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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 161 139 139
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 24 51 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 1.27% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.34% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 24 43 46
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £22,400 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,157 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +8.33%
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
3540 3815 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.60% 94.78% 95.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2879 3176 3451
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 - 4 £24,750 - 1
Bolton +4 1 £31,250 +45.34%
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 60 (82.19%) SQL
2 42 (57.53%) .NET
3 41 (56.16%) SQL Server
4 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
4 29 (39.73%) C#
5 23 (31.51%) Finance
6 19 (26.03%) Windows
7 18 (24.66%) VB.NET
8 16 (21.92%) T-SQL
9 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.18%) Web Services
11 12 (16.44%) ITIL
11 12 (16.44%) OO
11 12 (16.44%) VB
11 12 (16.44%) HTML
11 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (16.44%) Problem Management
12 11 (15.07%) Change Control
12 11 (15.07%) WCF
12 11 (15.07%) Wealth Management
12 11 (15.07%) Java
12 11 (15.07%) CSS
12 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
12 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
13 10 (13.70%) Release Management
14 7 (9.59%) Degree
15 5 (6.85%) IIS
15 5 (6.85%) MS Office
15 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
16 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (6.85%) IIS
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) VPN
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (56.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 23 (31.51%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Back Office
2 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (57.53%) .NET
2 29 (39.73%) ASP.NET
3 14 (19.18%) Web Services
4 12 (16.44%) HTML
5 11 (15.07%) WCF
5 11 (15.07%) CSS
6 4 (5.48%) XML
7 1 (1.37%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Economics
4 1 (1.37%) DTV
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) ITIL
1 12 (16.44%) OO
1 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (16.44%) Problem Management
2 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.07%) Service Delivery
2 11 (15.07%) Change Control
2 11 (15.07%) Wealth Management
3 10 (13.70%) Release Management
4 4 (5.48%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.11%) ERP
6 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.74%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.74%) Coaching
7 1 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.37%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.37%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) Time Management
7 1 (1.37%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 60 (82.19%) SQL
2 29 (39.73%) C#
3 18 (24.66%) VB.NET
4 16 (21.92%) T-SQL
5 15 (20.55%) JavaScript
6 12 (16.44%) VB
7 11 (15.07%) Java
8 1 (1.37%) COBOL
8 1 (1.37%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
1 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle
2 2 (2.74%) SAP
3 1 (1.37%) IBM
3 1 (1.37%) Misys
3 1 (1.37%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) SYSPRO
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