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 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Specialist
Rank 738 782 761
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 174 174 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 141 136 204
Median salary £43,750 £43,450 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.68% +8.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,250 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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
94251 105278 113033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.34% 96.19% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79339 87279 91179
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £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 August 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 August 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 +42 152 £45,000 +3.44% 13
London +64 53 £55,000 +1.85% 7
South East +24 51 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East of England +28 20 £32,500 -20.73% 3
West Sussex +11 20 £42,500 -8.10%
Crawley +11 18 £42,500 -
City of London +65 16 £54,000 -15.29% 3
Bedfordshire +30 13 £31,250 -43.18% 2
Hampshire +12 12 £31,000 -38.00% 1
Berkshire +6 12 £43,000 +10.96% 1
Southampton +4 11 £30,500 -44.54%
Luton - 9 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands +7 8 £37,500 -2.59%
Scotland +4 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire +23 7 £40,000 -29.20% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 6 £37,500 +10.29%
North West +19 5 £60,000 +20.00%
Reading - 5 £48,500 - 1
Glasgow +14 4 £47,500 +35.71%
West Yorkshire +9 4 £40,000 -29.20%
Essex +3 4 £32,500 -25.28% 1
Maidenhead -10 4 £37,500 -3.22%
Birmingham -17 4 £37,000 -26.00%
West Midlands -18 4 £37,000 -17.77%
Mansfield - 4 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire +22 3 £42,500 +77.08%
Leeds +15 3 £40,000 -29.20%
Edinburgh +4 3 £42,500 -14.14%
South West +1 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester - 3 £51,250 -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 191 (57.70%) SQL
2 100 (30.21%) SQL Server
3 96 (29.00%) Finance
4 83 (25.08%) Windows
5 80 (24.17%) ITIL
5 80 (24.17%) Microsoft
6 70 (21.15%) Oracle
7 69 (20.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 66 (19.94%) Linux
9 62 (18.73%) .NET
10 59 (17.82%) CRM
11 52 (15.71%) SharePoint
12 49 (14.80%) Java
13 39 (11.78%) Degree
13 39 (11.78%) Windows Server
14 37 (11.18%) IIS
15 36 (10.88%) XML
16 35 (10.57%) MS Excel
16 35 (10.57%) JavaScript
17 31 (9.37%) C#
18 30 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
19 28 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (8.46%) SDLC
19 28 (8.46%) PL/SQL
19 28 (8.46%) Banking
20 26 (7.85%) T-SQL
20 26 (7.85%) Web Services
21 25 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
21 25 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
22 24 (7.25%) Management Information System

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 52 (15.71%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.18%) IIS
3 15 (4.53%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.02%) Apache
5 8 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.51%) JBoss
7 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.91%) nginx
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.60%) Liferay
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Moodle
9 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 35 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.51%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.81%) Maximo
2 6 (1.81%) SAP MDM
3 5 (1.51%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (1.51%) Eloqua
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.91%) Summit
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.30%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.21%) Office 365
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.91%) Bluemix
3 3 (0.91%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Apcera
4 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.02%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.72%) LAN
3 8 (2.42%) DHCP
3 8 (2.42%) DNS
3 8 (2.42%) Firewall
3 8 (2.42%) WAN
4 6 (1.81%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.91%) SAN
5 3 (0.91%) WebEx
6 2 (0.60%) Internet
7 1 (0.30%) HTTP
7 1 (0.30%) NAS
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.30%) VoIP
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 69 (20.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (6.04%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.93%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (3.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (3.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 11 (3.32%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.72%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (2.42%) Informix
10 7 (2.11%) Power BI
11 6 (1.81%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.51%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.21%) MySQL
