Period
to 21 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £33,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 200 179
Rank change year-on-year -23 -21 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,464 1,657 2,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.48% 1.67% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 1.73% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1,243 1,440 1,882
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.15% +3.17%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,250 £47,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

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 95,961 95,785 111,262
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.90% 96.81% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 78,054 78,853 91,904
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £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 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 21 June 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 21 June 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
North of England 0 413 £35,000 - 43
South East -34 405 £33,000 - 25
Midlands +32 316 £30,784 -5.28% 12
North West +41 238 £35,000 - 28
West Midlands +77 205 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire -40 152 £35,000 - 13
East of England -66 130 £35,000 +6.06% 13
South West -31 128 £30,000 -14.29% 11
East Midlands -27 111 £30,000 -6.25% 6
Scotland -23 53 £30,000 - 13
North East -17 23 £32,500 +20.37% 2
Wales +12 22 £30,500 +1.67% 2
Channel Islands - 7 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Man -3 1 - -
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 849 (57.99%) SQL
2 415 (28.35%) ITIL
3 410 (28.01%) SQL Server
4 393 (26.84%) Windows
5 389 (26.57%) Microsoft
6 291 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
7 282 (19.26%) Finance
8 276 (18.85%) Oracle
9 270 (18.44%) .NET
10 251 (17.14%) C#
11 222 (15.16%) Unix
12 217 (14.82%) Linux
12 217 (14.82%) Java
13 188 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
14 187 (12.77%) Windows Server
15 147 (10.04%) JavaScript
16 145 (9.90%) T-SQL
17 134 (9.15%) IIS
18 133 (9.08%) Service Management
19 118 (8.06%) CRM
20 116 (7.92%) SLA
21 111 (7.58%) ERP
22 110 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
23 109 (7.45%) Relational Database
24 108 (7.38%) Degree
25 103 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
25 103 (7.04%) PowerShell
26 99 (6.76%) SharePoint
27 97 (6.63%) HTML
28 92 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 134 (9.15%) IIS
2 99 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 70 (4.78%) Apache
4 56 (3.83%) Tomcat
5 46 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 34 (2.32%) WebLogic
7 23 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (1.57%) JBoss
8 15 (1.02%) CMS
9 11 (0.75%) nginx
10 10 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.41%) Confluence
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 5 (0.34%) EPiServer
12 5 (0.34%) Kentico
12 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.34%) WordPress
13 4 (0.27%) CICS
Applications
1 110 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) CATIA
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 38 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (2.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (1.43%) Elite 3E
5 16 (1.09%) NetSuite
6 15 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
6 15 (1.02%) Workfront
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
8 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 7 (0.48%) BASE24
10 5 (0.34%) assyst
11 4 (0.27%) BPCS
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
12 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.20%) Infor M3
12 3 (0.20%) OpenText Process Suite
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 92 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (5.81%) SaaS
3 58 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.25%) Office 365
5 19 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (0.68%) PaaS
7 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.27%) IaaS
8 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.27%) Taleo
9 3 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.20%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.20%) Serverless
10 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.068%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.068%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.068%) Boomi
11 1 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.71%) DNS
1 25 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.64%) Internet
3 19 (1.30%) VPN
4 18 (1.23%) HTTP
4 18 (1.23%) SMS
5 15 (1.02%) Firewall
6 10 (0.68%) Skype
7 9 (0.61%) SSL
8 8 (0.55%) VoIP
8 8 (0.55%) WAN
9 7 (0.48%) ATM
9 7 (0.48%) DHCP
9 7 (0.48%) LAN
10 6 (0.41%) NAS
10 6 (0.41%) SAN
10 6 (0.41%) Wireshark
11 5 (0.34%) SSH
11 5 (0.34%) WebEx
12 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (28.01%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.45%) Relational Database
3 72 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (4.10%) Oracle Database
5 49 (3.35%) RDBMS
6 46 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 38 (2.60%) MySQL
8 29 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 29 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
11 19 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.09%) DB2
13 16 (1.09%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
14 15 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 52 (3.55%) JIRA
2 42 (2.87%) Visual Studio
3 36 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.96%) Subversion
5 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.20%) GoCD
