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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 735 720 684
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 157 212 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 129 183 145
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £27,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 134 £50,000 +23.07% 12
London +22 42 £63,750 +32.81% 4
South East -4 39 £42,000 +29.23% 6
City of London +32 20 £75,000 +39.53% 2
East of England +7 17 £41,000 -0.60%
West Midlands -20 15 £41,500 -30.83% 2
Cambridgeshire +25 13 £38,500 -40.76%
Cambridge +21 13 £38,500 -40.76%
Yorkshire +2 12 £56,500 +79.36%
Scotland -2 12 £40,000 - 1
Surrey +13 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
West Sussex - 10 £60,000 - 2
Leeds +21 9 £56,500 +45.80%
West Yorkshire +12 9 £56,500 +79.36%
Berkshire +10 8 £40,000 -14.43% 1
Maidenhead - 8 £40,000 -
Birmingham -6 6 £50,000 +26.58% 2
East Midlands +4 5 £42,000 +8.38%
Hampshire -15 5 £50,000 +60.00%
Guildford - 5 £30,000 -
Gatwick - 5 £50,000 -
Weybridge +11 4 - -
Edinburgh 0 4 £54,000 +20.00% 1
Crawley - 4 £60,000 -
Oxford - 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire -2 3 £60,000 +81.81%
Bedfordshire -5 3 £55,000 +33.33%
Aberdeen - 3 £40,000 -
Doncaster - 3 £60,000 -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 146 (39.57%) SQL
2 121 (32.79%) Finance
3 111 (30.08%) Java
4 105 (28.46%) Windows
5 88 (23.85%) Microsoft
6 77 (20.87%) .NET
7 73 (19.78%) SQL Server
8 63 (17.07%) ITIL
9 60 (16.26%) Linux
10 58 (15.72%) Degree
11 56 (15.18%) C#
12 53 (14.36%) MS Excel
13 51 (13.82%) Oracle
14 46 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
15 45 (12.20%) Banking
16 44 (11.92%) C++
16 44 (11.92%) UNIX
17 42 (11.38%) Information Security
18 39 (10.57%) Retail
18 39 (10.57%) SharePoint
18 39 (10.57%) Active Directory
18 39 (10.57%) Security Testing
19 37 (10.03%) VMware
20 36 (9.76%) SLA
20 36 (9.76%) ERP
20 36 (9.76%) Spring
21 34 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (9.21%) XML
22 33 (8.94%) Python
22 33 (8.94%) Project Management

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (10.57%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.69%) IIS
3 15 (4.07%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.79%) WebSphere
5 12 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.98%) Apache
6 11 (2.98%) MS Exchange
7 10 (2.71%) OpenEdge
7 10 (2.71%) CMS
8 9 (2.44%) Lync
9 8 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.90%) JBoss
11 6 (1.63%) Confluence
11 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.36%) FileNet
12 5 (1.36%) Captiva
12 5 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.36%) WorkSite
Applications
1 53 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.07%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) InDesign
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.71%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.63%) Agresso
5 5 (1.36%) Primavera
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (1.36%) Infor M3
5 5 (1.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (1.08%) Maximo
6 4 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.81%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.81%) Movex
8 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.27%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.34%) SaaS
2 15 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.25%) Office 365
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.23%) Firewall
2 14 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (3.25%) DNS
4 11 (2.98%) LAN
4 11 (2.98%) WAN
5 10 (2.71%) CTI
5 10 (2.71%) AMQP
6 9 (2.44%) WebEx
7 8 (2.17%) Internet
8 5 (1.36%) SSL
8 5 (1.36%) DHCP
8 5 (1.36%) Network Security
9 4 (1.08%) LDAP
9 4 (1.08%) HTTP
9 4 (1.08%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.81%) FTP
11 2 (0.54%) SMTP
11 2 (0.54%) PBX
11 2 (0.54%) VoIP
11 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.86%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.32%) RDBMS
4 18 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (3.79%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.52%) MySQL
9 8 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.63%) SQLPlus
11 6 (1.63%) QlikView
11 6 (1.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.36%) IDOL
13 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.08%) Big Data
14 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 16 (4.34%) MSI
2 12 (3.25%) InstallShield
2 12 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.71%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.71%) Maven
4 8 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.90%) JIRA
6 5 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.54%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.54%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.54%) Subversion
9 1 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 121 (32.79%) Finance
2 45 (12.20%) Banking
3 39 (10.57%) Retail
4 20 (5.42%) Advertising
5 18 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.79%) Legal
7 13 (3.52%) Front Office
8 11 (2.98%) Financial Institution
9 10 (2.71%) Billing
10 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
10 8 (2.17%) German Language
11 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
13 4 (1.08%) Marketing
13 4 (1.08%) French Language
13 4 (1.08%) Electronics
13 4 (1.08%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.81%) Automotive
15 2 (0.54%) Law
15 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (20.87%) .NET
2 36 (9.76%) Spring
3 34 (9.21%) XML
4 29 (7.86%) Web Services
5 26 (7.05%) Struts
5 26 (7.05%) ASP.NET
6 18 (4.88%) Middleware
7 17 (4.61%) Hibernate
7 17 (4.61%) HTML
8 15 (4.07%) XSL
8 15 (4.07%) XSLT
9 14 (3.79%) JMS
10 13 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (3.25%) J2EE
12 11 (2.98%) REST
13 8 (2.17%) ZeroMQ
13 8 (2.17%) COM+
13 8 (2.17%) CSS
14 7 (1.90%) JSP
14 7 (1.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.71%) Reference Data
7 9 (2.44%) Replication
8 8 (2.17%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.90%) Equities
9 7 (1.90%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.90%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.63%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.63%) Clustering
10 6 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.36%) DataPower
12 4 (1.08%) DTV
12 4 (1.08%) LIMS
12 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.08%) GIS
13 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 105 (28.46%) Windows
2 60 (16.26%) Linux
3 44 (11.92%) UNIX
4 34 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 24 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (1.90%) Solaris
9 4 (1.08%) AIX
9 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.81%) HPUX
10 3 (0.81%) CentOS
10 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.07%) ITIL
2 42 (11.38%) Information Security
3 39 (10.57%) Security Testing
4 36 (9.76%) ERP
5 33 (8.94%) Project Management
6 32 (8.67%) OWASP
7 30 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (7.32%) Cyber Security
9 26 (7.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (6.50%) SDLC
11 23 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (6.23%) Migration
12 22 (5.96%) Mentoring
13 20 (5.42%) CRM
13 20 (5.42%) Ethical Hacking
14 17 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (4.34%) OO
16 15 (4.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 14 (3.79%) E-Commerce
17 14 (3.79%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (39.57%) SQL
2 111 (30.08%) Java
3 56 (15.18%) C#
4 44 (11.92%) C++
5 33 (8.94%) Python
6 26 (7.05%) C
7 22 (5.96%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.15%) PL/SQL
8 19 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 18 (4.88%) Perl
10 12 (3.25%) PHP
10 12 (3.25%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.98%) VB
12 9 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 8 (2.17%) VB6
14 7 (1.90%) VBScript
14 7 (1.90%) VBA
15 6 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.36%) Groovy
17 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (15.72%) Degree
2 25 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.79%) MCSE
5 11 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.63%) CISSP
7 4 (1.08%) MCP
8 3 (0.81%) MCSA
8 3 (0.81%) CCNA
8 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.76%) SLA
2 23 (6.23%) QA
3 16 (4.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.36%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.08%) vSphere
7 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.54%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) XenApp
9 1 (0.27%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.23%) SCCM
2 7 (1.90%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (1.63%) SCOM
3 6 (1.63%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.63%) WMI
3 6 (1.63%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (1.08%) Nagios
5 3 (0.81%) Puppet
6 2 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.54%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 88 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.82%) Oracle
3 37 (10.03%) VMware
4 19 (5.15%) IBM
5 15 (4.07%) HP
6 14 (3.79%) Citrix
6 14 (3.79%) SAP
7 13 (3.52%) NetApp
8 10 (2.71%) Cisco
8 10 (2.71%) Google
9 6 (1.63%) EMC
9 6 (1.63%) Sun
9 6 (1.63%) BEA
9 6 (1.63%) CommVault
9 6 (1.63%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.36%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.08%) ESRI
11 4 (1.08%) Apple
11 4 (1.08%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.08%) Juniper
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + fantastic benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Cyber Team
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Revolution Technology Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Nuffield Health
Posted: 9 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Salary: Starting salary is normally in the range £38,511 to £45,954 . With potential progression once in post to £51,702 a year.
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £50000 - £51000 per annum + Dental, Child & Eye care, Pension
Posted: 19 days ago