Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 316 331 328
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,721 1,680 2,097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.96% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.00% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 1,345 1,398 1,745
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +7.14%
10th Percentile £29,850 £31,250 £28,136
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,471 £45,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year -1.18% +10.43% +4.49%

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +24 1,660 £47,500 - 538
UK excluding London +4 1,111 £44,471 -1.18% 486
London +26 594 £55,000 +1.85% 85
South East -22 381 £42,500 -9.57% 127
East of England +41 225 £52,500 +5.00% 83
North of England +34 196 £41,000 +2.50% 53
South West -28 153 £43,500 +4.82% 70
Midlands +21 112 £39,500 +5.33% 120
North West -3 104 £44,471 +18.59% 29
Yorkshire +35 88 £35,000 -17.65% 16
East Midlands +27 59 £43,000 +14.67% 37
West Midlands +27 53 £33,500 -10.67% 83
Scotland -22 38 £36,500 -18.89% 15
Wales -15 6 £34,750 +39.00% 17
North East -26 4 £44,750 -25.42% 8
Northern Ireland -21 3 £21,000 -17.65% 1

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 728 (42.30%) Linux
2 721 (41.89%) Windows
3 627 (36.43%) VMware
4 451 (26.21%) Microsoft
5 428 (24.87%) Active Directory
5 428 (24.87%) Windows Server
6 378 (21.96%) DevOps
7 369 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 343 (19.93%) Python
9 328 (19.06%) Puppet
10 320 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
11 299 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
12 293 (17.02%) DNS
13 269 (15.63%) PowerShell
14 266 (15.46%) Degree
15 253 (14.70%) TCP/IP
16 241 (14.00%) SQL
17 223 (12.96%) DHCP
18 221 (12.84%) Finance
19 209 (12.14%) Ansible
20 208 (12.09%) Cisco
21 207 (12.03%) Bash Shell
22 206 (11.97%) ITIL
23 203 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
24 201 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
25 192 (11.16%) Unix
26 188 (10.92%) Hyper-V
27 187 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
27 187 (10.87%) Configuration Management
28 184 (10.69%) Citrix

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
1 161 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 73 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (4.18%) Apache
4 68 (3.95%) IIS
5 48 (2.79%) OpenStack
6 39 (2.27%) nginx
7 36 (2.09%) SharePoint
8 32 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 28 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
10 27 (1.57%) Skype for Business
11 25 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
15 15 (0.87%) Confluence
16 9 (0.52%) uWSGI
16 9 (0.52%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
18 6 (0.35%) Apache Solr
18 6 (0.35%) TPMS
Applications
1 73 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.16%) Simulink
4 19 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.29%) OrCAD
6 4 (0.23%) Stata
7 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.12%) EPLAN
8 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
8 2 (0.12%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.058%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.058%) HipChat
9 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) BASE24
4 4 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.058%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 320 (18.59%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (17.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (8.89%) Office 365
4 72 (4.18%) SaaS
5 48 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
7 39 (2.27%) IaaS
8 37 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 29 (1.69%) PaaS
10 21 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (1.16%) Amazon S3
12 19 (1.10%) GitHub
13 18 (1.05%) OpenShift
14 15 (0.87%) Route 53
15 14 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.76%) Akamai
17 12 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
17 12 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
18 7 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
18 7 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 293 (17.02%) DNS
2 253 (14.70%) TCP/IP
3 223 (12.96%) DHCP
4 151 (8.77%) Firewall
5 147 (8.54%) WAN
6 130 (7.55%) SAN
7 116 (6.74%) LAN
8 98 (5.69%) VPN
9 64 (3.72%) Wireless
10 57 (3.31%) Internet
11 52 (3.02%) VoIP
12 49 (2.85%) VLAN
13 48 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (2.79%) Network Security
14 45 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
15 44 (2.56%) HTTP
15 44 (2.56%) SSL
16 38 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
16 38 (2.21%) IPsec
17 37 (2.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 122 (7.09%) MySQL
3 53 (3.08%) Big Data
4 39 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (2.09%) NoSQL
6 26 (1.51%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (1.28%) Redis
9 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.10%) MariaDB
11 18 (1.05%) Relational Database
12 13 (0.76%) MongoDB
13 11 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.64%) GIS
13 11 (0.64%) InfluxDB
14 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.52%) SAP HANA
15 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 130 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 116 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
4 37 (2.15%) JIRA
4 37 (2.15%) Subversion
5 29 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.10%) Selenium
8 14 (0.81%) Bitbucket
9 13 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.64%) GitLab
10 11 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
10 11 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.58%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.52%) NuGet
13 7 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.35%) Mercurial
15 5 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 221 (12.84%) Finance
2 110 (6.39%) Retail
3 101 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 57 (3.31%) Banking
5 41 (2.38%) Games
6 39 (2.27%) Marketing
7 38 (2.21%) Aerospace
8 36 (2.09%) Electronics
9 33 (1.92%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.63%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.45%) Military
12 24 (1.39%) Retail Banking
13 21 (1.22%) Advertising
14 20 (1.16%) Financial Institution
15 19 (1.10%) Automotive
16 14 (0.81%) Avionics
17 12 (0.70%) Law
17 12 (0.70%) Legal
18 9 (0.52%) Front Office
19 8 (0.46%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (4.88%) Web Services
2 39 (2.27%) HTML
3 34 (1.98%) XML
4 33 (1.92%) Middleware
5 31 (1.80%) LEMP Stack
6 26 (1.51%) LDAP
7 25 (1.45%) LAMP
8 22 (1.28%) .NET
9 18 (1.05%) Django
9 18 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (0.93%) Kafka
11 13 (0.76%) 802.1X
11 13 (0.76%) Java EE
11 13 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (0.70%) CSS
13 11 (0.64%) OpenCL
13 11 (0.64%) OpenGL
13 11 (0.64%) Vulkan
14 10 (0.58%) FreeSWITCH
14 10 (0.58%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 164 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 140 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 124 (7.21%) Computer Science
4 119 (6.91%) Management Information System
5 107 (6.22%) Public Cloud
6 60 (3.49%) Clustering
7 43 (2.50%) Hedge funds
8 42 (2.44%) Private Cloud
9 38 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (1.51%) Replication
11 25 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
12 24 (1.39%) Blackberry
13 22 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.16%) ASIC
15 19 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (1.10%) PKI
16 18 (1.05%) Fintech
17 17 (0.99%) Driving Licence
17 17 (0.99%) Eurex
18 16 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 728 (42.30%) Linux
2 721 (41.89%) Windows
3 428 (24.87%) Windows Server
4 203 (11.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 192 (11.16%) Unix
6 187 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 110 (6.39%) CentOS
9 100 (5.81%) Windows 10
10 96 (5.58%) Windows 7
11 57 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (3.14%) Ubuntu
13 34 (1.98%) Android
14 32 (1.86%) Debian
15 23 (1.34%) Windows 8
16 18 (1.05%) Solaris
17 10 (0.58%) AIX
17 10 (0.58%) VMS
18 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.52%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (21.96%) DevOps
2 206 (11.97%) ITIL
3 187 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 159 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 110 (6.39%) Test Automation
7 91 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (4.18%) Migration
9 65 (3.78%) Mentoring
10 64 (3.72%) High Availability
11 61 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
12 60 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 59 (3.43%) Project Management
14 57 (3.31%) E-Commerce
15 56 (3.25%) Validation
16 54 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 51 (2.96%) Requirements Management
18 49 (2.85%) Patch Management
18 49 (2.85%) Service Management
19 48 (2.79%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 343 (19.93%) Python
2 269 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 241 (14.00%) SQL
4 207 (12.03%) Bash Shell
5 151 (8.77%) Java
6 146 (8.48%) Perl
7 138 (8.02%) C
8 93 (5.40%) C++
9 75 (4.36%) Ruby
10 66 (3.83%) PHP
11 61 (3.54%) C#
12 49 (2.85%) JavaScript
13 35 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.57%) MATLAB
15 17 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 16 (0.93%) Embedded C
17 14 (0.81%) Tcl
18 9 (0.52%) Korn
18 9 (0.52%) VB
19 7 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 266 (15.46%) Degree
2 164 (9.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 146 (8.48%) Security Cleared
4 134 (7.79%) MCSE
5 108 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (5.75%) SC Cleared
7 97 (5.64%) CCNA
8 67 (3.89%) RHCE
9 64 (3.72%) MCSA
10 52 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 49 (2.85%) MCITP
12 37 (2.15%) DV Cleared
12 37 (2.15%) MCP
13 31 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 28 (1.63%) CCNP
15 27 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (0.87%) Master's Degree
17 12 (0.70%) CCA
17 12 (0.70%) CCEA
18 9 (0.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 35 (2.03%) QA
4 27 (1.57%) SLA
5 7 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.35%) GDPR
6 6 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.23%) DO-160
8 3 (0.17%) GCP
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.12%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.12%) MiFID
9 2 (0.12%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.058%) GPG13
10 1 (0.058%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 15288
10 1 (0.058%) PMO
System Software
1 428 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 369 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 188 (10.92%) Hyper-V
4 140 (8.13%) Docker
5 98 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (5.58%) vSphere
7 57 (3.31%) XenApp
8 51 (2.96%) Firmware
9 46 (2.67%) Xen
10 33 (1.92%) XenDesktop
11 31 (1.80%) VMware NSX
12 26 (1.51%) XenServer
13 24 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 21 (1.22%) iptables
15 18 (1.05%) KVM
16 17 (0.99%) NFS
17 14 (0.81%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.70%) Ceph
18 12 (0.70%) Postfix
19 10 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 328 (19.06%) Puppet
2 209 (12.14%) Ansible
3 201 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (5.17%) SCCM
5 80 (4.65%) Kubernetes
6 77 (4.47%) Nagios
7 63 (3.66%) SCOM
8 62 (3.60%) vCenter Server
9 48 (2.79%) Terraform
10 28 (1.63%) Grafana
10 28 (1.63%) HAProxy
11 26 (1.51%) AirWatch
12 24 (1.39%) Icinga
12 24 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
13 23 (1.34%) Cacti
14 19 (1.10%) Salt
15 17 (0.99%) vRealize
15 17 (0.99%) WSUS
16 16 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
17 13 (0.76%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 627 (36.43%) VMware
2 451 (26.21%) Microsoft
3 208 (12.09%) Cisco
4 184 (10.69%) Citrix
5 182 (10.58%) Red Hat
6 97 (5.64%) Oracle
7 88 (5.11%) NetApp
8 81 (4.71%) HP
9 71 (4.13%) Google
10 55 (3.20%) Dell
11 43 (2.50%) IBM
12 41 (2.38%) EMC
13 32 (1.86%) Splunk
14 31 (1.80%) EqualLogic
15 30 (1.74%) F5
16 27 (1.57%) Palo Alto
17 26 (1.51%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.51%) Juniper
17 26 (1.51%) SolarWinds
18 25 (1.45%) Apple