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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 808 781 790
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 88 90 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.084% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.089% 0.089%
Number of salaries quoted 79 72 74
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,780 £30,530 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £62,000 £58,950
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-4.37% +11.11%

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
107888 101284 107679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.56% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88197 84123 91717
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -15 85 £40,000 -11.11% 5
London -16 25 £47,500 -13.63% 1
East of England -2 21 £45,500 +1.11%
West Midlands -9 17 £35,000 -30.00%
Birmingham -3 14 £35,500 -29.00%
South East -17 14 £40,000 -5.88% 1
City of London +21 12 £48,000 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +11 12 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Hertfordshire -13 9 £34,000 -
Bedfordshire -2 8 £45,500 +7.05%
Reading - 8 £40,000 -
Yorkshire -39 6 £34,500 +6.15% 3
Essex - 4 £38,250 -
Dunstable -4 3 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland -6 3 £32,000 -7.91%
West Yorkshire -26 3 £33,500 +3.07% 1
Edinburgh -3 2 £32,000 -7.91%
Surrey -14 2 £30,000 -1.96%
Leeds -31 2 £33,000 +1.53%
Nuneaton - 2 £27,850 -
Bracknell - 2 £40,500 -
Brentwood - 2 £47,500 -
Luton - 2 £52,000 -
Warwickshire - 2 £27,850 -
Woking - 2 £30,000 -
Merseyside +6 1 £38,000 +24.59%
Glasgow -1 1 £38,500 -
Slough -9 1 - - 1
Maidenhead -17 1 £35,000 -
North West -42 1 £38,000 -1.29%

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 123 (67.58%) SQL
2 80 (43.96%) Windows
3 67 (36.81%) ITIL
3 67 (36.81%) Oracle
4 61 (33.52%) SQL Server
5 50 (27.47%) Finance
6 47 (25.82%) Linux
7 41 (22.53%) UNIX
8 34 (18.68%) WebSphere
9 30 (16.48%) Java
10 28 (15.38%) Banking
11 25 (13.74%) MS Excel
11 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
12 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (12.09%) Oracle Database
14 21 (11.54%) Windows 8
14 21 (11.54%) IBM
14 21 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (10.99%) .NET
15 20 (10.99%) SLA
15 20 (10.99%) Windows 7
16 19 (10.44%) Degree
16 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
16 19 (10.44%) Change Management
17 18 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
17 18 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (9.34%) SharePoint
19 16 (8.79%) Middleware
19 16 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
19 16 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 34 (18.68%) WebSphere
2 21 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 17 (9.34%) SharePoint
4 16 (8.79%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (8.24%) Tomcat
6 13 (7.14%) IIS
7 12 (6.59%) OpenEdge
8 8 (4.40%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (3.30%) Apache
10 5 (2.75%) WebLogic
10 5 (2.75%) MS Exchange
11 4 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.20%) FileNet
11 4 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
12 2 (1.10%) JBoss
12 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 25 (13.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Office
3 4 (2.20%) SPSS
4 2 (1.10%) Mathematica
4 2 (1.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Academy Housing
1 6 (3.30%) arcHouse
1 6 (3.30%) Dynamics GP
2 5 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.75%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.55%) Agresso
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.69%) DNS
2 9 (4.95%) Network Security
2 9 (4.95%) DHCP
3 6 (3.30%) HTTP
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.10%) AMQP
5 1 (0.55%) IPv6
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (33.52%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.09%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (7.14%) MySQL
5 10 (5.49%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.10%) MS Access
10 2 (1.10%) DB2
10 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.55%) NonStop SQL
11 1 (0.55%) ProClarity
11 1 (0.55%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.10%) LabVIEW
1 2 (1.10%) Subversion
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.55%) Maven
2 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (27.47%) Finance
2 28 (15.38%) Banking
3 14 (7.69%) Legal
4 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Front Office
6 2 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.99%) .NET
2 16 (8.79%) Middleware
3 15 (8.24%) XML
4 10 (5.49%) Web Services
5 9 (4.95%) LAMP
5 9 (4.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (4.95%) XSL
5 9 (4.95%) XSLT
6 8 (4.40%) JSP
6 8 (4.40%) Java EE
6 8 (4.40%) Spring
6 8 (4.40%) JSF
7 7 (3.85%) Hibernate
7 7 (3.85%) HTML
7 7 (3.85%) Struts
8 6 (3.30%) COM
9 4 (2.20%) REST
10 3 (1.65%) SOAP
10 3 (1.65%) JMS
11 1 (0.55%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.95%) Clustering
3 8 (4.40%) SWIFT
4 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.75%) Kindle
7 4 (2.20%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) Market Risk
9 2 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Online Games
10 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.55%) Open Source
10 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 80 (43.96%) Windows
2 47 (25.82%) Linux
3 41 (22.53%) UNIX
4 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 20 (10.99%) Windows 7
7 16 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.75%) AIX
11 4 (2.20%) Solaris
12 3 (1.65%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.81%) ITIL
2 19 (10.44%) Change Management
3 16 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 15 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (7.14%) ERP
7 11 (6.04%) Service Management
8 10 (5.49%) CRM
8 10 (5.49%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.95%) Requirements Management
9 9 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.85%) Configuration Management
12 6 (3.30%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.30%) Data Migration
12 6 (3.30%) Migration
12 6 (3.30%) Document Management
12 6 (3.30%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.30%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 123 (67.58%) SQL
2 30 (16.48%) Java
3 11 (6.04%) Python
4 10 (5.49%) PL/SQL
4 10 (5.49%) Perl
4 10 (5.49%) C#
5 9 (4.95%) Shell Script
5 9 (4.95%) VBA
6 8 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.40%) C++
7 5 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.20%) PHP
8 4 (2.20%) VB
8 4 (2.20%) Jython
9 3 (1.65%) C
10 2 (1.10%) COBOL
10 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (10.44%) Degree
2 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.95%) MCSE
4 8 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.75%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.10%) RHCE
7 1 (0.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.99%) SLA
2 9 (4.95%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.85%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.95%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (2.75%) XenApp
5 5 (2.75%) XenServer
6 3 (1.65%) UAG
7 2 (1.10%) KVM
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (4.40%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (1.65%) Puppet
4 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 67 (36.81%) Oracle
2 25 (13.74%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.54%) IBM
4 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
5 15 (8.24%) Citrix
6 12 (6.59%) VMware
7 9 (4.95%) SAP
7 9 (4.95%) Cognos
8 8 (4.40%) Capita
9 7 (3.85%) Northgate
9 7 (3.85%) Remedy
10 6 (3.30%) Epicor
10 6 (3.30%) Sage
10 6 (3.30%) Anite
10 6 (3.30%) Civica
10 6 (3.30%) Comino
10 6 (3.30%) Orchard
11 5 (2.75%) HP
12 4 (2.20%) Sybase
12 4 (2.20%) CODA
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