The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 719 722 733
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 183 162 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 153 133 137
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £60,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107647 103692 109532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.73% 95.35%
Number of salaries quoted 89339 85136 94063
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,240
% change year-on-year
- +4.60%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 within the UK.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
England -3 165 £45,000 - 11
London +10 50 £45,000 -16.27% 5
West Midlands +21 38 £45,000 -21.73% 1
East of England -2 30 £45,250 +0.55% 1
South East -37 22 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire -29 17 £35,000 +7.69%
Scotland -9 16 £42,500 -15.00%
City of London +20 14 £50,000 +8.69% 2
Staffordshire +9 14 £60,000 -
Birmingham -8 14 £36,500 -30.47% 1
Hertfordshire -15 13 £34,000 -
Berkshire +14 11 £40,000 +63.26%
West Yorkshire -12 11 £33,500 -6.29%
Edinburgh -13 11 £41,500 -17.00%
Surrey -25 11 £45,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £47,750 -
Stoke-on-Trent +19 8 £60,000 -
Leeds -12 7 £33,500 -6.29%
Woking +16 6 £45,000 -
Reading +5 6 £40,000 +34.45%
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £45,000 - 1
Cambridge +1 5 £45,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £27,850 -
Glasgow +4 4 £46,250 +68.18%
North West -14 4 £32,500 -36.89% 2
East Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 -
Dunstable - 4 £45,000 -
Slough - 4 - -
East Midlands +13 3 £35,000 -30.00%
Manchester -10 3 £32,500 -2.98% 2

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 176 (45.24%) SQL
2 115 (29.56%) Windows
3 100 (25.71%) Oracle
4 94 (24.16%) ITIL
5 93 (23.91%) SQL Server
6 84 (21.59%) Finance
7 77 (19.79%) .NET
8 64 (16.45%) Microsoft
9 58 (14.91%) UNIX
9 58 (14.91%) Linux
10 56 (14.40%) Degree
11 53 (13.62%) Java
12 42 (10.80%) WebSphere
13 41 (10.54%) Banking
13 41 (10.54%) ASP.NET
13 41 (10.54%) XML
14 39 (10.03%) Change Management
15 36 (9.25%) SharePoint
16 35 (9.00%) MS Excel
16 35 (9.00%) Citrix
17 31 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 31 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (7.71%) C#
19 29 (7.46%) HTML
19 29 (7.46%) IIS
20 28 (7.20%) Oracle Database
21 27 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
22 26 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
22 26 (6.68%) SLA
23 24 (6.17%) IBM

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 42 (10.80%) WebSphere
2 36 (9.25%) SharePoint
3 29 (7.46%) IIS
4 22 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (4.11%) OpenEdge
5 16 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.86%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.06%) Apache
8 7 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.80%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (1.29%) JBoss
9 5 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.03%) WorkSite
10 4 (1.03%) FileNet
11 3 (0.77%) CMS
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) SPSS
4 2 (0.51%) Stata
4 2 (0.51%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (2.06%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle iProcurement
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle Cash Management
3 7 (1.80%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (1.54%) Academy Housing
4 6 (1.54%) arcHouse
4 6 (1.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.77%) Agresso
6 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.77%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 2 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.37%) DNS
2 10 (2.57%) DHCP
3 7 (1.80%) LAN
3 7 (1.80%) Network Security
4 6 (1.54%) HTTP
5 4 (1.03%) Wireless
5 4 (1.03%) AMQP
6 3 (0.77%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.77%) WAN
7 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.51%) Internet
7 2 (0.51%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.51%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.26%) NAS
8 1 (0.26%) Firewall
8 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.26%) IPv6
8 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.20%) Oracle Database
3 26 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (6.17%) MySQL
5 20 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (2.31%) QlikView
9 8 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle OLAP
11 5 (1.29%) OLAP
12 4 (1.03%) DB2
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle Discoverer
12 4 (1.03%) SQLPlus
12 4 (1.03%) Essbase
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.06%) MSI
2 6 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.29%) Toad
4 4 (1.03%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.03%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.51%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) JIRA
6 2 (0.51%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.26%) Xcode
7 1 (0.26%) ProC
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.26%) Maven
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (21.59%) Finance
2 41 (10.54%) Banking
3 21 (5.40%) Legal
4 13 (3.34%) Marketing
5 12 (3.08%) Retail
6 10 (2.57%) Law
6 10 (2.57%) Games
7 7 (1.80%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.54%) Billing
8 6 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.03%) Front Office
9 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.51%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (19.79%) .NET
2 41 (10.54%) ASP.NET
2 41 (10.54%) XML
3 29 (7.46%) HTML
4 23 (5.91%) Middleware
5 21 (5.40%) Web Services
6 16 (4.11%) Application Packaging
7 15 (3.86%) WCF
8 12 (3.08%) .NET Framework
8 12 (3.08%) XSLT
9 11 (2.83%) XSL
9 11 (2.83%) SOAP
10 10 (2.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (2.31%) Spring
11 9 (2.31%) WF
12 8 (2.06%) JSF
12 8 (2.06%) Java EE
12 8 (2.06%) JSP
12 8 (2.06%) REST
12 8 (2.06%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.08%) Open Source
5 9 (2.31%) SWIFT
5 9 (2.31%) Clustering
6 8 (2.06%) Statistics
7 7 (1.80%) Kindle
8 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.54%) EPoS
9 3 (0.77%) Online Games
10 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.51%) Informatics
10 2 (0.51%) Life Science
10 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.51%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.51%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 115 (29.56%) Windows
2 58 (14.91%) UNIX
2 58 (14.91%) Linux
3 31 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (4.37%) Windows 7
5 16 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.34%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.80%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.80%) Solaris
10 4 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.03%) CentOS
11 3 (0.77%) AIX
12 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (24.16%) ITIL
2 39 (10.03%) Change Management
3 27 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (5.91%) OWASP
5 22 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
5 22 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.14%) Problem Management
6 20 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (4.88%) Service Management
7 19 (4.88%) Document Management
8 18 (4.63%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.37%) Workflow
10 16 (4.11%) Ethical Hacking
11 15 (3.86%) Project Management
11 15 (3.86%) CRM
12 13 (3.34%) Systems Analysis
13 12 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 176 (45.24%) SQL
2 53 (13.62%) Java
3 30 (7.71%) C#
4 21 (5.40%) PL/SQL
5 20 (5.14%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.86%) VB.NET
7 11 (2.83%) Shell Script
7 11 (2.83%) C++
8 10 (2.57%) Perl
8 10 (2.57%) Python
9 8 (2.06%) VB
10 7 (1.80%) ActionScript
10 7 (1.80%) VBA
10 7 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.54%) VBScript
12 5 (1.29%) PHP
12 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.29%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.03%) Jython
Qualifications
1 56 (14.40%) Degree
2 21 (5.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.11%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.57%) ISEB
7 9 (2.31%) MCSE
7 9 (2.31%) CISSP
7 9 (2.31%) MCITP
8 4 (1.03%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.77%) HND
9 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.77%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.51%) CCEE
10 2 (0.51%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.51%) RHCE
10 2 (0.51%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.26%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.68%) SLA
2 11 (2.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.57%) QA
4 9 (2.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.63%) XenDesktop
3 16 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.08%) XenApp
4 12 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.77%) XenServer
7 3 (0.77%) vSphere
7 3 (0.77%) UAG
8 2 (0.51%) KVM
8 2 (0.51%) Nmap
8 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (3.86%) SCCM
2 8 (2.06%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.29%) WSUS
4 4 (1.03%) AppDNA
4 4 (1.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.77%) Puppet
6 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.51%) Netcool
6 2 (0.51%) Nagios
6 2 (0.51%) Nessus
6 2 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 100 (25.71%) Oracle
2 64 (16.45%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.00%) Citrix
4 24 (6.17%) IBM
5 18 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 18 (4.63%) VMware
6 12 (3.08%) SAP
7 10 (2.57%) Cognos
8 8 (2.06%) HP
8 8 (2.06%) Capita
9 7 (1.80%) Northgate
10 6 (1.54%) Civica
10 6 (1.54%) Comino
10 6 (1.54%) Orchard
10 6 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.54%) Anite
11 5 (1.29%) CODA
11 5 (1.29%) Sybase
11 5 (1.29%) Redknee
12 4 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
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