Period
to 18 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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

System Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 276 321
Rank change year-on-year +57 +45 -73
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 87 53 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.53% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.55% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 51 43 39
West Midlands median annual salary £36,000 £34,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -12.26% +10.71%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £54,763 £44,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.52% -3.16% +11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,039 9,717 11,929
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 96.71% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,058 8,196 9,477
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Systems Engineer in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Systems Engineer in the West Midlands

Systems Engineer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Birmingham +15 30 £45,000 +27.66% 8
Staffordshire +12 19 £33,500 +11.67% 4
Warwickshire +29 15 £40,000 -3.03% 17
Worcestershire +22 6 £22,500 -47.06% 8
Coventry +7 4 £45,000 +1.69% 6
Dudley -9 4 £22,500 -13.46% 1
Shropshire +11 2 £31,320 -40.34% 2
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Solihull +4 1 £41,500 +29.69% 2
Systems Engineer
England

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Systems 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (40.23%) Degree
2 29 (33.33%) VMware
3 23 (26.44%) Windows
4 20 (22.99%) Validation
4 20 (22.99%) Six Sigma
4 20 (22.99%) Project Management
5 18 (20.69%) GAP Analysis
6 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
6 17 (19.54%) Windows Server
7 15 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (14.94%) Automotive
10 12 (13.79%) Linux
10 12 (13.79%) MCSE
10 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (12.64%) Windows 10
11 11 (12.64%) Cisco
11 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
13 9 (10.34%) HND
13 9 (10.34%) SQL
13 9 (10.34%) SAN
14 8 (9.20%) HP
14 8 (9.20%) DNS
14 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
14 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
14 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (8.05%) Siemens NX

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.60%) Apache
3 4 (4.60%) nginx
3 4 (4.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Siemens NX
2 2 (2.30%) Simulink
3 1 (1.15%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.15%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (1.15%) EPLAN
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) SAN
2 8 (9.20%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (5.75%) LAN
4 5 (5.75%) WAN
5 4 (4.60%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (4.60%) VSAN
6 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.30%) Firewall
7 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.30%) MPLS
7 2 (2.30%) NAS
7 2 (2.30%) SNMP
7 2 (2.30%) VLAN
7 2 (2.30%) WLAN
8 1 (1.15%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (1.15%) DAB
8 1 (1.15%) TETRA
8 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.30%) LabVIEW
2 2 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (14.94%) Automotive
2 6 (6.90%) Electronics
2 6 (6.90%) Law
3 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Military
5 1 (1.15%) Finance
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) OpenCV
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.75%) Infotainment
3 4 (4.60%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.45%) SCADA
5 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.15%) CCTV
6 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Windows
2 17 (19.54%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.79%) Linux
4 11 (12.64%) Windows 10
5 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.60%) CentOS
7 4 (4.60%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Project Management
1 20 (22.99%) Six Sigma
1 20 (22.99%) Validation
2 18 (20.69%) GAP Analysis
3 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (6.90%) Migration
5 5 (5.75%) DevOps
5 5 (5.75%) Supplier Management
6 4 (4.60%) Resource Allocation
7 3 (3.45%) ITIL
7 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.30%) Campaign Management
8 2 (2.30%) Data Privacy
8 2 (2.30%) DMAIC
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.30%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.30%) Sequence Diagram
8 2 (2.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) C
3 5 (5.75%) Python
4 4 (4.60%) C++
4 4 (4.60%) Embedded C
5 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.15%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) Go
7 1 (1.15%) Java
7 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Degree
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (13.79%) MCSE
4 9 (10.34%) HND
5 5 (5.75%) CCNA
5 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) MCSA
5 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) HNC
6 2 (2.30%) MCITP
7 1 (1.15%) CCENT
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
7 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.15%) VCP6
7 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.60%) Docker
4 4 (4.60%) KVM
4 4 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.45%) Firmware
5 3 (3.45%) vSphere
6 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 4 (4.60%) Nagios
2 4 (4.60%) vRealize
2 4 (4.60%) WSUS
3 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Packer
4 1 (1.15%) SCCM
4 1 (1.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (33.33%) VMware
2 11 (12.64%) Cisco
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.20%) HP
4 4 (4.60%) CA
4 4 (4.60%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (2.30%) NetApp
7 1 (1.15%) Acme Packet
7 1 (1.15%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.15%) Avaya
7 1 (1.15%) BroadSoft
7 1 (1.15%) GENBAND
7 1 (1.15%) IBM
7 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.15%) Sonus
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.15%) Veeam