The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset 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 77 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 9 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.01% 1.24% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.29% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 4
Average salary £29,250 £47,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.42% +41.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,400 £28,850
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £50,000 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Applications Support
South 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 Dorset 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
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
761 699 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 95.84% 96.41% 96.99%
Number of salaries quoted 613 582 429
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £47,500
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 Dorset

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Dorset

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Dorset

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

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Dorset

Applications Support
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Dorset 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
Bournemouth -5 8 £29,250 -31.57%
Applications Support
South West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 13 (38.24%) PL/SQL
4 11 (32.35%) J2EE
4 11 (32.35%) Oracle
4 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
5 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 10 (29.41%) CSS
5 10 (29.41%) XML
6 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 8 (23.53%) Spring
7 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
7 7 (20.59%) SLA
7 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 7 (20.59%) Change Control
7 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
8 6 (17.65%) Toad
8 6 (17.65%) UML
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (14.71%) UNIX
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
10 4 (11.76%) HTML
10 4 (11.76%) EDI
10 4 (11.76%) PegaRULES
10 4 (11.76%) HTML5
11 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
11 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.82%) Pega

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (11.76%) PegaRULES
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.88%) SQLPlus
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Toad
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) J2EE
2 10 (29.41%) CSS
2 10 (29.41%) XML
3 8 (23.53%) Spring
4 4 (11.76%) HTML
4 4 (11.76%) EDI
4 4 (11.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) UNIX
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
2 7 (20.59%) Project Management
2 7 (20.59%) Change Control
2 7 (20.59%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (17.65%) UML
4 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 2 (5.88%) Test Management
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) ETL
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.94%) Coaching
6 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 16 (47.06%) Java
3 13 (38.24%) PL/SQL
4 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) Pega
3 1 (2.94%) Primavera
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft