Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 169 164
Rank change year-on-year -33 -5 -11
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 3065 3865 4435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 2.04% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.11% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2642 3491 3969
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% -9.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year -4.29% +5.26% +10.83%

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 172559 183130 209788
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138476 153185 174290
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -32 2930 £40,000 - 166
UK excluding London -32 1700 £33,500 -4.29% 103
London -39 1321 £50,000 +11.11% 70
South East -22 556 £32,500 -10.96% 39
North of England -70 378 £32,500 -7.14% 19
Midlands +11 278 £35,000 - 20
North West -46 214 £32,500 -13.33% 10
East of England -52 210 £40,000 +8.11% 4
South West +19 181 £35,000 +27.27% 14
East Midlands +30 145 £32,500 -15.58% 6
Yorkshire -80 138 £28,250 -19.29% 6
West Midlands 0 133 £37,500 +27.12% 14
Scotland -24 50 £33,500 +5.51% 5
Wales -6 47 £33,934 +12.18%
North East -12 29 £36,000 +10.77% 3
Northern Ireland -24 1 £21,500 -54.74% 2

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1858 (60.62%) SQL
2 975 (31.81%) Windows
3 910 (29.69%) Finance
4 904 (29.49%) SQL Server
5 798 (26.04%) Microsoft
6 718 (23.43%) ITIL
7 606 (19.77%) Oracle
8 564 (18.40%) Linux
9 527 (17.19%) Unix
10 461 (15.04%) Java
11 450 (14.68%) .NET
12 389 (12.69%) C#
13 383 (12.50%) Windows Server
14 354 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
15 314 (10.24%) IIS
16 313 (10.21%) Banking
17 303 (9.89%) SLA
18 289 (9.43%) Degree
19 276 (9.00%) JavaScript
20 273 (8.91%) SharePoint
21 271 (8.84%) CRM
22 261 (8.52%) Front Office
23 240 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
24 236 (7.70%) Agile Software Development
25 233 (7.60%) Problem Management
26 226 (7.37%) HTML
27 222 (7.24%) T-SQL
28 206 (6.72%) Incident Management
29 195 (6.36%) Active Directory
30 194 (6.33%) Python

