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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 142 152 159
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2191 2005 2137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.86% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.96% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1925 1755 1883
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 £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 +11 2100 £37,500 -2.59% 147
London +7 1032 £45,000 -2.17% 69
South East -14 301 £32,500 +1.56% 25
City of London -42 224 £45,000 -5.26% 22
East of England +59 200 £35,000 - 6
Yorkshire +33 150 £30,157 +0.52% 16
South West -30 126 £30,000 -15.49% 11
West Yorkshire +42 121 £30,157 -1.12% 13
West Midlands -14 114 £27,850 -14.30% 5
Leeds +37 104 £30,157 -4.26% 9
North West +15 97 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Berkshire +3 80 £31,500 -7.35% 12
Surrey -13 72 £35,000 - 3
Hampshire -5 68 £26,500 -10.16% 4
East Midlands +47 65 £32,500 +12.06% 6
Manchester +14 63 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Hertfordshire +19 60 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Bristol +5 53 £26,000 -20.00% 5
Bedfordshire +31 47 £46,500 +32.85% 3
Scotland -23 44 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Reading +15 42 £30,000 +20.00% 3
Essex +7 42 £28,000 -34.11%
Birmingham -28 42 £34,000 -20.00% 1
Watford +17 41 £42,500 +29.77%
Gloucestershire +6 36 £30,000 -18.36% 2
Leicestershire +46 31 £34,750 +54.44% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 31 £29,500 -10.60% 2
Glasgow +12 29 £35,000 -6.66%
Cheshire -2 26 £25,500 -27.14% 5
Oxfordshire -5 24 £37,750 +37.27% 2

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2756 (62.28%) SQL
2 1398 (31.59%) SQL Server
3 1389 (31.39%) Finance
4 1354 (30.60%) Windows
5 1093 (24.70%) ITIL
6 1028 (23.23%) Microsoft
7 1027 (23.21%) Oracle
8 1014 (22.92%) UNIX
9 934 (21.11%) .NET
10 855 (19.32%) Linux
11 826 (18.67%) Java
12 700 (15.82%) MS Excel
13 679 (15.34%) C#
14 546 (12.34%) Degree
15 451 (10.19%) IIS
16 447 (10.10%) Banking
16 447 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
17 430 (9.72%) Front Office
18 404 (9.13%) XML
19 392 (8.86%) HTML
20 382 (8.63%) SLA
21 379 (8.56%) JavaScript
22 364 (8.23%) CRM
23 348 (7.86%) T-SQL
24 343 (7.75%) SharePoint
25 320 (7.23%) ASP.NET
26 307 (6.94%) Perl
26 307 (6.94%) Tomcat
27 305 (6.89%) MS Office
28 282 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 451 (10.19%) IIS
2 343 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 307 (6.94%) Tomcat
4 195 (4.41%) Apache
5 151 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 123 (2.78%) JBoss
7 106 (2.40%) WebLogic
8 80 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
9 62 (1.40%) CMS
10 56 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 46 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (0.68%) WorkSite
13 26 (0.59%) Node.js
14 24 (0.54%) GlassFish
14 24 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 24 (0.54%) MS Exchange
15 22 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
16 21 (0.47%) OpenEdge
17 19 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
17 19 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 700 (15.82%) MS Excel
2 305 (6.89%) MS Office
3 24 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.23%) SPSS
6 8 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.11%) Stata
7 5 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.090%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.068%) Windchill
9 3 (0.068%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.068%) S-PLUS
10 2 (0.045%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.045%) InDesign
10 2 (0.045%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.023%) FastStats
11 1 (0.023%) Mingle
11 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.023%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 175 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 36 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.77%) Agresso
6 31 (0.70%) Markit EDM
7 29 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
8 21 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
9 19 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
10 15 (0.34%) Retail-J
11 14 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
13 12 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.27%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
13 12 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
13 12 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
14 11 (0.25%) Kondor+
14 11 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 11 (0.25%) ION MarketView
15 10 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (2.40%) SaaS
2 16 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.20%) Joyent
4 9 (0.20%) IaaS
5 6 (0.14%) Office 365
6 2 (0.045%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.045%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.045%) Route 53
7 1 (0.023%) Force.com
7 1 (0.023%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 151 (3.41%) Internet
2 100 (2.26%) Firewall
3 86 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 85 (1.92%) HTTP
5 61 (1.38%) FTP
6 51 (1.15%) DNS
7 50 (1.13%) LAN
8 43 (0.97%) Intranet
9 38 (0.86%) WAN
10 30 (0.68%) SAN
11 26 (0.59%) SMTP
12 25 (0.56%) DHCP
13 23 (0.52%) LDAP
14 20 (0.45%) SSL
15 18 (0.41%) VoIP
16 15 (0.34%) SSH
17 14 (0.32%) VPN
18 11 (0.25%) Wireless
19 8 (0.18%) Extranet
19 8 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1398 (31.59%) SQL Server
2 282 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 220 (4.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 212 (4.79%) Oracle Database
5 200 (4.52%) Relational Database
6 168 (3.80%) MySQL
7 149 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 134 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 97 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
9 97 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 86 (1.94%) RDBMS
11 81 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
12 58 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
13 54 (1.22%) MS Access
14 53 (1.20%) DB2
15 37 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
15 37 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
16 34 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
17 30 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 21 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 54 (1.22%) Subversion
3 52 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
4 42 (0.95%) JIRA
5 40 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 38 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 31 (0.70%) Jenkins
8 29 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (0.61%) Maven
10 22 (0.50%) Toad
11 16 (0.36%) JUnit
12 14 (0.32%) PVCS
12 14 (0.32%) JDeveloper
12 14 (0.32%) TestDirector
13 11 (0.25%) VisualVM
14 9 (0.20%) Firebug
15 8 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
16 7 (0.16%) Hudson
17 6 (0.14%) IntelliJ
18 5 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 1389 (31.39%) Finance
2 447 (10.10%) Banking
3 430 (9.72%) Front Office
4 211 (4.77%) Investment Banking
5 180 (4.07%) Retail
6 118 (2.67%) Back Office
7 107 (2.42%) Law
7 107 (2.42%) Legal
8 74 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 72 (1.63%) Telecoms
10 47 (1.06%) Marketing
10 47 (1.06%) French Language
10 47 (1.06%) German Language
11 46 (1.04%) Advertising
12 45 (1.02%) Publishing
13 41 (0.93%) Billing
14 32 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 25 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.47%) Retail Banking
17 15 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 934 (21.11%) .NET
2 404 (9.13%) XML
3 392 (8.86%) HTML
4 320 (7.23%) ASP.NET
5 252 (5.69%) CSS
6 214 (4.84%) Web Services
7 163 (3.68%) FIX Protocol
8 149 (3.37%) J2EE
9 126 (2.85%) Middleware
10 83 (1.88%) .NET Framework
11 66 (1.49%) JSP
12 54 (1.22%) Spring
13 48 (1.08%) Classic ASP
14 46 (1.04%) jQuery
15 44 (0.99%) XSLT
16 39 (0.88%) SOAP
17 36 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
18 29 (0.66%) JMS
18 29 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
19 25 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 447 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 213 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 184 (4.16%) Derivative
4 182 (4.11%) Equities
5 145 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 139 (3.14%) Fixed Income
7 122 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 88 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 67 (1.51%) Hedge funds
10 60 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 54 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
12 50 (1.13%) Mathematics
13 46 (1.04%) Statistics
14 43 (0.97%) SWIFT
15 33 (0.75%) Open Source
16 31 (0.70%) Wiki
17 27 (0.61%) Replication
18 20 (0.45%) PKI
18 20 (0.45%) EPoS
19 19 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1354 (30.60%) Windows
2 1014 (22.92%) UNIX
3 855 (19.32%) Linux
4 279 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 214 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 132 (2.98%) Solaris
7 127 (2.87%) Windows XP
8 116 (2.62%) Windows 7
9 88 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 45 (1.02%) AIX
12 36 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 27 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 20 (0.45%) CentOS
15 19 (0.43%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.29%) Android
17 10 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.20%) Windows NT
19 8 (0.18%) Apple iOS
20 7 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (24.70%) ITIL
2 364 (8.23%) CRM
3 226 (5.11%) Problem Management
4 215 (4.86%) Service Delivery
5 210 (4.75%) Service Management
6 193 (4.36%) Change Management
7 190 (4.29%) Project Management
8 188 (4.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 159 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
10 158 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
11 157 (3.55%) Incident Management
12 147 (3.32%) ERP
13 143 (3.23%) Release Management
14 142 (3.21%) E-Commerce
15 131 (2.96%) Mentoring
16 114 (2.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 99 (2.24%) Asset Management
18 97 (2.19%) Electronic Trading
18 97 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
19 96 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2756 (62.28%) SQL
2 826 (18.67%) Java
3 679 (15.34%) C#
4 379 (8.56%) JavaScript
5 348 (7.86%) T-SQL
6 307 (6.94%) Perl
7 231 (5.22%) VB
7 231 (5.22%) Shell Script
8 194 (4.38%) PL/SQL
9 186 (4.20%) Python
10 161 (3.64%) VBA
10 161 (3.64%) C++
11 119 (2.69%) Bash Shell
12 118 (2.67%) PowerShell
13 106 (2.40%) VB.NET
14 97 (2.19%) C
15 94 (2.12%) PHP
16 62 (1.40%) VBScript
17 57 (1.29%) VB6
18 30 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 546 (12.34%) Degree
2 139 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
3 99 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 95 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.04%) MCSE
7 44 (0.99%) MCP
8 19 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.36%) MCTS
10 15 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (0.34%) MCSA
10 15 (0.34%) MCDBA
11 13 (0.29%) HND
12 10 (0.23%) ISEB
12 10 (0.23%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.20%) MCSD
14 7 (0.16%) MOS
15 6 (0.14%) MCITP
15 6 (0.14%) MCAD
16 5 (0.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (8.63%) SLA
2 99 (2.24%) QA
3 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.14%) DICOM
7 5 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.045%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.045%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.023%) EMIR
System Software
1 146 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 27 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.43%) IMail Server
4 17 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 10 (0.23%) Terminal Server
6 9 (0.20%) XenApp
6 9 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (0.18%) vSphere
8 7 (0.16%) ClearTrust
9 6 (0.14%) Samba
10 5 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.068%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.068%) Squid
12 3 (0.068%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.045%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 42 (0.95%) Control-M
1 42 (0.95%) Puppet
2 38 (0.86%) Nagios
3 32 (0.72%) Tivoli
4 23 (0.52%) SCCM
5 22 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
6 20 (0.45%) OpenView
7 14 (0.32%) Opsview
8 12 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 8 (0.18%) Netcool
11 7 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.14%) Zenoss
13 3 (0.068%) SCOM
13 3 (0.068%) OVSD
13 3 (0.068%) WSUS
13 3 (0.068%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.068%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1028 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 1027 (23.21%) Oracle
3 132 (2.98%) Sybase
4 121 (2.73%) Citrix
5 120 (2.71%) IBM
6 106 (2.40%) Red Hat
7 97 (2.19%) Business Objects
7 97 (2.19%) Cognos
8 96 (2.17%) VMware
9 87 (1.97%) Bloomberg
10 75 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
11 74 (1.67%) SAP
12 57 (1.29%) Sun
13 47 (1.06%) thinkFolio
14 39 (0.88%) Fidessa
15 38 (0.86%) Sage
16 37 (0.84%) Remedy
17 35 (0.79%) SunGard
18 34 (0.77%) Reuters
19 33 (0.75%) HP
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 30 days hol, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUS,LIFE INSURANCE,PENSION
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago