The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Applications Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Engineer
Rank 691 690 707
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Engineer 217 181 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 187 164 177
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,700 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Applications Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK.

Applications Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Applications Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
England +21 204 £40,000 +14.28% 19
London +29 113 £45,000 +7.14% 12
South East -13 44 £37,500 +7.14% 2
City of London -2 32 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +15 15 £38,500 +13.23%
Berkshire -4 14 £37,500 -6.25%
South West -8 14 £45,000 +46.34%
North West -22 14 £26,500 -7.01% 3
Reading +11 12 £37,500 +36.36%
Scotland -14 11 £28,500 -12.30% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £29,500 +7.27% 2
Bedfordshire 0 8 £38,500 -
Surrey +6 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Manchester -4 7 £23,000 -17.85% 3
Luton - 7 £38,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £45,000 -
Cheshire -13 6 £42,500 -
East Midlands -15 6 £26,000 -
Oxfordshire +13 5 £38,000 -15.55%
Oxford +12 5 £38,000 -15.55%
Leicestershire +6 5 £27,500 +22.22%
Edinburgh -5 5 £26,000 -23.52% 1
West Midlands -17 5 £38,750 +72.22% 1
Aylesbury - 5 £33,500 - 2
Bristol - 5 £28,500 -
Coventry +4 4 £40,000 +56.86% 1
Gloucestershire -1 4 - -
West Sussex -8 4 £32,500 +8.33%
Hampshire -11 4 £26,500 -13.11%
Yorkshire -34 4 £30,000 +25.00%

Applications Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 268 (60.63%) SQL
2 200 (45.25%) Windows
3 158 (35.75%) Linux
4 152 (34.39%) SQL Server
5 150 (33.94%) Java
6 140 (31.67%) Microsoft
7 118 (26.70%) Oracle
8 110 (24.89%) .NET
9 104 (23.53%) UNIX
10 89 (20.14%) ITIL
11 78 (17.65%) Finance
12 75 (16.97%) JavaScript
13 73 (16.52%) MySQL
14 68 (15.38%) HTML
14 68 (15.38%) Tomcat
15 67 (15.16%) IIS
16 63 (14.25%) MS Excel
17 56 (12.67%) Degree
18 53 (11.99%) C#
19 49 (11.09%) Relational Database
20 48 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 43 (9.73%) Apache
22 42 (9.50%) J2EE
23 38 (8.60%) PHP
23 38 (8.60%) VMware
24 34 (7.69%) ASP.NET
24 34 (7.69%) SharePoint
25 33 (7.47%) MS Office
26 32 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
26 32 (7.24%) Internet

Applications Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 67 (15.16%) IIS
3 43 (9.73%) Apache
4 34 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.30%) WebLogic
6 14 (3.17%) Confluence
7 13 (2.94%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.49%) Liferay
9 10 (2.26%) Node.js
9 10 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (2.04%) Jetty
10 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.13%) nginx
14 3 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 63 (14.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.47%) MS Office
3 11 (2.49%) FastStats
4 6 (1.36%) InDesign
5 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 13 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.26%) Retail-J
3 6 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.68%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
6 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.23%) KANA IQ
7 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.23%) assyst
7 1 (0.23%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.23%) Advent Moxy
7 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.23%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.75%) SaaS
2 9 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.81%) IaaS
3 8 (1.81%) Joyent
4 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.24%) Internet
2 21 (4.75%) Firewall
3 20 (4.52%) TCP/IP
4 18 (4.07%) DNS
5 14 (3.17%) DHCP
6 11 (2.49%) SMTP
7 10 (2.26%) HTTP
8 7 (1.58%) ATM
8 7 (1.58%) LDAP
9 6 (1.36%) LAN
10 5 (1.13%) VoIP
10 5 (1.13%) WAN
10 5 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (0.90%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.68%) FTP
13 2 (0.45%) SNMP
13 2 (0.45%) POP3
13 2 (0.45%) ADSL
14 1 (0.23%) IPsec
14 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (34.39%) SQL Server
2 73 (16.52%) MySQL
3 49 (11.09%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 23 (5.20%) DB2
6 22 (4.98%) RDBMS
7 20 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (3.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 16 (3.62%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.49%) Pentaho
12 10 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.81%) Redis
14 6 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
15 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.17%) JIRA
2 14 (3.17%) Ant
2 14 (3.17%) Subversion
3 13 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.81%) Firebug
6 3 (0.68%) Hudson
7 2 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 78 (17.65%) Finance
2 26 (5.88%) Retail
3 24 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.98%) Banking
5 20 (4.52%) Marketing
6 16 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.71%) French Language
8 12 (2.71%) Automotive
9 7 (1.58%) Legal
9 7 (1.58%) German Language
10 5 (1.13%) Advertising
10 5 (1.13%) Electronics
11 4 (0.90%) Back Office
11 4 (0.90%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.45%) Billing
12 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (24.89%) .NET
2 68 (15.38%) HTML
3 42 (9.50%) J2EE
4 34 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 30 (6.79%) Web Services
6 28 (6.33%) XML
7 26 (5.88%) CSS
8 16 (3.62%) LAMP
9 10 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.81%) EJB
11 7 (1.58%) Middleware
11 7 (1.58%) Ajax
12 6 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (1.36%) Classic ASP
13 4 (0.90%) JSON
13 4 (0.90%) DHTML
13 4 (0.90%) XHTML
14 3 (0.68%) Spring
14 3 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.39%) Open Source
4 7 (1.58%) EFT
5 6 (1.36%) Derivative
6 5 (1.13%) Clustering
6 5 (1.13%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 4 (0.90%) Social Media
7 4 (0.90%) PKI
7 4 (0.90%) Life Science
7 4 (0.90%) Statistics
7 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.90%) DTV
8 3 (0.68%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.45%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.45%) Physics
9 2 (0.45%) Informatics
9 2 (0.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 200 (45.25%) Windows
2 158 (35.75%) Linux
3 104 (23.53%) UNIX
4 48 (10.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (4.98%) Windows XP
7 18 (4.07%) Solaris
8 17 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.71%) Windows Vista
10 11 (2.49%) AIX
11 7 (1.58%) HPUX
11 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.13%) Windows CE
12 5 (1.13%) CentOS
12 5 (1.13%) Android
12 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.68%) Fedora
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.14%) ITIL
2 32 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (7.01%) CRM
4 30 (6.79%) Problem Management
5 22 (4.98%) Migration
6 21 (4.75%) ERP
6 21 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (4.52%) Incident Management
8 18 (4.07%) Service Management
9 17 (3.85%) Workflow
9 17 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
10 14 (3.17%) E-Commerce
10 14 (3.17%) Change Management
11 13 (2.94%) Software Engineering
12 12 (2.71%) OO
13 11 (2.49%) Release Management
13 11 (2.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (2.49%) ITIL V2
14 10 (2.26%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (2.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 268 (60.63%) SQL
2 150 (33.94%) Java
3 75 (16.97%) JavaScript
4 53 (11.99%) C#
5 38 (8.60%) PHP
6 31 (7.01%) C++
7 28 (6.33%) Perl
8 27 (6.11%) VB
8 27 (6.11%) Python
9 26 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 23 (5.20%) VB.NET
11 18 (4.07%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.62%) T-SQL
13 15 (3.39%) VBScript
14 14 (3.17%) VB6
15 13 (2.94%) PL/SQL
15 13 (2.94%) C
16 11 (2.49%) Bash Shell
17 9 (2.04%) ActionScript
17 9 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (12.67%) Degree
2 25 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.71%) MCSE
4 11 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (2.04%) MCITP
5 9 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.04%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.58%) MCP
8 4 (0.90%) MCSA
9 2 (0.45%) HND
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.33%) SLA
2 26 (5.88%) QA
3 11 (2.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.45%) HL7
4 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.36%) vSphere
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.13%) Squid
5 4 (0.90%) XenApp
5 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.68%) Snort
7 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (3.17%) SCCM
2 11 (2.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (2.26%) WSUS
4 8 (1.81%) HP SIM
4 8 (1.81%) SCOM
4 8 (1.81%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.58%) Nagios
5 7 (1.58%) Puppet
6 5 (1.13%) OpenView
7 4 (0.90%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.90%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.68%) Munin
9 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.45%) OVSD
9 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 140 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 118 (26.70%) Oracle
3 38 (8.60%) VMware
4 27 (6.11%) JBoss
5 16 (3.62%) SolarWinds
6 15 (3.39%) Cisco
7 14 (3.17%) HP
8 11 (2.49%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.49%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.26%) JDA
10 9 (2.04%) F5
11 8 (1.81%) ArcSight
11 8 (1.81%) Lumension
11 8 (1.81%) Sybase
11 8 (1.81%) Citrix
11 8 (1.81%) Adobe
12 7 (1.58%) IBM
13 5 (1.13%) Cognos
14 4 (0.90%) Google
14 4 (0.90%) SAP
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