The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 105 95 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -51
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 26 30 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.28% 1.65% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.71% 4.61%
Number of salaries quoted 24 30 65
Average salary £30,500 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.90% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,400 £80,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,308 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -7.69%
Applications Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1950 1751 1454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.87% 96.53% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1622 1578 1256
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 33 (63.46%) SQL
2 15 (28.85%) Finance
3 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
4 13 (25.00%) Unix
5 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.15%) Windows
7 9 (17.31%) Oracle
7 9 (17.31%) IIS
8 8 (15.38%) .NET
8 8 (15.38%) ITIL
9 6 (11.54%) AS400
9 6 (11.54%) RPG
9 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
10 5 (9.62%) CRM
10 5 (9.62%) Siebel
10 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.62%) Service Management
10 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (9.62%) Back Office
10 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.62%) RPG IV
11 4 (7.69%) ETRM
11 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
11 4 (7.69%) Replication
11 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
11 4 (7.69%) Linux

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (17.31%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (3.85%) Moodle
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.92%) Informix
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Back Office
3 4 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Front Office
5 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Legal
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) HTML
2 2 (3.85%) ODBC
2 2 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) CSS
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) AS400
2 4 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.85%) Derivative
4 2 (3.85%) Equities
4 2 (3.85%) Fintech
4 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) iSeries
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.92%) Statistics
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Unix
2 11 (21.15%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) CRM
2 5 (9.62%) Service Management
3 4 (7.69%) ETRM
3 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (5.77%) ERP
5 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.85%) Data Management
5 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.85%) DevOps
5 2 (3.85%) ETL
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) Operations Management
5 2 (3.85%) SDLC
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) RPG
3 5 (9.62%) RPG IV
4 4 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (5.77%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) C
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Siebel
4 4 (7.69%) SAP
5 3 (5.77%) Google
6 2 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.92%) GoldenSource
7 1 (1.92%) IBM
7 1 (1.92%) Infor
7 1 (1.92%) Informatica
7 1 (1.92%) MicroStrategy