Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £33,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 168 191
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 -24
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1704 2248 2205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.69% 2.05% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.11% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 1986 1925
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.29% +5.26% +10.83%
10th Percentile £22,100 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,250 £48,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% -9.41% +13.33%

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 97635 106309 120973
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.91% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 79856 87487 99533
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -9 559 £32,500 -11.56% 41
North of England -72 378 £32,500 -7.14% 21
Midlands +24 281 £35,000 - 15
North West -51 213 £32,500 -13.33% 11
East of England -42 208 £40,000 +8.11% 6
South West +27 181 £35,000 +27.27% 13
East Midlands +33 146 £32,500 -15.58% 5
Yorkshire -76 139 £28,500 -18.57% 7
West Midlands +7 135 £37,500 +26.05% 10
Scotland -23 50 £33,500 -0.74% 5
Wales -3 47 £33,934 +12.18%
North East -17 29 £36,000 +10.77% 3
Northern Ireland -24 1 £21,500 -54.74%
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 978 (57.39%) SQL
2 519 (30.46%) SQL Server
3 503 (29.52%) Windows
4 486 (28.52%) Microsoft
5 407 (23.88%) ITIL
6 331 (19.42%) Finance
7 319 (18.72%) .NET
8 315 (18.49%) Oracle
9 281 (16.49%) C#
10 254 (14.91%) Java
11 245 (14.38%) Linux
12 199 (11.68%) Windows Server
13 198 (11.62%) Unix
13 198 (11.62%) SLA
14 196 (11.50%) SharePoint
15 179 (10.50%) JavaScript
16 176 (10.33%) IIS
17 174 (10.21%) CRM
18 173 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
19 159 (9.33%) ERP
20 147 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
21 143 (8.39%) HTML
22 142 (8.33%) Degree
23 132 (7.75%) Problem Management
24 116 (6.81%) Active Directory
25 112 (6.57%) XML
26 111 (6.51%) CSS
27 103 (6.04%) Web Services
27 103 (6.04%) Security Cleared
28 102 (5.99%) Agile Software Development

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
1 196 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 176 (10.33%) IIS
3 77 (4.52%) Apache
4 52 (3.05%) BizTalk Server
5 43 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 35 (2.05%) JBoss
7 34 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 24 (1.41%) CMS
9 22 (1.29%) MS Exchange
9 22 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.65%) Confluence
12 10 (0.59%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.53%) Moodle
14 7 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.41%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.29%) CICS
15 5 (0.29%) Gentran
15 5 (0.29%) Liferay
Applications
1 147 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 98 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.059%) CATIA
6 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.059%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 45 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
4 17 (1.00%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.59%) Sage X3
6 9 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 9 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 9 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 8 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.41%) Maximo
9 6 (0.35%) BPCS
9 6 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.29%) Aligne
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.23%) Bond Adapt
11 4 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.99%) Office 365
2 43 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (2.52%) SaaS
3 35 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.29%) Veeva
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) G Suite
6 3 (0.18%) GitHub
6 3 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.18%) IaaS
6 3 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.059%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.059%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.059%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.05%) Internet
2 33 (1.94%) DNS
3 26 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.35%) Firewall
5 19 (1.12%) SMS
6 16 (0.94%) DHCP
7 15 (0.88%) LAN
7 15 (0.88%) WAN
8 12 (0.70%) HTTP
9 11 (0.65%) LDAP
10 10 (0.59%) VPN
11 9 (0.53%) FTP
12 8 (0.47%) WinSCP
13 7 (0.41%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.41%) MPLS
13 7 (0.41%) NetScaler
13 7 (0.41%) SSL
13 7 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.29%) Skype
14 5 (0.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 519 (30.46%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 59 (3.46%) MySQL
5 48 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
8 28 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 26 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.47%) DB2
11 23 (1.35%) MS Access
12 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.65%) Big Data
15 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (0.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 62 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 43 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 22 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.17%) JIRA
6 13 (0.76%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.65%) JConsole
7 11 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (0.65%) Subversion
7 11 (0.65%) VisualVM
8 9 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.41%) Ant
10 6 (0.35%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.29%) Maven
12 4 (0.23%) MSI
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.18%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.18%) Selenium
13 3 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 331 (19.42%) Finance
2 92 (5.40%) Retail
3 82 (4.81%) Banking
4 59 (3.46%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.94%) Law
6 30 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.64%) Back Office
8 26 (1.53%) Legal
9 23 (1.35%) Publishing
10 22 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.23%) Advertising
12 19 (1.12%) Automotive
12 19 (1.12%) Marketing
13 16 (0.94%) German Language
14 15 (0.88%) Electronics
14 15 (0.88%) French Language
15 9 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.47%) Front Office
17 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
18 6 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (18.72%) .NET
2 143 (8.39%) HTML
3 112 (6.57%) XML
4 111 (6.51%) CSS
5 103 (6.04%) Web Services
6 87 (5.11%) ASP.NET
7 49 (2.88%) jQuery
8 42 (2.46%) Middleware
9 40 (2.35%) .NET Framework
10 30 (1.76%) Entity Framework
10 30 (1.76%) J2EE
11 29 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (1.64%) AngularJS
12 28 (1.64%) Spring
12 28 (1.64%) WCF
13 27 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (1.58%) EDI
14 26 (1.53%) Ajax
14 26 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 26 (1.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 46 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 32 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 27 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 25 (1.47%) EPoS
8 22 (1.29%) User Experience
9 17 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 12 (0.70%) Fintech
11 11 (0.65%) Clustering
12 10 (0.59%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.59%) Learning Management System
13 9 (0.53%) iPad
13 9 (0.53%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.53%) SWIFT
14 7 (0.41%) iSeries
15 6 (0.35%) DataPower
15 6 (0.35%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.29%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 503 (29.52%) Windows
2 245 (14.38%) Linux
3 199 (11.68%) Windows Server
4 198 (11.62%) Unix
5 60 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (2.88%) Windows 7
7 45 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (2.23%) Android
9 36 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 32 (1.88%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.82%) zOS
12 12 (0.70%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.65%) AIX
14 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.35%) Solaris
16 4 (0.23%) Debian
16 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.059%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (23.88%) ITIL
2 174 (10.21%) CRM
3 159 (9.33%) ERP
4 132 (7.75%) Problem Management
5 102 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (5.40%) Incident Management
7 85 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 76 (4.46%) MVC
9 73 (4.28%) Service Management
10 70 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
11 69 (4.05%) Change Management
12 67 (3.93%) Release Management
13 63 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (3.46%) ITIL V3
15 57 (3.35%) Document Management
16 55 (3.23%) Process Improvement
17 54 (3.17%) SDLC
18 50 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
19 49 (2.88%) Project Management
20 48 (2.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 978 (57.39%) SQL
2 281 (16.49%) C#
3 254 (14.91%) Java
4 179 (10.50%) JavaScript
5 101 (5.93%) T-SQL
6 82 (4.81%) Shell Script
7 62 (3.64%) PL/SQL
8 57 (3.35%) PowerShell
9 51 (2.99%) PHP
10 38 (2.23%) Bash Shell
11 37 (2.17%) Python
12 35 (2.05%) VB
13 31 (1.82%) Perl
14 26 (1.53%) VBA
15 24 (1.41%) VBScript
16 20 (1.17%) C
17 15 (0.88%) ABAP
18 12 (0.70%) C++
19 10 (0.59%) VB.NET
20 7 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 142 (8.33%) Degree
2 103 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 64 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 18 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.88%) MCP
9 11 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.59%) CCNA
11 9 (0.53%) Master's Degree
11 9 (0.53%) MCSD
12 8 (0.47%) AAT
12 8 (0.47%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.41%) HND
13 7 (0.41%) MCPD
13 7 (0.41%) MCSE
14 6 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.29%) HNC
16 4 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (11.62%) SLA
2 49 (2.88%) QA
3 14 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.47%) GxP
5 7 (0.41%) HL7
5 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) DICOM
7 2 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.059%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (6.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.76%) vSphere
5 12 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (0.53%) XenApp
8 8 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.41%) vCloud
9 7 (0.41%) Xen
9 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (1.23%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 11 (0.65%) Nagios
3 11 (0.65%) SCCM
4 10 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 9 (0.53%) SCOM
6 7 (0.41%) ThinApp
7 6 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.29%) Control-M
8 5 (0.29%) Puppet
9 4 (0.23%) Opsview
10 3 (0.18%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.18%) Netcool
11 1 (0.059%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.059%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.059%) WMI
Vendors
1 486 (28.52%) Microsoft
2 315 (18.49%) Oracle
3 87 (5.11%) SAP
4 63 (3.70%) IBM
5 47 (2.76%) VMware
6 32 (1.88%) Remedy
7 29 (1.70%) Sitecore
7 29 (1.70%) Splunk
8 25 (1.47%) Citrix
9 24 (1.41%) Capita
10 23 (1.35%) iManage
11 19 (1.12%) Cisco
11 19 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.00%) Google
12 17 (1.00%) Sage
13 16 (0.94%) AppDynamics
13 16 (0.94%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.76%) IFS
15 12 (0.70%) Cognos
15 12 (0.70%) ServiceNow