The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 146 161 162
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 69 65 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 1.11% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.20% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 57 58 64
Average salary £37,500 £30,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.96% -19.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,980 £23,000 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,800
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.59%
Applications Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4780 5436 5109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 94.02% 92.83% 93.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3738 3783 3996
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,783
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Berkshire

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Applications Support
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(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
Reading +1 26 £44,750 +19.33% 2
Maidenhead +27 17 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Bracknell +25 8 £30,000 -16.66% 1
Slough -7 5 £45,000 +76.47%
Newbury +7 4 £25,000 -17.35%
Hungerford -2 3 - -
Windsor - 2 £30,500 - 1
Wokingham -5 1 £42,500 +84.78%
Thatcham - 1 £25,000 -
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 75 (47.17%) SQL
2 59 (37.11%) Windows
3 44 (27.67%) Linux
4 39 (24.53%) SQL Server
5 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
6 27 (16.98%) DNS
6 27 (16.98%) Degree
7 26 (16.35%) UNIX
8 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (14.47%) .NET
10 22 (13.84%) Java
10 22 (13.84%) Python
11 21 (13.21%) ITIL
11 21 (13.21%) Incident Management
12 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
12 20 (12.58%) VMware
13 19 (11.95%) JBoss
13 19 (11.95%) Computer Science
14 18 (11.32%) Web Services
14 18 (11.32%) XML
14 18 (11.32%) Active Directory
15 17 (10.69%) Apache
15 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
16 16 (10.06%) WebLogic
16 16 (10.06%) IIS
16 16 (10.06%) Perl
17 15 (9.43%) MySQL
17 15 (9.43%) Tomcat
17 15 (9.43%) SLA
18 14 (8.81%) Configuration Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 19 (11.95%) JBoss
2 17 (10.69%) Apache
3 16 (10.06%) WebLogic
3 16 (10.06%) IIS
4 15 (9.43%) Tomcat
5 13 (8.18%) nginx
5 13 (8.18%) OpenStack
6 10 (6.29%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (5.66%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.63%) Kentico
9 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.98%) DNS
2 14 (8.81%) SMTP
2 14 (8.81%) DHCP
3 13 (8.18%) HTTP
3 13 (8.18%) LDAP
3 13 (8.18%) SSL
4 11 (6.92%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.14%) Internet
5 5 (3.14%) Network Security
5 5 (3.14%) WebEx
6 2 (1.26%) Firewall
6 2 (1.26%) LAN
6 2 (1.26%) WAN
7 1 (0.63%) POP3
7 1 (0.63%) SMS
7 1 (0.63%) IMAP
7 1 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.43%) MySQL
3 10 (6.29%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.89%) MS Access
9 2 (1.26%) EDRMS
9 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.63%) DB2
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Selenium
1 4 (2.52%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) Toad
General
1 13 (8.18%) Finance
2 5 (3.14%) Retail
3 3 (1.89%) Marketing
3 3 (1.89%) Arabic Language
3 3 (1.89%) French Language
3 3 (1.89%) German Language
4 2 (1.26%) Banking
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
4 2 (1.26%) Front Office
4 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.47%) .NET
2 18 (11.32%) Web Services
2 18 (11.32%) XML
3 13 (8.18%) MCollective
4 8 (5.03%) ZeroMQ
5 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.14%) SOAP
7 4 (2.52%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.52%) WCF
8 3 (1.89%) iXBRL
8 3 (1.89%) HTML
8 3 (1.89%) JSON
8 3 (1.89%) CSS
8 3 (1.89%) ADO
9 2 (1.26%) Middleware
9 2 (1.26%) Ajax
10 1 (0.63%) WinForms
10 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.95%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.77%) NHS
4 5 (3.14%) User Experience
5 3 (1.89%) Replication
6 2 (1.26%) GIS
6 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.11%) Windows
2 44 (27.67%) Linux
3 26 (16.35%) UNIX
4 6 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.14%) CentOS
6 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.21%) ITIL
1 21 (13.21%) Incident Management
2 14 (8.81%) ERP
2 14 (8.81%) Configuration Management
3 13 (8.18%) CRM
3 13 (8.18%) Cyber Security
4 11 (6.92%) Service Management
5 10 (6.29%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (6.29%) SIEM
6 9 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (5.66%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.40%) ITSM
8 6 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.14%) Information Security
9 5 (3.14%) Change Management
9 5 (3.14%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.52%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 75 (47.17%) SQL
2 22 (13.84%) Java
2 22 (13.84%) Python
3 16 (10.06%) Perl
4 14 (8.81%) VB
5 12 (7.55%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.92%) C#
7 9 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.66%) PL/SQL
8 8 (5.03%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.77%) C++
10 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.52%) VB6
12 3 (1.89%) PHP
13 2 (1.26%) VBScript
13 2 (1.26%) R
14 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (16.98%) Degree
2 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.40%) AAT
4 7 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.14%) ACCA
6 4 (2.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.89%) HNC
7 3 (1.89%) HND
8 2 (1.26%) CIMA
8 2 (1.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CAPM
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.18%) Squid
2 13 (8.18%) qmail
3 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (8.18%) ZABBIX
1 13 (8.18%) Cacti
1 13 (8.18%) Ganglia
1 13 (8.18%) Puppet
1 13 (8.18%) collectd
1 13 (8.18%) logstash
1 13 (8.18%) Graphite
1 13 (8.18%) Nagios
2 6 (3.77%) HP SIM
2 6 (3.77%) WSUS
2 6 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (3.77%) SCCM
2 6 (3.77%) SCOM
3 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.58%) VMware
3 13 (8.18%) Splunk
3 13 (8.18%) Oracle
4 7 (4.40%) Citrix
5 6 (3.77%) HP
5 6 (3.77%) ArcSight
5 6 (3.77%) Lumension
5 6 (3.77%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.26%) Meridio
6 2 (1.26%) Informatica
6 2 (1.26%) Veritas
6 2 (1.26%) Remedy
6 2 (1.26%) ESRI
7 1 (0.63%) BancTec
7 1 (0.63%) Sybase
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
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