Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £27,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 178 153
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25 +13
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 63 41 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 0.77% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.81% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 45 26 56
Scotland median annual salary £27,500 £35,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.43% +14.75% -12.86%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,125 £23,000
90th Percentile £38,450 £40,000 £46,250
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.27%

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 5,258 5,080 5,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 95.49% 95.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,525 3,153 3,296
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,664 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +19 30 £24,000 -31.43% 3
Glasgow +1 23 £33,000 -12.00% 1
Scottish Borders -1 4 £27,500 +27.91% 1
West Lothian -12 2 £26,750 - 1
Falkirk - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £36,000 +2.86%
Inverclyde - 1 £30,000 -
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 26 (41.27%) ITIL
3 24 (38.10%) Windows
4 21 (33.33%) Oracle
5 20 (31.75%) Linux
6 19 (30.16%) Unix
7 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
8 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
9 9 (14.29%) ITSM
9 9 (14.29%) Finance
9 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.70%) Service Management
10 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
10 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
11 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 7 (11.11%) Degree
11 7 (11.11%) German Language
12 6 (9.52%) ITIL V3
12 6 (9.52%) Banking
12 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
12 6 (9.52%) ERP
12 6 (9.52%) SLA
13 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (7.94%) HTML
13 5 (7.94%) Java
14 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
14 4 (6.35%) .NET
14 4 (6.35%) MySQL

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 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) Apache
2 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.76%) JBoss
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) LongView
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.59%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
2 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 2 (3.17%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.17%) MS Access
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.59%) Power BI
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) German Language
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Local Government
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) CSS
2 4 (6.35%) Middleware
3 3 (4.76%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) CGI
5 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Linux
3 19 (30.16%) Unix
4 16 (25.40%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) ITSM
3 8 (12.70%) Service Management
4 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 6 (9.52%) ERP
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.35%) CRM
6 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.35%) Process Improvement
7 3 (4.76%) Change Management
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.76%) Release Management
7 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
8 2 (3.17%) Logistics
8 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) Java
3 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.76%) C#
4 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.17%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCSA
2 3 (4.76%) MCSE
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) TIBCO
4 3 (4.76%) Charles River
5 2 (3.17%) IFS
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.59%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.59%) Sage
6 1 (1.59%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) Sybase