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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 146 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.040% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.31% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 9
Average salary £45,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -15.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +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
2302 2259 1970
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 92.41% 92.73% 94.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1586 1692 1621
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
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 1 April 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) COM
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSD
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) XPath

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) COM
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft