Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 902 899 931
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Systems Engineer 270 319 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 206 282 305
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,850 £31,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,625 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

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 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -11 254 £50,000 -4.76% 54
UK excluding London +5 160 £47,500 - 49
London -15 104 £62,500 +4.17% 11
South West +25 42 £47,500 - 2
Midlands +18 38 £40,000 +31.15% 12
East of England +12 25 £33,000 -26.67% 5
South East -49 25 £55,000 -8.33% 14
West Midlands +38 21 £60,000 +103.39% 10
North of England +18 20 £50,000 +33.33% 10
East Midlands +14 17 £40,000 +31.15% 2
North West +18 13 £57,500 +35.29% 7
Yorkshire +17 7 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Scotland - 6 £62,500 - 3
Wales +4 5 £65,000 +44.44% 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 144 (53.33%) Windows
2 113 (41.85%) Linux
3 89 (32.96%) VMware
4 69 (25.56%) Microsoft
5 64 (23.70%) Active Directory
6 60 (22.22%) DNS
7 59 (21.85%) Python
8 56 (20.74%) Puppet
9 54 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 52 (19.26%) Degree
10 52 (19.26%) DevOps
10 52 (19.26%) Windows Server
11 49 (18.15%) TCP/IP
12 48 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (17.04%) Hyper-V
13 46 (17.04%) Finance
14 45 (16.67%) DHCP
14 45 (16.67%) Cisco
15 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
17 42 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
18 41 (15.19%) Ansible
19 38 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
20 37 (13.70%) Security Cleared
20 37 (13.70%) Firewall
21 36 (13.33%) SAN
22 35 (12.96%) Project Management
22 35 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
22 35 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure

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 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.96%) Confluence
4 7 (2.59%) Apache
4 7 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.22%) IIS
5 6 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.85%) nginx
7 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.74%) JBoss
9 2 (0.74%) uWSGI
9 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) Jetty
10 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.48%) Simulink
3 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.07%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.52%) SaaS
4 20 (7.41%) Office 365
5 17 (6.30%) IaaS
6 14 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (5.19%) PaaS
7 11 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (3.33%) NuGet
9 8 (2.96%) GitHub
10 7 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (2.59%) Route 53
11 6 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 6 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (1.85%) Serverless
13 2 (0.74%) Akamai
13 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (22.22%) DNS
2 49 (18.15%) TCP/IP
3 45 (16.67%) DHCP
4 37 (13.70%) Firewall
5 36 (13.33%) SAN
6 19 (7.04%) Internet
7 16 (5.93%) HTTP
7 16 (5.93%) WAN
8 15 (5.56%) VPN
9 11 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (3.70%) VLAN
11 9 (3.33%) BGP
11 9 (3.33%) Wireless
12 8 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (2.96%) VoIP
13 7 (2.59%) LAN
14 6 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.85%) 3GPP
15 5 (1.85%) Sourcefire
15 5 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.33%) MySQL
2 9 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.22%) Event Store
3 6 (2.22%) Redis
4 5 (1.85%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.74%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) GIS
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (11.85%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.63%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.78%) JIRA
4 19 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (5.56%) Subversion
6 11 (4.07%) GitLab
7 7 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (2.59%) Vagrant
8 6 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (2.22%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.85%) git-flow
10 4 (1.48%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.48%) ClearQuest
10 4 (1.48%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.37%) Buildbot
11 1 (0.37%) CMake
11 1 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 46 (17.04%) Finance
2 15 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.19%) Retail
4 13 (4.81%) Legal
5 10 (3.70%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.59%) Electronics
7 3 (1.11%) Automotive
7 3 (1.11%) Back Office
7 3 (1.11%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Avionics
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.81%) Django
2 11 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (2.96%) .NET
3 8 (2.96%) HTML
4 7 (2.59%) REST
4 7 (2.59%) Web Services
5 6 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.22%) Ajax
5 6 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (1.85%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.48%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (1.11%) LDAP
8 3 (1.11%) XML
9 2 (0.74%) FreeSWITCH
9 2 (0.74%) Java EE
9 2 (0.74%) LAMP
9 2 (0.74%) PHP-FPM
9 2 (0.74%) WSGI
10 1 (0.37%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.74%) Management Information System
2 25 (9.26%) Embedded Systems
3 21 (7.78%) Data Centre
4 18 (6.67%) Clustering
4 18 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 17 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.44%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.33%) Replication
8 7 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (2.59%) Private Cloud
9 6 (2.22%) Fintech
9 6 (2.22%) NHS
9 6 (2.22%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.48%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.11%) Cyber Warfare
11 3 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.11%) Robotics
12 2 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (53.33%) Windows
2 113 (41.85%) Linux
3 52 (19.26%) Windows Server
4 38 (14.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (10.00%) Unix
7 15 (5.56%) CentOS
8 14 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (5.19%) Ubuntu
9 11 (4.07%) Nucleus RTOS
10 9 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.22%) Solaris
12 5 (1.85%) Debian
12 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.11%) Android
15 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.74%) SUSE
16 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.26%) DevOps
2 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (12.96%) Project Management
5 26 (9.63%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (9.63%) Mentoring
6 24 (8.89%) Validation
7 23 (8.52%) ITIL
8 21 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (7.78%) Data Privacy
8 21 (7.78%) SIEM
9 20 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
9 20 (7.41%) Six Sigma
9 20 (7.41%) SysML
9 20 (7.41%) UML
10 19 (7.04%) Information Security
10 19 (7.04%) Requirements Management
11 18 (6.67%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.85%) Python
2 54 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 35 (12.96%) Bash Shell
4 34 (12.59%) Java
5 33 (12.22%) SQL
6 30 (11.11%) C#
7 27 (10.00%) Perl
8 26 (9.63%) C
9 15 (5.56%) C++
10 14 (5.19%) Ruby
11 9 (3.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (2.59%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.22%) Scala
13 6 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.85%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.85%) PHP
14 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.11%) Erlang
16 2 (0.74%) Go
17 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 52 (19.26%) Degree
2 37 (13.70%) Security Cleared
3 32 (11.85%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (4.44%) MCSA
6 12 (4.44%) MCSE
7 10 (3.70%) CISA
7 10 (3.70%) CISM
7 10 (3.70%) CISSP
8 7 (2.59%) CCNA
9 6 (2.22%) CCNP
10 5 (1.85%) MCITP
11 4 (1.48%) MCP
11 4 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.11%) AWS Certification
12 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.93%) QA
2 15 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (4.44%) GDPR
4 10 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (2.22%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.85%) GCP
7 2 (0.74%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.74%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 48 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (17.04%) Hyper-V
4 32 (11.85%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (7.78%) Docker
6 12 (4.44%) Xen
7 11 (4.07%) Firmware
8 10 (3.70%) vSphere
9 9 (3.33%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.48%) XenApp
11 3 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.74%) BIND 9
12 2 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.74%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.74%) NFS
12 2 (0.74%) Postfix
12 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.37%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 56 (20.74%) Puppet
2 43 (15.93%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (15.19%) Ansible
4 12 (4.44%) Kubernetes
4 12 (4.44%) Terraform
5 10 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (3.70%) Kibana
6 9 (3.33%) logstash
6 9 (3.33%) Packer
7 5 (1.85%) Nessus
7 5 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.85%) SCCM
8 3 (1.11%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.11%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.11%) Nagios
8 3 (1.11%) Salt
8 3 (1.11%) SCOM
8 3 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (32.96%) VMware
2 69 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 45 (16.67%) Cisco
4 34 (12.59%) Citrix
5 20 (7.41%) Dell
6 17 (6.30%) Red Hat
7 16 (5.93%) HP
8 10 (3.70%) McAfee
9 9 (3.33%) Sophos
10 8 (2.96%) Palo Alto
11 7 (2.59%) Google
11 7 (2.59%) Juniper
11 7 (2.59%) Veritas
12 6 (2.22%) EqualLogic
12 6 (2.22%) Veeam
13 5 (1.85%) F5
13 5 (1.85%) NetScout
13 5 (1.85%) NetWitness
13 5 (1.85%) Oracle
13 5 (1.85%) Sun