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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 132 91 101
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 30 86 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.95% 2.34% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 2.47% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11 50 44
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,450
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
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
2967 3487 3106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.71% 94.81% 95.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1911 2276 2048
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 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 31 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 -11 16 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Edinburgh -30 7 £34,250 -14.37% 4
North Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Aberdeen +16 2 £35,000 +18.64% 1
West Lothian -7 1 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 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 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 22 (28.21%) ITIL
2 22 (28.21%) UNIX
2 22 (28.21%) Linux
2 22 (28.21%) Finance
3 19 (24.36%) Java
4 18 (23.08%) .NET
5 16 (20.51%) Windows
6 14 (17.95%) Sybase
7 13 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 13 (16.67%) ERP
8 12 (15.38%) C#
8 12 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
9 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
9 11 (14.10%) Banking
10 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
10 10 (12.82%) C++
11 9 (11.54%) JBoss
11 9 (11.54%) Apache
11 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
11 9 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (10.26%) Perl
12 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
12 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
12 8 (10.26%) Informatica
12 8 (10.26%) Change Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Foundation
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.56%) Markit EDM
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 12 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.28%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Ant
1 4 (5.13%) Maven
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (28.21%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.08%) .NET
2 13 (16.67%) 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
5 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) ODBC
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.56%) Clustering
2 2 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) PKI
3 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.21%) Linux
1 22 (28.21%) UNIX
2 16 (20.51%) Windows
3 9 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) CentOS
5 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.28%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.28%) Android
5 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) ERP
3 12 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 6 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.41%) Release Management
7 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Scrum
7 5 (6.41%) Content Management
7 5 (6.41%) SDLC
8 4 (5.13%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.13%) OO
8 4 (5.13%) CRM
8 4 (5.13%) Kanban
9 3 (3.85%) Investment Management
9 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) SQL
2 19 (24.36%) Java
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 10 (12.82%) C++
4 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.26%) Perl
5 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.97%) VB
6 7 (8.97%) VB.NET
7 6 (7.69%) Python
8 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.13%) Delphi
9 4 (5.13%) Korn
9 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.28%) sed
11 1 (1.28%) C
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 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
2 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 14 (17.95%) Sybase
3 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.26%) Informatica
4 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) SAP
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) Infor
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.28%) Sage
7 1 (1.28%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.28%) Charles River
7 1 (1.28%) Perforce
7 1 (1.28%) OpenText
7 1 (1.28%) Cognos
7 1 (1.28%) Epicor
7 1 (1.28%) Fidessa
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