Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Specialist was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 277 308 355
Rank change year-on-year +31 +47 -57
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 27 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.10% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.11% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 5
West Midlands median annual salary £48,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.57% -12.50% +0.63%
10th Percentile £37,000 £31,450 £35,700
90th Percentile £56,250 £35,000 £59,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £40,001 £45,000
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% -

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 9,064 9,488 11,803
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.96% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 7,040 7,902 9,449
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £63,750
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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Warwickshire - 16 £48,500 -
Birmingham - 9 £39,000 - 3
Shropshire - 1 £40,500 -
Applications Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, Applications Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (55.56%) Service Management
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 14 (51.85%) Integration Testing
2 14 (51.85%) System Integration Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (48.15%) ITSM
4 12 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 12 (44.44%) Change Management
4 12 (44.44%) Remedy
4 12 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (40.74%) BMC
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 8 (29.63%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
8 7 (25.93%) CMDB
9 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (22.22%) Unix
9 6 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
11 4 (14.81%) TeMIP
11 4 (14.81%) CSS
11 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
11 4 (14.81%) Windows
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (14.81%) Internet

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 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.70%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (3.70%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) CMDB
2 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Service Management
2 14 (51.85%) Integration Testing
2 14 (51.85%) System Integration Testing
3 13 (48.15%) ITSM
4 12 (44.44%) Change Management
4 12 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) Network Management
8 3 (11.11%) Document Management
9 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
10 1 (3.70%) Decision-Making
10 1 (3.70%) IT Strategy
10 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
10 1 (3.70%) Migration
10 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (3.70%) SDLC
10 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Degree
2 14 (51.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
3 1 (3.70%) HND
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) TeMIP
2 2 (7.41%) Control-M
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
3 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Remedy
2 11 (40.74%) BMC
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat