Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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

Applications Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 483 501 508
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 +40
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 454 485 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.51% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 378 422 471
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,550 £26,000
90th Percentile £56,625 £50,675 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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 excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 85,761 98,007 104,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.93% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 68,149 80,184 85,563
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Applications Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the UK excluding London

Applications Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Applications Engineer in the UK excluding London

Applications Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK excluding London

Applications Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
South East +18 176 £37,500 -0.66% 32
Midlands +36 85 £40,000 +21.21% 53
North of England +54 72 £32,500 -7.14% 32
West Midlands +16 51 £43,000 +32.31% 30
Yorkshire +53 37 £33,000 -5.71% 11
South West -4 36 £50,000 +66.67% 20
East Midlands +20 34 £34,000 +7.94% 23
East of England -13 33 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Scotland +25 32 £29,500 -15.71% 5
North West +13 31 £32,500 -16.13% 20
Wales -10 18 £33,934 - 6
North East +1 3 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Northern Ireland -3 2 £43,750 +103.49%
Applications Engineer
UK

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Applications 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 UK excluding London region featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 174 (38.33%) SQL
2 171 (37.67%) Windows
3 129 (28.41%) Microsoft
4 120 (26.43%) Linux
5 119 (26.21%) Java
6 103 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (22.03%) ITIL
8 91 (20.04%) Software Engineering
9 84 (18.50%) Degree
10 82 (18.06%) SQL Server
11 79 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
12 78 (17.18%) JavaScript
13 74 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
14 64 (14.10%) C#
15 63 (13.88%) PowerShell
16 60 (13.22%) HTML
17 59 (13.00%) OO
17 59 (13.00%) Apache
17 59 (13.00%) Service Management
17 59 (13.00%) Computer Science
18 58 (12.78%) Unix
19 57 (12.56%) Mentoring
20 55 (12.11%) Windows Server
21 54 (11.89%) Tomcat
21 54 (11.89%) Python
22 51 (11.23%) .NET
22 51 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
23 48 (10.57%) CSS
24 47 (10.35%) IIS
25 45 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 59 (13.00%) Apache
2 54 (11.89%) Tomcat
3 47 (10.35%) IIS
4 34 (7.49%) SharePoint
5 31 (6.83%) nginx
6 16 (3.52%) Confluence
6 16 (3.52%) JBoss
7 13 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.98%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.10%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.44%) ThingWorx
14 1 (0.22%) CICS
14 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 35 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.66%) Windchill
4 1 (0.22%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 11 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.44%) LabWindows
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.22%) Staffware
4 1 (0.22%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.23%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.63%) Office 365
4 20 (4.41%) GitHub
5 19 (4.19%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (4.19%) SaaS
6 15 (3.30%) Amazon S3
7 14 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.86%) PaaS
9 12 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.64%) IaaS
10 11 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.32%) TestFlight
12 5 (1.10%) Serverless
13 3 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.05%) TCP/IP
2 31 (6.83%) DNS
3 21 (4.63%) SSH
4 16 (3.52%) HTTP
5 12 (2.64%) Wireless
6 10 (2.20%) Firewall
6 10 (2.20%) SSL
7 9 (1.98%) Internet
7 9 (1.98%) iSCSI
8 5 (1.10%) 5G
8 5 (1.10%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.10%) LAN
8 5 (1.10%) Skype
8 5 (1.10%) VoIP
8 5 (1.10%) WAN
9 4 (0.88%) DHCP
9 4 (0.88%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.88%) Network Security
9 4 (0.88%) PBX
9 4 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (6.83%) MySQL
4 30 (6.61%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.54%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.44%) Big Data
12 2 (0.44%) Redis
12 2 (0.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 41 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 31 (6.83%) JIRA
3 28 (6.17%) Maven
4 27 (5.95%) Git (software)
5 20 (4.41%) Subversion
6 19 (4.19%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.64%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.20%) MSI
9 9 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.76%) GoCD
10 8 (1.76%) Vagrant
11 7 (1.54%) Robot Framework
12 4 (0.88%) GitLab
13 3 (0.66%) Bower
13 3 (0.66%) Grunt
13 3 (0.66%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
