The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Engineer
UK
Rank 728 777 772
Rank change year-on-year +49 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 139 187 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 124 156 156
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £27,650 £34,275
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +28.12% -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Senior Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Systems Engineer in the UK

Senior Systems Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 127 £52,500 +10.52% 22
London +49 42 £62,500 +8.69% 6
South East +81 41 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Oxfordshire +14 18 £60,000 +60.00% 1
East of England +19 16 £45,000 +69.81% 3
South West +6 16 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 12 £45,000 -21.05% 2
Cambridge +15 12 £45,000 -21.05% 2
Surrey +47 11 £61,500 +42.19% 2
Oxford - 9 £65,000 - 1
Wales - 7 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £47,500 -
South Wales - 7 £45,000 -
West Midlands +33 6 £29,500 -28.48%
Kent +23 5 £39,000 -20.20% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £29,000 -
Staffordshire - 5 £29,000 -
City of London +37 4 £77,500 +44.18% 2
Berkshire +21 4 £62,500 +4.16%
Swindon +21 4 £47,500 - 1
Wiltshire +19 4 £47,500 - 1
Woking - 4 £62,000 -
Bristol +3 3 £57,500 +43.75% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £44,000 +33.70% 2
Leicestershire -7 3 £44,000 - 2
Redhill - 3 £52,500 -
Staines - 3 £62,500 -
Slough - 3 £62,500 -
Bournemouth +36 2 - - 1
Dorset +32 2 - - 1

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 132 (45.36%) Windows
2 119 (40.89%) Linux
3 113 (38.83%) VMware
4 89 (30.58%) Microsoft
5 81 (27.84%) DNS
6 78 (26.80%) Active Directory
7 72 (24.74%) Hyper-V
8 70 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 70 (24.05%) Windows Server
9 69 (23.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 67 (23.02%) Degree
11 62 (21.31%) Python
12 61 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
13 50 (17.18%) Office 365
13 50 (17.18%) DHCP
14 46 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
15 45 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
16 44 (15.12%) Puppet
16 44 (15.12%) Computer Science
17 43 (14.78%) SCOM
17 43 (14.78%) Firewall
18 42 (14.43%) Unix
19 41 (14.09%) Bash Shell
20 39 (13.40%) SQL
21 38 (13.06%) PowerShell
22 37 (12.71%) High Availability
22 37 (12.71%) ITIL
23 35 (12.03%) Patch Management
24 31 (10.65%) MS Excel
24 31 (10.65%) TCP/IP

