Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 111 105
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 3 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.25% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 2
Staffordshire median annual salary £35,000 - £30,025
10th Percentile £32,500 - £28,670
90th Percentile £55,000 - £32,780
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £26,250 £43,750
% change year-on-year +58.10% -40.00% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 1162 1218 1187
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.65% 97.60% 98.42%
Number of salaries quoted 933 1077 1028
Staffordshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,650 £22,463
90th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in Staffordshire

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in Staffordshire

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in Staffordshire

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +20 1 £60,000 -
Applications Specialist
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Staffordshire region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (66.67%) Meraki
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
1 2 (66.67%) Virgin Media
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Nessus
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Nmap
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (66.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
1 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Online Games
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nessus
1 1 (33.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Meraki
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Mitel
1 2 (66.67%) Virgin Media
1 2 (66.67%) VMware