The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 350 328 328
Rank change year-on-year -22 0  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 737 1024 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.99% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.03% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 643 851 863
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,400 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.25% +3.89%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
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 £42,500 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -33 676 £47,500 +5.55% 113
London +1 291 £50,000 -4.76% 40
South East +4 181 £45,000 -3.74% 33
South West -21 81 £42,500 - 13
Hampshire +8 43 £45,000 +5.88% 13
East of England -23 43 £45,000 +21.62% 5
Oxfordshire +27 39 £48,750 +30.00%
Surrey +45 37 £50,000 - 6
City of London +4 37 £50,000 -4.76% 10
Berkshire +8 33 £47,500 -5.00% 6
North West -15 32 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Cambridgeshire -1 28 £45,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +12 27 £45,000 -15.88% 5
Oxford +12 26 £52,500 -4.54%
Cambridge -9 26 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Manchester -14 26 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Wales +28 23 £42,000 - 1
Yorkshire -17 22 £40,000 +6.66% 6
South Wales +27 21 £42,000 -
Scotland +19 20 £42,500 +13.33% 1
West Yorkshire -3 19 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Reading +14 17 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Bristol -8 17 £41,250 -5.71% 1
Wiltshire +8 14 £23,500 -31.38% 2
West Midlands +19 13 £30,000 -29.41% 2
Edinburgh +14 13 £45,000 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands -26 13 £34,500 -13.07% 1
Leeds -2 12 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Gloucester +18 11 £37,500 -19.35% 4

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 690 (44.57%) Windows
2 628 (40.57%) Linux
3 491 (31.72%) VMware
4 432 (27.91%) Active Directory
5 397 (25.65%) Windows Server
6 363 (23.45%) Microsoft
7 344 (22.22%) Python
8 266 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 259 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
10 248 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 246 (15.89%) Degree
12 244 (15.76%) DNS
13 237 (15.31%) SQL
14 223 (14.41%) Puppet
15 222 (14.34%) DevOps
16 214 (13.82%) SQL Server
17 208 (13.44%) Bash Shell
18 206 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
18 206 (13.31%) PowerShell
19 203 (13.11%) Unix
20 202 (13.05%) Firewall
21 201 (12.98%) Hyper-V
22 200 (12.92%) MS Exchange
23 199 (12.86%) Finance
24 188 (12.14%) Security Cleared
25 186 (12.02%) Office 365
26 181 (11.69%) Red Hat
27 180 (11.63%) ITIL
28 176 (11.37%) C
28 176 (11.37%) Java

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
1 200 (12.92%) MS Exchange
2 105 (6.78%) Apache
3 88 (5.68%) IIS
4 78 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 58 (3.75%) Skype for Business
7 46 (2.97%) nginx
8 41 (2.65%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 28 (1.81%) OpenStack
10 21 (1.36%) Confluence
11 18 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.71%) SAS
15 10 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
15 10 (0.65%) lighttpd
16 8 (0.52%) Alfresco
16 8 (0.52%) Captiva
16 8 (0.52%) Documentum
Applications
1 77 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) GNU Octave
5 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) Baselight
6 2 (0.13%) Simulink
7 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.065%) Autodesk Flame
7 1 (0.065%) Autodesk Smoke
7 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.065%) Houdini
7 1 (0.065%) Maya
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.065%) NUKE
7 1 (0.065%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.19%) Magento
3 3 (0.19%) Primavera
4 2 (0.13%) assyst
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.065%) BASE24
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.065%) Endur
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 259 (16.73%) Amazon AWS
2 186 (12.02%) Office 365
3 153 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (2.58%) PaaS
5 38 (2.45%) IaaS
5 38 (2.45%) SaaS
6 36 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (1.61%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.42%) OpenShift
10 19 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.16%) GitHub
11 18 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
13 10 (0.65%) SoftLayer
14 9 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.32%) G Suite
16 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 244 (15.76%) DNS
2 202 (13.05%) Firewall
3 167 (10.79%) DHCP
4 163 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 160 (10.34%) SAN
6 104 (6.72%) LAN
7 92 (5.94%) WAN
8 86 (5.56%) VPN
9 67 (4.33%) Internet
10 62 (4.01%) LDAP
11 58 (3.75%) VLAN
12 52 (3.36%) Skype
12 52 (3.36%) VoIP
13 50 (3.23%) Kerberos
14 48 (3.10%) SSL
15 37 (2.39%) HTTP
16 36 (2.33%) Wireless
17 35 (2.26%) iSCSI
18 33 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (2.07%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 153 (9.88%) MySQL
3 47 (3.04%) Big Data
3 47 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.84%) NoSQL
5 30 (1.94%) Hadoop
5 30 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (1.61%) Oracle Database
7 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 18 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.16%) Redis
8 18 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.45%) SQLite
13 5 (0.32%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 120 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 111 (7.17%) Jenkins
3 78 (5.04%) Rational DOORS
4 52 (3.36%) Subversion
5 42 (2.71%) JIRA
6 27 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (1.42%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.03%) git-flow
8 16 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
9 15 (0.97%) Ant
10 13 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.78%) Maven
11 12 (0.78%) Selenium
11 12 (0.78%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.65%) Bitbucket
13 9 (0.58%) JUnit
14 8 (0.52%) GitLab
15 7 (0.45%) MSI
15 7 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.45%) WATIR
General
1 199 (12.86%) Finance
2 65 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 61 (3.94%) Banking
4 47 (3.04%) Military
5 42 (2.71%) Games
6 41 (2.65%) Marketing
7 38 (2.45%) Aerospace
8 34 (2.20%) Manufacturing
9 33 (2.13%) Electronics
9 33 (2.13%) Retail
10 19 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.97%) Back Office
12 14 (0.90%) Automotive
13 10 (0.65%) Advertising
13 10 (0.65%) Local Government
14 9 (0.58%) Legal
15 6 (0.39%) Publishing
16 4 (0.26%) Front Office
17 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.19%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (5.36%) Web Services
2 48 (3.10%) LAMP
3 29 (1.87%) XML
4 27 (1.74%) .NET
5 25 (1.61%) Node.js
6 20 (1.29%) J2EE
7 19 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
8 18 (1.16%) HTML
9 15 (0.97%) CSS
10 13 (0.84%) Middleware
11 12 (0.78%) jQuery
12 10 (0.65%) JSON
12 10 (0.65%) Serverless Framework
13 9 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
13 9 (0.58%) REST
13 9 (0.58%) Spring
14 8 (0.52%) Java EE
14 8 (0.52%) SOAP
15 7 (0.45%) RESTful
16 6 (0.39%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 103 (6.65%) Computer Science
3 95 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (5.94%) Management Information System
5 49 (3.17%) Hedge funds
6 37 (2.39%) PKI
7 25 (1.61%) Clustering
7 25 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 22 (1.42%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.42%) Replication
10 20 (1.29%) Fintech
10 20 (1.29%) Internet of Things
10 20 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.03%) iPad
12 15 (0.97%) Smartphone
13 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.78%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 690 (44.57%) Windows
2 628 (40.57%) Linux
3 397 (25.65%) Windows Server
4 248 (16.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 203 (13.11%) Unix
7 133 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 107 (6.91%) CentOS
9 84 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 82 (5.30%) Ubuntu
11 70 (4.52%) Windows 7
12 58 (3.75%) Debian
13 41 (2.65%) Windows 10
14 30 (1.94%) Android
15 27 (1.74%) AIX
16 26 (1.68%) Solaris
17 25 (1.61%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.42%) Apple iOS
18 22 (1.42%) Windows 8
19 20 (1.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (14.34%) DevOps
2 180 (11.63%) ITIL
3 166 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (9.24%) Configuration Management
5 105 (6.78%) Software Engineering
6 93 (6.01%) Continuous Integration
7 83 (5.36%) High Availability
8 70 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 69 (4.46%) Mentoring
10 67 (4.33%) Migration
11 65 (4.20%) UML
12 64 (4.13%) Open Source
13 62 (4.01%) Validation
14 57 (3.68%) MODAF
14 57 (3.68%) Patch Management
15 56 (3.62%) Requirements Management
16 55 (3.55%) Mathematics
17 53 (3.42%) Project Management
18 52 (3.36%) Test Strategy
19 51 (3.29%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 344 (22.22%) Python
2 237 (15.31%) SQL
3 208 (13.44%) Bash Shell
4 206 (13.31%) PowerShell
5 176 (11.37%) C
5 176 (11.37%) Java
6 151 (9.75%) Perl
7 131 (8.46%) C++
8 97 (6.27%) Ruby
9 56 (3.62%) C#
10 50 (3.23%) PHP
11 42 (2.71%) Shell Script
12 40 (2.58%) JavaScript
13 26 (1.68%) VB
14 20 (1.29%) Scala
15 19 (1.23%) MATLAB
16 12 (0.78%) Go
17 11 (0.71%) Ada
18 9 (0.58%) VBScript
19 8 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 246 (15.89%) Degree
2 188 (12.14%) Security Cleared
3 131 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 92 (5.94%) MCSE
6 63 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (3.68%) CCNA
8 52 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 52 (3.36%) MCSA
9 38 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (1.81%) CCNP
10 28 (1.81%) MCP
11 25 (1.61%) MCITP
12 19 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
13 16 (1.03%) RHCE
14 9 (0.58%) PhD
14 9 (0.58%) RHCA
15 7 (0.45%) HNC
16 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.71%) SLA
2 29 (1.87%) QA
3 17 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) ISO26262
5 4 (0.26%) MISRA
5 4 (0.26%) MISRA C
6 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.13%) ARP4754
7 2 (0.13%) DO-254
7 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) DO-160
8 1 (0.065%) HL7
8 1 (0.065%) ISO13485
8 1 (0.065%) ISO22301
System Software
1 432 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 266 (17.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 104 (6.72%) Docker
5 80 (5.17%) vSphere
6 57 (3.68%) XenApp
7 30 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
7 30 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.81%) KVM
9 27 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.55%) Dovecot
12 23 (1.49%) VMware ESX
12 23 (1.49%) Xen
13 17 (1.10%) NFS
14 16 (1.03%) Ceph
14 16 (1.03%) Postfix
15 15 (0.97%) Varnish
16 13 (0.84%) Slurm Workload Manager
16 13 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 223 (14.41%) Puppet
2 161 (10.40%) SCCM
3 146 (9.43%) Ansible
4 132 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
5 98 (6.33%) SCOM
6 62 (4.01%) Nagios
7 41 (2.65%) Kubernetes
8 29 (1.87%) Salt
9 25 (1.61%) NetBackup
9 25 (1.61%) WSUS
10 22 (1.42%) HAProxy
11 17 (1.10%) CFEngine
12 16 (1.03%) Backup Exec
12 16 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 16 (1.03%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.97%) Mesos
14 14 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.84%) AirWatch
16 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
17 10 (0.65%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 491 (31.72%) VMware
2 363 (23.45%) Microsoft
3 181 (11.69%) Red Hat
4 174 (11.24%) Cisco
5 150 (9.69%) Citrix
6 126 (8.14%) HP
7 108 (6.98%) Oracle
8 70 (4.52%) EMC
9 63 (4.07%) Dell
10 52 (3.36%) NetApp
11 51 (3.29%) IBM
12 48 (3.10%) SolarWinds
13 33 (2.13%) Google
14 32 (2.07%) F5
15 31 (2.00%) Symantec
16 30 (1.94%) Brocade
17 27 (1.74%) EqualLogic
18 25 (1.61%) SaltStack
19 24 (1.55%) Atlassian
20 22 (1.42%) Juniper
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Salary: £22 - £24 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
Technical Futures
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent Package Available
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35,000 per annum + on-call allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + £5,000 on-call bonus + 10% bonus + Great Ben
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £85000.00 per annum + Amazing Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
The North Starr
Salary: £7000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Freshtechit
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Robert Half
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Overtime, Training, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago