Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 217 173
Rank change year-on-year -1 -44 -10
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,687 2,906 4,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.64% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.71% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,311 2,509 3,654
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year -7.14% +4.48% +3.08%

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 162,764 170,011 191,340
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.09% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 131,161 137,219 160,887
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 16 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 16 August 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 -7 2,563 £40,000 +5.26% 193
UK excluding London -36 1,369 £32,500 -7.14% 127
London +30 1,288 £50,000 - 78
South East -62 394 £33,000 +1.07% 36
North of England +12 379 £34,500 -1.43% 32
Midlands -9 254 £32,500 - 19
North West +26 198 £35,000 - 22
Yorkshire -3 167 £34,000 -2.86% 10
West Midlands +43 161 £30,250 -19.33% 11
South West -25 130 £30,000 -14.29% 10
East of England -65 121 £35,000 -3.45% 18
East Midlands -42 93 £34,000 +4.62% 8
Scotland +12 63 £27,500 -21.43% 8
Wales +1 26 £30,500 -5.43% 4
North East -31 14 £32,750 -6.43%
Channel Islands - 8 £45,000 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 1,626 (60.51%) SQL
2 954 (35.50%) Finance
3 762 (28.36%) SQL Server
4 749 (27.87%) Windows
5 712 (26.50%) ITIL
6 590 (21.96%) Oracle
7 586 (21.81%) Microsoft
8 517 (19.24%) Linux
9 489 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
10 486 (18.09%) Unix
11 420 (15.63%) .NET
12 407 (15.15%) Java
13 357 (13.29%) C#
14 326 (12.13%) Banking
15 316 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
16 314 (11.69%) Degree
17 309 (11.50%) Windows Server
18 254 (9.45%) PowerShell
19 240 (8.93%) Relational Database
20 235 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
21 217 (8.08%) CRM
22 214 (7.96%) T-SQL
23 203 (7.55%) IIS
24 198 (7.37%) HTML
24 198 (7.37%) JavaScript
25 196 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
26 184 (6.85%) Python
27 172 (6.40%) SLA
28 168 (6.25%) Service Management
29 165 (6.14%) Incident Management

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
1 203 (7.55%) IIS
2 133 (4.95%) Tomcat
3 126 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 120 (4.47%) Apache
5 54 (2.01%) JBoss
6 41 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 39 (1.45%) CMS
7 39 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 33 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.89%) Confluence
10 17 (0.63%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.41%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 9 (0.33%) nginx
13 9 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (0.30%) WordPress
15 7 (0.26%) Moodle
Applications
1 235 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) Camtasia
6 4 (0.15%) Windchill
7 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.037%) CATIA
8 1 (0.037%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.037%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (2.08%) thinkFolio
3 43 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 28 (1.04%) NetSuite
5 28 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 23 (0.86%) SimCorp Dimension
7 18 (0.67%) Markit EDM
8 16 (0.60%) Elite 3E
9 15 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
10 14 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
11 10 (0.37%) Concordance
11 10 (0.37%) Endur
11 10 (0.37%) Relativity
12 9 (0.33%) LongView
12 9 (0.33%) Workfront
13 7 (0.26%) BASE24
13 7 (0.26%) LatentZero
14 6 (0.22%) Findur
14 6 (0.22%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 162 (6.03%) SaaS
2 129 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 118 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (1.38%) Office 365
5 25 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.63%) PaaS
8 11 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.30%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 8 (0.30%) Slack
12 7 (0.26%) IaaS
13 6 (0.22%) G Suite
14 5 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.19%) Serverless
14 5 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.15%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.15%) Datadog
15 4 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 61 (2.27%) Internet
1 61 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 48 (1.79%) DNS
3 46 (1.71%) Firewall
4 37 (1.38%) SMS
5 30 (1.12%) HTTP
6 21 (0.78%) VPN
6 21 (0.78%) WebEx
7 20 (0.74%) Broadband
8 16 (0.60%) Intranet
8 16 (0.60%) SSH
9 14 (0.52%) Skype
9 14 (0.52%) SSL
10 13 (0.48%) DHCP
11 10 (0.37%) SAN
12 9 (0.33%) NAS
12 9 (0.33%) Wireshark
13 8 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
14 7 (0.26%) Network Security
14 7 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 762 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 240 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 117 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 108 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 96 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 86 (3.20%) MySQL
7 75 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 66 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
9 62 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
10 60 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 55 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
12 49 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 47 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
14 37 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 33 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
16 27 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (0.71%) Ingres
19 17 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 88 (3.28%) JIRA
2 47 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 29 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.67%) Subversion
7 17 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
8 16 (0.60%) Maven
9 11 (0.41%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.37%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.22%) FrontPage
13 6 (0.22%) InstallShield
