Period
to 26 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 507 501
Rank change year-on-year +64 -6 +72
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 361 613 840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.49% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 366 504 690
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £48,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -6.74% +20.63%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,575 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -

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 61,838 118,405 144,686
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,176 95,818 117,168
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +68 334 £52,500 +11.70% 89
UK excluding London +58 203 £45,000 +12.50% 74
London +101 131 £62,500 +13.64% 20
South East +78 88 £52,500 +31.25% 19
Work from Home -38 45 £50,000 -20.00% 15
North of England +60 43 £40,000 -5.88% 20
Midlands +87 39 £57,500 +67.88% 11
West Midlands +65 26 £57,500 +57.53% 5
North West +48 24 £45,000 +7.89% 12
East of England +100 22 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Yorkshire +47 19 £40,000 -15.79% 8
South West +32 15 £55,000 +57.14% 11
East Midlands +53 13 £37,500 +66.67% 6
Wales +35 4 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +35 2 £35,500 -8.97% 3
Northern Ireland +12 1 - - 1

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 166 (45.98%) SQL
2 101 (27.98%) C#
3 96 (26.59%) Azure
4 82 (22.71%) Windows
5 81 (22.44%) Python
6 80 (22.16%) SQL Server
7 70 (19.39%) .NET
8 66 (18.28%) Finance
9 58 (16.07%) Microsoft
10 57 (15.79%) IIS
10 57 (15.79%) Linux
11 56 (15.51%) PowerShell
12 48 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (10.80%) ITIL
15 37 (10.25%) Java
16 36 (9.97%) Cloud Computing
17 34 (9.42%) Windows Server
17 34 (9.42%) Analytics
17 34 (9.42%) DevOps
17 34 (9.42%) AWS
17 34 (9.42%) Active Directory
18 32 (8.86%) Banking
18 32 (8.86%) T-SQL
19 31 (8.59%) Apple iOS
20 30 (8.31%) Test Automation
20 30 (8.31%) Degree
21 29 (8.03%) Software Engineering
22 28 (7.76%) JavaScript
22 28 (7.76%) Azure SQL Database

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 57 (15.79%) IIS
2 18 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 10 (2.77%) Confluence
4 10 (2.77%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.94%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.39%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.55%) Apache
9 2 (0.55%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.28%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.28%) MTS
10 1 (0.28%) nginx
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.28%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 96 (26.59%) Azure
2 36 (9.97%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (9.42%) AWS
4 24 (6.65%) SaaS
5 17 (4.71%) Power Platform
5 17 (4.71%) PowerApps
6 14 (3.88%) Office 365
7 11 (3.05%) Firebase
8 9 (2.49%) Google Analytics
9 7 (1.94%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.94%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.66%) GCP
11 5 (1.39%) Yammer
12 4 (1.11%) IaaS
13 3 (0.83%) Datadog
14 2 (0.55%) Boomi
14 2 (0.55%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.55%) PaaS
15 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.60%) Skype
2 11 (3.05%) VoIP
3 10 (2.77%) Asterisk PBX
3 10 (2.77%) DHCP
3 10 (2.77%) DNS
4 9 (2.49%) PBX
4 9 (2.49%) Unified Communications
4 9 (2.49%) WebEx
5 7 (1.94%) Firewall
6 6 (1.66%) LAN
7 4 (1.11%) WAN
7 4 (1.11%) Wireless
7 4 (1.11%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.83%) SSL
8 3 (0.83%) tcpdump
9 2 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.55%) SAN
9 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.55%) VPN
9 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (22.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 12 (3.32%) MySQL
3 12 (3.32%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.94%) Power BI
5 7 (1.94%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.55%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) GIS
8 1 (0.28%) Redis
8 1 (0.28%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 20 (5.54%) Appium
2 17 (4.71%) JIRA
3 12 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.32%) Postman
4 10 (2.77%) Selenium
5 8 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.83%) Xcode
9 2 (0.55%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.55%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.55%) Charles Proxy
9 2 (0.55%) Subversion
10 1 (0.28%) FishEye
10 1 (0.28%) Katalon Studio
10 1 (0.28%) Protractor
10 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.28%) Travis CI
General
1 66 (18.28%) Finance
2 32 (8.86%) Banking
3 26 (7.20%) Front Office
4 25 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.77%) Law
6 6 (1.66%) Electronics
6 6 (1.66%) Games
6 6 (1.66%) Retail
7 5 (1.39%) Automotive
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
10 1 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.39%) .NET
2 13 (3.60%) XML
3 11 (3.05%) HTML
3 11 (3.05%) WebRTC
4 10 (2.77%) FreeSWITCH
5 9 (2.49%) REST
5 9 (2.49%) RESTful
6 8 (2.22%) CSS
6 8 (2.22%) Web Services
7 6 (1.66%) JSON
7 6 (1.66%) WPF
8 5 (1.39%) RxSwift
9 4 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.11%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.83%) Node.js
10 3 (0.83%) React
10 3 (0.83%) SOAP
10 3 (0.83%) Spring
10 3 (0.83%) UIKit
10 3 (0.83%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.48%) Fixed Income
2 26 (7.20%) Derivative
2 26 (7.20%) Equities
3 25 (6.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 25 (6.93%) Hedge funds
4 24 (6.65%) Mobile App
5 23 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.32%) Clustering
8 9 (2.49%) BYOD
9 7 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.39%) CAN bus
10 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.39%) Robotics
11 3 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.83%) iSeries
11 3 (0.83%) Photography
11 3 (0.83%) PKI
11 3 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (22.71%) Windows
2 57 (15.79%) Linux
3 34 (9.42%) Windows Server
4 31 (8.59%) Apple iOS
5 27 (7.48%) Android
6 20 (5.54%) Unix
7 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (1.66%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.39%) Robot Operating System
10 2 (0.55%) VMS
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (10.80%) ITIL
4 34 (9.42%) Analytics
4 34 (9.42%) DevOps
5 30 (8.31%) Test Automation
6 29 (8.03%) Software Engineering
7 27 (7.48%) Machine Learning
8 26 (7.20%) Artificial Intelligence
9 25 (6.93%) Asset Management
9 25 (6.93%) Investment Management
10 21 (5.82%) Fintech
10 21 (5.82%) Microservices
11 16 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (4.43%) Migration
12 14 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (3.88%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (3.60%) BDD
13 13 (3.60%) MVC
14 12 (3.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (45.98%) SQL
2 101 (27.98%) C#
3 81 (22.44%) Python
4 56 (15.51%) PowerShell
5 37 (10.25%) Java
6 32 (8.86%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.76%) JavaScript
8 18 (4.99%) C
9 17 (4.71%) C++
10 14 (3.88%) VBA
11 12 (3.32%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.94%) Go
13 7 (1.94%) Perl
13 7 (1.94%) R
13 7 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.66%) PHP
14 6 (1.66%) VB
15 4 (1.11%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 30 (8.31%) Degree
2 18 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.16%) MCSA
3 15 (4.16%) MCSE
4 10 (2.77%) MCITP
5 9 (2.49%) MCP
5 9 (2.49%) MCTS
6 7 (1.94%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) CCENT
8 3 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) CCNA
9 2 (0.55%) CCNP
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.55%) ISEB
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.93%) QA
2 10 (2.77%) SLA
3 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.11%) GDPR
4 4 (1.11%) NIST
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.71%) Docker
2 17 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.77%) Kamailio
5 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) NFS
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (5.26%) Ansible
2 15 (4.16%) Terraform
3 10 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.49%) Kibana
4 9 (2.49%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.49%) Puppet
5 4 (1.11%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.83%) Grafana
6 3 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.83%) Nagios
6 3 (0.83%) SCCM
6 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.55%) Control-M
7 2 (0.55%) Graylog
7 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.55%) Istio
7 2 (0.55%) Netcool
7 2 (0.55%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.28%) linkerd
Vendors
1 58 (16.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.20%) Oracle
2 26 (7.20%) VMware
3 13 (3.60%) Cisco
3 13 (3.60%) Sage
4 12 (3.32%) Citrix
5 10 (2.77%) Google
6 9 (2.49%) Acme Packet
6 9 (2.49%) Polycom
6 9 (2.49%) Yealink
7 8 (2.22%) SolarWinds
8 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.66%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.11%) DocuSign
10 4 (1.11%) Freshdesk
10 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.83%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.83%) Bloomberg