Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 341 346
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 23 6 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.055% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.057% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 12
South West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +8.07%
10th Percentile £34,789 £31,875 £28,000
90th Percentile £48,875 £48,125 £49,204
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 the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 10021 10579 11485
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.54% 96.97% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 8298 8927 9726
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the South West

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in the South West

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the South West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in the South West

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bristol -20 8 £42,500 +13.33%
Wiltshire +10 7 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Dorset - 5 £45,000 -
Gloucestershire +34 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £34,757 -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) Oracle
4 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) VBScript
4 9 (39.13%) Release Management
4 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) MSI
6 7 (30.43%) VB
6 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
6 7 (30.43%) SCCM
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) Migration
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (26.09%) InstallShield
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
7 6 (26.09%) Software Deployment
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (21.74%) Unix
8 5 (21.74%) Time Management
8 5 (21.74%) VMware

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 3 (13.04%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (4.35%) MS Access
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MSI
2 6 (26.09%) InstallShield
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) WinForms
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.35%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Release Management
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Application Packaging
3 6 (26.09%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Software Deployment
4 5 (21.74%) Application Virtualisation
4 5 (21.74%) Time Management
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.35%) Document Management
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) PowerShell
2 9 (39.13%) VBScript
3 7 (30.43%) VB
4 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) IFS
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Google