The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales 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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 72 70 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 15 28 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.38% 2.31% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 2.39% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 5
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Applications Support
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1052 1172 991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 97.05% 96.54% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 892 1045 915
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Applications Support
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in South Wales

Applications Support
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Newport +26 8 £28,000 +6.66%
Cardiff -8 2 £30,000 -20.00% 2
Torfaen - 2 £23,500 -
Applications Support
Wales

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) SLA
2 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
3 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (45.16%) QA
4 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (35.48%) MVC
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
5 10 (32.26%) C#
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle
6 7 (22.58%) Java
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) JMS
9 3 (9.68%) IBM
9 3 (9.68%) JUnit
9 3 (9.68%) SOAP
9 3 (9.68%) Struts
9 3 (9.68%) Web Services
9 3 (9.68%) UNIX
9 3 (9.68%) Windows
9 3 (9.68%) UML
9 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
9 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.68%) JPA
9 3 (9.68%) Spring
9 3 (9.68%) Maven
9 3 (9.68%) Java EE
9 3 (9.68%) Degree

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JUnit
1 3 (9.68%) Maven
1 3 (9.68%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) JMS
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
1 3 (9.68%) Struts
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
1 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
1 3 (9.68%) JPA
1 3 (9.68%) Spring
1 3 (9.68%) Java EE
1 3 (9.68%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) OAuth
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
3 1 (3.23%) Mojolicious
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) MVC
3 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.68%) UML
4 3 (9.68%) Scrum
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) ERP
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Data Entry
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) SLA
2 14 (45.16%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Lotus
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
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