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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 140 195 133
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -62
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 90 52 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 0.85% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.88% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 69 41 108
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,800
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
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
5399 5884 6645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.21% 96.49% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4590 4718 5337
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +38 53 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Lancashire - 14 £23,500 -
Merseyside +10 12 £46,250 +42.30%
Cheshire +17 10 £35,000 +32.07% 3
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 119 (61.98%) SQL
2 100 (52.08%) ITIL
3 83 (43.23%) SQL Server
4 72 (37.50%) Finance
5 60 (31.25%) Windows
6 55 (28.65%) Microsoft
7 53 (27.60%) .NET
7 53 (27.60%) T-SQL
8 41 (21.35%) SLA
8 41 (21.35%) Windows Server
9 40 (20.83%) Degree
10 38 (19.79%) Oracle
11 37 (19.27%) MS Office
12 36 (18.75%) ASP.NET
12 36 (18.75%) C#
12 36 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (15.10%) PowerShell
14 29 (15.10%) Active Directory
15 28 (14.58%) Banking
16 26 (13.54%) Service Delivery
17 25 (13.02%) MS Excel
17 25 (13.02%) Data Analysis
17 25 (13.02%) WCF
18 24 (12.50%) IIS
18 24 (12.50%) iManage
19 23 (11.98%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (11.98%) Change Management
20 22 (11.46%) Time Management
20 22 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008

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 24 (12.50%) IIS
2 18 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.21%) CMS
4 7 (3.65%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.56%) Apache
8 2 (1.04%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.52%) TWiki
Applications
1 37 (19.27%) MS Office
2 25 (13.02%) MS Excel
3 13 (6.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Lorenzo
2 7 (3.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (2.08%) Primavera
6 3 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.56%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.52%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.73%) VPN
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (43.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (4.69%) Electronic Patient Records
6 8 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.13%) MS Access
8 5 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.04%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.04%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.04%) MSI
2 2 (1.04%) WiX
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 72 (37.50%) Finance
2 28 (14.58%) Banking
3 14 (7.29%) Law
4 13 (6.77%) Legal
5 8 (4.17%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) French Language
6 3 (1.56%) German Language
7 2 (1.04%) Arabic Language
7 2 (1.04%) Hindi Language
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.04%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.52%) Games
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.60%) .NET
2 36 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 25 (13.02%) WCF
4 8 (4.17%) XML
5 5 (2.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.08%) Web Services
7 3 (1.56%) HTML
8 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.52%) JMS
9 1 (0.52%) JSON
9 1 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.98%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (10.94%) Credit Risk
3 21 (10.94%) SWIFT
4 17 (8.85%) Mathematics
5 14 (7.29%) Management Information System
6 13 (6.77%) iPad
7 10 (5.21%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.56%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (31.25%) Windows
2 41 (21.35%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (5.21%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.69%) Linux
6 8 (4.17%) Unix
7 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) CentOS
8 2 (1.04%) Debian
8 2 (1.04%) VMS
9 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (52.08%) ITIL
2 32 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (13.54%) Service Delivery
4 25 (13.02%) Data Analysis
5 23 (11.98%) Change Management
6 22 (11.46%) Time Management
7 21 (10.94%) CRM
7 21 (10.94%) Wealth Management
8 19 (9.90%) ERP
9 18 (9.38%) Service Management
10 15 (7.81%) Document Management
10 15 (7.81%) Software Deployment
11 13 (6.77%) Workflow
12 12 (6.25%) Incident Management
12 12 (6.25%) ITSM
13 11 (5.73%) Release Management
14 10 (5.21%) Expense Management
14 10 (5.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.69%) ITIL V3
15 9 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (61.98%) SQL
2 53 (27.60%) T-SQL
3 36 (18.75%) C#
4 29 (15.10%) PowerShell
5 19 (9.90%) VB.NET
6 15 (7.81%) C
7 11 (5.73%) VBScript
8 9 (4.69%) RPG
9 8 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.60%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.60%) VBA
12 4 (2.08%) Java
13 3 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.56%) Perl
13 3 (1.56%) Python
14 2 (1.04%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.52%) C++
15 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (20.83%) Degree
2 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (6.77%) MCSA
5 10 (5.21%) MCT
6 5 (2.60%) MCSE
7 4 (2.08%) MCP
8 3 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CCDP
10 1 (0.52%) CCNA
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (21.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 29 (15.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.21%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.56%) XenApp
4 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.04%) Varnish
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Squid
5 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) WMI
2 10 (5.21%) SCCM
3 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.52%) Cacti
4 1 (0.52%) Munin
4 1 (0.52%) Nagios
4 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (28.65%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.79%) Oracle
3 24 (12.50%) iManage
4 21 (10.94%) Bloomberg
4 21 (10.94%) Reuters
5 17 (8.85%) Citrix
6 10 (5.21%) Interwoven
7 9 (4.69%) Teradata
8 8 (4.17%) Remedy
8 8 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.13%) SAP
10 4 (2.08%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.56%) WorldPay
12 2 (1.04%) Cisco
12 2 (1.04%) F5
12 2 (1.04%) Twitter
12 2 (1.04%) VMware
13 1 (0.52%) HP
13 1 (0.52%) IBM
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