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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 192 114 140
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 53 152 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 2.16% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 2.28% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 41 132 107
Average salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,349 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -0.48%
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
6123 6681 7159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 94.83% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4987 5410 6136
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 £52,500 £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 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Cheshire -25 30 £26,500 -24.28% 2
Manchester -60 15 £40,000 +60.00% 10
Merseyside +4 8 £45,500 +30.00%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 70 (68.63%) SQL
2 48 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 46 (45.10%) .NET
4 37 (36.27%) Finance
5 33 (32.35%) ITIL
6 25 (24.51%) Oracle
7 23 (22.55%) C#
7 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
8 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
9 19 (18.63%) VB.NET
9 19 (18.63%) Windows
10 17 (16.67%) T-SQL
11 15 (14.71%) Oracle Database
12 14 (13.73%) Service Management
13 13 (12.75%) WCF
14 12 (11.76%) Degree
15 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
15 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
16 10 (9.80%) Java
16 10 (9.80%) IIS
16 10 (9.80%) Linux
16 10 (9.80%) SLA
16 10 (9.80%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
17 9 (8.82%) ERP
17 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
18 8 (7.84%) IBM
18 8 (7.84%) Mainframe
18 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (9.80%) IIS
2 5 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.96%) CICS
4 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.96%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Firewall
2 2 (1.96%) VoIP
2 2 (1.96%) DHCP
2 2 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.98%) SSL
3 1 (0.98%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Telnet
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.98%) VPN
3 1 (0.98%) SSH
3 1 (0.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 11 (10.78%) Relational Database
4 8 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.96%) MySQL
7 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) MS Access
8 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) NUnit
1 4 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.92%) Moq
2 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.98%) Ant
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.98%) Hudson
General
1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Back Office
3 5 (4.90%) Electronics
3 5 (4.90%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (45.10%) .NET
2 22 (21.57%) ASP.NET
3 13 (12.75%) WCF
4 7 (6.86%) J2EE
5 6 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.90%) HTML
6 5 (4.90%) jQuery
6 5 (4.90%) Web Services
7 4 (3.92%) VXML
7 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.92%) CSS
7 4 (3.92%) Ninject
7 4 (3.92%) Backbone.js
7 4 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.94%) XML
9 2 (1.96%) HTML5
9 2 (1.96%) EDI
10 1 (0.98%) WSDL
10 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.80%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.84%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.92%) IVR
6 4 (3.92%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.92%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.94%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.96%) Economics
8 2 (1.96%) Photography
8 2 (1.96%) SCADA
9 1 (0.98%) DTV
9 1 (0.98%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Windows
2 10 (9.80%) Linux
3 6 (5.88%) UNIX
4 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) ITIL
2 14 (13.73%) Service Management
3 9 (8.82%) ERP
3 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
4 7 (6.86%) OO
4 7 (6.86%) CRM
5 6 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.90%) Line Management
7 4 (3.92%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (3.92%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.92%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.92%) Multithreading
7 4 (3.92%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (3.92%) Time Management
7 4 (3.92%) Scrum
7 4 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.92%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (68.63%) SQL
2 23 (22.55%) C#
3 19 (18.63%) VB.NET
4 17 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.80%) Java
6 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.86%) COBOL
8 4 (3.92%) VB
9 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 2 (1.96%) JCL
9 2 (1.96%) VB6
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.98%) MCP
3 1 (0.98%) MCSE
3 1 (0.98%) CCNA
3 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.80%) SLA
2 6 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) GAMP
3 2 (1.96%) GMP
4 1 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.98%) XenApp
3 1 (0.98%) vSphere
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (24.51%) Oracle
2 23 (22.55%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.84%) IBM
4 5 (4.90%) Business Objects
4 5 (4.90%) VMware
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.92%) SAP
5 4 (3.92%) Remedy
6 2 (1.96%) Cognos
6 2 (1.96%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.96%) Citrix
6 2 (1.96%) Apple
6 2 (1.96%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.96%) Sage
6 2 (1.96%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.98%) Altova
7 1 (0.98%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.98%) SYSPRO
7 1 (0.98%) Baan
7 1 (0.98%) Cognizant
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