Period
to 15 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £30,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 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
England > South West
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 175 172
Rank change year-on-year -42 -3 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 131 167 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.26% 1.61% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.65% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 110 119 180
South West median annual salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% -8.33%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,625 £19,750
90th Percentile £42,650 £47,750 £42,500
England 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 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 10,091 10,105 10,627
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 97.40% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,384 8,447 8,961
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
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 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 15 August 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 15 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
Wiltshire -4 60 £30,000 -20.00% 4
Bristol +14 26 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Somerset 0 15 £26,250 +50.00% 1
Gloucestershire +14 13 £33,000 +10.00% 2
Devon +21 7 £32,500 +38.30%
Dorset -44 6 £27,800 -25.87% 1
Cornwall -3 3 £20,000 -52.94%
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 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 South West region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 90 (68.70%) SQL
2 65 (49.62%) SQL Server
3 62 (47.33%) Windows
4 40 (30.53%) Linux
5 34 (25.95%) Unix
6 33 (25.19%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (24.43%) ITIL
8 30 (22.90%) PowerShell
9 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
9 28 (21.37%) Microsoft
10 27 (20.61%) Relational Database
11 26 (19.85%) RDBMS
12 22 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (15.27%) Oracle
14 18 (13.74%) SaaS
15 17 (12.98%) .NET
15 17 (12.98%) Ingres
16 15 (11.45%) T-SQL
16 15 (11.45%) Finance
17 14 (10.69%) Linux Command Line
18 13 (9.92%) C#
18 13 (9.92%) Web Services
18 13 (9.92%) IIS
19 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
20 11 (8.40%) Degree
20 11 (8.40%) JavaScript
21 10 (7.63%) XML
21 10 (7.63%) CRM
21 10 (7.63%) Amazon AWS

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 13 (9.92%) IIS
2 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.53%) CMS
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.74%) SaaS
2 10 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.05%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) VPN
2 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.05%) SMS
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (49.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (20.61%) Relational Database
3 26 (19.85%) RDBMS
4 17 (12.98%) Ingres
5 7 (5.34%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (5.34%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.82%) MySQL
7 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.53%) GIS
8 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.76%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) Ant
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Advertising
2 3 (2.29%) Back Office
2 3 (2.29%) German Language
2 3 (2.29%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) French Language
3 2 (1.53%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.76%) Front Office
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) .NET
2 13 (9.92%) Web Services
3 10 (7.63%) XML
4 9 (6.87%) CSS
5 8 (6.11%) HTML
6 6 (4.58%) Ajax
7 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.29%) jQuery
9 2 (1.53%) EDI
10 1 (0.76%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.76%) EDIFACT
10 1 (0.76%) HTML5
10 1 (0.76%) J2EE
10 1 (0.76%) REST
10 1 (0.76%) SOAP
10 1 (0.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.69%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (9.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.82%) Wiki
6 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.29%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.53%) EPoS
7 2 (1.53%) Fintech
8 1 (0.76%) CMDB
8 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (47.33%) Windows
2 40 (30.53%) Linux
3 34 (25.95%) Unix
4 28 (21.37%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.05%) Solaris
7 3 (2.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.19%) Problem-Solving
2 32 (24.43%) ITIL
3 20 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.63%) CRM
5 9 (6.87%) SDLC
6 8 (6.11%) ERP
7 6 (4.58%) Change Management
7 6 (4.58%) Project Management
7 6 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.82%) DevOps
8 5 (3.82%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.82%) ITSM
8 5 (3.82%) Line Management
8 5 (3.82%) Service Management
8 5 (3.82%) Software Deployment
8 5 (3.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.82%) Waterfall
9 4 (3.05%) High Availability
9 4 (3.05%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 90 (68.70%) SQL
2 30 (22.90%) PowerShell
3 15 (11.45%) T-SQL
4 13 (9.92%) C#
5 11 (8.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.87%) Java
7 8 (6.11%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.34%) Python
8 7 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.82%) ActionScript
9 5 (3.82%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (3.05%) VBScript
11 3 (2.29%) PHP
11 3 (2.29%) VB
12 2 (1.53%) C++
13 1 (0.76%) Groovy
13 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.76%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.53%) MCSE
3 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.29%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (21.37%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.27%) Oracle
3 7 (5.34%) Capita
4 4 (3.05%) ATG
4 4 (3.05%) VMware
5 3 (2.29%) Sage
6 2 (1.53%) Citrix
6 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.53%) Sun
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) Civica
7 1 (0.76%) Concur
7 1 (0.76%) Genesys
7 1 (0.76%) Hyperion