The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 733 793 777
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 132 176 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 115 157 168
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 131 £41,500 -2.35% 17
London +55 42 £54,500 -6.83% 1
South East +39 31 £37,500 -11.76% 6
East of England +38 27 £41,500 -5.14% 5
City of London +46 23 £50,000 -16.66%
Berkshire +51 16 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Midlands -14 13 £24,500 -41.31% 2
Bedfordshire - 12 £32,500 - 1
Reading +39 11 £37,500 -25.00%
Hertfordshire +16 7 £53,000 -3.63% 3
Yorkshire +9 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Solihull - 7 £24,500 -
Cambridge +15 6 £41,500 +3.75%
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £41,500 +3.75%
Hampshire +9 6 £31,000 -49.18% 1
West Sussex +1 6 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Crawley -3 6 £37,500 -11.76% 3
North Yorkshire +9 5 £37,500 +25.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £55,000 - 3
Luton - 5 £32,500 - 1
North West -16 4 £32,500 -35.00%
Dunstable - 4 £52,500 -
Fareham - 4 £30,500 -
Bracknell +19 3 £37,000 -
Bristol +17 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Cheshire +13 3 - -
South West +10 3 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Birmingham -10 3 £43,500 -3.33% 1
Selby - 3 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +15 2 - -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Applications Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 157 (52.86%) SQL
2 111 (37.37%) Finance
3 89 (29.97%) ITIL
4 85 (28.62%) Windows
5 74 (24.92%) SQL Server
6 56 (18.86%) Microsoft
7 53 (17.85%) Oracle
8 52 (17.51%) .NET
9 51 (17.17%) Java
10 50 (16.84%) JavaScript
11 49 (16.50%) Linux
12 48 (16.16%) SharePoint
13 46 (15.49%) Degree
14 45 (15.15%) CRM
15 43 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 40 (13.47%) Banking
16 40 (13.47%) SDLC
17 39 (13.13%) Web Services
18 33 (11.11%) Windows Server
19 32 (10.77%) MS Excel
20 30 (10.10%) Problem Management
21 29 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
22 28 (9.43%) Document Management
23 25 (8.42%) Unix
23 25 (8.42%) HTML
23 25 (8.42%) ASP.NET
23 25 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
23 25 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
24 23 (7.74%) Management Information System
25 22 (7.41%) Incident Management

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 48 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.06%) IIS
3 14 (4.71%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.04%) Apache
5 11 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.69%) JBoss
6 8 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.68%) CMS
8 5 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.01%) nginx
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.67%) CICS
10 2 (0.67%) Gentran
10 2 (0.67%) Liferay
10 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 32 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.68%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.68%) Maximo
3 2 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.67%) EQXanite
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.67%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Epicor Tropos
4 1 (0.34%) HFM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.34%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.01%) Bluemix
3 3 (1.01%) IaaS
3 3 (1.01%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) Apcera
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 10 (3.37%) DNS
3 9 (3.03%) LAN
4 6 (2.02%) DHCP
4 6 (2.02%) Firewall
5 4 (1.35%) HTTP
5 4 (1.35%) Internet
5 4 (1.35%) WAN
6 3 (1.01%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) Intranet
7 1 (0.34%) NAS
7 1 (0.34%) VPN
7 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (24.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (14.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (6.40%) Oracle BI EE
4 18 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.03%) DB2
6 9 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.69%) MySQL
7 8 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.02%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.68%) Informix
10 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.35%) Power BI
11 3 (1.01%) Big Data
11 3 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.35%) Gradle
2 4 (1.35%) Maven
3 2 (0.67%) PeopleTools
4 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 111 (37.37%) Finance
2 40 (13.47%) Banking
3 17 (5.72%) Retail
4 10 (3.37%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.69%) Japanese Language
5 8 (2.69%) Law
5 8 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.02%) Legal
6 6 (2.02%) Marketing
7 5 (1.68%) Back Office
8 4 (1.35%) Advertising
9 3 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.01%) Games
9 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.51%) .NET
2 39 (13.13%) Web Services
3 25 (8.42%) ASP.NET
3 25 (8.42%) HTML
4 20 (6.73%) CSS
5 19 (6.40%) XML
6 11 (3.70%) Java EE
7 10 (3.37%) XSLT
8 9 (3.03%) XSL
9 8 (2.69%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.69%) JSF
9 8 (2.69%) JSP
9 8 (2.69%) Middleware
9 8 (2.69%) Spring
9 8 (2.69%) Struts
10 4 (1.35%) J2EE
10 4 (1.35%) Node.js
10 4 (1.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.35%) WSDL
11 3 (1.01%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.69%) Informatics
4 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.02%) Clustering
5 6 (2.02%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.02%) User Experience
6 5 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.68%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.35%) EPoS
7 4 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.35%) Health Informatics
7 4 (1.35%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) Data Conversion
8 3 (1.01%) Life Science
8 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 85 (28.62%) Windows
2 49 (16.50%) Linux
3 33 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 25 (8.42%) Unix
5 8 (2.69%) AIX
6 7 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.68%) CentOS
7 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.01%) Android
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (29.97%) ITIL
2 45 (15.15%) CRM
3 40 (13.47%) SDLC
4 30 (10.10%) Problem Management
5 28 (9.43%) Document Management
6 25 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (7.41%) Incident Management
8 21 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 20 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.40%) System Integration Testing
11 16 (5.39%) Analytics
12 13 (4.38%) Change Control
12 13 (4.38%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.38%) OWASP
12 13 (4.38%) Software Delivery
12 13 (4.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (4.04%) High Availability
13 12 (4.04%) Service Management
14 11 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 157 (52.86%) SQL
2 51 (17.17%) Java
3 50 (16.84%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.07%) PL/SQL
4 21 (7.07%) VBScript
5 18 (6.06%) C#
6 11 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.37%) C
7 10 (3.37%) C++
7 10 (3.37%) PHP
8 8 (2.69%) Python
9 7 (2.36%) Perl
9 7 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.68%) Delphi
11 4 (1.35%) VB
12 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.67%) COBOL
13 2 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (15.49%) Degree
2 13 (4.38%) CEH
3 8 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.01%) CFA
5 3 (1.01%) CISM
5 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) CISSP
6 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.67%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.34%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.34%) GCIA
7 1 (0.34%) GIAC
7 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.41%) SLA
2 20 (6.73%) QA
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) DICOM
4 2 (0.67%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.35%) HP Fortify
1 4 (1.35%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) Grafana
2 2 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.34%) Nessus
3 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.34%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.85%) Oracle
3 19 (6.40%) Siebel
4 17 (5.72%) Citrix
5 14 (4.71%) IBM
6 13 (4.38%) Remedy
6 13 (4.38%) VMware
7 10 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (3.03%) SAP
9 7 (2.36%) BEA
9 7 (2.36%) Informatica
10 6 (2.02%) Northgate
11 5 (1.68%) Avaya
11 5 (1.68%) Computacenter
11 5 (1.68%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.68%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.35%) Dynatrace
12 4 (1.35%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 4 (1.35%) Sybase
12 4 (1.35%) Veracode
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