The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 333 317 316
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 824 1000 1125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.02% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.05% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 719 839 956
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +17.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33%  

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 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -20 785 £45,000 -5.26% 132
London -11 298 £50,000 -4.76% 58
South East +9 201 £46,000 -3.15% 22
South West -22 91 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Yorkshire +6 56 £37,500 - 5
East of England -27 52 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Hampshire +30 44 £54,000 +54.28% 3
City of London +14 41 £50,000 -6.97% 10
North West -29 40 £37,500 - 4
Oxfordshire +19 39 £45,500 +30.00% 4
Berkshire -27 38 £50,000 -9.09% 4
West Yorkshire +17 37 £37,500 - 3
Bristol -9 32 £37,500 +7.14% 3
West Midlands +18 27 £35,250 -9.03% 9
Manchester -23 27 £38,500 +2.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -15 25 £45,500 -9.00% 7
Cambridge -16 25 £45,500 -9.00% 6
Surrey +26 24 £55,000 +4.76% 6
Reading +5 24 £45,000 -25.00% 2
Leeds +10 23 £45,000 +16.12% 1
Hertfordshire +4 23 £52,500 +10.52% 6
Gloucestershire -25 22 £47,500 +26.66% 6
Oxford +8 20 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Crawley +9 18 £48,750 +2.63% 1
West Sussex +5 18 £48,750 +2.63% 2
North Yorkshire +9 17 £33,750 -3.57% 2
East Midlands +7 17 £30,000 -15.49% 6
Kent +17 15 £37,000 +34.54% 2
Bradford +13 15 £30,750 -18.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £51,000 +7.36%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 697 (44.68%) Windows
2 655 (41.99%) Linux
3 554 (35.51%) VMware
4 467 (29.94%) Active Directory
5 379 (24.29%) Microsoft
6 373 (23.91%) Windows Server
7 341 (21.86%) Python
8 303 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 247 (15.83%) DNS
10 246 (15.77%) Degree
11 241 (15.45%) Puppet
12 239 (15.32%) SQL
13 237 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
14 225 (14.42%) DevOps
15 218 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 217 (13.91%) Finance
17 210 (13.46%) Firewall
18 208 (13.33%) Bash Shell
19 206 (13.21%) SQL Server
19 206 (13.21%) MS Exchange
20 201 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
21 200 (12.82%) Hyper-V
22 197 (12.63%) PowerShell
23 196 (12.56%) Office 365
24 190 (12.18%) Red Hat
25 189 (12.12%) SAN
25 189 (12.12%) DHCP
26 188 (12.05%) Cisco
27 182 (11.67%) Java
28 177 (11.35%) Ansible

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
1 206 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 99 (6.35%) Apache
3 89 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (5.71%) IIS
4 85 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 61 (3.91%) Skype for Business
6 44 (2.82%) nginx
7 36 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (2.18%) Tomcat
9 24 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (1.54%) OpenStack
10 21 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.22%) SAS
12 16 (1.03%) Confluence
13 7 (0.45%) CMS
13 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 96 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Simulink
6 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.064%) Autodesk Flame
6 1 (0.064%) Baselight
6 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.064%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.064%) Houdini
6 1 (0.064%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.064%) Maya
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) NUKE
6 1 (0.064%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 27 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.32%) Magento
3 4 (0.26%) assyst
3 4 (0.26%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.064%) Endur
5 1 (0.064%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.064%) Primavera
5 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 237 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (12.56%) Office 365
3 141 (9.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (3.14%) SaaS
5 43 (2.76%) IaaS
6 39 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.24%) PaaS
8 32 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.73%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.47%) GitHub
