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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 67 117 94
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 120 39 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.32% 1.27% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.48% 1.34% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 54 21 57
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £25,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,350 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
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
3452 2903 3044
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.41% 94.56% 94.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2194 1898 2078
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,795
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
Glasgow +34 59 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Edinburgh +22 50 £32,500 -25.28% 3
Aberdeen +11 4 £25,000 -16.66%
Fife +4 2 £29,500 +22.91%
West Lothian - 2 £40,000 -
Scottish Borders -1 1 £20,000 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 82 (45.81%) SQL
2 62 (34.64%) ITIL
3 52 (29.05%) .NET
3 52 (29.05%) Oracle
4 51 (28.49%) C#
4 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
5 48 (26.82%) Finance
6 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
7 38 (21.23%) MS Excel
7 38 (21.23%) SharePoint
8 35 (19.55%) Windows
9 31 (17.32%) Linux
10 29 (16.20%) Java
11 27 (15.08%) CRM
12 26 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (13.97%) Dynamics CRM
14 24 (13.41%) Release Management
14 24 (13.41%) SLA
14 24 (13.41%) UNIX
15 22 (12.29%) T-SQL
16 21 (11.73%) Banking
17 19 (10.61%) XML
17 19 (10.61%) Cognos
18 18 (10.06%) Problem Management
19 17 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 17 (9.50%) Systems Analysis
19 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
20 16 (8.94%) PowerShell
20 16 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
21 15 (8.38%) Oracle EBS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 38 (21.23%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.15%) IIS
3 9 (5.03%) CMS
4 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.12%) CICS
5 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (21.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.59%) MS Office
3 5 (2.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (13.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (8.38%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (7.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (7.82%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (6.70%) Markit EDM
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (2.79%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (2.23%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (1.12%) Movex
8 1 (0.56%) Agresso
8 1 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.56%) Epicor Tropos
8 1 (0.56%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
1 1 (0.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.03%) DHCP
2 8 (4.47%) FTP
2 8 (4.47%) HTTP
2 8 (4.47%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.47%) DNS
2 8 (4.47%) SMTP
2 8 (4.47%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.23%) SSH
3 4 (2.23%) IPsec
3 4 (2.23%) VPN
3 4 (2.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.56%) SAN
4 1 (0.56%) DMZ
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (7.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.15%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.79%) DB2
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.23%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.68%) DTS
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.12%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.56%) MySQL
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
1 2 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (0.56%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 48 (26.82%) Finance
2 21 (11.73%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Billing
4 5 (2.79%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.23%) French Language
6 3 (1.68%) German Language
6 3 (1.68%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.12%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 2 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (29.05%) .NET
2 19 (10.61%) XML
3 12 (6.70%) HTML
4 8 (4.47%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.91%) Web Services
6 6 (3.35%) XSLT
7 4 (2.23%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.23%) CSS
8 3 (1.68%) SOAP
9 2 (1.12%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.56%) Middleware
10 1 (0.56%) J2EE
10 1 (0.56%) Struts
10 1 (0.56%) JSP
10 1 (0.56%) ODBC
10 1 (0.56%) SVG
10 1 (0.56%) Java EE 5
10 1 (0.56%) JBoss Seam
10 1 (0.56%) jQuery
10 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.70%) Statistics
3 6 (3.35%) Open Source
4 4 (2.23%) PKI
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) GIS
6 1 (0.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.56%) DataPower
6 1 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (19.55%) Windows
2 31 (17.32%) Linux
3 24 (13.41%) UNIX
4 11 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.47%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (3.35%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.35%) Android
6 6 (3.35%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.68%) CentOS
8 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.56%) AIX
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.64%) ITIL
2 27 (15.08%) CRM
3 24 (13.41%) Release Management
4 18 (10.06%) Problem Management
5 17 (9.50%) Systems Analysis
6 16 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (7.26%) Change Management
8 12 (6.70%) Project Management
9 10 (5.59%) Data Modelling
10 7 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (3.91%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.79%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.79%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.79%) Cash Management
12 4 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.23%) Information Security
12 4 (2.23%) Workflow
12 4 (2.23%) Capacity Management
12 4 (2.23%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (45.81%) SQL
2 51 (28.49%) C#
3 29 (16.20%) Java
4 22 (12.29%) T-SQL
5 17 (9.50%) JavaScript
6 16 (8.94%) PowerShell
7 12 (6.70%) C++
8 9 (5.03%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.47%) Ruby
9 8 (4.47%) Python
9 8 (4.47%) VB
10 7 (3.91%) C
10 7 (3.91%) Perl
11 6 (3.35%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.79%) COBOL
13 4 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.23%) ABAP
13 4 (2.23%) VBA
14 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (7.26%) Degree
2 4 (2.23%) MCP
3 3 (1.68%) HND
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.68%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.12%) Control-M
2 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (29.05%) Oracle
2 51 (28.49%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.61%) Cognos
4 13 (7.26%) Sybase
5 12 (6.70%) Fidessa
5 12 (6.70%) thinkFolio
6 10 (5.59%) Bloomberg
7 9 (5.03%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.47%) Informatica
9 6 (3.35%) SAP
10 5 (2.79%) Google
11 3 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.12%) Remedy
12 2 (1.12%) Sage
12 2 (1.12%) JD Edwards
12 2 (1.12%) Apple
12 2 (1.12%) Epicor
13 1 (0.56%) IBM
13 1 (0.56%) Sun
13 1 (0.56%) Lotus
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