Period
to 3 August 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 221 224
Rank change year-on-year -33 +3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 830 2,243 2,755
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.56% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.62% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 736 1,871 2,448
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% -5.71%

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 63,855 138,134 166,461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 51,383 110,372 134,389
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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 -38 777 £42,500 +8.97% 68
UK excluding London -18 449 £35,000 +7.69% 69
London -29 358 £55,000 +10.00% 5
South East -33 123 £37,500 +7.14% 22
North of England +40 109 £42,000 +40.00% 19
Midlands +35 84 £31,250 -3.85% 11
West Midlands +51 73 £31,500 -10.00% 6
North West +81 59 £42,500 +34.92% 8
East of England +35 53 £32,000 -8.57% 7
South West +14 50 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Yorkshire +47 32 £37,250 +30.70% 4
Scotland +62 26 £34,500 +11.29% 3
Work from Home +50 26 £41,250 -10.81% 5
North East +17 18 £40,000 +21.21% 7
East Midlands +36 11 £29,000 +0.87% 5
Wales +18 4 £33,250 +3.91% 3

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 445 (53.61%) SQL
2 291 (35.06%) Finance
3 244 (29.40%) Windows
4 240 (28.92%) ITIL
5 225 (27.11%) SQL Server
6 219 (26.39%) Microsoft
7 164 (19.76%) Linux
8 128 (15.42%) Windows Server
9 127 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
10 103 (12.41%) .NET
11 98 (11.81%) Oracle
12 96 (11.57%) PowerShell
13 95 (11.45%) C#
14 90 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
14 90 (10.84%) Unix
14 90 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
16 80 (9.64%) Azure
17 75 (9.04%) Degree
18 73 (8.80%) Java
19 71 (8.55%) Incident Management
20 68 (8.19%) SharePoint
21 67 (8.07%) IIS
22 65 (7.83%) CRM
23 61 (7.35%) JavaScript
23 61 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
24 59 (7.11%) Active Directory
25 58 (6.99%) JIRA
26 57 (6.87%) SaaS
27 55 (6.63%) 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 68 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 67 (8.07%) IIS
3 32 (3.86%) Apache
4 25 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 13 (1.57%) SAS
6 12 (1.45%) Confluence
6 12 (1.45%) nginx
7 11 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.20%) MQSeries
9 9 (1.08%) JBoss
10 8 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.84%) Skype for Business
12 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) WildFly
14 4 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 90 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 37 (4.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (1.57%) Salerio
3 8 (0.96%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.84%) ResourceLink
5 6 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.72%) Maximo
6 5 (0.60%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.48%) Magento
8 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.36%) Shopify
9 2 (0.24%) Lorenzo
9 2 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.12%) Global One
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.12%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 80 (9.64%) Azure
2 57 (6.87%) SaaS
3 55 (6.63%) