The median annual salary for a Applications Specialist was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Specialist
UK / England
Rank 736 803 789
Rank change year-on-year +67 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 101 126 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 95 114 112
Median salary £39,000 £47,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.46% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Applications Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +71 34 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South East +56 28 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +30 11 £33,163 +7.84% 4
West Midlands +34 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South West +21 7 £35,000 -
North West -10 5 £51,875 -25.89%
East of England +9 4 £30,000 -44.49% 1
East Midlands +6 2 £35,000 +62.79%
North East - 1 £40,000 -
Applications Specialist
UK

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 100 (42.74%) SQL
2 85 (36.32%) Finance
3 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 53 (22.65%) ITIL
4 53 (22.65%) Windows
5 49 (20.94%) Microsoft
6 47 (20.09%) Linux
7 44 (18.80%) .NET
8 40 (17.09%) Java
9 37 (15.81%) JavaScript
9 37 (15.81%) MS Excel
9 37 (15.81%) Banking
10 33 (14.10%) Unix
10 33 (14.10%) SharePoint
11 29 (12.39%) Web Services
11 29 (12.39%) Oracle
12 26 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 23 (9.83%) SDLC
13 23 (9.83%) Degree
14 21 (8.97%) Incident Management
14 21 (8.97%) XML
14 21 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
15 20 (8.55%) IIS
16 18 (7.69%) CRM
16 18 (7.69%) QA
17 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (7.26%) C#
18 16 (6.84%) Problem Management
18 16 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 33 (14.10%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.55%) IIS
3 8 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.42%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.99%) Apache
4 7 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.56%) JBoss
5 6 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.14%) CMS
7 2 (0.85%) CICS
7 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.43%) Gentran
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (15.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.27%) SAP CO
2 10 (4.27%) SAP FI
2 10 (4.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.71%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.85%) HFM
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.43%) EQXanite
5 1 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.43%) Maximo
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.43%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.71%) IaaS
3 3 (1.28%) Office 365
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.14%) Firewall
3 4 (1.71%) DNS
3 4 (1.71%) HTTP
3 4 (1.71%) Internet
3 4 (1.71%) LAN
4 3 (1.28%) WAN
5 2 (0.85%) Intranet
5 2 (0.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (6.41%) Oracle Database
5 14 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
7 12 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.99%) DB2
11 6 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (1.71%) MySQL
13 2 (0.85%) Electronic Patient Records
13 2 (0.85%) IMS/DB
13 2 (0.85%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.14%) Gradle
2 5 (2.14%) Maven
3 3 (1.28%) JIRA
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 85 (36.32%) Finance
2 37 (15.81%) Banking
3 8 (3.42%) Retail
4 7 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.14%) Legal
7 4 (1.71%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (1.28%) Law
8 3 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) Publishing
9 2 (0.85%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.80%) .NET
2 29 (12.39%) Web Services
3 21 (8.97%) XML
4 15 (6.41%) HTML
5 14 (5.98%) ASP.NET
6 12 (5.13%) CSS
7 9 (3.85%) XSLT
8 8 (3.42%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.42%) Java EE
8 8 (3.42%) JSF
8 8 (3.42%) JSON
8 8 (3.42%) JSP
8 8 (3.42%) Spring
8 8 (3.42%) Struts
8 8 (3.42%) XSL
9 7 (2.99%) Middleware
10 5 (2.14%) Node.js
10 5 (2.14%) SOAP
11 4 (1.71%) MSMQ
12 3 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.42%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.56%) Hedge funds
4 6 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.71%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.71%) iSeries
5 4 (1.71%) SWIFT
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.28%) EPoS
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.85%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Equities
8 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.65%) Windows
2 47 (20.09%) Linux
3 33 (14.10%) Unix
4 26 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.99%) CentOS
5 7 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.14%) AIX
6 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.65%) ITIL
2 23 (9.83%) SDLC
3 21 (8.97%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (8.97%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.69%) CRM
5 16 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (6.84%) Mentoring
5 16 (6.84%) Problem Management
6 15 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (5.56%) Service Management
8 13 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (5.56%) Workflow
9 11 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.27%) Document Management
10 10 (4.27%) Migration
10 10 (4.27%) Procure-to-Pay
10 10 (4.27%) Risk Management
11 9 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 100 (42.74%) SQL
2 40 (17.09%) Java
3 37 (15.81%) JavaScript
4 17 (7.26%) C#
5 13 (5.56%) VBScript
6 10 (4.27%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.85%) C
8 8 (3.42%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.99%) C++
10 6 (2.56%) Perl
11 5 (2.14%) Python
12 4 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.71%) Erlang
12 4 (1.71%) Go
13 3 (1.28%) Delphi
13 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.85%) PHP
14 2 (0.85%) VB
14 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (9.83%) Degree
2 8 (3.42%) CEH
2 8 (3.42%) CISSP
3 6 (2.56%) GCIA
4 5 (2.14%) CISM
4 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.85%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.43%) CFA
6 1 (0.43%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.43%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.69%) QA
2 15 (6.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) HL7
4 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.28%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) Grafana
2 5 (2.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.43%) Ansible
3 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.43%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.43%) Graphite
3 1 (0.43%) Kibana
3 1 (0.43%) Nagios
3 1 (0.43%) Nessus
3 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.43%) Netcool
3 1 (0.43%) OpenVAS
3 1 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (20.94%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.39%) Oracle
3 13 (5.56%) Siebel
4 11 (4.70%) SAP
5 10 (4.27%) IBM
6 8 (3.42%) Citrix
6 8 (3.42%) Northgate
7 7 (2.99%) BEA
7 7 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.56%) VMware
9 5 (2.14%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.71%) Dynatrace
10 4 (1.71%) iManage
10 4 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.28%) Adobe
11 3 (1.28%) Remedy
12 2 (0.85%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.85%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.85%) Nimsoft
13 1 (0.43%) Xceptor
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £29000 - £34000 per annum + 18% pension, generous holidays
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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Salary: £45000 per annum
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Salary: Benefits
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London
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
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Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum 20% Bonus + Pension + Health
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