The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 58 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 14 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.04% 0.61% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.63% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 1
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
Applications Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
655 636 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.62% 97.55% 97.93%
Number of salaries quoted 555 535 427
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent +19 8 £60,000 -
Applications Specialist
West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
2 15 (48.39%) Ethical Hacking
2 15 (48.39%) OWASP
3 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Nessus
5 1 (3.23%) Games
5 1 (3.23%) Information Security
5 1 (3.23%) Nmap
5 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Online Games

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 15 (48.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.23%) Online Games
1 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Ethical Hacking
1 15 (48.39%) OWASP
2 5 (16.13%) Security Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus