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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 704 719 721
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 171 190 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 124 156 119
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,450 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +12.50%
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
97876 106372 100372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.57% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 80918 87012 84539
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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
London +6 70 £60,000 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire +26 27 £30,000 +42.85% 4
East of England +42 22 £42,250 -6.11% 1
South East -25 22 £32,500 -21.68% 1
West Midlands -24 16 £57,500 -4.16% 2
East Midlands +15 7 £22,500 -44.44%
North West -4 4 £24,875 -58.54% 1
North East -2 2 £32,000 +18.51%
South West -16 1 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 140 (45.16%) SQL
2 97 (31.29%) Finance
3 94 (30.32%) Java
4 79 (25.48%) Windows
5 64 (20.65%) .NET
5 64 (20.65%) SQL Server
6 62 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 57 (18.39%) Oracle
8 55 (17.74%) Degree
9 53 (17.10%) Banking
9 53 (17.10%) XML
10 52 (16.77%) UNIX
11 51 (16.45%) ITIL
12 47 (15.16%) C#
13 45 (14.52%) MS Excel
14 38 (12.26%) SharePoint
14 38 (12.26%) SLA
15 36 (11.61%) Information Security
16 35 (11.29%) OWASP
17 32 (10.32%) ASP.NET
17 32 (10.32%) XSLT
18 31 (10.00%) Linux
18 31 (10.00%) Security Testing
19 30 (9.68%) PL/SQL
20 28 (9.03%) Web Services
20 28 (9.03%) Ethical Hacking
21 27 (8.71%) XSL
22 26 (8.39%) HTML
22 26 (8.39%) JavaScript
23 25 (8.06%) IIS

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.06%) IIS
3 19 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.16%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.87%) MS Exchange
6 11 (3.55%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.90%) Confluence
8 8 (2.58%) Lync
8 8 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.26%) CMS
10 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.61%) OpenEdge
11 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.61%) Drupal
11 5 (1.61%) Kentico
12 4 (1.29%) Captiva
12 4 (1.29%) WorkSite
12 4 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.29%) FileNet
13 3 (0.97%) Joomla!
Applications
1 45 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.55%) Agresso
2 6 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.97%) assyst
3 3 (0.97%) Movex
4 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.90%) Office 365
2 5 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.74%) Firewall
2 18 (5.81%) AMQP
3 6 (1.94%) Internet
4 5 (1.61%) LAN
5 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.29%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.97%) WAN
6 3 (0.97%) FTP
6 3 (0.97%) DNS
7 2 (0.65%) SSL
7 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.32%) Telnet
8 1 (0.32%) SSH
8 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.32%) SAN
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
8 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.84%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.19%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (3.87%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.87%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.26%) MySQL
7 7 (2.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (1.94%) SQLPlus
8 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.94%) QlikView
9 5 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.61%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.29%) IDOL
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.97%) DB2
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (5.16%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.55%) Eclipse
3 10 (3.23%) Maven
3 10 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.90%) JIRA
5 4 (1.29%) Subversion
5 4 (1.29%) MSI
6 2 (0.65%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.32%) Xcode
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
General
1 97 (31.29%) Finance
2 53 (17.10%) Banking
3 17 (5.48%) Retail
4 16 (5.16%) Legal
5 13 (4.19%) Front Office
6 9 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.94%) Law
8 5 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.61%) Publishing
8 5 (1.61%) German Language
9 3 (0.97%) Back Office
9 3 (0.97%) Automotive
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Marketing
11 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.65%) .NET
2 53 (17.10%) XML
3 32 (10.32%) XSLT
3 32 (10.32%) ASP.NET
4 28 (9.03%) Web Services
5 27 (8.71%) XSL
6 26 (8.39%) HTML
7 24 (7.74%) Spring
7 24 (7.74%) REST
8 22 (7.10%) JMS
9 18 (5.81%) Hibernate
10 14 (4.52%) CSS
11 13 (4.19%) Struts
12 11 (3.55%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.55%) Middleware
13 10 (3.23%) SOAP
14 8 (2.58%) JSP
14 8 (2.58%) JSF
14 8 (2.58%) Java EE
14 8 (2.58%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.42%) Mobile App
2 20 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.23%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.94%) Replication
7 6 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.94%) Clustering
7 6 (1.94%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.61%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.61%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.61%) New Media
9 3 (0.97%) Derivative
9 3 (0.97%) User Experience
9 3 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.65%) Equities
10 2 (0.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 79 (25.48%) Windows
2 52 (16.77%) UNIX
3 31 (10.00%) Linux
4 14 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.19%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.90%) Solaris
6 9 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.29%) CentOS
7 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.97%) HPUX
9 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) AIX
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.45%) ITIL
2 36 (11.61%) Information Security
3 35 (11.29%) OWASP
4 31 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 28 (9.03%) Ethical Hacking
6 24 (7.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 23 (7.42%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (7.42%) Mentoring
8 20 (6.45%) E-Commerce
9 19 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (5.81%) Software Engineering
11 15 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (4.52%) Waterfall
13 13 (4.19%) ERP
13 13 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (3.87%) CRM
15 11 (3.55%) Software Testing
16 10 (3.23%) Project Management
16 10 (3.23%) Migration
16 10 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 140 (45.16%) SQL
2 94 (30.32%) Java
3 47 (15.16%) C#
4 30 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 26 (8.39%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.77%) C++
7 13 (4.19%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.87%) Python
8 12 (3.87%) C
9 11 (3.55%) Perl
9 11 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.23%) VBA
11 8 (2.58%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.58%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.94%) VBScript
13 6 (1.94%) Groovy
13 6 (1.94%) Korn
14 5 (1.61%) VB
15 2 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (17.74%) Degree
2 13 (4.19%) CISSP
2 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.23%) MCSE
4 5 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (1.29%) MCP
6 3 (0.97%) MCSA
6 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.32%) PMP
8 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.32%) MCITP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.32%) CCNA
8 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (12.26%) SLA
2 19 (6.13%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.87%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.52%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) XenApp
4 3 (0.97%) vSphere
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) XenServer
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (3.55%) SCCM
2 6 (1.94%) SCOM
2 6 (1.94%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (1.29%) Nagios
4 3 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.65%) Netcool
5 2 (0.65%) WMI
5 2 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.65%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.32%) Control-M
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.32%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (18.39%) Oracle
3 14 (4.52%) IBM
4 13 (4.19%) HP
5 12 (3.87%) VMware
5 12 (3.87%) Google
6 10 (3.23%) Citrix
7 9 (2.90%) Bloomberg
7 9 (2.90%) NetApp
7 9 (2.90%) Apple
8 8 (2.58%) EMC
9 7 (2.26%) BEA
10 6 (1.94%) CommVault
10 6 (1.94%) Sun
11 5 (1.61%) SAP
11 5 (1.61%) Charles River
11 5 (1.61%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (1.29%) Redknee
12 4 (1.29%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
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