The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 145 132 148
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 11 33 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 1.00% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.05% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10 28 3
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% +70.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%
Applications Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2900 3156 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.55% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1892 2039 1930
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in Scotland

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in Scotland

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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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
Edinburgh -21 5 £36,000 -15.29%
Glasgow +12 2 £46,250 +68.18%
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 14 (50.00%) Change Management
3 13 (46.43%) Oracle
4 12 (42.86%) UNIX
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 10 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (25.00%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) Middleware
9 4 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) Statistics
9 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
10 3 (10.71%) Banking
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
10 3 (10.71%) DataPower
10 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
10 3 (10.71%) IIS
10 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
11 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (7.14%) XML
11 2 (7.14%) ITIL
11 2 (7.14%) Linux
11 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
11 2 (7.14%) C#
11 2 (7.14%) COBOL
11 2 (7.14%) .NET

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) QlikView
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) J2EE
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Statistics
3 3 (10.71%) DataPower
3 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) UNIX
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Change Management
2 10 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.57%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) COBOL
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) Business Objects