Period
to 11 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Application Support
England > London
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 234 241 188
Rank change year-on-year +7 -53 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 425 659 1,166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.38% 1.41% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.49% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 386 567 981
10th Percentile £36,125 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 28,456 44,320 58,334
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 94.56% 95.48%
Number of salaries quoted 23,052 36,373 48,343
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Support in London.

Salary trend for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support in London over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in London

Applications Support
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the London region over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. 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
Central London +19 93 £60,000 +9.09% 11
East London +24 10 £34,500 -28.13% 1
West London +35 8 £34,000 -22.29% 2
South London -4 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North London +27 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 280 (65.88%) SQL
2 246 (57.88%) Finance
3 156 (36.71%) Windows
4 132 (31.06%) Python
5 125 (29.41%) Linux
6 102 (24.00%) Unix
7 92 (21.65%) SQL Server
8 86 (20.24%) Microsoft
8 86 (20.24%) PowerShell
9 84 (19.76%) .NET
10 78 (18.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 76 (17.88%) Front Office
12 73 (17.18%) Back Office
12 73 (17.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 71 (16.71%) ITIL
14 70 (16.47%) FIX Protocol
15 67 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
16 64 (15.06%) Azure
17 62 (14.59%) Banking
18 60 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
19 59 (13.88%) C#
20 57 (13.41%) DevOps
21 56 (13.18%) Equities
22 55 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
23 54 (12.71%) Red Hat
24 49 (11.53%) Oracle
24 49 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
25 44 (10.35%) Bash Shell
26 43 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 42 (9.88%) Windows Server

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 42 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.12%) IIS
3 7 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.41%) Confluence
4 6 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.18%) CMS
5 5 (1.18%) Sitefinity
5 5 (1.18%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.24%) Apache
Applications
1 34 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MadCap Flare
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.47%) Advent Geneva
3 2 (0.47%) Advent Moxy
3 2 (0.47%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.24%) Eikon
4 1 (0.24%) Endur
4 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 64 (15.06%) Azure
2 32 (7.53%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (6.82%) Power Platform
4 17 (4.00%) OpenShift
5 16 (3.76%) AWS
6 14 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (3.06%) PowerApps
8 8 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.41%) SaaS
11 5 (1.18%) GCP
12 2 (0.47%) Datadog
12 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.47%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.24%) IaaS
13 1 (0.24%) PaaS
13 1 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.71%) SSH
2 9 (2.12%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (1.88%) LAN
3 8 (1.88%) WAN
4 5 (1.18%) Firewall
5 3 (0.71%) Intranet
5 3 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.47%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) NAS
7 1 (0.24%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.24%) SAN
7 1 (0.24%) SSL
7 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 78 (18.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (17.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (4.00%) Power BI
6 15 (3.53%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.06%) MySQL
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.41%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.41%) Tableau
13 4 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.94%) MS Access
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (4.47%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.06%) JIRA
3 12 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.18%) Artifactory
5 5 (1.18%) Maven
5 5 (1.18%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.71%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.47%) Postman
8 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.24%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 246 (57.88%) Finance
2 76 (17.88%) Front Office
3 73 (17.18%) Back Office
4 62 (14.59%) Banking
5 25 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.06%) Financial Institution
7 12 (2.82%) Law
7 12 (2.82%) Legal
8 11 (2.59%) Public Sector
9 4 (0.94%) Retail
10 3 (0.71%) Social Housing
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (19.76%) .NET
2 70 (16.47%) FIX Protocol
3 22 (5.18%) XML
4 15 (3.53%) HTML
5 11 (2.59%) CSS
6 9 (2.12%) Web Services
7 7 (1.65%) JSON
8 6 (1.41%) ADO
8 6 (1.41%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.41%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.18%) Ajax
9 5 (1.18%) JMS
9 5 (1.18%) Kafka
9 5 (1.18%) Spring
9 5 (1.18%) XSD
10 3 (0.71%) REST
10 3 (0.71%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.47%) Swagger
12 1 (0.24%) React
12 1 (0.24%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (13.18%) Equities
3 40 (9.41%) Derivative
4 37 (8.71%) Fixed Income
5 32 (7.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 24 (5.65%) Hedge funds
7 21 (4.94%) SWIFT
8 11 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.35%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.88%) Eurex
10 8 (1.88%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.88%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.94%) EPoS
13 4 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
14 3 (0.71%) User Experience
15 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 156 (36.71%) Windows
2 125 (29.41%) Linux
3 102 (24.00%) Unix
4 43 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (9.88%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.29%) Windows 10
7 10 (2.35%) CentOS
8 9 (2.12%) Solaris
9 8 (1.88%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.88%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.18%) Android
10 5 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.71%) ITIL
2 57 (13.41%) DevOps
3 55 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (11.53%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 32 (7.53%) Asset Management
6 32 (7.53%) Problem Management
7 27 (6.35%) CRM
8 26 (6.12%) Analytics
9 23 (5.41%) Investment Management
10 21 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (4.94%) Innovative Thinking
11 19 (4.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (4.47%) Process Improvement
12 18 (4.24%) Artificial Intelligence
12 18 (4.24%) Change Management
12 18 (4.24%) Machine Learning
12 18 (4.24%) Release Management
13 16 (3.76%) Electronic Trading
13 16 (3.76%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 280 (65.88%) SQL
2 132 (31.06%) Python
3 86 (20.24%) PowerShell
4 59 (13.88%) C#
5 44 (10.35%) Bash Shell
6 42 (9.88%) Perl
6 42 (9.88%) T-SQL
7 32 (7.53%) Java
8 24 (5.65%) Shell Script
9 19 (4.47%) JavaScript
10 14 (3.29%) Korn
10 14 (3.29%) VB
11 12 (2.82%) VBA
12 9 (2.12%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.88%) Ruby
13 8 (1.88%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.65%) PHP
15 5 (1.18%) XPath
16 3 (0.71%) C++
17 2 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (8.47%) Degree
2 20 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.41%) A+ Certification
4 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.41%) MOS
5 5 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.47%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.47%) MCP
6 2 (0.47%) MCSD
6 2 (0.47%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) CCNA
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.00%) QA
2 13 (3.06%) SLA
3 12 (2.82%) MiFID
4 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.24%) GRC
5 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.82%) Docker
3 5 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (3.76%) Ansible
2 14 (3.29%) Puppet
3 11 (2.59%) Control-M
3 11 (2.59%) Grafana
3 11 (2.59%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.35%) SCCM
5 9 (2.12%) Terraform
6 8 (1.88%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.41%) Packer
7 6 (1.41%) SCOM
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 86 (20.24%) Microsoft
2 54 (12.71%) Red Hat
3 49 (11.53%) Oracle
4 19 (4.47%) Bloomberg
5 18 (4.24%) Sybase
6 14 (3.29%) ServiceNow
7 13 (3.06%) Fidessa
7 13 (3.06%) Sun
8 10 (2.35%) Aareon
8 10 (2.35%) Reuters
9 9 (2.12%) Citrix
10 8 (1.88%) CQG
10 8 (1.88%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.88%) Patsystems
10 8 (1.88%) Trayport
11 6 (1.41%) Intapp
12 5 (1.18%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.94%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.94%) Sage
13 4 (0.94%) Salesforce.com