Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 317 322
Rank change year-on-year -25 +5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1644 2022 2175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.03% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.06% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1394 1707 1844
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,955 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,800 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +2.67%

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 August 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 19 August 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 -25 1554 £47,500 - 117
UK excluding London -25 994 £45,000 +5.88% 86
London -4 623 £50,000 -4.76% 35
South East -17 383 £49,000 +3.16% 27
North of England -7 176 £40,000 +6.67% 20
South West -46 165 £43,500 +8.75% 10
East of England -53 108 £46,000 -3.16% 12
Midlands +25 98 £34,000 -9.33% 13
Yorkshire +6 96 £37,500 - 8
North West +3 78 £40,000 +6.67% 10
West Midlands +45 58 £34,000 -12.26% 5
East Midlands -9 40 £30,500 -17.57% 8
Scotland +6 33 £30,000 -40.00% 3
Wales +26 28 £42,500 +21.43%
Northern Ireland -13 3 £30,000 -14.29% 1
North East +14 2 £38,000 -15.56% 2

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 744 (45.26%) Linux
2 719 (43.73%) Windows
3 586 (35.64%) VMware
4 454 (27.62%) Active Directory
5 379 (23.05%) Python
6 375 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 352 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 346 (21.05%) Windows Server
9 266 (16.18%) DNS
9 266 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
10 258 (15.69%) Finance
11 251 (15.27%) Puppet
12 243 (14.78%) DevOps
13 241 (14.66%) Degree
14 234 (14.23%) Bash Shell
15 232 (14.11%) SQL
16 212 (12.90%) Hyper-V
17 209 (12.71%) PowerShell
18 206 (12.53%) Windows Server 2012
18 206 (12.53%) Office 365
19 202 (12.29%) DHCP
20 198 (12.04%) Red Hat
20 198 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
21 197 (11.98%) Cisco
22 196 (11.92%) SQL Server
23 195 (11.86%) SAN
24 193 (11.74%) Firewall
25 185 (11.25%) Perl
25 185 (11.25%) MS Exchange
26 180 (10.95%) Ansible

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
1 185 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 98 (5.96%) Apache
3 94 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 92 (5.60%) IIS
5 83 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 58 (3.53%) Skype for Business
7 45 (2.74%) nginx
8 34 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
10 29 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 29 (1.76%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (1.09%) SAS
14 17 (1.03%) Confluence
15 13 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (0.55%) CMS
17 7 (0.43%) Jetty
18 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 88 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.43%) Simulink
6 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.061%) Autodesk Flame
7 1 (0.061%) Baselight
7 1 (0.061%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.061%) GNU Octave
7 1 (0.061%) Houdini
7 1 (0.061%) Maya
7 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.061%) NUKE
7 1 (0.061%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.24%) assyst
1 4 (0.24%) Infor M3
1 4 (0.24%) Magento
2 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.12%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.061%) Endur
4 1 (0.061%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 266 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (12.53%) Office 365
3 173 (10.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (3.10%) SaaS
5 39 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (2.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (2.37%) IaaS
6 36 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.82%) GitHub
8 29 (1.76%) PaaS
9 24 (1.46%) Amazon S3
10 20 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
10 20 (1.22%) OpenShift
10 20 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.43%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.43%) Rackspace Cloud
13 6 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 266 (16.18%) DNS
2 202 (12.29%) DHCP
3 195 (11.86%) SAN
4 193 (11.74%) Firewall
5 142 (8.64%) TCP/IP
6 111 (6.75%) WAN
7 106 (6.45%) LAN
8 85 (5.17%) VPN
9 83 (5.05%) Internet
10 56 (3.41%) VLAN
11 54 (3.28%) VoIP
12 51 (3.10%) Wireless
13 50 (3.04%) Skype
14 45 (2.74%) NAS
15 40 (2.43%) LDAP
16 36 (2.19%) Kerberos
17 32 (1.95%) HTTP
18 30 (1.82%) Network Security
19 29 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
20 28 (1.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 123 (7.48%) MySQL
3 59 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
4 47 (2.86%) Big Data
5 35 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 30 (1.82%) MongoDB
8 29 (1.76%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.64%) Redis
10 26 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.73%) InfluxDB
15 12 (0.73%) SQLite
16 11 (0.67%) MariaDB
17 8 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 116 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 106 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 55 (3.35%) Rational DOORS
4 38 (2.31%) Subversion
5 37 (2.25%) JIRA
6 22 (1.34%) Vagrant
7 18 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
10 13 (0.79%) MSI
11 10 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.55%) Ant
12 9 (0.55%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.55%) NuGet
13 8 (0.49%) Selenium
14 7 (0.43%) git-flow
15 6 (0.36%) Gerrit
16 5 (0.30%) Maven
16 5 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 258 (15.69%) Finance
2 143 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 84 (5.11%) Banking
4 69 (4.20%) Marketing
5 63 (3.83%) Retail
6 60 (3.65%) Electronics
7 55 (3.35%) Manufacturing
8 39 (2.37%) Games
9 34 (2.07%) Military
10 30 (1.82%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.70%) Retail Banking
12 24 (1.46%) Aerospace
13 14 (0.85%) Legal
14 10 (0.61%) Automotive
15 9 (0.55%) Law
16 8 (0.49%) Back Office
17 7 (0.43%) Advertising
17 7 (0.43%) French Language
18 6 (0.36%) Local Government
19 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.68%) LAMP
1 44 (2.68%) Web Services
2 25 (1.52%) LEMP Stack
3 21 (1.28%) J2EE
4 20 (1.22%) .NET
4 20 (1.22%) Kafka
5 18 (1.09%) Node.js
6 17 (1.03%) HTML
6 17 (1.03%) Middleware
7 15 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
8 14 (0.85%) RESTful
8 14 (0.85%) Spring
9 13 (0.79%) XML
10 12 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
12 9 (0.55%) CSS
12 9 (0.55%) React
13 8 (0.49%) HTML5
14 6 (0.36%) JSON
14 6 (0.36%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 100 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 75 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.83%) Hedge funds
5 45 (2.74%) Clustering
6 39 (2.37%) Public Cloud
7 34 (2.07%) Derivative
8 31 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 29 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 28 (1.70%) Equities
10 28 (1.70%) Fixed Income
11 27 (1.64%) Eurex
11 27 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (1.52%) Blackberry
12 25 (1.52%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
14 20 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 19 (1.16%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 744 (45.26%) Linux
2 719 (43.73%) Windows
3 346 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 206 (12.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 198 (12.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 167 (10.16%) Unix
7 141 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 131 (7.97%) CentOS
9 79 (4.81%) Ubuntu
10 77 (4.68%) Windows 7
11 65 (3.95%) Windows 10
12 53 (3.22%) Debian
13 43 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (2.37%) Android
15 20 (1.22%) AIX
16 19 (1.16%) Solaris
16 19 (1.16%) Windows 8
17 18 (1.09%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.97%) Apple iOS
19 15 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (14.78%) DevOps
2 163 (9.91%) ITIL
3 143 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 125 (7.60%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (5.47%) Software Engineering
6 77 (4.68%) Open Source
7 76 (4.62%) High Availability
8 75 (4.56%) Validation
9 74 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (4.26%) Mentoring
11 69 (4.20%) Migration
12 63 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (3.59%) Project Management
14 58 (3.53%) Change Management
15 51 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
16 50 (3.04%) Task Automation
17 49 (2.98%) Asset Management
18 47 (2.86%) Programme Management
19 46 (2.80%) Analytics
20 45 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 379 (23.05%) Python
2 234 (14.23%) Bash Shell
3 232 (14.11%) SQL
4 209 (12.71%) PowerShell
5 185 (11.25%) Perl
6 169 (10.28%) Java
7 160 (9.73%) C
8 147 (8.94%) Ruby
9 118 (7.18%) C++
10 67 (4.08%) C#
11 60 (3.65%) PHP
12 42 (2.55%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.19%) MATLAB
14 31 (1.89%) JavaScript
15 23 (1.40%) VB
16 19 (1.16%) Scala
17 17 (1.03%) Go
18 11 (0.67%) T-SQL
19 10 (0.61%) PL/SQL
20 5 (0.30%) Ada
Qualifications
1 241 (14.66%) Degree
2 161 (9.79%) Security Cleared
3 146 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (6.02%) MCSE
5 97 (5.90%) SC Cleared
6 73 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (4.14%) MCSA
8 66 (4.01%) CCNA
9 42 (2.55%) RHCE
10 41 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (2.43%) DV Cleared
12 38 (2.31%) MCITP
13 32 (1.95%) MCP
14 29 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
15 22 (1.34%) CCNP
16 17 (1.03%) RHCSA
17 16 (0.97%) Chartered Engineer
17 16 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
18 11 (0.67%) CISSP
19 7 (0.43%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.49%) QA
1 41 (2.49%) SLA
2 26 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (0.24%) GDPR
6 3 (0.18%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.18%) DO-254
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 26262
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.18%) MISRA
6 3 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.12%) ARP4754
7 2 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.12%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.061%) RMADS
System Software
1 454 (27.62%) Active Directory
2 352 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 212 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 148 (9.00%) Docker
5 84 (5.11%) vSphere
6 74 (4.50%) VMware ESXi
7 65 (3.95%) XenApp
8 44 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 37 (2.25%) KVM
10 33 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
11 28 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (1.22%) NFS
13 19 (1.16%) Firmware
14 18 (1.09%) Postfix
15 16 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
16 15 (0.91%) Ceph
16 15 (0.91%) Dovecot
16 15 (0.91%) Varnish
17 14 (0.85%) Xen
18 12 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 251 (15.27%) Puppet
2 180 (10.95%) Ansible
3 136 (8.27%) SCCM
4 126 (7.66%) Opscode Chef
5 71 (4.32%) SCOM
6 60 (3.65%) Nagios
7 45 (2.74%) WSUS
8 40 (2.43%) Backup Exec
9 39 (2.37%) Kubernetes
10 37 (2.25%) AirWatch
11 29 (1.76%) Terraform
11 29 (1.76%) vCenter Server
12 24 (1.46%) HAProxy
12 24 (1.46%) Salt
13 23 (1.40%) Grafana
13 23 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
14 18 (1.09%) Cacti
14 18 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 17 (1.03%) Cobbler
16 16 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 586 (35.64%) VMware
2 375 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 198 (12.04%) Red Hat
4 197 (11.98%) Cisco
5 168 (10.22%) Citrix
6 146 (8.88%) HP
7 74 (4.50%) Oracle
8 68 (4.14%) Dell
8 68 (4.14%) EMC
9 66 (4.01%) NetApp
10 52 (3.16%) IBM
11 49 (2.98%) SAP
12 48 (2.92%) Google
13 44 (2.68%) Symantec
14 40 (2.43%) Veeam
15 30 (1.82%) SolarWinds
16 26 (1.58%) Avaya
17 23 (1.40%) EqualLogic
17 23 (1.40%) Splunk
18 22 (1.34%) F5