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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 123 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 62 78 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.93% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.04% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 60 71 69
Average salary £25,000 £26,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -14.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,581 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.89% -5.90%
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
3850 3820 3695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.76% 94.65% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3171 3330 3243
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +10 6 £25,000 +11.11%
Bolton - 5 £23,000 -
Stockport -4 3 £22,500 -10.00% 2
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 92 (74.80%) SQL
2 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 49 (39.84%) .NET
4 36 (29.27%) Finance
5 35 (28.46%) Oracle
5 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET
6 34 (27.64%) C#
7 31 (25.20%) VB.NET
8 28 (22.76%) Java
8 28 (22.76%) SQL Server
9 27 (21.95%) UNIX
10 26 (21.14%) Windows
11 25 (20.33%) Linux
11 25 (20.33%) XML
11 25 (20.33%) ITIL
12 21 (17.07%) T-SQL
13 20 (16.26%) Problem Management
14 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
15 12 (9.76%) Dynamics NAV
16 11 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
16 11 (8.94%) MS Office
16 11 (8.94%) Ant
16 11 (8.94%) WebLogic
16 11 (8.94%) Relational Database
17 10 (8.13%) IIS
17 10 (8.13%) J2EE
17 10 (8.13%) Banking
18 9 (7.32%) Degree
18 9 (7.32%) Web Services

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (8.94%) WebLogic
2 10 (8.13%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (6.50%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.81%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) Intranet
2 3 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) LAN
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.44%) MySQL
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) OLAP
5 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Ant
2 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.44%) Hudson
3 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.44%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (29.27%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 7 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.25%) Back Office
5 2 (1.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.84%) .NET
2 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET
3 25 (20.33%) XML
4 10 (8.13%) J2EE
5 9 (7.32%) Web Services
6 8 (6.50%) EJB
7 3 (2.44%) WCF
8 2 (1.63%) Java EE
9 1 (0.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.95%) UNIX
2 26 (21.14%) Windows
3 25 (20.33%) Linux
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) ITIL
2 20 (16.26%) Problem Management
3 11 (8.94%) Service Delivery
3 11 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (7.32%) ERP
5 8 (6.50%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.50%) Service Management
5 8 (6.50%) Release Management
5 8 (6.50%) Wealth Management
5 8 (6.50%) Change Control
6 5 (4.07%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.25%) Time Management
7 4 (3.25%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.44%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.44%) Logistics
8 3 (2.44%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.63%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.63%) Data Analysis
9 2 (1.63%) Change Management
9 2 (1.63%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 92 (74.80%) SQL
2 34 (27.64%) C#
3 31 (25.20%) VB.NET
4 28 (22.76%) Java
5 21 (17.07%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 8 (6.50%) Shell Script
6 8 (6.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Puppet
1 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 57 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.46%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.63%) HP
4 2 (1.63%) Citrix
4 2 (1.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) Northgate
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter
5 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.81%) Misys
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