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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 702 687 687
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 204 193 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 175 142 137
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 £62,500 £59,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 25 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 25 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 -51 164 £41,250 -1.78% 13
London -66 49 £48,500 +10.34% 6
South East -6 41 £32,000 -14.66% 4
Scotland +13 27 £40,000 +3.22% 2
West Midlands +6 23 £60,000 +60.00%
Hampshire +7 21 £31,250 -16.66% 1
East of England -21 15 £41,250 +4.43%
Staffordshire +2 14 £60,000 +54.83%
Yorkshire -25 14 £31,500 -42.72%
Surrey +6 13 £37,000 -17.77%
City of London -9 13 £52,500 -12.50% 4
Southampton 0 12 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Glasgow -2 12 £34,000 -20.00%
Stoke-on-Trent +8 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Linlithgow - 8 £40,000 -
Fareham - 8 £35,000 -
West Lothian - 8 £40,000 - 1
South West -9 7 £30,750 +6.03% 1
North West -24 7 £42,500 -2.29%
West Yorkshire -25 7 £31,500 -42.72%
South Yorkshire - 7 £33,000 -
Edinburgh -7 6 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Birmingham -2 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Bedfordshire -14 5 £41,250 +4.43%
Hertfordshire -20 5 £34,000 -19.04%
Kent - 5 £32,500 -
Luton - 5 £41,250 -
Dartford - 5 £32,500 -
Cheshire -9 4 £53,750 +18.13%
Leeds -31 4 £38,750 -29.54%

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 191 (46.70%) SQL
2 123 (30.07%) Windows
3 107 (26.16%) Oracle
4 104 (25.43%) SQL Server
5 88 (21.52%) Finance
6 82 (20.05%) .NET
7 79 (19.32%) Linux
8 77 (18.83%) Java
9 72 (17.60%) Microsoft
10 67 (16.38%) ITIL
11 64 (15.65%) UNIX
12 49 (11.98%) MS Excel
13 42 (10.27%) WebSphere
13 42 (10.27%) Degree
14 41 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (10.02%) HTML
15 40 (9.78%) ASP.NET
16 39 (9.54%) Banking
17 37 (9.05%) MySQL
18 36 (8.80%) Active Directory
19 32 (7.82%) Citrix
19 32 (7.82%) Security Testing
20 31 (7.58%) DNS
21 30 (7.33%) C#
21 30 (7.33%) Perl
21 30 (7.33%) XML
21 30 (7.33%) Legal
22 28 (6.85%) Web Services
23 26 (6.36%) Solaris
23 26 (6.36%) JavaScript

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 24 (5.87%) Apache
5 23 (5.62%) Tomcat
5 23 (5.62%) 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.98%) FileNet
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 49 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.13%) MS Office
3 4 (0.98%) SPSS
4 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.24%) CATIA
4 1 (0.24%) Revit
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 Financials
8 7 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (1.22%) SAP ERP
9 5 (1.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 4 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.98%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.98%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.18%) SaaS
2 4 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.73%) Taleo
3 3 (0.73%) Office 365
4 2 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.58%) 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%) SMTP
7 5 (1.22%) SAN
8 4 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (0.98%) Firewall
8 4 (0.98%) LAN
8 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.73%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.49%) SS7
10 2 (0.49%) SMS
10 2 (0.49%) WAN
10 2 (0.49%) VPN
11 1 (0.24%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (25.43%) 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%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
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%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (0.98%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (1.96%) MSI
2 7 (1.71%) Subversion
2 7 (1.71%) Toad
2 7 (1.71%) JIRA
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%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 88 (21.52%) Finance
2 39 (9.54%) Banking
3 30 (7.33%) Legal
4 18 (4.40%) Retail
5 15 (3.67%) Games
6 12 (2.93%) Marketing
7 11 (2.69%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.44%) General Ledger
8 10 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.20%) Billing
10 8 (1.96%) Law
11 7 (1.71%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.71%) Back Office
11 7 (1.71%) German Language
12 5 (1.22%) Automotive
13 4 (0.98%) Front Office
14 2 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.49%) Advertising
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 20 (4.89%) J2EE
8 15 (3.67%) SOAP
9 12 (2.93%) LAMP
9 12 (2.93%) Application Packaging
9 12 (2.93%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (2.69%) JSP
11 9 (2.20%) COM
12 8 (1.96%) CSS
12 8 (1.96%) Visualforce
12 8 (1.96%) WPF
12 8 (1.96%) .NET Framework
13 6 (1.47%) WCF
14 5 (1.22%) JDBC
14 5 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.65%) 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%) Clustering
6 12 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
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%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.98%) Photography
12 4 (0.98%) EPoS
12 4 (0.98%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.73%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.73%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 123 (30.07%) Windows
2 79 (19.32%) Linux
3 64 (15.65%) UNIX
4 41 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (6.36%) Solaris
6 23 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 18 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 18 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.96%) AIX
11 4 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.38%) 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%) CRM
5 19 (4.65%) ERP
5 19 (4.65%) Web Development
6 18 (4.40%) Document Management
6 18 (4.40%) Migration
6 18 (4.40%) Data Migration
7 17 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (4.16%) Problem Management
8 16 (3.91%) Ethical Hacking
8 16 (3.91%) OOP
8 16 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (3.67%) Workflow
9 15 (3.67%) Systems Analysis
10 14 (3.42%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (3.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 191 (46.70%) SQL
2 77 (18.83%) Java
3 30 (7.33%) C#
3 30 (7.33%) Perl
4 26 (6.36%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.36%) T-SQL
5 17 (4.16%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.67%) VB
7 14 (3.42%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.69%) VB.NET
8 11 (2.69%) VBA
9 10 (2.44%) Apex Code
10 9 (2.20%) PHP
11 8 (1.96%) ActionScript
12 7 (1.71%) VBScript
12 7 (1.71%) Python
13 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.22%) C++
14 4 (0.98%) C
14 4 (0.98%) Jython
Qualifications
1 42 (10.27%) Degree
2 26 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.18%) MCSE
5 12 (2.93%) CISSP
5 12 (2.93%) CSSLP
6 11 (2.69%) MCITP
7 9 (2.20%) ISEB
7 9 (2.20%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.73%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.73%) CCNA
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.73%) RHCE
9 3 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.49%) CCEE
11 1 (0.24%) CCAA
11 1 (0.24%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.89%) PCI DSS
2 17 (4.16%) 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 16 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.96%) XenApp
6 5 (1.22%) XenServer
6 5 (1.22%) UAG
6 5 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.98%) NFS
8 3 (0.73%) Nmap
9 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
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%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.73%) Nessus
4 3 (0.73%) WSUS
5 2 (0.49%) Nagios
5 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
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 72 (17.60%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.82%) Citrix
4 23 (5.62%) JBoss
5 21 (5.13%) IBM
5 21 (5.13%) SAP
6 17 (4.16%) Red Hat
6 17 (4.16%) VMware
7 15 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.93%) Sun
9 10 (2.44%) HP
10 9 (2.20%) Sybase
11 7 (1.71%) Cognos
11 7 (1.71%) Sage
12 6 (1.47%) Google
12 6 (1.47%) Epicor
12 6 (1.47%) Sophis
13 5 (1.22%) Remedy
13 5 (1.22%) Northgate
14 4 (0.98%) Civica
Livingston, West Lothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £59999 per annum + Relocation offer to Scotland
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits & bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Accenture
Salary: Up to £42,473 per annum (doe) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Slough
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + car, bonus
Posted: 24 days ago