The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 143 149 132
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2218 1935 2372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.82% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.93% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1931 1707 2071
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,800 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -5.23%

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
109894 100240 111143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.24% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 88890 83088 94915
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Trend

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in the UK

Applications Support
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(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 +7 2067 £38,000 +1.33% 196
London +5 1065 £47,500 +5.55% 110
City of London +14 369 £50,000 - 50
South East -2 359 £31,000 -3.12% 17
South West +36 145 £27,500 -21.42% 9
East of England -27 117 £34,500 -1.42% 19
Surrey +29 111 £30,000 -1.63% 3
West Midlands -2 107 £29,250 +8.33% 11
Scotland +38 99 £37,500 +15.38% 13
North West -32 99 £30,000 +15.38% 9
Yorkshire -33 98 £28,500 +5.55% 16
West Yorkshire -26 68 £27,750 -11.90% 12
Berkshire -4 66 £30,000 -20.00% 6
East Midlands -12 63 £27,500 - 4
Hampshire -27 60 £33,500 -4.96% 4
Leeds -9 57 £27,500 -15.38% 10
Birmingham +3 52 £37,500 -8.25% 7
Glasgow +27 51 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Manchester -29 50 £25,000 -3.84% 4
Edinburgh +17 45 £38,750 +14.98% 2
East Sussex +1 41 £30,000 +25.00%
Brighton +5 40 £30,000 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 39 £30,000 +9.09% 3
Somerset -3 38 £27,500 -10.56%
Bath +10 35 £27,500 +4.76%
Cheshire -3 35 £40,000 +39.13% 1
Gloucestershire +15 32 £33,500 -12.98%
Hertfordshire -20 32 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Bedfordshire -21 30 £38,500 -3.75% 4
North East +18 25 £26,000 - 3

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support 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 in their job title.

1 2687 (61.53%) SQL
2 1355 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 1335 (30.57%) Windows
4 1306 (29.91%) Finance
5 1068 (24.46%) Oracle
6 985 (22.56%) ITIL
7 925 (21.18%) .NET
8 913 (20.91%) UNIX
9 888 (20.33%) Microsoft
10 850 (19.46%) Linux
11 842 (19.28%) Java
12 665 (15.23%) MS Excel
13 650 (14.88%) C#
14 499 (11.43%) Degree
15 497 (11.38%) XML
16 482 (11.04%) HTML
17 428 (9.80%) IIS
18 416 (9.53%) Banking
19 396 (9.07%) JavaScript
20 390 (8.93%) Front Office
21 375 (8.59%) SLA
22 370 (8.47%) T-SQL
23 313 (7.17%) ASP.NET
24 305 (6.98%) SharePoint
25 294 (6.73%) CSS
26 289 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 277 (6.34%) Perl
28 276 (6.32%) Relational Database
29 272 (6.23%) MS Office
30 267 (6.11%) CRM

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Applications Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 428 (9.80%) IIS
2 305 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 261 (5.98%) Tomcat
4 227 (5.20%) Apache
5 156 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 87 (1.99%) WebLogic
7 84 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 59 (1.35%) CMS
9 47 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 47 (1.08%) Node.js
10 32 (0.73%) MS Exchange
11 31 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 27 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 26 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 23 (0.53%) WebSphere Process Server
15 21 (0.48%) Confluence
16 18 (0.41%) WorkSite
17 15 (0.34%) Drupal
17 15 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 665 (15.23%) MS Excel
2 272 (6.23%) MS Office
3 16 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.27%) FastStats
6 10 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.21%) SPSS
8 8 (0.18%) InDesign
9 7 (0.16%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
11 5 (0.11%) MS Project
11 5 (0.11%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.069%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.069%) Stata
13 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 113 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 48 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 44 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
5 40 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
6 38 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
7 37 (0.85%) Markit EDM
8 30 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
9 23 (0.53%) Agresso
10 21 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
10 21 (0.48%) Maximo
11 20 (0.46%) Academy Housing
11 20 (0.46%) arcHouse
11 20 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
11 20 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
12 19 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
12 19 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
12 19 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
13 17 (0.39%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
14 14 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 114 (2.61%) SaaS
2 33 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.66%) IaaS
4 26 (0.60%) Joyent
5 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.092%) Force.com
7 3 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.069%) PaaS
7 3 (0.069%) Office 365
8 1 (0.023%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 152 (3.48%) Internet
2 106 (2.43%) Firewall
3 96 (2.20%) TCP/IP
4 72 (1.65%) HTTP
5 52 (1.19%) FTP
6 49 (1.12%) Intranet
7 43 (0.98%) DNS
8 39 (0.89%) LDAP
9 33 (0.76%) SMTP
10 30 (0.69%) DHCP
11 24 (0.55%) LAN
12 17 (0.39%) VoIP
13 16 (0.37%) WAN
14 15 (0.34%) VPN
14 15 (0.34%) SAN
15 12 (0.27%) Extranet
16 11 (0.25%) DMZ
17 10 (0.23%) Network Security
18 9 (0.21%) Broadband
19 8 (0.18%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1355 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 289 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 276 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 250 (5.72%) Oracle Database
5 230 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 216 (4.95%) MySQL
7 185 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 129 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 110 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
10 105 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 85 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
12 67 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 61 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
14 59 (1.35%) MS Access
14 59 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
15 51 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
16 47 (1.08%) DB2
17 39 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
18 34 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 26 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 97 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 56 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 42 (0.96%) JUnit
4 38 (0.87%) JIRA
5 37 (0.85%) Ant
6 35 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 32 (0.73%) Maven
9 29 (0.66%) Subversion
10 28 (0.64%) Apache Ivy
11 26 (0.60%) Firebug
12 25 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
13 19 (0.44%) Toad
13 19 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
14 13 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (0.25%) Jenkins
15 11 (0.25%) Selenium
15 11 (0.25%) MSI
16 9 (0.21%) JMeter
17 8 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 1306 (29.91%) Finance
2 416 (9.53%) Banking
3 390 (8.93%) Front Office
4 152 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 148 (3.39%) Retail
6 116 (2.66%) Back Office
7 89 (2.04%) Legal
8 78 (1.79%) Law
9 77 (1.76%) Telecoms
10 61 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 61 (1.40%) Marketing
11 52 (1.19%) French Language
12 51 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 50 (1.14%) Publishing
14 42 (0.96%) Billing
15 35 (0.80%) Advertising
16 30 (0.69%) General Ledger
17 28 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.64%) Retail Banking
18 22 (0.50%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 925 (21.18%) .NET
2 497 (11.38%) XML
3 482 (11.04%) HTML
4 313 (7.17%) ASP.NET
5 294 (6.73%) CSS
6 253 (5.79%) Web Services
7 166 (3.80%) J2EE
8 136 (3.11%) Middleware
9 103 (2.36%) SOAP
10 101 (2.31%) Spring
11 66 (1.51%) .NET Framework
12 58 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
13 54 (1.24%) XSLT
14 50 (1.14%) Hibernate
15 48 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
16 44 (1.01%) LAMP
17 43 (0.98%) JSP
18 41 (0.94%) Struts
19 39 (0.89%) Java EE
19 39 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 210 (4.81%) Computer Science
2 167 (3.82%) Equities
3 157 (3.60%) Derivative
4 128 (2.93%) Fixed Income
5 117 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 102 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 82 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.42%) Client/Server
9 60 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 55 (1.26%) Statistics
11 52 (1.19%) SWIFT
12 44 (1.01%) Open Source
13 41 (0.94%) Clustering
14 36 (0.82%) Mathematics
15 33 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
16 30 (0.69%) Wiki
17 27 (0.62%) PKI
18 26 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
19 25 (0.57%) Replication
20 16 (0.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1335 (30.57%) Windows
2 913 (20.91%) UNIX
3 850 (19.46%) Linux
4 254 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 176 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 143 (3.27%) Solaris
7 125 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 122 (2.79%) Windows 7
9 110 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (1.10%) AIX
11 45 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 44 (1.01%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.57%) HPUX
14 17 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 17 (0.39%) CentOS
15 14 (0.32%) Fedora
16 13 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
17 12 (0.27%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 985 (22.56%) ITIL
2 267 (6.11%) CRM
3 237 (5.43%) Service Delivery
4 204 (4.67%) Service Management
5 201 (4.60%) Problem Management
6 168 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 162 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
8 161 (3.69%) Project Management
9 160 (3.66%) Change Management
9 160 (3.66%) Incident Management
10 137 (3.14%) E-Commerce
11 124 (2.84%) ERP
12 115 (2.63%) Release Management
13 112 (2.56%) Asset Management
14 104 (2.38%) Electronic Trading
15 101 (2.31%) Workflow
16 100 (2.29%) User Acceptance Testing
17 97 (2.22%) MVC
18 95 (2.18%) Investment Management
19 92 (2.11%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2687 (61.53%) SQL
2 842 (19.28%) Java
3 650 (14.88%) C#
4 396 (9.07%) JavaScript
5 370 (8.47%) T-SQL
6 277 (6.34%) Perl
7 220 (5.04%) VB
8 192 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 173 (3.96%) Python
9 173 (3.96%) PL/SQL
10 156 (3.57%) VBA
11 135 (3.09%) VB.NET
11 135 (3.09%) C++
12 120 (2.75%) PHP
13 103 (2.36%) C
14 98 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 90 (2.06%) Bash Shell
16 65 (1.49%) VBScript
17 64 (1.47%) VB6
18 41 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 499 (11.43%) Degree
2 120 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
3 100 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 56 (1.28%) MCSE
6 44 (1.01%) MCP
6 44 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 30 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 22 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 18 (0.41%) MCITP
10 12 (0.27%) MCTS
11 10 (0.23%) AAT
11 10 (0.23%) MCDBA
12 9 (0.21%) CIMA
13 8 (0.18%) HND
13 8 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.16%) ISEB
14 7 (0.16%) ACCA
15 6 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (8.59%) SLA
2 126 (2.89%) QA
3 23 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.14%) EMIR
8 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.11%) HL7
8 5 (0.11%) DICOM
9 2 (0.046%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.046%) COBIT
9 2 (0.046%) MiFID
9 2 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.023%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.023%) GxP
System Software
1 198 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.50%) XenApp
4 16 (0.37%) IMail Server
5 14 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.21%) vSphere
6 9 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.21%) Terminal Services
7 8 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (0.14%) ClearTrust
9 6 (0.14%) Squid
9 6 (0.14%) XenServer
10 5 (0.11%) UAG
10 5 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.092%) Snort
12 3 (0.069%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.069%) NFS
12 3 (0.069%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.069%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 42 (0.96%) Tivoli
2 40 (0.92%) Control-M
3 32 (0.73%) Puppet
4 27 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 25 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 25 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
6 24 (0.55%) SCCM
7 20 (0.46%) Nagios
8 14 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.25%) WSUS
10 10 (0.23%) SCOM
11 8 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.18%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.14%) Opsview
12 6 (0.14%) OpenView
13 5 (0.11%) Foglight
13 5 (0.11%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.092%) ZABBIX
14 4 (0.092%) Munin
14 4 (0.092%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1068 (24.46%) Oracle
2 888 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 137 (3.14%) Citrix
4 133 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 131 (3.00%) Sybase
6 117 (2.68%) VMware
7 109 (2.50%) JBoss
8 97 (2.22%) IBM
9 89 (2.04%) SAP
10 86 (1.97%) Business Objects
11 77 (1.76%) Sun
12 74 (1.69%) Cognos
13 66 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
14 52 (1.19%) Sage
15 49 (1.12%) Bloomberg
15 49 (1.12%) Fidessa
16 48 (1.10%) thinkFolio
17 43 (0.98%) Remedy
18 39 (0.89%) HP
19 31 (0.71%) Charles River
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ComputAppoint
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Sanderson
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + Company Car + Profit Share + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 25% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum 25000 to 32000
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday