The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 139 127 133
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.043% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 6
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +12.50%
Applications Specialist
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2140 2032 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 93.00% 92.41% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1558 1564
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in Reading

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (57.14%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Local Government
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Reading 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 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) COM
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) XSD
1 1 (14.29%) XSL
1 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft