Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support Specialist was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1013 1006 1066
Rank change year-on-year -7 +60 +47
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 153 150 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.091% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.094% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 120 134 172
England median annual salary £50,000 £40,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.70% -4.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,250 £29,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £59,625 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £40,001 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%

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 156,888 159,015 191,571
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.49% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 129,578 133,074 161,753
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 £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +16 67 £55,500 +0.91% 1
North of England +14 26 £47,500 +18.75%
South East +5 26 £48,000 +20.00% 1
North West -1 25 £47,500 +1.60%
East of England +1 24 £52,500 +61.54% 2
West Midlands +6 7 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Midlands -5 7 £41,500 +18.57% 1
South West 0 3 £34,757 -6.06%
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
Applications Support Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 89 (58.17%) SQL
2 73 (47.71%) Finance
3 58 (37.91%) Linux
4 57 (37.25%) Unix
5 54 (35.29%) Windows
6 51 (33.33%) Oracle
7 29 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (18.30%) Banking
9 26 (16.99%) Java
9 26 (16.99%) ITIL
10 25 (16.34%) SQL Server
11 24 (15.69%) Microsoft
11 24 (15.69%) FIX Protocol
12 22 (14.38%) Front Office
13 21 (13.73%) CRM
13 21 (13.73%) .NET
14 20 (13.07%) Advertising
14 20 (13.07%) Investment Banking
14 20 (13.07%) Oracle Database
14 20 (13.07%) Relational Database
15 19 (12.42%) Retail
15 19 (12.42%) Equities
16 18 (11.76%) Shell Script
16 18 (11.76%) C#
17 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (9.80%) QA
18 15 (9.80%) SLA
19 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
20 13 (8.50%) WebSphere
21 12 (7.84%) Bash Shell

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 13 (8.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.61%) IIS
2 4 (2.61%) JBoss
3 3 (1.96%) CICS
3 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.31%) Confluence
4 2 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) Documentum
5 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.23%) Sage X3
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.96%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.96%) Postilion
3 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.65%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.23%) DNS
2 7 (4.58%) HTTP
3 6 (3.92%) WebEx
4 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.96%) SSL
6 2 (1.31%) 4G
6 2 (1.31%) FTP
6 2 (1.31%) LAN
6 2 (1.31%) SMS
6 2 (1.31%) SMTP
6 2 (1.31%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.07%) Oracle Database
2 20 (13.07%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (3.92%) Blockchain
4 6 (3.92%) SQLPlus
5 5 (3.27%) DB2
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.31%) Big Data
8 2 (1.31%) IMS/DB
8 2 (1.31%) JasperReports
8 2 (1.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.31%) QlikView
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Android Studio
1 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
1 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
General
1 73 (47.71%) Finance
2 28 (18.30%) Banking
3 22 (14.38%) Front Office
4 20 (13.07%) Advertising
4 20 (13.07%) Investment Banking
5 19 (12.42%) Retail
6 11 (7.19%) Legal
7 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.96%) Back Office
9 2 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.69%) FIX Protocol
2 21 (13.73%) .NET
3 5 (3.27%) REST
3 5 (3.27%) SOAP
3 5 (3.27%) Web Services
4 4 (2.61%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.61%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.61%) J2EE
4 4 (2.61%) Java EE
4 4 (2.61%) Spring
4 4 (2.61%) XML
4 4 (2.61%) XSLT
5 3 (1.96%) JSF
5 3 (1.96%) JSP
5 3 (1.96%) LDAP
5 3 (1.96%) Middleware
5 3 (1.96%) Struts
5 3 (1.96%) XSL
6 2 (1.31%) ODBC
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.95%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.42%) Equities
3 11 (7.19%) Algorithms
3 11 (7.19%) EPoS
3 11 (7.19%) Fixed Income
3 11 (7.19%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (5.23%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.61%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.96%) Derivative
9 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.31%) Clustering
9 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.31%) Fintech
9 2 (1.31%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.65%) Eurex
10 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.91%) Linux
2 57 (37.25%) Unix
3 54 (35.29%) Windows
4 14 (9.15%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.58%) Solaris
8 6 (3.92%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.27%) AIX
10 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.96%) Android
11 3 (1.96%) CentOS
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.99%) ITIL
2 21 (13.73%) CRM
3 17 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.84%) ERP
4 12 (7.84%) Task Automation
5 11 (7.19%) Algorithmic Trading
5 11 (7.19%) Automated Trading
5 11 (7.19%) Change Management
6 10 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (6.54%) Investment Management
7 8 (5.23%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.58%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.92%) Migration
9 6 (3.92%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.27%) Project Management
10 5 (3.27%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.27%) Service Management
11 4 (2.61%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.17%) SQL
2 26 (16.99%) Java
3 18 (11.76%) C#
3 18 (11.76%) Shell Script
4 12 (7.84%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.58%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.58%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.58%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) Perl
7 4 (2.61%) C++
7 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.96%) COBOL
8 3 (1.96%) PHP
9 2 (1.31%) C
9 2 (1.31%) X++
10 1 (0.65%) JCL
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.65%) VBScript
10 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (4.58%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
1 15 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.65%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Nagios
2 2 (1.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.65%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.65%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (33.33%) Oracle
2 24 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.19%) Bloomberg
3 11 (7.19%) Fidessa
3 11 (7.19%) ServiceNow
4 9 (5.88%) Sage
4 9 (5.88%) SAP
4 9 (5.88%) Sybase
5 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.61%) Fiserv
6 4 (2.61%) IBM
7 3 (1.96%) Cisco
7 3 (1.96%) Murex
8 2 (1.31%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.31%) Siebel
9 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.65%) Cognos
9 1 (0.65%) FIS
9 1 (0.65%) Sun