Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £49,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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

System Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 349 323
Rank change year-on-year -28 -26 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,419 1,648 2,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.93% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.97% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,104 1,398 1,707
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% -5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,005 £29,250 £29,955
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +10.39%

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 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
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 £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Engineer.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

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 Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 -31 1,319 £50,000 +5.26% 397
UK excluding London -25 826 £42,500 -5.56% 349
London +7 565 £56,000 +12.00% 87
South East -77 236 £45,000 -8.16% 78
South West -3 145 £45,000 +3.45% 73
Midlands +60 136 £40,000 +17.65% 64
East of England +27 124 £55,000 +19.57% 51
North of England -40 114 £37,500 -6.25% 44
West Midlands +52 84 £37,500 +10.29% 47
North West +12 73 £40,000 - 22
East Midlands +19 52 £40,000 +31.15% 17
Scotland -5 42 £42,500 +41.67% 23
Yorkshire -23 37 £36,500 -2.67% 15
Wales -5 25 £36,000 -15.29% 13
Northern Ireland +9 7 £27,500 -8.33% 3
North East -19 4 £37,500 -1.32% 7

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 658 (46.37%) Windows
2 637 (44.89%) Linux
3 452 (31.85%) VMware
4 401 (28.26%) Active Directory
5 361 (25.44%) Microsoft
6 324 (22.83%) Windows Server
7 302 (21.28%) Python
8 275 (19.38%) Amazon AWS
9 271 (19.10%) Degree
9 271 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 246 (17.34%) DevOps
11 243 (17.12%) PowerShell
12 241 (16.98%) Cisco
13 229 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
14 224 (15.79%) Puppet
15 222 (15.64%) Finance
16 221 (15.57%) DNS
17 209 (14.73%) Bash Shell
18 183 (12.90%) Ansible
18 183 (12.90%) SQL
19 178 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 177 (12.47%) Office 365
21 171 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
22 168 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
22 168 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 165 (11.63%) DHCP
24 160 (11.28%) Firewall
25 154 (10.85%) Red Hat
26 153 (10.78%) Opscode Chef
27 148 (10.43%) MS Exchange

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
1 148 (10.43%) MS Exchange
2 102 (7.19%) Apache
3 60 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 48 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (3.03%) OpenStack
6 42 (2.96%) Apache Spark
7 34 (2.40%) IIS
8 33 (2.33%) Skype for Business
8 33 (2.33%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.26%) Confluence
10 29 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (2.04%) nginx
11 21 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (0.92%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (0.70%) JBoss
15 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.70%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 74 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.42%) Siemens NX
4 6 (0.42%) Simulink
5 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) Windchill
8 1 (0.070%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.070%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.070%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.070%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Teamcenter
2 6 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Magento
3 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.070%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.070%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 275 (19.38%) Amazon AWS
2 229 (16.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 177 (12.47%) Office 365
4 63 (4.44%) SaaS
5 42 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (2.68%) IaaS
7 32 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
8 24 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (1.55%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 21 (1.48%) PaaS
11 20 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 16 (1.13%) G Suite
12 16 (1.13%) GitHub
13 15 (1.06%) Route 53
14 12 (0.85%) Serverless
15 11 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (0.70%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 221 (15.57%) DNS
2 165 (11.63%) DHCP
3 160 (11.28%) Firewall
4 142 (10.01%) SAN
5 137 (9.65%) TCP/IP
6 92 (6.48%) WAN
7 91 (6.41%) LAN
8 69 (4.86%) Network Security
9 65 (4.58%) VPN
10 57 (4.02%) Internet
11 50 (3.52%) Wireless
12 36 (2.54%) HTTP
13 35 (2.47%) Kerberos
14 32 (2.26%) Skype
15 30 (2.11%) VoIP
16 29 (2.04%) BGP
17 27 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
18 25 (1.76%) VLAN
19 23 (1.62%) OSPF
20 22 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.51%) MySQL
3 62 (4.37%) Big Data
4 61 (4.30%) Hadoop
5 35 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
6 22 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 21 (1.48%) Apache Hive
8 17 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.06%) NoSQL
10 13 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (0.56%) HBase
14 7 (0.49%) Redis
15 6 (0.42%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.42%) Event Store
15 6 (0.42%) Impala
Development Applications
1 81 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 62 (4.37%) JIRA
3 55 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 44 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
5 29 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (1.48%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.20%) GitLab
8 16 (1.13%) Subversion
9 15 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.92%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.85%) Vagrant
12 11 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.49%) Visual Studio
16 6 (0.42%) Bugzilla
16 6 (0.42%) git-flow
17 5 (0.35%) Maven
17 5 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
18 3 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 222 (15.64%) Finance
2 61 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.59%) Electronics
4 45 (3.17%) Retail
5 33 (2.33%) Aerospace
6 29 (2.04%) Legal
7 26 (1.83%) Games
8 24 (1.69%) Automotive
9 22 (1.55%) Banking
10 20 (1.41%) Law
11 18 (1.27%) Marketing
12 17 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 16 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.13%) Military
14 12 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.63%) Back Office
16 7 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
17 6 (0.42%) Billing
18 5 (0.35%) Advertising
19 4 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.03%) Web Services
2 40 (2.82%) Elastic Stack
3 39 (2.75%) .NET
4 38 (2.68%) LDAP
5 32 (2.26%) LAMP
6 27 (1.90%) XML
7 24 (1.69%) Kafka
8 19 (1.34%) REST
9 17 (1.20%) Node.js
10 15 (1.06%) SPNEGO
11 14 (0.99%) HTML
12 13 (0.92%) LEMP Stack
12 13 (0.92%) Middleware
13 12 (0.85%) J2EE
13 12 (0.85%) Regular Expression
14 11 (0.78%) Django
15 10 (0.70%) PCRE
15 10 (0.70%) React
15 10 (0.70%) SOAP
16 9 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 62 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.88%) Linux Command Line
6 53 (3.74%) Fintech
7 52 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (3.10%) Clustering
9 37 (2.61%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
11 33 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 31 (2.18%) Private Cloud
12 31 (2.18%) Public Cloud
13 30 (2.11%) Replication
14 29 (2.04%) Blackberry
15 19 (1.34%) Driving Licence
16 18 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 12 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
18 10 (0.70%) iPhone
19 9 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 658 (46.37%) Windows
2 637 (44.89%) Linux
3 324 (22.83%) Windows Server
4 178 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 171 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 136 (9.58%) Unix
7 129 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (8.32%) CentOS
9 71 (5.00%) Ubuntu
10 68 (4.79%) Windows 7
11 57 (4.02%) Windows 10
12 34 (2.40%) Android
13 29 (2.04%) Debian
14 24 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (1.48%) Solaris
16 19 (1.34%) Fedora
17 12 (0.85%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.70%) AIX
19 9 (0.63%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.63%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (17.34%) DevOps
2 168 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 168 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (9.16%) ITIL
4 127 (8.95%) Configuration Management
5 101 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (5.21%) Validation
7 73 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
7 73 (5.14%) Software Engineering
8 71 (5.00%) Project Management
9 70 (4.93%) Change Management
10 69 (4.86%) Mentoring
11 64 (4.51%) Migration
12 63 (4.44%) High Availability
13 59 (4.16%) SysML
14 54 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (3.66%) Analytics
16 47 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
17 45 (3.17%) Information Security
17 45 (3.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 302 (21.28%) Python
2 243 (17.12%) PowerShell
3 209 (14.73%) Bash Shell
4 183 (12.90%) SQL
5 139 (9.80%) Perl
6 137 (9.65%) C
7 134 (9.44%) Java
8 93 (6.55%) Ruby
9 66 (4.65%) C#
10 61 (4.30%) C++
11 44 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 39 (2.75%) JavaScript
13 26 (1.83%) PHP
14 24 (1.69%) Korn
15 19 (1.34%) Bourne shell
16 16 (1.13%) Scala
17 13 (0.92%) Go
18 12 (0.85%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.78%) Embedded C
19 11 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 271 (19.10%) Degree
2 124 (8.74%) Security Cleared
3 108 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 77 (5.43%) MCSE
4 77 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 65 (4.58%) MCSA
6 52 (3.66%) DV Cleared
7 49 (3.45%) CCNA
8 44 (3.10%) CCNP
9 36 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 34 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (2.33%) RHCE
12 29 (2.04%) CISSP
13 26 (1.83%) MCP
14 21 (1.48%) RHCSA
15 16 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.13%) MCITP
16 15 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
17 14 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.47%) SLA
2 23 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.55%) GDPR
4 20 (1.41%) QA
5 10 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.63%) ISO 26262
7 7 (0.49%) GCP
8 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.35%) JTAG
10 4 (0.28%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.21%) BS7799
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 2 (0.14%) GMP
12 2 (0.14%) PMO
13 1 (0.070%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.070%) ECSS
13 1 (0.070%) GLP
13 1 (0.070%) GxP
13 1 (0.070%) HAZOP
13 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 401 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 271 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (9.58%) Docker
4 126 (8.88%) Hyper-V
5 118 (8.32%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (4.72%) vSphere
7 40 (2.82%) XenApp
8 31 (2.18%) HDFS
9 29 (2.04%) Firmware
10 26 (1.83%) KVM
11 25 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.76%) XenDesktop
12 23 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
13 16 (1.13%) Xen
14 10 (0.70%) Ceph
14 10 (0.70%) iptables
14 10 (0.70%) Snort
15 8 (0.56%) LXC
15 8 (0.56%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.42%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 224 (15.79%) Puppet
2 183 (12.90%) Ansible
3 153 (10.78%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (5.21%) Kubernetes
5 66 (4.65%) SCCM
6 56 (3.95%) Terraform
7 38 (2.68%) Nagios
8 36 (2.54%) SCOM
9 26 (1.83%) AirWatch
10 25 (1.76%) vCenter Server
11 21 (1.48%) WSUS
12 19 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
12 19 (1.34%) ZABBIX
13 17 (1.20%) Kibana
13 17 (1.20%) vRealize
14 15 (1.06%) Oozie
14 15 (1.06%) SCOrch
15 12 (0.85%) Packer
16 11 (0.78%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 452 (31.85%) VMware
2 361 (25.44%) Microsoft
3 241 (16.98%) Cisco
4 154 (10.85%) Red Hat
5 108 (7.61%) Citrix
6 67 (4.72%) NetApp
7 62 (4.37%) HP
8 52 (3.66%) Google
9 46 (3.24%) Juniper
10 41 (2.89%) Oracle
11 39 (2.75%) Atlassian
12 34 (2.40%) IBM
13 28 (1.97%) Hortonworks
13 28 (1.97%) SolarWinds
13 28 (1.97%) WorldPay
14 26 (1.83%) Dell
15 24 (1.69%) Nimble Storage
16 22 (1.55%) Veeam
17 20 (1.41%) Splunk
18 19 (1.34%) EMC