Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Windows Systems Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Windows System Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1085 1069 1042
Rank change year-on-year -16 -27 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Windows Systems Engineer 121 174 259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.095% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 100 161 235
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
10th Percentile £30,450 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% +14.29% -12.50%

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 173309 182267 209632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 139088 152628 174119
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Windows Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Engineer in the UK

Windows Systems Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Windows Systems Engineer in the UK

Windows Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows Systems Engineer in the UK

Windows Systems Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -27 120 £50,000 - 13
London +20 84 £55,000 +10.00% 5
UK excluding London -25 37 £34,000 -15.00% 8
South East +29 19 £33,250 -31.79% 1
North of England +8 10 £31,000 -24.85% 4
Yorkshire +15 5 £35,000 -15.15% 1
North West +3 5 £31,000 -27.06% 3
East of England +1 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
South West +2 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Scotland -20 1 £36,000 -15.29%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Windows Systems 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 Windows Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (71.07%) Active Directory
3 85 (70.25%) Windows Server
4 84 (69.42%) VMware
5 58 (47.93%) PowerShell
6 57 (47.11%) Microsoft
7 51 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (36.36%) MS Exchange
10 38 (31.40%) Finance
11 35 (28.93%) Microsoft Azure
12 33 (27.27%) Hyper-V
13 28 (23.14%) Office 365
13 28 (23.14%) Linux
13 28 (23.14%) DNS
14 27 (22.31%) Exchange Server 2010
15 26 (21.49%) DHCP
16 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (18.18%) MCSE
18 21 (17.36%) DevOps
19 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
19 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2013
20 18 (14.88%) SCCM
20 18 (14.88%) Cisco
21 17 (14.05%) Windows 10
22 16 (13.22%) Citrix
22 16 (13.22%) SQL
23 15 (12.40%) NetApp
23 15 (12.40%) HP

Windows Systems 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 44 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 27 (22.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (9.92%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.09%) IIS
6 10 (8.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (5.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.65%) Apache
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (23.14%) Office 365
3 13 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.44%) SaaS
5 8 (6.61%) IaaS
6 7 (5.79%) PaaS
7 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.14%) DNS
2 26 (21.49%) DHCP
3 14 (11.57%) SAN
4 13 (10.74%) Firewall
4 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.92%) LAN
5 12 (9.92%) WAN
6 10 (8.26%) VPN
7 9 (7.44%) Kerberos
8 8 (6.61%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.31%) VSAN
10 3 (2.48%) Skype
10 3 (2.48%) SSL
11 2 (1.65%) Internet
11 2 (1.65%) LDAP
11 2 (1.65%) RFID
11 2 (1.65%) Wireless
12 1 (0.83%) FTP
12 1 (0.83%) SMS
12 1 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) InterBase
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.31%) Subversion
4 3 (2.48%) GitLab
4 3 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 38 (31.40%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Legal
3 6 (4.96%) Local Government
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
4 4 (3.31%) Back Office
4 4 (3.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.48%) Law
6 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.48%) Django
3 2 (1.65%) SAML
4 1 (0.83%) COM
4 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.40%) Hedge funds
2 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.92%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.26%) Blackberry
4 10 (8.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (6.61%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.96%) Clustering
7 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.65%) PKI
8 2 (1.65%) Replication
9 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.83%) Fintech
9 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (70.25%) Windows Server
3 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (23.14%) Linux
6 17 (14.05%) Windows 10
7 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
8 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (8.26%) Android
9 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (8.26%) Unix
10 3 (2.48%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.83%) CentOS
12 1 (0.83%) Debian
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) DevOps
2 13 (10.74%) Task Automation
3 12 (9.92%) ITIL
4 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.61%) Asset Management
6 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.79%) MVC
6 7 (5.79%) Web Development
7 6 (4.96%) Investment Management
7 6 (4.96%) Mathematics
7 6 (4.96%) Physics
7 6 (4.96%) Server Building
8 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.13%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.13%) Proprietary Trading
9 4 (3.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (3.31%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.31%) Migration
9 4 (3.31%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 58 (47.93%) PowerShell
2 16 (13.22%) SQL
3 11 (9.09%) C#
4 9 (7.44%) Python
5 4 (3.31%) Java
5 4 (3.31%) Perl
6 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.83%) C
7 1 (0.83%) C++
7 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (18.18%) MCSE
3 13 (10.74%) MCITP
4 11 (9.09%) Degree
5 7 (5.79%) MCP
5 7 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.96%) MCSA
7 3 (2.48%) RHCE
7 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.65%) CCNA
8 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.65%) QA
3 2 (1.65%) SLA
4 1 (0.83%) GCP
System Software
1 86 (71.07%) Active Directory
2 51 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.74%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.26%) vSphere
6 8 (6.61%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (4.13%) Docker
9 4 (3.31%) Xen
9 4 (3.31%) XenApp
9 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.65%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.83%) KVM
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.83%) Varnish
11 1 (0.83%) vCloud
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) SCCM
2 14 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (11.57%) Puppet
3 13 (10.74%) Ansible
4 11 (9.09%) AirWatch
5 9 (7.44%) SCOM
6 5 (4.13%) vCenter Server
7 3 (2.48%) Terraform
8 2 (1.65%) vMotion
8 2 (1.65%) WSUS
8 2 (1.65%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.83%) cPanel
9 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.83%) Malwarebytes
9 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.83%) Nessus
9 1 (0.83%) Plesk
9 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 84 (69.42%) VMware
2 57 (47.11%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.88%) Cisco
4 16 (13.22%) Citrix
5 15 (12.40%) HP
5 15 (12.40%) NetApp
6 11 (9.09%) IBM
6 11 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.61%) Bloomberg
7 8 (6.61%) Nimble Storage
7 8 (6.61%) Reuters
8 7 (5.79%) Dell
8 7 (5.79%) EMC
9 5 (4.13%) Fujitsu
10 4 (3.31%) Avaya
11 3 (2.48%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.65%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.65%) Brocade
12 2 (1.65%) F5
12 2 (1.65%) Google