Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 21 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 179 186
Rank change year-on-year -29 +7 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,596 1,940 2,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.57% 1.90% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.96% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,381 1,721 1,897
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +14.75%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £50,000
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 98,614 99,216 115,496
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 96.93% 96.95%
Number of salaries quoted 80,758 81,534 95,549
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 February 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 February 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 -15 491 £33,000 -5.71% 51
North of England -54 389 £35,000 - 45
Midlands +40 340 £35,000 +6.06% 41
North West -17 241 £35,000 -6.67% 24
West Midlands +47 217 £37,500 +25.00% 25
South West +9 151 £32,500 +8.33% 17
East of England -63 148 £40,000 +8.11% 20
East Midlands -6 123 £30,500 -12.23% 16
Yorkshire -88 114 £32,500 - 18
Scotland -32 58 £33,500 +28.85% 7
North East -34 34 £35,000 +20.62% 3
Wales -30 25 £33,000 +15.79%
Isle of Man - 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 February 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.

1 944 (59.15%) SQL
2 495 (31.02%) SQL Server
3 467 (29.26%) Microsoft
4 450 (28.20%) Windows
5 386 (24.19%) ITIL
6 334 (20.93%) Oracle
7 315 (19.74%) .NET
8 311 (19.49%) C#
8 311 (19.49%) Finance
9 287 (17.98%) Java
10 238 (14.91%) Unix
11 236 (14.79%) Linux
12 202 (12.66%) Windows Server
13 181 (11.34%) JavaScript
14 172 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
15 159 (9.96%) SLA
15 159 (9.96%) SharePoint
16 150 (9.40%) ERP
17 149 (9.34%) Degree
18 147 (9.21%) IIS
19 138 (8.65%) Service Management
20 137 (8.58%) T-SQL
21 136 (8.52%) CRM
22 125 (7.83%) HTML
23 122 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
24 109 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
25 101 (6.33%) XML
26 98 (6.14%) CSS
27 93 (5.83%) Oracle Database
27 93 (5.83%) Relational Database

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
1 159 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 147 (9.21%) IIS
3 82 (5.14%) Apache
4 68 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 49 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 46 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
7 32 (2.01%) JBoss
8 26 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.07%) CMS
10 13 (0.81%) nginx
11 10 (0.63%) Confluence
12 9 (0.56%) Liferay
13 8 (0.50%) Moodle
14 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.31%) CICS
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 109 (6.83%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.63%) InfoPath
4 10 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) CATIA
5 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (1.94%) Elite 3E
2 26 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (1.38%) Visualfiles
4 21 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.75%) Sage X3
7 11 (0.69%) SAP CO
7 11 (0.69%) SAP FI
7 11 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.56%) Carpe Diem
9 9 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.50%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.38%) Workfront
13 4 (0.25%) Bond Adapt
13 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
14 3 (0.19%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.39%) SaaS
2 60 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (2.63%) Office 365
4 36 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.19%) IaaS
8 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.063%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.063%) G Suite
9 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.063%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.063%) Serverless
9 1 (0.063%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.57%) DNS
2 20 (1.25%) HTTP
3 18 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.00%) Internet
5 15 (0.94%) DHCP
5 15 (0.94%) SMS
6 10 (0.63%) Firewall
6 10 (0.63%) WAN
7 9 (0.56%) FTP
7 9 (0.56%) VPN
8 7 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.44%) LAN
8 7 (0.44%) SSL
9 5 (0.31%) IMAP
9 5 (0.31%) SAN
9 5 (0.31%) Skype
9 5 (0.31%) VoIP
10 4 (0.25%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.19%) Extranet
11 3 (0.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (31.02%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.83%) Oracle Database
2 93 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 83 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (3.51%) MySQL
5 51 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 38 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
9 32 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (1.94%) MS Access
11 29 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 26 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 22 (1.38%) DB2
14 20 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (0.88%) Hadoop
17 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (2.26%) JIRA
2 34 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.63%) Subversion
9 6 (0.38%) Maven
9 6 (0.38%) Selenium
10 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.13%) Android Studio
12 2 (0.13%) JConsole
12 2 (0.13%) Moq
12 2 (0.13%) MSI
12 2 (0.13%) NUnit
12 2 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.13%) VisualVM
13 1 (0.063%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 311 (19.49%) Finance
2 77 (4.82%) Retail
3 49 (3.07%) Banking
4 45 (2.82%) Advertising
5 39 (2.44%) Law
6 34 (2.13%) Legal
7 31 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 21 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.19%) Back Office
11 18 (1.13%) Marketing
12 16 (1.00%) German Language
13 15 (0.94%) French Language
14 10 (0.63%) Automotive
15 9 (0.56%) Publishing
16 7 (0.44%) Electronics
16 7 (0.44%) Front Office
16 7 (0.44%) Games
17 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (19.74%) .NET
2 125 (7.83%) HTML
3 101 (6.33%) XML
4 98 (6.14%) CSS
5 82 (5.14%) Web Services
6 68 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 51 (3.20%) .NET Framework
8 50 (3.13%) Middleware
9 37 (2.32%) J2EE
9 37 (2.32%) SOAP
10 36 (2.26%) XSLT
11 35 (2.19%) jQuery
12 33 (2.07%) AngularJS
13 31 (1.94%) Node.js
14 27 (1.69%) HTML5
14 27 (1.69%) Spring
15 24 (1.50%) REST
16 23 (1.44%) CSS3
17 20 (1.25%) Entity Framework
18 18 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 172 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 49 (3.07%) Mobile App
4 46 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 29 (1.82%) Fintech
7 28 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 18 (1.13%) EPoS
9 12 (0.75%) iSeries
10 11 (0.69%) User Experience
11 9 (0.56%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.56%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.50%) Learning Management System
12 8 (0.50%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.38%) Graphic Design
13 6 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.31%) N-Tier
15 4 (0.25%) Clustering
15 4 (0.25%) iPad
15 4 (0.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 450 (28.20%) Windows
2 238 (14.91%) Unix
3 236 (14.79%) Linux
4 202 (12.66%) Windows Server
5 51 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 36 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (1.63%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.50%) Android
10 23 (1.44%) Solaris
11 22 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.25%) AIX
13 18 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.94%) HPUX
15 11 (0.69%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.56%) zOS
17 7 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.44%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.25%) Debian
19 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (24.19%) ITIL
2 150 (9.40%) ERP
3 138 (8.65%) Service Management
4 136 (8.52%) CRM
5 122 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (5.33%) Incident Management
7 81 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 69 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (4.26%) Change Management
9 68 (4.26%) ITSM
10 67 (4.20%) Data Analysis
11 61 (3.82%) DevOps
12 46 (2.88%) Service Delivery
13 45 (2.82%) Release Management
14 43 (2.69%) Configuration Management
15 42 (2.63%) Mentoring
15 42 (2.63%) MVC
16 40 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
17 39 (2.44%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 944 (59.15%) SQL
2 311 (19.49%) C#
3 287 (17.98%) Java
4 181 (11.34%) JavaScript
5 137 (8.58%) T-SQL
6 79 (4.95%) PL/SQL
7 73 (4.57%) PHP
8 70 (4.39%) Shell Script
9 61 (3.82%) PowerShell
10 45 (2.82%) Bash Shell
11 44 (2.76%) Python
12 31 (1.94%) Perl
13 28 (1.75%) VB
14 26 (1.63%) VBA
15 21 (1.32%) Ruby
16 20 (1.25%) C
16 20 (1.25%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.13%) C++
17 18 (1.13%) VBScript
18 8 (0.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 149 (9.34%) Degree
2 71 (4.45%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 23 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (1.00%) MCP
8 15 (0.94%) MCSE
9 14 (0.88%) MCSA
10 11 (0.69%) HND
11 9 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (0.50%) AAT
12 8 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.50%) HNC
12 8 (0.50%) MCSD
13 6 (0.38%) CCNA
14 5 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.31%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.31%) MCPD
15 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (9.96%) SLA
2 32 (2.01%) QA
3 12 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.25%) GDPR
6 2 (0.13%) GxP
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.063%) BS7666
7 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (5.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.88%) Docker
3 14 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.56%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.50%) XenApp
7 4 (0.25%) Varnish
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.19%) LXC
9 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.13%) vSphere
10 1 (0.063%) KVM
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.063%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (0.88%) Puppet
2 12 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 11 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
4 9 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (0.50%) Nagios
6 7 (0.44%) SCCM
6 7 (0.44%) SCOM
7 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.38%) OpenView
8 5 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.25%) Grafana
9 4 (0.25%) Graphite
9 4 (0.25%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.19%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.19%) Control-M
10 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 467 (29.26%) Microsoft
2 334 (20.93%) Oracle
3 88 (5.51%) SAP
4 54 (3.38%) VMware
5 44 (2.76%) Capita
6 34 (2.13%) iManage
6 34 (2.13%) ServiceNow
7 33 (2.07%) IBM
7 33 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (2.01%) Sage
9 30 (1.88%) Citrix
9 30 (1.88%) Remedy
10 26 (1.63%) IFS
11 23 (1.44%) WorldPay
12 21 (1.32%) Intapp
12 21 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.19%) Sitecore
14 17 (1.07%) AppDynamics
15 15 (0.94%) Sybase
16 13 (0.81%) HP