12 20 (1.28%) OpenShift
13 19 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
16 6 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
17 5 (0.32%) Mimecast
18 3 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 247 (15.83%) DNS
2 210 (13.46%) Firewall
3 189 (12.12%) DHCP
3 189 (12.12%) SAN
4 156 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 112 (7.18%) LAN
6 107 (6.86%) WAN
7 82 (5.26%) VPN
8 80 (5.13%) Internet
9 57 (3.65%) Skype
9 57 (3.65%) VLAN
10 53 (3.40%) LDAP
10 53 (3.40%) VoIP
11 44 (2.82%) Kerberos
12 37 (2.37%) NAS
13 36 (2.31%) iSCSI
13 36 (2.31%) Wireless
14 35 (2.24%) HTTP
15 34 (2.18%) PBX
16 29 (1.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 131 (8.40%) MySQL
3 54 (3.46%) Big Data
4 49 (3.14%) NoSQL
5 45 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.99%) MongoDB
8 29 (1.86%) Hadoop
9 28 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (1.41%) Redis
11 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.71%) SQLite
16 8 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.45%) InterSystems Cache
18 6 (0.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 120 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 105 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 63 (4.04%) Rational DOORS
4 42 (2.69%) Subversion
5 32 (2.05%) JIRA
6 23 (1.47%) Vagrant
7 21 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
8 17 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 15 (0.96%) Selenium
10 12 (0.77%) git-flow
11 9 (0.58%) Ant
11 9 (0.58%) Maven
11 9 (0.58%) MSI
11 9 (0.58%) NuGet
11 9 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (0.51%) GitLab
13 7 (0.45%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.38%) Cucumber
General
1 217 (13.91%) Finance
2 102 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 71 (4.55%) Marketing
4 52 (3.33%) Banking
5 48 (3.08%) Games
6 46 (2.95%) Electronics
7 43 (2.76%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.63%) Military
9 31 (1.99%) Retail
10 28 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.83%) Legal
12 12 (0.77%) Back Office
12 12 (0.77%) Local Government
13 11 (0.71%) Automotive
14 7 (0.45%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Advertising
15 5 (0.32%) Law
16 4 (0.26%) French Language
16 4 (0.26%) Front Office
17 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.14%) Web Services
2 46 (2.95%) LAMP
3 25 (1.60%) LEMP Stack
4 22 (1.41%) .NET
5 21 (1.35%) J2EE
5 21 (1.35%) Node.js
6 18 (1.15%) XML
7 15 (0.96%) HTML
8 11 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (0.71%) RESTful
9 10 (0.64%) CSS
9 10 (0.64%) Kafka
10 9 (0.58%) JSON
10 9 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
11 8 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (0.51%) Serverless Framework
11 8 (0.51%) Spring
12 7 (0.45%) Middleware
13 6 (0.38%) OpenVZ
13 6 (0.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 106 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 82 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 67 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (3.78%) Hedge funds
6 35 (2.24%) Clustering
7 33 (2.12%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.86%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
9 25 (1.60%) PKI
10 24 (1.54%) Internet of Things
11 23 (1.47%) Blackberry
12 21 (1.35%) Replication
13 17 (1.09%) Driving Licence
13 17 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
13 17 (1.09%) Smartphone
14 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.77%) User Experience
16 11 (0.71%) Fintech
16 11 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 697 (44.68%) Windows
2 655 (41.99%) Linux
3 373 (23.91%) Windows Server
4 218 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 201 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 175 (11.22%) Unix
7 132 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 114 (7.31%) CentOS
9 88 (5.64%) Ubuntu
10 70 (4.49%) Windows 7
11 66 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (3.40%) Debian
13 47 (3.01%) Windows 10
14 35 (2.24%) Android
15 26 (1.67%) AIX
16 20 (1.28%) Apple iOS
17 19 (1.22%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.22%) Solaris
17 19 (1.22%) Windows 8
18 18 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (14.42%) DevOps
2 156 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (9.81%) ITIL
4 137 (8.78%) Configuration Management
5 102 (6.54%) Software Engineering
6 79 (5.06%) Open Source
7 78 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (4.94%) Mentoring
9 71 (4.55%) High Availability
10 70 (4.49%) Migration
11 64 (4.10%) Validation
12 60 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
14 56 (3.59%) Project Management
14 56 (3.59%) UML
15 55 (3.53%) Test Automation
16 54 (3.46%) Mathematics
17 53 (3.40%) Change Management
18 52 (3.33%) Analytics
18 52 (3.33%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 341 (21.86%) Python
2 239 (15.32%) SQL
3 208 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 197 (12.63%) PowerShell
5 182 (11.67%) Java
6 163 (10.45%) C
7 155 (9.94%) Perl
8 121 (7.76%) C++
9 120 (7.69%) Ruby
10 63 (4.04%) C#
11 50 (3.21%) PHP
12 38 (2.44%) JavaScript
13 33 (2.12%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.79%) MATLAB
15 25 (1.60%) VB
16 18 (1.15%) Scala
17 17 (1.09%) Go
18 10 (0.64%) Ada
18 10 (0.64%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 246 (15.77%) Degree
2 175 (11.22%) Security Cleared
3 144 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (6.67%) MCSE
5 99 (6.35%) SC Cleared
6 72 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (4.10%) CCNA
8 58 (3.72%) MCSA
9 46 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 37 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 37 (2.37%) MCITP
11 36 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 27 (1.73%) RHCE
13 24 (1.54%) CCNP
13 24 (1.54%) MCP
14 23 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
15 14 (0.90%) RHCSA
16 13 (0.83%) Master's Degree
17 11 (0.71%) CISSP
17 11 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.76%) SLA
2 35 (2.24%) QA
3 21 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 13 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.19%) MISRA
7 3 (0.19%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.13%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.064%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.064%) DO-160
9 1 (0.064%) DO-254
9 1 (0.064%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
9 1 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 467 (29.94%) Active Directory
2 303 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (12.82%) Hyper-V
4 139 (8.91%) Docker
5 86 (5.51%) vSphere
6 68 (4.36%) XenApp
7 65 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 46 (2.95%) XenDesktop
9 33 (2.12%) KVM
10 29 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
11 23 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.41%) Dovecot
13 20 (1.28%) NFS
14 18 (1.15%) Varnish
15 17 (1.09%) Ceph
15 17 (1.09%) Xen
16 15 (0.96%) Postfix
16 15 (0.96%) VirtualBox
17 10 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
17 10 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 241 (15.45%) Puppet
2 177 (11.35%) Ansible
3 154 (9.87%) SCCM
4 127 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (5.45%) SCOM
6 47 (3.01%) Nagios
7 41 (2.63%) Kubernetes
8 38 (2.44%) WSUS
9 34 (2.18%) Backup Exec
10 30 (1.92%) AirWatch
11 26 (1.67%) NetBackup
12 21 (1.35%) vCenter Server
13 19 (1.22%) HAProxy
13 19 (1.22%) Terraform
14 18 (1.15%) Salt
14 18 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (0.96%) Grafana
16 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
17 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 12 (0.77%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 554 (35.51%) VMware
2 379 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 190 (12.18%) Red Hat
4 188 (12.05%) Cisco
5 162 (10.38%) Citrix
6 136 (8.72%) HP
7 96 (6.15%) Oracle
8 73 (4.68%) EMC
9 70 (4.49%) Dell
10 62 (3.97%) NetApp
11 46 (2.95%) IBM
12 43 (2.76%) Symantec
13 42 (2.69%) SolarWinds
14 41 (2.63%) Google
15 37 (2.37%) SAP
16 32 (2.05%) Veeam
17 29 (1.86%) Brocade
17 29 (1.86%) F5
18 25 (1.60%) Avaya
19 22 (1.41%) EqualLogic
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
SFX
Salary: From £30,699 to £30,699 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Connections
Salary: 75000
Posted: Yesterday
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Corriculo
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: to £46,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competive Salary with excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum plus benefits and incentives
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + SHARE OPTIONS
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago