Period
to 13 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £33,934 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 13 December 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 205 170
Rank change year-on-year -70 -35 +28
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,087 1,695 2,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.22% 1.68% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.73% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 927 1,470 1,942
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,934 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.83% -5.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,975 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £52,475
UK median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% -9.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 85,761 98,007 104,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.93% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 68,149 80,184 85,563
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the UK excluding London

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in the UK excluding London

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK excluding London

Applications Support
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
South East -44 390 £35,000 +7.69% 15
North of England -26 242 £33,000 +1.54% 26
Midlands -63 140 £32,750 -6.43% 19
North West -48 130 £35,000 +7.69% 13
East of England -36 112 £32,500 -18.75% 15
South West -43 107 £33,000 -2.94% 10
Yorkshire +17 104 £33,000 +15.79% 11
West Midlands -32 96 £32,750 -12.67% 10
Scotland +5 61 £31,500 -8.70% 7
East Midlands -63 44 £30,000 -4.76% 9
Wales -14 32 £33,934 - 3
North East -24 7 £35,000 -2.78% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -4 1 £32,500 +51.16%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 UK excluding London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 603 (55.47%) SQL
2 354 (32.57%) SQL Server
3 299 (27.51%) Microsoft
4 293 (26.95%) Windows
5 272 (25.02%) ITIL
6 211 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
7 198 (18.22%) Linux
8 190 (17.48%) Finance
9 188 (17.30%) Oracle
10 176 (16.19%) .NET
11 160 (14.72%) Java
12 152 (13.98%) Unix
13 148 (13.62%) CRM
14 146 (13.43%) C#
15 140 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
16 126 (11.59%) PowerShell
17 119 (10.95%) HTML
18 113 (10.40%) JavaScript
18 113 (10.40%) Degree
19 112 (10.30%) SLA
20 110 (10.12%) XML
21 108 (9.94%) Windows Server
22 106 (9.75%) IIS
23 98 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
24 92 (8.46%) ERP
25 88 (8.10%) Relational Database
26 87 (8.00%) SharePoint
27 84 (7.73%) T-SQL
28 80 (7.36%) Service Management
29 79 (7.27%) Microsoft Office

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 106 (9.75%) IIS
2 87 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 46 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 34 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 30 (2.76%) Apache
6 25 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 23 (2.12%) nginx
8 18 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.01%) CMS
9 11 (1.01%) JBoss
10 5 (0.46%) Confluence
10 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.46%) WordPress
11 4 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.37%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.28%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.28%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Windchill
5 2 (0.18%) EngageOne
5 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 57 (5.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
4 8 (0.74%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.64%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.46%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.46%) Pegasus Opera
8 4 (0.37%) iTrent
9 3 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.18%) Exstream
10 2 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
10 2 (0.18%) Staffware
11 1 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.092%) SAP SCM
11 1 (0.092%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (5.06%) SaaS
4 30 (2.76%) Office 365
5 23 (2.12%) IaaS
6 18 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
7 17 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (1.56%) PaaS
8 15 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.37%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.37%) Serverless
12 3 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.092%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 1 (0.092%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.48%) Internet
2 17 (1.56%) DNS
3 16 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.38%) HTTP
5 14 (1.29%) Firewall
6 12 (1.10%) SSH
7 7 (0.64%) Intranet
8 6 (0.55%) SSL
9 5 (0.46%) Broadband
10 3 (0.28%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.18%) FTP
11 2 (0.18%) LAN
11 2 (0.18%) SAN
11 2 (0.18%) Skype
11 2 (0.18%) SMS
11 2 (0.18%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.18%) WAN
11 2 (0.18%) Wireless
12 1 (0.092%) DHCP
12 1 (0.092%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (32.57%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.10%) Relational Database
3 58 (5.34%) RDBMS
4 51 (4.69%) MySQL
5 39 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (2.58%) Oracle Database
6 28 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
8 24 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (1.93%) Ingres
10 19 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 15 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
16 10 (0.92%) DB2
17 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
19 7 (0.64%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 33 (3.04%) JIRA
2 15 (1.38%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
2 15 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.46%) Hudson
5 4 (0.37%) Subversion
6 3 (0.28%) Maven
6 3 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.18%) CA Release Automation
7 2 (0.18%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.18%) GitLab
8 1 (0.092%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.092%) Log4j
8 1 (0.092%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.092%) MSI
8 1 (0.092%) Oracle APEX
General
1 190 (17.48%) Finance
2 51 (4.69%) Retail
3 27 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 21 (1.93%) Back Office
5 20 (1.84%) Banking
6 15 (1.38%) Automotive
7 13 (1.20%) Marketing
8 11 (1.01%) Local Government
9 8 (0.74%) Legal
10 6 (0.55%) Billing
10 6 (0.55%) Games
10 6 (0.55%) Law
10 6 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Electronics
12 4 (0.37%) French Language
12 4 (0.37%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (16.19%) .NET
2 119 (10.95%) HTML
3 110 (10.12%) XML
4 68 (6.26%) CSS
5 60 (5.52%) Web Services
6 39 (3.59%) ASP.NET
7 33 (3.04%) Java EE
8 26 (2.39%) AngularJS
9 25 (2.30%) XSLT
10 24 (2.21%) EDI
10 24 (2.21%) Spring
11 22 (2.02%) jQuery
12 19 (1.75%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.56%) JSON
14 16 (1.47%) Ajax
15 15 (1.38%) Hibernate
15 15 (1.38%) SOAP
16 12 (1.10%) React
16 12 (1.10%) REST
17 11 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 140 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (2.12%) Fintech
4 23 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (2.02%) Driving Licence
5 22 (2.02%) Replication
6 19 (1.75%) NHS
6 19 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (1.56%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.29%) Analytical Mindset
8 14 (1.29%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.29%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.83%) EPoS
10 9 (0.83%) User Experience
11 8 (0.74%) FMCG
12 7 (0.64%) Online Banking
13 6 (0.55%) CMDB
13 6 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 293 (26.95%) Windows
2 198 (18.22%) Linux
3 152 (13.98%) Unix
4 108 (9.94%) Windows Server
5 51 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (1.93%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.29%) Android
9 12 (1.10%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.01%) Windows 7
11 10 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.55%) zOS
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.37%) AIX
15 3 (0.28%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) Solaris
16 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.092%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.092%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.092%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (25.02%) ITIL
2 211 (19.41%) Problem-Solving
3 148 (13.62%) CRM
4 98 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (8.46%) ERP
6 80 (7.36%) Service Management
7 76 (6.99%) Mentoring
7 76 (6.99%) Service Delivery
8 68 (6.26%) Incident Management
9 67 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
10 61 (5.61%) DevOps
11 56 (5.15%) Change Management
11 56 (5.15%) Problem Management
12 45 (4.14%) Computer Science
13 44 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
15 39 (3.59%) ITSM
16 35 (3.22%) Change Control
17 34 (3.13%) Line Management
18 32 (2.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 603 (55.47%) SQL
2 160 (14.72%) Java
3 146 (13.43%) C#
4 126 (11.59%) PowerShell
5 113 (10.40%) JavaScript
6 84 (7.73%) T-SQL
7 48 (4.42%) PL/SQL
8 45 (4.14%) PHP
9 44 (4.05%) Shell Script
10 35 (3.22%) Python
11 24 (2.21%) VB
12 23 (2.12%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.38%) VBA
14 13 (1.20%) Delphi
15 11 (1.01%) Perl
16 9 (0.83%) C++
16 9 (0.83%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.46%) C
17 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.37%) JCL
Qualifications
1 113 (10.40%) Degree
2 30 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
4 24 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 23 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.66%) SC Cleared
7 16 (1.47%) MCSE
8 14 (1.29%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.64%) MCP
11 6 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.46%) HNC
13 4 (0.37%) RHCA
13 4 (0.37%) RHCE
13 4 (0.37%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.28%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.28%) HND
14 3 (0.28%) MBCS
14 3 (0.28%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (10.30%) SLA
2 40 (3.68%) QA
3 21 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.92%) PMO
6 8 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.46%) HL7
8 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.092%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.12%) Docker
4 15 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) KVM
7 3 (0.28%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.18%) Xen
8 2 (0.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.092%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.092%) NFS
9 1 (0.092%) vSphere
9 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
2 22 (2.02%) Ansible
3 17 (1.56%) Puppet
4 10 (0.92%) Nagios
5 7 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.55%) SCOM
7 5 (0.46%) Terraform
8 4 (0.37%) SCCM
9 3 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.18%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.092%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.092%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 299 (27.51%) Microsoft
2 188 (17.30%) Oracle
3 33 (3.04%) VMware
4 29 (2.67%) SAP
5 28 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.30%) Citrix
7 17 (1.56%) Remedy
8 15 (1.38%) Sage
9 12 (1.10%) JD Edwards
9 12 (1.10%) Splunk
10 10 (0.92%) Blue Prism
10 10 (0.92%) UiPath
11 9 (0.83%) Hitachi
11 9 (0.83%) IBM
11 9 (0.83%) Sybase
12 8 (0.74%) Cisco
12 8 (0.74%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.64%) AppDynamics
14 6 (0.55%) Northgate
15 5 (0.46%) Civica