Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 347 376
Rank change year-on-year -6 +29 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 21 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.064% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.066% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 2
North West median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50% +24.22%
England median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -4.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12704 12096 12623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.06% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 10170 10182 10477
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire -8 17 £46,000 -23.33%
Merseyside - 4 £51,250 -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Unix
2 12 (57.14%) Oracle
3 11 (52.38%) Linux
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) Finance
6 7 (33.33%) Windows
6 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (28.57%) ITIL
7 6 (28.57%) Python
7 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
8 5 (23.81%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) MySQL
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (19.05%) Apache
9 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (19.05%) SLA
9 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
9 4 (19.05%) LAMP
9 4 (19.05%) Line Management
9 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
9 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
9 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (19.05%) Ansible
10 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
10 3 (14.29%) Information Security

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 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) CICS
2 3 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.52%) Confluence
4 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) AMQP
2 2 (9.52%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) DB2
3 3 (14.29%) IMS/DB
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) LAMP
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Kafka
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
3 2 (9.52%) ODBC
3 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (9.52%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) CentOS
4 3 (14.29%) SUSE
4 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
1 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Line Management
2 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Java
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (14.29%) COBOL
6 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.52%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) CA
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) SaltStack