The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 157 163 157
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 101 95 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.29% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.35% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 85 75 72
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £38,100 £50,000 £41,350
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6836 7022 6862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.28% 95.29% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5539 5894 6073
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Applications Support
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 50 £25,500 +2.00% 11
Cheshire -2 27 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Merseyside +3 22 £33,750 -15.62% 2
Lancashire -1 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 116 (69.46%) SQL
2 79 (47.31%) Microsoft
3 59 (35.33%) .NET
3 59 (35.33%) Windows
4 50 (29.94%) Oracle
5 46 (27.54%) Linux
6 44 (26.35%) ITIL
6 44 (26.35%) Java
7 43 (25.75%) SQL Server
7 43 (25.75%) UNIX
8 42 (25.15%) Finance
9 37 (22.16%) C#
10 33 (19.76%) VB.NET
11 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
12 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
13 23 (13.77%) Relational Database
14 21 (12.57%) Problem Management
14 21 (12.57%) J2EE
14 21 (12.57%) MySQL
15 20 (11.98%) XML
16 19 (11.38%) ERP
16 19 (11.38%) Banking
17 18 (10.78%) VB6
17 18 (10.78%) T-SQL
17 18 (10.78%) VB
18 17 (10.18%) Crystal Reports
18 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
18 17 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
19 16 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (9.58%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.58%) WebLogic
3 11 (6.59%) LiveLink
4 10 (5.99%) Liferay
5 8 (4.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.40%) Apache
7 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (14.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.59%) FastStats
3 7 (4.19%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.40%) Pegasus Opera
2 4 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.80%) Agresso
4 1 (0.60%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.60%) Line 50
4 1 (0.60%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
1 7 (4.19%) Firewall
2 2 (1.20%) DHCP
2 2 (1.20%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) SAN
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (13.77%) Relational Database
3 21 (12.57%) MySQL
4 17 (10.18%) Crystal Reports
5 14 (8.38%) Oracle Database
6 10 (5.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (5.99%) Pentaho
6 10 (5.99%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (4.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.99%) DTS
9 5 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Ant
2 11 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.79%) Hudson
4 3 (1.80%) Toad
5 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) MSI
6 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 42 (25.15%) Finance
2 19 (11.38%) Banking
3 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
5 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (35.33%) .NET
2 28 (16.77%) ASP.NET
3 21 (12.57%) J2EE
4 20 (11.98%) XML
5 12 (7.19%) HTML
6 11 (6.59%) EJB
7 8 (4.79%) Java EE
8 7 (4.19%) Spring
9 5 (2.99%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.99%) Struts
10 4 (2.40%) Web Services
10 4 (2.40%) Middleware
10 4 (2.40%) WCF
11 3 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.80%) CSS
12 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 1 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.60%) Spring MVC
12 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.20%) Clustering
3 2 (1.20%) Statistics
3 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.20%) Data Integration
3 2 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.60%) Open Source
4 1 (0.60%) Equities
4 1 (0.60%) Economics
4 1 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.33%) Windows
2 46 (27.54%) Linux
3 43 (25.75%) UNIX
4 8 (4.79%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.59%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.35%) ITIL
2 21 (12.57%) Problem Management
3 19 (11.38%) ERP
4 17 (10.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (7.19%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.19%) Release Management
7 11 (6.59%) ITIL V2
7 11 (6.59%) Workflow
7 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.39%) ETL
9 8 (4.79%) Migration
10 7 (4.19%) CRM
11 6 (3.59%) OO
11 6 (3.59%) Service Management
12 5 (2.99%) OOD
13 4 (2.40%) Risk Management
13 4 (2.40%) Asset Management
13 4 (2.40%) ITIL V3
13 4 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (69.46%) SQL
2 44 (26.35%) Java
3 37 (22.16%) C#
4 33 (19.76%) VB.NET
5 18 (10.78%) T-SQL
5 18 (10.78%) VB
5 18 (10.78%) VB6
6 13 (7.78%) Shell Script
6 13 (7.78%) PHP
7 12 (7.19%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.59%) Jython
9 9 (5.39%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.19%) Perl
11 6 (3.59%) Python
12 4 (2.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (1.20%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) MCSE
3 2 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (0.60%) CCNA
4 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.60%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (0.60%) XenServer
3 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.60%) WSUS
2 1 (0.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 79 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.94%) Oracle
3 12 (7.19%) Business Objects
4 10 (5.99%) VMware
5 7 (4.19%) Cisco
5 7 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.59%) Citrix
7 5 (2.99%) JBoss
7 5 (2.99%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.40%) Pegasus
9 2 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.20%) Epicor
10 1 (0.60%) Mitel
10 1 (0.60%) Kaspersky
10 1 (0.60%) Twitter
10 1 (0.60%) McAfee
10 1 (0.60%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.60%) Baan
10 1 (0.60%) Sage
10 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
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