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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 594 616 546
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -70
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 42 50 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.10% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 46 59
Average salary £63,750 £48,000 £43,953
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.81% +9.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
Applications Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41271 44993 41469
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 93.31% 93.47% 93.48%
Number of salaries quoted 34981 37795 34683
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in London

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in London

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in London

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
City of London +32 20 £75,000 +39.53% 2
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 50 (44.64%) Java
2 44 (39.29%) Finance
3 35 (31.25%) C#
3 35 (31.25%) .NET
4 33 (29.46%) SQL
5 31 (27.68%) Windows
5 31 (27.68%) OWASP
5 31 (27.68%) Security Testing
6 29 (25.89%) Spring
7 28 (25.00%) Banking
8 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
9 24 (21.43%) Python
9 24 (21.43%) Information Security
9 24 (21.43%) Degree
10 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
11 21 (18.75%) MS Excel
12 20 (17.86%) C++
13 19 (16.96%) C
13 19 (16.96%) Struts
13 19 (16.96%) RDBMS
13 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
13 19 (16.96%) Relational Database
14 18 (16.07%) Cyber Security
14 18 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
15 17 (15.18%) SDLC
15 17 (15.18%) UNIX
16 16 (14.29%) Linux
16 16 (14.29%) SCCM

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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 6 (5.36%) Confluence
2 5 (4.46%) Captiva
2 5 (4.46%) FileNet
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Workflow
2 5 (4.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.46%) IIS
3 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Drupal
4 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.89%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) InDesign
4 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.89%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) SaaS
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) Firewall
2 2 (1.79%) SMTP
3 1 (0.89%) FTP
3 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.89%) DNS
3 1 (0.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.89%) LAN
3 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.96%) RDBMS
2 19 (16.96%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.57%) MySQL
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.89%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.89%) IDOL
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MSI
2 11 (9.82%) InstallShield
2 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.93%) Maven
3 10 (8.93%) Eclipse
4 6 (5.36%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.79%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.89%) AdminStudio
General
1 44 (39.29%) Finance
2 28 (25.00%) Banking
3 15 (13.39%) Retail
4 13 (11.61%) Front Office
5 9 (8.04%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.57%) Legal
7 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.68%) Electronics
7 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.68%) Marketing
8 2 (1.79%) Law
8 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.89%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) .NET
2 29 (25.89%) Spring
3 19 (16.96%) Struts
4 13 (11.61%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (9.82%) Web Services
6 10 (8.93%) Hibernate
7 8 (7.14%) XML
8 7 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.25%) HTML
8 7 (6.25%) Middleware
9 5 (4.46%) JRules
9 5 (4.46%) CSS
10 4 (3.57%) Rendezvous
11 3 (2.68%) Ajax
11 3 (2.68%) SOAP
11 3 (2.68%) J2EE
11 3 (2.68%) Application Packaging
11 3 (2.68%) jQuery
12 1 (0.89%) REST
12 1 (0.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.93%) Reference Data
3 7 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 7 (6.25%) Equities
4 6 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.68%) DTV
6 3 (2.68%) Replication
6 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.79%) Derivative
7 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.79%) CMDB
8 1 (0.89%) Equity Risk
8 1 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (15.18%) UNIX
5 16 (14.29%) Linux
6 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.68%) Security Testing
1 31 (27.68%) OWASP
2 24 (21.43%) Information Security
3 18 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (16.07%) Cyber Security
4 17 (15.18%) SDLC
5 14 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (11.61%) E-Commerce
6 13 (11.61%) Functional Testing
7 12 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (10.71%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 11 (9.82%) Software License Management
9 10 (8.93%) Software Delivery
9 10 (8.93%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
11 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity Planning
11 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity
11 6 (5.36%) BCP
11 6 (5.36%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 50 (44.64%) Java
2 35 (31.25%) C#
3 33 (29.46%) SQL
4 24 (21.43%) Python
5 20 (17.86%) C++
6 19 (16.96%) C
7 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
8 7 (6.25%) VBA
8 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.36%) Perl
10 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.68%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.68%) PHP
11 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.79%) VBScript
12 2 (1.79%) Korn
13 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.39%) QA
1 15 (13.39%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.25%) SLA
3 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 15 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.89%) XenApp
5 1 (0.89%) XenServer
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.68%) Nagios
4 2 (1.79%) WMI
4 2 (1.79%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.79%) BMC Marimba
4 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (0.89%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.89%) Control-M
5 1 (0.89%) SCOM
5 1 (0.89%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) Bloomberg
3 6 (5.36%) VMware
3 6 (5.36%) Google
4 5 (4.46%) IBM
5 4 (3.57%) Apple
6 3 (2.68%) SAP
6 3 (2.68%) BMC
7 2 (1.79%) Adobe
8 1 (0.89%) HP
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) Informatica
8 1 (0.89%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.89%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.89%) OpenLink
8 1 (0.89%) Hummingbird
8 1 (0.89%) OpenText
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