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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 165 170 167
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2043 1974 1979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 1.88% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1757 1734 1713
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,615 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.71% -7.69%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(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 +6 1945 £40,000 +11.11% 198
London +1 921 £47,500 +3.26% 74
South East +40 378 £37,500 +15.38% 55
South West +15 161 £31,000 +6.89% 13
East of England -5 159 £40,000 +33.33% 17
City of London +3 143 £47,500 - 30
Yorkshire -10 122 £31,250 +4.16% 18
Berkshire +32 104 £42,500 +30.76% 14
West Yorkshire -1 99 £28,500 -5.00% 14
North West +59 94 £29,000 +3.57% 11
Surrey +15 85 £32,500 -7.14% 12
West Midlands -40 84 £32,500 +20.37% 5
Leeds -18 65 £30,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +31 60 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Hampshire +10 55 £40,000 +23.07% 5
Wiltshire +35 53 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Scotland +19 53 £28,500 -18.57% 11
Manchester +37 51 £37,500 +21.95% 5
West Sussex +36 50 £42,500 +51.78% 5
Essex +8 42 £50,000 +78.57% 3
Swindon +38 41 £30,000 - 2
East Midlands -27 39 £27,500 -10.56% 5
Bristol -28 37 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire +18 36 £30,000 +5.26% 12
Reading +1 35 £42,000 +40.00% 8
Somerset +19 31 £35,000 +55.55% 5
Crawley +30 29 £42,500 +49.12% 2
Merseyside +15 29 £27,000 +22.72% 2
Coventry -18 29 £35,000 +27.27% 4
Glasgow -4 27 £37,250 +6.42% 5

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2564 (60.57%) SQL
2 1309 (30.92%) Windows
3 1253 (29.60%) SQL Server
4 1221 (28.84%) Finance
5 1082 (25.56%) Oracle
6 980 (23.15%) ITIL
7 855 (20.20%) Linux
8 851 (20.10%) Microsoft
9 847 (20.01%) .NET
10 838 (19.80%) Unix
11 643 (15.19%) Java
12 608 (14.36%) C#
13 567 (13.39%) Degree
14 518 (12.24%) Windows Server
15 479 (11.32%) MS Excel
16 436 (10.30%) SLA
17 429 (10.13%) IIS
18 411 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
19 378 (8.93%) Perl
20 354 (8.36%) HTML
21 351 (8.29%) CRM
22 350 (8.27%) JavaScript
23 346 (8.17%) XML
24 335 (7.91%) SharePoint
25 329 (7.77%) Banking
26 325 (7.68%) ASP.NET
27 295 (6.97%) CSS
28 293 (6.92%) Front Office
29 288 (6.80%) Tomcat
30 285 (6.73%) ERP

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 429 (10.13%) IIS
2 335 (7.91%) SharePoint
3 288 (6.80%) Tomcat
4 220 (5.20%) Apache
5 158 (3.73%) WebSphere
6 134 (3.17%) JBoss
7 117 (2.76%) WebLogic
8 79 (1.87%) CMS
9 66 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 39 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 36 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
12 33 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (0.76%) Node.js
14 26 (0.61%) Skype for Business
15 20 (0.47%) MQSeries
16 19 (0.45%) Confluence
16 19 (0.45%) WordPress
17 17 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
19 13 (0.31%) Jetty
Applications
1 479 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 254 (6.00%) MS Office
3 21 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
4 20 (0.47%) MS Project
5 16 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 5 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.071%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.071%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.071%) ProjectWise
11 3 (0.071%) Revit
Business Applications
1 62 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.37%) thinkFolio
3 50 (1.18%) Markit EDM
4 41 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
5 37 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
7 32 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
8 30 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
9 28 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
10 22 (0.52%) ION MarketView
11 21 (0.50%) Eagle PACE
12 18 (0.43%) LatentZero
12 18 (0.43%) SAP ERP
13 16 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
14 15 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
14 15 (0.35%) Salerio
15 13 (0.31%) Primavera
16 12 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
17 10 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
18 9 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 79 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (1.72%) SaaS
3 27 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (0.61%) IaaS
5 22 (0.52%) Office 365
6 19 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.43%) Joyent
8 12 (0.28%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.24%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.12%) GitHub
10 5 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.071%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.071%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.071%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.071%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.071%) Taleo
12 3 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (2.65%) DNS
2 97 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 84 (1.98%) Firewall
4 75 (1.77%) Internet
5 57 (1.35%) LDAP
6 45 (1.06%) FTP
7 44 (1.04%) HTTP
8 36 (0.85%) SSL
9 34 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
10 33 (0.78%) VPN
11 29 (0.69%) Intranet
12 25 (0.59%) LAN
12 25 (0.59%) Wireshark
13 21 (0.50%) DHCP
14 19 (0.45%) SAN
15 17 (0.40%) WAN
16 16 (0.38%) NAS
16 16 (0.38%) SMTP
16 16 (0.38%) SNMP
17 14 (0.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1253 (29.60%) SQL Server
2 185 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 179 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 172 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 156 (3.69%) BusinessObjects
6 155 (3.66%) MySQL
7 150 (3.54%) Oracle Database
8 110 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 96 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 85 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 81 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
12 80 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
13 70 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 56 (1.32%) DB2
15 54 (1.28%) RDBMS
16 36 (0.85%) NoSQL
17 35 (0.83%) MS Access
18 34 (0.80%) GIS
19 33 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
20 30 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 116 (2.74%) JIRA
2 52 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 39 (0.92%) PowerBuilder
6 37 (0.87%) Subversion
7 34 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
8 27 (0.64%) Toad
9 26 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 22 (0.52%) Firebug
11 20 (0.47%) Eclipse
12 14 (0.33%) ProC
13 10 (0.24%) Maven
14 8 (0.19%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.19%) TeamCity
15 6 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
15 6 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 5 (0.12%) DBeaver
16 5 (0.12%) MSI
16 5 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1221 (28.84%) Finance
2 329 (7.77%) Banking
3 293 (6.92%) Front Office
4 193 (4.56%) Retail
5 144 (3.40%) Back Office
6 139 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 128 (3.02%) Law
8 91 (2.15%) Financial Institution
9 80 (1.89%) Legal
10 75 (1.77%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.56%) Manufacturing
12 50 (1.18%) Marketing
13 38 (0.90%) Billing
14 34 (0.80%) Advertising
15 33 (0.78%) Publishing
16 31 (0.73%) French Language
17 20 (0.47%) General Ledger
17 20 (0.47%) German Language
18 18 (0.43%) Local Government
19 13 (0.31%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 847 (20.01%) .NET
2 354 (8.36%) HTML
3 346 (8.17%) XML
4 325 (7.68%) ASP.NET
5 295 (6.97%) CSS
6 203 (4.80%) Web Services
7 159 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
8 114 (2.69%) Middleware
9 92 (2.17%) jQuery
10 73 (1.72%) SOAP
11 72 (1.70%) J2EE
12 67 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (1.49%) .NET Framework
13 63 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
14 61 (1.44%) EDI
15 53 (1.25%) HTML5
16 52 (1.23%) REST
17 50 (1.18%) LAMP
18 36 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 411 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.72%) Computer Science
3 164 (3.87%) Hedge funds
4 158 (3.73%) Equities
5 156 (3.69%) Fixed Income
6 138 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 124 (2.93%) Derivative
8 105 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
9 100 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 62 (1.46%) Mathematics
11 46 (1.09%) SWIFT
12 45 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
13 40 (0.94%) Client/Server
14 38 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 36 (0.85%) Clustering
16 34 (0.80%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.78%) Blackberry
18 31 (0.73%) EPoS
18 31 (0.73%) NHS
19 28 (0.66%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1309 (30.92%) Windows
2 855 (20.20%) Linux
3 838 (19.80%) Unix
4 518 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 187 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (3.28%) Solaris
7 133 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 99 (2.34%) Windows 7
9 71 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 52 (1.23%) Android
12 40 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 36 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 35 (0.83%) AIX
15 27 (0.64%) CentOS
16 22 (0.52%) Windows 8
17 21 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
18 20 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 980 (23.15%) ITIL
2 351 (8.29%) CRM
3 285 (6.73%) ERP
4 277 (6.54%) Problem Management
5 226 (5.34%) Change Management
6 221 (5.22%) Service Management
7 220 (5.20%) Incident Management
8 211 (4.98%) Service Delivery
9 210 (4.96%) Project Management
10 182 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
11 179 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
12 176 (4.16%) Investment Management
13 142 (3.35%) Asset Management
14 128 (3.02%) Release Management
15 126 (2.98%) Mentoring
16 120 (2.83%) ETL
17 119 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 118 (2.79%) Electronic Trading
19 117 (2.76%) Change Control
19 117 (2.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2564 (60.57%) SQL
2 643 (15.19%) Java
3 608 (14.36%) C#
4 378 (8.93%) Perl
5 350 (8.27%) JavaScript
6 224 (5.29%) Python
6 224 (5.29%) T-SQL
7 202 (4.77%) PowerShell
8 198 (4.68%) PL/SQL
9 172 (4.06%) VB
10 169 (3.99%) VB.NET
11 167 (3.95%) Shell Script
12 126 (2.98%) Bash Shell
13 121 (2.86%) PHP
14 83 (1.96%) C++
15 82 (1.94%) VBA
16 73 (1.72%) C
17 52 (1.23%) Korn
18 40 (0.94%) Ruby
19 33 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 567 (13.39%) Degree
2 126 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 105 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
4 97 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 52 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 32 (0.76%) MCSA
8 31 (0.73%) MCSE
9 29 (0.69%) MCP
10 14 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (0.33%) HNC
10 14 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.28%) HND
11 12 (0.28%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.26%) Sun Certification
13 9 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.21%) PMP
14 7 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (10.30%) SLA
2 124 (2.93%) QA
3 34 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.12%) COBIT
6 5 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.094%) SEPA
8 3 (0.071%) HL7
9 2 (0.047%) DICOM
10 1 (0.024%) GxP
10 1 (0.024%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 278 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 90 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.76%) XenApp
5 30 (0.71%) Terminal Server
6 12 (0.28%) Squid
7 11 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 11 (0.26%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.24%) Xen
8 10 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.21%) qmail
10 6 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.14%) vSphere
11 3 (0.071%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.047%) vCloud
12 2 (0.047%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (1.89%) Puppet
2 60 (1.42%) Control-M
3 56 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
4 53 (1.25%) SCCM
5 45 (1.06%) Nagios
6 24 (0.57%) logstash
7 18 (0.43%) SCOM
8 15 (0.35%) WSUS
9 12 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.26%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.24%) OpenAM
11 10 (0.24%) OpenView
11 10 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (0.21%) CA Wily
12 9 (0.21%) Cacti
12 9 (0.21%) collectd
12 9 (0.21%) Ganglia
12 9 (0.21%) Graphite
13 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1082 (25.56%) Oracle
2 851 (20.10%) Microsoft
3 182 (4.30%) Sybase
4 170 (4.02%) Citrix
5 152 (3.59%) IBM
6 141 (3.33%) VMware
7 132 (3.12%) SAP
8 101 (2.39%) Sun
9 75 (1.77%) Charles River
9 75 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 68 (1.61%) Red Hat
11 66 (1.56%) Hyperion
12 63 (1.49%) Bloomberg
13 56 (1.32%) iManage
14 50 (1.18%) Informatica
15 49 (1.16%) Remedy
16 46 (1.09%) Baan
17 40 (0.94%) HP
18 37 (0.87%) Reuters
19 28 (0.66%) Splunk
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + On Call + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £400000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Salary: Competitive plus package (Car, Pension, Bonus, 25 days Holiday, more)
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, 27 days a/l
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £70000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
4it Recruitment
Salary: £Excellent salary + benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
- The Resourcing Hub
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday