The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 93 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 20 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.47% 1.58% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.66% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 2
Average salary £30,000 £31,750 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.51% +24.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £25,000 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £38,500 £31,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Applications Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1242 1203 1027
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 97.03% 94.80% 97.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1079 1076 941
Average salary £34,836 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.47% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Wales region.

Applications Support Salary Trend in Wales

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Wales

Applications Support
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
South Wales -10 6 £30,000 -5.51%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (50.00%) SLA
3 9 (45.00%) QA
3 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (40.00%) MVC
4 8 (40.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) Java
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
7 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
7 4 (20.00%) Apache
7 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
7 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (20.00%) Lotus
7 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
10 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
10 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
10 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 1 (5.00%) Data Entry
10 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.00%) Line Management
10 1 (5.00%) Remedy
10 1 (5.00%) Open Text

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region 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 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (20.00%) Apache
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (40.00%) MVC
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.00%) Data Entry
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) C#
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) SLA
2 9 (45.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Lotus
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) Open Text
3 1 (5.00%) VMware