The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £43,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 730 730
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 158 195 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 143 158 200
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £64,600 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -7.97% +1.87%  

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 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +33 152 £44,000 -2.22% 13
London +30 59 £60,000 +14.28% 6
South East +26 34 £42,500 +13.33%
East of England +3 26 £30,000 -35.13% 1
Crawley +19 24 £42,500 -
West Sussex +10 24 £42,500 -
West Yorkshire +21 15 £27,500 -11.29% 1
Yorkshire +20 15 £27,500 -11.29% 3
Leeds +14 12 £27,500 -27.18% 1
South West +13 12 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Suffolk - 12 £30,000 -
City of London +22 10 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Ipswich - 10 £30,000 -
Hertfordshire -8 6 £25,000 -42.85% 1
North West -40 6 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Cheshire -28 5 £37,500 -37.50%
Dorset - 5 £45,000 -
Bedfordshire +10 4 £47,500 -
Scotland +3 4 £38,750 -18.42%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £25,000 -
Poole - 4 £45,000 -
Wetherby +6 3 £31,500 -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £40,000 -
Hampshire -5 3 £33,500 +9.83%
Knutsford -35 3 £38,750 -35.41%
Cambridge - 3 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 3 £47,500 -
South Wales +22 2 £37,217 -21.64% 1
Wales +12 2 £37,217 -21.64% 1
Glasgow +11 2 £38,750 -14.83%

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 123 (46.42%) SQL
2 92 (34.72%) Windows
3 67 (25.28%) Finance
4 66 (24.91%) Microsoft
5 65 (24.53%) SQL Server
6 54 (20.38%) .NET
6 54 (20.38%) Windows Server
7 46 (17.36%) Java
7 46 (17.36%) CRM
8 45 (16.98%) SharePoint
9 44 (16.60%) Linux
10 43 (16.23%) ITIL
11 42 (15.85%) Unix
12 36 (13.58%) Dynamics CRM
13 32 (12.08%) Oracle
14 31 (11.70%) Web Services
15 28 (10.57%) ASP.NET
16 27 (10.19%) Degree
16 27 (10.19%) Change Control
16 27 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (9.43%) JavaScript
18 24 (9.06%) IIS
19 22 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 22 (8.30%) Document Management
20 20 (7.55%) Incident Management
20 20 (7.55%) Workflow
20 20 (7.55%) XML
21 19 (7.17%) Crystal Reports
21 19 (7.17%) C#
21 19 (7.17%) Agile Software Development

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 45 (16.98%) SharePoint
2 24 (9.06%) IIS
3 10 (3.77%) Apache
4 8 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.89%) CMS
6 5 (1.89%) JBoss
7 4 (1.51%) Liferay
7 4 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.75%) CICS
9 2 (0.75%) Documentum
9 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 36 (13.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.91%) SAP CO
2 13 (4.91%) SAP FI
2 13 (4.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.51%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.38%) Compiere
5 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.15%) SaaS
2 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.64%) Office 365
4 4 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.13%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.64%) WebEx
2 6 (2.26%) Internet
3 4 (1.51%) DNS
4 3 (1.13%) HTTP
4 3 (1.13%) Skype
4 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.75%) DHCP
5 2 (0.75%) Firewall
5 2 (0.75%) FTP
5 2 (0.75%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.38%) AMQP
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (7.17%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.91%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.26%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.13%) MySQL
10 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.75%) DB2
11 2 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.75%) IMS/DB
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.38%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.02%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.26%) MSI
3 4 (1.51%) JIRA
3 4 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.13%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
General
1 67 (25.28%) Finance
2 16 (6.04%) Banking
3 5 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.51%) Marketing
5 3 (1.13%) Legal
5 3 (1.13%) Publishing
5 3 (1.13%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.38%) .NET
2 31 (11.70%) Web Services
3 28 (10.57%) ASP.NET
4 20 (7.55%) XML
5 18 (6.79%) Middleware
6 17 (6.42%) HTML
7 16 (6.04%) CSS
8 15 (5.66%) JSON
9 10 (3.77%) jQuery
9 10 (3.77%) SOAP
10 9 (3.40%) J2EE
11 8 (3.02%) REST
12 7 (2.64%) RESTful
13 6 (2.26%) Java EE
14 5 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (1.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 4 (1.51%) Hibernate
15 4 (1.51%) MSMQ
15 4 (1.51%) Spring
15 4 (1.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.64%) SWIFT
5 6 (2.26%) Fintech
5 6 (2.26%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.13%) PlayStation
7 2 (0.75%) NHS
7 2 (0.75%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.38%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.38%) iPad
8 1 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (34.72%) Windows
2 54 (20.38%) Windows Server
3 44 (16.60%) Linux
4 42 (15.85%) Unix
5 10 (3.77%) Android
5 10 (3.77%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.64%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.51%) Solaris
8 4 (1.51%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.51%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) AIX
9 2 (0.75%) CentOS
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.36%) CRM
2 43 (16.23%) ITIL
3 27 (10.19%) Change Control
4 22 (8.30%) Document Management
5 20 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 20 (7.55%) Workflow
6 19 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (6.04%) Problem Management
8 14 (5.28%) Migration
8 14 (5.28%) Procure-to-Pay
8 14 (5.28%) Service Management
9 12 (4.53%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.15%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (3.77%) Data Transformation
11 10 (3.77%) Release Management
11 10 (3.77%) Web Development
12 9 (3.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.40%) SDLC
13 8 (3.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (46.42%) SQL
2 46 (17.36%) Java
3 25 (9.43%) JavaScript
4 19 (7.17%) C#
5 18 (6.79%) Python
6 17 (6.42%) PHP
7 16 (6.04%) PL/SQL
7 16 (6.04%) T-SQL
8 15 (5.66%) Ruby
9 10 (3.77%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.02%) C
10 8 (3.02%) Perl
11 7 (2.64%) C++
11 7 (2.64%) VBScript
12 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.51%) Scala
13 4 (1.51%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.13%) VB
15 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (10.19%) Degree
2 14 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.89%) CISSP
5 5 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.13%) CEH
8 2 (0.75%) CISM
8 2 (0.75%) GCIA
9 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.91%) QA
2 12 (4.53%) HL7
2 12 (4.53%) SLA
3 4 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) SAS 70
System Software
1 10 (3.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 6 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.75%) XenApp
3 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.38%) Samba
4 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.64%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.89%) Graphite
2 5 (1.89%) SCCM
2 5 (1.89%) SCOM
3 4 (1.51%) Opsview
4 2 (0.75%) Grafana
4 2 (0.75%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.38%) Kibana
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
5 1 (0.38%) Netcool
5 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 66 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.08%) Oracle
3 16 (6.04%) SAP
4 10 (3.77%) Google
5 7 (2.64%) IBM
5 7 (2.64%) VMware
6 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.51%) Citrix
7 4 (1.51%) Northgate
7 4 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.51%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.51%) Siebel
8 3 (1.13%) Cisco
8 3 (1.13%) Splunk
9 2 (0.75%) BEA
9 2 (0.75%) CODA
9 2 (0.75%) Cognos
9 2 (0.75%) HP
9 2 (0.75%) SunGard
10 1 (0.38%) Sage
London
Spring Technology
Salary: Ben
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £29000 - £34000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,500 per annum + excellent overtime and on-call pay
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
IQ Public Sector
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation
Salary: £32,500
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Edward Carter Solutions
Salary: £50000 per annum + Attractive Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Bristol DT
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago