The median annual salary for a Applications Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 813 796
Rank change year-on-year +73 -17  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 112 137 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 104 123 120
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £39,106
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% +21.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £22,499
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,500 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -21.11% +28.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Specialist in the UK

Applications Specialist
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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
England +54 106 £40,000 -15.78% 19
London +67 37 £55,000 -4.34% 5
South East +41 30 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Yorkshire +40 12 £32,000 +28.00% 2
City of London +54 11 £55,000 -2.22%
West Midlands +36 9 £35,000 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire +24 9 £31,500 +26.00% 2
South West +33 7 £35,000 - 1
Solihull - 7 £35,000 -
Berkshire +37 6 £37,000 -26.00%
West Sussex -13 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Wetherby - 6 £31,500 - 1
North West -6 5 £51,875 -25.89% 1
Crawley -12 5 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Hampshire +22 4 £33,500 -39.63%
East of England +3 4 £30,000 -44.49% 2
Gloucester - 4 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 -
Leeds +21 3 £34,000 +36.00% 1
North Yorkshire +9 3 £35,000 -
Cheshire +9 3 £46,750 -
Knutsford - 3 £46,750 -
Basingstoke - 3 £33,500 -
Surrey +41 2 £55,000 -3.08% 3
South Wales +15 2 £45,467 +44.33%
Wales +5 2 £45,467 +44.33%
Cardiff +3 2 £45,467 +44.33%
Manchester -25 2 £66,000 -5.71% 1
Maidenhead - 2 £48,750 -
Slough - 2 £32,500 -

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 107 (43.85%) SQL
2 87 (35.66%) Finance
3 64 (26.23%) Windows
4 58 (23.77%) SQL Server
5 54 (22.13%) ITIL
6 53 (21.72%) Linux
7 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
8 46 (18.85%) .NET
9 40 (16.39%) MS Excel
10 39 (15.98%) Java
11 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
12 37 (15.16%) Unix
12 37 (15.16%) Banking
13 36 (14.75%) SharePoint
14 32 (13.11%) Web Services
14 32 (13.11%) Windows Server
15 29 (11.89%) Oracle
16 28 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (10.25%) IIS
17 25 (10.25%) XML
18 23 (9.43%) Degree
18 23 (9.43%) SDLC
19 21 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 20 (8.20%) Incident Management
20 20 (8.20%) CRM
21 19 (7.79%) QA
21 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 17 (6.97%) Oracle Database
22 17 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement

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 36 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.25%) IIS
3 8 (3.28%) Apache
3 8 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.46%) JBoss
5 6 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.46%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.64%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.23%) CMS
8 2 (0.82%) CICS
8 2 (0.82%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.41%) Gentran
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 40 (16.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (4.10%) SAP CO
2 10 (4.10%) SAP FI
2 10 (4.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.64%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.82%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) Compiere
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.41%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.41%) EQXanite
5 1 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) IaaS
2 4 (1.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.87%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.05%) Firewall
3 4 (1.64%) DNS
3 4 (1.64%) HTTP
3 4 (1.64%) Internet
3 4 (1.64%) LAN
4 3 (1.23%) WAN
5 2 (0.82%) Intranet
5 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.82%) SAN
6 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (6.97%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 13 (5.33%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (4.51%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.87%) DB2
11 6 (2.46%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (1.64%) MySQL
13 2 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
13 2 (0.82%) IMS/DB
13 2 (0.82%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.05%) Gradle
2 5 (2.05%) Maven
3 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.23%) JIRA
5 2 (0.82%) MSI
6 1 (0.41%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (35.66%) Finance
2 37 (15.16%) Banking
3 7 (2.87%) Financial Institution
3 7 (2.87%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.87%) Retail
4 6 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.05%) Legal
6 4 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Marketing
7 3 (1.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (18.85%) .NET
2 32 (13.11%) Web Services
3 25 (10.25%) XML
4 16 (6.56%) ASP.NET
5 15 (6.15%) HTML
6 13 (5.33%) CSS
7 10 (4.10%) JSON
8 9 (3.69%) XSLT
9 8 (3.28%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.28%) Java EE
9 8 (3.28%) JSF
9 8 (3.28%) JSP
9 8 (3.28%) Spring
9 8 (3.28%) Struts
9 8 (3.28%) XSL
10 7 (2.87%) Middleware
10 7 (2.87%) SOAP
11 5 (2.05%) MSMQ
11 5 (2.05%) Node.js
11 5 (2.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.87%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.46%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.05%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.64%) iSeries
8 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) EPoS
9 2 (0.82%) Life Science
9 2 (0.82%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Derivative
10 1 (0.41%) Equities
10 1 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.41%) NHS
10 1 (0.41%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.23%) Windows
2 53 (21.72%) Linux
3 37 (15.16%) Unix
4 32 (13.11%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.87%) CentOS
5 7 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.05%) AIX
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (22.13%) ITIL
2 23 (9.43%) SDLC
3 21 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (8.20%) CRM
4 20 (8.20%) Incident Management
5 17 (6.97%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.56%) Mentoring
6 16 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (6.15%) Problem Management
7 15 (6.15%) Workflow
8 13 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (5.33%) Service Management
8 13 (5.33%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (4.92%) Document Management
10 11 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (4.51%) Procure-to-Pay
11 10 (4.10%) Migration
11 10 (4.10%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 107 (43.85%) SQL
2 39 (15.98%) Java
3 38 (15.57%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.56%) C#
5 13 (5.33%) VBScript
6 11 (4.51%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.69%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.28%) C
9 6 (2.46%) Perl
10 5 (2.05%) C++
10 5 (2.05%) Python
11 4 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.64%) Erlang
11 4 (1.64%) Go
11 4 (1.64%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.23%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.82%) COBOL
13 2 (0.82%) PHP
13 2 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.43%) Degree
2 8 (3.28%) CISSP
3 7 (2.87%) CEH
4 6 (2.46%) GCIA
5 5 (2.05%) CISM
5 5 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.41%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.41%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.79%) QA
2 16 (6.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.23%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.41%) Samba
6 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.87%) Grafana
2 6 (2.46%) SCOM
3 3 (1.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.41%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.41%) Graphite
4 1 (0.41%) Kibana
4 1 (0.41%) Nagios
4 1 (0.41%) Nessus
4 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.41%) Netcool
4 1 (0.41%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.89%) Oracle
3 13 (5.33%) Siebel
4 12 (4.92%) SAP
5 10 (4.10%) IBM
6 9 (3.69%) VMware
7 8 (3.28%) Citrix
8 7 (2.87%) BEA
8 7 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.46%) Northgate
10 5 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.05%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.64%) Dynatrace
11 4 (1.64%) iManage
12 3 (1.23%) Adobe
12 3 (1.23%) Remedy
13 2 (0.82%) AppDynamics
13 2 (0.82%) HP
13 2 (0.82%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
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