Period
to 17 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 185 163
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,851 3,092 4,135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 1.87% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.93% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,483 2,770 3,683
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.24% +12.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.41% +8.00%

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 157,685 159,924 191,703
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 96.50% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 130,259 133,850 161,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,397 £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
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in England

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

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 17 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 +7 1,343 £48,500 +10.23% 118
South East -21 490 £33,000 -5.71% 45
North of England -67 390 £35,000 - 41
Midlands +39 331 £35,000 +6.87% 36
North West -25 244 £35,000 -6.67% 20
West Midlands +55 210 £37,500 +25.00% 22
East of England -60 150 £40,000 +6.67% 17
South West +4 147 £32,500 +8.33% 17
East Midlands +11 121 £30,500 -8.61% 14
Yorkshire -93 113 £32,500 - 18
North East -32 33 £35,000 +24.84% 3
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 1,742 (61.10%) SQL
2 875 (30.69%) Finance
3 848 (29.74%) Windows
4 812 (28.48%) SQL Server
5 708 (24.83%) ITIL
6 682 (23.92%) Microsoft
7 621 (21.78%) Oracle
8 538 (18.87%) Linux
9 536 (18.80%) Unix
10 459 (16.10%) Java
11 410 (14.38%) .NET
12 406 (14.24%) C#
13 364 (12.77%) Windows Server
14 312 (10.94%) Degree
15 304 (10.66%) Banking
16 300 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
17 275 (9.65%) SLA
18 260 (9.12%) IIS
19 258 (9.05%) JavaScript
20 249 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
21 233 (8.17%) T-SQL
22 229 (8.03%) Front Office
23 223 (7.82%) HTML
24 205 (7.19%) Service Management
25 201 (7.05%) CRM
25 201 (7.05%) Incident Management
26 195 (6.84%) Python
27 194 (6.80%) SharePoint
28 181 (6.35%) ERP
29 175 (6.14%) Microsoft Office

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
1 260 (9.12%) IIS
2 194 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 140 (4.91%) Tomcat
4 136 (4.77%) Apache
5 78 (2.74%) WebSphere
6 69 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
7 56 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 55 (1.93%) JBoss
9 23 (0.81%) Confluence
10 22 (0.77%) CMS
11 13 (0.46%) nginx
12 12 (0.42%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.32%) Liferay
15 8 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.25%) Anypoint
16 7 (0.25%) MQSeries
16 7 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
17 6 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 175 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.070%) CATIA
7 2 (0.070%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.035%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.035%) Maya
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.035%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 72 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.75%) Elite 3E
3 32 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.88%) thinkFolio
6 22 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.77%) Visualfiles
7 18 (0.63%) ION MarketView
8 17 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
9 15 (0.53%) Bloomberg AIM
10 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (0.46%) FLEXCUBE
11 13 (0.46%) Maximo
12 12 (0.42%) Eloqua
12 12 (0.42%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.42%) Sage X3
12 12 (0.42%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.42%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
13 11 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 105 (3.68%) SaaS
2 77 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.96%) Office 365
4 14 (0.49%) PaaS
5 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
6 10 (0.35%) G Suite
7 9 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.32%) Mimecast
8 8 (0.28%) Slack
9 6 (0.21%) GitHub
9 6 (0.21%) Trello
10 5 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.14%) IaaS
12 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.070%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.035%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.035%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 66 (2.31%) Firewall
3 59 (2.07%) DNS
4 37 (1.30%) DHCP
5 34 (1.19%) Internet
6 33 (1.16%) FTP
7 30 (1.05%) HTTP
8 18 (0.63%) SMS
8 18 (0.63%) VPN
9 14 (0.49%) LAN
10 12 (0.42%) Intranet
10 12 (0.42%) WAN
11 11 (0.39%) SSL
12 7 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.25%) SAN
13 6 (0.21%) CHAP
13 6 (0.21%) Network Security
13 6 (0.21%) SMTP
13 6 (0.21%) VoIP
13 6 (0.21%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 812 (28.48%) SQL Server
2 160 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 155 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 131 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 100 (3.51%) MySQL
6 96 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 84 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 62 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 60 (2.10%) Crystal Reports
10 50 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
11 40 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
12 39 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
13 35 (1.23%) MS Access
14 33 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
16 29 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
18 25 (0.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 75 (2.63%) JIRA
2 50 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 28 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 22 (0.77%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.56%) Subversion
9 14 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.39%) FrontPage
10 11 (0.39%) Maven
11 10 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.32%) Android Studio
12 9 (0.32%) VersionOne
13 8 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.25%) Hudson
14 7 (0.25%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.25%) Xcode
15 6 (0.21%) Selenium
16 5 (0.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 875 (30.69%) Finance
2 304 (10.66%) Banking
3 229 (8.03%) Front Office
4 127 (4.45%) Retail
5 119 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 88 (3.09%) Legal
7 77 (2.70%) Law
8 66 (2.31%) Advertising
9 58 (2.03%) Back Office
10 56 (1.96%) Marketing
11 41 (1.44%) Retail Banking
12 35 (1.23%) Private Banking
13 34 (1.19%) Manufacturing
14 32 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
14 32 (1.12%) Telecoms
15 29 (1.02%) Financial Institution
16 23 (0.81%) German Language
17 21 (0.74%) French Language
18 20 (0.70%) Publishing
19 9 (0.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (14.38%) .NET
2 223 (7.82%) HTML
3 166 (5.82%) CSS
4 165 (5.79%) XML
5 153 (5.37%) Web Services
6 134 (4.70%) FIX Protocol
7 92 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 86 (3.02%) J2EE
9 67 (2.35%) Middleware
10 66 (2.31%) .NET Framework
11 64 (2.24%) SOAP
12 51 (1.79%) jQuery
13 46 (1.61%) HTML5
14 41 (1.44%) Node.js
14 41 (1.44%) XSLT
15 37 (1.30%) CSS3
16 36 (1.26%) REST
17 32 (1.12%) AngularJS
18 26 (0.91%) Spring
19 24 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 300 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.49%) Computer Science
3 124 (4.35%) Equities
4 91 (3.19%) Fixed Income
5 83 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 72 (2.53%) Fintech
7 68 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 53 (1.86%) Hedge funds
10 52 (1.82%) Derivative
10 52 (1.82%) SWIFT
11 49 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 49 (1.72%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 31 (1.09%) N-Tier
13 28 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 23 (0.81%) EPoS
15 20 (0.70%) Data Centre
16 17 (0.60%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.60%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 848 (29.74%) Windows
2 538 (18.87%) Linux
3 536 (18.80%) Unix
4 364 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 104 (3.65%) Windows 7
6 96 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (2.14%) Solaris
9 49 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 49 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 41 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (1.37%) Android
11 39 (1.37%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.95%) AIX
13 20 (0.70%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.56%) HPUX
14 16 (0.56%) VMS
15 13 (0.46%) CentOS
16 12 (0.42%) Mac OS X
17 11 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 708 (24.83%) ITIL
2 249 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (7.19%) Service Management
4 201 (7.05%) CRM
4 201 (7.05%) Incident Management
5 181 (6.35%) ERP
6 169 (5.93%) Change Management
7 150 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 141 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
9 117 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 102 (3.58%) ITSM
11 100 (3.51%) Project Management
12 99 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 98 (3.44%) Service Delivery
14 97 (3.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 92 (3.23%) DevOps
16 89 (3.12%) Analytics
17 81 (2.84%) Process Improvement
18 80 (2.81%) Asset Management
19 79 (2.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,742 (61.10%) SQL
2 459 (16.10%) Java
3 406 (14.24%) C#
4 258 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 233 (8.17%) T-SQL
6 195 (6.84%) Python
7 172 (6.03%) PowerShell
8 157 (5.51%) Perl
9 137 (4.81%) Shell Script
10 115 (4.03%) Bash Shell
11 109 (3.82%) PHP
12 107 (3.75%) PL/SQL
13 64 (2.24%) VB
14 43 (1.51%) VBA
15 39 (1.37%) Ruby
16 38 (1.33%) C++
17 28 (0.98%) VB.NET
18 25 (0.88%) C
19 24 (0.84%) VBScript
20 13 (0.46%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 312 (10.94%) Degree
2 76 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
3 74 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 52 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 50 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 31 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (0.77%) MCSE
9 19 (0.67%) MCP
10 15 (0.53%) HND
11 9 (0.32%) MCSA
12 8 (0.28%) AAT
12 8 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.28%) HNC
12 8 (0.28%) MCSD
13 6 (0.21%) CCNA
14 5 (0.18%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.18%) MCPD
15 4 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (9.65%) SLA
2 75 (2.63%) QA
3 40 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.60%) SEPA
5 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.14%) GDPR
7 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.11%) GxP
8 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.070%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.070%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.035%) BS7666
10 1 (0.035%) PMO
10 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 149 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 50 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.81%) XenApp
4 16 (0.56%) Docker
5 14 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.35%) Terminal Services
7 10 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.14%) Varnish
9 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.11%) LXC
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.070%) vSphere
12 1 (0.035%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.035%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.035%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (1.37%) Control-M
2 34 (1.19%) Nagios
3 29 (1.02%) SCCM
4 27 (0.95%) Puppet
5 26 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
6 18 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
7 14 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.35%) Ansible
8 10 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 10 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.25%) SCOM
11 6 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.14%) Grafana
12 4 (0.14%) Graphite
12 4 (0.14%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 682 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 621 (21.78%) Oracle
3 131 (4.59%) SAP
4 94 (3.30%) Sybase
5 92 (3.23%) VMware
6 84 (2.95%) Bloomberg
7 63 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
8 61 (2.14%) Citrix
9 60 (2.10%) iManage
10 51 (1.79%) IBM
11 46 (1.61%) Capita
11 46 (1.61%) Reuters
12 45 (1.58%) Red Hat
12 45 (1.58%) Remedy
12 45 (1.58%) ServiceNow
13 40 (1.40%) Intapp
14 37 (1.30%) Charles River
15 35 (1.23%) Sage
16 31 (1.09%) ION Trading
17 30 (1.05%) Splunk