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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 50 57 68
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.48% 1.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.48% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 3
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +46.55%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
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
524 539 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 96.86% 99.63% 98.06%
Number of salaries quoted 442 413 442
Average salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 17 (70.83%) Java
2 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 17 (70.83%) Unix
3 15 (62.50%) Tomcat
4 13 (54.17%) Finance
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
6 11 (45.83%) MySQL
6 11 (45.83%) Apache
7 10 (41.67%) Linux
7 10 (41.67%) IBM
7 10 (41.67%) Oracle
7 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
8 9 (37.50%) Perl
8 9 (37.50%) AIX
9 7 (29.17%) Web Services
9 7 (29.17%) JBoss
10 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 5 (20.83%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
11 5 (20.83%) Statistics
11 5 (20.83%) Degree
11 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
11 5 (20.83%) LAMP
11 5 (20.83%) DB2

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 15 (62.50%) Tomcat
2 11 (45.83%) Apache
3 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (29.17%) JBoss
5 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (20.83%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
8 3 (12.50%) Jetty
9 2 (8.33%) Tuxedo
10 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) FTP
2 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.83%) DB2
4 4 (16.67%) Informix
5 3 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 5 (20.83%) JDBC
2 5 (20.83%) LAMP
2 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Statistics
2 4 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Unix
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) Linux
4 9 (37.50%) AIX
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (20.83%) Solaris
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (75.00%) SQL
2 17 (70.83%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) Perl
4 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 4 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) IBM
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (4.17%) VMware