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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 127 96 138
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +42
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 119 155 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.53% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.64% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 97 123 72
Average salary £26,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,900 £40,850
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
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
5611 5878 4988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.08% 95.86% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4775 4883 4321
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 30 July 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 30 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
(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 +14 51 £23,500 -14.54% 8
Somerset -4 29 £26,000 -5.45% 2
Wiltshire -7 25 £32,500 +30.00%
Gloucestershire -31 11 £32,500 -15.58%
Dorset -13 2 - - 1
Cornwall -10 1 £23,500 -47.77%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 106 (43.98%) SQL
2 95 (39.42%) Java
3 93 (38.59%) Windows
4 91 (37.76%) Oracle
5 88 (36.51%) SQL Server
6 72 (29.88%) .NET
7 62 (25.73%) ITIL
8 59 (24.48%) Linux
9 55 (22.82%) UNIX
10 53 (21.99%) Tomcat
11 52 (21.58%) XML
12 51 (21.16%) Finance
12 51 (21.16%) Degree
13 45 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (14.52%) Service Delivery
15 32 (13.28%) HTML
16 29 (12.03%) J2EE
17 28 (11.62%) Microsoft
18 27 (11.20%) JavaScript
19 26 (10.79%) MS Excel
19 26 (10.79%) CRM
19 26 (10.79%) SLA
20 25 (10.37%) JSP
20 25 (10.37%) SaaS
21 24 (9.96%) TCP/IP
22 23 (9.54%) IIS
22 23 (9.54%) PL/SQL
23 22 (9.13%) Telecoms
23 22 (9.13%) Dynamics CRM
23 22 (9.13%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 53 (21.99%) Tomcat
2 23 (9.54%) IIS
3 22 (9.13%) WebSphere
4 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.22%) WebLogic
6 11 (4.56%) JBoss
7 5 (2.07%) Apache
7 5 (2.07%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.83%) SAS
8 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.41%) Lync
9 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.73%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (9.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.24%) Aareon QL
3 2 (0.83%) Summit
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.41%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.41%) arcHouse
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.41%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.41%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.96%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.22%) DSL
3 12 (4.98%) Internet
3 12 (4.98%) WebEx
4 4 (1.66%) HTTP
5 3 (1.24%) Firewall
5 3 (1.24%) DNS
6 2 (0.83%) SSL
6 2 (0.83%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) DHCP
6 2 (0.83%) Extranet
7 1 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (6.22%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.81%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.56%) MySQL
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.07%) MS Access
9 4 (1.66%) DB2
10 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Oracle Forms
1 9 (3.73%) Subversion
1 9 (3.73%) Maven
1 9 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.90%) JIRA
3 5 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (21.16%) Finance
2 22 (9.13%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.22%) Banking
4 14 (5.81%) Military
5 9 (3.73%) Retail
6 8 (3.32%) Aerospace
6 8 (3.32%) Legal
7 4 (1.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.83%) Back Office
8 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (29.88%) .NET
2 52 (21.58%) XML
3 32 (13.28%) HTML
4 29 (12.03%) J2EE
5 25 (10.37%) JSP
6 21 (8.71%) ASP.NET
6 21 (8.71%) CSS
7 18 (7.47%) Web Services
8 8 (3.32%) JMS
9 5 (2.07%) Ajax
10 4 (1.66%) SOAP
10 4 (1.66%) Tapestry
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (1.24%) Middleware
11 3 (1.24%) Spring
11 3 (1.24%) Struts
11 3 (1.24%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.83%) Application Packaging
12 2 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
13 1 (0.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.71%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.47%) Replication
4 13 (5.39%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.90%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.24%) AS400
7 3 (1.24%) CMDB
7 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.24%) PMI
8 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.83%) Equities
8 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.83%) iSeries
8 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.41%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 93 (38.59%) Windows
2 59 (24.48%) Linux
3 55 (22.82%) UNIX
4 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (25.73%) ITIL
2 35 (14.52%) Service Delivery
3 26 (10.79%) CRM
4 20 (8.30%) Line Management
5 18 (7.47%) Release Management
6 16 (6.64%) Content Management
7 15 (6.22%) Network Management
7 15 (6.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (5.81%) Logistics
8 14 (5.81%) Incident Management
8 14 (5.81%) ERP
9 13 (5.39%) BPEL
9 13 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.56%) Change Management
10 11 (4.56%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.15%) Process Management
12 9 (3.73%) Wealth Management
12 9 (3.73%) SDLC
13 8 (3.32%) Pattern Recognition
13 8 (3.32%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (43.98%) SQL
2 95 (39.42%) Java
3 27 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.54%) PL/SQL
5 17 (7.05%) C#
6 14 (5.81%) C
7 10 (4.15%) T-SQL
7 10 (4.15%) PHP
7 10 (4.15%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.73%) XPath
9 8 (3.32%) C++
10 6 (2.49%) VBA
11 5 (2.07%) Pascal
11 5 (2.07%) Delphi
12 3 (1.24%) Perl
13 2 (0.83%) RPG
13 2 (0.83%) COBOL
14 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.41%) Jython
14 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (21.16%) Degree
2 16 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 13 (5.39%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.79%) SLA
2 14 (5.81%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.90%) QA
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.07%) XenApp
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (0.83%) Control-M
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (37.76%) Oracle
2 28 (11.62%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.98%) Sage
4 6 (2.49%) Citrix
5 5 (2.07%) Compuware
5 5 (2.07%) BancTec
5 5 (2.07%) VMware
5 5 (2.07%) IBM
6 4 (1.66%) Sybase
7 3 (1.24%) Aareon
8 2 (0.83%) Twitter
8 2 (0.83%) Siebel
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco
9 1 (0.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) BEA
9 1 (0.41%) Northgate
9 1 (0.41%) Civica
9 1 (0.41%) Capita
9 1 (0.41%) Orchard
9 1 (0.41%) Ektron
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