The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 75 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 4 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.69% 1.42% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.50% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 5
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 572 864 1079
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 98.11% 94.32% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 441 774 915
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 2 £47,500 -
Luton +2 1 £50,000 -16.66%
Applications Specialist
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (80.00%) Spring
2 4 (80.00%) Java EE
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Struts
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) XSL
3 3 (60.00%) JSF
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Fintech
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (40.00%) BEA
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 1 (20.00%) JSP
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) J2EE
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) High Availability

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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (80.00%) Java EE
1 4 (80.00%) Spring
1 4 (80.00%) Struts
1 4 (80.00%) XML
1 4 (80.00%) XSL
2 3 (60.00%) JSF
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) BEA