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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 739 702 746
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +44
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 176 174 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 153 140 115
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,870 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,233 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +28.57%

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
107654 100894 111399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.32% 95.20%
Number of salaries quoted 87308 83795 94839
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 -67 148 £45,000 - 13
London -33 40 £47,500 -5.00% 6
West Midlands +13 39 £57,000 +14.00% 2
South East -31 34 £40,000 -11.11% 2
City of London +22 20 £51,500 +11.95% 2
Staffordshire +7 19 £60,000 +90.47% 1
Scotland +4 19 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Birmingham -6 15 £35,500 -29.00%
East of England -15 15 £45,500 +8.33%
Surrey -3 13 £45,000 -
Berkshire -12 12 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 10 £60,000 - 1
Glasgow - 10 £34,000 -
Woking +8 9 £45,000 -
Edinburgh -6 9 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Reading +1 8 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Hertfordshire -5 7 £43,250 -13.50%
Hampshire -21 7 £31,250 -19.87%
Yorkshire -37 5 £30,500 -14.68% 2
Southampton -8 4 £31,250 -19.87%
Bedfordshire -17 4 £45,250 +7.73%
North West -25 4 £32,500 -32.98%
Essex +6 3 £47,500 +97.91%
Manchester +4 3 £32,500 -2.98%
West Yorkshire -38 3 £30,500 -6.15% 1
North East - 3 £26,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Fareham - 3 £35,000 -
County Antrim - 3 - -
Belfast - 3 - -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (50.93%) SQL
2 118 (31.47%) Windows
3 108 (28.80%) Oracle
4 91 (24.27%) Finance
5 88 (23.47%) SQL Server
5 88 (23.47%) ITIL
6 78 (20.80%) .NET
7 65 (17.33%) Microsoft
8 59 (15.73%) Linux
9 58 (15.47%) UNIX
10 46 (12.27%) Java
11 43 (11.47%) ASP.NET
12 41 (10.93%) WebSphere
13 40 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (10.67%) Banking
14 39 (10.40%) Degree
15 38 (10.13%) MS Excel
16 34 (9.07%) Citrix
17 32 (8.53%) SharePoint
18 29 (7.73%) Active Directory
18 29 (7.73%) XML
18 29 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (7.47%) Change Management
19 28 (7.47%) HTML
19 28 (7.47%) MySQL
19 28 (7.47%) Oracle Database
20 27 (7.20%) Middleware
21 26 (6.93%) IIS
22 23 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
23 22 (5.87%) Legal

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 41 (10.93%) WebSphere
2 32 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.93%) IIS
4 21 (5.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 20 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (3.73%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.20%) WebSphere Process Server
8 9 (2.40%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.40%) Apache
8 9 (2.40%) OpenEdge
9 8 (2.13%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.07%) FileNet
11 4 (1.07%) WorkSite
12 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) CATIA
4 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (5.07%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (4.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle iProcurement
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle Payables
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle Assets
3 13 (3.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 10 (2.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 9 (2.40%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (1.87%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.87%) Academy Housing
7 7 (1.87%) arcHouse
8 5 (1.33%) SAP ERP
8 5 (1.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.80%) assyst
10 3 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.27%) SaaS
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.27%) Taleo
3 1 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.60%) DNS
2 14 (3.73%) DHCP
3 12 (3.20%) Wireshark
4 9 (2.40%) Network Security
5 8 (2.13%) HTTP
6 5 (1.33%) SAN
6 5 (1.33%) Internet
7 4 (1.07%) Wireless
8 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.80%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.53%) SSL
9 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.53%) VPN
9 2 (0.53%) LAN
10 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.27%) NAS
10 1 (0.27%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.47%) MySQL
2 28 (7.47%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 15 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
11 5 (1.33%) OLAP
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
12 4 (1.07%) SQLPlus
13 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.80%) DB2
13 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (2.40%) MSI
2 6 (1.60%) Toad
3 5 (1.33%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.33%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.80%) ProC
4 3 (0.80%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.27%) Maven
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (24.27%) Finance
2 40 (10.67%) Banking
3 22 (5.87%) Legal
4 20 (5.33%) Games
5 14 (3.73%) Retail
6 13 (3.47%) Marketing
7 10 (2.67%) General Ledger
8 9 (2.40%) Billing
9 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Front Office
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Automotive
12 2 (0.53%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) French Language
12 2 (0.53%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Advertising
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (20.80%) .NET
2 43 (11.47%) ASP.NET
3 29 (7.73%) XML
4 28 (7.47%) HTML
5 27 (7.20%) Middleware
6 21 (5.60%) Web Services
7 17 (4.53%) Application Packaging
8 15 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (2.67%) WCF
10 9 (2.40%) LAMP
10 9 (2.40%) SOAP
10 9 (2.40%) COM
11 8 (2.13%) J2EE
11 8 (2.13%) Spring
12 7 (1.87%) JSF
12 7 (1.87%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.60%) Java EE
13 6 (1.60%) JSP
13 6 (1.60%) XSLT
14 5 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (3.73%) Open Source
3 13 (3.47%) Online Games
4 12 (3.20%) SWIFT
4 12 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.93%) Clustering
6 9 (2.40%) Kindle
7 7 (1.87%) Statistics
7 7 (1.87%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.60%) EPoS
9 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.07%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.53%) PDA
11 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 118 (31.47%) Windows
2 59 (15.73%) Linux
3 58 (15.47%) UNIX
4 40 (10.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.87%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.33%) Windows 8
7 17 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.87%) Solaris
11 6 (1.60%) AIX
12 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.47%) ITIL
2 29 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (7.47%) Change Management
4 22 (5.87%) Problem Management
4 22 (5.87%) Security Testing
4 22 (5.87%) Root Cause Analysis
5 20 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (5.07%) Document Management
6 19 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (4.53%) Ethical Hacking
7 17 (4.53%) Systems Analysis
8 16 (4.27%) Migration
9 15 (4.00%) Project Management
9 15 (4.00%) Service Management
9 15 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.00%) CRM
9 15 (4.00%) ERP
9 15 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 15 (4.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 191 (50.93%) SQL
2 46 (12.27%) Java
3 21 (5.60%) C#
4 20 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 19 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.47%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.20%) VBA
8 11 (2.93%) Python
8 11 (2.93%) VB
8 11 (2.93%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.67%) Perl
10 7 (1.87%) VBScript
10 7 (1.87%) C++
10 7 (1.87%) ActionScript
10 7 (1.87%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.33%) PHP
11 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.33%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.07%) Jython
Qualifications
1 39 (10.40%) Degree
2 23 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (2.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.93%) MCSE
5 10 (2.67%) ISEB
6 9 (2.40%) MCITP
7 8 (2.13%) CSSLP
7 8 (2.13%) CISSP
8 4 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.80%) HND
10 2 (0.53%) CCEE
10 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) CCAA
11 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.27%) MCP
11 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.87%) PCI DSS
2 16 (4.27%) SLA
3 11 (2.93%) ISO 9001
3 11 (2.93%) QA
4 7 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.60%) XenDesktop
3 18 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.73%) XenApp
5 13 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.33%) XenServer
6 5 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.07%) Nmap
7 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.80%) vSphere
8 3 (0.80%) UAG
9 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (4.27%) SCCM
2 11 (2.93%) Tivoli
3 9 (2.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 5 (1.33%) WSUS
4 5 (1.33%) AppDNA
5 4 (1.07%) Nessus
6 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 108 (28.80%) Oracle
2 65 (17.33%) Microsoft
3 34 (9.07%) Citrix
4 21 (5.60%) IBM
5 20 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.80%) VMware
6 18 (4.80%) SAP
7 13 (3.47%) HP
8 9 (2.40%) JBoss
8 9 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.13%) Cognos
9 8 (2.13%) Northgate
9 8 (2.13%) Capita
10 7 (1.87%) Orchard
10 7 (1.87%) Civica
10 7 (1.87%) Comino
10 7 (1.87%) Sybase
10 7 (1.87%) Sage
10 7 (1.87%) Anite
10 7 (1.87%) Epicor
Bracknell, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55K to 65 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
DP Connect
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pensoin, Healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
London
MRP Global
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Corporate Package
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 26 days ago
Wetherby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago
CV4 7AL, Coventry, UK
University of Warwick
Salary: £38,511 - £45,954 pa
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago