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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 113 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 94 108 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 2.16% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.26% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 83 88 95
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £34,900 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4705 4769 4500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.47% 95.17% 95.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3925 3995 3874
Average salary £40,000 £36,061 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.92% -1.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +19 32 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Warwickshire -10 27 £27,850 +3.14%
Staffordshire -5 8 £22,250 -22.60% 1
Coventry -24 7 £27,500 +1.85% 3
West Bromwich +5 5 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Wolverhampton -5 5 £35,000 +55.55%
Solihull -5 3 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £24,675 - 1
Dudley - 2 £35,000 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 151 (72.25%) SQL
2 84 (40.19%) Finance
3 76 (36.36%) UNIX
4 75 (35.89%) SQL Server
5 58 (27.75%) Oracle
6 51 (24.40%) Windows
7 49 (23.44%) Microsoft
8 43 (20.57%) Degree
9 41 (19.62%) C
10 36 (17.22%) .NET
11 35 (16.75%) Shell Script
12 31 (14.83%) Java
13 30 (14.35%) PL/SQL
14 27 (12.92%) C#
15 26 (12.44%) Computer Science
15 26 (12.44%) Banking
16 25 (11.96%) MS Excel
17 24 (11.48%) Linux
17 24 (11.48%) ERP
18 23 (11.00%) SharePoint
18 23 (11.00%) Perl
18 23 (11.00%) MS Office
19 22 (10.53%) Change Management
20 20 (9.57%) VB
20 20 (9.57%) JBoss
20 20 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 20 (9.57%) WebSphere
21 19 (9.09%) HTML
21 19 (9.09%) ITIL
21 19 (9.09%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (11.00%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.57%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.78%) IIS
4 6 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.39%) CMS
6 4 (1.91%) Apache
6 4 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.91%) TYPO3
6 4 (1.91%) Joomla!
6 4 (1.91%) WordPress
7 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 25 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.00%) MS Office
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (5.26%) Maximo
2 6 (2.87%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.91%) Remedy AR System
3 4 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.91%) Magento
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.96%) assyst
5 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.83%) TCP/IP
1 8 (3.83%) Internet
2 5 (2.39%) WAN
3 4 (1.91%) FTP
4 2 (0.96%) Extranet
4 2 (0.96%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (35.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (5.26%) MS Access
4 10 (4.78%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (4.31%) MySQL
6 7 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.91%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.96%) QlikView
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.96%) Informix
10 1 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.35%) MSI
2 7 (3.35%) InstallShield
General
1 84 (40.19%) Finance
2 26 (12.44%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.35%) Retail
5 6 (2.87%) Back Office
6 5 (2.39%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.39%) Front Office
7 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
7 2 (0.96%) French Language
7 2 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (17.22%) .NET
2 19 (9.09%) HTML
3 17 (8.13%) FIX Protocol
4 12 (5.74%) Middleware
5 11 (5.26%) OpenMP
5 11 (5.26%) Web Services
5 11 (5.26%) OpenCL
6 10 (4.78%) XML
7 8 (3.83%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.35%) CSS
9 5 (2.39%) ADO.NET
9 5 (2.39%) Ajax
10 4 (1.91%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.91%) D-Bus
10 4 (1.91%) JMS
11 2 (0.96%) Classic ASP
11 2 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.48%) WCF
12 1 (0.48%) WinForms
12 1 (0.48%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.44%) Computer Science
2 13 (6.22%) Statistics
3 10 (4.78%) CMDB
4 9 (4.31%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.35%) CUDA
5 7 (3.35%) Blog
6 6 (2.87%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.91%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.91%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.44%) iSeries
8 3 (1.44%) AS400
8 3 (1.44%) Equities
9 2 (0.96%) PDA
10 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.48%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.36%) UNIX
2 51 (24.40%) Windows
3 24 (11.48%) Linux
4 11 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 10 (4.78%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.35%) Solaris
7 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.44%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.48%) ERP
2 22 (10.53%) Change Management
3 19 (9.09%) ITIL
4 17 (8.13%) Data Analysis
5 12 (5.74%) CRM
5 12 (5.74%) E-Commerce
6 11 (5.26%) Project Management
6 11 (5.26%) Migration
6 11 (5.26%) Parallel Programming
6 11 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (4.78%) Release Management
8 9 (4.31%) Service Management
9 8 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.83%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.83%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.83%) System Testing
9 8 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.35%) Logistics
10 7 (3.35%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.39%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 151 (72.25%) SQL
2 41 (19.62%) C
3 35 (16.75%) Shell Script
4 31 (14.83%) Java
5 30 (14.35%) PL/SQL
6 27 (12.92%) C#
7 23 (11.00%) Perl
8 20 (9.57%) VB
9 13 (6.22%) C++
10 11 (5.26%) Fortran
11 7 (3.35%) Python
11 7 (3.35%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.87%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.44%) VB6
15 2 (0.96%) VBA
16 1 (0.48%) ABAP
16 1 (0.48%) PHP
16 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 43 (20.57%) Degree
2 6 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.48%) MCP
3 1 (0.48%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.83%) Control-M
1 8 (3.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (3.35%) SCCM
3 2 (0.96%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (27.75%) Oracle
2 49 (23.44%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.57%) JBoss
4 15 (7.18%) SAP
5 9 (4.31%) Sybase
5 9 (4.31%) BMC
6 8 (3.83%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.91%) Remedy
8 3 (1.44%) Citrix
8 3 (1.44%) Sage
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.96%) ION Trading
9 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.96%) Sun
10 1 (0.48%) Lotus
10 1 (0.48%) Open Text
10 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Superb Benefits + Perks
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Experis IT
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
IT Ventures
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Private Health Ins.
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 9 days ago
West Bromwich
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 13 days ago