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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 135 109 165
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +56
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 119 137 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.93% 2.36% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 2.48% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 106 120 58
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £45,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
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
5911 5534 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.38% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4863 4664 4573
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Bristol 0 51 £25,000 -21.25% 5
Wiltshire +15 30 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Gloucestershire -7 17 £36,500 -3.94% 4
Somerset -13 12 £20,000 -34.42% 1
Dorset -36 4 £34,000 -15.00%
Devon -8 3 £33,500 -14.10%
Cornwall - 1 £20,000 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 112 (46.28%) SQL
2 110 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 91 (37.60%) Windows
4 82 (33.88%) Oracle
5 74 (30.58%) .NET
5 74 (30.58%) Java
6 54 (22.31%) Linux
7 48 (19.83%) ITIL
8 47 (19.42%) UNIX
9 43 (17.77%) XML
10 41 (16.94%) Finance
11 39 (16.12%) HTML
12 38 (15.70%) Tomcat
13 35 (14.46%) JavaScript
13 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
14 33 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (13.22%) ASP.NET
15 32 (13.22%) JSP
16 31 (12.81%) IIS
16 31 (12.81%) C#
17 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
18 28 (11.57%) MS Excel
19 27 (11.16%) J2EE
19 27 (11.16%) SC Cleared
20 25 (10.33%) WebSphere
20 25 (10.33%) Business Objects
21 24 (9.92%) MS Office
21 24 (9.92%) Degree
22 23 (9.50%) PowerShell
23 21 (8.68%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 38 (15.70%) Tomcat
2 31 (12.81%) IIS
3 25 (10.33%) WebSphere
4 21 (8.68%) WebLogic
5 14 (5.79%) JBoss
5 14 (5.79%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.55%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Lync
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (11.57%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.83%) Summit
2 2 (0.83%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.79%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.72%) DSL
3 5 (2.07%) Internet
4 4 (1.65%) WebEx
4 4 (1.65%) SSL
5 3 (1.24%) Firewall
6 2 (0.83%) Extranet
6 2 (0.83%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) DNS
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) DHCP
6 2 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.72%) MySQL
6 6 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.48%) DB2
7 5 (2.07%) MS Access
8 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.44%) Oracle Forms
1 18 (7.44%) Subversion
1 18 (7.44%) Maven
1 18 (7.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.83%) JIRA
3 2 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 41 (16.94%) Finance
2 20 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.44%) Banking
4 11 (4.55%) Retail
5 10 (4.13%) Legal
6 8 (3.31%) Advertising
7 7 (2.89%) Military
7 7 (2.89%) Law
8 3 (1.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (30.58%) .NET
2 43 (17.77%) XML
3 39 (16.12%) HTML
4 32 (13.22%) JSP
4 32 (13.22%) ASP.NET
5 27 (11.16%) J2EE
6 20 (8.26%) CSS
7 16 (6.61%) Web Services
8 11 (4.55%) Ajax
9 6 (2.48%) Application Packaging
10 5 (2.07%) JMS
11 4 (1.65%) WinForms
12 3 (1.24%) Spring
12 3 (1.24%) Struts
12 3 (1.24%) Middleware
13 2 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.83%) SOAP
14 1 (0.41%) COM
14 1 (0.41%) XSD
14 1 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.79%) Replication
3 7 (2.89%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.48%) PMI
5 5 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.07%) Physics
5 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) AS400
8 2 (0.83%) LIMS
8 2 (0.83%) iSeries
8 2 (0.83%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.83%) PACS
8 2 (0.83%) e-Health
8 2 (0.83%) Informatics
9 1 (0.41%) PKI
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 91 (37.60%) Windows
2 54 (22.31%) Linux
3 47 (19.42%) UNIX
4 4 (1.65%) AIX
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.83%) ITIL
2 20 (8.26%) ERP
3 15 (6.20%) Service Delivery
4 14 (5.79%) Content Management
4 14 (5.79%) Time Management
5 13 (5.37%) CRM
6 9 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (3.72%) Release Management
6 9 (3.72%) Network Management
7 8 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (3.31%) Web Development
8 7 (2.89%) Problem Management
8 7 (2.89%) Logistics
8 7 (2.89%) Project Management
9 6 (2.48%) Workflow
10 5 (2.07%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.07%) BPEL
10 5 (2.07%) Migration
10 5 (2.07%) Incident Management
10 5 (2.07%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.28%) SQL
2 74 (30.58%) Java
3 35 (14.46%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.81%) C#
5 23 (9.50%) PowerShell
6 20 (8.26%) PHP
7 15 (6.20%) VBA
8 11 (4.55%) Pascal
8 11 (4.55%) Delphi
9 9 (3.72%) VB
10 8 (3.31%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.89%) C++
12 6 (2.48%) C
12 6 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.48%) XPath
13 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.83%) VBScript
14 2 (0.83%) VB6
14 2 (0.83%) RPG
14 2 (0.83%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.92%) Degree
4 11 (4.55%) MCSE
4 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.13%) MCSA
6 9 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.48%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.07%) PhD
10 1 (0.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) SLA
2 8 (3.31%) QA
3 5 (2.07%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) HL7
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 17 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.55%) XenApp
3 5 (2.07%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 82 (33.88%) Oracle
2 35 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.33%) Business Objects
4 17 (7.02%) VMware
5 16 (6.61%) Sage
6 15 (6.20%) IBM
7 12 (4.96%) Citrix
8 6 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.07%) BancTec
9 5 (2.07%) Compuware
10 3 (1.24%) Metastorm
11 2 (0.83%) Symantec
11 2 (0.83%) Twitter
11 2 (0.83%) Siebel
12 1 (0.41%) SAP
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.41%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.41%) Saba
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