13 3 (0.66%) Protractor
13 3 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (7.93%) Finance
2 26 (5.73%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.52%) Marketing
4 13 (2.86%) Automotive
5 8 (1.76%) Legal
5 8 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.54%) Electronics
7 6 (1.32%) Retail
7 6 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Banking
9 2 (0.44%) French Language
9 2 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.44%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.22%) HTML
2 51 (11.23%) .NET
3 48 (10.57%) CSS
4 44 (9.69%) Web Services
5 34 (7.49%) JSON
6 33 (7.27%) XML
7 30 (6.61%) Node.js
8 28 (6.17%) Spring
9 24 (5.29%) HTML5
9 24 (5.29%) Java EE
10 22 (4.85%) REST
10 22 (4.85%) RESTful
11 17 (3.74%) React
12 16 (3.52%) AngularJS
13 13 (2.86%) Hibernate
14 12 (2.64%) jQuery
15 10 (2.20%) ASP.NET
16 9 (1.98%) .NET Framework
16 9 (1.98%) Middleware
16 9 (1.98%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (16.30%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 17 (3.74%) User Experience
5 16 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 15 (3.30%) Driving Licence
7 14 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
8 13 (2.86%) Data Structures
9 12 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.64%) Life Science
10 10 (2.20%) NHS
11 8 (1.76%) PMI
12 5 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.88%) IVR
13 4 (0.88%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.88%) Robotics
14 3 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.66%) PKI
14 3 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 171 (37.67%) Windows
2 120 (26.43%) Linux
3 58 (12.78%) Unix
4 55 (12.11%) Windows Server
5 45 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (4.63%) Android
8 18 (3.96%) Apple iOS
9 16 (3.52%) Windows 10
10 14 (3.08%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.10%) CentOS
11 5 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.44%) Fedora
14 1 (0.22%) Solaris
14 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (22.03%) ITIL
3 91 (20.04%) Software Engineering
4 79 (17.40%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (13.00%) Computer Science
5 59 (13.00%) OO
5 59 (13.00%) Service Management
6 57 (12.56%) Mentoring
7 43 (9.47%) DevOps
8 37 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (7.49%) Scrum
10 33 (7.27%) ITSM
10 33 (7.27%) Service Delivery
11 31 (6.83%) MVC
12 30 (6.61%) Web Development
13 29 (6.39%) TDD
14 26 (5.73%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (5.07%) UML
16 22 (4.85%) Change Management
17 21 (4.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 174 (38.33%) SQL
2 119 (26.21%) Java
3 78 (17.18%) JavaScript
4 64 (14.10%) C#
5 63 (13.88%) PowerShell
6 54 (11.89%) Python
7 42 (9.25%) C++
8 37 (8.15%) Bash Shell
9 36 (7.93%) PHP
10 26 (5.73%) C
11 23 (5.07%) Ruby
11 23 (5.07%) Shell Script
12 17 (3.74%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.64%) Perl
14 10 (2.20%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.76%) Bourne shell
15 8 (1.76%) Korn
15 8 (1.76%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 84 (18.50%) Degree
2 34 (7.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (5.73%) Master's Degree
4 19 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (3.74%) Security Cleared
6 13 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.76%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.76%) MCSE
8 8 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.54%) MCP
10 6 (1.32%) HND
11 4 (0.88%) CCNA
11 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.66%) CISA
12 3 (0.66%) CISM
12 3 (0.66%) CISSP
12 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.83%) QA
2 20 (4.41%) SLA
3 7 (1.54%) GAMP
4 5 (1.10%) JTAG
5 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.44%) COBIT
6 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (2.86%) Docker
4 12 (2.64%) Firmware
4 12 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.98%) NFS
6 9 (1.98%) Samba
7 5 (1.10%) KVM
7 5 (1.10%) XenApp
7 5 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.66%) oVirt
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.44%) Xen
10 2 (0.44%) XenServer
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (7.71%) Ansible
2 28 (6.17%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (4.85%) SCCM
4 19 (4.19%) Puppet
5 13 (2.86%) Terraform
6 9 (1.98%) Nagios
7 6 (1.32%) HockeyApp
8 5 (1.10%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.66%) Nessus
9 3 (0.66%) rkt
9 3 (0.66%) SCOM
9 3 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.66%) Xymon
9 3 (0.66%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.44%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.22%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 129 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.39%) Oracle
3 16 (3.52%) Remedy
4 15 (3.30%) VMware
5 14 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.64%) Citrix
7 10 (2.20%) Blue Prism
7 10 (2.20%) UiPath
8 9 (1.98%) IBM
8 9 (1.98%) Splunk
9 8 (1.76%) Atlassian
9 8 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.54%) Cisco
10 7 (1.54%) SAP
11 5 (1.10%) WorldPay
11 5 (1.10%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.88%) Genesys
12 4 (0.88%) Ivanti
13 3 (0.66%) PTC
13 3 (0.66%) TIBCO