The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 86 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.79% 1.62% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.68% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 2
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Applications Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
975 1133 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.87% 96.34% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 832 1008 656
Average salary £42,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Kent

Applications Support
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
West Malling - 2 £35,500 -
Dartford -6 1 £42,500 -2.85%
Applications Support
South East

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (25.00%) ERP
4 5 (25.00%) SAP
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (25.00%) Document Management
4 5 (25.00%) SAP ERP
4 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 4 (20.00%) IIS
6 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) IaaS
6 3 (15.00%) Foglight
6 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (30.00%) CRM
4 5 (25.00%) ERP
4 5 (25.00%) Document Management
4 5 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) OO
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) B2B
7 1 (5.00%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Foglight
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) VMware