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

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 140 186 165
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -21
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 95 63 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 0.97% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.00% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 65 50 90
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,900 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
5511 6304 6830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.11% 96.72% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4665 5026 5506
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,750 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +39 58 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Merseyside +10 17 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Cheshire +19 11 £22,500 -25.00% 3
Lancashire - 10 £23,500 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 113 (61.75%) SQL
2 94 (51.37%) ITIL
3 81 (44.26%) SQL Server
4 70 (38.25%) Finance
5 55 (30.05%) Microsoft
6 51 (27.87%) Windows
7 47 (25.68%) .NET
8 42 (22.95%) SLA
9 40 (21.86%) Oracle
9 40 (21.86%) T-SQL
10 35 (19.13%) MS Office
11 33 (18.03%) Degree
11 33 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (17.49%) Windows Server
13 30 (16.39%) C#
14 29 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (15.30%) Banking
16 27 (14.75%) ASP.NET
16 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
16 27 (14.75%) Service Delivery
17 26 (14.21%) Data Analysis
17 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
18 25 (13.66%) CRM
18 25 (13.66%) IIS
19 24 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
20 23 (12.57%) Time Management
20 23 (12.57%) Change Management
21 22 (12.02%) Reuters
21 22 (12.02%) Bloomberg
21 22 (12.02%) Wealth Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 25 (13.66%) IIS
2 15 (8.20%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.46%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.37%) CMS
5 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) TWiki
Applications
1 35 (19.13%) MS Office
2 21 (11.48%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 6 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.28%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (2.73%) Lorenzo
3 5 (2.73%) Primavera
4 3 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.92%) VPN
2 1 (0.55%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (44.26%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.74%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.28%) MS Access
7 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.73%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.09%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.09%) MSI
2 2 (1.09%) WiX
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 70 (38.25%) Finance
2 28 (15.30%) Banking
3 12 (6.56%) Law
4 11 (6.01%) Legal
5 7 (3.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.68%) .NET
2 27 (14.75%) ASP.NET
3 20 (10.93%) WCF
4 8 (4.37%) Web Services
5 7 (3.83%) XML
6 5 (2.73%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.19%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.09%) HTML
9 1 (0.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (12.02%) Credit Risk
2 22 (12.02%) SWIFT
3 20 (10.93%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (8.74%) Mathematics
5 14 (7.65%) Management Information System
6 11 (6.01%) iPad
7 8 (4.37%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.64%) Fintech
9 2 (1.09%) Social Media
10 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
10 1 (0.55%) FMCG
10 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (27.87%) Windows
2 32 (17.49%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.37%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) Unix
3 8 (4.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.09%) VMS
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (51.37%) ITIL
2 29 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (14.75%) Service Delivery
4 26 (14.21%) Data Analysis
5 25 (13.66%) CRM
6 23 (12.57%) Change Management
6 23 (12.57%) Time Management
7 22 (12.02%) Wealth Management
8 21 (11.48%) ERP
8 21 (11.48%) Service Management
9 13 (7.10%) Document Management
9 13 (7.10%) ITSM
9 13 (7.10%) Software Deployment
10 11 (6.01%) Workflow
11 10 (5.46%) Project Management
11 10 (5.46%) Release Management
12 9 (4.92%) ITIL V3
12 9 (4.92%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.37%) Expense Management
13 8 (4.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (61.75%) SQL
2 40 (21.86%) T-SQL
3 30 (16.39%) C#
4 26 (14.21%) PowerShell
5 16 (8.74%) C
6 14 (7.65%) VB.NET
7 10 (5.46%) RPG
8 9 (4.92%) VBScript
9 7 (3.83%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.73%) VBA
12 3 (1.64%) Java
13 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.55%) Perl
14 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (18.03%) Degree
2 16 (8.74%) ISTQB
2 16 (8.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.01%) MCSA
5 8 (4.37%) MCT
6 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.19%) MCP
6 4 (2.19%) MCSE
7 3 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.09%) CCNA
8 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (22.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.37%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.64%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) Squid
4 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) WMI
2 8 (4.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (30.05%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.86%) Oracle
3 22 (12.02%) Bloomberg
3 22 (12.02%) Reuters
4 20 (10.93%) iManage
5 14 (7.65%) Citrix
6 10 (5.46%) Teradata
7 8 (4.37%) Interwoven
7 8 (4.37%) Remedy
7 8 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (3.28%) SAP
9 4 (2.19%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.64%) WorldPay
11 2 (1.09%) Google
11 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.09%) Twitter
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco
12 1 (0.55%) Cognos
12 1 (0.55%) IBM
12 1 (0.55%) Informatica
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
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Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
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Warrington
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Comprehensive Bens Package
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified £Competitive Salary & Great Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Oldham
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