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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 109 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +12
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 165 139 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 2.88% 2.32% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 2.38% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 125 130 107
Average salary £30,500 £28,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.01% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £46,600
UK excluding London average salary £32,615 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.71% -7.69%
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
5562 5847 5292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.00% 97.45% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4656 4963 4496
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Wiltshire +34 55 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Bristol -32 39 £30,000 +25.00% 4
Somerset +17 31 £35,000 +55.55% 6
Dorset +18 23 £37,500 +10.29% 2
Gloucestershire -11 15 £37,500 +15.38%
Devon +4 2 £24,500 -31.94%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 163 (55.25%) SQL
2 94 (31.86%) Windows
3 92 (31.19%) Degree
4 91 (30.85%) SQL Server
5 74 (25.08%) Finance
6 71 (24.07%) Microsoft
7 65 (22.03%) Unix
8 64 (21.69%) Java
9 62 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
10 61 (20.68%) MS Office
11 54 (18.31%) SLA
12 53 (17.97%) IIS
13 46 (15.59%) .NET
13 46 (15.59%) MS Excel
13 46 (15.59%) Computer Science
14 45 (15.25%) ITIL
15 42 (14.24%) Windows Server
16 39 (13.22%) Active Directory
17 38 (12.88%) XML
18 37 (12.54%) Oracle
19 36 (12.20%) C#
20 33 (11.19%) Banking
21 31 (10.51%) Project Management
22 29 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
23 28 (9.49%) Relational Database
24 26 (8.81%) Service Delivery
24 26 (8.81%) Data Analysis
25 25 (8.47%) VB
26 24 (8.14%) PRINCE2
27 23 (7.80%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (17.97%) IIS
2 20 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.41%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.73%) Apache
5 10 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.03%) CMS
6 6 (2.03%) JBoss
6 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.03%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.69%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
Applications
1 61 (20.68%) MS Office
2 46 (15.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.36%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.36%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Primavera
4 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) SaaS
2 4 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.42%) SNMP
1 16 (5.42%) Wireshark
2 11 (3.73%) Internet
3 8 (2.71%) DNS
4 6 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.36%) HTTP
6 3 (1.02%) DHCP
6 3 (1.02%) LDAP
6 3 (1.02%) SSL
7 2 (0.68%) Intranet
7 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) Firewall
8 1 (0.34%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (30.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.49%) Relational Database
3 23 (7.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.07%) DB2
5 11 (3.73%) MS Access
5 11 (3.73%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.02%) MySQL
10 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.34%) Big Data
12 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.34%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.02%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.02%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.02%) MSI
2 3 (1.02%) Subversion
2 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (25.08%) Finance
2 33 (11.19%) Banking
3 15 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.73%) Law
4 11 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.71%) General Ledger
5 8 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.37%) Electronics
6 7 (2.37%) Marketing
7 5 (1.69%) Legal
8 4 (1.36%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.36%) Military
9 3 (1.02%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.59%) .NET
2 38 (12.88%) XML
3 17 (5.76%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.75%) HTML
5 13 (4.41%) CSS
6 11 (3.73%) Tapestry
7 8 (2.71%) Web Services
8 7 (2.37%) J2EE
9 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (1.36%) Apache Flex
10 4 (1.36%) Flash
10 4 (1.36%) XSLT
11 3 (1.02%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (1.02%) Middleware
12 2 (0.68%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.68%) ODBC
12 2 (0.68%) Spring
13 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.34%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 62 (21.02%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (15.59%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.08%) SWIFT
4 12 (4.07%) Credit Risk
4 12 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.73%) Mathematics
6 10 (3.39%) Hedge funds
6 10 (3.39%) User Experience
7 7 (2.37%) LIMS
8 6 (2.03%) CMDB
8 6 (2.03%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.03%) Replication
9 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.68%) AS400
10 2 (0.68%) iSeries
11 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.34%) PMI
11 1 (0.34%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (31.86%) Windows
2 65 (22.03%) Unix
3 42 (14.24%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.41%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.73%) Linux
8 8 (2.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.25%) ITIL
2 31 (10.51%) Project Management
3 26 (8.81%) Data Analysis
3 26 (8.81%) Service Delivery
4 24 (8.14%) PRINCE2
5 23 (7.80%) Migration
6 21 (7.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 20 (6.78%) Asset Management
7 20 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (6.78%) Software Engineering
8 19 (6.44%) Problem Management
9 17 (5.76%) Change Management
10 16 (5.42%) Logistics
10 16 (5.42%) Network Management
10 16 (5.42%) Quality Management
11 14 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.41%) Line Management
12 13 (4.41%) Process Improvement
12 13 (4.41%) Wealth Management
13 12 (4.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (55.25%) SQL
2 64 (21.69%) Java
3 36 (12.20%) C#
4 25 (8.47%) VB
5 22 (7.46%) PowerShell
6 17 (5.76%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.42%) Korn
7 16 (5.42%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.08%) C
9 12 (4.07%) JavaScript
10 11 (3.73%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.71%) PHP
12 6 (2.03%) C++
12 6 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.69%) VBA
14 4 (1.36%) Perl
15 2 (0.68%) Python
15 2 (0.68%) RPG
15 2 (0.68%) VB6
16 1 (0.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 92 (31.19%) Degree
2 22 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.76%) MCSE
5 16 (5.42%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.07%) MCSA
7 11 (3.73%) ISTQB
7 11 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.71%) HNC
8 8 (2.71%) HND
9 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.36%) MCSD
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (18.31%) SLA
2 11 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 39 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.37%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.36%) XenApp
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.02%) vSphere
5 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.36%) Tivoli
1 4 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.02%) Control-M
2 3 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.54%) Oracle
3 14 (4.75%) IBM
4 12 (4.07%) Bloomberg
4 12 (4.07%) Reuters
5 9 (3.05%) HP
6 8 (2.71%) SAP
6 8 (2.71%) Sun
7 7 (2.37%) Remedy
8 6 (2.03%) Sybase
9 5 (1.69%) Citrix
9 5 (1.69%) LexisNexis
9 5 (1.69%) VMware
10 4 (1.36%) Adobe
10 4 (1.36%) iManage
10 4 (1.36%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.68%) Infor
11 2 (0.68%) MAPICS
11 2 (0.68%) Symantec
12 1 (0.34%) Rackspace
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