Period
to 29 November 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 354 283 248
Rank change year-on-year -71 -35 -6
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,177 628 1,819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.16% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.22% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 985 578 1,487
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £32,150 £31,500 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £52,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,250 £65,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38% -1.52%

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 117,496 51,552 129,423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.27% 95.11% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 81,554 43,381 104,935
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Support.

Salary trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support over the 6 months to 29 November 2021.

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 29 November 2021. 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 -74 1,083 £40,000 -11.11% 225
UK excluding London -65 627 £37,000 -1.33% 163
London -69 513 £58,000 -3.33% 78
South East -71 224 £35,000 -14.63% 43
Work from Home -108 182 £40,000 - 41
North of England -47 154 £37,707 +3.41% 48
Midlands -86 84 £35,000 +9.38% 33
Yorkshire -51 76 £37,500 - 22
South West -49 69 £31,750 -5.93% 11
North West -66 68 £40,000 +8.16% 20
West Midlands -67 65 £35,000 +12.00% 23
Scotland -45 46 £40,000 +6.67% 9
East of England -87 35 £32,500 -1.52% 12
East Midlands -78 19 £32,000 -1.54% 10
Wales -32 15 £38,000 +26.16% 4
North East -39 10 £45,000 +28.57% 6

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 2021, 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.

1 682 (57.94%) SQL
2 325 (27.61%) Social Skills
3 300 (25.49%) Finance
4 262 (22.26%) Microsoft
5 245 (20.82%) Problem-Solving
6 239 (20.31%) SQL Server
7 215 (18.27%) Windows
8 209 (17.76%) ITIL
9 203 (17.25%) Linux
10 197 (16.74%) Azure
11 167 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
12 148 (12.57%) .NET
13 145 (12.32%) Oracle
14 131 (11.13%) JavaScript
15 129 (10.96%) Python
16 127 (10.79%) Unix
17 126 (10.71%) Degree
18 124 (10.54%) SLA
19 123 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
20 120 (10.20%) AWS
21 119 (10.11%) C#
22 114 (9.69%) CRM
23 112 (9.52%) DevOps
24 100 (8.50%) Microsoft 365
25 98 (8.33%) ERP
26 89 (7.56%) Change Management
27 87 (7.39%) Windows Server
28 86 (7.31%) Java
28 86 (7.31%) PowerShell
29 85 (7.22%) JIRA

