The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Specialist role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 192 173 194
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 12 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.44% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.47% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 8
Average salary £41,250 £60,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +122.22%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%
Applications Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4776 4080 4588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.73% 94.44% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4200 3386 3986
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Applications Specialist Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Specialist across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Applications Specialist Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the West Midlands region 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
(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
Birmingham -9 7 £29,500 -41.00% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £45,000 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £60,000 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 21 (36.21%) ITIL
1 21 (36.21%) UNIX
2 20 (34.48%) SQL
3 17 (29.31%) .NET
4 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
4 12 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
5 11 (18.97%) OWASP
6 9 (15.52%) Finance
6 9 (15.52%) Windows
7 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (12.07%) Oracle
9 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
9 6 (10.34%) Project Management
9 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (10.34%) Information Security
10 5 (8.62%) Change Management
10 5 (8.62%) Java
10 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (8.62%) Security Testing
11 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
11 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
11 4 (6.90%) MS Office
11 4 (6.90%) Agresso
12 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (5.17%) C++
12 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
12 3 (5.17%) Anite
12 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment

Applications Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Agresso
2 3 (5.17%) assyst
2 3 (5.17%) Academy Housing
2 3 (5.17%) arcHouse
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) MySQL
1 2 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.31%) .NET
2 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (3.45%) Statistics
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) EPoS
3 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.72%) Online Games
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) UNIX
2 9 (15.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
3 11 (18.97%) OWASP
4 8 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (10.34%) Project Management
5 6 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.34%) Information Security
6 5 (8.62%) Change Management
6 5 (8.62%) Security Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (5.17%) Logistics
8 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.45%) Release Management
9 2 (3.45%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) C++
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (3.45%) Netcool
1 2 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (1.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Anite
3 3 (5.17%) Northgate
3 3 (5.17%) Civica
3 3 (5.17%) Comino
3 3 (5.17%) Capita
3 3 (5.17%) Orchard
3 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.45%) Nimsoft
4 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Sybase
4 2 (3.45%) Citrix
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