Period
to 29 July 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 July 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 329 258 226
Rank change year-on-year -71 -32 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,096 860 2,248
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.25% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.31% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 927 744 1,825
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,938 £29,558
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% -5.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -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 102,996 65,562 138,047
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.23% 95.01% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 73,214 53,513 111,578
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 July 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 July 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 -71 1,017 £40,700 -4.24% 218
UK excluding London -55 569 £35,000 - 157
London -53 482 £60,000 +9.09% 70
South East -42 178 £35,000 - 50
North of England -21 159 £35,000 -12.50% 54
Work from Home -130 144 £42,500 +8.97% 33
Yorkshire -19 85 £35,000 -5.41% 23
Midlands -82 81 £32,500 +4.00% 20
West Midlands -65 71 £31,250 -2.34% 16
South West -72 64 £31,867 -8.95% 10
North West -52 58 £36,250 -14.71% 26
Scotland -52 45 £35,250 -2.08% 6
East of England -49 38 £38,500 +20.31% 13
North East -25 16 £32,500 -18.75% 5
East Midlands -48 10 £39,750 +37.07% 4
Wales -26 4 £29,250 -7.14% 1

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 618 (56.39%) SQL
2 359 (32.76%) Finance
3 276 (25.18%) Social Skills
4 254 (23.18%) SQL Server
5 249 (22.72%) Microsoft
6 240 (21.90%) Windows
7 221 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
8 207 (18.89%) ITIL
9 204 (18.61%) Python
10 201 (18.34%) Linux
11 165 (15.05%) Azure
12 161 (14.69%) C#
13 158 (14.42%) .NET
14 142 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
15 134 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
16 127 (11.59%) Degree
17 117 (10.68%) DevOps
18 115 (10.49%) JavaScript
19 112 (10.22%) Oracle
20 108 (9.85%) PowerShell
21 105 (9.58%) Unix
22 101 (9.22%) CRM
23 100 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 96 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 90 (8.21%) Front Office
26 89 (8.12%) Banking
27 78 (7.12%) AWS
28 77 (7.03%) Back Office
29 75 (6.84%) SharePoint
30 74 (6.75%) 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 75 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.92%) IIS
3 18 (1.64%) GeoServer
4 15 (1.37%) Confluence
4 15 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.73%) Apache
7 7 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.55%) CMS
9 5 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.091%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.091%) Liferay
11 1 (0.091%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.091%) SAS
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.091%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (5.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) MadCap Flare
6 3 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.18%) InVision
8 1 (0.091%) ALPHACAM
8 1 (0.091%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 45 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.73%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.64%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 5 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.36%) Advent Moxy
6 4 (0.36%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 3 (0.27%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 3 (0.27%) Magento
7 3 (0.27%) Sage 50
8 2 (0.18%) Advent Geneva
8 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 2 (0.18%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.091%) Alphatax
9 1 (0.091%) Farmplan
9 1 (0.091%) KEYPrime
Cloud Services
1 165 (15.05%) Azure
2 78 (7.12%) AWS
3 74 (6.75%) Microsoft 365
4 65 (5.93%) Power Platform
5 42 (3.83%) SaaS
6 40 (3.65%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.82%) Power Automate
8 19 (1.73%) PowerApps
9 11 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.82%) GCP
12 4 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.27%) FinancialForce
13 3 (0.27%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.27%) Serverless
13 3 (0.27%) Slack
14 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.74%) HTTP
2 18 (1.64%) Firewall
2 18 (1.64%) FIX Connectivity
3 16 (1.46%) Wireshark
4 11 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.82%) SSH
6 8 (0.73%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.55%) DNS
7 6 (0.55%) Intranet
8 5 (0.46%) Skype
9 4 (0.36%) DHCP
9 4 (0.36%) Internet
9 4 (0.36%) PBX
9 4 (0.36%) VoIP
9 4 (0.36%) VPN
9 4 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.18%) Broadband
10 2 (0.18%) RTP
10 2 (0.18%) SMTP
10 2 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 96 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (4.84%) Power BI
6 28 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (2.01%) MySQL
7 22 (2.01%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (1.64%) GIS
9 18 (1.64%) QGIS
10 17 (1.55%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (0.82%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.73%) Tableau
15 7 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (5.29%) JIRA
2 20 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.37%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.19%) Fiddler
6 10 (0.91%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.55%) Artifactory
7 6 (0.55%) Maven
7 6 (0.55%) Postman
8 5 (0.46%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.36%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.27%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.27%) GitLab
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 359 (32.76%) Finance
2 276 (25.18%) Social Skills
3 142 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 90 (8.21%) Front Office
5 89 (8.12%) Banking
6 77 (7.03%) Back Office
7 31 (2.83%) Investment Banking
8 30 (2.74%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.65%) Law
10 20 (1.82%) Legal
10 20 (1.82%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 16 (1.46%) Retail
13 15 (1.37%) Telecoms
14 12 (1.09%) Marketing
15 11 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
15 11 (1.00%) German Language
16 9 (0.82%) Billing
16 9 (0.82%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (14.42%) .NET
2 61 (5.57%) FIX Protocol
3 49 (4.47%) CSS
4 40 (3.65%) HTML
5 35 (3.19%) XML
6 30 (2.74%) ASP.NET
7 24 (2.19%) AngularJS
7 24 (2.19%) Web Services
8 21 (1.92%) React
9 18 (1.64%) Leaflet
9 18 (1.64%) OpenLayers
10 16 (1.46%) JSON
11 15 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.28%) Ajax
13 13 (1.19%) Middleware
14 12 (1.09%) REST
15 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.73%) WML
16 7 (0.64%) SOAP
17 6 (0.55%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.02%) Equities
2 63 (5.75%) Derivative
3 42 (3.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 36 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.83%) Fixed Income
7 28 (2.55%) Hedge funds
7 28 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (1.46%) User Experience
9 12 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.09%) Eurex
10 11 (1.00%) SWIFT
11 9 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
11 9 (0.82%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (0.73%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
14 6 (0.55%) AS400
14 6 (0.55%) EPoS
14 6 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 240 (21.90%) Windows
2 201 (18.34%) Linux
3 105 (9.58%) Unix
4 67 (6.11%) Windows Server
5 30 (2.74%) Ubuntu
6 29 (2.65%) Windows 10
7 28 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.64%) CentOS
9 16 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.19%) Solaris
11 9 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (0.55%) Android
13 5 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.091%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.091%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.091%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
2 207 (18.89%) ITIL
3 134 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (10.68%) DevOps
5 101 (9.22%) CRM
6 74 (6.75%) ERP
7 64 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
8 57 (5.20%) Incident Management
9 53 (4.84%) Computer Science
10 52 (4.74%) Problem Management
10 52 (4.74%) Service Management
11 47 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (4.20%) Investment Management
12 46 (4.20%) MVC
13 44 (4.01%) Data Analysis
14 42 (3.83%) Fintech
14 42 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
15 41 (3.74%) Service Delivery
16 39 (3.56%) Asset Management
17 37 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 618 (56.39%) SQL
2 204 (18.61%) Python
3 161 (14.69%) C#
4 115 (10.49%) JavaScript
5 108 (9.85%) PowerShell
6 74 (6.75%) T-SQL
7 71 (6.48%) Java
8 66 (6.02%) Bash Shell
9 64 (5.84%) Perl
10 38 (3.47%) VBA
11 24 (2.19%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.10%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.82%) PHP
14 16 (1.46%) C++
14 16 (1.46%) VB
15 14 (1.28%) C
15 14 (1.28%) Ruby
16 12 (1.09%) Korn
17 9 (0.82%) XPath
18 8 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 127 (11.59%) Degree
2 48 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
4 17 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 4 (0.36%) MOS
9 3 (0.27%) HND
10 2 (0.18%) HNC
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.18%) MCP
10 2 (0.18%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.091%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.091%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.091%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.091%) MCSD
11 1 (0.091%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.75%) SLA
2 41 (3.74%) QA
3 26 (2.37%) MiFID
4 6 (0.55%) HL7
5 5 (0.46%) GDPR
6 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) PMO
7 2 (0.18%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.18%) GRC
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.37%) Docker
3 13 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.73%) XenApp
5 7 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 6 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.18%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.091%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.46%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.19%) Control-M
3 11 (1.00%) Nagios
4 9 (0.82%) Ansible
4 9 (0.82%) Grafana
4 9 (0.82%) Terraform
5 7 (0.64%) Puppet
5 7 (0.64%) SCCM
6 6 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.55%) SCOM
7 3 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.091%) Kibana
9 1 (0.091%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.091%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.091%) Packer
9 1 (0.091%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.091%) ServerView Suite
Vendors
1 249 (22.72%) Microsoft
2 112 (10.22%) Oracle
3 50 (4.56%) Salesforce.com
4 47 (4.29%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.55%) SAP
6 24 (2.19%) Dynatrace
6 24 (2.19%) Sage
7 21 (1.92%) VMware
8 18 (1.64%) Bloomberg
8 18 (1.64%) Sun
9 17 (1.55%) Splunk
10 16 (1.46%) Citrix
10 16 (1.46%) Fidessa
11 15 (1.37%) ServiceNow
12 14 (1.28%) ION Trading
12 14 (1.28%) Reuters
13 13 (1.19%) Trayport
14 12 (1.09%) AppDynamics
14 12 (1.09%) CQG
14 12 (1.09%) Patsystems