Period
to 22 February 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 186 169
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 -15
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,984 3,211 4,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.83% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.90% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,580 2,852 3,778
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,250 £23,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £66,251
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +13.82%

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 169,468 169,423 202,837
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.48% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 138,985 140,739 169,592
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,309
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.57% +2.91%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +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 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 -13 2,874 £40,000 +6.67% 281
UK excluding London -34 1,589 £34,000 +3.03% 190
London +18 1,364 £50,000 +12.36% 100
South East -20 489 £33,000 -5.71% 54
North of England -56 386 £35,000 - 45
Midlands +35 337 £36,000 +10.77% 43
North West -13 240 £35,000 -6.67% 22
West Midlands +66 217 £37,500 +25.00% 25
South West +11 151 £32,500 +8.33% 18
East of England -66 150 £40,000 +8.11% 21
East Midlands +2 120 £30,500 -9.46% 18
Yorkshire -88 114 £32,500 - 20
Scotland -24 58 £33,500 +28.85% 8
North East -26 32 £35,000 +20.62% 3
Wales -32 25 £33,000 +15.79% 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,810 (60.66%) SQL
2 926 (31.03%) Finance
3 877 (29.39%) Windows
4 856 (28.69%) SQL Server
5 751 (25.17%) ITIL
6 717 (24.03%) Microsoft
7 667 (22.35%) Oracle
8 575 (19.27%) Unix
9 560 (18.77%) Linux
10 487 (16.32%) Java
11 429 (14.38%) .NET
12 415 (13.91%) C#
13 384 (12.87%) Windows Server
14 330 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
15 318 (10.66%) Degree
16 310 (10.39%) Banking
17 286 (9.58%) SLA
18 268 (8.98%) IIS
19 262 (8.78%) JavaScript
19 262 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
20 235 (7.88%) T-SQL
21 229 (7.67%) HTML
21 229 (7.67%) Service Management
21 229 (7.67%) Front Office
22 214 (7.17%) CRM
23 204 (6.84%) Incident Management
24 201 (6.74%) SharePoint
25 197 (6.60%) Python
26 190 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
27 184 (6.17%) ERP

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
1 268 (8.98%) IIS
2 201 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 151 (5.06%) Apache
4 148 (4.96%) Tomcat
5 81 (2.71%) WebSphere
6 69 (2.31%) JBoss
7 67 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
8 58 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 26 (0.87%) CMS
10 22 (0.74%) Confluence
11 13 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.44%) nginx
12 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.30%) Liferay
14 8 (0.27%) Moodle
15 7 (0.23%) MQSeries
15 7 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 190 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 127 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.067%) CATIA
7 2 (0.067%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.034%) FreeHand
8 1 (0.034%) Maya
8 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.034%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 72 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.74%) Elite 3E
3 34 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.87%) thinkFolio
6 24 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
7 22 (0.74%) Visualfiles
8 19 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
9 18 (0.60%) ION MarketView
10 15 (0.50%) Bloomberg AIM
10 15 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (0.44%) FLEXCUBE
11 13 (0.44%) Maximo
12 12 (0.40%) Eloqua
12 12 (0.40%) NetSuite
12 12 (0.40%) Sage X3
12 12 (0.40%) SAP CO
12 12 (0.40%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
13 11 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.75%) SaaS
2 84 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (2.11%) Office 365
5 15 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.50%) PaaS
6 13 (0.44%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.37%) G Suite
8 10 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.30%) Slack
10 6 (0.20%) GitHub
10 6 (0.20%) Trello
11 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
12 4 (0.13%) IaaS
13 3 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.067%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.067%) Datadog
14 2 (0.067%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.28%) TCP/IP
2 67 (2.25%) Firewall
3 59 (1.98%) DNS
4 37 (1.24%) DHCP
5 36 (1.21%) FTP
6 33 (1.11%) HTTP
6 33 (1.11%) Internet
7 19 (0.64%) SMS
8 17 (0.57%) VPN
9 14 (0.47%) LAN
10 12 (0.40%) WAN
11 11 (0.37%) Intranet
12 10 (0.34%) SSL
13 9 (0.30%) SAN
14 8 (0.27%) SMTP
15 7 (0.23%) HTTPS
15 7 (0.23%) NAS
15 7 (0.23%) Network Security
15 7 (0.23%) WebEx
16 6 (0.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 856 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 171 (5.73%) Oracle Database
2 171 (5.73%) Relational Database
3 133 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 105 (3.52%) MySQL
5 94 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 68 (2.28%) RDBMS
8 60 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
9 52 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
11 42 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
13 34 (1.14%) MS Access
13 34 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 31 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
16 28 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
16 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (0.87%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 74 (2.48%) JIRA
2 49 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 41 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 26 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (0.77%) Eclipse
7 19 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 17 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 16 (0.54%) Subversion
10 11 (0.37%) FrontPage
10 11 (0.37%) Maven
11 10 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.30%) Android Studio
12 9 (0.30%) VersionOne
13 8 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.23%) Hudson
14 7 (0.23%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.23%) Xcode
15 6 (0.20%) Selenium
16 5 (0.17%) IntelliJ
General
1 926 (31.03%) Finance
2 310 (10.39%) Banking
3 229 (7.67%) Front Office
4 141 (4.73%) Retail
5 119 (3.99%) Investment Banking
6 90 (3.02%) Legal
7 77 (2.58%) Law
8 70 (2.35%) Advertising
9 60 (2.01%) Back Office
10 57 (1.91%) Marketing
11 45 (1.51%) Manufacturing
12 42 (1.41%) Telecoms
13 41 (1.37%) Retail Banking
14 35 (1.17%) Private Banking
15 33 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
16 32 (1.07%) Financial Institution
17 30 (1.01%) Publishing
18 24 (0.80%) German Language
19 21 (0.70%) French Language
20 11 (0.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (14.38%) .NET
2 229 (7.67%) HTML
3 168 (5.63%) XML
4 165 (5.53%) CSS
5 163 (5.46%) Web Services
6 137 (4.59%) FIX Protocol
7 97 (3.25%) ASP.NET
8 87 (2.92%) J2EE
9 75 (2.51%) .NET Framework
10 74 (2.48%) Middleware
11 68 (2.28%) SOAP
12 51 (1.71%) jQuery
13 47 (1.58%) HTML5
14 42 (1.41%) Node.js
15 40 (1.34%) XSLT
16 39 (1.31%) REST
17 38 (1.27%) CSS3
18 37 (1.24%) AngularJS
19 32 (1.07%) Spring
20 22 (0.74%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 330 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (4.29%) Computer Science
3 124 (4.16%) Equities
4 93 (3.12%) Fixed Income
5 86 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 79 (2.65%) Fintech
7 69 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 65 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 54 (1.81%) Derivative
10 53 (1.78%) Hedge funds
10 53 (1.78%) SWIFT
11 52 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 47 (1.58%) Client/Server
13 32 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 30 (1.01%) N-Tier
15 28 (0.94%) Driving Licence
16 23 (0.77%) EPoS
17 21 (0.70%) Data Centre
17 21 (0.70%) iSeries
18 19 (0.64%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 877 (29.39%) Windows
2 575 (19.27%) Unix
3 560 (18.77%) Linux
4 384 (12.87%) Windows Server
5 107 (3.59%) Windows 7
6 100 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (2.21%) Solaris
9 49 (1.64%) Windows 10
9 49 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 46 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.21%) Android
11 36 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.90%) AIX
13 23 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.54%) HPUX
14 16 (0.54%) VMS
15 14 (0.47%) CentOS
16 12 (0.40%) Debian
17 11 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (25.17%) ITIL
2 262 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (7.67%) Service Management
4 214 (7.17%) CRM
5 204 (6.84%) Incident Management
6 184 (6.17%) ERP
7 177 (5.93%) Change Management
8 159 (5.33%) Problem Management
9 139 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
10 122 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 114 (3.82%) Root Cause Analysis
12 112 (3.75%) ITSM
13 108 (3.62%) Service Delivery
14 107 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 106 (3.55%) Project Management
16 92 (3.08%) Analytics
16 92 (3.08%) DevOps
17 85 (2.85%) Asset Management
17 85 (2.85%) Data Analysis
17 85 (2.85%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,810 (60.66%) SQL
2 487 (16.32%) Java
3 415 (13.91%) C#
4 262 (8.78%) JavaScript
5 235 (7.88%) T-SQL
6 197 (6.60%) Python
7 184 (6.17%) PowerShell
8 162 (5.43%) Perl
9 156 (5.23%) Shell Script
10 123 (4.12%) Bash Shell
11 112 (3.75%) PL/SQL
12 111 (3.72%) PHP
13 63 (2.11%) VB
14 45 (1.51%) VBA
15 42 (1.41%) Ruby
16 38 (1.27%) C++
17 29 (0.97%) C
18 27 (0.90%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.80%) VBScript
20 13 (0.44%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 318 (10.66%) Degree
2 94 (3.15%) Security Cleared
3 87 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
4 60 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 40 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 37 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (0.90%) MCSE
9 21 (0.70%) MCP
10 17 (0.57%) HND
11 15 (0.50%) MCSA
12 9 (0.30%) AAT
12 9 (0.30%) HNC
13 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (0.27%) MCSD
14 6 (0.20%) CCNA
15 5 (0.17%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 5 (0.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (9.58%) SLA
2 82 (2.75%) QA
3 40 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.54%) SEPA
5 14 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.23%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.13%) GDPR
9 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.10%) GxP
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.067%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.034%) BS7666
12 1 (0.034%) MiFID
12 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 49 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (0.80%) XenApp
4 19 (0.64%) Docker
5 14 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 10 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.13%) Varnish
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.10%) LXC
11 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.067%) vSphere
13 1 (0.034%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.034%) KVM
13 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (1.27%) Control-M
1 38 (1.27%) Nagios
2 29 (0.97%) Puppet
2 29 (0.97%) SCCM
3 27 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 21 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
6 18 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 10 (0.34%) Ansible
8 10 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (0.34%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.20%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.20%) OpenView
10 6 (0.20%) SCOM
11 4 (0.13%) Graphite
11 4 (0.13%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.13%) Opsview
Vendors
1 717 (24.03%) Microsoft
2 667 (22.35%) Oracle
3 147 (4.93%) SAP
4 96 (3.22%) Sybase
5 94 (3.15%) VMware
6 87 (2.92%) Bloomberg
7 66 (2.21%) Citrix
8 64 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 60 (2.01%) iManage
10 57 (1.91%) IBM
11 53 (1.78%) Red Hat
12 49 (1.64%) Reuters
13 47 (1.58%) Remedy
13 47 (1.58%) ServiceNow
14 45 (1.51%) Capita
15 41 (1.37%) Intapp
16 37 (1.24%) Charles River
17 36 (1.21%) Sage
18 34 (1.14%) Splunk
19 33 (1.11%) AppDynamics