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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 785 775 789
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 125 188 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 105 142 173
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £61,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
90765 105251 110157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.20% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76040 87694 88974
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +1 119 £45,000 +5.88% 14
London +33 46 £55,000 +10.00% 6
South East +15 33 £39,500 -7.05% 2
City of London +58 18 £54,000 -13.60%
East of England +13 12 £33,250 -18.90% 4
West Sussex +9 12 £42,500 -
Crawley +5 12 £42,500 -
West Midlands -16 9 £30,750 -35.26% 1
Yorkshire +18 8 £40,000 +9.58%
Bedfordshire +21 7 £32,500 -40.90% 2
Berkshire +18 7 £37,500 -21.05% 1
East Midlands +16 7 £37,500 -12.17%
Birmingham -33 7 £40,250 -17.43%
Hampshire +9 6 £31,250 -48.77% 1
North Yorkshire +16 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £37,500 -
Luton - 5 £32,500 - 2
Mansfield - 4 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire +19 3 £60,000 +150.00% 2
Reading +17 3 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Leeds +12 3 £40,000 +9.58%
West Yorkshire +8 3 £40,000 +9.58%
Oxfordshire +1 3 - -
Selby - 3 £40,000 -
Southampton - 3 £25,000 -
North West +15 2 £32,500 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £25,000 +13.63%
Northamptonshire +13 2 £38,719 +3.25%
Northampton +12 2 £38,719 +3.25%
Surrey +1 2 £24,500 -38.75%

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 189 (58.70%) SQL
2 104 (32.30%) SQL Server
3 94 (29.19%) Finance
4 81 (25.16%) ITIL
5 79 (24.53%) Windows
6 78 (24.22%) Microsoft
7 69 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (19.57%) Linux
9 61 (18.94%) Oracle
10 59 (18.32%) .NET
11 55 (17.08%) SharePoint
12 52 (16.15%) CRM
13 49 (15.22%) Java
14 38 (11.80%) IIS
14 38 (11.80%) Degree
15 37 (11.49%) JavaScript
16 35 (10.87%) XML
17 33 (10.25%) Windows Server
18 32 (9.94%) SDLC
19 29 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
20 28 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 28 (8.70%) Web Services
20 28 (8.70%) MS Excel
20 28 (8.70%) C#
21 27 (8.39%) Banking
22 26 (8.07%) Dynamics CRM
22 26 (8.07%) T-SQL
23 25 (7.76%) PL/SQL
23 25 (7.76%) Problem Management
24 24 (7.45%) Agile Software Development

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 55 (17.08%) SharePoint
2 38 (11.80%) IIS
3 14 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.42%) Apache
5 9 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.86%) JBoss
7 5 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.93%) CMS
8 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.93%) nginx
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.62%) Liferay
9 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.31%) Moodle
10 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 28 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (8.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.86%) Maximo
2 6 (1.86%) SAP MDM
3 5 (1.55%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (1.55%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.93%) Summit
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.31%) EQXanite
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.31%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.24%) Office 365
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.93%) Bluemix
3 3 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.31%) Apcera
4 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.73%) LAN
2 10 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.48%) DNS
3 8 (2.48%) WAN
4 7 (2.17%) DHCP
4 7 (2.17%) Firewall
5 6 (1.86%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.93%) SAN
6 3 (0.93%) WebEx
7 2 (0.62%) Internet
8 1 (0.31%) HTTP
8 1 (0.31%) NAS
8 1 (0.31%) SSL
8 1 (0.31%) VoIP
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
8 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (32.30%) SQL Server
2 69 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (5.59%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (2.48%) Informix
6 8 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.86%) Power BI
9 5 (1.55%) MySQL
10 4 (1.24%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.93%) Big Data
11 3 (0.93%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (0.62%) PeopleTools
1 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) Ant
2 1 (0.31%) AppScan
2 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.31%) Maven
2 1 (0.31%) MSI
2 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.31%) Toad
2 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 94 (29.19%) Finance
2 27 (8.39%) Banking
3 13 (4.04%) Law
4 12 (3.73%) Legal
5 11 (3.42%) Retail
6 8 (2.48%) Japanese Language
7 7 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.17%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.17%) Marketing
8 5 (1.55%) Advertising
9 4 (1.24%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.93%) Back Office
10 3 (0.93%) Games
10 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Billing
11 2 (0.62%) Electronics
11 2 (0.62%) Front Office
12 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.32%) .NET
2 35 (10.87%) XML
3 28 (8.70%) Web Services
4 21 (6.52%) HTML
5 20 (6.21%) ASP.NET
6 13 (4.04%) XSL
6 13 (4.04%) XSLT
7 11 (3.42%) CSS
8 10 (3.11%) Java EE
9 9 (2.80%) J2EE
10 8 (2.48%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (2.48%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.48%) JSP
10 8 (2.48%) Middleware
10 8 (2.48%) Spring
11 7 (2.17%) JSF
11 7 (2.17%) SOAP
11 7 (2.17%) Struts
12 4 (1.24%) COM
12 4 (1.24%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (5.90%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.28%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.17%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.17%) Informatics
5 6 (1.86%) Clustering
5 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.86%) User Experience
6 5 (1.55%) Derivative
6 5 (1.55%) Fintech
6 5 (1.55%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.24%) Equities
7 4 (1.24%) Eurex
8 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.93%) Data Conversion
8 3 (0.93%) Health Informatics
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 79 (24.53%) Windows
2 63 (19.57%) Linux
3 33 (10.25%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.14%) Unix
5 11 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.86%) Android
7 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.55%) AIX
8 5 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.93%) CentOS
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.16%) ITIL
2 52 (16.15%) CRM
3 32 (9.94%) SDLC
4 29 (9.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (7.76%) Problem Management
6 24 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (6.52%) Document Management
8 19 (5.90%) Data Security
8 19 (5.90%) OWASP
8 19 (5.90%) Workflow
9 16 (4.97%) ERP
10 15 (4.66%) Project Management
10 15 (4.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 14 (4.35%) Security Testing
12 13 (4.04%) Analytics
12 13 (4.04%) E-Commerce
12 13 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (3.73%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (58.70%) SQL
2 49 (15.22%) Java
3 37 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.70%) C#
5 26 (8.07%) T-SQL
6 25 (7.76%) PL/SQL
7 17 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.35%) VB
8 14 (4.35%) VBScript
9 10 (3.11%) PHP
9 10 (3.11%) XPath
10 8 (2.48%) C++
10 8 (2.48%) Perl
11 7 (2.17%) Python
12 6 (1.86%) C
12 6 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.93%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.62%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 38 (11.80%) Degree
2 11 (3.42%) CEH
3 8 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.55%) SANS
5 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.62%) CFA
7 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CISSP
8 1 (0.31%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.52%) SLA
2 13 (4.04%) QA
3 6 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) DICOM
5 2 (0.62%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.55%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.62%) Nagios
2 2 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.31%) Nessus
3 1 (0.31%) OpenView
3 1 (0.31%) SCOM
3 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 78 (24.22%) Microsoft
2 61 (18.94%) Oracle
3 20 (6.21%) SAP
4 14 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (4.35%) Siebel
5 12 (3.73%) Citrix
5 12 (3.73%) Remedy
5 12 (3.73%) VMware
6 11 (3.42%) Avaya
6 11 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.11%) Computacenter
8 9 (2.80%) Informatica
9 7 (2.17%) BEA
9 7 (2.17%) IBM
10 4 (1.24%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 4 (1.24%) Sybase
10 4 (1.24%) Veracode
10 4 (1.24%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.93%) Murex
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