The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 83 53 70
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 18 32 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.79% 3.88% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 4.05% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 15 26 13
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -12.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £23,250 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,800
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.59%
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 Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
961 790 774
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 95.53% 95.87% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 787 666 692
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Applications Support
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheltenham -11 8 £37,500 +36.36%
Applications Support
South West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 22 (62.86%) Java
2 22 (62.86%) Service Delivery
3 18 (51.43%) Windows
4 16 (45.71%) UNIX
5 15 (42.86%) .NET
5 15 (42.86%) Oracle
5 15 (42.86%) Apache
5 15 (42.86%) Oracle Database
6 14 (40.00%) BPEL
6 14 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (40.00%) Tomcat
6 14 (40.00%) PL/SQL
6 14 (40.00%) C#
6 14 (40.00%) J2EE
7 13 (37.14%) C
8 12 (34.29%) Finance
9 8 (22.86%) SLA
9 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
10 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.29%) Citrix
11 5 (14.29%) Process Management
11 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (14.29%) XenApp
12 4 (11.43%) SCCM
12 4 (11.43%) XML
13 3 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (8.57%) PMI
13 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 15 (42.86%) Apache
2 14 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) .NET
2 14 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (11.43%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) Middleware
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
1 3 (8.57%) PMI
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Service Delivery
2 14 (40.00%) BPEL
3 8 (22.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
5 5 (14.29%) Process Management
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) SDLC
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Service Management
8 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
8 1 (2.86%) ITSM
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL
8 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.86%) Document Management
8 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (68.57%) SQL
2 22 (62.86%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 14 (40.00%) C#
4 13 (37.14%) C
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Symantec
4 1 (2.86%) IBM