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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 783 780 715
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -65
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 152 157 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 139 127 174
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £26,100 £32,410
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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 +25 144 £45,000 +12.50% 14
London +7 57 £59,250 +31.66% 2
South East +43 51 £42,500 +18.05% 5
West Sussex +21 27 £42,500 +11.22% 2
Crawley - 21 £42,500 - 2
East of England -4 16 £53,100 +18.00% 3
Hertfordshire +8 10 £57,000 +100.00% 1
Surrey +11 8 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £34,347 +5.68% 1
Berkshire -10 8 £44,500 +4.70%
Leeds +7 7 £34,250 +2.23%
West Yorkshire -4 7 £34,250 +5.38%
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £59,000 -
Reading +10 6 £45,750 +1.66%
City of London +47 5 £65,000 +4.00%
Scotland -3 5 £42,750 -10.00%
Hampshire +22 4 £64,000 +35.44%
South West -12 4 £35,000 - 1
West Midlands -24 4 £38,500 +6.20% 2
Farnborough - 4 £64,000 -
New Malden - 4 £57,500 -
North West +27 3 £45,000 +41.73%
Kent +4 3 £32,500 -18.75%
Edinburgh +1 3 £43,000 +19.44%
Channel Islands - 3 £42,500 -
Essex - 3 £35,000 -
Guernsey - 3 £42,500 -
Woking - 3 £40,000 -
Watford +11 2 £57,500 +43.75%
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £40,000 -3.03% 1

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (48.83%) SQL
2 132 (38.60%) Windows
3 106 (30.99%) Oracle
4 95 (27.78%) Linux
5 87 (25.44%) Windows Server
6 78 (22.81%) Finance
7 71 (20.76%) SQL Server
8 65 (19.01%) .NET
8 65 (19.01%) SharePoint
9 63 (18.42%) Java
10 50 (14.62%) ERP
10 50 (14.62%) Microsoft
11 46 (13.45%) CRM
12 44 (12.87%) Degree
13 39 (11.40%) C#
14 38 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
15 37 (10.82%) Banking
16 36 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
17 34 (9.94%) ITIL
17 34 (9.94%) Unix
18 31 (9.06%) XML
19 30 (8.77%) IIS
19 30 (8.77%) Active Directory
20 29 (8.48%) Hyperion
21 26 (7.60%) MS Excel
22 25 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 24 (7.02%) ASP.NET
23 24 (7.02%) CSS
24 23 (6.73%) JavaScript

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 65 (19.01%) SharePoint
2 30 (8.77%) IIS
3 17 (4.97%) WebLogic
4 16 (4.68%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.51%) JBoss
6 8 (2.34%) Apache
6 8 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.88%) CMS
9 3 (0.88%) Confluence
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.29%) SAS
11 1 (0.29%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.26%) SOLIDWORKS
3 17 (4.97%) MS Office
4 10 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) CATIA
5 1 (0.29%) DOC1
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.22%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.88%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.58%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.29%) assyst
7 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.17%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.58%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) SaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.80%) Firewall
2 8 (2.34%) DNS
3 5 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (1.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (1.46%) Network Security
4 4 (1.17%) HTTP
4 4 (1.17%) Internet
4 4 (1.17%) VPN
5 3 (0.88%) DHCP
5 3 (0.88%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.58%) SSL
6 2 (0.58%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) IPv6
7 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.76%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 24 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.39%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (3.51%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.75%) Big Data
11 5 (1.46%) MySQL
12 4 (1.17%) Informix
12 4 (1.17%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
12 4 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (4.97%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (2.63%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.75%) MSI
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.88%) JIRA
7 1 (0.29%) AppScan
7 1 (0.29%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 78 (22.81%) Finance
2 37 (10.82%) Banking
3 23 (6.73%) Retail
4 16 (4.68%) Legal
5 15 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.51%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.34%) Russian Language
8 7 (2.05%) Advertising
8 7 (2.05%) Arabic Language
8 7 (2.05%) Front Office
9 5 (1.46%) Japanese Language
10 4 (1.17%) Dutch Language
10 4 (1.17%) French Language
10 4 (1.17%) Law
11 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.58%) Billing
12 2 (0.58%) German Language
13 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (19.01%) .NET
2 31 (9.06%) XML
3 24 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 24 (7.02%) CSS
4 23 (6.73%) EDI
5 18 (5.26%) Web Services
6 16 (4.68%) Middleware
7 14 (4.09%) HTML
8 13 (3.80%) WCF
9 11 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (3.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 11 (3.22%) Spring
9 11 (3.22%) Struts
10 10 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 9 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.75%) J2EE
13 4 (1.17%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.17%) ZeroMQ
14 2 (0.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.34%) Mainframe
5 7 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.05%) Replication
6 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.75%) Semantic Web
7 5 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.46%) Clustering
7 5 (1.46%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.46%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.17%) Social Media
8 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.88%) Equities
9 3 (0.88%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 132 (38.60%) Windows
2 95 (27.78%) Linux
3 87 (25.44%) Windows Server
4 34 (9.94%) Unix
5 20 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.63%) Android
10 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.75%) AIX
12 5 (1.46%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.17%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.88%) CentOS
15 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.29%) Solaris
16 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.62%) ERP
2 46 (13.45%) CRM
3 34 (9.94%) ITIL
4 25 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.73%) Security Testing
6 22 (6.43%) SDLC
7 20 (5.85%) Secure Coding
8 19 (5.56%) OWASP
8 19 (5.56%) Service Management
9 18 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.97%) Presales
11 16 (4.68%) Incident Management
12 15 (4.39%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (4.09%) MVC
14 13 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 12 (3.51%) Document Management
15 12 (3.51%) Information Security
15 12 (3.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 167 (48.83%) SQL
2 63 (18.42%) Java
3 39 (11.40%) C#
4 23 (6.73%) C
4 23 (6.73%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.85%) C++
6 15 (4.39%) Perl
6 15 (4.39%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.22%) Python
8 10 (2.92%) PHP
9 8 (2.34%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.46%) VB
12 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.17%) VBA
13 3 (0.88%) VBScript
13 3 (0.88%) X++
14 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 44 (12.87%) Degree
2 6 (1.75%) CISSP
2 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.46%) CCNA
3 5 (1.46%) CEH
3 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.46%) CISM
3 5 (1.46%) MCSE
4 4 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.17%) SSCP
5 3 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.58%) CCA
6 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) CCAA
7 1 (0.29%) CCEE
7 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) MCITP
7 1 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.73%) SLA
2 13 (3.80%) QA
3 5 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.17%) XenApp
5 4 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.51%) SCCM
2 4 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.58%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
5 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 106 (30.99%) Oracle
2 50 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.48%) Hyperion
4 19 (5.56%) Citrix
5 18 (5.26%) Baan
6 16 (4.68%) Concur
6 16 (4.68%) Tripwire
6 16 (4.68%) VMware
7 11 (3.22%) IBM
7 11 (3.22%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.92%) iManage
9 9 (2.63%) Cisco
10 7 (2.05%) SAP
11 5 (1.46%) F5
11 5 (1.46%) Fundtech
11 5 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.17%) Apple
12 4 (1.17%) Avaya
12 4 (1.17%) Mitel
13 3 (0.88%) NetApp
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