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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 162 163 163
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1942 1860 1910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.81% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.92% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1704 1633 1676
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,750 £32,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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 £27,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 1876 £37,500 - 199
London -2 909 £45,625 +0.27% 107
South East -16 291 £32,500 +1.56% 24
City of London -46 215 £47,500 - 47
East of England +36 169 £30,000 -14.28% 14
Yorkshire +51 141 £30,000 -4.76% 6
South West -12 122 £30,000 -15.49% 17
West Yorkshire +37 112 £30,000 +3.44% 4
West Midlands -26 98 £27,000 -16.92% 6
Leeds +51 97 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Hampshire +5 79 £31,750 +7.62% 5
Berkshire -1 76 £32,500 +4.41% 7
Surrey -7 72 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands +44 71 £32,500 +8.33% 11
North West -6 69 £32,000 -1.53% 14
Bristol +26 60 £24,000 -23.80% 7
Bedfordshire +25 45 £46,500 +32.85% 3
Manchester -5 41 £32,500 +18.18% 6
Essex -2 40 £27,500 -35.29% 2
Reading +9 38 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 37 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Coventry +19 35 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Leicestershire +45 32 £34,500 -33.97% 2
Hertfordshire +7 32 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Northamptonshire +1 30 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Scotland -9 29 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Birmingham -47 28 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Northampton -1 27 £32,500 +8.33% 3
East Sussex -4 27 £26,000 +18.18% 4
Gloucestershire +8 26 £32,500 -15.58% 3

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2681 (62.82%) SQL
2 1377 (32.26%) Finance
3 1348 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 1322 (30.97%) Windows
5 1027 (24.06%) Oracle
6 1001 (23.45%) Microsoft
7 997 (23.36%) ITIL
8 993 (23.27%) UNIX
9 917 (21.49%) .NET
10 829 (19.42%) Linux
11 807 (18.91%) Java
12 681 (15.96%) MS Excel
13 638 (14.95%) C#
14 519 (12.16%) Degree
15 468 (10.97%) IIS
16 431 (10.10%) Banking
17 416 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
18 397 (9.30%) Front Office
19 368 (8.62%) HTML
20 345 (8.08%) JavaScript
21 343 (8.04%) CRM
22 338 (7.92%) XML
23 330 (7.73%) SLA
24 318 (7.45%) SharePoint
25 313 (7.33%) ASP.NET
26 310 (7.26%) Tomcat
27 307 (7.19%) T-SQL
28 303 (7.10%) Perl
29 301 (7.05%) MS Office
30 273 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 468 (10.97%) IIS
2 318 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 310 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 180 (4.22%) Apache
5 131 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 119 (2.79%) JBoss
7 116 (2.72%) WebLogic
8 63 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
9 58 (1.36%) CMS
10 47 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 47 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (0.73%) GlassFish
12 27 (0.63%) WorkSite
13 23 (0.54%) MS Exchange
14 22 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
15 21 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.49%) MQSeries
16 20 (0.47%) OpenEdge
17 18 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
18 17 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 681 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 301 (7.05%) MS Office
3 27 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.070%) SPSS
7 3 (0.070%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.070%) Windchill
7 3 (0.070%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.047%) Stata
8 2 (0.047%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.023%) Mingle
9 1 (0.023%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.023%) MS Project
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.023%) FastStats
9 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 159 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
3 38 (0.89%) Agresso
4 32 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 28 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 21 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
7 20 (0.47%) ION MarketView
8 18 (0.42%) Markit EDM
9 16 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.33%) Retail-J
10 14 (0.33%) Endur
10 14 (0.33%) Towers Watson Igloo
11 13 (0.30%) Kondor+
11 13 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
12 10 (0.23%) HFM
12 10 (0.23%) IntelliMatch
13 9 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 94 (2.20%) SaaS
2 12 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.16%) Office 365
5 5 (0.12%) IaaS
6 4 (0.094%) Joyent
7 2 (0.047%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.047%) PaaS
7 2 (0.047%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.047%) Route 53
7 2 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.023%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 154 (3.61%) Internet
2 96 (2.25%) Firewall
3 78 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 72 (1.69%) HTTP
5 61 (1.43%) LAN
6 58 (1.36%) FTP
7 53 (1.24%) DNS
8 49 (1.15%) WAN
9 39 (0.91%) Intranet
10 37 (0.87%) SAN
11 28 (0.66%) DHCP
12 24 (0.56%) SSL
13 21 (0.49%) SMTP
14 16 (0.37%) SSH
15 15 (0.35%) VPN
16 12 (0.28%) AMQP
16 12 (0.28%) Wireless
17 11 (0.26%) VoIP
18 10 (0.23%) LDAP
19 8 (0.19%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1348 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 273 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 197 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 182 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 171 (4.01%) MySQL
6 156 (3.66%) Relational Database
7 130 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 119 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 101 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 79 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
11 75 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
12 73 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (1.69%) RDBMS
14 53 (1.24%) DB2
15 52 (1.22%) MS Access
16 34 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 32 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
18 30 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
19 25 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 19 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 85 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 54 (1.27%) Subversion
3 52 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
4 44 (1.03%) JIRA
5 37 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 34 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 32 (0.75%) Maven
8 30 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 27 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (0.37%) Toad
11 13 (0.30%) VisualVM
12 9 (0.21%) PVCS
12 9 (0.21%) TestDirector
12 9 (0.21%) JDeveloper
13 8 (0.19%) JUnit
14 6 (0.14%) IntelliJ
15 5 (0.12%) Hudson
15 5 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
15 5 (0.12%) MSI
15 5 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1377 (32.26%) Finance
2 431 (10.10%) Banking
3 397 (9.30%) Front Office
4 204 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 195 (4.57%) Retail
6 127 (2.98%) Back Office
7 112 (2.62%) Legal
8 105 (2.46%) Law
9 67 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.57%) Financial Institution
10 47 (1.10%) Marketing
11 45 (1.05%) German Language
12 43 (1.01%) Advertising
13 41 (0.96%) Publishing
14 39 (0.91%) Manufacturing
15 37 (0.87%) French Language
16 30 (0.70%) Billing
17 26 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.42%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.35%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (21.49%) .NET
2 368 (8.62%) HTML
3 338 (7.92%) XML
4 313 (7.33%) ASP.NET
5 226 (5.30%) CSS
6 204 (4.78%) Web Services
7 171 (4.01%) J2EE
8 151 (3.54%) FIX Protocol
9 114 (2.67%) Middleware
10 75 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 65 (1.52%) JSP
12 51 (1.19%) XSLT
13 48 (1.12%) jQuery
14 43 (1.01%) Spring
15 41 (0.96%) Classic ASP
16 33 (0.77%) JMS
17 30 (0.70%) ASP.NET MVC
18 29 (0.68%) WCF
19 27 (0.63%) XSL
19 27 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 416 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (4.97%) Computer Science
3 175 (4.10%) Derivative
4 161 (3.77%) Equities
5 145 (3.40%) Fixed Income
6 138 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 113 (2.65%) Management Information System
8 90 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 85 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
10 55 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 51 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 51 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
12 38 (0.89%) SWIFT
13 34 (0.80%) Statistics
14 26 (0.61%) Replication
15 25 (0.59%) CMDB
16 24 (0.56%) Wiki
17 23 (0.54%) Grid Computing
18 20 (0.47%) Open Source
19 18 (0.42%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1322 (30.97%) Windows
2 993 (23.27%) UNIX
3 829 (19.42%) Linux
4 242 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 183 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 140 (3.28%) Solaris
7 116 (2.72%) Windows XP
8 109 (2.55%) Windows 7
9 82 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 51 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (0.96%) AIX
12 37 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 34 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 22 (0.52%) CentOS
15 18 (0.42%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.28%) Android
17 11 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.23%) SUSE
19 9 (0.21%) Windows NT
20 8 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 997 (23.36%) ITIL
2 343 (8.04%) CRM
3 217 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 199 (4.66%) Service Management
5 179 (4.19%) Change Management
6 173 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 172 (4.03%) Service Delivery
8 171 (4.01%) Project Management
9 170 (3.98%) ERP
10 161 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
11 159 (3.73%) E-Commerce
12 143 (3.35%) Release Management
13 142 (3.33%) Mentoring
14 141 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
15 138 (3.23%) Incident Management
16 109 (2.55%) Time Management
17 106 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 98 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
19 95 (2.23%) Disaster Recovery
20 91 (2.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2681 (62.82%) SQL
2 807 (18.91%) Java
3 638 (14.95%) C#
4 345 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 307 (7.19%) T-SQL
6 303 (7.10%) Perl
7 239 (5.60%) Shell Script
8 221 (5.18%) VB
9 199 (4.66%) PL/SQL
10 179 (4.19%) Python
11 157 (3.68%) C++
12 141 (3.30%) VBA
13 127 (2.98%) PowerShell
14 124 (2.91%) Bash Shell
15 102 (2.39%) PHP
16 98 (2.30%) VB.NET
17 77 (1.80%) C
18 60 (1.41%) VBScript
19 51 (1.19%) VB6
20 33 (0.77%) Korn
Qualifications
1 519 (12.16%) Degree
2 126 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
3 101 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 89 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 40 (0.94%) MCP
6 40 (0.94%) MCSE
7 23 (0.54%) MCSA
8 16 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 13 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.28%) MCSD
10 12 (0.28%) HND
11 9 (0.21%) MCDBA
12 8 (0.19%) MCTS
13 6 (0.14%) ISEB
13 6 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.14%) CCNA
13 6 (0.14%) MCAD
14 5 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (7.73%) SLA
2 97 (2.27%) QA
3 11 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.094%) HL7
8 4 (0.094%) DICOM
8 4 (0.094%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.047%) COBIT
9 2 (0.047%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 137 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.47%) Terminal Services
4 14 (0.33%) IMail Server
5 11 (0.26%) XenApp
6 10 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.23%) Terminal Server
7 8 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.16%) vSphere
9 6 (0.14%) ClearTrust
9 6 (0.14%) Samba
10 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.094%) Squid
11 4 (0.094%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.070%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.047%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.047%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.047%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.047%) KVM
14 1 (0.023%) UAG
Systems Management
1 42 (0.98%) Nagios
2 41 (0.96%) Puppet
3 36 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 35 (0.82%) Control-M
5 21 (0.49%) SCCM
6 19 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
6 19 (0.45%) OpenView
7 16 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.37%) Opsview
8 13 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (0.26%) Ansible
10 9 (0.21%) Netcool
11 7 (0.16%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.14%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 5 (0.12%) Unicenter
13 5 (0.12%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.094%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.094%) WSUS
14 4 (0.094%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1027 (24.06%) Oracle
2 1001 (23.45%) Microsoft
3 129 (3.02%) Sybase
4 116 (2.72%) Citrix
5 105 (2.46%) IBM
6 99 (2.32%) Business Objects
7 92 (2.16%) Bloomberg
7 92 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 84 (1.97%) Cognos
9 79 (1.85%) VMware
10 76 (1.78%) SAP
11 71 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
12 52 (1.22%) Sun
13 43 (1.01%) Sage
14 36 (0.84%) Remedy
15 35 (0.82%) Reuters
15 35 (0.82%) thinkFolio
16 33 (0.77%) HP
16 33 (0.77%) SunGard
17 32 (0.75%) Hyperion
London
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + benefits including Free Parking + Canteen
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 15 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + good company
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + great company
Posted: 15 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + great company
Posted: 15 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £16000.00 - £17000.00 per annum + Strong training plan and benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £29000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TDX Group
Salary: Salary competitive + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday