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 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 Specialist
Rank 811 772 820
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 93 99 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.091% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.097% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 83 76 66
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £35,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £49,800 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £40,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-19.37% +31.14%

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 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 22 August 2014 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 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
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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 -27 83 £34,000 -15.00% 5
London -12 25 £47,500 +11.76% 2
South East -24 18 £31,349 -21.62% 1
East of England -7 13 £41,250 +3.12%
West Midlands -3 9 £27,500 -45.00% 1
Yorkshire -28 9 £30,750 -5.38%
Birmingham +9 8 £32,500 -35.00%
Southampton 0 8 £31,174 -16.86%
City of London -1 8 £47,500 - 2
Hampshire -12 8 £31,174 -16.86%
Hertfordshire -11 5 £34,000 -22.72%
Essex - 5 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire -32 4 £31,500 -3.07%
South Yorkshire - 4 £27,500 -
Surrey - 4 £30,500 -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
Berkshire -13 3 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Bedfordshire -16 3 £41,250 +3.77%
South West -16 3 £42,500 +46.55%
Scotland -19 3 £35,500 -8.38% 2
North East - 3 £26,000 - 1
Woking - 3 £30,000 -
Kent - 3 £32,500 -
Dartford - 3 £32,500 -
Luton - 3 £41,250 -
Glasgow -22 2 £39,000 -8.23% 1
North West -28 2 £40,250 -26.81%
Bristol - 2 - -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 98 (61.25%) SQL
2 72 (45.00%) Windows
3 56 (35.00%) SQL Server
4 51 (31.88%) Oracle
5 45 (28.13%) Linux
6 40 (25.00%) ITIL
6 40 (25.00%) UNIX
7 38 (23.75%) Finance
8 30 (18.75%) Java
9 29 (18.13%) MS Excel
10 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
11 27 (16.88%) WebSphere
12 23 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (13.75%) .NET
14 20 (12.50%) Banking
15 19 (11.88%) Windows 7
15 19 (11.88%) Windows 8
16 18 (11.25%) Perl
16 18 (11.25%) DNS
17 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
17 17 (10.63%) Citrix
17 17 (10.63%) Red Hat
18 16 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 15 (9.38%) Legal
19 15 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 15 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (9.38%) IBM
19 15 (9.38%) ERP
19 15 (9.38%) MySQL
19 15 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 27 (16.88%) WebSphere
2 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (8.13%) IIS
5 12 (7.50%) Tomcat
6 8 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
6 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.75%) Apache
8 5 (3.13%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.50%) FileNet
9 4 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.50%) OpenEdge
9 4 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.63%) PegaRULES
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.63%) AquaLogic Service Bus
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 29 (18.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.38%) MS Office
3 4 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (4.38%) Academy Housing
2 7 (4.38%) arcHouse
2 7 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.13%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.25%) DNS
2 9 (5.63%) DHCP
2 9 (5.63%) Network Security
3 8 (5.00%) HTTP
4 6 (3.75%) Internet
5 4 (2.50%) SIGTRAN
6 2 (1.25%) LAN
6 2 (1.25%) SMS
6 2 (1.25%) SAN
6 2 (1.25%) SS7
7 1 (0.63%) SMPP
7 1 (0.63%) TCAP
7 1 (0.63%) SCCP
7 1 (0.63%) INAP
7 1 (0.63%) IPv6
7 1 (0.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.63%) IMAP4
7 1 (0.63%) POP3
7 1 (0.63%) SMTP
7 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (9.38%) MySQL
4 13 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.88%) Oracle Database
6 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.25%) DB2
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) DTS
9 1 (0.63%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.63%) ProClarity
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.63%) Maven
1 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (23.75%) Finance
2 20 (12.50%) Banking
3 15 (9.38%) Legal
4 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.50%) Marketing
7 3 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.88%) German Language
8 2 (1.25%) French Language
8 2 (1.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.63%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.75%) .NET
2 14 (8.75%) Web Services
3 12 (7.50%) Middleware
4 11 (6.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (6.25%) HTML
5 10 (6.25%) XML
6 9 (5.63%) COM
6 9 (5.63%) LAMP
7 8 (5.00%) SOAP
8 6 (3.75%) J2EE
9 3 (1.88%) JMS
9 3 (1.88%) JSP
9 3 (1.88%) REST
10 2 (1.25%) WPF
10 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.63%) XHTML
11 1 (0.63%) CSS
11 1 (0.63%) Spring
11 1 (0.63%) JSF
11 1 (0.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.63%) Clustering
2 8 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) Kindle
5 4 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.88%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.25%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.25%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) NHS
8 1 (0.63%) EPoS
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.63%) IVR
8 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Online Games
8 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 72 (45.00%) Windows
2 45 (28.13%) Linux
3 40 (25.00%) UNIX
4 23 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (11.88%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.88%) Windows 8
6 15 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (8.75%) Solaris
8 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.88%) AIX
10 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (9.38%) ERP
3 10 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (5.63%) CRM
4 9 (5.63%) Requirements Management
4 9 (5.63%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (5.63%) Data Migration
4 9 (5.63%) Migration
5 8 (5.00%) Change Management
5 8 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.38%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.75%) Document Management
8 5 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.13%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.50%) Waterfall
9 4 (2.50%) Change Control
9 4 (2.50%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 98 (61.25%) SQL
2 30 (18.75%) Java
3 18 (11.25%) Perl
4 14 (8.75%) C#
5 12 (7.50%) VBA
6 11 (6.88%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.63%) Python
8 6 (3.75%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.13%) C++
9 5 (3.13%) PHP
9 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.50%) Ruby
10 4 (2.50%) Jython
10 4 (2.50%) VB
11 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.63%) COBOL
13 1 (0.63%) C
13 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.25%) Degree
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.63%) MCSE
3 7 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.88%) CCNA
4 3 (1.88%) RHCE
4 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
2 6 (3.75%) QA
3 5 (3.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.63%) XenDesktop
4 5 (3.13%) XenApp
4 5 (3.13%) XenServer
5 4 (2.50%) UAG
5 4 (2.50%) NFS
6 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 8 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.63%) Control-M
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (31.88%) Oracle
2 28 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.63%) Citrix
3 17 (10.63%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.38%) IBM
5 11 (6.88%) VMware
6 10 (6.25%) SAP
7 8 (5.00%) Northgate
7 8 (5.00%) Capita
7 8 (5.00%) Cognos
7 8 (5.00%) Sun
8 7 (4.38%) Sage
8 7 (4.38%) Epicor
8 7 (4.38%) Orchard
8 7 (4.38%) Civica
8 7 (4.38%) Comino
8 7 (4.38%) Anite
9 5 (3.13%) Remedy
9 5 (3.13%) HP
10 4 (2.50%) Redknee
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