The median annual salary for a Applications Support Specialist was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support Specialist
UK
Rank 776 887 873
Rank change year-on-year +111 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 81 61 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.059% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.061% 0.084%
Number of salaries quoted 76 57 77
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £45,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year -22.22% +23.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist.

Salary trend for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +120 79 £40,000 -11.11% 9
London +88 27 £55,000 +29.41% 2
South East +50 20 £40,001 -5.88% 5
City of London +62 12 £55,000 -18.51%
West Midlands +33 8 £35,000 -5.40%
South West +22 7 £35,000 -
Solihull - 7 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +24 6 £32,500 +30.00% 2
North West -12 5 £51,875 +15.27%
Berkshire +34 4 £36,250 -27.50%
East of England +13 4 £30,000 -45.45%
Gloucestershire - 4 £35,000 -
Gloucester - 4 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire +18 3 £31,500 +26.00% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Knutsford - 3 £46,750 -
Cheshire - 3 £46,750 -
Surrey +38 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Manchester -18 2 £66,000 +46.66%
Hampshire - 2 £33,500 - 1
Bristol - 2 £34,750 -
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
Ipswich - 2 £30,000 -
Wetherby - 2 £31,500 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 2 £33,500 - 1
Skipton - 2 £37,500 -
Maidenhead - 2 £48,750 -
Slough - 2 £32,500 -
Suffolk - 2 £30,000 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Applications Support Specialist 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 featuring Applications Support Specialist in the job title.

1 72 (44.72%) SQL
2 71 (44.10%) Finance
3 45 (27.95%) SQL Server
4 43 (26.71%) Windows
4 43 (26.71%) Linux
5 40 (24.84%) ITIL
5 40 (24.84%) Microsoft
6 29 (18.01%) .NET
7 28 (17.39%) Unix
7 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (15.53%) Web Services
9 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
9 24 (14.91%) Banking
9 24 (14.91%) Windows Server
10 23 (14.29%) Degree
11 20 (12.42%) Incident Management
11 20 (12.42%) QA
12 19 (11.80%) Oracle
13 17 (10.56%) Java
13 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
13 17 (10.56%) SDLC
14 15 (9.32%) Problem Management
14 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (8.70%) Siebel
15 14 (8.70%) C#
15 14 (8.70%) VBScript
15 14 (8.70%) IIS
15 14 (8.70%) Active Directory

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.70%) IIS
3 7 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (1.24%) CICS
6 2 (1.24%) CMS
6 2 (1.24%) JBoss
6 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.62%) Gentran
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (6.21%) SAP CO
1 10 (6.21%) SAP FI
1 10 (6.21%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.48%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.24%) HFM
5 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.62%) EQXanite
5 1 (0.62%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.62%) Maximo
5 1 (0.62%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) HTTP
1 4 (2.48%) Internet
1 4 (2.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.24%) DNS
2 2 (1.24%) Firewall
2 2 (1.24%) Intranet
2 2 (1.24%) LAN
2 2 (1.24%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (27.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.59%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (5.59%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.86%) DB2
7 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.24%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.24%) IMS/DB
7 2 (1.24%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.24%) MySQL
7 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.86%) JIRA
1 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 71 (44.10%) Finance
2 24 (14.91%) Banking
3 7 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Law
7 2 (1.24%) Back Office
7 2 (1.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.01%) .NET
2 25 (15.53%) Web Services
3 9 (5.59%) XML
4 8 (4.97%) JSON
5 7 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 7 (4.35%) Middleware
6 6 (3.73%) CSS
6 6 (3.73%) HTML
7 5 (3.11%) SOAP
8 4 (2.48%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.86%) WCF
10 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.24%) Handlebars
10 2 (1.24%) J2EE
10 2 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.24%) React
10 2 (1.24%) REST
11 1 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
11 1 (0.62%) Node.js
11 1 (0.62%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.73%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.73%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.48%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) EPoS
6 2 (1.24%) iSeries
6 2 (1.24%) Life Science
6 2 (1.24%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) Derivative
7 1 (0.62%) Equities
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.71%) Linux
1 43 (26.71%) Windows
2 28 (17.39%) Unix
3 24 (14.91%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.35%) CentOS
4 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.11%) AIX
6 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) Incident Management
3 17 (10.56%) SDLC
4 15 (9.32%) Problem Management
4 15 (9.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (6.83%) Service Management
8 10 (6.21%) Procure-to-Pay
9 9 (5.59%) Analytics
10 8 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.97%) Performance Management
11 7 (4.35%) CRM
11 7 (4.35%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.35%) Line Management
11 7 (4.35%) Migration
11 7 (4.35%) Release Management
11 7 (4.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.72%) SQL
2 24 (14.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (10.56%) Java
4 14 (8.70%) C#
4 14 (8.70%) VBScript
5 10 (6.21%) T-SQL
6 6 (3.73%) Perl
7 5 (3.11%) C
7 5 (3.11%) Python
8 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.24%) COBOL
10 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.24%) VB
10 2 (1.24%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.62%) PHP
11 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (4.35%) CISSP
3 6 (3.73%) CEH
3 6 (3.73%) GCIA
4 5 (3.11%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.24%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.62%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.42%) QA
2 6 (3.73%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) HL7
4 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.86%) XenApp
3 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.62%) Samba
4 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.35%) Grafana
2 4 (2.48%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.62%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.62%) Graphite
3 1 (0.62%) Kibana
3 1 (0.62%) Nagios
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Netcool
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (24.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.80%) Oracle
3 14 (8.70%) Siebel
4 11 (6.83%) SAP
5 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.35%) VMware
6 6 (3.73%) Citrix
7 5 (3.11%) IBM
8 4 (2.48%) iManage
8 4 (2.48%) Northgate
8 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.86%) Remedy
10 2 (1.24%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.24%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.62%) Apple
11 1 (0.62%) HP
11 1 (0.62%) Informatica
11 1 (0.62%) Juniper
11 1 (0.62%) Nimsoft
11 1 (0.62%) Xceptor
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