The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £32,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 812 775 797
Rank change year-on-year -37 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 78 157 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 76 135 167
Median salary £32,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £37,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -13.51% +13.84%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Systems Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 71 £32,500 -13.33% 12
London +19 28 £37,500 -21.05% 3
South East 0 18 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Oxfordshire +14 12 £32,500 +10.16% 1
Witney - 12 £32,500 -
South West -18 8 £24,625 -24.23% 1
West Midlands +9 6 £32,000 +36.17%
City of London +21 5 £31,500 -42.72% 1
Chippenham +8 5 £24,250 -25.38%
Scotland +8 5 £25,000 +6.38% 1
Wiltshire -7 5 £24,250 +3.19%
North West -38 5 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Manchester -33 4 £33,500 +21.81% 1
Solihull - 4 £32,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £25,000 -
West End of London - 4 £23,000 -
East of England -17 3 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Barnet - 3 £30,000 -
Kent +13 2 £26,500 +6.00%
Yorkshire -3 2 £35,000 -1.40% 2
Cambridge -14 2 £37,500 -9.09%
Cambridgeshire -20 2 £37,500 -9.09%
West Malling - 2 £26,500 -
East Sussex - 2 £35,500 -
Devon - 2 £25,000 - 1
Brighton - 2 £35,500 -
Exeter - 2 £25,000 -
Dudley - 2 £26,000 -
Surrey +28 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Lincolnshire +14 1 £30,000 +50.00%

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Systems Support Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 90 (67.67%) Windows
2 75 (56.39%) VMware
3 68 (51.13%) Windows Server
4 60 (45.11%) SQL
5 59 (44.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 58 (43.61%) Active Directory
7 49 (36.84%) Hyper-V
8 43 (32.33%) MS Exchange
9 41 (30.83%) Office 365
10 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
11 34 (25.56%) Firewall
12 32 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (21.80%) Linux
13 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
14 28 (21.05%) DNS
15 24 (18.05%) LAN
16 23 (17.29%) WAN
16 23 (17.29%) DHCP
17 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (15.79%) Cisco
18 21 (15.79%) Finance
18 21 (15.79%) Degree
19 20 (15.04%) TCP/IP
19 20 (15.04%) HP
19 20 (15.04%) Dell
20 19 (14.29%) VPN
20 19 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
21 18 (13.53%) ITIL
22 17 (12.78%) VoIP
22 17 (12.78%) SAN

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 43 (32.33%) MS Exchange
2 19 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (9.77%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.77%) SAS
5 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.76%) IIS
7 4 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.50%) Confluence
8 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.75%) Apache
9 1 (0.75%) CMS
9 1 (0.75%) nginx
9 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) assyst
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.75%) Endur
2 1 (0.75%) Magento
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (30.83%) Office 365
2 6 (4.51%) SaaS
3 4 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.56%) Firewall
2 28 (21.05%) DNS
3 24 (18.05%) LAN
4 23 (17.29%) DHCP
4 23 (17.29%) WAN
5 20 (15.04%) TCP/IP
6 19 (14.29%) VPN
7 17 (12.78%) SAN
7 17 (12.78%) VoIP
8 13 (9.77%) VLAN
9 11 (8.27%) Internet
9 11 (8.27%) iSCSI
10 10 (7.52%) Skype
11 9 (6.77%) DASS2
11 9 (6.77%) DPNSS
11 9 (6.77%) PBX
11 9 (6.77%) TETRA
12 4 (3.01%) Broadband
13 3 (2.26%) HTTP
13 3 (2.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.26%) Big Data
5 6 (4.51%) MySQL
6 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) IDOL
7 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) CA Gen
1 4 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.50%) Toad
General
1 21 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.26%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Front Office
6 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) .NET
1 4 (3.01%) LAMP
1 4 (3.01%) ODBC
2 3 (2.26%) HTML
3 2 (1.50%) JSON
3 2 (1.50%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.75%) REST
4 1 (0.75%) RESTful
4 1 (0.75%) Web Services
4 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.77%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.26%) Equities
4 3 (2.26%) Fintech
4 3 (2.26%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.50%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.50%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.50%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) PDA
6 1 (0.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) Tandem
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (67.67%) Windows
2 68 (51.13%) Windows Server
3 32 (24.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (21.80%) Linux
5 16 (12.03%) Windows 7
5 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.02%) Unix
8 11 (8.27%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.77%) Apple iOS
9 9 (6.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (6.77%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.77%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.01%) CentOS
10 4 (3.01%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.53%) ITIL
2 14 (10.53%) Workflow
3 13 (9.77%) Migration
4 11 (8.27%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (8.27%) Web Filtering
5 9 (6.77%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (6.77%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 9 (6.77%) Presales
6 8 (6.02%) Analytics
6 8 (6.02%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (5.26%) Service Management
8 6 (4.51%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (4.51%) Server Virtualisation
9 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
10 4 (3.01%) DevOps
10 4 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.01%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.01%) Web Design
10 4 (3.01%) WFM
11 3 (2.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 60 (45.11%) SQL
2 15 (11.28%) Java
3 13 (9.77%) PowerShell
4 11 (8.27%) VB
5 8 (6.02%) C#
5 8 (6.02%) C++
5 8 (6.02%) Python
5 8 (6.02%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.51%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.51%) Perl
7 5 (3.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.50%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (15.79%) Degree
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.28%) SC Cleared
2 15 (11.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) MCSE
4 6 (4.51%) CCNA
4 6 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.76%) MCSA
6 4 (3.01%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.50%) CEH
7 2 (1.50%) CISSP
7 2 (1.50%) GCIA
7 2 (1.50%) MCITP
7 2 (1.50%) RHCT
8 1 (0.75%) CCNP
8 1 (0.75%) RHCA
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (44.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (43.61%) Active Directory
3 49 (36.84%) Hyper-V
4 17 (12.78%) vSphere
5 9 (6.77%) XenApp
5 9 (6.77%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.76%) XenServer
7 3 (2.26%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (1.50%) vCloud
8 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.75%) Firmware
9 1 (0.75%) KVM
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) SCCM
2 12 (9.02%) WSUS
3 11 (8.27%) Backup Exec
4 9 (6.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 9 (6.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (6.77%) SmoothWall
5 4 (3.01%) Ansible
6 3 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.50%) Grafana
7 2 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.50%) Puppet
7 2 (1.50%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.75%) Icinga
8 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (56.39%) VMware
2 29 (21.80%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.79%) Cisco
4 20 (15.04%) Dell
4 20 (15.04%) HP
5 15 (11.28%) Apple
6 11 (8.27%) Citrix
6 11 (8.27%) Veeam
7 9 (6.77%) Nortel
7 9 (6.77%) Siemens
7 9 (6.77%) Sophos
7 9 (6.77%) Symantec
8 6 (4.51%) IBM
8 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.76%) Remedy
10 4 (3.01%) CA
10 4 (3.01%) EqualLogic
10 4 (3.01%) Oracle
10 4 (3.01%) Verint
11 3 (2.26%) Meraki
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