Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Systems Engineer was £36,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 297 278
Rank change year-on-year +35 -19 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 64 46 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 51 40 37
West Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £36,750 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.68% +16.67% -10.64%
10th Percentile £28,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £53,813 £47,025 £41,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +7.95% +4.76%

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 9716 11097 10597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 96.18% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 7999 8802 8814
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 November 2017.

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 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
Birmingham +18 19 £36,500 -2.67%
Staffordshire +24 13 £33,000 -40.00% 1
Shropshire +6 10 £52,500 +118.75% 1
Coventry +11 8 £35,750 +11.72% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £41,250 -8.33%
Worcestershire -5 4 £42,500 +11.48%
Solihull -12 2 £32,000 +23.08%
Dudley - 2 £26,000 -
Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
4 16 (25.00%) ITIL
4 16 (25.00%) VMware
5 15 (23.44%) LAN
6 14 (21.88%) Linux
7 13 (20.31%) Validation
7 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
7 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) DNS
9 11 (17.19%) WAN
9 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (15.63%) Splunk
10 10 (15.63%) Data Analytics
10 10 (15.63%) Analytics
10 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
10 10 (15.63%) Ansible
10 10 (15.63%) Docker
10 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (15.63%) Puppet
10 10 (15.63%) Public Cloud
10 10 (15.63%) Elastic Stack
10 10 (15.63%) Terraform
10 10 (15.63%) Grafana
10 10 (15.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 10 (15.63%) IT Strategy
10 10 (15.63%) Scrum
10 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.13%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Simulink
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.69%) AutoCAD
4 2 (3.13%) EPLAN
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens NX
5 1 (1.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) assyst
2 1 (1.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) LAN
2 12 (18.75%) DNS
3 11 (17.19%) WAN
4 8 (12.50%) SAN
5 7 (10.94%) Firewall
5 7 (10.94%) RFID
5 7 (10.94%) WLAN
6 6 (9.38%) Skype
7 3 (4.69%) BGP
7 3 (4.69%) Internet
7 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.69%) OSPF
7 3 (4.69%) RIP
7 3 (4.69%) VLAN
7 3 (4.69%) VPN
7 3 (4.69%) Wireless
8 2 (3.13%) DHCP
8 2 (3.13%) Profibus
8 2 (3.13%) TETRA
8 2 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) CA Gen
2 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (12.50%) Automotive
2 7 (10.94%) Retail
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.38%) Electronics
4 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 3 (4.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.13%) STL
3 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Public Cloud
2 7 (10.94%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (10.94%) Mobile Computing
3 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Linux
3 9 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.81%) Android
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 13 (20.31%) Validation
3 11 (17.19%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (15.63%) Analytics
4 10 (15.63%) Data Analytics
4 10 (15.63%) IT Strategy
4 10 (15.63%) Kanban
4 10 (15.63%) Scrum
4 10 (15.63%) TDD
4 10 (15.63%) Technical Architecture
4 10 (15.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 7 (10.94%) Information Security
5 7 (10.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (9.38%) Information Security Management
6 6 (9.38%) Security Management
7 3 (4.69%) Health Informatics
7 3 (4.69%) Resource Management
7 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) MATLAB
1 8 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (4.69%) C
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (20.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) Degree
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.69%) MCSE
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.56%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.63%) Docker
3 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.38%) XenApp
5 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) Ansible
1 10 (15.63%) Grafana
1 10 (15.63%) Puppet
1 10 (15.63%) Terraform
2 7 (10.94%) AirWatch
3 3 (4.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) SCCM
4 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) VMware
3 10 (15.63%) Splunk
4 7 (10.94%) Cisco
4 7 (10.94%) Citrix
4 7 (10.94%) SOTI
5 6 (9.38%) HP
5 6 (9.38%) Veeam
6 3 (4.69%) NEC
6 3 (4.69%) NetApp
6 3 (4.69%) Polycom
7 2 (3.13%) CA
7 2 (3.13%) Epicor
7 2 (3.13%) Infor
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
7 2 (3.13%) Siemens
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee