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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 741 705 756
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +51
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 137 189 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 112 148 98
Average salary £41,250 £50,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +23.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £32,400 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 2015 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 January 2015. 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 -31 124 £40,000 -20.00% 15
London -9 48 £45,000 -10.00% 6
South East -32 24 £35,500 -16.47% 1
East of England +5 18 £45,000 -
West Midlands -19 12 £41,250 -31.25% 2
Scotland -19 11 £46,250 +8.82%
Yorkshire -7 10 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Berkshire -8 10 £38,750 +58.16%
Bedfordshire - 10 £45,250 -
Surrey -7 9 £30,000 -33.33%
City of London -3 8 £62,500 +37.36% 2
West Yorkshire -1 7 £32,500 +54.76% 2
Birmingham -9 7 £29,500 -41.00% 1
Dunstable - 6 £45,000 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £28,500 -
East Midlands +12 5 £34,500 -23.33% 2
Edinburgh -16 5 £36,000 -15.29%
Northamptonshire -1 4 £34,500 -1.42%
Guildford -5 4 £30,000 -35.13%
South West -17 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Worcestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Bromsgrove - 4 £45,000 -
Leeds - 4 £35,447 - 1
Northampton -5 3 £34,500 -1.42%
Gloucestershire -10 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Hampshire -25 3 £47,250 +21.15%
North West -29 3 £31,750 -47.08% 2
Bracknell - 3 £35,000 -
Glasgow +13 2 £46,250 +68.18%
Reading +1 2 £45,000 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (49.85%) SQL
2 95 (29.23%) Windows
3 81 (24.92%) Finance
4 79 (24.31%) .NET
5 78 (24.00%) Oracle
6 73 (22.46%) SQL Server
7 70 (21.54%) ITIL
8 67 (20.62%) UNIX
9 57 (17.54%) Java
10 53 (16.31%) XML
11 50 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 49 (15.08%) Degree
13 40 (12.31%) Banking
13 40 (12.31%) ASP.NET
14 38 (11.69%) C#
15 34 (10.46%) Linux
15 34 (10.46%) Continuous Improvement
16 32 (9.85%) MS Excel
16 32 (9.85%) SharePoint
16 32 (9.85%) Change Management
17 30 (9.23%) SLA
18 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (8.62%) OWASP
19 27 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
19 27 (8.31%) WebSphere
20 26 (8.00%) XSLT
21 24 (7.38%) HTML
21 24 (7.38%) PL/SQL
21 24 (7.38%) IIS
22 22 (6.77%) JavaScript

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.31%) WebSphere
3 24 (7.38%) IIS
4 15 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (3.69%) OpenEdge
7 10 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (2.46%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.15%) CMS
10 6 (1.85%) Confluence
11 5 (1.54%) Kentico
11 5 (1.54%) Drupal
12 4 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
13 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.92%) Joomla!
14 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.62%) Apache
14 2 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.62%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 32 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) Stata
3 2 (0.62%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 8 (2.46%) Agresso
2 5 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.92%) assyst
4 3 (0.92%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.92%) arcHouse
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.69%) SaaS
2 4 (1.23%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.31%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.69%) AMQP
2 9 (2.77%) Firewall
3 5 (1.54%) LAN
3 5 (1.54%) Internet
4 4 (1.23%) Wireless
5 3 (0.92%) WAN
6 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.31%) Intranet
7 1 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.31%) VPN
7 1 (0.31%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.46%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (3.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.46%) QlikView
8 7 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.23%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.92%) MS Access
11 3 (0.92%) MySQL
11 3 (0.92%) DB2
11 3 (0.92%) Text Mining
11 3 (0.92%) Essbase
12 2 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.85%) JIRA
3 4 (1.23%) Subversion
4 3 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.62%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.31%) ProC
6 1 (0.31%) Toad
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.31%) Xcode
6 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 81 (24.92%) Finance
2 40 (12.31%) Banking
3 17 (5.23%) Legal
4 11 (3.38%) Law
5 9 (2.77%) Front Office
6 5 (1.54%) Retail
6 5 (1.54%) Games
6 5 (1.54%) Publishing
7 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (24.31%) .NET
2 53 (16.31%) XML
3 40 (12.31%) ASP.NET
4 26 (8.00%) XSLT
5 24 (7.38%) HTML
6 21 (6.46%) XSL
7 18 (5.54%) Web Services
7 18 (5.54%) Middleware
8 17 (5.23%) REST
9 15 (4.62%) WCF
9 15 (4.62%) .NET Framework
10 12 (3.69%) JMS
11 11 (3.38%) CSS
12 10 (3.08%) SOAP
13 9 (2.77%) Spring
13 9 (2.77%) WF
14 8 (2.46%) Hibernate
14 8 (2.46%) JSP
14 8 (2.46%) Struts
14 8 (2.46%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.08%) SWIFT
4 8 (2.46%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.15%) Statistics
5 7 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.54%) New Media
8 4 (1.23%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.23%) Open Source
9 3 (0.92%) Informatics
9 3 (0.92%) Life Science
9 3 (0.92%) DataPower
9 3 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.62%) EPoS
10 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.62%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.23%) Windows
2 67 (20.62%) UNIX
3 34 (10.46%) Linux
4 14 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.85%) Solaris
6 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.54%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.23%) CentOS
8 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.92%) AIX
10 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.54%) ITIL
2 34 (10.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 32 (9.85%) Change Management
4 28 (8.62%) OWASP
5 19 (5.85%) Ethical Hacking
6 18 (5.54%) Service Management
7 15 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 15 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (4.62%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (4.31%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.31%) Information Security
8 14 (4.31%) Workflow
9 13 (4.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.69%) Security Testing
10 12 (3.69%) CRM
11 11 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (49.85%) SQL
2 57 (17.54%) Java
3 38 (11.69%) C#
4 24 (7.38%) PL/SQL
5 22 (6.77%) JavaScript
6 19 (5.85%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.08%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.08%) Python
8 9 (2.77%) C++
9 8 (2.46%) Perl
9 8 (2.46%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.85%) VBA
11 5 (1.54%) C
12 4 (1.23%) VB
12 4 (1.23%) Korn
12 4 (1.23%) XPath
13 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.92%) VBScript
13 3 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 49 (15.08%) Degree
2 10 (3.08%) CISSP
2 10 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.23%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.92%) HND
8 2 (0.62%) RHCE
8 2 (0.62%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (0.62%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.31%) MCITP
9 1 (0.31%) PMP
9 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.23%) SLA
2 17 (5.23%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
1 8 (2.46%) XenApp
2 6 (1.85%) vSphere
3 5 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.62%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.31%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (2.15%) SCCM
2 5 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.92%) WSUS
4 2 (0.62%) Nagios
4 2 (0.62%) Netcool
4 2 (0.62%) Puppet
4 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 78 (24.00%) Oracle
2 50 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.92%) Citrix
4 14 (4.31%) IBM
5 13 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.08%) VMware
7 7 (2.15%) Google
8 6 (1.85%) Apple
9 5 (1.54%) Capita
9 5 (1.54%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.54%) Sybase
9 5 (1.54%) Charles River
10 4 (1.23%) Sophis
10 4 (1.23%) Redknee
10 4 (1.23%) SAP
10 4 (1.23%) CODA
10 4 (1.23%) BEA
10 4 (1.23%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (1.23%) FactSet
11 3 (0.92%) ServiceNow
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