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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 159 165 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2092 2144 1982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.78% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.88% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1818 1884 1720
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +4.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,157 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +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
104884 114227 107029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.65% 94.59% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85795 92537 89098
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -1 1960 £37,500 -2.59% 196
London +14 1010 £47,500 - 98
South East -26 304 £30,000 -7.69% 36
City of London -18 256 £50,000 +5.26% 33
East of England +18 165 £37,500 +8.69% 19
South West -21 118 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire +38 117 £30,157 -8.61% 7
West Midlands -5 102 £26,000 -20.00% 3
East Midlands +40 80 £30,000 - 9
Surrey +6 77 £30,000 -18.91% 10
West Yorkshire +5 69 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Leeds +13 62 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Berkshire -11 61 £33,750 +22.72% 6
Hampshire +23 54 £35,000 +32.07% 6
North West -44 53 £32,250 +7.50% 12
Bristol +8 52 £24,500 -22.83% 3
Bedfordshire +52 45 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Essex -3 44 £33,000 -22.35%
Hertfordshire +15 43 £33,000 +20.00% 10
Scotland -3 43 £30,000 -16.66% 5
Coventry +14 39 £27,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +8 32 £26,250 -12.50% 2
Wiltshire +17 30 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Reading -14 30 £31,000 +12.72% 4
Oxfordshire +8 28 £26,500 -7.01% 3
Northampton +2 28 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Warwickshire -7 27 £25,000 -10.23%
Buckinghamshire -41 27 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Leicestershire +30 25 £32,500 -50.38% 1
West Sussex +13 25 £28,000 -6.66% 4

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2517 (61.24%) SQL
2 1347 (32.77%) Finance
3 1333 (32.43%) Windows
4 1292 (31.44%) SQL Server
5 977 (23.77%) Oracle
6 943 (22.94%) ITIL
7 887 (21.58%) .NET
8 870 (21.17%) Microsoft
9 865 (21.05%) UNIX
10 810 (19.71%) Linux
11 773 (18.81%) Java
12 623 (15.16%) MS Excel
13 596 (14.50%) C#
14 491 (11.95%) Degree
15 465 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
16 438 (10.66%) IIS
17 396 (9.64%) Front Office
18 390 (9.49%) XML
19 383 (9.32%) Banking
20 372 (9.05%) JavaScript
21 363 (8.83%) HTML
22 336 (8.18%) Perl
23 328 (7.98%) ASP.NET
24 326 (7.93%) CRM
25 310 (7.54%) SLA
26 296 (7.20%) Tomcat
26 296 (7.20%) T-SQL
27 264 (6.42%) MS Office
28 243 (5.91%) Web Services
29 233 (5.67%) Shell Script

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 438 (10.66%) IIS
2 296 (7.20%) Tomcat
3 221 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 154 (3.75%) Apache
5 126 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 102 (2.48%) JBoss
6 102 (2.48%) WebSphere
7 44 (1.07%) CMS
8 37 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
9 35 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 32 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 31 (0.75%) GlassFish
12 30 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
13 24 (0.58%) WorkSite
13 24 (0.58%) SAS
14 23 (0.56%) OpenEdge
15 22 (0.54%) Confluence
16 18 (0.44%) MQSeries
16 18 (0.44%) Joomla!
17 16 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 623 (15.16%) MS Excel
2 264 (6.42%) MS Office
3 29 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.073%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.024%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.024%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.024%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.024%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 120 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.19%) thinkFolio
3 47 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 29 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 28 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 26 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 26 (0.63%) Agresso
6 26 (0.63%) Endur
6 26 (0.63%) ION MarketView
7 24 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
8 22 (0.54%) Markit EDM
9 21 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
10 19 (0.46%) LatentZero
11 18 (0.44%) Maximo
12 17 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
13 15 (0.36%) Primavera
14 14 (0.34%) Retail-J
15 12 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
15 12 (0.29%) RMDS
15 12 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (2.36%) SaaS
2 33 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.39%) Office 365
6 6 (0.15%) IaaS
7 4 (0.097%) Joyent
7 4 (0.097%) Force.com
8 2 (0.049%) PaaS
9 1 (0.024%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.024%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 146 (3.55%) Internet
2 94 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 81 (1.97%) Firewall
4 68 (1.65%) LAN
5 61 (1.48%) DNS
6 59 (1.44%) WAN
7 51 (1.24%) HTTP
8 39 (0.95%) FTP
9 35 (0.85%) DHCP
9 35 (0.85%) SAN
10 23 (0.56%) SMTP
11 18 (0.44%) AMQP
12 17 (0.41%) SSL
12 17 (0.41%) VPN
12 17 (0.41%) Intranet
13 13 (0.32%) CTI
14 10 (0.24%) Wireless
14 10 (0.24%) SSH
14 10 (0.24%) WebEx
15 9 (0.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1292 (31.44%) SQL Server
2 214 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 170 (4.14%) Relational Database
4 165 (4.01%) Oracle Database
5 161 (3.92%) MySQL
6 157 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 103 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 103 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 93 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 88 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
10 56 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 56 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 51 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
12 50 (1.22%) MS Access
13 49 (1.19%) DB2
14 47 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 26 (0.63%) DTS
16 24 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
16 24 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.41%) KDB
Development Applications
1 71 (1.73%) Visual Studio
2 53 (1.29%) JIRA
3 49 (1.19%) Subversion
4 43 (1.05%) Maven
5 41 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 33 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
8 30 (0.73%) Git (software)
9 20 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 11 (0.27%) Selenium
12 11 (0.27%) JUnit
13 10 (0.24%) Toad
14 9 (0.22%) VisualVM
15 6 (0.15%) Ant
15 6 (0.15%) JMeter
15 6 (0.15%) MSI
16 5 (0.12%) WinDbg
17 4 (0.097%) Hudson
General
1 1347 (32.77%) Finance
2 396 (9.64%) Front Office
3 383 (9.32%) Banking
4 221 (5.38%) Retail
5 191 (4.65%) Investment Banking
6 154 (3.75%) Back Office
7 123 (2.99%) Legal
8 78 (1.90%) Law
9 70 (1.70%) Marketing
10 69 (1.68%) Advertising
11 62 (1.51%) Telecoms
12 53 (1.29%) German Language
13 48 (1.17%) Financial Institution
14 41 (1.00%) Publishing
15 39 (0.95%) Manufacturing
16 35 (0.85%) French Language
17 28 (0.68%) Billing
18 16 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.32%) Automotive
19 13 (0.32%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 887 (21.58%) .NET
2 390 (9.49%) XML
3 363 (8.83%) HTML
4 328 (7.98%) ASP.NET
5 243 (5.91%) Web Services
6 218 (5.30%) CSS
7 195 (4.74%) J2EE
8 147 (3.58%) FIX Protocol
9 109 (2.65%) Middleware
10 79 (1.92%) .NET Framework
11 70 (1.70%) jQuery
12 61 (1.48%) JSP
13 59 (1.44%) XSLT
14 54 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
15 52 (1.27%) WCF
16 51 (1.24%) Spring
17 41 (1.00%) JMS
18 38 (0.92%) XSL
18 38 (0.92%) Hibernate
18 38 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 465 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 192 (4.67%) Fixed Income
4 180 (4.38%) Equities
5 169 (4.11%) Derivative
6 139 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 139 (3.38%) Hedge funds
7 134 (3.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 80 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 75 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 71 (1.73%) Mathematics
11 56 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
12 28 (0.68%) Grid Computing
13 27 (0.66%) CMDB
14 26 (0.63%) Statistics
14 26 (0.63%) Replication
15 23 (0.56%) NHS
16 21 (0.51%) Mainframe
17 20 (0.49%) N-Tier
17 20 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1333 (32.43%) Windows
2 865 (21.05%) UNIX
3 810 (19.71%) Linux
4 190 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 133 (3.24%) Solaris
7 99 (2.41%) Windows 7
8 80 (1.95%) Windows XP
9 74 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (1.09%) AIX
12 42 (1.02%) Windows 8
13 26 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 21 (0.51%) CentOS
15 19 (0.46%) SUSE
16 17 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.39%) Android
18 13 (0.32%) Debian
19 12 (0.29%) Apple iOS
20 11 (0.27%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 943 (22.94%) ITIL
2 326 (7.93%) CRM
3 217 (5.28%) ERP
4 211 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 208 (5.06%) Service Management
6 199 (4.84%) Project Management
7 195 (4.74%) Service Delivery
8 188 (4.57%) Change Management
9 161 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 158 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
11 146 (3.55%) Incident Management
12 138 (3.36%) E-Commerce
12 138 (3.36%) Mentoring
13 137 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 130 (3.16%) Asset Management
15 128 (3.11%) Time Management
16 119 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
17 110 (2.68%) Release Management
18 109 (2.65%) Investment Management
19 108 (2.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2517 (61.24%) SQL
2 773 (18.81%) Java
3 596 (14.50%) C#
4 372 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 336 (8.18%) Perl
6 296 (7.20%) T-SQL
7 233 (5.67%) Shell Script
8 213 (5.18%) Python
9 211 (5.13%) PL/SQL
10 192 (4.67%) VB
11 149 (3.63%) PowerShell
12 145 (3.53%) C++
13 137 (3.33%) VBA
14 117 (2.85%) PHP
15 116 (2.82%) VB.NET
16 114 (2.77%) Bash Shell
17 73 (1.78%) VBScript
18 55 (1.34%) C
19 43 (1.05%) Korn
20 34 (0.83%) VB6
Qualifications
1 491 (11.95%) Degree
2 166 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
3 97 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 74 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 73 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 55 (1.34%) MCP
7 37 (0.90%) MCSE
8 27 (0.66%) MCSA
9 22 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 19 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.24%) HND
13 9 (0.22%) MCSD
13 9 (0.22%) MCPD
14 7 (0.17%) MCITP
15 6 (0.15%) ACCA
15 6 (0.15%) CIMA
15 6 (0.15%) HNC
15 6 (0.15%) Sun Certification
16 5 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (7.54%) SLA
2 92 (2.24%) QA
3 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.32%) COBIT
4 11 (0.27%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.073%) HL7
8 2 (0.049%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.049%) Basel III
8 2 (0.049%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.024%) DICOM
9 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 164 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (0.51%) IMail Server
3 16 (0.39%) XenApp
4 15 (0.36%) Terminal Services
5 9 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.19%) vSphere
7 7 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.17%) Terminal Server
7 7 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.12%) Squid
8 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.097%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.097%) Samba
9 4 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.049%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.024%) UAG
11 1 (0.024%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.024%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.024%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (1.29%) Puppet
2 45 (1.09%) Nagios
3 33 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (0.78%) Control-M
5 27 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 22 (0.54%) OpenView
7 21 (0.51%) Ansible
8 16 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 16 (0.39%) SCCM
9 15 (0.36%) Opsview
10 13 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
11 9 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.22%) SCOM
11 9 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 9 (0.22%) WSUS
11 9 (0.22%) Unicenter
12 6 (0.15%) AirWatch
13 5 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.12%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.12%) logstash
Vendors
1 977 (23.77%) Oracle
2 870 (21.17%) Microsoft
3 128 (3.11%) Sybase
4 109 (2.65%) Citrix
5 108 (2.63%) IBM
6 91 (2.21%) SAP
7 81 (1.97%) Bloomberg
8 77 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
9 75 (1.82%) Business Objects
10 73 (1.78%) Red Hat
11 68 (1.65%) VMware
12 57 (1.39%) HP
13 52 (1.27%) Cognos
14 44 (1.07%) Sun
15 38 (0.92%) Reuters
16 37 (0.90%) Sage
17 36 (0.88%) Fidessa
18 30 (0.73%) ION Trading
19 29 (0.71%) SunGard
20 26 (0.63%) Remedy
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0 - £28000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + bens + flexitime
Posted: 21 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Flexi, Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £23k - 28k per year + incl shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday