Period
to 23 October 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

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

Application Support
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 253 165 199
Rank change year-on-year -88 +34 +41
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 216 124 407
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.54% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.59% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 177 113 356
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £34,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +2.94%
75th Percentile £40,000 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +15.38% -3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,711 7,789 24,331
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.21% 96.43% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 11,697 6,477 20,168
10th Percentile £31,198 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,350 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Support in the South East.

Salary trend for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support in the South East over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the South East

Applications Support
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. 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
Thames Valley -67 53 £38,500 -8.06% 22
Surrey -49 45 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Hampshire -126 38 £30,000 -40.00% 7
Berkshire -48 34 £38,750 -3.13% 10
West Sussex +17 32 £35,000 +2.94% 4
East Sussex -21 27 £32,500 -14.47% 5
Kent -34 19 £37,500 +2.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -52 18 £38,500 -9.41% 11
Oxfordshire -28 1 £36,000 +67.44% 1
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 South East region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 125 (57.87%) SQL
2 65 (30.09%) Social Skills
3 57 (26.39%) ITIL
4 55 (25.46%) Microsoft
5 48 (22.22%) SLA
6 42 (19.44%) Azure
7 41 (18.98%) SQL Server
8 33 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (14.35%) .NET
10 30 (13.89%) Linux
11 29 (13.43%) Windows
12 28 (12.96%) Oracle
12 28 (12.96%) Degree
12 28 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (12.50%) T-SQL
14 26 (12.04%) Finance
15 25 (11.57%) JavaScript
15 25 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
15 25 (11.57%) Microsoft 365
16 24 (11.11%) MySQL
17 22 (10.19%) ERP
18 20 (9.26%) CSS
19 19 (8.80%) HTML
19 19 (8.80%) Service Delivery
19 19 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (8.80%) Fintech
20 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
21 17 (7.87%) CRM
21 17 (7.87%) Unix
21 17 (7.87%) JIRA

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (5.56%) IIS
1 12 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.70%) CMS
2 8 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 6 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Liferay
4 1 (0.46%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.46%) Papyrus
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.70%) InVision
4 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.39%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.93%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.44%) Azure
2 25 (11.57%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (7.41%) AWS
3 16 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.70%) Power Platform
5 7 (3.24%) SaaS
6 5 (2.31%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.46%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.46%) GCP
7 1 (0.46%) GitHub
7 1 (0.46%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.24%) TCP/IP
1 7 (3.24%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.93%) DNS
2 2 (0.93%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.46%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.46%) SAN
3 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 24 (11.11%) MySQL
3 11 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.78%) Power BI
6 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.85%) VLDB
7 2 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.93%) GIS
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.46%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.46%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 17 (7.87%) JIRA
2 8 (3.70%) Axure RP
3 6 (2.78%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Browser DevTools
5 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 65 (30.09%) Social Skills
2 33 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (12.04%) Finance
4 8 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.70%) Retail
5 7 (3.24%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (2.31%) Banking
7 3 (1.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
8 1 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.35%) .NET
2 20 (9.26%) CSS
3 19 (8.80%) HTML
4 10 (4.63%) CSS3
4 10 (4.63%) HTML5
5 9 (4.17%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.24%) Web Services
7 3 (1.39%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.39%) XML
8 2 (0.93%) Ajax
8 2 (0.93%) EDI
8 2 (0.93%) jQuery
8 2 (0.93%) JSON
8 2 (0.93%) React
8 2 (0.93%) REST
9 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.46%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.46%) LINQ
9 1 (0.46%) Node.js
9 1 (0.46%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.48%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.63%) User Experience
3 5 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.31%) NHS
4 4 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.85%) DTCC
5 3 (1.39%) LIMS
5 3 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.93%) CMDB
6 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.46%) Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) Digital Currency
7 1 (0.46%) PKI
7 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.89%) Linux
2 29 (13.43%) Windows
3 17 (7.87%) Unix
4 13 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (26.39%) ITIL
2 28 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (10.19%) ERP
4 19 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.80%) Fintech
4 19 (8.80%) Service Delivery
5 17 (7.87%) CRM
6 15 (6.94%) Change Management
7 14 (6.48%) Computer Science
7 14 (6.48%) Time Management
8 12 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (5.56%) Web Development
9 11 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (5.09%) ITSM
9 11 (5.09%) Service Management
10 9 (4.17%) ETL
10 9 (4.17%) Graceful Degradation
10 9 (4.17%) Line Management
10 9 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
10 9 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 125 (57.87%) SQL
2 27 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 25 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.94%) C#
5 8 (3.70%) PHP
6 6 (2.78%) C++
6 6 (2.78%) Java
7 5 (2.31%) Python
8 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.93%) RPG
9 2 (0.93%) VBA
10 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.46%) C
10 1 (0.46%) COBOL
10 1 (0.46%) Go
10 1 (0.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.96%) Degree
2 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (22.22%) SLA
2 8 (3.70%) Accessibility
2 8 (3.70%) QA
3 3 (1.39%) HL7
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.93%) Docker
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (3.24%) Grafana
2 4 (1.85%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.46%) Nagios
3 1 (0.46%) Nessus
3 1 (0.46%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (0.46%) Packer
3 1 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.46%) ServerView Suite
3 1 (0.46%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (25.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (12.96%) Oracle
3 13 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (3.24%) Splunk
5 6 (2.78%) Dynatrace
6 5 (2.31%) VMware
7 4 (1.85%) Cognizant
7 4 (1.85%) Remedy
7 4 (1.85%) SAP
7 4 (1.85%) Xceptor
8 3 (1.39%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.93%) Epicor
9 2 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.93%) Infor
9 2 (0.93%) Sage
9 2 (0.93%) Workday
10 1 (0.46%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.46%) WorldPay