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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 80 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 35 51 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 2.62% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.79% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 41 19
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £75,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1788 1831 1616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.37% 93.90% 94.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1557 1605 1437
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
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 11 July 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 69 (95.83%) SQL
2 57 (79.17%) UNIX
3 47 (65.28%) Finance
4 34 (47.22%) Java
5 33 (45.83%) Oracle
6 32 (44.44%) Shell Script
7 29 (40.28%) PL/SQL
8 28 (38.89%) C
9 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 21 (29.17%) JBoss
10 21 (29.17%) WebSphere
11 17 (23.61%) Perl
12 13 (18.06%) Windows
12 13 (18.06%) Banking
13 12 (16.67%) Python
13 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.28%) MS Office
15 10 (13.89%) .NET
16 9 (12.50%) Manufacturing
16 9 (12.50%) Financial Institution
16 9 (12.50%) Data Analysis
16 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
16 9 (12.50%) ERP
17 8 (11.11%) Equities
17 8 (11.11%) Degree
17 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
18 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
18 7 (9.72%) Root Cause Analysis
18 7 (9.72%) Wiki
18 7 (9.72%) FIX Protocol

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 21 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) Informix
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.39%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) ProC
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (65.28%) Finance
2 13 (18.06%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 9 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 6 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) .NET
2 7 (9.72%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Equities
1 8 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.72%) Wiki
3 2 (2.78%) PDA
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.39%) Open Source
4 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 57 (79.17%) UNIX
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 7 (9.72%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ERP
1 9 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 7 (9.72%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL
4 2 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (1.39%) Change Management
5 1 (1.39%) Release Management
5 1 (1.39%) Cyber Security
5 1 (1.39%) CRM
5 1 (1.39%) Data Modelling
5 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.39%) Workflow
5 1 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.39%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (95.83%) SQL
2 34 (47.22%) Java
3 32 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 29 (40.28%) PL/SQL
5 28 (38.89%) C
6 17 (23.61%) Perl
7 12 (16.67%) Python
8 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.78%) MUMPS
10 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Control-M
1 2 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) Oracle
2 21 (29.17%) JBoss
3 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Northgate
5 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) Sybase
6 1 (1.39%) BMC
6 1 (1.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) ION Trading
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