The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 54 55 64
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.92% 2.72% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.81% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 9
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £19,500 £19,250
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +0.77%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
509 605 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.57% 96.80% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 407 541 483
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Merseyside

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Applications Support
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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
Liverpool +6 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Birkenhead 0 2 £33,750 +73.07%
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) UNIX
3 9 (45.00%) Windows
4 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (35.00%) MS Office
5 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (25.00%) Workflow
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (20.00%) Pentaho
7 4 (20.00%) Liferay
7 4 (20.00%) FastStats
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL V2
7 4 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) JBoss
7 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
1 4 (20.00%) JBoss
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (20.00%) Liferay
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) FastStats
3 1 (5.00%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (20.00%) Pentaho
2 4 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (45.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (25.00%) Workflow
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) OO
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL V2
4 2 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (20.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) VBScript
3 4 (20.00%) VBA
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) HNC
1 4 (20.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (20.00%) BMC
2 4 (20.00%) Remedy
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) CA