Systems Engineer Jobs

System Engineer
UK

The median System Engineer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 12 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 91 295 413
Rank change year-on-year +204 +118 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3,074 1,131 1,534
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.80% 1.22% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 1.34% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1,926 449 670
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £34,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £40,092
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.11%
75th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Top 17 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 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +200 2,749 £50,000 - 475
UK excluding London +157 2,667 £50,000 +11.11% 438
South East +133 731 £50,000 -9.09% 105
South West +96 600 £55,000 +10.00% 97
Work from Home +142 547 £50,000 -16.67% 155
Midlands +92 480 £49,000 +10.73% 83
North of England +120 329 £45,000 +2.74% 74
East of England +59 328 £55,000 +3.77% 49
West Midlands +56 280 £50,000 +12.99% 44
London +125 277 £55,000 -14.40% 63
North West +65 209 £50,000 +14.16% 44
East Midlands +100 200 £45,000 +5.88% 39
Scotland +11 125 £52,500 -4.55% 40
Yorkshire +127 97 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Wales +56 64 £35,000 - 6
North East -22 23 £42,500 +18.06% 12
Northern Ireland +27 10 £35,000 -53.33% 4

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 12 June 2024, Systems Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 602 (19.58%) Systems Engineering
2 557 (18.12%) Security Cleared
3 401 (13.04%) Degree
4 269 (8.75%) Windows
5 263 (8.56%) Microsoft
6 252 (8.20%) Social Skills
7 247 (8.04%) Aerospace
8 245 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
9 235 (7.64%) Manufacturing
10 230 (7.48%) SC Cleared
11 212 (6.90%) Azure
12 207 (6.73%) VMware
13 206 (6.70%) Linux
14 189 (6.15%) Active Directory
15 186 (6.05%) Validation
16 157 (5.11%) Automotive
17 146 (4.75%) Microsoft 365
18 140 (4.55%) Electronics
19 133 (4.33%) Windows Server
20 132 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 129 (4.20%) Finance
22 128 (4.16%) SQL
23 126 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
24 120 (3.90%) Customer Service
25 108 (3.51%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
25 108 (3.51%) Agile
26 102 (3.32%) Verification and Validation
27 101 (3.29%) Software Engineering
28 99 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
29 96 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineering

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (2.44%) Microsoft Exchange
2 50 (1.63%) IIS
3 48 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.55%) Confluence
5 13 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.23%) WinCC
7 6 (0.20%) Kinematics
8 4 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.098%) Apache
10 2 (0.065%) JBoss
10 2 (0.065%) nginx
10 2 (0.065%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.033%) SAS
11 1 (0.033%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.033%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.033%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (1.89%) Simulink
2 48 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.59%) AutoCAD
4 17 (0.55%) Stateflow
5 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.13%) Revit
8 3 (0.098%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.098%) OrCAD
9 2 (0.065%) CATIA
9 2 (0.065%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.033%) Solid Edge
10 1 (0.033%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.16%) C-CURE
3 4 (0.13%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.065%) iTrent
4 2 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.065%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.033%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 212 (6.90%) Azure
2 146 (4.75%) Microsoft 365
3 71 (2.31%) AWS
4 60 (1.95%) Entra ID
5 24 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.59%) OneDrive
7 17 (0.55%) SaaS
8 10 (0.33%) IaaS
8 10 (0.33%) PaaS
9 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.26%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (0.26%) GCP
11 6 (0.20%) Azure App Service
12 5 (0.16%) GitHub
13 3 (0.098%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.098%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.098%) Google Sheets
13 3 (0.098%) WhatsApp
14 2 (0.065%) Google Docs
14 2 (0.065%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.86%) Firewall
2 71 (2.31%) DNS
3 58 (1.89%) WAN
4 51 (1.66%) DHCP
5 37 (1.20%) Software-Defined Radio
5 37 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.07%) VPN
7 32 (1.04%) Wireless
8 29 (0.94%) LAN
9 27 (0.88%) Internet
10 26 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (0.78%) VLAN
12 20 (0.65%) SAN
13 17 (0.55%) Network Security
13 17 (0.55%) VSAN
14 15 (0.49%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.42%) 5G
16 12 (0.39%) 4G
16 12 (0.39%) Profibus
17 10 (0.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.14%) MySQL
3 20 (0.65%) NoSQL
4 16 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 16 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.33%) Big Data
7 6 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (0.16%) InfluxDB
8 5 (0.16%) MariaDB
8 5 (0.16%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.065%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.065%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.065%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.065%) QlikView
9 2 (0.065%) Redis
10 1 (0.033%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.033%) Power BI
10 1 (0.033%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 81 (2.64%) Rational DOORS
2 41 (1.33%) JIRA
3 32 (1.04%) LabVIEW
4 20 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
5 18 (0.59%) Git
6 16 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 16 (0.52%) Rational Team Concert
7 8 (0.26%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.13%) GitLab
9 3 (0.098%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.098%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.098%) Subversion
9 3 (0.098%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.065%) Apache Continuum
10 2 (0.065%) git-flow
10 2 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.033%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 252 (8.20%) Social Skills
2 247 (8.04%) Aerospace
3 235 (7.64%) Manufacturing
4 157 (5.11%) Automotive
5 140 (4.55%) Electronics
6 129 (4.20%) Finance
7 84 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
8 78 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 58 (1.89%) Military
10 55 (1.79%) Retail
11 42 (1.37%) Legal
12 39 (1.27%) Games
13 29 (0.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 26 (0.85%) Public Sector
15 19 (0.62%) Marketing
16 18 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
16 18 (0.59%) Law
17 17 (0.55%) Influencing Skills
18 15 (0.49%) Advertising
19 14 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (0.39%) .NET
2 11 (0.36%) REST
2 11 (0.36%) WebRTC
3 9 (0.29%) Middleware
4 8 (0.26%) Web Services
5 7 (0.23%) LAMP
6 6 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (0.16%) WPF
8 4 (0.13%) JSON
8 4 (0.13%) Keycloak
8 4 (0.13%) Unreal Engine
8 4 (0.13%) XMPP
9 3 (0.098%) LDAP
10 2 (0.065%) COM
10 2 (0.065%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.065%) HTML
10 2 (0.065%) HTML5
10 2 (0.065%) Lightning Web Components
10 2 (0.065%) WebCenter
10 2 (0.065%) WSE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
2 77 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 69 (2.24%) SCADA
4 65 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 59 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 46 (1.50%) CCTV
7 39 (1.27%) Robotics
8 35 (1.14%) IoT
8 35 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 34 (1.11%) Clustering
10 30 (0.98%) Public Cloud
11 27 (0.88%) Driving Licence
11 27 (0.88%) FPGA
12 20 (0.65%) CMDB
13 19 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
14 17 (0.55%) AS400
14 17 (0.55%) NHS
15 16 (0.52%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.52%) Verilog
15 16 (0.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 269 (8.75%) Windows
2 206 (6.70%) Linux
3 133 (4.33%) Windows Server
4 38 (1.24%) Windows 10
5 29 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
6 28 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 20 (0.65%) Unix
9 19 (0.62%) Debian
9 19 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.55%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.39%) CentOS
11 12 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.26%) Android
13 8 (0.26%) VMS
14 5 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.16%) SUSE
14 5 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.098%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (19.58%) Systems Engineering
2 245 (7.97%) Problem-Solving
3 186 (6.05%) Validation
4 126 (4.10%) Cybersecurity
5 120 (3.90%) Customer Service
6 108 (3.51%) Agile
6 108 (3.51%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 102 (3.32%) Verification and Validation
8 101 (3.29%) Software Engineering
9 96 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 95 (3.09%) Computer Science
11 89 (2.90%) Project Management
12 84 (2.73%) Project Delivery
13 81 (2.64%) Configuration Management
13 81 (2.64%) Customer Requirements
14 70 (2.28%) Mathematics
15 67 (2.18%) Physics
16 58 (1.89%) Software Testing
17 57 (1.85%) Requirements Management
18 56 (1.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (4.16%) SQL
2 95 (3.09%) Python
3 85 (2.77%) C
4 76 (2.47%) MATLAB
5 75 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 62 (2.02%) C#
7 56 (1.82%) Bash
8 36 (1.17%) C++
9 32 (1.04%) Java
10 13 (0.42%) Perl
11 12 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.26%) VB
13 7 (0.23%) Ladder Logic
14 6 (0.20%) Embedded C
14 6 (0.20%) RPG
15 5 (0.16%) PHP
15 5 (0.16%) R
15 5 (0.16%) XAML
16 4 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 557 (18.12%) Security Cleared
2 401 (13.04%) Degree
3 230 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 99 (3.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 80 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 70 (2.28%) Master's Degree
7 50 (1.63%) Chartered Engineer
8 47 (1.53%) HNC
9 34 (1.11%) HND
10 32 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 29 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 19 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (0.59%) CCNA
13 18 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
14 14 (0.46%) Azure Certification
15 10 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
16 9 (0.29%) MCSE
17 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
18 6 (0.20%) PhD
18 6 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.14%) QA
2 23 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 20 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.52%) GDPR
5 16 (0.52%) PMO
6 14 (0.46%) ISO 26262
7 11 (0.36%) Automotive SPICE
7 11 (0.36%) GMP
7 11 (0.36%) IEC 61508
7 11 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.33%) COSHH
9 7 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 6 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.13%) SLA
12 3 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.098%) ECSS
12 3 (0.098%) JSP 440
System Software
1 189 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 132 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 79 (2.57%) Firmware
5 27 (0.88%) vSphere
6 26 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.62%) VMware NSX
8 18 (0.59%) Embedded Firmware
9 16 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.36%) Docker
12 9 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.13%) NFS
16 3 (0.098%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.098%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.098%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 32 (1.04%) Ansible
2 32 (1.04%) SCCM
3 29 (0.94%) Puppet
4 27 (0.88%) Functional Safety
5 26 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 26 (0.85%) SCOM
6 20 (0.65%) vCenter Server
7 19 (0.62%) Terraform
8 12 (0.39%) WSUS
9 11 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 10 (0.33%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 5 (0.16%) Progress Chef
14 5 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 4 (0.13%) Podman
15 4 (0.13%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 263 (8.56%) Microsoft
2 207 (6.73%) VMware
3 69 (2.24%) EMC
4 51 (1.66%) Cisco
4 51 (1.66%) IBM
5 35 (1.14%) Citrix
6 30 (0.98%) Oracle
7 27 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 25 (0.81%) Veeam
9 24 (0.78%) Dell
10 22 (0.72%) HP
10 22 (0.72%) Siemens
11 18 (0.59%) Rockwell
11 18 (0.59%) Thales
12 16 (0.52%) NetApp
13 15 (0.49%) Meraki
14 14 (0.46%) QinetiQ
15 12 (0.39%) Apple
15 12 (0.39%) Fortinet
16 11 (0.36%) Sophos