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 71 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.99%) IIS
3 26 (2.21%) Confluence
4 21 (1.78%) GeoServer
5 15 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.93%) CMS
7 9 (0.76%) Apache
7 9 (0.76%) Umbraco
7 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.34%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.25%) Moodle
10 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.25%) nginx
10 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.085%) Liferay
12 1 (0.085%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.085%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 64 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.68%) InVision
3 8 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.59%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.085%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 41 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.68%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.59%) Maximo
5 5 (0.42%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 5 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.42%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
6 4 (0.34%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 197 (16.74%) Azure
2 120 (10.20%) AWS
3 100 (8.50%) Microsoft 365
4 72 (6.12%) SaaS
5 68 (5.78%) Power Platform
6 51 (4.33%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (2.12%) PowerApps
8 24 (2.04%) Power Automate
9 16 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (1.10%) GCP
11 11 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (0.76%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.76%) Serverless
13 7 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.59%) Datadog
13 7 (0.59%) Slack
13 7 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.51%) Azure Logic Apps
14 6 (0.51%) GitHub
14 6 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.46%) HTTP
2 23 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.87%) Firewall
4 18 (1.53%) DNS
4 18 (1.53%) FIX Connectivity
5 14 (1.19%) DHCP
6 7 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (0.51%) VPN
8 5 (0.42%) Internet
9 4 (0.34%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.34%) Intranet
9 4 (0.34%) SSL
9 4 (0.34%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.25%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.25%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.25%) Network Security
10 3 (0.25%) Telnet
10 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.17%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.35%) Power BI
3 61 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 56 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (4.16%) Relational Database
7 39 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (2.97%) MySQL
9 32 (2.72%) RDBMS
10 25 (2.12%) GIS
11 23 (1.95%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
12 21 (1.78%) QGIS
13 18 (1.53%) MongoDB
14 15 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (1.10%) NoSQL
15 13 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (1.02%) Tableau
17 11 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 8 (0.68%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 85 (7.22%) JIRA
2 17 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.36%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.76%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.76%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.68%) Axure RP
6 7 (0.59%) GitLab
7 6 (0.51%) Browser DevTools
8 5 (0.42%) Maven
9 4 (0.34%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.34%) Selenium
9 4 (0.34%) Subversion
10 3 (0.25%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.25%) Firebug
11 2 (0.17%) Ant
11 2 (0.17%) Gradle
11 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 325 (27.61%) Social Skills
2 300 (25.49%) Finance
3 167 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (6.54%) Banking
5 67 (5.69%) Back Office
6 59 (5.01%) Front Office
7 36 (3.06%) Retail
8 35 (2.97%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.29%) Investment Banking
10 25 (2.12%) Legal
11 24 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
12 21 (1.78%) Marketing
13 18 (1.53%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.44%) Law
15 12 (1.02%) Public Sector
15 12 (1.02%) Telecoms
16 9 (0.76%) French Language
17 7 (0.59%) Advertising
18 6 (0.51%) Electronics
18 6 (0.51%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (12.57%) .NET
2 75 (6.37%) CSS
3 60 (5.10%) HTML
4 58 (4.93%) FIX Protocol
5 46 (3.91%) ASP.NET
6 40 (3.40%) XML
7 38 (3.23%) Web Services
8 28 (2.38%) React
9 24 (2.04%) AngularJS
10 21 (1.78%) JSON
10 21 (1.78%) Leaflet
10 21 (1.78%) OpenLayers
11 19 (1.61%) Middleware
12 18 (1.53%) Kafka
13 15 (1.27%) REST
14 12 (1.02%) EDI
14 12 (1.02%) HTML5
15 10 (0.85%) CSS3
16 8 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
16 8 (0.68%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (3.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (3.23%) Equities
3 34 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 33 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.63%) User Experience
6 30 (2.55%) Derivative
6 30 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 25 (2.12%) Virtual Team
8 18 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 16 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (0.93%) Eurex
10 11 (0.93%) SWIFT
11 10 (0.85%) Clustering
11 10 (0.85%) CMDB
11 10 (0.85%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.68%) Replication
14 7 (0.59%) AS400
14 7 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 215 (18.27%) Windows
2 203 (17.25%) Linux
3 127 (10.79%) Unix
4 87 (7.39%) Windows Server
5 31 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 27 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.04%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.44%) CentOS
9 17 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.85%) Solaris
11 9 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.42%) Android
13 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.085%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (20.82%) Problem-Solving
2 209 (17.76%) ITIL
3 123 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (9.69%) CRM
5 112 (9.52%) DevOps
6 98 (8.33%) ERP
7 89 (7.56%) Change Management
8 78 (6.63%) Incident Management
9 75 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 75 (6.37%) Root Cause Analysis
10 66 (5.61%) Fintech
11 59 (5.01%) Service Delivery
12 57 (4.84%) Service Management
13 55 (4.67%) Time Management
14 53 (4.50%) Computer Science
15 50 (4.25%) Problem Management
16 47 (3.99%) Analytics
17 39 (3.31%) ITSM
18 38 (3.23%) Data Analysis
19 35 (2.97%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 682 (57.94%) SQL
2 131 (11.13%) JavaScript
3 129 (10.96%) Python
4 119 (10.11%) C#
5 86 (7.31%) Java
5 86 (7.31%) PowerShell
6 70 (5.95%) T-SQL
7 49 (4.16%) Bash Shell
8 34 (2.89%) Perl
9 33 (2.80%) VBA
10 21 (1.78%) C
11 19 (1.61%) PHP
12 16 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.19%) C++
13 14 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.10%) Ruby
15 12 (1.02%) Groovy
15 12 (1.02%) VB
16 10 (0.85%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.76%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 126 (10.71%) Degree
2 45 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 29 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 22 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.59%) CHECK Team Member
8 6 (0.51%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.17%) HNC
10 2 (0.17%) MCSA
11 1 (0.085%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.085%) HND
11 1 (0.085%) ISEB
11 1 (0.085%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.085%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.085%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (10.54%) SLA
2 40 (3.40%) QA
3 13 (1.10%) Accessibility
4 7 (0.59%) MiFID
5 6 (0.51%) GDPR
5 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.42%) HL7
7 3 (0.25%) GRC
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.085%) GxP
9 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.085%) ITGC
System Software
1 44 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.02%) Docker
3 10 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.25%) XenApp
6 3 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.17%) Kamailio
7 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.085%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.085%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (2.55%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.29%) Ansible
3 25 (2.12%) Terraform
4 17 (1.44%) Grafana
5 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.68%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.59%) Control-M
7 7 (0.59%) Nagios
8 6 (0.51%) SCCM
9 5 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
10 4 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.34%) Puppet
11 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.17%) Kibana
12 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.085%) Rancher
13 1 (0.085%) Salt
Vendors
1 262 (22.26%) Microsoft
2 145 (12.32%) Oracle
3 70 (5.95%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (2.80%) Red Hat
5 31 (2.63%) SAP
6 28 (2.38%) Bloomberg
6 28 (2.38%) Citrix
7 25 (2.12%) Splunk
8 24 (2.04%) VMware
9 23 (1.95%) Fidessa
9 23 (1.95%) ServiceNow
10 19 (1.61%) Murex
10 19 (1.61%) Reuters
11 17 (1.44%) Charles River
11 17 (1.44%) Trayport
12 16 (1.36%) Google
12 16 (1.36%) Sun
13 15 (1.27%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.02%) iManage
15 11 (0.93%) Sage