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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 125 129 139
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 125 131 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 1.79% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.89% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 109 108 109
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,850 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,581 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-0.26% -5.90%
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6673 6931 7192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.75% 94.74% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5396 5932 6340
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -2 74 £25,000 -3.84% 3
Cheshire -8 35 £42,500 -2.29% 4
Merseyside +8 15 £35,000 +2.18%
Cumbria - 1 £30,000 - 2
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 159 (69.13%) SQL
2 93 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 78 (33.91%) .NET
4 77 (33.48%) ITIL
5 66 (28.70%) Windows
6 65 (28.26%) UNIX
6 65 (28.26%) Linux
7 63 (27.39%) Oracle
8 62 (26.96%) Finance
9 61 (26.52%) Java
10 54 (23.48%) SQL Server
11 42 (18.26%) Problem Management
12 40 (17.39%) C#
13 38 (16.52%) ASP.NET
14 37 (16.09%) VB.NET
14 37 (16.09%) MS Excel
15 29 (12.61%) J2EE
16 27 (11.74%) XML
17 26 (11.30%) MySQL
17 26 (11.30%) Service Delivery
18 22 (9.57%) Release Management
19 21 (9.13%) VB6
19 21 (9.13%) HTML
19 21 (9.13%) VB
20 20 (8.70%) MS Office
20 20 (8.70%) T-SQL
20 20 (8.70%) ERP
20 20 (8.70%) Banking
21 19 (8.26%) JavaScript
21 19 (8.26%) Crystal Reports

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (7.83%) WebSphere
2 17 (7.39%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.52%) Liferay
4 13 (5.65%) LiveLink
4 13 (5.65%) IIS
5 12 (5.22%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.04%) Apache
7 5 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.17%) nginx
8 4 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.70%) MS Office
3 16 (6.96%) FastStats
4 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (5.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (3.48%) Pegasus Opera
3 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.43%) Agresso
6 1 (0.43%) HFM
6 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) SaaS
2 4 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.04%) Firewall
2 4 (1.74%) HTTP
3 3 (1.30%) SAN
3 3 (1.30%) Intranet
3 3 (1.30%) Internet
4 2 (0.87%) DNS
4 2 (0.87%) WAN
4 2 (0.87%) DHCP
5 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.30%) MySQL
3 19 (8.26%) Crystal Reports
4 18 (7.83%) Oracle Database
5 16 (6.96%) Relational Database
5 16 (6.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (6.52%) Pentaho
6 15 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.17%) DTS
9 4 (1.74%) DB2
9 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.43%) Hyperion Smart View
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle OLAP
12 1 (0.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (5.22%) Ant
2 9 (3.91%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.74%) Hudson
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.87%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (26.96%) Finance
2 20 (8.70%) Banking
3 13 (5.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.91%) Retail
5 6 (2.61%) Billing
5 6 (2.61%) Back Office
6 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (33.91%) .NET
2 38 (16.52%) ASP.NET
3 29 (12.61%) J2EE
4 27 (11.74%) XML
5 21 (9.13%) HTML
6 13 (5.65%) Web Services
7 8 (3.48%) EJB
8 5 (2.17%) CSS
8 5 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (2.17%) Middleware
8 5 (2.17%) Spring
9 4 (1.74%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.74%) WCF
9 4 (1.74%) LAMP
10 1 (0.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.30%) Online Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Statistics
4 2 (0.87%) NHS
4 2 (0.87%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 66 (28.70%) Windows
2 65 (28.26%) Linux
2 65 (28.26%) UNIX
3 6 (2.61%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.61%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.74%) AIX
5 3 (1.30%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.30%) CentOS
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.48%) ITIL
2 42 (18.26%) Problem Management
3 26 (11.30%) Service Delivery
4 22 (9.57%) Release Management
5 20 (8.70%) ERP
6 17 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.96%) Workflow
7 16 (6.96%) ITIL V2
8 13 (5.65%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.48%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.48%) Wealth Management
11 8 (3.48%) Change Control
12 7 (3.04%) CRM
12 7 (3.04%) ETL
13 6 (2.61%) SOA
13 6 (2.61%) Service Management
13 6 (2.61%) Migration
14 5 (2.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (69.13%) SQL
2 61 (26.52%) Java
3 40 (17.39%) C#
4 37 (16.09%) VB.NET
5 21 (9.13%) VB6
5 21 (9.13%) VB
6 20 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 19 (8.26%) JavaScript
8 16 (6.96%) PHP
9 14 (6.09%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.48%) Jython
10 8 (3.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 4 (1.74%) Korn
11 4 (1.74%) VBA
11 4 (1.74%) VBScript
12 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.87%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (4.35%) Degree
2 3 (1.30%) HNC
2 3 (1.30%) HND
2 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (0.87%) MCSE
3 2 (0.87%) MCSA
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.43%) MCITP
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) CCNA
4 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.65%) SLA
2 4 (1.74%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) GxP
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
3 1 (0.43%) XenServer
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (1.74%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 93 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 63 (27.39%) Oracle
3 18 (7.83%) Business Objects
4 8 (3.48%) Pegasus
4 8 (3.48%) VMware
5 7 (3.04%) Cisco
6 6 (2.61%) JBoss
7 5 (2.17%) Misys
7 5 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.17%) Epicor
7 5 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.74%) Remedy
8 4 (1.74%) Citrix
8 4 (1.74%) BMC
8 4 (1.74%) IBM
9 3 (1.30%) HP
10 1 (0.43%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.43%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.43%) Sage
10 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £1 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: plus excellent benefits, bonuses etc.
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
DP Connect
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 9% Pension, Annual Bonus and more
Posted: 7 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + competitive salary
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: On application + excellent package
Posted: 21 days ago