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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 178 130 121
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 86 121 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 1.78% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.89% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 68 96 118
Average salary £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £21,850 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,570 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,157 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -
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
7087 6412 6868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.47% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5970 5501 5910
Average salary £38,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -17 46 £26,000 -6.30% 8
Cheshire -29 26 £30,000 -22.07% 3
Merseyside 0 6 £36,500 +21.66%
Cumbria - 6 £44,250 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 140 (66.35%) SQL
2 71 (33.65%) Java
3 66 (31.28%) Oracle
4 65 (30.81%) Finance
5 60 (28.44%) UNIX
6 53 (25.12%) .NET
7 51 (24.17%) ITIL
8 48 (22.75%) SQL Server
9 46 (21.80%) Linux
10 41 (19.43%) Windows
10 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
11 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
12 37 (17.54%) SLA
13 30 (14.22%) Problem Management
14 29 (13.74%) Degree
15 28 (13.27%) C#
16 27 (12.80%) Service Delivery
17 26 (12.32%) VB.NET
18 25 (11.85%) MS Office
19 22 (10.43%) JavaScript
20 21 (9.95%) MS Excel
21 20 (9.48%) ERP
21 20 (9.48%) Web Services
21 20 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (9.00%) XML
22 19 (9.00%) MySQL
23 18 (8.53%) WebSphere
24 17 (8.06%) Wealth Management
24 17 (8.06%) Change Control
24 17 (8.06%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (8.53%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.64%) IIS
3 10 (4.74%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.27%) CMS
5 5 (2.37%) JBoss
5 5 (2.37%) Liferay
6 4 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (1.90%) Apache
6 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.95%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.47%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (11.85%) MS Office
2 21 (9.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.37%) FastStats
4 3 (1.42%) Windchill
5 1 (0.47%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 9 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.37%) HFM
4 4 (1.90%) Pegasus Opera
4 4 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.42%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.47%) Agresso
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.90%) HTTP
1 4 (1.90%) Intranet
2 3 (1.42%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) SAN
3 2 (0.95%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.00%) MySQL
3 12 (5.69%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (5.21%) DB2
4 11 (5.21%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.37%) Pentaho
8 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.37%) MS Access
8 5 (2.37%) Hyperion Smart View
9 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.47%) DTS
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.47%) OLAP
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Eclipse
1 6 (2.84%) IntelliJ
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Subversion
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 65 (30.81%) Finance
2 14 (6.64%) Banking
3 12 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.32%) Retail
5 5 (2.37%) Billing
5 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.42%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.95%) French Language
7 2 (0.95%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (25.12%) .NET
2 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
3 20 (9.48%) Web Services
4 19 (9.00%) XML
5 16 (7.58%) HTML
6 11 (5.21%) J2EE
7 9 (4.27%) CSS
8 5 (2.37%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.90%) Middleware
10 3 (1.42%) Spring
11 2 (0.95%) LAMP
12 1 (0.47%) WinForms
12 1 (0.47%) Java EE
12 1 (0.47%) JSTL
12 1 (0.47%) Spring Web Flow
12 1 (0.47%) JDBC
12 1 (0.47%) JSP
12 1 (0.47%) XSLT
12 1 (0.47%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.42%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.42%) Online Banking
3 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.47%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 60 (28.44%) UNIX
2 46 (21.80%) Linux
3 41 (19.43%) Windows
4 10 (4.74%) AIX
5 2 (0.95%) HPUX
5 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.95%) CentOS
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.17%) ITIL
2 30 (14.22%) Problem Management
3 27 (12.80%) Service Delivery
4 20 (9.48%) ERP
5 17 (8.06%) Configuration Management
5 17 (8.06%) Wealth Management
5 17 (8.06%) Change Control
6 14 (6.64%) Quality Management
6 14 (6.64%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.16%) Release Management
8 9 (4.27%) Time Management
8 9 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.32%) OO
9 7 (3.32%) CRM
9 7 (3.32%) Business Continuity
10 6 (2.84%) Workflow
10 6 (2.84%) Service Management
10 6 (2.84%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (2.37%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 140 (66.35%) SQL
2 71 (33.65%) Java
3 28 (13.27%) C#
4 26 (12.32%) VB.NET
5 22 (10.43%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.06%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.79%) VB
8 7 (3.32%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.37%) PHP
10 4 (1.90%) VBScript
10 4 (1.90%) VBA
10 4 (1.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 4 (1.90%) Korn
11 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (13.74%) Degree
2 7 (3.32%) HNC
3 6 (2.84%) HND
3 6 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.54%) SLA
2 7 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.37%) QA
4 2 (0.95%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.90%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.42%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 66 (31.28%) Oracle
2 41 (19.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.74%) IBM
4 7 (3.32%) HP
5 6 (2.84%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.37%) Cognos
6 5 (2.37%) Misys
6 5 (2.37%) Hyperion
6 5 (2.37%) Sage
7 4 (1.90%) Remedy
7 4 (1.90%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.90%) BMC
7 4 (1.90%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.42%) Primavera
8 3 (1.42%) Open Text
9 2 (0.95%) Epicor
9 2 (0.95%) Citrix
9 2 (0.95%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.47%) Informatica
10 1 (0.47%) CA
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