Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 530 497 518
Rank change year-on-year -33 +21 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 458 404 787
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.51% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 406 315 624
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,200 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £89,375 £90,000 £69,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +10.34%

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 92,195 79,589 137,908
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.04% 95.16% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67,095 64,581 110,900
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £73,250 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 June 2021.

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 13 June 2021. 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 -55 377 £45,000 - 137
UK excluding London -48 219 £40,000 +6.67% 111
London -31 168 £60,000 +3.45% 30
Work from Home -122 94 £51,000 -24.44% 26
South East -31 86 £39,250 +4.67% 30
North of England -41 51 £37,500 -11.76% 19
North West -6 35 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South West -54 23 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Midlands -26 20 £46,250 +46.83% 26
East of England 0 17 £45,000 +20.00% 20
East Midlands -24 15 £52,500 +81.03% 6
Scotland -32 14 £47,500 +46.15%
Yorkshire -43 12 £35,000 -26.32% 7
Wales - 8 £48,900 - 5
West Midlands -33 5 £28,000 -23.29% 20
North East -9 4 £32,750 +0.77% 3

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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.

1 176 (38.43%) SQL
2 114 (24.89%) Social Skills
3 103 (22.49%) Python
4 89 (19.43%) Windows
4 89 (19.43%) Microsoft
5 85 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (18.56%) Finance
6 84 (18.34%) Azure
7 80 (17.47%) C#
7 80 (17.47%) SQL Server
8 74 (16.16%) Degree
9 70 (15.28%) DevOps
10 68 (14.85%) Java
11 66 (14.41%) Linux
12 65 (14.19%) AWS
13 64 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
14 56 (12.23%) .NET
15 54 (11.79%) Oracle
16 48 (10.48%) Active Directory
16 48 (10.48%) PowerShell
17 46 (10.04%) Software Engineering
18 44 (9.61%) JavaScript
19 41 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (8.52%) Computer Science
21 38 (8.30%) Mobile App
22 37 (8.08%) Retail
23 35 (7.64%) HTML
23 35 (7.64%) DevSecOps
24 34 (7.42%) VMware
24 34 (7.42%) Time 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 28 (6.11%) IIS
2 17 (3.71%) Skype for Business
3 10 (2.18%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.97%) Apache
5 8 (1.75%) Confluence
6 7 (1.53%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.44%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.44%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.22%) CMS
9 1 (0.22%) FileNet
9 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.22%) ALPHACAM
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.22%) Eikon
2 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.22%) iTrent
2 1 (0.22%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.22%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (18.34%) Azure
2 65 (14.19%) AWS
3 23 (5.02%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (5.02%) SaaS
4 20 (4.37%) GCP
5 18 (3.93%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.62%) PowerApps
7 10 (2.18%) IaaS
8 9 (1.97%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.97%) OpenShift
9 7 (1.53%) PaaS
9 7 (1.53%) Yammer
10 6 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.31%) GitHub
11 5 (1.09%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.09%) npm
12 4 (0.87%) Serverless
13 3 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.80%) Network Security
2 21 (4.59%) Skype
3 16 (3.49%) PBX
3 16 (3.49%) Unified Communications
3 16 (3.49%) WebEx
4 12 (2.62%) DNS
4 12 (2.62%) Wireshark
5 11 (2.40%) DHCP
5 11 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.18%) Internet
7 7 (1.53%) Firewall
8 6 (1.31%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.87%) VLAN
10 3 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.66%) Wireless
11 2 (0.44%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.44%) LAN
11 2 (0.44%) MQTT
11 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.28%) MySQL
3 10 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.75%) Power BI
6 7 (1.53%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.44%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.22%) DTS
10 1 (0.22%) GIS
Development Applications
1 26 (5.68%) JIRA
2 21 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.71%) Selenium
4 12 (2.62%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.40%) Fiddler
5 11 (2.40%) Protractor
6 10 (2.18%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.53%) AdminStudio
7 7 (1.53%) Appium
7 7 (1.53%) MSI
8 6 (1.31%) Postman
9 4 (0.87%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.87%) IntelliJ
9 4 (0.87%) Maven
9 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.66%) git-flow
10 3 (0.66%) Gradle
10 3 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 114 (24.89%) Social Skills
2 85 (18.56%) Finance
3 41 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (8.08%) Retail
5 27 (5.90%) Front Office
6 24 (5.24%) Banking
7 20 (4.37%) Investment Banking
8 14 (3.06%) Games
8 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
9 11 (2.40%) Automotive
10 10 (2.18%) Back Office
11 7 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.31%) Avionics
12 6 (1.31%) Legal
12 6 (1.31%) Marketing
13 5 (1.09%) Electronics
13 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.87%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.87%) Public Sector
15 3 (0.66%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.23%) .NET
2 35 (7.64%) HTML
3 28 (6.11%) CSS
4 17 (3.71%) XML
5 15 (3.28%) Node.js
6 13 (2.84%) Web Services
7 12 (2.62%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.18%) REST
9 7 (1.53%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.53%) Django
9 7 (1.53%) LAMP
10 5 (1.09%) JMS
10 5 (1.09%) JSON
10 5 (1.09%) RESTful
10 5 (1.09%) XSD
11 4 (0.87%) jQuery
11 4 (0.87%) React Native
11 4 (0.87%) Spring
12 3 (0.66%) Core Data
12 3 (0.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.30%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (4.59%) Derivative
4 20 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (3.93%) Equities
5 18 (3.93%) Fixed Income
5 18 (3.93%) Hedge funds
6 17 (3.71%) Clustering
6 17 (3.71%) Management Information System
7 16 (3.49%) BYOD
8 13 (2.84%) User Experience
9 10 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.75%) CAN bus
10 8 (1.75%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.75%) Robotics
11 4 (0.87%) BBC
11 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.87%) New Media
11 4 (0.87%) PACS
12 3 (0.66%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 89 (19.43%) Windows
2 66 (14.41%) Linux
3 31 (6.77%) Windows Server
4 25 (5.46%) Apple iOS
5 23 (5.02%) Android
6 12 (2.62%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.18%) Unix
8 8 (1.75%) Robot Operating System
9 7 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.44%) CentOS
12 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.56%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (15.28%) DevOps
3 64 (13.97%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (10.04%) Software Engineering
5 39 (8.52%) Computer Science
6 35 (7.64%) DevSecOps
7 34 (7.42%) Time Management
8 30 (6.55%) Analytics
8 30 (6.55%) E-Commerce
8 30 (6.55%) Test Automation
9 29 (6.33%) OWASP
10 28 (6.11%) Information Security
11 27 (5.90%) Investment Management
11 27 (5.90%) ITIL
12 26 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 24 (5.24%) Asset Management
13 24 (5.24%) SDLC
14 22 (4.80%) Migration
15 20 (4.37%) Artificial Intelligence
16 19 (4.15%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (38.43%) SQL
2 103 (22.49%) Python
3 80 (17.47%) C#
4 68 (14.85%) Java
5 48 (10.48%) PowerShell
6 44 (9.61%) JavaScript
7 28 (6.11%) C++
8 25 (5.46%) C
9 18 (3.93%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.71%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.49%) TypeScript
12 15 (3.28%) PHP
13 13 (2.84%) Apple Swift
14 11 (2.40%) VBA
15 10 (2.18%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.75%) Scala
17 7 (1.53%) Go
17 7 (1.53%) Perl
17 7 (1.53%) Ruby
17 7 (1.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (16.16%) Degree
2 19 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.71%) MCP
3 17 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.49%) MCITP
4 16 (3.49%) MCSA
4 16 (3.49%) MCSE
4 16 (3.49%) MCTS
5 9 (1.97%) HND
6 8 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.31%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.22%) HNC
10 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.22%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.77%) QA
2 18 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.18%) SLA
4 4 (0.87%) HL7
5 2 (0.44%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) NIST
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (10.48%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.59%) Docker
4 19 (4.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.75%) XenApp
6 7 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 6 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.22%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
9 1 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.22%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (3.93%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.84%) Terraform
3 10 (2.18%) Ansible
4 9 (1.97%) SCCM
5 8 (1.75%) Grafana
5 8 (1.75%) Puppet
6 7 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.31%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.09%) SCOM
9 3 (0.66%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.44%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.44%) Nagios
11 1 (0.22%) Graylog
11 1 (0.22%) Istio
11 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.22%) Nessus
11 1 (0.22%) ServerView Suite
11 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (19.43%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.79%) Oracle
3 34 (7.42%) VMware
4 19 (4.15%) Dynatrace
4 19 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (3.49%) Acme Packet
5 16 (3.49%) Cisco
5 16 (3.49%) Polycom
5 16 (3.49%) Yealink
6 13 (2.84%) Splunk
7 12 (2.62%) Citrix
7 12 (2.62%) Sage
8 9 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.53%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.31%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.09%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.09%) SAP
13 4 (0.87%) Google
13 4 (0.87%) Xamarin