The median annual salary for an Applications Support Specialist was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Application Support Specialist
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 235 254
Rank change year-on-year -32 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 5 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.073% 0.018% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.018% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 2
Median salary £37,500 £42,500 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £42,500 £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £42,500 £38,850
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.30% -13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6647 5415 6191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.61% 97.74% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 5440 4595 5048
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Specialist in the North West

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Applications Support Specialist in the North West

Applications Support Specialist
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 -
Applications Support Specialist
England

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Applications Support Specialist 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 North West region featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Unix
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Line Management
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) DB2
6 2 (20.00%) COBOL
6 2 (20.00%) IMS/DB
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) CICS
6 2 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (10.00%) Netcool
7 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Risk Management

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) IMS/DB
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MariaDB
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (20.00%) Line Management
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) ITSM
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ganglia
1 1 (10.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics