The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 99 117 132
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 134 95 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.39% 1.76% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 1.85% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 106 76 65
Average salary £29,250 £29,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £41,900
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
Applications Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5358 5142 4651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.63% 95.22% 94.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4479 4376 3966
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Support Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Applications Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Applications Support Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Birmingham +24 79 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Coventry -15 13 £27,500 +7.84% 2
Warwickshire +3 12 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Wolverhampton - 7 £40,000 -
Staffordshire -15 6 £31,500 +16.66% 3
Solihull 0 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -3 2 - -
Dudley - 2 £25,500 -
Walsall - 1 £31,500 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 150 (68.18%) SQL
2 87 (39.55%) Finance
3 81 (36.82%) UNIX
4 66 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 61 (27.73%) Microsoft
6 58 (26.36%) Windows
7 45 (20.45%) .NET
8 43 (19.55%) C#
9 35 (15.91%) SharePoint
10 33 (15.00%) MS Excel
11 32 (14.55%) ITIL
11 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (14.09%) Oracle
12 31 (14.09%) HTML
13 30 (13.64%) Java
14 26 (11.82%) Degree
15 25 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (10.91%) Visual Studio
16 24 (10.91%) Python
16 24 (10.91%) Equities
17 23 (10.45%) Perl
18 22 (10.00%) ASP.NET
19 21 (9.55%) C
19 21 (9.55%) Financial Institution
20 19 (8.64%) SLA
21 18 (8.18%) PL/SQL
21 18 (8.18%) JavaScript
21 18 (8.18%) CSS
21 18 (8.18%) Linux
22 17 (7.73%) Shell Script

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 35 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 11 (5.00%) IIS
3 9 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.27%) CMS
6 4 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.91%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Maximo
2 12 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (3.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.36%) Academy Housing
5 3 (1.36%) arcHouse
6 2 (0.91%) assyst
6 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) FTP
2 4 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 13 (5.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (5.91%) MS Access
6 10 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.36%) KDB
9 3 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.91%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.91%) Informix
10 2 (0.91%) MySQL
10 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 24 (10.91%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.82%) ProC
4 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 87 (39.55%) Finance
2 21 (9.55%) Financial Institution
3 16 (7.27%) Banking
4 13 (5.91%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.64%) Retail
7 3 (1.36%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.91%) Front Office
8 2 (0.91%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.45%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.45%) .NET
2 31 (14.09%) HTML
3 22 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 18 (8.18%) CSS
5 13 (5.91%) Web Services
5 13 (5.91%) XML
6 12 (5.45%) jQuery
6 12 (5.45%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (4.09%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.27%) Middleware
9 4 (1.82%) JMS
9 4 (1.82%) WCF
9 4 (1.82%) Ajax
10 2 (0.91%) Django
10 2 (0.91%) OpenCL
10 2 (0.91%) OpenMP
10 2 (0.91%) EDI
11 1 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.55%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.91%) Equities
3 16 (7.27%) Wiki
4 14 (6.36%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.18%) CMDB
5 7 (3.18%) Fixed Income
5 7 (3.18%) Derivative
5 7 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.27%) User Experience
7 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.91%) EPoS
7 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.91%) PDA
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 81 (36.82%) UNIX
2 58 (26.36%) Windows
3 18 (8.18%) Linux
4 17 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.64%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.55%) ITIL
2 17 (7.73%) MVC
3 16 (7.27%) Data Analysis
4 13 (5.91%) Web Development
4 13 (5.91%) Change Management
4 13 (5.91%) CRM
4 13 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (5.45%) ETL
6 11 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.55%) Migration
8 9 (4.09%) Logistics
8 9 (4.09%) Workflow
8 9 (4.09%) ERP
9 8 (3.64%) E-Commerce
9 8 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.18%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.18%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (3.18%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 150 (68.18%) SQL
2 43 (19.55%) C#
3 30 (13.64%) Java
4 24 (10.91%) Python
5 23 (10.45%) Perl
6 21 (9.55%) C
7 18 (8.18%) PL/SQL
7 18 (8.18%) JavaScript
8 17 (7.73%) Shell Script
9 16 (7.27%) Bash Shell
10 15 (6.82%) T-SQL
11 13 (5.91%) VB
12 10 (4.55%) PHP
13 5 (2.27%) C++
14 3 (1.36%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.91%) ABAP
15 2 (0.91%) XAML
15 2 (0.91%) MUMPS
15 2 (0.91%) Fortran
15 2 (0.91%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (11.82%) Degree
2 4 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.36%) MCTS
3 3 (1.36%) MCP
4 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.36%) Netcool
1 3 (1.36%) Nagios
1 3 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (0.91%) Zenoss
2 2 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 61 (27.73%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.09%) Oracle
3 14 (6.36%) Cognos
4 12 (5.45%) IBM
5 9 (4.09%) Business Objects
6 6 (2.73%) SAP
6 6 (2.73%) JBoss
7 5 (2.27%) Northgate
8 3 (1.36%) Civica
8 3 (1.36%) Comino
8 3 (1.36%) Capita
8 3 (1.36%) Orchard
8 3 (1.36%) Anite
9 2 (0.91%) Open Text
9 2 (0.91%) BMC
9 2 (0.91%) Remedy
9 2 (0.91%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.45%) VMware
10 1 (0.45%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.45%) Sun
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + GOLD PARTNER
Posted: 21 days ago