Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 230 208
Rank change year-on-year -1 -22 -33
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,995 2,495 2,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.53% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.59% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 2,136 2,572
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26% -3.80%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £33,842
% change year-on-year -1.52% -2.49% -3.31%

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 131,018 156,893 167,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 104,525 126,399 133,879
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -1 1,890 £38,000 -6.17% 297
UK excluding London +24 1,085 £32,500 -1.52% 227
London -12 901 £47,500 -5.00% 98
South East +39 408 £35,000 - 58
Midlands +11 167 £30,000 -8.40% 29
North of England -93 154 £30,000 -9.09% 34
South West +34 153 £30,278 -6.84% 29
West Midlands +21 122 £30,250 -7.63% 18
East of England +60 111 £36,000 +2.86% 49
Yorkshire -48 73 £30,000 -11.76% 13
North West -43 71 £29,500 -9.23% 19
Scotland +14 59 £31,500 +10.53% 14
East Midlands +8 45 £28,500 -16.18% 11
Northern Ireland - 19 £32,500 -
Wales -14 12 £32,000 - 14
North East +21 11 £32,667 +23.27% 2
Channel Islands +5 3 £75,000 +66.67%

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,137 (56.99%) SQL
2 598 (29.97%) Finance
3 549 (27.52%) SQL Server
4 491 (24.61%) Microsoft
5 481 (24.11%) Windows
6 467 (23.41%) ITIL
7 389 (19.50%) Problem-Solving
8 343 (17.19%) .NET
8 343 (17.19%) Oracle
9 338 (16.94%) Linux
10 317 (15.89%) Java
11 285 (14.29%) C#
12 245 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
13 235 (11.78%) Windows Server
14 209 (10.48%) Degree
15 196 (9.82%) IIS
16 192 (9.62%) T-SQL
16 192 (9.62%) Unix
17 165 (8.27%) Python
18 163 (8.17%) Azure
19 157 (7.87%) CRM
19 157 (7.87%) JavaScript
20 154 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
20 154 (7.72%) Active Directory
21 150 (7.52%) Banking
22 149 (7.47%) SLA
23 145 (7.27%) PowerShell
24 138 (6.92%) SharePoint
24 138 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
25 135 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 196 (9.82%) IIS
2 138 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 90 (4.51%) Tomcat
4 62 (3.11%) Apache
5 50 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (1.20%) JBoss
7 21 (1.05%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 19 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.75%) SAS
11 13 (0.65%) Confluence
12 11 (0.55%) CMS
12 11 (0.55%) nginx
13 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.30%) WordPress
16 4 (0.20%) OpenEdge
16 4 (0.20%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 154 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.70%) SPSS
5 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.050%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 112 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (1.95%) thinkFolio
4 15 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.75%) NetSuite
5 13 (0.65%) Elite 3E
6 12 (0.60%) LatentZero
7 11 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
7 11 (0.55%) LongView
8 10 (0.50%) Temenos T24
9 9 (0.45%) Eloqua
9 9 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
10 8 (0.40%) SAP SD
11 7 (0.35%) Markit EDM
11 7 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
12 6 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
12 6 (0.30%) Magento
13 5 (0.25%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 163 (8.17%) Azure
2 114 (5.71%) SaaS
3 102 (5.11%) AWS
4 95 (4.76%) Office 365
5 37 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
6 36 (1.80%) Power Platform
7 18 (0.90%) IaaS
8 11 (0.55%) PowerApps
9 9 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.45%) PaaS
9 9 (0.45%) ShareGate
9 9 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
10 7 (0.35%) GitHub
10 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Flow
11 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.20%) GCP
12 3 (0.15%) Akamai
12 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.01%) Internet
2 48 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.45%) Firewall
4 28 (1.40%) HTTPS
5 23 (1.15%) HTTP
6 21 (1.05%) DNS
7 20 (1.00%) DHCP
7 20 (1.00%) SSL
8 17 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 16 (0.80%) Wireshark
10 14 (0.70%) LAN
10 14 (0.70%) VPN
10 14 (0.70%) WAN
11 8 (0.40%) Intranet
11 8 (0.40%) SAN
11 8 (0.40%) VoIP
12 7 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.25%) SSH
14 4 (0.20%) FTP
15 3 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (27.52%) SQL Server
2 135 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 134 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 94 (4.71%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.76%) MySQL
6 46 (2.31%) Oracle Database
7 43 (2.16%) RDBMS
8 42 (2.11%) MongoDB
9 33 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 32 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
11 30 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
12 29 (1.45%) Power BI
13 24 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
13 24 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.85%) DB2
14 17 (0.85%) Hazelcast
14 17 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.80%) NoSQL
16 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 97 (4.86%) JIRA
2 45 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 40 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 22 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 20 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 19 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.65%) Subversion
9 10 (0.50%) Maven
9 10 (0.50%) MSI
10 9 (0.45%) Fiddler
10 9 (0.45%) SoapUI
11 8 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.30%) Hudson
14 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 598 (29.97%) Finance
2 150 (7.52%) Banking
3 115 (5.76%) Front Office
4 79 (3.96%) Retail
