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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 190 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 71 130 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 1.90% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 2.02% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 57 97 114
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £30,125
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £20,800 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
7015 6440 7045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.68% 93.93% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5787 5544 6021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Manchester -43 29 £25,000 -3.84% 11
Cheshire -20 27 £37,500 -15.73% 3
Merseyside -3 8 £36,500 +23.72% 3
Cumbria - 6 £40,000 - 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 145 (63.60%) SQL
2 77 (33.77%) ITIL
3 72 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 69 (30.26%) .NET
5 67 (29.39%) Oracle
5 67 (29.39%) Java
6 62 (27.19%) UNIX
7 61 (26.75%) Finance
8 56 (24.56%) Linux
9 50 (21.93%) SQL Server
10 49 (21.49%) Windows
11 37 (16.23%) MS Excel
12 36 (15.79%) Problem Management
13 35 (15.35%) ASP.NET
14 31 (13.60%) VB.NET
15 28 (12.28%) C#
16 27 (11.84%) Service Delivery
17 25 (10.96%) ERP
18 24 (10.53%) SharePoint
18 24 (10.53%) Release Management
19 23 (10.09%) T-SQL
19 23 (10.09%) MS Office
19 23 (10.09%) SLA
20 22 (9.65%) XML
21 21 (9.21%) VB
21 21 (9.21%) J2EE
22 19 (8.33%) MySQL
22 19 (8.33%) HTML
23 18 (7.89%) VB6
23 18 (7.89%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.46%) WebSphere
3 16 (7.02%) IIS
4 13 (5.70%) LiveLink
5 10 (4.39%) Liferay
6 8 (3.51%) CMS
7 7 (3.07%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.07%) Apache
8 5 (2.19%) nginx
9 4 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 37 (16.23%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.09%) MS Office
3 10 (4.39%) FastStats
4 2 (0.88%) Windchill
5 1 (0.44%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.19%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.88%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.88%) HFM
7 1 (0.44%) Agresso
7 1 (0.44%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) HTTP
2 3 (1.32%) SAN
2 3 (1.32%) Intranet
2 3 (1.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.32%) Firewall
3 2 (0.88%) WAN
4 1 (0.44%) DHCP
4 1 (0.44%) DNS
4 1 (0.44%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.33%) MySQL
3 16 (7.02%) Crystal Reports
3 16 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.39%) Pentaho
7 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.19%) MS Access
11 4 (1.75%) DB2
12 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.32%) DTS
12 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.88%) Hyperion Smart View
13 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.44%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Ant
1 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.75%) IntelliJ
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.44%) Hudson
5 1 (0.44%) Subversion
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (26.75%) Finance
2 18 (7.89%) Banking
3 14 (6.14%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (2.63%) Billing
6 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.75%) Back Office
8 3 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.88%) French Language
9 2 (0.88%) German Language
9 2 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.26%) .NET
2 35 (15.35%) ASP.NET
3 22 (9.65%) XML
4 21 (9.21%) J2EE
5 19 (8.33%) HTML
6 17 (7.46%) Web Services
7 8 (3.51%) CSS
8 6 (2.63%) Spring
9 5 (2.19%) EJB
10 4 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.32%) Middleware
11 3 (1.32%) LAMP
12 1 (0.44%) Java EE
12 1 (0.44%) WCF
12 1 (0.44%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.32%) Online Banking
4 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.44%) Statistics
5 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.44%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.19%) UNIX
2 56 (24.56%) Linux
3 49 (21.49%) Windows
4 4 (1.75%) AIX
4 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.32%) CentOS
5 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.88%) HPUX
7 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.77%) ITIL
2 36 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 27 (11.84%) Service Delivery
4 25 (10.96%) ERP
5 24 (10.53%) Release Management
6 13 (5.70%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (4.82%) Workflow
9 10 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (4.39%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.39%) CRM
9 10 (4.39%) Wealth Management
9 10 (4.39%) ITIL V2
9 10 (4.39%) Change Control
10 9 (3.95%) Service Management
11 7 (3.07%) SOA
11 7 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.63%) Data Cleansing
12 6 (2.63%) Quality Management
13 5 (2.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 145 (63.60%) SQL
2 67 (29.39%) Java
3 31 (13.60%) VB.NET
4 28 (12.28%) C#
5 23 (10.09%) T-SQL
6 21 (9.21%) VB
7 18 (7.89%) VB6
8 15 (6.58%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.39%) PHP
11 5 (2.19%) Jython
11 5 (2.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (1.75%) Korn
12 4 (1.75%) VBA
12 4 (1.75%) VBScript
13 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.46%) Degree
2 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.63%) HNC
4 5 (2.19%) HND
4 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCITP
7 1 (0.44%) MCSE
7 1 (0.44%) MCSA
7 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.09%) SLA
2 5 (2.19%) QA
2 5 (2.19%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.44%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.44%) XenApp
2 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.75%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.44%) Puppet
4 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 67 (29.39%) Oracle
3 11 (4.82%) Business Objects
4 7 (3.07%) HP
5 5 (2.19%) Epicor
5 5 (2.19%) Pegasus
5 5 (2.19%) Misys
5 5 (2.19%) JBoss
5 5 (2.19%) Cognos
5 5 (2.19%) Sage
6 4 (1.75%) Remedy
6 4 (1.75%) VMware
6 4 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (1.75%) IBM
6 4 (1.75%) Citrix
6 4 (1.75%) BMC
7 3 (1.32%) Cisco
7 3 (1.32%) Primavera
7 3 (1.32%) Open Text
7 3 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
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