The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the West Midlands region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 172 119 115
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 60 110 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 1.95% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 2.03% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 45 94 84
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £50,000 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
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
5540 5414 5212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.55% 95.87% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4415 4481 4320
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 31 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -33 24 £38,500 -10.46% 2
Worcestershire +19 8 £23,000 -4.16%
Coventry -10 8 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Warwickshire -11 6 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £25,000 -12.66%
Shropshire -13 2 £35,000 +27.27%
West Bromwich +3 1 £52,500 +10.52%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 79 (51.30%) SQL
2 68 (44.16%) SQL Server
3 52 (33.77%) Microsoft
4 42 (27.27%) Windows
5 39 (25.32%) ITIL
5 39 (25.32%) C#
6 37 (24.03%) MS Excel
7 35 (22.73%) Java
8 32 (20.78%) CRM
9 29 (18.83%) .NET
10 26 (16.88%) SLA
11 25 (16.23%) IIS
12 23 (14.94%) Oracle
13 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 21 (13.64%) Active Directory
14 21 (13.64%) Finance
15 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
16 19 (12.34%) HTML
17 16 (10.39%) VMware
18 15 (9.74%) Unix
19 13 (8.44%) BizTalk Server
19 13 (8.44%) Incident Management
19 13 (8.44%) Windows Server
20 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
20 12 (7.79%) Network Architecture
20 12 (7.79%) Information Security
21 11 (7.14%) MS Office
22 10 (6.49%) ASP.NET
22 10 (6.49%) VB.NET

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (16.23%) IIS
2 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.44%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (6.49%) CMS
5 8 (5.19%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.90%) JBoss
8 5 (3.25%) WordPress
9 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.95%) Documentum
10 3 (1.95%) Exstream Dialogue
10 3 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (1.95%) Umbraco
11 2 (1.30%) Apache
11 2 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.65%) Confluence
12 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.65%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 37 (24.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (3.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (6.49%) Exstream
2 2 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.30%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.30%) MFGPRO
2 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.65%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) GitHub
2 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Apcera
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.30%) Firewall
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (44.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) EDRMS
4 3 (1.95%) MySQL
5 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) Hudson
2 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Legal
3 5 (3.25%) Military
4 3 (1.95%) Advertising
4 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.95%) Retail
5 2 (1.30%) Automotive
5 2 (1.30%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
6 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.83%) .NET
2 19 (12.34%) HTML
3 10 (6.49%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.19%) CSS
5 6 (3.90%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.90%) jQuery
6 5 (3.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.95%) Web Services
7 3 (1.95%) WinForms
8 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.30%) Java EE
8 2 (1.30%) WCF
9 1 (0.65%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.65%) Ajax
9 1 (0.65%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.65%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.65%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.65%) Life Science
4 1 (0.65%) SCADA
4 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.27%) Windows
2 15 (9.74%) Unix
3 13 (8.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.90%) Linux
6 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Android
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.32%) ITIL
2 32 (20.78%) CRM
3 13 (8.44%) Incident Management
4 12 (7.79%) Information Security
4 12 (7.79%) Network Architecture
5 10 (6.49%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.84%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.84%) Data Management
6 9 (5.84%) ERP
7 8 (5.19%) Change Management
7 8 (5.19%) Project Management
8 7 (4.55%) Line Management
8 7 (4.55%) MVC
8 7 (4.55%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.90%) Application Packaging
9 6 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.90%) Release Management
9 6 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (3.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (51.30%) SQL
2 39 (25.32%) C#
3 35 (22.73%) Java
4 19 (12.34%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.49%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.90%) PHP
7 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.60%) VB
9 3 (1.95%) VBScript
10 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.30%) Perl
10 2 (1.30%) VBA
11 1 (0.65%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 6 (3.90%) Degree
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.95%) MCSA
3 3 (1.95%) MCSE
4 1 (0.65%) MCITP
4 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 21 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.65%) Docker
4 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.94%) Oracle
3 16 (10.39%) VMware
4 10 (6.49%) HP
5 7 (4.55%) SAP
6 6 (3.90%) Veeam
7 4 (2.60%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.95%) Infor
8 3 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.95%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.30%) Citrix
9 2 (1.30%) Remedy
9 2 (1.30%) Sybase
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco
10 1 (0.65%) Civica
10 1 (0.65%) Epicor
10 1 (0.65%) IFS
10 1 (0.65%) MEDITECH
10 1 (0.65%) QAD
10 1 (0.65%) Sun
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Searchability
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Leidos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Hereford
360 Resourcing
Salary: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago