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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 718 773 767
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 200 188 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 160 161 192
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,719 £42,250 £39,750
% change year-on-year
-8.35% +6.28%

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
94453 106197 112297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79493 87537 91539
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +58 169 £42,500 -15.00% 11
South East +53 62 £37,500 -9.63% 4
London +42 58 £55,000 -8.33% 3
West Sussex +8 21 £42,500 -29.16%
City of London +60 20 £52,000 -30.66% 1
Hampshire +17 20 £31,500 -37.00% 2
East of England +25 19 £32,500 -20.73% 2
Southampton +15 19 £31,500 -42.72% 2
Berkshire +16 16 £43,000 +7.50% 1
Crawley +2 16 £42,500 -29.16%
Scotland +1 13 £43,500 +8.75%
Yorkshire +32 10 £31,250 -44.69%
Bedfordshire +29 10 £38,750 -29.54% 2
West Yorkshire +16 9 £31,250 -44.69%
Reading - 9 £48,500 -
North West +29 8 £62,500 +42.85%
Glasgow +2 8 £47,500 +21.79%
Luton - 6 £29,250 - 2
Manchester +5 5 £53,750 +43.33%
Essex - 5 £30,000 -
South West +19 4 £35,000 -24.53% 1
East Midlands +14 4 £36,750 +5.00% 1
Edinburgh +6 4 £42,500 -21.29%
Horsham - 4 £37,500 -
Bradford - 4 £31,000 -
Hertfordshire +24 3 £42,500 +8.97%
Leeds +22 3 £40,000 -29.20%
Bristol +22 3 £35,000 -51.72%
Belfast -2 3 £50,000 +66.66%
County Antrim -2 3 £50,000 +66.66%

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 206 (59.54%) SQL
2 103 (29.77%) Windows
3 98 (28.32%) SQL Server
4 96 (27.75%) Finance
5 84 (24.28%) Oracle
6 83 (23.99%) Linux
7 80 (23.12%) ITIL
7 80 (23.12%) Microsoft
8 74 (21.39%) CRM
9 71 (20.52%) .NET
10 64 (18.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 63 (18.21%) Windows Server
12 61 (17.63%) SharePoint
13 55 (15.90%) Java
14 46 (13.29%) Degree
15 41 (11.85%) MS Excel
16 40 (11.56%) XML
17 39 (11.27%) IIS
18 35 (10.12%) C#
19 31 (8.96%) JavaScript
20 30 (8.67%) Banking
21 29 (8.38%) ERP
21 29 (8.38%) Dynamics CRM
21 29 (8.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 28 (8.09%) PL/SQL
23 27 (7.80%) T-SQL
23 27 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
24 25 (7.23%) ASP.NET
25 24 (6.94%) SLA
26 23 (6.65%) Business Intelligence