13 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.91%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.91%) Siebel EIM
14 3 (0.91%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (1.81%) MSI
2 5 (1.51%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.60%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.30%) Ant
5 1 (0.30%) AppScan
5 1 (0.30%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.30%) Toad
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 96 (29.00%) Finance
2 28 (8.46%) Banking
3 12 (3.63%) Law
3 12 (3.63%) Legal
4 9 (2.72%) Marketing
5 8 (2.42%) Japanese Language
5 8 (2.42%) Retail
6 7 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.21%) Advertising
7 4 (1.21%) Brand Awareness
7 4 (1.21%) Publishing
7 4 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.91%) Games
8 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.73%) .NET
2 36 (10.88%) XML
3 26 (7.85%) Web Services
4 21 (6.34%) ASP.NET
5 17 (5.14%) HTML
6 16 (4.83%) XSL
6 16 (4.83%) XSLT
7 12 (3.63%) Java EE
8 11 (3.32%) Hibernate
8 11 (3.32%) J2EE
8 11 (3.32%) JSP
8 11 (3.32%) Spring
9 10 (3.02%) JSF
9 10 (3.02%) Struts
10 9 (2.72%) CSS
11 8 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (2.42%) Middleware
12 7 (2.11%) SOAP
13 5 (1.51%) JNI
14 4 (1.21%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.25%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.44%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.72%) User Experience
6 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.11%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.11%) Informatics
7 5 (1.51%) Clustering
7 5 (1.51%) Derivative
7 5 (1.51%) Fintech
7 5 (1.51%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.21%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.21%) Equities
8 4 (1.21%) Eurex
9 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.91%) Data Conversion
9 3 (0.91%) Health Informatics
10 2 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 83 (25.08%) Windows
2 66 (19.94%) Linux
3 39 (11.78%) Windows Server
4 21 (6.34%) Unix
5 11 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.02%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.42%) Android
8 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.51%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.21%) AIX
10 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.91%) CentOS
12 1 (0.30%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (24.17%) ITIL
2 59 (17.82%) CRM
3 30 (9.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (8.46%) SDLC
5 25 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.34%) Problem Management
7 21 (6.34%) Workflow
8 20 (6.04%) Document Management
8 20 (6.04%) ERP
9 19 (5.74%) Data Security
9 19 (5.74%) OWASP
10 15 (4.53%) Change Management
11 14 (4.23%) Project Management
11 14 (4.23%) Security Testing
12 13 (3.93%) High Availability
12 13 (3.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 12 (3.63%) Capacity Management
13 12 (3.63%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 191 (57.70%) SQL
2 49 (14.80%) Java
3 35 (10.57%) JavaScript
4 31 (9.37%) C#
5 28 (8.46%) PL/SQL
6 26 (7.85%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.14%) PowerShell
8 14 (4.23%) VBScript
9 13 (3.93%) VB
10 10 (3.02%) Python
10 10 (3.02%) XPath
11 9 (2.72%) PHP
12 8 (2.42%) Perl
13 6 (1.81%) C
13 6 (1.81%) C++
13 6 (1.81%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.21%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.91%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.60%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 39 (11.78%) Degree
2 13 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.02%) CEH
4 7 (2.11%) SANS
5 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.91%) CISSP
8 2 (0.60%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.30%) CISA
9 1 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.95%) SLA
2 12 (3.63%) QA
3 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) DICOM
4 2 (0.60%) HL7
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.02%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.30%) Docker
4 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.11%) SCCM
2 5 (1.51%) HP Fortify
3 2 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.30%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) OpenView
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 80 (24.17%) Microsoft
2 70 (21.15%) Oracle
3 22 (6.65%) SAP
4 16 (4.83%) Siebel
5 14 (4.23%) Citrix
5 14 (4.23%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.32%) Avaya
6 11 (3.32%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.32%) Remedy
7 10 (3.02%) Computacenter
8 9 (2.72%) BEA
8 9 (2.72%) IBM
9 8 (2.42%) Informatica
9 8 (2.42%) VMware
10 4 (1.21%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.21%) Google
10 4 (1.21%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 4 (1.21%) Veracode
10 4 (1.21%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.91%) CA
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