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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 92 70 97
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 26 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 2.51% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.62% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 24 41 13
Average salary £27,250 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.87% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
1668 1563 1582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.92% 95.77% 94.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1359 1323
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £65,000 £63,500
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 27 March 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 50 (76.92%) SQL
2 31 (47.69%) Finance
3 30 (46.15%) UNIX
4 20 (30.77%) ITIL
4 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 15 (23.08%) Oracle
5 15 (23.08%) Windows
6 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 11 (16.92%) .NET
7 11 (16.92%) Java
8 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.31%) Degree
10 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
10 7 (10.77%) jQuery
10 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
10 7 (10.77%) PHP
10 7 (10.77%) C#
10 7 (10.77%) HTML
10 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
11 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
11 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (9.23%) Fixed Income
11 6 (9.23%) Banking
11 6 (9.23%) Equities
11 6 (9.23%) Derivative
12 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (4.62%) JBoss
1 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (6.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) LAN
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.62%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) DB2
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.08%) Informix
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.54%) KDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.08%) ProC
2 2 (3.08%) Hudson
General
1 31 (47.69%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.69%) Back Office
4 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.54%) Front Office
6 1 (1.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.77%) HTML
2 7 (10.77%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) JMS
3 1 (1.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (10.77%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.23%) Equities
2 6 (9.23%) Derivative
2 6 (9.23%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.62%) Statistics
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.15%) UNIX
2 15 (23.08%) Windows
3 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) AIX
5 2 (3.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.15%) Data Management
4 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.62%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.62%) CRM
5 3 (4.62%) ERP
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.08%) DevOps
6 2 (3.08%) Workflow
6 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.54%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.54%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.54%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (1.54%) Quantitative Risk Management
7 1 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (76.92%) SQL
2 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 11 (16.92%) Java
4 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) PHP
4 7 (10.77%) C#
5 5 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.69%) C
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (12.31%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) MCSA
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Netcool
1 5 (7.69%) Nagios
1 5 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Oracle
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.15%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) Nimsoft
4 3 (4.62%) Citrix
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) i2
5 2 (3.08%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.08%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.54%) Sitecore