The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Support Engineer
UK
Rank 799 760 775
Rank change year-on-year -39 +15  
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 58 188 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 56 162 137
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +5.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £24,750 £32,909 £33,250
% change year-on-year -24.79% -1.02%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -33 48 £40,000 +6.66% 5
London +32 22 £50,000 +11.11% 2
South East +25 12 £32,500 -13.33%
South West -6 11 £23,500 -27.69% 1
Wiltshire +15 10 £23,500 -
Chippenham +13 6 £23,500 -
Wales - 6 £24,750 -
City of London +43 5 £57,500 +9.52% 1
West Sussex +16 5 £32,500 -18.75%
North Wales - 5 £25,000 -
Denbighshire - 5 £25,000 -
Crawley - 5 £32,500 -
Denbigh - 4 £24,750 -
Berkshire +37 3 £40,000 -30.43%
Swindon +18 3 £23,500 -
North West - 3 £47,500 - 1
Surrey +40 2 £40,500 +8.00%
Oxfordshire -12 2 £22,500 -40.00%
Manchester - 2 £38,750 - 1
Belfast - 2 £21,000 -
Oxford - 2 £22,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 2 £21,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £27,500 -
Scotland - 2 £27,500 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £21,000 -
Reading +29 1 - -
Cheltenham +13 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Gloucestershire -1 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Cardiff - 1 £21,500 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 102 (73.91%) Windows
2 78 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 59 (42.75%) VMware
4 58 (42.03%) Active Directory
5 46 (33.33%) Office 365
6 44 (31.88%) SQL
7 43 (31.16%) Hyper-V
8 42 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 41 (29.71%) MS Exchange
10 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (22.46%) Linux
12 29 (21.01%) MS Office
12 29 (21.01%) Firewall
12 29 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 25 (18.12%) SQL Server
13 25 (18.12%) DNS
14 24 (17.39%) VoIP
14 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (16.67%) Cisco
15 23 (16.67%) TCP/IP
16 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
17 21 (15.22%) WAN
17 21 (15.22%) LAN
17 21 (15.22%) ITIL
18 18 (13.04%) DHCP
18 18 (13.04%) Windows 7
19 17 (12.32%) Apple
20 16 (11.59%) Internet
20 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 41 (29.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 14 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.62%) IIS
6 4 (2.90%) Confluence
6 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.17%) Apache
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.17%) nginx
8 2 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.72%) CICS
9 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (21.01%) MS Office
2 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 46 (33.33%) Office 365
2 13 (9.42%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) SaaS
7 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.72%) G Suite
8 1 (0.72%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.01%) Firewall
2 25 (18.12%) DNS
3 24 (17.39%) VoIP
4 23 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 21 (15.22%) LAN
5 21 (15.22%) WAN
6 18 (13.04%) DHCP
7 16 (11.59%) Internet
8 9 (6.52%) VPN
9 8 (5.80%) Broadband
10 6 (4.35%) VLAN
11 4 (2.90%) DASS2
11 4 (2.90%) DPNSS
11 4 (2.90%) Network Security
11 4 (2.90%) PBX
11 4 (2.90%) SNMP
11 4 (2.90%) TETRA
11 4 (2.90%) Wireless
12 3 (2.17%) IP Telephony
12 3 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.42%) MySQL
3 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.45%) Big Data
5 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.45%) Redis
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.90%) JIRA
2 4 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.45%) Toad
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
4 1 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (5.80%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Finance
3 4 (2.90%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Marketing
3 4 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
4 1 (0.72%) Back Office
4 1 (0.72%) French Language
4 1 (0.72%) Front Office
4 1 (0.72%) German Language
4 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) LAMP
2 6 (4.35%) Middleware
3 5 (3.62%) Web Services
4 3 (2.17%) .NET
4 3 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.45%) JSON
5 2 (1.45%) Sensu
6 1 (0.72%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.62%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.17%) Equities
3 3 (2.17%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.45%) CCTV
4 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.45%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.45%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) NHS
5 1 (0.72%) PACS
5 1 (0.72%) PKI
5 1 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 102 (73.91%) Windows
2 78 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 31 (22.46%) Linux
4 29 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.70%) Mac OS X
7 12 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 10 (7.25%) Unix
8 10 (7.25%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.62%) CentOS
9 5 (3.62%) OpenVMS
9 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.62%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.22%) ITIL
2 11 (7.97%) Server Virtualisation
3 9 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (5.80%) B2B
4 8 (5.80%) Web Design
5 7 (5.07%) Network Management
6 6 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (4.35%) Workflow
7 5 (3.62%) Analytics
7 5 (3.62%) Change Control
7 5 (3.62%) Contingency Planning
7 5 (3.62%) High Availability
7 5 (3.62%) Line Management
7 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.62%) QMS
7 5 (3.62%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.90%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.90%) Patch Management
8 4 (2.90%) Regulatory Compliance
8 4 (2.90%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.88%) SQL
2 13 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.97%) Java
4 8 (5.80%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.07%) Python
6 4 (2.90%) Perl
7 3 (2.17%) VB
8 2 (1.45%) Assembly Language
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) COBOL
9 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) PL/1
9 1 (0.72%) REXX
9 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) SC Cleared
1 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.70%) MCSE
4 10 (7.25%) Degree
5 8 (5.80%) CCNA
5 8 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.62%) HND
7 4 (2.90%) MCSA
8 2 (1.45%) CEH
8 2 (1.45%) CISSP
8 2 (1.45%) GCIA
8 2 (1.45%) MCP
9 1 (0.72%) MCITP
9 1 (0.72%) RHCT
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) DICOM
2 4 (2.90%) HL7
2 4 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 58 (42.03%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.16%) Hyper-V
3 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.52%) XenServer
5 6 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.62%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (2.17%) Xen
8 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.72%) Docker
9 1 (0.72%) Firmware
9 1 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) Nagios
1 7 (5.07%) WSUS
2 6 (4.35%) SCCM
3 5 (3.62%) Ansible
3 5 (3.62%) Puppet
4 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.45%) Cobbler
6 2 (1.45%) Grafana
6 2 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.45%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.72%) Icinga
7 1 (0.72%) Munin
7 1 (0.72%) WMI
7 1 (0.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 59 (42.75%) VMware
2 42 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (16.67%) Cisco
4 17 (12.32%) Apple
5 13 (9.42%) Dell
6 11 (7.97%) Oracle
7 10 (7.25%) HP
8 8 (5.80%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.07%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.62%) Intel Security
11 4 (2.90%) Citrix
11 4 (2.90%) Nortel
11 4 (2.90%) Siemens
11 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.90%) Sophos
11 4 (2.90%) Splunk
12 3 (2.17%) Adobe
12 3 (2.17%) IBM
12 3 (2.17%) WatchGuard
13 2 (1.45%) Sage
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