Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

Application Specialist
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 215 181
Rank change year-on-year +37 -34 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 13 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.33% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 9
Birmingham median annual salary £39,000 £40,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.11% -19.50% +26.58%
10th Percentile £36,900 £35,325 £40,750
90th Percentile £42,250 £43,775 £53,750
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £26,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +58.10% -41.67% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Permanent vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 3740 4551 3818
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.40% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2992 3402 3191
Birmingham median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £67,500
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Applications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in Birmingham

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in Birmingham

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Unix
4 6 (46.15%) Dynamics 365
4 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (46.15%) SLA
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) AIX
4 6 (46.15%) Solaris
4 6 (46.15%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Netcool
5 1 (7.69%) Nagios
5 1 (7.69%) KDB
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) KDB
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) AIX
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat