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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 739 670 733
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +63
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 134 223 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 108 172 106
Average salary £40,750 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.50% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £61,500 £63,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
99404 99827 97677
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81778 80400 82215
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 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 5 March 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 March 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 -63 125 £41,500 -17.00% 25
London +2 50 £52,500 +5.00% 14
East of England +15 22 £43,000 -4.44% 3
South East -37 21 £36,606 -13.86% 2
Bedfordshire - 14 £45,000 -
City of London -10 10 £62,500 +1.62% 3
West Midlands -34 10 £37,250 -37.91% 3
East Midlands +26 7 £24,500 -39.50%
Yorkshire -7 7 £33,750 +32.35% 1
Hampshire -16 7 £47,250 +19.62% 1
Dunstable - 7 £45,000 -
Berkshire -3 6 £38,750 +13.97%
Scotland -10 6 £49,500 +26.92%
Southampton -15 6 £45,000 +15.38%
Surrey -22 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £24,500 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £33,000 - 3
Guildford +12 4 £30,000 -35.13%
West Yorkshire -13 4 £34,947 +66.41%
South West -31 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Northampton - 4 £29,500 -
Gloucestershire -5 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Edinburgh -10 3 £36,000 -5.26%
Staffordshire -12 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham -17 3 £29,500 -41.00%
North West -20 3 £24,875 -58.54% 2
Luton - 3 £42,000 -
Stafford - 3 £60,000 -
North Yorkshire +10 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 2 £36,500 -18.88%

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 150 (47.47%) SQL
2 90 (28.48%) Windows
3 83 (26.27%) Finance
4 80 (25.32%) Oracle
5 70 (22.15%) Java
6 69 (21.84%) SQL Server
7 64 (20.25%) .NET
8 62 (19.62%) UNIX
9 59 (18.67%) ITIL
10 57 (18.04%) Microsoft
11 56 (17.72%) Degree
12 51 (16.14%) XML
13 42 (13.29%) MS Excel
14 39 (12.34%) Banking
15 38 (12.03%) C#
16 36 (11.39%) SLA
17 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET
17 34 (10.76%) Linux
18 31 (9.81%) PL/SQL
18 31 (9.81%) OWASP
18 31 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
19 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
20 29 (9.18%) XSLT
21 28 (8.86%) Change Management
22 26 (8.23%) HTML
23 25 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
23 25 (7.91%) Oracle Database
23 25 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
24 24 (7.59%) Ethical Hacking
24 24 (7.59%) WebSphere

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 30 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.59%) WebSphere
3 19 (6.01%) IIS
4 16 (5.06%) Tomcat
5 14 (4.43%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.48%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.48%) OpenEdge
7 7 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.22%) CMS
7 7 (2.22%) Confluence
8 5 (1.58%) Drupal
8 5 (1.58%) Kentico
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.95%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (0.95%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.63%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.63%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) Stata
3 2 (0.63%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.48%) Agresso
2 8 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) assyst
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.63%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.63%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.16%) SaaS
2 4 (1.27%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.32%) Force.com
4 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.70%) Firewall
2 13 (4.11%) AMQP
3 5 (1.58%) LAN
3 5 (1.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.95%) WAN
4 3 (0.95%) Wireless
5 2 (0.63%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.63%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.63%) SSL
6 1 (0.32%) SAN
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) Telnet
6 1 (0.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.32%) DNS
6 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (21.84%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 25 (7.91%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.11%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.53%) QlikView
6 8 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.22%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.90%) MySQL
8 6 (1.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.58%) SQLPlus
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.27%) MS Access
10 4 (1.27%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.95%) DB2
11 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.95%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.22%) JIRA
3 4 (1.27%) Subversion
4 3 (0.95%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.63%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.63%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) MSI
6 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.32%) Xcode
General
1 83 (26.27%) Finance
2 39 (12.34%) Banking
3 19 (6.01%) Legal
4 12 (3.80%) Law
5 9 (2.85%) Front Office
6 8 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.58%) Retail
8 5 (1.58%) Publishing
8 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.95%) Automotive
9 3 (0.95%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.25%) .NET
2 51 (16.14%) XML
3 34 (10.76%) ASP.NET
4 29 (9.18%) XSLT
5 26 (8.23%) HTML
6 24 (7.59%) XSL
7 20 (6.33%) Web Services
7 20 (6.33%) Middleware
8 18 (5.70%) REST
9 16 (5.06%) JMS
10 14 (4.43%) CSS
11 12 (3.80%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.48%) Spring
12 11 (3.48%) WCF
13 10 (3.16%) JSF
13 10 (3.16%) Java EE
13 10 (3.16%) Hibernate
13 10 (3.16%) JSP
13 10 (3.16%) Struts
14 9 (2.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.01%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.85%) SWIFT
6 7 (2.22%) Statistics
7 5 (1.58%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.58%) Replication
7 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 5 (1.58%) New Media
7 5 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.27%) Open Source
8 4 (1.27%) DataPower
8 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.95%) Life Science
9 3 (0.95%) Informatics
10 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 90 (28.48%) Windows
2 62 (19.62%) UNIX
3 34 (10.76%) Linux
4 14 (4.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.16%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.85%) Solaris
8 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.58%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.58%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.27%) CentOS
11 3 (0.95%) AIX
11 3 (0.95%) HPUX
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.67%) ITIL
2 31 (9.81%) OWASP
2 31 (9.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 28 (8.86%) Change Management
4 24 (7.59%) Information Security
4 24 (7.59%) Ethical Hacking
5 23 (7.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 21 (6.65%) Security Testing
7 18 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (5.70%) E-Commerce
8 16 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 15 (4.75%) CRM
10 14 (4.43%) Service Management
10 14 (4.43%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.43%) Workflow
10 14 (4.43%) Problem Management
10 14 (4.43%) Software Engineering
11 13 (4.11%) Migration
11 13 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 150 (47.47%) SQL
2 70 (22.15%) Java
3 38 (12.03%) C#
4 31 (9.81%) PL/SQL
5 23 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 18 (5.70%) VB.NET
7 15 (4.75%) Shell Script
8 13 (4.11%) Perl
9 11 (3.48%) Python
10 9 (2.85%) C++
10 9 (2.85%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.22%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.90%) VBA
12 6 (1.90%) C
13 5 (1.58%) VBScript
13 5 (1.58%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.58%) Korn
14 4 (1.27%) XPath
14 4 (1.27%) VB
15 3 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 56 (17.72%) Degree
2 12 (3.80%) CISSP
3 8 (2.53%) VCP4
4 6 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.90%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.27%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.95%) HND
7 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.63%) RHCE
8 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.63%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (0.63%) MCSE
8 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.32%) CCNA
9 1 (0.32%) MCP
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMP
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.39%) SLA
2 21 (6.65%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.11%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (4.75%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.53%) XenApp
3 6 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.90%) vSphere
4 5 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.63%) KVM
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.32%) Nmap
7 1 (0.32%) XenServer
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.80%) SCCM
2 5 (1.58%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.95%) WSUS
4 2 (0.63%) Netcool
4 2 (0.63%) Nagios
4 2 (0.63%) Puppet
4 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (25.32%) Oracle
2 57 (18.04%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.06%) Citrix
4 13 (4.11%) IBM
5 11 (3.48%) VMware
6 10 (3.16%) Google
6 10 (3.16%) HP
6 10 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.22%) Apple
7 7 (2.22%) EMC
8 6 (1.90%) SAP
9 5 (1.58%) Sun
9 5 (1.58%) BEA
9 5 (1.58%) CommVault
9 5 (1.58%) NetApp
9 5 (1.58%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.58%) Charles River
10 4 (1.27%) Sage
10 4 (1.27%) CODA
10 4 (1.27%) Sybase
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Empiric Solutions
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + excellent package & training
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + package
Posted: 6 days ago
United Kingdom
Thirteen Group
Salary: Up to £33,000
Posted: 8 days ago
West Bromwich
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £27,000
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesborough, United Kingdom
Thirteen Group
Salary: Up to £33,000
Posted: 10 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Thirteen Group
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago