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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 91 81 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 35 32 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.85% 1.90% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.02% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 55
Average salary £40,000 £36,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.84% -13.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,200 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,581 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.89% -5.90%
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
1792 1583 2176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.46% 94.00% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1439 1279 1878
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 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -1 5 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Warrington -25 5 £55,000 +120.00%
Macclesfield - 5 £25,000 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 41 (56.16%) ITIL
2 34 (46.58%) SQL
3 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
4 23 (31.51%) .NET
5 22 (30.14%) UNIX
6 20 (27.40%) VB
6 20 (27.40%) SharePoint
6 20 (27.40%) VB6
6 20 (27.40%) Finance
7 17 (23.29%) Oracle
7 17 (23.29%) Java
8 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
9 15 (20.55%) Linux
10 14 (19.18%) Windows
11 13 (17.81%) LiveLink
11 13 (17.81%) WebSphere
11 13 (17.81%) Release Management
11 13 (17.81%) SLA
12 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
13 11 (15.07%) Banking
13 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
14 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
15 9 (12.33%) ERP
15 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (10.96%) Web Services
17 7 (9.59%) MySQL
17 7 (9.59%) Retail
18 6 (8.22%) VMware
18 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5 (6.85%) QA

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (27.40%) SharePoint
2 13 (17.81%) LiveLink
2 13 (17.81%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.85%) nginx
3 5 (6.85%) Apache
4 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.74%) CMS
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
6 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.37%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) DHCP
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) DB2
6 3 (4.11%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.74%) MS Access
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.37%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Banking
3 7 (9.59%) Retail
4 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.48%) Billing
5 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.11%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (2.74%) French Language
7 2 (2.74%) German Language
8 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.51%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) Web Services
3 5 (6.85%) HTML
3 5 (6.85%) CSS
3 5 (6.85%) Spring
4 4 (5.48%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.11%) Middleware
5 3 (4.11%) LAMP
6 2 (2.74%) XML
6 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Online Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) UNIX
2 15 (20.55%) Linux
3 14 (19.18%) Windows
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.48%) AIX
6 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.11%) CentOS
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Release Management
3 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
4 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.33%) ERP
6 5 (6.85%) SOA
6 5 (6.85%) CRM
6 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.85%) Quality Management
6 5 (6.85%) Migration
6 5 (6.85%) Supply Chain Management
7 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.11%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.11%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.11%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.74%) Document Management
9 2 (2.74%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) SQL
2 20 (27.40%) VB
2 20 (27.40%) VB6
3 17 (23.29%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.48%) Korn
6 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.37%) MCITP
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) MCSA
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) SLA
2 5 (6.85%) QA
3 4 (5.48%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
1 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.37%) XenApp
1 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.29%) Oracle
3 6 (8.22%) VMware
4 5 (6.85%) Epicor
4 5 (6.85%) Cisco
5 4 (5.48%) IBM
5 4 (5.48%) Misys
6 2 (2.74%) HP
6 2 (2.74%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.74%) Cognos
6 2 (2.74%) Open Text
7 1 (1.37%) Sage
7 1 (1.37%) Autodesk
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix
7 1 (1.37%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent banking package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits, package, progression
Posted: 26 days ago