Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 217 209
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,234 2,264 2,797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.57% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.64% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,064 1,947 2,506
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -4.41% +3.03%

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 86,602 138,216 166,036
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 96.02% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 69,471 109,780 134,896
Median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,375 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 -24 1,169 £40,000 - 50
UK excluding London +2 637 £35,000 +7.69% 43
London -39 573 £52,250 -0.48% 13
South East +2 199 £33,500 -0.74% 7
North of England +45 157 £38,500 +23.92% 8
Midlands +41 117 £32,000 -1.54% 10
West Midlands +57 102 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Yorkshire +58 73 £37,060 +30.03% 2
North West +48 66 £42,500 +30.77% 5
East of England +24 62 £33,000 -2.36% 10
South West +24 61 £35,000 +8.53% 2
Scotland +39 33 £40,000 +26.98% 3
North East +2 18 £43,750 +32.58% 1
Work from Home +20 16 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands +20 15 £28,250 -4.24% 3
Wales -12 6 £31,500 -1.56% 3
Northern Ireland +8 2 £45,000 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 696 (56.40%) SQL
2 373 (30.23%) Finance
3 359 (29.09%) SQL Server
4 350 (28.36%) Windows
5 309 (25.04%) Microsoft
6 301 (24.39%) ITIL
7 239 (19.37%) Linux
8 190 (15.40%) .NET
9 187 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
10 182 (14.75%) Oracle
11 180 (14.59%) Windows Server
12 161 (13.05%) PowerShell
13 158 (12.80%) C#
14 136 (11.02%) Unix
15 130 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
16 128 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
17 126 (10.21%) Java
18 118 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
19 115 (9.32%) Python
20 113 (9.16%) Azure
21 101 (8.18%) JavaScript
21 101 (8.18%) Degree
22 96 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
23 93 (7.54%) CRM
23 93 (7.54%) XML
24 92 (7.46%) T-SQL
25 91 (7.37%) Active Directory
25 91 (7.37%) JIRA
26 87 (7.05%) ERP
27 84 (6.81%) IIS

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 84 (6.81%) IIS
2 76 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.81%) Apache
4 37 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 31 (2.51%) JBoss
6 19 (1.54%) nginx
7 18 (1.46%) SAS
8 13 (1.05%) Confluence
9 12 (0.97%) CMS
9 12 (0.97%) MQSeries
9 12 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.32%) WildFly
13 3 (0.24%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.16%) Moodle
14 2 (0.16%) Totara
Applications
1 128 (10.37%) Microsoft Office
2 96 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.16%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.16%) Windchill
5 1 (0.081%) Houdini
5 1 (0.081%) Maya
5 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.081%) NUKE
5 1 (0.081%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.081%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 43 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (2.03%) Salerio
3 18 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.89%) SAP ERP
5 9 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.73%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.57%) Maximo
6 7 (0.57%) ResourceLink
7 6 (0.49%) Magento
8 5 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
8 5 (0.41%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (0.32%) Shopify
9 4 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 3 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
11 2 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
11 2 (0.16%) Lorenzo
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.16%) Azure
2 79 (6.40%) Office 365
3 71 (5.75%) AWS
4 55 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
5 53 (4.29%) SaaS
6 45 (3.65%) Power Platform
7 17 (1.38%) GitHub
7 17 (1.38%) PaaS
8 14 (1.13%) IaaS
9 10 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.65%) Datadog
10 8 (0.65%) GCP
10 8 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 7 (0.57%) Slack
12 6 (0.49%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.41%) Serverless
14 4 (0.32%) ShareGate
15 3 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.24%) Amazon EKS
15 3 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.67%) Internet
2 30 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 26 (2.11%) Firewall
4 25 (2.03%) DNS
5 23 (1.86%) SSL
6 14 (1.13%) FIX Connectivity
7 11 (0.89%) HTTP
8 8 (0.65%) FTP
8 8 (0.65%) LAN
8 8 (0.65%) VPN
8 8 (0.65%) WAN
9 7 (0.57%) VoIP
10 6 (0.49%) DHCP
10 6 (0.49%) SAN
10 6 (0.49%) Skype
10 6 (0.49%) SWIFTNet
10 6 (0.49%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.32%) WebEx
12 3 (0.24%) SSH
12 3 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 57 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (3.16%) RDBMS
4 39 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (3.00%) Power BI
6 35 (2.84%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 30 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.27%) MySQL
10 25 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.54%) DB2
12 13 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 13 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
15 10 (0.81%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
16 9 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 91 (7.37%) JIRA
2 20 (1.62%) Jenkins
3 19 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 13 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.05%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 11 (0.89%) Postman
7 11 (0.89%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.32%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.16%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.16%) Subversion
9 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.16%) WiX
10 1 (0.081%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.081%) MSI
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.081%) Selenium
General
1 373 (30.23%) Finance
2 68 (5.51%) Legal
3 57 (4.62%) Front Office
4 53 (4.29%) Banking
5 41 (3.32%) Law
6 36 (2.92%) Retail
7 34 (2.76%) Back Office
8 20 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.62%) Marketing
9 15 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.13%) Local Government
11 10 (0.81%) Advertising
11 10 (0.81%) Public Sector
12 9 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.57%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.49%) Electronics
14 6 (0.49%) Music Industry
14 6 (0.49%) Publishing
15 5 (0.41%) French Language
15 5 (0.41%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (15.40%) .NET
2 93 (7.54%) XML
3 55 (4.46%) HTML
4 48 (3.89%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
6 36 (2.92%) CSS
7 33 (2.67%) Web Services
8 32 (2.59%) Node.js
9 26 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (2.03%) Regular Expression
11 20 (1.62%) JSON
12 18 (1.46%) Spring
13 14 (1.13%) Hibernate
14 13 (1.05%) EJB
14 13 (1.05%) Middleware
14 13 (1.05%) SOAP
15 11 (0.89%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.89%) AngularJS
16 10 (0.81%) Kafka
17 9 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.38%) Equities
3 53 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (4.05%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.00%) Fixed Income
6 36 (2.92%) Derivative
6 36 (2.92%) SWIFT
7 30 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.30%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.22%) PKI
11 14 (1.13%) User Experience
11 14 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.89%) FMCG
13 10 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 9 (0.73%) EPoS
14 9 (0.73%) iSeries
15 8 (0.65%) Data Centre
16 7 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 350 (28.36%) Windows
2 239 (19.37%) Linux
3 180 (14.59%) Windows Server
4 136 (11.02%) Unix
5 55 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (4.21%) Windows 10
7 46 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
9 39 (3.16%) Windows 7
10 23 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.22%) CentOS
12 12 (0.97%) Debian
13 11 (0.89%) Android
14 9 (0.73%) Solaris
15 6 (0.49%) SUSE
16 5 (0.41%) HPUX
16 5 (0.41%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (24.39%) ITIL
2 187 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (7.54%) CRM
5 87 (7.05%) ERP
6 84 (6.81%) DevOps
7 77 (6.24%) Incident Management
8 69 (5.59%) Investment Management
9 59 (4.78%) Project Management
10 56 (4.54%) Change Management
10 56 (4.54%) Computer Science
11 52 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (4.13%) Service Management
13 48 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (3.89%) Migration
13 48 (3.89%) Root Cause Analysis
14 47 (3.81%) Problem Management
15 45 (3.65%) Fintech
15 45 (3.65%) Release Management
16 43 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 696 (56.40%) SQL
2 161 (13.05%) PowerShell
3 158 (12.80%) C#
4 126 (10.21%) Java
5 115 (9.32%) Python
6 101 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 92 (7.46%) T-SQL
8 78 (6.32%) Bash Shell
9 50 (4.05%) Perl
10 49 (3.97%) Shell Script
11 40 (3.24%) PL/SQL
12 32 (2.59%) PHP
13 29 (2.35%) Ruby
14 26 (2.11%) R
15 24 (1.94%) VB
16 22 (1.78%) VBA
17 17 (1.38%) C++
18 13 (1.05%) Korn
19 12 (0.97%) VBScript
20 9 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 101 (8.18%) Degree
2 38 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
3 32 (2.59%) Security Cleared
4 21 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.62%) MCP
6 16 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.22%) MCSE
8 11 (0.89%) MCSA
9 10 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.081%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.081%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.00%) SLA
2 30 (2.43%) QA
3 28 (2.27%) GDPR
4 4 (0.32%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.16%) GAMP
5 2 (0.16%) GxP
5 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.081%) BS25999
6 1 (0.081%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.94%) Docker
3 20 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.32%) XenApp
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.081%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (2.67%) Ansible
1 33 (2.67%) Nagios
2 21 (1.70%) Control-M
3 20 (1.62%) SCCM
4 13 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.97%) Kibana
6 7 (0.57%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.24%) Puppet
7 3 (0.24%) Terraform
8 2 (0.16%) Grafana
8 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.081%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.081%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.081%) SCOM
9 1 (0.081%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 309 (25.04%) Microsoft
2 182 (14.75%) Oracle
3 55 (4.46%) ServiceNow
4 48 (3.89%) SAP
5 28 (2.27%) IBM
6 25 (2.03%) VMware
7 24 (1.94%) iManage
8 23 (1.86%) Citrix
9 20 (1.62%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.38%) Bloomberg
12 14 (1.13%) Charles River
12 14 (1.13%) JD Edwards
12 14 (1.13%) Sybase
13 13 (1.05%) Aderant
13 13 (1.05%) Splunk
14 12 (0.97%) Google
15 10 (0.81%) hybris
15 10 (0.81%) Intapp
15 10 (0.81%) Sun