The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Luton 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 29 34 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 17 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.94% 4.30% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 4.55% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 17 15 9
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Applications Support
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
324 330 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 94.19% 94.56% 95.78%
Number of salaries quoted 233 301 429
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,175
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Luton

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Luton region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Luton

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) Oracle
3 15 (46.88%) SLA
3 15 (46.88%) J2EE
3 15 (46.88%) Solaris
3 15 (46.88%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) UNIX
4 12 (37.50%) ITIL
5 11 (34.38%) HTML
6 10 (31.25%) CSS
6 10 (31.25%) Windows
6 10 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (28.13%) CSS3
7 9 (28.13%) HPUX
7 9 (28.13%) JMS
7 9 (28.13%) Web Services
7 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
7 9 (28.13%) MVC
8 8 (25.00%) Retail
9 7 (21.88%) HTML5
9 7 (21.88%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
9 7 (21.88%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (21.88%) OO
9 7 (21.88%) SOA
10 6 (18.75%) Apache
10 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 9 (28.13%) WebLogic
2 7 (21.88%) WebLogic Portal
3 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.13%) SAP Portal
4 1 (3.13%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP CO
1 1 (3.13%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Automotive
3 3 (9.38%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) J2EE
2 11 (34.38%) HTML
3 10 (31.25%) CSS
4 9 (28.13%) CSS3
4 9 (28.13%) JMS
4 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 7 (21.88%) HTML5
6 4 (12.50%) XML
7 2 (6.25%) XSL
7 2 (6.25%) XSLT
7 2 (6.25%) JSP
7 2 (6.25%) Struts
7 2 (6.25%) Java EE
7 2 (6.25%) Spring
7 2 (6.25%) JSF
7 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.13%) .NET
8 1 (3.13%) XHTML
8 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Solaris
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
1 15 (46.88%) UNIX
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (28.13%) MVC
4 7 (21.88%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (21.88%) OO
4 7 (21.88%) SOA
5 6 (18.75%) Project Management
5 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.63%) Time Management
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.25%) Benchmarking
9 2 (6.25%) Change Management
9 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
9 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
9 2 (6.25%) Coaching
10 1 (3.13%) Logistics
10 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) Java
3 7 (21.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (46.88%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.13%) Lumesse
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Retek