Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 232 230
Rank change year-on-year -51 -2 -20
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 560 1,966 2,486
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.45% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.51% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 533 1,655 2,176
Median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,475
90th Percentile £76,250 £65,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% -2.75%

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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
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 October 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 October 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 -50 516 £45,000 +18.42% 61
UK excluding London -15 321 £37,500 +15.38% 49
London -52 219 £60,000 +26.32% 12
South East +20 125 £42,500 +21.43% 14
North of England +84 74 £37,500 +20.97% 12
Midlands +28 56 £31,500 +5.00% 18
North West +99 42 £38,000 +20.63% 7
Work from Home +16 33 £40,000 -11.11% 8
West Midlands +9 32 £31,500 -0.79% 8
East Midlands +70 24 £32,500 +16.07% 10
South West +9 24 £27,500 -12.70% 5
Yorkshire +75 21 £36,250 +20.83% 4
Scotland +54 17 £34,500 +9.52%
East of England +50 12 £32,500 -7.14%
Northern Ireland +12 12 £45,000 +38.46%
North East +27 11 £35,000 +7.14% 1
Wales +39 1 £30,120 -5.88%

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 315 (56.25%) SQL
2 181 (32.32%) Finance
3 143 (25.54%) Windows
4 135 (24.11%) ITIL
5 132 (23.57%) SQL Server
6 108 (19.29%) Microsoft
7 93 (16.61%) Linux
8 83 (14.82%) PowerShell
9 82 (14.64%) .NET
10 80 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 76 (13.57%) IIS
12 75 (13.39%) Azure
13 73 (13.04%) Unix
14 71 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (12.50%) C#
16 68 (12.14%) Python
17 66 (11.79%) Oracle
18 65 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
19 57 (10.18%) Degree
20 56 (10.00%) Banking
21 55 (9.82%) Investment Management
22 54 (9.64%) Java
23 50 (8.93%) DevOps
23 50 (8.93%) T-SQL
24 47 (8.39%) JavaScript
24 47 (8.39%) Front Office
25 46 (8.21%) SharePoint
26 41 (7.32%) Analytics
27 38 (6.79%) Microsoft Office

