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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 715 744 696
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -48
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 187 195 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 156 167 134
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%

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
104585 111653 102685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.55% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86393 91565 85529
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
(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 +11 150 £42,500 +2.40% 20
London +17 51 £65,000 +34.02% 4
South East +17 37 £37,500 +15.38% 9
City of London +49 29 £75,000 +57.89% 1
Yorkshire +7 19 £41,000 +9.33%
Scotland -3 18 £40,000 - 6
Surrey +15 15 £30,000 -25.00% 4
East of England +9 15 £39,750 -3.63% 1
West Midlands -22 15 £40,750 -25.90% 3
West Yorkshire +10 12 £48,750 +41.30%
Cambridge +28 10 £38,500 -40.76%
Cambridgeshire +12 10 £38,500 -40.76%
West Sussex - 10 £50,000 -
Leeds +10 9 £56,500 +45.80%
Guildford - 9 £30,000 -
Berkshire +2 8 £40,000 - 2
Maidenhead - 8 £40,000 - 2
Aberdeen - 7 £40,000 -
Gatwick - 7 £32,000 -
Bedfordshire +13 4 £45,000 +9.09%
Weybridge +11 4 - -
North West -8 4 £38,250 -15.46% 1
Coventry -10 4 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Hampshire -19 4 £52,500 +67.47%
North Yorkshire - 4 £28,250 -
South Wales - 4 £30,000 -
Wales - 4 £30,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £30,000 -
Skipton - 4 £28,250 -
County Antrim +7 3 £30,000 - 1

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 148 (41.23%) SQL
2 123 (34.26%) Finance
3 114 (31.75%) Java
4 102 (28.41%) Windows
5 82 (22.84%) .NET
6 80 (22.28%) Microsoft
7 72 (20.06%) SQL Server
8 63 (17.55%) ITIL
9 59 (16.43%) C#
10 57 (15.88%) Degree
11 50 (13.93%) MS Excel
12 48 (13.37%) Banking
12 48 (13.37%) Linux
12 48 (13.37%) Oracle
13 44 (12.26%) Information Security
13 44 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (11.98%) UNIX
15 42 (11.70%) C++
15 42 (11.70%) Security Testing
16 39 (10.86%) Retail
16 39 (10.86%) XML
17 38 (10.58%) Spring
18 37 (10.31%) SharePoint
18 37 (10.31%) SLA
19 35 (9.75%) Active Directory
19 35 (9.75%) OWASP
20 32 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (8.91%) ERP
20 32 (8.91%) Web Services
21 31 (8.64%) ASP.NET

