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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 93 50 87
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +37
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 28 69 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.53% 4.29% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 4.56% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 28 67 27
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £50,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,581
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.27%
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
1758 1514 1555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.07% 94.15% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1327 1331
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 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 23 January 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 103 (83.74%) SQL
2 77 (62.60%) UNIX
3 73 (59.35%) Finance
4 33 (26.83%) Windows
4 33 (26.83%) ITIL
5 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
6 23 (18.70%) Equities
7 21 (17.07%) Degree
7 21 (17.07%) Shell Script
8 19 (15.45%) Oracle
9 17 (13.82%) Banking
9 17 (13.82%) Computer Science
10 16 (13.01%) Financial Institution
10 16 (13.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (12.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (12.20%) Java
12 14 (11.38%) Windows XP
12 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (11.38%) Derivative
12 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.38%) Fixed Income
13 12 (9.76%) Investment Banking
13 12 (9.76%) C
13 12 (9.76%) PL/SQL
14 11 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
15 9 (7.32%) Wiki
15 9 (7.32%) Perl
15 9 (7.32%) Python
15 9 (7.32%) Microsoft

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.81%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MS Office
2 4 (3.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.63%) Academy Housing
2 2 (1.63%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
1 7 (5.69%) DNS
2 3 (2.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.25%) KDB
5 3 (2.44%) Informix
5 3 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.25%) ProC
3 2 (1.63%) Hudson
General
1 73 (59.35%) Finance
2 17 (13.82%) Banking
3 16 (13.01%) Financial Institution
4 12 (9.76%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.69%) Back Office
6 6 (4.88%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.07%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.81%) Retail
9 1 (0.81%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) JMS
3 1 (0.81%) jQuery
3 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Equities
2 17 (13.82%) Computer Science
3 15 (12.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (11.38%) Derivative
4 14 (11.38%) Fixed Income
5 9 (7.32%) Wiki
6 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.44%) Statistics
8 3 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.81%) Replication
9 1 (0.81%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.60%) UNIX
2 33 (26.83%) Windows
3 14 (11.38%) Windows XP
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) ITIL
2 16 (13.01%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (6.50%) Workflow
5 7 (5.69%) Data Management
6 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (4.07%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) ERP
8 4 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.44%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.63%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.63%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.63%) Logistics
10 2 (1.63%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.63%) Software Testing
10 2 (1.63%) Test Scripting
10 2 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (0.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (83.74%) SQL
2 21 (17.07%) Shell Script
3 15 (12.20%) Java
4 12 (9.76%) C
4 12 (9.76%) PL/SQL
5 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.32%) Perl
5 9 (7.32%) Python
6 2 (1.63%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) C#
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (17.07%) Degree
2 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) Netcool
1 8 (6.50%) Nagios
1 8 (6.50%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 19 (15.45%) Oracle
2 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.50%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.44%) Nimsoft
4 3 (2.44%) VMware
4 3 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (1.63%) Anite
5 2 (1.63%) Northgate
5 2 (1.63%) Civica
5 2 (1.63%) Comino
5 2 (1.63%) Capita
5 2 (1.63%) Orchard
6 1 (0.81%) RedPrairie
6 1 (0.81%) Sun
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