The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 143 153 135
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2074 1860 2306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.94% 1.87% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.98% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1846 1641 2013
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
Applications Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100671 93884 105537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.40% 94.28% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 82315 78929 90739
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Support
Salary Trend in England

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in England

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in England

Applications Support
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 23 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
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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
London +19 1109 £47,500 +5.55% 105
South East 0 331 £32,500 +1.56% 35
East of England -2 135 £32,500 -5.79% 12
West Midlands +18 134 £29,250 +0.86% 8
South West +8 132 £28,250 -18.70% 10
Yorkshire -48 87 £28,500 -10.93% 9
North West -64 71 £29,500 +7.27% 18
East Midlands +4 62 £27,500 - 7
North East +12 22 £27,500 - 4
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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 2653 (62.50%) SQL
2 1331 (31.35%) SQL Server
2 1331 (31.35%) Windows
3 1264 (29.78%) Finance
4 1010 (23.79%) Oracle
5 963 (22.69%) ITIL
6 944 (22.24%) UNIX
7 925 (21.79%) .NET
8 870 (20.49%) Microsoft
9 848 (19.98%) Linux
10 827 (19.48%) Java
11 649 (15.29%) MS Excel
12 616 (14.51%) C#
13 505 (11.90%) Degree
14 471 (11.10%) HTML
15 463 (10.91%) XML
16 426 (10.04%) IIS
17 408 (9.61%) Banking
18 407 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
19 393 (9.26%) JavaScript
20 390 (9.19%) Front Office
21 339 (7.99%) SLA
22 336 (7.92%) T-SQL
23 311 (7.33%) SharePoint
24 309 (7.28%) ASP.NET
25 292 (6.88%) CSS
26 272 (6.41%) Tomcat
27 269 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
28 267 (6.29%) CRM
28 267 (6.29%) Perl

