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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 89 100 70
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -30
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 23 15 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.28% 0.87% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.93% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 29
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,200 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1714 1620 1408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.54% 94.08% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1490 1348 1252
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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 24 April 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 77 (84.62%) SQL
2 58 (63.74%) UNIX
3 55 (60.44%) Finance
4 37 (40.66%) Oracle
5 34 (37.36%) SQL Server
5 34 (37.36%) Shell Script
6 28 (30.77%) C
6 28 (30.77%) Java
7 27 (29.67%) PL/SQL
7 27 (29.67%) Windows
8 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 22 (24.18%) Banking
10 20 (21.98%) WebSphere
10 20 (21.98%) JBoss
10 20 (21.98%) Perl
11 17 (18.68%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (18.68%) MS Office
12 14 (15.38%) Computer Science
13 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 11 (12.09%) Degree
14 11 (12.09%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (10.99%) .NET
16 9 (9.89%) ITIL
16 9 (9.89%) Linux
16 9 (9.89%) Data Analysis
17 8 (8.79%) Python
17 8 (8.79%) ERP
18 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
18 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
18 7 (7.69%) Active Directory

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 20 (21.98%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.30%) IIS
2 3 (3.30%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (18.68%) MS Office
2 13 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Maximo
1 2 (2.20%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
1 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.49%) WAN
3 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (37.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Informix
2 2 (2.20%) MS Access
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.10%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.59%) MSI
2 6 (6.59%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (60.44%) Finance
2 22 (24.18%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.49%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Legal
6 2 (2.20%) Front Office
7 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (10.99%) .NET
3 3 (3.30%) Middleware
3 3 (3.30%) JMS
3 3 (3.30%) D-Bus
4 2 (2.20%) HTML
4 2 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.20%) Equities
3 2 (2.20%) PDA
4 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.10%) Open Source
4 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 58 (63.74%) UNIX
2 27 (29.67%) Windows
3 9 (9.89%) Linux
4 7 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.20%) Solaris
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (9.89%) ITIL
2 9 (9.89%) Data Analysis
3 8 (8.79%) ERP
4 6 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.49%) Project Management
5 5 (5.49%) Service Management
6 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.20%) Release Management
7 2 (2.20%) CRM
7 2 (2.20%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.20%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.10%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.10%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.10%) Data Management
8 1 (1.10%) Document Management
8 1 (1.10%) Change Management
8 1 (1.10%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 77 (84.62%) SQL
2 34 (37.36%) Shell Script
3 28 (30.77%) C
3 28 (30.77%) Java
4 27 (29.67%) PL/SQL
5 20 (21.98%) Perl
6 8 (8.79%) Python
7 7 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.30%) VB
9 2 (2.20%) C#
10 1 (1.10%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) SCCM
1 6 (6.59%) Control-M
1 6 (6.59%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (40.66%) Oracle
2 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.98%) JBoss
4 5 (5.49%) BMC
4 5 (5.49%) Sybase
5 2 (2.20%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.20%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix
6 1 (1.10%) SAP
6 1 (1.10%) Business Objects