Senior Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.97%) IIS
2 28 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 28 (9.62%) Skype for Business
3 26 (8.93%) Apache
4 20 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 15 (5.15%) nginx
6 12 (4.12%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.44%) lighttpd
8 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.03%) Alfresco
9 3 (1.03%) Captiva
9 3 (1.03%) Documentum
10 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.34%) Confluence
11 1 (0.34%) Drupal
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.47%) MS Office
3 5 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 61 (20.96%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (17.18%) Office 365
3 45 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (8.59%) IaaS
4 25 (8.59%) PaaS
5 16 (5.50%) SaaS
6 10 (3.44%) IBM Cloud
6 10 (3.44%) SoftLayer
7 6 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.37%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (27.84%) DNS
2 50 (17.18%) DHCP
3 43 (14.78%) Firewall
4 31 (10.65%) TCP/IP
5 28 (9.62%) SAN
6 27 (9.28%) Internet
7 26 (8.93%) LDAP
8 25 (8.59%) Kerberos
9 22 (7.56%) Skype
10 14 (4.81%) VLAN
10 14 (4.81%) Wireless
11 12 (4.12%) SSL
12 11 (3.78%) PBX
12 11 (3.78%) PSTN
13 10 (3.44%) LTE
13 10 (3.44%) VPN
13 10 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.75%) Bluetooth
14 8 (2.75%) DVB
14 8 (2.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.81%) MySQL
3 13 (4.47%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.12%) Big Data
5 11 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) Redis
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.84%) Subversion
3 14 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (2.06%) git-flow
5 6 (2.06%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.03%) JIRA
8 2 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.69%) Selenium
9 1 (0.34%) Ant
9 1 (0.34%) Appium
9 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.34%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.34%) Gatling
9 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.34%) Trac
9 1 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (5.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (4.47%) Marketing
3 11 (3.78%) Finance
4 6 (2.06%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.06%) Back Office
4 6 (2.06%) Local Government
5 5 (1.72%) Legal
5 5 (1.72%) Military
5 5 (1.72%) Publishing
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
6 4 (1.37%) Retail
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.78%) Java EE
1 11 (3.78%) Web Services
2 8 (2.75%) Middleware
3 7 (2.41%) LAMP
4 6 (2.06%) Node.js
5 4 (1.37%) Serverless Framework
6 3 (1.03%) JMS
6 3 (1.03%) REST
6 3 (1.03%) SAML
7 2 (0.69%) .NET
7 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.69%) JPA
7 2 (0.69%) Spring
7 2 (0.69%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.69%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.34%) CSS
8 1 (0.34%) HTML
8 1 (0.34%) J2EE
8 1 (0.34%) jQuery
8 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.12%) Computer Science
2 24 (8.25%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.53%) PKI
4 14 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.81%) Internet of Things
5 11 (3.78%) Clustering
6 10 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.75%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.37%) Replication
9 3 (1.03%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.69%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.69%) iPad
10 2 (0.69%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 132 (45.36%) Windows
2 119 (40.89%) Linux
3 70 (24.05%) Windows Server
3 70 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (14.43%) Unix
5 27 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (6.19%) Debian
7 17 (5.84%) Mac OS X
8 14 (4.81%) CentOS
9 13 (4.47%) AIX
9 13 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.78%) Ubuntu
10 11 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.41%) Solaris
12 6 (2.06%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.69%) Android
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.34%) VMS
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (12.71%) High Availability
2 37 (12.71%) ITIL
3 35 (12.03%) Patch Management
4 29 (9.97%) Project Management
5 27 (9.28%) Identity Management
6 24 (8.25%) DevOps
7 21 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (7.22%) Kalman Filter
7 21 (7.22%) Mentoring
8 17 (5.84%) Configuration Management
8 17 (5.84%) Email Filtering
9 15 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 14 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.81%) Software Engineering
11 13 (4.47%) Asset Management
11 13 (4.47%) Load Balancing
11 13 (4.47%) OO
12 12 (4.12%) OOD
12 12 (4.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 62 (21.31%) Python
2 41 (14.09%) Bash Shell
3 39 (13.40%) SQL
4 38 (13.06%) PowerShell
5 26 (8.93%) C
5 26 (8.93%) Java
6 21 (7.22%) C++
7 17 (5.84%) Ruby
8 14 (4.81%) Perl
9 9 (3.09%) MATLAB
9 9 (3.09%) PHP
10 8 (2.75%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.06%) Scala
12 5 (1.72%) C#
13 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.03%) VBScript
14 2 (0.69%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.69%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.69%) Go
15 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 67 (23.02%) Degree
2 27 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.59%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.53%) MCSE
5 11 (3.78%) MCSA
6 10 (3.44%) CCNA
6 10 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.75%) MCITP
8 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.06%) MCP
10 5 (1.72%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.03%) RHCE
12 2 (0.69%) ISEB
12 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.69%) PhD
13 1 (0.34%) EMC Certification
13 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.44%) QA
2 7 (2.41%) SLA
3 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO13485
5 1 (0.34%) ISO26262
System Software
1 78 (26.80%) Active Directory
2 72 (24.74%) Hyper-V
3 69 (23.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (8.25%) vSphere
5 20 (6.87%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (5.84%) Xen
7 10 (3.44%) Docker
7 10 (3.44%) QEMU
7 10 (3.44%) Slurm Workload Manager
7 10 (3.44%) XenApp
8 9 (3.09%) Ceph
9 7 (2.41%) KVM
10 6 (2.06%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.72%) Varnish
11 5 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.03%) Firmware
12 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 44 (15.12%) Puppet
2 43 (14.78%) SCOM
3 28 (9.62%) SCCM
4 24 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (7.90%) Ansible
6 16 (5.50%) Kubernetes
7 13 (4.47%) Salt
8 12 (4.12%) Mesos
9 10 (3.44%) HAProxy
9 10 (3.44%) Nagios
10 8 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (2.41%) WSUS
12 5 (1.72%) AirWatch
12 5 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.72%) MOM
13 4 (1.37%) OPNET
13 4 (1.37%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (38.83%) VMware
2 89 (30.58%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.28%) Citrix
4 22 (7.56%) Cisco
5 18 (6.19%) HP
5 18 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 17 (5.84%) IBM
6 17 (5.84%) SolarWinds
7 14 (4.81%) SaltStack
8 12 (4.12%) EMC
8 12 (4.12%) LANDesk
9 11 (3.78%) Dell
10 9 (3.09%) Oracle
11 7 (2.41%) Intel Security
12 6 (2.06%) F5
12 6 (2.06%) Google
13 4 (1.37%) MobileIron
14 3 (1.03%) Draytek
14 3 (1.03%) EqualLogic
14 3 (1.03%) WatchGuard
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Bonus, holidays, pension, discounts, life assura
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £39K
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £50k - 55k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hatfield
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Salary: competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
IQ Telecom
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Saga
Salary: £39,000 p.a plus excellent staff benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago