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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 141 153 134
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2253 1947 2418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 1.82% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.93% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1953 1704 2099
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%

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
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 2080 £38,500 +1.98% 216
London +15 1110 £47,500 +5.55% 108
City of London +12 357 £50,000 - 37
South East -3 338 £32,500 +1.56% 33
West Midlands +27 136 £31,500 +7.69% 10
South West +18 132 £28,250 -18.11% 11
East of England -2 130 £32,500 -5.79% 13
Scotland +50 120 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Surrey +14 104 £31,750 +2.41% 6
Yorkshire -57 87 £28,500 -9.52% 9
Birmingham +32 80 £36,500 -18.88% 2
Berkshire +4 76 £30,500 -19.20% 11
North West -64 72 £29,750 +11.21% 19
East Midlands +10 62 £27,500 - 8
West Yorkshire -49 61 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Glasgow +34 59 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Edinburgh +22 50 £32,500 -25.28% 3
Leeds -32 49 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Hampshire -23 47 £36,250 +3.57% 6
Hertfordshire -3 39 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 38 £31,250 +4.16% 5
Reading +14 34 £37,500 +50.00% 5
Gloucestershire +14 33 £27,500 -28.57% 1
Bedfordshire -23 33 £38,500 -2.53% 5
Somerset -9 32 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Bristol -9 31 £28,500 -18.57% 3
Manchester -51 30 £25,000 -3.84% 10
Bath +5 29 £27,500 +4.76% 4
East Sussex -5 28 £27,500 +14.58%
Brighton -5 27 £28,250 +17.70%

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2789 (61.57%) SQL
2 1407 (31.06%) SQL Server
3 1376 (30.38%) Windows
4 1328 (29.32%) Finance
5 1077 (23.77%) Oracle
6 1052 (23.22%) ITIL
7 995 (21.96%) .NET
8 979 (21.61%) UNIX
9 938 (20.71%) Microsoft
10 889 (19.62%) Linux
11 866 (19.12%) Java
12 707 (15.61%) MS Excel
13 686 (15.14%) C#
14 520 (11.48%) Degree
15 495 (10.93%) HTML
16 491 (10.84%) XML
17 452 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
18 438 (9.67%) IIS
19 430 (9.49%) Banking
20 413 (9.12%) JavaScript
21 394 (8.70%) Front Office
22 381 (8.41%) SLA
23 371 (8.19%) T-SQL
24 349 (7.70%) SharePoint
25 319 (7.04%) ASP.NET
26 308 (6.80%) CSS
27 298 (6.58%) CRM
28 286 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 284 (6.27%) MS Office
30 280 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 438 (9.67%) IIS
2 349 (7.70%) SharePoint
3 273 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 224 (4.94%) Apache
5 148 (3.27%) WebSphere
6 94 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 85 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 64 (1.41%) CMS
9 53 (1.17%) Node.js
10 43 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
11 38 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 33 (0.73%) MS Exchange
13 27 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
14 26 (0.57%) WebSphere Process Server
14 26 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
15 22 (0.49%) Confluence
15 22 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.49%) WorkSite
16 16 (0.35%) Jetty
17 15 (0.33%) LiveLink
Applications
1 707 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 284 (6.27%) MS Office
3 15 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.22%) FastStats
5 10 (0.22%) SPSS
6 8 (0.18%) InDesign
7 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.13%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.11%) MS Project
9 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.066%) S-PLUS
10 3 (0.066%) Stata
11 2 (0.044%) Windchill
12 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.022%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 130 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 49 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
5 42 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
5 42 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
6 34 (0.75%) Markit EDM
7 26 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
8 25 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
9 22 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
10 21 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
10 21 (0.46%) IntelliMatch
11 20 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
11 20 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
12 18 (0.40%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 18 (0.40%) Agresso
13 16 (0.35%) arcHouse
13 16 (0.35%) Academy Housing
14 15 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
14 15 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 133 (2.94%) SaaS
2 34 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.64%) IaaS
4 26 (0.57%) Joyent
5 22 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.11%) Office 365
7 4 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.088%) Force.com
8 3 (0.066%) PaaS
9 1 (0.022%) Taleo
9 1 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 150 (3.31%) Internet
2 116 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 111 (2.45%) Firewall
4 80 (1.77%) HTTP
5 60 (1.32%) FTP
6 52 (1.15%) DNS
7 48 (1.06%) Intranet
8 38 (0.84%) LDAP
9 37 (0.82%) DHCP
10 32 (0.71%) SMTP
11 25 (0.55%) LAN
12 18 (0.40%) WAN
12 18 (0.40%) VPN
13 17 (0.38%) VoIP
14 13 (0.29%) Extranet
14 13 (0.29%) SSL
15 11 (0.24%) SAN
15 11 (0.24%) DMZ
16 10 (0.22%) Network Security
16 10 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1407 (31.06%) SQL Server
2 286 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 267 (5.89%) Relational Database
4 248 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 238 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 219 (4.83%) MySQL
7 186 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 123 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
9 120 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
10 105 (2.32%) RDBMS
11 100 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
13 59 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 59 (1.30%) MS Access
14 55 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
15 51 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 49 (1.08%) DB2
17 32 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 29 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
19 27 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 93 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 59 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 44 (0.97%) JIRA
4 43 (0.95%) JUnit
5 38 (0.84%) Maven
6 37 (0.82%) Subversion
7 36 (0.79%) Eclipse
8 34 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
9 33 (0.73%) Ant
10 29 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (0.62%) Apache Ivy
12 26 (0.57%) Firebug
13 18 (0.40%) Toad
14 15 (0.33%) Jenkins
15 13 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 11 (0.24%) Selenium
18 9 (0.20%) PVCS
18 9 (0.20%) TestDirector
18 9 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1328 (29.32%) Finance
2 430 (9.49%) Banking
3 394 (8.70%) Front Office
4 159 (3.51%) Retail
5 153 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 121 (2.67%) Back Office
7 93 (2.05%) Legal
8 91 (2.01%) Law
9 81 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 66 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 60 (1.32%) French Language
12 58 (1.28%) Marketing
12 58 (1.28%) Publishing
13 57 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 50 (1.10%) Billing
15 38 (0.84%) Advertising
16 35 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (0.62%) General Ledger
18 25 (0.55%) Retail Banking
19 24 (0.53%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 995 (21.96%) .NET
2 495 (10.93%) HTML
3 491 (10.84%) XML
4 319 (7.04%) ASP.NET
5 308 (6.80%) CSS
6 266 (5.87%) Web Services
7 178 (3.93%) J2EE
8 142 (3.13%) Middleware
9 101 (2.23%) SOAP
10 100 (2.21%) Spring
11 69 (1.52%) .NET Framework
12 61 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
13 52 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
14 49 (1.08%) XSLT
14 49 (1.08%) Hibernate
15 47 (1.04%) JSP
16 42 (0.93%) LAMP
17 41 (0.91%) Java EE
17 41 (0.91%) Struts
17 41 (0.91%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 452 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 170 (3.75%) Equities
4 159 (3.51%) Derivative
5 139 (3.07%) Fixed Income
6 125 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 113 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 93 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 66 (1.46%) Client/Server
10 60 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 55 (1.21%) SWIFT
12 46 (1.02%) Open Source
13 45 (0.99%) Statistics
14 38 (0.84%) Clustering
14 38 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 35 (0.77%) Wiki
16 33 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
17 28 (0.62%) PKI
18 21 (0.46%) Replication
19 20 (0.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1376 (30.38%) Windows
2 979 (21.61%) UNIX
3 889 (19.62%) Linux
4 280 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 135 (2.98%) Solaris
7 128 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 119 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 117 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 53 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 49 (1.08%) AIX
13 21 (0.46%) HPUX
14 19 (0.42%) CentOS
15 16 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (0.33%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.31%) Fedora
18 11 (0.24%) Android
19 10 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1052 (23.22%) ITIL
2 298 (6.58%) CRM
3 223 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 212 (4.68%) Service Management
5 204 (4.50%) Problem Management
6 194 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
7 178 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
8 172 (3.80%) Project Management
9 169 (3.73%) Change Management
10 167 (3.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 163 (3.60%) Incident Management
12 149 (3.29%) E-Commerce
13 136 (3.00%) Release Management
14 135 (2.98%) ERP
15 118 (2.60%) Mentoring
16 106 (2.34%) Electronic Trading
16 106 (2.34%) Asset Management
17 104 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
18 103 (2.27%) Workflow
19 98 (2.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2789 (61.57%) SQL
2 866 (19.12%) Java
3 686 (15.14%) C#
4 413 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 371 (8.19%) T-SQL
6 274 (6.05%) Perl
7 230 (5.08%) VB
8 194 (4.28%) Shell Script
9 184 (4.06%) Python
10 156 (3.44%) PL/SQL
11 146 (3.22%) VBA
12 145 (3.20%) C++
13 123 (2.72%) VB.NET
14 117 (2.58%) PHP
15 115 (2.54%) PowerShell
16 107 (2.36%) C
17 91 (2.01%) Bash Shell
18 69 (1.52%) VB6
19 64 (1.41%) VBScript
20 42 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 520 (11.48%) Degree
2 114 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
3 93 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 60 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 57 (1.26%) MCSE
6 45 (0.99%) MCP
7 30 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 27 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (0.38%) MCDBA
9 17 (0.38%) MCITP
10 16 (0.35%) MCTS
11 11 (0.24%) HND
12 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.20%) CIMA
12 9 (0.20%) AAT
13 8 (0.18%) ISEB
14 7 (0.15%) MCSD
14 7 (0.15%) HNC
15 6 (0.13%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 381 (8.41%) SLA
2 134 (2.96%) QA
3 20 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.13%) EMIR
8 6 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.11%) HL7
9 5 (0.11%) DICOM
9 5 (0.11%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.044%) MiFID
10 2 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.022%) GxP
System Software
1 187 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.42%) XenApp
4 17 (0.38%) IMail Server
5 11 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.15%) ClearTrust
9 6 (0.13%) vSphere
9 6 (0.13%) XenServer
10 5 (0.11%) Squid
11 4 (0.088%) UAG
12 3 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.066%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.066%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (0.91%) Tivoli
2 37 (0.82%) Control-M
3 32 (0.71%) Puppet
4 29 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 26 (0.57%) SCCM
5 26 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 25 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (0.40%) Nagios
8 15 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.24%) WSUS
10 9 (0.20%) SCOM
11 8 (0.18%) HP SIM
11 8 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (0.15%) Zenoss
13 6 (0.13%) OpenView
14 5 (0.11%) Foglight
14 5 (0.11%) Opsview
15 4 (0.088%) WMI
15 4 (0.088%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.088%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1077 (23.77%) Oracle
2 938 (20.71%) Microsoft
3 142 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 128 (2.83%) Sybase
5 126 (2.78%) Citrix
6 117 (2.58%) VMware
7 115 (2.54%) JBoss
8 102 (2.25%) Business Objects
9 99 (2.19%) SAP
10 93 (2.05%) IBM
11 89 (1.96%) Cognos
12 74 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
13 71 (1.57%) Sun
14 57 (1.26%) Bloomberg
15 56 (1.24%) Sage
16 49 (1.08%) Remedy
17 44 (0.97%) Fidessa
17 44 (0.97%) thinkFolio
18 39 (0.86%) HP
19 35 (0.77%) F5
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Intapeople
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Epsilium Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits + Stock
Posted: 2 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Roc Search
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £45,000 to £51,000 per annum Includes Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £29000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Competitive salary and great benefit
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £26000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago