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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 147 152 157
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2264 2240 2004
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 1.91% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.02% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1997 2005 1757
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -

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
103461 110803 102664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.34%
Number of salaries quoted 85580 90507 85036
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 £26,500 £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 29 July 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 July 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 +3 2168 £40,000 +6.66% 173
London +23 1159 £52,500 +10.52% 77
South East +6 376 £30,000 -7.69% 28
City of London -13 264 £50,000 - 30
East of England +39 163 £36,000 +2.85% 13
Yorkshire +15 119 £32,500 +14.03% 11
West Midlands +9 119 £35,000 +22.80% 9
South West -37 119 £26,000 -5.45% 10
Surrey +13 112 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Berkshire +5 86 £32,500 -7.14% 4
West Yorkshire +9 80 £30,000 +5.26% 8
Hampshire +19 68 £24,750 -18.85% 4
Leeds +6 66 £31,000 +7.82% 7
Essex +33 65 £45,000 +5.88% 6
East Midlands -6 55 £32,500 +1.56% 10
North West -54 51 £31,000 +3.33% 10
Bristol +10 50 £22,500 -18.18% 6
Birmingham -2 38 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Reading +28 37 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire +25 37 £31,500 -30.00% 2
East Sussex +13 35 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Brighton +14 34 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Scotland -34 31 £35,000 -1.40% 11
Chelmsford +16 30 £48,000 +6.66% 2
Somerset +3 30 £26,000 -5.45% 3
Hertfordshire -9 29 £40,000 +17.64% 3
Cambridge +30 27 £29,000 -35.55% 1
Northamptonshire +2 26 £32,500 - 4
Warwickshire 0 26 £25,000 -3.84%
Maidenhead +27 25 £32,500 -35.00%

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2627 (59.66%) SQL
2 1385 (31.46%) SQL Server
3 1362 (30.93%) Windows
4 1321 (30.00%) Finance
5 1034 (23.48%) ITIL
6 1010 (22.94%) Oracle
7 997 (22.64%) UNIX
8 892 (20.26%) .NET
9 863 (19.60%) Microsoft
10 858 (19.49%) Linux
11 743 (16.87%) Java
12 632 (14.35%) MS Excel
13 588 (13.35%) C#
14 548 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
15 543 (12.33%) Degree
16 465 (10.56%) Front Office
17 438 (9.95%) Perl
18 433 (9.83%) XML
19 432 (9.81%) Banking
20 410 (9.31%) JavaScript
21 394 (8.95%) IIS
22 365 (8.29%) HTML
23 352 (7.99%) CRM
24 339 (7.70%) SLA
25 313 (7.11%) Python
26 311 (7.06%) T-SQL
27 304 (6.90%) ASP.NET
28 282 (6.40%) Service Management
29 271 (6.15%) Computer Science
30 266 (6.04%) Change Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 394 (8.95%) IIS
2 262 (5.95%) Tomcat
3 254 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 158 (3.59%) Apache
5 105 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 89 (2.02%) JBoss
7 81 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 53 (1.20%) CMS
9 46 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
10 43 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 33 (0.75%) OpenEdge
12 29 (0.66%) SAS
13 22 (0.50%) WorkSite
13 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 17 (0.39%) Confluence
14 17 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
15 14 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.30%) MQSeries
16 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 632 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 238 (5.41%) MS Office
3 35 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.34%) MS Project
5 7 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.14%) InDesign
6 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.091%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.045%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.045%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 91 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.41%) thinkFolio
3 53 (1.20%) Markit EDM
4 34 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 34 (0.77%) Maximo
5 30 (0.68%) ION MarketView
6 28 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
6 28 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
7 26 (0.59%) Primavera
8 22 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.48%) Endur
9 21 (0.48%) LatentZero
10 19 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 18 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