5 64 (3.21%) Back Office
6 58 (2.91%) Marketing
7 37 (1.85%) Legal
8 36 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.65%) Public Sector
10 32 (1.60%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.55%) Electronics
12 28 (1.40%) Law
13 27 (1.35%) Automotive
13 27 (1.35%) German Language
14 26 (1.30%) Investment Banking
14 26 (1.30%) Spanish Language
15 25 (1.25%) Italian Language
16 24 (1.20%) French Language
17 20 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.95%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (17.19%) .NET
2 133 (6.67%) XML
3 118 (5.91%) HTML
4 96 (4.81%) ASP.NET
5 86 (4.31%) CSS
6 73 (3.66%) Web Services
7 70 (3.51%) FIX Protocol
8 64 (3.21%) SOAP
9 43 (2.16%) Middleware
10 40 (2.01%) AngularJS
11 37 (1.85%) REST
12 35 (1.75%) IBM Integration Bus
13 33 (1.65%) Spring
14 32 (1.60%) Ajax
15 30 (1.50%) jQuery
15 30 (1.50%) XSLT
16 26 (1.30%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.05%) XSD
18 18 (0.90%) JSON
18 18 (0.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 245 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 65 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (3.16%) Fixed Income
5 56 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 53 (2.66%) Equities
7 52 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 52 (2.61%) Hedge funds
8 50 (2.51%) iSeries
9 34 (1.70%) Derivative
10 29 (1.45%) CMDB
11 28 (1.40%) Reinsurance
12 26 (1.30%) SWIFT
13 24 (1.20%) Driving Licence
14 23 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
15 22 (1.10%) NHS
16 20 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 17 (0.85%) Internet of Things
17 17 (0.85%) Replication
18 15 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 481 (24.11%) Windows
2 338 (16.94%) Linux
3 235 (11.78%) Windows Server
4 192 (9.62%) Unix
5 41 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 35 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (1.30%) Android
8 26 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (1.05%) CentOS
11 11 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.35%) Debian
13 7 (0.35%) Solaris
14 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.25%) FreeBSD
16 4 (0.20%) HPUX
16 4 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (23.41%) ITIL
2 389 (19.50%) Problem-Solving
3 157 (7.87%) CRM
4 135 (6.77%) Problem Management
5 133 (6.67%) ERP
6 132 (6.62%) DevOps
7 126 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (6.22%) SDLC
9 107 (5.36%) Change Management
10 101 (5.06%) Fintech
11 87 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 86 (4.31%) Service Management
13 84 (4.21%) Root Cause Analysis
14 81 (4.06%) Computer Science
15 80 (4.01%) Incident Management
16 75 (3.76%) Asset Management
17 73 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
18 68 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
19 66 (3.31%) ITIL V3
19 66 (3.31%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,137 (56.99%) SQL
2 317 (15.89%) Java
3 285 (14.29%) C#
4 192 (9.62%) T-SQL
5 165 (8.27%) Python
6 157 (7.87%) JavaScript
7 145 (7.27%) PowerShell
8 87 (4.36%) Bash Shell
9 82 (4.11%) PL/SQL
10 77 (3.86%) Perl
11 52 (2.61%) C++
12 47 (2.36%) PHP
13 45 (2.26%) Ruby
14 38 (1.90%) VB
15 35 (1.75%) XPath
16 32 (1.60%) C
17 31 (1.55%) VB.NET
18 30 (1.50%) VBA
19 21 (1.05%) Korn
20 20 (1.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 209 (10.48%) Degree
2 49 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 25 (1.25%) DBS Check
3 25 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
4 23 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (0.90%) HNC
5 18 (0.90%) SC Cleared
6 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.35%) MCSE
9 5 (0.25%) MCP
9 5 (0.25%) MCSA
10 4 (0.20%) CISA
10 4 (0.20%) CISM
10 4 (0.20%) CISSP
10 4 (0.20%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.20%) HND
10 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.15%) CCENT
12 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (7.47%) SLA
2 55 (2.76%) QA
3 26 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (0.60%) IEC 61131
6 9 (0.45%) GDPR
7 6 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.10%) HL7
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 15022
11 2 (0.10%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.050%) Basel II
12 1 (0.050%) BS7666
12 1 (0.050%) IFRS
12 1 (0.050%) ITGC
12 1 (0.050%) PMO
12 1 (0.050%) PSD2
System Software
1 154 (7.72%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.31%) Docker
3 32 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
5 14 (0.70%) XenApp
6 11 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.35%) iptables
7 7 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.10%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.10%) vSphere
10 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.050%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 39 (1.95%) SCCM
3 31 (1.55%) Ansible
4 25 (1.25%) Puppet
5 17 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.85%) Prometheus
6 16 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (0.80%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 14 (0.70%) Control-M
7 14 (0.70%) Nagios
8 10 (0.50%) SCOM
9 9 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (0.30%) Terraform
11 3 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.15%) Netcool
11 3 (0.15%) OpenView
12 2 (0.10%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.10%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.050%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 491 (24.61%) Microsoft
2 343 (17.19%) Oracle
3 109 (5.46%) SAP
4 84 (4.21%) Citrix
5 78 (3.91%) Salesforce.com
6 71 (3.56%) ServiceNow
7 61 (3.06%) VMware
8 54 (2.71%) IBM
9 50 (2.51%) JD Edwards
10 40 (2.01%) AppDynamics
11 37 (1.85%) Informatica
12 36 (1.80%) Bloomberg
13 32 (1.60%) Charles River
13 32 (1.60%) Red Hat
13 32 (1.60%) Sage
14 27 (1.35%) Apple
14 27 (1.35%) Tradeweb
15 23 (1.15%) Eze Software Group
16 20 (1.00%) FXall
16 20 (1.00%) iManage