Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1006 1070 985
Rank change year-on-year +64 -85 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 153 123 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.070% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.073% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 131 115 246
UK median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.54% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,800 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £32,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -8.57% -

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 159,874 167,577 186,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 128,822 134,320 156,383
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
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% - +6.25%

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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Support Engineer in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 15 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 24 September 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 +63 131 £36,500 +12.31% 18
UK excluding London +5 80 £30,000 -6.25% 11
London +50 61 £46,250 +15.63% 7
South East +8 27 £35,000 +7.69% 4
South West -1 15 £29,750 +20.81% 2
North of England +23 14 £27,500 -21.43% 1
East of England +15 11 £29,500 -20.27% 3
North West +16 9 £27,500 -3.51%
Wales +13 8 £30,000 -14.89%
Yorkshire +28 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Midlands +10 3 £38,500 +40.00% 1
East Midlands -2 2 £38,500 +40.00%
Scotland -12 2 £45,000 +80.00%
West Midlands +18 1 £36,000 +12.50% 1
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 96 (62.75%) Windows
2 71 (46.41%) Linux
3 49 (32.03%) Windows Server
4 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
5 44 (28.76%) VMware
6 40 (26.14%) SQL
7 33 (21.57%) Active Directory
8 32 (20.92%) ITIL
8 32 (20.92%) Degree
9 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (16.34%) Apache
11 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
11 24 (15.69%) Bash Shell
11 24 (15.69%) Office 365
12 23 (15.03%) Firewall
12 23 (15.03%) Finance
13 22 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
14 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
14 21 (13.73%) DNS
15 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
16 19 (12.42%) Hyper-V
16 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (12.42%) VPN
16 19 (12.42%) Perl
16 19 (12.42%) MCSA
16 19 (12.42%) Python

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 25 (16.34%) Apache
2 15 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.50%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.23%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.27%) IIS
6 4 (2.61%) nginx
7 3 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.96%) Confluence
7 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.31%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) thinkFolio
2 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.96%) Magento
3 3 (1.96%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.65%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.69%) Office 365
2 19 (12.42%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (10.46%) SaaS
5 10 (6.54%) G Suite
6 6 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.27%) IaaS
7 5 (3.27%) PaaS
8 4 (2.61%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.61%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.96%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.96%) Route 53
10 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.31%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.31%) Slack
10 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.03%) Firewall
2 21 (13.73%) DNS
2 21 (13.73%) TCP/IP
3 19 (12.42%) VPN
4 18 (11.76%) DHCP
5 12 (7.84%) Wireless
6 11 (7.19%) SAN
6 11 (7.19%) SSH
6 11 (7.19%) VoIP
7 9 (5.88%) WAN
8 8 (5.23%) HTTP
8 8 (5.23%) LAN
8 8 (5.23%) Wireshark
9 6 (3.92%) Network Security
10 5 (3.27%) NAS
10 5 (3.27%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.27%) VLAN
11 4 (2.61%) WebEx
12 3 (1.96%) Asterisk PBX
12 3 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.54%) MySQL
3 8 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.96%) Big Data
6 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.31%) phpMyAdmin
6 2 (1.31%) QlikView
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.65%) HBase
7 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.65%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.61%) JIRA
3 2 (1.31%) Subversion
3 2 (1.31%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (1.31%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.65%) GitLab
4 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (15.03%) Finance
2 13 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.88%) Banking
3 9 (5.88%) French Language
4 7 (4.58%) Front Office
4 7 (4.58%) German Language
4 7 (4.58%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.58%) Italian Language
4 7 (4.58%) Spanish Language
5 6 (3.92%) Marketing
6 4 (2.61%) Electronics
6 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.61%) Retail
7 3 (1.96%) Legal
8 2 (1.31%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.65%) Billing
9 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.84%) Web Services
2 8 (5.23%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (4.58%) LAMP
4 6 (3.92%) XML
5 2 (1.31%) .NET
5 2 (1.31%) Gearman
5 2 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.31%) LDAP
5 2 (1.31%) Swagger
6 1 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.65%) Kafka
6 1 (0.65%) Middleware
6 1 (0.65%) REST
6 1 (0.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Clustering
1 11 (7.19%) Computer Science
1 11 (7.19%) Hedge funds
2 10 (6.54%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.23%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.58%) CCTV
5 7 (4.58%) Derivative
5 7 (4.58%) Equities
5 7 (4.58%) Fixed Income
5 7 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.92%) EMC VNX
6 6 (3.92%) MPEG
6 6 (3.92%) Video\Live Streaming
7 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.27%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.27%) Private Cloud
7 5 (3.27%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 96 (62.75%) Windows
2 71 (46.41%) Linux
3 49 (32.03%) Windows Server
4 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (14.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.11%) Unix
7 16 (10.46%) CentOS
8 10 (6.54%) Android
8 10 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.88%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.58%) Mac OS X
10 7 (4.58%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.96%) openSUSE
12 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.31%) Debian
13 2 (1.31%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.65%) Solaris
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.92%) ITIL
2 25 (16.34%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (10.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 15 (9.80%) CRM
5 14 (9.15%) DevOps
6 12 (7.84%) Change Management
7 11 (7.19%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.88%) Migration
9 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (5.23%) Investment Management
10 7 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.58%) ERP
10 7 (4.58%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.58%) Wealth Management
11 6 (3.92%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 6 (3.92%) Mathematics
11 6 (3.92%) Security Management
12 5 (3.27%) Creative Thinking
12 5 (3.27%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.14%) SQL
2 24 (15.69%) Bash Shell
3 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
4 19 (12.42%) Perl
4 19 (12.42%) Python
5 11 (7.19%) Java
6 10 (6.54%) Bourne shell
6 10 (6.54%) C#
6 10 (6.54%) Korn
7 9 (5.88%) C++
8 8 (5.23%) Ruby
9 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.61%) PHP
10 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.31%) C
12 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (20.92%) Degree
2 22 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (12.42%) MCSA
4 14 (9.15%) MCSE
5 12 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.19%) CCNA
7 6 (3.92%) MCITP
8 5 (3.27%) CCNP
9 4 (2.61%) CCENT
9 4 (2.61%) MCP
10 3 (1.96%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.31%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.31%) HND
12 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.65%) RHCT
12 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.61%) Docker
5 4 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.61%) XenApp
6 3 (1.96%) vCloud
6 3 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.96%) vSphere
7 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.31%) Postfix
7 2 (1.31%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.31%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.65%) HDFS
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) Ansible
1 8 (5.23%) HAProxy
1 8 (5.23%) Puppet
2 6 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.92%) SCCM
3 5 (3.27%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (2.61%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.61%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (1.96%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.96%) Nagios
6 2 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) Grafana
7 1 (0.65%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.65%) Oozie
7 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (30.72%) Microsoft
2 44 (28.76%) VMware
3 14 (9.15%) Cisco
4 12 (7.84%) Google
5 11 (7.19%) Bloomberg
5 11 (7.19%) Oracle
6 10 (6.54%) Reuters
7 9 (5.88%) HP
7 9 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.23%) ServiceNow
9 7 (4.58%) Dell
9 7 (4.58%) FXall
9 7 (4.58%) MarketAxess
9 7 (4.58%) SAP
9 7 (4.58%) Tradeweb
10 6 (3.92%) EMC
10 6 (3.92%) Juniper
10 6 (3.92%) Nimble Storage
10 6 (3.92%) Remedy
10 6 (3.92%) Veeam