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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 116 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 113 107 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.96% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.06% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97 80 81
Average salary £32,500 £29,250 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,800
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.59%
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
5367 5205 5172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.99% 95.43% 94.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4474 4311 4391
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 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -9 36 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Warwickshire +1 18 £33,750 +29.80%
Coventry -8 18 £35,000 +27.27%
Staffordshire +15 12 £28,550 +35.95% 2
Solihull +12 7 £32,500 -
Shropshire -1 7 £28,750 -
Worcestershire -2 2 £24,000 -60.00%
Wolverhampton -10 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Dudley -2 1 £30,000 +17.64%
West Bromwich -10 1 £47,500 +66.66%
Walsall - 1 £25,000 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 126 (59.43%) SQL
2 100 (47.17%) SQL Server
3 68 (32.08%) .NET
3 68 (32.08%) C#
4 66 (31.13%) Windows
5 59 (27.83%) ITIL
6 53 (25.00%) SLA
6 53 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 46 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (21.23%) Finance
9 41 (19.34%) UNIX
10 32 (15.09%) MS Excel
11 28 (13.21%) Java
11 28 (13.21%) Oracle
11 28 (13.21%) Relational Database
12 27 (12.74%) Linux
13 26 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (11.79%) Cognos
15 24 (11.32%) VBScript
16 23 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (10.38%) T-SQL
17 22 (10.38%) DTS
17 22 (10.38%) ERP
18 21 (9.91%) CRM
19 20 (9.43%) ASP.NET
20 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
20 18 (8.49%) SAP
21 17 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
21 17 (8.02%) XML
21 17 (8.02%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.55%) IIS
3 12 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (2.36%) CMS
5 5 (2.36%) Exstream Dialogue
5 5 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.36%) JBoss
6 3 (1.42%) OpenEdge
6 3 (1.42%) Moodle
7 2 (0.94%) WordPress
7 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.47%) SAS
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.47%) MTS
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.77%) ResourceLink
3 5 (2.36%) Exstream
4 4 (1.89%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.94%) Agresso
5 2 (0.94%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.77%) SaaS
2 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) HTTP
1 4 (1.89%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.89%) DNS
1 4 (1.89%) Internet
1 4 (1.89%) Firewall
2 2 (0.94%) Network Security
2 2 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (47.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.21%) Relational Database
3 26 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (10.38%) DTS
5 17 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (5.66%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 12 (5.66%) Cognos Report Studio
7 12 (5.66%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 10 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.36%) MySQL
10 5 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.89%) DB2
11 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.42%) dBASE
12 3 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.36%) JIRA
2 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.94%) ProC
4 1 (0.47%) Hudson
General
1 45 (21.23%) Finance
2 11 (5.19%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.25%) Front Office
3 9 (4.25%) Retail
4 5 (2.36%) Law
5 4 (1.89%) Back Office
5 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.42%) Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Swedish Language
7 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Norwegian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (32.08%) .NET
2 20 (9.43%) ASP.NET
3 17 (8.02%) XML
4 16 (7.55%) HTML
5 9 (4.25%) Middleware
5 9 (4.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.77%) jQuery
7 7 (3.30%) WCF
7 7 (3.30%) Web Services
7 7 (3.30%) CSS
8 4 (1.89%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.42%) REST
10 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.94%) HTML5
10 2 (0.94%) Swing
11 1 (0.47%) EDI
11 1 (0.47%) JMS
11 1 (0.47%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.47%) JSF
11 1 (0.47%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.70%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.30%) Derivative
4 6 (2.83%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (2.83%) EPoS
5 4 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.89%) iPad
6 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.42%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.94%) BYOD
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
8 1 (0.47%) Equities
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) Life Science
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.47%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 66 (31.13%) Windows
2 41 (19.34%) UNIX
3 27 (12.74%) Linux
4 14 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.83%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.36%) AIX
7 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.94%) Android
9 2 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.83%) ITIL
2 23 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (10.38%) ERP
4 21 (9.91%) CRM
5 15 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.08%) Problem Management
6 12 (5.66%) ETL
6 12 (5.66%) MVC
6 12 (5.66%) Data Transformation
7 11 (5.19%) Release Management
8 9 (4.25%) Test Scripting
8 9 (4.25%) Change Management
8 9 (4.25%) Service Management
9 8 (3.77%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.77%) Project Management
10 7 (3.30%) Product Management
11 6 (2.83%) Capacity Management
11 6 (2.83%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (2.83%) Coaching
11 6 (2.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 126 (59.43%) SQL
2 68 (32.08%) C#
3 28 (13.21%) Java
4 24 (11.32%) VBScript
5 22 (10.38%) T-SQL
6 17 (8.02%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.25%) PHP
8 8 (3.77%) Perl
9 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.30%) Python
10 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.42%) C
12 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.94%) VB
13 2 (0.94%) VBA
13 2 (0.94%) C++
13 2 (0.94%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.94%) VB6
14 1 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (6.60%) Degree
2 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.89%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Nagios
2 4 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.89%) Netcool
3 2 (0.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.21%) Oracle
3 25 (11.79%) Cognos
4 18 (8.49%) SAP
5 9 (4.25%) Sage
6 6 (2.83%) IBM
7 5 (2.36%) HP
7 5 (2.36%) VMware
7 5 (2.36%) RedPrairie
8 4 (1.89%) Oneserve
8 4 (1.89%) Kronos
8 4 (1.89%) Northgate
8 4 (1.89%) JDA
8 4 (1.89%) CODA
9 3 (1.42%) Pegasus
9 3 (1.42%) i2
10 2 (0.94%) Epicor
10 2 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.94%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.94%) Remedy
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago