Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 142 191
Rank change year-on-year -26 +49 +33
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 244 278 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.92% 2.26% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.34% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 189 231 134
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,250 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +12.00%

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 12,293 11,896 11,563
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.65% 96.31%
Number of salaries quoted 9,882 9,995 9,658
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Manchester -14 99 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Cheshire 0 93 £45,000 +33.33% 5
Merseyside +10 24 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Lancashire -22 23 £26,000 -30.67% 2
Cumbria -6 4 £29,000 +16.00%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 170 (69.67%) SQL
2 89 (36.48%) Finance
3 88 (36.07%) Windows
4 85 (34.84%) Oracle
5 73 (29.92%) Unix
6 72 (29.51%) SQL Server
7 71 (29.10%) ITIL
8 65 (26.64%) Linux
8 65 (26.64%) Microsoft
9 63 (25.82%) Java
10 52 (21.31%) .NET
11 45 (18.44%) C#
12 44 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
13 37 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (13.52%) Windows Server
15 32 (13.11%) WebSphere
16 31 (12.70%) SLA
16 31 (12.70%) JavaScript
17 30 (12.30%) Advertising
18 29 (11.89%) Service Management
19 27 (11.07%) Degree
20 26 (10.66%) Incident Management
20 26 (10.66%) Risk Management
21 25 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
21 25 (10.25%) Banking
22 24 (9.84%) CRM
22 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
22 24 (9.84%) .NET Framework
22 24 (9.84%) ServiceNow
23 23 (9.43%) Oracle Database

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 32 (13.11%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 17 (6.97%) IIS
4 7 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.46%) Apache
6 5 (2.05%) CICS
6 5 (2.05%) JBoss
6 5 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.64%) nginx
8 3 (1.23%) Confluence
9 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.41%) CATIA
3 1 (0.41%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 10 (4.10%) Elite 3E
2 9 (3.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (2.46%) Workfront
4 5 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (1.64%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
1 5 (2.05%) Office 365
2 4 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.05%) HTTP
1 5 (2.05%) Internet
2 4 (1.64%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.82%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) DHCP
4 1 (0.41%) DNS
4 1 (0.41%) SSL
4 1 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.43%) Oracle Database
3 21 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.15%) Relational Database
5 14 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.69%) DB2
7 9 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.46%) DTS
9 6 (2.46%) MySQL
9 6 (2.46%) Power BI
9 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.64%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 15 (6.15%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.92%) TeamCity
3 11 (4.51%) JIRA
4 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.46%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (2.46%) Subversion
5 3 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 89 (36.48%) Finance
2 30 (12.30%) Advertising
3 25 (10.25%) Banking
4 18 (7.38%) Investment Banking
5 16 (6.56%) Law
6 10 (4.10%) Retail
7 7 (2.87%) Legal
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.82%) German Language
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
9 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.31%) .NET
2 24 (9.84%) .NET Framework
3 14 (5.74%) Web Services
4 12 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 12 (4.92%) Middleware
5 11 (4.51%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.69%) ODBC
7 8 (3.28%) CSS
7 8 (3.28%) Node.js
8 7 (2.87%) SOAP
9 6 (2.46%) HTML
9 6 (2.46%) jQuery
9 6 (2.46%) LDAP
10 5 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (2.05%) REST
10 5 (2.05%) XML
11 4 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (1.64%) React
11 4 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.28%) User Experience
5 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.23%) iSeries
6 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.82%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.41%) iPad
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.41%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 88 (36.07%) Windows
2 73 (29.92%) Unix
3 65 (26.64%) Linux
4 33 (13.52%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.15%) AIX
5 15 (6.15%) HPUX
5 15 (6.15%) Solaris
6 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.05%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.64%) Debian
9 3 (1.23%) OS/400
9 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (29.10%) ITIL
2 44 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (11.89%) Service Management
4 26 (10.66%) Incident Management
4 26 (10.66%) Risk Management
5 25 (10.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (9.84%) CRM
7 23 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (7.79%) MVC
9 18 (7.38%) Wealth Management
10 15 (6.15%) Change Control
10 15 (6.15%) ERP
11 13 (5.33%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.51%) ETL
12 11 (4.51%) Logistics
12 11 (4.51%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.10%) Software Deployment
14 9 (3.69%) Line Management
15 8 (3.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 170 (69.67%) SQL
2 63 (25.82%) Java
3 45 (18.44%) C#
4 31 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 16 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 15 (6.15%) VBA
8 9 (3.69%) PHP
9 8 (3.28%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.28%) C++
9 8 (3.28%) Groovy
9 8 (3.28%) Ruby
10 7 (2.87%) Python
10 7 (2.87%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.05%) COBOL
11 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.82%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (11.07%) Degree
2 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.28%) MCP
3 8 (3.28%) MCSA
3 8 (3.28%) MCSE
4 6 (2.46%) HNC
5 5 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.05%) Master's Degree
5 5 (2.05%) MCPD
5 5 (2.05%) MCSD
6 4 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.23%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (0.82%) MOS
9 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.82%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.64%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.64%) Varnish
4 4 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.23%) Docker
5 3 (1.23%) LXC
6 1 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (2.46%) Nagios
2 4 (1.64%) Grafana
2 4 (1.64%) Graphite
2 4 (1.64%) HAProxy
3 3 (1.23%) Control-M
3 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.23%) SCOM
4 2 (0.82%) Graylog
4 2 (0.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.41%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 85 (34.84%) Oracle
2 65 (26.64%) Microsoft
3 24 (9.84%) ServiceNow
4 15 (6.15%) VMware
5 14 (5.74%) IBM
6 12 (4.92%) SAP
7 11 (4.51%) Capita
8 9 (3.69%) AppDynamics
8 9 (3.69%) Cognos
9 8 (3.28%) HP
9 8 (3.28%) Splunk
10 6 (2.46%) Cisco
10 6 (2.46%) Citrix
10 6 (2.46%) F5
10 6 (2.46%) Intapp
10 6 (2.46%) Reuters
11 5 (2.05%) iManage
12 3 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.41%) IFS
13 1 (0.41%) Remedy