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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Specialist
Rank 201 167 202
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 18 25 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.51% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.53% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 0
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £37,447 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.88% +6.25%
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
5066 4692 4847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.30% 95.52% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 3916 4057
Average salary £39,750 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Staffordshire -14 9 £60,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 3 £26,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £21,500 -
Coventry - 2 £32,500 - 1
Birmingham -15 1 £55,000 +31.73% 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (38.24%) Information Security
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) .NET
2 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 11 (32.35%) Java
4 10 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
5 9 (26.47%) C++
5 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
6 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle
7 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.65%) UNIX
9 5 (14.71%) Agresso
9 5 (14.71%) C#
10 4 (11.76%) MS Office
10 4 (11.76%) Project Management
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
11 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
11 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (8.82%) assyst
11 3 (8.82%) Statistics
11 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
11 3 (8.82%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Agresso
2 3 (8.82%) assyst
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) DB2
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.94%) Back Office
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) .NET
1 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Statistics
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.94%) Wiki
4 1 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (2.94%) EFTPOS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Information Security
2 10 (29.41%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (29.41%) ITIL
3 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Security Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.82%) ERP
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.94%) OWASP
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) C++
4 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.71%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) VBScript
6 2 (5.88%) VB
6 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.88%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Netcool
1 2 (5.88%) Nagios
1 2 (5.88%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.88%) Nimsoft
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.94%) Sage
5 1 (2.94%) Sybase
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
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