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to

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 418 296 348
Rank change year-on-year -122 +52 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 1,396 968 817
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 1.05% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.14% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 654 459 636
10th Percentile £33,825 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £36,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -

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 151,784 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82,597 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,386 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Systems Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Systems Engineer.

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the UK

Systems Engineer
Top 17 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -95 1,226 £50,000 +11.11% 291
UK excluding London -39 935 £45,000 +5.88% 257
Work from Home -88 487 £50,500 +6.32% 107
London -114 342 £60,000 - 54
South East +54 287 £50,000 +11.11% 62
South West +7 190 £45,000 +4.90% 56
Midlands -10 187 £36,750 -8.13% 39
West Midlands +15 159 £36,750 -2.00% 31
North of England -114 111 £44,750 +19.33% 44
East of England -122 99 £48,750 -18.75% 36
Yorkshire -50 66 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Scotland -64 36 £48,750 +30.00% 10
North West -105 32 £42,500 +30.10% 28
East Midlands -42 28 £63,750 +50.00% 8
Wales -44 20 £38,815 -20.62% 10
North East -19 13 £39,101 +4.27% 7
Northern Ireland - 8 £52,500 - 1

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, Systems Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 394 (28.22%) Systems Engineering
2 388 (27.79%) Degree
3 379 (27.15%) Windows
4 358 (25.64%) Social Skills
5 329 (23.57%) Linux
6 326 (23.35%) Microsoft
7 319 (22.85%) Problem-Solving
8 301 (21.56%) Agile
9 264 (18.91%) Azure
10 255 (18.27%) Active Directory
11 252 (18.05%) Security Cleared
12 227 (16.26%) Python
13 215 (15.40%) VMware
14 214 (15.33%) Microsoft 365
15 205 (14.68%) Validation
16 172 (12.32%) Automotive
17 170 (12.18%) Finance
18 165 (11.82%) SC Cleared
19 158 (11.32%) MATLAB
20 155 (11.10%) Mentoring
21 149 (10.67%) Windows Server
22 148 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
23 145 (10.39%) AWS
23 145 (10.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
24 139 (9.96%) PowerShell
25 138 (9.89%) DevOps
26 137 (9.81%) Ansible
26 137 (9.81%) Electronics
27 133 (9.53%) Disaster Recovery
27 133 (9.53%) Customer Requirements

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 58 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.22%) MS Exchange
3 39 (2.79%) IIS
4 17 (1.22%) Confluence
5 16 (1.15%) Apache
6 15 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.50%) WinCC
9 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.36%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.29%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.14%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.072%) CICS
13 1 (0.072%) SAS
13 1 (0.072%) WebLogic
Applications
1 89 (6.38%) Simulink
2 74 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (1.43%) AutoCAD
5 19 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.43%) Stateflow
9 5 (0.36%) CATIA
10 4 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
11 3 (0.21%) TargetLink
12 2 (0.14%) EPLAN
13 1 (0.072%) Baselight
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Primavera
1 5 (0.36%) Summit
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.29%) Sage X3
3 3 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.072%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.072%) DELMIA
5 1 (0.072%) Endur
5 1 (0.072%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 264 (18.91%) Azure
2 214 (15.33%) Microsoft 365
3 145 (10.39%) AWS
4 60 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (3.22%) SaaS
6 33 (2.36%) IaaS
7 30 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (2.15%) PaaS
8 26 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (1.79%) Amazon S3
10 22 (1.58%) GitHub
11 21 (1.50%) GCP
11 21 (1.50%) Serverless
12 20 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (1.22%) Power Platform
14 16 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
15 14 (1.00%) Datadog
16 12 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
16 12 (0.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (8.38%) TCP/IP
2 111 (7.95%) Firewall
3 96 (6.88%) DNS
4 79 (5.66%) WAN
5 78 (5.59%) DHCP
6 77 (5.52%) LAN
7 63 (4.51%) VPN
8 48 (3.44%) SAN
9 39 (2.79%) NAS
10 28 (2.01%) VLAN
11 25 (1.79%) Internet
12 22 (1.58%) VoIP
13 20 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (1.43%) Wireless
13 20 (1.43%) WLAN
14 19 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
15 17 (1.22%) BGP
15 17 (1.22%) HTTP
16 16 (1.15%) Ethernet
17 15 (1.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.30%) MySQL
2 71 (5.09%) SQL Server
3 63 (4.51%) InfluxDB
3 63 (4.51%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (3.80%) MariaDB
5 15 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (0.64%) Power BI
7 6 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.36%) Big Data
8 5 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.29%) GIS
9 4 (0.29%) Metadata
9 4 (0.29%) Parquet
9 4 (0.29%) Redis
9 4 (0.29%) Spatial Data
10 2 (0.14%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 92 (6.59%) Rational DOORS
2 73 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 48 (3.44%) Jenkins
3 48 (3.44%) JIRA
4 29 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
5 17 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 15 (1.07%) Subversion
7 12 (0.86%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.79%) Jaeger
9 9 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.50%) GCC
11 5 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.29%) MSI
12 4 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
13 3 (0.21%) GitLab
13 3 (0.21%) LabVIEW
13 3 (0.21%) Selenium
14 2 (0.14%) JMeter
14 2 (0.14%) SonarQube
General
1 358 (25.64%) Social Skills
2 172 (12.32%) Automotive
3 170 (12.18%) Finance
4 145 (10.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 137 (9.81%) Electronics
6 128 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
7 95 (6.81%) Military
8 91 (6.52%) Manufacturing
9 86 (6.16%) Aerospace
10 64 (4.58%) Organisational Skills
11 56 (4.01%) Telecoms
12 55 (3.94%) Presentation Skills
13 44 (3.15%) Influencing Skills
14 41 (2.94%) Law
15 37 (2.65%) Aviation
16 32 (2.29%) Documentation Skills
17 30 (2.15%) Banking
18 19 (1.36%) Games
18 19 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (1.29%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (1.43%) REST
3 13 (0.93%) Node.js
4 12 (0.86%) JSON
5 11 (0.79%) Middleware
5 11 (0.79%) Web Services
6 9 (0.64%) .NET
6 9 (0.64%) COM
6 9 (0.64%) EDI
6 9 (0.64%) WPF
6 9 (0.64%) YAML
7 8 (0.57%) LDAP
8 7 (0.50%) LAMP
8 7 (0.50%) XML
9 6 (0.43%) CSS
9 6 (0.43%) Kafka
9 6 (0.43%) PyTorch
9 6 (0.43%) TensorFlow
10 5 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
10 5 (0.36%) Loki
Miscellaneous
1 98 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
2 86 (6.16%) Algorithms
3 83 (5.95%) Embedded Systems
4 70 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 60 (4.30%) Data Centre
6 53 (3.80%) Cyber Defence
7 49 (3.51%) Cyberattack
8 37 (2.65%) Replication
9 34 (2.44%) Cybercrime
10 31 (2.22%) Driving Licence
10 31 (2.22%) Public Cloud
11 30 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
11 30 (2.15%) Private Cloud
12 27 (1.93%) Virtual Team
13 21 (1.50%) SCADA
14 20 (1.43%) Acoustics
14 20 (1.43%) IoT
15 18 (1.29%) NHS
16 17 (1.22%) Smartphone
16 17 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 379 (27.15%) Windows
2 329 (23.57%) Linux
3 149 (10.67%) Windows Server
4 86 (6.16%) Windows Server 2019
5 82 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (5.37%) Windows 10
7 73 (5.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 62 (4.44%) CentOS
9 51 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (3.44%) Unix
11 29 (2.08%) OpenWrt
12 19 (1.36%) Ubuntu
13 16 (1.15%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.64%) VMS
15 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.36%) Debian
17 4 (0.29%) Alpine Linux
18 3 (0.21%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (28.22%) Systems Engineering
2 319 (22.85%) Problem-Solving
3 301 (21.56%) Agile
4 205 (14.68%) Validation
5 155 (11.10%) Mentoring
6 138 (9.89%) DevOps
7 133 (9.53%) Customer Requirements
7 133 (9.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 127 (9.10%) Project Management
9 123 (8.81%) Change Management
10 104 (7.45%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 101 (7.23%) Test Automation
12 100 (7.16%) Configuration Management
12 100 (7.16%) Software Engineering
13 98 (7.02%) Hardware-in-the-Loop
14 94 (6.73%) ITIL
14 94 (6.73%) Requirements Management
15 85 (6.09%) Computer Science
16 73 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 72 (5.16%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 227 (16.26%) Python
2 158 (11.32%) MATLAB
3 139 (9.96%) PowerShell
4 128 (9.17%) Bash
5 91 (6.52%) SQL
6 72 (5.16%) C
7 44 (3.15%) Perl
8 41 (2.94%) C#
9 38 (2.72%) Java
10 34 (2.44%) C++
11 24 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.72%) Shell Script
12 19 (1.36%) Go
13 7 (0.50%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.50%) Ruby
14 6 (0.43%) PHP
15 5 (0.36%) Lua
16 4 (0.29%) VB
17 3 (0.21%) VBScript
18 2 (0.14%) REXX
Qualifications
1 388 (27.79%) Degree
2 252 (18.05%) Security Cleared
3 165 (11.82%) SC Cleared
4 90 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 54 (3.87%) HNC
6 46 (3.30%) HND
7 42 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (2.72%) Chartered Engineer
9 33 (2.36%) CCNA
10 29 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (1.72%) Master's Degree
12 21 (1.50%) DBS Check
13 20 (1.43%) PhD
14 17 (1.22%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.93%) JNCIA
15 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.57%) MCSE
18 6 (0.43%) MCSA
18 6 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.36%) SLA
2 23 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 22 (1.58%) ISO 26262
4 16 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.15%) QA
5 14 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.79%) PMO
8 9 (0.64%) Def Stans
8 9 (0.64%) ISO 9001
9 8 (0.57%) Accessibility
9 8 (0.57%) HAZOP
10 7 (0.50%) IEC 61131
11 6 (0.43%) GxP
12 5 (0.36%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.29%) GDPR
13 4 (0.29%) NCSC
14 3 (0.21%) DO-254
15 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 255 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 148 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (4.66%) Hyper-V
4 46 (3.30%) Firmware
5 43 (3.08%) Docker
6 42 (3.01%) vSphere
7 38 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.07%) KVM
11 14 (1.00%) BitLocker
12 11 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.72%) iptables
14 9 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.64%) XenApp
15 6 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.43%) Xen
16 5 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 5 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 137 (9.81%) Ansible
2 131 (9.38%) Terraform
3 76 (5.44%) Kubernetes
4 56 (4.01%) Puppet
5 51 (3.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (2.65%) Prometheus
7 32 (2.29%) SCCM
8 29 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (1.43%) Grafana
9 20 (1.43%) vCenter Server
10 16 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 16 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
11 15 (1.07%) Nagios
12 12 (0.86%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.86%) Proxmox
12 12 (0.86%) VxRail
13 11 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 8 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 326 (23.35%) Microsoft
2 215 (15.40%) VMware
3 87 (6.23%) Cisco
4 72 (5.16%) QinetiQ
5 56 (4.01%) Red Hat
6 50 (3.58%) Juniper
7 49 (3.51%) Fortinet
8 48 (3.44%) Oracle
9 41 (2.94%) IBM
10 39 (2.79%) Citrix
11 33 (2.36%) Dell
12 31 (2.22%) Meraki
13 30 (2.15%) EMC
14 25 (1.79%) HP
15 22 (1.58%) Veeam
16 19 (1.36%) Google
17 18 (1.29%) Perforce
18 15 (1.07%) Apple
18 15 (1.07%) Trayport
19 14 (1.00%) Siemens