Period
to 20 January 2019

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 503 563 597
Rank change year-on-year +60 +34 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 830 784 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 673 673 686
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,150 £71,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +11.43%

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 143,426 166,518 170,931
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.18% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,631 135,294 142,300
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Applications Engineer in the UK

Applications Engineer
Top 16 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 20 January 2019. 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 +56 777 £50,000 +25.00% 229
UK excluding London +21 436 £37,500 - 198
London +127 377 £52,500 - 43
South East +70 181 £37,500 -6.25% 42
Midlands +15 81 £42,500 +30.77% 68
North of England +37 67 £32,500 -7.14% 39
West Midlands +25 43 £43,250 +29.10% 42
East Midlands +23 38 £37,500 +29.31% 26
South West -23 38 £50,000 +66.67% 16
East of England -20 34 £45,000 +12.50% 22
Yorkshire +41 33 £33,000 -5.71% 9
North West +17 30 £32,500 -18.75% 28
Wales +9 19 £33,934 - 6
Scotland +16 16 £35,000 - 6
North East +14 3 £26,500 -18.46% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £43,750 -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 399 (48.07%) SQL
2 297 (35.78%) Java
3 269 (32.41%) Windows
4 229 (27.59%) Finance
5 213 (25.66%) SQL Server
6 208 (25.06%) Linux
7 173 (20.84%) ITIL
8 164 (19.76%) C#
9 163 (19.64%) Microsoft
10 160 (19.28%) Degree
11 150 (18.07%) Python
12 147 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
13 137 (16.51%) .NET
14 133 (16.02%) Apache
15 132 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
16 130 (15.66%) Tomcat
17 125 (15.06%) C++
18 123 (14.82%) PowerShell
19 120 (14.46%) Unix
20 119 (14.34%) Banking
21 113 (13.61%) Software Engineering
22 109 (13.13%) Windows Server
23 104 (12.53%) SaaS
23 104 (12.53%) Oracle
24 103 (12.41%) JavaScript
25 102 (12.29%) Computer Science
26 100 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
27 96 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
28 95 (11.45%) Asset Management
29 93 (11.20%) Investment Management

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
1 133 (16.02%) Apache
2 130 (15.66%) Tomcat
3 61 (7.35%) IIS
4 34 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 31 (3.73%) nginx
6 26 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
7 22 (2.65%) Apache Solr
7 22 (2.65%) Confluence
8 19 (2.29%) JBoss
9 18 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (2.05%) MS Exchange
11 11 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.84%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.36%) CMS
16 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
16 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 48 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.24%) Windchill
6 1 (0.12%) CATIA
6 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 56 (6.75%) thinkFolio
2 20 (2.41%) Front Arena
2 20 (2.41%) Markit EDM
3 11 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (1.08%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.48%) Concordance
6 4 (0.48%) Relativity
7 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.24%) LabWindows
9 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.12%) Maximo
9 1 (0.12%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.12%) Staffware
9 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
9 1 (0.12%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 104 (12.53%) SaaS
2 100 (12.05%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (3.13%) GitHub
5 24 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.77%) FinancialForce
6 23 (2.77%) Force.com
7 20 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (2.29%) Office 365
9 17 (2.05%) Amazon S3
10 16 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.81%) PaaS
12 14 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (1.69%) IaaS
13 12 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (1.33%) Serverless
14 11 (1.33%) TestFlight
15 9 (1.08%) Oracle Service Cloud
16 6 (0.72%) Google Play
16 6 (0.72%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.47%) DNS
2 51 (6.14%) HTTP
3 44 (5.30%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.10%) SSL
5 29 (3.49%) Firewall
6 22 (2.65%) Wireless
7 18 (2.17%) FIX Connectivity
7 18 (2.17%) Internet
8 15 (1.81%) SSH
9 14 (1.69%) VLAN
10 13 (1.57%) Network Security
11 11 (1.33%) DHCP
12 9 (1.08%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.96%) WAN
14 7 (0.84%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.84%) LAN
14 7 (0.84%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.72%) Broadband
15 6 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.72%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (6.75%) MySQL
4 33 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 28 (3.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 25 (3.01%) Oracle Database
7 16 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.08%) NoSQL
12 8 (0.96%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.96%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.72%) Redis
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (8.19%) Jenkins
2 55 (6.63%) JIRA
3 49 (5.90%) Maven
4 44 (5.30%) Git (software)
5 29 (3.49%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.93%) Subversion
6 16 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.20%) MSI
8 10 (1.20%) Robot Framework
8 10 (1.20%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.96%) Ant
9 8 (0.96%) AppScan
9 8 (0.96%) Hudson
9 8 (0.96%) MSBuild
9 8 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.96%) Selenium
10 6 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.72%) Xcode
General
1 229 (27.59%) Finance
2 119 (14.34%) Banking
3 85 (10.24%) Front Office
4 72 (8.67%) Investment Banking
5 37 (4.46%) French Language
6 36 (4.34%) German Language
6 36 (4.34%) Italian Language
6 36 (4.34%) Spanish Language
7 33 (3.98%) Manufacturing
8 27 (3.25%) Back Office
9 23 (2.77%) Billing
10 20 (2.41%) Marketing
11 19 (2.29%) Retail
12 15 (1.81%) Automotive
13 12 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (1.33%) Legal
15 9 (1.08%) Law
16 8 (0.96%) Electronics
17 7 (0.84%) Telecoms
18 4 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (16.51%) .NET
2 82 (9.88%) HTML
3 81 (9.76%) FIX Protocol
4 69 (8.31%) CSS
5 68 (8.19%) Web Services
6 55 (6.63%) XML
7 53 (6.39%) JSON
8 52 (6.27%) Node.js
9 40 (4.82%) HTML5
10 35 (4.22%) Spring
11 32 (3.86%) RESTful
12 31 (3.73%) React
13 29 (3.49%) REST
14 26 (3.13%) AngularJS
15 21 (2.53%) Java EE
16 19 (2.29%) ASP.NET
17 16 (1.93%) jQuery
18 14 (1.69%) LAMP
18 14 (1.69%) Middleware
19 11 (1.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (9.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 80 (9.64%) Fixed Income
4 79 (9.52%) Equities
4 79 (9.52%) Hedge funds
5 78 (9.40%) Derivative
6 42 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (3.98%) Fintech
7 33 (3.98%) Management Information System
8 30 (3.61%) Mobile App
9 23 (2.77%) Data Centre
10 21 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (2.41%) User Experience
12 18 (2.17%) Driving Licence
12 18 (2.17%) Life Science
13 15 (1.81%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
15 8 (0.96%) NHS
16 7 (0.84%) PMI
17 6 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 269 (32.41%) Windows
2 208 (25.06%) Linux
3 120 (14.46%) Unix
4 109 (13.13%) Windows Server
5 38 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (3.98%) Android
8 27 (3.25%) Apple iOS
9 22 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.17%) Windows 10
11 16 (1.93%) CentOS
11 16 (1.93%) Fedora
11 16 (1.93%) Windows 7
12 12 (1.45%) Debian
13 10 (1.20%) Solaris
14 8 (0.96%) AIX
14 8 (0.96%) HPUX
15 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (20.84%) ITIL
2 147 (17.71%) Problem-Solving
3 132 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (13.61%) Software Engineering
5 102 (12.29%) Computer Science
6 95 (11.45%) Asset Management
7 93 (11.20%) Investment Management
8 83 (10.00%) OO
9 77 (9.28%) DevOps
10 73 (8.80%) Service Management
11 68 (8.19%) Wealth Management
12 62 (7.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 59 (7.11%) Mentoring
14 50 (6.02%) TDD
15 49 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
16 41 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
17 40 (4.82%) Change Management
17 40 (4.82%) Problem Management
17 40 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
18 39 (4.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 399 (48.07%) SQL
2 297 (35.78%) Java
3 164 (19.76%) C#
4 150 (18.07%) Python
5 125 (15.06%) C++
6 123 (14.82%) PowerShell
7 103 (12.41%) JavaScript
8 92 (11.08%) Bash Shell
9 88 (10.60%) Perl
10 69 (8.31%) Ruby
11 48 (5.78%) Bourne shell
11 48 (5.78%) Korn
12 40 (4.82%) C
13 38 (4.58%) PHP
13 38 (4.58%) T-SQL
14 31 (3.73%) Shell Script
15 25 (3.01%) VB
16 23 (2.77%) Apex Code
17 17 (2.05%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (19.28%) Degree
2 37 (4.46%) CISSP
3 35 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
4 33 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (3.01%) Master's Degree
6 24 (2.89%) Security Cleared
7 19 (2.29%) SC Cleared
8 18 (2.17%) CISM
9 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (1.81%) ISTQB
10 15 (1.81%) MCSE
11 14 (1.69%) MCP
12 11 (1.33%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.33%) SANS
13 10 (1.20%) CISA
14 9 (1.08%) CEH
14 9 (1.08%) ISEB
15 8 (0.96%) GSEC
16 7 (0.84%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.35%) QA
2 36 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.37%) GDPR
4 27 (3.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (3.13%) HIPAA
6 25 (3.01%) SLA
7 8 (0.96%) JTAG
8 6 (0.72%) GAMP
9 5 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.24%) COBIT
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.77%) Docker
3 18 (2.17%) Firmware
4 16 (1.93%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (0.96%) XenApp
7 6 (0.72%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.36%) iptables
9 3 (0.36%) NFS
9 3 (0.36%) Samba
10 2 (0.24%) KVM
10 2 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.24%) XenServer
11 1 (0.12%) oVirt
11 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (8.80%) Ansible
2 63 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (7.35%) Puppet
4 51 (6.14%) Nagios
5 24 (2.89%) SCCM
6 18 (2.17%) Icinga
6 18 (2.17%) ZABBIX
7 15 (1.81%) Kubernetes
7 15 (1.81%) SCOM
8 11 (1.33%) HockeyApp
9 10 (1.20%) Nessus
9 10 (1.20%) Terraform
10 9 (1.08%) HP Fortify
11 7 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.72%) Kibana
13 5 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.48%) Control-M
14 4 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
15 2 (0.24%) OpenView
15 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 104 (12.53%) Oracle
3 54 (6.51%) Splunk
4 46 (5.54%) Bloomberg
5 45 (5.42%) FXall
5 45 (5.42%) MarketAxess
5 45 (5.42%) Reuters
5 45 (5.42%) Tradeweb
6 43 (5.18%) Salesforce.com
7 31 (3.73%) Red Hat
8 22 (2.65%) Eze Software Group
8 22 (2.65%) ION Trading
8 22 (2.65%) SolarWinds
9 20 (2.41%) Calypso
9 20 (2.41%) Charles River
9 20 (2.41%) SimCorp
10 19 (2.29%) IBM
10 19 (2.29%) VMware
11 18 (2.17%) Citrix
12 16 (1.93%) ServiceNow