The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 46 67 36
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 51 27 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.80% 2.82% 6.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.02% 2.94% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 51 26 67
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £19,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +0.77%
Applications Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1015 918 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.48% 95.72% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 884 832 871
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Bedfordshire region.

Applications Support Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Applications Support
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 17 £38,500 +10.00%
Dunstable -2 7 £42,500 +6.25%
Bedford -7 3 £27,500 +30.95%
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 56 (74.67%) SQL
2 43 (57.33%) Java
2 43 (57.33%) Oracle
3 39 (52.00%) SQL Server
4 33 (44.00%) PL/SQL
5 32 (42.67%) SLA
6 29 (38.67%) ITIL
7 24 (32.00%) UNIX
8 22 (29.33%) Solaris
8 22 (29.33%) Linux
8 22 (29.33%) J2EE
8 22 (29.33%) Tomcat
9 20 (26.67%) Apache
9 20 (26.67%) .NET
10 18 (24.00%) WebLogic
10 18 (24.00%) XML
10 18 (24.00%) Service Management
11 17 (22.67%) Finance
11 17 (22.67%) IIS
12 16 (21.33%) C#
13 15 (20.00%) MySQL
14 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
15 12 (16.00%) Retail
16 11 (14.67%) HTML
17 10 (13.33%) XSL
17 10 (13.33%) XSLT
17 10 (13.33%) Banking
18 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
18 8 (10.67%) CSS
18 8 (10.67%) Windows

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (29.33%) Tomcat
2 20 (26.67%) Apache
3 18 (24.00%) WebLogic
4 17 (22.67%) IIS
5 2 (2.67%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.33%) SAP Portal
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.67%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.67%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.00%) MySQL
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) SAP BI
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Retail
3 10 (13.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.33%) J2EE
2 20 (26.67%) .NET
3 18 (24.00%) XML
4 11 (14.67%) HTML
5 10 (13.33%) XSL
5 10 (13.33%) XSLT
6 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.67%) CSS
7 7 (9.33%) JSP
7 7 (9.33%) Struts
7 7 (9.33%) Hibernate
7 7 (9.33%) Spring
7 7 (9.33%) JSF
7 7 (9.33%) Java EE
8 6 (8.00%) Classic ASP
9 5 (6.67%) JMS
10 3 (4.00%) REST
11 2 (2.67%) CSS3
11 2 (2.67%) Web Services
11 2 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.67%) FMCG
3 1 (1.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) UNIX
2 22 (29.33%) Solaris
2 22 (29.33%) Linux
3 8 (10.67%) Windows
4 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.67%) ITIL
2 18 (24.00%) Service Management
3 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (5.33%) Time Management
4 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.33%) CAD
4 4 (5.33%) Project Management
4 4 (5.33%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.33%) ERP
5 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Change Control
5 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.67%) Change Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) MVC
6 2 (2.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 56 (74.67%) SQL
2 43 (57.33%) Java
3 33 (44.00%) PL/SQL
4 16 (21.33%) C#
5 14 (18.67%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.67%) JavaScript
7 6 (8.00%) VB
8 4 (5.33%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.33%) VBA
8 4 (5.33%) C++
9 3 (4.00%) C
9 3 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (4.00%) Erlang
9 3 (4.00%) Groovy
10 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (42.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 43 (57.33%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.67%) BEA
5 1 (1.33%) Retek
5 1 (1.33%) Anite
5 1 (1.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.33%) Pega
5 1 (1.33%) Lumesse
5 1 (1.33%) Nintex