Senior Systems Engineer Jobs

Senior System Engineer
UK

The median Senior System Engineer salary in the UK is £60,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 488 465 968
Rank change year-on-year -23 +503 -196
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 437 487 314
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.59% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.64% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 307 73 170
10th Percentile £43,239 £42,500 £41,788
25th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £50,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £64,000 £55,075
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.21% -8.21%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 90,804 76,128 169,447
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 91.78% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 62,448 52,562 88,042
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £44,101 £43,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,818 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.30% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.91% +8.42%

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer.

Salary trend for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 21 July 2024.

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 21 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England -5 404 £60,000 -9.43% 45
UK excluding London -48 386 £60,000 -6.25% 49
South East +36 124 £60,000 +4.35% 15
South West +44 121 £60,000 -14.29% 10
Work from Home +83 69 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Midlands -34 59 £55,000 -14.06% 5
North of England -58 45 £55,000 -4.35% 11
East Midlands -15 36 £55,000 - 2
London +53 33 £63,500 -15.33% 3
North West -27 33 £55,000 - 7
West Midlands -34 23 £57,500 -10.16% 3
East of England -53 22 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Scotland -49 10 £75,000 +15.38% 5
Yorkshire +11 8 £45,107 +0.24% 4
Wales +15 5 £36,476 -
North East -30 4 £55,000 -15.38%

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 July 2024, Senior Systems Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 97 (22.20%) Systems Engineering
2 68 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 60 (13.73%) Degree
4 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
5 39 (8.92%) Windows
5 39 (8.92%) VMware
6 38 (8.70%) Active Directory
7 34 (7.78%) Azure
8 31 (7.09%) Embedded Systems
8 31 (7.09%) Aerospace
9 29 (6.64%) Social Skills
10 28 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (6.41%) SC Cleared
11 26 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (5.72%) Validation
13 21 (4.81%) Manufacturing
13 21 (4.81%) Linux
13 21 (4.81%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.35%) PowerShell
15 18 (4.12%) Microsoft 365
15 18 (4.12%) Firmware
15 18 (4.12%) Configuration Management
16 17 (3.89%) Management Information System
16 17 (3.89%) Agile
16 17 (3.89%) Software Engineering
16 17 (3.89%) Systems Thinking
17 16 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 16 (3.66%) Embedded Firmware
17 16 (3.66%) Automotive

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.97%) Microsoft Exchange
2 9 (2.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.23%) Apache
4 1 (0.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.23%) Kinematics
4 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.83%) OrCAD
1 8 (1.83%) Simulink
2 6 (1.37%) Stateflow
3 4 (0.92%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.69%) Revit
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.78%) Azure
2 18 (4.12%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (3.43%) AWS
4 12 (2.75%) Entra ID
5 7 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.37%) Azure App Service
6 6 (1.37%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (1.37%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.92%) Azure Monitor
8 3 (0.69%) PaaS
9 2 (0.46%) SaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.52%) DNS
2 10 (2.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.29%) Wireless
3 9 (2.06%) Firewall
4 8 (1.83%) SAN
5 7 (1.60%) WAN
6 6 (1.37%) DHCP
6 6 (1.37%) Modbus
7 5 (1.14%) Profibus
8 4 (0.92%) 4G
8 4 (0.92%) 5G
8 4 (0.92%) Extranet
8 4 (0.92%) Internet
8 4 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.92%) MPLS
8 4 (0.92%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.69%) J1939
9 3 (0.69%) VLAN
10 2 (0.46%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.23%) DB2
4 1 (0.23%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.06%) Git
2 8 (1.83%) LabVIEW
3 6 (1.37%) JIRA
4 5 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.92%) GitLab
5 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.69%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (7.09%) Aerospace
2 29 (6.64%) Social Skills
3 21 (4.81%) Manufacturing
4 16 (3.66%) Automotive
5 10 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 7 (1.60%) Legal
7 7 (1.60%) Military
8 6 (1.37%) Finance
9 5 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.14%) Electronics
9 5 (1.14%) Local Government
9 5 (1.14%) Police
9 5 (1.14%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (0.69%) Retail
12 2 (0.46%) Law
12 2 (0.46%) Marketing
12 2 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.23%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.14%) Keycloak
2 4 (0.92%) Middleware
3 2 (0.46%) REST
3 2 (0.46%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.23%) Keras
4 1 (0.23%) Node-RED
4 1 (0.23%) PyTorch
4 1 (0.23%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.09%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.43%) IoT
4 10 (2.29%) Algorithms
5 8 (1.83%) CCTV
5 8 (1.83%) SCADA
6 7 (1.60%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.14%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.92%) ARM Cortex
8 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.92%) Robotics
9 3 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.69%) PKI
10 2 (0.46%) 3D Printing
10 2 (0.46%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.46%) Clustering
10 2 (0.46%) Distributed Computing
10 2 (0.46%) Educational Technology
10 2 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.92%) Windows
2 21 (4.81%) Linux
3 10 (2.29%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (1.37%) VMS
7 4 (0.92%) Unix
8 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.46%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
10 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (22.20%) Systems Engineering
2 28 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (5.72%) Validation
5 21 (4.81%) Mentoring
6 18 (4.12%) Configuration Management
7 17 (3.89%) Agile
7 17 (3.89%) Software Engineering
7 17 (3.89%) Systems Thinking
8 16 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (3.43%) Decision-Making
9 15 (3.43%) Verification and Validation
10 13 (2.97%) Customer Service
10 13 (2.97%) Project Management
11 12 (2.75%) ITIL
12 11 (2.52%) Change Management
12 11 (2.52%) Requirements Management
13 10 (2.29%) Data-Driven Decision Making
13 10 (2.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 13 (2.97%) SQL
3 12 (2.75%) C
3 12 (2.75%) MATLAB
3 12 (2.75%) Python
4 9 (2.06%) C#
5 7 (1.60%) Bash
5 7 (1.60%) Ladder Logic
6 2 (0.46%) Java
7 1 (0.23%) C++
7 1 (0.23%) Go
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) Perl
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.73%) Degree
3 28 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.20%) HNC
5 10 (2.29%) Master's Degree
6 8 (1.83%) HND
7 6 (1.37%) Azure Certification
7 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.92%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.69%) RIBA
10 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.23%) CCNA
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.23%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.60%) Cyber Essentials
2 6 (1.37%) GDPR
3 5 (1.14%) Automotive SPICE
3 5 (1.14%) ISO 26262
4 4 (0.92%) COSHH
4 4 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 3 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.23%) ECSS
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) NIST
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 38 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.12%) Firmware
4 16 (3.66%) Embedded Firmware
5 14 (3.20%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.14%) vSphere
7 5 (1.14%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.69%) Docker
8 3 (0.69%) XenApp
9 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.46%) KVM
9 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.20%) Kubernetes
1 14 (3.20%) SCCM
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.60%) Ansible
3 7 (1.60%) Puppet
4 6 (1.37%) Functional Safety
4 6 (1.37%) SCOM
4 6 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.14%) Progress Chef
6 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.92%) Terraform
7 3 (0.69%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.46%) WSUS
9 1 (0.23%) Grafana
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.23%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.23%) Sysdig
9 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.23%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 47 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.92%) VMware
3 15 (3.43%) Citrix
4 9 (2.06%) Cisco
4 9 (2.06%) HP
5 7 (1.60%) Allen-Bradley
6 6 (1.37%) Apple
6 6 (1.37%) NetApp
6 6 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.37%) Wonderware
7 4 (0.92%) Darktrace
7 4 (0.92%) IBM
7 4 (0.92%) Mitel
7 4 (0.92%) NEC
7 4 (0.92%) Ribbon
8 3 (0.69%) Facebook
8 3 (0.69%) Instagram
8 3 (0.69%) Sparx
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle
9 2 (0.46%) QinetiQ