The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 134 188
Rank change year-on-year -49 +54  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 97 107 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 1.90% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.95% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 80 87 45
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.42% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

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 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
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
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 23 June 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 23 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
Manchester -31 50 £35,000 - 8
Cheshire -17 20 £40,000 +25.98% 5
Lancashire +7 19 £40,000 +70.21% 1
Merseyside -17 6 £26,500 -35.75% 1
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 101 (52.60%) SQL
2 55 (28.65%) Oracle
3 49 (25.52%) ITIL
4 46 (23.96%) Finance
5 35 (18.23%) Linux
5 35 (18.23%) SQL Server
6 33 (17.19%) Windows
7 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (15.10%) Unix
9 28 (14.58%) .NET
10 27 (14.06%) ERP
10 27 (14.06%) Banking
11 22 (11.46%) IBM
12 21 (10.94%) iSeries
13 20 (10.42%) AS400
14 19 (9.90%) Microsoft
15 18 (9.38%) RPG
15 18 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (8.85%) C#
16 17 (8.85%) Management Information System
16 17 (8.85%) Windows Server
17 16 (8.33%) SDLC
17 16 (8.33%) Software Deployment
17 16 (8.33%) DB2
18 14 (7.29%) CRM
18 14 (7.29%) Incident Management
18 14 (7.29%) Degree
19 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
19 13 (6.77%) Manufacturing
19 13 (6.77%) Waterfall

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 11 (5.73%) Tomcat
1 11 (5.73%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.21%) IIS
2 10 (5.21%) JBoss
3 7 (3.65%) CMS
3 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.60%) Apache
5 4 (2.08%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.56%) CICS
7 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.52%) Confluence
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.08%) Oracle CRM
2 4 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) BASE24
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.60%) SaaS
3 3 (1.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.17%) DNS
2 3 (1.56%) DHCP
3 2 (1.04%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) AMQP
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) VPN
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) WebEx
4 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.23%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.33%) DB2
3 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.65%) MySQL
4 7 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.04%) IDOL
6 2 (1.04%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) Big Data
7 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.56%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) Firebug
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 46 (23.96%) Finance
2 27 (14.06%) Banking
3 13 (6.77%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.65%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (3.13%) Legal
5 6 (3.13%) Retail
6 4 (2.08%) Front Office
7 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.56%) Law
7 3 (1.56%) Marketing
8 2 (1.04%) Advertising
8 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.58%) .NET
2 11 (5.73%) Web Services
3 7 (3.65%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.65%) HTML
4 6 (3.13%) CSS
5 4 (2.08%) Middleware
6 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.56%) XML
7 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.04%) SAP XI
7 2 (1.04%) WF
7 2 (1.04%) XSLT
8 1 (0.52%) EDI
8 1 (0.52%) JSP
8 1 (0.52%) Kafka
8 1 (0.52%) LAMP
8 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.52%) SOAP
8 1 (0.52%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (10.94%) iSeries
3 20 (10.42%) AS400
4 17 (8.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.17%) iPad
6 6 (3.13%) Clustering
7 3 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.56%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) FMCG
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
8 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.23%) Linux
2 33 (17.19%) Windows
3 29 (15.10%) Unix
4 17 (8.85%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.60%) AIX
7 5 (2.60%) SUSE
8 4 (2.08%) Debian
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (25.52%) ITIL
2 27 (14.06%) ERP
3 18 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.33%) SDLC
4 16 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 14 (7.29%) CRM
5 14 (7.29%) Incident Management
6 13 (6.77%) Waterfall
7 12 (6.25%) Service Management
7 12 (6.25%) Unit Testing
8 10 (5.21%) Logistics
9 8 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 8 (4.17%) Workflow
10 7 (3.65%) Document Management
10 7 (3.65%) Line Management
10 7 (3.65%) Project Management
10 7 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 101 (52.60%) SQL
2 18 (9.38%) RPG
3 17 (8.85%) C#
4 13 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.73%) Java
6 9 (4.69%) Python
6 9 (4.69%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.17%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.65%) Perl
8 7 (3.65%) Ruby
9 5 (2.60%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.60%) RPG IV
9 5 (2.60%) VB
10 4 (2.08%) VBScript
11 3 (1.56%) COBOL
11 3 (1.56%) PHP
11 3 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.04%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 14 (7.29%) Degree
2 6 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.08%) MCSA
3 4 (2.08%) MCT
3 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) CA Wily
1 5 (2.60%) Puppet
2 4 (2.08%) Control-M
2 4 (2.08%) Graphite
2 4 (2.08%) Kibana
2 4 (2.08%) logstash
2 4 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.56%) Ansible
4 2 (1.04%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.04%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.04%) Netcool
4 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.52%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 55 (28.65%) Oracle
2 22 (11.46%) IBM
3 19 (9.90%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.65%) AppDynamics
5 6 (3.13%) iManage
5 6 (3.13%) SAP
6 5 (2.60%) Interwoven
6 5 (2.60%) VMware
7 4 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.08%) Sitecore
7 4 (2.08%) Splunk
8 2 (1.04%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.52%) Ariba
9 1 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.52%) Motorola
9 1 (0.52%) Northgate
9 1 (0.52%) SOTI
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Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
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Cheshire
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Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
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Cheshire
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North West
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Manchester
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