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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 148 124 109
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 45 61 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 1.65% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.75% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 41 52 59
Average salary £26,000 £27,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.30% -4.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,550 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Applications Support
North 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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3958 3485 3630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 94.37% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3341 3011 3224
Average salary £38,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Manchester

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Manchester

Applications Support
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 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
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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
Altrincham 0 4 £22,500 -
Wigan - 4 £25,000 - 1
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 85 (71.43%) SQL
2 44 (36.97%) .NET
3 36 (30.25%) ASP.NET
4 35 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 33 (27.73%) Java
5 33 (27.73%) Finance
6 29 (24.37%) Oracle
7 25 (21.01%) VB.NET
7 25 (21.01%) C#
8 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
8 23 (19.33%) Degree
9 20 (16.81%) UNIX
9 20 (16.81%) Windows
9 20 (16.81%) Service Delivery
10 18 (15.13%) Problem Management
10 18 (15.13%) XML
11 17 (14.29%) Linux
11 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
11 17 (14.29%) Wealth Management
11 17 (14.29%) Change Control
12 15 (12.61%) MS Office
13 14 (11.76%) Web Services
13 14 (11.76%) ERP
13 14 (11.76%) SLA
14 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
15 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
15 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
16 10 (8.40%) ITIL
16 10 (8.40%) Release Management
17 9 (7.56%) Dynamics NAV

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (7.56%) IIS
2 4 (3.36%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) JBoss
3 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (12.61%) MS Office
2 7 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (3.36%) Pegasus Opera
3 3 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.84%) Agresso
4 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) Intranet
2 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.84%) LAN
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.04%) MySQL
3 3 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) OLAP
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.04%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
General
1 33 (27.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.72%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.68%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (36.97%) .NET
2 36 (30.25%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.13%) XML
4 14 (11.76%) Web Services
5 8 (6.72%) HTML
6 7 (5.88%) CSS
7 1 (0.84%) J2EE
7 1 (0.84%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.81%) UNIX
1 20 (16.81%) Windows
2 17 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.81%) Service Delivery
2 18 (15.13%) Problem Management
3 17 (14.29%) Wealth Management
3 17 (14.29%) Change Control
3 17 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 14 (11.76%) ERP
5 10 (8.40%) ITIL
5 10 (8.40%) Release Management
6 7 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.36%) Logistics
8 3 (2.52%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.52%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.52%) OO
8 3 (2.52%) Service Management
8 3 (2.52%) Time Management
9 2 (1.68%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (1.68%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (1.68%) Change Management
9 2 (1.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 85 (71.43%) SQL
2 33 (27.73%) Java
3 25 (21.01%) VB.NET
3 25 (21.01%) C#
4 11 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.24%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.88%) VB
6 4 (3.36%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) HND
2 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 35 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.37%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.68%) HP
5 1 (0.84%) Citrix
5 1 (0.84%) Northgate
5 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.84%) Misys
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