The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the England 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 715 700 753
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 122 153 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 99 117 91
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +24.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%
Applications Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
92117 91934 99163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.57% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77310 75065 85756
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in England

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in England

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 46 £45,000 -10.00% 10
South East -28 23 £35,000 -17.64% 1
East of England +8 18 £45,000 -
West Midlands -15 12 £41,250 -31.25% 2
Yorkshire -4 11 £32,500 -9.72% 2
East Midlands +5 5 £34,500 -23.33% 3
South West -22 4 £35,000 -12.50%
North West -21 3 £31,750 -47.08% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 152 (51.70%) SQL
2 85 (28.91%) Windows
3 76 (25.85%) .NET
4 72 (24.49%) SQL Server
5 66 (22.45%) ITIL
6 65 (22.11%) Finance
7 62 (21.09%) Oracle
8 56 (19.05%) UNIX
9 54 (18.37%) Java
10 52 (17.69%) XML
11 48 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 48 (16.33%) Degree
12 40 (13.61%) ASP.NET
13 37 (12.59%) Banking
14 35 (11.90%) C#
15 33 (11.22%) SharePoint
16 32 (10.88%) Linux
17 31 (10.54%) MS Excel
18 30 (10.20%) SLA
19 27 (9.18%) OWASP
20 26 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
20 26 (8.84%) XSLT
21 25 (8.50%) HTML
22 23 (7.82%) PL/SQL
22 23 (7.82%) WebSphere
22 23 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
23 21 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
23 21 (7.14%) XSL
24 20 (6.80%) IIS
25 19 (6.46%) MS Office

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 33 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.82%) WebSphere
3 20 (6.80%) IIS
4 15 (5.10%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (4.08%) OpenEdge
7 10 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.72%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.38%) CMS
10 6 (2.04%) Confluence
11 5 (1.70%) Drupal
11 5 (1.70%) Kentico
12 4 (1.36%) WebSphere Process Server
13 3 (1.02%) Joomla!
13 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.68%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.68%) Apache
14 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.68%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 31 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) Stata
3 2 (0.68%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 8 (2.72%) Agresso
2 5 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.02%) assyst
3 3 (1.02%) Academy Housing
3 3 (1.02%) arcHouse
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.68%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.08%) SaaS
2 4 (1.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Force.com
3 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.08%) AMQP
2 8 (2.72%) Firewall
3 5 (1.70%) LAN
4 4 (1.36%) Wireless
4 4 (1.36%) Internet
5 3 (1.02%) WAN
6 2 (0.68%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.34%) SSL
7 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.04%) QlikView
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.36%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.02%) MySQL
10 3 (1.02%) DB2
10 3 (1.02%) MS Access
10 3 (1.02%) Text Mining
10 3 (1.02%) Essbase
11 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.04%) JIRA
3 4 (1.36%) Subversion
4 3 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.68%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.34%) ProC
6 1 (0.34%) Toad
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 65 (22.11%) Finance
2 37 (12.59%) Banking
3 17 (5.78%) Legal
4 11 (3.74%) Law
5 9 (3.06%) Front Office
6 5 (1.70%) Publishing
6 5 (1.70%) Games
7 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.36%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.85%) .NET
2 52 (17.69%) XML
3 40 (13.61%) ASP.NET
4 26 (8.84%) XSLT
5 25 (8.50%) HTML
6 21 (7.14%) XSL
7 17 (5.78%) REST
8 16 (5.44%) Web Services
8 16 (5.44%) WCF
9 13 (4.42%) .NET Framework
9 13 (4.42%) Middleware
10 12 (4.08%) JMS
11 11 (3.74%) CSS
12 10 (3.40%) SOAP
12 10 (3.40%) WF
13 9 (3.06%) Spring
14 8 (2.72%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.72%) JSF
14 8 (2.72%) JSP
14 8 (2.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.06%) SWIFT
4 8 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.70%) New Media
6 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.36%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.36%) Open Source
8 3 (1.02%) Informatics
8 3 (1.02%) Life Science
9 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.68%) EPoS
9 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
9 2 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.68%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.68%) Statistics
9 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (28.91%) Windows
2 56 (19.05%) UNIX
3 32 (10.88%) Linux
4 14 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.38%) Solaris
7 6 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.70%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.36%) CentOS
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.02%) AIX
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.45%) ITIL
2 27 (9.18%) OWASP
3 23 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 18 (6.12%) Ethical Hacking
4 18 (6.12%) Change Management
5 17 (5.78%) Service Management
6 15 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (5.10%) Mentoring
6 15 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.76%) Workflow
8 13 (4.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 12 (4.08%) Information Security
9 12 (4.08%) CRM
9 12 (4.08%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.74%) Security Testing
10 11 (3.74%) Project Management
11 10 (3.40%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.06%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 152 (51.70%) SQL
2 54 (18.37%) Java
3 35 (11.90%) C#
4 23 (7.82%) PL/SQL
5 19 (6.46%) VB.NET
5 19 (6.46%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.06%) Python
6 9 (3.06%) C++
7 8 (2.72%) Perl
7 8 (2.72%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.72%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.04%) VBA
10 5 (1.70%) C
11 4 (1.36%) VB
11 4 (1.36%) Korn
11 4 (1.36%) XPath
12 3 (1.02%) PHP
13 2 (0.68%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.68%) VB6
Qualifications
1 48 (16.33%) Degree
2 11 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.06%) CISSP
5 5 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.36%) Postgraduate
7 3 (1.02%) HND
7 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (0.68%) RHCE
8 2 (0.68%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.34%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.20%) SLA
2 16 (5.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.02%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.72%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (2.72%) XenApp
2 6 (2.04%) vSphere
3 5 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.70%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.68%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (2.38%) SCCM
2 5 (1.70%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.02%) WSUS
3 3 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.68%) Netcool
4 2 (0.68%) Nagios
4 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.68%) Puppet
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 62 (21.09%) Oracle
2 48 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.44%) Citrix
4 14 (4.76%) IBM
5 13 (4.42%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.40%) VMware
7 6 (2.04%) Apple
7 6 (2.04%) Google
8 5 (1.70%) Capita
8 5 (1.70%) Sybase
8 5 (1.70%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.70%) Charles River
9 4 (1.36%) Sophis
9 4 (1.36%) Redknee
9 4 (1.36%) CODA
9 4 (1.36%) BEA
9 4 (1.36%) SAP
9 4 (1.36%) FactSet
9 4 (1.36%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (1.02%) Northgate
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