Period
to 22 June 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 210 180
Rank change year-on-year -12 -30 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,761 2,856 4,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.65% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.72% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,397 2,457 3,574
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,650 £23,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +6.15% +3.17%

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 167,089 166,367 194,152
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,686 136,971 163,081
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 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -6 2,658 £40,000 +6.67% 178
UK excluding London -27 1,460 £33,000 -4.35% 121
London +17 1,280 £50,000 +7.53% 74
North of England -8 412 £35,000 - 43
South East -46 404 £33,000 - 25
Midlands +24 313 £30,700 -5.54% 12
North West +37 237 £35,000 - 28
West Midlands +73 202 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Yorkshire -41 153 £35,000 - 13
East of England -64 130 £35,000 +6.06% 13
South West -27 128 £30,000 -14.29% 11
East Midlands -23 111 £30,000 -6.25% 6
Scotland -14 54 £30,000 - 13
Wales +11 22 £30,500 +1.67% 2
North East -13 22 £32,500 +20.37% 2
Channel Islands - 7 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Man -4 1 - -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,656 (59.98%) SQL
2 953 (34.52%) Finance
3 757 (27.42%) ITIL
3 757 (27.42%) Windows
4 738 (26.73%) SQL Server
5 624 (22.60%) Oracle
6 594 (21.51%) Microsoft
7 538 (19.49%) Linux
8 501 (18.15%) Unix
9 482 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
10 442 (16.01%) Java
11 436 (15.79%) .NET
12 413 (14.96%) C#
13 318 (11.52%) Degree
14 317 (11.48%) Windows Server
15 301 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
16 298 (10.79%) Banking
17 244 (8.84%) IIS
18 236 (8.55%) PowerShell
19 211 (7.64%) Service Management
20 210 (7.61%) T-SQL
21 206 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
22 204 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
23 203 (7.35%) CRM
24 202 (7.32%) SLA
25 201 (7.28%) JavaScript
26 200 (7.24%) Relational Database
27 183 (6.63%) Incident Management
28 175 (6.34%) HTML
29 167 (6.05%) 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
1 244 (8.84%) IIS
2 146 (5.29%) Apache
3 141 (5.11%) Tomcat
4 133 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 73 (2.64%) WebSphere
6 58 (2.10%) JBoss
7 53 (1.92%) WebLogic
8 44 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
9 36 (1.30%) CMS
10 21 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (0.72%) Confluence
12 18 (0.65%) MS Exchange
13 14 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.40%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.40%) nginx
15 10 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.36%) Umbraco
16 8 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
17 7 (0.25%) Moodle
17 7 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 204 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 124 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.072%) Camtasia
6 2 (0.072%) CATIA
6 2 (0.072%) FreeHand
6 2 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.072%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.072%) Windchill
7 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 74 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.63%) thinkFolio
3 35 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 34 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
5 28 (1.01%) NetSuite
5 28 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
6 26 (0.94%) Elite 3E
7 18 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 18 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 17 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
9 16 (0.58%) Workfront
10 14 (0.51%) Markit EDM
11 10 (0.36%) Endur
12 8 (0.29%) LongView
12 8 (0.29%) Maximo
12 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
12 8 (0.29%) Rolfe and Nolan
13 7 (0.25%) BASE24
13 7 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
13 7 (0.25%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 164 (5.94%) SaaS
2 129 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (1.88%) Office 365
5 24 (0.87%) PaaS
6 21 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.22%) G Suite
9 6 (0.22%) Slack
10 5 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (0.18%) IaaS
10 5 (0.18%) Serverless
11 4 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 4 (0.14%) GitHub
11 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 58 (2.10%) DNS
3 57 (2.06%) Firewall
4 44 (1.59%) Internet
5 38 (1.38%) HTTP
6 33 (1.20%) SMS
7 26 (0.94%) VPN
8 24 (0.87%) DHCP
9 21 (0.76%) WebEx
10 16 (0.58%) Intranet
11 15 (0.54%) SAN
12 14 (0.51%) NAS
13 13 (0.47%) Skype
14 12 (0.43%) Broadband
15 10 (0.36%) FTP
15 10 (0.36%) SSH
15 10 (0.36%) SSL
16 8 (0.29%) LAN
16 8 (0.29%) VoIP
16 8 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (26.73%) SQL Server
2 200 (7.24%) Relational Database
3 140 (5.07%) Oracle Database
4 124 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 81 (2.93%) MySQL
6 78 (2.83%) RDBMS
7 69 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 57 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
9 54 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 54 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 45 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
10 45 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 38 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (0.94%) Blockchain
14 26 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (0.72%) DB2
17 19 (0.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 92 (3.33%) JIRA
2 48 (1.74%) Visual Studio
3 44 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
6 20 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 18 (0.65%) Maven
8 14 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 14 (0.51%) Subversion
9 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.29%) FrontPage
12 6 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 5 (0.18%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.18%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.14%) GoCD