14 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.19%) Fiddler
14 5 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
15 4 (0.15%) GoCD
15 4 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 954 (35.50%) Finance
2 326 (12.13%) Banking
3 156 (5.81%) Front Office
4 154 (5.73%) Retail
5 93 (3.46%) Back Office
6 84 (3.13%) Investment Banking
7 78 (2.90%) Marketing
8 62 (2.31%) Advertising
9 60 (2.23%) German Language
10 50 (1.86%) French Language
11 49 (1.82%) Legal
12 43 (1.60%) Italian Language
13 42 (1.56%) Financial Institution
14 40 (1.49%) Manufacturing
15 34 (1.27%) Law
16 24 (0.89%) Games
16 24 (0.89%) Telecoms
17 20 (0.74%) Publishing
18 17 (0.63%) Automotive
19 12 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (15.63%) .NET
2 198 (7.37%) HTML
3 164 (6.10%) XML
4 147 (5.47%) FIX Protocol
5 134 (4.99%) CSS
6 127 (4.73%) ASP.NET
7 122 (4.54%) Web Services
8 78 (2.90%) .NET Framework
9 75 (2.79%) Middleware
10 54 (2.01%) SOAP
11 42 (1.56%) Spring
12 39 (1.45%) jQuery
13 36 (1.34%) REST
14 35 (1.30%) Ajax
15 29 (1.08%) JSON
15 29 (1.08%) XSLT
16 27 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 27 (1.00%) J2EE
17 26 (0.97%) AngularJS
17 26 (0.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 316 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 144 (5.36%) Equities
4 117 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 115 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 104 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
7 98 (3.65%) Hedge funds
8 95 (3.54%) Derivative
8 95 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 91 (3.39%) Management Information System
10 66 (2.46%) Fintech
11 61 (2.27%) SWIFT
12 52 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
13 47 (1.75%) Mobile App
14 28 (1.04%) User Experience
15 26 (0.97%) NHS
16 25 (0.93%) Data Centre
17 23 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
18 22 (0.82%) Data Structures
19 21 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 749 (27.87%) Windows
2 517 (19.24%) Linux
3 486 (18.09%) Unix
4 309 (11.50%) Windows Server
5 77 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 67 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (1.64%) Solaris
9 31 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 23 (0.86%) AIX
11 17 (0.63%) CentOS
12 15 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (0.45%) Android
14 12 (0.45%) Windows NT
15 11 (0.41%) Fedora
16 10 (0.37%) SUSE
17 7 (0.26%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (26.50%) ITIL
2 489 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
3 217 (8.08%) CRM
4 196 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (6.25%) Service Management
6 165 (6.14%) Incident Management
7 156 (5.81%) Problem Management
8 151 (5.62%) Change Management
9 148 (5.51%) Asset Management
10 147 (5.47%) ERP
11 122 (4.54%) DevOps
12 114 (4.24%) Investment Management
13 104 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
14 102 (3.80%) ITSM
15 94 (3.50%) Service Delivery
16 93 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
17 92 (3.42%) Wealth Management
18 89 (3.31%) Data Analysis
18 89 (3.31%) Mentoring
19 81 (3.01%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,626 (60.51%) SQL
2 407 (15.15%) Java
3 357 (13.29%) C#
4 254 (9.45%) PowerShell
5 214 (7.96%) T-SQL
6 198 (7.37%) JavaScript
7 184 (6.85%) Python
8 160 (5.95%) Perl
9 153 (5.69%) Bash Shell
10 147 (5.47%) Shell Script
11 108 (4.02%) PL/SQL
12 91 (3.39%) C++
13 89 (3.31%) VBA
14 69 (2.57%) VB
15 68 (2.53%) Ruby
16 61 (2.27%) VB.NET
17 56 (2.08%) Korn
18 44 (1.64%) Bourne shell
18 44 (1.64%) PHP
19 25 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 314 (11.69%) Degree
2 107 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
3 56 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 55 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (1.71%) Security Cleared
6 44 (1.64%) MCSE
7 30 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 26 (0.97%) MCSA
9 23 (0.86%) MCP
10 20 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 13 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.26%) HNC
14 5 (0.19%) CCNA
15 4 (0.15%) MCITP
16 3 (0.11%) MCTS
16 3 (0.11%) Postgraduate
17 2 (0.074%) ISEB
17 2 (0.074%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (6.40%) SLA
2 47 (1.75%) QA
3 27 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.33%) GDPR
6 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.30%) PMO
8 7 (0.26%) MiFID
9 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.11%) EMIR
10 3 (0.11%) FATCA
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.11%) PSD2
10 3 (0.11%) SEPA
11 2 (0.074%) GCP
11 2 (0.074%) HL7
12 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 141 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.86%) Docker
4 17 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.33%) XenApp
8 8 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.22%) Xen
10 5 (0.19%) Terminal Server
10 5 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.074%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.074%) KVM
11 2 (0.074%) Varnish
11 2 (0.074%) vSphere
11 2 (0.074%) XenServer
12 1 (0.037%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 45 (1.67%) Control-M
2 41 (1.53%) Nagios
3 35 (1.30%) Puppet
4 27 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
5 26 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.86%) Kibana
7 22 (0.82%) SCCM
8 21 (0.78%) Ansible
9 12 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
10 9 (0.33%) Kubernetes
11 8 (0.30%) Terraform
12 7 (0.26%) logstash
13 6 (0.22%) Graphite
13 6 (0.22%) OpenView
14 5 (0.19%) CloudForms
15 4 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
15 4 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (0.15%) Tivoli
16 3 (0.11%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 590 (21.96%) Oracle
2 586 (21.81%) Microsoft
3 99 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
4 92 (3.42%) Bloomberg
4 92 (3.42%) SAP
5 85 (3.16%) Reuters
6 72 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 69 (2.57%) Citrix
8 54 (2.01%) Sybase
9 53 (1.97%) IBM
9 53 (1.97%) Remedy
9 53 (1.97%) VMware
10 52 (1.94%) ServiceNow
11 47 (1.75%) MarketAxess
12 46 (1.71%) Tradeweb
13 42 (1.56%) Capita
13 42 (1.56%) FXall
14 34 (1.27%) Charles River
15 33 (1.23%) Sage
16 30 (1.12%) Sun