Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support Specialist was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 983 1057 1139
Rank change year-on-year +74 +82 -36
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support Specialist 194 165 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.087% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.090% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 158 148 157
UK median annual salary £46,750 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,275 £31,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £63,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £35,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +18.57% -13.58% +14.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 171362 183209 211285
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 137432 153366 175465
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Applications Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support Specialist in the UK

Applications Support Specialist
Top 13 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 6 months to 18 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
England +54 191 £47,500 +11.76% 3
UK excluding London +97 132 £41,500 +18.57% 2
London -7 61 £55,000 - 1
East of England +33 42 £37,500 +15.38%
South East +28 40 £48,000 +45.45% 1
North of England +25 33 £35,000 -12.50%
North West -6 17 £46,000 +41.54%
Yorkshire +38 15 £27,500 -31.25%
Midlands +28 9 £41,500 +18.57%
West Midlands +21 9 £41,500 +12.16%
South West -8 6 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland -7 2 £45,000 +12.50%
North East +10 1 £25,000 -

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 114 (58.76%) SQL
2 62 (31.96%) Finance
3 61 (31.44%) Windows
4 53 (27.32%) Unix
5 47 (24.23%) SQL Server
6 46 (23.71%) Microsoft
7 45 (23.20%) Linux
8 44 (22.68%) CRM
9 40 (20.62%) Oracle
10 37 (19.07%) .NET
11 35 (18.04%) Java
12 33 (17.01%) Windows Server
13 26 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (12.89%) ITIL
15 20 (10.31%) Dynamics CRM
16 19 (9.79%) Retail
16 19 (9.79%) SharePoint
16 19 (9.79%) SLA
17 18 (9.28%) C#
17 18 (9.28%) Change Control
17 18 (9.28%) Relational Database
18 17 (8.76%) Oracle Database
18 17 (8.76%) XML
19 16 (8.25%) ERP
20 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET
20 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
20 15 (7.73%) Incident Management
21 14 (7.22%) FIX Protocol
21 14 (7.22%) Document Management
21 14 (7.22%) JavaScript

Applications Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 19 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.64%) Documentum
3 6 (3.09%) IIS
4 5 (2.58%) JBoss
5 3 (1.55%) CICS
5 3 (1.55%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (10.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.12%) Sage X3
3 4 (2.06%) Postilion
4 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.03%) NetSuite
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.52%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.52%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) SaaS
2 2 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.61%) DNS
1 7 (3.61%) HTTP
1 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.06%) SSL
3 3 (1.55%) Internet
4 2 (1.03%) FTP
4 2 (1.03%) LAN
4 2 (1.03%) LDAP
4 2 (1.03%) SMTP
5 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (24.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.28%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.76%) Oracle Database
4 11 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.55%) DB2
7 3 (1.55%) IMS/DB
7 3 (1.55%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 2 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.03%) QlikView
8 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.55%) JIRA
2 2 (1.03%) Android Studio
2 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (31.96%) Finance
2 19 (9.79%) Retail
3 13 (6.70%) Banking
4 9 (4.64%) Front Office
5 8 (4.12%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.55%) Advertising
7 3 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.07%) .NET
2 17 (8.76%) XML
3 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET
4 14 (7.22%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (6.70%) CSS
5 13 (6.70%) HTML
6 11 (5.67%) Middleware
7 9 (4.64%) jQuery
8 8 (4.12%) Hibernate
8 8 (4.12%) Java EE
8 8 (4.12%) REST
8 8 (4.12%) Spring
8 8 (4.12%) Struts
8 8 (4.12%) XSL
9 7 (3.61%) JSF
9 7 (3.61%) Web Services
9 7 (3.61%) XSLT
10 6 (3.09%) SOAP
11 5 (2.58%) J2EE
11 5 (2.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.15%) EPoS
3 8 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.61%) Equities
5 6 (3.09%) Fintech
5 6 (3.09%) User Experience
6 5 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (2.06%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.03%) Derivative
8 2 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.03%) FMCG
8 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.44%) Windows
2 53 (27.32%) Unix
3 45 (23.20%) Linux
4 33 (17.01%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.19%) Solaris
6 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.09%) AIX
7 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.09%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.09%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.03%) Android
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.68%) CRM
2 25 (12.89%) ITIL
3 18 (9.28%) Change Control
4 16 (8.25%) ERP
5 15 (7.73%) Incident Management
5 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
6 14 (7.22%) Document Management
7 10 (5.15%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.64%) Web Development
9 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.61%) Task Automation
10 7 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.09%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.09%) Data Transformation
11 6 (3.09%) Release Management
11 6 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 114 (58.76%) SQL
2 35 (18.04%) Java
3 18 (9.28%) C#
4 14 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.22%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.64%) PHP
6 8 (4.12%) Python
7 7 (3.61%) T-SQL
8 6 (3.09%) Perl
9 5 (2.58%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.06%) Ruby
11 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.55%) C++
11 3 (1.55%) COBOL
12 2 (1.03%) C
12 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.03%) VBScript
12 2 (1.03%) X++
13 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.03%) Degree
3 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.79%) SLA
2 10 (5.15%) QA
3 7 (3.61%) HL7
4 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.03%) DICOM
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Nagios
2 4 (2.06%) Graphite
2 4 (2.06%) Opsview
3 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.52%) Netcool
3 1 (0.52%) SCOM
3 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (23.71%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.62%) Oracle
3 9 (4.64%) CODA
3 9 (4.64%) Cognos
3 9 (4.64%) Google
3 9 (4.64%) SAP
3 9 (4.64%) SunGard
4 8 (4.12%) Sage
4 8 (4.12%) Sybase
5 6 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.06%) Cisco
6 4 (2.06%) Fiserv
7 3 (1.55%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.03%) BEA
8 2 (1.03%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix
8 2 (1.03%) IBM
8 2 (1.03%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.03%) Siebel