Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,900 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 207 175
Rank change year-on-year -29 -32 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,315 3,045 3,697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.70% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.77% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2,014 2,621 3,324
UK median annual salary £40,900 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.25% +5.26% -10.59%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.52% -5.71% -

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 152,454 172,106 177,593
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 122,023 138,690 148,265
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 December 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
England -28 2,196 £42,500 +6.25% 154
London +9 1,231 £50,000 - 72
UK excluding London -72 1,057 £33,500 +1.52% 89
South East -41 382 £35,000 +7.69% 23
North of England -50 227 £33,000 +1.54% 20
Midlands -70 137 £32,625 -6.79% 17
North West -46 120 £35,000 +6.87% 11
East of England -30 114 £32,500 -18.75% 13
South West -41 103 £32,750 +0.77% 9
Yorkshire +10 100 £32,750 +14.91% 7
West Midlands -24 99 £32,750 -12.67% 10
Scotland +6 60 £31,500 -8.70% 4
East Midlands -61 38 £29,500 -9.23% 7
Wales -4 32 £33,934 - 3
North East -21 6 £35,250 -2.08% 2
Northern Ireland -10 1 £32,500 +51.16%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1,409 (60.86%) SQL
2 771 (33.30%) Finance
3 680 (29.37%) SQL Server
4 665 (28.73%) Windows
5 551 (23.80%) ITIL
6 546 (23.59%) Microsoft
7 505 (21.81%) Linux
8 475 (20.52%) Oracle
9 424 (18.32%) Unix
9 424 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
10 419 (18.10%) .NET
11 415 (17.93%) Java
12 334 (14.43%) Banking
13 326 (14.08%) C#
14 307 (13.26%) PowerShell
15 268 (11.58%) Degree
16 265 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
17 252 (10.89%) Windows Server
18 237 (10.24%) CRM
19 218 (9.42%) Python
20 202 (8.73%) Relational Database
21 200 (8.64%) HTML
22 197 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
23 193 (8.34%) Front Office
24 191 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
25 188 (8.12%) JavaScript
26 179 (7.73%) SLA
27 170 (7.34%) IIS
28 168 (7.26%) SaaS
29 161 (6.95%) Perl

Applications Support 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
1 170 (7.34%) IIS
2 156 (6.74%) Tomcat
3 131 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 119 (5.14%) Apache
5 67 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 50 (2.16%) JBoss
7 39 (1.68%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.08%) CMS
9 24 (1.04%) nginx
10 22 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
11 19 (0.82%) MS Exchange
12 18 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 17 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.73%) Confluence
14 14 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.35%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.22%) GlassFish
17 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 197 (8.51%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 3 (0.13%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.13%) Windchill
8 2 (0.086%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 96 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (2.98%) thinkFolio
3 49 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
5 18 (0.78%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 12 (0.52%) Front Arena
8 9 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.39%) LatentZero
8 9 (0.39%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.35%) Concordance
9 8 (0.35%) LongView
9 8 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
9 8 (0.35%) Relativity
10 7 (0.30%) Eagle PACE
10 7 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
10 7 (0.30%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (0.26%) Salerio
12 5 (0.22%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 168 (7.26%) SaaS
2 121 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (2.51%) Office 365
5 36 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.17%) PaaS
7 23 (0.99%) IaaS
8 19 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.56%) Slack
12 12 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.43%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 5 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.22%) Serverless
15 4 (0.17%) G Suite
15 4 (0.17%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.17%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 75 (3.24%) DNS
2 59 (2.55%) Internet
3 56 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 45 (1.94%) HTTP
5 40 (1.73%) Firewall
6 30 (1.30%) SSL
7 23 (0.99%) DHCP
8 18 (0.78%) SSH
9 14 (0.60%) FIX Connectivity
10 13 (0.56%) Broadband
10 13 (0.56%) VLAN
11 12 (0.52%) FTP
11 12 (0.52%) VPN
12 11 (0.48%) Intranet
13 10 (0.43%) SMS
14 9 (0.39%) WebEx
15 6 (0.26%) NetScaler
15 6 (0.26%) SAN
16 5 (0.22%) HTTPS
16 5 (0.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 680 (29.37%) SQL Server
2 202 (8.73%) Relational Database
3 126 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 115 (4.97%) RDBMS
5 88 (3.80%) MySQL
5 88 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 77 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 74 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 49 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
9 41 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 40 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
10 40 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 38 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 31 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
14 25 (1.08%) MongoDB
14 25 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
15 24 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (0.91%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 68 (2.94%) JIRA
2 62 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 33 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 30 (1.30%) Subversion
6 24 (1.04%) Eclipse
6 24 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (0.91%) Hudson
7 21 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
8 16 (0.69%) Maven
9 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.35%) FrontPage
10 8 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.35%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.26%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.13%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 771 (33.30%) Finance
2 334 (14.43%) Banking
3 193 (8.34%) Front Office
4 120 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 113 (4.88%) Back Office
6 111 (4.79%) Retail
7 46 (1.99%) French Language
8 44 (1.90%) German Language
9 41 (1.77%) Italian Language
9 41 (1.77%) Marketing
10 37 (1.60%) Legal
10 37 (1.60%) Spanish Language
11 32 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 22 (0.95%) Law
13 17 (0.73%) Advertising
13 17 (0.73%) Automotive
13 17 (0.73%) Games
14 15 (0.65%) Telecoms
15 10 (0.43%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (18.10%) .NET
2 200 (8.64%) HTML
3 160 (6.91%) XML
4 156 (6.74%) FIX Protocol
5 117 (5.05%) CSS
6 107 (4.62%) Web Services
7 77 (3.33%) ASP.NET
8 51 (2.20%) jQuery
9 48 (2.07%) Ajax
10 46 (1.99%) Spring
11 45 (1.94%) JSON
12 43 (1.86%) AngularJS
13 37 (1.60%) XSLT
14 36 (1.56%) SOAP
15 35 (1.51%) .NET Framework
15 35 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
16 33 (1.43%) Hibernate
16 33 (1.43%) REST
17 32 (1.38%) Java EE
18 27 (1.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 265 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (6.65%) Equities
3 128 (5.53%) Fintech
3 128 (5.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 124 (5.36%) Fixed Income
5 119 (5.14%) Derivative
5 119 (5.14%) Hedge funds
6 85 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 76 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
7 76 (3.28%) SWIFT
8 54 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
9 44 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 31 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 31 (1.34%) Reinsurance
12 26 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 22 (0.95%) Driving Licence
13 22 (0.95%) Replication
14 21 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
15 18 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 665 (28.73%) Windows
2 505 (21.81%) Linux
3 424 (18.32%) Unix
4 252 (10.89%) Windows Server
5 87 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.86%) Solaris
10 38 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 34 (1.47%) CentOS
12 26 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 26 (1.12%) Fedora
13 24 (1.04%) SUSE
14 23 (0.99%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.73%) Android
17 13 (0.56%) AIX
18 9 (0.39%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (23.80%) ITIL
2 424 (18.32%) Problem-Solving
3 237 (10.24%) CRM
4 191 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (6.70%) Change Management
6 153 (6.61%) Investment Management
7 140 (6.05%) Asset Management
8 136 (5.87%) Computer Science
8 136 (5.87%) Problem Management
9 132 (5.70%) Service Delivery
10 126 (5.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 122 (5.27%) Incident Management
12 121 (5.23%) Service Management
13 119 (5.14%) ERP
14 113 (4.88%) DevOps
15 96 (4.15%) Wealth Management
16 84 (3.63%) Mentoring
17 82 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
18 73 (3.15%) Continuous Improvement
19 63 (2.72%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,409 (60.86%) SQL
2 415 (17.93%) Java
3 326 (14.08%) C#
4 307 (13.26%) PowerShell
5 218 (9.42%) Python
6 188 (8.12%) JavaScript
7 161 (6.95%) Perl
8 141 (6.09%) Bash Shell
9 133 (5.75%) Shell Script
10 132 (5.70%) T-SQL
11 108 (4.67%) PL/SQL
12 106 (4.58%) C++
13 81 (3.50%) Korn
14 76 (3.28%) Bourne shell
15 75 (3.24%) Ruby
16 62 (2.68%) PHP
17 40 (1.73%) VB
18 34 (1.47%) VBA
19 29 (1.25%) VB.NET
20 23 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 268 (11.58%) Degree
2 89 (3.84%) ITIL Certification
3 43 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 39 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.30%) Security Cleared
6 24 (1.04%) MCSE
7 22 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 20 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 14 (0.60%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.52%) MCP
11 11 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.26%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.22%) HNC
13 5 (0.22%) MCSA
13 5 (0.22%) RHCA
13 5 (0.22%) RHCE
13 5 (0.22%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.17%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.17%) ISTQB
14 4 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (7.73%) SLA
2 68 (2.94%) QA
3 42 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.08%) GDPR
5 23 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 21 (0.91%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.43%) PMO
9 9 (0.39%) SEPA
10 8 (0.35%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.26%) ISO 20022
12 5 (0.22%) HL7
12 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.043%) PSD2
System Software
1 121 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 40 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.12%) Docker
4 23 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.26%) Terminal Server
6 6 (0.26%) XenApp
7 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.13%) KVM
10 2 (0.086%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.086%) Xen
10 2 (0.086%) XenServer
11 1 (0.043%) iptables
11 1 (0.043%) NFS
11 1 (0.043%) vSphere
11 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
2 63 (2.72%) Ansible
3 62 (2.68%) Puppet
4 51 (2.20%) Nagios
5 50 (2.16%) Control-M
6 23 (0.99%) SCCM
7 19 (0.82%) SCOM
8 13 (0.56%) Kibana
9 10 (0.43%) Kubernetes
10 8 (0.35%) Icinga
10 8 (0.35%) ZABBIX
11 7 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (0.30%) logstash
11 7 (0.30%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.22%) Terraform
13 4 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.086%) Oracle Identity Management
14 2 (0.086%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 546 (23.59%) Microsoft
2 475 (20.52%) Oracle
3 87 (3.76%) Bloomberg
4 85 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 72 (3.11%) Reuters
6 65 (2.81%) VMware
7 60 (2.59%) Citrix
7 60 (2.59%) SAP
8 56 (2.42%) Splunk
9 55 (2.38%) Sybase
10 52 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
11 49 (2.12%) FXall
11 49 (2.12%) MarketAxess
11 49 (2.12%) ServiceNow
12 48 (2.07%) Tradeweb
13 47 (2.03%) IBM
14 38 (1.64%) Charles River
15 32 (1.38%) ION Trading
16 25 (1.08%) SimCorp
17 23 (0.99%) AppDynamics