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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 197 137 152
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 56 115 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.63% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.71% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 44 99 89
Average salary £37,250 £30,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.16% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,900 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
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
6117 6717 6971
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.25% 95.47% 95.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 5420 5859
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £55,000
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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 -31 24 £40,000 +60.00% 7
Cheshire -14 20 £26,500 -11.66% 6
Merseyside +10 12 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 93 (77.50%) SQL
2 58 (48.33%) SQL Server
3 53 (44.17%) .NET
4 41 (34.17%) Finance
5 32 (26.67%) ITIL
6 29 (24.17%) ASP.NET
6 29 (24.17%) C#
7 26 (21.67%) Windows
8 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.33%) VB.NET
10 20 (16.67%) Oracle
11 19 (15.83%) T-SQL
12 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
12 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (13.33%) Java
13 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
14 14 (11.67%) Service Management
14 14 (11.67%) HTML
14 14 (11.67%) Web Services
14 14 (11.67%) OO
14 14 (11.67%) Relational Database
15 13 (10.83%) WCF
15 13 (10.83%) Problem Management
16 12 (10.00%) Degree
16 12 (10.00%) CSS
16 12 (10.00%) IIS
16 12 (10.00%) VB
16 12 (10.00%) Management Information System
17 10 (8.33%) MS Excel
17 10 (8.33%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 12 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.83%) CICS
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.67%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.83%) OPENContractor
2 1 (0.83%) MIS ActiveH
2 1 (0.83%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.83%) Bond Adapt
2 1 (0.83%) HFM
2 1 (0.83%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (0.83%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.83%) SSH
2 1 (0.83%) SSL
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.83%) VPN
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (48.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.50%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.50%) MySQL
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) DB2
8 1 (0.83%) MS Access
8 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.33%) Moq
1 4 (3.33%) NUnit
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.83%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 41 (34.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Back Office
2 5 (4.17%) Electronics
3 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Automotive
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (44.17%) .NET
2 29 (24.17%) ASP.NET
3 14 (11.67%) HTML
3 14 (11.67%) Web Services
4 13 (10.83%) WCF
5 12 (10.00%) CSS
6 9 (7.50%) J2EE
7 6 (5.00%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.17%) jQuery
9 4 (3.33%) VXML
9 4 (3.33%) XML
9 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.33%) HTML5
9 4 (3.33%) Backbone.js
9 4 (3.33%) Ninject
9 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.50%) CSS3
11 2 (1.67%) EDI
12 1 (0.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.83%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.33%) IVR
5 4 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.83%) Economics
7 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.83%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.67%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (5.00%) Linux
4 4 (3.33%) UNIX
5 3 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.83%) AIX
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.67%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 14 (11.67%) Service Management
4 14 (11.67%) OO
5 13 (10.83%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.33%) Change Control
7 9 (7.50%) Wealth Management
7 9 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 8 (6.67%) ERP
8 8 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.17%) CRM
10 4 (3.33%) Scrum
10 4 (3.33%) Migration
10 4 (3.33%) MVC
10 4 (3.33%) Project Management
10 4 (3.33%) OOD
10 4 (3.33%) Release Management
10 4 (3.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 93 (77.50%) SQL
2 29 (24.17%) C#
3 22 (18.33%) VB.NET
4 19 (15.83%) T-SQL
5 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
6 16 (13.33%) Java
7 12 (10.00%) VB
8 6 (5.00%) COBOL
9 4 (3.33%) VB6
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.83%) MCP
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.83%) MCSE
3 1 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.83%) vSphere
2 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.67%) Oracle
3 8 (6.67%) IBM
4 5 (4.17%) VMware
5 4 (3.33%) Remedy
5 4 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.33%) SAP
5 4 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.50%) Cisco
6 3 (2.50%) Progress
6 3 (2.50%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.67%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.67%) Sage
7 2 (1.67%) Cognos
7 2 (1.67%) Orchard
8 1 (0.83%) Northgate
8 1 (0.83%) Civica
8 1 (0.83%) Capita
8 1 (0.83%) Aareon
8 1 (0.83%) RedPrairie
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