The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 96 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 31 31 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.59% 1.94% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.07% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21 19 45
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Applications Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1821 1497 2039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.67% 93.62% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1474 1228 1693
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Cheshire region.

Applications Support Salary Trend in Cheshire

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Applications Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 6 £25,000 -
Knutsford -5 4 £35,000 -22.22%
Warrington -26 3 £48,750 +95.00%
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 43 (59.72%) ITIL
2 31 (43.06%) SQL
3 22 (30.56%) UNIX
3 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
4 21 (29.17%) Finance
5 19 (26.39%) Oracle
5 19 (26.39%) .NET
6 18 (25.00%) VB
6 18 (25.00%) VB6
7 17 (23.61%) Java
7 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
8 15 (20.83%) Linux
9 13 (18.06%) SLA
9 13 (18.06%) LiveLink
9 13 (18.06%) WebSphere
9 13 (18.06%) Release Management
10 12 (16.67%) Service Delivery
11 11 (15.28%) Banking
11 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
12 10 (13.89%) Windows
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 9 (12.50%) ERP
13 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (11.11%) Web Services
14 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (9.72%) Retail
15 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (8.33%) Quality Management
16 6 (8.33%) CRM

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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%) SharePoint
2 13 (18.06%) LiveLink
2 13 (18.06%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.94%) Apache
3 5 (6.94%) nginx
4 4 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.17%) CMS
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) DHCP
2 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.94%) MySQL
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) DB2
4 4 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (4.17%) MS Access
6 2 (2.78%) Hyperion Smart View
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Subversion
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Banking
3 7 (9.72%) Retail
4 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.56%) Billing
6 3 (4.17%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.78%) French Language
7 2 (2.78%) German Language
8 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) .NET
2 8 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (6.94%) CSS
3 5 (6.94%) HTML
3 5 (6.94%) Spring
4 4 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.17%) Middleware
5 3 (4.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.17%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.56%) UNIX
2 15 (20.83%) Linux
3 10 (13.89%) Windows
4 4 (5.56%) AIX
5 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.17%) CentOS
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (59.72%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Release Management
3 12 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.50%) ERP
5 9 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 6 (8.33%) CRM
7 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.94%) SOA
7 5 (6.94%) Supply Chain Management
8 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
9 3 (4.17%) Migration
9 3 (4.17%) Document Management
9 3 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.78%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (2.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) SQL
2 18 (25.00%) VB
2 18 (25.00%) VB6
3 17 (23.61%) Java
4 4 (5.56%) Korn
4 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCITP
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.06%) SLA
2 5 (6.94%) QA
2 5 (6.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.39%) XenApp
1 1 (1.39%) XenServer
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.39%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Epicor
4 4 (5.56%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) IBM
4 4 (5.56%) Misys
5 3 (4.17%) Cognos
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 2 (2.78%) Open Text
6 2 (2.78%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.78%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.78%) Sage
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.39%) Primavera