The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 707 691 678
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 206 193 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 177 142 137
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £59,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110530 102537 112239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.28% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 90232 84940 96167
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 28 July 2014 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 28 July 2014. 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 -44 165 £41,250 -1.78% 13
London -80 49 £48,500 +10.34% 6
South East +19 42 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Scotland +15 28 £40,000 +3.22% 2
West Midlands +2 23 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Hampshire +7 21 £31,250 -16.66% 1
East of England -31 15 £41,250 +4.43%
Staffordshire +3 14 £60,000 +54.83%
City of London -8 14 £53,750 -11.52% 4
Yorkshire -25 14 £31,500 -42.72%
Surrey +5 13 £37,000 -17.77%
Glasgow -5 13 £34,000 -20.00%
Southampton 0 12 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +7 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Linlithgow - 8 £40,000 -
Fareham - 8 £35,000 -
West Lothian - 8 £40,000 - 1
South West -10 7 £30,750 +6.03%
North West -21 7 £42,500 -2.29%
West Yorkshire -30 7 £31,500 -42.72%
South Yorkshire - 7 £33,000 -
Edinburgh -6 6 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Birmingham -3 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Bedfordshire -20 5 £41,250 +4.43%
Hertfordshire -25 5 £34,000 -19.04%
Kent - 5 £32,500 -
Luton - 5 £41,250 -
Dartford - 5 £32,500 -
Cheshire -11 4 £53,750 +18.13%
Leeds -37 4 £38,750 -29.54%

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 189 (46.21%) SQL
2 122 (29.83%) Windows
3 107 (26.16%) Oracle
4 103 (25.18%) SQL Server
5 87 (21.27%) Finance
6 82 (20.05%) .NET
7 79 (19.32%) Linux
8 76 (18.58%) Java
9 73 (17.85%) Microsoft
10 68 (16.63%) ITIL
11 64 (15.65%) UNIX
12 48 (11.74%) MS Excel
13 43 (10.51%) Degree
14 42 (10.27%) WebSphere
15 41 (10.02%) HTML
16 40 (9.78%) ASP.NET
16 40 (9.78%) Banking
16 40 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (9.05%) MySQL
18 36 (8.80%) Active Directory
19 33 (8.07%) Citrix
20 32 (7.82%) Security Testing
21 30 (7.33%) DNS
21 30 (7.33%) C#
21 30 (7.33%) XML
22 29 (7.09%) Perl
22 29 (7.09%) Legal
23 28 (6.85%) Web Services
24 27 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
25 26 (6.36%) SharePoint

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 42 (10.27%) WebSphere
2 26 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.11%) IIS
4 23 (5.62%) Apache
5 22 (5.38%) Tomcat
5 22 (5.38%) WebLogic
6 20 (4.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (3.67%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.44%) MS Exchange
9 9 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (1.96%) WebSphere Process Server
11 7 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (1.22%) WorkSite
12 5 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.98%) FileNet
13 4 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.98%) SAS
13 4 (0.98%) OpenEdge
13 4 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 48 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.13%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) SPSS
4 1 (0.24%) Revit
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 23 (5.62%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle iProcurement
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle General Ledger
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle Payables
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle Receivables
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle Assets
3 14 (3.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 13 (3.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 10 (2.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 9 (2.20%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
8 7 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 5 (1.22%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.98%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.98%) Academy Housing
10 4 (0.98%) arcHouse
10 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.18%) SaaS
2 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.73%) Taleo
3 3 (0.73%) Office 365
4 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.33%) DNS
2 16 (3.91%) Internet
2 16 (3.91%) HTTP
3 15 (3.67%) DHCP
4 12 (2.93%) Wireshark
5 9 (2.20%) Network Security
5 9 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.71%) SSL
7 5 (1.22%) SAN
7 5 (1.22%) SMTP
8 4 (0.98%) Firewall
8 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.98%) LAN
8 4 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.49%) SS7
10 2 (0.49%) SMS
10 2 (0.49%) VPN
10 2 (0.49%) WAN
11 1 (0.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (25.18%) SQL Server
2 37 (9.05%) MySQL
3 22 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.16%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (1.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.22%) Oracle OLAP
12 5 (1.22%) DB2
12 5 (1.22%) OLAP
13 4 (0.98%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.98%) Oracle Discoverer
14 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (1.96%) MSI
2 7 (1.71%) Subversion
2 7 (1.71%) JIRA
2 7 (1.71%) Toad
3 5 (1.22%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.22%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.98%) ProC
4 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 87 (21.27%) Finance
2 40 (9.78%) Banking
3 29 (7.09%) Legal
4 18 (4.40%) Retail
5 15 (3.67%) Games
6 12 (2.93%) Marketing
6 12 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.44%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.20%) Billing
9 8 (1.96%) Law
9 8 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.71%) German Language
10 7 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.47%) Back Office
12 5 (1.22%) Automotive
13 3 (0.73%) Front Office
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Advertising
14 2 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (20.05%) .NET
2 41 (10.02%) HTML
3 40 (9.78%) ASP.NET
4 30 (7.33%) XML
5 28 (6.85%) Web Services
6 23 (5.62%) Middleware
7 19 (4.65%) J2EE
8 15 (3.67%) SOAP
9 12 (2.93%) LAMP
9 12 (2.93%) WebSphere MQ
9 12 (2.93%) Application Packaging
10 11 (2.69%) JSP
11 9 (2.20%) COM
12 8 (1.96%) CSS
12 8 (1.96%) Visualforce
12 8 (1.96%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.96%) WPF
13 6 (1.47%) WCF
14 5 (1.22%) REST
14 5 (1.22%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.89%) Computer Science
2 18 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.67%) Open Source
4 14 (3.42%) NHS
5 13 (3.18%) Online Games
6 12 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (2.69%) Clustering
7 11 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.20%) Statistics
9 8 (1.96%) Kindle
9 8 (1.96%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.47%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.98%) EPoS
11 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.98%) Photography
12 3 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 122 (29.83%) Windows
2 79 (19.32%) Linux
3 64 (15.65%) UNIX
4 40 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.11%) Solaris
6 22 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (5.38%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 16 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.96%) AIX
10 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.63%) ITIL
2 32 (7.82%) Security Testing
3 21 (5.13%) Project Management
3 21 (5.13%) Change Management
4 20 (4.89%) Service Delivery
5 19 (4.65%) Web Development
5 19 (4.65%) CRM
5 19 (4.65%) ERP
6 18 (4.40%) Migration
6 18 (4.40%) Document Management
6 18 (4.40%) Data Migration
7 17 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (4.16%) Problem Management
8 16 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (3.91%) OOP
8 16 (3.91%) Ethical Hacking
9 15 (3.67%) Systems Analysis
9 15 (3.67%) Workflow
10 14 (3.42%) OO
10 14 (3.42%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 189 (46.21%) SQL
2 76 (18.58%) Java
3 30 (7.33%) C#
4 29 (7.09%) Perl
5 26 (6.36%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.36%) T-SQL
6 16 (3.91%) PL/SQL
7 15 (3.67%) VB
8 14 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.69%) VB.NET
9 11 (2.69%) VBA
10 10 (2.44%) Apex Code
11 9 (2.20%) PHP
12 8 (1.96%) Python
12 8 (1.96%) ActionScript
13 7 (1.71%) VBScript
14 6 (1.47%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.22%) C++
16 4 (0.98%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (10.51%) Degree
2 27 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.18%) MCSE
5 12 (2.93%) CISSP
5 12 (2.93%) MCITP
5 12 (2.93%) CSSLP
6 10 (2.44%) ISEB
7 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.73%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) CCNA
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.73%) RHCE
9 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.49%) CCEE
11 1 (0.24%) MCTS
11 1 (0.24%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.89%) PCI DSS
2 16 (3.91%) QA
3 14 (3.42%) SLA
4 13 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (2.20%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.98%) HL7
7 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.40%) XenDesktop
3 15 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.96%) XenApp
6 5 (1.22%) XenServer
6 5 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.22%) UAG
7 4 (0.98%) NFS
8 3 (0.73%) Nmap
9 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (2.93%) SCCM
2 8 (1.96%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (1.22%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.73%) Nessus
4 3 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.49%) Nagios
5 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.49%) WSUS
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.24%) Control-M
Vendors
1 107 (26.16%) Oracle
2 73 (17.85%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.07%) Citrix
4 23 (5.62%) JBoss
5 21 (5.13%) SAP
5 21 (5.13%) IBM
6 17 (4.16%) Red Hat
7 16 (3.91%) VMware
8 15 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.69%) Sun
10 10 (2.44%) HP
11 9 (2.20%) Sybase
12 7 (1.71%) Cognos
12 7 (1.71%) Sage
13 6 (1.47%) Epicor
13 6 (1.47%) Google
13 6 (1.47%) Sophis
14 5 (1.22%) Redknee
14 5 (1.22%) Northgate
14 5 (1.22%) Remedy
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - Plus car allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £59999 per annum + Relocation offer to Scotland
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £42,473 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Slough
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + car, bonus
Posted: 26 days ago