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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 142 110 82
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -28
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 88 108 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 2.14% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.21% 3.17%
Number of salaries quoted 73 86 114
Average salary £30,500 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £44,240 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,615 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.71% -7.69%
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
5404 4882 4072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 96.09% 96.88% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4505 4255 3357
Average salary £42,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
Coventry -9 30 £31,250 +13.63% 3
Birmingham -2 28 £30,500 +10.90%
Staffordshire -5 11 £26,750 +24.41%
Solihull +21 8 £30,000 +33.33% 1
Dudley - 5 £40,000 -
Warwickshire -24 4 £38,000 +36.44% 1
Wolverhampton +5 1 £22,500 -43.75%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 95 (56.21%) SQL
2 59 (34.91%) SQL Server
3 50 (29.59%) Windows
4 48 (28.40%) .NET
5 45 (26.63%) ITIL
6 38 (22.49%) C#
7 36 (21.30%) Oracle
7 36 (21.30%) Finance
8 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
9 23 (13.61%) CRM
9 23 (13.61%) Java
10 22 (13.02%) IIS
11 20 (11.83%) Linux
12 19 (11.24%) Unix
13 17 (10.06%) MS Excel
14 16 (9.47%) SharePoint
14 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (8.88%) Retail
16 14 (8.28%) ERP
17 13 (7.69%) JavaScript
17 13 (7.69%) HTML
17 13 (7.69%) Back Office
18 12 (7.10%) Service Management
18 12 (7.10%) VB
18 12 (7.10%) VB.NET
18 12 (7.10%) SLA
18 12 (7.10%) Release Management
18 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
19 11 (6.51%) Windows XP
19 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (13.02%) IIS
2 16 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.51%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (6.51%) CMS
4 6 (3.55%) Moodle
5 4 (2.37%) Exstream Dialogue
5 4 (2.37%) Totara
6 2 (1.18%) Confluence
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.59%) JBoss
7 1 (0.59%) SAS
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Exstream
1 4 (2.37%) ResourceLink
1 4 (2.37%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.78%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (1.78%) HFM
2 3 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.59%) assyst
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) Line 500
3 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.78%) SaaS
1 3 (1.78%) Taleo
2 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.33%) Firewall
2 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.91%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.33%) MySQL
3 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.78%) GIS
7 3 (1.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.59%) Informix
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.59%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (5.92%) Visual Studio
2 9 (5.33%) JIRA
3 3 (1.78%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.18%) Hudson
4 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.18%) PVCS
4 2 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (21.30%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Retail
3 13 (7.69%) Back Office
4 7 (4.14%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.78%) Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Front Office
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.59%) Advertising
7 1 (0.59%) Automotive
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
7 1 (0.59%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.59%) German Language
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.40%) .NET
2 13 (7.69%) HTML
3 11 (6.51%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.33%) XML
5 6 (3.55%) Classic ASP
6 3 (1.78%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.78%) CSS
6 3 (1.78%) EDI
7 2 (1.18%) ODBC
7 2 (1.18%) Web Services
8 1 (0.59%) Ajax
8 1 (0.59%) jQuery
8 1 (0.59%) JSON
8 1 (0.59%) LAMP
8 1 (0.59%) Middleware
8 1 (0.59%) REST
8 1 (0.59%) SOAP
8 1 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.73%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (4.14%) EFTPOS
3 7 (4.14%) EPoS
4 6 (3.55%) AS400
5 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.37%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.37%) Replication
7 3 (1.78%) Clustering
7 3 (1.78%) Statistics
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.18%) BYOD
8 2 (1.18%) CMDB
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) Derivative
8 2 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (1.18%) Fintech
8 2 (1.18%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.59%) Windows
2 20 (11.83%) Linux
3 19 (11.24%) Unix
4 11 (6.51%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.51%) Windows XP
5 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.37%) Solaris
9 3 (1.78%) Android
9 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.59%) AIX
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.63%) ITIL
2 23 (13.61%) CRM
3 14 (8.28%) ERP
4 12 (7.10%) Release Management
4 12 (7.10%) Service Management
4 12 (7.10%) Test Scripting
5 8 (4.73%) Data Protection
5 8 (4.73%) Supplier Management
6 7 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.14%) ETRM
7 6 (3.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (3.55%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (3.55%) WFM
8 5 (2.96%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.96%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (2.96%) DevOps
8 5 (2.96%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.96%) Use Case
9 4 (2.37%) Network Architecture
9 4 (2.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 95 (56.21%) SQL
2 38 (22.49%) C#
3 23 (13.61%) Java
4 13 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.10%) VB
5 12 (7.10%) VB.NET
6 9 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.33%) VBA
7 6 (3.55%) RPG
8 5 (2.96%) RPG IV
9 4 (2.37%) Perl
10 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.18%) C
11 2 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) PHP
12 1 (0.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (4.73%) Degree
2 5 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.59%) ISEB
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.10%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (21.30%) Oracle
2 30 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.51%) SAP
4 6 (3.55%) Siebel
4 6 (3.55%) Sun
5 5 (2.96%) IFS
5 5 (2.96%) RedPrairie
5 5 (2.96%) Sage
6 4 (2.37%) HP
6 4 (2.37%) JDA
6 4 (2.37%) Kronos
6 4 (2.37%) Oneserve
7 3 (1.78%) Google
7 3 (1.78%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.59%) Cisco
9 1 (0.59%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.59%) Infor
9 1 (0.59%) Informatica
9 1 (0.59%) MicroStrategy
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Oscar
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
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Posted: 19 days ago
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Posted: 21 days ago
Warwickshire
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