Period
to 11 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 259 223 216
Rank change year-on-year -36 -7 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 715 2,098 2,621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.59% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.66% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 641 1,772 2,321
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,801 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 55,707 126,315 154,109
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.89% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 45,375 101,669 125,144
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,371 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 11 August 2020.

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 11 August 2020. 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 -58 315 £55,000 +10.00% 19
South East -35 119 £38,000 +8.57% 25
North of England +45 104 £41,000 +36.67% 18
Midlands +50 85 £31,500 -0.79% 16
West Midlands +59 73 £31,500 -4.55% 10
North West +75 57 £42,500 +39.34% 10
East of England +37 48 £31,686 -9.47% 3
South West +4 44 £35,000 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +55 28 £37,250 +30.70% 3
North East +14 19 £40,000 +21.21% 5
East Midlands +39 12 £29,000 +1.75% 6
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 405 (56.64%) SQL
2 261 (36.50%) Finance
3 217 (30.35%) Windows
4 213 (29.79%) ITIL
5 195 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 186 (26.01%) Microsoft
7 139 (19.44%) Linux
8 121 (16.92%) Windows Server
9 109 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (13.01%) .NET
11 90 (12.59%) PowerShell
12 83 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (11.61%) Oracle
13 79 (11.05%) C#
13 79 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
14 73 (10.21%) Microsoft Office
14 73 (10.21%) Azure
15 66 (9.23%) Degree
15 66 (9.23%) Unix
15 66 (9.23%) SharePoint
16 63 (8.81%) Java
17 61 (8.53%) CRM
18 59 (8.25%) IIS
19 55 (7.69%) Active Directory
19 55 (7.69%) SaaS
20 53 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 52 (7.27%) Incident Management
21 52 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
22 50 (6.99%) Python
22 50 (6.99%) JIRA

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 66 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 59 (8.25%) IIS
3 28 (3.92%) Apache
4 23 (3.22%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.68%) Confluence
5 12 (1.68%) SAS
6 10 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.40%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.12%) nginx
7 8 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.12%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.84%) JBoss
10 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.70%) WildFly
11 4 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.42%) CMS
12 3 (0.42%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 73 (10.21%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (1.54%) Salerio
4 7 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.98%) ResourceLink
5 6 (0.84%) Maximo
6 5 (0.70%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.28%) Lorenzo
9 1 (0.14%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.14%) Primavera
9 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 73 (10.21%) Azure
2 55 (7.69%) SaaS
3 48 (6.71%) Office 365
4 40 (5.59%) AWS
5 36 (5.03%) Dynamics 365
6 34 (4.76%) Power Platform
7 21 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.82%) PaaS
9 9 (1.26%) GitHub
9 9 (1.26%) IaaS
10 8 (1.12%) Datadog
11 7 (0.98%) PowerApps
11 7 (0.98%) Slack
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.42%) Serverless
12 3 (0.42%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.22%) Internet
2 18 (2.52%) Firewall
3 15 (2.10%) DNS
4 14 (1.96%) Skype
5 13 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.12%) FTP
6 8 (1.12%) SSL
7 7 (0.98%) LAN
8 6 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
8 6 (0.84%) SWIFTNet
9 5 (0.70%) WAN
9 5 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.56%) SSH
10 4 (0.56%) VPN
11 3 (0.42%) DHCP
11 3 (0.42%) HTTP
11 3 (0.42%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.42%) SAN
11 3 (0.42%) VoIP
12 1 (0.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 35 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (4.48%) Power BI
6 27 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (3.36%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.10%) MySQL
10 14 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.98%) QlikView
15 6 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.84%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.84%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (6.99%) JIRA
2 12 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.84%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.56%) Postman
9 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.28%) Subversion
10 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 261 (36.50%) Finance
2 37 (5.17%) Banking
3 34 (4.76%) Legal
4 25 (3.50%) Back Office
5 22 (3.08%) Law
6 21 (2.94%) Front Office
7 18 (2.52%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.12%) Marketing
8 8 (1.12%) Public Sector
8 8 (1.12%) Retail
8 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.70%) Electronics
10 5 (0.70%) Local Government
11 4 (0.56%) Advertising
11 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.56%) Military
12 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.28%) Housing Association
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.01%) .NET
2 42 (5.87%) XML
3 31 (4.34%) HTML
4 25 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
5 24 (3.36%) ASP.NET
6 22 (3.08%) CSS
7 21 (2.94%) Web Services
8 18 (2.52%) Middleware
9 12 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (1.68%) JSON
10 11 (1.54%) Regular Expression
11 8 (1.12%) jQuery
12 7 (0.98%) EDI
13 6 (0.84%) Node.js
14 5 (0.70%) Ajax
14 5 (0.70%) J2EE
14 5 (0.70%) SOAP
15 4 (0.56%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.56%) REST
15 4 (0.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (4.34%) SWIFT
3 28 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.50%) Equities
5 19 (2.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.38%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.82%) Derivative
8 10 (1.40%) PKI
9 9 (1.26%) FMCG
10 8 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.12%) User Experience
11 6 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.84%) NHS
11 6 (0.84%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.56%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 217 (30.35%) Windows
2 139 (19.44%) Linux
3 121 (16.92%) Windows Server
4 66 (9.23%) Unix
5 45 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (4.34%) Windows Server 2016
7 25 (3.50%) Windows 10
7 25 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 13 (1.82%) Android
9 13 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.68%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.26%) CentOS
11 9 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.98%) Debian
13 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.56%) Solaris
13 4 (0.56%) SUSE
13 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (29.79%) ITIL
2 109 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (8.53%) CRM
5 52 (7.27%) Incident Management
6 46 (6.43%) DevOps
7 43 (6.01%) Project Management
8 42 (5.87%) Investment Management
9 41 (5.73%) Release Management
10 40 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
11 38 (5.31%) Service Management
12 34 (4.76%) Change Management
12 34 (4.76%) Computer Science
12 34 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 32 (4.48%) ERP
14 31 (4.34%) ITIL V3
15 30 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 28 (3.92%) Fintech
17 27 (3.78%) Mentoring
18 26 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 405 (56.64%) SQL
2 90 (12.59%) PowerShell
3 79 (11.05%) C#
4 63 (8.81%) Java
5 50 (6.99%) Python
6 48 (6.71%) JavaScript
7 47 (6.57%) T-SQL
8 30 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 27 (3.78%) PL/SQL
9 27 (3.78%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.94%) Perl
11 20 (2.80%) R
12 15 (2.10%) PHP
13 10 (1.40%) VB
13 10 (1.40%) VBA
14 9 (1.26%) C++
14 9 (1.26%) Ruby
14 9 (1.26%) VBScript
15 8 (1.12%) Korn
15 8 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (9.23%) Degree
2 25 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (3.08%) MCP
4 16 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.12%) MCSE
7 7 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.70%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) HNC
10 1 (0.14%) HND
10 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.29%) SLA
2 24 (3.36%) GDPR
3 13 (1.82%) QA
4 4 (0.56%) PMO
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) BS25999
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 55 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.26%) Docker
5 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) LXC
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (3.08%) SCCM
2 17 (2.38%) Nagios
3 14 (1.96%) Control-M
4 12 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.12%) Ansible
6 6 (0.84%) Kibana
7 4 (0.56%) WSUS
8 3 (0.42%) Grafana
8 3 (0.42%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.28%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.14%) Graylog
10 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.14%) Puppet
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 186 (26.01%) Microsoft
2 83 (11.61%) Oracle
3 30 (4.20%) ServiceNow
4 26 (3.64%) IBM
5 20 (2.80%) SAP
6 17 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.96%) iManage
9 13 (1.82%) Citrix
10 11 (1.54%) VMware
11 10 (1.40%) Bloomberg
11 10 (1.40%) Sun
12 9 (1.26%) Intapp
12 9 (1.26%) Sybase
13 8 (1.12%) JD Edwards
13 8 (1.12%) Workday
14 7 (0.98%) Aderant
14 7 (0.98%) Charles River
14 7 (0.98%) Reuters
15 5 (0.70%) Concur