Period
to 17 November 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 November 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 > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 178 195
Rank change year-on-year -45 +17 -39
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 114 177 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 1.71% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.75% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 95 139 151
South West median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +27.27% -15.38%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,450 £20,500
90th Percentile £44,000 £52,500 £38,750
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,775 10,114 10,630
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.47% 97.68% 97.10%
Number of salaries quoted 7,933 8,394 8,970
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the South West over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the South West

Applications Support
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Wiltshire +4 63 £35,000 -6.67% 3
Bristol -18 24 £32,250 -12.84% 1
Gloucestershire +12 10 £33,000 +40.43%
Dorset -21 8 £26,750 +0.94%
Somerset +22 7 £23,500 -32.86% 1
Devon +2 1 £27,500 +17.02%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 77 (67.54%) SQL
2 65 (57.02%) SQL Server
3 43 (37.72%) Windows
4 37 (32.46%) PowerShell
5 36 (31.58%) ITIL
6 34 (29.82%) Linux
7 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
8 26 (22.81%) Unix
9 25 (21.93%) Relational Database
10 24 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (21.05%) RDBMS
11 18 (15.79%) Ingres
11 18 (15.79%) IIS
11 18 (15.79%) T-SQL
11 18 (15.79%) Finance
12 17 (14.91%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
14 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
14 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (10.53%) Windows Server
15 11 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (9.65%) Shell Script
15 11 (9.65%) Web Services
16 10 (8.77%) VB
17 9 (7.89%) C#
17 9 (7.89%) XML
17 9 (7.89%) Oracle
17 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (7.02%) SaaS

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 18 (15.79%) IIS
2 13 (11.40%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.63%) Apache
3 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.88%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.02%) SaaS
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Network Security
2 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (0.88%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (57.02%) SQL Server
2 25 (21.93%) Relational Database
3 24 (21.05%) RDBMS
4 18 (15.79%) Ingres
5 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (4.39%) MySQL
9 4 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.63%) MS Access
11 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Ant
1 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Billing
2 4 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (0.88%) Back Office
3 1 (0.88%) French Language
3 1 (0.88%) German Language
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Local Government
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) Web Services
2 9 (7.89%) XML
3 8 (7.02%) EDI
4 7 (6.14%) HTML
5 4 (3.51%) .NET
6 3 (2.63%) CSS
7 1 (0.88%) Ajax
7 1 (0.88%) CakePHP
7 1 (0.88%) J2EE
7 1 (0.88%) jQuery
7 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.51%) Renewable Energy
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) EPoS
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.72%) Windows
2 34 (29.82%) Linux
3 26 (22.81%) Unix
4 12 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) CentOS
7 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.58%) ITIL
2 24 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.02%) ERP
4 8 (7.02%) SDLC
5 7 (6.14%) High Availability
5 7 (6.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.26%) Break/Fix
6 6 (5.26%) DevOps
6 6 (5.26%) Project Management
6 6 (5.26%) Service Management
7 5 (4.39%) CRM
7 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.39%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (3.51%) ITSM
8 4 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.51%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (67.54%) SQL
2 37 (32.46%) PowerShell
3 18 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 11 (9.65%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.77%) VB
6 9 (7.89%) C#
7 8 (7.02%) Java
7 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.39%) PHP
9 2 (1.75%) C++
9 2 (1.75%) Groovy
9 2 (1.75%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) Python
10 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Degree
1 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.88%) MCSE
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 5 (4.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.89%) Oracle
3 3 (2.63%) ATG
4 2 (1.75%) Citrix
5 1 (0.88%) Civica
5 1 (0.88%) Concur
5 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.88%) iManage
5 1 (0.88%) Intapp
5 1 (0.88%) LexisNexis
5 1 (0.88%) Sun
5 1 (0.88%) VMware