Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 917 887 942
Rank change year-on-year -30 +55 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 210 300 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 171 247 238
England median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +11.76% -2.07%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £67,875
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.11% +11.76% -1.16%

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 145,608 162,037 173,821
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 95.89% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 118,294 130,986 146,731
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 16 November 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 November 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 +17 94 £55,000 -1.79% 12
South East +36 45 £37,500 -21.88% 6
North of England +18 31 £40,000 +8.11% 9
North West +12 21 £40,000 -15.79% 8
Midlands +16 17 £31,500 -22.70% 4
East of England -4 17 £46,500 +32.86% 5
Yorkshire +27 10 £36,250 +31.82% 1
West Midlands +15 10 £29,750 -28.31% 2
East Midlands +5 7 £32,500 -7.14% 2
South West -13 4 £53,750 +19.44% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 112 (53.33%) SQL
2 79 (37.62%) Finance
3 57 (27.14%) SQL Server
4 56 (26.67%) Windows
5 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 44 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
7 35 (16.67%) IIS
7 35 (16.67%) ITIL
7 35 (16.67%) Java
8 33 (15.71%) Oracle
9 32 (15.24%) .NET
10 29 (13.81%) Degree
11 28 (13.33%) Unix
12 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
14 24 (11.43%) SaaS
14 24 (11.43%) Linux
15 21 (10.00%) C#
16 20 (9.52%) ERP
16 20 (9.52%) Change Control
17 18 (8.57%) Service Delivery
17 18 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (8.10%) XML
18 17 (8.10%) Relational Database
18 17 (8.10%) Mentoring
19 16 (7.62%) T-SQL
19 16 (7.62%) Investment Management
20 15 (7.14%) Coaching
21 14 (6.67%) SDLC
21 14 (6.67%) Office 365

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 35 (16.67%) IIS
2 7 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) CMS
4 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.43%) Apache
5 3 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.95%) JBoss
6 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.48%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (4.76%) Infor M3
2 8 (3.81%) StreamServe
3 6 (2.86%) Visualfiles
4 5 (2.38%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (1.43%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.95%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.95%) Salerio
6 2 (0.95%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.48%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.48%) Endur
7 1 (0.48%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.48%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.48%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.43%) SaaS
3 14 (6.67%) Office 365
4 10 (4.76%) IaaS
4 10 (4.76%) PaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.48%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.76%) WebEx
2 6 (2.86%) Internet
2 6 (2.86%) Intranet
3 2 (0.95%) Firewall
3 2 (0.95%) SSL
4 1 (0.48%) Broadband
4 1 (0.48%) LLU
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (8.10%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.29%) SQLPlus
6 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.43%) Big Data
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.95%) DB2
10 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.48%) MySQL
11 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.95%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.95%) JIRA
2 2 (0.95%) Maven
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 79 (37.62%) Finance
2 14 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 13 (6.19%) Legal
4 12 (5.71%) Banking
5 10 (4.76%) Advertising
6 9 (4.29%) Front Office
6 9 (4.29%) Law
7 7 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.90%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.43%) Retail
10 2 (0.95%) Automotive
10 2 (0.95%) Billing
10 2 (0.95%) French Language
10 2 (0.95%) German Language
10 2 (0.95%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.95%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.24%) .NET
2 17 (8.10%) XML
3 14 (6.67%) HTML
3 14 (6.67%) Web Services
4 10 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (3.81%) Middleware
6 5 (2.38%) CSS
6 5 (2.38%) J2EE
6 5 (2.38%) JSON
6 5 (2.38%) SOAP
7 3 (1.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (1.43%) REST
8 2 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.95%) HTML5
8 2 (0.95%) Node.js
8 2 (0.95%) RESTful
8 2 (0.95%) XSLT
9 1 (0.48%) EDI
9 1 (0.48%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.24%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.33%) Fintech
4 7 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.86%) NHS
5 6 (2.86%) Replication
6 4 (1.90%) Derivative
6 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.43%) PACS
7 3 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.95%) iPad
8 2 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.67%) Windows
2 28 (13.33%) Unix
3 24 (11.43%) Linux
4 10 (4.76%) Android
4 10 (4.76%) Apple iOS
5 9 (4.29%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.95%) CentOS
7 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
2 35 (16.67%) ITIL
3 20 (9.52%) Change Control
3 20 (9.52%) ERP
4 18 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 17 (8.10%) Mentoring
6 16 (7.62%) Investment Management
7 15 (7.14%) Coaching
8 14 (6.67%) SDLC
8 14 (6.67%) Security Architecture
9 12 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (5.24%) CRM
10 11 (5.24%) Document Management
10 11 (5.24%) Innovative Thinking
10 11 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (4.76%) Data Management
11 10 (4.76%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 112 (53.33%) SQL
2 35 (16.67%) Java
3 21 (10.00%) C#
4 16 (7.62%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.76%) Delphi
7 9 (4.29%) C++
8 8 (3.81%) Python
9 7 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.33%) VB
10 6 (2.86%) VBScript
11 5 (2.38%) Perl
12 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.43%) Ruby
12 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.43%) VBA
13 2 (0.95%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.95%) Korn
13 2 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (13.81%) Degree
2 6 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (0.95%) A+ Certification
3 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.95%) DBS Check
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.48%) CFA
4 1 (0.48%) CISSP
4 1 (0.48%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.48%) CSSLP
4 1 (0.48%) HNC
4 1 (0.48%) HND
4 1 (0.48%) MCITP
4 1 (0.48%) MCP
4 1 (0.48%) MCSD
4 1 (0.48%) MCSE
4 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.67%) SLA
2 13 (6.19%) QA
3 9 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.29%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.43%) PA-DSS
4 3 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.43%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.43%) Nagios
2 2 (0.95%) logstash
2 2 (0.95%) SCCM
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) Control-M
3 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.71%) Oracle
3 9 (4.29%) Infor
4 8 (3.81%) Citrix
4 8 (3.81%) VMware
5 7 (3.33%) iManage
6 6 (2.86%) SAP
7 5 (2.38%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.38%) Intapp
7 5 (2.38%) Reuters
8 4 (1.90%) ION Trading
8 4 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.43%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.43%) Splunk
9 3 (1.43%) WorldPay
10 2 (0.95%) Eze Software Group
10 2 (0.95%) FXall
10 2 (0.95%) MarketAxess
10 2 (0.95%) Tradeweb