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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 741 668 737
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +69
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 151 231 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 113 185 118
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £31,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £67,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,947 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-17.89% +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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
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 £27,000 £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 27 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 27 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
(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 -49 140 £40,000 -20.00% 29
London +19 59 £57,500 +15.00% 13
East of England +24 24 £42,250 -6.11% 4
South East -33 20 £35,356 -16.80% 2
Bedfordshire - 16 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +7 14 £30,000 +42.85% 7
City of London 0 13 £62,500 +1.62% 4
West Midlands -37 12 £41,775 -30.37% 1
North Yorkshire +24 7 £30,000 - 5
East Midlands +17 6 £22,500 -44.44%
Hampshire +3 6 - -
Surrey -12 6 £32,500 -26.13% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £38,750 - 3
Southampton - 6 - -
Skipton +1 5 £30,000 - 4
West Yorkshire -2 5 £31,500 +50.00% 2
Staffordshire -16 5 £60,000 -
Stafford - 5 £60,000 -
Dunstable - 5 £50,000 -
Guildford +7 4 £31,250 -30.55%
Luton - 4 £42,000 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £23,500 -
Berkshire -7 3 £45,000 +30.43%
North West -8 3 £24,875 -58.54%
East Sussex -19 3 £22,500 -
Brighton -19 3 £22,500 -
Leeds - 3 £17,000 -
West Bromwich - 3 £26,000 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £40,000 - 1
Manchester +7 2 £24,875 -39.69%

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 149 (46.13%) SQL
2 93 (28.79%) Finance
3 83 (25.70%) Java
3 83 (25.70%) Windows
4 71 (21.98%) Oracle
4 71 (21.98%) SQL Server
5 64 (19.81%) .NET
6 61 (18.89%) Microsoft
7 58 (17.96%) XML
8 57 (17.65%) UNIX
8 57 (17.65%) ITIL
9 53 (16.41%) Degree
10 45 (13.93%) C#
10 45 (13.93%) MS Excel
11 42 (13.00%) Banking
12 39 (12.07%) SLA
13 36 (11.15%) ASP.NET
14 33 (10.22%) PL/SQL
14 33 (10.22%) XSLT
14 33 (10.22%) OWASP
15 32 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (9.91%) Linux
16 31 (9.60%) SharePoint
17 29 (8.98%) Information Security
18 28 (8.67%) Web Services
18 28 (8.67%) XSL
18 28 (8.67%) HTML
18 28 (8.67%) Ethical Hacking
19 27 (8.36%) JavaScript

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 31 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.81%) IIS
3 20 (6.19%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 16 (4.95%) WebLogic
6 11 (3.41%) OpenEdge
7 10 (3.10%) CMS
8 9 (2.79%) MS Exchange
9 8 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (2.48%) Confluence
10 6 (1.86%) Lync
10 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.55%) Drupal
11 5 (1.55%) Kentico
12 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.93%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
13 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) Stata
3 2 (0.62%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (3.41%) Agresso
2 7 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.93%) assyst
5 2 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.62%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.31%) Maximo
6 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.10%) SaaS
2 6 (1.86%) Office 365
3 5 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.12%) Firewall
2 17 (5.26%) AMQP
3 7 (2.17%) Internet
3 7 (2.17%) LAN
4 5 (1.55%) WAN
5 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.93%) DNS
6 3 (0.93%) CTI
6 3 (0.93%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.62%) SSL
7 2 (0.62%) FTP
8 1 (0.31%) VPN
8 1 (0.31%) SAN
8 1 (0.31%) Intranet
8 1 (0.31%) SSH
8 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.31%) Telnet
8 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.50%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.48%) QlikView
7 7 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.86%) SQLPlus
9 5 (1.55%) MySQL
9 5 (1.55%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.93%) MS Access
10 3 (0.93%) DB2
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.62%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 15 (4.64%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.48%) Eclipse
2 8 (2.48%) JIRA
2 8 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.86%) Subversion
3 6 (1.86%) Maven
4 2 (0.62%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.62%) MSI
4 2 (0.62%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.31%) Xcode
General
1 93 (28.79%) Finance
2 42 (13.00%) Banking
3 16 (4.95%) Retail
3 16 (4.95%) Legal
4 12 (3.72%) Law
4 12 (3.72%) Front Office
5 9 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.17%) Advertising
7 6 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.55%) Publishing
8 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.24%) German Language
10 3 (0.93%) Billing
10 3 (0.93%) Automotive
10 3 (0.93%) Back Office
11 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (19.81%) .NET
2 58 (17.96%) XML
3 36 (11.15%) ASP.NET
4 33 (10.22%) XSLT
5 28 (8.67%) HTML
5 28 (8.67%) Web Services
5 28 (8.67%) XSL
6 23 (7.12%) REST
7 21 (6.50%) JMS
8 17 (5.26%) Spring
9 16 (4.95%) Hibernate
10 15 (4.64%) CSS
11 14 (4.33%) Middleware
12 12 (3.72%) .NET Framework
13 11 (3.41%) SOAP
14 10 (3.10%) Struts
14 10 (3.10%) JSP
14 10 (3.10%) Java EE
14 10 (3.10%) WCF
14 10 (3.10%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.12%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.86%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.86%) Statistics
6 6 (1.86%) Reference Data
6 6 (1.86%) SWIFT
6 6 (1.86%) Replication
6 6 (1.86%) Clustering
6 6 (1.86%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.55%) New Media
8 4 (1.24%) DataPower
8 4 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.93%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.93%) Derivative
9 3 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.62%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (25.70%) Windows
2 57 (17.65%) UNIX
3 32 (9.91%) Linux
4 14 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.79%) Solaris
8 6 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.24%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.24%) CentOS
10 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.93%) HPUX
11 2 (0.62%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.65%) ITIL
2 33 (10.22%) OWASP
3 32 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 29 (8.98%) Information Security
5 28 (8.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 25 (7.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 24 (7.43%) Security Testing
8 23 (7.12%) Change Management
9 21 (6.50%) Mentoring
10 20 (6.19%) E-Commerce
11 18 (5.57%) CRM
11 18 (5.57%) Software Engineering
11 18 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (5.26%) Project Management
13 15 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (3.72%) ERP
15 12 (3.72%) Workflow
16 10 (3.10%) Migration
16 10 (3.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 149 (46.13%) SQL
2 83 (25.70%) Java
3 45 (13.93%) C#
4 33 (10.22%) PL/SQL
5 27 (8.36%) JavaScript
6 17 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 15 (4.64%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.33%) C++
9 13 (4.02%) Perl
10 11 (3.41%) Python
11 9 (2.79%) VBA
11 9 (2.79%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.79%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.48%) C
13 7 (2.17%) VBScript
14 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.55%) Groovy
15 5 (1.55%) Korn
15 5 (1.55%) VB
16 4 (1.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (16.41%) Degree
2 13 (4.02%) CISSP
3 10 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.86%) MCSE
5 4 (1.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.93%) MCP
6 3 (0.93%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.62%) RHCE
7 2 (0.62%) MCSA
7 2 (0.62%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.62%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.31%) MCITP
8 1 (0.31%) CCNA
8 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.07%) SLA
2 21 (6.50%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.41%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.93%) XenApp
4 3 (0.93%) vSphere
5 2 (0.62%) KVM
5 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.31%) XenServer
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (2.48%) SCCM
2 6 (1.86%) Data Guard
2 6 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.55%) SCOM
4 3 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (0.93%) Puppet
4 3 (0.93%) Nagios
5 2 (0.62%) Netcool
5 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) WMI
6 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.31%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 71 (21.98%) Oracle
2 61 (18.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.95%) IBM
4 13 (4.02%) Google
5 12 (3.72%) VMware
6 11 (3.41%) Citrix
7 10 (3.10%) HP
8 8 (2.48%) EMC
8 8 (2.48%) Apple
8 8 (2.48%) Bloomberg
9 7 (2.17%) NetApp
9 7 (2.17%) BEA
9 7 (2.17%) SAP
10 6 (1.86%) Sun
10 6 (1.86%) CommVault
10 6 (1.86%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.55%) Charles River
11 5 (1.55%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (1.24%) Sophis
12 4 (1.24%) Redknee
Bedfordshire
RDF Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, Yorkshire
Harvey Nash Plc
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
RDF Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £35K plus benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Redwood Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21500 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Atos
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Banking Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
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Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 19 days ago