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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 811 751 751
Rank change year-on-year
-60 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 145 231 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 127 180 199
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £27,425 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,700 £60,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%

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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
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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 -66 127 £47,500 +18.75% 13
South East +64 55 £42,500 +30.76% 5
London -36 31 £55,000 -8.33% 4
West Sussex +12 27 £42,500 +32.81% 2
Crawley - 22 £42,500 -
East of England +7 21 £55,000 +27.16% 2
Hampshire +23 11 £32,500 - 3
Berkshire +18 10 £49,250 -17.91%
Scotland -7 10 £59,000 +47.50%
Southampton +7 9 £30,500 - 3
Bedfordshire -11 9 £47,500 +5.55% 1
City of London +30 8 £55,000 -21.42% 2
Hertfordshire +11 8 £57,000 +42.50%
Yorkshire -8 8 £31,500 +5.00% 1
Reading - 8 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +15 7 £59,500 +164.44%
North West +15 6 £70,000 +79.48%
West Yorkshire +4 5 £31,250 -16.43% 1
Manchester +10 4 £67,500 -
Surrey -8 4 £65,000 +100.00%
New Malden - 4 £57,500 -
Woking - 4 £65,000 -
Luton -1 3 £60,000 +42.85% 1
Cambridgeshire -2 3 - - 1
East Midlands -7 3 £21,500 -8.51%
Glasgow -7 3 £50,000 -
Peterborough - 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £59,000 -
Coalville - 3 £21,500 -
Leicestershire - 3 £21,500 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 163 (54.33%) SQL
2 107 (35.67%) Windows
3 90 (30.00%) Oracle
4 86 (28.67%) Linux
5 77 (25.67%) .NET
6 76 (25.33%) Finance
7 74 (24.67%) Windows Server
8 64 (21.33%) Java
9 63 (21.00%) CRM
10 56 (18.67%) SharePoint
11 51 (17.00%) ITIL
12 46 (15.33%) XML
13 45 (15.00%) SQL Server
13 45 (15.00%) Microsoft
14 44 (14.67%) C#
15 40 (13.33%) ERP
16 34 (11.33%) Banking
16 34 (11.33%) Degree
17 33 (11.00%) BusinessObjects
18 31 (10.33%) MS Excel
19 30 (10.00%) Security Testing
20 28 (9.33%) C
21 26 (8.67%) OWASP
22 25 (8.33%) JavaScript
22 25 (8.33%) IIS
23 24 (8.00%) ASP.NET
23 24 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
23 24 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
24 23 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 22 (7.33%) C++

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 56 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.33%) IIS
3 14 (4.67%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.67%) JBoss
4 8 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.67%) Apache
7 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.00%) CMS
8 3 (1.00%) Confluence
8 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.00%) WordPress
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.33%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.33%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) MS Office
5 1 (0.33%) CATIA
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.00%) Maximo
4 2 (0.67%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.67%) RMDS
4 2 (0.67%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.67%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.67%) Summit
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.67%) Office 365
2 4 (1.33%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.67%) Firewall
2 5 (1.67%) DNS
3 4 (1.33%) HTTP
3 4 (1.33%) Internet
4 3 (1.00%) DHCP
4 3 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (1.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.67%) Multicast
5 2 (0.67%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.33%) LAN
6 1 (0.33%) Network Security
6 1 (0.33%) SMS
6 1 (0.33%) SSL
6 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.33%) VPN
6 1 (0.33%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.00%) BusinessObjects
3 23 (7.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 13 (4.33%) Oracle Database
6 13 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (4.33%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.67%) Informix
10 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.00%) GIS
11 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (1.00%) Siebel EIM
11 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.67%) Essbase
12 2 (0.67%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.33%) MSI
3 6 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.67%) AdminStudio
5 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.00%) JIRA
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.67%) AppScan
7 2 (0.67%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 76 (25.33%) Finance
2 34 (11.33%) Banking
3 16 (5.33%) Financial Institution
3 16 (5.33%) Retail
4 11 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.67%) Advertising
5 8 (2.67%) Russian Language
6 7 (2.33%) Arabic Language
6 7 (2.33%) Legal
7 6 (2.00%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.67%) Law
8 5 (1.67%) Publishing
9 4 (1.33%) Marketing
10 3 (1.00%) Electronics
11 2 (0.67%) Billing
11 2 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.67%) French Language
11 2 (0.67%) German Language
11 2 (0.67%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (25.67%) .NET
2 46 (15.33%) XML
3 24 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 22 (7.33%) Spring
5 21 (7.00%) HTML
5 21 (7.00%) Struts
6 17 (5.67%) CSS
7 14 (4.67%) EDI
8 13 (4.33%) Web Services
9 12 (4.00%) XSLT
10 11 (3.67%) XSL
11 10 (3.33%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.33%) JSP
12 9 (3.00%) Java EE
12 9 (3.00%) JSF
13 6 (2.00%) J2EE
13 6 (2.00%) WCF
14 4 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
14 4 (1.33%) Middleware
14 4 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.33%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.00%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.67%) Replication
7 5 (1.67%) User Experience
8 4 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.33%) Social Media
9 3 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.00%) Equities
9 3 (1.00%) Eurex
9 3 (1.00%) Fintech
10 2 (0.67%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 107 (35.67%) Windows
2 86 (28.67%) Linux
3 74 (24.67%) Windows Server
4 24 (8.00%) Oracle Linux
5 19 (6.33%) Unix
6 15 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.33%) Android
7 10 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.67%) AIX
10 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.00%) CRM
2 51 (17.00%) ITIL
3 40 (13.33%) ERP
4 30 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 26 (8.67%) OWASP
6 22 (7.33%) Secure Coding
7 18 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (6.00%) Change Management
7 18 (6.00%) Service Delivery
8 16 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (5.33%) SDLC
9 15 (5.00%) Information Security
9 15 (5.00%) Presales
9 15 (5.00%) Service Management
10 14 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (4.67%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (4.33%) Project Management
12 12 (4.00%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (54.33%) SQL
2 64 (21.33%) Java
3 44 (14.67%) C#
4 28 (9.33%) C
5 25 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 22 (7.33%) C++
7 20 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 18 (6.00%) Python
9 15 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.00%) Perl
11 10 (3.33%) VB
12 9 (3.00%) PHP
13 6 (2.00%) T-SQL
13 6 (2.00%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.33%) VBScript
15 3 (1.00%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.00%) VBA
16 2 (0.67%) C-shell
16 2 (0.67%) Dart
17 1 (0.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 34 (11.33%) Degree
2 11 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.67%) CISSP
5 7 (2.33%) CEH
6 6 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.67%) CCNA
7 5 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.67%) CISM
7 5 (1.67%) MCSE
8 4 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.33%) SANS
8 4 (1.33%) SSCP
9 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.67%) CCA
10 2 (0.67%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.33%) CCEA
11 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.33%) SLA
2 7 (2.33%) QA
3 6 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (3.00%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (3.00%) XenApp
4 5 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.33%) SCCM
2 2 (0.67%) HP Fortify
2 2 (0.67%) Nessus
2 2 (0.67%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 90 (30.00%) Oracle
2 45 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.33%) Citrix
4 15 (5.00%) Hyperion
5 12 (4.00%) IBM
6 11 (3.67%) SAP
7 8 (2.67%) Avaya
7 8 (2.67%) Baan
7 8 (2.67%) BEA
7 8 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.67%) VMware
8 7 (2.33%) Bloomberg
9 6 (2.00%) Cisco
9 6 (2.00%) Concur
9 6 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.00%) Siebel
9 6 (2.00%) Tripwire
10 4 (1.33%) Google
10 4 (1.33%) Informatica
10 4 (1.33%) Mitel
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Salary: £40000.00 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
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West Sussex
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum plus Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Onsite Gym
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