The median annual salary for a Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Application Support
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 142 201
Rank change year-on-year -10 +59  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 99 99 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.72% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.78% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 85 66 45
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

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 5952 5571 6393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.88% 97.06% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4981 4675 5148
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Manchester -36 43 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Cheshire +10 17 £44,500 +97.77% 2
Lancashire +3 16 £23,500 - 2
Merseyside -20 12 £50,000 +68.06%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Applications Support 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 in the job title.

1 121 (51.71%) SQL
2 71 (30.34%) ITIL
3 55 (23.50%) Oracle
4 54 (23.08%) Finance
5 49 (20.94%) SQL Server
6 48 (20.51%) Linux
7 37 (15.81%) Windows
8 35 (14.96%) ERP
8 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
9 33 (14.10%) .NET
10 31 (13.25%) Unix
11 30 (12.82%) iSeries
11 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (11.11%) Software Deployment
12 26 (11.11%) IBM
12 26 (11.11%) RPG
13 25 (10.68%) Banking
14 24 (10.26%) DB2
14 24 (10.26%) AS400
15 23 (9.83%) CRM
16 21 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (8.97%) SDLC
17 20 (8.55%) Windows Server
18 19 (8.12%) Incident Management
19 18 (7.69%) SLA
19 18 (7.69%) C#
20 17 (7.26%) Project Management
20 17 (7.26%) Degree
21 16 (6.84%) Unit Testing
21 16 (6.84%) BizTalk Server

Applications Support 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 16 (6.84%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (6.41%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.56%) JBoss
4 12 (5.13%) IIS
4 12 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.56%) Apache
6 3 (1.28%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (3.42%) MS Office
2 6 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.99%) Oracle CRM
2 7 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.28%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.14%) VPN
2 3 (1.28%) DNS
3 2 (0.85%) ATM
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) HTTP
4 1 (0.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.26%) DB2
3 13 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.70%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (4.70%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.27%) MySQL
6 9 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.85%) IMS/DB
11 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.85%) QlikView
11 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.43%) IDOL
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Firebug
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (23.08%) Finance
2 25 (10.68%) Banking
3 15 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
4 6 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.71%) Front Office
5 4 (1.71%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.10%) .NET
2 13 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.27%) XML
4 8 (3.42%) Web Services
5 5 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.14%) JSP
5 5 (2.14%) Middleware
6 4 (1.71%) HTML
7 3 (1.28%) CSS
7 3 (1.28%) SOAP
7 3 (1.28%) WCF
7 3 (1.28%) WF
7 3 (1.28%) XSLT
8 2 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.85%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.43%) J2EE
9 1 (0.43%) jQuery
9 1 (0.43%) JSON
9 1 (0.43%) Spring
9 1 (0.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 30 (12.82%) iSeries
2 24 (10.26%) AS400
3 15 (6.41%) iPad
4 14 (5.98%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.56%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.14%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.71%) Clustering
7 4 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.43%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.43%) FMCG
9 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 48 (20.51%) Linux
2 37 (15.81%) Windows
3 31 (13.25%) Unix
4 20 (8.55%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.14%) CentOS
7 4 (1.71%) AIX
7 4 (1.71%) Debian
7 4 (1.71%) SUSE
7 4 (1.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.85%) HPUX
8 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.43%) Android
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.34%) ITIL
2 35 (14.96%) ERP
3 26 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 23 (9.83%) CRM
5 21 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (8.97%) SDLC
6 19 (8.12%) Incident Management
7 17 (7.26%) Project Management
8 16 (6.84%) Unit Testing
8 16 (6.84%) Waterfall
9 15 (6.41%) Service Management
10 13 (5.56%) Logistics
11 11 (4.70%) Problem Management
11 11 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.27%) Risk Management
13 8 (3.42%) Performance Management
13 8 (3.42%) Service Delivery
14 7 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (2.56%) Data Protection
15 6 (2.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 121 (51.71%) SQL
2 26 (11.11%) RPG
3 18 (7.69%) C#
4 13 (5.56%) Java
5 11 (4.70%) T-SQL
6 10 (4.27%) Python
6 10 (4.27%) Ruby
7 8 (3.42%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.14%) RPG IV
9 4 (1.71%) Perl
9 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.28%) COBOL
10 3 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) ABAP
11 2 (0.85%) PHP
11 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.85%) VBScript
12 1 (0.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.26%) Degree
2 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) MCSA
5 2 (0.85%) MCSE
5 2 (0.85%) MCT
5 2 (0.85%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) GIAC
6 1 (0.43%) MCP
6 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.43%) SANS
6 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.69%) SLA
2 5 (2.14%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.42%) Puppet
2 5 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.71%) Graphite
3 4 (1.71%) Kibana
3 4 (1.71%) logstash
4 3 (1.28%) Ganglia
4 3 (1.28%) Netcool
4 3 (1.28%) SCOM
5 2 (0.85%) Ansible
5 2 (0.85%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.85%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) WSUS
6 1 (0.43%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 55 (23.50%) Oracle
2 35 (14.96%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.11%) IBM
4 12 (5.13%) SAP
5 8 (3.42%) Cognos
5 8 (3.42%) Hyperion
6 7 (2.99%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.71%) AppDynamics
7 4 (1.71%) VMware
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco
8 3 (1.28%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.28%) Pega
8 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.85%) Citrix
9 2 (0.85%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.85%) iManage
9 2 (0.85%) Intel Security
9 2 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.85%) Talend
10 1 (0.43%) Aareon
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