Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 133 231
Rank change year-on-year -51 +98 -43
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 213 290 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 2.32% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.39% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 149 246 124
North West median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%

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 12809 12111 12607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.99% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10245 10184 10464
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Manchester -41 97 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Cheshire +6 76 £40,000 +26.98% 5
Lancashire -13 28 £26,500 -33.75% 2
Merseyside -27 12 £32,500 -9.72%
Cumbria +1 1 £47,500 +90.00%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 126 (59.15%) SQL
2 70 (32.86%) Finance
3 68 (31.92%) SQL Server
4 54 (25.35%) ITIL
5 51 (23.94%) Oracle
5 51 (23.94%) .NET
6 48 (22.54%) Windows
7 47 (22.07%) C#
8 38 (17.84%) Unix
9 36 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (15.49%) SLA
10 33 (15.49%) Banking
11 31 (14.55%) Microsoft
11 31 (14.55%) Linux
11 31 (14.55%) JavaScript
12 27 (12.68%) MVC
12 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (11.74%) Incident Management
14 24 (11.27%) Risk Management
15 23 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (10.33%) Service Management
16 22 (10.33%) Java
17 21 (9.86%) SharePoint
17 21 (9.86%) CRM
18 20 (9.39%) Windows Server
19 19 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 18 (8.45%) Investment Banking
20 18 (8.45%) Wealth Management
20 18 (8.45%) Web Services

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 21 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.76%) IIS
2 8 (3.76%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.35%) CICS
3 5 (2.35%) JBoss
3 5 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.88%) Apache
4 4 (1.88%) Confluence
5 2 (0.94%) CMS
5 2 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.47%) CATIA
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.47%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) BASE24
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.29%) SaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.76%) WinSCP
2 6 (2.82%) DNS
3 5 (2.35%) HTTP
3 5 (2.35%) Internet
3 5 (2.35%) LDAP
4 2 (0.94%) DHCP
5 1 (0.47%) AMQP
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) SMS
5 1 (0.47%) SSL
5 1 (0.47%) VoIP
5 1 (0.47%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) WebEx
5 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (31.92%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (6.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.23%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.76%) DB2
7 7 (3.29%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (2.82%) DTS
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.35%) IMS/DB
9 5 (2.35%) MySQL
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (7.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 17 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (7.98%) TeamCity
1 17 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 70 (32.86%) Finance
2 33 (15.49%) Banking
3 18 (8.45%) Investment Banking
4 17 (7.98%) Law
5 8 (3.76%) Advertising
6 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.29%) Retail
7 5 (2.35%) Publishing
8 4 (1.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.94%) Back Office
9 2 (0.94%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Automotive
10 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.47%) Marketing
10 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.94%) .NET
2 18 (8.45%) ASP.NET
2 18 (8.45%) Web Services
3 17 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 16 (7.51%) .NET Framework
4 16 (7.51%) Middleware
5 12 (5.63%) CSS
6 8 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 8 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (3.76%) Entity Framework
6 8 (3.76%) jQuery
6 8 (3.76%) Ninject
6 8 (3.76%) ODBC
6 8 (3.76%) React
6 8 (3.76%) Spring
6 8 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (2.82%) XML
8 5 (2.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (5.16%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.16%) User Experience
4 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.41%) Clustering
6 2 (0.94%) iPad
6 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.47%) AS400
7 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.54%) Windows
2 38 (17.84%) Unix
3 31 (14.55%) Linux
4 20 (9.39%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.94%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) CentOS
9 1 (0.47%) SUSE
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.35%) ITIL
2 27 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.68%) MVC
3 25 (11.74%) Incident Management
4 24 (11.27%) Risk Management
5 23 (10.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.33%) Service Management
7 21 (9.86%) CRM
8 19 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (8.45%) Wealth Management
10 14 (6.57%) ETL
11 13 (6.10%) Line Management
12 12 (5.63%) DevOps
13 11 (5.16%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.16%) Problem Management
14 10 (4.69%) Service Delivery
15 9 (4.23%) ERP
15 9 (4.23%) Project Management
16 8 (3.76%) Kanban
16 8 (3.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 126 (59.15%) SQL
2 47 (22.07%) C#
3 31 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 22 (10.33%) Java
5 12 (5.63%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.16%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.76%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.35%) ABAP
8 5 (2.35%) COBOL
8 5 (2.35%) Python
9 4 (1.88%) Perl
10 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.94%) C
11 2 (0.94%) C-shell
11 2 (0.94%) Korn
11 2 (0.94%) VB
11 2 (0.94%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (7.51%) Degree
2 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.76%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (3.29%) Master's Degree
4 7 (3.29%) MCPD
4 7 (3.29%) MCSD
5 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.41%) NVQ Level 4
6 3 (1.41%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.94%) MCP
8 1 (0.47%) HNC
8 1 (0.47%) MCSA
8 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.41%) Terminal Services
3 3 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.47%) Docker
4 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.88%) Control-M
2 3 (1.41%) CA Wily
2 3 (1.41%) Nagios
2 3 (1.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.47%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (23.94%) Oracle
2 31 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.57%) AppDynamics
4 12 (5.63%) Splunk
5 9 (4.23%) IBM
5 9 (4.23%) SAP
5 9 (4.23%) VMware
6 6 (2.82%) Cognos
6 6 (2.82%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.88%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.88%) iManage
8 3 (1.41%) Capita
8 3 (1.41%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) CA
9 1 (0.47%) Google
9 1 (0.47%) HP
9 1 (0.47%) Informatica
9 1 (0.47%) Veritas