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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 120 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 103 79 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.93% 1.59% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.67% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 89 69 67
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,300 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
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
5103 4728 4712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.40% 95.30% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4326 3960 3943
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 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 6 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
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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 -7 31 £25,000 -13.56% 1
Coventry +7 30 £31,250 +13.63% 1
Birmingham -10 22 £35,000 -12.50%
Staffordshire 0 9 £28,550 +29.77% 1
West Bromwich +2 3 £26,000 -30.66%
Worcestershire -5 3 £25,500 +18.60%
Solihull +1 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £32,500 -
Herefordshire - 1 £21,500 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 138 (67.32%) SQL
2 96 (46.83%) SQL Server
3 91 (44.39%) .NET
4 88 (42.93%) Windows
5 79 (38.54%) C#
6 58 (28.29%) ITIL
7 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
8 42 (20.49%) Oracle
9 35 (17.07%) IIS
10 34 (16.59%) SLA
10 34 (16.59%) Finance
11 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (15.12%) ASP.NET
12 31 (15.12%) Java
13 26 (12.68%) Linux
14 25 (12.20%) UNIX
14 25 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 24 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (11.71%) HTML
16 23 (11.22%) Cognos
17 21 (10.24%) DevOps
18 20 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (9.76%) Tomcat
18 20 (9.76%) VBScript
19 19 (9.27%) SharePoint
19 19 (9.27%) DTS
19 19 (9.27%) MVC
20 18 (8.78%) Tivoli
20 18 (8.78%) Solaris
20 18 (8.78%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 35 (17.07%) IIS
2 20 (9.76%) Tomcat
3 19 (9.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.95%) JBoss
6 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.98%) Apache
6 2 (0.98%) WordPress
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.49%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.95%) ResourceLink
3 3 (1.46%) Agresso
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.49%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.49%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.49%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.49%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.49%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.49%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.49%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.95%) LAN
1 4 (1.95%) FTP
1 4 (1.95%) HTTP
2 3 (1.46%) Internet
2 3 (1.46%) Firewall
3 2 (0.98%) Network Security
3 2 (0.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (46.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (9.27%) DTS
5 17 (8.29%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.39%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 9 (4.39%) Cognos Report Studio
6 9 (4.39%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.93%) MySQL
9 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.98%) DB2
11 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.49%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (2.44%) JIRA
2 4 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.49%) ProC
3 1 (0.49%) Hudson
General
1 34 (16.59%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.41%) Retail
4 5 (2.44%) Law
5 4 (1.95%) Back Office
5 4 (1.95%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.98%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (44.39%) .NET
2 31 (15.12%) ASP.NET
3 24 (11.71%) HTML
4 18 (8.78%) J2EE
5 16 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (5.85%) Web Services
7 11 (5.37%) XML
7 11 (5.37%) jQuery
8 10 (4.88%) WCF
9 9 (4.39%) CSS
10 8 (3.90%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.46%) Middleware
12 2 (0.98%) HTML5
12 2 (0.98%) REST
12 2 (0.98%) Swing
12 2 (0.98%) COM+
13 1 (0.49%) COM
13 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.49%) Ajax
13 1 (0.49%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.61%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.93%) EPoS
2 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.95%) Mainframe
3 4 (1.95%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (1.95%) Statistics
3 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.98%) Derivative
5 2 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Life Science
6 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 88 (42.93%) Windows
2 26 (12.68%) Linux
3 25 (12.20%) UNIX
4 18 (8.78%) Solaris
5 16 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.95%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.95%) AIX
7 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.29%) ITIL
2 21 (10.24%) DevOps
3 19 (9.27%) MVC
4 18 (8.78%) CRM
5 16 (7.80%) Service Delivery
6 15 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (6.83%) ERP
8 12 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (4.88%) Scrum
9 10 (4.88%) Data Transformation
10 9 (4.39%) Kanban
10 9 (4.39%) ETL
11 8 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.90%) Software Deployment
12 7 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.41%) Change Management
13 6 (2.93%) Project Management
13 6 (2.93%) Unit Testing
13 6 (2.93%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (67.32%) SQL
2 79 (38.54%) C#
3 31 (15.12%) Java
4 20 (9.76%) VBScript
5 18 (8.78%) JavaScript
6 16 (7.80%) PHP
7 14 (6.83%) VB
8 12 (5.85%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.37%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.88%) Python
11 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.39%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.39%) Perl
12 6 (2.93%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.44%) VB6
14 3 (1.46%) C
15 2 (0.98%) VBA
16 1 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (0.98%) MCSA
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (8.78%) Tivoli
2 16 (7.80%) Nagios
3 9 (4.39%) BladeLogic
3 9 (4.39%) Ansible
3 9 (4.39%) Unicenter
4 8 (3.90%) Control-M
5 4 (1.95%) Netcool
5 4 (1.95%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 47 (22.93%) Microsoft
2 42 (20.49%) Oracle
3 23 (11.22%) Cognos
4 15 (7.32%) SAP
5 6 (2.93%) IBM
6 5 (2.44%) Sage
6 5 (2.44%) VMware
7 4 (1.95%) Nimsoft
7 4 (1.95%) Northgate
7 4 (1.95%) Citrix
8 3 (1.46%) i2
8 3 (1.46%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.46%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.98%) Lotus
9 2 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (0.98%) JDA
9 2 (0.98%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.98%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.49%) Kronos
10 1 (0.49%) Oneserve
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