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 37 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.85%) IIS
3 17 (4.74%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.18%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 12 (3.34%) CMS
6 12 (3.34%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.79%) Apache
7 10 (2.79%) OpenEdge
8 9 (2.51%) Confluence
8 9 (2.51%) Lync
9 8 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.95%) JBoss
11 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.39%) FileNet
12 5 (1.39%) Captiva
12 5 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.39%) WorkSite
Applications
1 50 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.74%) MS Office
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) InDesign
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.23%) Agresso
2 7 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.39%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.39%) Primavera
4 5 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.11%) Maximo
5 4 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.11%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.84%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.84%) Movex
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.28%) Endur
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.28%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
1 15 (4.18%) SaaS
2 11 (3.06%) Office 365
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.41%) Firewall
2 14 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.34%) DNS
4 11 (3.06%) AMQP
5 10 (2.79%) CTI
5 10 (2.79%) LAN
5 10 (2.79%) WAN
6 9 (2.51%) Internet
6 9 (2.51%) WebEx
7 5 (1.39%) Network Security
7 5 (1.39%) DHCP
7 5 (1.39%) SSL
8 4 (1.11%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.11%) LDAP
8 4 (1.11%) HTTP
9 3 (0.84%) FTP
10 2 (0.56%) SMTP
10 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.80%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.52%) RDBMS
4 19 (5.29%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (4.18%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.23%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (1.95%) MySQL
11 6 (1.67%) SQLPlus
12 5 (1.39%) IDOL
12 5 (1.39%) QlikView
12 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.84%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.90%) MSI
2 13 (3.62%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.34%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.06%) InstallShield
5 10 (2.79%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.79%) Maven
5 10 (2.79%) JIRA
6 4 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.84%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.28%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
General
1 123 (34.26%) Finance
2 48 (13.37%) Banking
3 39 (10.86%) Retail
4 20 (5.57%) Advertising
5 16 (4.46%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.62%) Legal
6 13 (3.62%) Front Office
7 11 (3.06%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.79%) Billing
9 8 (2.23%) German Language
10 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
12 4 (1.11%) Electronics
12 4 (1.11%) Marketing
12 4 (1.11%) French Language
12 4 (1.11%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.84%) Automotive
14 2 (0.56%) Law
14 2 (0.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.84%) .NET
2 39 (10.86%) XML
3 38 (10.58%) Spring
4 32 (8.91%) Web Services
5 31 (8.64%) ASP.NET
6 27 (7.52%) Struts
7 22 (6.13%) XSLT
8 20 (5.57%) XSL
9 18 (5.01%) Hibernate
9 18 (5.01%) HTML
10 15 (4.18%) Middleware
10 15 (4.18%) JMS
11 14 (3.90%) REST
12 10 (2.79%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (2.51%) CSS
13 9 (2.51%) J2EE
14 8 (2.23%) JSP
14 8 (2.23%) JSF
14 8 (2.23%) Java EE
14 8 (2.23%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.01%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.79%) Reference Data
5 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.95%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.67%) DataPower
7 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.67%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.67%) Replication
7 6 (1.67%) Clustering
8 5 (1.39%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.11%) GIS
9 4 (1.11%) DTV
9 4 (1.11%) LIMS
9 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.11%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 102 (28.41%) Windows
2 48 (13.37%) Linux
3 43 (11.98%) UNIX
4 32 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (6.69%) Windows 7
7 18 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (1.95%) Solaris
10 5 (1.39%) AIX
11 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.84%) HPUX
12 3 (0.84%) CentOS
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.55%) ITIL
2 44 (12.26%) Information Security
3 42 (11.70%) Security Testing
4 35 (9.75%) OWASP
5 32 (8.91%) ERP
6 31 (8.64%) Project Management
7 30 (8.36%) SDLC
8 29 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (7.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 27 (7.52%) Cyber Security
10 23 (6.41%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (6.13%) Mentoring
12 20 (5.57%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (5.29%) CRM
13 19 (5.29%) Migration
14 18 (5.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (4.46%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (4.18%) OO
16 15 (4.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (41.23%) SQL
2 114 (31.75%) Java
3 59 (16.43%) C#
4 42 (11.70%) C++
5 30 (8.36%) Python
6 26 (7.24%) C
6 26 (7.24%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.57%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.29%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.90%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.34%) Perl
11 11 (3.06%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.79%) VB
13 9 (2.51%) VBA
13 9 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.51%) PHP
14 8 (2.23%) VBScript
15 7 (1.95%) VB6
16 5 (1.39%) Groovy
16 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (15.88%) Degree
2 25 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.90%) MCSE
5 9 (2.51%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.23%) CISSP
7 4 (1.11%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.11%) MCP
8 3 (0.84%) MCSA
8 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.56%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) PMP
10 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.28%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.31%) SLA
2 23 (6.41%) QA
3 17 (4.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (9.75%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.39%) vSphere
6 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.57%) SCCM
2 6 (1.67%) SCOM
2 6 (1.67%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (1.67%) WMI
2 6 (1.67%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (1.11%) Nagios
3 4 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.84%) Puppet
5 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.56%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (0.28%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 80 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.37%) Oracle
3 28 (7.80%) VMware
4 19 (5.29%) IBM
5 15 (4.18%) SAP
6 14 (3.90%) HP
7 12 (3.34%) Google
8 10 (2.79%) NetApp
9 9 (2.51%) Citrix
10 8 (2.23%) Bloomberg
11 7 (1.95%) Apple
11 7 (1.95%) BEA
12 6 (1.67%) CommVault
12 6 (1.67%) EMC
12 6 (1.67%) Sun
13 5 (1.39%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.39%) Cisco
14 4 (1.11%) Interwoven
14 4 (1.11%) Juniper
14 4 (1.11%) ESRI
Hertford, Hertfordshire
EU-Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HP Group
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Great Bonus, O/T, Health, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £250 - £320 per day + Overtime
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £46000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 Per Annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Experis Engineering
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £37500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
North Lanarkshire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £37500.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Maidenhead
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 18 days ago