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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
England / North West
Rank 250 233 260
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 10 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.053% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.055% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 2
Median salary £46,750 £45,000 £24,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.88% +80.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,875 £45,000 £19,375
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £45,000 £30,375
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +21.42%

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
5782 5474 6680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.72% 96.51% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4833 4595 5581
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 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +19 8 £46,750 -
Manchester -18 2 £66,000 +46.66%
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 9 (64.29%) Finance
1 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (50.00%) Service Management
4 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) .NET
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 4 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (21.43%) Web Services
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) SLA
8 2 (14.29%) CICS
8 2 (14.29%) DB2
8 2 (14.29%) IIS
8 2 (14.29%) COBOL
8 2 (14.29%) Java

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 2 (14.29%) CICS
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (14.29%) IMS/DB
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) WF
3 1 (7.14%) WSDL
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
1 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Incident Management
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 7 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Cryptography
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ganglia
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) Thales