Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 377 339
Rank change year-on-year +42 -38 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,297 1,388 1,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 0.84% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.88% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 972 1,049 1,387
UK median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.06% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,125 £29,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 130,312 158,067 167,756
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 103,901 127,366 134,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019. 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 +42 1,191 £47,500 -3.55% 485
UK excluding London +57 901 £45,000 - 439
South East +94 340 £47,500 +5.56% 119
London -31 328 £54,000 -1.82% 82
South West +33 211 £45,000 - 107
North of England +49 133 £42,500 - 65
Midlands +10 96 £42,500 +13.33% 41
East of England +17 80 £55,000 +4.76% 71
North West +24 65 £40,000 -5.88% 37
West Midlands +21 61 £50,000 +35.31% 30
Yorkshire +27 50 £42,500 +10.39% 23
East Midlands +13 35 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Scotland +19 28 £50,000 +11.11% 20
North East +27 18 £46,500 -15.45% 5
Wales -12 12 £66,300 +76.80% 14
Northern Ireland -14 2 £37,500 - 2

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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.

1 510 (39.32%) Windows
2 383 (29.53%) Linux
3 349 (26.91%) VMware
4 331 (25.52%) Microsoft
5 305 (23.52%) Active Directory
6 291 (22.44%) Systems Engineering
7 265 (20.43%) Degree
8 262 (20.20%) Windows Server
9 255 (19.66%) Azure
10 245 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 241 (18.58%) Office 365
12 223 (17.19%) Python
13 222 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
14 206 (15.88%) AWS
15 202 (15.57%) PowerShell
16 186 (14.34%) Cisco
17 168 (12.95%) C
17 168 (12.95%) Firewall
18 158 (12.18%) DNS
19 146 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 140 (10.79%) ITIL
21 134 (10.33%) TCP/IP
22 129 (9.95%) Data Centre
23 119 (9.18%) Hyper-V
23 119 (9.18%) DHCP
24 118 (9.10%) Citrix
25 117 (9.02%) Windows 10
26 113 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
27 112 (8.64%) SQL
28 110 (8.48%) Bash Shell

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 76 (5.86%) MS Exchange
2 53 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 49 (3.78%) Apache
4 38 (2.93%) IIS
5 36 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 33 (2.54%) Skype for Business
7 25 (1.93%) nginx
8 14 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.54%) CMS
12 7 (0.54%) Confluence
13 6 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.23%) Jetty
14 3 (0.23%) SAS
14 3 (0.23%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.15%) Drupal
15 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.93%) Simulink
3 6 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.23%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 2 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.077%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.077%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.077%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Exchequer
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.077%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.077%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.077%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 255 (19.66%) Azure
2 241 (18.58%) Office 365
3 206 (15.88%) AWS
4 56 (4.32%) GCP
5 39 (3.01%) SaaS
6 33 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 30 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (0.93%) PaaS
9 10 (0.77%) IaaS
9 10 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.69%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.39%) GitHub
11 5 (0.39%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.31%) Datadog
13 3 (0.23%) G Suite
13 3 (0.23%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (12.95%) Firewall
2 158 (12.18%) DNS
3 134 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 119 (9.18%) DHCP
5 94 (7.25%) VPN
6 89 (6.86%) SAN
7 87 (6.71%) Wireless
8 71 (5.47%) WAN
9 63 (4.86%) LAN
10 59 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
11 54 (4.16%) Internet
12 44 (3.39%) VLAN
13 40 (3.08%) BGP
13 40 (3.08%) Skype
14 35 (2.70%) Unified Communications
15 30 (2.31%) OSPF
16 29 (2.24%) 4G
16 29 (2.24%) VoIP
17 26 (2.00%) SNMP
18 25 (1.93%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.01%) MySQL
3 28 (2.16%) Big Data
4 19 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.39%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.39%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (5.78%) Rational DOORS
2 37 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 34 (2.62%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
5 14 (1.08%) JIRA
6 13 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.69%) CMake
7 9 (0.69%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.62%) Subversion
8 8 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.54%) LabVIEW
9 7 (0.54%) Rational Quality Manager
10 6 (0.46%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.39%) Polyspace
11 5 (0.39%) VectorCAST
12 4 (0.31%) CruiseControl
12 4 (0.31%) JIRA Agile
12 4 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 107 (8.25%) Finance
2 86 (6.63%) Aerospace
3 81 (6.25%) Military
4 63 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 62 (4.78%) Electronics
6 50 (3.86%) Manufacturing
7 46 (3.55%) Retail
8 41 (3.16%) Legal
9 38 (2.93%) Banking
10 33 (2.54%) Marketing
11 28 (2.16%) Automotive
12 27 (2.08%) Public Sector
13 21 (1.62%) Law
14 20 (1.54%) German Language
14 20 (1.54%) Italian Language
15 19 (1.46%) Avionics
16 12 (0.93%) Games
17 9 (0.69%) Advertising
18 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
19 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.77%) .NET
2 21 (1.62%) Web Services
3 19 (1.46%) Middleware
4 18 (1.39%) LAMP
5 13 (1.00%) LEMP Stack
6 12 (0.93%) JSON
6 12 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (0.93%) LDAP
7 11 (0.85%) REST
8 10 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
8 10 (0.77%) HTML
8 10 (0.77%) XML
9 9 (0.69%) Velocity
10 8 (0.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 7 (0.54%) Sensu
11 7 (0.54%) XMPP
12 6 (0.46%) Kafka
12 6 (0.46%) Node.js
12 6 (0.46%) Spring
12 6 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 129 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 108 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (7.40%) Management Information System
4 46 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 42 (3.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 32 (2.47%) Driving Licence
6 32 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 30 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
8 28 (2.16%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.93%) Public Cloud
10 21 (1.62%) Clustering
11 20 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
12 18 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.31%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.31%) Replication
14 16 (1.23%) User Experience
14 16 (1.23%) Verilog
14 16 (1.23%) VHDL
15 15 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
15 15 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 510 (39.32%) Windows
2 383 (29.53%) Linux
3 262 (20.20%) Windows Server
4 117 (9.02%) Windows 10
5 100 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 77 (5.94%) Unix
7 63 (4.86%) CentOS
7 63 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (4.09%) Windows 7
9 49 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (3.32%) Ubuntu
11 24 (1.85%) Android
12 20 (1.54%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.39%) Solaris
14 17 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.23%) Debian
16 14 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (1.00%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 8 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (22.44%) Systems Engineering
2 222 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
3 146 (11.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 140 (10.79%) ITIL
5 113 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (8.25%) DevOps
7 89 (6.86%) Presales
8 83 (6.40%) UML
9 81 (6.25%) Project Management
10 77 (5.94%) Configuration Management
10 77 (5.94%) MODAF
11 73 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 70 (5.40%) TOGAF
13 66 (5.09%) Customer Requirements
14 65 (5.01%) Technical Leadership
15 61 (4.70%) SysML
16 59 (4.55%) Mentoring
16 59 (4.55%) Migration
17 56 (4.32%) Decision-Making
17 56 (4.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 223 (17.19%) Python
2 202 (15.57%) PowerShell
3 168 (12.95%) C
4 112 (8.64%) SQL
5 110 (8.48%) Bash Shell
6 90 (6.94%) C++
7 60 (4.63%) Shell Script
8 52 (4.01%) C#
8 52 (4.01%) Perl
9 51 (3.93%) Java
10 46 (3.55%) Ruby
11 34 (2.62%) MATLAB
12 27 (2.08%) JavaScript
13 23 (1.77%) Embedded C
14 11 (0.85%) Ada
15 9 (0.69%) Go
16 8 (0.62%) PHP
16 8 (0.62%) VB
17 7 (0.54%) Korn
17 7 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (20.43%) Degree
2 103 (7.94%) Security Cleared
3 94 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 72 (5.55%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (5.32%) MCSA
6 57 (4.39%) SC Cleared
7 43 (3.32%) MCSE
8 41 (3.16%) CCNA
9 34 (2.62%) CCNP
10 33 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 26 (2.00%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.39%) Chartered Engineer
14 16 (1.23%) CCIE
15 15 (1.16%) CCDA
15 15 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.08%) CCA
16 14 (1.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 14 (1.08%) CCIE Service Provider
16 14 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.08%) SLA
2 23 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 12 (0.93%) Def Stans
4 12 (0.93%) QA
5 7 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.46%) GDPR
6 6 (0.46%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.31%) JTAG
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.077%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.077%) NCSC
10 1 (0.077%) NIST
System Software
1 305 (23.52%) Active Directory
2 245 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 66 (5.09%) Docker
5 52 (4.01%) vSphere
6 36 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.24%) XenApp
8 28 (2.16%) Firmware
8 28 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (1.93%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.16%) KVM
10 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.93%) pfSense
12 11 (0.85%) VirtualBox
13 9 (0.69%) LXC
14 8 (0.62%) vCloud
15 7 (0.54%) Ceph
15 7 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 101 (7.79%) Ansible
2 100 (7.71%) Puppet
3 73 (5.63%) SCCM
4 54 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (3.39%) Terraform
6 43 (3.32%) Kubernetes
6 43 (3.32%) SCOM
7 40 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 29 (2.24%) Nagios
9 24 (1.85%) WSUS
10 19 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (1.46%) SCVMM
11 17 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.85%) Prometheus
12 11 (0.85%) vCenter Server
13 10 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
14 9 (0.69%) SCOrch
15 7 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 349 (26.91%) VMware
2 331 (25.52%) Microsoft
3 186 (14.34%) Cisco
4 118 (9.10%) Citrix
5 88 (6.78%) Red Hat
6 78 (6.01%) HP
7 62 (4.78%) NetApp
8 50 (3.86%) EMC
9 49 (3.78%) Dell
10 46 (3.55%) Google
11 32 (2.47%) Atlassian
12 31 (2.39%) Meraki
13 30 (2.31%) IBM
14 28 (2.16%) Aruba
14 28 (2.16%) Huawei
15 27 (2.08%) Oracle
16 23 (1.77%) Juniper
17 18 (1.39%) CommVault
17 18 (1.39%) Polycom
17 18 (1.39%) Veeam