Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1049 976 1084
Rank change year-on-year -73 +108 +48
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 97 182 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of salaries quoted 75 171 151
England median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £60,000 £59,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +7.59%

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 151,894 159,942 179,537
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.06% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 123,182 130,116 152,588
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +24 48 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North of England -1 17 £44,250 +40.48%
North West +24 15 £48,500 +29.33%
South East -16 12 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Midlands +36 11 £42,000 +8.39% 1
West Midlands +34 10 £39,000 +0.65%
South West +10 6 £20,000 -46.67%
Yorkshire +12 2 £37,000 +34.55%
East of England -19 2 £40,500 +35.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 - 1
Applications Support Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 62 (63.92%) SQL
2 51 (52.58%) Finance
3 31 (31.96%) Windows
4 27 (27.84%) SQL Server
5 25 (25.77%) ITIL
6 23 (23.71%) Degree
6 23 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
7 22 (22.68%) Investment Management
7 22 (22.68%) Oracle
7 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
7 22 (22.68%) Banking
8 19 (19.59%) Unix
9 17 (17.53%) Linux
9 17 (17.53%) Advertising
10 16 (16.49%) Change Management
11 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (13.40%) Hedge funds
12 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
12 13 (13.40%) Java
12 13 (13.40%) Front Office
13 12 (12.37%) C#
13 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (11.34%) Wealth Management
14 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
14 11 (11.34%) WebEx
15 10 (10.31%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (10.31%) HTML
15 10 (10.31%) SQLPlus

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 8 (8.25%) IIS
2 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.06%) Apache
3 2 (2.06%) CMS
3 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.03%) CICS
4 1 (1.03%) JBoss
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) BASE24
2 5 (5.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (3.09%) thinkFolio
4 2 (2.06%) Elite 3E
4 2 (2.06%) ION MarketView
5 1 (1.03%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) SaaS
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
3 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) WebEx
2 5 (5.15%) Internet
3 3 (3.09%) ATM
4 2 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (22.68%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.31%) SQLPlus
4 5 (5.15%) Big Data
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.12%) Blockchain
6 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.06%) DB2
7 2 (2.06%) GIS
7 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) MSI
3 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (52.58%) Finance
2 22 (22.68%) Banking
3 17 (17.53%) Advertising
4 13 (13.40%) Front Office
5 9 (9.28%) Investment Banking
6 7 (7.22%) Legal
7 6 (6.19%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.09%) Marketing
9 2 (2.06%) French Language
9 2 (2.06%) German Language
9 2 (2.06%) Italian Language
9 2 (2.06%) Law
9 2 (2.06%) Spanish Language
10 1 (1.03%) Back Office
10 1 (1.03%) Billing
10 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (1.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) FIX Protocol
1 10 (10.31%) HTML
2 8 (8.25%) CSS
3 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) Web Services
4 4 (4.12%) .NET
4 4 (4.12%) XML
5 2 (2.06%) jQuery
5 2 (2.06%) JSON
5 2 (2.06%) REST
6 1 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.03%) J2EE
6 1 (1.03%) SOAP
6 1 (1.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.40%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.40%) Hedge funds
3 7 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.15%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (5.15%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.15%) SWIFT
5 4 (4.12%) Fintech
5 4 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.09%) Derivative
6 3 (3.09%) Equities
6 3 (3.09%) Smartcard
6 3 (3.09%) Tandem
7 2 (2.06%) e-Learning
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 19 (19.59%) Unix
3 17 (17.53%) Linux
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.06%) AIX
5 2 (2.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) ITIL
2 23 (23.71%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (22.68%) Investment Management
4 16 (16.49%) Change Management
5 11 (11.34%) Wealth Management
6 9 (9.28%) Asset Management
7 8 (8.25%) Service Management
8 7 (7.22%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.19%) Low Latency
10 5 (5.15%) Innovative Thinking
10 5 (5.15%) ITIL V3
10 5 (5.15%) ITSM
10 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.15%) Proactive Monitoring
10 5 (5.15%) Release Management
10 5 (5.15%) SDLC
10 5 (5.15%) Strategic Thinking
11 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
11 4 (4.12%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (63.92%) SQL
2 13 (13.40%) Java
3 12 (12.37%) C#
4 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
5 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.15%) Python
6 5 (5.15%) VBA
7 4 (4.12%) COBOL
7 4 (4.12%) Perl
7 4 (4.12%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.09%) C++
8 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.06%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.06%) Korn
9 2 (2.06%) Ruby
10 1 (1.03%) Delphi
10 1 (1.03%) VB
10 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) CFA
4 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Nagios
2 2 (2.06%) Control-M
3 1 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Microsoft
1 22 (22.68%) Oracle
2 8 (8.25%) Remedy
3 5 (5.15%) Fiserv
4 4 (4.12%) BMC
4 4 (4.12%) ION Trading
4 4 (4.12%) Reuters
5 3 (3.09%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.09%) FXall
5 3 (3.09%) Sage
5 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.09%) SAP
6 2 (2.06%) Eze Software Group
6 2 (2.06%) Fidessa
6 2 (2.06%) MarketAxess
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.06%) Tradeweb
7 1 (1.03%) Charles River
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) Portware