The first table below looks at the demand for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham 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 1 August 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 Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 78 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 38 53 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.89% 2.60% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.77% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 28 42 19
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +29.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £68,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,800 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-0.97% -5.23%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1897 1911 1570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.24% 93.86% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1688 1384
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Applications Support
West Midlands

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Birmingham

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 50 (90.91%) SQL
2 43 (78.18%) UNIX
3 38 (69.09%) Finance
4 25 (45.45%) Java
5 23 (41.82%) Oracle
6 20 (36.36%) PL/SQL
7 18 (32.73%) C
8 16 (29.09%) Shell Script
8 16 (29.09%) Python
9 15 (27.27%) Perl
10 14 (25.45%) Windows
11 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
12 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
12 11 (20.00%) Equities
12 11 (20.00%) Financial Institution
12 11 (20.00%) JBoss
13 10 (18.18%) Wiki
13 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
14 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
15 8 (14.55%) MS Office
16 7 (12.73%) Linux
16 7 (12.73%) .NET
17 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
17 6 (10.91%) Banking
17 6 (10.91%) Data Analysis
17 6 (10.91%) ERP
17 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
18 5 (9.09%) Investment Banking
18 5 (9.09%) Degree
18 5 (9.09%) Computer Science

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham 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 11 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) Informix
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.45%) ProC
3 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (69.09%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Equities
2 10 (18.18%) Wiki
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) PDA
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) UNIX
2 14 (25.45%) Windows
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) Data Analysis
1 6 (10.91%) ERP
2 2 (3.64%) Project Management
2 2 (3.64%) ITIL
2 2 (3.64%) Workflow
2 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.82%) Low Latency
3 1 (1.82%) Cyber Security
3 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.82%) Data Management
3 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
3 1 (1.82%) Logistics
3 1 (1.82%) Test Scripting
3 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.82%) Data Modelling
3 1 (1.82%) CRM
3 1 (1.82%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (90.91%) SQL
2 25 (45.45%) Java
3 20 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 18 (32.73%) C
5 16 (29.09%) Shell Script
5 16 (29.09%) Python
6 15 (27.27%) Perl
7 10 (18.18%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.64%) MUMPS
9 1 (1.82%) Ruby
9 1 (1.82%) C#
9 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) JBoss
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) SAP
4 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.64%) Northgate
5 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.82%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.82%) VMware
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