Period
to 28 January 2022

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 321 267 251
Rank change year-on-year -54 -16 -5
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,169 721 1,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.23% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.30% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 972 668 1,357
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £29,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year - +10.39% -9.41%
75th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% -9.41%

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 103,956 55,574 111,006
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.19% 95.04% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71,349 46,106 90,582
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,000 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +0.96%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -37 569 £55,000 -8.33% 108
South East -47 233 £35,000 -15.15% 30
North of England -59 162 £37,500 +2.85% 39
Midlands -103 102 £37,500 +15.38% 24
North West -31 92 £40,000 +11.95% 23
West Midlands -52 72 £37,500 +16.28% 19
South West -16 63 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire -61 61 £37,500 - 10
East of England -86 38 £35,000 -22.22% 7
East Midlands -74 28 £39,000 +20.00% 5
North East -29 9 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 716 (61.25%) SQL
2 351 (30.03%) Social Skills
3 294 (25.15%) Finance
4 271 (23.18%) Microsoft
5 252 (21.56%) Problem-Solving
6 248 (21.21%) SQL Server
7 235 (20.10%) Windows
8 211 (18.05%) ITIL
9 193 (16.51%) Linux
9 193 (16.51%) Azure
10 177 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
11 158 (13.52%) .NET
12 151 (12.92%) Oracle
13 141 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
14 139 (11.89%) SLA
15 137 (11.72%) Degree
16 129 (11.04%) Unix
17 123 (10.52%) DevOps
18 121 (10.35%) C#
19 119 (10.18%) ERP
20 118 (10.09%) CRM
20 118 (10.09%) Microsoft 365
21 108 (9.24%) Python
22 97 (8.30%) JavaScript
23 95 (8.13%) JIRA
23 95 (8.13%) AWS
24 93 (7.96%) Change Management
25 92 (7.87%) SaaS
26 90 (7.70%) Root Cause Analysis
26 90 (7.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 77 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 71 (6.07%) IIS
3 34 (2.91%) Confluence
4 21 (1.80%) CMS
4 21 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.11%) Apache
5 13 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 7 (0.60%) WordPress
8 5 (0.43%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.34%) nginx
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.26%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.26%) Moodle
10 3 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.086%) DNN
12 1 (0.086%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 75 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.60%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.60%) InVision
5 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.086%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.086%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (3.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.80%) Dynamics GP
2 21 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 20 (1.71%) Alphatax
4 13 (1.11%) Maximo
5 9 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.43%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
8 4 (0.34%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 193 (16.51%) Azure
2 118 (10.09%) Microsoft 365
3 95 (8.13%) AWS
4 92 (7.87%) SaaS
5 68 (5.82%) Power Platform
6 58 (4.96%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (2.65%) PowerApps
8 24 (2.05%) Power Automate
9 16 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (1.28%) GCP
11 14 (1.20%) Serverless
12 11 (0.94%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.77%) Datadog
13 9 (0.77%) GitHub
14 8 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
15 7 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.60%) Azure Service Fabric
15 7 (0.60%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.60%) PaaS
15 7 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.88%) DNS
2 21 (1.80%) Firewall
3 18 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.86%) DHCP
5 8 (0.68%) FIX Connectivity
5 8 (0.68%) Internet
6 7 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (0.51%) HTTP
7 6 (0.51%) Intranet
7 6 (0.51%) SSL
7 6 (0.51%) VPN
8 4 (0.34%) LAN
8 4 (0.34%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.34%) Network Security
8 4 (0.34%) tcpdump
8 4 (0.34%) WAN
9 3 (0.26%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.26%) Telnet
10 2 (0.17%) SAN
10 2 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 72 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (5.82%) Relational Database
6 61 (5.22%) Power BI
7 46 (3.93%) RDBMS
8 38 (3.25%) Crystal Reports
9 28 (2.40%) MySQL
10 27 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 24 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.88%) MongoDB
13 22 (1.88%) MS Access
14 21 (1.80%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (1.11%) NoSQL
16 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2017
18 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 95 (8.13%) JIRA
2 28 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 28 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (1.20%) Browser DevTools
4 13 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.77%) GitLab
6 8 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.60%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.60%) Subversion
8 5 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.34%) Selenium
10 3 (0.26%) Firebug
10 3 (0.26%) Maven
11 2 (0.17%) Ant
12 1 (0.086%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.086%) MSI
General
1 351 (30.03%) Social Skills
2 294 (25.15%) Finance
3 177 (15.14%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (5.56%) Back Office
4 65 (5.56%) Banking
