Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 893 894 966
Rank change year-on-year +1 +72 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 260 251 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 189 232 259
England median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £65,000 £65,350
UK median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -8.60% +10.71%

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 156,889 153,668 182,439
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 128,408 128,159 154,822
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 £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +28 123 £61,000 +10.91% 13
Midlands +27 36 £48,500 +38.57% 11
North of England -7 34 £47,500 +39.71% 8
North West +2 29 £47,500 +1.60% 4
East of England -14 28 £46,500 +37.78% 3
West Midlands +25 27 £48,500 +38.57% 8
South East -56 24 £40,500 +1.25% 7
South West -19 11 £20,000 -42.86% 2
East Midlands +5 8 - - 3
Yorkshire -2 4 £36,000 +14.29% 2
North East -25 1 £32,006 -19.99% 2
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 118 (45.38%) SQL
2 115 (44.23%) Finance
3 74 (28.46%) Windows
4 58 (22.31%) ITIL
5 55 (21.15%) Oracle
6 49 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (18.46%) Linux
8 47 (18.08%) Microsoft
9 46 (17.69%) Java
10 43 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (15.77%) Degree
12 39 (15.00%) Banking
13 38 (14.62%) PowerShell
14 36 (13.85%) Unix
15 35 (13.46%) Change Management
16 34 (13.08%) JavaScript
17 33 (12.69%) SQL Server
18 32 (12.31%) C#
19 28 (10.77%) Advertising
20 25 (9.62%) Legal
21 24 (9.23%) Service Management
22 23 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
22 23 (8.85%) Integration Testing
23 22 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
24 21 (8.08%) Front Office
24 21 (8.08%) Investment Management
24 21 (8.08%) FIX Protocol
24 21 (8.08%) Relational Database
25 20 (7.69%) QA
25 20 (7.69%) Windows Server

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 17 (6.54%) IIS
2 9 (3.46%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.92%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) CICS
5 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.15%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.77%) JBoss
6 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.31%) BASE24
2 6 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (1.54%) HFM
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (1.15%) Elite 3E
5 3 (1.15%) Endur
6 2 (0.77%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.38%) Postilion
7 1 (0.38%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.38%) Shopify
7 1 (0.38%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.08%) Dynamics 365
1 8 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (3.08%) Office 365
2 7 (2.69%) SaaS
3 5 (1.92%) Boomi
4 3 (1.15%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.77%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.62%) WebEx
2 9 (3.46%) Kerberos
3 8 (3.08%) Firewall
4 5 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.54%) DNS
5 4 (1.54%) Wireless
6 3 (1.15%) 4G
6 3 (1.15%) ATM
6 3 (1.15%) HTTP
6 3 (1.15%) Internet
6 3 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.15%) SAN
6 3 (1.15%) VPN
7 2 (0.77%) Sourcefire
8 1 (0.38%) 3G
8 1 (0.38%) H.323
8 1 (0.38%) LAN
8 1 (0.38%) SMS
8 1 (0.38%) SSL
8 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.08%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.62%) SQLPlus
4 11 (4.23%) Blockchain
4 11 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.92%) DB2
8 4 (1.54%) Big Data
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.15%) GIS
9 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.23%) JIRA
2 6 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.92%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.15%) AppScan
4 3 (1.15%) MSI
4 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.38%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 115 (44.23%) Finance
2 39 (15.00%) Banking
3 28 (10.77%) Advertising
4 25 (9.62%) Legal
5 21 (8.08%) Front Office
6 20 (7.69%) Investment Banking
7 18 (6.92%) Retail
8 10 (3.85%) Telecoms
9 8 (3.08%) Marketing
10 7 (2.69%) Law
11 5 (1.92%) Automotive
11 5 (1.92%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.54%) General Ledger
13 3 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.77%) Back Office
15 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.08%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (6.15%) Node.js
3 11 (4.23%) J2EE
4 10 (3.85%) LDAP
4 10 (3.85%) Middleware
4 10 (3.85%) OAuth
4 10 (3.85%) OAuth2
4 10 (3.85%) XACML
5 9 (3.46%) .NET
5 9 (3.46%) SailPoint
6 8 (3.08%) Web Services
6 8 (3.08%) XML
7 7 (2.69%) JSON
8 6 (2.31%) CSS
8 6 (2.31%) HTML
9 4 (1.54%) REST
10 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.15%) Java EE
10 3 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.54%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.54%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.15%) Fintech
4 13 (5.00%) Hedge funds
5 12 (4.62%) Equities
6 10 (3.85%) CMDB
7 9 (3.46%) Fixed Income
7 9 (3.46%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.08%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (2.69%) Cyber Defence
9 7 (2.69%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.69%) SWIFT
10 6 (2.31%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.54%) Mainframe
13 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.15%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.46%) Windows
2 48 (18.46%) Linux
3 36 (13.85%) Unix
4 20 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.92%) Android
6 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.15%) CentOS
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.77%) AIX
9 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.31%) ITIL
2 49 (18.85%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (13.46%) Change Management
4 24 (9.23%) Service Management
5 23 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (8.85%) Integration Testing
6 22 (8.46%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (8.08%) Investment Management
8 20 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 17 (6.54%) OWASP
9 17 (6.54%) Project Management
10 16 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.77%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (5.77%) ITSM
11 15 (5.77%) Threat Modelling
12 14 (5.38%) Security Testing
12 14 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.00%) Analytics
13 13 (5.00%) SDLC
14 12 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (45.38%) SQL
2 46 (17.69%) Java
3 38 (14.62%) PowerShell
4 34 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 32 (12.31%) C#
6 18 (6.92%) C++
7 15 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 15 (5.77%) VBScript
8 13 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 11 (4.23%) Python
10 8 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.69%) COBOL
11 7 (2.69%) Perl
11 7 (2.69%) PHP
12 6 (2.31%) VB
13 5 (1.92%) Ruby
14 3 (1.15%) C
14 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.15%) VBA
15 1 (0.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 41 (15.77%) Degree
2 20 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.69%) CISM
3 7 (2.69%) CISSP
3 7 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (2.69%) SANS
4 4 (1.54%) CREST Certified
4 4 (1.54%) CSSLP
4 4 (1.54%) MCP
5 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.15%) MCSD
5 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) MCSE
6 2 (0.77%) VCP5
6 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.38%) MCSA
7 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.69%) QA
2 10 (3.85%) SLA
3 9 (3.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.31%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.15%) Docker
5 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (3.08%) SCCM
2 8 (3.08%) TeMIP
3 7 (2.69%) Nagios
4 5 (1.92%) WebInspect
5 3 (1.15%) Control-M
6 2 (0.77%) Ansible
6 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.77%) WSUS
7 1 (0.38%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (21.15%) Oracle
2 47 (18.08%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.54%) Remedy
4 13 (5.00%) BMC
5 10 (3.85%) Twobo
6 9 (3.46%) CyberArk
6 9 (3.46%) Fidessa
6 9 (3.46%) Lieberman
6 9 (3.46%) Tableau
6 9 (3.46%) Thycotic
7 8 (3.08%) Bloomberg
7 8 (3.08%) VMware
8 7 (2.69%) Fiserv
8 7 (2.69%) HP
8 7 (2.69%) IBM
8 7 (2.69%) iManage
8 7 (2.69%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.92%) IFS
10 4 (1.54%) Splunk
10 4 (1.54%) WorldPay