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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 151 119 114
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 107 125 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 1.76% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.86% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 90 98 126
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -30.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,375 £21,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
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
7039 6714 7111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.35% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 5690 5774 6185
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -25 55 £25,000 -3.84% 5
Cheshire -12 36 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Merseyside +4 12 £35,000 +79.48% 2
Cumbria - 3 £39,250 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 152 (65.80%) SQL
2 85 (36.80%) Microsoft
3 79 (34.20%) ITIL
4 74 (32.03%) .NET
5 70 (30.30%) Oracle
6 68 (29.44%) Java
7 67 (29.00%) UNIX
8 63 (27.27%) Finance
9 61 (26.41%) Linux
10 56 (24.24%) Windows
11 52 (22.51%) SQL Server
12 39 (16.88%) Problem Management
13 37 (16.02%) MS Excel
14 34 (14.72%) VB.NET
14 34 (14.72%) C#
14 34 (14.72%) ASP.NET
15 25 (10.82%) J2EE
15 25 (10.82%) XML
15 25 (10.82%) Service Delivery
16 24 (10.39%) Release Management
17 23 (9.96%) T-SQL
18 22 (9.52%) SharePoint
18 22 (9.52%) SLA
19 21 (9.09%) ERP
19 21 (9.09%) Banking
20 20 (8.66%) VB6
20 20 (8.66%) MySQL
20 20 (8.66%) VB
21 18 (7.79%) MS Office
21 18 (7.79%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 16 (6.93%) IIS
4 13 (5.63%) LiveLink
5 12 (5.19%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.76%) Liferay
7 7 (3.03%) Apache
8 5 (2.16%) nginx
9 4 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.30%) CMS
11 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 37 (16.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.79%) MS Office
3 11 (4.76%) FastStats
4 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (3.46%) Pegasus Opera
3 6 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.87%) HFM
7 1 (0.43%) Agresso
7 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.16%) Firewall
2 4 (1.73%) HTTP
3 3 (1.30%) Intranet
3 3 (1.30%) Internet
3 3 (1.30%) SAN
4 2 (0.87%) WAN
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (22.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.66%) MySQL
3 17 (7.36%) Oracle Database
4 15 (6.49%) Crystal Reports
4 15 (6.49%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (4.76%) Pentaho
7 7 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.73%) DB2
10 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.30%) DTS
10 3 (1.30%) MS Access
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.87%) Hyperion Smart View
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (4.76%) Ant
2 9 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.46%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.30%) IntelliJ
4 3 (1.30%) Hudson
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 63 (27.27%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Banking
3 13 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.90%) Retail
5 6 (2.60%) Billing
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.73%) Back Office
8 3 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) German Language
9 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (32.03%) .NET
2 34 (14.72%) ASP.NET
3 25 (10.82%) J2EE
3 25 (10.82%) XML
4 17 (7.36%) HTML
4 17 (7.36%) Web Services
5 8 (3.46%) EJB
6 6 (2.60%) Spring
7 5 (2.16%) CSS
8 4 (1.73%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (1.73%) Middleware
9 3 (1.30%) LAMP
10 2 (0.87%) Java EE
10 2 (0.87%) WCF
11 1 (0.43%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.30%) Online Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Statistics
5 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.43%) NHS
5 1 (0.43%) Kindle
5 1 (0.43%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 67 (29.00%) UNIX
2 61 (26.41%) Linux
3 56 (24.24%) Windows
4 5 (2.16%) Windows 8
4 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.73%) AIX
6 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.30%) CentOS
6 3 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.87%) HPUX
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.20%) ITIL
2 39 (16.88%) Problem Management
3 25 (10.82%) Service Delivery
4 24 (10.39%) Release Management
5 21 (9.09%) ERP
6 13 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (5.63%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.19%) Workflow
7 12 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (4.76%) Service Management
8 11 (4.76%) ITIL V2
9 10 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (3.46%) Change Control
10 8 (3.46%) Wealth Management
10 8 (3.46%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.46%) CRM
11 7 (3.03%) SOA
12 6 (2.60%) Quality Management
13 5 (2.16%) ITIL V3
13 5 (2.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 152 (65.80%) SQL
2 68 (29.44%) Java
3 34 (14.72%) VB.NET
3 34 (14.72%) C#
4 23 (9.96%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.66%) VB6
5 20 (8.66%) VB
6 15 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 15 (6.49%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.76%) PHP
8 8 (3.46%) Jython
8 8 (3.46%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 4 (1.73%) Korn
9 4 (1.73%) VBScript
9 4 (1.73%) VBA
10 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.19%) Degree
2 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.73%) HNC
3 4 (1.73%) HND
4 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) GxP
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.43%) XenApp
2 1 (0.43%) XenServer
2 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.73%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 85 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 70 (30.30%) Oracle
3 12 (5.19%) Business Objects
4 8 (3.46%) Pegasus
5 7 (3.03%) HP
6 6 (2.60%) VMware
6 6 (2.60%) JBoss
7 5 (2.16%) Epicor
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco
7 5 (2.16%) Misys
8 4 (1.73%) IBM
8 4 (1.73%) BMC
8 4 (1.73%) Citrix
8 4 (1.73%) Remedy
9 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.30%) Cognos
9 3 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.30%) Sage
9 3 (1.30%) Open Text
10 2 (0.87%) JD Edwards
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