The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
UK
Rank 338 328 326
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 724 1000 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.01% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 612 808 825
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,200 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 660 £47,500 +5.55% 112
London +25 265 £50,000 -9.09% 38
South East +43 200 £45,000 -5.26% 31
South West -15 78 £40,000 - 14
Oxfordshire +22 47 £51,250 +29.74% 9
Hampshire +8 46 £46,250 -2.63% 7
East of England -12 46 £50,000 +50.37% 5
Berkshire +36 40 £46,250 -15.90% 3
City of London +39 34 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Surrey +30 34 £50,000 +2.56% 6
Gloucestershire +11 31 £47,500 -5.47% 3
North West -17 28 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Wales +28 25 £25,000 - 3
Oxford +23 25 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 23 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Manchester -17 23 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Fareham +19 21 £38,250 -19.47%
Cambridge -5 21 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East Midlands -44 21 £37,500 -5.51% 6
South Wales +31 20 £34,500 - 2
Essex 0 17 £50,000 +88.67%
Reading +44 16 £39,500 -7.05% 2
Wiltshire +24 16 £23,500 - 1
Bristol -1 16 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Scotland +15 15 £45,000 +12.50% 4
West Midlands +33 14 £31,750 -16.44% 6
Edinburgh +14 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £33,000 -34.00% 2
Gloucester +9 10 £37,500 -25.37%
Kent +17 9 £39,000 -20.20% 4

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 718 (44.38%) Windows
2 658 (40.67%) Linux
3 472 (29.17%) VMware
4 425 (26.27%) Windows Server
5 412 (25.46%) Active Directory
6 388 (23.98%) Microsoft
7 354 (21.88%) Python
8 264 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
9 259 (16.01%) DevOps
10 255 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 249 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 248 (15.33%) Puppet
13 241 (14.89%) Degree
14 240 (14.83%) SQL
15 227 (14.03%) DNS
16 216 (13.35%) Unix
17 214 (13.23%) Bash Shell
18 202 (12.48%) ITIL
18 202 (12.48%) SQL Server
19 201 (12.42%) Finance
19 201 (12.42%) PowerShell
20 200 (12.36%) Security Cleared
21 198 (12.24%) Hyper-V
21 198 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
22 196 (12.11%) Firewall
23 184 (11.37%) Red Hat
23 184 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
24 179 (11.06%) MS Exchange
25 177 (10.94%) C
26 175 (10.82%) Java

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 179 (11.06%) MS Exchange
2 107 (6.61%) Apache
3 101 (6.24%) IIS
4 72 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 70 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 55 (3.40%) Skype for Business
7 46 (2.84%) Tomcat
8 35 (2.16%) nginx
9 31 (1.92%) OpenStack
10 26 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.36%) Confluence
12 21 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
13 10 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.62%) lighttpd
13 10 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.49%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.49%) Captiva
14 8 (0.49%) CMS
14 8 (0.49%) Documentum
Applications
1 154 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 82 (5.07%) MS Office
3 19 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.43%) GNU Octave
4 7 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
6 2 (0.12%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.062%) Autodesk Smoke
7 1 (0.062%) Baselight
7 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.062%) MS Project
7 1 (0.062%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.19%) Primavera
4 2 (0.12%) assyst
4 2 (0.12%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.062%) BASE24
5 1 (0.062%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 264 (16.32%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (10.63%) Office 365
3 144 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (2.97%) PaaS
5 41 (2.53%) SaaS
6 37 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (2.29%) IaaS
7 23 (1.42%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.24%) OpenShift
9 16 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.87%) GitHub
10 14 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
11 10 (0.62%) SoftLayer
12 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.37%) G Suite
13 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 227 (14.03%) DNS
2 196 (12.11%) Firewall
3 167 (10.32%) TCP/IP
4 148 (9.15%) DHCP
5 138 (8.53%) SAN
6 97 (6.00%) LAN
7 81 (5.01%) WAN
8 80 (4.94%) VPN
9 69 (4.26%) Internet
10 64 (3.96%) LDAP
11 59 (3.65%) SSL
12 57 (3.52%) VoIP
13 49 (3.03%) Kerberos
13 49 (3.03%) VLAN
14 46 (2.84%) Skype
15 39 (2.41%) Wireless
16 36 (2.22%) HTTP
17 33 (2.04%) iSCSI
18 30 (1.85%) ATM
18 30 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.83%) MySQL
3 56 (3.46%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 42 (2.60%) Big Data
6 31 (1.92%) Hadoop
7 29 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 14 (0.87%) Redis
13 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.62%) GIS
17 7 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.43%) SQLite
18 5 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 117 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 115 (7.11%) Jenkins
3 85 (5.25%) Rational DOORS
4 59 (3.65%) Subversion
5 55 (3.40%) JIRA
6 30 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 28 (1.73%) TeamCity
8 22 (1.36%) git-flow
9 15 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
10 14 (0.87%) Maven
11 12 (0.74%) Ant
12 10 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.56%) JUnit
13 9 (0.56%) Selenium
14 8 (0.49%) GitLab
14 8 (0.49%) Vagrant
15 7 (0.43%) Bitbucket
15 7 (0.43%) WATIR
16 6 (0.37%) MSI
17 5 (0.31%) Artifactory
General
1 201 (12.42%) Finance
2 64 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.58%) Banking
4 43 (2.66%) Aerospace
4 43 (2.66%) Marketing
4 43 (2.66%) Military
5 36 (2.22%) Games
6 35 (2.16%) Electronics
6 35 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.67%) Retail
8 24 (1.48%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.11%) Back Office
10 13 (0.80%) Automotive
11 12 (0.74%) Advertising
12 10 (0.62%) Legal
13 9 (0.56%) Local Government
13 9 (0.56%) Publishing
14 6 (0.37%) Law
15 5 (0.31%) Avionics
16 4 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (5.69%) Web Services
2 45 (2.78%) LAMP
3 38 (2.35%) .NET
4 30 (1.85%) XML
5 29 (1.79%) Node.js
6 23 (1.42%) HTML
7 20 (1.24%) J2EE
7 20 (1.24%) Middleware
8 18 (1.11%) CSS
9 17 (1.05%) jQuery
10 14 (0.87%) REST
11 13 (0.80%) LEMP Stack
11 13 (0.80%) SOAP
12 11 (0.68%) Spring
13 10 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
14 9 (0.56%) Java EE
14 9 (0.56%) Serverless Framework
15 8 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.43%) Hibernate
16 7 (0.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 132 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 113 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 112 (6.92%) Computer Science
4 104 (6.43%) Management Information System
5 43 (2.66%) Hedge funds
6 38 (2.35%) PKI
7 26 (1.61%) Fintech
8 25 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 23 (1.42%) Replication
10 22 (1.36%) Clustering
11 20 (1.24%) Driving Licence
12 19 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 19 (1.17%) iPad
12 19 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.87%) Internet of Things
14 13 (0.80%) Digital Media
14 13 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.80%) Equities
14 13 (0.80%) User Experience
15 10 (0.62%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 718 (44.38%) Windows
2 658 (40.67%) Linux
3 425 (26.27%) Windows Server
4 255 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 216 (13.35%) Unix
6 184 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 140 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (6.12%) CentOS
9 87 (5.38%) Ubuntu
10 84 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 65 (4.02%) Windows 7
12 54 (3.34%) Debian
13 36 (2.22%) Windows 10
14 35 (2.16%) Mac OS X
15 29 (1.79%) Solaris
16 28 (1.73%) Android
17 25 (1.55%) AIX
18 20 (1.24%) Apple iOS
