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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 704 685 705
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 200 193 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 176 150 122
Average salary £40,000 £43,226 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% +1.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,400 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £42,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +31.78%

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
109613 101511 111389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88645 84193 95104
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 September 2014 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 1 September 2014. 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 -48 163 £40,000 -8.99% 19
South East +3 45 £35,000 -17.64%
London -50 40 £46,250 -7.50% 6
West Midlands +15 32 £60,000 +103.38% 4
Scotland +8 26 £36,000 +2.85%
Hampshire -2 18 £31,299 -26.35%
Staffordshire +7 17 £60,000 +90.47%
Surrey +13 16 £45,000 -
City of London +2 15 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire -25 15 £31,500 -3.07% 1
East of England -26 14 £41,250 +3.77%
Glasgow +1 12 £34,000 -20.00%
Birmingham +8 10 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Southampton +3 10 £31,250 -26.47%
Edinburgh +2 10 £42,500 +21.42%
Stoke-on-Trent +14 9 £60,000 +20.00%
Woking +7 9 £45,000 -
Berkshire -12 8 £40,000 -5.88%
Fareham - 8 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire -32 7 £31,500 -3.07%
South Yorkshire - 7 £33,000 -
Hertfordshire -12 6 £34,000 -22.72%
North West -28 5 £42,500 -12.37% 1
Reading -4 4 £40,000 +6.66%
Sheffield - 4 £41,250 -
Linlithgow - 4 £40,000 -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 £37,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 176 (46.93%) SQL
2 110 (29.33%) Windows
3 94 (25.07%) Oracle
3 94 (25.07%) SQL Server
4 82 (21.87%) .NET
5 81 (21.60%) Finance
6 66 (17.60%) ITIL
7 65 (17.33%) Linux
8 63 (16.80%) Microsoft
9 59 (15.73%) UNIX
10 56 (14.93%) Java
11 45 (12.00%) ASP.NET
12 39 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (10.13%) MS Excel
14 36 (9.60%) HTML
15 34 (9.07%) WebSphere
16 33 (8.80%) Degree
17 32 (8.53%) Banking
17 32 (8.53%) MySQL
17 32 (8.53%) Active Directory
17 32 (8.53%) Citrix
18 29 (7.73%) SharePoint
19 27 (7.20%) C#
20 26 (6.93%) IIS
20 26 (6.93%) XML
20 26 (6.93%) DNS
21 25 (6.67%) Web Services
22 24 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (6.40%) Legal
22 24 (6.40%) Change Management

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 34 (9.07%) WebSphere
2 29 (7.73%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.93%) IIS
4 19 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (4.27%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.93%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.93%) Apache
7 9 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.40%) WebSphere Process Server
8 7 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (1.33%) WorkSite
10 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.07%) FileNet
10 4 (1.07%) SAS
10 4 (1.07%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 38 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.53%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) SPSS
4 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.27%) CATIA
4 1 (0.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 18 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (4.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle iProcurement
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle Payables
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle Cash Management
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle Assets
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (3.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 10 (2.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 9 (2.40%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (1.87%) Academy Housing
6 7 (1.87%) arcHouse
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.60%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.33%) SAP ERP
9 4 (1.07%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 4 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.93%) SaaS
2 4 (1.07%) Office 365
3 3 (0.80%) Taleo
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.93%) DNS
2 14 (3.73%) DHCP
2 14 (3.73%) HTTP
3 12 (3.20%) Internet
3 12 (3.20%) Wireshark
4 9 (2.40%) Network Security
5 5 (1.33%) SAN
5 5 (1.33%) SSL
5 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.07%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.80%) LAN
7 3 (0.80%) SMTP
7 3 (0.80%) SIGTRAN
7 3 (0.80%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.53%) Firewall
8 2 (0.53%) SMS
8 2 (0.53%) VPN
9 1 (0.27%) VoIP
9 1 (0.27%) WAN
9 1 (0.27%) IMAP4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (25.07%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.53%) MySQL
3 20 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.07%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 16 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.13%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.60%) OLAP
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle OLAP
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.07%) DB2
13 4 (1.07%) SQLPlus
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle Discoverer
14 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 9 (2.40%) MSI
2 5 (1.33%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.33%) AdminStudio
2 5 (1.33%) Toad
3 4 (1.07%) JIRA
4 2 (0.53%) ProC
4 2 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (21.60%) Finance
2 32 (8.53%) Banking
3 24 (6.40%) Legal
4 20 (5.33%) Games
5 13 (3.47%) Retail
5 13 (3.47%) Marketing
6 10 (2.67%) General Ledger
7 9 (2.40%) Billing
8 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.60%) Law
10 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.80%) German Language
12 2 (0.53%) French Language
12 2 (0.53%) Publishing
12 2 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Automotive
13 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (21.87%) .NET
2 45 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 36 (9.60%) HTML
4 26 (6.93%) XML
5 25 (6.67%) Web Services
6 21 (5.60%) Middleware
7 14 (3.73%) SOAP
8 13 (3.47%) Application Packaging
9 12 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (2.93%) J2EE
11 10 (2.67%) WCF
12 9 (2.40%) LAMP
12 9 (2.40%) COM
13 7 (1.87%) Visualforce
14 6 (1.60%) CSS
15 5 (1.33%) JSP
16 4 (1.07%) .NET Framework
16 4 (1.07%) WPF
16 4 (1.07%) WF
16 4 (1.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.27%) Computer Science
2 14 (3.73%) Open Source
3 13 (3.47%) Online Games
3 13 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.93%) Clustering
5 9 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.40%) Kindle
5 9 (2.40%) SWIFT
6 8 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.60%) Statistics
7 6 (1.60%) EPoS
7 6 (1.60%) NHS
7 6 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.07%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.53%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.53%) PDA
10 2 (0.53%) DataPower
10 2 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 110 (29.33%) Windows
2 65 (17.33%) Linux
3 59 (15.73%) UNIX
4 39 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.87%) Windows 7
6 19 (5.07%) Windows 8
7 18 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (4.53%) Solaris
8 17 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.87%) AIX
11 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.60%) ITIL
2 24 (6.40%) Change Management
2 24 (6.40%) Security Testing
3 21 (5.60%) Document Management
4 19 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (5.07%) Project Management
5 18 (4.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 17 (4.53%) ERP
7 16 (4.27%) CRM
7 16 (4.27%) Service Delivery
7 16 (4.27%) Ethical Hacking
7 16 (4.27%) Problem Management
8 15 (4.00%) Web Development
8 15 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.73%) Data Migration
9 14 (3.73%) Migration
9 14 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.20%) OWASP
10 12 (3.20%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (46.93%) SQL
2 56 (14.93%) Java
3 27 (7.20%) C#
4 23 (6.13%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.13%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.80%) Perl
6 14 (3.73%) VB
7 13 (3.47%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.20%) VBA
9 10 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.40%) Python
10 9 (2.40%) ActionScript
10 9 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.87%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.87%) VBScript
11 7 (1.87%) C++
12 6 (1.60%) PHP
12 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.07%) Jython
14 3 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (8.80%) Degree
2 24 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (4.27%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.47%) MCSE
5 11 (2.93%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.67%) ISEB
6 10 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.67%) MCITP
7 8 (2.13%) CISSP
7 8 (2.13%) CSSLP
8 3 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) RHCE
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) CCEE
10 1 (0.27%) CCAA
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 15 (4.00%) SLA
3 12 (3.20%) QA
4 9 (2.40%) ISO 9001
4 9 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.80%) XenDesktop
3 15 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.40%) XenApp
6 5 (1.33%) XenServer
6 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.07%) UAG
8 3 (0.80%) NFS
8 3 (0.80%) Nmap
9 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (3.20%) SCCM
2 9 (2.40%) Tivoli
2 9 (2.40%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (1.33%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.80%) Nessus
4 3 (0.80%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.53%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.27%) Control-M
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 94 (25.07%) Oracle
2 63 (16.80%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.53%) Citrix
4 19 (5.07%) SAP
4 19 (5.07%) IBM
5 18 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 16 (4.27%) VMware
7 12 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (3.20%) JBoss
8 10 (2.67%) HP
9 8 (2.13%) Cognos
9 8 (2.13%) Capita
9 8 (2.13%) Northgate
10 7 (1.87%) Civica
10 7 (1.87%) Comino
10 7 (1.87%) Orchard
10 7 (1.87%) Epicor
10 7 (1.87%) Sage
10 7 (1.87%) Anite
11 6 (1.60%) Sybase
Manchester, Lancashire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Corporate Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago