Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 866 923 940
Rank change year-on-year +57 +17 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 306 241 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 233 211 283
England median annual salary £52,500 £40,001 £43,401
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -7.83% +2.12%
10th Percentile £35,000 £30,000 £33,125
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,001 £42,750
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.43% +0.59%

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 158,592 159,887 190,898
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.50% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 131,189 133,793 161,204
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,293 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +43 121 £57,500 +4.55% 6
East of England +11 42 £53,750 +29.52% 12
Midlands +18 41 £48,500 +38.57% 6
North of England +14 41 £47,500 +35.71% 3
South East -13 40 £50,000 +33.33% 5
West Midlands +26 36 £48,500 +42.65% 5
North West +23 33 £47,500 +1.60% 2
South West +10 17 £40,000 +8.11%
North East -12 6 £42,500 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +13 5 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire +6 2 £36,000 +5.88%
Applications Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 137 (44.77%) SQL
2 122 (39.87%) Finance
3 100 (32.68%) Oracle
4 78 (25.49%) Windows
5 72 (23.53%) Linux
6 64 (20.92%) Unix
6 64 (20.92%) Java
7 61 (19.93%) Microsoft
8 51 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 49 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
10 47 (15.36%) ITIL
11 46 (15.03%) C#
12 43 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (13.07%) JavaScript
14 33 (10.78%) QA
15 31 (10.13%) Banking
15 31 (10.13%) Retail
16 30 (9.80%) PowerShell
17 29 (9.48%) .NET
17 29 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (9.15%) CRM
19 26 (8.50%) Oracle Database
20 25 (8.17%) FIX Protocol
20 25 (8.17%) Active Directory
20 25 (8.17%) Windows Server
21 24 (7.84%) C++
22 22 (7.19%) Shell Script
22 22 (7.19%) Front Office
22 22 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
23 21 (6.86%) Legal

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 (6.21%) IIS
2 17 (5.56%) Apache
3 13 (4.25%) Tomcat
3 13 (4.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.63%) GeoServer
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle Spatial
4 5 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.31%) JBoss
6 3 (0.98%) CICS
7 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.65%) Confluence
7 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.33%) Liferay
8 1 (0.33%) Mule
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.61%) Sage X3
3 7 (2.29%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.63%) Infor M3
4 5 (1.63%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.31%) HFM
5 4 (1.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (1.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.98%) Postilion
7 1 (0.33%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.33%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.33%) Shopify
7 1 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.25%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (2.29%) SaaS
3 5 (1.63%) Boomi
4 4 (1.31%) Office 365
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.33%) G Suite
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.61%) DNS
2 8 (2.61%) Kerberos
3 7 (2.29%) HTTP
4 6 (1.96%) WebEx
5 5 (1.63%) 4G
5 5 (1.63%) Firewall
6 4 (1.31%) LAN
6 4 (1.31%) Wireless
7 3 (0.98%) Skype
7 3 (0.98%) SSL
8 2 (0.65%) FTP
8 2 (0.65%) MPLS
8 2 (0.65%) SAN
8 2 (0.65%) SMS
8 2 (0.65%) SMTP
8 2 (0.65%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.65%) VPN
8 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.50%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.86%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.27%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.29%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.96%) SQLPlus
8 5 (1.63%) DB2
8 5 (1.63%) GIS
8 5 (1.63%) MySQL
9 4 (1.31%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.31%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.98%) Big Data
10 3 (0.98%) JasperReports
10 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.59%) JIRA
2 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.29%) Android Studio
4 7 (2.29%) MSI
5 6 (1.96%) AppScan
6 5 (1.63%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 122 (39.87%) Finance
2 31 (10.13%) Banking
2 31 (10.13%) Retail
3 22 (7.19%) Front Office
4 21 (6.86%) Investment Banking
4 21 (6.86%) Legal
5 20 (6.54%) Advertising
6 14 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.96%) Marketing
8 5 (1.63%) Automotive
9 4 (1.31%) Back Office
9 4 (1.31%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.98%) Law
11 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.48%) .NET
2 25 (8.17%) FIX Protocol
3 19 (6.21%) Web Services
4 18 (5.88%) J2EE
5 16 (5.23%) XML
6 15 (4.90%) Node.js
7 13 (4.25%) LDAP
7 13 (4.25%) REST
8 12 (3.92%) Middleware
8 12 (3.92%) SOAP
9 10 (3.27%) OAuth2
10 8 (2.61%) Java EE
10 8 (2.61%) SailPoint
10 8 (2.61%) XACML
11 7 (2.29%) AngularJS
11 7 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (2.29%) XSLT
12 6 (1.96%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.96%) Spring
12 6 (1.96%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.21%) Equities
3 12 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.92%) Cyber Defence
4 11 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.59%) EPoS
4 11 (3.59%) Fixed Income
4 11 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.29%) Fintech
7 7 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.31%) Clustering
9 4 (1.31%) CMDB
9 4 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.31%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (25.49%) Windows
2 72 (23.53%) Linux
3 64 (20.92%) Unix
4 25 (8.17%) Windows Server
5 19 (6.21%) Android
6 17 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 14 (4.58%) Windows 10
8 13 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.27%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.29%) Solaris
12 6 (1.96%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.63%) AIX
13 5 (1.63%) CentOS
13 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.65%) SUSE
15 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.36%) ITIL
2 43 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (9.15%) CRM
5 22 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (6.86%) ERP
7 20 (6.54%) OWASP
8 18 (5.88%) Change Management
9 17 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (5.23%) Project Management
10 16 (5.23%) Service Management
11 15 (4.90%) Integration Testing
12 14 (4.58%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (4.25%) Migration
13 13 (4.25%) Release Management
14 12 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (3.92%) Information Security
14 12 (3.92%) Service Delivery
14 12 (3.92%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 137 (44.77%) SQL
2 64 (20.92%) Java
3 46 (15.03%) C#
4 40 (13.07%) JavaScript
5 30 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 24 (7.84%) C++
7 22 (7.19%) Shell Script
8 19 (6.21%) Bash Shell
9 17 (5.56%) VBScript
10 16 (5.23%) Python
11 15 (4.90%) PL/SQL
12 9 (2.94%) C
12 9 (2.94%) Perl
13 7 (2.29%) COBOL
13 7 (2.29%) PHP
13 7 (2.29%) VB
14 5 (1.63%) Ruby
15 3 (0.98%) Korn
16 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.65%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (6.21%) Degree
2 12 (3.92%) SANS
3 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.96%) CISM
4 6 (1.96%) CISSP
5 5 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.31%) CREST Certified
7 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) MCSE
8 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) VCP5
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) ISEB
9 1 (0.33%) MCITP
9 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.78%) QA
2 18 (5.88%) SLA
3 15 (4.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.98%) COBIT
5 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 25 (8.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.65%) Docker
7 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) WebInspect
2 8 (2.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 8 (2.61%) SCCM
3 5 (1.63%) Nagios
3 5 (1.63%) TeMIP
4 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.65%) Ansible
5 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.33%) Control-M
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) Nmap
6 1 (0.33%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (32.68%) Oracle
2 61 (19.93%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.58%) HP
4 13 (4.25%) VMware
5 11 (3.59%) Bloomberg
5 11 (3.59%) Fidessa
5 11 (3.59%) IBM
5 11 (3.59%) ServiceNow
6 9 (2.94%) Apple
6 9 (2.94%) Sage
6 9 (2.94%) SAP
6 9 (2.94%) Sybase
7 8 (2.61%) CyberArk
7 8 (2.61%) IFS
7 8 (2.61%) Lieberman
7 8 (2.61%) Tableau
7 8 (2.61%) Thycotic
8 6 (1.96%) Cisco
8 6 (1.96%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.31%) BMC