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 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 154 182 174
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 91 68 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.98% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.02% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 69 59 57
Average salary £29,000 £30,750 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.69% -3.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +32 50 £37,500 +20.00% 8
Merseyside +14 26 £27,000 +10.20% 3
Cheshire +5 12 £24,750 -9.17% 2
Lancashire +20 2 £28,000 -20.00%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 99 (60.74%) SQL
2 69 (42.33%) ITIL
3 62 (38.04%) SQL Server
4 58 (35.58%) Finance
5 43 (26.38%) Windows
5 43 (26.38%) Oracle
6 42 (25.77%) Microsoft
7 35 (21.47%) .NET
8 32 (19.63%) Service Management
9 29 (17.79%) ERP
10 28 (17.18%) SLA
11 25 (15.34%) Windows Server
12 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (12.88%) Service Delivery
14 20 (12.27%) IIS
15 19 (11.66%) BusinessObjects
15 19 (11.66%) Degree
16 16 (9.82%) Data Analysis
16 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
16 16 (9.82%) MS Office
16 16 (9.82%) T-SQL
16 16 (9.82%) C#
17 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET
17 15 (9.20%) Change Management
18 14 (8.59%) Banking
18 14 (8.59%) SWIFT
19 13 (7.98%) PowerShell
19 13 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
19 13 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (7.98%) Unix

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (12.27%) IIS
2 11 (6.75%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.13%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.52%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (4.91%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.45%) CMS
6 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) TWiki
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (9.82%) MS Office
2 11 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.68%) Primavera
3 4 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) VPN
2 2 (1.23%) FTP
3 1 (0.61%) DNS
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
3 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (38.04%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.66%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.84%) MS Access
8 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.61%) MySQL
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (35.58%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.29%) Retail
4 5 (3.07%) Legal
5 4 (2.45%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.47%) .NET
2 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET
3 11 (6.75%) WCF
4 10 (6.13%) Web Services
5 6 (3.68%) XML
6 5 (3.07%) Hibernate
7 4 (2.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.84%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.61%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.61%) HTML
9 1 (0.61%) WF
9 1 (0.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.82%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.59%) SWIFT
4 10 (6.13%) Credit Risk
4 10 (6.13%) Mathematics
5 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.45%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.84%) iPad
7 3 (1.84%) Social Media
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.61%) AS400
9 1 (0.61%) EPoS
9 1 (0.61%) FMCG
9 1 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.38%) Windows
2 25 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.98%) Unix
4 10 (6.13%) Linux
5 7 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.33%) ITIL
2 32 (19.63%) Service Management
3 29 (17.79%) ERP
4 21 (12.88%) Service Delivery
5 16 (9.82%) Data Analysis
6 15 (9.20%) Change Management
7 13 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.36%) Workflow
9 11 (6.75%) CRM
9 11 (6.75%) High Availability
9 11 (6.75%) Project Management
9 11 (6.75%) Time Management
10 10 (6.13%) Document Management
10 10 (6.13%) ITIL V3
10 10 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (6.13%) Wealth Management
11 9 (5.52%) ITSM
11 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (4.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 99 (60.74%) SQL
2 16 (9.82%) C#
2 16 (9.82%) T-SQL
3 13 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 12 (7.36%) VB.NET
5 10 (6.13%) C
5 10 (6.13%) Java
5 10 (6.13%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.52%) PL/SQL
6 9 (5.52%) RPG
7 7 (4.29%) VBScript
8 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (11.66%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.07%) MCSA
6 3 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.23%) CCNA
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.23%) MCP
7 2 (1.23%) MCSE
7 2 (1.23%) MCT
7 2 (1.23%) MCTS
8 1 (0.61%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (17.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.61%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (26.38%) Oracle
2 42 (25.77%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.98%) Citrix
4 12 (7.36%) Teradata
5 10 (6.13%) Bloomberg
5 10 (6.13%) Reuters
6 9 (5.52%) SAP
7 8 (4.91%) iManage
8 4 (2.45%) Hyperion
8 4 (2.45%) IBM
8 4 (2.45%) Interwoven
8 4 (2.45%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.45%) Remedy
9 3 (1.84%) Google
10 2 (1.23%) Cognos
10 2 (1.23%) Hummingbird
11 1 (0.61%) Cisco
11 1 (0.61%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.61%) Twitter
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