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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 45 26 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.32% 6.44% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 6.80% 4.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 20
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
381 338 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 97.44% 94.68% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 281 299 349
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 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 30 September 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Luton

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
3 15 (48.39%) .NET
3 15 (48.39%) Java
4 11 (35.48%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle
6 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (29.03%) XML
7 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
7 8 (25.81%) HTML
7 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) Retail
9 6 (19.35%) CSS
9 6 (19.35%) Classic ASP
10 5 (16.13%) SLA
10 5 (16.13%) VB
10 5 (16.13%) Banking
10 5 (16.13%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (12.90%) IIS
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
12 3 (9.68%) ERP
12 3 (9.68%) ITIL
12 3 (9.68%) J2EE
12 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
12 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
12 3 (9.68%) Change Control
13 2 (6.45%) SaaS
13 2 (6.45%) Mathematics

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 4 (12.90%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) PowerBuilder
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Retail
3 5 (16.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 9 (29.03%) XML
3 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 6 (19.35%) Classic ASP
4 6 (19.35%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
6 3 (9.68%) J2EE
7 2 (6.45%) JSP
7 2 (6.45%) XSL
8 1 (3.23%) XSLT
8 1 (3.23%) XHTML
8 1 (3.23%) LAMP
8 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.23%) Spring
8 1 (3.23%) JSF
8 1 (3.23%) Java EE
8 1 (3.23%) Servlets
8 1 (3.23%) Struts
8 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
1 2 (6.45%) Solaris
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL
1 3 (9.68%) ERP
1 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
1 3 (9.68%) Change Control
2 2 (6.45%) Project Management
2 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) BCP
3 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Release Management
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 11 (35.48%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
6 5 (16.13%) VB
7 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Anite
3 1 (3.23%) Pega
3 1 (3.23%) Lumesse
3 1 (3.23%) Business Objects