Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 930 972
Rank change year-on-year +45 +42 -78
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 328 294 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 266 244 293
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
10th Percentile £29,125 £27,975 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,375 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.33% -11.76% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the UK

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in the UK

Applications Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in the UK

Applications Specialist
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England +74 307 £48,000 +12.94% 7
UK excluding London +59 201 £44,000 +17.33% 5
London +27 120 £56,750 +3.18% 4
South East +24 48 £48,000 +28.00% 2
East of England +13 45 £37,500 +7.14%
North of England +35 43 £40,000 -
Midlands +35 28 £41,500 +15.28%
West Midlands +23 23 £41,500 +58.10%
South West +35 22 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North West -5 22 £47,500 +2.70%
Yorkshire +26 15 £27,500 -31.25%
Scotland -4 14 £40,000 -5.88% 2
East Midlands +28 6 £35,000 -6.67%
North East +9 6 £42,500 +44.07%
Wales - 1 £37,500 -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 154 (46.95%) SQL
2 99 (30.18%) Finance
3 94 (28.66%) Windows
4 89 (27.13%) Microsoft
5 87 (26.52%) Oracle
6 80 (24.39%) SQL Server
7 71 (21.65%) Unix
8 65 (19.82%) Java
9 63 (19.21%) Linux
10 53 (16.16%) .NET
11 50 (15.24%) CRM
12 47 (14.33%) Windows Server
13 37 (11.28%) ITIL
13 37 (11.28%) JavaScript
14 36 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (10.06%) C#
17 29 (8.84%) XML
18 27 (8.23%) SLA
19 26 (7.93%) Oracle Database
20 25 (7.62%) IIS
20 25 (7.62%) Retail
21 24 (7.32%) Web Services
21 24 (7.32%) Android
22 23 (7.01%) PL/SQL
23 22 (6.71%) Apache
23 22 (6.71%) ERP
23 22 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
23 22 (6.71%) Service Delivery
24 21 (6.40%) PowerShell

