Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 192 172
Rank change year-on-year -46 -20 +26
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,237 1,698 2,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.34% 1.77% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.82% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,460 1,957
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -3.80% -1.25%

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 89,196 93,096 106,600
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.91% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 71,599 76,302 87,783
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,525 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -51 384 £33,500 +3.08% 29
North of England -23 311 £33,000 -2.94% 28
Midlands -13 197 £32,750 +0.77% 19
North West -20 167 £32,500 -2.26% 15
South West -27 137 £31,375 -16.33% 19
Yorkshire -9 134 £35,000 +7.69% 13
West Midlands +34 126 £32,625 -6.79% 12
East of England -81 110 £35,000 -6.67% 12
East Midlands -57 71 £34,000 +4.62% 7
Scotland +5 62 £28,500 -14.93% 11
Wales +2 36 £30,500 -10.12% 8
North East -28 9 £26,500 -26.39%
Channel Islands - 4 £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 15 October 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.

1 702 (56.75%) SQL
2 384 (31.04%) SQL Server
3 341 (27.57%) Windows
4 336 (27.16%) Microsoft
5 310 (25.06%) ITIL
6 262 (21.18%) Problem-Solving
7 213 (17.22%) Linux
8 206 (16.65%) Finance
9 199 (16.09%) Oracle
10 190 (15.36%) .NET
11 166 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
12 164 (13.26%) C#
12 164 (13.26%) Unix
13 147 (11.88%) Java
14 140 (11.32%) Windows Server
15 138 (11.16%) JavaScript
16 127 (10.27%) HTML
17 124 (10.02%) CRM
18 122 (9.86%) PowerShell
19 119 (9.62%) Degree
20 114 (9.22%) SLA
21 112 (9.05%) IIS
22 109 (8.81%) XML
23 108 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
24 105 (8.49%) T-SQL
25 102 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
26 101 (8.16%) Relational Database
27 95 (7.68%) SharePoint
28 93 (7.52%) Service Management
29 87 (7.03%) CSS

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
1 112 (9.05%) IIS
2 95 (7.68%) SharePoint
3 41 (3.31%) Tomcat
4 33 (2.67%) Apache
5 25 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (1.78%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.70%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.62%) nginx
9 11 (0.89%) Confluence
10 10 (0.81%) CMS
10 10 (0.81%) JBoss
11 9 (0.73%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.57%) WordPress
13 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.32%) CICS
15 3 (0.24%) Moodle
15 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.24%) Totara
15 3 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 102 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.24%) Windchill
4 2 (0.16%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 47 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (1.29%) NetSuite
4 13 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.49%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.32%) iTrent
8 3 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.24%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.24%) Visualfiles
9 2 (0.16%) assyst
9 2 (0.16%) Exstream
9 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.16%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 86 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (5.34%) SaaS
4 30 (2.43%) Office 365
5 20 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (1.46%) IaaS
7 14 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.05%) PaaS
9 10 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.32%) Taleo
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.16%) Serverless
12 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.081%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.081%) GitHub
13 1 (0.081%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.081%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.75%) Internet
2 24 (1.94%) DNS
3 19 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.21%) Firewall
4 15 (1.21%) SSH
5 14 (1.13%) HTTP
6 10 (0.81%) SMS
7 9 (0.73%) Skype
7 9 (0.73%) VPN
8 6 (0.49%) SSL
8 6 (0.49%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.40%) LAN
9 5 (0.40%) WAN
9 5 (0.40%) WebEx
10 4 (0.32%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.32%) VoIP
11 3 (0.24%) ATM
11 3 (0.24%) Intranet
11 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (31.04%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 67 (5.42%) RDBMS
4 43 (3.48%) MySQL
5 31 (2.51%) Oracle Database
5 31 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
6 28 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
7 24 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (1.78%) Ingres
8 22 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 11 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (0.89%) DB2
13 8 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (3.23%) JIRA
2 33 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.02%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.89%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.65%) Subversion
7 6 (0.49%) Hudson
7 6 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.40%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.24%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.24%) Maven
9 3 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.16%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.16%) Log4j
10 2 (0.16%) Log4Net
10 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 206 (16.65%) Finance
2 64 (5.17%) Retail
3 34 (2.75%) Banking
4 31 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.46%) Back Office
6 17 (1.37%) Automotive
7 13 (1.05%) Marketing
8 12 (0.97%) Games
8 12 (0.97%) German Language
9 10 (0.81%) Law
9 10 (0.81%) Legal
10 9 (0.73%) Local Government
11 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.49%) Advertising
12 6 (0.49%) French Language
12 6 (0.49%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.32%) Billing
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.24%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (15.36%) .NET
2 127 (10.27%) HTML
3 109 (8.81%) XML
4 87 (7.03%) CSS
5 78 (6.31%) Web Services
6 48 (3.88%) ASP.NET
7 34 (2.75%) Java EE
8 33 (2.67%) EDI
9 27 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 27 (2.18%) jQuery
10 26 (2.10%) SOAP
11 25 (2.02%) Ajax
11 25 (2.02%) XSLT
12 23 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 18 (1.46%) Spring
14 17 (1.37%) JSON
15 15 (1.21%) Hibernate
16 14 (1.13%) Entity Framework
16 14 (1.13%) REST
17 12 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 166 (13.42%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 51 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 43 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.18%) Fintech
7 25 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 25 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.94%) NHS
9 22 (1.78%) Driving Licence
10 21 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.29%) User Experience
11 16 (1.29%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.05%) Replication
13 11 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.89%) EPoS
14 10 (0.81%) Learning Management System
15 9 (0.73%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.57%) Online Banking
17 6 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 341 (27.57%) Windows
2 213 (17.22%) Linux
3 164 (13.26%) Unix
4 140 (11.32%) Windows Server
5 59 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.54%) Windows 10
7 19 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.73%) Android
11 6 (0.49%) CentOS
12 5 (0.40%) AIX
12 5 (0.40%) Solaris
13 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.24%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (25.06%) ITIL
2 262 (21.18%) Problem-Solving
3 124 (10.02%) CRM
4 108 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (7.52%) Service Management
6 85 (6.87%) ERP
7 74 (5.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 72 (5.82%) Mentoring
9 65 (5.25%) Incident Management
10 63 (5.09%) DevOps
11 62 (5.01%) ITSM
12 60 (4.85%) Service Delivery
13 55 (4.45%) Change Management
14 53 (4.28%) Problem Management
15 49 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (3.56%) Release Management
17 38 (3.07%) MVC
18 37 (2.99%) Asset Management
19 36 (2.91%) Data Analysis
19 36 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 702 (56.75%) SQL
2 164 (13.26%) C#
3 147 (11.88%) Java
4 138 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 122 (9.86%) PowerShell
6 105 (8.49%) T-SQL
7 46 (3.72%) Shell Script
8 45 (3.64%) Python
9 41 (3.31%) PHP
10 40 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 30 (2.43%) VB
12 23 (1.86%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.37%) Perl
13 17 (1.37%) VBA
14 11 (0.89%) C++
15 9 (0.73%) Delphi
15 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.65%) VBScript
17 6 (0.49%) COBOL
17 6 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 119 (9.62%) Degree
2 35 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (2.83%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.62%) MCSE
6 18 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.57%) HNC
11 6 (0.49%) MCP
12 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.24%) MCITP
12 3 (0.24%) MCTS
12 3 (0.24%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.16%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.16%) RHCA
13 2 (0.16%) RHCE
13 2 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (9.22%) SLA
2 30 (2.43%) QA
3 23 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.73%) PMO
7 6 (0.49%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.49%) GDPR
8 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
10 1 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.78%) Docker
4 15 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.32%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.24%) KVM
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.16%) vSphere
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.081%) NFS
10 1 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.70%) Ansible
3 15 (1.21%) Puppet
4 11 (0.89%) Nagios
5 7 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (0.49%) SCCM
6 6 (0.49%) SCOM
7 5 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.40%) Terraform
7 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.16%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.16%) Control-M
10 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 336 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 199 (16.09%) Oracle
3 40 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
4 36 (2.91%) VMware
5 35 (2.83%) SAP
6 29 (2.34%) Remedy
7 19 (1.54%) Sage
8 18 (1.46%) Citrix
9 17 (1.37%) BMC
10 14 (1.13%) IBM
10 14 (1.13%) JD Edwards
11 13 (1.05%) Cisco
11 13 (1.05%) Splunk
12 11 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 10 (0.81%) Blue Prism
13 10 (0.81%) UiPath
14 9 (0.73%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.57%) Nimsoft
15 7 (0.57%) Pegasus
15 7 (0.57%) Workday