The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 118 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 93 101 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.81% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.91% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 77 82 64
Average salary £28,500 £27,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.58% -6.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £22,500 £21,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -4.61%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5117 5286 4632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.81% 94.70% 95.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4285 4439 4020
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Applications Support
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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 -16 36 £37,500 - 1
Coventry +1 19 £27,500 +1.85% 5
Warwickshire +12 10 £26,750 +11.45% 1
West Bromwich 0 9 £28,500 +9.61%
Staffordshire -17 8 £20,250 -25.00%
Wolverhampton - 3 £40,000 -
Solihull -5 2 £32,500 +47.72%
Dudley - 2 £25,500 -
Worcestershire -4 1 £60,000 +71.42%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 115 (66.09%) SQL
2 63 (36.21%) Finance
3 52 (29.89%) SQL Server
4 50 (28.74%) UNIX
5 49 (28.16%) Microsoft
6 46 (26.44%) .NET
7 36 (20.69%) Windows
8 33 (18.97%) C#
9 30 (17.24%) Java
9 30 (17.24%) SharePoint
10 27 (15.52%) C
10 27 (15.52%) Oracle
11 26 (14.94%) HTML
12 24 (13.79%) MS Excel
13 22 (12.64%) Degree
14 20 (11.49%) PL/SQL
15 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
15 18 (10.34%) Web Services
15 18 (10.34%) VB
15 18 (10.34%) Change Management
16 17 (9.77%) Shell Script
16 17 (9.77%) Perl
16 17 (9.77%) Linux
16 17 (9.77%) Python
17 14 (8.05%) Data Analysis
17 14 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
18 13 (7.47%) MS Access
18 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
18 13 (7.47%) ITIL
18 13 (7.47%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 30 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.47%) IIS
3 11 (6.32%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.87%) CMS
6 3 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.15%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.47%) Maximo
2 9 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.30%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.72%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.15%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.87%) FTP
2 2 (1.15%) Extranet
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (29.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (7.47%) MS Access
4 9 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.15%) SAP BW
10 2 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.15%) MySQL
10 2 (1.15%) Informix
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.72%) ProC
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (36.21%) Finance
2 12 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 10 (5.75%) Financial Institution
4 9 (5.17%) Banking
5 7 (4.02%) Retail
6 5 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.72%) Marketing
8 2 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Front Office
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (26.44%) .NET
2 26 (14.94%) HTML
3 18 (10.34%) Web Services
4 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.47%) CSS
5 12 (6.90%) XML
6 10 (5.75%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.60%) Ajax
8 7 (4.02%) Middleware
9 6 (3.45%) OpenMP
9 6 (3.45%) OpenCL
10 5 (2.87%) ADO.NET
11 4 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (1.72%) EDI
12 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.72%) jQuery
13 2 (1.15%) Django
13 2 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.32%) CMDB
2 10 (5.75%) Equities
3 9 (5.17%) Wiki
4 6 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.87%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.30%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.30%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.72%) Statistics
8 2 (1.15%) Blog
8 2 (1.15%) PDA
8 2 (1.15%) iSeries
8 2 (1.15%) CUDA
8 2 (1.15%) AS400
8 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.57%) EPoS
9 1 (0.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 50 (28.74%) UNIX
2 36 (20.69%) Windows
3 17 (9.77%) Linux
4 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.34%) Change Management
2 14 (8.05%) Data Analysis
3 13 (7.47%) ITIL
4 12 (6.90%) Migration
4 12 (6.90%) ERP
5 10 (5.75%) E-Commerce
6 9 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.17%) CRM
7 7 (4.02%) Project Management
7 7 (4.02%) MVC
8 6 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.45%) Logistics
8 6 (3.45%) Parallel Programming
9 5 (2.87%) SEO
9 5 (2.87%) Web Design
9 5 (2.87%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (2.87%) Web Application Development
9 5 (2.87%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (2.87%) Software Engineering
9 5 (2.87%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (66.09%) SQL
2 33 (18.97%) C#
3 30 (17.24%) Java
4 27 (15.52%) C
5 20 (11.49%) PL/SQL
6 18 (10.34%) VB
7 17 (9.77%) Shell Script
7 17 (9.77%) Perl
7 17 (9.77%) Python
8 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.17%) Bash Shell
10 8 (4.60%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.02%) C++
12 6 (3.45%) Fortran
13 5 (2.87%) VB.NET
14 4 (2.30%) PHP
15 2 (1.15%) XAML
15 2 (1.15%) COBOL
15 2 (1.15%) ABAP
15 2 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (12.64%) Degree
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.72%) MCP
3 3 (1.72%) MCTS
4 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (1.15%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 49 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.52%) Oracle
3 11 (6.32%) JBoss
3 11 (6.32%) SAP
4 4 (2.30%) Remedy
4 4 (2.30%) BMC
5 3 (1.72%) Pegasus
5 3 (1.72%) IBM
5 3 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.72%) Cognos
6 2 (1.15%) Northgate
6 2 (1.15%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.15%) Open Text
6 2 (1.15%) Sun
7 1 (0.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.57%) RedPrairie
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