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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 99 93 110
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 25 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.33% 1.72% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.81% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 26 30
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
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
1749 1599 2131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.03% 94.62% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1510 1285 1852
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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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
Knutsford +3 8 £25,000 -10.71%
Warrington +6 5 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Daresbury - 2 £26,000 -
Northwich - 2 £32,000 -
Chester +1 1 £23,000 -54.00% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £30,000 -
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 31 (60.78%) SQL
2 27 (52.94%) Oracle
3 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 21 (41.18%) ITIL
4 19 (37.25%) Finance
5 16 (31.37%) UNIX
6 15 (29.41%) Quality Management
6 15 (29.41%) SLA
6 15 (29.41%) Windows
7 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (23.53%) Linux
8 12 (23.53%) DB2
9 11 (21.57%) AIX
9 11 (21.57%) IBM
10 10 (19.61%) Java
11 8 (15.69%) MySQL
11 8 (15.69%) WebSphere
11 8 (15.69%) Time Management
12 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
12 7 (13.73%) CRM
13 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.76%) Hyperion
13 6 (11.76%) HFM
13 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
14 5 (9.80%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (9.80%) Hyperion Smart View
14 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (9.80%) Data Quality
14 5 (9.80%) ERP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 8 (15.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) HFM
2 5 (9.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.53%) DB2
3 8 (15.69%) MySQL
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.80%) Hyperion Smart View
6 4 (7.84%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.88%) MS Access
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.96%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) French Language
3 2 (3.92%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) J2EE
3 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) WinForms
4 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.96%) JSTL
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) CSS3
4 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.96%) COM+
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) JDBC
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) XSLT
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Kindle
2 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) UNIX
2 15 (29.41%) Windows
3 12 (23.53%) Linux
4 11 (21.57%) AIX
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 15 (29.41%) Quality Management
3 8 (15.69%) Time Management
4 7 (13.73%) CRM
5 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 5 (9.80%) ERP
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (7.84%) Document Management
7 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.88%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.92%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (3.92%) Project Management
9 2 (3.92%) Change Management
9 2 (3.92%) Migration
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.92%) Content Management
10 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
10 1 (1.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.88%) Korn
5 2 (3.92%) C#
5 2 (3.92%) VB6
5 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (29.41%) SLA
2 5 (9.80%) Data Quality
3 4 (7.84%) QA
4 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 3 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Oracle
2 11 (21.57%) IBM
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.76%) Hyperion
5 3 (5.88%) Cognos
6 2 (3.92%) Progress
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.92%) Sage
6 2 (3.92%) Open Text
6 2 (3.92%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Orchard
7 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.96%) Primavera
7 1 (1.96%) Informatica
7 1 (1.96%) Misys
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