Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £28,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Application Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 178 152
Rank change year-on-year +6 -26 +3
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 58 53 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.08% 0.96% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.00% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 39 32 46
Scotland median annual salary £28,500 £33,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.93% - -8.22%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,025 £23,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £42,500 £46,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,152 5,301 5,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.79% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3,387 3,383 3,069
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,525 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in Scotland.

Salary trend for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Edinburgh +15 27 £25,000 -9.09% 3
Glasgow -1 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Scottish Borders - 5 £28,500 -
West Lothian -28 2 £26,750 +2.88%
Inverclyde - 1 £30,000 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £36,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £34,000 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Scotland region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 24 (41.38%) Oracle
3 17 (29.31%) Windows
4 16 (27.59%) ITIL
4 16 (27.59%) Linux
5 12 (20.69%) MySQL
6 11 (18.97%) Unix
6 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
7 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.07%) Degree
8 7 (12.07%) Finance
8 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.34%) Service Management
9 6 (10.34%) .NET
9 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.34%) Banking
9 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
10 5 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (8.62%) German Language
10 5 (8.62%) Release Management
10 5 (8.62%) Hudson
10 5 (8.62%) ERP
10 5 (8.62%) ITSM
10 5 (8.62%) SLA
11 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
11 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
11 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
11 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.72%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) DNS
1 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) MySQL
2 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
3 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.72%) Power BI
6 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Hudson
2 2 (3.45%) CA Release Automation
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) German Language
4 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Law
5 2 (3.45%) Local Government
5 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Automotive
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) CGI
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Fintech
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 16 (27.59%) Linux
3 11 (18.97%) Unix
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) AIX
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.34%) Service Management
4 5 (8.62%) ERP
4 5 (8.62%) ITSM
4 5 (8.62%) Release Management
5 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) CRM
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.17%) Process Improvement
6 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.17%) SDLC
6 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (5.17%) Wealth Management
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.17%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) PHP
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) MCSE
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) BladeLogic
1 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) IFS
4 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.72%) Calypso
4 1 (1.72%) F5
4 1 (1.72%) Sage
4 1 (1.72%) Sun