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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 128 131 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 123 129 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 2.12% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.18% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 98 114 132
Median salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
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
5430 5923 5699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.83% 97.45% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4551 4856 4770
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £56,000
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 3 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 3 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 +3 50 £29,000 +9.43% 2
Wiltshire -9 29 £32,500 -
Dorset +26 17 £17,500 - 2
Somerset -3 15 £29,000 +28.88% 1
Gloucestershire -10 12 £24,500 -30.00%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 155 (53.63%) SQL
2 92 (31.83%) SQL Server
2 92 (31.83%) Windows
3 89 (30.80%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (29.41%) Degree
5 84 (29.07%) Microsoft
6 83 (28.72%) Finance
7 75 (25.95%) MS Office
8 70 (24.22%) ITIL
9 65 (22.49%) IIS
10 54 (18.69%) Java
11 52 (17.99%) MS Excel
12 51 (17.65%) Active Directory
13 49 (16.96%) Oracle
13 49 (16.96%) Banking
14 46 (15.92%) SLA
15 43 (14.88%) Unix
16 39 (13.49%) .NET
17 34 (11.76%) Computer Science
18 33 (11.42%) XML
18 33 (11.42%) Security Cleared
18 33 (11.42%) SQL Server 2008
19 32 (11.07%) Data Analysis
20 31 (10.73%) Change Management
21 30 (10.38%) C#
21 30 (10.38%) PowerShell
22 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
22 29 (10.03%) Service Delivery
23 28 (9.69%) Windows Server
24 27 (9.34%) SC Cleared

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 65 (22.49%) IIS
2 19 (6.57%) BizTalk Server
2 19 (6.57%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.15%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.46%) Apache
4 10 (3.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.73%) CMS
5 5 (1.73%) JBoss
5 5 (1.73%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.35%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.35%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.35%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 75 (25.95%) MS Office
2 52 (17.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.38%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.38%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.73%) SaaS
2 4 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.34%) SNMP
1 27 (9.34%) Wireshark
2 10 (3.46%) DNS
3 8 (2.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.08%) Internet
5 4 (1.38%) DHCP
5 4 (1.38%) Intranet
6 3 (1.04%) LDAP
7 2 (0.69%) HTTP
7 2 (0.69%) LAN
7 2 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.69%) SSL
7 2 (0.69%) WAN
8 1 (0.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (31.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.84%) MS Access
5 12 (4.15%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (2.77%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.04%) MySQL
10 3 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.35%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.35%) Ingres
12 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (4.15%) Subversion
2 9 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.11%) Maven
3 7 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.04%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.04%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.04%) MSI
5 3 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 83 (28.72%) Finance
2 49 (16.96%) Banking
3 15 (5.19%) Investment Banking
3 15 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.11%) Law
5 8 (2.77%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.42%) Marketing
7 5 (1.73%) Electronics
8 4 (1.38%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.04%) Back Office
9 3 (1.04%) International Banking
10 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 2 (0.69%) Billing
10 2 (0.69%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.49%) .NET
2 33 (11.42%) XML
3 22 (7.61%) HTML
4 15 (5.19%) J2EE
5 14 (4.84%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.81%) CSS
7 9 (3.11%) JSP
8 8 (2.77%) Tapestry
9 7 (2.42%) Web Services
10 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (1.73%) ODBC
12 4 (1.38%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.38%) Flash
12 4 (1.38%) XSLT
13 3 (1.04%) Ajax
14 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.69%) SOAP
14 2 (0.69%) Spring
14 2 (0.69%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 89 (30.80%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.65%) Mathematics
4 22 (7.61%) Credit Risk
4 22 (7.61%) SWIFT
5 14 (4.84%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.46%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.46%) User Experience
7 8 (2.77%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.77%) LIMS
8 6 (2.08%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.38%) CMDB
11 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.69%) iPad
11 2 (0.69%) iPhone
11 2 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.69%) Replication
11 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 92 (31.83%) Windows
2 43 (14.88%) Unix
3 28 (9.69%) Windows Server
4 23 (7.96%) Linux
5 21 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.11%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.77%) AIX
9 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.69%) Android
10 2 (0.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.22%) ITIL
2 32 (11.07%) Data Analysis
3 31 (10.73%) Change Management
4 29 (10.03%) Service Delivery
5 27 (9.34%) Network Management
6 24 (8.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (7.96%) CRM
8 22 (7.61%) Time Management
8 22 (7.61%) Wealth Management
9 18 (6.23%) Asset Management
9 18 (6.23%) ITSM
9 18 (6.23%) Project Management
10 16 (5.54%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.19%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (4.50%) Migration
13 12 (4.15%) Line Management
13 12 (4.15%) Process Improvement
14 11 (3.81%) Logistics
15 10 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 155 (53.63%) SQL
2 54 (18.69%) Java
3 30 (10.38%) C#
3 30 (10.38%) PowerShell
4 27 (9.34%) VB
5 20 (6.92%) C
6 16 (5.54%) PHP
7 14 (4.84%) PL/SQL
8 13 (4.50%) JavaScript
9 11 (3.81%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.11%) VBA
11 8 (2.77%) C++
12 7 (2.42%) Perl
13 2 (0.69%) VB6
13 2 (0.69%) VC++
14 1 (0.35%) Delphi
14 1 (0.35%) Pascal
14 1 (0.35%) Python
14 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (29.41%) Degree
2 33 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 27 (9.34%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (5.54%) ISTQB
5 16 (5.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (4.84%) MCSE
7 10 (3.46%) MCSA
8 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.38%) MCSD
10 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (15.92%) SLA
2 8 (2.77%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 51 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.81%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.38%) XenApp
6 3 (1.04%) vSphere
6 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.73%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
2 1 (0.35%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 84 (29.07%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.96%) Oracle
3 22 (7.61%) Bloomberg
3 22 (7.61%) Reuters
4 11 (3.81%) Remedy
5 9 (3.11%) HP
6 8 (2.77%) VMware
7 7 (2.42%) Citrix
7 7 (2.42%) SAP
8 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.38%) Adobe
9 4 (1.38%) IBM
9 4 (1.38%) iManage
9 4 (1.38%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.38%) LexisNexis
9 4 (1.38%) Sun
10 3 (1.04%) FrontRange
10 3 (1.04%) Sybase
11 2 (0.69%) Civica
11 2 (0.69%) Lotus
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