Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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

System Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 991 1064 1033
Rank change year-on-year +73 -31 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 148 135 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 122 122 203
UK median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +11.94% -4.29%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,125 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,750 £54,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% -4.41%

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 152,872 172,294 179,887
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,614 138,599 150,222
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer.

Salary trend for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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 +82 131 £40,000 +6.67% 17
UK excluding London +84 75 £30,000 -14.29% 10
London +70 66 £46,000 +8.24% 7
South East +27 30 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East of England +40 14 £25,000 -32.43%
South West +23 11 £29,500 -18.06% 1
North of England +18 7 £30,250 -13.57% 2
Wales +8 7 £30,000 -14.89%
North West +28 5 £27,750 +26.14% 1
Midlands +28 3 £34,750 +26.36% 3
West Midlands +24 3 £34,750 -5.44% 2
Scotland +5 3 £35,750 -5.30%
Yorkshire +29 2 £32,500 -7.14% 1

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Systems Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 94 (63.51%) Windows
2 47 (31.76%) Linux
3 45 (30.41%) Windows Server
4 41 (27.70%) SQL
5 40 (27.03%) Degree
6 37 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 36 (24.32%) VMware
8 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
9 29 (19.59%) Office 365
9 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
9 29 (19.59%) ITIL
10 27 (18.24%) Firewall
10 27 (18.24%) Bash Shell
11 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (16.89%) Finance
12 24 (16.22%) Apache
13 23 (15.54%) Perl
13 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (14.86%) Python
14 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
15 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
16 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
17 18 (12.16%) Windows 7
18 17 (11.49%) Bourne shell
18 17 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
18 17 (11.49%) Korn
18 17 (11.49%) Asset Management
18 17 (11.49%) Tomcat
18 17 (11.49%) DNS
18 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification

Systems Support 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 24 (16.22%) Apache
2 17 (11.49%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.38%) nginx
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.11%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.68%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.68%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.59%) Office 365
2 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.46%) SaaS
3 11 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.73%) G Suite
5 5 (3.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.35%) IaaS
6 2 (1.35%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.35%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.24%) Firewall
2 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.49%) DNS
4 14 (9.46%) DHCP
5 13 (8.78%) Wireless
6 12 (8.11%) VPN
7 9 (6.08%) HTTP
7 9 (6.08%) LAN
7 9 (6.08%) SSH
7 9 (6.08%) WAN
8 7 (4.73%) NAS
8 7 (4.73%) VoIP
9 6 (4.05%) SAN
10 5 (3.38%) Internet
10 5 (3.38%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.38%) VLAN
11 4 (2.70%) Broadband
11 4 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (2.70%) WebEx
12 3 (2.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (19.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) MySQL
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.03%) Big Data
4 3 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.03%) QlikView
5 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.35%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) HBase
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.35%) Subversion
2 2 (1.35%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (1.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 25 (16.89%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) French Language
3 14 (9.46%) Banking
3 14 (9.46%) Telecoms
4 12 (8.11%) Front Office
4 12 (8.11%) German Language
4 12 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.11%) Italian Language
4 12 (8.11%) Spanish Language
5 6 (4.05%) Retail
6 5 (3.38%) Electronics
6 5 (3.38%) Legal
6 5 (3.38%) Marketing
6 5 (3.38%) Military
7 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.68%) Billing
8 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.11%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (6.08%) Web Services
3 7 (4.73%) LAMP
4 5 (3.38%) XML
5 2 (1.35%) Gearman
5 2 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.35%) Middleware
5 2 (1.35%) REST
6 1 (0.68%) .NET
6 1 (0.68%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) Kafka
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.68%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.78%) Hedge funds
2 12 (8.11%) Derivative
2 12 (8.11%) Equities
2 12 (8.11%) Fixed Income
2 12 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.41%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.73%) CCTV
5 7 (4.73%) Clustering
5 7 (4.73%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.05%) EMC VNX
6 6 (4.05%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.05%) MPEG
6 6 (4.05%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.05%) Video\Live Streaming
7 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.38%) PMI
8 4 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (63.51%) Windows
2 47 (31.76%) Linux
3 45 (30.41%) Windows Server
4 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (12.16%) Windows 7
7 15 (10.14%) Windows 10
8 13 (8.78%) CentOS
9 10 (6.76%) Unix
10 9 (6.08%) Android
10 9 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (5.41%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.70%) Solaris
12 4 (2.70%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.68%) Debian
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) ITIL
2 20 (13.51%) Computer Science
3 17 (11.49%) Asset Management
3 17 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (10.81%) DevOps
5 12 (8.11%) CRM
5 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (8.11%) Investment Management
5 12 (8.11%) Migration
5 12 (8.11%) Wealth Management
6 10 (6.76%) ERP
7 9 (6.08%) Mathematics
8 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.73%) Change Management
9 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.38%) Data Privacy
10 5 (3.38%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (2.70%) IT Asset Management
11 4 (2.70%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.70%) SQL
2 27 (18.24%) Bash Shell
3 23 (15.54%) Perl
4 22 (14.86%) Python
5 17 (11.49%) Bourne shell
5 17 (11.49%) Korn
6 14 (9.46%) Java
6 14 (9.46%) PowerShell
7 12 (8.11%) C#
7 12 (8.11%) C++
7 12 (8.11%) Ruby
8 5 (3.38%) PHP
9 3 (2.03%) C
10 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (27.03%) Degree
2 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (10.14%) MCSE
4 10 (6.76%) MCSA
5 5 (3.38%) DBS Check
5 5 (3.38%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.70%) CCNP
6 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.70%) MCP
6 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.03%) CCNA
7 3 (2.03%) HNC
7 3 (2.03%) HND
8 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) VCP5
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.68%) RHCE
9 1 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) GDPR
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 37 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.38%) vSphere
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.03%) XenApp
6 2 (1.35%) Docker
6 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.68%) HDFS
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) Puppet
2 9 (6.08%) Ansible
3 7 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.38%) SCCM
5 4 (2.70%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.35%) Nagios
7 2 (1.35%) SCOM
7 2 (1.35%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.68%) Grafana
8 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.68%) Oozie
8 1 (0.68%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) VMware
2 34 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.14%) Oracle
4 14 (9.46%) Cisco
5 13 (8.78%) Bloomberg
5 13 (8.78%) Reuters
6 12 (8.11%) FXall
6 12 (8.11%) MarketAxess
6 12 (8.11%) Tradeweb
7 11 (7.43%) Apple
8 10 (6.76%) HP
9 7 (4.73%) Dell
9 7 (4.73%) Google
10 6 (4.05%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.05%) EMC
10 6 (4.05%) Intel
10 6 (4.05%) Isilon
10 6 (4.05%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.38%) Citrix
11 5 (3.38%) ServiceNow