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 76 (13.57%) IIS
2 46 (8.21%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.64%) Tomcat
4 19 (3.39%) Apache
5 14 (2.50%) Confluence
6 10 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.61%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.43%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.54%) Hyperledger
11 3 (0.54%) WildFly
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
12 2 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 2 (0.36%) nginx
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 24 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.61%) NetSuite
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.18%) Endur
7 1 (0.18%) Findur
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.39%) Azure
2 36 (6.43%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (6.43%) SaaS
3 34 (6.07%) AWS
4 27 (4.82%) Office 365
5 21 (3.75%) Dynamics 365
6 19 (3.39%) Power Platform
7 7 (1.25%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.71%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.54%) G Suite
9 3 (0.54%) IaaS
9 3 (0.54%) PaaS
9 3 (0.54%) Serverless
10 2 (0.36%) GCP
10 2 (0.36%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.96%) Skype
2 10 (1.79%) Firewall
2 10 (1.79%) Internet
3 9 (1.61%) DNS
4 6 (1.07%) SSH
4 6 (1.07%) SSL
5 4 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
5 4 (0.71%) FTP
5 4 (0.71%) LAN
5 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.54%) DHCP
6 3 (0.54%) Intranet
6 3 (0.54%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.54%) VoIP
7 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.36%) SAN
7 2 (0.36%) tcpdump
7 2 (0.36%) WAN
7 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (23.57%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (4.11%) MySQL
4 23 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 17 (3.04%) Power BI
7 12 (2.14%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
10 9 (1.61%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.07%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.71%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.11%) JIRA
2 15 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.89%) ERwin
4 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.18%) FishEye
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 181 (32.32%) Finance
2 56 (10.00%) Banking
3 47 (8.39%) Front Office
4 29 (5.18%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.64%) Back Office
6 16 (2.86%) Legal
7 13 (2.32%) Local Government
8 12 (2.14%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.96%) Law
9 11 (1.96%) Marketing
10 9 (1.61%) Military
11 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.25%) Public Sector
12 7 (1.25%) Retail
12 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
13 5 (0.89%) Housing Association
14 4 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.36%) Electronics
15 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.18%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (14.64%) .NET
2 19 (3.39%) CSS
3 17 (3.04%) FIX Protocol
3 17 (3.04%) HTML
3 17 (3.04%) Web Services
4 13 (2.32%) Middleware
5 12 (2.14%) XML
6 10 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.43%) ADO
8 7 (1.25%) RESTful
9 5 (0.89%) jQuery
10 4 (0.71%) EDI
10 4 (0.71%) J2EE
10 4 (0.71%) JSON
10 4 (0.71%) WinForms
10 4 (0.71%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.54%) Ajax
11 3 (0.54%) REST
12 2 (0.36%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (6.07%) Hedge funds
3 33 (5.89%) Equities
4 31 (5.54%) Fixed Income
5 30 (5.36%) Derivative
6 16 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.86%) SWIFT
7 15 (2.68%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.43%) NHS
12 7 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
13 6 (1.07%) PKI
14 5 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.71%) Replication
16 3 (0.54%) iPhone
16 3 (0.54%) iSeries
16 3 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 143 (25.54%) Windows
2 93 (16.61%) Linux
3 80 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 73 (13.04%) Unix
5 24 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.57%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (2.14%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.96%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.43%) AIX
11 7 (1.25%) Debian
12 6 (1.07%) CentOS
13 5 (0.89%) Android
13 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.54%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.36%) Solaris
15 2 (0.36%) SUSE
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (24.11%) ITIL
2 71 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
4 55 (9.82%) Investment Management
5 50 (8.93%) DevOps
6 41 (7.32%) Analytics
7 38 (6.79%) ERP
8 36 (6.43%) CRM
9 33 (5.89%) Asset Management
10 29 (5.18%) Computer Science
11 28 (5.00%) Release Management
12 27 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 26 (4.64%) Project Delivery
14 25 (4.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 25 (4.46%) Incident Management
14 25 (4.46%) Machine Learning
15 23 (4.11%) Service Management
16 22 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (3.75%) ITIL V3
18 20 (3.57%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 315 (56.25%) SQL
2 83 (14.82%) PowerShell
3 70 (12.50%) C#
4 68 (12.14%) Python
5 54 (9.64%) Java
6 50 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 47 (8.39%) JavaScript
8 26 (4.64%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.75%) Perl
10 18 (3.21%) VBA
11 13 (2.32%) PHP
12 10 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.43%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.25%) C++
15 6 (1.07%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.89%) Korn
17 4 (0.71%) C
18 2 (0.36%) Ruby
18 2 (0.36%) VB
18 2 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (10.18%) Degree
2 20 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.86%) MCP
5 12 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.36%) CCNA
10 2 (0.36%) CCNP
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.36%) HNC
10 2 (0.36%) MCSA
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) MCITP
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.36%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) GDPR
3 3 (0.54%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) IFRS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.71%) Docker
5 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) LXC
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.86%) Terraform
2 14 (2.50%) SCCM
3 10 (1.79%) Ansible
4 9 (1.61%) Grafana
5 8 (1.43%) Packer
5 8 (1.43%) Puppet
6 5 (0.89%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.71%) WSUS
8 2 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) Control-M
9 1 (0.18%) Graylog
9 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 108 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.79%) Oracle
3 20 (3.57%) VMware
4 18 (3.21%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.68%) Bloomberg
5 15 (2.68%) IBM
6 14 (2.50%) ServiceNow
7 13 (2.32%) SAP
8 10 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.79%) SolarWinds
9 9 (1.61%) Reuters
10 5 (0.89%) Citrix
10 5 (0.89%) Civica
10 5 (0.89%) DocuSign
10 5 (0.89%) Northgate
11 4 (0.71%) Adobe
11 4 (0.71%) Freshdesk
11 4 (0.71%) iManage
11 4 (0.71%) Sun
11 4 (0.71%) Workday