Period
to 10 July 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 244 170
Rank change year-on-year +70 -74 +35
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 65 105 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.16% 0.99% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.04% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 55 87 223
Median annual salary £42,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £23,700 £23,783
90th Percentile £55,250 £47,750 £51,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,372 10,129 12,307
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 95.59% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4,304 7,643 9,979
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,726 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the North West

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support in the North West over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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 6 months to 10 July 2020. 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
Merseyside +50 37 £53,500 +7.00% 4
Manchester +58 25 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Cheshire +18 3 £25,000 -16.67% 4
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 North West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 38 (58.46%) Windows
2 36 (55.38%) ITIL
3 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 34 (52.31%) SQL
4 34 (52.31%) Finance
5 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
6 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
7 28 (43.08%) IIS
8 26 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (38.46%) Degree
10 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (35.38%) ITIL V3
11 23 (35.38%) Release Management
11 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Office
12 22 (33.85%) MCP
13 20 (30.77%) Investment Management
14 19 (29.23%) Computer Science
14 19 (29.23%) Service Design
14 19 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (29.23%) GDPR
15 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
16 17 (26.15%) T-SQL
17 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
18 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2016
19 13 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
19 13 (20.00%) Azure
19 13 (20.00%) Internet
19 13 (20.00%) Law
20 12 (18.46%) Legal
21 11 (16.92%) Workflow

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 28 (43.08%) IIS
2 18 (27.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.85%) Apache
3 9 (13.85%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.54%) Confluence
5 1 (1.54%) Mendix
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) PTC Creo
2 1 (1.54%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Azure
1 13 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (16.92%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (7.69%) Office 365
4 3 (4.62%) OneDrive
4 3 (4.62%) Power Platform
4 3 (4.62%) PowerApps
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (44.62%) SQL Server
2 26 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.62%) Power BI
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 34 (52.31%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Law
3 12 (18.46%) Legal
4 5 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.54%) Local Government
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) CSS
2 5 (7.69%) HTML
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.62%) JSON
4 3 (4.62%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.08%) jQuery
5 2 (3.08%) React
6 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.54%) IDoc
6 1 (1.54%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) PKI
2 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) EPoS
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (55.38%) ITIL
2 23 (35.38%) ITIL V3
2 23 (35.38%) Release Management
3 20 (30.77%) Investment Management
4 19 (29.23%) Computer Science
4 19 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (29.23%) Service Design
5 11 (16.92%) Workflow
6 10 (15.38%) Practice Management
6 10 (15.38%) Server Management
7 9 (13.85%) Data Integration
7 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.15%) Change Control
9 4 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.15%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (52.31%) SQL
2 17 (26.15%) T-SQL
3 16 (24.62%) PowerShell
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.77%) Java
6 5 (7.69%) C#
6 5 (7.69%) Ruby
7 4 (6.15%) Python
8 3 (4.62%) PHP
8 3 (4.62%) XQuery
9 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (38.46%) Degree
2 22 (33.85%) MCP
3 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (29.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) EdgeSight
1 1 (1.54%) Nagios
1 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Citrix
3 4 (6.15%) Sun
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle
6 1 (1.54%) PTC
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.54%) SAP