The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the South 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 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 241 222 225
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 4 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.064% 0.22% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.23% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 4
Average salary £35,000 £30,750 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% +10.81%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.43%
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 South 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6018 5545 5501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.84% 95.19% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5047 4709 4898
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in the South West

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
(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
Gloucestershire -17 3 £35,000 +62.79%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) COM
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) COM
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) VMware