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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
1 426 (10.04%) IIS
2 311 (7.33%) SharePoint
3 272 (6.41%) Tomcat
4 217 (5.11%) Apache
5 139 (3.27%) WebSphere
6 93 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
7 84 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 55 (1.30%) CMS
9 53 (1.25%) Node.js
10 38 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 36 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 30 (0.71%) MS Exchange
13 27 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
14 26 (0.61%) WebSphere Process Server
14 26 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.52%) Confluence
16 21 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.47%) WorkSite
18 16 (0.38%) Jetty
19 15 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 649 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 266 (6.27%) MS Office
3 14 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.24%) FastStats
6 8 (0.19%) InDesign
7 7 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.14%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.12%) MS Project
9 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.094%) SPSS
11 3 (0.071%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.071%) Stata
12 2 (0.047%) Windchill
13 1 (0.024%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.024%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 101 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 40 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
5 37 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 34 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
7 22 (0.52%) Markit EDM
8 21 (0.49%) IntelliMatch
9 20 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (0.42%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 17 (0.40%) Agresso
11 17 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
12 16 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
13 15 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
13 15 (0.35%) Academy Housing
13 15 (0.35%) arcHouse
13 15 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
14 14 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
15 13 (0.31%) Retail-J
15 13 (0.31%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 131 (3.09%) SaaS
2 34 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.68%) IaaS
4 26 (0.61%) Joyent
5 22 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.094%) Force.com
6 4 (0.094%) Office 365
7 3 (0.071%) PaaS
8 1 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 148 (3.49%) Internet
2 110 (2.59%) Firewall
3 109 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.55%) HTTP
5 52 (1.22%) FTP
6 48 (1.13%) Intranet
7 39 (0.92%) DNS
8 37 (0.87%) LDAP
9 28 (0.66%) DHCP
10 25 (0.59%) LAN
11 23 (0.54%) SMTP
12 18 (0.42%) WAN
13 17 (0.40%) VoIP
14 14 (0.33%) VPN
15 13 (0.31%) Extranet
16 10 (0.24%) SSL
16 10 (0.24%) SAN
16 10 (0.24%) DMZ
16 10 (0.24%) Network Security
17 9 (0.21%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1331 (31.35%) SQL Server
2 260 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 260 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 234 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 226 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 213 (5.02%) MySQL
6 172 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 121 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 112 (2.64%) Crystal Reports
9 104 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 97 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (1.37%) MS Access
11 58 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 54 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
13 51 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 49 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 40 (0.94%) DB2
16 31 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 29 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
18 27 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 91 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 56 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 42 (0.99%) JIRA
4 40 (0.94%) JUnit
5 36 (0.85%) Eclipse
6 35 (0.82%) Subversion
6 35 (0.82%) Maven
7 34 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
8 33 (0.78%) Ant
9 29 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (0.61%) Firebug
11 25 (0.59%) Apache Ivy
12 18 (0.42%) Toad
13 15 (0.35%) Jenkins
14 13 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
15 11 (0.26%) Selenium
15 11 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 9 (0.21%) JDeveloper
16 9 (0.21%) TestDirector
16 9 (0.21%) PVCS
General
1 1264 (29.78%) Finance
2 408 (9.61%) Banking
3 390 (9.19%) Front Office
4 155 (3.65%) Retail
5 145 (3.42%) Investment Banking
6 119 (2.80%) Back Office
7 91 (2.14%) Law
8 90 (2.12%) Legal
9 79 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 63 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 58 (1.37%) Publishing
12 57 (1.34%) Financial Institution
13 54 (1.27%) French Language
13 54 (1.27%) Marketing
14 45 (1.06%) Billing
15 38 (0.90%) Advertising
16 35 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 23 (0.54%) General Ledger
19 19 (0.45%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (21.79%) .NET
2 471 (11.10%) HTML
3 463 (10.91%) XML
4 309 (7.28%) ASP.NET
5 292 (6.88%) CSS
6 253 (5.96%) Web Services
7 175 (4.12%) J2EE
8 142 (3.35%) Middleware
9 95 (2.24%) Spring
10 94 (2.21%) SOAP
11 65 (1.53%) .NET Framework
12 61 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
13 52 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
14 46 (1.08%) JSP
15 45 (1.06%) Hibernate
16 43 (1.01%) LAMP
17 42 (0.99%) XSLT
18 39 (0.92%) Classic ASP
19 38 (0.90%) Java EE
20 37 (0.87%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 407 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 170 (4.00%) Equities
4 159 (3.75%) Derivative
5 141 (3.32%) Fixed Income
6 125 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 103 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 93 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (1.58%) Client/Server
10 60 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 55 (1.30%) SWIFT
12 40 (0.94%) Open Source
13 37 (0.87%) Mathematics
14 36 (0.85%) Clustering
15 35 (0.82%) Wiki
16 33 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
16 33 (0.78%) Statistics
17 24 (0.57%) PKI
18 20 (0.47%) Replication
19 19 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1331 (31.35%) Windows
2 944 (22.24%) UNIX
3 848 (19.98%) Linux
4 269 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 190 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 135 (3.18%) Solaris
7 127 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 115 (2.71%) Windows XP
9 102 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 48 (1.13%) AIX
13 21 (0.49%) HPUX
14 16 (0.38%) CentOS
15 15 (0.35%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.33%) Fedora
16 14 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.19%) SUSE
18 6 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 963 (22.69%) ITIL
2 267 (6.29%) CRM
3 214 (5.04%) Service Delivery
4 202 (4.76%) Service Management
5 181 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (4.26%) Problem Management
6 171 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
7 164 (3.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 162 (3.82%) Incident Management
9 153 (3.60%) Project Management
10 142 (3.35%) Change Management
10 142 (3.35%) E-Commerce
11 126 (2.97%) ERP
12 114 (2.69%) Mentoring
13 109 (2.57%) Release Management
14 107 (2.52%) Electronic Trading
15 98 (2.31%) Asset Management
16 92 (2.17%) Workflow
17 90 (2.12%) Data Analysis
18 89 (2.10%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2653 (62.50%) SQL
2 827 (19.48%) Java
3 616 (14.51%) C#
4 393 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 336 (7.92%) T-SQL
6 267 (6.29%) Perl
7 217 (5.11%) VB
8 185 (4.36%) Shell Script
9 175 (4.12%) Python
10 146 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 138 (3.25%) VBA
12 134 (3.16%) C++
13 115 (2.71%) VB.NET
14 114 (2.69%) PHP
15 100 (2.36%) C
16 99 (2.33%) PowerShell
17 85 (2.00%) Bash Shell
18 64 (1.51%) VB6
19 63 (1.48%) VBScript
20 35 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 505 (11.90%) Degree
2 112 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
4 92 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 61 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 57 (1.34%) MCSE
7 41 (0.97%) MCP
8 30 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (0.40%) MCITP
10 17 (0.40%) MCDBA
11 15 (0.35%) MCTS
12 9 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.19%) HND
13 8 (0.19%) ISEB
13 8 (0.19%) AAT
13 8 (0.19%) CIMA
14 7 (0.16%) MCSD
14 7 (0.16%) HNC
15 6 (0.14%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (7.99%) SLA
2 114 (2.69%) QA
3 20 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.14%) EMIR
9 5 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.12%) DICOM
10 3 (0.071%) HL7
11 2 (0.047%) MiFID
11 2 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.047%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.024%) GxP
System Software
1 181 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.45%) XenApp
4 17 (0.40%) IMail Server
5 11 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.16%) ClearTrust
8 7 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (0.14%) XenServer
9 6 (0.14%) vSphere
10 5 (0.12%) Squid
11 4 (0.094%) UAG
12 3 (0.071%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 3 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.071%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.071%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 41 (0.97%) Tivoli
2 35 (0.82%) Control-M
3 32 (0.75%) Puppet
4 29 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
5 27 (0.64%) SCCM
6 26 (0.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 25 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 19 (0.45%) Nagios
9 14 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.26%) WSUS
11 9 (0.21%) SCOM
12 8 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.19%) HP SIM
13 7 (0.16%) Zenoss
14 6 (0.14%) Opsview
14 6 (0.14%) OpenView
15 5 (0.12%) Foglight
16 4 (0.094%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (0.094%) WMI
16 4 (0.094%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1010 (23.79%) Oracle
2 870 (20.49%) Microsoft
3 129 (3.04%) Red Hat
4 118 (2.78%) Citrix
5 116 (2.73%) Sybase
6 114 (2.69%) JBoss
7 113 (2.66%) VMware
8 94 (2.21%) Business Objects
9 92 (2.17%) SAP
10 84 (1.98%) IBM
11 70 (1.65%) Sun
12 67 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
13 61 (1.44%) Cognos
14 53 (1.25%) Sage
15 47 (1.11%) Bloomberg
16 45 (1.06%) Remedy
17 39 (0.92%) HP
18 35 (0.82%) F5
19 33 (0.78%) Reuters
20 31 (0.73%) Fidessa
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