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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Specialist
Rank 834 842 792
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -50
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 68 82 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.071% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.075% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 60 76 75
Average salary £40,500 £35,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.08% -11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £32,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -18.75%

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015 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 2 September 2015. 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 +16 64 £41,000 +17.14% 5
London +6 18 £50,250 +5.78% 3
South East -15 18 £37,500 +19.04% 1
East of England +5 10 £38,500 +2.32% 1
West Midlands -6 9 £45,750 +46.40%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £38,500 -
Cambridge - 9 £38,500 -
Surrey +9 7 £30,000 -1.63%
Maidenhead +16 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Berkshire +8 5 £37,500 -6.25%
West Sussex - 5 £42,500 - 1
Weybridge +13 4 - -
Birmingham +1 4 £50,000 +42.85%
South West -12 4 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
Cheltenham - 4 £37,500 -
Crawley - 4 £42,500 - 1
Guildford - 3 £30,000 -
City of London +17 2 £62,500 +31.57% 2
Yorkshire +5 2 £43,750 +42.27%
Scotland +3 2 £42,500 +20.56%
Edinburgh 0 2 £42,500 +32.81%
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Northern Ireland +22 1 £30,000 -
Belfast +21 1 £30,000 -
County Antrim +21 1 £30,000 -
Hampshire +13 1 £24,500 -21.40%
Leeds +7 1 £56,500 +88.33%
West Yorkshire +6 1 £56,500 +79.36%
Sheffield +2 1 £31,000 +8.77%

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 105 (61.76%) SQL
2 53 (31.18%) Windows
3 47 (27.65%) SQL Server
4 46 (27.06%) Microsoft
5 45 (26.47%) Finance
6 40 (23.53%) ITIL
7 38 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (21.76%) Java
9 32 (18.82%) Linux
9 32 (18.82%) SharePoint
10 31 (18.24%) .NET
11 28 (16.47%) XML
12 27 (15.88%) Degree
13 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
13 25 (14.71%) ERP
13 25 (14.71%) C#
13 25 (14.71%) SLA
14 23 (13.53%) UNIX
15 22 (12.94%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (11.76%) CRM
16 20 (11.76%) Oracle
16 20 (11.76%) Retail
17 18 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (10.59%) Advertising
17 18 (10.59%) Project Management
18 17 (10.00%) VMware
18 17 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (10.00%) Mentoring
19 16 (9.41%) Computer Science

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 32 (18.82%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.47%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.88%) OpenEdge
3 10 (5.88%) CMS
4 9 (5.29%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (4.12%) IIS
7 5 (2.94%) JBoss
7 5 (2.94%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.94%) Confluence
8 4 (2.35%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.35%) Apache
9 3 (1.76%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.76%) Drupal
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.47%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (1.18%) InDesign
5 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (2.94%) Infor M3
2 5 (2.94%) Primavera
2 5 (2.94%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.76%) Maximo
3 3 (1.76%) Movex
3 3 (1.76%) Agresso
4 1 (0.59%) Endur
4 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.47%) SaaS
2 11 (6.47%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.06%) DNS
2 11 (6.47%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.88%) CTI
4 9 (5.29%) WebEx
5 7 (4.12%) AMQP
6 5 (2.94%) Network Security
6 5 (2.94%) LAN
6 5 (2.94%) WAN
6 5 (2.94%) DHCP
7 4 (2.35%) LDAP
8 2 (1.18%) SMTP
8 2 (1.18%) Internet
8 2 (1.18%) Firewall
9 1 (0.59%) FTP
9 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (7.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (4.71%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (2.35%) MySQL
9 3 (1.76%) QlikView
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.59%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.53%) JIRA
3 5 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (26.47%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Retail
3 18 (10.59%) Advertising
4 14 (8.24%) Front Office
5 13 (7.65%) Banking
6 10 (5.88%) Billing
7 8 (4.71%) Manufacturing
7 8 (4.71%) German Language
8 5 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (2.35%) Spanish Language
9 4 (2.35%) French Language
10 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.24%) .NET
2 28 (16.47%) XML
3 14 (8.24%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (7.65%) Middleware
4 13 (7.65%) ASP.NET
5 12 (7.06%) XSL
5 12 (7.06%) XSLT
5 12 (7.06%) Web Services
6 8 (4.71%) JMS
6 8 (4.71%) ZeroMQ
7 7 (4.12%) REST
7 7 (4.12%) HTML
8 5 (2.94%) JSP
8 5 (2.94%) Struts
8 5 (2.94%) Java EE
8 5 (2.94%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.94%) Spring
8 5 (2.94%) JSF
9 4 (2.35%) Rendezvous
9 4 (2.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.41%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.12%) Hedge funds
4 7 (4.12%) Equities
5 6 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.76%) Replication
7 3 (1.76%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.76%) LIMS
7 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.76%) GIS
7 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (31.18%) Windows
2 32 (18.82%) Linux
3 23 (13.53%) UNIX
4 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000
7 3 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.76%) CentOS
7 3 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.53%) ITIL
2 25 (14.71%) ERP
3 20 (11.76%) CRM
4 18 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (10.59%) Project Management
5 17 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 13 (7.65%) Content Management
7 10 (5.88%) Contact Management
7 10 (5.88%) OO
8 9 (5.29%) BCP
8 9 (5.29%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (4.71%) SIEM
9 8 (4.71%) Analytics
9 8 (4.71%) Service Management
10 7 (4.12%) Change Management
10 7 (4.12%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.12%) Business Continuity Planning
10 7 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 105 (61.76%) SQL
2 37 (21.76%) Java
3 25 (14.71%) C#
4 11 (6.47%) PL/SQL
5 10 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.88%) Perl
6 9 (5.29%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.29%) Python
7 8 (4.71%) C++
8 6 (3.53%) C
8 6 (3.53%) VBA
9 4 (2.35%) Groovy
9 4 (2.35%) PHP
10 3 (1.76%) COBOL
10 3 (1.76%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.76%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.76%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) VB6
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (15.88%) Degree
2 22 (12.94%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.35%) vSphere
5 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (2.35%) WMI
3 2 (1.18%) SCOM
3 2 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.18%) Nagios
3 2 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.59%) Ansible
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.59%) Netcool
4 1 (0.59%) Control-M
4 1 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.59%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (27.06%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.76%) Oracle
3 17 (10.00%) VMware
4 8 (4.71%) IBM
5 7 (4.12%) SAP
6 6 (3.53%) Citrix
6 6 (3.53%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.94%) BEA
8 4 (2.35%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.76%) Lotus
9 3 (1.76%) Apple
9 3 (1.76%) Baan
9 3 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.76%) ESRI
9 3 (1.76%) Tripwire
9 3 (1.76%) Google
9 3 (1.76%) Infor
10 2 (1.18%) Epicor
10 2 (1.18%) Symantec
10 2 (1.18%) Sophos
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