The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Applications Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 115 121 108
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 17 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.75% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.45% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 3
Average salary £39,500 £50,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +30.76%
Applications Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2143 2018 1622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.16% 93.60% 93.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1830 1823 1350
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the Birmingham region.

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in Birmingham

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title.

1 19 (86.36%) UNIX
2 17 (77.27%) SQL
3 13 (59.09%) ITIL
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 3 (13.64%) MS Office
7 3 (13.64%) Windows
7 3 (13.64%) Python
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.64%) Project Management
7 3 (13.64%) Northgate
7 3 (13.64%) assyst
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
8 2 (9.09%) C++
8 2 (9.09%) Java
8 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (9.09%) Anite
8 2 (9.09%) Civica
8 2 (9.09%) Comino
8 2 (9.09%) Capita
8 2 (9.09%) Academy Housing
8 2 (9.09%) Orchard
8 2 (9.09%) arcHouse
8 2 (9.09%) Software Testing

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Applications Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) assyst
2 2 (9.09%) Academy Housing
2 2 (9.09%) arcHouse
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) PDA
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Northgate
2 3 (13.64%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.09%) Civica
3 2 (9.09%) Comino
3 2 (9.09%) Capita
3 2 (9.09%) Orchard
3 2 (9.09%) Anite
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.55%) SAP