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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 106 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 20 34 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 1.94% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 2.05% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 33
Average salary £27,500 £43,750 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% +36.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
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
1733 1662 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.67% 94.92% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1349 1726
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 £23,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,500 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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
Knutsford +5 8 £25,000 -35.06%
Macclesfield - 2 £27,500 -
Northwich - 2 £32,000 - 1
Chester +9 1 £23,000 -54.00% 2
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 34 (61.82%) SQL
2 30 (54.55%) Oracle
3 28 (50.91%) ITIL
4 24 (43.64%) UNIX
5 23 (41.82%) Finance
6 19 (34.55%) SLA
7 17 (30.91%) Linux
7 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
8 16 (29.09%) Quality Management
9 15 (27.27%) Java
10 14 (25.45%) WebSphere
10 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (23.64%) DB2
12 12 (21.82%) Windows
12 12 (21.82%) AIX
12 12 (21.82%) IBM
13 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
14 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (16.36%) Banking
15 8 (14.55%) Time Management
15 8 (14.55%) MySQL
16 7 (12.73%) Data Quality
17 6 (10.91%) HFM
17 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
17 6 (10.91%) Hyperion
17 6 (10.91%) CRM
17 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
18 5 (9.09%) ERP
18 5 (9.09%) T-SQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 14 (25.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (5.45%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) HFM
2 5 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.64%) DB2
3 8 (14.55%) MySQL
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.09%) Hyperion Smart View
6 4 (7.27%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.45%) MS Access
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
General
1 23 (41.82%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Billing
3 3 (5.45%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) French Language
4 2 (3.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) COM+
4 1 (1.82%) JDBC
4 1 (1.82%) JSP
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
4 1 (1.82%) J2EE
4 1 (1.82%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.82%) WinForms
4 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) JSTL
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Kindle
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) UNIX
2 17 (30.91%) Linux
3 12 (21.82%) Windows
3 12 (21.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.91%) ITIL
2 16 (29.09%) Quality Management
3 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.55%) Time Management
6 6 (10.91%) CRM
7 5 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (7.27%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.45%) Document Management
9 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.64%) Change Management
10 2 (3.64%) Service Management
10 2 (3.64%) Content Management
10 2 (3.64%) Portfolio Management
11 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.82%) Resource Management
11 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (1.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (61.82%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.27%) Korn
5 2 (3.64%) C#
6 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (34.55%) SLA
2 7 (12.73%) Data Quality
3 5 (9.09%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Tivoli
1 4 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) IBM
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) Hyperion
4 4 (7.27%) Misys
5 3 (5.45%) Cognos
6 2 (3.64%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.64%) Sage
6 2 (3.64%) Open Text
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.82%) Informatica
7 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.82%) Primavera
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