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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 143 151 155
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2318 2277 2008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.12% 1.90% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.01% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2041 2067 1743
Average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,174 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -1.03%

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
103199 113344 103481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.54% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 85203 93021 86182
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 £27,000 £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 2 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 2 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 +8 2183 £39,000 +4.00% 191
London +30 1137 £50,000 +5.26% 83
South East +21 424 £30,000 -7.69% 38
City of London -15 239 £47,500 -5.00% 33
East of England +37 153 £35,500 +1.42% 13
Surrey +46 135 £27,500 -15.38% 11
South West -28 133 £27,000 -7.69% 11
Yorkshire +9 114 £32,500 +8.33% 11
West Midlands +4 107 £32,500 +3.17% 15
Berkshire +2 92 £35,000 +2.94% 10
Hampshire +32 80 £25,000 -8.25% 6
West Yorkshire +10 79 £31,250 +7.75% 7
Leeds +12 66 £32,500 - 6
Essex +30 63 £42,500 - 3
Bristol +5 58 £22,500 -18.18% 4
North West -80 52 £32,750 +9.16% 12
East Midlands -17 48 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Scotland -8 44 £32,000 -9.85% 5
Reading +23 43 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East Sussex +33 38 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Brighton +25 37 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Wiltshire +9 37 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Guildford +30 32 £32,500 +15.04% 2
Warwickshire +7 32 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Chelmsford +21 30 £48,000 +6.66% 1
Hertfordshire -9 30 £40,000 +19.40% 3
Cheshire -13 30 £26,500 -29.33% 2
Birmingham -18 30 £39,500 +5.33% 5
Cambridgeshire +14 25 £28,250 -37.22% 6
Maidenhead +23 24 £36,250 -27.50% 3

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 2583 (58.89%) SQL
2 1390 (31.69%) Windows
3 1379 (31.44%) SQL Server
4 1329 (30.30%) Finance
5 1027 (23.42%) ITIL
6 1017 (23.19%) Oracle
7 961 (21.91%) UNIX
8 927 (21.14%) .NET
9 887 (20.22%) Microsoft
10 850 (19.38%) Linux
11 753 (17.17%) Java
12 654 (14.91%) MS Excel
13 588 (13.41%) C#
14 543 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
15 531 (12.11%) Degree
16 441 (10.05%) Front Office
17 423 (9.64%) XML
18 412 (9.39%) Perl
19 409 (9.33%) JavaScript
20 407 (9.28%) Banking
21 405 (9.23%) IIS
22 371 (8.46%) HTML
23 350 (7.98%) CRM
24 324 (7.39%) ASP.NET
24 324 (7.39%) SLA
25 318 (7.25%) T-SQL
26 290 (6.61%) Python
27 279 (6.36%) Tomcat
28 268 (6.11%) Computer Science
29 266 (6.06%) Service Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 405 (9.23%) IIS
2 279 (6.36%) Tomcat
3 256 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 154 (3.51%) Apache
5 112 (2.55%) WebLogic
6 95 (2.17%) JBoss
7 84 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 53 (1.21%) CMS
9 47 (1.07%) MS Exchange
10 37 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (0.73%) SAS
12 31 (0.71%) OpenEdge
13 24 (0.55%) WorkSite
14 19 (0.43%) Confluence
14 19 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (0.34%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 654 (14.91%) MS Excel
2 251 (5.72%) MS Office
3 31 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.25%) MS Project
5 10 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.068%) InDesign
9 2 (0.046%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.046%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.023%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 99 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.35%) thinkFolio
3 46 (1.05%) Markit EDM
4 37 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 33 (0.75%) ION MarketView
5 33 (0.75%) Maximo
6 32 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
7 31 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
8 29 (0.66%) Endur
9 26 (0.59%) Primavera
10 24 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
11 22 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
11 22 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
12 19 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 19 (0.43%) LatentZero
13 18 (0.41%) RMDS
14 16 (0.36%) Agresso
15 15 (0.34%) ACBS
16 12 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
17 11 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 128 (2.92%) SaaS
2 50 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 30 (0.68%) Office 365
4 28 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.068%) Force.com
6 3 (0.068%) IaaS
7 2 (0.046%) PaaS
8 1 (0.023%) Joyent
8 1 (0.023%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.023%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 142 (3.24%) TCP/IP
2 140 (3.19%) Internet
3 110 (2.51%) DNS
4 60 (1.37%) DHCP
5 53 (1.21%) LAN
6 50 (1.14%) WAN
7 47 (1.07%) HTTP
8 44 (1.00%) Firewall
9 40 (0.91%) SMTP
10 34 (0.78%) WebEx
11 25 (0.57%) CTI
11 25 (0.57%) SSL
12 23 (0.52%) FTP
13 20 (0.46%) LDAP
13 20 (0.46%) VPN
14 16 (0.36%) DSL
15 14 (0.32%) Intranet
15 14 (0.32%) AMQP
16 10 (0.23%) SAN
17 9 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1379 (31.44%) SQL Server
2 238 (5.43%) Relational Database
3 199 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 189 (4.31%) Oracle Database
5 174 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 148 (3.37%) MySQL
7 137 (3.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 101 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 91 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 80 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
12 72 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
13 64 (1.46%) RDBMS
14 60 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 37 (0.84%) MS Access
15 37 (0.84%) DB2
16 36 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 32 (0.73%) DTS
18 26 (0.59%) KDB
19 23 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (2.23%) JIRA
2 94 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 76 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (0.98%) Maven
5 42 (0.96%) Subversion
6 29 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 26 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 19 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
9 17 (0.39%) Ant
10 16 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.34%) JUnit
11 15 (0.34%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 14 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.27%) Toad
13 12 (0.27%) NUnit
14 11 (0.25%) Selenium
15 8 (0.18%) VisualVM
16 7 (0.16%) FitNesse
16 7 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 1329 (30.30%) Finance
2 441 (10.05%) Front Office
3 407 (9.28%) Banking
4 229 (5.22%) Retail
5 192 (4.38%) Back Office
6 157 (3.58%) Investment Banking
7 137 (3.12%) Legal
8 94 (2.14%) Advertising
9 84 (1.92%) Law
10 77 (1.76%) Marketing
11 65 (1.48%) Telecoms
12 51 (1.16%) German Language
13 50 (1.14%) Publishing
14 47 (1.07%) Manufacturing
15 46 (1.05%) Billing
16 44 (1.00%) Financial Institution
17 38 (0.87%) French Language
18 18 (0.41%) Military
19 14 (0.32%) Italian Language
20 13 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (21.14%) .NET
2 423 (9.64%) XML
3 371 (8.46%) HTML
4 324 (7.39%) ASP.NET
5 258 (5.88%) Web Services
6 209 (4.77%) CSS
7 196 (4.47%) FIX Protocol
8 173 (3.94%) J2EE
9 92 (2.10%) Middleware
10 81 (1.85%) jQuery
11 77 (1.76%) .NET Framework
12 62 (1.41%) WCF
13 61 (1.39%) Spring
14 58 (1.32%) XSLT
15 50 (1.14%) JSP
16 48 (1.09%) HTML5
17 47 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 41 (0.93%) CSS3
18 41 (0.93%) SOAP
19 40 (0.91%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 543 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 268 (6.11%) Computer Science
3 232 (5.29%) Fixed Income
4 219 (4.99%) Equities
5 198 (4.51%) Management Information System
6 191 (4.35%) Derivative
7 181 (4.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 170 (3.88%) Hedge funds
9 105 (2.39%) Mathematics
10 95 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 95 (2.17%) Client/Server
11 54 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
12 42 (0.96%) GIS
13 33 (0.75%) Mainframe
13 33 (0.75%) Physics
14 29 (0.66%) Credit Risk
15 28 (0.64%) NHS
16 25 (0.57%) Chemistry
17 24 (0.55%) Replication
18 23 (0.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1390 (31.69%) Windows
2 961 (21.91%) UNIX
3 850 (19.38%) Linux
4 183 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (2.35%) Solaris
7 97 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 86 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 58 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 54 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (1.03%) Windows 8
12 29 (0.66%) AIX
13 23 (0.52%) CentOS
14 18 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (0.36%) SUSE
17 12 (0.27%) Debian
17 12 (0.27%) Android
18 11 (0.25%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.23%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1027 (23.42%) ITIL
2 350 (7.98%) CRM
3 266 (6.06%) Service Management
4 250 (5.70%) Change Management
5 243 (5.54%) Project Management
6 236 (5.38%) ERP
7 228 (5.20%) Problem Management
8 226 (5.15%) Service Delivery
9 195 (4.45%) Incident Management
10 194 (4.42%) Asset Management
11 185 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
12 165 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
13 163 (3.72%) Root Cause Analysis
14 154 (3.51%) Investment Management
15 138 (3.15%) Time Management
16 134 (3.06%) E-Commerce
17 126 (2.87%) User Acceptance Testing
18 117 (2.67%) SDLC
19 108 (2.46%) DevOps
19 108 (2.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2583 (58.89%) SQL
2 753 (17.17%) Java
3 588 (13.41%) C#
4 412 (9.39%) Perl
5 409 (9.33%) JavaScript
6 318 (7.25%) T-SQL
7 290 (6.61%) Python
8 228 (5.20%) PL/SQL
9 214 (4.88%) Shell Script
10 182 (4.15%) PowerShell
11 172 (3.92%) VB
12 157 (3.58%) VB.NET
13 129 (2.94%) C++
14 124 (2.83%) PHP
15 103 (2.35%) Bash Shell
16 102 (2.33%) VBA
17 72 (1.64%) VBScript
18 68 (1.55%) C
19 48 (1.09%) Korn
20 29 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 531 (12.11%) Degree
2 207 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
3 126 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 88 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 69 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (1.23%) MCP
7 29 (0.66%) MCSE
8 28 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 25 (0.57%) MCSA
11 12 (0.27%) HNC
11 12 (0.27%) ACCA
11 12 (0.27%) MCITP
11 12 (0.27%) MCPD
12 11 (0.25%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.25%) HND
13 10 (0.23%) MCSD
13 10 (0.23%) CIMA
14 8 (0.18%) AAT
15 7 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (7.39%) SLA
2 158 (3.60%) QA
3 19 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.43%) COBIT
4 16 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.046%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.046%) GAMP
7 2 (0.046%) GMP
7 2 (0.046%) Basel III
8 1 (0.023%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.023%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.023%) HL7
System Software
1 198 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 43 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.59%) IMail Server
4 18 (0.41%) XenApp
5 14 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 12 (0.27%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.23%) Squid
9 8 (0.18%) qmail
9 8 (0.18%) vSphere
10 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.091%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.068%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.068%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.068%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.023%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.023%) Samba
14 1 (0.023%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (1.48%) Nagios
2 57 (1.30%) Puppet
3 38 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (0.80%) Control-M
5 30 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
6 25 (0.57%) WSUS
7 24 (0.55%) SCCM
8 23 (0.52%) SCOM
9 19 (0.43%) Tivoli
9 19 (0.43%) Ansible
10 17 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.34%) Opsview
12 13 (0.30%) logstash
12 13 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 11 (0.25%) HP SIM
14 10 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.21%) OpenView
15 9 (0.21%) Unicenter
15 9 (0.21%) BladeLogic
15 9 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1017 (23.19%) Oracle
2 887 (20.22%) Microsoft
3 204 (4.65%) Sybase
4 140 (3.19%) Citrix
5 115 (2.62%) IBM
6 111 (2.53%) SAP
7 94 (2.14%) VMware
8 87 (1.98%) Bloomberg
9 83 (1.89%) HP
10 77 (1.76%) Sun
11 73 (1.66%) Business Objects
12 71 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 67 (1.53%) Reuters
14 66 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
15 47 (1.07%) Cognos
16 44 (1.00%) Fidessa
17 39 (0.89%) Sage
18 33 (0.75%) ION Trading
19 32 (0.73%) Murex
20 31 (0.71%) Remedy
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