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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 164 184 191
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.031% 0.078% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.082% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 5
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +61.19%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Applications Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3074 3642 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.05% 94.62% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2517 2995 3465
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in Manchester

Applications Specialist
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware