Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £56,750 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 745 821
Rank change year-on-year +27 +76 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 120 97 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 102 97 88
London median annual salary £56,750 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.18% +1.85% +13.68%
10th Percentile £40,025 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £48,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.94% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70810 72756 85612
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.96% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 55762 62800 72698
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Applications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in London.

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in London

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London +29 48 £54,000 -
West London +2 3 £38,000 -24.00%
South London - 1 £25,500 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 59 (49.17%) SQL
2 56 (46.67%) Finance
3 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 40 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 34 (28.33%) Windows
6 31 (25.83%) Unix
7 26 (21.67%) Oracle
8 25 (20.83%) Java
8 25 (20.83%) Linux
9 21 (17.50%) Windows Server
10 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (15.00%) ITIL
11 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (15.00%) Service Delivery
11 18 (15.00%) OWASP
12 17 (14.17%) FIX Protocol
13 16 (13.33%) Android
14 15 (12.50%) Apple iOS
14 15 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (11.67%) Python
16 13 (10.83%) J2EE
16 13 (10.83%) Active Directory
16 13 (10.83%) Incident Management
16 13 (10.83%) Relational Database
17 12 (10.00%) IIS
18 11 (9.17%) IBM
18 11 (9.17%) Front Office
18 11 (9.17%) Security Testing
18 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
18 11 (9.17%) Mobile App

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (10.00%) IIS
2 9 (7.50%) Documentum
3 8 (6.67%) Apache
4 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.33%) GeoServer
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.67%) JBoss
7 2 (1.67%) Liferay
7 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.83%) Mule
8 1 (0.83%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Bloomberg TOMS
1 1 (0.83%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.50%) SaaS
3 2 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) LDAP
2 5 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.50%) DNS
4 2 (1.67%) FTP
4 2 (1.67%) HTTP
4 2 (1.67%) Internet
4 2 (1.67%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.67%) LAN
4 2 (1.67%) SMTP
5 1 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.83%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.83%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.00%) JasperReports
6 4 (3.33%) GIS
6 4 (3.33%) MySQL
6 4 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) AppScan
2 3 (2.50%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.50%) MSI
3 2 (1.67%) AutoIt
3 2 (1.67%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
General
1 56 (46.67%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Front Office
3 9 (7.50%) Banking
4 8 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.00%) Legal
6 5 (4.17%) Retail
7 3 (2.50%) Back Office
8 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.83%) Advertising
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
9 1 (0.83%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) FIX Protocol
2 13 (10.83%) J2EE
3 10 (8.33%) .NET
3 10 (8.33%) Web Services
4 6 (5.00%) Middleware
5 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.33%) Node.js
5 4 (3.33%) OAuth
5 4 (3.33%) OAuth2
5 4 (3.33%) OpenLayers
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (3.33%) SAML
5 4 (3.33%) SOAP
5 4 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.67%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.83%) Java EE
7 1 (0.83%) JSON
7 1 (0.83%) REST
7 1 (0.83%) RESTful
7 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.33%) Equities
4 6 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.33%) SWIFT
6 4 (3.33%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.50%) User Experience
8 2 (1.67%) Clustering
8 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.67%) Derivative
8 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.67%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.33%) Windows
2 31 (25.83%) Unix
3 25 (20.83%) Linux
4 21 (17.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (13.33%) Android
6 15 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 11 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (6.67%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.83%) Windows 10
11 6 (5.00%) Solaris
12 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (15.00%) ITIL
1 18 (15.00%) OWASP
1 18 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 15 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (10.83%) Incident Management
4 11 (9.17%) Security Testing
5 10 (8.33%) Open Source
6 9 (7.50%) Change Management
6 9 (7.50%) Information Security
7 8 (6.67%) Security Architecture
7 8 (6.67%) Task Automation
8 7 (5.83%) Data Analysis
8 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (5.00%) Data Security
9 6 (5.00%) Data Transformation
9 6 (5.00%) Logistics
9 6 (5.00%) Release Management
9 6 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (49.17%) SQL
2 25 (20.83%) Java
3 14 (11.67%) Python
4 11 (9.17%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.33%) Ruby
6 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.83%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.83%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.00%) Perl
7 6 (5.00%) Scala
7 6 (5.00%) VBScript
8 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.50%) COBOL
10 2 (1.67%) C#
10 2 (1.67%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) CISM
1 6 (5.00%) CISSP
2 5 (4.17%) SANS
3 2 (1.67%) Degree
3 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.83%) CRISC
4 1 (0.83%) CSSLP
4 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) MCITP
4 1 (0.83%) MCTS
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
2 5 (4.17%) COBIT
2 5 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.50%) GDPR
4 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.50%) SAS 70
5 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.67%) SLA
6 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 13 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.00%) XenApp
3 6 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (4.17%) SCOM
2 5 (4.17%) SCOrch
2 5 (4.17%) WebInspect
3 4 (3.33%) Graphite
3 4 (3.33%) Nagios
3 4 (3.33%) Opsview
4 3 (2.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.67%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 42 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.67%) Oracle
3 11 (9.17%) IBM
4 9 (7.50%) Apple
4 9 (7.50%) CODA
4 9 (7.50%) Cognos
4 9 (7.50%) SunGard
5 8 (6.67%) VMware
6 7 (5.83%) Citrix
7 6 (5.00%) AppSense
8 5 (4.17%) HP
9 4 (3.33%) Bloomberg
9 4 (3.33%) Fiserv
9 4 (3.33%) Xamarin
10 3 (2.50%) Fidessa
11 2 (1.67%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.67%) Murex
11 2 (1.67%) Siebel
11 2 (1.67%) Sybase
11 2 (1.67%) Tableau