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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 733 722 679
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -43
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 142 169 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 111 151 144
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £43,953
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -8.99%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £27,500 £30,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,750 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
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
97370 101347 93701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.19% 94.49% 94.25%
Number of salaries quoted 81930 82728 78452
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
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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
South East +11 46 £42,000 +20.00% 6
London +2 39 £54,000 +20.00% 3
East of England +12 18 £41,000 -0.60%
Yorkshire +3 15 £56,500 +79.36% 1
West Midlands -34 13 £47,500 -20.83% 1
South West -4 5 £37,500 +2.38%
East Midlands -1 4 £38,500 -30.00%
North West +6 1 £50,000 -6.97%
North East -7 1 £32,000 +23.07%
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 131 (42.26%) SQL
2 103 (33.23%) Windows
3 99 (31.94%) Finance
4 87 (28.06%) Java
5 80 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 75 (24.19%) SQL Server
7 66 (21.29%) .NET
8 59 (19.03%) Linux
9 51 (16.45%) C#
10 50 (16.13%) Degree
11 45 (14.52%) SharePoint
12 44 (14.19%) MS Excel
12 44 (14.19%) Active Directory
13 41 (13.23%) Oracle
14 40 (12.90%) C++
14 40 (12.90%) ITIL
15 36 (11.61%) VMware
15 36 (11.61%) SLA
16 35 (11.29%) Banking
17 34 (10.97%) Spring
18 33 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (10.32%) Information Security
20 30 (9.68%) Python
21 29 (9.35%) Security Testing
22 27 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (8.71%) Cyber Security
22 27 (8.71%) XML
22 27 (8.71%) UNIX
23 26 (8.39%) OWASP
23 26 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 45 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.77%) IIS
3 11 (3.55%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.90%) Apache
5 9 (2.90%) Lync
6 8 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.26%) WorkSite
8 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.61%) Confluence
9 5 (1.61%) Captiva
9 5 (1.61%) FileNet
9 5 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.29%) JBoss
11 3 (0.97%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.81%) MS Office
3 7 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.97%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) InDesign
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.58%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 5 (1.61%) Infor M3
4 5 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.97%) Movex
6 3 (0.97%) Agresso
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.32%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.87%) Office 365
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.84%) Firewall
2 13 (4.19%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.87%) DNS
4 11 (3.55%) LAN
4 11 (3.55%) WAN
5 9 (2.90%) AMQP
5 9 (2.90%) WebEx
6 5 (1.61%) Network Security
6 5 (1.61%) DHCP
7 4 (1.29%) LDAP
7 4 (1.29%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.97%) FTP
8 3 (0.97%) VPN
9 2 (0.65%) SMTP
9 2 (0.65%) PBX
9 2 (0.65%) VoIP
9 2 (0.65%) SSL
9 2 (0.65%) Internet
9 2 (0.65%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.32%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (24.19%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.74%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.10%) RDBMS
4 20 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.55%) MySQL
7 9 (2.90%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.58%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.94%) Big Data
10 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.29%) QlikView
12 4 (1.29%) IDOL
13 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.84%) MSI
3 11 (3.55%) InstallShield
3 11 (3.55%) Eclipse
4 10 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 10 (3.23%) Maven
5 6 (1.94%) JIRA
5 6 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 99 (31.94%) Finance
2 35 (11.29%) Banking
3 18 (5.81%) Retail
4 16 (5.16%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.84%) Legal
6 14 (4.52%) Front Office
7 11 (3.55%) Financial Institution
8 10 (3.23%) Telecoms
9 8 (2.58%) German Language
10 6 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.29%) Electronics
11 4 (1.29%) Marketing
11 4 (1.29%) French Language
11 4 (1.29%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.65%) Law
12 2 (0.65%) Back Office
13 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (21.29%) .NET
2 34 (10.97%) Spring
3 27 (8.71%) XML
4 24 (7.74%) Struts
5 21 (6.77%) ASP.NET
6 17 (5.48%) Middleware
7 15 (4.84%) Hibernate
8 14 (4.52%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (4.52%) Web Services
9 12 (3.87%) LAMP
9 12 (3.87%) XSL
9 12 (3.87%) XSLT
10 10 (3.23%) JMS
10 10 (3.23%) REST
10 10 (3.23%) HTML
11 8 (2.58%) COM+
11 8 (2.58%) CSS
11 8 (2.58%) ZeroMQ
12 5 (1.61%) JSP
12 5 (1.61%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.58%) N-Tier
6 7 (2.26%) Equities
6 7 (2.26%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.26%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.61%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.61%) Semantic Web
9 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.29%) DTV
10 3 (0.97%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.97%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 103 (33.23%) Windows
2 59 (19.03%) Linux
3 33 (10.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (8.71%) UNIX
5 22 (7.10%) Windows 7
6 20 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.97%) CentOS
9 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.90%) ITIL
2 32 (10.32%) Information Security
3 29 (9.35%) Security Testing
4 27 (8.71%) Cyber Security
5 26 (8.39%) OWASP
5 26 (8.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (7.74%) ERP
7 21 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (6.45%) Migration
8 20 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 15 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (4.84%) SDLC
10 14 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (4.19%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.19%) Root Cause Analysis
12 12 (3.87%) Project Management
13 11 (3.55%) BCP
13 11 (3.55%) OO
13 11 (3.55%) Functional Testing
13 11 (3.55%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (42.26%) SQL
2 87 (28.06%) Java
3 51 (16.45%) C#
4 40 (12.90%) C++
5 30 (9.68%) Python
6 24 (7.74%) C
7 21 (6.77%) JavaScript
8 17 (5.48%) PHP
9 16 (5.16%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 13 (4.19%) Perl
11 11 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.90%) VB
13 8 (2.58%) VB6
14 6 (1.94%) VBA
15 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.61%) VBScript
16 4 (1.29%) Groovy
17 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.97%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.13%) Degree
2 18 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (3.87%) MCSE
4 11 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.97%) CISSP
6 3 (0.97%) MCSA
6 3 (0.97%) MCP
7 2 (0.65%) CCNA
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.61%) SLA
2 14 (4.52%) QA
3 12 (3.87%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.29%) vSphere
8 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
8 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.10%) SCCM
2 8 (2.58%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.94%) WMI
4 5 (1.61%) SCOM
5 4 (1.29%) Nagios
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.65%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.65%) Puppet
6 2 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.32%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 80 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 41 (13.23%) Oracle
3 36 (11.61%) VMware
4 17 (5.48%) Citrix
5 12 (3.87%) Cisco
6 11 (3.55%) NetApp
7 10 (3.23%) IBM
8 9 (2.90%) HP
9 7 (2.26%) SAP
10 6 (1.94%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.61%) BEA
11 5 (1.61%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.29%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.29%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.29%) Juniper
13 3 (0.97%) Mitel
13 3 (0.97%) Tripwire
13 3 (0.97%) Lotus
13 3 (0.97%) Apple
13 3 (0.97%) Baan
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