Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 925 952
Rank change year-on-year +64 +27 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 309 281 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 254 238 274
England median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.94% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,125 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

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 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +33 120 £56,000 +1.82% 6
South East -3 48 £48,000 +28.00% 4
East of England +10 46 £40,000 +14.29%
North of England +28 43 £40,000 -
Midlands +26 28 £41,500 +15.28%
South West +25 23 £45,000 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +21 23 £41,500 +58.10%
North West -2 22 £47,500 +2.70%
Yorkshire +30 15 £27,500 -31.25%
East Midlands +29 6 £35,000 -6.67%
North East +14 6 £42,500 +44.07%
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 140 (45.31%) SQL
2 94 (30.42%) Finance
3 87 (28.16%) Windows
3 87 (28.16%) Microsoft
4 81 (26.21%) Oracle
5 75 (24.27%) SQL Server
6 69 (22.33%) Unix
7 66 (21.36%) Java
8 59 (19.09%) Linux
9 50 (16.18%) CRM
9 50 (16.18%) .NET
10 47 (15.21%) Windows Server
11 35 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (10.68%) ITIL
13 31 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (9.39%) JavaScript
15 28 (9.06%) C#
16 27 (8.74%) XML
17 26 (8.41%) Oracle Database
18 25 (8.09%) Retail
19 24 (7.77%) Android
20 23 (7.44%) SLA
21 22 (7.12%) Dynamics CRM
21 22 (7.12%) Service Delivery
22 21 (6.80%) Web Services
22 21 (6.80%) PowerShell
22 21 (6.80%) Incident Management
23 20 (6.47%) Change Control
23 20 (6.47%) Python
23 20 (6.47%) ERP

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 19 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.83%) Apache
2 18 (5.83%) IIS
3 12 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 9 (2.91%) Documentum
5 5 (1.62%) JBoss
6 4 (1.29%) GeoServer
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.29%) Oracle Spatial
6 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.97%) CICS
7 3 (0.97%) Confluence
7 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.97%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.65%) Liferay
8 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (7.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.59%) Sage X3
3 5 (1.62%) Infor M3
4 4 (1.29%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.29%) Postilion
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.65%) Bond Adapt
6 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.32%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.32%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.32%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.27%) SaaS
3 6 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.29%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.27%) DNS
2 7 (2.27%) LDAP
3 6 (1.94%) HTTP
4 4 (1.29%) Internet
4 4 (1.29%) LAN
4 4 (1.29%) SSL
5 3 (0.97%) AMQP
6 2 (0.65%) 4G
6 2 (0.65%) FTP
6 2 (0.65%) MPLS
6 2 (0.65%) Skype
6 2 (0.65%) SMTP
6 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.32%) LTE
7 1 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) SMS
7 1 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.41%) Oracle Database
3 18 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.91%) MySQL
6 9 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (1.94%) JasperReports
9 5 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.29%) GIS
10 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.97%) DB2
11 3 (0.97%) IMS/DB
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.56%) MSI
2 10 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.59%) AppScan
3 8 (2.59%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.94%) Android Studio
6 4 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.29%) JIRA
7 3 (0.97%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.65%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 94 (30.42%) Finance
2 25 (8.09%) Retail
3 18 (5.83%) Banking
4 11 (3.56%) Front Office
4 11 (3.56%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.94%) Legal
7 5 (1.62%) Advertising
8 3 (0.97%) Back Office
8 3 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.32%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (16.18%) .NET
2 27 (8.74%) XML
3 21 (6.80%) Web Services
4 18 (5.83%) Middleware
5 17 (5.50%) ASP.NET
5 17 (5.50%) FIX Protocol
6 16 (5.18%) J2EE
7 13 (4.21%) HTML
7 13 (4.21%) REST
7 13 (4.21%) SOAP
8 12 (3.88%) CSS
9 11 (3.56%) Java EE
10 10 (3.24%) Hibernate
10 10 (3.24%) Spring
10 10 (3.24%) XSL
11 9 (2.91%) jQuery
11 9 (2.91%) Struts
11 9 (2.91%) XSLT
12 8 (2.59%) JSF
13 6 (1.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.56%) EPoS
4 10 (3.24%) Equities
5 8 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.27%) User Experience
7 6 (1.94%) Fintech
7 6 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.29%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.65%) FMCG
11 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.16%) Windows
2 69 (22.33%) Unix
3 59 (19.09%) Linux
4 47 (15.21%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.77%) Android
6 16 (5.18%) Apple iOS
7 15 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 13 (4.21%) Windows 10
8 13 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.88%) Solaris
10 11 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (2.59%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.94%) AIX
13 3 (0.97%) CentOS
13 3 (0.97%) SUSE
13 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.18%) CRM
2 33 (10.68%) ITIL
3 31 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (7.12%) Service Delivery
5 21 (6.80%) Incident Management
6 20 (6.47%) Change Control
6 20 (6.47%) ERP
7 19 (6.15%) OWASP
8 18 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (5.18%) Document Management
11 15 (4.85%) Release Management
12 14 (4.53%) Information Security
12 14 (4.53%) Logistics
12 14 (4.53%) Problem Management
12 14 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (4.21%) Application Packaging
13 13 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (3.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (45.31%) SQL
2 66 (21.36%) Java
3 29 (9.39%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.06%) C#
5 21 (6.80%) PowerShell
6 20 (6.47%) PL/SQL
6 20 (6.47%) Python
7 16 (5.18%) VBScript
8 11 (3.56%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.24%) Ruby
10 9 (2.91%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.59%) C++
11 8 (2.59%) Perl
11 8 (2.59%) PHP
11 8 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 8 (2.59%) VB
12 6 (1.94%) C
12 6 (1.94%) COBOL
12 6 (1.94%) Scala
13 2 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (1.94%) CISM
1 6 (1.94%) CISSP
2 5 (1.62%) Degree
2 5 (1.62%) SANS
3 4 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CRISC
6 1 (0.32%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.44%) SLA
2 19 (6.15%) QA
3 7 (2.27%) HL7
4 6 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.62%) COBIT
5 5 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.97%) GDPR
6 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.97%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.65%) DICOM
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.94%) XenApp
4 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (4.85%) SCCM
2 6 (1.94%) Nagios
3 5 (1.62%) SCOM
3 5 (1.62%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.62%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.29%) Ansible
4 4 (1.29%) Graphite
4 4 (1.29%) Opsview
5 3 (0.97%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.32%) Nessus
7 1 (0.32%) Netcool
7 1 (0.32%) Nmap
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 81 (26.21%) Oracle
3 16 (5.18%) VMware
4 12 (3.88%) Apple
4 12 (3.88%) IBM
5 10 (3.24%) Google
6 9 (2.91%) Citrix
6 9 (2.91%) CODA
6 9 (2.91%) Cognos
6 9 (2.91%) SAP
6 9 (2.91%) SunGard
7 8 (2.59%) Sage
7 8 (2.59%) Sybase
8 7 (2.27%) HP
8 7 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.94%) AppSense
9 6 (1.94%) Cisco
10 4 (1.29%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.29%) Fiserv
10 4 (1.29%) Siebel