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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank - 212 207
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 0 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West - 0.059% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.063% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 5
Average salary - £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £42,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +31.78%
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
5862 4798 5564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.13% 95.01% 96.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4885 4153 4932
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
5 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (44.44%) HTML
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Sage
5 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (44.44%) Remedy
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) IBM
5 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (44.44%) Legal
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (22.22%) SLA
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (22.22%) .NET
8 1 (11.11%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
1 4 (44.44%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) HTML
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
1 4 (44.44%) Sage
1 4 (44.44%) Remedy
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft