Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 322 312 326
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1797 1943 2166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.02% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.06% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1434 1634 1830
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.95% +7.32%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,875 £70,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -3 1724 £48,500 +2.11% 109
UK excluding London -10 1100 £45,000 - 64
London +27 677 £53,500 +1.90% 47
South East -27 400 £50,000 +5.26% 21
North of England +13 203 £42,500 +6.25% 15
East of England +15 173 £50,000 +5.26% 10
South West -43 150 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Midlands +38 122 £35,000 -5.41% 6
Yorkshire +19 106 £42,000 +5.00% 5
North West -5 91 £42,500 +11.11% 10
West Midlands +33 62 £35,750 -2.72% 2
East Midlands +30 60 £34,000 -8.11% 4
Scotland -9 38 £31,250 -37.50% 2
Wales -2 12 £42,500 +28.79%
North East +11 6 £41,000 -8.89%
Northern Ireland -25 5 £21,000 -35.38%

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 802 (44.63%) Linux
2 735 (40.90%) Windows
3 589 (32.78%) VMware
4 430 (23.93%) Active Directory
5 423 (23.54%) Microsoft
6 395 (21.98%) Python
7 392 (21.81%) Windows Server
8 364 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 338 (18.81%) DevOps
10 308 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
11 307 (17.08%) Puppet
12 288 (16.03%) Finance
13 275 (15.30%) DNS
14 258 (14.36%) Degree
15 250 (13.91%) Bash Shell
16 240 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 233 (12.97%) PowerShell
18 230 (12.80%) SQL
19 211 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
20 209 (11.63%) Cisco
21 204 (11.35%) Ansible
22 202 (11.24%) Unix
22 202 (11.24%) Red Hat
23 201 (11.19%) Hyper-V
24 199 (11.07%) ITIL
24 199 (11.07%) TCP/IP
25 198 (11.02%) DHCP
25 198 (11.02%) Perl
26 196 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
27 187 (10.41%) Office 365

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
1 178 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 91 (5.06%) Apache
3 89 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (3.95%) IIS
5 55 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 45 (2.50%) nginx
7 41 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
8 39 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 38 (2.11%) OpenStack
10 36 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 33 (1.84%) Tomcat
12 27 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
13 19 (1.06%) Confluence
13 19 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 9 (0.50%) Jetty
15 9 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.33%) CMS
17 6 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 78 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.00%) Simulink
4 17 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.17%) Mathcad
7 2 (0.11%) EPLAN
7 2 (0.11%) OrCAD
7 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.056%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.056%) HipChat
8 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.056%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.22%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) BASE24
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.056%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.056%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 308 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 187 (10.41%) Office 365
4 58 (3.23%) SaaS
5 46 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
7 42 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
8 40 (2.23%) IaaS
9 30 (1.67%) GitHub
10 29 (1.61%) PaaS
11 20 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.83%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
14 11 (0.61%) Google Compute Engine
14 11 (0.61%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.45%) Datadog
17 6 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 275 (15.30%) DNS
2 199 (11.07%) TCP/IP
3 198 (11.02%) DHCP
4 163 (9.07%) SAN
5 153 (8.51%) Firewall
6 136 (7.57%) WAN
7 118 (6.57%) LAN
8 93 (5.18%) VPN
9 79 (4.40%) Internet
10 76 (4.23%) Wireless
11 60 (3.34%) VoIP
12 50 (2.78%) VLAN
13 41 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
14 37 (2.06%) NAS
15 34 (1.89%) LDAP
16 33 (1.84%) Network Security
17 32 (1.78%) HTTP
18 31 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (1.73%) Kerberos
19 30 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 139 (7.74%) MySQL
3 72 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (2.56%) Big Data
5 36 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 35 (1.95%) Redis
7 33 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 28 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (1.11%) InfluxDB
11 18 (1.00%) MongoDB
12 17 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.67%) MariaDB
14 12 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.56%) Data Mining
17 9 (0.50%) GIS
17 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
18 8 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 125 (6.96%) Jenkins
2 116 (6.46%) Git (software)
3 52 (2.89%) Rational DOORS
4 44 (2.45%) JIRA
5 41 (2.28%) Subversion
6 24 (1.34%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.06%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.67%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.50%) MSI
10 9 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (0.50%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.39%) GitLab
12 6 (0.33%) Gerrit
12 6 (0.33%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.28%) Redmine
14 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 288 (16.03%) Finance
2 154 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 99 (5.51%) Banking
4 70 (3.90%) Retail
5 66 (3.67%) Marketing
6 62 (3.45%) Electronics
7 54 (3.01%) Investment Banking
7 54 (3.01%) Manufacturing
8 52 (2.89%) Retail Banking
9 41 (2.28%) Games
10 30 (1.67%) Military
11 27 (1.50%) Aerospace
12 20 (1.11%) Automotive
13 19 (1.06%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.83%) Advertising
14 15 (0.83%) Legal
15 14 (0.78%) Law
16 8 (0.45%) Digital Economy
17 7 (0.39%) French Language
17 7 (0.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.39%) Web Services
2 44 (2.45%) LAMP
3 33 (1.84%) LEMP Stack
4 28 (1.56%) HTML
5 26 (1.45%) Kafka
5 26 (1.45%) Middleware
6 23 (1.28%) .NET
7 22 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
8 21 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (1.06%) J2EE
10 14 (0.78%) Spring
10 14 (0.78%) XML
11 13 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
12 12 (0.67%) Node.js
13 11 (0.61%) RESTful
13 11 (0.61%) STL
14 10 (0.56%) Java EE
14 10 (0.56%) OpenCL
14 10 (0.56%) OpenGL
14 10 (0.56%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 144 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 118 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 98 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 90 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (3.84%) Clustering
6 63 (3.51%) Public Cloud
7 46 (2.56%) Hedge funds
8 45 (2.50%) Private Cloud
9 44 (2.45%) Derivative
9 44 (2.45%) Eurex
10 42 (2.34%) Fixed Income
10 42 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 41 (2.28%) Equities
12 28 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
13 26 (1.45%) Driving Licence
14 25 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
15 24 (1.34%) Blackberry
16 23 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (1.28%) Replication
17 21 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 802 (44.63%) Linux
2 735 (40.90%) Windows
3 392 (21.81%) Windows Server
4 211 (11.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 202 (11.24%) Unix
6 196 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 140 (7.79%) CentOS
9 103 (5.73%) Windows 10
10 93 (5.18%) Windows 7
11 72 (4.01%) Ubuntu
12 50 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (2.50%) Android
14 44 (2.45%) Debian
15 25 (1.39%) Windows 8
16 24 (1.34%) Solaris
17 19 (1.06%) AIX
18 12 (0.67%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.67%) Mac OS X
19 11 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (18.81%) DevOps
2 199 (11.07%) ITIL
3 187 (10.41%) Configuration Management
4 139 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (5.40%) Software Engineering
6 91 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (4.56%) Migration
8 77 (4.28%) Test Automation
9 74 (4.12%) High Availability
10 73 (4.06%) Project Management
10 73 (4.06%) Validation
11 67 (3.73%) Asset Management
12 65 (3.62%) Open Source
13 56 (3.12%) Mentoring
14 55 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 54 (3.01%) E-Commerce
16 52 (2.89%) Wealth Management
17 50 (2.78%) Service Delivery
18 49 (2.73%) Load Balancing
19 48 (2.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 395 (21.98%) Python
2 250 (13.91%) Bash Shell
3 233 (12.97%) PowerShell
4 230 (12.80%) SQL
5 198 (11.02%) Perl
6 179 (9.96%) Java
7 163 (9.07%) C
8 135 (7.51%) Ruby
9 114 (6.34%) C++
10 74 (4.12%) PHP
11 66 (3.67%) C#
12 48 (2.67%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.17%) JavaScript
14 34 (1.89%) MATLAB
15 21 (1.17%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.11%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.83%) Go
18 12 (0.67%) VB
19 11 (0.61%) Scala
20 10 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 258 (14.36%) Degree
2 158 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 151 (8.40%) Security Cleared
4 113 (6.29%) MCSE
5 102 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 95 (5.29%) CCNA
8 73 (4.06%) RHCE
9 70 (3.90%) MCSA
10 53 (2.95%) MCITP
11 43 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 38 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 35 (1.95%) DV Cleared
14 27 (1.50%) MCP
15 26 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (1.34%) CCNP
17 20 (1.11%) RHCSA
18 15 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (0.78%) CISSP
20 13 (0.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.95%) QA
4 30 (1.67%) SLA
5 9 (0.50%) GDPR
6 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.28%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.17%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.17%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.11%) DO-254
9 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.056%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.056%) GMP
10 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
10 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 430 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 364 (20.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 164 (9.13%) Docker
5 81 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
6 76 (4.23%) vSphere
7 73 (4.06%) XenApp
8 48 (2.67%) Firmware
9 47 (2.62%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.78%) KVM
11 27 (1.50%) iptables
11 27 (1.50%) XenServer
12 24 (1.34%) NFS
12 24 (1.34%) Xen
13 22 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
15 15 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
15 15 (0.83%) VMware NSX
16 14 (0.78%) Ceph
17 13 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 307 (17.08%) Puppet
2 204 (11.35%) Ansible
3 155 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (6.01%) SCCM
5 82 (4.56%) Nagios
6 68 (3.78%) SCOM
7 64 (3.56%) Kubernetes
8 47 (2.62%) Terraform
9 42 (2.34%) Grafana
10 37 (2.06%) WSUS
11 33 (1.84%) AirWatch
11 33 (1.84%) vCenter Server
12 29 (1.61%) HAProxy
13 28 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
14 27 (1.50%) Cacti
15 24 (1.34%) Cobbler
16 23 (1.28%) Salt
17 22 (1.22%) Backup Exec
18 20 (1.11%) Icinga
19 14 (0.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 589 (32.78%) VMware
2 423 (23.54%) Microsoft
3 209 (11.63%) Cisco
4 202 (11.24%) Red Hat
5 182 (10.13%) Citrix
6 111 (6.18%) HP
7 76 (4.23%) NetApp
7 76 (4.23%) Oracle
8 70 (3.90%) Google
9 59 (3.28%) EMC
10 58 (3.23%) Dell
11 57 (3.17%) IBM
12 48 (2.67%) SAP
13 34 (1.89%) Symantec
14 32 (1.78%) Veeam
15 29 (1.61%) Splunk
16 28 (1.56%) SolarWinds
17 26 (1.45%) EqualLogic
17 26 (1.45%) F5
18 22 (1.22%) Avaya