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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 109 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 107 100 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.96% 1.83% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.93% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 80 81 70
Average salary £29,250 £27,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,800 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -5.23%
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
5203 5169 4550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 94.72% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4311 4390 3890
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 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
(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
Birmingham +3 52 £37,500 -8.25% 7
Coventry -6 16 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Warwickshire +17 10 £26,000 -4.58%
Staffordshire -21 7 £21,000 -22.22%
Wolverhampton - 4 £40,000 -
Worcestershire -4 3 £60,000 +105.12% 1
West Bromwich +1 2 £28,500 +9.61%
Dudley - 2 £25,500 -
Solihull -3 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 127 (67.91%) SQL
2 67 (35.83%) Finance
3 63 (33.69%) UNIX
4 58 (31.02%) SQL Server
5 57 (30.48%) Microsoft
6 46 (24.60%) Windows
7 45 (24.06%) .NET
8 41 (21.93%) C#
9 32 (17.11%) SharePoint
10 30 (16.04%) MS Excel
10 30 (16.04%) HTML
10 30 (16.04%) Java
10 30 (16.04%) Oracle
11 25 (13.37%) C
12 22 (11.76%) Python
12 22 (11.76%) Degree
13 21 (11.23%) Perl
13 21 (11.23%) ITIL
13 21 (11.23%) ASP.NET
13 21 (11.23%) Visual Studio
14 20 (10.70%) Linux
15 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (9.63%) SLA
16 18 (9.63%) PL/SQL
17 17 (9.09%) JavaScript
17 17 (9.09%) VB
17 17 (9.09%) CSS
17 17 (9.09%) Equities
18 15 (8.02%) Financial Institution
18 15 (8.02%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.95%) IIS
3 9 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.67%) CMS
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.07%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.95%) Maximo
2 12 (6.42%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (3.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.60%) Academy Housing
5 3 (1.60%) arcHouse
6 2 (1.07%) assyst
6 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.67%) FTP
2 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (6.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (6.95%) MS Access
4 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.07%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.07%) Informix
9 2 (1.07%) MySQL
9 2 (1.07%) KDB
9 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 21 (11.23%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.14%) ProC
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 67 (35.83%) Finance
2 15 (8.02%) Financial Institution
3 12 (6.42%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.35%) Banking
5 9 (4.81%) Retail
6 6 (3.21%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.07%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (24.06%) .NET
2 30 (16.04%) HTML
3 21 (11.23%) ASP.NET
4 17 (9.09%) CSS
5 14 (7.49%) Web Services
6 12 (6.42%) XML
7 10 (5.35%) jQuery
7 10 (5.35%) AngularJS
7 10 (5.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (4.28%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.21%) OpenMP
9 6 (3.21%) OpenCL
10 5 (2.67%) Ajax
10 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.67%) Middleware
11 3 (1.60%) WCF
12 2 (1.07%) Django
12 2 (1.07%) ADO.NET
12 2 (1.07%) Classic ASP
12 2 (1.07%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.09%) Equities
2 14 (7.49%) Wiki
3 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.74%) CMDB
5 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.07%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.07%) PDA
7 2 (1.07%) Derivative
7 2 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.07%) EPoS
7 2 (1.07%) CUDA
7 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.07%) Blog
7 2 (1.07%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.53%) Open Source
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.69%) UNIX
2 46 (24.60%) Windows
3 20 (10.70%) Linux
4 8 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (11.23%) ITIL
2 15 (8.02%) MVC
3 14 (7.49%) Data Analysis
4 12 (6.42%) Change Management
5 11 (5.88%) CRM
5 11 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.35%) ETL
6 10 (5.35%) Migration
6 10 (5.35%) Web Development
7 8 (4.28%) Logistics
7 8 (4.28%) E-Commerce
8 7 (3.74%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (3.21%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.21%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.21%) Project Management
9 6 (3.21%) ERP
9 6 (3.21%) Workflow
9 6 (3.21%) Parallel Programming
10 5 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 127 (67.91%) SQL
2 41 (21.93%) C#
3 30 (16.04%) Java
4 25 (13.37%) C
5 22 (11.76%) Python
6 21 (11.23%) Perl
7 18 (9.63%) PL/SQL
8 17 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 17 (9.09%) VB
9 15 (8.02%) T-SQL
10 14 (7.49%) Bash Shell
11 12 (6.42%) Shell Script
12 9 (4.81%) C++
12 9 (4.81%) PHP
13 6 (3.21%) Fortran
14 5 (2.67%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.07%) ABAP
15 2 (1.07%) VBA
15 2 (1.07%) MUMPS
15 2 (1.07%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (1.60%) MCTS
3 3 (1.60%) MCP
4 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.07%) Netcool
1 2 (1.07%) Nagios
1 2 (1.07%) Zenoss
1 2 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 57 (30.48%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.04%) Oracle
3 12 (6.42%) Cognos
4 10 (5.35%) IBM
5 6 (3.21%) JBoss
6 5 (2.67%) Northgate
6 5 (2.67%) Business Objects
6 5 (2.67%) SAP
7 3 (1.60%) Civica
7 3 (1.60%) Comino
7 3 (1.60%) Capita
7 3 (1.60%) Orchard
7 3 (1.60%) Anite
8 2 (1.07%) Open Text
8 2 (1.07%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.07%) Sun
8 2 (1.07%) BMC
8 2 (1.07%) Remedy
9 1 (0.53%) VMware
9 1 (0.53%) RedPrairie
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £50000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Sourceright
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Worcestershire
Jumar Solutions
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 21 days ago
Coventry
Cathcart Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago