The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
England / North West
Rank 123 155 178
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +23
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 131 77 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.21% 1.41% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 1.47% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 101 59 75
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,300 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%

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
5721 5224 6491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.54% 95.96% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4827 4392 5544
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -17 45 £34,750 -7.33% 12
Lancashire +24 41 £30,000 +7.14% 4
Cheshire +30 26 £33,750 -35.71% 2
Merseyside -24 12 £50,000 +85.18% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 162 (57.24%) SQL
2 109 (38.52%) ITIL
3 94 (33.22%) SQL Server
4 80 (28.27%) Finance
5 73 (25.80%) Windows
6 53 (18.73%) Microsoft
7 51 (18.02%) Oracle
8 49 (17.31%) Linux
9 46 (16.25%) .NET
10 43 (15.19%) ERP
11 41 (14.49%) iSeries
12 39 (13.78%) Windows Server
13 35 (12.37%) C#
14 30 (10.60%) DB2
14 30 (10.60%) Unix
15 29 (10.25%) SLA
16 28 (9.89%) IBM
16 28 (9.89%) RPG
17 27 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (9.19%) Software Deployment
18 26 (9.19%) T-SQL
18 26 (9.19%) Tomcat
18 26 (9.19%) CRM
19 25 (8.83%) Banking
20 24 (8.48%) Incident Management
20 24 (8.48%) MS Excel
20 24 (8.48%) Apache
20 24 (8.48%) BizTalk Server
21 23 (8.13%) Java
21 23 (8.13%) MS Office

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (9.19%) Tomcat
2 24 (8.48%) Apache
2 24 (8.48%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (7.07%) IIS
4 16 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.24%) JBoss
6 8 (2.83%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.71%) CICS
8 2 (0.71%) nginx
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (8.48%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.77%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.06%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.35%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.71%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.01%) VPN
2 6 (2.12%) DNS
2 6 (2.12%) Internet
3 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
4 1 (0.35%) FTP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (33.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.60%) DB2
3 18 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (5.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (4.59%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.24%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (3.89%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.83%) MySQL
10 8 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 2 (0.71%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (28.27%) Finance
2 25 (8.83%) Banking
3 10 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.83%) Law
5 6 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.12%) Retail
6 5 (1.77%) Billing
6 5 (1.77%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.06%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
9 1 (0.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.25%) .NET
2 22 (7.77%) ASP.NET
3 14 (4.95%) Web Services
4 13 (4.59%) JSP
4 13 (4.59%) XML
5 12 (4.24%) SOAP
6 10 (3.53%) WCF
7 8 (2.83%) Middleware
8 5 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.77%) CSS
8 5 (1.77%) JSON
9 4 (1.41%) Apache Camel
9 4 (1.41%) HTML
9 4 (1.41%) jQuery
10 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.06%) Spring
11 2 (0.71%) iBATIS
11 2 (0.71%) Java EE
12 1 (0.35%) J2EE
12 1 (0.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.49%) iSeries
2 27 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (7.77%) AS400
4 20 (7.07%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (6.71%) iPad
6 7 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.47%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.12%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.06%) CMDB
10 2 (0.71%) Clustering
10 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 73 (25.80%) Windows
2 49 (17.31%) Linux
3 39 (13.78%) Windows Server
4 30 (10.60%) Unix
5 20 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.59%) CentOS
7 12 (4.24%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.89%) HPUX
9 6 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.77%) Debian
10 5 (1.77%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.35%) AIX
12 1 (0.35%) Android
12 1 (0.35%) Solaris
12 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (38.52%) ITIL
2 43 (15.19%) ERP
3 26 (9.19%) CRM
3 26 (9.19%) Software Deployment
4 24 (8.48%) Incident Management
5 23 (8.13%) SDLC
6 22 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (7.77%) ITIL V3
7 20 (7.07%) Release Management
7 20 (7.07%) Unit Testing
7 20 (7.07%) Waterfall
8 19 (6.71%) Problem Management
8 19 (6.71%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (5.65%) Project Management
11 15 (5.30%) Service Management
12 12 (4.24%) Performance Management
12 12 (4.24%) Workflow
13 11 (3.89%) Change Management
13 11 (3.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (57.24%) SQL
2 35 (12.37%) C#
3 28 (9.89%) RPG
4 26 (9.19%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.13%) Java
6 15 (5.30%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.30%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.89%) VB.NET
8 10 (3.53%) VBScript
9 8 (2.83%) Python
10 7 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.12%) Perl
11 6 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.41%) PHP
12 4 (1.41%) Ruby
13 2 (0.71%) COBOL
13 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (7.77%) Degree
2 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.53%) MCSA
3 10 (3.53%) MCT
4 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) MCSE
5 2 (0.71%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.35%) CCNA
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.35%) GIAC
6 1 (0.35%) MCP
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.25%) SLA
2 5 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.71%) Varnish
4 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.53%) SCCM
2 9 (3.18%) WSUS
3 4 (1.41%) Puppet
4 3 (1.06%) WMI
5 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.71%) Cacti
5 2 (0.71%) Munin
5 2 (0.71%) Nagios
5 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.35%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.35%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.35%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.35%) Netcool
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 51 (18.02%) Oracle
3 28 (9.89%) IBM
4 10 (3.53%) Cisco
4 10 (3.53%) Citrix
4 10 (3.53%) SAP
5 9 (3.18%) Cognos
5 9 (3.18%) Hyperion
5 9 (3.18%) Intel Security
6 8 (2.83%) iManage
7 7 (2.47%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.41%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.06%) HP
9 3 (1.06%) Pega
9 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.06%) VMware
10 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.71%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.71%) Talend
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