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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 147 150 113
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 78 68 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.32% 1.24% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.33% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 71 63 103
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
5441 5117 5178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.78% 93.19% 93.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3746 3943 4322
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £61,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
Reading +12 34 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Slough -8 11 £25,500 -36.25%
Newbury +11 10 £30,500 +3.38% 1
Bracknell -5 4 £36,000 -5.26%
Maidenhead -14 4 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Hungerford - 4 £24,500 -
Wokingham -6 1 £23,000 +17.94%
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 99 (58.93%) SQL
2 77 (45.83%) Windows
3 56 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 49 (29.17%) Oracle
4 49 (29.17%) ITIL
5 48 (28.57%) UNIX
6 38 (22.62%) IIS
7 37 (22.02%) MS Excel
7 37 (22.02%) Degree
8 34 (20.24%) HTML
8 34 (20.24%) Microsoft
9 32 (19.05%) Service Management
10 30 (17.86%) Linux
11 29 (17.26%) JavaScript
11 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (16.67%) French Language
13 26 (15.48%) Finance
14 23 (13.69%) SLA
15 22 (13.10%) TCP/IP
16 21 (12.50%) Java
17 20 (11.90%) Management Information System
18 19 (11.31%) Computer Science
19 18 (10.71%) ITSM
19 18 (10.71%) CSS
20 17 (10.12%) C#
20 17 (10.12%) VMware
20 17 (10.12%) SaaS
21 16 (9.52%) XML
22 15 (8.93%) Apache
22 15 (8.93%) DB2

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 38 (22.62%) IIS
2 15 (8.93%) Apache
3 8 (4.76%) CMS
3 8 (4.76%) Drupal
3 8 (4.76%) Kentico
4 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.38%) Joomla!
6 4 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.79%) JCAPS
8 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (22.02%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.98%) Exchequer
2 5 (2.98%) GoldMine
2 5 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.98%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.10%) TCP/IP
2 14 (8.33%) DNS
2 14 (8.33%) Internet
3 13 (7.74%) HTTP
4 8 (4.76%) DHCP
5 4 (2.38%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.19%) Firewall
6 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.19%) FTP
7 1 (0.60%) ADSL
7 1 (0.60%) Broadband
7 1 (0.60%) SMTP
7 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.93%) DB2
2 15 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 5 (2.98%) MySQL
6 4 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.19%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.55%) Subversion
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.79%) Maven
2 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (16.67%) French Language
2 26 (15.48%) Finance
3 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.17%) Banking
5 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.57%) German Language
6 5 (2.98%) Publishing
7 4 (2.38%) Back Office
8 2 (1.19%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.24%) HTML
2 18 (10.71%) CSS
3 16 (9.52%) XML
4 13 (7.74%) J2EE
5 12 (7.14%) .NET
6 10 (5.95%) Web Services
7 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.57%) Software Packaging
9 4 (2.38%) HTML5
9 4 (2.38%) Middleware
10 3 (1.79%) JSP
10 3 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.19%) jQuery
11 2 (1.19%) Java EE
11 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.19%) XSLT
11 2 (1.19%) Flash
11 2 (1.19%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.60%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 19 (11.31%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.36%) Data Integration
5 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.79%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.19%) Social Media
7 2 (1.19%) GIS
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (45.83%) Windows
2 48 (28.57%) UNIX
3 30 (17.86%) Linux
4 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.38%) AIX
5 4 (2.38%) HPUX
5 4 (2.38%) Solaris
6 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.17%) ITIL
2 32 (19.05%) Service Management
3 18 (10.71%) ITSM
4 12 (7.14%) CRM
5 11 (6.55%) Time Management
6 10 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.95%) Change Management
7 9 (5.36%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (4.76%) Software Deployment
8 8 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.17%) Release Management
9 7 (4.17%) Workflow
10 6 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.57%) Product Management
10 6 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.57%) ERP
11 5 (2.98%) Web Development
11 5 (2.98%) Document Management
11 5 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (58.93%) SQL
2 29 (17.26%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.50%) Java
4 17 (10.12%) C#
5 14 (8.33%) C++
6 13 (7.74%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.14%) VBScript
8 10 (5.95%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.95%) VB
8 10 (5.95%) C
9 8 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.38%) Perl
12 3 (1.79%) PHP
12 3 (1.79%) AWK
12 3 (1.79%) Korn
12 3 (1.79%) sed
13 2 (1.19%) VB6
13 2 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (22.02%) Degree
2 11 (6.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) AAT
3 8 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 8 (4.76%) CIMA
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.57%) MCSE
5 5 (2.98%) ACCA
6 4 (2.38%) CCNA
6 4 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CCA
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.69%) SLA
2 7 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.79%) QA
4 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) SCCM
2 11 (6.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (4.76%) WSUS
3 8 (4.76%) SCOM
3 8 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (4.76%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (29.17%) Oracle
2 34 (20.24%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.12%) VMware
4 8 (4.76%) ArcSight
4 8 (4.76%) Lumension
4 8 (4.76%) SolarWinds
4 8 (4.76%) HP
5 7 (4.17%) Sybase
5 7 (4.17%) IBM
6 6 (3.57%) LANDesk
6 6 (3.57%) JBoss
7 5 (2.98%) Cisco
7 5 (2.98%) Pegasus
7 5 (2.98%) Sage
8 4 (2.38%) F5
9 3 (1.79%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.79%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.79%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.19%) Kaseya
10 2 (1.19%) Symantec
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