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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 95 89 81
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 37 36 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.82% 1.81% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.92% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 34 27 42
Average salary £42,750 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £45,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
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
1893 1876 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.34% 94.22% 93.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1591 1623 1699
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 31 July 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (52.46%) SQL
2 30 (49.18%) UNIX
3 21 (34.43%) ITIL
3 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
4 16 (26.23%) Java
4 16 (26.23%) Finance
5 15 (24.59%) Linux
6 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.67%) C#
7 11 (18.03%) HTML
7 11 (18.03%) PHP
7 11 (18.03%) .NET
7 11 (18.03%) Oracle
7 11 (18.03%) Problem Management
8 10 (16.39%) jQuery
8 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
9 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
10 8 (13.11%) SLA
10 8 (13.11%) Front Office
11 7 (11.48%) Derivative
11 7 (11.48%) IBM
11 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.48%) Python
11 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
11 7 (11.48%) Windows
11 7 (11.48%) Perl
11 7 (11.48%) Capacity Management
12 6 (9.84%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (9.84%) Release Management
12 6 (9.84%) Change Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (6.56%) JBoss
1 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) MySQL
4 4 (6.56%) DB2
4 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.64%) OLAP
7 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.64%) Informix
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) ProC
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Front Office
3 3 (4.92%) Law
3 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) HTML
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
2 10 (16.39%) jQuery
3 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET
4 5 (8.20%) CSS
5 1 (1.64%) XML
5 1 (1.64%) JMS
5 1 (1.64%) JSF
5 1 (1.64%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Derivative
2 6 (9.84%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (6.56%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.64%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) UNIX
2 15 (24.59%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Windows
4 5 (8.20%) AIX
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Problem Management
3 7 (11.48%) Capacity Management
4 6 (9.84%) Release Management
4 6 (9.84%) Change Management
5 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.56%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.92%) DevOps
6 3 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.92%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Service Management
7 2 (3.28%) CRM
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.28%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.67%) C#
4 11 (18.03%) PHP
5 7 (11.48%) Perl
5 7 (11.48%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.92%) C++
7 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.28%) C
8 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.28%) VBScript
9 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.64%) MUMPS
9 1 (1.64%) Korn
9 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) MCSA
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Netcool
1 4 (6.56%) Nagios
1 4 (6.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (3.28%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) IBM
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) SAP
4 3 (4.92%) i2
4 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.28%) Remedy
5 2 (3.28%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.28%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.64%) Sun
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat