Job adverts can be challenging to interpret but it's essential to decide wether or not you should apply for the post. You can break down the job advert by asking these questions:
Breaking down the job advert enables you to put your finger on what the employer is after. You can then push your relevant skills and experience in your CV and covering letter
You need to decide whether or not you meet the person specification. We recommend that you meet at least 70% of the desirable criteria and near to 100% of all essential criteria.
In a competitive environment where clients receive record levels of CVs it is imperative that you are a good match to any role or requirement.
If in doubt seek a second opinion.