Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £41,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 589 611
Rank change year-on-year +48 +22 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 828 773 866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 716 673 786
UK median annual salary £41,750 £40,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,836 171,875 195,546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.20% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,941 140,015 164,329
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Engineer over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 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
England +30 768 £42,500 - 201
UK excluding London +65 532 £35,000 -6.67% 194
London -19 293 £50,000 - 23
South East +17 178 £35,000 -7.89% 45
Midlands +38 96 £36,500 +4.29% 46
North of England +31 93 £35,000 -6.67% 39
East of England +6 58 £40,000 -1.23% 23
West Midlands +33 54 £43,500 +27.94% 32
South West +21 52 £32,500 -13.33% 25
Yorkshire +55 48 £35,000 -1.41% 10
East Midlands +25 42 £30,000 -14.29% 14
North West -10 41 £37,500 -6.25% 27
Scotland +10 38 £29,000 +18.37% 7
Wales +16 15 £33,934 +1.39% 8
North East -21 4 £33,750 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland -3 1 £55,000 +86.44% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 featuring Applications Engineer in the job title.

1 360 (43.48%) SQL
2 296 (35.75%) Windows
3 220 (26.57%) Java
4 217 (26.21%) Microsoft
5 214 (25.85%) SQL Server
6 191 (23.07%) Linux
7 164 (19.81%) C#
7 164 (19.81%) Finance
7 164 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
8 144 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (17.27%) Degree
10 138 (16.67%) ITIL
11 133 (16.06%) Python
12 130 (15.70%) .NET
13 122 (14.73%) Unix
14 121 (14.61%) Apache
15 120 (14.49%) PowerShell
16 119 (14.37%) JavaScript
17 118 (14.25%) Windows Server
18 113 (13.65%) Oracle
19 112 (13.53%) Tomcat
20 110 (13.29%) Bash Shell
21 105 (12.68%) Perl
22 103 (12.44%) Computer Science
23 94 (11.35%) DevOps
24 83 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
25 81 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
25 81 (9.78%) IIS
26 80 (9.66%) C++
27 78 (9.42%) Software Engineering

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 121 (14.61%) Apache
2 112 (13.53%) Tomcat
3 81 (9.78%) IIS
4 58 (7.00%) SharePoint
5 45 (5.43%) JBoss
6 35 (4.23%) WebSphere
7 23 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 23 (2.78%) WebLogic
8 22 (2.66%) Confluence
8 22 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (2.29%) CMS
10 16 (1.93%) nginx
11 15 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 14 (1.69%) Skype for Business
13 10 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.21%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.60%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.24%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.12%) Simulink
5 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (4.47%) thinkFolio
2 14 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.21%) Concordance
3 10 (1.21%) Relativity
4 8 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.60%) assyst
6 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.12%) Ringtail
7 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 81 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (8.21%) SaaS
3 67 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (4.23%) Office 365
5 10 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (0.97%) PaaS
7 7 (0.85%) GitHub
7 7 (0.85%) IaaS
8 5 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.60%) G Suite
8 5 (0.60%) Slack
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.48%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.68%) TCP/IP
2 39 (4.71%) DNS
3 38 (4.59%) Internet
4 27 (3.26%) HTTP
5 26 (3.14%) Firewall
6 19 (2.29%) SSH
7 17 (2.05%) Skype
8 16 (1.93%) SAN
9 15 (1.81%) NAS
10 13 (1.57%) SSL
11 10 (1.21%) VPN
12 9 (1.09%) DHCP
12 9 (1.09%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.09%) LAN
13 7 (0.85%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.85%) VoIP
14 5 (0.60%) SMTP
14 5 (0.60%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.48%) Network Security
15 4 (0.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (25.85%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 57 (6.88%) MySQL
4 27 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.90%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.93%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.33%) DB2
12 10 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.85%) Big Data
13 7 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.48%) RavenDB
16 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 61 (7.37%) JIRA
2 57 (6.88%) Git (software)
3 45 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 23 (2.78%) Subversion
5 17 (2.05%) Maven
6 16 (1.93%) MSI
7 14 (1.69%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.45%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.21%) Ant
10 8 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.97%) GoCD
10 8 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.97%) Vagrant
11 6 (0.72%) Fiddler
11 6 (0.72%) Gatling
11 6 (0.72%) JMeter
11 6 (0.72%) JUnit
12 5 (0.60%) AppScan
13 4 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 164 (19.81%) Finance
2 74 (8.94%) Banking
3 39 (4.71%) French Language
3 39 (4.71%) German Language
4 38 (4.59%) Front Office
5 37 (4.47%) Italian Language
6 33 (3.99%) Retail
7 30 (3.62%) Legal
8 28 (3.38%) Investment Banking
9 26 (3.14%) Games
10 18 (2.17%) Marketing
11 15 (1.81%) Law
11 15 (1.81%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.57%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.45%) Advertising
14 10 (1.21%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.97%) Electronics
16 7 (0.85%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.72%) Back Office
18 5 (0.60%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (15.70%) .NET
2 69 (8.33%) HTML
3 54 (6.52%) Web Services
4 44 (5.31%) CSS
5 43 (5.19%) ASP.NET
6 41 (4.95%) FIX Protocol
7 36 (4.35%) XML
8 28 (3.38%) REST
9 26 (3.14%) Hibernate
10 25 (3.02%) .NET Framework
11 23 (2.78%) Middleware
12 22 (2.66%) AngularJS
13 20 (2.42%) LAMP
14 19 (2.29%) RESTful
15 18 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (2.17%) HTML5
16 17 (2.05%) J2EE
17 16 (1.93%) LDAP
18 15 (1.81%) jQuery
18 15 (1.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.44%) Computer Science
2 83 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (5.68%) Mobile App
5 39 (4.71%) Hedge funds
6 38 (4.59%) Derivative
6 38 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 37 (4.47%) Equities
7 37 (4.47%) Fixed Income
8 26 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.42%) Fintech
10 16 (1.93%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.81%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
12 14 (1.69%) User Experience
13 10 (1.21%) NHS
14 9 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.85%) Life Science
16 6 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 296 (35.75%) Windows
2 191 (23.07%) Linux
3 122 (14.73%) Unix
4 118 (14.25%) Windows Server
5 43 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 29 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.66%) Android
8 22 (2.66%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.29%) Mac OS X
10 17 (2.05%) Solaris
11 15 (1.81%) CentOS
11 15 (1.81%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.85%) AIX
12 7 (0.85%) HPUX
12 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.72%) Fedora
13 6 (0.72%) Nucleus RTOS
13 6 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
2 144 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (16.67%) ITIL
4 94 (11.35%) DevOps
5 78 (9.42%) Software Engineering
6 74 (8.94%) SDLC
7 62 (7.49%) Scrum
8 58 (7.00%) Service Management
9 56 (6.76%) Test Automation
10 55 (6.64%) Asset Management
11 48 (5.80%) ITSM
12 47 (5.68%) OO
13 43 (5.19%) Service Delivery
14 42 (5.07%) Wealth Management
15 41 (4.95%) Configuration Management
16 40 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
17 39 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (4.71%) Investment Management
18 36 (4.35%) Task Automation
19 35 (4.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 360 (43.48%) SQL
2 220 (26.57%) Java
3 164 (19.81%) C#
4 133 (16.06%) Python
5 120 (14.49%) PowerShell
6 119 (14.37%) JavaScript
7 110 (13.29%) Bash Shell
8 105 (12.68%) Perl
9 80 (9.66%) C++
10 72 (8.70%) Ruby
11 44 (5.31%) Bourne shell
11 44 (5.31%) Korn
12 42 (5.07%) Shell Script
12 42 (5.07%) T-SQL
13 24 (2.90%) PHP
14 20 (2.42%) C
15 16 (1.93%) Groovy
16 13 (1.57%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.57%) VBScript
17 9 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 143 (17.27%) Degree
2 45 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.42%) Master's Degree
6 15 (1.81%) SANS
7 13 (1.57%) CISSP
7 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.72%) MCSE
11 5 (0.60%) CISA
11 5 (0.60%) CISM
12 4 (0.48%) MCSA
13 3 (0.36%) CCNA
13 3 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.36%) HNC
13 3 (0.36%) HND
13 3 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.25%) QA
2 52 (6.28%) SLA
3 9 (1.09%) GCP
3 9 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 8 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.60%) PMO
6 3 (0.36%) GDPR
7 2 (0.24%) GAMP
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.02%) Docker
3 18 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (1.09%) NFS
6 9 (1.09%) Samba
7 5 (0.60%) KVM
8 4 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.48%) Varnish
9 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.36%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.36%) oVirt
9 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.36%) XenApp
10 2 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.24%) vSphere
10 2 (0.24%) XenServer
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (4.47%) Puppet
2 33 (3.99%) SCCM
3 32 (3.86%) Ansible
4 26 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.29%) Nagios
6 15 (1.81%) Terraform
7 14 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (1.33%) Kibana
9 10 (1.21%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.72%) Nessus
11 5 (0.60%) HP Fortify
12 4 (0.48%) Grafana
12 4 (0.48%) Graphite
12 4 (0.48%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.36%) Pingdom
13 3 (0.36%) rkt
13 3 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.36%) Xymon
13 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 113 (13.65%) Oracle
3 50 (6.04%) Red Hat
4 40 (4.83%) Bloomberg
5 39 (4.71%) Reuters
6 37 (4.47%) FXall
6 37 (4.47%) MarketAxess
6 37 (4.47%) Tradeweb
7 33 (3.99%) VMware
8 30 (3.62%) Remedy
9 19 (2.29%) ServiceNow
10 15 (1.81%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.69%) BMC
11 14 (1.69%) Capita
11 14 (1.69%) Nimsoft
11 14 (1.69%) WorldPay
12 13 (1.57%) Xamarin
13 10 (1.21%) Citrix
13 10 (1.21%) Lotus
13 10 (1.21%) Nuix