Period
to 2 August 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

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

Application Support
UK > England
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 337 261 224
Rank change year-on-year -76 -37 -3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,014 786 2,140
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.26% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.32% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 851 685 1,762
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,234 £32,500 £29,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.71% +8.97% -2.50%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -5.00%

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 91,146 59,321 127,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.99% 94.90% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 65,647 48,951 104,215
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Support in England.

Salary trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support in England over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 2 August 2021. 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 -58 477 £60,000 +9.09% 76
South East -48 181 £35,000 -6.67% 51
North of England -33 159 £35,000 -16.67% 50
Yorkshire -13 85 £35,000 -5.41% 21
Midlands -73 80 £32,500 +4.84% 25
West Midlands -75 70 £31,250 -0.79% 19
South West -57 66 £31,867 -8.95% 8
North West -44 58 £36,250 -14.71% 24
East of England -57 37 £38,500 +20.31% 13
North East -31 16 £32,500 -18.75% 5
East Midlands -46 10 £39,750 +37.07% 6
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, Applications Support 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 in the job title.

1 569 (56.11%) SQL
2 351 (34.62%) Finance
3 256 (25.25%) Social Skills
4 230 (22.68%) SQL Server
5 221 (21.79%) Microsoft
6 219 (21.60%) Windows
7 202 (19.92%) Problem-Solving
8 196 (19.33%) ITIL
9 190 (18.74%) Linux
10 188 (18.54%) Python
11 152 (14.99%) Azure
12 147 (14.50%) C#
13 141 (13.91%) .NET
14 138 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
15 126 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
16 116 (11.44%) DevOps
17 114 (11.24%) Degree
18 106 (10.45%) JavaScript
19 104 (10.26%) Oracle
20 100 (9.86%) PowerShell
21 99 (9.76%) Unix
22 96 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 94 (9.27%) CRM
24 93 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 88 (8.68%) Front Office
26 86 (8.48%) Banking
27 75 (7.40%) AWS
28 73 (7.20%) ERP
29 72 (7.10%) SharePoint
30 69 (6.80%) Java

Applications Support 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 72 (7.10%) SharePoint
2 37 (3.65%) IIS
3 18 (1.78%) GeoServer
4 14 (1.38%) Confluence
5 13 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 7 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.59%) Apache
9 5 (0.49%) CMS
9 5 (0.49%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.099%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.099%) Papyrus
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.099%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.099%) SugarCRM
10 1 (0.099%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (5.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.39%) MadCap Flare
6 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.20%) InVision
8 1 (0.099%) ALPHACAM
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 43 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.69%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 6 (0.59%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.39%) Advent Moxy
6 4 (0.39%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 3 (0.30%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 3 (0.30%) Magento
7 3 (0.30%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.20%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
9 1 (0.099%) AlphaBridge
9 1 (0.099%) Alphatax
9 1 (0.099%) Farmplan
9 1 (0.099%) KEYPrime
9 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 152 (14.99%) Azure
2 75 (7.40%) AWS
3 65 (6.41%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (6.31%) Power Platform
5 40 (3.94%) SaaS
6 39 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.97%) Power Automate
8 18 (1.78%) PowerApps
9 11 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.99%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.89%) GCP
12 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.30%) FinancialForce
13 3 (0.30%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.30%) Serverless
13 3 (0.30%) Slack
14 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.96%) HTTP
2 17 (1.68%) FIX Connectivity
3 15 (1.48%) Firewall
4 14 (1.38%) Wireshark
5 9 (0.89%) SSH
5 9 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.59%) Intranet
7 5 (0.49%) DNS
8 4 (0.39%) Internet
8 4 (0.39%) Skype
8 4 (0.39%) VPN
8 4 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.30%) DHCP
10 2 (0.20%) PBX
10 2 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.20%) RTP
10 2 (0.20%) SAN
10 2 (0.20%) STUN
10 2 (0.20%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.099%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (9.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (5.23%) Power BI
6 28 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (2.17%) MySQL
8 20 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 19 (1.87%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.78%) GIS
10 18 (1.78%) QGIS
11 16 (1.58%) Relational Database
12 12 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.79%) Tableau
15 7 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.59%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (5.42%) JIRA
2 17 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 14 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.28%) Fiddler
4 13 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.89%) Bitbucket
6 6 (0.59%) Postman
7 5 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.49%) Maven
7 5 (0.49%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.39%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.30%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.30%) GitLab
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.099%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 351 (34.62%) Finance
2 256 (25.25%) Social Skills
3 138 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (8.68%) Front Office
5 86 (8.48%) Banking
6 67 (6.61%) Back Office
7 31 (3.06%) Investment Banking
8 30 (2.96%) Manufacturing
9 26 (2.56%) Law
10 19 (1.87%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.78%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 16 (1.58%) Retail
13 13 (1.28%) Legal
14 12 (1.18%) Marketing
15 11 (1.08%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (1.08%) German Language
16 9 (0.89%) French Language
17 8 (0.79%) Billing
18 7 (0.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (13.91%) .NET
2 59 (5.82%) FIX Protocol
3 45 (4.44%) CSS
4 36 (3.55%) HTML
5 30 (2.96%) XML
6 27 (2.66%) ASP.NET
7 25 (2.47%) Web Services
8 21 (2.07%) React
9 18 (1.78%) Leaflet
9 18 (1.78%) OpenLayers
10 16 (1.58%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (1.28%) Middleware
13 11 (1.08%) JSON
14 9 (0.89%) Ajax
15 8 (0.79%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.79%) REST
15 8 (0.79%) WML
16 7 (0.69%) SOAP
17 6 (0.59%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.02%) Equities
2 57 (5.62%) Derivative
3 42 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
5 32 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.06%) Fixed Income
7 28 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.47%) Hedge funds
9 15 (1.48%) User Experience
10 12 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.08%) Eurex
11 11 (1.08%) SWIFT
12 9 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
14 7 (0.69%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.59%) AS400
15 6 (0.59%) EPoS
15 6 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
16 5 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 219 (21.60%) Windows
2 190 (18.74%) Linux
3 99 (9.76%) Unix
4 61 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 29 (2.86%) Ubuntu
6 26 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.47%) Windows 10
8 17 (1.68%) CentOS
9 16 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.08%) Solaris
11 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.59%) Android
13 5 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.099%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.099%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (19.92%) Problem-Solving
2 196 (19.33%) ITIL
3 126 (12.43%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (11.44%) DevOps
5 94 (9.27%) CRM
6 73 (7.20%) ERP
7 63 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
8 56 (5.52%) Incident Management
9 52 (5.13%) Problem Management
9 52 (5.13%) Service Management
10 47 (4.64%) Computer Science
11 46 (4.54%) Investment Management
12 43 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 43 (4.24%) Data Analysis
13 41 (4.04%) Fintech
13 41 (4.04%) Root Cause Analysis
14 40 (3.94%) Service Delivery
15 39 (3.85%) Asset Management
15 39 (3.85%) MVC
16 38 (3.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 569 (56.11%) SQL
2 188 (18.54%) Python
3 147 (14.50%) C#
4 106 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 100 (9.86%) PowerShell
6 69 (6.80%) Java
7 67 (6.61%) T-SQL
8 65 (6.41%) Bash Shell
9 62 (6.11%) Perl
10 36 (3.55%) VBA
11 20 (1.97%) PHP
11 20 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.78%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.68%) C++
14 14 (1.38%) C
15 13 (1.28%) Ruby
16 11 (1.08%) Korn
16 11 (1.08%) VB
17 9 (0.89%) XPath
18 7 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 114 (11.24%) Degree
2 46 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.89%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.30%) HND
8 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.20%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.20%) HNC
9 2 (0.20%) MCP
9 2 (0.20%) MOS
9 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.099%) ISEB
10 1 (0.099%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.099%) MCSD
10 1 (0.099%) MCSE
10 1 (0.099%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (6.51%) SLA
2 40 (3.94%) QA
3 25 (2.47%) MiFID
4 6 (0.59%) HL7
5 5 (0.49%) GDPR
6 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.30%) PMO
7 2 (0.20%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.20%) GRC
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 45 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.38%) Docker
3 13 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.79%) XenApp
5 7 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.20%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.28%) Control-M
3 11 (1.08%) Nagios
4 9 (0.89%) Ansible
4 9 (0.89%) Grafana
4 9 (0.89%) Terraform
5 7 (0.69%) Puppet
6 6 (0.59%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.59%) SCOM
7 4 (0.39%) SCCM
8 3 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.099%) Kibana
9 1 (0.099%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.099%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (0.099%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.099%) Packer
9 1 (0.099%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.099%) ServerView Suite
9 1 (0.099%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 221 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.26%) Oracle
3 46 (4.54%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (4.34%) Red Hat
5 27 (2.66%) SAP
6 24 (2.37%) Dynatrace
7 21 (2.07%) Sage
8 20 (1.97%) VMware
9 17 (1.68%) Bloomberg
9 17 (1.68%) Splunk
9 17 (1.68%) Sun
10 15 (1.48%) Citrix
10 15 (1.48%) Fidessa
11 13 (1.28%) ION Trading
11 13 (1.28%) Reuters
11 13 (1.28%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.18%) AppDynamics
12 12 (1.18%) Trayport
13 11 (1.08%) CQG
13 11 (1.08%) Patsystems