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
1 314 (10.24%) IIS
2 273 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 147 (4.80%) Apache
4 127 (4.14%) Tomcat
5 77 (2.51%) JBoss
6 69 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 64 (2.09%) WebLogic
8 56 (1.83%) WebSphere
9 40 (1.31%) CMS
10 33 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 29 (0.95%) Confluence
12 22 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.39%) MQSeries
14 12 (0.39%) Mule
14 12 (0.39%) Mule ESB
15 10 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.33%) Documentum
15 10 (0.33%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.29%) Moodle
Applications
1 240 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 156 (5.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.098%) HipChat
8 3 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.065%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.065%) Maya
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.033%) CATIA
10 1 (0.033%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 118 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.14%) thinkFolio
4 24 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
5 23 (0.75%) ION MarketView
6 19 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.55%) Visualfiles
8 15 (0.49%) Bloomberg AIM
9 14 (0.46%) Northgate Housing
9 14 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.42%) Eloqua
11 12 (0.39%) Actimize
11 12 (0.39%) RiskWrite
11 12 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.36%) Endur
13 10 (0.33%) SAP CO
13 10 (0.33%) SAP FI
13 10 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
14 9 (0.29%) Maximo
14 9 (0.29%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 89 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 86 (2.81%) SaaS
4 75 (2.45%) Office 365
5 19 (0.62%) G Suite
6 14 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.26%) Slack
10 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.20%) Trello
12 5 (0.16%) PaaS
12 5 (0.16%) Veeva
13 4 (0.13%) GitHub
13 4 (0.13%) IaaS
13 4 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 1 (0.033%) Dynamics 365
15 1 (0.033%) MailChimp
15 1 (0.033%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 78 (2.54%) DNS
3 72 (2.35%) Firewall
4 59 (1.92%) Internet
5 45 (1.47%) DHCP
6 30 (0.98%) VPN
7 26 (0.85%) FTP
7 26 (0.85%) LAN
8 24 (0.78%) SMS
9 23 (0.75%) Intranet
10 22 (0.72%) WAN
11 21 (0.69%) HTTP
12 13 (0.42%) IPsec
12 13 (0.42%) LDAP
13 11 (0.36%) SSL
14 10 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (0.26%) WinSCP
16 7 (0.23%) HTTPS
16 7 (0.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 904 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 152 (4.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 133 (4.34%) Oracle Database
4 119 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 102 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 100 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 91 (2.97%) MySQL
8 58 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
9 44 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 40 (1.31%) RDBMS
11 39 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 36 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
14 30 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
15 27 (0.88%) DB2
16 26 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.82%) MS Access
18 24 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (0.69%) MongoDB
20 20 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 90 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 54 (1.76%) JIRA
3 53 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 48 (1.57%) TeamCity
5 42 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 29 (0.95%) Eclipse
7 27 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
8 24 (0.78%) Git (software)
9 20 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (0.65%) Subversion
10 19 (0.62%) Hudson
10 19 (0.62%) MSBuild
11 13 (0.42%) Android Studio
12 12 (0.39%) VersionOne
13 11 (0.36%) JConsole
13 11 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.36%) VisualVM
13 11 (0.36%) Xcode
14 10 (0.33%) IntelliJ
14 10 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 910 (29.69%) Finance
2 313 (10.21%) Banking
3 261 (8.52%) Front Office
4 148 (4.83%) Retail
5 111 (3.62%) Investment Banking
6 84 (2.74%) Legal
7 74 (2.41%) Back Office
8 72 (2.35%) Law
8 72 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.99%) Publishing
10 46 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 45 (1.47%) Marketing
12 41 (1.34%) Retail Banking
13 39 (1.27%) Advertising
14 35 (1.14%) Financial Institution
15 34 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
15 34 (1.11%) Private Banking
16 20 (0.65%) German Language
17 19 (0.62%) Automotive
18 18 (0.59%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (14.68%) .NET
2 226 (7.37%) HTML
3 176 (5.74%) XML
4 173 (5.64%) CSS
5 151 (4.93%) Web Services
6 139 (4.54%) FIX Protocol
7 124 (4.05%) ASP.NET
8 86 (2.81%) J2EE
9 73 (2.38%) jQuery
10 72 (2.35%) Middleware
11 55 (1.79%) .NET Framework
12 53 (1.73%) SOAP
13 37 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (1.08%) REST
15 32 (1.04%) Entity Framework
16 31 (1.01%) Ajax
16 31 (1.01%) AngularJS
16 31 (1.01%) Spring
16 31 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 354 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 113 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 106 (3.46%) Equities
5 65 (2.12%) Fixed Income
6 61 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 58 (1.89%) SWIFT
8 57 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 51 (1.66%) Fintech
9 51 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 39 (1.27%) Hedge funds
10 39 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 38 (1.24%) Derivative
12 33 (1.08%) EPoS
13 29 (0.95%) User Experience
14 27 (0.88%) Driving Licence
15 26 (0.85%) Data Centre
16 23 (0.75%) N-Tier
17 20 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
18 19 (0.62%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 975 (31.81%) Windows
2 564 (18.40%) Linux
3 527 (17.19%) Unix
4 383 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 120 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 117 (3.82%) Windows 7
7 110 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (1.92%) Android
9 56 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 55 (1.79%) Windows 10
11 53 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (1.40%) Solaris
13 39 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.65%) AIX
15 19 (0.62%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.42%) zOS
17 12 (0.39%) VMS
18 11 (0.36%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.23%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 718 (23.43%) ITIL
2 271 (8.84%) CRM
3 236 (7.70%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (7.60%) Problem Management
5 206 (6.72%) Incident Management
6 189 (6.17%) ERP
7 153 (4.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 150 (4.89%) Change Management
9 142 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
10 136 (4.44%) Service Management
11 119 (3.88%) Service Delivery
12 104 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 102 (3.33%) Project Management
14 100 (3.26%) Process Improvement
15 95 (3.10%) Release Management
16 93 (3.03%) DevOps
16 93 (3.03%) MVC
17 92 (3.00%) Investment Management
18 88 (2.87%) ITIL V3
19 86 (2.81%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1858 (60.62%) SQL
2 461 (15.04%) Java
3 389 (12.69%) C#
4 276 (9.00%) JavaScript
5 222 (7.24%) T-SQL
6 194 (6.33%) Python
7 173 (5.64%) Shell Script
8 171 (5.58%) PowerShell
9 144 (4.70%) Perl
10 92 (3.00%) PL/SQL
11 84 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 83 (2.71%) PHP
13 70 (2.28%) VB
13 70 (2.28%) VBA
14 40 (1.31%) C++
15 32 (1.04%) VBScript
16 30 (0.98%) Ruby
17 26 (0.85%) C
18 18 (0.59%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.49%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 289 (9.43%) Degree
2 134 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 86 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
4 79 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 64 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 53 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 34 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (0.49%) MCP
9 13 (0.42%) MCSE
10 12 (0.39%) HND
11 11 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.33%) CCNA
12 10 (0.33%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.29%) AAT
14 8 (0.26%) MCSD
14 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.23%) MCPD
16 6 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.20%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (9.89%) SLA
2 95 (3.10%) QA
3 32 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.62%) SEPA
5 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.29%) GxP
7 8 (0.26%) HL7
8 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.098%) PMO
10 2 (0.065%) DICOM
10 2 (0.065%) GDPR
10 2 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.033%) MiFID
11 1 (0.033%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 195 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 62 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.75%) XenApp
4 20 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.42%) vSphere
8 10 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.23%) vCloud
10 7 (0.23%) Xen
11 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.16%) Docker
12 5 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 5 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (1.89%) Nagios
2 38 (1.24%) SCCM
3 36 (1.17%) Control-M
4 34 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (1.11%) Puppet
5 29 (0.95%) Ansible
6 22 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 21 (0.69%) Tivoli
8 17 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 15 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
10 13 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 12 (0.39%) SCOM
11 12 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.36%) Opsview
13 9 (0.29%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.26%) Salt
15 7 (0.23%) ThinApp
16 6 (0.20%) Backup Exec
17 4 (0.13%) Graphite
18 3 (0.098%) Netcool
Vendors
1 798 (26.04%) Microsoft
2 606 (19.77%) Oracle
3 124 (4.05%) SAP
4 96 (3.13%) VMware
5 88 (2.87%) IBM
6 84 (2.74%) Citrix
7 83 (2.71%) Sybase
8 61 (1.99%) Bloomberg
9 56 (1.83%) Charles River
10 55 (1.79%) Splunk
11 46 (1.50%) iManage
12 44 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
13 41 (1.34%) Remedy
14 36 (1.17%) Capita
14 36 (1.17%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.11%) Google
15 34 (1.11%) Sitecore
16 30 (0.98%) ServiceNow
17 29 (0.95%) Adobe
17 29 (0.95%) Reuters