Period
to 19 January 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £48,250 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 309 305
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -47
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 25 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 11
West Midlands median annual salary £48,250 £32,063 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.49% -22.74% -15.31%
10th Percentile £32,500 £22,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £38,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +23.53% - -3.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9,511 10,172 10,156
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.89% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,583 8,076 8,519
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Specialist in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Birmingham +30 13 £40,250 -7.47% 3
Warwickshire - 9 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +6 3 £35,000 - 1
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (36.00%) Java
2 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (32.00%) REST
3 8 (32.00%) Android
3 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 8 (32.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (32.00%) SOAP
3 8 (32.00%) Validation
3 8 (32.00%) QA
3 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 7 (28.00%) C
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) C++
4 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (28.00%) Android Studio
4 7 (28.00%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (24.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) AIX
6 5 (20.00%) Solaris
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) SLA
6 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (16.00%) Greenfield Project

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) 4G
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
1 2 (8.00%) Skype
1 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) LTE
2 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Android Studio
1 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) REST
1 8 (32.00%) SOAP
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Android
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) AIX
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
2 8 (32.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (32.00%) Validation
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Open Source
4 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) System Testing
4 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) C
3 7 (28.00%) C++
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
2 5 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (4.00%) Nagios
1 1 (4.00%) Nessus
1 1 (4.00%) Netcool
1 1 (4.00%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Meraki
3 2 (8.00%) Mitel
3 2 (8.00%) Virgin Media
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy