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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 689 726 728
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 215 196 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 167 162 112
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +15.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £30,000 £29,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.25%

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
104512 113471 104451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85520 92371 86950
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 5 May 2015 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 5 May 2015. 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 +51 178 £40,000 -16.66% 11
London +18 69 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Yorkshire +35 30 £30,000 +23.71% 1
City of London +40 27 £75,000 +21.95% 1
East of England +29 23 £44,500 -1.11% 3
South East +4 21 £32,000 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -22 18 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North Yorkshire +21 16 £28,250 -5.83%
Bedfordshire - 16 £45,000 -
Scotland +13 15 £40,000 -4.76% 1
Skipton +8 13 £28,250 -
West Yorkshire +28 11 £37,394 +78.06% 1
Surrey +6 9 £30,000 -28.57% 1
Staffordshire -10 8 £60,000 -
Stafford - 8 £60,000 -
Guildford - 8 £30,000 -
Leeds - 7 £40,000 - 1
Hampshire +5 6 - -
Southampton -4 6 - -
Aberdeen - 6 £40,000 - 1
East Midlands +10 5 £24,500 -39.50% 1
North West -14 5 £38,250 -10.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £40,000 - 3
Dunstable - 5 £50,000 -
South West -11 4 £38,750 +17.42%
Rickmansworth - 4 £42,000 -
Luton - 4 £42,000 -
Cheshire -2 3 £39,000 -8.23%
South Yorkshire -5 3 - -
North East -6 3 £32,000 +18.51%

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 149 (42.33%) SQL
2 118 (33.52%) Finance
3 104 (29.55%) Java
4 84 (23.86%) Windows
5 72 (20.45%) .NET
6 69 (19.60%) ITIL
7 63 (17.90%) SQL Server
7 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
8 61 (17.33%) Oracle
9 57 (16.19%) UNIX
9 57 (16.19%) Degree
10 52 (14.77%) Banking
11 51 (14.49%) XML
12 49 (13.92%) C#
13 42 (11.93%) MS Excel
14 41 (11.65%) SLA
14 41 (11.65%) Information Security
15 38 (10.80%) SharePoint
16 37 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (10.23%) OWASP
18 35 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
18 35 (9.94%) Security Testing
18 35 (9.94%) ASP.NET
19 33 (9.38%) Retail
20 32 (9.09%) Web Services
21 31 (8.81%) XSLT
22 29 (8.24%) Linux
23 28 (7.95%) JavaScript
24 27 (7.67%) PL/SQL
24 27 (7.67%) Ethical Hacking

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 38 (10.80%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.10%) IIS
3 19 (5.40%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.98%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.69%) CMS
7 12 (3.41%) MS Exchange
8 11 (3.13%) OpenEdge
9 10 (2.84%) Confluence
10 9 (2.56%) Lync
11 8 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.42%) FileNet
13 5 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.42%) Kentico
13 5 (1.42%) Drupal
13 5 (1.42%) Captiva
13 5 (1.42%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.41%) Agresso
2 7 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.42%) Primavera
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.85%) assyst
4 3 (0.85%) Movex
4 3 (0.85%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.57%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.57%) Maximo
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.28%) Endur
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.69%) Cloud Computing
1 13 (3.69%) SaaS
2 11 (3.13%) Office 365
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.82%) Firewall
2 17 (4.83%) AMQP
3 8 (2.27%) Internet
3 8 (2.27%) CTI
4 4 (1.14%) SSL
4 4 (1.14%) IP Telephony
4 4 (1.14%) LAN
4 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.85%) DNS
5 3 (0.85%) WAN
5 3 (0.85%) FTP
6 2 (0.57%) HTTP
6 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.28%) Telnet
7 1 (0.28%) VPN
7 1 (0.28%) SSH
7 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (5.40%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (4.26%) RDBMS
4 15 (4.26%) Oracle Database
4 15 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (1.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 6 (1.70%) MySQL
7 6 (1.70%) SQLPlus
8 5 (1.42%) IDOL
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.42%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.14%) QlikView
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.57%) Text Mining
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.57%) MS Access
11 2 (0.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.13%) Eclipse
2 11 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.84%) Maven
3 10 (2.84%) JIRA
4 6 (1.70%) MSI
5 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.14%) Subversion
6 3 (0.85%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.57%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.28%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.28%) Xcode
General
1 118 (33.52%) Finance
2 52 (14.77%) Banking
3 33 (9.38%) Retail
4 16 (4.55%) Advertising
5 15 (4.26%) Legal
6 12 (3.41%) Front Office
7 9 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.27%) Billing
9 7 (1.99%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.42%) Law
11 5 (1.42%) Publishing
11 5 (1.42%) German Language
12 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.85%) Automotive
12 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.57%) Back Office
13 2 (0.57%) Electronics
13 2 (0.57%) Marketing
14 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.45%) .NET
2 51 (14.49%) XML
3 35 (9.94%) ASP.NET
4 32 (9.09%) Web Services
5 31 (8.81%) XSLT
6 27 (7.67%) Spring
7 26 (7.39%) XSL
8 23 (6.53%) REST
9 22 (6.25%) HTML
10 21 (5.97%) JMS
11 18 (5.11%) Hibernate
12 16 (4.55%) Struts
13 14 (3.98%) CSS
14 13 (3.69%) Middleware
15 11 (3.13%) .NET Framework
16 8 (2.27%) Java EE
16 8 (2.27%) JSF
16 8 (2.27%) JSP
16 8 (2.27%) SOAP
16 8 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.68%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.84%) Reference Data
5 9 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.99%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.70%) DataPower
7 6 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.70%) Replication
7 6 (1.70%) Clustering
7 6 (1.70%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.42%) Statistics
8 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.42%) SWIFT
8 5 (1.42%) New Media
9 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.85%) Derivative
9 3 (0.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.86%) Windows
2 57 (16.19%) UNIX
3 29 (8.24%) Linux
4 19 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.27%) Solaris
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.85%) HPUX
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.60%) ITIL
2 41 (11.65%) Information Security
3 36 (10.23%) OWASP
4 35 (9.94%) Security Testing
4 35 (9.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 27 (7.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 24 (6.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 24 (6.82%) ERP
6 24 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 23 (6.53%) Project Management
8 20 (5.68%) E-Commerce
9 19 (5.40%) CRM
9 19 (5.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (5.11%) Software Engineering
11 15 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (4.26%) Waterfall
12 14 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.69%) Change Management
14 12 (3.41%) Software Testing
15 11 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 149 (42.33%) SQL
2 104 (29.55%) Java
3 49 (13.92%) C#
4 28 (7.95%) JavaScript
5 27 (7.67%) PL/SQL
6 24 (6.82%) C++
7 18 (5.11%) Python
8 15 (4.26%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.98%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.98%) C
10 12 (3.41%) Perl
11 11 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.84%) VBA
13 8 (2.27%) VBScript
14 7 (1.99%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.70%) Korn
16 5 (1.42%) Groovy
16 5 (1.42%) VB
16 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 57 (16.19%) Degree
2 21 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (3.98%) CISSP
3 14 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.84%) MCSE
5 4 (1.14%) MCP
5 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.85%) MCSA
6 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PMP
8 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCITP
8 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CCNA
8 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.65%) SLA
2 20 (5.68%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.98%) QA
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.85%) vSphere
5 3 (0.85%) XenApp
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (3.98%) SCCM
2 6 (1.70%) SCOM
2 6 (1.70%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.42%) Nagios
4 4 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.85%) Netcool
6 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.57%) WMI
6 2 (0.57%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.57%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 2 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.57%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 63 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 61 (17.33%) Oracle
3 18 (5.11%) IBM
4 14 (3.98%) HP
4 14 (3.98%) Google
5 12 (3.41%) VMware
5 12 (3.41%) SAP
6 10 (2.84%) Apple
7 9 (2.56%) NetApp
7 9 (2.56%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.27%) EMC
9 7 (1.99%) BEA
10 6 (1.70%) Sun
10 6 (1.70%) Citrix
10 6 (1.70%) CommVault
11 5 (1.42%) Sage
11 5 (1.42%) Charles River
11 5 (1.42%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.14%) FactSet
Watford, Hertfordshire
camelot
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits.
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + inc benefits, + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago