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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 139 137 155
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 16 29 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 0.89% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.93% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 1
Average salary £44,250 £47,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.85% +88.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
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
2910 3107 2952
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.60% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1952 1969 2102
Average salary £41,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -15 11 £42,000 -10.63%
Glasgow +12 2 £46,250 +68.18%
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (45.71%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Change Management
3 12 (34.29%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) UNIX
4 11 (31.43%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (20.00%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (14.29%) Java
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) ISEB
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Middleware
8 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 5 (14.29%) MCITP
8 5 (14.29%) Statistics
8 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
9 4 (11.43%) IIS
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
10 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
10 3 (8.57%) XML
10 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (8.57%) Banking
10 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
10 3 (8.57%) QlikView
11 2 (5.71%) C#
11 2 (5.71%) COBOL

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (11.43%) IIS
1 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) QlikView
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.71%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.86%) J2EE
5 1 (2.86%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Statistics
2 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) DataPower
3 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Change Management
2 10 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) OO
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) ITSM
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) COBOL
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) MCITP
2 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Business Objects