Period
to 18 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 918 904 937
Rank change year-on-year -14 +33 -102
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 256 307 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 175 269 290
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,550 £35,000
90th Percentile £70,750 £75,000 £73,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%

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 161,130 169,327 185,964
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,874 135,710 156,315
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -14 235 £52,500 -4.55% 51
UK excluding London +10 157 £47,500 -5.00% 49
London -9 91 £61,250 +2.08% 13
Midlands +37 39 £42,500 - 8
South West +10 36 £47,500 - 4
South East -38 31 £55,000 -6.78% 12
West Midlands +49 30 £35,000 +22.81% 8
East of England +28 27 £33,000 -42.61% 8
North of England +3 12 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +3 9 £43,750 -20.45%
Scotland +2 7 £62,500 - 3
North West +19 6 £46,250 +4.00% 3
Yorkshire +15 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Wales +1 6 £60,000 +33.33% 7

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 134 (52.34%) Windows
2 94 (36.72%) Linux
3 77 (30.08%) Active Directory
4 70 (27.34%) VMware
5 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
6 64 (25.00%) Degree
7 60 (23.44%) Finance
8 53 (20.70%) DNS
9 51 (19.92%) Windows Server
10 44 (17.19%) Python
11 40 (15.63%) PowerShell
12 38 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
13 37 (14.45%) Project Management
14 36 (14.06%) DHCP
14 36 (14.06%) Validation
14 36 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (13.28%) Cisco
15 34 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
16 33 (12.89%) DevOps
17 32 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 32 (12.50%) TCP/IP
17 32 (12.50%) MS Exchange
17 32 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 31 (12.11%) SAN
19 30 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (11.33%) Security Cleared
21 28 (10.94%) C
22 26 (10.16%) Six Sigma
22 26 (10.16%) Agile Software Development

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 32 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.69%) Confluence
3 9 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.73%) Apache
6 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.56%) IIS
7 4 (1.56%) WordPress
8 3 (1.17%) JBoss
8 3 (1.17%) nginx
8 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.17%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.39%) Jetty
10 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.56%) Simulink
3 3 (1.17%) Acrobat
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.20%) Office 365
4 20 (7.81%) SaaS
5 13 (5.08%) IaaS
6 11 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (4.30%) PaaS
7 8 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.34%) GitHub
8 6 (2.34%) Route 53
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.56%) Serverless
11 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.17%) G Suite
12 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 53 (20.70%) DNS
2 36 (14.06%) DHCP
3 32 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 31 (12.11%) SAN
5 25 (9.77%) Firewall
6 13 (5.08%) Internet
6 13 (5.08%) WAN
7 11 (4.30%) Wireless
8 10 (3.91%) VPN
9 9 (3.52%) HTTP
9 9 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.73%) Network Security
11 7 (2.73%) VLAN
12 6 (2.34%) VoIP
13 5 (1.95%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.56%) BGP
14 4 (1.56%) LAN
14 4 (1.56%) VSAN
15 3 (1.17%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.73%) MySQL
3 6 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.95%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.95%) Event Store
4 5 (1.95%) Redis
5 4 (1.56%) GIS
6 3 (1.17%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (7.42%) Jenkins
1 19 (7.42%) Rational DOORS
2 16 (6.25%) JIRA
3 13 (5.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (2.73%) GitLab
5 7 (2.73%) Subversion
6 5 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.95%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.56%) git-flow
7 4 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.78%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.39%) GoCD
General
1 60 (23.44%) Finance
2 14 (5.47%) Legal
3 12 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.91%) Aerospace
5 9 (3.52%) Retail
6 4 (1.56%) Military
7 3 (1.17%) Automotive
7 3 (1.17%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.52%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.73%) .NET
2 7 (2.73%) Django
3 6 (2.34%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.34%) REST
4 5 (1.95%) Ajax
4 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.95%) HTML
4 5 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.95%) Web Services
5 4 (1.56%) LDAP
6 3 (1.17%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.17%) RESTful
7 2 (0.78%) LAMP
7 2 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.39%) Angular 2
8 1 (0.39%) Direct3D
8 1 (0.39%) Kafka
8 1 (0.39%) OpenCL
8 1 (0.39%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.81%) Clustering
4 19 (7.42%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.47%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (4.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (3.52%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (3.13%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.73%) Replication
10 6 (2.34%) Fintech
10 6 (2.34%) PKI
11 5 (1.95%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.95%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
13 3 (1.17%) Digital Media
13 3 (1.17%) NHS
13 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
13 3 (1.17%) Tandem
14 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 134 (52.34%) Windows
2 94 (36.72%) Linux
3 51 (19.92%) Windows Server
4 36 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (7.81%) CentOS
7 18 (7.03%) Unix
8 16 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.86%) Windows 10
10 14 (5.47%) Ubuntu
11 11 (4.30%) Windows 7
12 9 (3.52%) Debian
13 7 (2.73%) Nucleus RTOS
13 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.95%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.56%) Solaris
16 2 (0.78%) SUSE
17 1 (0.39%) Android
17 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.45%) Project Management
2 36 (14.06%) Validation
3 34 (13.28%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (12.89%) DevOps
5 32 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (10.16%) Six Sigma
7 25 (9.77%) Mentoring
8 24 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (9.38%) GAP Analysis
9 21 (8.20%) Requirements Management
9 21 (8.20%) SysML
10 19 (7.42%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 18 (7.03%) Information Security
12 17 (6.64%) Data Privacy
12 17 (6.64%) UML
13 16 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
13 16 (6.25%) Software Engineering
14 15 (5.86%) Configuration Management
14 15 (5.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.19%) Python
2 40 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 28 (10.94%) C
4 23 (8.98%) Java
5 20 (7.81%) Bash Shell
6 19 (7.42%) SQL
7 17 (6.64%) C#
8 15 (5.86%) Perl
9 9 (3.52%) Ruby
10 8 (3.13%) C++
11 7 (2.73%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.95%) Scala
12 5 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.17%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.17%) PHP
15 2 (0.78%) Erlang
15 2 (0.78%) Go
16 1 (0.39%) Java 8
16 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 64 (25.00%) Degree
2 29 (11.33%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (5.08%) MCSE
6 12 (4.69%) MCSA
7 11 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (2.73%) CISA
10 7 (2.73%) CISM
10 7 (2.73%) CISSP
10 7 (2.73%) VCP5
11 6 (2.34%) CCNA
11 6 (2.34%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (2.34%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.95%) CCNP
12 5 (1.95%) EMCISA
12 5 (1.95%) EMCSA
13 4 (1.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.30%) QA
2 10 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.52%) GDPR
4 7 (2.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 4 (1.56%) GCP
7 3 (1.17%) SLA
8 2 (0.78%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 77 (30.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.16%) Hyper-V
4 25 (9.77%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (7.03%) Docker
6 17 (6.64%) vSphere
7 5 (1.95%) LXC
8 4 (1.56%) Firmware
9 3 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.17%) Xen
10 2 (0.78%) NFS
10 2 (0.78%) pfSense
10 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.39%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.38%) Ansible
1 24 (9.38%) Puppet
2 18 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (4.69%) Kubernetes
4 11 (4.30%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (3.91%) Terraform
6 9 (3.52%) SCOM
7 8 (3.13%) Kibana
7 8 (3.13%) SCCM
8 7 (2.73%) Packer
9 6 (2.34%) logstash
10 4 (1.56%) WSUS
11 3 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.17%) Nessus
11 3 (1.17%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.39%) Consul
12 1 (0.39%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 70 (27.34%) VMware
2 65 (25.39%) Microsoft
3 34 (13.28%) Cisco
4 24 (9.38%) Citrix
5 17 (6.64%) HP
6 16 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.30%) Dell
8 8 (3.13%) Google
9 7 (2.73%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.73%) Sophos
9 7 (2.73%) Splunk
10 6 (2.34%) Veeam
11 5 (1.95%) EqualLogic
11 5 (1.95%) Sun
12 4 (1.56%) Oracle
12 4 (1.56%) Palo Alto
13 3 (1.17%) Adobe
13 3 (1.17%) NetWitness
13 3 (1.17%) ProCurve
13 3 (1.17%) Xero