The median annual salary for a Applications Specialist was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 April 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 242 213
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 5 3 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.10% 0.048% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.050% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 18
Median salary £35,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,250 £45,000 £36,947
% change year-on-year -17.22% +21.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4704 6013 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 97.15% 96.30% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 3947 4812 4438
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in the West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Applications Specialist in the West Midlands

Applications Specialist
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Solihull - 4 £35,000 -
Staffordshire +12 1 - -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 7 (43.75%) Migration
4 7 (43.75%) Data Migration
4 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Information Security
6 4 (25.00%) Erlang
6 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (25.00%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) DB2
7 3 (18.75%) Java
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (12.50%) Dynatrace
8 2 (12.50%) Nimsoft
9 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
9 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
9 1 (6.25%) OWASP
9 1 (6.25%) XenApp

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Data Migration
1 7 (43.75%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Line Management
4 1 (6.25%) OWASP
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Erlang
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Dynatrace
3 2 (12.50%) Nimsoft
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase