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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 76 114 94
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 99 40 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.65% 1.31% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.39% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 49 24 53
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £48,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,800 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -5.23%
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
3541 2880 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 1889 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +27 51 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Edinburgh +17 45 £38,750 +14.98% 2
Aberdeen +13 1 £25,000 -
Fife +3 1 £31,000 +29.16%
Scottish Borders +1 1 £20,000 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 80 (48.78%) SQL
2 54 (32.93%) ITIL
3 51 (31.10%) Oracle
4 45 (27.44%) Microsoft
4 45 (27.44%) Finance
5 42 (25.61%) .NET
6 40 (24.39%) C#
7 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
8 33 (20.12%) MS Excel
9 31 (18.90%) Windows
9 31 (18.90%) Linux
10 28 (17.07%) SharePoint
11 26 (15.85%) Java
12 22 (13.41%) T-SQL
12 22 (13.41%) UNIX
13 21 (12.80%) CRM
14 20 (12.20%) SLA
14 20 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (12.20%) Release Management
15 19 (11.59%) Banking
16 18 (10.98%) XML
17 17 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 16 (9.76%) Cognos
18 16 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
19 15 (9.15%) JavaScript
19 15 (9.15%) Systems Analysis
19 15 (9.15%) Oracle Applications
19 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
19 15 (9.15%) Oracle EBS R12
20 14 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 28 (17.07%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.93%) IIS
3 7 (4.27%) CMS
4 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 33 (20.12%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.71%) MS Office
3 5 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (12.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (9.76%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (9.15%) Oracle Applications
3 15 (9.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (7.32%) Markit EDM
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.22%) Movex
7 1 (0.61%) Agresso
7 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Taleo
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) DHCP
2 6 (3.66%) FTP
2 6 (3.66%) HTTP
2 6 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.66%) DNS
2 6 (3.66%) HTTPS
2 6 (3.66%) SMTP
3 3 (1.83%) SSL
4 2 (1.22%) VPN
4 2 (1.22%) IPsec
4 2 (1.22%) SSH
5 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
5 1 (0.61%) DMZ
5 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (6.71%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.83%) DTS
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.83%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.61%) MySQL
8 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (0.61%) Subversion
1 1 (0.61%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (27.44%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Banking
3 10 (6.10%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.44%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.44%) French Language
4 4 (2.44%) Billing
5 3 (1.83%) German Language
5 3 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.22%) Front Office
6 2 (1.22%) Electronics
6 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.61%) .NET
2 18 (10.98%) XML
3 10 (6.10%) HTML
4 6 (3.66%) XSLT
5 5 (3.05%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.05%) Web Services
6 4 (2.44%) CSS
7 3 (1.83%) SOAP
7 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.22%) Classic ASP
8 2 (1.22%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.61%) Spring
9 1 (0.61%) JSF
9 1 (0.61%) Tapestry
9 1 (0.61%) ODBC
9 1 (0.61%) SVG
9 1 (0.61%) J2EE
9 1 (0.61%) Struts
9 1 (0.61%) JSP
9 1 (0.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.32%) Statistics
2 6 (3.66%) Open Source
3 4 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.61%) DTV
4 1 (0.61%) GIS
4 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.90%) Windows
1 31 (18.90%) Linux
2 22 (13.41%) UNIX
3 11 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.49%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.05%) Windows CE
5 5 (3.05%) Android
5 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.93%) ITIL
2 21 (12.80%) CRM
3 20 (12.20%) Release Management
4 15 (9.15%) Problem Management
4 15 (9.15%) Systems Analysis
5 14 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.32%) Project Management
7 10 (6.10%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.88%) Change Management
9 7 (4.27%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.05%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.05%) High Availability
11 5 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (2.44%) Capacity Management
12 4 (2.44%) Cash Management
12 4 (2.44%) Fault Management
12 4 (2.44%) E-Commerce
12 4 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (2.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 80 (48.78%) SQL
2 40 (24.39%) C#
3 26 (15.85%) Java
4 22 (13.41%) T-SQL
5 15 (9.15%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.10%) C++
7 10 (6.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (4.88%) Perl
8 8 (4.88%) VB
8 8 (4.88%) Ruby
9 6 (3.66%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.66%) Python
9 6 (3.66%) C
10 4 (2.44%) VBA
11 3 (1.83%) ABAP
12 2 (1.22%) VB6
12 2 (1.22%) COBOL
12 2 (1.22%) PHP
12 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.49%) Degree
2 4 (2.44%) MCP
2 4 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (1.83%) QA
3 2 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Control-M
2 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (31.10%) Oracle
2 45 (27.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.76%) Cognos
4 14 (8.54%) Sybase
5 12 (7.32%) Fidessa
5 12 (7.32%) thinkFolio
6 11 (6.71%) Informatica
7 10 (6.10%) Red Hat
7 10 (6.10%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.05%) Google
8 5 (3.05%) SAP
9 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.22%) JBoss
10 2 (1.22%) IBM
10 2 (1.22%) Apple
10 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.22%) Sage
10 2 (1.22%) Epicor
10 2 (1.22%) Citrix
11 1 (0.61%) CA
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