The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 136 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 107 138 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.03% 2.38% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.45% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 93 121 126
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
Applications Support
England

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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5115 5639 5718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.24% 97.21% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4327 4728 4767
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in the South West

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in the South West

Applications Support
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -8 43 £28,250 +14.14% 5
Wiltshire -7 25 £32,500 - 1
Dorset +23 17 £27,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -8 15 £24,500 -24.61% 1
Somerset -11 6 £29,000 +28.88%
Devon +4 1 £31,000 -8.14%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 129 (49.62%) SQL
2 87 (33.46%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (31.92%) SQL Server
4 78 (30.00%) Windows
4 78 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 73 (28.08%) Finance
6 71 (27.31%) Degree
7 67 (25.77%) ITIL
7 67 (25.77%) MS Office
8 58 (22.31%) IIS
9 49 (18.85%) Oracle
10 48 (18.46%) MS Excel
11 47 (18.08%) Java
11 47 (18.08%) Active Directory
12 46 (17.69%) Banking
13 45 (17.31%) SLA
14 36 (13.85%) .NET
14 36 (13.85%) Unix
15 33 (12.69%) Security Cleared
16 30 (11.54%) PowerShell
16 30 (11.54%) Data Analysis
17 29 (11.15%) Change Management
17 29 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (10.77%) Service Delivery
19 27 (10.38%) C#
19 27 (10.38%) SC Cleared
20 26 (10.00%) VB
20 26 (10.00%) Linux
21 25 (9.62%) Computer Science
21 25 (9.62%) Relational Database

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (22.31%) IIS
2 19 (7.31%) BizTalk Server
3 14 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (3.85%) Apache
6 9 (3.46%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.15%) CMS
8 3 (1.15%) JBoss
9 2 (0.77%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.77%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.38%) Joomla!
Applications
1 67 (25.77%) MS Office
2 48 (18.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.54%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.77%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.38%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.54%) SaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.23%) SNMP
1 24 (9.23%) Wireshark
2 10 (3.85%) DNS
3 9 (3.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.54%) DHCP
4 4 (1.54%) Intranet
5 3 (1.15%) Internet
5 3 (1.15%) LDAP
6 2 (0.77%) LAN
6 2 (0.77%) SAN
6 2 (0.77%) WAN
7 1 (0.38%) Firewall
7 1 (0.38%) HTTP
7 1 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (31.92%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.38%) MS Access
5 9 (3.46%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.54%) MySQL
10 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.38%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.38%) GIS
12 1 (0.38%) Ingres
12 1 (0.38%) QlikView
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.62%) Subversion
2 9 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.46%) Maven
3 7 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.77%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.77%) MSI
5 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 73 (28.08%) Finance
2 46 (17.69%) Banking
3 14 (5.38%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.08%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.69%) Law
7 6 (2.31%) Marketing
8 4 (1.54%) Back Office
8 4 (1.54%) Electronics
8 4 (1.54%) International Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Billing
9 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.77%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.85%) .NET
2 24 (9.23%) XML
3 20 (7.69%) HTML
4 15 (5.77%) J2EE
5 12 (4.62%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.46%) JSP
6 9 (3.46%) ODBC
7 8 (3.08%) CSS
8 7 (2.69%) Web Services
9 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (1.92%) Tapestry
10 4 (1.54%) Apache Flex
10 4 (1.54%) Flash
10 4 (1.54%) XSLT
11 3 (1.15%) Ajax
12 2 (0.77%) SOAP
12 2 (0.77%) XSL
13 1 (0.38%) Spring
13 1 (0.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 87 (33.46%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 24 (9.23%) Mathematics
4 21 (8.08%) Credit Risk
4 21 (8.08%) SWIFT
5 13 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.85%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.31%) User Experience
9 5 (1.92%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.92%) LIMS
10 4 (1.54%) CMDB
11 3 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.77%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.77%) iPad
12 2 (0.77%) iPhone
12 2 (0.77%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 78 (30.00%) Windows
2 36 (13.85%) Unix
3 26 (10.00%) Linux
4 17 (6.54%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.62%) AIX
7 8 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.38%) Android
10 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.77%) ITIL
2 30 (11.54%) Data Analysis
3 29 (11.15%) Change Management
4 28 (10.77%) Service Delivery
5 24 (9.23%) Network Management
6 23 (8.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (8.46%) CRM
8 21 (8.08%) Time Management
8 21 (8.08%) Wealth Management
9 19 (7.31%) ITSM
10 18 (6.92%) Asset Management
11 15 (5.77%) ERP
12 14 (5.38%) Project Management
13 13 (5.00%) Problem Management
14 12 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (4.62%) PRINCE2
15 11 (4.23%) Process Improvement
16 10 (3.85%) Application Performance Management
16 10 (3.85%) ITIL V3
16 10 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (49.62%) SQL
2 47 (18.08%) Java
3 30 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 27 (10.38%) C#
5 26 (10.00%) VB
6 19 (7.31%) C
7 15 (5.77%) PHP
8 12 (4.62%) Perl
8 12 (4.62%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.85%) JavaScript
9 10 (3.85%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.46%) VBA
11 8 (3.08%) C++
11 8 (3.08%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.77%) VC++
13 1 (0.38%) Delphi
13 1 (0.38%) Pascal
13 1 (0.38%) Python
13 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (27.31%) Degree
2 33 (12.69%) Security Cleared
3 27 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 15 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.23%) MCSE
6 10 (3.85%) MCSA
7 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) MCP
9 1 (0.38%) MCSD
9 1 (0.38%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.31%) QA
3 5 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (18.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.23%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.54%) XenApp
6 3 (1.15%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.15%) vSphere
6 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (0.38%) Nagios
2 1 (0.38%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 78 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.85%) Oracle
3 21 (8.08%) Bloomberg
3 21 (8.08%) Reuters
4 11 (4.23%) Remedy
5 8 (3.08%) Citrix
5 8 (3.08%) VMware
6 7 (2.69%) HP
6 7 (2.69%) SAP
7 6 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.54%) Adobe
8 4 (1.54%) FrontRange
8 4 (1.54%) IBM
9 3 (1.15%) Civica
9 3 (1.15%) Lotus
10 2 (0.77%) CA
10 2 (0.77%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.77%) Sun
10 2 (0.77%) Sybase
10 2 (0.77%) Symantec
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