Systems Engineering
UK

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 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 348 308 491
Rank change year-on-year -40 +183 -50
Permanent jobs citing Systems Engineering 631 1,274 885
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.15% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.20% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 406 244 397
10th Percentile £37,250 £45,300 £33,900
25th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,248 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.93% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £71,294 £85,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £110,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +14.29%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,307 105,961 132,235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.74% 95.51% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51,598 64,543 81,525
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,500 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.11% +6.98%

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 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineering in the UK

Systems Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 2024. 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 -23 593 £55,000 -15.38% 380
UK excluding London -71 499 £55,000 -8.33% 340
Work from Home -18 286 £55,000 -11.86% 129
South West -24 178 £55,000 -12.00% 76
London +132 111 £70,000 -30.00% 53
East of England +99 103 £55,000 -21.43% 39
South East -103 96 £62,500 +6.38% 104
Midlands -86 64 £55,000 - 74
North of England +102 41 £51,000 +2.00% 38
West Midlands -87 39 £55,000 - 52
Yorkshire +128 28 £51,000 +24.39% 5
East Midlands +18 25 £50,000 - 21
Wales -31 10 £42,500 -31.89% 7
North West +27 9 £55,000 -8.33% 31
Scotland -45 6 £36,000 +8.27% 17
North East +8 4 £55,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

Systems Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (4.12%) Microsoft Exchange
2 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.43%) IIS
4 7 (1.11%) Confluence
5 4 (0.63%) WinCC
6 1 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (4.75%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (4.28%) Simulink
3 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.32%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.16%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (2.06%) Primavera
2 3 (0.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.16%) SAP EHS
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 75 (11.89%) Azure
2 66 (10.46%) AWS
3 23 (3.65%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (2.06%) Entra ID
5 11 (1.74%) SaaS
6 6 (0.95%) GCP
6 6 (0.95%) PaaS
7 5 (0.79%) Azure AKS
7 5 (0.79%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (0.79%) Azure Monitor
7 5 (0.79%) IaaS
8 4 (0.63%) Azure Key Vault
8 4 (0.63%) Azure Pipelines
8 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (0.48%) GitHub
9 3 (0.48%) Google Sheets
9 3 (0.48%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.48%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.48%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.43%) WAN
2 8 (1.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.11%) DNS
3 7 (1.11%) Firewall
4 6 (0.95%) Internet
4 6 (0.95%) LAN
4 6 (0.95%) Network Security
4 6 (0.95%) SAN
4 6 (0.95%) Wireless
4 6 (0.95%) WLAN
5 5 (0.79%) 4G
5 5 (0.79%) 5G
5 5 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.48%) Intranet
7 3 (0.48%) IPv4
7 3 (0.48%) Software-Defined Radio
7 3 (0.48%) Tactical Data Link
7 3 (0.48%) VoIP
8 2 (0.32%) 5G NR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.43%) Relational Database
1 9 (1.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (0.79%) MongoDB
2 5 (0.79%) MySQL
2 5 (0.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
3 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.32%) Neo4j
4 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 72 (11.41%) Rational DOORS
2 32 (5.07%) Rational Rhapsody
3 23 (3.65%) JIRA
4 13 (2.06%) Rational Team Concert
5 11 (1.74%) Git
6 7 (1.11%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.63%) Gatling
7 4 (0.63%) JMeter
7 4 (0.63%) JUnit
7 4 (0.63%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.48%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.32%) GitLab
9 2 (0.32%) Subversion
9 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.16%) TestComplete
General
1 171 (27.10%) Social Skills
2 91 (14.42%) Aerospace
3 47 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (7.29%) Finance
5 45 (7.13%) Electronics
6 43 (6.81%) Manufacturing
7 41 (6.50%) Military
8 38 (6.02%) Marketing
9 30 (4.75%) Automotive
10 29 (4.60%) Public Sector
11 23 (3.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 16 (2.54%) Telecoms
13 15 (2.38%) Retail
14 12 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (1.58%) Banking
17 8 (1.27%) French Language
17 8 (1.27%) Games
17 8 (1.27%) Legal
17 8 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 273 (43.26%) Systems Engineer
2 86 (13.63%) Senior
3 66 (10.46%) Software Engineer
4 65 (10.30%) Lead
5 60 (9.51%) Principal Engineer
6 56 (8.87%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 49 (7.77%) Architect
8 36 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 27 (4.28%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.49%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
11 19 (3.01%) SCADA Engineer
11 19 (3.01%) Senior Architect
12 18 (2.85%) Control Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.54%) Data Engineer
13 16 (2.54%) Developer
14 14 (2.22%) Consultant
14 14 (2.22%) Design Engineer
14 14 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (2.22%) Systems Architect
15 13 (2.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.95%) .NET
2 5 (0.79%) HTML
3 4 (0.63%) ARM Templates
3 4 (0.63%) Azure Blueprints
3 4 (0.63%) JSON
3 4 (0.63%) LDAP
4 3 (0.48%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.48%) CSS
4 3 (0.48%) HTML5
4 3 (0.48%) React
4 3 (0.48%) Svelte
4 3 (0.48%) Web Services
4 3 (0.48%) WPF
4 3 (0.48%) YAML
5 2 (0.32%) GraphQL
5 2 (0.32%) Node.js
5 2 (0.32%) REST
5 2 (0.32%) SOAP
5 2 (0.32%) WSE
6 1 (0.16%) MEAN Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 30 (4.75%) SCADA
3 23 (3.65%) Operational Technology
4 22 (3.49%) Algorithms
5 17 (2.69%) Clustering
6 16 (2.54%) IoT
7 12 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
7 12 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.74%) Robotics
9 8 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.11%) Distributed Systems
10 7 (1.11%) PKI
11 6 (0.95%) Reinsurance
11 6 (0.95%) Security Posture
12 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
13 4 (0.63%) Cloud Native
13 4 (0.63%) Product Ownership
13 4 (0.63%) PropTech
13 4 (0.63%) Virtual Reality
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.41%) Windows
2 55 (8.72%) Linux
3 38 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.11%) Unix
5 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.48%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (20.60%) Validation
2 125 (19.81%) Software Engineering
3 110 (17.43%) Agile
4 87 (13.79%) Verification and Validation
5 79 (12.52%) Problem-Solving
6 78 (12.36%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 55 (8.72%) Customer Requirements
8 54 (8.56%) Cybersecurity
9 50 (7.92%) Mentoring
10 47 (7.45%) Requirements Management
11 46 (7.29%) SysML
12 39 (6.18%) Project Delivery
12 39 (6.18%) Project Management
13 38 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (5.71%) Risk Management
15 34 (5.39%) Software Testing
16 33 (5.23%) Technical Leadership
17 32 (5.07%) Computer Science
18 31 (4.91%) Collaborative Working
18 31 (4.91%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.20%) Python
2 58 (9.19%) JavaScript
3 50 (7.92%) Java
4 40 (6.34%) MATLAB
5 39 (6.18%) C
6 37 (5.86%) C#
7 36 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 26 (4.12%) SQL
9 19 (3.01%) C++
10 17 (2.69%) Bash
11 10 (1.58%) Go
12 8 (1.27%) Ada
13 7 (1.11%) VB
14 6 (0.95%) Perl
14 6 (0.95%) Scala
15 4 (0.63%) Groovy
16 3 (0.48%) Bicep
16 3 (0.48%) VBScript
17 2 (0.32%) PHP
17 2 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 298 (47.23%) Security Cleared
2 189 (29.95%) Degree
3 124 (19.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 86 (13.63%) SC Cleared
5 62 (9.83%) DV Cleared
6 30 (4.75%) Master's Degree
7 27 (4.28%) Chartered Engineer
8 16 (2.54%) HNC
9 13 (2.06%) HND
10 10 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.27%) CISSP
11 8 (1.27%) PhD
12 6 (0.95%) CISM
12 6 (0.95%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.79%) GSEC
13 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.48%) Azure Certification
14 3 (0.48%) CEH
14 3 (0.48%) GIAC
15 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.17%) Def Stans
2 11 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 7 (1.11%) ISO 26262
4 6 (0.95%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 4 (0.63%) Automotive SPICE
6 4 (0.63%) GRC
6 4 (0.63%) NCSC
6 4 (0.63%) SLA
7 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.48%) NIST
8 2 (0.32%) ECSS
8 2 (0.32%) PMO
8 2 (0.32%) QA
9 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.22%) Firmware
5 12 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.74%) Docker
7 9 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.48%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (2.69%) Kubernetes
1 17 (2.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (2.06%) Functional Safety
4 12 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
4 12 (1.90%) vCenter Server
5 11 (1.74%) Ansible
6 9 (1.43%) SCOM
6 9 (1.43%) WSUS
7 5 (0.79%) Terraform
8 4 (0.63%) Istio
9 3 (0.48%) Puppet
10 2 (0.32%) Argo
10 2 (0.32%) Grafana
10 2 (0.32%) SCCM
10 2 (0.32%) Wonderware InTouch
10 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.16%) CASB
11 1 (0.16%) Check_MK
11 1 (0.16%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 53 (8.40%) VMware
2 49 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.39%) IBM
4 23 (3.65%) EMC
5 14 (2.22%) Oracle
5 14 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 12 (1.90%) Commvault
7 11 (1.74%) Sun
8 9 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.27%) Cisco
10 7 (1.11%) Google
10 7 (1.11%) Siemens
11 6 (0.95%) ANSYS
11 6 (0.95%) Informatica
11 6 (0.95%) SAP
11 6 (0.95%) Thales
12 5 (0.79%) Citrix
12 5 (0.79%) HP
12 5 (0.79%) Sophos
12 5 (0.79%) Veeam