The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 183 200 192
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 25 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.18% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.19% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 4
Average salary £60,000 £37,500 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% +27.11%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £33,047
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.04%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5117 5286 4632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.81% 94.70% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4285 4439 4020
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Applications Specialist
England

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
Staffordshire +4 16 £60,000 +54.83%
Birmingham -2 5 £39,500 +5.33%
Coventry - 4 £37,500 -
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 33 (64.71%) .NET
2 29 (56.86%) Security Testing
3 24 (47.06%) SQL
4 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET
5 17 (33.33%) Web Development
5 17 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 13 (25.49%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (17.65%) Games
8 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 9 (17.65%) Data Protection
8 9 (17.65%) Wireshark
8 9 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (17.65%) Online Games
9 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
9 8 (15.69%) Windows
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.73%) UNIX
11 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
12 5 (9.80%) Oracle
12 5 (9.80%) OWASP
13 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
13 4 (7.84%) SCCM
13 4 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
13 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
13 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
13 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (1.96%) Apache
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MSI
1 4 (7.84%) InstallShield
1 4 (7.84%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (64.71%) .NET
2 21 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.84%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) JDBC
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) Servlets
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
1 9 (17.65%) Online Games
2 2 (3.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) UNIX
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (3.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Security Testing
2 17 (33.33%) Web Development
3 13 (25.49%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (23.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 9 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Data Protection
6 8 (15.69%) Web Application Development
7 5 (9.80%) OWASP
8 4 (7.84%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (7.84%) ITIL
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management
9 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.96%) Information Security
10 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.84%) VBScript
3 4 (7.84%) VB
3 4 (7.84%) Perl
4 3 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) Korn
5 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 9 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
1 4 (7.84%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.96%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Sun
5 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) Northgate
5 1 (1.96%) CA
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
West Midlands (County)
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum - Plus car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago