Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 508 527
Rank change year-on-year +31 +19 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 487 453 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.53% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 423 401 489
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.26% +11.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.05% +8.75%

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 88,586 93,290 106,935
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.92% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71,052 76,384 87,973
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +18 187 £37,500 - 49
Midlands +36 92 £42,500 +30.77% 48
North of England +78 84 £32,750 +0.77% 29
West Midlands +36 63 £43,500 +35.94% 20
Yorkshire +51 46 £33,000 +1.54% 12
Scotland +29 38 £29,500 -15.71% 7
North West +12 36 £32,500 -21.21% 16
East of England -19 35 £45,000 +12.50% 23
South West +2 34 £45,000 +25.00% 29
East Midlands +3 29 £32,500 -3.70% 28
Wales -9 15 £33,934 - 14
Northern Ireland +15 2 £55,000 +155.81% 1
North East -9 1 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Applications Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 189 (38.81%) SQL
2 181 (37.17%) Windows
3 135 (27.72%) Microsoft
4 131 (26.90%) Linux
5 105 (21.56%) Java
6 104 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
7 101 (20.74%) ITIL
8 93 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
9 91 (18.69%) SQL Server
10 84 (17.25%) Degree
11 78 (16.02%) JavaScript
12 76 (15.61%) Software Engineering
12 76 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
13 73 (14.99%) Computer Science
14 71 (14.58%) C#
15 68 (13.96%) PowerShell
15 68 (13.96%) Windows Server
16 64 (13.14%) .NET
17 63 (12.94%) Tomcat
18 59 (12.11%) IIS
19 58 (11.91%) Python
20 56 (11.50%) Apache
20 56 (11.50%) Unix
20 56 (11.50%) Service Management
21 53 (10.88%) HTML
22 52 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
23 51 (10.47%) Scrum
23 51 (10.47%) Mentoring
23 51 (10.47%) DevOps
24 48 (9.86%) Finance

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 63 (12.94%) Tomcat
2 59 (12.11%) IIS
3 56 (11.50%) Apache
4 41 (8.42%) SharePoint
5 33 (6.78%) nginx
6 23 (4.72%) Confluence
7 17 (3.49%) JBoss
8 13 (2.67%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.03%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.41%) ThingWorx
15 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
15 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
15 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 37 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.62%) PTC Creo
2 3 (0.62%) Windchill
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.21%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.21%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.21%) Simulink
4 1 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (3.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.41%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.41%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.21%) Staffware
4 1 (0.21%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.16%) Office 365
4 26 (5.34%) SaaS
5 18 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (2.87%) Amazon S3
6 14 (2.87%) PaaS
7 13 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (2.26%) IaaS
9 7 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.44%) GitHub
10 4 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.62%) TestFlight
12 2 (0.41%) Apple Pay
12 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.41%) Samsung Pay
12 2 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.83%) DNS
2 27 (5.54%) SSH
3 26 (5.34%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.29%) SSL
5 14 (2.87%) HTTP
6 12 (2.46%) Internet
6 12 (2.46%) iSCSI
7 11 (2.26%) Firewall
8 10 (2.05%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.85%) Skype
10 8 (1.64%) Wireless
11 5 (1.03%) 5G
11 5 (1.03%) DHCP
11 5 (1.03%) Network Security
11 5 (1.03%) VPN
12 4 (0.82%) VoIP
12 4 (0.82%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.62%) 3G
13 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 30 (6.16%) MySQL
4 17 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.08%) Amazon RDS
6 12 (2.46%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.82%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.41%) DB2
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.21%) Big Data
12 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 36 (7.39%) JIRA
2 34 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.13%) Subversion
5 19 (3.90%) Bitbucket
6 15 (3.08%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.46%) GoCD
8 12 (2.46%) Vagrant
9 10 (2.05%) Maven
10 7 (1.44%) MSI
11 5 (1.03%) GitLab
12 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
13 3 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.41%) Ant
14 2 (0.41%) AppScan
14 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
15 1 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 48 (9.86%) Finance
2 16 (3.29%) Marketing
3 15 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.67%) Legal
5 10 (2.05%) Electronics
5 10 (2.05%) Retail
6 9 (1.85%) Banking
7 8 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.23%) Automotive
9 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.82%) Games
10 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 2 (0.41%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.14%) .NET
2 53 (10.88%) HTML
3 48 (9.86%) Web Services
4 37 (7.60%) XML
5 36 (7.39%) CSS
6 24 (4.93%) Java EE
6 24 (4.93%) REST
7 22 (4.52%) AngularJS
8 19 (3.90%) Hibernate
9 18 (3.70%) React
10 17 (3.49%) .NET Framework
10 17 (3.49%) jQuery
10 17 (3.49%) JSON
11 14 (2.87%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.87%) SOAP
12 12 (2.46%) Node.js
12 12 (2.46%) Spring
13 9 (1.85%) Ajax
13 9 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (1.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (14.99%) Computer Science
3 30 (6.16%) Management Information System
4 29 (5.95%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 20 (4.11%) Analytical Mindset
7 17 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 15 (3.08%) User Experience
9 14 (2.87%) Data Centre
9 14 (2.87%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.46%) Life Science
11 11 (2.26%) Data Structures
12 10 (2.05%) NHS
13 7 (1.44%) PMI
14 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.82%) Clustering
14 4 (0.82%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.82%) Robotics
14 4 (0.82%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 181 (37.17%) Windows
2 131 (26.90%) Linux
3 68 (13.96%) Windows Server
4 56 (11.50%) Unix
5 42 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (4.11%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.49%) Windows 7
9 15 (3.08%) Android
10 13 (2.67%) Mac OS X
11 11 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.23%) CentOS
12 6 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.62%) Solaris
14 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.21%) Debian
15 1 (0.21%) Fedora
15 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (20.74%) ITIL
3 93 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (15.61%) Software Engineering
5 56 (11.50%) Service Management
6 51 (10.47%) DevOps
6 51 (10.47%) Mentoring
6 51 (10.47%) Scrum
7 43 (8.83%) ITSM
8 41 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (8.21%) OO
10 31 (6.37%) Service Delivery
11 30 (6.16%) SDLC
12 28 (5.75%) Collaborative Working
12 28 (5.75%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (4.52%) Kanban
14 21 (4.31%) Mathematics
15 20 (4.11%) Task Automation
15 20 (4.11%) TDD
16 19 (3.90%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 189 (38.81%) SQL
2 105 (21.56%) Java
3 78 (16.02%) JavaScript
4 71 (14.58%) C#
5 68 (13.96%) PowerShell
6 58 (11.91%) Python
7 45 (9.24%) Bash Shell
8 39 (8.01%) C++
9 38 (7.80%) PHP
10 26 (5.34%) Ruby
11 23 (4.72%) C
12 22 (4.52%) Shell Script
13 20 (4.11%) Perl
14 14 (2.87%) T-SQL
15 10 (2.05%) Bourne shell
15 10 (2.05%) Korn
16 8 (1.64%) sed
17 7 (1.44%) Apple Swift
17 7 (1.44%) Kotlin
17 7 (1.44%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 84 (17.25%) Degree
2 37 (7.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (6.78%) Master's Degree
4 19 (3.90%) Security Cleared
5 16 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (2.87%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.64%) MCSE
9 7 (1.44%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.03%) MCP
11 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.82%) SANS
12 3 (0.62%) CISA
12 3 (0.62%) CISM
12 3 (0.62%) CISSP
12 3 (0.62%) HND
12 3 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.41%) CCNA
13 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.16%) SLA
2 26 (5.34%) QA
3 7 (1.44%) GAMP
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 2 (0.41%) PMO
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) JTAG
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.67%) Docker
4 12 (2.46%) NFS
4 12 (2.46%) Samba
5 11 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.03%) KVM
6 5 (1.03%) XenApp
6 5 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.62%) Firmware
8 3 (0.62%) oVirt
9 2 (0.41%) vSphere
9 2 (0.41%) Xen
9 2 (0.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 39 (8.01%) Ansible
2 28 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.31%) SCCM
4 18 (3.70%) Puppet
5 17 (3.49%) Terraform
6 11 (2.26%) Nagios
7 7 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.62%) HockeyApp
8 3 (0.62%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.62%) Nessus
8 3 (0.62%) rkt
8 3 (0.62%) SCOM
8 3 (0.62%) Xymon
8 3 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.41%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.41%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.21%) PowerBroker
10 1 (0.21%) QRadar
Vendors
1 135 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.37%) Oracle
3 29 (5.95%) Remedy
4 16 (3.29%) VMware
5 15 (3.08%) Atlassian
6 12 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.26%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.05%) Blue Prism
8 10 (2.05%) Splunk
8 10 (2.05%) UiPath
9 9 (1.85%) Citrix
10 8 (1.64%) IBM
10 8 (1.64%) SAP
11 7 (1.44%) BMC
11 7 (1.44%) Nimsoft
11 7 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.03%) PTC
13 4 (0.82%) Ivanti
13 4 (0.82%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.82%) WorldPay