The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Applications Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 750 721 817
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +96
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 159 245 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 135 195 167
Median salary £47,500 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.74% -1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 136 £45,000 - 22
South East +41 51 £37,750 -5.62% 3
London +5 41 £50,000 -16.66% 11
East of England +28 20 £51,250 +13.88% 3
West Sussex +10 19 £41,500 -9.78%
Hampshire +36 18 £31,000 -31.11% 1
Southampton +22 18 £31,000 - 1
City of London +35 16 £55,000 -26.66% 6
Crawley +5 13 £42,500 -29.16%
Scotland -10 13 £58,500 +46.25% 1
Berkshire +18 10 £42,500 - 2
Bedfordshire +3 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Yorkshire -12 9 £31,000 +3.33% 1
North West +21 8 £70,000 +83.00% 3
Edinburgh +10 8 £59,500 - 1
Reading - 8 £48,750 -
West Yorkshire +5 7 £31,000 -17.33% 1
Manchester -4 6 £65,000 +73.33% 1
Hertfordshire +21 5 £55,000 +30.95%
Glasgow -13 5 £46,750 +8.72%
Horsham - 5 £37,500 -
Bradford +9 4 £31,000 -11.42%
Luton +3 4 £60,000 +33.33%
Surrey -5 4 £65,000 +116.66%
Woking - 4 £65,000 -
Cambridgeshire -9 3 - -
West Midlands -31 3 £40,000 +1.26% 1
Peterborough - 3 - -
Northern Ireland +18 2 £50,000 +66.66%
County Antrim +17 2 £50,000 +66.66%

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Applications Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 174 (55.77%) SQL
2 101 (32.37%) Windows
3 83 (26.60%) Linux
4 81 (25.96%) .NET
4 81 (25.96%) Finance
5 79 (25.32%) Oracle
6 66 (21.15%) Windows Server
7 65 (20.83%) SQL Server
8 63 (20.19%) CRM
8 63 (20.19%) Microsoft
9 62 (19.87%) Java
10 57 (18.27%) XML
11 51 (16.35%) ITIL
12 50 (16.03%) SharePoint
13 44 (14.10%) C#
14 42 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (11.22%) Degree
15 35 (11.22%) ERP
16 34 (10.90%) MS Excel
16 34 (10.90%) IIS
17 31 (9.94%) Banking
17 31 (9.94%) Security Testing
18 28 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 27 (8.65%) OWASP
20 25 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (8.01%) BusinessObjects
21 24 (7.69%) SLA
21 24 (7.69%) C
21 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
22 23 (7.37%) ASP.NET

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (16.03%) SharePoint
2 34 (10.90%) IIS
3 12 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.92%) Apache
4 6 (1.92%) JBoss
5 5 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.96%) Confluence
7 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.96%) WordPress
8 2 (0.64%) CMS
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.32%) Node.js
9 1 (0.32%) SAS
9 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 34 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Office
3 4 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.60%) Maximo
2 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.60%) SAP MDM
3 4 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.96%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.96%) Summit
5 2 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.64%) RMDS
5 2 (0.64%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.92%) Office 365
2 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.85%) Firewall
2 7 (2.24%) LAN
2 7 (2.24%) WAN
3 6 (1.92%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.60%) DNS
5 3 (0.96%) DHCP
5 3 (0.96%) HTTP
5 3 (0.96%) Internet
5 3 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.64%) Multicast
6 2 (0.64%) WebEx
7 1 (0.32%) BGP
7 1 (0.32%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.32%) Network Security
7 1 (0.32%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 42 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (8.01%) BusinessObjects
5 14 (4.49%) Oracle Database
5 14 (4.49%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 12 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (3.53%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.28%) Informix
11 4 (1.28%) Power BI
12 3 (0.96%) GIS
12 3 (0.96%) Siebel EIM
12 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.64%) Essbase
13 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.92%) MSI
3 5 (1.60%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.96%) JIRA
4 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.64%) AppScan
5 2 (0.64%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.32%) Ant
6 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.32%) Toad
6 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
General
1 81 (25.96%) Finance
2 31 (9.94%) Banking
3 16 (5.13%) Financial Institution
4 13 (4.17%) Retail
5 12 (3.85%) Legal
6 11 (3.53%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.88%) Advertising
7 9 (2.88%) Law
8 8 (2.56%) Russian Language
9 7 (2.24%) Arabic Language
10 6 (1.92%) Dutch Language
11 5 (1.60%) Publishing
12 4 (1.28%) Brand Awareness
12 4 (1.28%) Marketing
13 3 (0.96%) Electronics
14 2 (0.64%) Billing
14 2 (0.64%) French Language
14 2 (0.64%) Front Office
14 2 (0.64%) German Language
15 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.96%) .NET
2 57 (18.27%) XML
3 23 (7.37%) ASP.NET
4 22 (7.05%) Spring
5 21 (6.73%) Struts
6 20 (6.41%) HTML
7 16 (5.13%) XSLT
8 15 (4.81%) CSS
8 15 (4.81%) XSL
9 14 (4.49%) Web Services
10 11 (3.53%) Hibernate
10 11 (3.53%) JSP
11 10 (3.21%) Java EE
11 10 (3.21%) JSF
12 9 (2.88%) EDI
13 8 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (2.24%) SOAP
15 6 (1.92%) J2EE
15 6 (1.92%) Middleware
16 4 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.53%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.56%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.92%) User Experience
8 5 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.60%) Replication
9 4 (1.28%) Derivative
9 4 (1.28%) Equities
9 4 (1.28%) Eurex
9 4 (1.28%) Fintech
9 4 (1.28%) Social Media
10 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 101 (32.37%) Windows
2 83 (26.60%) Linux
3 66 (21.15%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.05%) Oracle Linux
5 19 (6.09%) Unix
6 14 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.53%) Android
8 10 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.56%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.60%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.19%) CRM
2 51 (16.35%) ITIL
3 35 (11.22%) ERP
4 31 (9.94%) Security Testing
5 27 (8.65%) OWASP
6 23 (7.37%) Secure Coding
7 20 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (6.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.77%) SDLC
10 17 (5.45%) Change Management
10 17 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (5.45%) Information Security
11 15 (4.81%) E-Commerce
11 15 (4.81%) Presales
11 15 (4.81%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.49%) Data Security
12 14 (4.49%) Project Management
13 13 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 174 (55.77%) SQL
2 62 (19.87%) Java
3 44 (14.10%) C#
4 24 (7.69%) C
4 24 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.73%) C++
6 19 (6.09%) PowerShell
6 19 (6.09%) Python
7 18 (5.77%) PL/SQL
8 16 (5.13%) T-SQL
9 12 (3.85%) VB
10 11 (3.53%) Perl
11 9 (2.88%) PHP
12 8 (2.56%) XPath
13 5 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.28%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.28%) VBA
14 4 (1.28%) VBScript
15 2 (0.64%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.64%) Dart
Qualifications
1 35 (11.22%) Degree
2 12 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.56%) CISSP
5 7 (2.24%) CEH
6 5 (1.60%) CCNA
6 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.60%) CISM
6 5 (1.60%) MCSE
6 5 (1.60%) SANS
6 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.28%) SSCP
8 2 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.64%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.32%) CCAA
9 1 (0.32%) CCEE
9 1 (0.32%) MCITP
9 1 (0.32%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.69%) SLA
2 8 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.24%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.21%) Active Directory
1 10 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (2.56%) XenApp
3 7 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.64%) Nessus
2 2 (0.64%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.32%) Nagios
3 1 (0.32%) OpenView
3 1 (0.32%) SCOM
3 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 79 (25.32%) Oracle
2 63 (20.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.13%) Citrix
3 16 (5.13%) SAP
4 11 (3.53%) Hyperion
5 10 (3.21%) Avaya
5 10 (3.21%) Red Hat
5 10 (3.21%) VMware
6 9 (2.88%) BEA
7 8 (2.56%) IBM
7 8 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.24%) Baan
8 7 (2.24%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.24%) Cisco
9 6 (1.92%) Siebel
10 5 (1.60%) Computacenter
11 4 (1.28%) Google
11 4 (1.28%) Informatica
11 4 (1.28%) Mitel
11 4 (1.28%) Murex
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Bens, Bonus + Training.
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Beecher Madden
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sage UK Limited
Posted: 8 days ago