The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Specialist
Rank 857 851 812
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -39
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 86 83 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.082% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 84 77 87
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,800 £23,400 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,700 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £34,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -11.53%

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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Applications Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Applications Support Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 within the UK.

Applications Support Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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
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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
England +13 85 £42,500 +13.33% 5
South East +29 39 £42,500 +41.66% 2
London +6 23 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Sussex - 23 £42,500 - 2
Crawley - 17 £42,500 - 2
East of England +1 12 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Hertfordshire +2 10 £57,000 +100.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £59,000 -
Berkshire +10 6 £41,250 -5.71%
Surrey +7 5 £32,500 +8.33%
Reading +4 5 £50,000 +11.11%
South West -12 4 £35,000 -
Kent - 4 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire +8 3 £25,000 -23.07%
Yorkshire +6 3 £25,000 -23.07%
Leeds +5 3 £25,000 -25.37%
West Midlands -26 3 £37,750 +37.27%
Watford +12 2 £57,500 +43.75%
Birmingham -9 2 £37,000 +5.71%
Swindon - 2 £32,500 -
Essex - 2 £35,000 -
Colchester - 2 £35,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £32,500 -
City of London +50 1 £67,500 +8.00%
North West +31 1 £45,000 +150.00%
Manchester +23 1 £45,000 +150.00%
Hampshire +14 1 £64,000 +29.29%
Edinburgh +5 1 £42,500 +88.88%
Scotland +4 1 £42,500 -15.00%
Gloucestershire -2 1 £37,500 +7.14%

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 133 (70.00%) SQL
2 85 (44.74%) Windows
3 81 (42.63%) Linux
4 71 (37.37%) Oracle
5 58 (30.53%) Windows Server
6 46 (24.21%) SharePoint
7 43 (22.63%) SQL Server
8 41 (21.58%) Finance
9 39 (20.53%) ERP
10 37 (19.47%) BusinessObjects
11 32 (16.84%) CRM
11 32 (16.84%) Java
12 31 (16.32%) .NET
13 29 (15.26%) Hyperion
14 27 (14.21%) XML
15 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
16 23 (12.11%) Unix
16 23 (12.11%) ITIL
16 23 (12.11%) Banking
17 22 (11.58%) EDI
18 19 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
19 18 (9.47%) Baan
20 17 (8.95%) Tripwire
20 17 (8.95%) Degree
20 17 (8.95%) Concur
21 16 (8.42%) Oracle Linux
21 16 (8.42%) SLA
21 16 (8.42%) Tomcat
21 16 (8.42%) IIS
22 13 (6.84%) Perl

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (24.21%) SharePoint
2 16 (8.42%) IIS
2 16 (8.42%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.32%) JBoss
4 9 (4.74%) WebLogic
4 9 (4.74%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.68%) Apache
6 4 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.58%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.05%) CMS
9 1 (0.53%) SAS
9 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.53%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 19 (10.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (1.05%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (1.05%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.05%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.05%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.53%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) DNS
2 5 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (2.11%) Firewall
3 4 (2.11%) Network Security
4 3 (1.58%) VPN
5 2 (1.05%) DHCP
5 2 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.53%) WAN
6 1 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.47%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.11%) Informix
7 4 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.05%) Essbase
9 2 (1.05%) MySQL
9 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.58%) JIRA
4 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (21.58%) Finance
2 23 (12.11%) Banking
3 10 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.74%) Legal
5 8 (4.21%) Retail
6 7 (3.68%) Arabic Language
6 7 (3.68%) Front Office
6 7 (3.68%) Russian Language
7 6 (3.16%) Japanese Language
8 3 (1.58%) French Language
9 2 (1.05%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.53%) Electronics
10 1 (0.53%) German Language
10 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.32%) .NET
2 27 (14.21%) XML
3 22 (11.58%) EDI
4 13 (6.84%) CSS
5 12 (6.32%) Web Services
6 9 (4.74%) HTML
7 8 (4.21%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.21%) Middleware
8 5 (2.63%) J2EE
9 4 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (2.11%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.53%) Ajax
10 1 (0.53%) NHibernate
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.53%) Velocity
10 1 (0.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.16%) Replication
6 5 (2.63%) Clustering
7 4 (2.11%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.58%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.58%) Equities
9 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.53%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.74%) Windows
2 81 (42.63%) Linux
3 58 (30.53%) Windows Server
4 23 (12.11%) Unix
5 16 (8.42%) Oracle Linux
6 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.68%) Android
7 7 (3.68%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.11%) AIX
10 3 (1.58%) CentOS
10 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (20.53%) ERP
2 32 (16.84%) CRM
3 23 (12.11%) ITIL
4 11 (5.79%) Document Management
4 11 (5.79%) Presales
4 11 (5.79%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (4.21%) Case Management
6 8 (4.21%) Product Management
7 7 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (3.68%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.68%) Regression Testing
7 7 (3.68%) Software Testing
8 6 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.16%) Change Management
8 6 (3.16%) Service Management
8 6 (3.16%) Speech Recognition
8 6 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 133 (70.00%) SQL
2 32 (16.84%) Java
3 13 (6.84%) Perl
4 11 (5.79%) C
4 11 (5.79%) C#
5 9 (4.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.21%) PHP
6 8 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.68%) C++
7 7 (3.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.63%) VB
9 4 (2.11%) VBA
10 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.53%) MCSA
3 1 (0.53%) MCSE
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 71 (37.37%) Oracle
2 29 (15.26%) Hyperion
3 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 18 (9.47%) Baan
5 17 (8.95%) Concur
5 17 (8.95%) Tripwire
6 11 (5.79%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.68%) Citrix
7 7 (3.68%) iManage
8 6 (3.16%) VMware
9 5 (2.63%) F5
9 5 (2.63%) SAP
10 4 (2.11%) IBM
11 3 (1.58%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.58%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (1.05%) Infor
12 2 (1.05%) Murex
12 2 (1.05%) ReadSoft
13 1 (0.53%) Tradeweb
13 1 (0.53%) Wall Street Systems
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