Period
to 19 September 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 168 157
Rank change year-on-year -35 -11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2925 3825 4406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.76% 2.09% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.17% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2534 3456 3979
England median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +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 159338 176575 198842
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.50% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 128691 149901 166481
England median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -52 1234 £50,000 +11.11% 67
South East -25 550 £32,500 -13.33% 26
North of England -51 436 £35,000 +1.45% 27
Midlands +28 275 £32,500 -2.80% 18
East of England -14 256 £37,000 - 8
Yorkshire -32 219 £34,500 +6.15% 12
North West -52 194 £32,500 -9.72% 13
South West -13 173 £37,500 +36.36% 16
East Midlands +36 148 £32,500 -13.33% 10
West Midlands +2 127 £35,000 +16.67% 8
North East +20 26 £35,000 +37.25% 2
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1804 (61.68%) SQL
2 941 (32.17%) Windows
3 868 (29.68%) Finance
4 811 (27.73%) SQL Server
5 777 (26.56%) Microsoft
6 757 (25.88%) ITIL
7 536 (18.32%) Linux
8 502 (17.16%) Oracle
9 478 (16.34%) Java
10 474 (16.21%) .NET
11 455 (15.56%) Unix
12 368 (12.58%) C#
13 355 (12.14%) Windows Server
14 323 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
15 318 (10.87%) IIS
16 291 (9.95%) SLA
17 288 (9.85%) Degree
18 285 (9.74%) Banking
19 279 (9.54%) CRM
20 278 (9.50%) SharePoint
21 257 (8.79%) Problem Management
22 245 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
23 236 (8.07%) JavaScript
24 228 (7.79%) ERP
25 226 (7.73%) Active Directory
26 223 (7.62%) Front Office
27 216 (7.38%) HTML
28 214 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
29 195 (6.67%) XML
30 193 (6.60%) PowerShell

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
1 318 (10.87%) IIS
2 278 (9.50%) SharePoint
3 140 (4.79%) Apache
4 134 (4.58%) Tomcat
5 82 (2.80%) JBoss
6 77 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
7 72 (2.46%) WebLogic
8 61 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 46 (1.57%) CMS
10 38 (1.30%) MS Exchange
11 30 (1.03%) Confluence
12 18 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.55%) Documentum
15 12 (0.41%) GlassFish
15 12 (0.41%) Mule
15 12 (0.41%) Mule ESB
16 11 (0.38%) Alfresco
17 8 (0.27%) Joomla!
17 8 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 245 (8.38%) Microsoft Office
2 169 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) HipChat
9 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.068%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.034%) Maya
10 1 (0.034%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 144 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.68%) Aligne
3 45 (1.54%) Maximo
4 38 (1.30%) thinkFolio
5 31 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
7 23 (0.79%) ION MarketView
8 21 (0.72%) RiskWrite
9 20 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
10 15 (0.51%) Northgate Housing
11 14 (0.48%) MetaTrader
12 12 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
13 11 (0.38%) Actimize
14 10 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
14 10 (0.34%) Endur
14 10 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 10 (0.34%) SAP CO
14 10 (0.34%) SAP FI
14 10 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
15 9 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 110 (3.76%) SaaS
2 92 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
4 75 (2.56%) Office 365
5 15 (0.51%) GitHub
6 13 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.41%) G Suite
8 8 (0.27%) PaaS
9 6 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.17%) Veeva
11 3 (0.10%) IaaS
12 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.068%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.068%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.034%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.034%) Slack
13 1 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.42%) TCP/IP
2 76 (2.60%) DNS
3 71 (2.43%) Internet
4 65 (2.22%) Firewall
5 41 (1.40%) DHCP
6 36 (1.23%) VPN
7 32 (1.09%) LAN
8 30 (1.03%) WAN
9 26 (0.89%) FTP
10 25 (0.85%) HTTP
10 25 (0.85%) Intranet
11 22 (0.75%) WebEx
12 16 (0.55%) IPsec
13 15 (0.51%) SMS
14 10 (0.34%) LDAP
15 9 (0.31%) SSL
15 9 (0.31%) Wireless
16 8 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
17 7 (0.24%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 811 (27.73%) SQL Server
2 156 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 83 (2.84%) MySQL
4 83 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 78 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 78 (2.67%) Relational Database
6 48 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
7 37 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (1.16%) DB2
8 34 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 26 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 25 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (0.82%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.62%) Big Data
12 18 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 16 (0.55%) MS Access
13 16 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 93 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (2.02%) JIRA
3 51 (1.74%) Visual Studio
4 46 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 37 (1.26%) Eclipse
5 37 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 31 (1.06%) Subversion
7 27 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 27 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
8 21 (0.72%) VersionOne
9 18 (0.62%) Git (software)
10 16 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
11 14 (0.48%) Maven
12 13 (0.44%) Ant
12 13 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.41%) Hudson
13 12 (0.41%) MSBuild
14 11 (0.38%) IntelliJ
14 11 (0.38%) JConsole
14 11 (0.38%) VisualVM
General
1 868 (29.68%) Finance
2 285 (9.74%) Banking
3 223 (7.62%) Front Office
4 188 (6.43%) Retail
5 89 (3.04%) Back Office
6 84 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 78 (2.67%) Legal
8 67 (2.29%) Manufacturing
9 53 (1.81%) Publishing
10 46 (1.57%) Marketing
11 40 (1.37%) Law
12 36 (1.23%) Advertising
13 33 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 29 (0.99%) Retail Banking
15 28 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
15 28 (0.96%) Telecoms
16 22 (0.75%) Electronics
17 21 (0.72%) Private Banking
18 15 (0.51%) Automotive
19 13 (0.44%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (16.21%) .NET
2 216 (7.38%) HTML
3 195 (6.67%) XML
4 155 (5.30%) CSS
5 152 (5.20%) Web Services
6 130 (4.44%) FIX Protocol
7 128 (4.38%) ASP.NET
8 73 (2.50%) SOAP
9 71 (2.43%) J2EE
10 66 (2.26%) jQuery
11 54 (1.85%) Middleware
12 40 (1.37%) EDI
12 40 (1.37%) JSON
13 39 (1.33%) REST
14 35 (1.20%) .NET Framework
14 35 (1.20%) AngularJS
15 34 (1.16%) WCF
16 31 (1.06%) Ajax
17 30 (1.03%) React
18 28 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 323 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 106 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
4 73 (2.50%) Equities
5 71 (2.43%) SWIFT
6 62 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 62 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 50 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 44 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 35 (1.20%) iSeries
10 30 (1.03%) Fintech
10 30 (1.03%) User Experience
11 29 (0.99%) EPoS
12 27 (0.92%) Data Centre
13 26 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 24 (0.82%) Derivative
15 21 (0.72%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.58%) Clustering
16 17 (0.58%) N-Tier
17 16 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 941 (32.17%) Windows
2 536 (18.32%) Linux
3 455 (15.56%) Unix
4 355 (12.14%) Windows Server
5 107 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (3.38%) Windows 7
7 96 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (1.85%) Android
9 54 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 49 (1.68%) Windows 10
11 35 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.85%) Solaris
13 15 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 14 (0.48%) AIX
15 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.27%) VMS
17 7 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.24%) zOS
18 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (25.88%) ITIL
2 279 (9.54%) CRM
3 257 (8.79%) Problem Management
4 228 (7.79%) ERP
5 214 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 183 (6.26%) Incident Management
7 167 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 160 (5.47%) Change Management
9 141 (4.82%) Service Delivery
10 135 (4.62%) Service Management
11 127 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
12 110 (3.76%) SDLC
13 108 (3.69%) DevOps
13 108 (3.69%) Release Management
14 102 (3.49%) E-Commerce
15 98 (3.35%) Project Management
16 95 (3.25%) Process Improvement
17 91 (3.11%) Document Management
18 88 (3.01%) Change Control
19 86 (2.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1804 (61.68%) SQL
2 478 (16.34%) Java
3 368 (12.58%) C#
4 236 (8.07%) JavaScript
5 193 (6.60%) PowerShell
6 187 (6.39%) T-SQL
7 170 (5.81%) Shell Script
8 169 (5.78%) Python
9 114 (3.90%) Perl
10 91 (3.11%) Bash Shell
11 84 (2.87%) VBA
12 82 (2.80%) PHP
13 67 (2.29%) VB
14 62 (2.12%) PL/SQL
15 49 (1.68%) C++
16 36 (1.23%) VBScript
17 33 (1.13%) C
17 33 (1.13%) Ruby
18 21 (0.72%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 288 (9.85%) Degree
2 109 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 99 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 76 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 66 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 56 (1.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 42 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.62%) MCP
9 14 (0.48%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.44%) MCSA
11 12 (0.41%) MCSE
12 9 (0.31%) AAT
13 8 (0.27%) CCNA
13 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.21%) HNC
14 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.21%) MCITP
15 5 (0.17%) MCTS
15 5 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (9.95%) SLA
2 80 (2.74%) QA
3 25 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.51%) HL7
4 15 (0.51%) SEPA
5 14 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.41%) GxP
7 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.21%) PMO
8 6 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.14%) GDPR
10 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.068%) DICOM
11 2 (0.068%) MiFID
System Software
1 226 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 48 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.55%) vSphere
6 15 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.31%) Xen
8 8 (0.27%) XenApp
8 8 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.24%) vCloud
10 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.14%) Docker
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.068%) KVM
14 2 (0.068%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 61 (2.09%) Nagios
2 33 (1.13%) Puppet
3 31 (1.06%) Ansible
3 31 (1.06%) Control-M
4 29 (0.99%) SCCM
5 25 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
7 17 (0.58%) Tivoli
8 16 (0.55%) SCOM
9 15 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
10 14 (0.48%) Opsview
10 14 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (0.34%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.31%) Salt
13 8 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.24%) ThinApp
14 7 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.21%) Backup Exec
16 4 (0.14%) Graphite
17 3 (0.10%) Graylog
Vendors
1 777 (26.56%) Microsoft
2 502 (17.16%) Oracle
3 103 (3.52%) IBM
4 88 (3.01%) SAP
5 82 (2.80%) Citrix
6 77 (2.63%) VMware
7 64 (2.19%) Splunk
8 57 (1.95%) Sybase
9 55 (1.88%) Infor
10 49 (1.68%) Charles River
11 45 (1.54%) Bloomberg
12 43 (1.47%) Remedy
13 30 (1.03%) ION Trading
13 30 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 30 (1.03%) Sitecore
14 29 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 28 (0.96%) Cognos
16 27 (0.92%) Cisco
16 27 (0.92%) Google
17 25 (0.85%) Informatica