Period
to 24 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Support Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1021 1019 1013
Rank change year-on-year -2 -6 -97
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 151 153 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.087% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.090% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 141 152 280
UK median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £21,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,125 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +7.69%

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 168,620 169,529 204,010
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.50% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 138,446 140,771 170,581
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 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 24 February 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 +27 150 £37,500 +15.38% 15
UK excluding London -38 92 £35,000 +16.67% 9
London +29 61 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South East -3 37 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Midlands +26 15 £30,000 -7.69% 4
East of England +5 14 £37,000 -17.78% 2
South West -7 13 £36,000 +53.19%
North of England -6 12 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire +12 9 £35,000 -12.50%
West Midlands +15 8 £33,500 +45.65%
East Midlands +12 7 £27,500 -35.29% 4
North West -1 3 £22,000 -26.67% 1
Scotland -39 1 £32,500 -13.33%

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 120 (79.47%) Windows
2 93 (61.59%) Active Directory
3 71 (47.02%) Windows Server
4 66 (43.71%) VMware
5 65 (43.05%) Microsoft
6 47 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (30.46%) Hyper-V
8 40 (26.49%) Linux
9 39 (25.83%) DNS
10 38 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (23.84%) Office 365
12 34 (22.52%) Cisco
13 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
14 31 (20.53%) SQL
15 30 (19.87%) MS Exchange
15 30 (19.87%) SAN
15 30 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (18.54%) Citrix
18 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
18 26 (17.22%) Finance
18 26 (17.22%) Firewall
19 24 (15.89%) SQL Server
20 22 (14.57%) Data Centre
21 21 (13.91%) Remote Desktop
22 19 (12.58%) Python
23 18 (11.92%) Windows 10
23 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
23 18 (11.92%) vSphere
24 17 (11.26%) Windows 7

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 30 (19.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.27%) IIS
3 10 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.97%) Apache
4 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.32%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Shopify
2 1 (0.66%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 36 (23.84%) Office 365
2 29 (19.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (9.27%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.66%) Datadog
7 1 (0.66%) G Suite
7 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.66%) OpenDNS
7 1 (0.66%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.66%) Slack
7 1 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (25.83%) DNS
2 32 (21.19%) TCP/IP
3 30 (19.87%) SAN
4 26 (17.22%) Firewall
5 21 (13.91%) Remote Desktop
6 17 (11.26%) DHCP
6 17 (11.26%) WAN
7 15 (9.93%) VPN
8 14 (9.27%) LAN
9 9 (5.96%) VoIP
10 8 (5.30%) Wireless
11 7 (4.64%) Broadband
11 7 (4.64%) VLAN
12 6 (3.97%) Internet
13 5 (3.31%) HTTP
13 5 (3.31%) SMTP
13 5 (3.31%) SSH
14 4 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (2.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.97%) MySQL
3 5 (3.31%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.32%) Big Data
5 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.66%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.66%) MS Access
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (17.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Financial Institution
2 8 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Front Office
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.97%) LDAP
1 6 (3.97%) Web Services
2 5 (3.31%) AngularJS
2 5 (3.31%) Django
2 5 (3.31%) React
3 4 (2.65%) HTML
4 2 (1.32%) .NET
5 1 (0.66%) COM
5 1 (0.66%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.27%) Clustering
3 5 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.65%) Replication
5 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.32%) EPoS
6 1 (0.66%) APACS
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.66%) CCTV
6 1 (0.66%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.66%) EFT
6 1 (0.66%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.66%) EMV
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 120 (79.47%) Windows
2 71 (47.02%) Windows Server
3 47 (31.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (26.49%) Linux
5 38 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (11.92%) Windows 10
7 17 (11.26%) Unix
7 17 (11.26%) Windows 7
8 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.31%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.32%) Android
11 2 (1.32%) CentOS
11 2 (1.32%) openSUSE
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) Debian
12 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (9.93%) ITIL
2 10 (6.62%) Service Management
3 9 (5.96%) Migration
4 7 (4.64%) DevOps
4 7 (4.64%) Patch Management
5 6 (3.97%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (3.31%) Data Management
6 5 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.31%) Server Building
6 5 (3.31%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (2.65%) CRM
7 4 (2.65%) Presales
7 4 (2.65%) Project Management
7 4 (2.65%) Runbook
8 3 (1.99%) E-Commerce
8 3 (1.99%) Open Source
8 3 (1.99%) Server Patching
8 3 (1.99%) Software Engineering
8 3 (1.99%) Systematic Trading
8 3 (1.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.53%) SQL
2 19 (12.58%) Python
3 15 (9.93%) Perl
4 10 (6.62%) PHP
4 10 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.96%) Java
6 8 (5.30%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.30%) Ruby
7 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.65%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.32%) C++
9 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.93%) MCSE
3 14 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (9.27%) MCSA
4 12 (7.95%) CCNA
5 7 (4.64%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.97%) CCNP
6 6 (3.97%) MCITP
7 5 (3.31%) Degree
8 4 (2.65%) CCENT
8 4 (2.65%) MCP
8 4 (2.65%) RHCT
9 3 (1.99%) CCA
9 3 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.66%) CCAA
11 1 (0.66%) CCEA
11 1 (0.66%) VCP5
11 1 (0.66%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (61.59%) Active Directory
2 46 (30.46%) Hyper-V
3 30 (19.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (11.92%) vSphere
5 10 (6.62%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.65%) Xen
7 4 (2.65%) XenApp
8 3 (1.99%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.32%) Docker
9 2 (1.32%) vCloud
9 2 (1.32%) XenServer
10 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.66%) Postfix
10 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.64%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (4.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (3.31%) SCCM
3 5 (3.31%) WSUS
4 4 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.99%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.32%) Nagios
6 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.32%) SCOM
7 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.66%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.66%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.66%) Rancher
7 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 66 (43.71%) VMware
2 65 (43.05%) Microsoft
3 34 (22.52%) Cisco
4 28 (18.54%) Citrix
5 12 (7.95%) HP
5 12 (7.95%) SolarWinds
6 11 (7.28%) Apple
7 6 (3.97%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.31%) 3PAR
8 5 (3.31%) Dell
8 5 (3.31%) Juniper
8 5 (3.31%) Sophos
8 5 (3.31%) Veeam
9 4 (2.65%) F5
9 4 (2.65%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.65%) Symantec
10 3 (1.99%) Brocade
10 3 (1.99%) Draytek
11 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.32%) NETGEAR