Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 200 164
Rank change year-on-year +41 -36 +82
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 238 188 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.93% 1.46% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.51% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 198 158 146
North West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £23,548 £22,125 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 11,928 12,423 10,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 96.80% 97.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,714 10,255 9,274
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,650 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 June 2018.

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 21 June 2018. 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
Cheshire +33 86 £37,500 -7.98% 5
Manchester +4 73 £40,000 +14.29% 15
Merseyside +35 38 £37,500 -25.00%
Lancashire -5 35 £32,500 +38.30% 6
Cumbria - 3 £29,000 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 156 (65.55%) SQL
2 97 (40.76%) Oracle
3 95 (39.92%) ITIL
4 88 (36.97%) Windows
5 80 (33.61%) Finance
6 72 (30.25%) Microsoft
7 61 (25.63%) Linux
8 55 (23.11%) SQL Server
9 51 (21.43%) Java
10 47 (19.75%) Unix
11 46 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (16.81%) Windows Server
13 35 (14.71%) Advertising
13 35 (14.71%) .NET
14 34 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
15 32 (13.45%) T-SQL
15 32 (13.45%) CRM
15 32 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
16 27 (11.34%) Active Directory
17 26 (10.92%) Configuration Management
17 26 (10.92%) IIS
17 26 (10.92%) Oracle Database
18 25 (10.50%) Software Deployment
19 24 (10.08%) Service Management
20 23 (9.66%) WebSphere
20 23 (9.66%) JIRA
21 22 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (9.24%) VBA
22 21 (8.82%) SAP

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 26 (10.92%) IIS
2 23 (9.66%) WebSphere
3 11 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.78%) Apache
5 5 (2.10%) nginx
5 5 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.68%) CICS
6 4 (1.68%) JBoss
7 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.26%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.84%) Moodle
8 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.84%) WordPress
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.42%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (6.30%) Elite 3E
1 15 (6.30%) Workfront
2 7 (2.94%) BASE24
3 5 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.84%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.42%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.36%) Office 365
2 6 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.10%) SaaS
4 4 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.52%) Internet
2 5 (2.10%) SSH
2 5 (2.10%) Wireshark
3 4 (1.68%) ATM
4 3 (1.26%) Skype
4 3 (1.26%) WebEx
5 2 (0.84%) MQTT
5 2 (0.84%) VoIP
5 2 (0.84%) VPN
6 1 (0.42%) IMAP
6 1 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (23.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.92%) Oracle Database
3 22 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.04%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (3.78%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.52%) DB2
9 6 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.10%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.68%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.26%) MySQL
12 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.84%) IMS/DB
13 2 (0.84%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 2 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (9.66%) JIRA
2 10 (4.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.20%) Subversion
3 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.10%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.84%) Log4j
4 2 (0.84%) Log4Net
4 2 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.42%) Hudson
5 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
General
1 80 (33.61%) Finance
2 35 (14.71%) Advertising
3 14 (5.88%) Retail
4 11 (4.62%) Banking
5 6 (2.52%) Marketing
6 5 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.68%) Law
7 4 (1.68%) Publishing
8 3 (1.26%) Games
9 2 (0.84%) Automotive
9 2 (0.84%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.84%) German Language
9 2 (0.84%) Legal
9 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.42%) Billing
10 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (14.71%) .NET
2 19 (7.98%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.04%) HTML
4 10 (4.20%) Web Services
5 8 (3.36%) CSS
5 8 (3.36%) EDI
5 8 (3.36%) Node.js
6 7 (2.94%) XML
7 5 (2.10%) SOAP
8 4 (1.68%) cXML
9 3 (1.26%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.26%) jQuery
9 3 (1.26%) Mason
9 3 (1.26%) Middleware
10 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.84%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.84%) REST
10 2 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.42%) WCF
11 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.98%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (2.94%) Mainframe
4 7 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.68%) Tandem
7 3 (1.26%) Fintech
7 3 (1.26%) iSeries
7 3 (1.26%) Marketing Technology
7 3 (1.26%) NHS
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.84%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.42%) EMV
9 1 (0.42%) EPoS
9 1 (0.42%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 88 (36.97%) Windows
2 61 (25.63%) Linux
3 47 (19.75%) Unix
4 40 (16.81%) Windows Server
5 17 (7.14%) AIX
6 16 (6.72%) HPUX
6 16 (6.72%) Solaris
7 12 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.26%) Debian
9 3 (1.26%) OS/400
10 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (39.92%) ITIL
2 46 (19.33%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (13.45%) CRM
5 26 (10.92%) Configuration Management
6 25 (10.50%) Software Deployment
7 24 (10.08%) Service Management
8 21 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (8.40%) Change Control
9 20 (8.40%) ERP
10 18 (7.56%) Incident Management
11 17 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (7.14%) ITIL V3
12 16 (6.72%) Statistics
13 14 (5.88%) Mentoring
14 13 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (4.62%) Release Management
16 9 (3.78%) Logistics
16 9 (3.78%) Waterfall
17 8 (3.36%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 156 (65.55%) SQL
2 51 (21.43%) Java
3 32 (13.45%) T-SQL
4 22 (9.24%) VBA
5 18 (7.56%) C#
6 16 (6.72%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.88%) Python
8 13 (5.46%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.62%) PHP
10 10 (4.20%) C++
10 10 (4.20%) COBOL
10 10 (4.20%) Ruby
11 8 (3.36%) Bash Shell
11 8 (3.36%) Groovy
12 3 (1.26%) JCL
12 3 (1.26%) Perl
13 2 (0.84%) Jython
13 2 (0.84%) VBScript
14 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.40%) MCSE
3 17 (7.14%) MCP
3 17 (7.14%) MCSA
4 13 (5.46%) Degree
5 6 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.84%) HNC
7 2 (0.84%) MOS
8 1 (0.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.36%) SLA
2 5 (2.10%) GDPR
3 3 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 27 (11.34%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.78%) Hyper-V
2 9 (3.78%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.10%) Varnish
3 5 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) Docker
4 2 (0.84%) LXC
5 1 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (2.10%) Grafana
1 5 (2.10%) Graphite
1 5 (2.10%) HAProxy
1 5 (2.10%) Nagios
2 4 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.68%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.84%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.42%) Control-M
4 1 (0.42%) Graylog
Vendors
1 97 (40.76%) Oracle
2 72 (30.25%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.82%) SAP
4 17 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 15 (6.30%) Intapp
5 15 (6.30%) Reuters
6 14 (5.88%) Capita
7 12 (5.04%) IBM
8 10 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.94%) HP
9 7 (2.94%) VMware
10 4 (1.68%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.68%) Cisco
10 4 (1.68%) Citrix
10 4 (1.68%) F5
10 4 (1.68%) Pega
10 4 (1.68%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.68%) Sage
11 3 (1.26%) IFS
11 3 (1.26%) Splunk