Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineers design and manage complex IT systems that include hardware, software, networks and other components. Systems Engineers are highly motivated, results-driven and excellent problem solvers.

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Average Salary

£40,000 - £50,000

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What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and implementing IT systems that meet user requirements
  • Testing systems to ensure they are functioning as intended
  • Developing user manuals and training employees to use the IT system
  • Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues


  • Collaboration
  • Continuous learning
  • Interest in IT and computing
  • Problem-solving


To become a Systems Engineer, you could complete a:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, or another relevant subject
  • Level 4 NVQ or equivalent T Level in Software Engineering or related subject
  • Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship in Software Engineering or related subject

Example Qualifications

  • Level 6 Award
  • Level 6 Certificate
  • Level 6 Diploma
  • Degree Apprenticeship
  • Level 4 NVQ

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