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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 142 155 135
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2233 1984 2404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.85% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 1.96% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1927 1740 2077
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 +10 2057 £40,000 +5.26% 209
London +23 1117 £47,750 +6.11% 107
City of London +15 349 £50,000 - 39
South East +1 312 £32,500 +1.56% 35
East of England +8 146 £32,500 -0.76% 17
West Midlands +17 139 £28,500 -12.30% 10
Scotland +52 122 £32,500 -0.76% 8
South West +3 118 £28,500 -16.17% 9
Surrey -6 91 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Birmingham +28 83 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Berkshire +12 81 £30,500 -18.66% 9
Yorkshire -57 79 £28,500 -8.06% 11
North West -60 71 £26,000 -10.34% 14
Glasgow +31 61 £35,000 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire -37 57 £27,500 -15.38% 5
East Midlands +1 56 £27,500 - 6
Edinburgh +17 51 £32,250 -25.86% 2
Leeds -29 46 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Hampshire -25 44 £40,000 +29.03% 7
Hertfordshire -7 41 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +25 40 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Bedfordshire -20 38 £39,250 +2.61%
Reading +28 37 £33,500 +34.00% 5
Gloucestershire +4 34 £30,000 -17.24% 1
Manchester -50 32 £25,000 -3.84% 6
Bristol -7 29 £28,500 -12.30% 4
Essex +19 28 £46,250 +54.16% 2
North East +15 27 £27,500 +17.02%
Cambridgeshire +11 26 £27,500 -8.33% 3
Somerset +1 26 £27,500 -15.38% 3

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2779 (61.62%) SQL
2 1415 (31.37%) SQL Server
3 1383 (30.67%) Windows
4 1331 (29.51%) Finance
5 1077 (23.88%) Oracle
6 1038 (23.02%) ITIL
7 984 (21.82%) UNIX
8 979 (21.71%) .NET
9 953 (21.13%) Microsoft
10 901 (19.98%) Linux
11 872 (19.33%) Java
12 704 (15.61%) MS Excel
13 680 (15.08%) C#
14 518 (11.49%) Degree
15 493 (10.93%) HTML
16 491 (10.89%) XML
17 449 (9.96%) IIS
17 449 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
18 445 (9.87%) Banking
19 414 (9.18%) JavaScript
20 399 (8.85%) Front Office
21 385 (8.54%) SLA
22 363 (8.05%) T-SQL
23 349 (7.74%) SharePoint
24 318 (7.05%) ASP.NET
25 310 (6.87%) CSS
26 309 (6.85%) CRM
27 288 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
28 284 (6.30%) MS Office
29 278 (6.16%) Tomcat

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 449 (9.96%) IIS
2 349 (7.74%) SharePoint
3 278 (6.16%) Tomcat
4 226 (5.01%) Apache
5 150 (3.33%) WebSphere
6 97 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
7 85 (1.88%) WebLogic
8 65 (1.44%) CMS
9 54 (1.20%) Node.js
10 46 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
11 36 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
12 33 (0.73%) MS Exchange
13 26 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 26 (0.58%) WebSphere Process Server
14 25 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
15 23 (0.51%) WorkSite
16 22 (0.49%) Confluence
16 22 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
18 16 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 704 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 284 (6.30%) MS Office
3 16 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.24%) SPSS
6 10 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.20%) FastStats
8 8 (0.18%) InDesign
9 7 (0.16%) MS Visio
10 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.11%) MS Project
12 3 (0.067%) Stata
12 3 (0.067%) Windchill
12 3 (0.067%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.022%) Mingle
13 1 (0.022%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 135 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
3 49 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 48 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
5 43 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
6 42 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
7 34 (0.75%) Markit EDM
8 26 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
9 25 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
10 22 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
11 20 (0.44%) Agresso
11 20 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
11 20 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
11 20 (0.44%) IntelliMatch
12 19 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
13 16 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
13 16 (0.35%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
14 14 (0.31%) Academy Housing
14 14 (0.31%) arcHouse
14 14 (0.31%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 138 (3.06%) SaaS
2 35 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (0.64%) IaaS
4 26 (0.58%) Joyent
5 22 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.11%) Office 365
7 4 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.089%) Force.com
8 3 (0.067%) PaaS
9 1 (0.022%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.022%) Route 53
9 1 (0.022%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 144 (3.19%) Internet
2 119 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 109 (2.42%) Firewall
4 81 (1.80%) HTTP
5 59 (1.31%) FTP
6 54 (1.20%) DNS
7 48 (1.06%) Intranet
8 37 (0.82%) LDAP
9 36 (0.80%) DHCP
10 28 (0.62%) SMTP
11 26 (0.58%) LAN
12 19 (0.42%) VoIP
13 18 (0.40%) VPN
13 18 (0.40%) WAN
14 14 (0.31%) SSL
15 13 (0.29%) Extranet
16 12 (0.27%) SAN
17 10 (0.22%) DMZ
17 10 (0.22%) Network Security
18 9 (0.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1415 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 275 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 262 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 253 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 244 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 225 (4.99%) MySQL
7 181 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 123 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 123 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
9 105 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 104 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 60 (1.33%) MS Access
11 60 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
11 60 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 53 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
13 50 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 48 (1.06%) DB2
15 34 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
16 30 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 27 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 89 (1.97%) Visual Studio
2 57 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 43 (0.95%) JIRA
4 42 (0.93%) JUnit
5 41 (0.91%) Subversion
6 40 (0.89%) Maven
7 38 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
8 37 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 30 (0.67%) Ant
10 28 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (0.60%) Apache Ivy
12 26 (0.58%) Firebug
13 19 (0.42%) Toad
14 16 (0.35%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.27%) PVCS
15 12 (0.27%) JDeveloper
15 12 (0.27%) TestDirector
15 12 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
16 10 (0.22%) Selenium
17 8 (0.18%) JMeter
General
1 1331 (29.51%) Finance
2 445 (9.87%) Banking
3 399 (8.85%) Front Office
4 168 (3.73%) Investment Banking
5 162 (3.59%) Retail
6 115 (2.55%) Back Office
7 93 (2.06%) Legal
8 92 (2.04%) Law
9 81 (1.80%) Telecoms
10 66 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.37%) French Language
12 60 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 58 (1.29%) Marketing
14 56 (1.24%) Publishing
15 51 (1.13%) Billing
16 39 (0.86%) Advertising
17 35 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.60%) General Ledger
19 26 (0.58%) German Language
20 24 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 979 (21.71%) .NET
2 493 (10.93%) HTML
3 491 (10.89%) XML
4 318 (7.05%) ASP.NET
5 310 (6.87%) CSS
6 266 (5.90%) Web Services
7 171 (3.79%) J2EE
8 142 (3.15%) Middleware
9 103 (2.28%) Spring
10 96 (2.13%) SOAP
11 69 (1.53%) .NET Framework
12 63 (1.40%) FIX Protocol
13 55 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
14 52 (1.15%) JSP
15 51 (1.13%) Hibernate
16 49 (1.09%) XSLT
17 45 (1.00%) Java EE
18 44 (0.98%) LAMP
19 43 (0.95%) Struts
20 42 (0.93%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 449 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 179 (3.97%) Equities
4 161 (3.57%) Derivative
5 146 (3.24%) Fixed Income
6 130 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 117 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 90 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 64 (1.42%) Client/Server
10 60 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 55 (1.22%) SWIFT
12 47 (1.04%) Open Source
13 44 (0.98%) Statistics
14 38 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 37 (0.82%) Wiki
16 33 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
16 33 (0.73%) Clustering
17 29 (0.64%) PKI
18 21 (0.47%) Replication
19 19 (0.42%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1383 (30.67%) Windows
2 984 (21.82%) UNIX
3 901 (19.98%) Linux
4 288 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 138 (3.06%) Solaris
7 131 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 120 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 120 (2.66%) Windows XP
9 53 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (1.11%) AIX
11 49 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.47%) HPUX
13 20 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (0.40%) CentOS
15 17 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (0.38%) Windows Vista
16 14 (0.31%) Fedora
17 8 (0.18%) Android
17 8 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1038 (23.02%) ITIL
2 309 (6.85%) CRM
3 221 (4.90%) Service Delivery
4 215 (4.77%) Problem Management
5 212 (4.70%) Service Management
6 191 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
7 179 (3.97%) Change Management
8 177 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
9 170 (3.77%) Project Management
10 167 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 164 (3.64%) Incident Management
12 153 (3.39%) E-Commerce
13 137 (3.04%) ERP
14 128 (2.84%) Release Management
15 118 (2.62%) Mentoring
16 111 (2.46%) Electronic Trading
17 104 (2.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 101 (2.24%) Asset Management
19 99 (2.20%) Workflow
20 95 (2.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2779 (61.62%) SQL
2 872 (19.33%) Java
3 680 (15.08%) C#
4 414 (9.18%) JavaScript
5 363 (8.05%) T-SQL
6 275 (6.10%) Perl
7 224 (4.97%) VB
8 197 (4.37%) Shell Script
9 188 (4.17%) Python
10 163 (3.61%) PL/SQL
11 141 (3.13%) C++
12 140 (3.10%) VBA
13 117 (2.59%) PHP
14 112 (2.48%) VB.NET
15 111 (2.46%) PowerShell
16 104 (2.31%) C
17 89 (1.97%) Bash Shell
18 65 (1.44%) VBScript
19 59 (1.31%) VB6
20 43 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 518 (11.49%) Degree
2 112 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
3 111 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 63 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 52 (1.15%) MCSE
7 44 (0.98%) MCP
8 30 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (0.38%) MCTS
11 16 (0.35%) MCDBA
12 15 (0.33%) MCITP
13 13 (0.29%) HND
14 10 (0.22%) CIMA
14 10 (0.22%) ISEB
14 10 (0.22%) AAT
15 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.18%) HNC
17 7 (0.16%) MCSD
17 7 (0.16%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (8.54%) SLA
2 129 (2.86%) QA
3 19 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 6 (0.13%) EMIR
10 5 (0.11%) HL7
10 5 (0.11%) DICOM
11 3 (0.067%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.044%) MiFID
12 2 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.044%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.022%) Solvency II
System Software
1 178 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.38%) XenApp
4 15 (0.33%) IMail Server
5 11 (0.24%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.16%) ClearTrust
8 6 (0.13%) XenServer
9 5 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.11%) Squid
10 4 (0.089%) UAG
10 4 (0.089%) vSphere
11 3 (0.067%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.067%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 3 (0.067%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.067%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.067%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.067%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 42 (0.93%) Tivoli
2 35 (0.78%) Control-M
3 33 (0.73%) Puppet
4 27 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 26 (0.58%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 26 (0.58%) SCCM
6 24 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (0.47%) Nagios
8 13 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.22%) WSUS
10 9 (0.20%) SCOM
11 8 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.18%) HP SIM
12 7 (0.16%) Opsview
12 7 (0.16%) Zenoss
12 7 (0.16%) OpenView
13 5 (0.11%) Foglight
14 4 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.089%) WMI
14 4 (0.089%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1077 (23.88%) Oracle
2 953 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 145 (3.22%) Red Hat
4 133 (2.95%) Sybase
5 121 (2.68%) JBoss
6 120 (2.66%) Citrix
7 114 (2.53%) VMware
8 108 (2.39%) Business Objects
9 97 (2.15%) SAP
10 93 (2.06%) IBM
11 89 (1.97%) Cognos
12 82 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
13 67 (1.49%) Sun
14 57 (1.26%) Bloomberg
15 56 (1.24%) Sage
16 49 (1.09%) Remedy
17 43 (0.95%) thinkFolio
18 40 (0.89%) HP
19 39 (0.86%) Fidessa
20 36 (0.80%) F5
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Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + substantial benefits
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London
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £0
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum £32-37k plus bens
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Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47500 per annum + bonus, pension etc
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Salary: Excellent Benefits
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Lutterworth, Leicestershire
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus bonus, pension, and additional
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London
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Salary: £24000 to £26000 per annum
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Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + bonus + bens
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Central London / West End
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