £52,500 -9.87% 65
UK excluding London -6 144 £50,000 -9.09% 54
London -7 72 £55,000 -10.57% 18
South East -15 29 £55,250 -7.92% 17
Midlands +43 28 £45,000 -21.74% 10
South West +7 28 £47,500 +1.06% 7
East of England +24 24 £48,750 -25.00% 7
North of England +16 17 £60,000 +34.92% 6
West Midlands +45 16 £35,000 -19.08% 5
Wales +15 13 £60,000 +33.33% 4
East Midlands +32 12 £49,000 -14.78% 5
North West +18 9 £47,500 +6.81% 4
Yorkshire +29 6 £62,303 +38.45%
Scotland +7 4 £35,000 -17.65% 2
North East +4 2 £60,000 +67.83% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £35,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 108 (48.00%) Windows
2 86 (38.22%) Linux
3 73 (32.44%) Microsoft
4 70 (31.11%) Active Directory
5 63 (28.00%) Degree
6 57 (25.33%) VMware
7 54 (24.00%) Systems Engineering
8 53 (23.56%) Windows Server
9 45 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
11 42 (18.67%) DNS
12 41 (18.22%) Office 365
13 38 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (16.00%) Finance
15 35 (15.56%) Python
16 34 (15.11%) C
17 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 30 (13.33%) DevOps
18 30 (13.33%) DHCP
19 29 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 28 (12.44%) MS Exchange
20 28 (12.44%) Docker
21 27 (12.00%) Windows 10
22 26 (11.56%) Cisco
23 25 (11.11%) SAN
23 25 (11.11%) Validation
24 24 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
25 23 (10.22%) Security Cleared
25 23 (10.22%) Firewall
26 22 (9.78%) 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 28 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.56%) Confluence
5 7 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.67%) Apache
6 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.78%) IIS
7 4 (1.78%) JBoss
7 4 (1.78%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.78%) WordPress
8 2 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.89%) nginx
9 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.78%) Acrobat
2 4 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (18.22%) Office 365
3 38 (16.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (7.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.44%) SaaS
6 8 (3.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.33%) G Suite
10 3 (1.33%) PaaS
11 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.89%) IaaS
11 2 (0.89%) Route 53
11 2 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.44%) GitHub
12 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.67%) DNS
2 30 (13.33%) DHCP
3 25 (11.11%) SAN
4 23 (10.22%) Firewall
5 18 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.67%) Wireless
7 12 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (4.89%) Intranet
9 9 (4.00%) LAN
9 9 (4.00%) WAN
10 7 (3.11%) Internet
10 7 (3.11%) Network Security
10 7 (3.11%) VPN
10 7 (3.11%) VSAN
11 6 (2.67%) IPv6
12 5 (2.22%) IPv4
12 5 (2.22%) NAS
12 5 (2.22%) SSL
12 5 (2.22%) VLAN
13 4 (1.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.67%) MySQL
3 4 (1.78%) GIS
3 4 (1.78%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.33%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.44%) DB2
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.44%) Jenkins
1 10 (4.44%) JIRA
2 8 (3.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.22%) HP UFT
4 5 (2.22%) Selenium
5 2 (0.89%) MSI
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) git-flow
6 1 (0.44%) GoCD
6 1 (0.44%) Maven
6 1 (0.44%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (16.00%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Law
3 10 (4.44%) Aerospace
3 10 (4.44%) Legal
3 10 (4.44%) Military
4 7 (3.11%) Retail
5 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.78%) Marketing
7 3 (1.33%) French Language
8 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.44%) Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.56%) .NET
2 5 (2.22%) Web Services
3 4 (1.78%) HTML
3 4 (1.78%) HTML5
3 4 (1.78%) RESTful
4 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (1.33%) React
4 3 (1.33%) Reactive Extensions
4 3 (1.33%) WCF
4 3 (1.33%) WPF
5 2 (0.89%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.44%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.44%) CSS3
6 1 (0.44%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) Kafka
6 1 (0.44%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.44%) Clustering
4 9 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.56%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (2.67%) PKI
7 5 (2.22%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.78%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.78%) EPoS
8 4 (1.78%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.33%) Equities
9 3 (1.33%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.33%) Tandem
10 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.89%) Robotics
10 2 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 108 (48.00%) Windows
2 86 (38.22%) Linux
3 53 (23.56%) Windows Server
4 27 (12.00%) Windows 10
5 24 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.22%) Unix
8 13 (5.78%) CentOS
9 11 (4.89%) Debian
9 11 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.56%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.67%) Mac OS
11 6 (2.67%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.78%) Solaris
13 2 (0.89%) Android
13 2 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.44%) FreeRTOS
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.00%) Systems Engineering
2 30 (13.33%) DevOps
3 29 (12.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (11.11%) Validation
5 22 (9.78%) Configuration Management
5 22 (9.78%) Mentoring
5 22 (9.78%) Migration
6 19 (8.44%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (8.00%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 18 (8.00%) SysML
8 17 (7.56%) Project Management
8 17 (7.56%) Software Engineering
9 15 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (6.67%) ITIL
10 13 (5.78%) GAP Analysis
10 13 (5.78%) Six Sigma
11 12 (5.33%) Mathematics
11 12 (5.33%) UML
12 11 (4.89%) Computer Science
12 11 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (19.56%) PowerShell
2 35 (15.56%) Python
3 34 (15.11%) C
4 15 (6.67%) SQL
5 14 (6.22%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.33%) Java
7 11 (4.89%) C#
8 6 (2.67%) C++
9 4 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.78%) Perl
9 4 (1.78%) Ruby
10 2 (0.89%) VB
11 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) Scala
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (28.00%) Degree
2 23 (10.22%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.44%) MCSE
3 19 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.44%) Chartered Engineer
6 10 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.44%) MCSA
6 10 (4.44%) VCP5
7 6 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.22%) DBS Check
8 5 (2.22%) EMCISA
8 5 (2.22%) EMCSA
8 5 (2.22%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.78%) CCNA
10 3 (1.33%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.33%) CCNP
11 2 (0.89%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.33%) QA
2 10 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 5 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.89%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (12.44%) Docker
4 20 (8.89%) vSphere
5 16 (7.11%) Hyper-V
6 12 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.44%) LXC
8 8 (3.56%) XenApp
9 6 (2.67%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.22%) Xen
11 4 (1.78%) XenServer
12 3 (1.33%) pfSense
12 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.89%) Firmware
13 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.44%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.44%) iptables
14 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.44%) Ansible
2 16 (7.11%) Puppet
3 15 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 15 (6.67%) SCCM
4 11 (4.89%) SCOM
5 7 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (3.11%) Terraform
6 6 (2.67%) WSUS
7 4 (1.78%) HP SIM
7 4 (1.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.78%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.33%) Nessus
8 3 (1.33%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.89%) Consul
9 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.44%) Packer
10 1 (0.44%) Salt
10 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 73 (32.44%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.33%) VMware
3 26 (11.56%) Cisco
4 18 (8.00%) Citrix
5 16 (7.11%) HP
6 14 (6.22%) Red Hat
7 12 (5.33%) Dell
8 11 (4.89%) iManage
9 9 (4.00%) Atlassian
9 9 (4.00%) Veeam
10 8 (3.56%) Oracle
11 6 (2.67%) Splunk
12 5 (2.22%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.22%) Google
12 5 (2.22%) Symantec
12 5 (2.22%) WatchGuard
13 4 (1.78%) Adobe
13 4 (1.78%) NetApp
13 4 (1.78%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.78%) SolarWinds