The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 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
System Engineer
UK
Rank 339 328 328
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 738 1003 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 0.97% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.01% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 622 811 821
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,950 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

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%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

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 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 -22 672 £47,500 +5.55% 104
London +22 271 £50,000 -9.09% 35
South East +47 203 £45,000 -5.26% 28
South West -24 79 £40,000 - 13
Hampshire +10 48 £46,250 -2.63% 6
Oxfordshire +28 47 £51,250 +29.74% 9
East of England -21 46 £50,000 +50.37% 6
Berkshire +39 40 £46,250 -22.91% 2
City of London +41 36 £55,000 +4.76% 12
Surrey +32 35 £50,000 - 4
Gloucestershire +7 31 £47,500 -11.21% 2
North West -10 28 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Wales +28 26 £25,000 -
Oxford +21 25 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 23 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Manchester -8 23 £40,000 +6.66% 4
South Wales +30 21 £35,000 -
Fareham +19 21 £38,250 -19.47%
Cambridge -7 21 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands -43 21 £37,500 -5.51% 7
Essex +10 17 £50,000 +88.67%
Reading +39 16 £39,500 -7.05% 1
Scotland +26 16 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Wiltshire +20 16 £23,500 - 1
Bristol 0 16 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Edinburgh +13 15 £45,000 +5.88% 1
West Midlands +29 14 £31,750 -19.62% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Gloucester +8 10 £37,500 -25.37%
Kent +17 9 £39,000 -20.20% 3

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 718 (44.13%) Windows
2 662 (40.69%) Linux
3 477 (29.32%) VMware
4 424 (26.06%) Windows Server
5 415 (25.51%) Active Directory
6 386 (23.72%) Microsoft
7 355 (21.82%) Python
8 264 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
9 258 (15.86%) DevOps
10 257 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 252 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 247 (15.18%) Puppet
13 241 (14.81%) Degree
14 239 (14.69%) SQL
15 230 (14.14%) DNS
16 218 (13.40%) Unix
17 213 (13.09%) Bash Shell
18 204 (12.54%) ITIL
19 202 (12.42%) SQL Server
19 202 (12.42%) Security Cleared
20 200 (12.29%) PowerShell
20 200 (12.29%) Finance
21 198 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
21 198 (12.17%) Hyper-V
22 196 (12.05%) Firewall
23 186 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
24 184 (11.31%) Red Hat
25 182 (11.19%) MS Exchange
26 179 (11.00%) C
27 175 (10.76%) Cisco

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
1 182 (11.19%) MS Exchange
2 106 (6.52%) Apache
3 100 (6.15%) IIS
4 72 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (4.43%) SharePoint
5 55 (3.38%) Skype for Business
6 45 (2.77%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.15%) nginx
8 31 (1.91%) OpenStack
9 26 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.35%) Confluence
11 21 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.61%) lighttpd
12 10 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.49%) Alfresco
13 8 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.49%) Captiva
13 8 (0.49%) CMS
13 8 (0.49%) Documentum
Applications
1 154 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.04%) MS Office
3 19 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.43%) GNU Octave
4 7 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
7 1 (0.061%) Autodesk Smoke
7 1 (0.061%) Baselight
7 1 (0.061%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.061%) MS Project
7 1 (0.061%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.061%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.18%) Primavera
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.061%) BASE24
5 1 (0.061%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 264 (16.23%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (10.57%) Office 365
3 144 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.95%) PaaS
5 41 (2.52%) SaaS
6 37 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (2.27%) IaaS
7 23 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.23%) OpenShift
9 16 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.86%) GitHub
10 14 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.61%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.37%) G Suite
13 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 230 (14.14%) DNS
2 196 (12.05%) Firewall
3 167 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 151 (9.28%) DHCP
5 141 (8.67%) SAN
6 97 (5.96%) LAN
7 81 (4.98%) WAN
8 80 (4.92%) VPN
9 69 (4.24%) Internet
10 63 (3.87%) LDAP
11 59 (3.63%) SSL
12 57 (3.50%) VoIP
13 49 (3.01%) Kerberos
13 49 (3.01%) VLAN
14 46 (2.83%) Skype
15 39 (2.40%) Wireless
16 36 (2.21%) HTTP
17 33 (2.03%) iSCSI
18 31 (1.91%) ATM
19 30 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.77%) MySQL
3 55 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 46 (2.83%) NoSQL
5 41 (2.52%) Big Data
6 32 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 29 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.86%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.86%) Redis
13 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.61%) GIS
17 7 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.43%) SQLite
18 5 (0.31%) OpenStack Swift
Development Applications
1 118 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 115 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 86 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
4 60 (3.69%) Subversion
5 54 (3.32%) JIRA
6 31 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 27 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.35%) git-flow
9 15 (0.92%) Rational Rhapsody
10 14 (0.86%) Maven
11 12 (0.74%) Ant
12 10 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.55%) JUnit
13 9 (0.55%) Selenium
14 8 (0.49%) GitLab
14 8 (0.49%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.43%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.43%) WATIR
16 6 (0.37%) MSI
17 5 (0.31%) Artifactory
General
1 200 (12.29%) Finance
2 65 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 57 (3.50%) Banking
4 44 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 44 (2.70%) Marketing
5 43 (2.64%) Military
6 37 (2.27%) Games
7 36 (2.21%) Electronics
8 35 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.66%) Retail
10 24 (1.48%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.11%) Back Office
12 14 (0.86%) Automotive
13 12 (0.74%) Advertising
14 10 (0.61%) Legal
15 9 (0.55%) Local Government
15 9 (0.55%) Publishing
16 6 (0.37%) Law
17 5 (0.31%) Avionics
18 4 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.72%) Web Services
2 45 (2.77%) LAMP
3 38 (2.34%) .NET
4 30 (1.84%) XML
5 29 (1.78%) Node.js
6 23 (1.41%) HTML
7 20 (1.23%) J2EE
7 20 (1.23%) Middleware
8 18 (1.11%) CSS
9 17 (1.04%) jQuery
10 14 (0.86%) REST
11 13 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (0.80%) SOAP
12 11 (0.68%) Spring
13 10 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.55%) Java EE
14 9 (0.55%) Serverless Framework
15 8 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.43%) Hibernate
16 7 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 134 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 114 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (6.88%) Computer Science
4 104 (6.39%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.64%) Hedge funds
6 39 (2.40%) PKI
7 26 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
7 26 (1.60%) Fintech
8 25 (1.54%) Clustering
9 23 (1.41%) Replication
10 20 (1.23%) Driving Licence
11 19 (1.17%) iPad
11 19 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.86%) Internet of Things
14 13 (0.80%) Digital Media
14 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.80%) Equities
14 13 (0.80%) User Experience
15 10 (0.61%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 718 (44.13%) Windows
2 662 (40.69%) Linux
3 424 (26.06%) Windows Server
4 257 (15.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 218 (13.40%) Unix
6 186 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 139 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 98 (6.02%) CentOS
9 86 (5.29%) Ubuntu
10 84 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (4.00%) Windows 7
12 54 (3.32%) Debian
13 36 (2.21%) Windows 10
14 35 (2.15%) Mac OS X
15 30 (1.84%) Solaris
16 28 (1.72%) Android
17 25 (1.54%) AIX
18 20 (1.23%) Apple iOS
19 17 (1.04%) Windows 8
19 17 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (15.86%) DevOps
2 204 (12.54%) ITIL
3 198 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (10.02%) Configuration Management
5 106 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (6.39%) Software Engineering
7 86 (5.29%) High Availability
8 73 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 72 (4.43%) Validation
10 67 (4.12%) UML
11 66 (4.06%) Mentoring
12 64 (3.93%) Requirements Management
13 63 (3.87%) Migration
13 63 (3.87%) Project Management
14 60 (3.69%) MODAF
15 59 (3.63%) Open Source
16 58 (3.56%) Test Strategy
17 56 (3.44%) Patch Management
18 55 (3.38%) Mathematics
19 52 (3.20%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 355 (21.82%) Python
2 239 (14.69%) SQL
3 213 (13.09%) Bash Shell
4 200 (12.29%) PowerShell
5 179 (11.00%) C
6 174 (10.69%) Java
7 158 (9.71%) Perl
8 133 (8.17%) C++
9 100 (6.15%) Ruby
10 59 (3.63%) PHP
11 55 (3.38%) C#
12 49 (3.01%) JavaScript
13 43 (2.64%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.54%) Scala
15 19 (1.17%) VB
16 18 (1.11%) MATLAB
17 16 (0.98%) Go
18 11 (0.68%) VBScript
19 10 (0.61%) Ada
20 8 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 241 (14.81%) Degree
2 202 (12.42%) Security Cleared
3 129 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (6.64%) SC Cleared
5 87 (5.35%) MCSE
6 67 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (3.93%) DV Cleared
8 59 (3.63%) CCNA
9 51 (3.13%) MCSA
10 40 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 28 (1.72%) MCITP
12 27 (1.66%) CCNP
13 26 (1.60%) MCP
14 17 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
15 13 (0.80%) RHCE
16 9 (0.55%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.49%) RHCA
18 7 (0.43%) PhD
19 6 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.21%) SLA
2 20 (1.23%) QA
3 18 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) DICOM
5 4 (0.25%) DO-178B
5 4 (0.25%) HL7
5 4 (0.25%) ISO26262
5 4 (0.25%) MISRA
5 4 (0.25%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.18%) ARP4754
6 3 (0.18%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.18%) DO-254
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.061%) DO-160
8 1 (0.061%) ISO13485
System Software
1 415 (25.51%) Active Directory
2 252 (15.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (12.17%) Hyper-V
4 106 (6.52%) Docker
5 70 (4.30%) vSphere
6 54 (3.32%) XenApp
7 38 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
9 26 (1.60%) KVM
10 25 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 24 (1.48%) Dovecot
12 23 (1.41%) Xen
13 21 (1.29%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.98%) NFS
14 16 (0.98%) Postfix
15 14 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
16 13 (0.80%) Ceph
16 13 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 247 (15.18%) Puppet
2 165 (10.14%) SCCM
3 158 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
4 157 (9.65%) Ansible
5 112 (6.88%) SCOM
6 61 (3.75%) Nagios
7 39 (2.40%) Kubernetes
8 28 (1.72%) Salt
9 24 (1.48%) WSUS
10 22 (1.35%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.11%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.98%) CFEngine
12 16 (0.98%) Mesos
13 15 (0.92%) HAProxy
14 13 (0.80%) Graphite
15 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
16 11 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 11 (0.68%) Terraform
17 9 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
17 9 (0.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 477 (29.32%) VMware
2 386 (23.72%) Microsoft
3 184 (11.31%) Red Hat
4 175 (10.76%) Cisco
5 130 (7.99%) Citrix
6 114 (7.01%) Oracle
7 100 (6.15%) HP
8 72 (4.43%) EMC
9 58 (3.56%) Dell
10 50 (3.07%) IBM
10 50 (3.07%) SolarWinds
11 40 (2.46%) NetApp
12 36 (2.21%) F5
13 32 (1.97%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.66%) EqualLogic
14 27 (1.66%) Google
14 27 (1.66%) SaltStack
15 26 (1.60%) Brocade
15 26 (1.60%) Juniper
16 24 (1.48%) Sybase
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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London
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