General
1 953 (34.52%) Finance
2 298 (10.79%) Banking
3 159 (5.76%) Retail
4 158 (5.72%) Front Office
5 94 (3.40%) Advertising
6 77 (2.79%) Back Office
6 77 (2.79%) Marketing
7 70 (2.54%) Investment Banking
8 54 (1.96%) Legal
9 50 (1.81%) German Language
10 40 (1.45%) Financial Institution
10 40 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 36 (1.30%) French Language
12 35 (1.27%) Law
13 33 (1.20%) Italian Language
14 29 (1.05%) Games
15 21 (0.76%) Publishing
16 17 (0.62%) Telecoms
17 10 (0.36%) Automotive
18 6 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (15.79%) .NET
2 175 (6.34%) HTML
3 161 (5.83%) FIX Protocol
4 134 (4.85%) XML
5 131 (4.74%) Web Services
6 128 (4.64%) ASP.NET
6 128 (4.64%) CSS
7 88 (3.19%) .NET Framework
8 86 (3.11%) Middleware
9 61 (2.21%) SOAP
10 41 (1.48%) jQuery
11 38 (1.38%) J2EE
12 34 (1.23%) REST
13 32 (1.16%) AngularJS
14 29 (1.05%) Spring
15 28 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 28 (1.01%) LAMP
15 28 (1.01%) XSLT
16 26 (0.94%) HTML5
17 25 (0.91%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 301 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (5.07%) Equities
3 132 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 116 (4.20%) Fixed Income
4 116 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
5 105 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 88 (3.19%) Hedge funds
7 84 (3.04%) Management Information System
8 83 (3.01%) Derivative
9 80 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
10 67 (2.43%) Fintech
11 48 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
12 45 (1.63%) Mobile App
13 43 (1.56%) SWIFT
14 29 (1.05%) Data Centre
15 27 (0.98%) User Experience
16 23 (0.83%) iSeries
17 19 (0.69%) Driving Licence
18 17 (0.62%) Analytical Mindset
19 16 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 757 (27.42%) Windows
2 538 (19.49%) Linux
3 501 (18.15%) Unix
4 317 (11.48%) Windows Server
5 71 (2.57%) Windows 7
6 63 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (2.25%) Solaris
7 62 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (1.23%) AIX
10 28 (1.01%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.83%) CentOS
11 23 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (0.62%) HPUX
13 15 (0.54%) Fedora
13 15 (0.54%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.47%) Debian
15 12 (0.43%) Android
16 11 (0.40%) SUSE
17 8 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (27.42%) ITIL
2 482 (17.46%) Problem-Solving
3 211 (7.64%) Service Management
4 206 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (7.35%) CRM
6 183 (6.63%) Incident Management
7 165 (5.98%) ERP
8 143 (5.18%) Problem Management
9 131 (4.74%) Change Management
10 121 (4.38%) ITSM
11 117 (4.24%) Asset Management
12 116 (4.20%) DevOps
13 109 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
14 105 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
15 98 (3.55%) Service Delivery
16 88 (3.19%) Investment Management
16 88 (3.19%) ITIL V3
17 87 (3.15%) Data Analysis
18 85 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
18 85 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,656 (59.98%) SQL
2 442 (16.01%) Java
3 413 (14.96%) C#
4 236 (8.55%) PowerShell
5 210 (7.61%) T-SQL
6 201 (7.28%) JavaScript
7 167 (6.05%) Perl
8 164 (5.94%) Python
9 160 (5.80%) Shell Script
10 159 (5.76%) Bash Shell
11 106 (3.84%) PL/SQL
12 79 (2.86%) VBA
13 74 (2.68%) C++
14 70 (2.54%) VB
15 69 (2.50%) PHP
16 65 (2.35%) Ruby
17 61 (2.21%) VB.NET
18 41 (1.48%) Korn
19 32 (1.16%) Bourne shell
20 26 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 318 (11.52%) Degree
2 101 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
3 56 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 53 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 48 (1.74%) MCSE
6 35 (1.27%) MCSA
6 35 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 34 (1.23%) MCP
8 19 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (0.25%) AAT
9 7 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.18%) CCNA
11 5 (0.18%) HNC
11 5 (0.18%) HND
12 4 (0.14%) MOS
13 3 (0.11%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (7.32%) SLA
2 52 (1.88%) QA
3 30 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.36%) GDPR
6 9 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.25%) MiFID
9 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.11%) EMIR
10 3 (0.11%) FATCA
10 3 (0.11%) PMO
10 3 (0.11%) PSD2
11 2 (0.072%) GCP
11 2 (0.072%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.036%) SEPA
System Software
1 161 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (0.80%) Docker
4 17 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.29%) XenApp
9 5 (0.18%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.18%) Varnish
9 5 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.14%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.036%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.036%) KVM
11 1 (0.036%) LXC
11 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.036%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (1.38%) Nagios
2 36 (1.30%) Control-M
2 36 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
2 36 (1.30%) Puppet
3 18 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.62%) Kibana
5 14 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
5 14 (0.51%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.40%) Ansible
6 11 (0.40%) SCCM
7 10 (0.36%) OpenView
8 9 (0.33%) Graphite
9 7 (0.25%) Terraform
10 6 (0.22%) Grafana
10 6 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.22%) logstash
11 5 (0.18%) CA Wily
11 5 (0.18%) CloudForms
11 5 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 624 (22.60%) Oracle
2 594 (21.51%) Microsoft
3 118 (4.27%) SAP
4 101 (3.66%) Bloomberg
5 88 (3.19%) Reuters
5 88 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
6 74 (2.68%) Red Hat
7 64 (2.32%) Remedy
8 62 (2.25%) Citrix
9 61 (2.21%) ServiceNow
10 59 (2.14%) VMware
11 56 (2.03%) Sybase
12 48 (1.74%) IBM
13 41 (1.48%) Capita
14 39 (1.41%) Fidessa
14 39 (1.41%) MarketAxess
15 38 (1.38%) Tradeweb
16 36 (1.30%) Sage
17 33 (1.20%) FXall
18 29 (1.05%) Charles River