The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 127 109 167
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +58
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 120 136 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.00% 2.47% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.58% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 113 120 63
Average salary £30,000 £35,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.08% +43.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £47,500 £39,700
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £30,581
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +6.27%
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
5753 5265 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.90% 95.57% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 4889 4457 4892
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 27 January 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
(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
Bristol +22 57 £24,000 -26.15% 7
Gloucestershire +14 27 £32,500 -15.58% 2
Wiltshire +6 15 £32,500 +39.78% 2
Dorset -40 15 £34,000 -5.55% 1
Somerset -26 3 £21,000 -35.38% 4
Devon -5 2 £36,000 -21.73%
Cornwall -4 1 £19,000 -19.14%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 145 (61.44%) SQL
2 120 (50.85%) SQL Server
3 73 (30.93%) Windows
4 71 (30.08%) .NET
5 66 (27.97%) Oracle
6 57 (24.15%) ITIL
7 50 (21.19%) Microsoft
8 48 (20.34%) Finance
9 45 (19.07%) MS Excel
9 45 (19.07%) HTML
10 40 (16.95%) Java
11 39 (16.53%) UNIX
11 39 (16.53%) Linux
12 36 (15.25%) C#
12 36 (15.25%) ASP.NET
13 35 (14.83%) JavaScript
14 33 (13.98%) XML
15 29 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (10.17%) ERP
16 24 (10.17%) IIS
17 23 (9.75%) MS Office
17 23 (9.75%) SLA
17 23 (9.75%) Security Cleared
18 22 (9.32%) Web Services
19 21 (8.90%) PowerShell
20 20 (8.47%) Time Management
20 20 (8.47%) CSS
20 20 (8.47%) Relational Database
21 19 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
21 19 (8.05%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 24 (10.17%) IIS
2 16 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 13 (5.51%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (3.81%) JBoss
6 8 (3.39%) Apache
6 8 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.54%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.85%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 45 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.75%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.42%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.39%) SaaS
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.27%) Internet
2 2 (0.85%) SSL
2 2 (0.85%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) DSL
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) WAN
3 1 (0.42%) DHCP
3 1 (0.42%) FTP
3 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.66%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.66%) MySQL
4 11 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.39%) DB2
6 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.12%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.85%) Big Data
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Enterprise
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 17 (7.20%) Subversion
2 14 (5.93%) Maven
2 14 (5.93%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (20.34%) Finance
2 14 (5.93%) Banking
3 10 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.24%) Advertising
4 8 (3.39%) Law
5 4 (1.69%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.85%) International Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (30.08%) .NET
2 45 (19.07%) HTML
3 36 (15.25%) ASP.NET
4 33 (13.98%) XML
5 22 (9.32%) Web Services
6 20 (8.47%) CSS
7 19 (8.05%) JSP
8 18 (7.63%) J2EE
9 10 (4.24%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.54%) Ajax
11 5 (2.12%) Middleware
11 5 (2.12%) FreeMarker
12 4 (1.69%) WinForms
12 4 (1.69%) Application Packaging
13 3 (1.27%) Java EE
13 3 (1.27%) WebCenter
14 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
15 1 (0.42%) XSLT
15 1 (0.42%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.54%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.12%) PKI
3 5 (2.12%) Mathematics
3 5 (2.12%) Physics
3 5 (2.12%) PMI
3 5 (2.12%) Replication
4 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.27%) PACS
5 3 (1.27%) NHS
5 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.85%) Informatics
6 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.85%) Health Informatics
6 2 (0.85%) LIMS
6 2 (0.85%) e-Health
7 1 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 73 (30.93%) Windows
2 39 (16.53%) Linux
2 39 (16.53%) UNIX
3 8 (3.39%) AIX
4 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.15%) ITIL
2 24 (10.17%) ERP
3 20 (8.47%) Time Management
4 19 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (7.20%) Service Delivery
6 16 (6.78%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.24%) Project Management
8 9 (3.81%) Capacity Management
9 8 (3.39%) Line Management
9 8 (3.39%) Quality Management
9 8 (3.39%) CRM
9 8 (3.39%) Web Development
10 7 (2.97%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.54%) Content Management
12 5 (2.12%) Migration
12 5 (2.12%) Business Analysis
12 5 (2.12%) Parallel Programming
13 4 (1.69%) Performance Management
13 4 (1.69%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 145 (61.44%) SQL
2 40 (16.95%) Java
3 36 (15.25%) C#
4 35 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 21 (8.90%) PowerShell
6 16 (6.78%) PHP
7 15 (6.36%) VBA
8 13 (5.51%) VB
9 12 (5.08%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.81%) Delphi
11 8 (3.39%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.54%) Pascal
13 4 (1.69%) C++
13 4 (1.69%) VBScript
14 3 (1.27%) Perl
14 3 (1.27%) C
14 3 (1.27%) VB6
15 2 (0.85%) Python
16 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.66%) MCSE
3 11 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.24%) MCSA
5 9 (3.81%) Degree
6 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.12%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.12%) PhD
8 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) MCP
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.75%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) HL7
4 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.24%) XenApp
3 5 (2.12%) vSphere
4 2 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.97%) SCCM
2 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (27.97%) Oracle
2 50 (21.19%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.63%) VMware
4 15 (6.36%) Sage
4 15 (6.36%) Business Objects
5 14 (5.93%) IBM
6 10 (4.24%) Citrix
7 5 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.85%) Symantec
8 2 (0.85%) Metastorm
8 2 (0.85%) Saba
8 2 (0.85%) FrontRange
8 2 (0.85%) CA
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.85%) Sybase
9 1 (0.42%) SAP
9 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.42%) Google
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