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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 71 89 64
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -25
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 24 20 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.18% 1.71% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.79% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 27
Average salary £26,000 £33,750 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.96% -14.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £22,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,349 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -0.48%
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
1047 1116 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.10% 95.38% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 905 990 926
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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
Dunstable +2 5 £50,000 -
Luton -10 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Bedford +12 1 - -
Applications Support
East of England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 58 (74.36%) SQL
2 43 (55.13%) Java
3 33 (42.31%) Oracle
4 32 (41.03%) SLA
5 30 (38.46%) PL/SQL
6 29 (37.18%) Tomcat
7 26 (33.33%) UNIX
8 24 (30.77%) ITIL
8 24 (30.77%) WebLogic
8 24 (30.77%) Linux
9 23 (29.49%) Finance
10 22 (28.21%) Solaris
10 22 (28.21%) J2EE
11 21 (26.92%) XML
11 21 (26.92%) XSL
11 21 (26.92%) XSLT
11 21 (26.92%) JMS
12 20 (25.64%) HTML
13 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
14 17 (21.79%) CSS
15 15 (19.23%) MySQL
15 15 (19.23%) Apache
15 15 (19.23%) Service Management
16 14 (17.95%) AMQP
16 14 (17.95%) REST
16 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
17 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
17 13 (16.67%) IIS
17 13 (16.67%) Windows

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 29 (37.18%) Tomcat
2 24 (30.77%) WebLogic
3 15 (19.23%) Apache
4 13 (16.67%) IIS
5 5 (6.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) SAP HR
1 3 (3.85%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (3.85%) SAP HCM
1 3 (3.85%) SAP HR-PA
1 3 (3.85%) SAP HR-PD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) AMQP
2 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (1.28%) DHCP
3 1 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (19.23%) MySQL
3 12 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (12.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.85%) MS Access
7 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 23 (29.49%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Automotive
4 4 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.21%) J2EE
2 21 (26.92%) XML
2 21 (26.92%) XSL
2 21 (26.92%) XSLT
2 21 (26.92%) JMS
3 20 (25.64%) HTML
4 17 (21.79%) CSS
5 14 (17.95%) REST
6 7 (8.97%) CSS3
6 7 (8.97%) JSP
6 7 (8.97%) Struts
6 7 (8.97%) Web Services
6 7 (8.97%) Hibernate
6 7 (8.97%) Spring
6 7 (8.97%) JSF
6 7 (8.97%) Java EE
7 6 (7.69%) .NET
8 5 (6.41%) HTML5
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) UNIX
2 24 (30.77%) Linux
3 22 (28.21%) Solaris
4 13 (16.67%) Windows
5 7 (8.97%) HPUX
6 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) ITIL
2 15 (19.23%) Service Management
3 14 (17.95%) Mentoring
4 10 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (12.82%) E-Commerce
5 8 (10.26%) Time Management
6 7 (8.97%) MVC
7 5 (6.41%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (6.41%) OO
7 5 (6.41%) SOA
7 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.13%) Migration
8 4 (5.13%) CAD
8 4 (5.13%) Project Management
8 4 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (3.85%) Change Management
9 3 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.85%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 58 (74.36%) SQL
2 43 (55.13%) Java
3 30 (38.46%) PL/SQL
4 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.82%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.97%) C
6 7 (8.97%) C++
7 6 (7.69%) C#
8 5 (6.41%) Groovy
9 4 (5.13%) VB.NET
9 4 (5.13%) VBA
10 1 (1.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (41.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) BEA
3 3 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (1.28%) Intel
5 1 (1.28%) VMware
5 1 (1.28%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.28%) VocaLink