Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 206 167 160
Rank change year-on-year -39 -7 -12
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2942 3694 4283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.74% 2.07% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.15% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2549 3352 3887
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% -9.41% +13.33%

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 162309 172056 197302
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.51% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 131276 145303 165484
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -37 1329 £50,000 +11.11% 63
South East -12 557 £32,500 -8.45% 36
North of England -66 383 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Midlands +18 275 £35,000 - 20
North West -37 217 £32,500 -13.33% 8
East of England -48 214 £40,000 +8.11% 7
South West +28 178 £35,000 +27.27% 17
East Midlands +41 145 £32,500 -15.58% 6
Yorkshire -81 140 £28,500 -18.57% 6
West Midlands +1 130 £37,500 +27.12% 14
North East -12 29 £36,000 +10.77% 3
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1794 (60.98%) SQL
2 956 (32.49%) Windows
3 887 (30.15%) Finance
4 866 (29.44%) SQL Server
5 776 (26.38%) Microsoft
6 703 (23.90%) ITIL
7 573 (19.48%) Oracle
8 552 (18.76%) Linux
9 513 (17.44%) Unix
10 447 (15.19%) Java
11 432 (14.68%) .NET
12 374 (12.71%) Windows Server
13 373 (12.68%) C#
14 326 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
15 313 (10.64%) IIS
16 310 (10.54%) Banking
17 292 (9.93%) SLA
18 284 (9.65%) Degree
19 274 (9.31%) SharePoint
20 263 (8.94%) JavaScript
21 261 (8.87%) Front Office
22 257 (8.74%) CRM
23 233 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
24 226 (7.68%) Problem Management
25 221 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
26 220 (7.48%) T-SQL
27 211 (7.17%) HTML
28 204 (6.93%) Incident Management
29 194 (6.59%) Python
30 192 (6.53%) Active Directory

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
1 313 (10.64%) IIS
2 274 (9.31%) SharePoint
3 138 (4.69%) Apache
4 123 (4.18%) Tomcat
5 70 (2.38%) JBoss
6 69 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 62 (2.11%) WebLogic
8 57 (1.94%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.19%) CMS
10 33 (1.12%) MS Exchange
11 30 (1.02%) Confluence
12 22 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.41%) Documentum
14 12 (0.41%) MQSeries
14 12 (0.41%) Mule
14 12 (0.41%) Mule ESB
15 10 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 221 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.10%) HipChat
9 2 (0.068%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.068%) Maya
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.034%) CATIA
10 1 (0.034%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.034%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 120 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 36 (1.22%) thinkFolio
3 24 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (0.78%) ION MarketView
5 18 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.58%) Visualfiles
7 15 (0.51%) Bloomberg AIM
8 14 (0.48%) Northgate Housing
9 13 (0.44%) RiskWrite
9 13 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
10 12 (0.41%) Actimize
10 12 (0.41%) Eloqua
10 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.37%) Endur
12 10 (0.34%) SAP CO
12 10 (0.34%) SAP FI
12 10 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.31%) Maximo
13 9 (0.31%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 88 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 87 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (2.92%) SaaS
4 76 (2.58%) Office 365
5 18 (0.61%) G Suite
6 14 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.31%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.27%) Slack
10 7 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.20%) Trello
12 5 (0.17%) PaaS
12 5 (0.17%) Veeva
13 4 (0.14%) GitHub
13 4 (0.14%) IaaS
14 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.034%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.034%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.034%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.034%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.99%) TCP/IP
2 74 (2.52%) DNS
3 73 (2.48%) Firewall
4 57 (1.94%) Internet
5 41 (1.39%) DHCP
6 30 (1.02%) VPN
7 24 (0.82%) FTP
7 24 (0.82%) LAN
8 23 (0.78%) HTTP
8 23 (0.78%) Intranet
9 22 (0.75%) SMS
10 20 (0.68%) WAN
11 14 (0.48%) LDAP
12 13 (0.44%) IPsec
13 12 (0.41%) SSL
14 10 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (0.27%) WinSCP
16 7 (0.24%) HTTPS
16 7 (0.24%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 866 (29.44%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 120 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 117 (3.98%) Relational Database
5 103 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 101 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 87 (2.96%) MySQL
8 56 (1.90%) Crystal Reports
9 44 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 40 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 38 (1.29%) RDBMS
12 36 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
14 29 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (0.88%) DB2
16 23 (0.78%) MS Access
16 23 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
16 23 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
17 21 (0.71%) Big Data
18 20 (0.68%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (1.87%) JIRA
3 46 (1.56%) TeamCity
3 46 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 40 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 30 (1.02%) Eclipse
6 29 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
7 24 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 20 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (0.68%) Subversion
9 19 (0.65%) Hudson
9 19 (0.65%) MSBuild
10 13 (0.44%) VersionOne
11 12 (0.41%) Android Studio
12 11 (0.37%) JConsole
12 11 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (0.37%) VisualVM
13 10 (0.34%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 887 (30.15%) Finance
2 310 (10.54%) Banking
3 261 (8.87%) Front Office
4 135 (4.59%) Retail
5 112 (3.81%) Investment Banking
6 83 (2.82%) Legal
7 74 (2.52%) Back Office
8 71 (2.41%) Law
9 60 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 51 (1.73%) Publishing
11 44 (1.50%) Marketing
12 41 (1.39%) Retail Banking
13 39 (1.33%) Telecoms
14 38 (1.29%) Advertising
15 35 (1.19%) Financial Institution
16 34 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
16 34 (1.16%) Private Banking
17 19 (0.65%) German Language
18 18 (0.61%) French Language
19 17 (0.58%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 432 (14.68%) .NET
2 211 (7.17%) HTML
3 172 (5.85%) XML
4 167 (5.68%) CSS
5 145 (4.93%) Web Services
6 138 (4.69%) FIX Protocol
7 115 (3.91%) ASP.NET
8 82 (2.79%) J2EE
9 72 (2.45%) jQuery
10 71 (2.41%) Middleware
11 53 (1.80%) SOAP
12 50 (1.70%) .NET Framework
13 35 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 34 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (1.12%) REST
16 31 (1.05%) Ajax
16 31 (1.05%) Entity Framework
16 31 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
17 29 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
18 28 (0.95%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 326 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (4.66%) Computer Science
3 113 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 104 (3.54%) Equities
5 63 (2.14%) Fixed Income
6 61 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 60 (2.04%) SWIFT
8 57 (1.94%) Client/Server
9 51 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 47 (1.60%) Fintech
11 39 (1.33%) Hedge funds
12 37 (1.26%) Derivative
13 33 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 31 (1.05%) EPoS
15 29 (0.99%) User Experience
16 28 (0.95%) Data Centre
17 24 (0.82%) Driving Licence
18 23 (0.78%) N-Tier
19 20 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
20 17 (0.58%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 956 (32.49%) Windows
2 552 (18.76%) Linux
3 513 (17.44%) Unix
4 374 (12.71%) Windows Server
5 115 (3.91%) Windows 7
6 112 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (1.90%) Android
8 56 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 54 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 42 (1.43%) Solaris
12 39 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (0.61%) AIX
14 16 (0.54%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.44%) zOS
16 11 (0.37%) VMS
17 8 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (23.90%) ITIL
2 257 (8.74%) CRM
3 233 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
4 226 (7.68%) Problem Management
5 204 (6.93%) Incident Management
6 177 (6.02%) ERP
7 151 (5.13%) Change Management
8 140 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 137 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 123 (4.18%) Service Management
11 116 (3.94%) Service Delivery
12 102 (3.47%) Process Improvement
12 102 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 98 (3.33%) Project Management
14 95 (3.23%) DevOps
15 92 (3.13%) MVC
15 92 (3.13%) Release Management
16 90 (3.06%) Investment Management
17 87 (2.96%) ITIL V3
18 85 (2.89%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1794 (60.98%) SQL
2 447 (15.19%) Java
3 373 (12.68%) C#
4 263 (8.94%) JavaScript
5 220 (7.48%) T-SQL
6 194 (6.59%) Python
7 175 (5.95%) PowerShell
8 159 (5.40%) Shell Script
9 142 (4.83%) Perl
10 86 (2.92%) Bash Shell
10 86 (2.92%) PL/SQL
11 83 (2.82%) PHP
12 69 (2.35%) VB
13 67 (2.28%) VBA
14 39 (1.33%) C++
15 32 (1.09%) VBScript
16 30 (1.02%) Ruby
17 26 (0.88%) C
18 16 (0.54%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 284 (9.65%) Degree
2 110 (3.74%) Security Cleared
3 84 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 66 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 64 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 35 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.51%) MCP
8 15 (0.51%) MCSE
9 11 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.34%) CCNA
10 10 (0.34%) HND
10 10 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.31%) AAT
12 8 (0.27%) MCSD
12 8 (0.27%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.24%) MCPD
14 5 (0.17%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (9.93%) SLA
2 83 (2.82%) QA
3 32 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.65%) SEPA
5 10 (0.34%) GxP
5 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.27%) HL7
7 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.10%) PMO
9 2 (0.068%) DICOM
9 2 (0.068%) GDPR
9 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.034%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.034%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.034%) MiFID
10 1 (0.034%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 63 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.78%) XenApp
4 21 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.44%) vSphere
8 10 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.31%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.24%) vCloud
10 7 (0.24%) Xen
11 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.17%) Docker
12 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (2.01%) Nagios
2 38 (1.29%) Control-M
2 38 (1.29%) SCCM
3 34 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (1.16%) Puppet
4 29 (0.99%) Ansible
5 22 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 21 (0.71%) Tivoli
7 17 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
8 15 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
9 13 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.37%) Opsview
11 11 (0.37%) SCOM
12 9 (0.31%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.27%) Salt
14 7 (0.24%) ThinApp
15 6 (0.20%) Backup Exec
16 4 (0.14%) Graphite
17 3 (0.10%) Netcool
Vendors
1 776 (26.38%) Microsoft
2 573 (19.48%) Oracle
3 110 (3.74%) SAP
4 97 (3.30%) VMware
5 84 (2.86%) IBM
6 83 (2.82%) Citrix
7 82 (2.79%) Sybase
8 60 (2.04%) Bloomberg
9 57 (1.94%) Charles River
10 55 (1.87%) Splunk
11 45 (1.53%) iManage
12 41 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
13 40 (1.36%) Remedy
14 36 (1.22%) Red Hat
15 35 (1.19%) Capita
16 33 (1.12%) Google
17 32 (1.09%) Sitecore
18 30 (1.02%) ServiceNow
19 29 (0.99%) Informatica
19 29 (0.99%) Reuters