Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 533 564 578
Rank change year-on-year +31 +14 +24
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Engineer 823 805 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.48% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 702 704 790
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year - -9.68% +10.71%

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 157,885 166,786 183,863
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.95% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 127,253 133,641 154,192
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +15 754 £43,500 +8.75% 207
UK excluding London +25 484 £35,000 - 197
London +22 324 £52,500 +5.00% 33
South East +18 187 £35,000 -6.67% 48
Midlands +16 87 £42,500 +28.79% 45
North of England +55 86 £33,000 +1.54% 31
West Midlands +24 61 £43,500 +33.85% 23
Yorkshire +61 47 £33,000 +1.54% 14
Scotland +26 39 £29,500 -15.71% 9
North West +6 37 £32,500 -18.75% 14
East of England -16 35 £45,000 +12.50% 24
South West -1 34 £40,000 +6.67% 27
East Midlands -7 26 £32,500 -3.70% 22
Wales -6 14 £33,934 - 14
Northern Ireland +10 2 £55,000 +155.81%
North East -8 1 £26,500 -18.46% 3

Applications Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 386 (46.90%) SQL
2 287 (34.87%) Windows
3 240 (29.16%) Java
4 217 (26.37%) Linux
5 208 (25.27%) SQL Server
6 202 (24.54%) Finance
7 170 (20.66%) Microsoft
8 160 (19.44%) Python
9 159 (19.32%) Degree
10 156 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
11 146 (17.74%) ITIL
12 134 (16.28%) Computer Science
13 133 (16.16%) C#
14 132 (16.04%) Tomcat
15 130 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
16 123 (14.95%) C++
17 122 (14.82%) Bash Shell
18 120 (14.58%) .NET
19 117 (14.22%) Unix
20 114 (13.85%) Apache
21 107 (13.00%) JavaScript
21 107 (13.00%) Windows Server
22 106 (12.88%) Perl
23 105 (12.76%) PowerShell
24 103 (12.52%) Oracle
25 99 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
26 96 (11.66%) Software Engineering
27 90 (10.94%) Banking
28 89 (10.81%) DevOps
29 83 (10.09%) IIS

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
1 132 (16.04%) Tomcat
2 114 (13.85%) Apache
3 83 (10.09%) IIS
4 58 (7.05%) SharePoint
5 36 (4.37%) JBoss
6 33 (4.01%) nginx
7 28 (3.40%) Confluence
8 27 (3.28%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.97%) CMS
14 5 (0.61%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.61%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
16 2 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 56 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.36%) PTC Creo
3 3 (0.36%) Windchill
4 1 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.12%) Simulink
4 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 43 (5.22%) thinkFolio
2 17 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (1.58%) Concordance
3 13 (1.58%) Relativity
4 9 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.24%) assyst
6 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.24%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.24%) LabWindows
6 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.12%) Staffware
7 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.12%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (8.99%) SaaS
4 33 (4.01%) Office 365
5 19 (2.31%) FinancialForce
5 19 (2.31%) Force.com
6 16 (1.94%) PaaS
7 15 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.46%) IaaS
11 10 (1.22%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.97%) GitHub
14 5 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.36%) Slack
17 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.20%) DNS
2 32 (3.89%) Internet
3 31 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 29 (3.52%) HTTP
5 28 (3.40%) SSH
6 22 (2.67%) SSL
7 21 (2.55%) Firewall
8 14 (1.70%) Ethernet
9 12 (1.46%) iSCSI
10 11 (1.34%) Network Security
10 11 (1.34%) VLAN
11 9 (1.09%) LAN
11 9 (1.09%) Wireless
12 8 (0.97%) Skype
13 6 (0.73%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.61%) DHCP
14 5 (0.61%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.61%) VPN
15 4 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (0.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (25.27%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.14%) MySQL
3 56 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 16 (1.94%) NoSQL
7 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (1.70%) MongoDB
9 12 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.85%) DB2
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (0.73%) Big Data
13 5 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.49%) RavenDB
15 3 (0.36%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 56 (6.80%) JIRA
2 52 (6.32%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.16%) Subversion
4 21 (2.55%) Maven
5 20 (2.43%) Bitbucket
6 19 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (1.94%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.46%) GoCD
10 11 (1.34%) Ant
11 9 (1.09%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.85%) Hudson
12 7 (0.85%) MSI
13 6 (0.73%) GitLab
13 6 (0.73%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.61%) AppScan
14 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 202 (24.54%) Finance
2 90 (10.94%) Banking
3 51 (6.20%) Front Office
4 49 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 43 (5.22%) French Language
5 43 (5.22%) German Language
6 41 (4.98%) Italian Language
7 27 (3.28%) Legal
8 20 (2.43%) Games
8 20 (2.43%) Spanish Language
9 19 (2.31%) Billing
9 19 (2.31%) Law
10 18 (2.19%) Marketing
11 16 (1.94%) Retail
12 13 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (1.46%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.46%) Telecoms
14 11 (1.34%) Electronics
15 7 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.73%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.58%) .NET
2 73 (8.87%) Web Services
3 69 (8.38%) HTML
4 50 (6.08%) FIX Protocol
5 47 (5.71%) CSS
5 47 (5.71%) XML
6 30 (3.65%) AngularJS
6 30 (3.65%) React
7 27 (3.28%) REST
8 23 (2.79%) Hibernate
9 22 (2.67%) Java EE
10 21 (2.55%) ASP.NET
10 21 (2.55%) JSON
11 19 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 19 (2.31%) jQuery
11 19 (2.31%) SOAP
12 18 (2.19%) Node.js
13 16 (1.94%) RESTful
14 15 (1.82%) J2EE
15 14 (1.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 134 (16.28%) Computer Science
2 99 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 48 (5.83%) Equities
4 48 (5.83%) Hedge funds
5 47 (5.71%) Derivative
5 47 (5.71%) Fixed Income
6 41 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (4.25%) Mobile App
8 28 (3.40%) Data Centre
8 28 (3.40%) Management Information System
9 25 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (2.55%) Analytical Mindset
11 20 (2.43%) Life Science
12 17 (2.07%) User Experience
13 16 (1.94%) Driving Licence
14 15 (1.82%) Fintech
15 11 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.34%) NHS
16 7 (0.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 287 (34.87%) Windows
2 217 (26.37%) Linux
3 117 (14.22%) Unix
4 107 (13.00%) Windows Server
5 45 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (2.92%) Windows 7
8 23 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (2.79%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.55%) Android
10 17 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 17 (2.07%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.58%) CentOS
12 12 (1.46%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.73%) Solaris
13 6 (0.73%) SUSE
14 5 (0.61%) Fedora
15 4 (0.49%) Nucleus RTOS
15 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (18.96%) Problem-Solving
2 146 (17.74%) ITIL
3 130 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (11.66%) Software Engineering
5 89 (10.81%) DevOps
6 73 (8.87%) Asset Management
7 71 (8.63%) OO
7 71 (8.63%) Service Management
8 65 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 64 (7.78%) Investment Management
9 64 (7.78%) Scrum
10 58 (7.05%) SDLC
11 56 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
12 53 (6.44%) Mentoring
13 49 (5.95%) Wealth Management
14 44 (5.35%) ITSM
15 37 (4.50%) Service Delivery
16 33 (4.01%) TDD
17 29 (3.52%) Collaborative Working
18 28 (3.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 386 (46.90%) SQL
2 240 (29.16%) Java
3 160 (19.44%) Python
4 133 (16.16%) C#
5 123 (14.95%) C++
6 122 (14.82%) Bash Shell
7 107 (13.00%) JavaScript
8 106 (12.88%) Perl
9 105 (12.76%) PowerShell
10 81 (9.84%) Ruby
11 58 (7.05%) Bourne shell
11 58 (7.05%) Korn
12 42 (5.10%) PHP
13 33 (4.01%) Shell Script
14 29 (3.52%) C
15 28 (3.40%) T-SQL
16 19 (2.31%) Apex Code
17 14 (1.70%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.34%) Apple Swift
19 10 (1.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 159 (19.32%) Degree
2 42 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (4.50%) Master's Degree
4 28 (3.40%) CISSP
5 25 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 17 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 17 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.09%) MCSE
8 9 (1.09%) SANS
9 7 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.73%) CISA
10 6 (0.73%) CISM
11 4 (0.49%) CCNA
11 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.49%) MCP
12 3 (0.36%) CCNP
12 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.36%) HND
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.32%) QA
2 44 (5.35%) SLA
3 12 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.85%) GAMP
4 7 (0.85%) GDPR
5 5 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.61%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.16%) Docker
3 16 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (1.46%) NFS
4 12 (1.46%) Samba
5 11 (1.34%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.97%) XenApp
7 6 (0.73%) KVM
8 4 (0.49%) oVirt
8 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.36%) XenServer
10 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.24%) Firmware
10 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.24%) vSphere
10 2 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (7.53%) Ansible
2 48 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (4.13%) Puppet
4 25 (3.04%) SCCM
5 24 (2.92%) Nagios
6 20 (2.43%) Terraform
7 11 (1.34%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.97%) Kibana
9 7 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.73%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.73%) Nessus
10 6 (0.73%) SCOM
11 5 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.49%) rkt
13 3 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.36%) logstash
13 3 (0.36%) Xymon
13 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.24%) ArcSight ESM
14 2 (0.24%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 170 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 103 (12.52%) Oracle
3 44 (5.35%) Bloomberg
4 43 (5.22%) Reuters
5 41 (4.98%) FXall
5 41 (4.98%) MarketAxess
5 41 (4.98%) Tradeweb
6 36 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (4.25%) Red Hat
8 32 (3.89%) Remedy
9 23 (2.79%) Splunk
10 22 (2.67%) ServiceNow
11 21 (2.55%) VMware
12 18 (2.19%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.82%) Citrix
14 13 (1.58%) Lotus
14 13 (1.58%) Nuix
15 12 (1.46%) Xamarin
16 11 (1.34%) Dynatrace
16 11 (1.34%) IBM