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 23 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 130 190 157
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 129 72 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 1.09% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.13% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 107 61 98
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £21,425
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £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
5935 6383 7081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.34% 96.90% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4966 5282 5711
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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 23 August 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 23 August 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 76 £37,500 +20.96% 7
Merseyside +15 37 £36,000 -20.00% 1
Cheshire +16 13 £31,250 -16.66% 1
Lancashire +11 3 £37,500 +56.25% 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 134 (61.19%) SQL
2 93 (42.47%) SQL Server
3 90 (41.10%) ITIL
4 88 (40.18%) Windows
5 85 (38.81%) Finance
6 61 (27.85%) .NET
7 60 (27.40%) T-SQL
8 53 (24.20%) Microsoft
9 51 (23.29%) Windows Server
10 45 (20.55%) MS Excel
11 44 (20.09%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (19.63%) C#
13 40 (18.26%) PowerShell
14 37 (16.89%) ASP.NET
14 37 (16.89%) Linux
15 36 (16.44%) Degree
16 35 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
17 33 (15.07%) JavaScript
18 32 (14.61%) iManage
19 31 (14.16%) MS Office
19 31 (14.16%) SLA
20 29 (13.24%) Active Directory
21 27 (12.33%) Banking
22 25 (11.42%) Unix
23 24 (10.96%) CRM
23 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (10.96%) WCF
24 23 (10.50%) Problem Management
25 22 (10.05%) Incident Management

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 21 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.13%) Apache
2 20 (9.13%) IIS
3 12 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (5.48%) CMS
4 11 (5.02%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.11%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (3.65%) nginx
6 8 (3.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.83%) JBoss
8 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (20.55%) MS Excel
2 31 (14.16%) MS Office
3 13 (5.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.57%) Lorenzo
2 8 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.37%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.91%) Aareon QL
5 2 (0.91%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.91%) MIS ActiveH
5 2 (0.91%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.91%) OPENHousing
5 2 (0.91%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.46%) HFM
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.46%) Primavera
6 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) VPN
2 10 (4.57%) Internet
3 5 (2.28%) WebEx
4 2 (0.91%) DNS
4 2 (0.91%) HTTP
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (42.47%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (7.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (4.57%) Electronic Patient Records
4 10 (4.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.28%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.37%) MS Access
8 3 (1.37%) MySQL
8 3 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.91%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.46%) DB2
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.74%) Subversion
3 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (38.81%) Finance
2 27 (12.33%) Banking
3 21 (9.59%) Law
4 18 (8.22%) Legal
5 5 (2.28%) Retail
6 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.37%) French Language
7 3 (1.37%) German Language
8 2 (0.91%) Arabic Language
8 2 (0.91%) Hindi Language
8 2 (0.91%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.91%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (27.85%) .NET
2 37 (16.89%) ASP.NET
3 24 (10.96%) WCF
4 14 (6.39%) .NET Framework
4 14 (6.39%) HTML
4 14 (6.39%) XML
5 12 (5.48%) Web Services
6 9 (4.11%) JSON
6 9 (4.11%) SOAP
7 8 (3.65%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.20%) CSS
9 6 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (1.83%) FIXML
10 4 (1.83%) J2EE
10 4 (1.83%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.83%) XSL
11 3 (1.37%) Middleware
12 2 (0.91%) Java EE
12 2 (0.91%) jQuery
12 2 (0.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.09%) Enterprise Software
2 35 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.13%) iPad
4 14 (6.39%) SWIFT
5 12 (5.48%) Blackberry
6 10 (4.57%) Credit Risk
7 7 (3.20%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.28%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.37%) Fintech
10 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.91%) CMDB
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.91%) iSeries
10 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 88 (40.18%) Windows
2 51 (23.29%) Windows Server
3 37 (16.89%) Linux
4 35 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (11.42%) Unix
6 15 (6.85%) Windows 7
7 14 (6.39%) CentOS
7 14 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (5.94%) Debian
9 9 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.91%) HPUX
11 1 (0.46%) SUSE
11 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.46%) VMS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.10%) ITIL
2 24 (10.96%) CRM
2 24 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (10.50%) Problem Management
4 22 (10.05%) Incident Management
5 20 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (8.68%) Software Deployment
7 18 (8.22%) Release Management
8 16 (7.31%) Configuration Management
8 16 (7.31%) Document Management
9 15 (6.85%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.85%) Workflow
10 13 (5.94%) Change Management
10 13 (5.94%) Time Management
11 12 (5.48%) Expense Management
12 11 (5.02%) Data Analysis
12 11 (5.02%) ITSM
13 10 (4.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (4.57%) Wealth Management
14 9 (4.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 134 (61.19%) SQL
2 60 (27.40%) T-SQL
3 43 (19.63%) C#
4 40 (18.26%) PowerShell
5 33 (15.07%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.13%) VBScript
7 19 (8.68%) Java
8 16 (7.31%) VB.NET
9 10 (4.57%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.11%) Perl
10 9 (4.11%) PHP
11 8 (3.65%) Python
12 6 (2.74%) C++
13 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.83%) VBA
14 3 (1.37%) C
14 3 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.91%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.91%) RPG
16 1 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (16.44%) Degree
2 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.31%) MCSA
4 15 (6.85%) MCT
5 7 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.91%) MCSE
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
8 1 (0.46%) RHCT
8 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.16%) SLA
2 5 (2.28%) QA
System Software
1 29 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.48%) Terminal Server
3 8 (3.65%) Varnish
4 3 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.85%) SCCM
1 15 (6.85%) WMI
2 8 (3.65%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.20%) Cacti
3 7 (3.20%) Munin
3 7 (3.20%) Nagios
3 7 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.20%) Puppet
4 3 (1.37%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (24.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.61%) iManage
3 19 (8.68%) Citrix
3 19 (8.68%) Oracle
4 13 (5.94%) SAP
5 12 (5.48%) Interwoven
5 12 (5.48%) Remedy
6 10 (4.57%) Bloomberg
6 10 (4.57%) IBM
6 10 (4.57%) Reuters
7 9 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.74%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.28%) Cisco
9 5 (2.28%) Informatica
10 4 (1.83%) Alias
10 4 (1.83%) BMC
10 4 (1.83%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.37%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.37%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.91%) Aareon
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