Period
to 20 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 608 612
Rank change year-on-year +52 +4 +74
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 849 663 861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 723 585 777
UK median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,900
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%

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 171,222 166,598 197,717
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 140,041 138,371 165,893
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 20 April 2018.

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 April 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 +73 816 £42,500 -1.73% 213
UK excluding London +104 555 £37,500 - 187
London -22 288 £52,500 +10.53% 35
South East +49 164 £40,000 +1.27% 61
South West +49 101 £31,250 -3.10% 21
North of England +33 100 £35,000 -6.67% 33
East of England +27 85 £40,000 -11.11% 27
Midlands +24 80 £35,000 -12.50% 36
North West +8 63 £37,500 -6.25% 18
West Midlands -9 42 £41,500 +23.88% 25
East Midlands +28 38 £25,000 -54.55% 11
Yorkshire +37 31 £35,000 -6.67% 13
Wales +7 13 £33,934 +6.88% 2
Scotland -48 11 £29,000 -4.92% 7
North East -25 6 £32,500 +44.44% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 365 (42.99%) SQL
2 264 (31.10%) Windows
3 253 (29.80%) Java
4 221 (26.03%) Microsoft
5 202 (23.79%) SQL Server
6 189 (22.26%) C#
7 182 (21.44%) Linux
8 176 (20.73%) Finance
9 175 (20.61%) Problem-Solving
10 167 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
11 144 (16.96%) JavaScript
12 142 (16.73%) ITIL
13 133 (15.67%) .NET
14 131 (15.43%) Oracle
15 125 (14.72%) Unix
16 124 (14.61%) Degree
17 118 (13.90%) Apache
18 108 (12.72%) Python
19 106 (12.49%) PowerShell
20 105 (12.37%) Tomcat
21 104 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
22 103 (12.13%) Windows Server
23 90 (10.60%) Active Directory
24 87 (10.25%) Test Automation
25 85 (10.01%) Relational Database
26 84 (9.89%) DevOps
26 84 (9.89%) HTML
27 77 (9.07%) CSS
28 75 (8.83%) Computer Science
29 74 (8.72%) Bash Shell

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
1 118 (13.90%) Apache
2 105 (12.37%) Tomcat
3 57 (6.71%) IIS
3 57 (6.71%) SharePoint
4 52 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 36 (4.24%) JBoss
6 32 (3.77%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.18%) Confluence
8 22 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (2.47%) CMS
10 15 (1.77%) nginx
11 14 (1.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 14 (1.65%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.18%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.59%) Kentico
15 5 (0.59%) Liferay
15 5 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (2.12%) thinkFolio
2 9 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.59%) iTrent
4 5 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.47%) assyst
6 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.12%) C-CURE
7 1 (0.12%) Concordance
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) Relativity
7 1 (0.12%) Ringtail
7 1 (0.12%) RMDS
7 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 72 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 60 (7.07%) SaaS
4 25 (2.94%) Office 365
5 11 (1.30%) G Suite
6 9 (1.06%) Slack
7 7 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.59%) Trello
9 4 (0.47%) BrowserStack
9 4 (0.47%) GitHub
9 4 (0.47%) IaaS
9 4 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.35%) Datadog
10 3 (0.35%) PaaS
11 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.24%) Google Play
11 2 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 30 (3.53%) HTTP
3 27 (3.18%) DNS
4 22 (2.59%) Firewall
5 18 (2.12%) Internet
6 17 (2.00%) DHCP
7 15 (1.77%) SAN
8 14 (1.65%) NAS
9 13 (1.53%) Skype
10 7 (0.82%) SMTP
10 7 (0.82%) VPN
11 6 (0.71%) FTP
11 6 (0.71%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.71%) SSH
12 5 (0.59%) SMS
12 5 (0.59%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.47%) IMAP
13 4 (0.47%) Network Security
13 4 (0.47%) SSL
13 4 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (23.79%) SQL Server
2 85 (10.01%) Relational Database
3 54 (6.36%) MySQL
4 32 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 31 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 23 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (2.36%) MS Access
8 18 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.30%) Big Data
11 11 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.06%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (0.59%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (6.95%) JIRA
2 55 (6.48%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 31 (3.65%) MSI
5 28 (3.30%) Selenium
6 23 (2.71%) Maven
7 19 (2.24%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (1.77%) JUnit
10 14 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (1.41%) MSBuild
12 11 (1.30%) Subversion
12 11 (1.30%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.18%) Appium
13 10 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.18%) Hudson
14 8 (0.94%) Ant
15 6 (0.71%) WebDriver
16 5 (0.59%) SpecFlow
17 4 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 176 (20.73%) Finance
2 67 (7.89%) Banking
3 30 (3.53%) Retail
4 25 (2.94%) Advertising
4 25 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.83%) Front Office
6 20 (2.36%) German Language
7 18 (2.12%) French Language
7 18 (2.12%) Italian Language
7 18 (2.12%) Marketing
8 16 (1.88%) Games
9 13 (1.53%) Electronics
9 13 (1.53%) Legal
10 11 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.18%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.94%) Back Office
13 7 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Law
15 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (15.67%) .NET
2 84 (9.89%) HTML
3 77 (9.07%) CSS
4 52 (6.12%) Web Services
5 41 (4.83%) ASP.NET
6 40 (4.71%) XML
7 39 (4.59%) Node.js
8 36 (4.24%) HTML5
9 33 (3.89%) REST
10 30 (3.53%) CSS3
11 27 (3.18%) AngularJS
12 26 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
13 25 (2.94%) Middleware
13 25 (2.94%) RESTful
14 22 (2.59%) LDAP
15 21 (2.47%) jQuery
16 20 (2.36%) React
17 19 (2.24%) .NET Framework
18 18 (2.12%) EJB
18 18 (2.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (8.83%) Computer Science
3 50 (5.89%) Mobile App
4 49 (5.77%) Fintech
5 37 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 21 (2.47%) Derivative
7 21 (2.47%) Equities
7 21 (2.47%) Fixed Income
7 21 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 14 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 12 (1.41%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.41%) User Experience
11 6 (0.71%) Wiki
12 5 (0.59%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 264 (31.10%) Windows
2 182 (21.44%) Linux
3 125 (14.72%) Unix
4 103 (12.13%) Windows Server
5 57 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (5.65%) Windows 7
7 42 (4.95%) Apple iOS
8 34 (4.00%) Android
9 26 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (2.94%) Solaris
11 22 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (2.24%) AIX
12 19 (2.24%) HPUX
13 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.82%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.71%) CentOS
16 5 (0.59%) Fedora
16 5 (0.59%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (20.61%) Problem-Solving
2 167 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (16.73%) ITIL
4 87 (10.25%) Test Automation
5 84 (9.89%) DevOps
6 69 (8.13%) Software Engineering
7 64 (7.54%) Service Management
8 60 (7.07%) Scrum
9 53 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (6.24%) SDLC
10 50 (5.89%) Configuration Management
10 50 (5.89%) Service Delivery
10 50 (5.89%) Task Automation
11 47 (5.54%) ITSM
12 41 (4.83%) Microservices
12 41 (4.83%) Security Testing
13 38 (4.48%) ITIL V3
13 38 (4.48%) TDD
14 36 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (4.24%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 365 (42.99%) SQL
2 253 (29.80%) Java
3 189 (22.26%) C#
4 144 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 108 (12.72%) Python
6 106 (12.49%) PowerShell
7 74 (8.72%) Bash Shell
8 61 (7.18%) C++
9 59 (6.95%) Perl
10 55 (6.48%) T-SQL
11 50 (5.89%) Shell Script
12 49 (5.77%) Ruby
13 31 (3.65%) PHP
14 27 (3.18%) C
15 19 (2.24%) PL/SQL
16 18 (2.12%) Bourne shell
16 18 (2.12%) Korn
17 13 (1.53%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.41%) VB
19 11 (1.30%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 124 (14.61%) Degree
2 60 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.12%) SANS
6 14 (1.65%) HND
7 10 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.59%) CISSP
9 5 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.47%) CCNA
10 4 (0.47%) CEH
10 4 (0.47%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.47%) OSCP
11 3 (0.35%) CISA
11 3 (0.35%) CISM
11 3 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.48%) QA
2 48 (5.65%) SLA
3 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.35%) GDPR
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.35%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) MISRA
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (2.47%) Docker
4 19 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.94%) XenApp
7 6 (0.71%) Varnish
8 5 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.35%) Firmware
9 3 (0.35%) LXC
10 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.12%) KVM
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (5.06%) Puppet
2 39 (4.59%) SCCM
3 32 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.36%) Nagios
5 18 (2.12%) Ansible
6 11 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (1.06%) Kibana
8 6 (0.71%) Grafana
8 6 (0.71%) Graphite
8 6 (0.71%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.71%) Icinga
8 6 (0.71%) Nessus
8 6 (0.71%) Terraform
9 5 (0.59%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.47%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.35%) Pingdom
11 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.24%) Nmap
12 2 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 221 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.43%) Oracle
3 41 (4.83%) VMware
4 36 (4.24%) Red Hat
5 30 (3.53%) WorldPay
6 21 (2.47%) Google
6 21 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (2.12%) Bloomberg
7 18 (2.12%) Citrix
7 18 (2.12%) FXall
7 18 (2.12%) MarketAxess
7 18 (2.12%) Reuters
7 18 (2.12%) Tradeweb
8 15 (1.77%) Capita
8 15 (1.77%) ServiceNow
9 12 (1.41%) Remedy
10 11 (1.30%) HP
11 10 (1.18%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.18%) Dynatrace
12 9 (1.06%) Nimsoft