The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 591 605
Rank change year-on-year +35 +14  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 56 53 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 49 52 55
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £42,500 £47,732
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £64,900 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.97% +1.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 34746 38402 42429
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.79% 95.88% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28106 33425 35862
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London +21 11 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 41 (44.09%) SQL
2 37 (39.78%) Finance
3 27 (29.03%) Windows
4 24 (25.81%) Java
4 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
6 21 (22.58%) ITIL
7 18 (19.35%) Web Services
8 17 (18.28%) Python
9 16 (17.20%) .NET
9 16 (17.20%) Workflow
9 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (16.13%) Ruby
10 15 (16.13%) Unix
10 15 (16.13%) IIS
11 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
11 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
14 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
14 10 (10.75%) Data Transformation
14 10 (10.75%) Apple iOS
14 10 (10.75%) Android
14 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (10.75%) Incident Management
14 10 (10.75%) Degree
14 10 (10.75%) Problem Management
15 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
16 8 (8.60%) SaaS
16 8 (8.60%) Computer Science

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 15 (16.13%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.30%) Liferay
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (3.23%) Documentum
6 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 2 (2.15%) CMS
6 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (1.08%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.08%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) SaaS
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) WebEx
2 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.15%) FTP
4 1 (1.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (15.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.08%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (1.08%) MS Access
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 37 (39.78%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Banking
3 5 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) Web Services
2 16 (17.20%) .NET
3 8 (8.60%) SOAP
4 7 (7.53%) RESTful
5 6 (6.45%) J2EE
6 5 (5.38%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (5.38%) JSON
6 5 (5.38%) Middleware
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 4 (4.30%) MSMQ
8 3 (3.23%) Node.js
9 1 (1.08%) Java EE
9 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.53%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.53%) SWIFT
4 6 (6.45%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.23%) Fintech
5 3 (3.23%) PlayStation
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Unix
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.75%) Android
4 10 (10.75%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.60%) Linux
6 7 (7.53%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (4.30%) Solaris
8 2 (2.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Workflow
3 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.75%) Data Transformation
3 10 (10.75%) Incident Management
3 10 (10.75%) Problem Management
4 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (8.60%) ETL
6 7 (7.53%) OWASP
6 7 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.45%) High Availability
7 6 (6.45%) Service Management
7 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
8 5 (5.38%) Investment Management
8 5 (5.38%) Release Management
8 5 (5.38%) SDLC
8 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.30%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.30%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) SQL
2 24 (25.81%) Java
3 17 (18.28%) Python
4 15 (16.13%) Ruby
5 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.60%) C#
6 8 (8.60%) PHP
7 7 (7.53%) C
7 7 (7.53%) C++
7 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
7 7 (7.53%) PL/SQL
7 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.45%) Perl
9 4 (4.30%) Scala
9 4 (4.30%) VBScript
10 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Degree
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) CISSP
5 2 (2.15%) CISM
6 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.08%) CEH
6 1 (1.08%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.08%) SAS 70
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.30%) Graphite
2 4 (4.30%) Opsview
3 1 (1.08%) Nagios
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) IBM
4 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.23%) CODA
5 3 (3.23%) Cognos
5 3 (3.23%) Siebel
5 3 (3.23%) Splunk
5 3 (3.23%) SunGard
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco
7 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.08%) Fiserv
7 1 (1.08%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.08%) Northgate
7 1 (1.08%) Progress
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