Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Application Support
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 110 141
Rank change year-on-year +6 +31 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 76 33 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.47% 1.47% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 1.51% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 49 29 38
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £31,500 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% -21.74% +7.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £42,500 £51,125
North West median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2954 2189 3155
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 97.20% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2252 1874 2679
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Cheshire

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Applications Support in Cheshire

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in Cheshire

Applications Support
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 31 £50,000 - 1
Warrington -1 15 £29,000 -7.94% 2
Congleton - 3 £32,500 -
Crewe - 1 £32,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £26,000 -
Daresbury - 1 £40,000 -
Applications Support
North West

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 31 (40.79%) Finance
3 29 (38.16%) Unix
4 24 (31.58%) Risk Management
5 22 (28.95%) Windows
6 21 (27.63%) Linux
6 21 (27.63%) Banking
7 20 (26.32%) Java
7 20 (26.32%) Oracle
8 19 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 18 (23.68%) Investment Banking
9 18 (23.68%) Wealth Management
9 18 (23.68%) ITIL
10 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 16 (21.05%) Middleware
10 16 (21.05%) Law
11 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (18.42%) AppDynamics
12 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.79%) Splunk
14 11 (14.47%) Service Management
14 11 (14.47%) Line Management
14 11 (14.47%) User Experience
15 9 (11.84%) .NET
16 8 (10.53%) CRM
16 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.53%) Advertising
16 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.58%) CICS
2 5 (6.58%) JBoss
3 4 (5.26%) Confluence
4 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
5 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) HTTP
1 5 (6.58%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) SSL
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) WebEx
2 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) DB2
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.58%) IMS/DB
5 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 31 (40.79%) Finance
2 21 (27.63%) Banking
3 18 (23.68%) Investment Banking
4 16 (21.05%) Law
5 8 (10.53%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) Middleware
2 9 (11.84%) .NET
3 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.58%) ODBC
4 5 (6.58%) REST
4 5 (6.58%) SOAP
5 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.95%) Web Services
5 3 (3.95%) WF
5 3 (3.95%) XML
5 3 (3.95%) XSLT
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) J2EE
7 1 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.47%) User Experience
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.16%) Unix
2 22 (28.95%) Windows
3 21 (27.63%) Linux
4 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Risk Management
2 19 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 18 (23.68%) ITIL
3 18 (23.68%) Wealth Management
4 14 (18.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (14.47%) Line Management
5 11 (14.47%) Service Management
6 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.53%) CRM
7 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.26%) Information Security
9 3 (3.95%) OO
9 3 (3.95%) Project Management
9 3 (3.95%) TDD
9 3 (3.95%) Workflow
10 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
10 2 (2.63%) Process Management
10 2 (2.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) SQL
2 20 (26.32%) Java
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.21%) C#
5 5 (6.58%) COBOL
5 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.95%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) AWK
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) CA Wily
1 3 (3.95%) Control-M
1 3 (3.95%) Nagios
1 3 (3.95%) SCOM
2 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Oracle
2 14 (18.42%) AppDynamics
3 12 (15.79%) Splunk
4 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.89%) ServiceNow
6 4 (5.26%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (1.32%) Informatica