Period
to 13 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 13 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
England > London
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 267 206 202
Rank change year-on-year -61 -4 +27
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 305 948 1,296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 1.17% 1.68% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.77% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 266 776 1,168
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £35,500 £28,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.24%

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 24,304 53,639 66,279
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.62% 95.29% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 19,840 43,996 53,796
Median annual salary £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,543 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.71% +3.09% +5.26%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 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
Central London +37 91 £62,500 +25.00% 7
South London -22 13 £38,000 -8.43%
West London +9 8 £48,000 +26.32% 1
East London +11 4 £44,250 -6.84%
North London -15 3 £27,500 -27.63%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 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 London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 184 (60.33%) SQL
2 166 (54.43%) Finance
3 104 (34.10%) Linux
4 92 (30.16%) Windows
5 87 (28.52%) SQL Server
6 70 (22.95%) ITIL
7 51 (16.72%) Microsoft
8 50 (16.39%) Unix
9 48 (15.74%) Oracle
9 48 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (14.10%) Windows Server
10 43 (14.10%) Java
11 42 (13.77%) PowerShell
12 41 (13.44%) Python
13 37 (12.13%) .NET
13 37 (12.13%) JIRA
14 36 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (11.48%) DevOps
16 34 (11.15%) CRM
17 33 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
18 32 (10.49%) Banking
18 32 (10.49%) AWS
19 31 (10.16%) SWIFT
20 30 (9.84%) C#
21 28 (9.18%) Degree
21 28 (9.18%) Incident Management
21 28 (9.18%) Bash Shell
21 28 (9.18%) Azure
22 25 (8.20%) Relational Database
22 25 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 16 (5.25%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.61%) Apache
2 11 (3.61%) IIS
3 9 (2.95%) Confluence
3 9 (2.95%) MQSeries
3 9 (2.95%) SAS
4 8 (2.62%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.64%) nginx
7 4 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.31%) JBoss
7 4 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) Hyperledger
8 3 (0.98%) WildFly
9 2 (0.66%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.61%) Salerio
3 6 (1.97%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.31%) ResourceLink
5 3 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.33%) Endur
7 1 (0.33%) Eze OMS
7 1 (0.33%) Findur
7 1 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.49%) AWS
2 28 (9.18%) Azure
3 24 (7.87%) SaaS
4 15 (4.92%) Office 365
5 12 (3.93%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.95%) GitHub
7 6 (1.97%) Datadog
7 6 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.97%) Slack
8 4 (1.31%) IaaS
8 4 (1.31%) PaaS
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.98%) Serverless
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.66%) GCP
10 2 (0.66%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.26%) Firewall
2 8 (2.62%) FTP
3 7 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.97%) FIX Connectivity
4 6 (1.97%) SWIFTNet
5 5 (1.64%) LAN
5 5 (1.64%) SSL
6 4 (1.31%) Internet
6 4 (1.31%) SSH
6 4 (1.31%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.98%) DNS
7 3 (0.98%) HTTP
7 3 (0.98%) WAN
8 2 (0.66%) VPN
9 1 (0.33%) DHCP
9 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (28.52%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.20%) Relational Database
2 25 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.25%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.61%) Power BI
6 10 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.95%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.97%) CouchDB
8 6 (1.97%) MySQL
8 6 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.97%) QlikView
9 5 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.31%) DB2
11 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.98%) Redis
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 37 (12.13%) JIRA
2 9 (2.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.64%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.98%) Postman
6 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 166 (54.43%) Finance
2 32 (10.49%) Banking
3 20 (6.56%) Back Office
4 17 (5.57%) Front Office
5 13 (4.26%) Financial Institution
5 13 (4.26%) Legal
6 7 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.64%) Law
7 5 (1.64%) Marketing
8 4 (1.31%) Retail
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Military
10 1 (0.33%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
10 1 (0.33%) Social Science
10 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.13%) .NET
2 24 (7.87%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (4.59%) HTML
4 13 (4.26%) Web Services
5 12 (3.93%) CSS
6 11 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (3.61%) Regular Expression
7 9 (2.95%) XML
8 7 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.30%) Middleware
9 6 (1.97%) jQuery
9 6 (1.97%) JSON
10 5 (1.64%) Ajax
10 5 (1.64%) J2EE
10 5 (1.64%) Node.js
11 4 (1.31%) WebSockets
12 3 (0.98%) HTML5
12 3 (0.98%) Memcached
12 3 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.16%) SWIFT
3 24 (7.87%) Equities
4 17 (5.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (4.92%) Fixed Income
6 14 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.93%) Derivative
9 6 (1.97%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.97%) User Experience
10 4 (1.31%) Eurex
10 4 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.98%) iPhone
12 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.33%) Analogue Electronics
13 1 (0.33%) Cyberattack
13 1 (0.33%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 104 (34.10%) Linux
2 92 (30.16%) Windows
3 50 (16.39%) Unix
4 43 (14.10%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.25%) Windows 10
6 14 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.93%) Android
8 11 (3.61%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.95%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.97%) CentOS
11 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.31%) Debian
12 4 (1.31%) Solaris
12 4 (1.31%) SUSE
12 4 (1.31%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
14 1 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (22.95%) ITIL
2 48 (15.74%) Problem-Solving
3 35 (11.48%) DevOps
4 34 (11.15%) CRM
5 33 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (9.18%) Incident Management
7 20 (6.56%) Fintech
7 20 (6.56%) Investment Management
8 17 (5.57%) Project Management
9 15 (4.92%) Business Analysis
9 15 (4.92%) Portfolio Management
9 15 (4.92%) Service Management
10 14 (4.59%) Analytics
10 14 (4.59%) Change Management
11 13 (4.26%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.93%) Release Management
12 12 (3.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (3.61%) Electronic Trading
13 11 (3.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (60.33%) SQL
2 43 (14.10%) Java
3 42 (13.77%) PowerShell
4 41 (13.44%) Python
5 30 (9.84%) C#
6 28 (9.18%) Bash Shell
7 20 (6.56%) Perl
7 20 (6.56%) Shell Script
8 17 (5.57%) R
9 16 (5.25%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.59%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.93%) T-SQL
12 9 (2.95%) PHP
13 8 (2.62%) Korn
13 8 (2.62%) VB
14 7 (2.30%) C++
15 6 (1.97%) VBA
15 6 (1.97%) VBScript
16 5 (1.64%) VB.NET
17 4 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (9.18%) Degree
2 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.57%) SLA
2 11 (3.61%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.59%) Nagios
2 12 (3.93%) Control-M
3 10 (3.28%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.62%) Ansible
5 6 (1.97%) Kibana
5 6 (1.97%) SCCM
6 3 (0.98%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.33%) Grafana
7 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (16.72%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.74%) Oracle
3 24 (7.87%) ServiceNow
4 19 (6.23%) IBM
5 11 (3.61%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.95%) Bloomberg
7 9 (2.95%) Sybase
8 8 (2.62%) Workday
9 7 (2.30%) Aderant
9 7 (2.30%) Reuters
10 6 (1.97%) Charles River
11 5 (1.64%) Concur
11 5 (1.64%) iManage
11 5 (1.64%) New Relic
11 5 (1.64%) Sun
12 4 (1.31%) Fidessa
12 4 (1.31%) Intapp
12 4 (1.31%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.31%) Trayport