The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank - 36 34
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 0 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.31% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.34% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 3
Average salary - - £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Applications Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
114 149 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.61% 97.39% 90.71%
Number of salaries quoted 60 118 222
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Northern Ireland region.

Applications Support Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Applications Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) Cognos
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (75.00%) Apache
2 6 (75.00%) FileNet
2 6 (75.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 6 (75.00%) SPSS
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (75.00%) Data Security
2 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (75.00%) Jython
2 6 (75.00%) HTTP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Line Management
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Tcl

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 8 (100.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 8 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (75.00%) Apache
2 6 (75.00%) FileNet
2 6 (75.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) HTTP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (50.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (75.00%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (75.00%) Jython
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Tcl
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cognos
2 6 (75.00%) IBM