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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Specialist
Rank 185 194 191
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 29 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 4
Average salary £55,000 £30,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.86% +11.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £30,300
UK excluding London average salary £39,750 £42,250 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-5.91% +31.00%
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
5263 5185 4522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 94.74% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4363 4380 3885
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 £24,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 15 £60,000 +90.47%
Birmingham +3 9 £37,500 -25.00%
Coventry - 4 £37,500 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 30 (53.57%) .NET
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 23 (41.07%) Security Testing
4 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET
5 14 (25.00%) Web Development
5 14 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 13 (23.21%) Ethical Hacking
7 12 (21.43%) UNIX
8 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
8 9 (16.07%) Games
8 9 (16.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
8 9 (16.07%) Online Games
9 8 (14.29%) ITIL
9 8 (14.29%) OWASP
9 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development
10 7 (12.50%) Windows
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
11 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
12 4 (7.14%) VBScript
12 4 (7.14%) VB
12 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
12 4 (7.14%) Citrix
12 4 (7.14%) MSI

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Academy Housing
1 3 (5.36%) arcHouse
1 3 (5.36%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MSI
1 4 (7.14%) InstallShield
1 4 (7.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Games
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (53.57%) .NET
2 21 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Online Games
2 6 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.57%) PDA
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) UNIX
2 7 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Security Testing
2 14 (25.00%) Web Development
3 13 (23.21%) Ethical Hacking
4 9 (16.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (16.07%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (14.29%) OWASP
5 8 (14.29%) Web Application Development
6 6 (10.71%) Data Protection
7 4 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
9 2 (3.57%) Software Testing
9 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.57%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.79%) Information Security
10 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
3 4 (7.14%) VB
3 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) Python
4 3 (5.36%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
1 4 (7.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
3 4 (7.14%) Northgate
4 3 (5.36%) Civica
4 3 (5.36%) Comino
4 3 (5.36%) Capita
4 3 (5.36%) Orchard
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.36%) Anite
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
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