The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 105 129 130
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 57 33 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.92% 1.06% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.11% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 39 22 25
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £10,000 £22,050 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £49,300 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,308 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -7.69%
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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2837 2969 3231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.55% 95.65% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1848 1905 2109
Average salary £43,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,962 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Scotland

Applications Support
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
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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
Glasgow 0 30 £35,500 +1.42% 1
Edinburgh +12 19 £21,000 -16.00% 2
West Lothian +7 2 £25,500 -26.08%
Stirling - 2 - -
Fife 0 1 £23,000 -20.68%
Scottish Borders - 1 £24,000 - 1
Dundee - 1 - -
Applications Support
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Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 58 (52.25%) SQL
2 45 (40.54%) Java
3 43 (38.74%) Oracle
4 36 (32.43%) SQL Server
5 28 (25.23%) Finance
6 27 (24.32%) ITIL
6 27 (24.32%) .NET
7 24 (21.62%) Windows
8 22 (19.82%) Linux
8 22 (19.82%) C#
8 22 (19.82%) Unix
8 22 (19.82%) Degree
9 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (18.02%) Change Management
10 18 (16.22%) Incident Management
10 18 (16.22%) Banking
11 17 (15.32%) Problem Management
12 15 (13.51%) Investment Banking
12 15 (13.51%) Service Management
12 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
12 15 (13.51%) Perl
13 14 (12.61%) Apache
13 14 (12.61%) Mainframe
14 13 (11.71%) JBoss
14 13 (11.71%) Sybase
15 12 (10.81%) IIS
15 12 (10.81%) Tomcat
15 12 (10.81%) SLA
15 12 (10.81%) Informatica
15 12 (10.81%) WebSphere

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (12.61%) Apache
2 13 (11.71%) JBoss
3 12 (10.81%) IIS
3 12 (10.81%) Tomcat
3 12 (10.81%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.50%) CMS
6 4 (3.60%) MQSeries
6 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.60%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.80%) SAS
9 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Servitor
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) SaaS
2 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) FTP
1 4 (3.60%) SSL
2 3 (2.70%) Firewall
2 3 (2.70%) VoIP
2 3 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (0.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) DB2
3 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.60%) GIS
6 2 (1.80%) Base SAS
6 2 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.80%) MySQL
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (1.80%) Bugzilla
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (25.23%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Banking
3 15 (13.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Law
4 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) .NET
2 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
2 9 (8.11%) XML
3 8 (7.21%) Middleware
4 7 (6.31%) HTML
5 6 (5.41%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.41%) Spring
6 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.60%) CSS
7 4 (3.60%) Regular Expression
7 4 (3.60%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (3.60%) Web Services
8 2 (1.80%) LAMP
9 1 (0.90%) EDI
9 1 (0.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.61%) Mainframe
3 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.91%) Mobile App
4 11 (9.91%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (4.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.90%) EPoS
7 1 (0.90%) Equities
7 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.62%) Windows
2 22 (19.82%) Linux
2 22 (19.82%) Unix
3 10 (9.01%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.41%) Solaris
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) ITIL
2 20 (18.02%) Change Management
3 18 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 17 (15.32%) Problem Management
5 15 (13.51%) Service Management
6 9 (8.11%) ETL
7 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.21%) CRM
7 8 (7.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.41%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.50%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.50%) Project Management
9 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.60%) Capacity Management
10 4 (3.60%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.60%) OO
10 4 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 58 (52.25%) SQL
2 45 (40.54%) Java
3 22 (19.82%) C#
4 15 (13.51%) Perl
5 8 (7.21%) Python
6 7 (6.31%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.31%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.41%) VBA
8 5 (4.50%) C++
8 5 (4.50%) Delphi
8 5 (4.50%) VB
8 5 (4.50%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.60%) sed
10 2 (1.80%) C
10 2 (1.80%) PHP
11 1 (0.90%) Fortran
11 1 (0.90%) Pascal
11 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (19.82%) Degree
2 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) SAS Certification
5 1 (0.90%) HND
5 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.81%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.70%) Squid
3 3 (2.70%) XenApp
3 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (38.74%) Oracle
2 15 (13.51%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.71%) Sybase
4 12 (10.81%) Informatica
5 4 (3.60%) IBM
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.60%) Splunk
5 4 (3.60%) TIBCO
5 4 (3.60%) VMware
6 3 (2.70%) Charles River
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) OpenText
7 2 (1.80%) IFS
7 2 (1.80%) Remedy
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco
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