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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 81 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 44 52 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.04% 2.46% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.63% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 19
Average salary £37,500 £38,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +33.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,400 £70,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
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
2035 1977 1572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.21% 93.65% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1726 1764 1353
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 21 August 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 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 55 (87.30%) SQL
2 47 (74.60%) UNIX
3 39 (61.90%) Finance
4 24 (38.10%) Java
5 20 (31.75%) Oracle
6 18 (28.57%) Python
7 17 (26.98%) Perl
7 17 (26.98%) PL/SQL
8 15 (23.81%) C
8 15 (23.81%) Windows
9 13 (20.63%) Financial Institution
9 13 (20.63%) Equities
10 12 (19.05%) Wiki
10 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
11 11 (17.46%) Shell Script
12 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.70%) MS Office
15 7 (11.11%) .NET
15 7 (11.11%) ITIL
15 7 (11.11%) Linux
15 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
16 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
16 6 (9.52%) JBoss
16 6 (9.52%) ERP
16 6 (9.52%) Banking
16 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
16 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
16 6 (9.52%) Degree
16 6 (9.52%) Computer Science

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 6 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (12.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Academy Housing
1 2 (3.17%) arcHouse
1 2 (3.17%) assyst
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.17%) Informix
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.59%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.35%) ProC
3 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (61.90%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Financial Institution
3 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.52%) Banking
5 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Front Office
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Equities
2 12 (19.05%) Wiki
3 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) PDA
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) EPoS
5 1 (1.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (74.60%) UNIX
2 15 (23.81%) Windows
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.11%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) ERP
2 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 5 (7.94%) Functional Programming
4 4 (6.35%) Workflow
5 3 (4.76%) Data Management
6 2 (3.17%) Logistics
6 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
7 1 (1.59%) Service Management
7 1 (1.59%) Change Management
7 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.59%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.59%) CRM
7 1 (1.59%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.59%) Cyber Security
7 1 (1.59%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 55 (87.30%) SQL
2 24 (38.10%) Java
3 18 (28.57%) Python
4 17 (26.98%) Perl
4 17 (26.98%) PL/SQL
5 15 (23.81%) C
6 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
7 11 (17.46%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (3.17%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Oracle
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) JBoss
4 5 (7.94%) Business Objects
5 4 (6.35%) Northgate
6 3 (4.76%) SAP
7 2 (3.17%) Anite
7 2 (3.17%) Civica
7 2 (3.17%) Comino
7 2 (3.17%) Capita
7 2 (3.17%) Orchard
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.59%) RedPrairie
8 1 (1.59%) VMware
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