The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 257 218 241
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 4 26 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.054% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.40% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 1
Average salary £32,500 £48,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.64% +66.37%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £44,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +30.37%
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester -2 3 £32,500 -31.57%
Merseyside -1 1 £38,000 +24.59%
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) ProC
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle iProcurement
3 3 (23.08%) Cash Management
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) RedPrairie
4 2 (15.38%) HP SIM
4 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Logistics

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) ProC
2 2 (15.38%) Toad
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) Cash Management
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
1 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
3 2 (15.38%) RedPrairie
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec