Period
to 23 September 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 136 229
Rank change year-on-year -60 +93 -54
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 191 256 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.47% 2.14% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.20% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 147 215 126
North West median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% -8.28% +30.83%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,450 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +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 12574 11615 12727
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.53% 97.25% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 10126 9801 10492
North West median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -55 99 £35,000 - 2
Cheshire -6 50 £37,500 +31.58% 3
Lancashire +8 31 £26,500 -29.33% 1
Merseyside -41 8 £29,500 -18.06%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (63.35%) SQL
2 58 (30.37%) Finance
3 53 (27.75%) .NET
3 53 (27.75%) ITIL
4 50 (26.18%) SQL Server
5 44 (23.04%) Oracle
6 42 (21.99%) C#
7 36 (18.85%) Windows
8 30 (15.71%) SLA
9 28 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
11 25 (13.09%) Unix
11 25 (13.09%) JavaScript
12 24 (12.57%) MVC
12 24 (12.57%) Banking
13 20 (10.47%) Web Services
13 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
14 19 (9.95%) Linux
15 18 (9.42%) CRM
16 17 (8.90%) ERP
16 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET
17 16 (8.38%) Visual Studio
17 16 (8.38%) TeamCity
17 16 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (8.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 16 (8.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 16 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
18 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
18 15 (7.85%) IBM

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 (5.76%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.19%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.66%) CMS
3 7 (3.66%) IIS
4 4 (2.09%) Apache
4 4 (2.09%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.57%) CICS
5 3 (1.57%) Confluence
5 3 (1.57%) JBoss
5 3 (1.57%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) BASE24
2 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.19%) SaaS
4 3 (1.57%) Office 365
5 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.76%) DNS
2 7 (3.66%) WinSCP
3 4 (2.09%) DHCP
3 4 (2.09%) Internet
4 2 (1.05%) HTTP
4 2 (1.05%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) AMQP
5 1 (0.52%) LAN
5 1 (0.52%) SMS
5 1 (0.52%) VoIP
5 1 (0.52%) WAN
5 1 (0.52%) WebEx
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.81%) DB2
4 9 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.62%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.57%) IMS/DB
7 3 (1.57%) MySQL
7 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.05%) IDOL
8 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (8.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 16 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 16 (8.38%) TeamCity
1 16 (8.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.57%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
General
1 58 (30.37%) Finance
2 24 (12.57%) Banking
3 10 (5.24%) Law
3 10 (5.24%) Retail
4 9 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.14%) Advertising
7 5 (2.62%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (2.62%) Legal
7 5 (2.62%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (27.75%) .NET
2 20 (10.47%) Web Services
3 17 (8.90%) ASP.NET
4 16 (8.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 13 (6.81%) .NET Framework
5 13 (6.81%) CSS
6 9 (4.71%) Middleware
7 7 (3.66%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 7 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.66%) Entity Framework
7 7 (3.66%) jQuery
7 7 (3.66%) Ninject
7 7 (3.66%) React
7 7 (3.66%) Spring
7 7 (3.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (3.14%) HTML
8 6 (3.14%) XML
9 5 (2.62%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.38%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (5.24%) AS400
3 10 (5.24%) iSeries
4 8 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.14%) Clustering
5 6 (3.14%) User Experience
6 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.57%) Replication
8 2 (1.05%) iPad
8 2 (1.05%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) FMCG
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.85%) Windows
2 25 (13.09%) Unix
3 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.95%) Linux
5 11 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.62%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.57%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.05%) AIX
8 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.52%) CentOS
9 1 (0.52%) SUSE
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.75%) ITIL
2 27 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.57%) MVC
4 18 (9.42%) CRM
5 17 (8.90%) ERP
6 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.81%) Risk Management
8 12 (6.28%) SDLC
8 12 (6.28%) Service Management
9 11 (5.76%) DevOps
9 11 (5.76%) Mentoring
9 11 (5.76%) Waterfall
10 10 (5.24%) Unit Testing
11 9 (4.71%) Line Management
11 9 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (4.71%) Wealth Management
11 9 (4.71%) Workflow
12 8 (4.19%) Software Deployment
12 8 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (4.19%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 121 (63.35%) SQL
2 42 (21.99%) C#
3 25 (13.09%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.81%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.81%) Shell Script
5 11 (5.76%) Java
6 10 (5.24%) RPG
7 8 (4.19%) Python
8 7 (3.66%) Perl
8 7 (3.66%) T-SQL
9 6 (3.14%) VB
10 5 (2.62%) ABAP
11 4 (2.09%) VBScript
12 3 (1.57%) COBOL
12 3 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.05%) C-shell
13 2 (1.05%) Korn
13 2 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Degree
2 9 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.62%) MCSA
5 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.09%) MCT
6 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.57%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.57%) MCPD
6 3 (1.57%) MCSD
7 2 (1.05%) MCP
7 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (15.71%) SLA
2 6 (3.14%) QA
3 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.66%) Control-M
2 3 (1.57%) CA Wily
2 3 (1.57%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.57%) SCOM
3 2 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.52%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (23.04%) Oracle
2 25 (13.09%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.85%) IBM
4 8 (4.19%) AppDynamics
5 7 (3.66%) iManage
5 7 (3.66%) SAP
5 7 (3.66%) Splunk
6 6 (3.14%) VMware
7 5 (2.62%) Interwoven
8 3 (1.57%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.57%) HP
8 3 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.52%) Ariba
10 1 (0.52%) CA
10 1 (0.52%) Cognos
10 1 (0.52%) Informatica
10 1 (0.52%) Veritas