5 48 (4.11%) Front Office
6 36 (3.08%) Marketing
7 34 (2.91%) Retail
8 33 (2.82%) Manufacturing
9 31 (2.65%) Legal
10 30 (2.57%) Law
11 25 (2.14%) Investment Banking
12 20 (1.71%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 17 (1.45%) French Language
14 14 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
14 14 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
14 14 (1.20%) Public Sector
15 13 (1.11%) Advertising
15 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.60%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (13.52%) .NET
2 67 (5.73%) HTML
3 61 (5.22%) CSS
4 60 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 40 (3.42%) Web Services
6 36 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
7 31 (2.65%) XML
8 29 (2.48%) Kafka
9 21 (1.80%) REST
10 17 (1.45%) Middleware
11 15 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 15 (1.28%) JSON
12 13 (1.11%) RESTful
12 13 (1.11%) SOAP
13 11 (0.94%) EDI
14 10 (0.86%) HTML5
14 10 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
15 9 (0.77%) React
16 8 (0.68%) CSS3
16 8 (0.68%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.59%) Virtual Team
2 40 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (2.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 29 (2.48%) User Experience
6 28 (2.40%) Equities
7 25 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.97%) Fixed Income
9 20 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (1.71%) Derivative
10 16 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 15 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 11 (0.94%) CMDB
12 11 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 10 (0.86%) Clustering
14 8 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
14 8 (0.68%) SWIFT
15 7 (0.60%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.60%) Eurex
15 7 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 235 (20.10%) Windows
2 193 (16.51%) Linux
3 129 (11.04%) Unix
4 87 (7.44%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
6 26 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (1.45%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.86%) CentOS
9 9 (0.77%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.60%) Solaris
10 7 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.34%) Android
12 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.086%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.086%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.086%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (21.56%) Problem-Solving
2 211 (18.05%) ITIL
3 141 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (10.52%) DevOps
5 119 (10.18%) ERP
6 118 (10.09%) CRM
7 93 (7.96%) Change Management
8 90 (7.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 81 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
10 80 (6.84%) Service Delivery
11 72 (6.16%) Fintech
12 59 (5.05%) Computer Science
13 56 (4.79%) Incident Management
13 56 (4.79%) Time Management
14 53 (4.53%) Project Management
15 51 (4.36%) Analytics
16 49 (4.19%) Service Management
17 45 (3.85%) Migration
18 42 (3.59%) ETL
19 40 (3.42%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 716 (61.25%) SQL
2 121 (10.35%) C#
3 108 (9.24%) Python
4 97 (8.30%) JavaScript
5 88 (7.53%) PowerShell
6 87 (7.44%) Java
7 72 (6.16%) T-SQL
8 44 (3.76%) VBA
9 36 (3.08%) Bash
10 21 (1.80%) Perl
11 20 (1.71%) PHP
12 19 (1.63%) C
12 19 (1.63%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.11%) VB
15 11 (0.94%) R
16 10 (0.86%) Ruby
16 10 (0.86%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.60%) C++
18 6 (0.51%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 137 (11.72%) Degree
2 36 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 36 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 29 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 23 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.51%) CHECK Team Member
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.43%) HNC
8 5 (0.43%) HND
9 4 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.17%) MCSA
10 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.086%) ISEB
11 1 (0.086%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.086%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (11.89%) SLA
2 34 (2.91%) QA
3 15 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.03%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.43%) GDPR
7 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) HL7
9 2 (0.17%) GRC
9 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.086%) GxP
10 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.086%) ITGC
System Software
1 42 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.11%) Docker
3 10 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.26%) XenApp
6 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.086%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.086%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (2.65%) Ansible
2 26 (2.22%) Kubernetes
3 21 (1.80%) Terraform
4 15 (1.28%) Grafana
5 9 (0.77%) Kibana
5 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.51%) Control-M
6 6 (0.51%) SCCM
7 5 (0.43%) Nagios
8 4 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.34%) logstash
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.26%) PaperCut
9 3 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.26%) Puppet
10 2 (0.17%) Rancher
10 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 271 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 151 (12.92%) Oracle
3 58 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
4 35 (2.99%) Red Hat
5 34 (2.91%) SAP
5 34 (2.91%) Splunk
6 31 (2.65%) VMware
7 27 (2.31%) Citrix
8 26 (2.22%) Bloomberg
8 26 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.88%) Murex
10 21 (1.80%) Google
11 20 (1.71%) IBM
12 18 (1.54%) Fidessa
13 16 (1.37%) iManage
14 14 (1.20%) Charles River
14 14 (1.20%) Infor
14 14 (1.20%) Reuters
15 12 (1.03%) Remedy
15 12 (1.03%) Trayport