Period
to 20 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2017.

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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 316 326
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1695 1930 2216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.01% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1650 1888
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% +3.66%
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 166841 184148 211679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133583 154294 175388
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -17 1620 £47,500 - 91
UK excluding London -14 1041 £45,000 - 58
London +13 629 £52,500 - 43
South East -6 397 £50,000 - 14
North of England +11 190 £42,000 +5.00% 17
South West -45 149 £43,500 +16.00% 7
East of England -13 143 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Midlands +50 115 £34,000 -8.11% 2
Yorkshire +21 98 £42,000 +5.00% 10
North West +7 87 £42,500 +13.33% 6
West Midlands +40 63 £36,500 -0.68%
East Midlands +33 52 £30,500 -17.57% 2
Scotland -11 30 £30,000 -40.00% 3
Wales +12 15 £45,000 +33.33% 7
North East +18 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Northern Ireland -26 5 £21,000 -35.38%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 754 (44.48%) Linux
2 699 (41.24%) Windows
3 576 (33.98%) VMware
4 431 (25.43%) Active Directory
5 411 (24.25%) Microsoft
6 372 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 368 (21.71%) Python
8 361 (21.30%) Windows Server
9 287 (16.93%) DevOps
10 285 (16.81%) Finance
11 283 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
12 279 (16.46%) Puppet
13 247 (14.57%) Degree
14 242 (14.28%) DNS
15 234 (13.81%) Bash Shell
16 219 (12.92%) SQL
17 210 (12.39%) Hyper-V
17 210 (12.39%) PowerShell
18 201 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
18 201 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 201 (11.86%) Cisco
19 199 (11.74%) Ansible
20 189 (11.15%) Red Hat
20 189 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
21 187 (11.03%) Perl
22 186 (10.97%) Office 365
23 183 (10.80%) SQL Server
24 179 (10.56%) ITIL
25 178 (10.50%) Unix
25 178 (10.50%) 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
1 178 (10.50%) MS Exchange
2 92 (5.43%) Apache
3 90 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (4.72%) IIS
5 67 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 45 (2.65%) Skype for Business
7 43 (2.54%) nginx
8 38 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.83%) OpenStack
12 30 (1.77%) Tomcat
13 23 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 22 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
15 18 (1.06%) Confluence
16 12 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.59%) SAS
18 9 (0.53%) Jetty
19 8 (0.47%) WebSphere
20 5 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 89 (5.25%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.65%) Simulink
5 4 (0.24%) Mathcad
6 2 (0.12%) OrCAD
6 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.059%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) assyst
1 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.24%) Magento
1 4 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.18%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.12%) BASE24
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.059%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 283 (16.70%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 186 (10.97%) Office 365
4 48 (2.83%) SaaS
5 44 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
8 31 (1.83%) IaaS
9 28 (1.65%) GitHub
10 23 (1.36%) PaaS
11 22 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
13 15 (0.88%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.65%) Google Compute Engine
15 9 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.53%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.47%) Datadog
17 5 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
18 4 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 242 (14.28%) DNS
2 176 (10.38%) DHCP
3 166 (9.79%) Firewall
4 165 (9.73%) SAN
5 153 (9.03%) TCP/IP
6 138 (8.14%) WAN
7 123 (7.26%) LAN
8 91 (5.37%) VPN
9 84 (4.96%) Internet
10 73 (4.31%) Wireless
11 63 (3.72%) VoIP
12 49 (2.89%) VLAN
13 41 (2.42%) NAS
14 36 (2.12%) Kerberos
15 34 (2.01%) Skype
16 33 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
17 31 (1.83%) LDAP
18 30 (1.77%) Network Security
19 27 (1.59%) BGP
19 27 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 126 (7.43%) MySQL
3 60 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
4 45 (2.65%) Big Data
5 38 (2.24%) NoSQL
6 37 (2.18%) Redis
7 30 (1.77%) Relational Database
8 25 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 23 (1.36%) MongoDB
10 22 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.00%) InfluxDB
11 17 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.83%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.65%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.59%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.53%) SQLite
16 7 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 116 (6.84%) Git (software)
2 109 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 58 (3.42%) Rational DOORS
4 43 (2.54%) JIRA
5 38 (2.24%) Subversion
6 23 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 18 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 12 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.59%) MSI
9 10 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (0.53%) NuGet
10 9 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (0.47%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.41%) Redmine
13 6 (0.35%) Gerrit
13 6 (0.35%) Mercurial
14 5 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 285 (16.81%) Finance
2 158 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 97 (5.72%) Banking
4 75 (4.42%) Marketing
5 67 (3.95%) Electronics
6 64 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 54 (3.19%) Retail
8 53 (3.13%) Investment Banking
9 52 (3.07%) Retail Banking
10 40 (2.36%) Games
11 34 (2.01%) Military
12 18 (1.06%) Aerospace
13 14 (0.83%) Automotive
13 14 (0.83%) Legal
14 11 (0.65%) Advertising
14 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.59%) Law
16 8 (0.47%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.41%) Back Office
17 7 (0.41%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.01%) Web Services
2 39 (2.30%) LAMP
3 30 (1.77%) LEMP Stack
4 25 (1.47%) .NET
4 25 (1.47%) Kafka
5 22 (1.30%) HTML
6 21 (1.24%) J2EE
7 20 (1.18%) Middleware
8 19 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
9 13 (0.77%) Spring
10 12 (0.71%) RESTful
11 11 (0.65%) HTML5
11 11 (0.65%) LAPP Stack
12 10 (0.59%) Node.js
13 9 (0.53%) CSS
13 9 (0.53%) React
14 8 (0.47%) STL
15 7 (0.41%) Java EE
15 7 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 86 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.66%) Clustering
6 48 (2.83%) Hedge funds
7 44 (2.60%) Derivative
8 43 (2.54%) Public Cloud
9 42 (2.48%) Eurex
9 42 (2.48%) Fixed Income
10 41 (2.42%) Equities
10 41 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 36 (2.12%) Private Cloud
12 29 (1.71%) Blackberry
13 27 (1.59%) Driving Licence
13 27 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
14 25 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 23 (1.36%) Mobile Computing
16 22 (1.30%) Replication
17 19 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 754 (44.48%) Linux
2 699 (41.24%) Windows
3 361 (21.30%) Windows Server
4 201 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 178 (10.50%) Unix
7 131 (7.73%) CentOS
8 130 (7.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 90 (5.31%) Windows 10
10 85 (5.01%) Windows 7
11 81 (4.78%) Ubuntu
12 50 (2.95%) Debian
13 48 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (2.65%) Android
15 25 (1.47%) Windows 8
16 19 (1.12%) Solaris
17 18 (1.06%) AIX
18 17 (1.00%) Mac OS X
19 14 (0.83%) Apple iOS
20 12 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (16.93%) DevOps
2 179 (10.56%) ITIL
3 176 (10.38%) Configuration Management
4 134 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (4.78%) Software Engineering
7 76 (4.48%) Migration
8 74 (4.37%) High Availability
8 74 (4.37%) Validation
9 68 (4.01%) Open Source
10 67 (3.95%) Asset Management
10 67 (3.95%) Project Management
11 61 (3.60%) Mentoring
12 56 (3.30%) Test Automation
13 54 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 53 (3.13%) E-Commerce
15 52 (3.07%) Analytics
15 52 (3.07%) Change Management
15 52 (3.07%) Wealth Management
16 50 (2.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 368 (21.71%) Python
2 234 (13.81%) Bash Shell
3 219 (12.92%) SQL
4 210 (12.39%) PowerShell
5 187 (11.03%) Perl
6 168 (9.91%) Java
7 153 (9.03%) C
8 138 (8.14%) Ruby
9 102 (6.02%) C++
10 63 (3.72%) C#
11 61 (3.60%) PHP
12 47 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.30%) JavaScript
13 39 (2.30%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.18%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.12%) Embedded C
16 16 (0.94%) VB
17 14 (0.83%) Go
18 12 (0.71%) PL/SQL
19 11 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 247 (14.57%) Degree
2 156 (9.20%) Security Cleared
3 147 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (6.37%) MCSE
5 94 (5.55%) SC Cleared
6 88 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
7 83 (4.90%) CCNA
8 65 (3.83%) RHCE
9 58 (3.42%) MCSA
10 44 (2.60%) DV Cleared
11 42 (2.48%) MCITP
12 41 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
13 36 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 27 (1.59%) MCP
15 22 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
16 17 (1.00%) CCNP
16 17 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.00%) RHCSA
17 15 (0.88%) CISSP
18 11 (0.65%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.30%) QA
2 35 (2.06%) SLA
3 31 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.35%) GDPR
6 5 (0.29%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.18%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.12%) DO-254
9 2 (0.12%) GCP
9 2 (0.12%) MiFID
10 1 (0.059%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.059%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 1 (0.059%) RMADS
10 1 (0.059%) TARGET2
System Software
1 431 (25.43%) Active Directory
2 372 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 210 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 149 (8.79%) Docker
5 80 (4.72%) vSphere
6 75 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (4.07%) XenApp
8 49 (2.89%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.06%) Firmware
10 31 (1.83%) KVM
11 26 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (1.47%) NFS
13 24 (1.42%) XenServer
14 23 (1.36%) iptables
15 22 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 20 (1.18%) Xen
17 18 (1.06%) Ceph
18 16 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
19 13 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
20 12 (0.71%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 279 (16.46%) Puppet
2 199 (11.74%) Ansible
3 129 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
4 104 (6.14%) SCCM
5 72 (4.25%) Nagios
6 64 (3.78%) SCOM
7 48 (2.83%) Kubernetes
8 44 (2.60%) WSUS
9 40 (2.36%) AirWatch
9 40 (2.36%) Grafana
10 37 (2.18%) Terraform
11 31 (1.83%) Backup Exec
12 28 (1.65%) HAProxy
12 28 (1.65%) vCenter Server
13 26 (1.53%) Cacti
14 25 (1.47%) Salt
15 24 (1.42%) Cobbler
16 22 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
17 14 (0.83%) Icinga
17 14 (0.83%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 576 (33.98%) VMware
2 411 (24.25%) Microsoft
3 201 (11.86%) Cisco
4 189 (11.15%) Red Hat
5 171 (10.09%) Citrix
6 116 (6.84%) HP
7 77 (4.54%) NetApp
8 72 (4.25%) Oracle
9 63 (3.72%) EMC
10 58 (3.42%) SAP
11 57 (3.36%) Google
12 56 (3.30%) Dell
13 55 (3.24%) IBM
14 39 (2.30%) Veeam
15 37 (2.18%) Symantec
16 27 (1.59%) Remedy
17 25 (1.47%) EqualLogic
17 25 (1.47%) F5
18 24 (1.42%) SolarWinds
19 23 (1.36%) Avaya