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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 44 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 13 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.66% 3.24% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 3.38% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 4
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £43,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +6.55%
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
454 622 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.03% 95.84% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 345 540 390
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 £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 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
(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 +3 13 £30,000 -14.28%
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL
3 9 (50.00%) .NET
4 8 (44.44%) Management Information System
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) SLA
6 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (27.78%) Java
7 5 (27.78%) J2EE
7 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
7 5 (27.78%) Degree
8 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (22.22%) Moq
8 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
8 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
8 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
8 4 (22.22%) Ninject
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
8 4 (22.22%) Backbone.js
8 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Back Office

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Bond Adapt
1 1 (5.56%) OPENHousing
1 1 (5.56%) OPENContractor
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Telnet
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) SSH
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) MS Access
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) NUnit
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Moq
2 1 (5.56%) WinDbg
General
1 4 (22.22%) Back Office
1 4 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) J2EE
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
3 4 (22.22%) jQuery
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (22.22%) Ninject
3 4 (22.22%) Backbone.js
3 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (22.22%) VXML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) ODBC
4 1 (5.56%) WSDL
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) IVR
2 4 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) OO
2 4 (22.22%) OOD
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
2 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Multithreading
2 4 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) CCNA
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) Remedy
2 4 (22.22%) Business Objects
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Unisys
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Alias