Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 350 330
Rank change year-on-year -2 -20 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,528 1,503 2,007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.92% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,201 1,278 1,688
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +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 165,560 162,837 194,208
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,821 134,730 163,067
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +7 1,444 £47,500 +5.56% 476
UK excluding London -4 964 £42,500 -2.86% 428
London +3 538 £55,000 +4.76% 94
South East -59 295 £42,500 -5.56% 103
East of England +42 164 £60,000 +20.00% 93
North of England +43 163 £37,500 -6.25% 54
South West -51 142 £45,000 - 48
Midlands +85 141 £40,000 +6.67% 85
North West +10 87 £45,000 +12.50% 28
West Midlands +56 78 £36,000 +8.27% 50
Yorkshire +50 72 £35,000 -6.67% 18
East Midlands +35 63 £42,500 +13.33% 34
Scotland -17 47 £42,500 +23.19% 23
Wales -7 12 £32,625 +12.50% 22
North East -11 4 £37,500 - 8
Northern Ireland +9 3 £27,500 +30.95% 1

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 708 (46.34%) Windows
2 686 (44.90%) Linux
3 559 (36.58%) VMware
4 442 (28.93%) Active Directory
5 412 (26.96%) Microsoft
6 383 (25.07%) Windows Server
7 322 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
8 310 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
9 303 (19.83%) DevOps
10 296 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
11 291 (19.04%) Python
12 277 (18.13%) DNS
12 277 (18.13%) PowerShell
13 271 (17.74%) Puppet
14 235 (15.38%) SQL
15 232 (15.18%) Degree
16 217 (14.20%) Cisco
17 208 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
18 205 (13.42%) DHCP
19 202 (13.22%) TCP/IP
20 200 (13.09%) Bash Shell
21 197 (12.89%) Ansible
22 186 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
23 180 (11.78%) Hyper-V
24 177 (11.58%) Finance
25 172 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
26 167 (10.93%) Red Hat
27 164 (10.73%) ITIL
28 158 (10.34%) Unix
29 156 (10.21%) Problem-Solving

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
1 139 (9.10%) MS Exchange
2 93 (6.09%) Apache
3 62 (4.06%) IIS
4 53 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 47 (3.08%) OpenStack
7 32 (2.09%) Apache Spark
8 30 (1.96%) nginx
9 29 (1.90%) Skype for Business
10 26 (1.70%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.44%) Confluence
13 20 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (1.18%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
16 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.59%) JBoss
16 9 (0.59%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
18 5 (0.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 73 (4.78%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.79%) Simulink
5 7 (0.46%) Siemens NX
6 5 (0.33%) Stata
7 4 (0.26%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.65%) Teamcenter
2 8 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.20%) Magento
6 3 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.13%) BASE24
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.065%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.065%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.065%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 310 (20.29%) Amazon AWS
2 296 (19.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 144 (9.42%) Office 365
4 78 (5.10%) SaaS
5 48 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
6 45 (2.95%) IaaS
7 37 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (2.29%) PaaS
9 27 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (1.70%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.51%) Route 53
12 21 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (1.24%) GitHub
15 16 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.92%) OpenShift
18 13 (0.85%) NuGet
19 12 (0.79%) Amazon ElastiCache
20 10 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 277 (18.13%) DNS
2 205 (13.42%) DHCP
3 202 (13.22%) TCP/IP
4 151 (9.88%) Firewall
5 145 (9.49%) SAN
6 107 (7.00%) WAN
7 87 (5.69%) LAN
8 80 (5.24%) VPN
9 65 (4.25%) Network Security
10 47 (3.08%) HTTP
10 47 (3.08%) Internet
11 40 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
11 40 (2.62%) VLAN
12 39 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (2.55%) Kerberos
13 34 (2.23%) SNMP
14 31 (2.03%) VoIP
15 30 (1.96%) SSL
16 28 (1.83%) Wireless
17 26 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.56%) MySQL
3 67 (4.38%) Big Data
4 62 (4.06%) Hadoop
5 28 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (1.51%) Apache Hive
7 22 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (1.18%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.11%) MariaDB
9 17 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.59%) Redis
13 7 (0.46%) HBase
14 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 107 (7.00%) Jenkins
2 96 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.21%) JIRA
4 38 (2.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 32 (2.09%) TeamCity
6 31 (2.03%) Subversion
7 26 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
8 22 (1.44%) Selenium
9 18 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.98%) Bitbucket
10 15 (0.98%) GitLab
10 15 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (0.98%) Vagrant
11 13 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.79%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
15 5 (0.33%) Bugzilla
16 4 (0.26%) Maven
16 4 (0.26%) SonarQube
General
1 177 (11.58%) Finance
2 94 (6.15%) Retail
3 61 (3.99%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.29%) Aerospace
5 31 (2.03%) Electronics
6 29 (1.90%) Games
7 24 (1.57%) Banking
7 24 (1.57%) Legal
8 20 (1.31%) Law
8 20 (1.31%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.11%) Marketing
10 16 (1.05%) Military
11 15 (0.98%) Automotive
12 14 (0.92%) Advertising
13 12 (0.79%) Avionics
14 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.52%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.46%) Front Office
17 6 (0.39%) Back Office
17 6 (0.39%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (4.58%) Web Services
2 39 (2.55%) LDAP
3 33 (2.16%) XML
4 30 (1.96%) Middleware
5 28 (1.83%) .NET
5 28 (1.83%) HTML
6 25 (1.64%) Kafka
7 21 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (1.24%) Django
9 18 (1.18%) REST
10 17 (1.11%) LAMP
10 17 (1.11%) SPNEGO
11 14 (0.92%) 802.1X
12 13 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
13 11 (0.72%) JSON
14 10 (0.65%) RESTful
15 9 (0.59%) ASP.NET
15 9 (0.59%) J2EE
16 7 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
17 6 (0.39%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 142 (9.29%) Data Centre
2 124 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (6.81%) Management Information System
4 84 (5.50%) Public Cloud
5 82 (5.37%) Computer Science
6 53 (3.47%) Linux Command Line
7 48 (3.14%) Clustering
8 47 (3.08%) Hedge funds
9 40 (2.62%) Private Cloud
9 40 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
10 34 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 33 (2.16%) Blackberry
12 29 (1.90%) Replication
13 28 (1.83%) Fintech
14 23 (1.51%) Embedded Systems
15 22 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 19 (1.24%) ASIC
17 17 (1.11%) NHS
18 16 (1.05%) Driving Licence
19 14 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 708 (46.34%) Windows
2 686 (44.90%) Linux
3 383 (25.07%) Windows Server
4 186 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 172 (11.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 158 (10.34%) Unix
7 122 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 103 (6.74%) CentOS
9 88 (5.76%) Windows 7
10 65 (4.25%) Windows 10
11 55 (3.60%) Ubuntu
12 27 (1.77%) Android
12 27 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (1.70%) Debian
14 15 (0.98%) Solaris
15 14 (0.92%) Nucleus RTOS
16 13 (0.85%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.79%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.72%) Windows 8
19 8 (0.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (19.83%) DevOps
2 164 (10.73%) ITIL
3 156 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
4 144 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 109 (7.13%) Software Engineering
7 88 (5.76%) Test Automation
8 77 (5.04%) Cybersecurity
9 76 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (4.58%) Mentoring
11 64 (4.19%) High Availability
11 64 (4.19%) Validation
12 57 (3.73%) Migration
12 57 (3.73%) UML
13 56 (3.66%) Project Management
14 52 (3.40%) Information Security
15 51 (3.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (3.27%) TOGAF
17 47 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
18 46 (3.01%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (19.04%) Python
2 277 (18.13%) PowerShell
3 235 (15.38%) SQL
4 200 (13.09%) Bash Shell
5 133 (8.70%) Java
6 124 (8.12%) C
7 115 (7.53%) Perl
8 74 (4.84%) C#
9 65 (4.25%) C++
10 63 (4.12%) Ruby
11 44 (2.88%) JavaScript
12 35 (2.29%) PHP
13 30 (1.96%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.11%) Scala
15 16 (1.05%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.98%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.79%) VB
18 9 (0.59%) Ada
18 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.59%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 232 (15.18%) Degree
2 139 (9.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 137 (8.97%) Security Cleared
4 110 (7.20%) MCSE
5 93 (6.09%) SC Cleared
6 91 (5.96%) Cisco Certification
7 74 (4.84%) MCSA
8 73 (4.78%) CCNA
9 45 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 43 (2.81%) MCP
11 40 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 38 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 34 (2.23%) RHCE
14 32 (2.09%) CCNP
14 32 (2.09%) MCITP
15 20 (1.31%) CISSP
16 12 (0.79%) HND
17 11 (0.72%) Master's Degree
18 10 (0.65%) CISA
18 10 (0.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (2.42%) QA
3 36 (2.36%) SLA
4 22 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.05%) GDPR
6 11 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.39%) GCP
8 5 (0.33%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.33%) JTAG
9 4 (0.26%) DO-160
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.065%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.065%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.065%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
System Software
1 442 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 322 (21.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (11.78%) Hyper-V
4 130 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
5 128 (8.38%) Docker
6 97 (6.35%) vSphere
7 38 (2.49%) Firmware
8 36 (2.36%) Xen
9 35 (2.29%) XenApp
10 25 (1.64%) HDFS
11 21 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.24%) VMware NSX
13 18 (1.18%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.05%) XenDesktop
15 13 (0.85%) KVM
15 13 (0.85%) Postfix
15 13 (0.85%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.85%) VirtualBox
16 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 271 (17.74%) Puppet
2 208 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
3 197 (12.89%) Ansible
4 80 (5.24%) SCCM
5 70 (4.58%) Kubernetes
6 59 (3.86%) vCenter Server
7 51 (3.34%) SCOM
8 49 (3.21%) Terraform
9 46 (3.01%) Nagios
10 30 (1.96%) AirWatch
11 29 (1.90%) Failover Clustering
12 20 (1.31%) SCOrch
13 19 (1.24%) WSUS
14 18 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.18%) vRealize
15 17 (1.11%) Backup Exec
15 17 (1.11%) Oozie
16 15 (0.98%) HAProxy
17 12 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
18 11 (0.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 559 (36.58%) VMware
2 412 (26.96%) Microsoft
3 217 (14.20%) Cisco
4 167 (10.93%) Red Hat
5 134 (8.77%) Citrix
6 78 (5.10%) Oracle
7 67 (4.38%) HP
7 67 (4.38%) NetApp
8 61 (3.99%) Google
9 47 (3.08%) Dell
10 37 (2.42%) Juniper
11 33 (2.16%) IBM
12 32 (2.09%) EqualLogic
12 32 (2.09%) WorldPay
13 31 (2.03%) Apple
13 31 (2.03%) EMC
13 31 (2.03%) Hortonworks
14 28 (1.83%) Nimble Storage
15 27 (1.77%) Reuters
16 26 (1.70%) Palo Alto