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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 146 117 130
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 19 70 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.59% 1.82% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.92% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 19 63 64
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
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
3074 3642 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.05% 94.62% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2517 2995 3465
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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
Stockport -2 1 £36,000 +5.10%
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 42 (87.50%) SQL
2 32 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 28 (58.33%) .NET
4 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
5 20 (41.67%) C#
6 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
7 16 (33.33%) Finance
8 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
8 14 (29.17%) ITIL
9 13 (27.08%) WCF
10 8 (16.67%) Windows
10 8 (16.67%) Web Services
11 6 (12.50%) VB
11 6 (12.50%) HTML
11 6 (12.50%) IIS
11 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.42%) CSS
12 5 (10.42%) OO
12 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
13 4 (8.33%) XML
13 4 (8.33%) MS Office
13 4 (8.33%) Java
13 4 (8.33%) Release Management
13 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
13 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
13 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
13 4 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) VPN
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Hudson
1 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (58.33%) .NET
2 21 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.08%) WCF
4 8 (16.67%) Web Services
5 6 (12.50%) HTML
6 5 (10.42%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (2.08%) J2EE
8 1 (2.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Economics
3 1 (2.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) OO
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.33%) Release Management
4 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.25%) Change Control
5 3 (6.25%) Wealth Management
5 3 (6.25%) ERP
5 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.08%) Data Management
7 1 (2.08%) Logistics
7 1 (2.08%) Business Process Improvement
7 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) SQL
2 20 (41.67%) C#
3 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 14 (29.17%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.50%) VB
6 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 4 (8.33%) Java
8 2 (4.17%) COBOL
9 1 (2.08%) VB6
9 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
1 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) IBM
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) SYSPRO
3 1 (2.08%) VMware
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