The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 62 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.78% 2.45% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.49% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 1
Average salary £41,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.68% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Applications Support
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford 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
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
555 523 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.35% 98.49% 93.17%
Number of salaries quoted 453 379 260
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Watford

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in Watford

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Watford region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in Watford

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (25.00%) SLA
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (25.00%) Maximo
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
6 4 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (20.00%) Cognos Connection
6 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
6 4 (20.00%) Data Guard
6 4 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (20.00%) Asset Management

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (30.00%) IIS
3 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (10.00%) JBoss
7 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Maximo
2 1 (5.00%) CA PPM
2 1 (5.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (20.00%) Cognos Query Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (20.00%) Cognos Connection
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) Data Security
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 4 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
4 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Quantitative Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PHP
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Perl
3 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (20.00%) Cognos
5 2 (10.00%) i2
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Infor
6 1 (5.00%) Sitecore
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix