The median annual salary for a Applications Specialist was £51,875 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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 / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 232 255
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 5 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.082% 0.070% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.072% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 2
Median salary £51,875 £70,000 £24,875
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.89% +181.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £50,000 £19,375
10% offered a salary of more than £69,600 £70,000 £30,375
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £35,750
% change year-on-year -22.22% +25.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5897 5519 6450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.80% 97.08% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4923 4630 5198
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the North West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in the North West

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire +9 3 £46,750 -
Manchester -23 2 £66,000 -5.71%
Applications Specialist
England

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 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 North West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
1 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 9 (64.29%) Banking
3 8 (57.14%) Service Management
4 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
5 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
7 4 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (21.43%) SLA
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
8 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
9 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 2 (14.29%) IMS/DB
9 2 (14.29%) AIX

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (14.29%) CICS
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (14.29%) IMS/DB
5 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 9 (64.29%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) WF
2 1 (7.14%) WSDL
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 8 (57.14%) Service Management
3 7 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
6 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ganglia
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Pega