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (7.62%) IIS
2 22 (6.71%) Apache
3 20 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.74%) Documentum
6 8 (2.44%) JBoss
7 5 (1.52%) NetWeaver
7 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.22%) GeoServer
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.91%) CICS
9 3 (0.91%) CMS
9 3 (0.91%) Confluence
9 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.61%) Liferay
10 2 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.44%) Sage X3
3 5 (1.52%) Infor M3
3 5 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.22%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.22%) Postilion
5 2 (0.61%) Bond Adapt
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.13%) SaaS
3 6 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.22%) Office 365
5 1 (0.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.05%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.44%) LDAP
3 7 (2.13%) DNS
4 6 (1.83%) HTTP
5 4 (1.22%) Internet
5 4 (1.22%) LAN
5 4 (1.22%) SSL
6 3 (0.91%) AMQP
7 2 (0.61%) 4G
7 2 (0.61%) FTP
7 2 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.61%) MPLS
7 2 (0.61%) Skype
7 2 (0.61%) SMTP
7 2 (0.61%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.30%) Extranet
8 1 (0.30%) LTE
8 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.93%) Oracle Database
3 18 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (3.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.74%) MySQL
9 8 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.83%) JasperReports
11 5 (1.52%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (1.22%) GIS
12 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.91%) DB2
13 3 (0.91%) IMS/DB
13 3 (0.91%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.05%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.05%) MSI
2 8 (2.44%) AppScan
3 7 (2.13%) InstallShield
3 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.83%) Android Studio
5 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.22%) JIRA
5 4 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.91%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.61%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (30.18%) Finance
2 25 (7.62%) Retail
3 17 (5.18%) Banking
4 11 (3.35%) Front Office
4 11 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.83%) Legal
7 5 (1.52%) Advertising
8 3 (0.91%) Back Office
8 3 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.16%) .NET
2 29 (8.84%) XML
3 24 (7.32%) Web Services
4 20 (6.10%) HTML
5 19 (5.79%) ASP.NET
6 18 (5.49%) Middleware
7 17 (5.18%) FIX Protocol
8 16 (4.88%) J2EE
9 14 (4.27%) CSS
10 13 (3.96%) REST
10 13 (3.96%) SOAP
11 10 (3.05%) Java EE
12 9 (2.74%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.74%) jQuery
12 9 (2.74%) Spring
12 9 (2.74%) XSL
12 9 (2.74%) XSLT
13 8 (2.44%) Struts
14 7 (2.13%) JSF
15 6 (1.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.57%) Mobile App
3 11 (3.35%) EPoS
4 10 (3.05%) Equities
5 8 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.13%) User Experience
7 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (1.52%) Fintech
8 5 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.22%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.22%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.61%) FMCG
11 2 (0.61%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 94 (28.66%) Windows
2 71 (21.65%) Unix
3 63 (19.21%) Linux
4 47 (14.33%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.32%) Android
6 16 (4.88%) Apple iOS
7 14 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.66%) Solaris
9 12 (3.66%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (2.44%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.83%) AIX
13 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.91%) CentOS
14 3 (0.91%) SUSE
14 3 (0.91%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.24%) CRM
2 37 (11.28%) ITIL
3 35 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (6.71%) ERP
4 22 (6.71%) Service Delivery
5 21 (6.40%) Incident Management
6 20 (6.10%) Change Control
7 19 (5.79%) OWASP
8 18 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.18%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (4.88%) Document Management
11 14 (4.27%) Information Security
11 14 (4.27%) Logistics
11 14 (4.27%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.27%) Release Management
11 14 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (3.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (3.66%) High Availability
13 12 (3.66%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 154 (46.95%) SQL
2 65 (19.82%) Java
3 37 (11.28%) JavaScript
4 33 (10.06%) C#
5 23 (7.01%) PL/SQL
6 21 (6.40%) PowerShell
7 20 (6.10%) Python
8 15 (4.57%) VBScript
9 11 (3.35%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.05%) Ruby
11 9 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.44%) C++
12 8 (2.44%) Perl
12 8 (2.44%) PHP
12 8 (2.44%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.13%) VB
14 6 (1.83%) C
14 6 (1.83%) COBOL
14 6 (1.83%) Scala
15 2 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.83%) CISM
2 6 (1.83%) CISSP
3 5 (1.52%) Degree
3 5 (1.52%) SANS
4 3 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) CRISC
6 1 (0.30%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) ISEB
6 1 (0.30%) MCITP
6 1 (0.30%) MCTS
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.23%) SLA
2 19 (5.79%) QA
3 7 (2.13%) HL7
4 6 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.52%) COBIT
5 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.91%) GDPR
6 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.91%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.61%) DICOM
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 19 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.83%) XenApp
4 6 (1.83%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.27%) SCCM
2 6 (1.83%) Nagios
2 6 (1.83%) SCOM
3 5 (1.52%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.52%) WebInspect
4 4 (1.22%) Ansible
4 4 (1.22%) Graphite
4 4 (1.22%) Opsview
5 3 (0.91%) TeamSite
5 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.30%) Nessus
7 1 (0.30%) Netcool
7 1 (0.30%) Nmap
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (27.13%) Microsoft
2 87 (26.52%) Oracle
3 15 (4.57%) VMware
4 13 (3.96%) IBM
5 12 (3.66%) Apple
6 10 (3.05%) Google
6 10 (3.05%) IFS
7 9 (2.74%) Citrix
7 9 (2.74%) CODA
7 9 (2.74%) Cognos
7 9 (2.74%) SAP
7 9 (2.74%) SunGard
8 8 (2.44%) Sage
8 8 (2.44%) Sybase
9 7 (2.13%) HP
9 7 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.83%) AppSense
10 6 (1.83%) Cisco
10 6 (1.83%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.22%) Fiserv