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.14%) Firebug
11 2 (0.14%) Hudson
11 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
11 2 (0.14%) Log4j
11 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 282 (19.26%) Finance
2 83 (5.67%) Retail
3 45 (3.07%) Advertising
4 39 (2.66%) Banking
5 34 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.84%) Back Office
6 27 (1.84%) Marketing
7 19 (1.30%) Games
8 15 (1.02%) Legal
9 12 (0.82%) German Language
9 12 (0.82%) Publishing
10 11 (0.75%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.61%) Automotive
11 9 (0.61%) Law
12 6 (0.41%) Local Government
13 5 (0.34%) Electronics
13 5 (0.34%) Front Office
14 4 (0.27%) French Language
14 4 (0.27%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (18.44%) .NET
2 97 (6.63%) HTML
3 78 (5.33%) CSS
4 73 (4.99%) ASP.NET
5 71 (4.85%) Web Services
6 62 (4.23%) XML
7 56 (3.83%) .NET Framework
8 46 (3.14%) SOAP
9 37 (2.53%) Middleware
10 36 (2.46%) jQuery
11 26 (1.78%) REST
12 25 (1.71%) XSLT
13 24 (1.64%) Node.js
14 23 (1.57%) HTML5
15 22 (1.50%) AngularJS
16 20 (1.37%) J2EE
17 19 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (1.23%) EDI
19 16 (1.09%) Entity Framework
20 15 (1.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 188 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 36 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 31 (2.12%) Fintech
7 24 (1.64%) User Experience
8 21 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
11 15 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
12 12 (0.82%) iSeries
13 11 (0.75%) EPoS
14 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.68%) Replication
15 9 (0.61%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.61%) NHS
16 7 (0.48%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.48%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 393 (26.84%) Windows
2 222 (15.16%) Unix
3 217 (14.82%) Linux
4 187 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.19%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.05%) Solaris
7 27 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.43%) AIX
11 16 (1.09%) HPUX
11 16 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.48%) Android
12 7 (0.48%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.41%) CentOS
14 4 (0.27%) Debian
14 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.20%) OS/400
15 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (28.35%) ITIL
2 291 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
3 133 (9.08%) Service Management
4 118 (8.06%) CRM
5 111 (7.58%) ERP
6 103 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (5.26%) ITSM
8 75 (5.12%) Incident Management
9 73 (4.99%) DevOps
10 70 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (4.51%) ITIL V3
12 65 (4.44%) Problem Management
13 61 (4.17%) Mentoring
14 58 (3.96%) Data Analysis
14 58 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
15 55 (3.76%) Change Management
16 48 (3.28%) Service Delivery
17 46 (3.14%) Customer Requirements
18 45 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (3.01%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 849 (57.99%) SQL
2 251 (17.14%) C#
3 217 (14.82%) Java
4 147 (10.04%) JavaScript
5 145 (9.90%) T-SQL
6 103 (7.04%) PowerShell
7 70 (4.78%) Shell Script
8 58 (3.96%) PL/SQL
9 46 (3.14%) PHP
10 39 (2.66%) Python
11 36 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 34 (2.32%) Perl
13 31 (2.12%) VB
14 28 (1.91%) VB.NET
15 26 (1.78%) VBA
16 22 (1.50%) VBScript
17 17 (1.16%) C++
17 17 (1.16%) Ruby
18 11 (0.75%) COBOL
19 9 (0.61%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 108 (7.38%) Degree
2 51 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
5 38 (2.60%) MCSE
6 30 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.98%) MCSA
8 23 (1.57%) MCP
9 12 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.48%) AAT
11 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.34%) HND
11 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.27%) CCNA
12 4 (0.27%) HNC
13 2 (0.14%) ISEB
13 2 (0.14%) MCITP
13 2 (0.14%) MCTS
13 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (7.92%) SLA
2 18 (1.23%) QA
3 11 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (0.48%) GDPR
5 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 80 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.16%) Docker
4 13 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (0.55%) XenApp
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.34%) Varnish
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.20%) Xen
10 2 (0.14%) LXC
11 1 (0.068%) KVM
11 1 (0.068%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.068%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (1.02%) Puppet
2 14 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
3 11 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.68%) Nagios
4 10 (0.68%) OpenView
5 8 (0.55%) Graphite
6 7 (0.48%) Ansible
7 6 (0.41%) SCCM
8 5 (0.34%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.34%) Grafana
8 5 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.27%) Control-M
9 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.20%) Kibana
10 3 (0.20%) logstash
10 3 (0.20%) SCOM
10 3 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.068%) Graylog
Vendors
1 389 (26.57%) Microsoft
2 276 (18.85%) Oracle
3 79 (5.40%) SAP
4 47 (3.21%) VMware
5 42 (2.87%) Capita
5 42 (2.87%) Remedy
6 38 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 37 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.84%) Citrix
9 26 (1.78%) Sage
10 24 (1.64%) BMC
11 23 (1.57%) WorldPay
12 21 (1.43%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.37%) IBM
14 19 (1.30%) IFS
15 18 (1.23%) Intapp
16 15 (1.02%) Reuters
17 14 (0.96%) Nimsoft
18 12 (0.82%) Cisco
19 11 (0.75%) HP