The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 182 159 126
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 72 100 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 1.36% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.44% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 61 84 89
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,800
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.59%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in the North West

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Applications Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester -16 34 £31,000 +24.00% 13
Cheshire -3 27 £40,250 +0.62% 2
Merseyside +6 8 £60,000 +57.89% 2
Lancashire - 1 £24,000 - 2
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 75 (60.98%) SQL
2 49 (39.84%) SQL Server
3 44 (35.77%) ITIL
4 42 (34.15%) Finance
5 39 (31.71%) .NET
6 33 (26.83%) Oracle
7 26 (21.14%) Windows
8 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
9 24 (19.51%) C#
10 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET
11 20 (16.26%) T-SQL
12 18 (14.63%) Service Management
13 16 (13.01%) Java
13 16 (13.01%) WCF
14 15 (12.20%) Degree
14 15 (12.20%) Problem Management
15 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
15 14 (11.38%) Linux
15 14 (11.38%) Management Information System
16 13 (10.57%) IIS
16 13 (10.57%) UNIX
17 11 (8.94%) MS Excel
17 11 (8.94%) Computer Science
18 10 (8.13%) Release Management
18 10 (8.13%) IBM
18 10 (8.13%) Workflow
19 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
19 9 (7.32%) MS Office
19 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
19 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Software

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 13 (10.57%) IIS
2 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.69%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (5.69%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.44%) Apache
5 3 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.63%) CMS
6 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.63%) CICS
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) VPN
2 2 (1.63%) DNS
2 2 (1.63%) VoIP
2 2 (1.63%) DHCP
2 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (39.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.88%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.25%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.44%) MySQL
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.25%) Moq
2 4 (3.25%) NUnit
2 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.81%) Ant
3 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.81%) Hudson
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (34.15%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Back Office
3 5 (4.07%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.25%) Electronics
4 4 (3.25%) Law
5 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Retail
6 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.71%) .NET
2 21 (17.07%) ASP.NET
3 16 (13.01%) WCF
4 5 (4.07%) J2EE
5 4 (3.25%) VXML
5 4 (3.25%) jQuery
5 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (3.25%) Ninject
5 4 (3.25%) Backbone.js
5 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (3.25%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.44%) XML
6 3 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.44%) Middleware
7 2 (1.63%) Web Services
8 1 (0.81%) LAMP
8 1 (0.81%) HTML
8 1 (0.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.38%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.69%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.07%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.25%) Thin Client
7 4 (3.25%) IVR
7 4 (3.25%) Mathematics
7 4 (3.25%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.44%) SWIFT
8 3 (2.44%) Credit Risk
8 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.63%) Photography
9 2 (1.63%) SCADA
10 1 (0.81%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.14%) Windows
2 14 (11.38%) Linux
3 13 (10.57%) UNIX
4 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.77%) ITIL
2 18 (14.63%) Service Management
3 15 (12.20%) Problem Management
4 10 (8.13%) Release Management
4 10 (8.13%) Workflow
5 9 (7.32%) Line Management
6 8 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (6.50%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.69%) ERP
7 7 (5.69%) Document Management
7 7 (5.69%) Resource Management
7 7 (5.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.69%) Software Deployment
8 6 (4.88%) CRM
8 6 (4.88%) Change Management
9 5 (4.07%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.25%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.25%) Refactoring
10 4 (3.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 75 (60.98%) SQL
2 24 (19.51%) C#
3 20 (16.26%) T-SQL
4 16 (13.01%) Java
5 9 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.50%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.69%) COBOL
7 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.69%) VBScript
8 4 (3.25%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.63%) JCL
9 2 (1.63%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
10 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.44%) MCSA
3 3 (2.44%) MCTS
4 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) QA
2 6 (4.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) GAMP
3 2 (1.63%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.44%) Terminal Server
2 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.63%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.69%) SCCM
2 4 (3.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (26.83%) Oracle
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.13%) IBM
4 6 (4.88%) Citrix
5 4 (3.25%) Hummingbird
5 4 (3.25%) VMware
6 3 (2.44%) Northgate
6 3 (2.44%) SAP
6 3 (2.44%) Interwoven
6 3 (2.44%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.63%) Apple
7 2 (1.63%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.81%) Altova
8 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.81%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
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