The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 99 96 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -51
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 8 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.22% 0.69% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.73% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 21
Average salary £40,000 £30,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.23% -13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,950 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1243 1100 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.45% 95.07% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 964 835
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,325 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +0.85%
Applications Support
East of England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton +7 14 £38,500 +27.27%
Dunstable +14 1 £42,000 +32.28%
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 19 (45.24%) Oracle
3 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 13 (30.95%) XML
4 13 (30.95%) HTML
4 13 (30.95%) Java
4 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 12 (28.57%) Finance
6 11 (26.19%) VB
7 10 (23.81%) J2EE
8 9 (21.43%) Web Services
9 8 (19.05%) .NET
9 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
9 8 (19.05%) ODBC
10 7 (16.67%) ITIL
10 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
11 6 (14.29%) Statistics
11 6 (14.29%) Release Management
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.90%) MS Office
12 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
12 5 (11.90%) Civica
12 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (9.52%) Comino
13 4 (9.52%) IIS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.38%) arcHouse
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) FTP
2 3 (7.14%) ATM
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) HTTP
3 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) XML
1 13 (30.95%) HTML
2 10 (23.81%) J2EE
3 9 (21.43%) Web Services
4 8 (19.05%) .NET
4 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 8 (19.05%) ODBC
5 4 (9.52%) XSL
6 2 (4.76%) Spring
6 2 (4.76%) JSP
6 2 (4.76%) Servlets
6 2 (4.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Statistics
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) AIX
2 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Release Management
3 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) BCP
5 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.38%) CMMI
7 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.38%) Workflow
7 1 (2.38%) CRM
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (64.29%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.19%) VB
4 7 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) Civica
4 4 (9.52%) Comino
5 3 (7.14%) Northgate
6 2 (4.76%) Orchard
6 2 (4.76%) Capita
7 1 (2.38%) VMware