The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Application Support
London / City of London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 108 116
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 140 168 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.69% 2.65% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.75% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 127 161 204
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4963 6109 9859
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 96.24% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4438 5576 8450
Median salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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.

1 167 (67.07%) SQL
2 138 (55.42%) Finance
3 110 (44.18%) SQL Server
4 82 (32.93%) Microsoft
5 77 (30.92%) Windows
6 64 (25.70%) Linux
7 63 (25.30%) ITIL
8 57 (22.89%) Unix
9 56 (22.49%) Java
10 52 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
11 44 (17.67%) Banking
12 41 (16.47%) Front Office
13 36 (14.46%) FIX Protocol
14 33 (13.25%) .NET
15 30 (12.05%) T-SQL
15 30 (12.05%) Windows Server
16 28 (11.24%) Oracle
17 27 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (10.04%) PowerShell
19 23 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 22 (8.84%) SharePoint
20 22 (8.84%) Problem Management
21 21 (8.43%) Tomcat
22 20 (8.03%) IIS
22 20 (8.03%) Change Management
22 20 (8.03%) Degree
23 19 (7.63%) Retail
23 19 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (7.63%) HTML
23 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel

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 22 (8.84%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.43%) Tomcat
3 20 (8.03%) IIS
4 9 (3.61%) Documentum
4 9 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.21%) JBoss
6 7 (2.81%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.41%) Apache
8 4 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.21%) MetaTrader
3 4 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.61%) SAP BPC
4 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.80%) Endur
5 2 (0.80%) Eze OMS
5 2 (0.80%) Maximo
5 2 (0.80%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.80%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.40%) Actimize
6 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.40%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.40%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.40%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.21%) SaaS
2 7 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.01%) GitHub
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.82%) Internet
2 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.41%) WebEx
4 4 (1.61%) Firewall
5 3 (1.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.40%) Extranet
6 1 (0.40%) FTP
6 1 (0.40%) Network Security
6 1 (0.40%) SSL
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (44.18%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.83%) Relational Database
3 17 (6.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (6.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.82%) Crystal Reports
5 12 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.42%) MySQL
6 11 (4.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.41%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.01%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.80%) DTS
12 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.02%) JIRA
2 9 (3.61%) Subversion
2 9 (3.61%) TeamCity
3 8 (3.21%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.01%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.80%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) Hudson
7 1 (0.40%) JMeter
7 1 (0.40%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 138 (55.42%) Finance
2 44 (17.67%) Banking
3 41 (16.47%) Front Office
4 19 (7.63%) Retail
5 18 (7.23%) Investment Banking
6 16 (6.43%) Legal
7 12 (4.82%) Back Office
8 5 (2.01%) Advertising
8 5 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.61%) French Language
10 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.80%) Electronics
11 2 (0.80%) German Language
11 2 (0.80%) Law
12 1 (0.40%) Games
12 1 (0.40%) Marketing
12 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.46%) FIX Protocol
2 33 (13.25%) .NET
3 19 (7.63%) HTML
4 17 (6.83%) Web Services
5 14 (5.62%) XML
6 8 (3.21%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.21%) CSS
6 8 (3.21%) J2EE
7 6 (2.41%) SOAP
8 5 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (2.01%) HTML5
9 3 (1.20%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.20%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.80%) EDI
11 1 (0.40%) DHTML
11 1 (0.40%) JSP
11 1 (0.40%) LAMP
11 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.40%) REST
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.02%) Equities
3 14 (5.62%) Fixed Income
4 12 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.81%) Derivative
5 7 (2.81%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
6 5 (2.01%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.80%) Fintech
10 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Fedwire
10 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 77 (30.92%) Windows
2 64 (25.70%) Linux
3 57 (22.89%) Unix
4 30 (12.05%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.21%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.61%) CentOS
7 4 (1.61%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.80%) Solaris
10 1 (0.40%) AIX
10 1 (0.40%) Android
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.30%) ITIL
2 27 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (8.84%) Problem Management
4 20 (8.03%) Change Management
5 19 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.63%) Service Management
6 18 (7.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 18 (7.23%) Workflow
7 15 (6.02%) CRM
7 15 (6.02%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.42%) DevOps
8 11 (4.42%) ITSM
9 10 (4.02%) Data Transformation
10 9 (3.61%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.21%) Functional Programming
11 8 (3.21%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.21%) Release Management
12 7 (2.81%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (2.81%) Kanban
12 7 (2.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 167 (67.07%) SQL
2 56 (22.49%) Java
3 30 (12.05%) T-SQL
4 25 (10.04%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.23%) Python
6 16 (6.43%) C#
6 16 (6.43%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.62%) Perl
8 13 (5.22%) Bash Shell
8 13 (5.22%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.61%) PHP
9 9 (3.61%) VB
10 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.01%) VBA
11 4 (1.61%) VBScript
12 3 (1.20%) PHP 5
13 2 (0.80%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (8.03%) Degree
2 10 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.61%) SAP Certification
3 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) PhD
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) SLA
2 11 (4.42%) QA
3 8 (3.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 8583
4 2 (0.80%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) XenApp
2 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.21%) Ansible
1 8 (3.21%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (2.81%) Control-M
3 5 (2.01%) Nagios
4 3 (1.20%) Opsview
4 3 (1.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.24%) Oracle
3 13 (5.22%) SunGard
4 11 (4.42%) Cognos
4 11 (4.42%) TIBCO
5 9 (3.61%) CODA
6 8 (3.21%) Murex
7 7 (2.81%) IBM
8 6 (2.41%) AppDynamics
8 6 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.01%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (2.01%) BMC
9 5 (2.01%) Calypso
9 5 (2.01%) SAP
9 5 (2.01%) Splunk
9 5 (2.01%) Sybase
10 4 (1.61%) Siebel
10 4 (1.61%) Sophis
11 3 (1.20%) Citrix
11 3 (1.20%) ION Trading
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