Applications Engineer
UK

The median Applications Engineer salary in the UK is £49,990 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 572 575 608
Rank change year-on-year +3 +33 -98
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 259 523 617
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 207 331 405
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,500 £29,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,990 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.02% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,150 £85,000 £80,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -4.49%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Applications Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Engineer.

Salary trend for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Engineer over the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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 23 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +62 235 £47,500 -5.00% 121
UK excluding London -20 181 £42,500 +6.25% 97
Work from Home +35 98 £55,000 +10.00% 57
South East +96 89 £42,500 -8.11% 24
London +108 69 £60,000 - 31
North of England +59 30 £40,681 -3.36% 17
Midlands +40 22 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Yorkshire +73 20 £40,681 -0.78% 12
South West +14 16 £37,500 +15.38% 13
East Midlands +10 14 £28,500 -18.57% 7
Scotland -24 12 £31,250 -45.65% 6
North West +49 9 £41,235 -2.05% 4
West Midlands +41 8 £51,250 +32.26% 10
Wales +13 5 £50,000 +31.68% 7
East of England +5 5 £42,500 -10.53% 14
Northern Ireland -3 2 £50,000 +100.00% 1
North East -4 1 £39,500 -3.07% 1

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Applications Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 82 (31.66%) SQL
2 73 (28.19%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (26.25%) Azure
4 66 (25.48%) Microsoft
5 62 (23.94%) Windows
6 58 (22.39%) Degree
7 55 (21.24%) Social Skills
8 49 (18.92%) Linux
9 48 (18.53%) C#
10 46 (17.76%) Agile
11 44 (16.99%) Python
12 41 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
13 37 (14.29%) Finance
14 35 (13.51%) ITIL
15 34 (13.13%) Active Directory
15 34 (13.13%) Software Engineering
16 29 (11.20%) Java
17 28 (10.81%) Microsoft 365
18 27 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
19 26 (10.04%) SQL Server
20 25 (9.65%) PowerShell
21 24 (9.27%) DevOps
22 23 (8.88%) Windows Server
23 22 (8.49%) C
23 22 (8.49%) Marketing
24 21 (8.11%) C++
24 21 (8.11%) SaaS
24 21 (8.11%) AWS
24 21 (8.11%) Customer Service
25 20 (7.72%) PL/SQL

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (6.18%) Microsoft Exchange
2 13 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.93%) IIS
4 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.77%) Confluence
5 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.77%) nginx
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.63%) SOLIDWORKS
3 8 (3.09%) Solid Edge
4 4 (1.54%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.77%) Fusion 360
7 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) DELMIA
2 2 (0.77%) Eikon
2 2 (0.77%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 68 (26.25%) Azure
2 28 (10.81%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (8.11%) AWS
3 21 (8.11%) SaaS
4 19 (7.34%) Entra ID
4 19 (7.34%) Power Platform
5 18 (6.95%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (5.02%) GCP
7 12 (4.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 12 (4.63%) Azure Monitor
8 11 (4.25%) Power Automate
9 10 (3.86%) Azure DevOps
10 9 (3.47%) WhatsApp
11 7 (2.70%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.54%) GitHub
13 2 (0.77%) Azure Key Vault
13 2 (0.77%) Azure Logic Apps
13 2 (0.77%) Serverless
13 2 (0.77%) Slack
14 1 (0.39%) OCI
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.09%) Firewall
1 8 (3.09%) VPN
2 7 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (1.54%) Intranet
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (1.16%) Skype
4 3 (1.16%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) Internet
5 2 (0.77%) SAN
6 1 (0.39%) Extranet
6 1 (0.39%) LTE
6 1 (0.39%) NAS
6 1 (0.39%) Network Security
6 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.39%) VLAN
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.72%) MySQL
3 10 (3.86%) Power BI
4 5 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.39%) Metadata
7 1 (0.39%) Metadata Repository
7 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (3.09%) Git
2 6 (2.32%) JIRA
2 6 (2.32%) Robot Framework
2 6 (2.32%) Selenium
3 5 (1.93%) MSI
4 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.16%) JUnit
5 3 (1.16%) NUnit
5 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.77%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) fastlane
7 1 (0.39%) GitLab
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 55 (21.24%) Social Skills
2 41 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (14.29%) Finance
4 22 (8.49%) Marketing
5 16 (6.18%) Manufacturing
6 14 (5.41%) Legal
7 13 (5.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 10 (3.86%) Banking
8 10 (3.86%) Law
9 7 (2.70%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
10 6 (2.32%) General Ledger
11 5 (1.93%) Electronics
12 4 (1.54%) Military
12 4 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
13 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 3 (1.16%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.77%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.34%) .NET
2 17 (6.56%) REST
3 13 (5.02%) WPF
4 11 (4.25%) FastAPI
4 11 (4.25%) Flask
5 8 (3.09%) HTML
6 7 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.32%) .NET Core
8 5 (1.93%) ADO
8 5 (1.93%) Web Services
9 3 (1.16%) Blazor
9 3 (1.16%) HTML5
9 3 (1.16%) React
9 3 (1.16%) Spring
9 3 (1.16%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.77%) Kafka
10 2 (0.77%) OAuth
10 2 (0.77%) OAuth2
10 2 (0.77%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (3.86%) Management Information System
2 10 (3.86%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.09%) Algorithms
3 8 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.32%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.32%) Product Ownership
6 5 (1.93%) CMDB
6 5 (1.93%) iPhone
7 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.54%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (0.77%) Clustering
9 2 (0.77%) IoT
9 2 (0.77%) iSeries
9 2 (0.77%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 62 (23.94%) Windows
2 49 (18.92%) Linux
3 23 (8.88%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.18%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.02%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.70%) Android
6 7 (2.70%) Unix
6 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (2.32%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.77%) Solaris
8 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.19%) Problem-Solving
2 46 (17.76%) Agile
3 35 (13.51%) ITIL
4 34 (13.13%) Software Engineering
5 27 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
6 24 (9.27%) DevOps
7 21 (8.11%) Customer Service
8 19 (7.34%) Service Management
9 18 (6.95%) Computer Science
10 17 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (6.56%) Process Improvement
10 17 (6.56%) Scrum
11 16 (6.18%) CRM
11 16 (6.18%) Test Automation
11 16 (6.18%) User Experience
12 15 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.41%) CAD
13 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.02%) Incident Management
15 12 (4.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 82 (31.66%) SQL
2 48 (18.53%) C#
3 44 (16.99%) Python
4 29 (11.20%) Java
5 25 (9.65%) PowerShell
6 22 (8.49%) C
7 21 (8.11%) C++
8 20 (7.72%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.09%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.09%) XAML
10 6 (2.32%) VBScript
11 5 (1.93%) Swift
11 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.54%) Kotlin
13 3 (1.16%) Bash
14 2 (0.77%) VB
15 1 (0.39%) Bicep
15 1 (0.39%) Perl
15 1 (0.39%) Ruby
15 1 (0.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (22.39%) Degree
2 14 (5.41%) Master's Degree
3 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.86%) Azure Certification
5 8 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (3.09%) HND
6 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.32%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (2.32%) PhD
8 5 (1.93%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.93%) MCDST
8 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.54%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.54%) HNC
10 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) CEH
11 1 (0.39%) CISMP
11 1 (0.39%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) SLA
2 7 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.32%) QA
4 2 (0.77%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) NIST
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (13.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.09%) Docker
3 8 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.93%) vSphere
5 3 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.77%) KVM
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (5.02%) Terraform
2 7 (2.70%) SCCM
3 6 (2.32%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.16%) Pingdom
5 2 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Control-M
6 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Kibana
6 1 (0.39%) logstash
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Nmap
Vendors
1 66 (25.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.18%) VMware
3 12 (4.63%) Google
4 6 (2.32%) ANSYS
4 6 (2.32%) Apple
4 6 (2.32%) Oracle
4 6 (2.32%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.54%) Bloomberg
5 4 (1.54%) SAP
6 3 (1.16%) QinetiQ
6 3 (1.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.77%) Citrix
7 2 (0.77%) HubSpot
7 2 (0.77%) Intapp
7 2 (0.77%) Ivanti
7 2 (0.77%) Murex
7 2 (0.77%) Okta
7 2 (0.77%) Siemens
7 2 (0.77%) Tradeweb