Period
to 18 January 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 234 201
Rank change year-on-year -9 -33 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,568 2,101 2,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.49% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.55% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,343 1,845 2,482
England median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
UK median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -11.76% +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 110,783 135,117 156,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.95% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 89,281 109,146 128,239
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,296 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -50 750 £47,500 -9.52% 106
South East +31 321 £31,500 -10.00% 69
North of England +30 167 £33,500 +3.08% 55
Midlands +57 164 £30,000 -7.69% 24
West Midlands +43 120 £30,500 -6.87% 16
South West +25 107 £30,000 -9.09% 19
Yorkshire +43 84 £32,500 +1.56% 19
North West +4 71 £35,000 - 30
East of England +5 60 £37,500 +15.38% 21
East Midlands +31 44 £25,500 -3.77% 8
North East +19 13 £24,000 -32.39% 6
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 902 (57.53%) SQL
2 490 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 446 (28.44%) Finance
4 423 (26.98%) Windows
5 400 (25.51%) Microsoft
6 299 (19.07%) ITIL
7 275 (17.54%) Java
8 266 (16.96%) .NET
9 254 (16.20%) Oracle
10 253 (16.14%) C#
10 253 (16.14%) Linux
10 253 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
11 210 (13.39%) Windows Server
12 186 (11.86%) PowerShell
13 178 (11.35%) Python
14 152 (9.69%) Azure
15 151 (9.63%) Active Directory
16 145 (9.25%) JavaScript
17 139 (8.86%) IIS
18 132 (8.42%) Degree
19 130 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
20 129 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
20 129 (8.23%) Unix
21 125 (7.97%) XML
22 124 (7.91%) ERP
23 123 (7.84%) CRM
24 122 (7.78%) Front Office
25 118 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
25 118 (7.53%) T-SQL
26 115 (7.33%) Agile Software Development

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
1 139 (8.86%) IIS
2 103 (6.57%) SharePoint
3 70 (4.46%) Apache
4 66 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 35 (2.23%) JBoss
6 25 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 21 (1.34%) nginx
8 19 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 13 (0.83%) CMS
10 12 (0.77%) Confluence
11 9 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.38%) SAS
12 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.19%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.19%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.13%) MTS
14 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 129 (8.23%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Windchill
7 1 (0.064%) Houdini
7 1 (0.064%) Maya
7 1 (0.064%) NUKE
7 1 (0.064%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 81 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.17%) thinkFolio
3 30 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.77%) Elite 3E
5 12 (0.77%) Salerio
6 9 (0.57%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.45%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.45%) NetSuite
7 7 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
8 6 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
8 6 (0.38%) Carpe Diem
8 6 (0.38%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
9 5 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
9 5 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 5 (0.32%) LongView
10 4 (0.26%) Aareon QL
10 4 (0.26%) Magento
11 3 (0.19%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 152 (9.69%) Azure
2 101 (6.44%) Office 365
3 94 (5.99%) SaaS
4 86 (5.48%) AWS
5 45 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (2.74%) Power Platform
7 18 (1.15%) IaaS
8 16 (1.02%) PowerApps
9 13 (0.83%) GitHub
9 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Flow
9 13 (0.83%) ShareGate
10 10 (0.64%) OneDrive
11 8 (0.51%) PaaS
12 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.26%) Basecamp
14 3 (0.19%) Akamai
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.10%) SSL
3 32 (2.04%) DNS
4 29 (1.85%) Internet
5 27 (1.72%) Firewall
6 21 (1.34%) DHCP
7 14 (0.89%) HTTP
8 12 (0.77%) LAN
8 12 (0.77%) Wireshark
9 11 (0.70%) SAN
9 11 (0.70%) VPN
9 11 (0.70%) WAN
10 9 (0.57%) Intranet
11 7 (0.45%) Ethernet
11 7 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.32%) VoIP
13 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.19%) FIX Connectivity
14 3 (0.19%) FTP
14 3 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 490 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (4.02%) Relational Database
5 48 (3.06%) MySQL
6 40 (2.55%) MongoDB
7 30 (1.91%) Power BI
8 28 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 20 (1.28%) DB2
10 20 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 12 (0.77%) QlikView
14 11 (0.70%) MS Access
14 11 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
15 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 84 (5.36%) JIRA
2 33 (2.10%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
5 21 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.21%) TeamCity
7 13 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.45%) Postman
8 7 (0.45%) Subversion
9 6 (0.38%) Maven
10 5 (0.32%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.32%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.32%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.26%) MSI
12 3 (0.19%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.13%) AdminStudio
