Period
to 20 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 876 871 936
Rank change year-on-year -5 +65 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 303 292 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 243 260 298
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,375 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £78,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,750
% change year-on-year - +16.56% -5.23%

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 165,738 164,565 194,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.47% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,928 136,254 163,031
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 14 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 20 May 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 +22 290 £52,500 - 70
UK excluding London -2 179 £47,500 - 68
London -4 116 £65,000 +6.12% 16
South East -46 49 £52,500 -4.55% 12
South West -1 33 £47,000 -1.05% 15
East of England +2 31 £60,000 +33.33% 9
North of England +23 30 £56,000 +24.44% 6
Midlands +16 29 £40,000 +22.14% 12
North West +13 22 £57,500 +4.55% 5
East Midlands +6 16 £40,000 +2.62% 7
West Midlands +19 13 £60,000 +106.90% 5
Yorkshire +26 8 £42,500 -5.56%
Wales +6 4 £34,750 -22.78% 7
Scotland -26 4 £62,500 -4.58% 6

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 177 (58.42%) Windows
2 141 (46.53%) Linux
3 128 (42.24%) VMware
4 101 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 90 (29.70%) DNS
6 88 (29.04%) Puppet
7 82 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 82 (27.06%) Windows Server
8 76 (25.08%) DevOps
9 74 (24.42%) PowerShell
10 73 (24.09%) TCP/IP
11 72 (23.76%) Active Directory
12 71 (23.43%) DHCP
13 68 (22.44%) Python
14 67 (22.11%) Opscode Chef
15 63 (20.79%) Hyper-V
16 61 (20.13%) Ansible
17 54 (17.82%) Cisco
18 51 (16.83%) Finance
18 51 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
21 46 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
22 45 (14.85%) Degree
23 44 (14.52%) SaaS
23 44 (14.52%) SQL
24 43 (14.19%) Firewall
24 43 (14.19%) Management Information System
25 42 (13.86%) Citrix
25 42 (13.86%) Bash Shell

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 31 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.63%) Confluence
2 11 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (3.63%) IIS
3 8 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.65%) Apache
5 5 (1.65%) nginx
5 5 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.65%) uWSGI
6 4 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) JBoss
9 1 (0.33%) CMS
9 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.33%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (15.51%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (14.52%) SaaS
4 21 (6.93%) IaaS
4 21 (6.93%) Office 365
5 17 (5.61%) PaaS
6 13 (4.29%) NuGet
7 12 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (2.64%) GitHub
10 6 (1.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.98%) Route 53
11 4 (1.32%) Akamai
11 4 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.99%) Serverless
13 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.33%) Datadog
13 1 (0.33%) Slack
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 90 (29.70%) DNS
2 73 (24.09%) TCP/IP
3 71 (23.43%) DHCP
4 43 (14.19%) Firewall
5 40 (13.20%) SAN
6 23 (7.59%) Internet
7 22 (7.26%) WAN
8 20 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (6.60%) HTTP
9 16 (5.28%) VPN
10 14 (4.62%) BGP
11 13 (4.29%) LAN
12 12 (3.96%) VLAN
13 10 (3.30%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (3.30%) Network Security
13 10 (3.30%) SMTP
13 10 (3.30%) SNMP
13 10 (3.30%) SSL
13 10 (3.30%) VoIP
14 9 (2.97%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.29%) MySQL
3 10 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.98%) Event Store
4 6 (1.98%) MariaDB
4 6 (1.98%) Redis
5 5 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.32%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) GIS
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (13.53%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.92%) JIRA
4 22 (7.26%) Subversion
5 15 (4.95%) GitLab
6 10 (3.30%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.31%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.98%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.32%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.32%) ClearQuest
9 4 (1.32%) Selenium
10 3 (0.99%) git-flow
11 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.33%) Buildbot
11 1 (0.33%) CMake
11 1 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.33%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 51 (16.83%) Finance
2 16 (5.28%) Retail
3 15 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.29%) Legal
5 7 (2.31%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.31%) Electronics
6 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.66%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Avionics
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.60%) Django
2 10 (3.30%) HTML
3 9 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (2.97%) Web Services
4 7 (2.31%) .NET
4 7 (2.31%) 802.1X
4 7 (2.31%) REST
5 6 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.98%) Ajax
5 6 (1.98%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.65%) FreeSWITCH
6 5 (1.65%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (1.65%) PHP-FPM
6 5 (1.65%) WSGI
6 5 (1.65%) XML
7 4 (1.32%) Java EE
8 2 (0.66%) WSH
9 1 (0.33%) J2SE
9 1 (0.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.19%) Management Information System
2 39 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.59%) Data Centre
4 19 (6.27%) Clustering
4 19 (6.27%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (5.61%) Computer Science
6 16 (5.28%) Private Cloud
6 16 (5.28%) Replication
7 15 (4.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 12 (3.96%) Public Cloud
9 10 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (2.64%) NHS
11 5 (1.65%) Cyber Warfare
11 5 (1.65%) Fintech
11 5 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.65%) Wiki
12 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.99%) Robotics
13 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 177 (58.42%) Windows
2 141 (46.53%) Linux
3 82 (27.06%) Windows Server
4 39 (12.87%) Unix
4 39 (12.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (4.95%) Nucleus RTOS
8 13 (4.29%) Ubuntu
9 12 (3.96%) CentOS
10 8 (2.64%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.65%) Debian
12 4 (1.32%) Solaris
12 4 (1.32%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.66%) Android
14 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.66%) SUSE
15 1 (0.33%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.08%) DevOps
2 48 (15.84%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.18%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (12.21%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (10.89%) Mentoring
7 31 (10.23%) Project Management
8 30 (9.90%) ITIL
9 29 (9.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 23 (7.59%) Server Virtualisation
10 23 (7.59%) SIEM
11 22 (7.26%) Configuration Management
11 22 (7.26%) Information Security
12 21 (6.93%) Deployment Automation
13 20 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (6.27%) Test Automation
15 18 (5.94%) Data Privacy
16 17 (5.61%) TDD
16 17 (5.61%) Unit Testing
16 17 (5.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 68 (22.44%) Python
3 44 (14.52%) SQL
4 42 (13.86%) Bash Shell
5 36 (11.88%) C#
5 36 (11.88%) Java
6 34 (11.22%) Perl
7 26 (8.58%) C
8 17 (5.61%) Ruby
9 14 (4.62%) C++
10 9 (2.97%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.98%) MATLAB
11 6 (1.98%) PHP
11 6 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.65%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.32%) Bourne shell
13 4 (1.32%) Scala
14 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.66%) Erlang
15 2 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (14.85%) Degree
2 36 (11.88%) Security Cleared
3 33 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (9.57%) SC Cleared
5 27 (8.91%) MCSA
6 26 (8.58%) MCSE
7 18 (5.94%) MCITP
8 15 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (3.30%) CISA
10 10 (3.30%) CISM
10 10 (3.30%) CISSP
11 9 (2.97%) MCP
12 8 (2.64%) CCNA
12 8 (2.64%) CCNP
13 5 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
15 3 (0.99%) AWS Certification
15 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.61%) PCI DSS
2 17 (5.61%) QA
3 11 (3.63%) GDPR
4 10 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.65%) SLA
6 4 (1.32%) GCP
7 2 (0.66%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 82 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (23.76%) Active Directory
3 63 (20.79%) Hyper-V
4 31 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (9.24%) Xen
6 16 (5.28%) Docker
7 14 (4.62%) vSphere
8 13 (4.29%) VirtualBox
9 9 (2.97%) Firmware
9 9 (2.97%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.98%) XenApp
11 5 (1.65%) BIND 9
11 5 (1.65%) Kamailio
11 5 (1.65%) Postfix
12 4 (1.32%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.99%) XenServer
14 2 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 88 (29.04%) Puppet
2 67 (22.11%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (20.13%) Ansible
4 11 (3.63%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (3.30%) Terraform
6 8 (2.64%) Kibana
6 8 (2.64%) logstash
6 8 (2.64%) Packer
6 8 (2.64%) SCCM
7 7 (2.31%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.98%) Nagios
9 5 (1.65%) Cacti
9 5 (1.65%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.65%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.65%) Munin
9 5 (1.65%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.32%) vCenter Server
10 4 (1.32%) vRealize
Vendors
1 128 (42.24%) VMware
2 101 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 54 (17.82%) Cisco
4 42 (13.86%) Citrix
5 23 (7.59%) Dell
5 23 (7.59%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.61%) HP
7 12 (3.96%) McAfee
8 10 (3.30%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.97%) Oracle
9 9 (2.97%) Sophos
9 9 (2.97%) Veritas
10 8 (2.64%) Juniper
10 8 (2.64%) NetApp
10 8 (2.64%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.31%) EMC
11 7 (2.31%) F5
11 7 (2.31%) Veeam
12 6 (1.98%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.98%) EqualLogic