Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 270 246 232
Rank change year-on-year -24 -14 -16
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 955 1,484 2,272
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.30% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.37% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1,255 1,936
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £61,313 £53,750 £56,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -4.41%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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 -25 897 £42,707 +6.77% 84
UK excluding London -24 495 £35,000 - 58
London -6 423 £60,000 +20.00% 32
South East +5 152 £39,250 +22.66% 9
Work from Home -18 123 £41,250 +3.13% 9
North of England -11 116 £35,000 -5.48% 17
Midlands +6 109 £32,500 - 6
West Midlands -15 76 £32,500 - 4
Yorkshire -29 57 £35,000 - 5
North West +21 51 £37,500 - 10
East of England +30 42 £45,000 +32.84% 4
South West -21 41 £32,500 -2.99% 14
East Midlands +24 33 £34,500 +25.45% 2
Scotland +2 32 £35,000 -12.50% 5
North East 0 8 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -
Wales +24 1 £27,500 -12.70% 2

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 576 (60.31%) SQL
2 306 (32.04%) Finance
3 263 (27.54%) Windows
4 246 (25.76%) SQL Server
5 227 (23.77%) Microsoft
6 183 (19.16%) Linux
7 175 (18.32%) ITIL
8 172 (18.01%) Azure
9 161 (16.86%) C#
10 158 (16.54%) .NET
11 156 (16.34%) Python
12 146 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
13 122 (12.77%) Unix
14 118 (12.36%) PowerShell
14 118 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
15 105 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 100 (10.47%) DevOps
17 99 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
17 99 (10.37%) Oracle
18 88 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 84 (8.80%) Degree
19 84 (8.80%) Microsoft 365
20 83 (8.69%) T-SQL
20 83 (8.69%) Back Office
21 79 (8.27%) Windows Server
22 78 (8.17%) Front Office
22 78 (8.17%) Java
23 75 (7.85%) SharePoint
24 67 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
24 67 (7.02%) FIX Protocol

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 75 (7.85%) SharePoint
2 61 (6.39%) IIS
3 16 (1.68%) MS Exchange
4 14 (1.47%) Confluence
5 11 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.84%) CMS
8 7 (0.73%) Apache
8 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.52%) Sitefinity
10 4 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.31%) Appian
11 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.21%) nginx
12 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.31%) MadCap Flare
6 1 (0.10%) ALPHACAM
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (1.47%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.42%) Bond Adapt
7 3 (0.31%) Advent Moxy
7 3 (0.31%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 3 (0.31%) Magento
7 3 (0.31%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.21%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.21%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.21%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.10%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.10%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 172 (18.01%) Azure
2 84 (8.80%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (5.45%) AWS
4 51 (5.34%) Power Platform
5 49 (5.13%) SaaS
6 36 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
7 18 (1.88%) PowerApps
8 17 (1.78%) OpenShift
9 15 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.63%) GCP
11 6 (0.63%) IaaS
11 6 (0.63%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.31%) iPaaS
14 2 (0.21%) Datadog
14 2 (0.21%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle CX
15 1 (0.10%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.09%) SSH
2 15 (1.57%) Intranet
3 11 (1.15%) Firewall
4 9 (0.94%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.84%) FIX Connectivity
5 8 (0.84%) LAN
5 8 (0.84%) WAN
6 7 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (0.63%) Skype
8 5 (0.52%) DNS
8 5 (0.52%) HTTP
9 4 (0.42%) DHCP
9 4 (0.42%) VoIP
10 3 (0.31%) Extranet
10 3 (0.31%) SSL
10 3 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.21%) CTI
11 2 (0.21%) Internet
11 2 (0.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 105 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 88 (9.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (3.56%) Power BI
6 28 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.62%) MySQL
8 22 (2.30%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
12 10 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.94%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.84%) Big Data
14 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.73%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 37 (3.87%) JIRA
2 26 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 23 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.94%) Bitbucket
5 9 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.63%) Fiddler
7 5 (0.52%) Artifactory
7 5 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.52%) Maven
7 5 (0.52%) Postman
7 5 (0.52%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.21%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.21%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.10%) GitLab
11 1 (0.10%) Travis CI
General
1 306 (32.04%) Finance
2 83 (8.69%) Back Office
3 78 (8.17%) Front Office
4 64 (6.70%) Banking
5 53 (5.55%) Law
6 33 (3.46%) Public Sector
7 24 (2.51%) Legal
