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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Specialist
Rank 828 779 804
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 77 94 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.088% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.094% 0.081%
Number of salaries quoted 70 77 68
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,100 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £56,100 £55,000 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £41,750 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-14.97% +36.88%

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
107766 100404 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.30% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87262 83568 95286
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 September 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 September 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 -47 67 £40,000 -5.88% 6
London -11 21 £47,500 +5.55% 4
West Midlands -1 16 £36,500 -27.00%
Birmingham +7 15 £37,500 -25.00%
City of London +21 14 £48,000 +6.66% 2
South East -18 14 £38,000 -9.52%
Berkshire -5 9 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England -14 9 £40,750 -4.11% 1
Reading - 7 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -12 6 £34,000 -27.65%
Surrey -9 4 £30,500 -0.32%
County Antrim - 4 - -
Belfast - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Yorkshire -42 3 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Woking - 3 £30,000 -
Essex - 3 £47,500 -
Scotland - 3 £32,000 -
North East - 3 £26,000 -
Brentwood - 2 £47,500 -
Edinburgh - 2 £32,000 -
Durham - 2 £26,000 -
Merseyside -1 1 £38,000 +24.59%
Southampton -8 1 £31,000 -20.51%
Watford -9 1 £52,500 +5.00%
Maidenhead -17 1 £35,000 -
Hampshire -18 1 £31,000 -20.51%
West Yorkshire -23 1 £31,500 -3.07%
North West -31 1 £38,000 -20.83%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £25,000 -

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 118 (70.66%) SQL
2 81 (48.50%) Windows
3 59 (35.33%) Oracle
3 59 (35.33%) SQL Server
4 56 (33.53%) ITIL
5 45 (26.95%) Linux
5 45 (26.95%) Finance
6 41 (24.55%) UNIX
7 32 (19.16%) WebSphere
8 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
9 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
10 26 (15.57%) Banking
11 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (13.17%) .NET
13 20 (11.98%) Java
13 20 (11.98%) Red Hat
13 20 (11.98%) BizTalk Server
13 20 (11.98%) Windows 7
13 20 (11.98%) Windows 8
14 19 (11.38%) Middleware
15 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (10.18%) Oracle Database
16 17 (10.18%) WebSphere Application Server
16 17 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (10.18%) IBM
17 16 (9.58%) SharePoint
17 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (8.98%) Root Cause Analysis
18 15 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 14 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 32 (19.16%) WebSphere
2 20 (11.98%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (10.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (9.58%) SharePoint
5 13 (7.78%) IIS
6 12 (7.19%) WebSphere Process Server
7 11 (6.59%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.79%) OpenEdge
9 6 (3.59%) Apache
10 5 (2.99%) MS Exchange
11 4 (2.40%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.40%) FileNet
11 4 (2.40%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.20%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.60%) AquaLogic Service Bus
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.60%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.19%) MS Office
3 4 (2.40%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (4.19%) Academy Housing
2 7 (4.19%) arcHouse
3 5 (2.99%) SAP ERP
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.60%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.38%) DNS
2 9 (5.39%) DHCP
2 9 (5.39%) Network Security
3 6 (3.59%) HTTP
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (35.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.18%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (10.18%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (7.78%) MySQL
6 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (5.99%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.20%) DB2
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.60%) ProClarity
10 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.60%) MS Access
10 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.60%) Maven
2 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (26.95%) Finance
2 26 (15.57%) Banking
3 14 (8.38%) Legal
4 6 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.40%) Marketing
5 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Front Office
7 2 (1.20%) French Language
7 2 (1.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) .NET
2 19 (11.38%) Middleware
3 13 (7.78%) Web Services
3 13 (7.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 9 (5.39%) COM
4 9 (5.39%) LAMP
5 7 (4.19%) XML
5 7 (4.19%) HTML
6 3 (1.80%) SOAP
6 3 (1.80%) J2EE
7 2 (1.20%) REST
8 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.60%) JSP
8 1 (0.60%) XHTML
8 1 (0.60%) JMS
8 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.60%) Spring
8 1 (0.60%) JSF
8 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.19%) SWIFT
2 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.39%) Clustering
4 6 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.99%) Kindle
6 4 (2.40%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.80%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.20%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.60%) Online Games
9 1 (0.60%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.60%) Open Source
9 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.60%) EPoS
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (48.50%) Windows
2 45 (26.95%) Linux
3 41 (24.55%) UNIX
4 23 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (11.98%) Windows 7
5 20 (11.98%) Windows 8
6 16 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.59%) Solaris
9 4 (2.40%) AIX
10 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.53%) ITIL
2 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (8.98%) Root Cause Analysis
4 14 (8.38%) Change Management
4 14 (8.38%) ERP
5 12 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (5.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.39%) Migration
7 9 (5.39%) Service Management
7 9 (5.39%) Requirements Management
7 9 (5.39%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (5.39%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.79%) CRM
9 7 (4.19%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.99%) Change Control
11 5 (2.99%) Waterfall
11 5 (2.99%) Document Management
11 5 (2.99%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.99%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 118 (70.66%) SQL
2 20 (11.98%) Java
3 12 (7.19%) C#
3 12 (7.19%) VBA
4 11 (6.59%) T-SQL
5 10 (5.99%) Python
6 9 (5.39%) Perl
7 6 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.99%) C++
9 4 (2.40%) PHP
9 4 (2.40%) Jython
9 4 (2.40%) VB
10 3 (1.80%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) COBOL
11 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.20%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) Korn
12 1 (0.60%) C-shell
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.78%) Degree
2 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.39%) MCSE
4 8 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) ISO 9001
2 7 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.40%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.39%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.99%) XenApp
4 5 (2.99%) XenServer
5 3 (1.80%) UAG
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Tivoli
2 9 (5.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.60%) Control-M
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (35.33%) Oracle
2 27 (16.17%) Microsoft
3 20 (11.98%) Red Hat
4 17 (10.18%) IBM
5 13 (7.78%) Citrix
6 11 (6.59%) VMware
7 10 (5.99%) SAP
8 8 (4.79%) Cognos
8 8 (4.79%) Northgate
8 8 (4.79%) Capita
9 7 (4.19%) Orchard
9 7 (4.19%) Anite
9 7 (4.19%) Civica
9 7 (4.19%) Comino
9 7 (4.19%) Sage
9 7 (4.19%) Epicor
10 6 (3.59%) Remedy
11 5 (2.99%) HP
12 4 (2.40%) CODA
12 4 (2.40%) Sybase
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