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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 719 732 733
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 179 158 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 152 123 127
Average salary £43,250 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +11.11%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +35 161 £42,500 -5.55% 14
London +31 46 £45,000 -10.00% 3
East of England +5 32 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands +10 31 £45,000 -25.00% 2
South East +3 25 £45,000 +8.43% 3
Yorkshire -13 18 £36,197 +0.54% 2
Scotland -9 17 £44,500 -3.26% 1
Bedfordshire - 14 £45,500 - 1
Staffordshire +10 13 £60,000 -
Surrey -6 12 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire -9 12 £34,250 -
West Yorkshire -5 11 £34,000 -5.55% 2
Edinburgh -19 11 £42,000 -8.69%
Berkshire +6 10 £37,500 +53.06% 1
Birmingham -4 9 £29,500 -41.00% 1
City of London +23 8 £58,750 +11.90% 1
Leeds - 8 £35,447 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent +13 7 £60,000 -
Dunstable - 7 £45,000 -
East Midlands +24 5 £34,500 -31.00%
Woking +19 5 £45,000 -
Cambridge -1 5 £43,000 -4.44%
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £43,000 -4.44%
East Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 -
Northampton -12 4 £34,500 -1.42%
Northamptonshire -15 4 £34,500 -1.42%
Worcestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Slough - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 £35,000 - 1
Bromsgrove - 4 £45,000 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 162 (44.75%) SQL
2 104 (28.73%) Windows
3 85 (23.48%) Oracle
4 80 (22.10%) ITIL
5 77 (21.27%) Finance
6 76 (20.99%) .NET
7 73 (20.17%) SQL Server
8 67 (18.51%) UNIX
9 59 (16.30%) Java
10 57 (15.75%) Microsoft
11 51 (14.09%) Degree
12 47 (12.98%) XML
13 44 (12.15%) Linux
14 41 (11.33%) Change Management
14 41 (11.33%) Banking
15 40 (11.05%) ASP.NET
16 35 (9.67%) WebSphere
17 34 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (9.12%) SharePoint
18 33 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (8.56%) MS Excel
20 29 (8.01%) C#
21 27 (7.46%) HTML
22 26 (7.18%) SLA
22 26 (7.18%) Oracle Database
23 25 (6.91%) Citrix
23 25 (6.91%) PL/SQL
23 25 (6.91%) OWASP
23 25 (6.91%) IIS
24 23 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (9.67%) WebSphere
2 33 (9.12%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.91%) IIS
4 18 (4.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (3.59%) OpenEdge
5 13 (3.59%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.21%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.93%) Apache
9 5 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
9 5 (1.38%) CMS
10 4 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.10%) FileNet
10 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.83%) Kentico
11 3 (0.83%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.83%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.83%) Drupal
11 3 (0.83%) JBoss
Applications
1 31 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) SPSS
4 2 (0.55%) Stata
4 2 (0.55%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Agresso
2 5 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.10%) Academy Housing
3 4 (1.10%) arcHouse
3 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.83%) assyst
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.14%) SaaS
2 4 (1.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.49%) DNS
2 8 (2.21%) AMQP
3 6 (1.66%) HTTP
4 5 (1.38%) LAN
5 4 (1.10%) DHCP
5 4 (1.10%) Wireless
6 3 (0.83%) WAN
6 3 (0.83%) Internet
6 3 (0.83%) Firewall
7 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.55%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.55%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.28%) Network Security
8 1 (0.28%) NAS
8 1 (0.28%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) SSL
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.18%) Oracle Database
3 23 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.14%) MySQL
6 13 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.49%) QlikView
9 8 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.66%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.38%) OLAP
12 5 (1.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.38%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.10%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (1.10%) DB2
13 4 (1.10%) Essbase
14 3 (0.83%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.66%) MSI
3 3 (0.83%) Subversion
3 3 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
4 2 (0.55%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.55%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.55%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.28%) Toad
5 1 (0.28%) ProC
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.28%) Xcode
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.28%) Maven
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (21.27%) Finance
2 41 (11.33%) Banking
3 19 (5.25%) Legal
4 12 (3.31%) Law
5 11 (3.04%) Marketing
6 10 (2.76%) Games
7 7 (1.93%) Retail
8 6 (1.66%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.38%) Front Office
9 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.83%) Publishing
12 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (20.99%) .NET
2 47 (12.98%) XML
3 40 (11.05%) ASP.NET
4 27 (7.46%) HTML
5 20 (5.52%) Middleware
6 19 (5.25%) Web Services
7 18 (4.97%) XSLT
8 15 (4.14%) XSL
9 14 (3.87%) WCF
10 13 (3.59%) Application Packaging
11 12 (3.31%) .NET Framework
11 12 (3.31%) REST
12 10 (2.76%) WF
12 10 (2.76%) SOAP
13 9 (2.49%) JMS
14 8 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (2.21%) CSS
14 8 (2.21%) JSP
14 8 (2.21%) Java EE
14 8 (2.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.76%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.76%) Open Source
3 10 (2.76%) SWIFT
4 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.49%) Statistics
5 8 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.38%) Kindle
7 3 (0.83%) New Media
7 3 (0.83%) Online Games
7 3 (0.83%) DataPower
7 3 (0.83%) Informatics
7 3 (0.83%) Life Science
7 3 (0.83%) Clustering
7 3 (0.83%) EPoS
8 2 (0.55%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 104 (28.73%) Windows
2 67 (18.51%) UNIX
3 44 (12.15%) Linux
4 20 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.93%) Solaris
9 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.10%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.10%) CentOS
11 3 (0.83%) AIX
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.10%) ITIL
2 41 (11.33%) Change Management
3 34 (9.39%) Continuous Improvement
4 25 (6.91%) OWASP
5 20 (5.52%) Service Management
6 18 (4.97%) Ethical Hacking
7 17 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (4.70%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 16 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.14%) CRM
9 15 (4.14%) Document Management
10 14 (3.87%) Problem Management
10 14 (3.87%) Project Management
10 14 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.87%) Workflow
11 11 (3.04%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.76%) Migration
12 10 (2.76%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (44.75%) SQL
2 59 (16.30%) Java
3 29 (8.01%) C#
4 25 (6.91%) PL/SQL
5 20 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 16 (4.42%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.76%) Perl
8 10 (2.76%) C++
9 9 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.49%) Python
10 8 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.66%) VBA
12 5 (1.38%) VB
12 5 (1.38%) ActionScript
12 5 (1.38%) PHP
13 4 (1.10%) C
13 4 (1.10%) VBScript
13 4 (1.10%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.10%) Jython
Qualifications
1 51 (14.09%) Degree
2 13 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (1.93%) ISEB
5 6 (1.66%) CISSP
5 6 (1.66%) MCITP
6 4 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.10%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.83%) HND
7 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.55%) RHCE
8 2 (0.55%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (0.55%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.28%) CCAA
9 1 (0.28%) MCSE
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.18%) SLA
2 13 (3.59%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.93%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.93%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.76%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.49%) XenApp
3 8 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (2.21%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.10%) vSphere
6 2 (0.55%) KVM
6 2 (0.55%) Nmap
6 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) XenServer
7 1 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) SCCM
2 6 (1.66%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.38%) WSUS
4 3 (0.83%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.55%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.55%) Netcool
5 2 (0.55%) Nagios
5 2 (0.55%) Nessus
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 85 (23.48%) Oracle
2 57 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.91%) Citrix
4 20 (5.52%) IBM
5 15 (4.14%) Red Hat
6 13 (3.59%) VMware
7 8 (2.21%) SAP
7 8 (2.21%) Cognos
8 6 (1.66%) Capita
9 5 (1.38%) Redknee
9 5 (1.38%) Northgate
9 5 (1.38%) Sybase
9 5 (1.38%) HP
9 5 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.10%) CODA
10 4 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (1.10%) Civica
10 4 (1.10%) Comino
10 4 (1.10%) Orchard
10 4 (1.10%) Anite
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + an EXCELLENT package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Birmingham Hippodrome
Salary: Circa £25,000.00 + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,394 per annum 40 days holiday, 16% pension
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Devon
South Hams District Council
Salary: £23,188 - £26,539
Posted: 22 days ago