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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 144 160 158
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2161 2170 2023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 1.84% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.94% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 1962 1757
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £63,400 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -

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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
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 £27,500 £27,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(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 +12 2009 £37,500 - 170
London +19 1023 £50,000 +5.26% 69
South East +24 373 £30,000 -7.69% 38
City of London -29 214 £47,500 -2.06% 23
East of England +31 154 £35,000 +1.44% 14
South West -17 127 £30,000 - 10
Surrey +71 113 £27,500 -21.42% 8
Yorkshire +23 109 £32,000 -3.03% 15
West Midlands +16 97 £28,550 -2.39% 10
Berkshire -3 86 £32,500 - 14
West Yorkshire +5 70 £30,078 -11.53% 10
Hampshire +34 68 £32,500 +22.64% 8
East Midlands +1 60 £33,045 +1.67% 9
Leeds +17 59 £30,157 -13.83% 5
Bristol +7 56 £22,500 -21.05% 6
Essex +23 54 £35,000 -17.64% 7
North West -54 51 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Scotland -6 45 £28,500 -19.71% 5
Reading +10 44 £32,500 +18.18% 7
Hertfordshire +19 38 £38,750 +40.90% 4
Wiltshire +11 36 £32,500 +11.11% 2
East Sussex +28 35 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Brighton +20 35 £25,000 -23.07% 1
Warwickshire +2 30 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Guildford +32 29 £32,500 -10.34% 4
Bedfordshire +30 29 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West Sussex +5 25 £30,000 - 3
Birmingham -14 25 £36,250 -3.33% 1
Southampton +20 24 £35,250 +4.44% 3
Cheshire -9 23 £26,500 -11.66%

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2412 (58.87%) SQL
2 1318 (32.17%) Windows
3 1302 (31.78%) SQL Server
4 1248 (30.46%) Finance
5 947 (23.11%) ITIL
6 926 (22.60%) Oracle
7 899 (21.94%) .NET
8 865 (21.11%) UNIX
9 846 (20.65%) Microsoft
10 802 (19.58%) Linux
11 707 (17.26%) Java
12 596 (14.55%) MS Excel
13 537 (13.11%) C#
14 490 (11.96%) Degree
15 477 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
16 403 (9.84%) IIS
17 401 (9.79%) XML
18 382 (9.32%) JavaScript
19 373 (9.10%) Front Office
20 359 (8.76%) HTML
21 353 (8.62%) Perl
22 342 (8.35%) Banking
23 335 (8.18%) CRM
24 326 (7.96%) ASP.NET
25 303 (7.40%) T-SQL
26 299 (7.30%) SLA
27 259 (6.32%) Tomcat
28 247 (6.03%) Python
29 246 (6.00%) MS Office
30 245 (5.98%) SharePoint

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 403 (9.84%) IIS
2 259 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 245 (5.98%) SharePoint
4 139 (3.39%) Apache
5 114 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 84 (2.05%) JBoss
7 79 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 51 (1.24%) CMS
9 43 (1.05%) MS Exchange
10 30 (0.73%) OpenEdge
10 30 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (0.63%) SAS
12 24 (0.59%) WorkSite
13 22 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.46%) GlassFish
16 18 (0.44%) Confluence
17 17 (0.41%) MQSeries
18 15 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
19 12 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 596 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 246 (6.00%) MS Office
3 27 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.15%) MS Project
7 3 (0.073%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.073%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.049%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.024%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.024%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.024%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 110 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 42 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 35 (0.85%) Markit EDM
5 33 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 33 (0.81%) Maximo
5 33 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
6 31 (0.76%) ION MarketView
6 31 (0.76%) Endur
7 25 (0.61%) Primavera
8 23 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
8 23 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
9 22 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
10 17 (0.41%) Agresso
10 17 (0.41%) RMDS
11 16 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 16 (0.39%) LatentZero
11 16 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
12 13 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
13 11 (0.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 109 (2.66%) SaaS
2 48 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (0.68%) Office 365
4 22 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.073%) Force.com
6 3 (0.073%) IaaS
7 2 (0.049%) PaaS
8 1 (0.024%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.024%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.024%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.024%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.024%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 131 (3.20%) Internet
2 117 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 75 (1.83%) DNS
4 61 (1.49%) Firewall
5 54 (1.32%) LAN
6 51 (1.24%) WAN
7 45 (1.10%) DHCP
8 44 (1.07%) HTTP
9 26 (0.63%) FTP
10 24 (0.59%) SMTP
10 24 (0.59%) CTI
11 20 (0.49%) SSL
12 18 (0.44%) VPN
13 17 (0.41%) SAN
13 17 (0.41%) WebEx
14 16 (0.39%) AMQP
15 15 (0.37%) Intranet
16 13 (0.32%) DSL
17 9 (0.22%) VoIP
18 7 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1302 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 205 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 197 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 160 (3.91%) Oracle Database
5 146 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 144 (3.51%) MySQL
7 95 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 87 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 85 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 80 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
11 67 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
14 45 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
15 42 (1.03%) MS Access
16 40 (0.98%) DB2
17 29 (0.71%) DTS
18 25 (0.61%) KDB
18 25 (0.61%) MongoDB
19 22 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 80 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 74 (1.81%) JIRA
3 60 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (1.03%) Subversion
5 37 (0.90%) Maven
6 31 (0.76%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 23 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (0.44%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.39%) Toad
11 15 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (0.34%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 11 (0.27%) Selenium
14 10 (0.24%) JUnit
15 9 (0.22%) Ant
15 9 (0.22%) VisualVM
16 6 (0.15%) MSBuild
16 6 (0.15%) MSI
16 6 (0.15%) JMeter
General
1 1248 (30.46%) Finance
2 373 (9.10%) Front Office
3 342 (8.35%) Banking
4 216 (5.27%) Retail
5 174 (4.25%) Back Office
6 155 (3.78%) Investment Banking
7 134 (3.27%) Legal
8 97 (2.37%) Advertising
9 81 (1.98%) Law
10 70 (1.71%) Marketing
11 50 (1.22%) Telecoms
12 47 (1.15%) Publishing
13 44 (1.07%) German Language
13 44 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 42 (1.03%) Billing
15 41 (1.00%) Financial Institution
16 32 (0.78%) French Language
17 16 (0.39%) Italian Language
18 14 (0.34%) Military
19 13 (0.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 899 (21.94%) .NET
2 401 (9.79%) XML
3 359 (8.76%) HTML
4 326 (7.96%) ASP.NET
5 243 (5.93%) Web Services
6 209 (5.10%) CSS
7 171 (4.17%) J2EE
8 165 (4.03%) FIX Protocol
9 93 (2.27%) Middleware
10 81 (1.98%) jQuery
11 79 (1.93%) .NET Framework
12 63 (1.54%) XSLT
13 53 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 51 (1.24%) Spring
15 49 (1.20%) WCF
16 48 (1.17%) JSP
17 47 (1.15%) HTML5
18 41 (1.00%) JMS
19 40 (0.98%) CSS3
20 36 (0.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 477 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (5.30%) Computer Science
3 214 (5.22%) Fixed Income
4 190 (4.64%) Equities
5 181 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 164 (4.00%) Derivative
7 156 (3.81%) Hedge funds
8 151 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 87 (2.12%) Mathematics
10 86 (2.10%) Client/Server
11 82 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 43 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
13 38 (0.93%) GIS
14 28 (0.68%) NHS
15 26 (0.63%) Mainframe
16 24 (0.59%) Physics
16 24 (0.59%) Replication
17 22 (0.54%) Credit Risk
17 22 (0.54%) Grid Computing
17 22 (0.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1318 (32.17%) Windows
2 865 (21.11%) UNIX
3 802 (19.58%) Linux
4 181 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (2.51%) Solaris
6 98 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 97 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 92 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (1.34%) Windows XP
10 53 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 49 (1.20%) Windows 8
12 33 (0.81%) AIX
13 23 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (0.49%) CentOS
15 18 (0.44%) SUSE
16 17 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.29%) Debian
18 10 (0.24%) Android
18 10 (0.24%) Fedora
18 10 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 947 (23.11%) ITIL
2 335 (8.18%) CRM
3 244 (5.96%) ERP
4 234 (5.71%) Service Management
5 225 (5.49%) Project Management
6 215 (5.25%) Problem Management
7 213 (5.20%) Change Management
8 203 (4.95%) Service Delivery
9 179 (4.37%) Agile Software Development
10 170 (4.15%) Asset Management
11 167 (4.08%) Incident Management
12 143 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
13 137 (3.34%) E-Commerce
14 134 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
15 129 (3.15%) Time Management
16 122 (2.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 122 (2.98%) Investment Management
17 114 (2.78%) SDLC
18 112 (2.73%) MVC
19 105 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2412 (58.87%) SQL
2 707 (17.26%) Java
3 537 (13.11%) C#
4 382 (9.32%) JavaScript
5 353 (8.62%) Perl
6 303 (7.40%) T-SQL
7 247 (6.03%) Python
8 212 (5.17%) Shell Script
9 200 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 173 (4.22%) VB
11 168 (4.10%) PowerShell
12 138 (3.37%) VB.NET
13 122 (2.98%) C++
14 114 (2.78%) PHP
15 104 (2.54%) Bash Shell
16 101 (2.47%) VBA
17 78 (1.90%) VBScript
18 56 (1.37%) C
19 49 (1.20%) Korn
20 27 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 490 (11.96%) Degree
2 192 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
3 107 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 80 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 73 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 59 (1.44%) MCP
7 33 (0.81%) MCSE
8 29 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 27 (0.66%) MCSA
10 22 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.34%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.32%) MCPD
13 12 (0.29%) MCSD
14 10 (0.24%) CIMA
14 10 (0.24%) ACCA
14 10 (0.24%) HNC
15 9 (0.22%) HND
16 7 (0.17%) MCITP
17 6 (0.15%) AAT
17 6 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (7.30%) SLA
2 116 (2.83%) QA
3 19 (0.46%) COBIT
3 19 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.22%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.049%) Basel III
7 2 (0.049%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.024%) HL7
8 1 (0.024%) PMBOK
System Software
1 190 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.59%) XenApp
3 23 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.49%) IMail Server
5 14 (0.34%) Terminal Services
6 11 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.20%) vSphere
8 8 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.15%) Squid
11 4 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.073%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.073%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.049%) qmail
13 2 (0.049%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.024%) Samba
14 1 (0.024%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.024%) Cronacle
14 1 (0.024%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 56 (1.37%) Puppet
2 52 (1.27%) Nagios
3 37 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (0.83%) Control-M
5 25 (0.61%) SCCM
6 21 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 20 (0.49%) WSUS
8 19 (0.46%) Ansible
9 16 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
10 15 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (0.37%) OpenView
10 15 (0.37%) Opsview
11 11 (0.27%) SCOM
12 10 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (0.22%) Unicenter
13 9 (0.22%) BladeLogic
13 9 (0.22%) HP SIM
13 9 (0.22%) AirWatch
14 7 (0.17%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 926 (22.60%) Oracle
2 846 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 163 (3.98%) Sybase
4 126 (3.08%) Citrix
5 106 (2.59%) IBM
6 101 (2.47%) SAP
7 84 (2.05%) Bloomberg
8 79 (1.93%) HP
9 75 (1.83%) VMware
10 65 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 64 (1.56%) Business Objects
12 60 (1.46%) Reuters
13 59 (1.44%) Sun
14 46 (1.12%) Cognos
15 43 (1.05%) Sage
16 40 (0.98%) Fidessa
17 32 (0.78%) ION Trading
18 31 (0.76%) ESRI
18 31 (0.76%) OpenLink
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £34000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £49,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £36000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £36000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £35000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £24,000 per annum +benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
Talent International
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£48,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago