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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 696 669 679
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 209 196 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 183 150 133
Average salary £40,000 £43,953 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.99% +3.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £42,500 £32,375
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +31.27%

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
108942 102831 113237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.39% 94.24% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 88146 85231 96833
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
England -30 172 £40,000 -8.99% 11
South East +2 46 £32,500 -23.52% 3
London -43 44 £46,250 +0.54% 3
West Midlands +17 29 £55,000 +78.86% 1
Scotland +5 26 £40,000 +3.22% 2
Hampshire 0 21 £31,299 -19.74%
East of England -12 18 £41,250 +4.43%
Staffordshire +1 15 £60,000 +90.47%
Surrey - 15 £42,000 - 1
Yorkshire -22 14 £31,500 -28.00% 2
Glasgow +2 13 £34,000 -20.00%
Southampton +2 12 £31,250 -19.87%
City of London -5 12 £50,000 -17.69% 1
Birmingham +1 9 £37,500 -25.00%
Fareham - 9 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +15 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Edinburgh -9 8 £43,750 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire -23 7 £31,500 -28.00% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £33,000 -
Woking - 7 £44,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 6 £34,000 -22.72%
South West -9 5 £30,750 +6.03%
Bedfordshire -14 5 £41,250 +4.43%
Berkshire -19 5 £38,000 -10.58% 1
North West -30 5 £60,000 +23.71% 1
Essex - 5 £45,000 -
West Lothian - 5 £40,000 -
Luton - 5 £41,250 -
Linlithgow - 5 £40,000 -
Sheffield - 4 £41,250 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 175 (45.57%) SQL
2 108 (28.13%) Windows
3 99 (25.78%) Oracle
4 96 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 81 (21.09%) Finance
6 80 (20.83%) .NET
7 68 (17.71%) Linux
8 65 (16.93%) ITIL
9 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 61 (15.89%) UNIX
10 61 (15.89%) Java
11 43 (11.20%) ASP.NET
12 39 (10.16%) MS Excel
13 38 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (9.90%) Degree
14 36 (9.38%) WebSphere
15 34 (8.85%) HTML
16 33 (8.59%) Active Directory
16 33 (8.59%) Banking
17 32 (8.33%) Citrix
17 32 (8.33%) MySQL
18 29 (7.55%) DNS
19 28 (7.29%) SharePoint
20 27 (7.03%) Security Testing
21 26 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (6.77%) Legal
22 25 (6.51%) Web Services
22 25 (6.51%) C#
22 25 (6.51%) T-SQL
23 24 (6.25%) IIS

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 28 (7.29%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.25%) IIS
4 20 (5.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 18 (4.69%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.91%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (3.39%) WebLogic
8 12 (3.13%) Apache
9 10 (2.60%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
11 5 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.30%) WorkSite
11 5 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.04%) FileNet
12 4 (1.04%) SAS
12 4 (1.04%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 39 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.43%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.26%) CATIA
4 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (5.21%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle iProcurement
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Cash Management
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Assets
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle General Ledger
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 9 (2.34%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (1.82%) Academy Housing
6 7 (1.82%) arcHouse
7 5 (1.30%) SAP ERP
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (1.30%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 4 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.34%) SaaS
2 4 (1.04%) Office 365
3 3 (0.78%) Taleo
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.55%) DNS
2 15 (3.91%) DHCP
2 15 (3.91%) HTTP
3 14 (3.65%) Internet
4 12 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 9 (2.34%) Network Security
6 7 (1.82%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.56%) SSL
8 5 (1.30%) SAN
9 4 (1.04%) SMTP
9 4 (1.04%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (1.04%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.78%) LAN
10 3 (0.78%) Firewall
10 3 (0.78%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.52%) SMS
11 2 (0.52%) VPN
11 2 (0.52%) SS7
12 1 (0.26%) SMPP
12 1 (0.26%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.33%) MySQL
3 20 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.69%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.56%) OLAP
11 6 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (1.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.04%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.04%) DB2
13 4 (1.04%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (2.08%) MSI
2 7 (1.82%) Toad
3 6 (1.56%) JIRA
4 5 (1.30%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.30%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.78%) Subversion
5 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.78%) ProC
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (21.09%) Finance
2 33 (8.59%) Banking
3 26 (6.77%) Legal
4 19 (4.95%) Games
5 15 (3.91%) Retail
6 13 (3.39%) Marketing
7 10 (2.60%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.34%) Billing
8 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
9 8 (2.08%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.82%) Law
10 7 (1.82%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.04%) German Language
13 2 (0.52%) French Language
13 2 (0.52%) Front Office
13 2 (0.52%) Electronics
13 2 (0.52%) Automotive
13 2 (0.52%) Publishing
14 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (20.83%) .NET
2 43 (11.20%) ASP.NET
3 34 (8.85%) HTML
4 25 (6.51%) Web Services
5 22 (5.73%) XML
6 21 (5.47%) Middleware
7 14 (3.65%) SOAP
8 13 (3.39%) J2EE
9 12 (3.13%) Application Packaging
9 12 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (2.34%) COM
10 9 (2.34%) LAMP
11 8 (2.08%) WCF
12 7 (1.82%) Visualforce
13 6 (1.56%) JSP
13 6 (1.56%) CSS
14 5 (1.30%) WPF
15 4 (1.04%) .NET Framework
15 4 (1.04%) REST
16 3 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.43%) Computer Science
2 14 (3.65%) Open Source
2 14 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.39%) Online Games
4 11 (2.86%) Clustering
5 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.34%) Kindle
7 8 (2.08%) SWIFT
7 8 (2.08%) NHS
8 7 (1.82%) Statistics
8 7 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.56%) EPoS
10 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.78%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.52%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 108 (28.13%) Windows
2 68 (17.71%) Linux
3 61 (15.89%) UNIX
4 38 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.73%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.21%) Solaris
7 19 (4.95%) Windows 8
7 19 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.82%) AIX
10 4 (1.04%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.93%) ITIL
2 27 (7.03%) Security Testing
3 22 (5.73%) Change Management
4 21 (5.47%) Project Management
5 19 (4.95%) Document Management
6 18 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (4.43%) Ethical Hacking
7 17 (4.43%) Web Development
7 17 (4.43%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.43%) ERP
8 16 (4.17%) CRM
8 16 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (3.65%) Data Migration
9 14 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.65%) Migration
10 13 (3.39%) OOP
10 13 (3.39%) Cash Management
11 12 (3.13%) Data Protection
11 12 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 175 (45.57%) SQL
2 61 (15.89%) Java
3 25 (6.51%) C#
3 25 (6.51%) T-SQL
4 23 (5.99%) Perl
5 21 (5.47%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.65%) VB
7 12 (3.13%) VBA
7 12 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 11 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 11 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.34%) ActionScript
9 9 (2.34%) Python
10 8 (2.08%) VBScript
10 8 (2.08%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.82%) C++
12 6 (1.56%) PHP
12 6 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.04%) Jython
13 4 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (9.90%) Degree
2 26 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.39%) MCSE
5 11 (2.86%) MCITP
6 10 (2.60%) CISSP
6 10 (2.60%) ISEB
6 10 (2.60%) CSSLP
7 9 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.78%) JNCIA
8 3 (0.78%) CCNA
8 3 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.78%) RHCE
8 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.52%) CCEE
10 1 (0.26%) CCAA
10 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.17%) SLA
3 13 (3.39%) QA
4 11 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.69%) XenDesktop
3 15 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.08%) XenApp
6 5 (1.30%) XenServer
6 5 (1.30%) UAG
6 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.04%) NFS
8 3 (0.78%) Nmap
9 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (3.13%) SCCM
2 8 (2.08%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (1.30%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.78%) Nessus
4 3 (0.78%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.52%) WSUS
5 2 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.26%) Puppet
6 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 99 (25.78%) Oracle
2 64 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.33%) Citrix
4 21 (5.47%) SAP
5 20 (5.21%) IBM
6 17 (4.43%) Red Hat
7 16 (4.17%) VMware
8 14 (3.65%) JBoss
9 13 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.60%) HP
11 8 (2.08%) Sun
11 8 (2.08%) Capita
11 8 (2.08%) Northgate
12 7 (1.82%) Civica
12 7 (1.82%) Comino
12 7 (1.82%) Orchard
12 7 (1.82%) Cognos
12 7 (1.82%) Anite
12 7 (1.82%) Sage
13 6 (1.56%) Epicor
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Upto 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle
Next Ventures Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Crewe, United Kingdom
Bentley Motors
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Wetherby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £32500.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago