The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 169 150
Rank change year-on-year -33 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1491 1958 2414
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 2.02% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.09% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1272 1738 2120
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +1.31%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -35 1450 £37,500 -3.84% 159
London -60 601 £47,500 +5.55% 70
South East -39 255 £35,000 -6.66% 28
East of England +22 154 £37,500 +10.29% 9
City of London +6 140 £50,000 +5.26% 27
Yorkshire +17 139 £35,000 +12.90% 15
North West -44 95 £35,000 - 15
South West -10 85 £37,500 +36.36% 6
West Yorkshire -6 80 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Leeds +3 75 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Surrey +28 72 £35,000 +4.47% 7
West Midlands 0 60 £34,250 +14.16% 8
East Midlands +33 57 £32,500 -2.62% 6
Hampshire -17 52 £32,500 +6.55% 4
Berkshire -51 51 £37,500 -21.05% 12
Essex +31 50 £41,250 +11.48% 1
Manchester -33 49 £35,000 - 7
West Sussex -7 38 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 35 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Wiltshire +16 31 £35,000 +7.69% 2
North Yorkshire +15 31 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Suffolk +20 30 £30,000 +3.44% 1
Cambridge -5 29 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Hertfordshire -8 29 £37,500 +36.36% 4
Reading -28 28 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Crawley +4 27 £42,500 -2.85%
Somerset +8 23 £27,750 -5.93%
Coventry +4 23 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Colchester +22 22 £42,500 +46.55%
Nottinghamshire +14 21 £35,000 - 2

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1722 (60.25%) SQL
2 886 (31.00%) Windows
3 802 (28.06%) Finance
4 794 (27.78%) SQL Server
5 776 (27.15%) ITIL
6 697 (24.39%) Microsoft
7 520 (18.19%) Linux
8 501 (17.53%) .NET
9 489 (17.11%) Oracle
10 461 (16.13%) Unix
11 415 (14.52%) Java
12 343 (12.00%) Windows Server
13 329 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
14 323 (11.30%) C#
15 320 (11.20%) Degree
16 285 (9.97%) CRM
17 284 (9.94%) IIS
18 267 (9.34%) Banking
19 256 (8.96%) ERP
20 255 (8.92%) SharePoint
21 250 (8.75%) SLA
22 234 (8.19%) HTML
23 233 (8.15%) Problem Management
24 229 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
25 223 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
26 222 (7.77%) JavaScript
27 212 (7.42%) XML
28 206 (7.21%) Active Directory
29 179 (6.26%) PowerShell
30 177 (6.19%) 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
1 284 (9.94%) IIS
2 255 (8.92%) SharePoint
3 139 (4.86%) Tomcat
4 124 (4.34%) Apache
5 96 (3.36%) JBoss
6 93 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 87 (3.04%) WebLogic
8 80 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
9 54 (1.89%) CMS
10 33 (1.15%) Confluence
11 26 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
11 26 (0.91%) MS Exchange
12 15 (0.52%) Alfresco
12 15 (0.52%) Joomla!
13 12 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.42%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.31%) Documentum
14 9 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 223 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 154 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.21%) Camtasia
7 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 125 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 57 (1.99%) Maximo
3 49 (1.71%) Aligne
4 36 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
5 23 (0.80%) RiskWrite
6 19 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
7 18 (0.63%) thinkFolio
8 17 (0.59%) SAP CO
8 17 (0.59%) SAP FI
8 17 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
9 14 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
9 14 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 12 (0.42%) MetaTrader
11 11 (0.38%) Infor M3
12 10 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.31%) Sage X3
14 8 (0.28%) ION MarketView
15 7 (0.24%) Endur
15 7 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 132 (4.62%) SaaS
2 78 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (2.31%) Office 365
5 23 (0.80%) GitHub
6 15 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.17%) PaaS
9 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.10%) Force.com
10 3 (0.10%) Veeva
11 2 (0.070%) Akamai
11 2 (0.070%) G Suite
11 2 (0.070%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.035%) FinancialForce.com
12 1 (0.035%) IaaS
12 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.59%) Internet
2 61 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 50 (1.75%) DNS
4 40 (1.40%) Firewall
5 34 (1.19%) HTTP
6 32 (1.12%) LAN
7 31 (1.08%) WAN
8 28 (0.98%) VPN
9 23 (0.80%) WebEx
10 22 (0.77%) DHCP
11 19 (0.66%) FTP
12 14 (0.49%) Intranet
13 13 (0.45%) Wireless
14 12 (0.42%) SSL
14 12 (0.42%) VoIP
15 10 (0.35%) Skype
16 9 (0.31%) IPsec
17 8 (0.28%) NetScaler
18 7 (0.24%) LDAP
18 7 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 139 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 95 (3.32%) MySQL
6 67 (2.34%) Oracle Database
7 66 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
8 63 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 35 (1.22%) DB2
9 35 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
12 28 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 26 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (0.84%) Big Data
15 22 (0.77%) MS Access
16 21 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
17 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 80 (2.80%) JIRA
2 72 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (1.75%) Subversion
4 49 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 49 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 37 (1.29%) Eclipse
6 36 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 30 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
8 26 (0.91%) Git (software)
9 25 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
10 23 (0.80%) VersionOne
11 22 (0.77%) Maven
12 16 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 16 (0.56%) Hudson
12 16 (0.56%) MSBuild
13 13 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.42%) Ant
15 10 (0.35%) MSI
15 10 (0.35%) SoapUI
16 9 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
General
1 802 (28.06%) Finance
2 267 (9.34%) Banking
3 166 (5.81%) Retail
4 161 (5.63%) Front Office
5 112 (3.92%) Back Office
6 71 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 60 (2.10%) Legal
8 53 (1.85%) Marketing
9 50 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 41 (1.43%) Publishing
11 32 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
11 32 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 27 (0.94%) Telecoms
13 25 (0.87%) Advertising
13 25 (0.87%) Private Banking
14 24 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.66%) Law
16 17 (0.59%) Billing
17 16 (0.56%) Electronics
18 11 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (17.53%) .NET
2 234 (8.19%) HTML
3 212 (7.42%) XML
4 171 (5.98%) Web Services
5 162 (5.67%) ASP.NET
5 162 (5.67%) CSS
6 91 (3.18%) FIX Protocol
7 75 (2.62%) J2EE
8 66 (2.31%) SOAP
9 49 (1.71%) Middleware
10 47 (1.64%) JSON
11 43 (1.50%) AngularJS
12 40 (1.40%) jQuery
13 39 (1.36%) React
14 32 (1.12%) EDI
15 31 (1.08%) JSP
15 31 (1.08%) REST
16 30 (1.05%) .NET Framework
16 30 (1.05%) Spring
17 27 (0.94%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 329 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 69 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
4 68 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 52 (1.82%) Equities
5 52 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 52 (1.82%) SWIFT
6 51 (1.78%) iSeries
7 48 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 31 (1.08%) Data Centre
8 31 (1.08%) EPoS
8 31 (1.08%) Fintech
9 30 (1.05%) Derivative
10 29 (1.01%) Hedge funds
11 27 (0.94%) AS400
12 22 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 21 (0.73%) User Experience
14 20 (0.70%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.59%) Clustering
16 13 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 886 (31.00%) Windows
2 520 (18.19%) Linux
3 461 (16.13%) Unix
4 343 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 96 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 51 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (1.75%) Android
11 37 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (0.91%) Solaris
13 22 (0.77%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.70%) Windows XP
15 19 (0.66%) CentOS
16 14 (0.49%) AIX
17 11 (0.38%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.38%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (27.15%) ITIL
2 285 (9.97%) CRM
3 256 (8.96%) ERP
4 233 (8.15%) Problem Management
5 229 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
6 177 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 168 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 142 (4.97%) Service Management
9 131 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
9 131 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
10 129 (4.51%) Change Management
11 111 (3.88%) E-Commerce
12 106 (3.71%) DevOps
13 98 (3.43%) Change Control
13 98 (3.43%) SDLC
14 92 (3.22%) Release Management
15 83 (2.90%) Workflow
16 74 (2.59%) Mentoring
17 72 (2.52%) Analytics
17 72 (2.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1722 (60.25%) SQL
2 415 (14.52%) Java
3 323 (11.30%) C#
4 222 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 179 (6.26%) PowerShell
6 142 (4.97%) Python
6 142 (4.97%) Shell Script
7 141 (4.93%) T-SQL
8 100 (3.50%) Perl
9 94 (3.29%) PHP
10 90 (3.15%) Bash Shell
11 83 (2.90%) VBA
12 68 (2.38%) VB
13 61 (2.13%) PL/SQL
14 47 (1.64%) C++
15 44 (1.54%) VB.NET
16 37 (1.29%) Ruby
17 29 (1.01%) C
18 25 (0.87%) VBScript
19 20 (0.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 320 (11.20%) Degree
2 102 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 87 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 78 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 54 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 49 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 40 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.49%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.42%) MCSA
11 10 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.31%) MCP
12 9 (0.31%) MCSE
13 8 (0.28%) CEH
13 8 (0.28%) CISSP
13 8 (0.28%) GCIA
14 6 (0.21%) AAT
14 6 (0.21%) GNVQ
14 6 (0.21%) HND
14 6 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (8.75%) SLA
2 70 (2.45%) QA
3 42 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.45%) HL7
5 13 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.35%) PMO
8 7 (0.24%) GxP
9 5 (0.17%) MiFID
10 4 (0.14%) GDPR
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.070%) Basel II
12 2 (0.070%) Basel III
12 2 (0.070%) EMIR
13 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 206 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.56%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.56%) XenApp
4 13 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (0.35%) vSphere
6 9 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 7 (0.24%) Xen
9 5 (0.17%) vCloud
10 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.070%) Docker
12 2 (0.070%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.070%) KVM
12 2 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.035%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (2.27%) Nagios
2 49 (1.71%) Puppet
3 41 (1.43%) Ansible
4 38 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.08%) Control-M
6 19 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
6 19 (0.66%) SCCM
7 17 (0.59%) SCOM
8 11 (0.38%) OpenView
9 10 (0.35%) Graphite
9 10 (0.35%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.31%) Opsview
11 7 (0.24%) Grafana
11 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.21%) Kibana
13 5 (0.17%) CA Wily
13 5 (0.17%) ThinApp
14 4 (0.14%) Graylog
14 4 (0.14%) logstash
Vendors
1 697 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 489 (17.11%) Oracle
3 108 (3.78%) IBM
4 86 (3.01%) SAP
5 80 (2.80%) Citrix
6 61 (2.13%) Infor
7 57 (1.99%) Sybase
8 54 (1.89%) Splunk
9 50 (1.75%) VMware
10 49 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 37 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 34 (1.19%) Remedy
13 33 (1.15%) Bloomberg
14 29 (1.01%) Cisco
14 29 (1.01%) Informatica
14 29 (1.01%) Sage
15 25 (0.87%) TIBCO
16 23 (0.80%) HP
17 22 (0.77%) Google
17 22 (0.77%) Northgate
East Midlands
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25k-£40k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 15% bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum + Generous Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + OTE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Oscar
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ZenTech Talent
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wembley, Middlesex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago