The median annual salary for a Applications Specialist was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Application Specialist
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 88 73
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 1 4 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.15% 0.47% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.51% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 13
Median salary £32,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.57% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -21.11% +28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 625 791 1084
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.15% 93.83% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 471 653 812
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in Bedfordshire

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in Bedfordshire

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
3 7 (53.85%) SLA
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 7 (53.85%) Spring
3 7 (53.85%) JSF
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) Java
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 7 (53.85%) BEA
3 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
3 7 (53.85%) JSP
3 7 (53.85%) Struts
3 7 (53.85%) XML
3 7 (53.85%) XSL
3 7 (53.85%) XSLT
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Java EE
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (53.85%) High Availability
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (53.85%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
4 6 (46.15%) Software Delivery
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Gentran
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Gradle
1 5 (38.46%) Maven
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
1 7 (53.85%) Java EE
1 7 (53.85%) JSF
1 7 (53.85%) JSP
1 7 (53.85%) Spring
1 7 (53.85%) Struts
1 7 (53.85%) XML
1 7 (53.85%) XSL
1 7 (53.85%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) High Availability
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
1 7 (53.85%) Mentoring
1 7 (53.85%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (46.15%) Software Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Functional Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Supplier Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
3 3 (23.08%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) BEA
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Kofax