Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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

Application Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 925 923 938
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 220 265 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 165 248 266
England median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% -2.22% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,950 £29,250
90th Percentile £84,000 £70,375 £66,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.86% +3.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 152,172 159,771 180,336
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.26% 96.07% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 123,502 129,907 153,238
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in England

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +23 99 £61,000 +6.09% 9
South East -33 37 £40,000 0.00% 2
Midlands +33 26 £39,750 +1.92% 8
North of England +12 25 £38,750 +23.02% 1
East of England +23 24 £46,500 +55.00% 4
North West +20 19 £48,500 +29.33% 1
West Midlands +35 18 £39,750 +2.58% 5
East Midlands +11 8 £40,000 - 3
South West -2 8 £20,000 -50.00%
Yorkshire +11 6 £36,250 +27.19%
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Applications Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 109 (49.55%) SQL
2 87 (39.55%) Finance
3 57 (25.91%) Windows
4 45 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
5 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
6 40 (18.18%) ITIL
6 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 37 (16.82%) Degree
8 33 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 32 (14.55%) Java
10 31 (14.09%) Oracle
11 30 (13.64%) Banking
12 27 (12.27%) Change Management
13 23 (10.45%) C#
13 23 (10.45%) PowerShell
14 22 (10.00%) Investment Management
14 22 (10.00%) IIS
14 22 (10.00%) Relational Database
15 21 (9.55%) Unix
16 20 (9.09%) Linux
16 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
16 20 (9.09%) Legal
17 18 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (8.18%) Service Management
17 18 (8.18%) SDLC
17 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
18 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (7.73%) JavaScript
18 17 (7.73%) Advertising
19 16 (7.27%) Front Office

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 22 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.82%) Apache
4 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.91%) CMS
5 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.45%) CICS
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (4.55%) Infor M3
3 8 (3.64%) StreamServe
4 6 (2.73%) BASE24
5 5 (2.27%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (1.36%) Elite 3E
6 3 (1.36%) Endur
6 3 (1.36%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.36%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.91%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.45%) MIS ActiveH
8 1 (0.45%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.45%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.45%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.00%) Office 365
2 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.18%) SaaS
4 3 (1.36%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.91%) IaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.00%) WebEx
2 5 (2.27%) Internet
3 4 (1.82%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.36%) ATM
4 3 (1.36%) Firewall
4 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.91%) SSL
6 1 (0.45%) 3G
6 1 (0.45%) 4G
6 1 (0.45%) H.323
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) SAN
6 1 (0.45%) VPN
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.55%) SQLPlus
5 9 (4.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.27%) Big Data
8 4 (1.82%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.91%) DB2
10 2 (0.91%) GIS
10 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
1 8 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.82%) InstallShield
3 3 (1.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.91%) AppScan
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.45%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.45%) MSI
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 87 (39.55%) Finance
2 30 (13.64%) Banking
3 20 (9.09%) Legal
4 17 (7.73%) Advertising
5 16 (7.27%) Front Office
6 15 (6.82%) Investment Banking
7 12 (5.45%) Law
8 11 (5.00%) Retail
9 9 (4.09%) Manufacturing
10 6 (2.73%) Financial Institution
10 6 (2.73%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.36%) Marketing
11 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.91%) Automotive
12 2 (0.91%) French Language
12 2 (0.91%) German Language
12 2 (0.91%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.91%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.91%) Middleware
2 12 (5.45%) .NET
2 12 (5.45%) XML
3 11 (5.00%) HTML
4 10 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
5 9 (4.09%) JSON
6 8 (3.64%) CSS
7 7 (3.18%) Node.js
8 5 (2.27%) Web Services
9 4 (1.82%) LDAP
9 4 (1.82%) SailPoint
10 3 (1.36%) J2EE
10 3 (1.36%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.91%) jQuery
11 2 (0.91%) OAuth
11 2 (0.91%) OAuth2
11 2 (0.91%) REST
11 2 (0.91%) XACML
12 1 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
12 1 (0.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.82%) Fintech
3 13 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.91%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.73%) CMDB
7 5 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
7 5 (2.27%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.27%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.36%) Derivative
9 3 (1.36%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.36%) Equities
9 3 (1.36%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.36%) Tandem
10 2 (0.91%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 57 (25.91%) Windows
2 21 (9.55%) Unix
3 20 (9.09%) Linux
4 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.91%) AIX
8 2 (0.91%) Solaris
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
2 40 (18.18%) ITIL
3 27 (12.27%) Change Management
4 22 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 18 (8.18%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (8.18%) SDLC
5 18 (8.18%) Service Management
6 15 (6.82%) Change Control
7 14 (6.36%) Wealth Management
8 13 (5.91%) Decision-Making
8 13 (5.91%) Innovative Thinking
8 13 (5.91%) Integration Testing
8 13 (5.91%) Mentoring
8 13 (5.91%) Project Management
8 13 (5.91%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (5.45%) ITSM
9 12 (5.45%) Security Testing
10 11 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.55%) Document Management
11 10 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 109 (49.55%) SQL
2 32 (14.55%) Java
3 23 (10.45%) C#
3 23 (10.45%) PowerShell
4 17 (7.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.45%) VBScript
6 9 (4.09%) VB
7 8 (3.64%) Python
8 6 (2.73%) Perl
8 6 (2.73%) VBA
9 5 (2.27%) C++
9 5 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.82%) COBOL
10 4 (1.82%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.36%) Ruby
12 2 (0.91%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.91%) C
12 2 (0.91%) Korn
13 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (16.82%) Degree
2 13 (5.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.73%) CISM
3 6 (2.73%) CISSP
3 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.82%) CSSLP
4 4 (1.82%) MCP
5 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.36%) MCSD
6 1 (0.45%) CFA
6 1 (0.45%) HNC
6 1 (0.45%) HND
6 1 (0.45%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.45%) MCITP
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) SLA
2 5 (2.27%) QA
3 4 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 7 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.45%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.73%) SCCM
2 5 (2.27%) Nagios
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (1.36%) TeMIP
5 2 (0.91%) Ansible
5 2 (0.91%) Control-M
6 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.45%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.09%) Oracle
3 14 (6.36%) Remedy
4 10 (4.55%) BMC
5 9 (4.09%) iManage
5 9 (4.09%) Infor
6 6 (2.73%) Splunk
7 5 (2.27%) Fiserv
7 5 (2.27%) Intapp
8 4 (1.82%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.82%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.82%) Lieberman
8 4 (1.82%) Reuters
8 4 (1.82%) SAP
8 4 (1.82%) Tableau
8 4 (1.82%) Thycotic
9 3 (1.36%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.36%) IBM
9 3 (1.36%) OpenLink
9 3 (1.36%) Red Hat