Period
to 21 September 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £33,967 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

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 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 172 189
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1763 2265 2257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.80% 2.03% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.10% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1518 1967 1967
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,967 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.95% +7.69% +6.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +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 94707 108003 121256
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.92% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 77520 89049 99397
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 September 2017.

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 September 2017. 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 -20 548 £32,500 -13.33% 29
North of England -49 430 £35,000 +2.94% 28
Midlands +31 272 £32,500 -2.99% 19
East of England -15 255 £37,500 +1.35% 11
Yorkshire -27 215 £35,000 +7.69% 11
North West -59 192 £32,500 -9.72% 14
South West -3 172 £37,500 +36.36% 12
East Midlands +38 148 £32,500 -13.33% 12
West Midlands +6 124 £35,000 +16.67% 7
Scotland -37 47 £35,000 - 4
Wales -3 36 £33,934 +0.54% 4
North East +20 26 £36,000 +35.85% 3
Northern Ireland -17 3 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Isle of Man -3 2 - -
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1021 (57.91%) SQL
2 522 (29.61%) Windows
3 501 (28.42%) Microsoft
4 482 (27.34%) SQL Server
5 467 (26.49%) ITIL
6 365 (20.70%) .NET
7 350 (19.85%) Finance
8 283 (16.05%) Oracle
9 278 (15.77%) C#
10 265 (15.03%) Java
11 234 (13.27%) Linux
12 218 (12.37%) Windows Server
13 210 (11.91%) ERP
14 206 (11.68%) SLA
15 200 (11.34%) SharePoint
16 182 (10.32%) CRM
16 182 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
17 181 (10.27%) IIS
18 172 (9.76%) Unix
19 170 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
20 159 (9.02%) JavaScript
21 156 (8.85%) Problem Management
22 146 (8.28%) Active Directory
23 145 (8.22%) HTML
24 120 (6.81%) Degree
25 119 (6.75%) XML
26 118 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
27 108 (6.13%) Web Services
28 106 (6.01%) CSS
29 105 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis

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
1 200 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 181 (10.27%) IIS
3 89 (5.05%) Apache
4 57 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 48 (2.72%) Tomcat
6 40 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 32 (1.82%) JBoss
8 30 (1.70%) CMS
9 28 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 24 (1.36%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.74%) Confluence
12 12 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.51%) Moodle
14 8 (0.45%) Alfresco
14 8 (0.45%) Joomla!
14 8 (0.45%) Skype for Business
15 7 (0.40%) Jetty
15 7 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 182 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 118 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 66 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (2.55%) Aligne
2 45 (2.55%) Maximo
3 25 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 11 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 11 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.51%) Visualfiles
8 8 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (0.34%) BPCS
11 5 (0.28%) Infor M3
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
12 4 (0.23%) Magento
12 4 (0.23%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
12 4 (0.23%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 58 (3.29%) Office 365
2 43 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.10%) SaaS
4 33 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.51%) GitHub
6 8 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.28%) Veeva
8 3 (0.17%) G Suite
8 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.17%) IaaS
8 3 (0.17%) PaaS
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.27%) DNS
2 39 (2.21%) Internet
3 32 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 26 (1.47%) Firewall
5 19 (1.08%) LAN
6 18 (1.02%) DHCP
7 17 (0.96%) WAN
8 15 (0.85%) HTTP
9 14 (0.79%) SMS
10 10 (0.57%) WebEx
11 9 (0.51%) FTP
11 9 (0.51%) VPN
12 8 (0.45%) SSL
13 7 (0.40%) LDAP
13 7 (0.40%) MPLS
13 7 (0.40%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.40%) Skype
13 7 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.40%) WinSCP
14 5 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (27.34%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (3.46%) MySQL
4 53 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
8 27 (1.53%) DB2
8 27 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.85%) MS Access
14 12 (0.68%) MongoDB
15 10 (0.57%) GIS
15 10 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (0.51%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (0.40%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 77 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 50 (2.84%) Visual Studio
3 32 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.30%) JIRA
5 20 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 19 (1.08%) Subversion
7 18 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (0.62%) Ant
9 11 (0.62%) JConsole
9 11 (0.62%) VisualVM
10 10 (0.57%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.51%) Maven
12 8 (0.45%) MSI
13 7 (0.40%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.40%) Git (software)
13 7 (0.40%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
16 4 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
General
1 350 (19.85%) Finance
2 92 (5.22%) Retail
3 83 (4.71%) Banking
4 66 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.87%) Back Office
6 31 (1.76%) Marketing
7 25 (1.42%) Legal
7 25 (1.42%) Publishing
8 23 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.25%) Electronics
10 21 (1.19%) Automotive
11 20 (1.13%) Law
12 15 (0.85%) Advertising
13 11 (0.62%) Billing
13 11 (0.62%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.34%) Front Office
16 6 (0.34%) Games
16 6 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (20.70%) .NET
2 145 (8.22%) HTML
3 119 (6.75%) XML
4 108 (6.13%) Web Services
5 106 (6.01%) CSS
6 103 (5.84%) ASP.NET
7 51 (2.89%) jQuery
8 42 (2.38%) SOAP
9 38 (2.16%) EDI
10 35 (1.99%) .NET Framework
11 32 (1.82%) WCF
12 31 (1.76%) Middleware
13 30 (1.70%) AngularJS
14 29 (1.64%) REST
15 28 (1.59%) Ajax
16 27 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 25 (1.42%) Spring
18 24 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
18 24 (1.36%) React
Miscellaneous
1 170 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 57 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 24 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.19%) User Experience
8 16 (0.91%) SWIFT
9 15 (0.85%) Clustering
10 14 (0.79%) EPoS
11 12 (0.68%) iSeries
12 11 (0.62%) PMI
12 11 (0.62%) Renewable Energy
13 10 (0.57%) AS400
13 10 (0.57%) Learning Management System
13 10 (0.57%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.51%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.51%) iPad
14 9 (0.51%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 522 (29.61%) Windows
2 234 (13.27%) Linux
3 218 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 172 (9.76%) Unix
5 65 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 59 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 32 (1.82%) Android
9 30 (1.70%) Apple iOS
9 30 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.68%) AIX
11 10 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.40%) Solaris
13 7 (0.40%) zOS
14 4 (0.23%) Debian
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (26.49%) ITIL
2 210 (11.91%) ERP
3 182 (10.32%) CRM
4 156 (8.85%) Problem Management
5 105 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
6 102 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (4.88%) Change Management
8 84 (4.76%) SDLC
9 83 (4.71%) Incident Management
9 83 (4.71%) Release Management
10 79 (4.48%) MVC
11 76 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
12 75 (4.25%) Document Management
13 72 (4.08%) Service Management
14 67 (3.80%) ITIL V3
15 64 (3.63%) E-Commerce
16 61 (3.46%) Risk Management
17 59 (3.35%) Mentoring
18 58 (3.29%) Process Improvement
19 53 (3.01%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1021 (57.91%) SQL
2 278 (15.77%) C#
3 265 (15.03%) Java
4 159 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.93%) T-SQL
6 80 (4.54%) Shell Script
7 72 (4.08%) PowerShell
8 53 (3.01%) PHP
9 46 (2.61%) Bash Shell
10 44 (2.50%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.33%) VBA
12 39 (2.21%) VB
13 31 (1.76%) Perl
14 29 (1.64%) Python
15 27 (1.53%) VBScript
16 18 (1.02%) C
17 15 (0.85%) ABAP
18 14 (0.79%) VB.NET
19 11 (0.62%) RPG
20 10 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 120 (6.81%) Degree
2 94 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
5 42 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 20 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (1.08%) MCP
9 14 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.74%) MCSA
11 12 (0.68%) MCSE
12 9 (0.51%) AAT
13 8 (0.45%) CCNA
13 8 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.34%) HNC
14 6 (0.34%) MCITP
15 5 (0.28%) GNVQ
15 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (11.68%) SLA
2 43 (2.44%) QA
3 19 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.79%) HL7
5 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.62%) GxP
7 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.23%) GDPR
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.11%) DICOM
System Software
1 146 (8.28%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.91%) vSphere
5 15 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.51%) Xen
8 7 (0.40%) vCloud
8 7 (0.40%) XenApp
8 7 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.23%) Docker
11 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 4 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.11%) KVM
13 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (0.96%) SCCM
2 16 (0.91%) Tivoli
3 15 (0.85%) Nagios
4 14 (0.79%) SCOM
5 10 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (0.45%) Control-M
7 7 (0.40%) ThinApp
7 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.28%) Puppet
10 4 (0.23%) Opsview
11 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.17%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.17%) Graylog
11 3 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.11%) Netcool
13 1 (0.057%) Ansible
Vendors
1 501 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 283 (16.05%) Oracle
3 79 (4.48%) SAP
4 67 (3.80%) IBM
5 51 (2.89%) Infor
6 40 (2.27%) VMware
7 35 (1.99%) Citrix
8 33 (1.87%) Remedy
9 29 (1.64%) Splunk
10 22 (1.25%) Cisco
11 21 (1.19%) Sitecore
12 20 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (1.08%) Google
14 17 (0.96%) iManage
15 15 (0.85%) IFS
16 13 (0.74%) HP
17 12 (0.68%) Dynatrace
18 11 (0.62%) AppDynamics
18 11 (0.62%) Red Hat
19 10 (0.57%) Adobe