The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Reading 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 109 128 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -51
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 31 13 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.24% 0.58% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.62% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 33
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £21,550 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,850 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Applications Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2274 2104 1889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 91.22% 93.14% 93.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1593 1675 1594
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Reading

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Reading

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 41 (74.55%) SQL
2 22 (40.00%) Windows
3 19 (34.55%) Oracle
4 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
5 14 (25.45%) ITIL
5 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.00%) VBScript
6 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 11 (20.00%) Service Management
7 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 10 (18.18%) IIS
8 9 (16.36%) Java
8 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
8 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
8 9 (16.36%) Subversion
9 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (14.55%) SolarWinds
9 8 (14.55%) HP SIM
9 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
9 8 (14.55%) French Language
9 8 (14.55%) SCCM
9 8 (14.55%) SCOM
9 8 (14.55%) Degree
9 8 (14.55%) WSUS
9 8 (14.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (14.55%) HP
9 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
9 8 (14.55%) DNS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (18.18%) IIS
2 5 (9.09%) Apache
3 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (5.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
1 8 (14.55%) DNS
1 8 (14.55%) DHCP
2 5 (9.09%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) SMTP
4 1 (1.82%) ADSL
4 1 (1.82%) Broadband
4 1 (1.82%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) SAN
4 1 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) DB2
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Informix
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Subversion
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) Maven
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (14.55%) French Language
2 6 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) German Language
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) J2EE
2 5 (9.09%) HTML
3 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) JSP
5 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (14.55%) UNIX
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Service Management
3 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (12.73%) Product Management
4 7 (12.73%) Change Management
4 7 (12.73%) Workflow
5 6 (10.91%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.91%) Software Deployment
6 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.45%) RUP
7 3 (5.45%) ITSM
7 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL V2
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (3.64%) Release Management
8 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.64%) MVC
8 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (74.55%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) VBScript
2 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.36%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.91%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.91%) VB
4 6 (10.91%) C
4 6 (10.91%) C#
4 6 (10.91%) C++
5 3 (5.45%) AWK
5 3 (5.45%) Korn
5 3 (5.45%) sed
6 2 (3.64%) VB6
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) HP SIM
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
1 8 (14.55%) SCOM
1 8 (14.55%) WSUS
1 8 (14.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) SolarWinds
3 8 (14.55%) HP
3 8 (14.55%) ArcSight
3 8 (14.55%) Lumension
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
4 3 (5.45%) Ab Initio
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
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