Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 14 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 202 171
Rank change year-on-year -32 -31 +18
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,385 1,699 2,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.44% 1.71% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.76% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,165 1,468 1,954
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +4.48% +3.08%
10th Percentile £22,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.27%

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 92,930 96,279 110,028
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.91% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 74,834 79,019 90,803
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £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 14 August 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 14 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
South East -57 396 £33,000 +1.07% 36
North of England +16 386 £34,500 -1.43% 38
Midlands +12 263 £32,500 -2.99% 14
North West +30 205 £35,000 - 21
West Midlands +61 167 £30,000 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -1 167 £34,000 -2.86% 16
South West -30 128 £30,000 -14.29% 12
East of England -65 122 £35,000 - 15
East Midlands -37 96 £34,000 +4.62% 5
Scotland +10 63 £27,500 -21.43% 7
Wales +10 26 £30,500 -6.15% 5
North East -21 14 £32,750 -6.43% 1
Channel Islands - 8 £45,000 -
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 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 UK excluding London region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 789 (56.97%) SQL
2 393 (28.38%) SQL Server
3 374 (27.00%) ITIL
4 368 (26.57%) Windows
5 348 (25.13%) Microsoft
6 284 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
7 262 (18.92%) Finance
8 237 (17.11%) Oracle
9 221 (15.96%) .NET
10 199 (14.37%) Linux
11 193 (13.94%) C#
12 189 (13.65%) Unix
13 175 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
13 175 (12.64%) Windows Server
14 170 (12.27%) Java
15 135 (9.75%) JavaScript
15 135 (9.75%) CRM
16 123 (8.88%) T-SQL
17 120 (8.66%) HTML
18 116 (8.38%) Service Management
19 112 (8.09%) Degree
20 111 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
21 110 (7.94%) SLA
22 109 (7.87%) Relational Database
23 108 (7.80%) PowerShell
24 104 (7.51%) IIS
25 98 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
26 93 (6.71%) SharePoint
27 92 (6.64%) ERP
28 89 (6.43%) 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
1 104 (7.51%) IIS
2 93 (6.71%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.82%) Apache
4 34 (2.45%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 19 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (1.01%) JBoss
9 13 (0.94%) CMS
10 10 (0.72%) Umbraco
11 9 (0.65%) Confluence
11 9 (0.65%) nginx
12 6 (0.43%) WordPress
13 5 (0.36%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.36%) Kentico
13 5 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.29%) Smallworld
15 3 (0.22%) CICS
Applications
1 111 (8.01%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.36%) Windchill
5 2 (0.14%) CATIA
5 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 51 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 29 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (1.30%) NetSuite
5 15 (1.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 13 (0.94%) Elite 3E
6 13 (0.94%) Unit4 Business World
7 12 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
8 10 (0.72%) Workfront
9 7 (0.51%) BASE24
10 6 (0.43%) Pegasus Opera
11 5 (0.36%) assyst
12 4 (0.29%) iTrent
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
13 3 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
13 3 (0.22%) LongView
13 3 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
13 3 (0.22%) OpenText Process Suite
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
13 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (5.85%) SaaS
3 66 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.88%) Office 365
5 23 (1.66%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.58%) PaaS
8 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.43%) IaaS
9 4 (0.29%) Taleo
10 3 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.22%) Serverless
11 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.072%) Boomi
12 1 (0.072%) GitHub
12 1 (0.072%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.09%) Internet
2 24 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.52%) DNS
4 15 (1.08%) SMS
4 15 (1.08%) VPN
5 12 (0.87%) Firewall
5 12 (0.87%) HTTP
5 12 (0.87%) Skype
6 11 (0.79%) SSL
7 9 (0.65%) SSH
8 8 (0.58%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.51%) ATM
10 6 (0.43%) LAN
10 6 (0.43%) VoIP
10 6 (0.43%) WAN
11 5 (0.36%) WebEx
12 4 (0.29%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.29%) NAS
12 4 (0.29%) SAN
13 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (28.38%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 57 (4.12%) RDBMS
4 53 (3.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (2.82%) MySQL
6 33 (2.38%) Oracle Database
7 28 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
10 23 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
11 21 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.37%) Ingres
13 18 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.16%) DB2
16 13 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (0.94%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
18 9 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 52 (3.75%) JIRA
2 40 (2.89%) Visual Studio
3 31 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.72%) Subversion
4 10 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.22%) GoCD
8 3 (0.22%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.14%) Firebug
9 2 (0.14%) GitLab
9 2 (0.14%) Hudson
9 2 (0.14%) MSI
9 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 262 (18.92%) Finance
2 79 (5.70%) Retail
3 40 (2.89%) Banking
4 31 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.81%) Back Office
6 22 (1.59%) Advertising
7 20 (1.44%) Marketing
8 16 (1.16%) Automotive
9 14 (1.01%) German Language
10 13 (0.94%) Games
11 12 (0.87%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.58%) Legal
13 7 (0.51%) French Language
13 7 (0.51%) Local Government
14 6 (0.43%) Law
14 6 (0.43%) Publishing
15 5 (0.36%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.29%) Billing
16 4 (0.29%) Electronics
16 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (15.96%) .NET
2 120 (8.66%) HTML
3 84 (6.06%) CSS
4 83 (5.99%) XML
5 72 (5.20%) ASP.NET
6 71 (5.13%) Web Services
7 45 (3.25%) .NET Framework
8 34 (2.45%) SOAP
9 29 (2.09%) jQuery
10 25 (1.81%) Ajax
10 25 (1.81%) XSLT
11 24 (1.73%) Middleware
11 24 (1.73%) REST
12 22 (1.59%) Java EE
13 21 (1.52%) EDI
14 19 (1.37%) Spring
15 18 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
15 18 (1.30%) Entity Framework
16 16 (1.16%) AngularJS
17 15 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 175 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 60 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 29 (2.09%) Fintech
7 26 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 26 (1.88%) User Experience
8 21 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
8 21 (1.52%) NHS
9 20 (1.44%) Driving Licence
9 20 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
10 18 (1.30%) EPoS
11 15 (1.08%) Replication
12 11 (0.79%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.58%) iSeries
15 7 (0.51%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 368 (26.57%) Windows
2 199 (14.37%) Linux
3 189 (13.65%) Unix
4 175 (12.64%) Windows Server
5 48 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 17 (1.23%) Solaris
11 9 (0.65%) AIX
12 7 (0.51%) Android
12 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.29%) HPUX
13 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.22%) CentOS
14 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.14%) FreeBSD
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (27.00%) ITIL
2 284 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
3 135 (9.75%) CRM
4 116 (8.38%) Service Management
5 98 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (6.64%) ERP
7 81 (5.85%) ITSM
8 68 (4.91%) DevOps
8 68 (4.91%) Incident Management
9 67 (4.84%) Mentoring
9 67 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 64 (4.62%) Problem Management
11 59 (4.26%) ITIL V3
12 57 (4.12%) Change Management
13 56 (4.04%) Service Delivery
14 53 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (3.54%) Data Analysis
15 49 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 47 (3.39%) MVC
17 45 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 789 (56.97%) SQL
2 193 (13.94%) C#
3 170 (12.27%) Java
4 135 (9.75%) JavaScript
5 123 (8.88%) T-SQL
6 108 (7.80%) PowerShell
7 54 (3.90%) Shell Script
8 42 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 40 (2.89%) Python
10 30 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 30 (2.17%) PHP
11 25 (1.81%) VB
12 24 (1.73%) VBA
13 23 (1.66%) Perl
14 22 (1.59%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.01%) C++
15 14 (1.01%) VBScript
16 10 (0.72%) C
16 10 (0.72%) COBOL
17 8 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 112 (8.09%) Degree
2 43 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 35 (2.53%) MCSE
4 31 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
5 28 (2.02%) SC Cleared
6 21 (1.52%) MCSA
7 19 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (1.23%) MCP
9 13 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.72%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.51%) HNC
11 7 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.29%) CCNA
14 3 (0.22%) AAT
14 3 (0.22%) MCITP
14 3 (0.22%) MCTS
14 3 (0.22%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.94%) SLA
2 20 (1.44%) QA
3 15 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.51%) PMO
7 6 (0.43%) GDPR
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 68 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.37%) Docker
4 13 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.43%) XenApp
7 5 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.36%) Xen
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.14%) KVM
9 2 (0.14%) Varnish
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.14%) XenServer
10 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (0.79%) Ansible
1 11 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
2 10 (0.72%) Puppet
3 8 (0.58%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.58%) Nagios
3 8 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.51%) SCCM
5 6 (0.43%) OpenView
6 5 (0.36%) Graphite
7 3 (0.22%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.22%) Control-M
7 3 (0.22%) Kibana
7 3 (0.22%) logstash
7 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.14%) Grafana
8 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.072%) SCOM
9 1 (0.072%) Terraform
Vendors
1 348 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 237 (17.11%) Oracle
3 64 (4.62%) SAP
4 44 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (3.03%) Capita
6 40 (2.89%) VMware
7 35 (2.53%) Remedy
8 24 (1.73%) Sage
9 22 (1.59%) Citrix
10 21 (1.52%) BMC
11 20 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.23%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.16%) Sybase
14 14 (1.01%) IBM
15 11 (0.79%) Blue Prism
15 11 (0.79%) IFS
15 11 (0.79%) JD Edwards
15 11 (0.79%) Nimsoft
15 11 (0.79%) WorldPay
16 10 (0.72%) AppDynamics