13 2 (0.13%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 446 (28.44%) Finance
2 122 (7.78%) Front Office
3 110 (7.02%) Banking
4 57 (3.64%) Retail
5 55 (3.51%) Legal
6 52 (3.32%) Law
7 42 (2.68%) Back Office
8 41 (2.61%) Marketing
9 34 (2.17%) Spanish Language
10 33 (2.10%) German Language
11 31 (1.98%) Italian Language
12 29 (1.85%) French Language
13 27 (1.72%) Investment Banking
14 25 (1.59%) Financial Institution
14 25 (1.59%) Manufacturing
15 20 (1.28%) Telecoms
16 19 (1.21%) Electronics
17 18 (1.15%) Public Sector
18 13 (0.83%) Publishing
19 11 (0.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (16.96%) .NET
2 125 (7.97%) XML
3 94 (5.99%) HTML
4 67 (4.27%) CSS
5 53 (3.38%) FIX Protocol
6 52 (3.32%) ASP.NET
7 44 (2.81%) Web Services
8 39 (2.49%) Node.js
9 33 (2.10%) Spring
10 32 (2.04%) Middleware
11 28 (1.79%) AngularJS
12 27 (1.72%) JSON
13 22 (1.40%) Hibernate
14 20 (1.28%) XSLT
15 18 (1.15%) Ajax
15 18 (1.15%) EJB
15 18 (1.15%) SOAP
16 17 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (0.96%) WCF
18 14 (0.89%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 130 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.40%) Equities
3 64 (4.08%) Fixed Income
4 51 (3.25%) Derivative
5 49 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 48 (3.06%) Hedge funds
7 43 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
8 40 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 40 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
9 27 (1.72%) SWIFT
10 26 (1.66%) iSeries
11 21 (1.34%) Reinsurance
12 16 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.89%) CMDB
13 14 (0.89%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.77%) AS400
14 12 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.77%) User Experience
15 10 (0.64%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 423 (26.98%) Windows
2 253 (16.14%) Linux
3 210 (13.39%) Windows Server
4 129 (8.23%) Unix
5 41 (2.61%) Windows 10
6 39 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.02%) CentOS
10 15 (0.96%) Android
10 15 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.51%) Debian
12 6 (0.38%) Solaris
13 5 (0.32%) AIX
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) HPUX
15 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (19.07%) ITIL
2 253 (16.14%) Problem-Solving
3 124 (7.91%) ERP
4 123 (7.84%) CRM
5 115 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (6.82%) DevOps
7 84 (5.36%) Fintech
8 81 (5.17%) Problem Management
9 79 (5.04%) SDLC
10 75 (4.78%) Migration
11 67 (4.27%) Asset Management
12 62 (3.95%) Root Cause Analysis
13 58 (3.70%) Investment Management
14 56 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
14 56 (3.57%) Change Management
15 55 (3.51%) Computer Science
15 55 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
16 54 (3.44%) Incident Management
17 52 (3.32%) Change Control
18 49 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 902 (57.53%) SQL
2 275 (17.54%) Java
3 253 (16.14%) C#
4 186 (11.86%) PowerShell
5 178 (11.35%) Python
6 145 (9.25%) JavaScript
7 118 (7.53%) T-SQL
8 110 (7.02%) Bash Shell
9 68 (4.34%) Perl
10 63 (4.02%) Ruby
11 54 (3.44%) PL/SQL
12 45 (2.87%) C++
13 36 (2.30%) PHP
14 32 (2.04%) VB
14 32 (2.04%) VBA
15 29 (1.85%) Korn
16 24 (1.53%) Bourne shell
16 24 (1.53%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.28%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 132 (8.42%) Degree
2 58 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
4 24 (1.53%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (0.70%) MCSE
8 10 (0.64%) MCP
9 8 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.51%) HNC
10 7 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.45%) MCSA
11 4 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.19%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.064%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.064%) HND
13 1 (0.064%) IRCA
13 1 (0.064%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.87%) SLA
2 39 (2.49%) QA
3 7 (0.45%) IEC 61131
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) Basel II
7 1 (0.064%) GAMP
7 1 (0.064%) IFRS
7 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.064%) Solvency II
System Software
1 151 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.55%) Docker
3 24 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (0.57%) XenApp
6 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.13%) iptables
8 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (3.13%) Ansible
2 28 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (1.66%) SCCM
4 21 (1.34%) Puppet
5 18 (1.15%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.15%) Nagios
6 12 (0.77%) Control-M
7 6 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.38%) Terraform
8 5 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.32%) SCOM
8 5 (0.32%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 3 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.13%) Kibana
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.13%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.064%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.064%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 400 (25.51%) Microsoft
2 254 (16.20%) Oracle
3 78 (4.97%) SAP
4 55 (3.51%) Citrix
5 49 (3.13%) VMware
6 45 (2.87%) ServiceNow
7 41 (2.61%) JD Edwards
8 40 (2.55%) Bloomberg
9 31 (1.98%) Tradeweb
10 27 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.66%) Charles River
11 26 (1.66%) Eze Software Group
12 25 (1.59%) IBM
12 25 (1.59%) iManage
13 24 (1.53%) ION Trading
14 23 (1.47%) MarketAxess
14 23 (1.47%) Reuters
15 21 (1.34%) FXall
16 18 (1.15%) AppDynamics
16 18 (1.15%) Red Hat