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 61 (17.63%) SharePoint
2 39 (11.27%) IIS
3 15 (4.34%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.89%) Apache
5 7 (2.02%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.16%) JBoss
7 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.87%) nginx
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.87%) WordPress
8 2 (0.58%) CMS
8 2 (0.58%) Liferay
8 2 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Moodle
9 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (11.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (8.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.73%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (1.73%) Maximo
2 6 (1.73%) SAP MDM
3 5 (1.45%) Eloqua
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.87%) Summit
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.58%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.58%) RMDS
6 2 (0.58%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.29%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.29%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.16%) Office 365
3 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.87%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.29%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.60%) Firewall
1 9 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.31%) LAN
2 8 (2.31%) WAN
3 7 (2.02%) DHCP
3 7 (2.02%) DNS
4 6 (1.73%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.87%) SAN
5 3 (0.87%) WebEx
6 2 (0.58%) HTTP
6 2 (0.58%) Internet
6 2 (0.58%) Multicast
7 1 (0.29%) NAS
7 1 (0.29%) SMS
7 1 (0.29%) SSL
7 1 (0.29%) VoIP
7 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (28.32%) SQL Server
2 64 (18.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (8.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (6.36%) Oracle Database
5 19 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (3.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 12 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (3.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (2.89%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (2.31%) Informix
10 8 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.02%) Power BI
12 6 (1.73%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.16%) MySQL
14 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.87%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) MSI
2 5 (1.45%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.58%) AppScan
4 2 (0.58%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.58%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.29%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.29%) Toad
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 96 (27.75%) Finance
2 30 (8.67%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Financial Institution
3 11 (3.18%) Legal
4 10 (2.89%) Law
4 10 (2.89%) Retail
5 9 (2.60%) Japanese Language
5 9 (2.60%) Marketing
6 7 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.73%) Advertising
8 5 (1.45%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.45%) Publishing
9 4 (1.16%) Brand Awareness
9 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.87%) Billing
10 3 (0.87%) Electronics
10 3 (0.87%) Front Office
10 3 (0.87%) Games
11 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.58%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (20.52%) .NET
2 40 (11.56%) XML
3 25 (7.23%) ASP.NET
4 23 (6.65%) Web Services
5 18 (5.20%) HTML
5 18 (5.20%) XSLT
6 17 (4.91%) XSL
7 16 (4.62%) Spring
8 15 (4.34%) Struts
9 12 (3.47%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.47%) Java EE
9 12 (3.47%) JSP
10 11 (3.18%) CSS
10 11 (3.18%) J2EE
10 11 (3.18%) JSF
11 9 (2.60%) EDI
12 8 (2.31%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (2.31%) Middleware
12 8 (2.31%) SOAP
13 5 (1.45%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.36%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.31%) Fixed Income
5 8 (2.31%) User Experience
6 7 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.45%) Derivative
7 5 (1.45%) Fintech
7 5 (1.45%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.45%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.16%) Equities
8 4 (1.16%) Eurex
9 3 (0.87%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.87%) Health Informatics
9 3 (0.87%) Informatics
9 3 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 103 (29.77%) Windows
2 83 (23.99%) Linux
3 63 (18.21%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.78%) Unix
5 16 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.18%) Android
7 11 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.16%) AIX
12 3 (0.87%) CentOS
13 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.12%) ITIL
2 74 (21.39%) CRM
3 29 (8.38%) ERP
4 27 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (5.78%) Document Management
7 19 (5.49%) Data Security
8 17 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.91%) OWASP
8 17 (4.91%) Project Management
8 17 (4.91%) SDLC
8 17 (4.91%) Security Testing
8 17 (4.91%) Workflow
9 16 (4.62%) Change Management
10 15 (4.34%) Presales
11 14 (4.05%) High Availability
11 14 (4.05%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (3.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (3.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 206 (59.54%) SQL
2 55 (15.90%) Java
3 35 (10.12%) C#
4 31 (8.96%) JavaScript
5 28 (8.09%) PL/SQL
6 27 (7.80%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.20%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.34%) Python
9 14 (4.05%) C
10 12 (3.47%) C++
10 12 (3.47%) VB
11 11 (3.18%) Perl
12 10 (2.89%) XPath
13 9 (2.60%) VBScript
14 6 (1.73%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.45%) PHP
16 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.58%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 46 (13.29%) Degree
2 14 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) SANS
3 7 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.16%) CEH
5 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.87%) CISSP
7 2 (0.58%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.29%) CISA
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) MOS
8 1 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.94%) SLA
2 9 (2.60%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) DICOM
4 2 (0.58%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.18%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.73%) XenApp
4 1 (0.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.73%) SCCM
2 3 (0.87%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.58%) Nagios
3 2 (0.58%) Nessus
3 2 (0.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.29%) OpenView
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 84 (24.28%) Oracle
2 80 (23.12%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.78%) SAP
4 19 (5.49%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (3.76%) Citrix
6 12 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.18%) Avaya
7 11 (3.18%) Remedy
7 11 (3.18%) Siebel
8 10 (2.89%) BEA
8 10 (2.89%) Computacenter
8 10 (2.89%) IBM
9 8 (2.31%) VMware
10 7 (2.02%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.73%) Baan
11 6 (1.73%) Google
11 6 (1.73%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.45%) Informatica
13 4 (1.16%) Murex
13 4 (1.16%) Xamarin
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