Period
to 22 May 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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

Application Support Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1048 968 1102
Rank change year-on-year -80 +134 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 112 175 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.11% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.11% 0.078%
Number of salaries quoted 91 164 135
England median annual salary £50,000 £40,001 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £59,600
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,001 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 154,988 153,604 182,578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 127,085 128,083 154,970
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Specialist in England

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Applications Support Specialist in England

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support Specialist in England

Applications Support Specialist
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
London -2 61 £55,000 +0.92% 6
North of England -9 25 £47,500 +31.03% 1
North West +23 22 £47,500 +1.60%
South East -37 11 £37,500 -6.25%
South West -32 7 £20,000 -42.86%
West Midlands +3 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Midlands +2 5 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Yorkshire +16 3 £37,000 +17.46% 1
East of England -25 3 £38,750 +29.17%
Applications Support Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, Applications Support Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 67 (59.82%) SQL
2 66 (58.93%) Finance
3 46 (41.07%) Windows
4 42 (37.50%) Linux
5 37 (33.04%) ITIL
6 34 (30.36%) Oracle
7 33 (29.46%) Unix
8 30 (26.79%) Banking
9 28 (25.00%) Advertising
10 27 (24.11%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
12 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
14 20 (17.86%) Change Management
14 20 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
14 20 (17.86%) Investment Management
15 19 (16.96%) Relational Database
16 17 (15.18%) Degree
16 17 (15.18%) Front Office
17 15 (13.39%) PowerShell
18 13 (11.61%) Investment Banking
18 13 (11.61%) Hedge funds
19 12 (10.71%) WebEx
19 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
19 12 (10.71%) Legal
19 12 (10.71%) Equities
19 12 (10.71%) Shell Script
19 12 (10.71%) SQLPlus
19 12 (10.71%) Java
19 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Office

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.25%) IIS
3 6 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.68%) CICS
5 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.79%) CMS
5 2 (1.79%) JBoss
5 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.89%) Apache
6 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) BASE24
2 3 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.79%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.89%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.89%) Postilion
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.89%) Shopify
4 1 (0.89%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.89%) G Suite
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) WebEx
2 4 (3.57%) DNS
3 3 (2.68%) 4G
3 3 (2.68%) ATM
3 3 (2.68%) HTTP
4 2 (1.79%) Internet
4 2 (1.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.89%) 3G
5 1 (0.89%) Skype
5 1 (0.89%) SMS
5 1 (0.89%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.96%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.71%) SQLPlus
4 10 (8.93%) Blockchain
4 10 (8.93%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.46%) DB2
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.79%) Big Data
8 2 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.79%) GIS
9 1 (0.89%) IMS/DB
9 1 (0.89%) MS Access
9 1 (0.89%) MySQL
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) InstallShield
1 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) MSI
2 1 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 66 (58.93%) Finance
2 30 (26.79%) Banking
3 28 (25.00%) Advertising
4 17 (15.18%) Front Office
5 13 (11.61%) Investment Banking
6 12 (10.71%) Legal
7 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.68%) Marketing
8 3 (2.68%) Retail
9 2 (1.79%) Back Office
10 1 (0.89%) Law
10 1 (0.89%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (5.36%) Middleware
3 5 (4.46%) CSS
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) .NET
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 2 (1.79%) jQuery
5 2 (1.79%) JSON
6 1 (0.89%) J2EE
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.89%) REST
6 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.61%) Hedge funds
3 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 12 (10.71%) Equities
4 9 (8.04%) Fixed Income
5 8 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 8 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (5.36%) SWIFT
7 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
8 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.68%) Fintech
9 3 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (2.68%) Smartcard
9 3 (2.68%) Tandem
10 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.79%) Derivative
10 2 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 42 (37.50%) Linux
3 33 (29.46%) Unix
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.68%) CentOS
5 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.79%) AIX
6 2 (1.79%) Solaris
7 1 (0.89%) Android
7 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) ITIL
2 27 (24.11%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (17.86%) Change Management
3 20 (17.86%) Investment Management
4 10 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
5 8 (7.14%) Automated Trading
5 8 (7.14%) Task Automation
6 7 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.25%) Release Management
7 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.36%) Service Management
8 4 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.57%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.57%) Low Latency
8 4 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.68%) Marketing Automation
9 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (59.82%) SQL
2 15 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 12 (10.71%) Java
3 12 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.36%) C#
5 6 (5.36%) COBOL
6 5 (4.46%) Perl
6 5 (4.46%) Python
7 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.68%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.89%) C++
10 1 (0.89%) JCL
10 1 (0.89%) Ruby
10 1 (0.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 8 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.89%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Nagios
2 3 (2.68%) Control-M
3 2 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.89%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (30.36%) Oracle
2 26 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.04%) Fidessa
4 8 (7.14%) Bloomberg
5 7 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 6 (5.36%) Fiserv
6 6 (5.36%) Remedy
7 4 (3.57%) IBM
7 4 (3.57%) Sage
8 2 (1.79%) BMC
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco
8 2 (1.79%) Citrix
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.79%) SAP
8 2 (1.79%) VMware
9 1 (0.89%) Epicor
9 1 (0.89%) Murex
9 1 (0.89%) NetApp
9 1 (0.89%) Siemens
9 1 (0.89%) Sybase