The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 254 245 265
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 5 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% 0.033% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.034% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 2
Median salary £32,500 £50,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +48.14%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
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 North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6125 5840 7240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.67% 95.89% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5160 4835 6190
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in the North West

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +18 4 - -
Manchester - 1 £32,500 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Applications Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
3 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) CICS
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Pega
4 2 (25.00%) IMS/DB

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
1 2 (25.00%) IMS/DB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) WF
3 1 (12.50%) WSDL
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (25.00%) Pega
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Thales