12 16 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
12 16 (0.36%) RMDS
13 14 (0.32%) ACBS
14 13 (0.30%) Agresso
15 12 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
16 10 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 135 (3.07%) SaaS
2 51 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (0.77%) Office 365
4 31 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.068%) Force.com
7 2 (0.045%) IaaS
8 1 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.023%) Joyent
8 1 (0.023%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 124 (2.82%) Internet
3 112 (2.54%) DNS
4 57 (1.29%) DHCP
5 47 (1.07%) SMTP
6 46 (1.04%) HTTP
7 42 (0.95%) LAN
8 39 (0.89%) WAN
9 35 (0.79%) WebEx
10 26 (0.59%) SSL
10 26 (0.59%) Firewall
11 25 (0.57%) CTI
12 24 (0.55%) LDAP
13 23 (0.52%) VPN
14 18 (0.41%) FTP
15 15 (0.34%) DSL
16 14 (0.32%) AMQP
17 12 (0.27%) Intranet
18 10 (0.23%) Unified Communications
18 10 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1385 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 254 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 200 (4.54%) Oracle Database
4 192 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 191 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 164 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 139 (3.16%) MySQL
8 109 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 91 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 89 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 77 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
12 67 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
13 66 (1.50%) RDBMS
14 65 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
15 53 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
16 43 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 33 (0.75%) DB2
17 33 (0.75%) DTS
18 32 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
19 30 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 107 (2.43%) JIRA
2 92 (2.09%) Visual Studio
3 82 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (0.95%) Subversion
5 40 (0.91%) Maven
6 30 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 24 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 19 (0.43%) Ant
9 17 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 16 (0.36%) JUnit
10 16 (0.36%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
12 13 (0.30%) NUnit
12 13 (0.30%) Toad
12 13 (0.30%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.25%) Selenium
14 9 (0.20%) FitNesse
14 9 (0.20%) SoapUI
15 7 (0.16%) VisualVM
General
1 1321 (30.00%) Finance
2 465 (10.56%) Front Office
3 432 (9.81%) Banking
4 222 (5.04%) Retail
5 192 (4.36%) Back Office
6 163 (3.70%) Investment Banking
7 129 (2.93%) Legal
8 94 (2.13%) Advertising
9 89 (2.02%) Law
10 80 (1.82%) Telecoms
10 80 (1.82%) Marketing
11 53 (1.20%) Billing
12 52 (1.18%) German Language
13 46 (1.04%) Publishing
14 45 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 45 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.91%) French Language
16 20 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.39%) Military
17 17 (0.39%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 892 (20.26%) .NET
2 433 (9.83%) XML
3 365 (8.29%) HTML
4 304 (6.90%) ASP.NET
5 250 (5.68%) Web Services
6 201 (4.57%) FIX Protocol
7 195 (4.43%) CSS
8 158 (3.59%) J2EE
9 84 (1.91%) Middleware
10 78 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 77 (1.75%) jQuery
12 68 (1.54%) WCF
13 62 (1.41%) Spring
14 54 (1.23%) SOAP
15 48 (1.09%) XSLT
16 45 (1.02%) HTML5
17 44 (1.00%) JSP
18 43 (0.98%) JSON
19 42 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 41 (0.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 548 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 233 (5.29%) Fixed Income
4 230 (5.22%) Equities
5 200 (4.54%) Management Information System
6 191 (4.34%) Derivative
7 187 (4.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 167 (3.79%) Hedge funds
9 113 (2.57%) Mathematics
10 103 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
11 93 (2.11%) Client/Server
12 63 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
13 42 (0.95%) GIS
14 37 (0.84%) Physics
15 32 (0.73%) Mainframe
16 30 (0.68%) Chemistry
16 30 (0.68%) SWIFT
17 27 (0.61%) Credit Risk
18 24 (0.55%) Replication
19 22 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1362 (30.93%) Windows
2 997 (22.64%) UNIX
3 858 (19.49%) Linux
4 185 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (2.38%) Solaris
7 91 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 83 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 54 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 48 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 28 (0.64%) AIX
13 22 (0.50%) CentOS
14 15 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.32%) Android
16 13 (0.30%) SUSE
17 12 (0.27%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.25%) Debian
19 9 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1034 (23.48%) ITIL
2 352 (7.99%) CRM
3 282 (6.40%) Service Management
4 266 (6.04%) Change Management
5 257 (5.84%) Problem Management
6 246 (5.59%) Project Management
7 239 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 226 (5.13%) ERP
9 204 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
10 203 (4.61%) Incident Management
11 197 (4.47%) Asset Management
12 176 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 170 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
14 169 (3.84%) Investment Management
15 129 (2.93%) E-Commerce
16 125 (2.84%) Time Management
16 125 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 112 (2.54%) Release Management
17 112 (2.54%) SDLC
18 105 (2.38%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2627 (59.66%) SQL
2 743 (16.87%) Java
3 588 (13.35%) C#
4 438 (9.95%) Perl
5 410 (9.31%) JavaScript
6 313 (7.11%) Python
7 311 (7.06%) T-SQL
8 247 (5.61%) PL/SQL
9 201 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 194 (4.41%) Shell Script
11 165 (3.75%) VB
12 156 (3.54%) VB.NET
13 125 (2.84%) PHP
14 124 (2.82%) C++
15 101 (2.29%) VBA
16 94 (2.13%) Bash Shell
17 76 (1.73%) VBScript
18 71 (1.61%) C
19 41 (0.93%) Korn
20 33 (0.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 543 (12.33%) Degree
2 206 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
3 116 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 82 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (1.14%) MCP
7 29 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 26 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 26 (0.59%) MCSE
9 23 (0.52%) MCSA
10 16 (0.36%) ACCA
11 13 (0.30%) CIMA
11 13 (0.30%) MCITP
12 12 (0.27%) HNC
13 11 (0.25%) HND
14 10 (0.23%) MCPD
15 9 (0.20%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.18%) AAT
17 7 (0.16%) MCSD
18 6 (0.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (7.70%) SLA
2 163 (3.70%) QA
3 20 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.39%) COBIT
5 15 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.045%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.045%) Basel III
8 2 (0.045%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.045%) GAMP
8 2 (0.045%) GMP
9 1 (0.023%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
System Software
1 191 (4.34%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.66%) IMail Server
4 18 (0.41%) XenApp
5 15 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (0.27%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.25%) Squid
9 10 (0.23%) qmail
9 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 10 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.18%) vSphere
11 7 (0.16%) DFS Replication
11 7 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.068%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.068%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.045%) Time Sharing Option
15 1 (0.023%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 72 (1.64%) Nagios
2 57 (1.29%) Puppet
3 41 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
4 37 (0.84%) Control-M
5 36 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.66%) SCCM
7 27 (0.61%) SCOM
8 23 (0.52%) WSUS
9 21 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.36%) Tivoli
11 15 (0.34%) Ansible
11 15 (0.34%) logstash
12 14 (0.32%) Opsview
13 11 (0.25%) HP SIM
14 10 (0.23%) Cacti
14 10 (0.23%) Ganglia
14 10 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
14 10 (0.23%) Graphite
14 10 (0.23%) collectd
15 9 (0.20%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1010 (22.94%) Oracle
2 863 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 228 (5.18%) Sybase
4 145 (3.29%) Citrix
5 117 (2.66%) IBM
6 105 (2.38%) VMware
7 100 (2.27%) SAP
8 84 (1.91%) Sun
9 83 (1.89%) Bloomberg
10 82 (1.86%) HP
11 72 (1.64%) Red Hat
12 67 (1.52%) Reuters
13 59 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
14 45 (1.02%) Fidessa
15 43 (0.98%) Cognos
16 36 (0.82%) Informatica
16 36 (0.82%) Remedy
16 36 (0.82%) Splunk
17 34 (0.77%) ServiceNow
17 34 (0.77%) Murex
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