19 17 (1.05%) Windows 8
19 17 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (16.01%) DevOps
2 202 (12.48%) ITIL
3 198 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (9.89%) Configuration Management
5 107 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
6 103 (6.37%) Software Engineering
7 87 (5.38%) High Availability
8 72 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 70 (4.33%) Validation
10 66 (4.08%) Mentoring
11 65 (4.02%) UML
12 64 (3.96%) Requirements Management
13 63 (3.89%) Migration
13 63 (3.89%) Project Management
14 60 (3.71%) MODAF
15 58 (3.58%) Open Source
15 58 (3.58%) Test Strategy
16 56 (3.46%) Patch Management
17 55 (3.40%) Mathematics
18 50 (3.09%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 354 (21.88%) Python
2 240 (14.83%) SQL
3 214 (13.23%) Bash Shell
4 201 (12.42%) PowerShell
5 177 (10.94%) C
6 175 (10.82%) Java
7 160 (9.89%) Perl
8 132 (8.16%) C++
9 101 (6.24%) Ruby
10 58 (3.58%) PHP
11 54 (3.34%) C#
12 49 (3.03%) JavaScript
13 44 (2.72%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.55%) Scala
15 19 (1.17%) VB
16 18 (1.11%) MATLAB
17 17 (1.05%) Go
18 11 (0.68%) VBScript
19 9 (0.56%) Ada
20 8 (0.49%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 241 (14.89%) Degree
2 200 (12.36%) Security Cleared
3 127 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 106 (6.55%) SC Cleared
5 85 (5.25%) MCSE
6 67 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (3.96%) DV Cleared
8 59 (3.65%) CCNA
9 49 (3.03%) MCSA
10 40 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 28 (1.73%) MCITP
12 27 (1.67%) CCNP
13 26 (1.61%) MCP
14 17 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
15 12 (0.74%) RHCE
16 9 (0.56%) DBS Check
17 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (0.43%) RHCA
19 6 (0.37%) HNC
19 6 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.16%) SLA
2 20 (1.24%) QA
3 18 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) DICOM
5 4 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) ARP4754
6 3 (0.19%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.19%) DO-254
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9002
6 3 (0.19%) ISO26262
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
7 2 (0.12%) MISRA
7 2 (0.12%) MISRA C
8 1 (0.062%) DO-160
8 1 (0.062%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
System Software
1 412 (25.46%) Active Directory
2 249 (15.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (12.24%) Hyper-V
4 106 (6.55%) Docker
5 70 (4.33%) vSphere
6 54 (3.34%) XenApp
7 38 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (1.55%) KVM
9 25 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (1.55%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.48%) Dovecot
11 23 (1.42%) Xen
12 21 (1.30%) XenDesktop
13 16 (0.99%) NFS
13 16 (0.99%) Postfix
14 14 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.80%) Firmware
15 13 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 248 (15.33%) Puppet
2 163 (10.07%) SCCM
3 160 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
4 159 (9.83%) Ansible
5 110 (6.80%) SCOM
6 61 (3.77%) Nagios
7 39 (2.41%) Kubernetes
8 28 (1.73%) Salt
9 24 (1.48%) WSUS
10 22 (1.36%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.11%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.99%) CFEngine
12 16 (0.99%) Mesos
13 15 (0.93%) HAProxy
14 13 (0.80%) Graphite
15 11 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.68%) Terraform
16 10 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
17 9 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
17 9 (0.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 472 (29.17%) VMware
2 388 (23.98%) Microsoft
3 184 (11.37%) Red Hat
4 174 (10.75%) Cisco
5 127 (7.85%) Citrix
6 115 (7.11%) Oracle
7 98 (6.06%) HP
8 72 (4.45%) EMC
9 58 (3.58%) Dell
10 50 (3.09%) IBM
10 50 (3.09%) SolarWinds
11 40 (2.47%) NetApp
12 36 (2.22%) F5
13 32 (1.98%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.67%) EqualLogic
14 27 (1.67%) Google
14 27 (1.67%) SaltStack
15 26 (1.61%) Brocade
15 26 (1.61%) Juniper
16 24 (1.48%) Symantec
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