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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 173 159 169
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2064 2254 2186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 2.01% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.08% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1818 1969 1931
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%

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
99394 108225 115334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.46% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 83478 88313 93538
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 £68,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1970 £40,000 +6.66% 165
London -20 904 £47,500 - 64
South East +32 417 £35,000 +16.66% 33
City of London +10 184 £47,500 -5.00% 17
Yorkshire +37 164 £31,000 +3.33% 15
East of England -12 141 £37,500 - 14
West Yorkshire +65 131 £31,000 +3.33% 11
South West -17 126 £28,000 -6.66% 13
Leeds +52 116 £31,000 +3.33% 7
Berkshire +59 111 £50,000 +56.25% 9
North West +56 96 £33,750 +2.27% 11
West Midlands -29 93 £29,500 +7.27% 10
Surrey -25 85 £32,500 +18.18% 8
Hampshire +29 79 £31,250 -10.71% 10
Manchester +45 58 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Reading +41 57 £50,000 +66.66% 7
East Midlands -4 53 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Bristol -7 49 £29,000 +13.72% 7
Scotland -7 45 £30,250 +0.83% 7
Hertfordshire +3 44 £28,500 -18.57%
West Sussex +7 40 £40,000 +42.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +14 36 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Southampton +9 33 £32,500 +14.03% 6
Wiltshire -5 30 £31,750 -2.30% 1
Oxfordshire -8 28 £31,250 +19.04% 1
Crawley +17 27 £40,000 +48.14%
Bedfordshire -19 26 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 25 £29,000 -10.76%
Kent +12 24 £30,000 +13.20% 1
Coventry -6 24 £27,500 - 1

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2409 (58.17%) SQL
2 1319 (31.85%) SQL Server
3 1261 (30.45%) Finance
4 1236 (29.85%) Windows
5 1093 (26.39%) ITIL
6 994 (24.00%) Oracle
7 937 (22.63%) .NET
8 910 (21.98%) Microsoft
9 741 (17.89%) Linux
10 669 (16.16%) Unix
11 639 (15.43%) Java
12 599 (14.47%) Degree
13 564 (13.62%) MS Excel
14 558 (13.48%) C#
15 502 (12.12%) IIS
16 490 (11.83%) SLA
17 474 (11.45%) Windows Server
18 420 (10.14%) XML
19 417 (10.07%) JavaScript
20 408 (9.85%) HTML
21 403 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
22 396 (9.56%) CRM
23 383 (9.25%) ASP.NET
24 322 (7.78%) Tomcat
24 322 (7.78%) SharePoint
25 319 (7.70%) CSS
26 305 (7.37%) Banking
27 293 (7.08%) Perl
28 287 (6.93%) Web Services
29 285 (6.88%) Active Directory

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 502 (12.12%) IIS
2 322 (7.78%) SharePoint
2 322 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 245 (5.92%) Apache
4 200 (4.83%) WebSphere
5 195 (4.71%) JBoss
6 126 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
7 122 (2.95%) WebLogic
8 88 (2.13%) CMS
9 46 (1.11%) WordPress
10 45 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 40 (0.97%) Confluence
12 35 (0.85%) Node.js
13 28 (0.68%) MS Exchange
14 25 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
15 21 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 20 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
16 20 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.46%) Skype for Business
18 17 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 564 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 277 (6.69%) MS Office
3 22 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 12 (0.29%) MS Project
7 9 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.097%) Revit
10 3 (0.072%) MicroStation
10 3 (0.072%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.072%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.024%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 100 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.38%) thinkFolio
3 51 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
4 45 (1.09%) Markit EDM
5 43 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
6 34 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
7 31 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
8 29 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
9 26 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
10 22 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
10 22 (0.53%) LatentZero
11 21 (0.51%) Salerio
12 16 (0.39%) ION MarketView
13 15 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
13 15 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
14 14 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
14 14 (0.34%) SAP ERP
15 13 (0.31%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 13 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 11 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 121 (2.92%) SaaS
2 106 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (1.06%) Office 365
4 29 (0.70%) IaaS
5 26 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.34%) Joyent
7 7 (0.17%) GitHub
7 7 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.12%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
9 4 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.072%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.072%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.048%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 118 (2.85%) TCP/IP
2 116 (2.80%) Firewall
3 83 (2.00%) Internet
4 82 (1.98%) DNS
4 82 (1.98%) HTTP
5 75 (1.81%) LDAP
6 52 (1.26%) NAS
7 40 (0.97%) SAN
8 39 (0.94%) FTP
9 37 (0.89%) Intranet
10 36 (0.87%) SSL
10 36 (0.87%) Wireshark
11 32 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
12 27 (0.65%) SNMP
12 27 (0.65%) VPN
13 19 (0.46%) LAN
14 18 (0.43%) DHCP
15 16 (0.39%) SMTP
16 15 (0.36%) S/MIME
17 14 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1319 (31.85%) SQL Server
2 237 (5.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 215 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 206 (4.97%) MySQL
5 190 (4.59%) Relational Database
6 146 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
7 137 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 109 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 100 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 81 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
10 81 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 80 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 74 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
13 59 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
14 44 (1.06%) Oracle Discoverer
15 40 (0.97%) MS Access
16 29 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.65%) DB2
17 27 (0.65%) NoSQL
18 24 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 113 (2.73%) JIRA
2 63 (1.52%) Subversion
3 58 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 52 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
5 40 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 31 (0.75%) Toad
7 29 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.51%) Firebug
8 21 (0.51%) PowerBuilder
9 18 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (0.34%) ProC
11 14 (0.34%) TeamCity
12 10 (0.24%) Maven
12 10 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.22%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.22%) MSI
14 6 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.14%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1261 (30.45%) Finance
2 305 (7.37%) Banking
3 228 (5.51%) Retail
4 222 (5.36%) Front Office
5 130 (3.14%) Law
6 115 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 100 (2.41%) Back Office
8 88 (2.13%) Legal
9 74 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 54 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 48 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 46 (1.11%) Advertising
13 45 (1.09%) Marketing
14 42 (1.01%) Publishing
15 27 (0.65%) French Language
16 23 (0.56%) German Language
17 20 (0.48%) Billing
18 18 (0.43%) Local Government
19 17 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 937 (22.63%) .NET
2 420 (10.14%) XML
3 408 (9.85%) HTML
4 383 (9.25%) ASP.NET
5 319 (7.70%) CSS
6 287 (6.93%) Web Services
7 111 (2.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 111 (2.68%) jQuery
7 111 (2.68%) SOAP
8 104 (2.51%) Middleware
9 98 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
10 93 (2.25%) REST
11 78 (1.88%) LAMP
12 69 (1.67%) J2EE
13 58 (1.40%) .NET Framework
13 58 (1.40%) WebSphere MQ
14 56 (1.35%) HTML5
15 53 (1.28%) WCF
16 51 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 48 (1.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 403 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 139 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 133 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
5 128 (3.09%) Equities
6 124 (2.99%) Hedge funds
7 122 (2.95%) Fixed Income
8 96 (2.32%) Derivative
9 82 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 62 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 55 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 47 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 37 (0.89%) Clustering
13 37 (0.89%) SWIFT
14 36 (0.87%) Fintech
15 32 (0.77%) Driving Licence
16 31 (0.75%) Blackberry
17 30 (0.72%) Data Centre
17 30 (0.72%) iPad
18 29 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1236 (29.85%) Windows
2 741 (17.89%) Linux
3 669 (16.16%) Unix
4 474 (11.45%) Windows Server
5 162 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 130 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 103 (2.49%) Windows 7
8 100 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 76 (1.84%) Solaris
10 71 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (1.47%) Android
12 41 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 36 (0.87%) AIX
14 31 (0.75%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
16 20 (0.48%) CentOS
17 19 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.36%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.27%) Windows 10
20 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (26.39%) ITIL
2 396 (9.56%) CRM
3 282 (6.81%) Problem Management
4 254 (6.13%) ERP
5 245 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 230 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
7 219 (5.29%) Service Management
8 213 (5.14%) Incident Management
9 195 (4.71%) Change Management
10 193 (4.66%) Service Delivery
11 165 (3.98%) Project Management
12 160 (3.86%) Investment Management
13 145 (3.50%) Asset Management
14 141 (3.40%) MVC
15 133 (3.21%) Release Management
16 128 (3.09%) E-Commerce
17 109 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 108 (2.61%) Business Analysis
19 104 (2.51%) Time Management
20 103 (2.49%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2409 (58.17%) SQL
2 639 (15.43%) Java
3 558 (13.48%) C#
4 417 (10.07%) JavaScript
5 293 (7.08%) Perl
6 247 (5.96%) PowerShell
7 215 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 184 (4.44%) PL/SQL
9 166 (4.01%) Python
10 164 (3.96%) VB.NET
11 155 (3.74%) VB
12 145 (3.50%) PHP
13 139 (3.36%) Bash Shell
14 101 (2.44%) VBA
15 97 (2.34%) Shell Script
16 82 (1.98%) C++
17 66 (1.59%) C
18 41 (0.99%) VBScript
19 39 (0.94%) Ruby
20 33 (0.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 599 (14.47%) Degree
2 125 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
3 117 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 93 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 87 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 38 (0.92%) MCSA
8 37 (0.89%) MCSE
9 23 (0.56%) MCP
10 19 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.39%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (0.31%) Sun Certification
14 9 (0.22%) PMP
15 8 (0.19%) MCT
16 6 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.12%) HNC
17 5 (0.12%) MCITP
18 4 (0.097%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (11.83%) SLA
2 146 (3.53%) QA
3 18 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.097%) COBIT
6 4 (0.097%) HL7
6 4 (0.097%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.072%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.048%) DICOM
8 2 (0.048%) GxP
8 2 (0.048%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.024%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 285 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 122 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
5 36 (0.87%) XenApp
6 35 (0.85%) Terminal Server
7 15 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 13 (0.31%) Squid
9 12 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.27%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.24%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.24%) Xen
12 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.14%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.14%) IMail Server
13 6 (0.14%) vSphere
14 5 (0.12%) qmail
14 5 (0.12%) XenServer
15 2 (0.048%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 142 (3.43%) Puppet
2 74 (1.79%) Control-M
3 65 (1.57%) SCCM
4 52 (1.26%) Nagios
5 47 (1.13%) OpenAM
6 32 (0.77%) OpenView
7 28 (0.68%) logstash
8 20 (0.48%) CA Wily
9 17 (0.41%) SCOM
10 15 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.27%) WMI
12 9 (0.22%) WSUS
13 8 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (0.19%) ZABBIX
14 7 (0.17%) Ansible
15 6 (0.14%) Backup Exec
16 5 (0.12%) Cacti
16 5 (0.12%) collectd
16 5 (0.12%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 994 (24.00%) Oracle
2 910 (21.98%) Microsoft
3 193 (4.66%) VMware
4 155 (3.74%) Citrix
5 149 (3.60%) IBM
6 110 (2.66%) Sun
7 109 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 103 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
9 101 (2.44%) SAP
10 76 (1.84%) Charles River
10 76 (1.84%) Sybase
11 75 (1.81%) HP
12 67 (1.62%) Bloomberg
13 57 (1.38%) iManage
13 57 (1.38%) Remedy
14 47 (1.13%) Retek
15 44 (1.06%) MuleSoft
16 42 (1.01%) Demandware
17 38 (0.92%) Hyperion
18 37 (0.89%) Reuters
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £45K + Outstanding Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Vadis People
Salary: circa £50,000-£60,000pa
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: Yesterday
UK
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Tec Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Madgex
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sussex
James Chase Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harrington Starr
Salary: £21648 - £36080 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago