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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 118 124 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 116 93 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.72% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.82% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 101 77 80
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,500
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -
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
5449 5121 5278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.05% 94.83% 94.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4497 4288 4433
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Birmingham -6 37 £42,750 +14.00% 2
Warwickshire +2 26 £25,000 -6.54%
Coventry -13 19 £36,000 +30.90% 5
Staffordshire +8 9 £28,700 +41.72% 1
Solihull +21 7 £32,500 -
Shropshire - 6 £27,500 - 1
West Bromwich -5 1 £47,500 +66.66% 1
Wolverhampton -6 1 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Walsall - 1 £25,000 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 139 (62.33%) SQL
2 115 (51.57%) SQL Server
3 86 (38.57%) .NET
4 83 (37.22%) Windows
5 78 (34.98%) C#
6 61 (27.35%) ITIL
7 56 (25.11%) Microsoft
8 55 (24.66%) SLA
9 50 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (18.39%) Finance
11 39 (17.49%) UNIX
12 38 (17.04%) Oracle
13 35 (15.70%) Linux
14 32 (14.35%) MS Excel
15 31 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (13.90%) Java
16 30 (13.45%) Cognos
16 30 (13.45%) Relational Database
17 29 (13.00%) VBScript
18 28 (12.56%) ASP.NET
19 27 (12.11%) IIS
20 26 (11.66%) DTS
21 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (9.87%) T-SQL
23 19 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
23 19 (8.52%) HTML
24 18 (8.07%) ERP
24 18 (8.07%) CRM
25 17 (7.62%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (12.11%) IIS
2 16 (7.17%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.79%) Exstream Dialogue
6 4 (1.79%) JBoss
7 3 (1.35%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.90%) CMS
8 2 (0.90%) WordPress
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.45%) MTS
Applications
1 32 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.24%) ResourceLink
3 4 (1.79%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (1.79%) Exstream
4 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.90%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) SaaS
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) HTTP
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.79%) DNS
1 4 (1.79%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 2 (0.90%) Network Security
2 2 (0.90%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (51.57%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.90%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (13.45%) Relational Database
4 26 (11.66%) DTS
5 19 (8.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.73%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 15 (6.73%) Cognos Report Studio
6 15 (6.73%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 13 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (3.14%) MySQL
11 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.24%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.79%) DB2
13 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (1.35%) dBASE
14 3 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (2.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) ProC
3 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (18.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.93%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.04%) Front Office
4 8 (3.59%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Law
6 4 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.35%) Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
8 2 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Marketing
9 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (38.57%) .NET
2 28 (12.56%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.52%) HTML
4 16 (7.17%) XML
5 14 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (5.38%) J2EE
7 10 (4.48%) jQuery
8 9 (4.04%) WCF
9 8 (3.59%) Middleware
9 8 (3.59%) CSS
9 8 (3.59%) Web Services
10 6 (2.69%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.35%) COM+
12 2 (0.90%) Swing
12 2 (0.90%) HTML5
12 2 (0.90%) REST
12 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (0.45%) JMS
13 1 (0.45%) DCOM
13 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (22.42%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.14%) Derivative
4 6 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (2.69%) EPoS
5 4 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Life Science
7 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.45%) DTV
7 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.45%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.45%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 83 (37.22%) Windows
2 39 (17.49%) UNIX
3 35 (15.70%) Linux
4 15 (6.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.83%) Solaris
6 6 (2.69%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.24%) AIX
8 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.35%) ITIL
2 23 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.07%) CRM
4 18 (8.07%) ERP
5 17 (7.62%) MVC
6 16 (7.17%) DevOps
7 15 (6.73%) Data Transformation
7 15 (6.73%) ETL
7 15 (6.73%) Problem Management
8 13 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.04%) Service Delivery
9 9 (4.04%) Change Management
9 9 (4.04%) Scrum
10 8 (3.59%) Project Management
10 8 (3.59%) Service Management
10 8 (3.59%) Kanban
11 7 (3.14%) Product Management
11 7 (3.14%) Capacity Management
11 7 (3.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (62.33%) SQL
2 78 (34.98%) C#
3 31 (13.90%) Java
4 29 (13.00%) VBScript
5 22 (9.87%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.62%) JavaScript
7 16 (7.17%) Perl
7 16 (7.17%) Python
8 13 (5.83%) PHP
9 11 (4.93%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.69%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.35%) C
13 3 (1.35%) VBA
13 3 (1.35%) C++
14 2 (0.90%) VB
14 2 (0.90%) VB6
14 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) Degree
2 3 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.45%) MCSA
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (24.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (6.28%) Nagios
2 12 (5.38%) Tivoli
3 8 (3.59%) Unicenter
3 8 (3.59%) Control-M
3 8 (3.59%) BladeLogic
3 8 (3.59%) Ansible
4 4 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (1.79%) Netcool
Vendors
1 56 (25.11%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.04%) Oracle
3 30 (13.45%) Cognos
4 13 (5.83%) SAP
5 7 (3.14%) IBM
6 6 (2.69%) Sage
7 5 (2.24%) VMware
8 4 (1.79%) Northgate
8 4 (1.79%) HP
8 4 (1.79%) CODA
9 3 (1.35%) Pegasus
9 3 (1.35%) i2
9 3 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.90%) Epicor
10 2 (0.90%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.90%) Remedy
10 2 (0.90%) Infor
10 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.45%) RedPrairie
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 - £28850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Great Company
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 4 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Bromwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 12 days ago