The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the East of England 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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 118 138 152
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 162 159 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 2.13% 1.85% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.93% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 143 143 101
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £25,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.55%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7321 8222 8103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 96.08% 95.59% 95.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5999 6844 7051
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in the East of England

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in the East of England

Applications Support
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
Hertfordshire +11 45 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Bedfordshire +49 44 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Essex +5 44 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Cambridgeshire -27 18 £23,000 -33.33% 2
Suffolk +10 7 £26,000 +4.00%
Norfolk -1 4 £37,500 -2.59% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 180 (54.38%) SQL
2 103 (31.12%) Java
3 94 (28.40%) ITIL
4 92 (27.79%) SQL Server
5 85 (25.68%) Finance
6 76 (22.96%) .NET
7 75 (22.66%) IIS
8 71 (21.45%) Oracle
8 71 (21.45%) Microsoft
9 66 (19.94%) PL/SQL
10 65 (19.64%) Tomcat
11 62 (18.73%) UNIX
11 62 (18.73%) SLA
12 61 (18.43%) Linux
13 59 (17.82%) Windows
14 55 (16.62%) WebLogic
15 53 (16.01%) Service Management
16 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
17 41 (12.39%) Solaris
17 41 (12.39%) MS Excel
17 41 (12.39%) Apache
18 39 (11.78%) J2EE
19 38 (11.48%) XML
20 34 (10.27%) Degree
21 33 (9.97%) C#
22 30 (9.06%) HTML
22 30 (9.06%) ASP.NET
22 30 (9.06%) Shell Script
23 29 (8.76%) XSL
24 28 (8.46%) MySQL

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 75 (22.66%) IIS
2 65 (19.64%) Tomcat
3 55 (16.62%) WebLogic
4 41 (12.39%) Apache
5 17 (5.14%) JBoss
5 17 (5.14%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.32%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.11%) SAS
10 5 (1.51%) OpenEdge
10 5 (1.51%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.21%) Lync
11 4 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.30%) Zope
12 1 (0.30%) Plone
Applications
1 41 (12.39%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.53%) Agresso
2 14 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.11%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.11%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.91%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.91%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.91%) SAP HR-PA
4 3 (0.91%) SAP HR-PD
4 3 (0.91%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.60%) Maximo
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.21%) SaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Office 365
2 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.14%) AMQP
2 7 (2.11%) Internet
3 6 (1.81%) HTTP
4 4 (1.21%) LAN
5 3 (0.91%) WAN
5 3 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 2 (0.60%) FTP
6 2 (0.60%) Wireless
7 1 (0.30%) VLAN
7 1 (0.30%) Network Security
7 1 (0.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.30%) MPLS
7 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (27.79%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.46%) MySQL
3 14 (4.23%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (2.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.91%) EDMS
10 3 (0.91%) MS Access
10 3 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.30%) DB2
11 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.42%) VisualVM
2 5 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.60%) JIRA
3 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 85 (25.68%) Finance
2 13 (3.93%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Retail
4 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.51%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.51%) Automotive
6 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (22.96%) .NET
2 39 (11.78%) J2EE
3 38 (11.48%) XML
4 30 (9.06%) ASP.NET
4 30 (9.06%) HTML
5 29 (8.76%) XSL
6 26 (7.85%) XSLT
7 24 (7.25%) JMS
8 20 (6.04%) CSS
9 17 (5.14%) REST
10 15 (4.53%) Web Services
11 12 (3.63%) COM+
11 12 (3.63%) Middleware
12 11 (3.32%) JSP
13 10 (3.02%) jQuery
14 9 (2.72%) Java EE
14 9 (2.72%) Struts
14 9 (2.72%) Hibernate
14 9 (2.72%) Spring
14 9 (2.72%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.04%) Client/Server
3 16 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.63%) DataPower
5 11 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.51%) EPoS
8 3 (0.91%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.60%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (18.73%) UNIX
2 61 (18.43%) Linux
3 59 (17.82%) Windows
4 41 (12.39%) Solaris
5 10 (3.02%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.11%) HPUX
8 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.51%) AIX
10 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.40%) ITIL
2 53 (16.01%) Service Management
3 27 (8.16%) E-Commerce
4 25 (7.55%) MVC
5 21 (6.34%) Time Management
6 20 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (6.04%) Incident Management
7 18 (5.44%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.44%) CRM
8 17 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (3.93%) Web Development
10 12 (3.63%) Change Control
11 11 (3.32%) Project Management
11 11 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.02%) Configuration Management
12 10 (3.02%) Service Delivery
12 10 (3.02%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (2.72%) Problem Management
14 8 (2.42%) System Testing
14 8 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 180 (54.38%) SQL
2 103 (31.12%) Java
3 66 (19.94%) PL/SQL
4 33 (9.97%) C#
5 30 (9.06%) Shell Script
6 14 (4.23%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.93%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.42%) VB
8 8 (2.42%) PHP
9 7 (2.11%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.81%) VBA
10 6 (1.81%) C
11 5 (1.51%) VB6
11 5 (1.51%) Groovy
11 5 (1.51%) C++
12 3 (0.91%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (0.60%) XQuery
13 2 (0.60%) Python
14 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.30%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 34 (10.27%) Degree
2 23 (6.95%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.91%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.30%) MCTS
5 1 (0.30%) MCP
5 1 (0.30%) MCSE
5 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (18.73%) SLA
2 8 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.02%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
3 2 (0.60%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (3.63%) Opsview
2 8 (2.42%) Nagios
3 2 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) Control-M
4 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 71 (21.45%) Oracle
1 71 (21.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.14%) IBM
3 13 (3.93%) SAP
4 12 (3.63%) Splunk
5 8 (2.42%) Sun
6 6 (1.81%) BEA
7 4 (1.21%) webMethods
8 3 (0.91%) CODA
8 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.91%) Sage
8 3 (0.91%) Cognos
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco
9 2 (0.60%) SmartStream
9 2 (0.60%) HP
9 2 (0.60%) Citrix
9 2 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.60%) i2
9 2 (0.60%) VMware
9 2 (0.60%) Infor
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