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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 118 157 122
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 155 120 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 2.15% 1.54% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.60% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 145 102 124
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,700 £24,300 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
6787 7510 6865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 94.13% 96.27% 95.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5757 6173 5888
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Essex +22 61 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +29 37 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Hertfordshire +2 37 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Bedfordshire -7 16 £26,750 -30.51% 1
Norfolk +3 2 £32,250 +67.53%
Suffolk -4 2 £33,750 +8.00% 4
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 196 (61.64%) SQL
2 100 (31.45%) SQL Server
3 89 (27.99%) ITIL
4 84 (26.42%) Microsoft
5 72 (22.64%) Finance
6 54 (16.98%) Windows
6 54 (16.98%) MS Excel
6 54 (16.98%) .NET
7 52 (16.35%) IIS
8 48 (15.09%) Java
9 43 (13.52%) Service Management
10 41 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
11 40 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (11.95%) MS Office
13 36 (11.32%) Oracle
13 36 (11.32%) T-SQL
14 35 (11.01%) C#
15 34 (10.69%) XML
16 33 (10.38%) HTML
16 33 (10.38%) PL/SQL
17 31 (9.75%) Linux
17 31 (9.75%) Tomcat
18 29 (9.12%) Degree
19 28 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (8.81%) SLA
20 26 (8.18%) JavaScript
21 25 (7.86%) UNIX
21 25 (7.86%) Computer Science
21 25 (7.86%) Problem Management
22 24 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 52 (16.35%) IIS
2 31 (9.75%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.55%) WebLogic
4 20 (6.29%) Apache
5 14 (4.40%) SAS
6 13 (4.09%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.77%) JBoss
8 9 (2.83%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.26%) WorkSite
10 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.31%) CMS
12 1 (0.31%) Zope
12 1 (0.31%) Plone
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 38 (11.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Maximo
1 6 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.94%) SAP HCM
2 3 (0.94%) SAP HR-PA
2 3 (0.94%) SAP HR-PD
2 3 (0.94%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.63%) Magento
3 2 (0.63%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.63%) Cognos Planning
3 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.31%) Primavera
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.31%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.63%) SaaS
1 2 (0.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) IaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.40%) AMQP
2 4 (1.26%) HTTP
2 4 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.94%) DNS
4 2 (0.63%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) Internet
5 1 (0.31%) Network Security
5 1 (0.31%) LAN
5 1 (0.31%) DHCP
5 1 (0.31%) FTP
5 1 (0.31%) CTI
5 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (31.45%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (7.55%) Crystal Reports
4 14 (4.40%) Oracle Database
5 13 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.77%) MySQL
7 11 (3.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.26%) DTS
11 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.94%) EDMS
12 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.57%) VisualVM
3 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.63%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.31%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (22.64%) Finance
2 14 (4.40%) Banking
3 12 (3.77%) Back Office
4 7 (2.20%) Billing
5 6 (1.89%) Front Office
5 6 (1.89%) Legal
6 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.26%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (16.98%) .NET
2 34 (10.69%) XML
3 33 (10.38%) HTML
4 24 (7.55%) XSL
4 24 (7.55%) XSLT
5 23 (7.23%) CSS
6 22 (6.92%) ASP.NET
7 14 (4.40%) JMS
7 14 (4.40%) REST
8 13 (4.09%) jQuery
9 10 (3.14%) COM+
10 9 (2.83%) Middleware
11 8 (2.52%) Web Services
12 7 (2.20%) JSP
13 6 (1.89%) Struts
13 6 (1.89%) Hibernate
13 6 (1.89%) Spring
13 6 (1.89%) JSF
13 6 (1.89%) Java EE
14 5 (1.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.86%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 11 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.89%) DataPower
6 3 (0.94%) GIS
7 2 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.63%) User Experience
7 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.63%) NHS
7 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.63%) AS400
7 2 (0.63%) Clustering
7 2 (0.63%) Wiki
8 1 (0.31%) EPoS
8 1 (0.31%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.98%) Windows
2 31 (9.75%) Linux
3 25 (7.86%) UNIX
4 8 (2.52%) Solaris
5 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.20%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.57%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.26%) AIX
8 2 (0.63%) Android
8 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (27.99%) ITIL
2 43 (13.52%) Service Management
3 40 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (7.86%) Problem Management
5 23 (7.23%) Incident Management
6 19 (5.97%) Mentoring
7 17 (5.35%) Time Management
7 17 (5.35%) Change Control
8 16 (5.03%) E-Commerce
8 16 (5.03%) Project Management
9 15 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.72%) CRM
9 15 (4.72%) Release Management
10 13 (4.09%) Business Analysis
10 13 (4.09%) Change Management
11 12 (3.77%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.77%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.77%) IT Governance
11 12 (3.77%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (61.64%) SQL
2 48 (15.09%) Java
3 36 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 35 (11.01%) C#
5 33 (10.38%) PL/SQL
6 26 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 13 (4.09%) PHP
8 12 (3.77%) C
9 11 (3.46%) VB
10 9 (2.83%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.52%) C++
12 7 (2.20%) VBA
13 5 (1.57%) VB6
13 5 (1.57%) Groovy
13 5 (1.57%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.94%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.94%) Perl
15 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.63%) XQuery
16 1 (0.31%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 29 (9.12%) Degree
2 9 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.81%) SLA
2 18 (5.66%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.31%) XenApp
3 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) Opsview
2 5 (1.57%) Nagios
3 4 (1.26%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.31%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.32%) Oracle
3 18 (5.66%) IBM
4 15 (4.72%) Sun
5 11 (3.46%) Cognos
6 10 (3.14%) Infor
7 8 (2.52%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.89%) Splunk
8 6 (1.89%) CODA
9 5 (1.57%) BEA
9 5 (1.57%) SAP
10 4 (1.26%) VMware
10 4 (1.26%) AppDynamics
11 3 (0.94%) JD Edwards
11 3 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.94%) Citrix
12 2 (0.63%) i2
12 2 (0.63%) SunGard
12 2 (0.63%) WorldPay
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