Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Systems Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Systems Engineering over the 6 months to 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems Engineering
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 392 509 554
Rank change year-on-year +117 +45 +8
Permanent jobs citing Systems Engineering 762 411 713
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.53% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 263 296 481
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £89,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +15.79%

Systems Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 93,157 77,966 132,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.10% 92.34% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65,671 62,581 105,227
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Systems Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Systems Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineering in the UK

Systems Engineering
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineering in the UK

Systems Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Systems Engineering over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineering in the UK

Systems Engineering
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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 +102 666 £60,000 +9.09% 197
UK excluding London +98 543 £55,000 +10.00% 179
South West +15 223 £65,000 +44.44% 54
London +28 173 £64,500 -4.44% 32
East of England +72 106 £45,000 +5.88% 25
South East +2 78 £60,000 +9.09% 47
Work from Home -144 68 £57,500 -25.81% 30
Midlands -35 52 £52,500 +10.53% 13
West Midlands -4 51 £52,500 +9.95% 10
Scotland +4 48 £55,000 -4.35% 6
North of England -30 25 £47,500 -20.83% 26
North West -13 17 £45,000 -28.90% 19
Wales - 11 £48,900 - 7
Yorkshire -30 8 £55,000 -8.33% 7
East Midlands -46 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT jobs citing Systems Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Systems Engineering.

1 304 (39.90%) Security Cleared
2 297 (38.98%) Degree
3 218 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
4 182 (23.88%) Social Skills
5 179 (23.49%) SC Cleared
6 168 (22.05%) Software Engineering
7 167 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
8 141 (18.50%) DevOps
9 136 (17.85%) Python
10 121 (15.88%) Validation
11 118 (15.49%) Project Management
12 116 (15.22%) Linux
12 116 (15.22%) AWS
13 110 (14.44%) Rational DOORS
14 105 (13.78%) MATLAB
15 99 (12.99%) Customer Requirements
16 95 (12.47%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
17 88 (11.55%) Mentoring
17 88 (11.55%) Windows
18 87 (11.42%) C#
19 85 (11.15%) Azure
20 84 (11.02%) C
20 84 (11.02%) Scrum
20 84 (11.02%) Docker
21 80 (10.50%) DV Cleared
21 80 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
22 79 (10.37%) Physics
22 79 (10.37%) Aerospace
23 78 (10.24%) Java
24 73 (9.58%) Analytics

Systems Engineering
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 34 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
1 34 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.81%) Confluence
3 14 (1.84%) IIS
4 12 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 11 (1.44%) Apache
6 8 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.79%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.26%) TPMS
11 1 (0.13%) CMS
11 1 (0.13%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.13%) JBoss
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) WinCC
Applications
1 59 (7.74%) Simulink
2 50 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.41%) Stateflow
4 11 (1.44%) Zemax
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 5 (0.66%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.39%) Maximo
4 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 116 (15.22%) AWS
2 85 (11.15%) Azure
3 45 (5.91%) GCP
4 34 (4.46%) SaaS
5 29 (3.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (3.41%) Microsoft 365
7 24 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (3.15%) Serverless
8 23 (3.02%) AWS Fargate
9 22 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (2.10%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.97%) IaaS
12 14 (1.84%) AWS CodePipeline
13 13 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (1.71%) Amazon SageMaker
14 11 (1.44%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (1.31%) OneDrive
16 9 (1.18%) GitHub
17 7 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (5.64%) TCP/IP
2 28 (3.67%) DNS
2 28 (3.67%) Firewall
3 26 (3.41%) HTTP
4 22 (2.89%) LAN
5 20 (2.62%) WAN
6 18 (2.36%) Internet
7 14 (1.84%) Network Security
8 12 (1.57%) Wireshark
9 11 (1.44%) SAN
10 10 (1.31%) SSL
11 9 (1.18%) 5G
11 9 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (0.92%) 3GPP
12 7 (0.92%) DHCP
12 7 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.92%) SMTP
13 6 (0.79%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.28%) Big Data
2 25 (3.28%) MySQL
3 13 (1.71%) NoSQL
3 13 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.66%) Tableau
6 4 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (0.52%) OLAP
6 4 (0.52%) Power BI
6 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.39%) DB2
7 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.39%) Redis
8 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.13%) DataStage
8 1 (0.13%) Impala
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 110 (14.44%) Rational DOORS
2 48 (6.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 46 (6.04%) JIRA
4 30 (3.94%) Git (software)
5 24 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.84%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.71%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.71%) Gatling
7 13 (1.71%) JMeter
8 12 (1.57%) LabVIEW
8 12 (1.57%) Selenium
9 11 (1.44%) GitLab
10 9 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 7 (0.92%) Appium
11 7 (0.92%) WebDriver
12 6 (0.79%) GoCD
12 6 (0.79%) JUnit
12 6 (0.79%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.79%) TestNG
13 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 182 (23.88%) Social Skills
2 80 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (10.37%) Aerospace
4 70 (9.19%) Military
5 52 (6.82%) Electronics
6 40 (5.25%) Public Sector
7 39 (5.12%) Presentation Skills
8 33 (4.33%) Finance
9 32 (4.20%) Marketing
10 28 (3.67%) Avionics
11 27 (3.54%) Games
11 27 (3.54%) Law
11 27 (3.54%) Telecoms
12 17 (2.23%) Legal
13 14 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
14 9 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
15 8 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.92%) Banking
16 7 (0.92%) French Language
16 7 (0.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 340 (44.62%) Systems Engineer
2 82 (10.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 66 (8.66%) Principal Engineer
4 62 (8.14%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 58 (7.61%) Software Engineer
6 42 (5.51%) RF Engineer
6 42 (5.51%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 39 (5.12%) Architect
8 37 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (4.86%) Site Engineer
9 24 (3.15%) C# Software Engineer
10 23 (3.02%) Electronics Engineer
10 23 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.62%) Developer
13 18 (2.36%) Consultant
14 16 (2.10%) Lead Systems Engineer
15 15 (1.97%) Network Engineer
16 14 (1.84%) Software Manager
17 12 (1.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.64%) Web Services
2 38 (4.99%) .NET
3 22 (2.89%) TensorFlow
4 20 (2.62%) PyTorch
5 14 (1.84%) SAML
6 13 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (1.71%) HTML
6 13 (1.71%) XML
7 10 (1.31%) LAMP
7 10 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (1.31%) LDAP
7 10 (1.31%) OAuth
7 10 (1.31%) OAuth2
7 10 (1.31%) OpenCV
7 10 (1.31%) OpenID
8 9 (1.18%) COM
9 8 (1.05%) CSS
9 8 (1.05%) REST
9 8 (1.05%) RESTful
10 7 (0.92%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.06%) Management Information System
2 47 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.04%) Algorithms
4 40 (5.25%) Robotics
5 38 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.81%) Public Cloud
7 25 (3.28%) Mobile App
8 23 (3.02%) EPoS
9 19 (2.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 15 (1.97%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.97%) PKI
10 15 (1.97%) User Experience
11 14 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 14 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (1.44%) Internet of Things
13 10 (1.31%) Clustering
14 9 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
15 8 (1.05%) Cloud Native
15 8 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (15.22%) Linux
2 88 (11.55%) Windows
3 23 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.89%) CentOS
5 18 (2.36%) Unix
6 4 (0.52%) Android
6 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (22.05%) Software Engineering
3 167 (21.92%) Problem-Solving
4 141 (18.50%) DevOps
5 121 (15.88%) Validation
6 118 (15.49%) Project Management
7 99 (12.99%) Customer Requirements
8 95 (12.47%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
9 88 (11.55%) Mentoring
10 84 (11.02%) Scrum
11 79 (10.37%) Physics
12 73 (9.58%) Analytics
13 72 (9.45%) Test Automation
14 69 (9.06%) Microservices
15 68 (8.92%) Infrastructure as Code
15 68 (8.92%) Machine Learning
16 65 (8.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 63 (8.27%) SysML
18 59 (7.74%) Configuration Management
19 58 (7.61%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (17.85%) Python
2 105 (13.78%) MATLAB
3 87 (11.42%) C#
4 84 (11.02%) C
5 78 (10.24%) Java
6 53 (6.96%) C++
7 47 (6.17%) Bash Shell
8 37 (4.86%) PowerShell
9 26 (3.41%) SQL
10 23 (3.02%) JavaScript
11 22 (2.89%) Perl
11 22 (2.89%) Ruby
12 16 (2.10%) Go
13 11 (1.44%) VBA
14 10 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.79%) Ada
15 6 (0.79%) Fortran
15 6 (0.79%) PHP
16 3 (0.39%) R
17 2 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 304 (39.90%) Security Cleared
2 297 (38.98%) Degree
3 179 (23.49%) SC Cleared
4 80 (10.50%) DV Cleared
5 41 (5.38%) HND
6 40 (5.25%) HNC
7 33 (4.33%) PhD
8 26 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.62%) CCNA
9 20 (2.62%) Chartered Engineer
10 18 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (1.97%) Master's Degree
12 9 (1.18%) MCSE
13 7 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.66%) CCNP
14 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
15 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.52%) CCIE
16 3 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.72%) Def Stans
2 26 (3.41%) HAZOP
3 19 (2.49%) IEC 61508
4 13 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 13 (1.71%) QA
5 6 (0.79%) NIST
6 5 (0.66%) GxP
6 5 (0.66%) ISO 13485
6 5 (0.66%) RMADS
7 4 (0.52%) IEC 62304
7 4 (0.52%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.39%) GDPR
9 2 (0.26%) ARP4754
9 2 (0.26%) DO-254
10 1 (0.13%) GLBA
10 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (11.02%) Docker
2 57 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.71%) Firmware
6 8 (1.05%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.79%) KVM
8 4 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.52%) XenApp
9 3 (0.39%) Gluster
9 3 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 67 (8.79%) Terraform
2 63 (8.27%) Kubernetes
3 41 (5.38%) Ansible
4 32 (4.20%) Puppet
5 19 (2.49%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.71%) Kibana
7 13 (1.71%) logstash
8 8 (1.05%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.79%) Mesos
10 5 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (0.66%) Sonobuoy
11 4 (0.52%) Graylog
11 4 (0.52%) Packer
11 4 (0.52%) SCOM
11 4 (0.52%) WSUS
12 3 (0.39%) Grafana
12 3 (0.39%) Nmap
13 2 (0.26%) PTC Integrity
14 1 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 67 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.87%) VMware
3 30 (3.94%) Instagram
4 28 (3.67%) Cisco
5 23 (3.02%) Google
6 15 (1.97%) Oracle
7 11 (1.44%) Citrix
7 11 (1.44%) EMC
8 10 (1.31%) LexisNexis
8 10 (1.31%) NetIQ
8 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.31%) Sparx
9 9 (1.18%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.18%) F5
9 9 (1.18%) McAfee
9 9 (1.18%) PagerDuty
10 8 (1.05%) SAP
11 7 (0.92%) IBM
11 7 (0.92%) Splunk
12 6 (0.79%) MathWorks