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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 157 149 159
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2121 2196 1901
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 1.93% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 2.04% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1882 1904 1672
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
102778 107783 99441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.50% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 85796 87187 82527
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
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 4 September 2015 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 4 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 -3 2051 £42,500 +11.84% 180
London +5 1070 £52,500 +10.52% 63
South East -10 325 £30,000 -3.22% 32
City of London -11 268 £52,500 +5.00% 27
East of England +23 160 £40,000 +17.64% 15
Yorkshire +44 132 £35,000 +22.80% 15
South West -26 118 £32,500 +18.18% 15
West Midlands -6 111 £32,500 +18.18% 11
West Yorkshire +31 93 £35,000 +27.27% 9
Surrey -8 91 £30,000 - 7
North West -17 78 £40,000 +33.33% 21
Leeds +25 76 £37,500 +36.36% 7
Berkshire +17 68 £37,500 +25.00% 7
East Midlands -2 61 £30,000 +9.09% 8
Essex +21 59 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Hampshire +9 48 £25,000 -28.57% 5
Bristol +16 47 £32,500 +14.03% 7
Cambridgeshire +35 40 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire -1 40 £40,000 +15.94% 6
Manchester 0 39 £32,000 +33.33% 11
Scotland -51 38 £40,000 +6.66% 5
West Sussex +21 35 £30,000 -7.69% 5
Birmingham -22 35 £42,750 +14.00% 3
Crawley +20 31 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Oxfordshire +10 31 £30,000 -9.09% 4
Somerset -5 28 £26,000 -5.45%
Cheshire -13 28 £40,500 +1.25% 3
Cambridge +25 26 £31,500 +0.80%
Northamptonshire +3 26 £25,000 -16.66% 3
Chelmsford - 26 £48,000 - 3

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2661 (60.30%) SQL
2 1343 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 1299 (29.44%) Windows
4 1279 (28.98%) Finance
5 1047 (23.73%) ITIL
6 1044 (23.66%) UNIX
7 1012 (22.93%) Oracle
8 873 (19.78%) .NET
9 862 (19.53%) Microsoft
10 850 (19.26%) Linux
11 723 (16.38%) Java
12 600 (13.60%) C#
13 588 (13.32%) MS Excel
14 566 (12.83%) Degree
15 530 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
16 461 (10.45%) Front Office
17 459 (10.40%) Perl
18 435 (9.86%) Banking
19 408 (9.25%) JavaScript
20 405 (9.18%) XML
21 373 (8.45%) IIS
22 351 (7.95%) CRM
23 349 (7.91%) HTML
24 336 (7.61%) SLA
25 325 (7.36%) Python
26 308 (6.98%) T-SQL
27 298 (6.75%) Computer Science
28 295 (6.68%) Change Management
29 291 (6.59%) ASP.NET
30 290 (6.57%) Service Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 373 (8.45%) IIS
2 282 (6.39%) SharePoint
3 256 (5.80%) Tomcat
4 203 (4.60%) Apache
5 93 (2.11%) WebLogic
6 82 (1.86%) JBoss
7 80 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 70 (1.59%) CMS
9 51 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 41 (0.93%) MS Exchange
11 33 (0.75%) OpenEdge
12 29 (0.66%) WorkSite
13 26 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (0.54%) SAS
15 20 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (0.36%) nginx
18 15 (0.34%) OpenStack
19 14 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
20 13 (0.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 588 (13.32%) MS Excel
2 249 (5.64%) MS Office
3 30 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.48%) MS Project
5 7 (0.16%) InDesign
6 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.091%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.045%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 78 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.25%) Markit EDM
3 50 (1.13%) thinkFolio
4 34 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.77%) Maximo
5 28 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 26 (0.59%) Primavera
7 23 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
8 21 (0.48%) ION MarketView
9 20 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 20 (0.45%) Agresso
10 18 (0.41%) LatentZero
11 17 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
12 14 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
12 14 (0.32%) RMDS
13 13 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
13 13 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
14 11 (0.25%) Sentinel
14 11 (0.25%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.90%) SaaS
2 50 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 37 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (0.82%) Office 365
5 29 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.045%) Force.com
7 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.023%) Joyent
7 1 (0.023%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (2.88%) DNS
2 125 (2.83%) TCP/IP
3 117 (2.65%) Internet
4 56 (1.27%) SMTP
5 55 (1.25%) DHCP
6 54 (1.22%) HTTP
7 37 (0.84%) LDAP
8 35 (0.79%) WebEx
9 32 (0.73%) LAN
10 30 (0.68%) WAN
10 30 (0.68%) VPN
11 29 (0.66%) SSL
12 27 (0.61%) Firewall
13 25 (0.57%) CTI
14 18 (0.41%) FTP
15 14 (0.32%) Intranet
16 13 (0.29%) VoIP
16 13 (0.29%) AMQP
17 12 (0.27%) DSL
18 11 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1343 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 249 (5.64%) Relational Database
3 201 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 171 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 167 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 165 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 129 (2.92%) MySQL
8 103 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 82 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
10 78 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 74 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 71 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 67 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 63 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
15 52 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 37 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
18 31 (0.70%) DB2
19 28 (0.63%) DTS
20 22 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (2.88%) JIRA
2 94 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 86 (1.95%) Visual Studio
4 38 (0.86%) Subversion
5 36 (0.82%) Maven
6 25 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 20 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.43%) Ant
9 17 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 15 (0.34%) JUnit
11 14 (0.32%) Jenkins
12 13 (0.29%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (0.29%) NUnit
13 12 (0.27%) Toad
13 12 (0.27%) PowerBuilder
13 12 (0.27%) Selenium
14 11 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 9 (0.20%) FitNesse
15 9 (0.20%) SoapUI
General
1 1279 (28.98%) Finance
2 461 (10.45%) Front Office
3 435 (9.86%) Banking
4 230 (5.21%) Retail
5 194 (4.40%) Back Office
6 167 (3.78%) Investment Banking
7 117 (2.65%) Legal
8 104 (2.36%) Law
9 97 (2.20%) Advertising
10 82 (1.86%) Telecoms
11 77 (1.74%) Marketing
12 64 (1.45%) Financial Institution
13 59 (1.34%) Billing
14 54 (1.22%) German Language
15 50 (1.13%) Manufacturing
16 41 (0.93%) French Language
17 38 (0.86%) Publishing
18 22 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.45%) Italian Language
20 19 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 873 (19.78%) .NET
2 405 (9.18%) XML
3 349 (7.91%) HTML
4 291 (6.59%) ASP.NET
5 223 (5.05%) Web Services
6 221 (5.01%) FIX Protocol
7 214 (4.85%) CSS
8 135 (3.06%) J2EE
9 93 (2.11%) jQuery
10 92 (2.08%) Middleware
11 77 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 69 (1.56%) Spring
13 60 (1.36%) WCF
14 56 (1.27%) SOAP
15 49 (1.11%) Hibernate
16 47 (1.07%) JSON
17 45 (1.02%) XSLT
18 44 (1.00%) HTML5
19 36 (0.82%) JMS
20 33 (0.75%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 530 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (6.75%) Computer Science
3 223 (5.05%) Equities
4 216 (4.89%) Fixed Income
5 202 (4.58%) Management Information System
6 194 (4.40%) Derivative
7 185 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 152 (3.44%) Hedge funds
9 118 (2.67%) Mathematics
10 109 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
11 77 (1.74%) Equity Derivative
12 72 (1.63%) Client/Server
13 54 (1.22%) GIS
14 47 (1.07%) Physics
15 43 (0.97%) SWIFT
16 40 (0.91%) Chemistry
17 34 (0.77%) Mainframe
18 25 (0.57%) Replication
19 24 (0.54%) Credit Risk
20 22 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1299 (29.44%) Windows
2 1044 (23.66%) UNIX
3 850 (19.26%) Linux
4 195 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (2.31%) Solaris
7 90 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 81 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (1.11%) Windows XP
10 41 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 24 (0.54%) AIX
13 21 (0.48%) CentOS
14 18 (0.41%) Android
15 15 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.34%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.23%) SUSE
16 10 (0.23%) Debian
17 8 (0.18%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.16%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1047 (23.73%) ITIL
2 351 (7.95%) CRM
3 295 (6.68%) Change Management
4 290 (6.57%) Service Management
5 274 (6.21%) Problem Management
6 257 (5.82%) Project Management
7 255 (5.78%) Service Delivery
8 238 (5.39%) ERP
9 208 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
10 203 (4.60%) Asset Management
11 201 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 182 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
13 176 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
14 172 (3.90%) Investment Management
15 139 (3.15%) E-Commerce
16 131 (2.97%) Release Management
17 128 (2.90%) Electronic Trading
18 121 (2.74%) Time Management
19 115 (2.61%) Mentoring
20 113 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2661 (60.30%) SQL
2 723 (16.38%) Java
3 600 (13.60%) C#
4 459 (10.40%) Perl
5 408 (9.25%) JavaScript
6 325 (7.36%) Python
7 308 (6.98%) T-SQL
8 267 (6.05%) PL/SQL
9 185 (4.19%) Shell Script
9 185 (4.19%) PowerShell
10 177 (4.01%) VB
11 164 (3.72%) VB.NET
12 121 (2.74%) PHP
13 113 (2.56%) C++
14 96 (2.18%) VBA
15 95 (2.15%) Bash Shell
16 73 (1.65%) VBScript
17 69 (1.56%) C
18 41 (0.93%) Korn
19 34 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 566 (12.83%) Degree
2 191 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
3 116 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 72 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (0.88%) MCP
7 29 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 23 (0.52%) MCSA
9 22 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.48%) ACCA
10 21 (0.48%) MCSE
11 17 (0.39%) CIMA
12 12 (0.27%) MCITP
13 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.25%) HNC
14 9 (0.20%) HND
14 9 (0.20%) MCPD
15 8 (0.18%) MCTS
15 8 (0.18%) AAT
16 6 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 336 (7.61%) SLA
2 153 (3.47%) QA
3 23 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.39%) COBIT
5 14 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.045%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.045%) GAMP
7 2 (0.045%) GMP
7 2 (0.045%) Basel III
7 2 (0.045%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.045%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.023%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 213 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (0.68%) IMail Server
4 18 (0.41%) XenApp
4 18 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.34%) qmail
5 15 (0.34%) Squid
6 14 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.16%) DFS Replication
9 7 (0.16%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.14%) vSphere
10 6 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.045%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.045%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.023%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 71 (1.61%) Puppet
2 62 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
2 62 (1.40%) Nagios
3 42 (0.95%) Control-M
4 41 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (0.73%) SCCM
6 30 (0.68%) WSUS
7 28 (0.63%) ZABBIX
8 26 (0.59%) SCOM
9 17 (0.39%) logstash
10 15 (0.34%) collectd
10 15 (0.34%) Graphite
10 15 (0.34%) Cacti
10 15 (0.34%) Ganglia
11 10 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
12 9 (0.20%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.18%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.16%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.16%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1012 (22.93%) Oracle
2 862 (19.53%) Microsoft
3 262 (5.94%) Sybase
4 157 (3.56%) Citrix
5 116 (2.63%) SAP
6 112 (2.54%) VMware
7 110 (2.49%) IBM
8 107 (2.42%) Sun
9 77 (1.74%) Bloomberg
10 72 (1.63%) HP
11 67 (1.52%) Reuters
12 65 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 47 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (0.95%) Cognos
15 41 (0.93%) Informatica
16 37 (0.84%) Sage
17 36 (0.82%) Murex
18 34 (0.77%) Remedy
19 32 (0.73%) Fidessa
19 32 (0.73%) Splunk
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £29000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ofqual
Salary: From £31,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ofqual
Salary: From £38,000 to £44,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42500 - £47000 per annum + ben
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + 15% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £55000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday