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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 123 112 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 44 63 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.39% 1.66% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.74% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16 47 62
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £48,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,349 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -0.48%
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
2962 3615 3109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.41% 95.13% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1900 2392 2009
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,850
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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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 +5 22 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Edinburgh -1 11 £31,000 -17.33% 4
North Lanarkshire - 6 - -
West Lothian -11 2 £29,000 -19.44%
Aberdeen +22 1 £40,000 +35.59%
Fife +4 1 £27,500 -12.69%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 26 (33.33%) Finance
3 24 (30.77%) Linux
4 22 (28.21%) Oracle
4 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
4 22 (28.21%) UNIX
5 18 (23.08%) ITIL
5 18 (23.08%) .NET
6 17 (21.79%) Java
7 16 (20.51%) Windows
8 13 (16.67%) C++
8 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
8 13 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 12 (15.38%) ERP
9 12 (15.38%) Sybase
10 11 (14.10%) Perl
10 11 (14.10%) Banking
10 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
11 10 (12.82%) C#
11 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
11 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.54%) JBoss
12 9 (11.54%) Apache
12 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
13 8 (10.26%) VB
13 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
13 8 (10.26%) Informatica
13 8 (10.26%) Change Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 9 (11.54%) JBoss
1 9 (11.54%) Apache
1 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.28%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.28%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) DHCP
1 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.56%) DNS
1 2 (2.56%) IPsec
2 1 (1.28%) SSH
2 1 (1.28%) SSL
2 1 (1.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.56%) KDB
5 2 (2.56%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Ant
1 4 (5.13%) Maven
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Legal
4 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.85%) Marketing
6 2 (2.56%) German Language
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.56%) Automotive
7 1 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) .NET
2 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.13%) Spring
3 4 (5.13%) Java EE
3 4 (5.13%) Ext JS
3 4 (5.13%) HTML5
3 4 (5.13%) HTML
4 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) ODBC
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.56%) Equities
1 2 (2.56%) Derivative
1 2 (2.56%) Statistics
1 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
2 1 (1.28%) DataPower
2 1 (1.28%) PKI
2 1 (1.28%) NHS
2 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) Linux
2 22 (28.21%) UNIX
3 16 (20.51%) Windows
4 11 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.28%) Android
7 1 (1.28%) CentOS
7 1 (1.28%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 12 (15.38%) ERP
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 6 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (7.69%) SDLC
6 5 (6.41%) Content Management
6 5 (6.41%) Release Management
6 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.41%) Scrum
6 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.13%) OO
7 4 (5.13%) CRM
7 4 (5.13%) Kanban
7 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 3 (3.85%) Project Management
8 3 (3.85%) Service Management
8 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 17 (21.79%) Java
3 13 (16.67%) C++
3 13 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 11 (14.10%) Perl
5 10 (12.82%) C#
6 8 (10.26%) VB
7 7 (8.97%) VB.NET
7 7 (8.97%) Python
7 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.13%) Korn
9 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.28%) sed
11 1 (1.28%) C
11 1 (1.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) HND
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (5.13%) Control-M
3 1 (1.28%) SCOM
3 1 (1.28%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) Ansible
3 1 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.38%) Sybase
4 8 (10.26%) Informatica
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (1.28%) Infor
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.28%) Sage
7 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.28%) Perforce
7 1 (1.28%) OpenText
7 1 (1.28%) Epicor
7 1 (1.28%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix
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