Period
to 24 September 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 353 273 219
Rank change year-on-year -80 -54 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 448 224 913
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.11% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.19% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 397 202 760
10th Percentile £32,750 £34,100 £28,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +15.38% -2.50%

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 44,011 18,885 53,230
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.44% 93.44% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30,328 15,861 43,850
10th Percentile £40,500 £42,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year - +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £107,500 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.80% +3.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -41 84 £65,000 +8.33% 36
East London -2 18 £57,500 +52.32% 4
West London -57 16 £35,500 - 7
South London -18 11 £44,500 -11.00% 6
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 255 (56.92%) SQL
2 241 (53.79%) Finance
3 125 (27.90%) Windows
4 122 (27.23%) Linux
5 117 (26.12%) Python
6 104 (23.21%) SQL Server
7 99 (22.10%) Microsoft
7 99 (22.10%) Social Skills
8 84 (18.75%) Unix
9 81 (18.08%) ITIL
10 79 (17.63%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (16.96%) Banking
12 74 (16.52%) Front Office
13 61 (13.62%) FIX Protocol
14 60 (13.39%) Oracle
15 58 (12.95%) .NET
15 58 (12.95%) PowerShell
16 57 (12.72%) C#
17 56 (12.50%) DevOps
18 55 (12.28%) Back Office
19 53 (11.83%) Azure
20 52 (11.61%) Degree
21 50 (11.16%) Bash Shell
21 50 (11.16%) Incident Management
22 48 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 48 (10.71%) Java
23 47 (10.49%) Perl
23 47 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 46 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (10.04%) Derivative

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 23 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.13%) IIS
3 10 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.67%) Apache
4 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 26 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.67%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.67%) MadCap Flare
4 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 20 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Advent Moxy
2 3 (0.67%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 3 (0.67%) Eikon
2 3 (0.67%) IBM Planning Analytics
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.45%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.45%) Minerva
3 2 (0.45%) Murex MxG2000
3 2 (0.45%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.45%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.22%) AlphaBridge
4 1 (0.22%) Alphatax
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Endur
4 1 (0.22%) Farmplan
4 1 (0.22%) KEYPrime
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.83%) Azure
2 36 (8.04%) AWS
3 24 (5.36%) Power Platform
4 22 (4.91%) SaaS
5 11 (2.46%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.89%) IaaS
8 4 (0.89%) PaaS
8 4 (0.89%) Serverless
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.67%) FinancialForce
9 3 (0.67%) GCP
10 2 (0.45%) Akamai
10 2 (0.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.02%) FIX Connectivity
2 12 (2.68%) Firewall
3 9 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.56%) DNS
5 6 (1.34%) DHCP
6 5 (1.12%) SSH
7 4 (0.89%) HTTP
8 3 (0.67%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.67%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.67%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.67%) VPN
9 1 (0.22%) Internet
9 1 (0.22%) Multicast
9 1 (0.22%) NAS
9 1 (0.22%) SAN
9 1 (0.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.22%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.22%) Telnet
9 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 47 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (10.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (5.36%) Power BI
6 17 (3.79%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.23%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.79%) Data Mart
9 8 (1.79%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.79%) Tableau
10 7 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (5.58%) JIRA
2 13 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.01%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.34%) Postman
5 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.67%) Browser DevTools
6 3 (0.67%) Firebug
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.22%) git-flow
7 1 (0.22%) Moq
7 1 (0.22%) NUnit
7 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 241 (53.79%) Finance
2 99 (22.10%) Social Skills
3 76 (16.96%) Banking
4 74 (16.52%) Front Office
5 55 (12.28%) Back Office
6 46 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (7.59%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.46%) Financial Institution
9 9 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
10 7 (1.56%) Law
10 7 (1.56%) Marketing
11 5 (1.12%) Retail
12 4 (0.89%) Legal
12 4 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (0.89%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.89%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.67%) Electronics
13 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.67%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.62%) FIX Protocol
2 58 (12.95%) .NET
3 18 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (2.68%) XML
6 11 (2.46%) Web Services
7 9 (2.01%) JSON
8 8 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.79%) Murex MxML
9 7 (1.56%) HTML
9 7 (1.56%) Middleware
10 6 (1.34%) Ajax
10 6 (1.34%) Swagger
11 4 (0.89%) CSS
11 4 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (0.89%) WebSockets
12 3 (0.67%) LDAP
12 3 (0.67%) REST
12 3 (0.67%) RESTful
13 2 (0.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (10.04%) Derivative
2 45 (10.04%) Equities
3 34 (7.59%) Fixed Income
4 19 (4.24%) Hedge funds
5 17 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.90%) SWIFT
7 11 (2.46%) Eurex
7 11 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.79%) User Experience
10 6 (1.34%) Clustering
11 5 (1.12%) AS400
11 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.12%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (0.89%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 125 (27.90%) Windows
2 122 (27.23%) Linux
3 84 (18.75%) Unix
4 35 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.02%) CentOS
6 16 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 14 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.46%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.23%) Solaris
9 10 (2.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.22%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (18.08%) ITIL
2 79 (17.63%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (12.50%) DevOps
4 50 (11.16%) Incident Management
5 43 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (9.60%) Investment Management
6 39 (8.71%) CRM
7 34 (7.59%) Data Analysis
8 29 (6.47%) Change Management
8 29 (6.47%) Fintech
9 27 (6.03%) Asset Management
10 26 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (5.58%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (5.58%) Problem Management
12 24 (5.36%) Analytics
13 21 (4.69%) Client Onboarding
13 21 (4.69%) MVC
14 19 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (4.02%) Collaborative Working
15 18 (4.02%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 255 (56.92%) SQL
2 117 (26.12%) Python
3 58 (12.95%) PowerShell
4 57 (12.72%) C#
5 50 (11.16%) Bash Shell
6 48 (10.71%) Java
7 47 (10.49%) Perl
8 43 (9.60%) JavaScript
9 25 (5.58%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.79%) VBA
11 14 (3.13%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.46%) Ruby
13 8 (1.79%) C++
13 8 (1.79%) Groovy
14 7 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.12%) Korn
16 4 (0.89%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.67%) C
18 2 (0.45%) PHP
18 2 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (11.61%) Degree
2 16 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (1.34%) CHECK Team Member
3 6 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (0.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (0.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.69%) SLA
2 17 (3.79%) MiFID
2 17 (3.79%) QA
3 4 (0.89%) HL7
4 3 (0.67%) PMO
5 2 (0.45%) GRC
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.22%) GDPR
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (3.57%) Terraform
2 15 (3.35%) Ansible
3 14 (3.13%) Control-M
4 9 (2.01%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.34%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.89%) Grafana
6 4 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (0.67%) SCOM
7 3 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.45%) Nagios
8 2 (0.45%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) Kibana
9 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 99 (22.10%) Microsoft
2 60 (13.39%) Oracle
3 31 (6.92%) Red Hat
4 25 (5.58%) Bloomberg
5 19 (4.24%) Fidessa
5 19 (4.24%) Murex
6 17 (3.79%) Reuters
7 16 (3.57%) Trayport
8 15 (3.35%) ION Trading
8 15 (3.35%) Sun
9 11 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.23%) Charles River
10 10 (2.23%) CQG
10 10 (2.23%) Patsystems
11 9 (2.01%) SAP
12 8 (1.79%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.56%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.34%) Citrix
14 6 (1.34%) Sage
15 5 (1.12%) IBM