The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 171 158 144
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1738 2233 2452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.08% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.15% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1554 1962 2143
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 3 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 1655 £37,500 -11.76% 135
London -53 641 £43,500 -17.14% 55
South East +6 284 £35,000 -6.66% 28
East of England +37 167 £37,500 +7.14% 8
North West +59 160 £37,500 -7.40% 12
Yorkshire +11 142 £32,500 -1.51% 10
City of London -6 114 £45,000 -18.18% 17
West Midlands -9 92 £29,750 -15.00% 6
West Yorkshire 0 87 £33,000 +1.53% 6
Berkshire +5 77 £47,500 +11.76% 10
Leeds +4 73 £35,000 +7.69% 5
South West -50 70 £29,500 -4.06% 13
Manchester +9 69 £37,500 -5.66% 5
East Midlands +13 66 £37,500 +25.00% 3
Surrey -13 59 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Essex +15 43 £42,500 -7.60%
Hertfordshire +6 43 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Lancashire - 42 £40,000 - 4
Hampshire +16 38 £31,000 +1.63% 4
Wales +16 38 £30,000 +33.33% 2
North East +37 35 £32,500 +41.30%
South Wales +13 33 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 33 £37,500 +7.14% 4
West Sussex -19 33 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Reading +4 32 £50,000 +16.27%
North Yorkshire +11 29 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Birmingham -11 29 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -5 27 £30,000 - 3
Kent +32 26 £35,000 +9.17%
Tyne and Wear +26 26 £31,250 +35.86%

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 2266 (59.57%) SQL
2 1294 (34.02%) Windows
3 1257 (33.04%) Finance
4 1197 (31.47%) SQL Server
5 1189 (31.26%) ITIL
6 852 (22.40%) .NET
7 845 (22.21%) Microsoft
8 775 (20.37%) Linux
9 765 (20.11%) Oracle
10 560 (14.72%) C#
11 544 (14.30%) Windows Server
12 531 (13.96%) MS Excel
13 528 (13.88%) Java
14 486 (12.78%) Unix
15 475 (12.49%) Degree
16 448 (11.78%) IIS
17 402 (10.57%) XML
17 402 (10.57%) Banking
18 398 (10.46%) SLA
19 364 (9.57%) CRM
20 363 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
21 359 (9.44%) Web Services
22 355 (9.33%) JavaScript
23 336 (8.83%) SharePoint
24 296 (7.78%) Tomcat
25 294 (7.73%) HTML
26 289 (7.60%) ASP.NET
27 278 (7.31%) Apache
28 277 (7.28%) ERP
29 276 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 448 (11.78%) IIS
2 336 (8.83%) SharePoint
3 296 (7.78%) Tomcat
4 278 (7.31%) Apache
5 194 (5.10%) WebSphere
6 183 (4.81%) JBoss
7 164 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
8 150 (3.94%) WebLogic
9 70 (1.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 59 (1.55%) CMS
11 34 (0.89%) Confluence
12 33 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
13 27 (0.71%) MQSeries
14 24 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.58%) MS Exchange
16 18 (0.47%) nginx
17 17 (0.45%) Umbraco
17 17 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.42%) Jetty
19 15 (0.39%) Alfresco
Applications
1 531 (13.96%) MS Excel
2 202 (5.31%) MS Office
3 42 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.47%) Acrobat
6 11 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.16%) MS Project
8 3 (0.079%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.053%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 157 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (1.26%) Markit EDM
4 43 (1.13%) Maximo
5 37 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
6 29 (0.76%) Aligne
6 29 (0.76%) thinkFolio
7 26 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
7 26 (0.68%) Retail-J
8 25 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
9 19 (0.50%) LatentZero
10 15 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
11 12 (0.32%) Magento
12 11 (0.29%) SunGard APT
13 10 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
13 10 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
14 9 (0.24%) Misys Opics
14 9 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
14 9 (0.24%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
15 7 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 143 (3.76%) SaaS
2 105 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 61 (1.60%) Office 365
4 37 (0.97%) PaaS
5 32 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (0.47%) GitHub
7 8 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.18%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
10 5 (0.13%) CloudFront
10 5 (0.13%) IaaS
11 4 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.053%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.026%) Apcera
13 1 (0.026%) Boomi
13 1 (0.026%) G Suite
13 1 (0.026%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.026%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.026%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.58%) TCP/IP
2 133 (3.50%) HTTP
3 110 (2.89%) Firewall
4 102 (2.68%) Internet
5 73 (1.92%) DNS
6 55 (1.45%) LDAP
7 47 (1.24%) SSL
8 45 (1.18%) Intranet
9 44 (1.16%) SAN
10 43 (1.13%) VPN
11 40 (1.05%) NAS
12 32 (0.84%) LAN
13 23 (0.60%) SMTP
14 21 (0.55%) WAN
15 20 (0.53%) FTP
16 16 (0.42%) WebEx
17 15 (0.39%) DHCP
18 9 (0.24%) CTI
19 8 (0.21%) VoIP
20 7 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1197 (31.47%) SQL Server
2 276 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 197 (5.18%) MySQL
4 179 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 167 (4.39%) Relational Database
6 162 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 127 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 113 (2.97%) Oracle Database
9 85 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 82 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 81 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
12 76 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
13 64 (1.68%) DB2
14 53 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
15 49 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 44 (1.16%) MongoDB
17 39 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
18 32 (0.84%) MS Access
19 30 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
20 28 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 87 (2.29%) JIRA
2 82 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 77 (2.02%) Subversion
4 50 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
6 39 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.60%) Eclipse
8 21 (0.55%) Git (software)
8 21 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 20 (0.53%) Toad
10 19 (0.50%) MSBuild
11 18 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (0.45%) JMeter
12 17 (0.45%) Maven
13 13 (0.34%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (0.29%) Hudson
15 9 (0.24%) Selenium
16 8 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 7 (0.18%) ProC
General
1 1257 (33.04%) Finance
2 402 (10.57%) Banking
3 257 (6.76%) Retail
4 142 (3.73%) Front Office
5 140 (3.68%) Back Office
6 86 (2.26%) Law
7 82 (2.16%) Marketing
8 80 (2.10%) Advertising
9 61 (1.60%) Financial Institution
10 56 (1.47%) Legal
10 56 (1.47%) Telecoms
11 49 (1.29%) Investment Banking
12 44 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 38 (1.00%) Billing
14 36 (0.95%) Publishing
15 27 (0.71%) Private Banking
16 25 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
17 23 (0.60%) General Ledger
18 19 (0.50%) French Language
18 19 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 852 (22.40%) .NET
2 402 (10.57%) XML
3 359 (9.44%) Web Services
4 294 (7.73%) HTML
5 289 (7.60%) ASP.NET
6 167 (4.39%) CSS
7 134 (3.52%) Middleware
8 88 (2.31%) jQuery
9 81 (2.13%) J2EE
10 80 (2.10%) SOAP
11 68 (1.79%) .NET Framework
11 68 (1.79%) FIX Protocol
12 59 (1.55%) JSON
13 58 (1.52%) LAMP
13 58 (1.52%) XSLT
14 49 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
15 44 (1.16%) AngularJS
16 41 (1.08%) Spring
17 39 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 39 (1.03%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 363 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
3 131 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 101 (2.66%) iSeries
4 101 (2.66%) Management Information System
5 90 (2.37%) Derivative
6 74 (1.95%) Equities
7 68 (1.79%) Fixed Income
8 60 (1.58%) EPoS
8 60 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 45 (1.18%) iPad
10 41 (1.08%) AS400
11 37 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 35 (0.92%) SWIFT
13 34 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 33 (0.87%) Mathematics
15 29 (0.76%) Fintech
16 27 (0.71%) Driving Licence
17 25 (0.66%) Clustering
18 20 (0.53%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1294 (34.02%) Windows
2 775 (20.37%) Linux
3 544 (14.30%) Windows Server
4 486 (12.78%) Unix
5 183 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 157 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 152 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 102 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 87 (2.29%) CentOS
10 64 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 60 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 51 (1.34%) Solaris
13 49 (1.29%) Android
14 26 (0.68%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.66%) Windows XP
16 16 (0.42%) AIX
17 12 (0.32%) Debian
18 11 (0.29%) HPUX
18 11 (0.29%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1189 (31.26%) ITIL
2 364 (9.57%) CRM
3 277 (7.28%) ERP
4 271 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
5 250 (6.57%) Incident Management
6 234 (6.15%) Problem Management
7 209 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
8 173 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 171 (4.50%) Change Management
10 159 (4.18%) Project Management
11 158 (4.15%) E-Commerce
11 158 (4.15%) Service Management
12 144 (3.79%) Analytics
13 143 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 139 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
15 134 (3.52%) Asset Management
16 124 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 118 (3.10%) Investment Management
18 117 (3.08%) MVC
19 113 (2.97%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2266 (59.57%) SQL
2 560 (14.72%) C#
3 528 (13.88%) Java
4 355 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 263 (6.91%) PowerShell
6 244 (6.41%) T-SQL
7 211 (5.55%) Perl
8 163 (4.28%) Python
9 156 (4.10%) Bash Shell
10 138 (3.63%) VB
11 127 (3.34%) PL/SQL
12 125 (3.29%) Shell Script
13 115 (3.02%) PHP
14 110 (2.89%) VB.NET
15 88 (2.31%) C
16 80 (2.10%) VBA
17 73 (1.92%) VBScript
18 66 (1.74%) C++
19 43 (1.13%) RPG
20 41 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 475 (12.49%) Degree
2 162 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
3 84 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (2.02%) Security Cleared
5 58 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 54 (1.42%) SC Cleared
7 28 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 25 (0.66%) MCP
8 25 (0.66%) MCSA
9 23 (0.60%) ISEB
10 17 (0.45%) MCSE
11 14 (0.37%) HNC
11 14 (0.37%) MCT
12 11 (0.29%) CISSP
12 11 (0.29%) MCSD
13 10 (0.26%) HND
13 10 (0.26%) MCAD
14 9 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 8 (0.21%) PMP
16 7 (0.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 398 (10.46%) SLA
2 77 (2.02%) QA
3 43 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 42 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 9 (0.24%) DICOM
7 9 (0.24%) HL7
8 5 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.079%) Basel II
10 3 (0.079%) Basel III
11 2 (0.053%) SEPA
System Software
1 274 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 70 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
3 46 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (0.47%) XenApp
7 16 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 14 (0.37%) IMail Server
9 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 8 (0.21%) Varnish
12 6 (0.16%) vSphere
12 6 (0.16%) XenServer
13 4 (0.11%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.079%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.053%) Docker
16 1 (0.026%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 103 (2.71%) Puppet
2 75 (1.97%) Control-M
3 64 (1.68%) Nagios
4 45 (1.18%) OpenAM
5 40 (1.05%) SCCM
6 37 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (0.74%) OpenView
8 22 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
9 20 (0.53%) WSUS
10 17 (0.45%) Ansible
11 12 (0.32%) SCOM
12 10 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.21%) Backup Exec
15 7 (0.18%) CA Wily
16 6 (0.16%) Cacti
16 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
16 6 (0.16%) Munin
16 6 (0.16%) Opsview
16 6 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 845 (22.21%) Microsoft
2 765 (20.11%) Oracle
3 164 (4.31%) Red Hat
4 153 (4.02%) IBM
5 141 (3.71%) Citrix
6 110 (2.89%) VMware
7 93 (2.44%) SAP
8 83 (2.18%) Sybase
9 81 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
10 78 (2.05%) Sun
11 52 (1.37%) Hyperion
12 49 (1.29%) Infor
13 45 (1.18%) HP
14 44 (1.16%) Remedy
15 43 (1.13%) iManage
16 42 (1.10%) Cognos
17 41 (1.08%) Charles River
17 41 (1.08%) SolarWinds
18 40 (1.05%) Bloomberg
19 39 (1.03%) JD Edwards
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