Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Systems Engineering
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 473 514 551
Rank change year-on-year +41 +37 +96
Permanent jobs citing Systems Engineering 222 685 820
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.54% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 194 474 566
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,750 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 45,275 126,161 151,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.45% 92.22% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 37,306 99,350 120,587
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,948 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,118 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.15% - +5.88%

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 22 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineering in the UK

Systems Engineering
Top 14 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 22 October 2020. 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 +67 210 £52,500 -4.55% 106
UK excluding London +58 147 £52,500 - 93
London +155 68 £60,000 -11.11% 21
South West +24 57 £57,500 +15.00% 23
South East +96 48 £55,000 -4.35% 23
Midlands +105 16 £45,000 +8.43% 4
West Midlands +83 16 £45,000 +8.43% 3
East of England +128 15 £50,000 -16.67% 20
Work from Home 0 10 £51,750 -33.23% 13
North of England +135 6 £40,000 -23.81% 15
Scotland +71 4 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +122 3 £40,000 -23.81% 10
North West +102 3 £65,125 +0.97% 3
Wales +38 1 £37,500 -36.17% 4

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 97 (43.69%) Degree
2 76 (34.23%) Security Cleared
3 63 (28.38%) Linux
4 57 (25.68%) Python
5 55 (24.77%) C
6 48 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (19.37%) DevOps
8 40 (18.02%) DV Cleared
9 37 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 36 (16.22%) C++
11 35 (15.77%) AWS
12 34 (15.32%) Docker
13 30 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
14 29 (13.06%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 28 (12.61%) Validation
16 27 (12.16%) Scrum
16 27 (12.16%) Computer Science
17 26 (11.71%) Finance
17 26 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (11.26%) Azure
18 25 (11.26%) Ansible
19 24 (10.81%) Bash Shell
19 24 (10.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
20 23 (10.36%) Microsoft
21 22 (9.91%) Windows
21 22 (9.91%) Police
22 21 (9.46%) Java
22 21 (9.46%) Electronics
23 20 (9.01%) Microservices
23 20 (9.01%) 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 9 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.15%) Confluence
3 4 (1.80%) Apache
3 4 (1.80%) Jadu
4 3 (1.35%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.35%) IIS
4 3 (1.35%) JBoss
4 3 (1.35%) WildFly
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.45%) MTS
5 1 (0.45%) nginx
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.31%) Simulink
3 5 (2.25%) Stateflow
3 5 (2.25%) TargetLink
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.77%) AWS
2 25 (11.26%) Azure
3 14 (6.31%) IaaS
4 10 (4.50%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (4.50%) SaaS
4 10 (4.50%) Serverless
5 8 (3.60%) PaaS
6 7 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (2.25%) GCP
8 3 (1.35%) Slack
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.90%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (0.90%) AWS CodeDeploy
9 2 (0.90%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.90%) AWS Fargate
9 2 (0.90%) GitHub
9 2 (0.90%) Office 365
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.95%) Network Security
3 10 (4.50%) Internet
4 7 (3.15%) DNS
4 7 (3.15%) Firewall
4 7 (3.15%) H.323
4 7 (3.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.25%) FlexRay
5 5 (2.25%) Wireless
6 4 (1.80%) RS-232
6 4 (1.80%) RS-485
6 4 (1.80%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.80%) tcpdump
7 3 (1.35%) DHCP
7 3 (1.35%) VPN
7 3 (1.35%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.90%) FTP
8 2 (0.90%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.90%) SNMP
8 2 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.95%) Big Data
2 4 (1.80%) MySQL
2 4 (1.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.45%) HBase
5 1 (0.45%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.45%) OLAP
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) Power BI
5 1 (0.45%) Redis
5 1 (0.45%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (5.86%) JIRA
2 11 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.15%) Selenium
5 6 (2.70%) GitLab
6 5 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (2.25%) Subversion
7 4 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.35%) git-flow
8 3 (1.35%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.35%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.35%) NetBeans
8 3 (1.35%) PyCharm
8 3 (1.35%) WebStorm
9 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (11.71%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Police
3 21 (9.46%) Electronics
4 16 (7.21%) Aerospace
4 16 (7.21%) Automotive
5 13 (5.86%) Public Sector
6 10 (4.50%) Telecoms
7 7 (3.15%) Local Government
7 7 (3.15%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.15%) Marketing
8 6 (2.70%) Legal
9 4 (1.80%) Law
10 3 (1.35%) Military
11 2 (0.90%) Advertising
11 2 (0.90%) Back Office
11 2 (0.90%) Games
12 1 (0.45%) Banking
12 1 (0.45%) French Language
12 1 (0.45%) German Language
12 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (23.87%) Systems Engineer
2 21 (9.46%) Principal Engineer
3 20 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (9.01%) Site Engineer
3 20 (9.01%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 17 (7.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 16 (7.21%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 14 (6.31%) Software Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Analyst
7 11 (4.95%) Scrum Master
8 10 (4.50%) Test Engineer
9 9 (4.05%) Security Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Administrator
10 8 (3.60%) Architect
10 8 (3.60%) Developer
10 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (3.60%) Principal Security Engineer
11 7 (3.15%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.15%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (2.70%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.86%) .NET
2 11 (4.95%) React
2 11 (4.95%) Web Services
3 7 (3.15%) HTML
3 7 (3.15%) WebRTC
4 6 (2.70%) pytest
5 5 (2.25%) CSS
5 5 (2.25%) LDAP
5 5 (2.25%) Velocity
6 4 (1.80%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.80%) HTML5
6 4 (1.80%) Spring
6 4 (1.80%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.35%) CSS3
7 3 (1.35%) J2EE
7 3 (1.35%) JPA
7 3 (1.35%) Node.js
7 3 (1.35%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.35%) REST
7 3 (1.35%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.76%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.86%) Algorithms
3 11 (4.95%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.05%) Internet of Things
5 8 (3.60%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.60%) State Machine
6 7 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.70%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.25%) PKI
9 4 (1.80%) CAN bus
10 3 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.90%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (28.38%) Linux
2 22 (9.91%) Windows
3 14 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.41%) Unix
5 10 (4.50%) CentOS
6 7 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.90%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) Debian
11 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (19.37%) DevOps
3 37 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 30 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (13.06%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 28 (12.61%) Validation
7 27 (12.16%) Computer Science
7 27 (12.16%) Scrum
8 26 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (10.81%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 20 (9.01%) Analytics
10 20 (9.01%) Business Analysis
10 20 (9.01%) Microservices
10 20 (9.01%) Project Management
11 19 (8.56%) Task Automation
12 17 (7.66%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (7.21%) Release Train
14 15 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (6.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.68%) Python
2 55 (24.77%) C
3 36 (16.22%) C++
4 24 (10.81%) Bash Shell
5 21 (9.46%) Java
6 15 (6.76%) C#
7 14 (6.31%) Go
8 13 (5.86%) PowerShell
9 12 (5.41%) Ruby
10 11 (4.95%) JavaScript
10 11 (4.95%) MATLAB
11 9 (4.05%) SQL
12 8 (3.60%) Perl
13 7 (3.15%) Rust
14 6 (2.70%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.35%) AWK
15 3 (1.35%) sed
16 2 (0.90%) PHP
17 1 (0.45%) Clojure
17 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (43.69%) Degree
2 76 (34.23%) Security Cleared
3 40 (18.02%) DV Cleared
4 19 (8.56%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.70%) CISSP
7 4 (1.80%) GCIH
7 4 (1.80%) GIAC
8 3 (1.35%) CISA
8 3 (1.35%) CRISC
8 3 (1.35%) GCFE
8 3 (1.35%) GSEC
8 3 (1.35%) MCSA
8 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.35%) SANS
9 2 (0.90%) CCNP
9 2 (0.90%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.90%) MCSE
9 2 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.31%) ISO 26262
2 10 (4.50%) Def Stans
2 10 (4.50%) QA
3 9 (4.05%) HAZOP
4 5 (2.25%) MISRA
4 5 (2.25%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.35%) GDPR
6 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.90%) SLA
7 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 34 (15.32%) Docker
2 16 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.05%) vSphere
4 8 (3.60%) Firmware
4 8 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.15%) KVM
5 7 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.35%) NFS
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.45%) Ceph
8 1 (0.45%) HDFS
8 1 (0.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.26%) Ansible
2 18 (8.11%) Puppet
3 15 (6.76%) Terraform
4 12 (5.41%) Kubernetes
5 11 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.70%) SCCM
7 3 (1.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 3 (1.35%) Nessus
7 3 (1.35%) SCOM
7 3 (1.35%) vRealize
8 2 (0.90%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.90%) WSUS
9 1 (0.45%) Ambari
9 1 (0.45%) Control-M
9 1 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.45%) Mesos
9 1 (0.45%) Oozie
9 1 (0.45%) SELinux
9 1 (0.45%) Sonobuoy
9 1 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.01%) VMware
3 15 (6.76%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.15%) Cisco
4 7 (3.15%) HP
5 6 (2.70%) Oracle
5 6 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.25%) Dell
6 5 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.80%) Mellanox
7 4 (1.80%) SAP
7 4 (1.80%) Solarflare
7 4 (1.80%) Splunk
7 4 (1.80%) Supermicro
8 3 (1.35%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.35%) CA
8 3 (1.35%) EMC
8 3 (1.35%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.90%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.90%) Siemens