Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 109 107
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 253 314 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.46% 2.70% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.80% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 238 299 391
City of London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £51,608
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.96% +5.32%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £32,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,750 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.13% -8.00% +3.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Permanent vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 9729 11199 16304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.39% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8814 10212 14168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £34,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +0.87% +4.55% +1.85%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the City of London

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in the City of London

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the City of London

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 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 City of London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 172 (67.98%) SQL
2 132 (52.17%) Finance
3 89 (35.18%) SQL Server
4 80 (31.62%) Unix
5 77 (30.43%) Java
6 71 (28.06%) Linux
7 70 (27.67%) Microsoft
8 58 (22.92%) Front Office
9 54 (21.34%) Windows
10 52 (20.55%) ITIL
11 47 (18.58%) Oracle
12 45 (17.79%) FIX Protocol
13 38 (15.02%) Banking
14 31 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (11.07%) Sybase
16 27 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
17 26 (10.28%) Perl
18 25 (9.88%) Service Management
19 24 (9.49%) SLA
20 23 (9.09%) Degree
21 22 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (8.70%) Equities
22 21 (8.30%) ITSM
23 20 (7.91%) Problem Management
24 19 (7.51%) CRM
25 18 (7.11%) SharePoint
25 18 (7.11%) Python
25 18 (7.11%) JavaScript
25 18 (7.11%) C#
26 17 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 18 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.14%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.74%) Documentum
4 11 (4.35%) JBoss
5 10 (3.95%) IIS
6 8 (3.16%) Confluence
7 6 (2.37%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.98%) GlassFish
8 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.19%) Alfresco
10 3 (1.19%) DataSynapse
10 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.79%) Apache
11 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (6.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.19%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (4.74%) Actimize
3 7 (2.77%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (1.98%) MetaTrader
5 4 (1.58%) Endur
5 4 (1.58%) ION MarketView
6 3 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (1.19%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.40%) Eze OMS
7 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.40%) Relativity
7 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.40%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (3.95%) SaaS
2 9 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.98%) Office 365
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.37%) Firewall
2 6 (2.37%) Internet
3 4 (1.58%) DNS
3 4 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.19%) BIG-IP
4 3 (1.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) Extranet
6 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.40%) SMS
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (35.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.72%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.58%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.58%) MySQL
8 3 (1.19%) JasperReports
8 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.40%) MS Access
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.95%) JIRA
2 7 (2.77%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.98%) Subversion
3 5 (1.98%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.58%) IntelliJ
4 4 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.40%) Hudson
6 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 132 (52.17%) Finance
2 58 (22.92%) Front Office
3 38 (15.02%) Banking
4 16 (6.32%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.35%) Retail
6 10 (3.95%) Legal
7 5 (1.98%) Back Office
7 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.19%) Advertising
8 3 (1.19%) French Language
8 3 (1.19%) German Language
8 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.79%) Prime Brokerage
9 2 (0.79%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
10 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.79%) FIX Protocol
2 17 (6.72%) .NET
2 17 (6.72%) XML
3 14 (5.53%) J2EE
4 8 (3.16%) HTML
5 7 (2.77%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.37%) JSP
6 6 (2.37%) Middleware
6 6 (2.37%) SOAP
7 5 (1.98%) CSS
8 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.58%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.58%) Java EE
8 4 (1.58%) jQuery
8 4 (1.58%) RESTful
8 4 (1.58%) XML Messaging
9 3 (1.19%) Web Services
10 2 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.79%) Ajax
10 2 (0.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.70%) Equities
3 15 (5.93%) SWIFT
4 13 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.56%) Fixed Income
6 9 (3.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.37%) Derivative
8 6 (2.37%) Fedwire
8 6 (2.37%) Reinsurance
9 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.98%) Fintech
10 4 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.58%) Grid Computing
10 4 (1.58%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.62%) Unix
2 71 (28.06%) Linux
3 54 (21.34%) Windows
4 15 (5.93%) Solaris
4 15 (5.93%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.74%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.37%) AIX
8 5 (1.98%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.79%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.55%) ITIL
2 27 (10.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 25 (9.88%) Service Management
4 21 (8.30%) ITSM
5 20 (7.91%) Problem Management
6 19 (7.51%) CRM
7 17 (6.72%) Change Management
8 16 (6.32%) Investment Management
9 15 (5.93%) Incident Management
10 14 (5.53%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.14%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 13 (5.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.74%) Workflow
13 11 (4.35%) Asset Management
13 11 (4.35%) Business Continuity
13 11 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
14 9 (3.56%) Business Analysis
14 9 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (3.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 172 (67.98%) SQL
2 77 (30.43%) Java
3 26 (10.28%) Perl
4 18 (7.11%) C#
4 18 (7.11%) JavaScript
4 18 (7.11%) Python
5 16 (6.32%) PowerShell
5 16 (6.32%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.53%) Bash Shell
7 13 (5.14%) Shell Script
8 10 (3.95%) VBA
9 6 (2.37%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.98%) PHP
11 4 (1.58%) VB
12 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.79%) C++
13 2 (0.79%) Korn
14 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.79%) MCSE
3 2 (0.79%) MCTS
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) CFA
4 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.49%) SLA
2 13 (5.14%) QA
2 13 (5.14%) SEPA
3 5 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) Ansible
2 6 (2.37%) Nagios
2 6 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.37%) Puppet
3 5 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.98%) Salt
4 4 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 70 (27.67%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.58%) Oracle
3 28 (11.07%) Sybase
4 12 (4.74%) CODA
4 12 (4.74%) Cognos
4 12 (4.74%) SunGard
5 7 (2.77%) Charles River
5 7 (2.77%) Citrix
6 6 (2.37%) Bloomberg
6 6 (2.37%) BMC
6 6 (2.37%) Murex
7 5 (1.98%) IBM
7 5 (1.98%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.98%) Reuters
8 4 (1.58%) Adobe
8 4 (1.58%) Fidessa
8 4 (1.58%) Google
8 4 (1.58%) OpenLink
8 4 (1.58%) Splunk
9 3 (1.19%) Temenos