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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 195 167 157
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 49 86 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 1.23% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.30% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 41 75 78
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
6312 6635 6991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.29% 95.15% 95.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5083 5407 5878
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -24 22 £32,500 +25.00% 6
Cheshire 0 15 £23,750 -36.66% 3
Merseyside +8 12 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 108 (76.06%) SQL
2 68 (47.89%) SQL Server
3 61 (42.96%) .NET
4 42 (29.58%) Windows
5 40 (28.17%) Finance
6 37 (26.06%) C#
6 37 (26.06%) ASP.NET
7 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
7 28 (19.72%) VB.NET
8 26 (18.31%) Java
8 26 (18.31%) Oracle
9 25 (17.61%) ITIL
10 23 (16.20%) SLA
11 22 (15.49%) Web Services
12 21 (14.79%) Service Delivery
12 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
13 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (14.08%) Problem Management
14 19 (13.38%) HTML
15 18 (12.68%) T-SQL
16 17 (11.97%) Degree
17 16 (11.27%) Change Control
17 16 (11.27%) VB
17 16 (11.27%) CSS
17 16 (11.27%) OO
17 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (10.56%) Configuration Management
18 15 (10.56%) Wealth Management
19 13 (9.15%) UNIX
19 13 (9.15%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (5.63%) IIS
2 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) HFM
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.70%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.70%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.70%) SSH
2 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) VPN
2 1 (0.70%) SSL
2 1 (0.70%) Intranet
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (47.89%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) MySQL
2 12 (8.45%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.34%) DB2
4 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.52%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.41%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.41%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.70%) MS Access
8 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.70%) DTS
8 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.41%) IntelliJ
1 2 (1.41%) NUnit
1 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.41%) Moq
2 1 (0.70%) WinDbg
General
1 40 (28.17%) Finance
2 4 (2.82%) Back Office
3 3 (2.11%) Electronics
3 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (42.96%) .NET
2 37 (26.06%) ASP.NET
3 22 (15.49%) Web Services
4 19 (13.38%) HTML
5 16 (11.27%) CSS
6 9 (6.34%) J2EE
6 9 (6.34%) WCF
7 5 (3.52%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.52%) XML
8 4 (2.82%) HTML5
9 3 (2.11%) jQuery
9 3 (2.11%) CSS3
10 2 (1.41%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.41%) Ninject
10 2 (1.41%) VXML
10 2 (1.41%) EDI
11 1 (0.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.75%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.41%) IVR
3 2 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.70%) Economics
4 1 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.70%) DTV
4 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.70%) Data Conversion
4 1 (0.70%) Open Source
4 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.58%) Windows
2 13 (9.15%) Linux
2 13 (9.15%) UNIX
3 8 (5.63%) AIX
3 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) ITIL
2 21 (14.79%) Service Delivery
3 20 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (14.08%) Problem Management
4 16 (11.27%) Change Control
4 16 (11.27%) OO
5 15 (10.56%) Configuration Management
5 15 (10.56%) Wealth Management
6 10 (7.04%) Release Management
6 10 (7.04%) Time Management
7 9 (6.34%) ITIL V3
7 9 (6.34%) Quality Management
8 7 (4.93%) Service Management
8 7 (4.93%) ERP
9 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.52%) CRM
11 4 (2.82%) Data Analysis
11 4 (2.82%) Migration
11 4 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (2.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 108 (76.06%) SQL
2 37 (26.06%) C#
3 28 (19.72%) JavaScript
3 28 (19.72%) VB.NET
4 26 (18.31%) Java
5 18 (12.68%) T-SQL
6 16 (11.27%) VB
7 4 (2.82%) VB6
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
8 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (11.97%) Degree
2 4 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.70%) MCP
3 1 (0.70%) HNC
3 1 (0.70%) MCSE
3 1 (0.70%) CCNA
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.70%) XenApp
2 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (18.31%) Oracle
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.34%) IBM
4 5 (3.52%) Hyperion
5 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.82%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.82%) VMware
5 4 (2.82%) Remedy
6 3 (2.11%) SAP
6 3 (2.11%) Cisco
6 3 (2.11%) Progress
7 2 (1.41%) Cognos
7 2 (1.41%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.41%) Sage
7 2 (1.41%) Orchard
8 1 (0.70%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.70%) SYSPRO
8 1 (0.70%) Alias
8 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.70%) Northgate
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