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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 741 726 697
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 161 200 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 120 176 150
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £43,226
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,075 £27,500 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £61,150 £60,000 £62,400
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £39,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -6.47%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +8 146 £43,500 +8.75% 15
South East -12 49 £42,500 +21.42% 7
London +7 38 £50,250 +8.64% 3
East of England +11 20 £41,000 -0.60% 2
Surrey +7 17 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Yorkshire +12 15 £56,500 +79.36% 1
Scotland -10 13 £40,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds +16 12 £56,500 +41.25%
West Yorkshire +14 12 £56,500 +79.36% 1
West Sussex +5 12 £42,500 - 2
West Midlands -25 12 £47,500 -20.83% 1
Cambridgeshire +33 9 £38,500 -40.76%
Cambridge +26 9 £38,500 -40.76%
City of London +19 9 £62,500 +25.00% 2
Crawley +1 9 £42,500 - 2
Edinburgh -2 9 £49,500 +16.47% 1
Essex +2 8 £43,500 -3.33% 2
Hampshire +7 7 £55,000 +75.72%
Birmingham +3 7 £50,000 +37.93% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 - - 1
Oxford - 7 - - 1
Maidenhead +16 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Berkshire +6 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South West -11 5 £37,500 -
Weybridge +13 4 - -
Woking -2 4 £41,250 -8.33%
East Midlands -4 4 £38,500 -30.00%
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 4 £37,500 -
Guildford - 3 £30,000 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 138 (36.80%) SQL
2 121 (32.27%) Finance
3 109 (29.07%) Windows
4 99 (26.40%) Java
5 90 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 85 (22.67%) SQL Server
7 73 (19.47%) .NET
8 63 (16.80%) Linux
9 61 (16.27%) ITIL
10 56 (14.93%) Degree
11 52 (13.87%) C#
11 52 (13.87%) Oracle
12 51 (13.60%) SharePoint
13 49 (13.07%) MS Excel
13 49 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (12.53%) Active Directory
15 43 (11.47%) Banking
16 42 (11.20%) Retail
17 41 (10.93%) ERP
17 41 (10.93%) C++
18 40 (10.67%) UNIX
18 40 (10.67%) VMware
19 37 (9.87%) Information Security
19 37 (9.87%) SLA
20 34 (9.07%) Spring
20 34 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (8.27%) Project Management
21 31 (8.27%) Python
22 29 (7.73%) Security Testing
23 28 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 51 (13.60%) SharePoint
2 22 (5.87%) IIS
3 14 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.93%) Apache
4 11 (2.93%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.93%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.67%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.67%) OpenEdge
5 10 (2.67%) CMS
6 9 (2.40%) Lync
7 8 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.13%) WorkSite
8 7 (1.87%) JBoss
9 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.33%) FileNet
10 5 (1.33%) Captiva
10 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
10 5 (1.33%) Confluence
10 5 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 49 (13.07%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.87%) MS Office
3 8 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.07%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) InDesign
7 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 7 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (1.33%) Primavera
5 5 (1.33%) Infor M3
5 5 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (1.07%) Maximo
7 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.80%) Movex
7 3 (0.80%) Agresso
8 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.27%) Endur
9 1 (0.27%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (3.20%) SaaS
2 12 (3.20%) Office 365
3 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.00%) Firewall
2 13 (3.47%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.20%) DNS
4 11 (2.93%) LAN
4 11 (2.93%) WAN
5 10 (2.67%) CTI
6 9 (2.40%) AMQP
6 9 (2.40%) WebEx
7 7 (1.87%) SSL
7 7 (1.87%) Internet
8 5 (1.33%) HTTPS
8 5 (1.33%) DHCP
8 5 (1.33%) HTTP
8 5 (1.33%) Network Security
9 4 (1.07%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.07%) LDAP
10 3 (0.80%) FTP
10 3 (0.80%) VPN
11 2 (0.53%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.93%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.87%) RDBMS
3 22 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.93%) MySQL
8 9 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.13%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.87%) Big Data
10 7 (1.87%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.60%) QlikView
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.07%) IDOL
13 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (4.53%) MSI
1 17 (4.53%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.20%) InstallShield
3 11 (2.93%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.93%) Eclipse
4 10 (2.67%) Maven
5 7 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.60%) JIRA
7 5 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.53%) Subversion
9 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 121 (32.27%) Finance
2 43 (11.47%) Banking
3 42 (11.20%) Retail
4 20 (5.33%) Advertising
5 17 (4.53%) Legal
6 15 (4.00%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.73%) Front Office
8 11 (2.93%) Financial Institution
9 10 (2.67%) Billing
10 9 (2.40%) Telecoms
11 8 (2.13%) German Language
12 6 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (1.07%) Marketing
13 4 (1.07%) French Language
13 4 (1.07%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.80%) Electronics
15 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.53%) Law
16 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (19.47%) .NET
2 34 (9.07%) Spring
3 28 (7.47%) Web Services
3 28 (7.47%) XML
4 25 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.40%) Struts
6 17 (4.53%) Middleware
7 15 (4.00%) Hibernate
8 14 (3.73%) FIX Protocol
9 12 (3.20%) LAMP
9 12 (3.20%) XSL
9 12 (3.20%) XSLT
10 10 (2.67%) JMS
10 10 (2.67%) HTML
10 10 (2.67%) REST
11 9 (2.40%) CSS
12 8 (2.13%) COM+
12 8 (2.13%) J2EE
12 8 (2.13%) ZeroMQ
13 7 (1.87%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.27%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.67%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.87%) Equities
6 7 (1.87%) Hedge funds
6 7 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.87%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.60%) Semantic Web
7 6 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.33%) DataPower
9 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.07%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.07%) GIS
9 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.07%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.07%) Windows
2 63 (16.80%) Linux
3 40 (10.67%) UNIX
4 34 (9.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.87%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.33%) AIX
9 5 (1.33%) Solaris
9 5 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.80%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.27%) ITIL
2 41 (10.93%) ERP
3 37 (9.87%) Information Security
4 31 (8.27%) Project Management
5 29 (7.73%) Security Testing
6 28 (7.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (7.20%) Cyber Security
8 26 (6.93%) OWASP
8 26 (6.93%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (5.87%) CRM
11 21 (5.60%) SDLC
11 21 (5.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (5.33%) Migration
13 18 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (4.00%) Change Management
15 14 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
16 13 (3.47%) Waterfall
16 13 (3.47%) Asset Management
16 13 (3.47%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (36.80%) SQL
2 99 (26.40%) Java
3 52 (13.87%) C#
4 41 (10.93%) C++
5 31 (8.27%) Python
6 25 (6.67%) C
7 24 (6.40%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.07%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.53%) PHP
10 14 (3.73%) Perl
10 14 (3.73%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.67%) VB
14 8 (2.13%) VB6
15 6 (1.60%) VBA
15 6 (1.60%) VBScript
16 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 4 (1.07%) Groovy
17 3 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (14.93%) Degree
2 25 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.20%) MCSE
5 11 (2.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.80%) MCSA
7 3 (0.80%) MCP
7 3 (0.80%) CISSP
8 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.53%) CCNA
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.87%) SLA
2 18 (4.80%) QA
3 12 (3.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (12.53%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.07%) vSphere
8 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.53%) XenApp
8 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.87%) SCCM
2 8 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.60%) WMI
4 5 (1.33%) SCOM
5 4 (1.07%) Nagios
6 3 (0.80%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.53%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.27%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.27%) Netcool
8 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 90 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.87%) Oracle
3 40 (10.67%) VMware
4 19 (5.07%) IBM
4 19 (5.07%) Citrix
5 12 (3.20%) Cisco
5 12 (3.20%) SAP
6 11 (2.93%) NetApp
7 9 (2.40%) HP
8 6 (1.60%) Bloomberg
8 6 (1.60%) Google
9 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.33%) BEA
9 5 (1.33%) Hyperion
10 4 (1.07%) Interwoven
10 4 (1.07%) Juniper
10 4 (1.07%) Baan
10 4 (1.07%) ESRI
10 4 (1.07%) Fundtech
10 4 (1.07%) Tripwire
Essex
Picture More Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
England
Hudson IT
Salary: Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
KPRS
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £40k - £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
SCC
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Pudsey
Tectre Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Elsevier
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 26 days ago