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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 140 112 96
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 46 68 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 1.76% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.86% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 44 60 66
Average salary £25,000 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,625 £22,350 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
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
3916 3665 3639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.98% 94.61% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3244 3210 3202
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 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
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 2 September 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 2 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 5 £25,000 +11.11%
Bolton - 2 £23,000 -
Wigan -4 1 £25,000 +1.01%
Stockport -6 1 £22,500 -10.00% 3
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 86 (72.88%) SQL
2 53 (44.92%) Microsoft
3 47 (39.83%) .NET
4 34 (28.81%) Oracle
4 34 (28.81%) ASP.NET
4 34 (28.81%) Finance
5 31 (26.27%) C#
6 29 (24.58%) VB.NET
7 27 (22.88%) Java
8 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
8 26 (22.03%) UNIX
9 24 (20.34%) Windows
9 24 (20.34%) Linux
9 24 (20.34%) XML
9 24 (20.34%) ITIL
10 21 (17.80%) Problem Management
11 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
12 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
13 11 (9.32%) Dynamics NAV
13 11 (9.32%) Service Delivery
13 11 (9.32%) MS Office
14 10 (8.47%) ERP
14 10 (8.47%) IIS
14 10 (8.47%) Banking
15 9 (7.63%) Release Management
15 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (7.63%) Degree
15 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
15 9 (7.63%) WebLogic
15 9 (7.63%) Ant

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (8.47%) IIS
2 9 (7.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.85%) CMS
3 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (12.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (9.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (9.32%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (5.93%) Pegasus Opera
3 2 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.85%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.39%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) Intranet
2 3 (2.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) SAN
3 1 (0.85%) LAN
3 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.54%) MySQL
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) OLAP
5 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Ant
2 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.54%) IntelliJ
4 2 (1.69%) Hudson
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (28.81%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 7 (5.93%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.39%) Back Office
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.83%) .NET
2 34 (28.81%) ASP.NET
3 24 (20.34%) XML
4 8 (6.78%) Web Services
4 8 (6.78%) J2EE
5 7 (5.93%) EJB
6 2 (1.69%) HTML
6 2 (1.69%) Java EE
7 1 (0.85%) WCF
7 1 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.03%) UNIX
2 24 (20.34%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Linux
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) ITIL
2 21 (17.80%) Problem Management
3 11 (9.32%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.47%) ERP
5 9 (7.63%) Release Management
5 9 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (6.78%) Configuration Management
6 8 (6.78%) Service Management
6 8 (6.78%) Wealth Management
6 8 (6.78%) Change Control
7 5 (4.24%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.39%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.39%) Time Management
9 3 (2.54%) Logistics
9 3 (2.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.54%) Asset Management
10 2 (1.69%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.69%) Change Management
10 2 (1.69%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.69%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (72.88%) SQL
2 31 (26.27%) C#
3 29 (24.58%) VB.NET
4 27 (22.88%) Java
5 20 (16.95%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.93%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 7 (5.93%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.93%) Jython
7 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.63%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) GxP
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
1 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (44.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.81%) Oracle
3 7 (5.93%) Pegasus
4 2 (1.69%) HP
4 2 (1.69%) Citrix
4 2 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (0.85%) Northgate
5 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.85%) Misys
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