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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 117 132 136
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 97 82 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.52% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 1.60% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 90 74 54
Average salary £28,550 £29,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.39% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
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
5125 5131 4879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.96% 95.00% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4293 4334 4050
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Warwickshire +4 30 £25,000 -33.33% 3
Birmingham -6 25 £36,250 -3.33% 2
Coventry +9 22 £38,500 +46.66% 4
Staffordshire +16 9 £28,550 +29.77%
Worcestershire -5 3 £25,500 +18.60%
West Bromwich +1 2 £26,000 -8.77% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £21,500 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 128 (64.32%) SQL
2 99 (49.75%) SQL Server
3 90 (45.23%) .NET
4 86 (43.22%) Windows
5 76 (38.19%) C#
6 54 (27.14%) ITIL
7 50 (25.13%) Microsoft
8 39 (19.60%) SLA
9 37 (18.59%) Oracle
9 37 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
10 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET
10 30 (15.08%) IIS
10 30 (15.08%) Finance
11 28 (14.07%) Linux
12 27 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (13.07%) Cognos
14 25 (12.56%) UNIX
15 24 (12.06%) MS Excel
15 24 (12.06%) Java
15 24 (12.06%) VBScript
16 22 (11.06%) HTML
16 22 (11.06%) DTS
16 22 (11.06%) Relational Database
17 21 (10.55%) DevOps
18 19 (9.55%) SharePoint
18 19 (9.55%) Tomcat
18 19 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
19 18 (9.05%) Solaris
19 18 (9.05%) ERP
19 18 (9.05%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (15.08%) IIS
2 19 (9.55%) SharePoint
2 19 (9.55%) Tomcat
3 11 (5.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (2.01%) JBoss
4 4 (2.01%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.01%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 24 (12.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.52%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.51%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.50%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.50%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.50%) Agresso
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.50%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.50%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.50%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.01%) HTTP
2 3 (1.51%) Firewall
2 3 (1.51%) FTP
3 2 (1.01%) Broadband
3 2 (1.01%) Internet
3 2 (1.01%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (49.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.57%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (11.06%) DTS
3 22 (11.06%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (5.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 11 (5.53%) Cognos Report Studio
5 11 (5.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 8 (4.02%) MySQL
6 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.01%) DB2
10 2 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.51%) JIRA
2 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Hudson
3 1 (0.50%) ProC
General
1 30 (15.08%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.02%) Retail
4 5 (2.51%) Front Office
4 5 (2.51%) Law
5 4 (2.01%) Marketing
6 3 (1.51%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
7 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (45.23%) .NET
2 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET
3 22 (11.06%) HTML
4 18 (9.05%) J2EE
5 16 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (6.03%) jQuery
7 10 (5.03%) Web Services
7 10 (5.03%) XML
7 10 (5.03%) WCF
8 9 (4.52%) CSS
9 7 (3.52%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.02%) Middleware
11 2 (1.01%) Swing
11 2 (1.01%) COM+
11 2 (1.01%) HTML5
11 2 (1.01%) REST
12 1 (0.50%) MDX
12 1 (0.50%) JSF
12 1 (0.50%) SAP ALE
12 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) EPoS
2 7 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.51%) Derivative
3 5 (2.51%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (2.01%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Life Science
6 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.50%) Statistics
6 1 (0.50%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.50%) DTV
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 86 (43.22%) Windows
2 28 (14.07%) Linux
3 25 (12.56%) UNIX
4 18 (9.05%) Solaris
5 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.01%) AIX
6 4 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.14%) ITIL
2 21 (10.55%) DevOps
3 18 (9.05%) ERP
4 17 (8.54%) MVC
4 17 (8.54%) CRM
5 16 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (5.53%) Data Transformation
7 11 (5.53%) ETL
8 10 (5.03%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.03%) Scrum
9 9 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.52%) Kanban
10 8 (4.02%) Change Management
11 7 (3.52%) Unit Testing
11 7 (3.52%) Product Management
12 6 (3.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 6 (3.02%) Software Deployment
12 6 (3.02%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (64.32%) SQL
2 76 (38.19%) C#
3 24 (12.06%) Java
3 24 (12.06%) VBScript
4 18 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 17 (8.54%) PHP
6 13 (6.53%) T-SQL
7 10 (5.03%) Python
8 9 (4.52%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.52%) Perl
9 8 (4.02%) VB
10 7 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.52%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.51%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.01%) VBA
12 2 (1.01%) C
13 1 (0.50%) VB6
13 1 (0.50%) C++
13 1 (0.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (6.53%) Degree
2 2 (1.01%) MCSA
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (9.05%) Tivoli
2 13 (6.53%) Nagios
3 9 (4.52%) BladeLogic
3 9 (4.52%) Unicenter
3 9 (4.52%) Ansible
4 8 (4.02%) Control-M
5 3 (1.51%) Netcool
5 3 (1.51%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 50 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 37 (18.59%) Oracle
3 26 (13.07%) Cognos
4 13 (6.53%) SAP
5 6 (3.02%) Sage
5 6 (3.02%) IBM
6 5 (2.51%) Northgate
7 3 (1.51%) VMware
7 3 (1.51%) Pegasus
7 3 (1.51%) i2
8 2 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.01%) JDA
8 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.01%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.50%) Nimsoft
9 1 (0.50%) Kronos
9 1 (0.50%) Civica
9 1 (0.50%) Capita
9 1 (0.50%) Orchard
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus = benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Salary: £300 - £408.50 per day + +
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Car allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago