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

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 83 59 80
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 41 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.22% 3.10% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 3.22% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 16 40 7
Average salary £28,000 £28,250 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.88% +13.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £24,750 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £37,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
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
1259 1272 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 96.11% 96.07% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1094 1133 876
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -15 16 £28,000 -6.66%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) SLA
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (33.33%) QA
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) MVC
7 6 (22.22%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.81%) UNIX
9 4 (14.81%) IBM
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.11%) JMS
10 3 (11.11%) JUnit
10 3 (11.11%) SOAP
10 3 (11.11%) Struts
10 3 (11.11%) Web Services
10 3 (11.11%) UML
10 3 (11.11%) JPA
10 3 (11.11%) Spring
10 3 (11.11%) Maven
10 3 (11.11%) Java EE
10 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
10 3 (11.11%) Scrum
10 3 (11.11%) Spring Web Flow
10 3 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (7.41%) VMware

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) JUnit
1 3 (11.11%) Maven
1 3 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) JMS
1 3 (11.11%) SOAP
1 3 (11.11%) Struts
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
1 3 (11.11%) JPA
1 3 (11.11%) Spring
1 3 (11.11%) Java EE
1 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 3 (11.11%) Spring Web Flow
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) OAuth
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) Mojolicious
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) UML
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) ERP
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) C#
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) Uniface
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (51.85%) SLA
2 9 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) SAP