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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 122 112 134
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 88 99 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 1.79% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.89% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 74 79 67
Average salary £28,500 £27,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,650 £22,500 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,581 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-0.26% -5.90%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5038 5251 4678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.65% 94.89% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4216 4399 4077
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -9 34 £37,500 - 5
Coventry -5 18 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Warwickshire +17 9 £26,000 +8.33% 1
West Bromwich 0 9 £28,500 +9.61%
Staffordshire -12 9 £20,500 -24.07% 1
Worcestershire +1 2 £40,750 +16.42%
Wolverhampton - 2 £29,750 -
Dudley - 2 £25,500 -
Solihull -3 1 £32,500 +47.72%
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 121 (68.36%) SQL
2 66 (37.29%) Finance
3 56 (31.64%) UNIX
4 54 (30.51%) SQL Server
5 46 (25.99%) Microsoft
6 45 (25.42%) .NET
7 34 (19.21%) Java
8 32 (18.08%) Windows
9 31 (17.51%) C
9 31 (17.51%) C#
10 30 (16.95%) Oracle
10 30 (16.95%) SharePoint
11 25 (14.12%) HTML
12 24 (13.56%) PL/SQL
12 24 (13.56%) Shell Script
12 24 (13.56%) Degree
13 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
14 19 (10.73%) Change Management
15 18 (10.17%) VB
15 18 (10.17%) Perl
15 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio
15 18 (10.17%) Web Services
16 16 (9.04%) Python
16 16 (9.04%) Linux
16 16 (9.04%) JBoss
16 16 (9.04%) WebSphere
17 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis
18 14 (7.91%) ERP
19 13 (7.34%) MS Access
19 13 (7.34%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 30 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.04%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.34%) IIS
4 9 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.82%) CMS
6 3 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.13%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.34%) Maximo
2 9 (5.08%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (2.26%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.69%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.13%) assyst
6 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) FTP
2 2 (1.13%) Extranet
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.34%) MS Access
3 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.13%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.13%) Informix
8 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.13%) MySQL
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.13%) ProC
4 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 66 (37.29%) Finance
2 13 (7.34%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.21%) Banking
4 10 (5.65%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.95%) Retail
6 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.69%) Marketing
8 2 (1.13%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.42%) .NET
2 25 (14.12%) HTML
3 18 (10.17%) Web Services
4 12 (6.78%) XML
4 12 (6.78%) CSS
5 11 (6.21%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.08%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.52%) Ajax
8 7 (3.95%) Middleware
9 6 (3.39%) OpenMP
9 6 (3.39%) OpenCL
9 6 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
10 5 (2.82%) ADO.NET
11 3 (1.69%) EDI
11 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (1.13%) Classic ASP
12 2 (1.13%) WCF
12 2 (1.13%) Django
12 2 (1.13%) jQuery
12 2 (1.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.21%) CMDB
2 9 (5.08%) Equities
3 8 (4.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.52%) Wiki
4 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.26%) Data Integration
5 4 (2.26%) Statistics
5 4 (2.26%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.69%) AS400
6 3 (1.69%) iSeries
7 2 (1.13%) Blog
7 2 (1.13%) CUDA
7 2 (1.13%) PDA
7 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.56%) EPoS
8 1 (0.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 56 (31.64%) UNIX
2 32 (18.08%) Windows
3 16 (9.04%) Linux
4 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (10.73%) Change Management
2 15 (8.47%) Data Analysis
3 14 (7.91%) ERP
4 12 (6.78%) Migration
5 11 (6.21%) ITIL
6 10 (5.65%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 9 (5.08%) CRM
8 7 (3.95%) Project Management
9 6 (3.39%) Parallel Programming
10 5 (2.82%) System Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.82%) Web Application Development
10 5 (2.82%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (2.82%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (2.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (68.36%) SQL
2 34 (19.21%) Java
3 31 (17.51%) C
3 31 (17.51%) C#
4 24 (13.56%) PL/SQL
4 24 (13.56%) Shell Script
5 18 (10.17%) Perl
5 18 (10.17%) VB
6 16 (9.04%) Python
7 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.52%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.95%) C++
9 7 (3.95%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.39%) Fortran
11 5 (2.82%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.69%) PHP
13 2 (1.13%) COBOL
13 2 (1.13%) ABAP
13 2 (1.13%) VBA
13 2 (1.13%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 24 (13.56%) Degree
2 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.69%) MCTS
3 3 (1.69%) MCP
4 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.13%) Zenoss
1 2 (1.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 46 (25.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.95%) Oracle
3 16 (9.04%) JBoss
4 12 (6.78%) SAP
5 4 (2.26%) BMC
5 4 (2.26%) Pegasus
5 4 (2.26%) Remedy
6 3 (1.69%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.13%) Cognos
7 2 (1.13%) IBM
7 2 (1.13%) Open Text
7 2 (1.13%) Sun
7 2 (1.13%) Northgate
7 2 (1.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
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