Period
to 19 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 326 321
Rank change year-on-year -41 -5 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,384 1,774 1,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,039 1,421 1,610
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 155,416 171,189 182,225
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,154 137,258 152,504
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - +4.94%

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 November 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 November 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 -38 1,304 £47,500 -2.06% 455
UK excluding London -37 855 £45,000 - 415
London -33 505 £52,500 -0.94% 83
South East -76 236 £45,500 -9.00% 119
South West +23 177 £44,750 -0.56% 53
Midlands +31 135 £36,952 +5.58% 57
East of England -4 132 £50,000 - 72
North of England -38 122 £42,500 - 71
North West +11 86 £43,500 +2.35% 34
West Midlands +44 77 £37,500 +4.90% 37
East Midlands +5 58 £35,000 +2.94% 20
Wales +26 31 £37,500 -11.76% 21
Yorkshire -41 31 £40,000 -4.76% 28
Scotland -20 18 £45,000 +50.00% 20
Northern Ireland +1 9 - - 2
North East -1 5 £55,000 +34.15% 9

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 608 (43.93%) Windows
2 556 (40.17%) Linux
3 400 (28.90%) VMware
4 352 (25.43%) Microsoft
5 336 (24.28%) Active Directory
6 305 (22.04%) Degree
7 297 (21.46%) Windows Server
8 281 (20.30%) Python
9 263 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
10 260 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 254 (18.35%) DevOps
12 234 (16.91%) PowerShell
13 225 (16.26%) Cisco
14 219 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 217 (15.68%) DNS
16 210 (15.17%) Finance
17 207 (14.96%) Systems Engineering
18 204 (14.74%) Office 365
19 189 (13.66%) Bash Shell
20 188 (13.58%) Puppet
21 179 (12.93%) Firewall
22 177 (12.79%) SQL
23 158 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 155 (11.20%) ITIL
24 155 (11.20%) DHCP
24 155 (11.20%) Ansible
25 152 (10.98%) C
26 149 (10.77%) Docker
27 148 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
28 141 (10.19%) Configuration Management

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
1 138 (9.97%) MS Exchange
2 86 (6.21%) Apache
3 55 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.89%) Skype for Business
5 35 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (2.31%) Confluence
6 32 (2.31%) nginx
6 32 (2.31%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.95%) IIS
8 25 (1.81%) Apache Spark
8 25 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.73%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.51%) JBoss
15 5 (0.36%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.36%) CloudStack
Applications
1 76 (5.49%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.51%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.43%) Simulink
7 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.22%) Windchill
9 2 (0.14%) EPLAN
10 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.072%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.072%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.072%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.072%) Magento
2 1 (0.072%) Misys Opics
2 1 (0.072%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.072%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.072%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.072%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.072%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.072%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 263 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
2 219 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 204 (14.74%) Office 365
4 66 (4.77%) SaaS
5 39 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (1.37%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (1.37%) G Suite
9 17 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 17 (1.23%) IaaS
10 12 (0.87%) GitHub
11 7 (0.51%) PaaS
11 7 (0.51%) Serverless
11 7 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.43%) Slack
13 5 (0.36%) iTunes
13 5 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 217 (15.68%) DNS
2 179 (12.93%) Firewall
3 155 (11.20%) DHCP
4 128 (9.25%) TCP/IP
5 116 (8.38%) SAN
6 87 (6.29%) LAN
7 85 (6.14%) WAN
8 71 (5.13%) Internet
9 67 (4.84%) Wireless
10 57 (4.12%) Network Security
11 56 (4.05%) VPN
12 47 (3.40%) Skype
13 46 (3.32%) SSL
14 39 (2.82%) BGP
15 36 (2.60%) VLAN
16 33 (2.38%) HTTP
16 33 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (2.24%) VoIP
18 29 (2.10%) OSPF
19 19 (1.37%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.06%) MySQL
3 53 (3.83%) Big Data
4 33 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (2.02%) Hadoop
6 25 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 11 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.58%) GIS
13 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.36%) HBase
Development Applications
1 62 (4.48%) Jenkins
2 61 (4.41%) JIRA
3 57 (4.12%) Rational DOORS
4 46 (3.32%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 13 (0.94%) Rational Rhapsody
8 12 (0.87%) GitLab
9 8 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.58%) Subversion
9 8 (0.58%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.51%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.43%) EasyMock
11 6 (0.43%) JUnit
12 5 (0.36%) Selenium
13 4 (0.29%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.29%) Maven
13 4 (0.29%) MSI
13 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 210 (15.17%) Finance
2 70 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 63 (4.55%) Electronics
4 49 (3.54%) Retail
5 46 (3.32%) Aerospace
6 34 (2.46%) Marketing
7 30 (2.17%) Military
8 27 (1.95%) Legal
9 26 (1.88%) Banking
10 25 (1.81%) Games
10 25 (1.81%) Law
11 22 (1.59%) Automotive
12 20 (1.45%) Manufacturing
13 18 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.23%) Publishing
15 13 (0.94%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.51%) Avionics
18 6 (0.43%) Back Office
19 4 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.32%) Web Services
2 43 (3.11%) LAMP
3 33 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
4 26 (1.88%) XML
5 24 (1.73%) Kafka
6 23 (1.66%) .NET
7 21 (1.52%) LDAP
7 21 (1.52%) Node.js
8 20 (1.45%) Spring
9 18 (1.30%) EJB
9 18 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
10 17 (1.23%) J2EE
11 15 (1.08%) HTML
12 13 (0.94%) Middleware
13 12 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 12 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
14 9 (0.65%) OpenCV
14 9 (0.65%) React
14 9 (0.65%) Regular Expression
15 8 (0.58%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.59%) Data Centre
2 103 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.89%) Clustering
6 40 (2.89%) Public Cloud
7 36 (2.60%) Fintech
8 35 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
10 26 (1.88%) Hedge funds
11 24 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 22 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
12 22 (1.59%) Replication
13 18 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (1.16%) iPhone
15 14 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
16 13 (0.94%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.94%) SCADA
17 12 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 608 (43.93%) Windows
2 556 (40.17%) Linux
3 297 (21.46%) Windows Server
4 139 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (9.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 133 (9.61%) Unix
7 109 (7.88%) CentOS
8 99 (7.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (4.84%) Ubuntu
9 67 (4.84%) Windows 10
10 44 (3.18%) Windows 7
11 36 (2.60%) Debian
12 30 (2.17%) Android
13 29 (2.10%) Solaris
14 27 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (1.30%) Fedora
16 12 (0.87%) Windows Phone
17 11 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.79%) Mac OS X
18 10 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (18.35%) DevOps
2 207 (14.96%) Systems Engineering
3 158 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 155 (11.20%) ITIL
5 148 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
6 141 (10.19%) Configuration Management
7 115 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 80 (5.78%) Mentoring
10 76 (5.49%) Validation
11 67 (4.84%) Migration
12 64 (4.62%) SysML
13 62 (4.48%) Analytics
13 62 (4.48%) Change Management
13 62 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
13 62 (4.48%) Project Management
14 60 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
15 52 (3.76%) UML
16 48 (3.47%) Open Source
17 46 (3.32%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 281 (20.30%) Python
2 234 (16.91%) PowerShell
3 189 (13.66%) Bash Shell
4 177 (12.79%) SQL
5 152 (10.98%) C
6 112 (8.09%) Java
7 109 (7.88%) Perl
8 91 (6.58%) Ruby
9 67 (4.84%) C++
10 44 (3.18%) JavaScript
11 43 (3.11%) C#
12 42 (3.03%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.53%) PHP
14 29 (2.10%) Korn
15 25 (1.81%) Bourne shell
16 24 (1.73%) Go
17 15 (1.08%) T-SQL
18 12 (0.87%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.79%) Embedded C
19 11 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 305 (22.04%) Degree
2 139 (10.04%) Security Cleared
3 101 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (5.85%) SC Cleared
5 75 (5.42%) DV Cleared
6 74 (5.35%) MCSE
7 64 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (3.40%) MCSA
10 40 (2.89%) CCNP
11 37 (2.67%) CCNA
12 33 (2.38%) RHCE
13 31 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
14 28 (2.02%) RHCSA
15 18 (1.30%) HND
16 16 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
17 15 (1.08%) CISSP
17 15 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.94%) PhD
18 13 (0.94%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.60%) SLA
2 15 (1.08%) ISO 26262
2 15 (1.08%) QA
3 13 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 12 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.72%) GDPR
5 10 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.29%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.22%) BS7799
8 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.072%) ECSS
9 1 (0.072%) GAMP
9 1 (0.072%) GLP
9 1 (0.072%) GMP
9 1 (0.072%) GPG13
9 1 (0.072%) HAZOP
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 336 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 260 (18.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (10.77%) Docker
4 104 (7.51%) Hyper-V
5 84 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (4.91%) vSphere
7 46 (3.32%) XenApp
8 39 (2.82%) XenDesktop
9 23 (1.66%) KVM
9 23 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (1.45%) Firmware
11 17 (1.23%) iptables
12 15 (1.08%) Xen
13 14 (1.01%) HDFS
13 14 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.94%) LXC
15 11 (0.79%) VirtualBox
16 10 (0.72%) pfSense
17 8 (0.58%) Ceph
17 8 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 188 (13.58%) Puppet
2 155 (11.20%) Ansible
3 100 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (6.21%) Kubernetes
5 67 (4.84%) SCCM
6 60 (4.34%) Terraform
7 44 (3.18%) Nagios
8 39 (2.82%) SCOM
9 23 (1.66%) vCenter Server
9 23 (1.66%) ZABBIX
10 17 (1.23%) vRealize
11 15 (1.08%) Cacti
11 15 (1.08%) WSUS
12 14 (1.01%) Kibana
12 14 (1.01%) Nessus
13 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.79%) AirWatch
14 11 (0.79%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.79%) Packer
15 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 400 (28.90%) VMware
2 352 (25.43%) Microsoft
3 225 (16.26%) Cisco
4 125 (9.03%) Red Hat
5 105 (7.59%) Citrix
6 71 (5.13%) NetApp
7 64 (4.62%) HP
8 53 (3.83%) SolarWinds
9 48 (3.47%) Atlassian
10 47 (3.40%) Google
11 38 (2.75%) Dell
11 38 (2.75%) EMC
12 36 (2.60%) Splunk
13 34 (2.46%) Oracle
14 33 (2.38%) Juniper
15 28 (2.02%) Veeam
16 24 (1.73%) F5
17 22 (1.59%) IBM
18 19 (1.37%) McAfee
19 16 (1.16%) Apple