8 23 (2.41%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.99%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.99%) Retail
10 17 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.05%) Marketing
12 8 (0.84%) French Language
13 7 (0.73%) German Language
14 6 (0.63%) Digital Economy
14 6 (0.63%) Electronics
15 5 (0.52%) Billing
15 5 (0.52%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.42%) Social Housing
16 4 (0.42%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (16.54%) .NET
2 67 (7.02%) FIX Protocol
3 51 (5.34%) HTML
4 42 (4.40%) CSS
5 36 (3.77%) XML
6 17 (1.78%) Web Services
7 15 (1.57%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.15%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.15%) JSON
8 11 (1.15%) WML
9 9 (0.94%) ADO
9 9 (0.94%) REST
10 7 (0.73%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.63%) Ajax
11 6 (0.63%) Middleware
12 5 (0.52%) JMS
12 5 (0.52%) SOAP
12 5 (0.52%) Spring
12 5 (0.52%) XML Messaging
12 5 (0.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 118 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.07%) Equities
3 42 (4.40%) Derivative
4 34 (3.56%) Fixed Income
5 30 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 28 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.72%) Hedge funds
8 21 (2.20%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.36%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.05%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (0.84%) Eurex
12 8 (0.84%) Market Risk
12 8 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 8 (0.84%) SCORM
12 8 (0.84%) User Experience
13 6 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 263 (27.54%) Windows
2 183 (19.16%) Linux
3 122 (12.77%) Unix
4 79 (8.27%) Windows Server
5 46 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (2.83%) Windows 10
7 13 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.15%) CentOS
8 11 (1.15%) Solaris
9 10 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.84%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.63%) Android
12 6 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.21%) VMS
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.10%) Debian
15 1 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (18.32%) ITIL
2 146 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
3 100 (10.47%) DevOps
4 99 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (6.81%) CRM
6 52 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 49 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 47 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 40 (4.19%) Release Management
10 38 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 36 (3.77%) ERP
11 36 (3.77%) MVC
11 36 (3.77%) Service Delivery
12 35 (3.66%) Computer Science
12 35 (3.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (3.56%) Analytics
13 34 (3.56%) Asset Management
14 33 (3.46%) Process Improvement
15 31 (3.25%) E-Commerce
15 31 (3.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 576 (60.31%) SQL
2 161 (16.86%) C#
3 156 (16.34%) Python
4 118 (12.36%) PowerShell
5 83 (8.69%) T-SQL
6 78 (8.17%) Java
7 57 (5.97%) JavaScript
8 47 (4.92%) Perl
9 46 (4.82%) Bash Shell
10 43 (4.50%) VBA
11 28 (2.93%) Shell Script
12 24 (2.51%) VB
13 18 (1.88%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.68%) PHP
15 14 (1.47%) Korn
16 12 (1.26%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.94%) XPath
18 8 (0.84%) C
18 8 (0.84%) Ruby
19 5 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (8.80%) Degree
2 30 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
3 29 (3.04%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.05%) A+ Certification
6 10 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (1.05%) MOS
7 9 (0.94%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.52%) MCSE
9 4 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.42%) HND
10 3 (0.31%) MCSA
11 2 (0.21%) CCENT
11 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.21%) MCP
11 2 (0.21%) MCSD
11 2 (0.21%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.10%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.49%) SLA
2 31 (3.25%) QA
3 12 (1.26%) MiFID
4 7 (0.73%) GDPR
5 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.21%) BS25999
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.10%) GRC
7 1 (0.10%) HL7
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.68%) Docker
3 10 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.73%) XenApp
6 6 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (2.72%) Puppet
2 22 (2.30%) Ansible
3 17 (1.78%) Terraform
4 16 (1.68%) Grafana
4 16 (1.68%) SCCM
5 13 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.15%) Control-M
7 10 (1.05%) Nagios
8 9 (0.94%) Packer
9 8 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.63%) SCOM
12 3 (0.31%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.21%) Graylog
13 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.21%) Perfmon
13 2 (0.21%) Prometheus
14 1 (0.10%) Kibana
14 1 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 227 (23.77%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.37%) Oracle
3 57 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 32 (3.35%) Citrix
5 31 (3.25%) Sage
6 24 (2.51%) SAP
7 21 (2.20%) ServiceNow
8 20 (2.09%) Sybase
9 18 (1.88%) Bloomberg
10 17 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.68%) VMware
12 14 (1.47%) Intapp
13 13 (1.36%) Fidessa
14 12 (1.26%) Aareon
14 12 (1.26%) Sun
15 11 (1.15%) AppDynamics
16 10 (1.05%) Dynatrace
16 10 (1.05%) Reuters
17 9 (0.94%) Infor
18 8 (0.84%) ION Trading