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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 189 135 126
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 51 121 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.70% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.79% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 43 105 107
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,100 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
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
6231 6758 6890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.33% 94.94% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5080 5467 5890
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Cheshire -10 24 £26,500 -37.64% 2
Manchester -37 21 £36,250 +45.00% 6
Merseyside +3 6 £45,500 +40.00% 2
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 51 (46.36%) SQL Server
3 42 (38.18%) .NET
4 41 (37.27%) Finance
5 40 (36.36%) ITIL
6 26 (23.64%) Oracle
7 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
8 24 (21.82%) C#
9 22 (20.00%) Windows
10 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET
10 21 (19.09%) T-SQL
11 16 (14.55%) WCF
12 15 (13.64%) Service Management
12 15 (13.64%) VB.NET
13 14 (12.73%) Management Information System
13 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database
13 14 (12.73%) Degree
14 12 (10.91%) Linux
15 11 (10.00%) IIS
15 11 (10.00%) Java
15 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 10 (9.09%) Relational Database
16 10 (9.09%) Computer Science
17 9 (8.18%) Problem Management
18 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (7.27%) Service Delivery
18 8 (7.27%) Mainframe
18 8 (7.27%) CRM
18 8 (7.27%) UNIX
18 8 (7.27%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.82%) CICS
4 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) CMS
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) VPN
1 3 (2.73%) Firewall
2 2 (1.82%) VoIP
2 2 (1.82%) DHCP
2 2 (1.82%) DNS
2 2 (1.82%) SSL
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.91%) Telnet
3 1 (0.91%) FTP
3 1 (0.91%) SSH
3 1 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (46.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.73%) Oracle Database
3 10 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.73%) MySQL
8 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.91%) MS Access
9 1 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) NUnit
1 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.64%) Moq
2 1 (0.91%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.91%) Hudson
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.91%) Ant
2 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (37.27%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Back Office
3 5 (4.55%) Electronics
3 5 (4.55%) Banking
4 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.73%) Retail
6 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Automotive
7 1 (0.91%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (38.18%) .NET
2 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET
3 16 (14.55%) WCF
4 7 (6.36%) J2EE
5 6 (5.45%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.55%) jQuery
7 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.64%) VXML
7 4 (3.64%) Ninject
7 4 (3.64%) Backbone.js
7 4 (3.64%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.82%) HTML
8 2 (1.82%) Ajax
8 2 (1.82%) Middleware
8 2 (1.82%) XML
9 1 (0.91%) ODBC
9 1 (0.91%) EDI
9 1 (0.91%) WSDL
9 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.27%) Mainframe
3 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.64%) IVR
5 4 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.64%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.73%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.82%) Economics
7 2 (1.82%) Photography
7 2 (1.82%) SCADA
7 2 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.91%) DTV
8 1 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Linux
3 8 (7.27%) UNIX
4 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) ITIL
2 15 (13.64%) Service Management
3 9 (8.18%) Problem Management
4 8 (7.27%) Service Delivery
4 8 (7.27%) CRM
4 8 (7.27%) ERP
5 6 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (5.45%) Line Management
6 5 (4.55%) OO
6 5 (4.55%) Workflow
7 4 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.64%) Scrum
7 4 (3.64%) OOD
7 4 (3.64%) ETL
7 4 (3.64%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.64%) MVC
7 4 (3.64%) Release Management
7 4 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 24 (21.82%) C#
3 21 (19.09%) T-SQL
4 15 (13.64%) VB.NET
5 11 (10.00%) Java
6 7 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.36%) COBOL
7 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.64%) VBScript
9 2 (1.82%) VBA
9 2 (1.82%) JCL
10 1 (0.91%) VB6
10 1 (0.91%) VB
10 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.73%) Degree
2 4 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.82%) MCTS
4 2 (1.82%) MCSA
5 1 (0.91%) CCNA
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.91%) MCP
5 1 (0.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.27%) SLA
2 7 (6.36%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) GAMP
3 2 (1.82%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.82%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.73%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (23.64%) Oracle
2 25 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 8 (7.27%) IBM
4 5 (4.55%) Citrix
5 4 (3.64%) SAP
5 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.73%) Remedy
6 3 (2.73%) VMware
6 3 (2.73%) Northgate
7 2 (1.82%) Wonderware
7 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.82%) Apple
7 2 (1.82%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.82%) Sage
7 2 (1.82%) Cognos
7 2 (1.82%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.91%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.91%) Progress
8 1 (0.91%) Unisys
8 1 (0.91%) Hummingbird
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