Period
to 19 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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

Application Support
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 201 178
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 +36
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 165 199 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.48% 1.49% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.54% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 141 163 229
Midlands median annual salary £30,000 £32,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.40% +0.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,050 £21,450
90th Percentile £48,000 £50,800 £48,195
England median annual salary £38,000 £40,750 £39,000
% change year-on-year -6.75% +4.49% -2.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 10,803 12,926 14,484
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.63% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,891 10,192 12,061
Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Applications Support in the Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the Midlands

Applications Support
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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
West Midlands +34 120 £30,000 -8.05% 21
East Midlands +3 45 £28,500 -16.18% 10
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 101 (61.21%) SQL
2 52 (31.52%) SQL Server
3 44 (26.67%) ITIL
4 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
5 38 (23.03%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (21.21%) Windows
7 31 (18.79%) Change Management
8 30 (18.18%) .NET
9 26 (15.76%) SLA
10 24 (14.55%) IIS
11 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
13 19 (11.52%) CMDB
14 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
15 17 (10.30%) Configuration Management
15 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (9.70%) Retail
17 14 (8.48%) Problem Management
17 14 (8.48%) XML
17 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
17 14 (8.48%) Finance
18 13 (7.88%) Linux
18 13 (7.88%) Active Directory
18 13 (7.88%) Web Services
18 13 (7.88%) T-SQL
18 13 (7.88%) C#
18 13 (7.88%) Runbook
18 13 (7.88%) Hardware Maintenance
19 11 (6.67%) HTML
19 11 (6.67%) Unix

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (14.55%) IIS
2 14 (8.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.21%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.21%) Totara
5 1 (0.61%) Liferay
5 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (10.30%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.61%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.42%) Maximo
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.61%) iTrent
3 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) AWS
2 4 (2.42%) Azure
2 4 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.42%) Office 365
3 3 (1.82%) IaaS
3 3 (1.82%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) Internet
2 5 (3.03%) DHCP
2 5 (3.03%) DNS
2 5 (3.03%) Firewall
2 5 (3.03%) Intranet
2 5 (3.03%) SAN
3 2 (1.21%) LAN
3 2 (1.21%) WAN
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
4 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) MySQL
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.82%) Power BI
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.21%) DB2
5 2 (1.21%) GIS
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Informix
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MSI
1 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (9.70%) Retail
2 14 (8.48%) Finance
3 6 (3.64%) Billing
3 6 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.42%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.82%) Back Office
6 3 (1.82%) Legal
6 3 (1.82%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (18.18%) .NET
2 14 (8.48%) XML
3 13 (7.88%) Web Services
4 11 (6.67%) HTML
5 7 (4.24%) Middleware
6 6 (3.64%) SOAP
7 5 (3.03%) jQuery
8 4 (2.42%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.42%) HTML5
8 4 (2.42%) SAML
9 2 (1.21%) Spring
9 2 (1.21%) Velocity
10 1 (0.61%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.61%) JDBC
10 1 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.61%) REST
10 1 (0.61%) Struts
10 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.52%) CMDB
3 11 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.21%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.21%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.21%) LLPG
6 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.21%) PMI
6 2 (1.21%) SCADA
7 1 (0.61%) CCTV
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.61%) EPoS
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.21%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.88%) Linux
4 11 (6.67%) Unix
5 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.82%) HPUX
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.61%) SUSE
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.67%) ITIL
2 38 (23.03%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (18.79%) Change Management
4 17 (10.30%) Configuration Management
5 14 (8.48%) Problem Management
6 13 (7.88%) Hardware Maintenance
6 13 (7.88%) Runbook
7 11 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (6.06%) Line Management
8 10 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (5.45%) Project Delivery
9 9 (5.45%) Service Management
10 8 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.85%) Document Management
10 8 (4.85%) Process Improvement
11 7 (4.24%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.24%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.24%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (4.24%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 101 (61.21%) SQL
2 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.88%) C#
3 13 (7.88%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.06%) Java
4 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.64%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.64%) VBScript
6 5 (3.03%) Perl
6 5 (3.03%) PHP
7 4 (2.42%) AWK
7 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.42%) Python
8 2 (1.21%) Jython
8 2 (1.21%) VB
8 2 (1.21%) VB6
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.06%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) HNC
3 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) HND
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.61%) BS7666
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) PMO
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.24%) XenApp
4 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.64%) SCCM
2 4 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.82%) Netcool
3 3 (1.82%) OpenView
3 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.06%) Citrix
2 10 (6.06%) VMware
3 9 (5.45%) HP
4 8 (4.85%) BMC
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle
4 8 (4.85%) Remedy
5 4 (2.42%) Ericsson
5 4 (2.42%) IBM
5 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.82%) Cerillion
6 3 (1.82%) Comptel
6 3 (1.82%) hybris
6 3 (1.82%) New Relic
6 3 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.21%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.21%) Mapinfo
7 2 (1.21%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) Apple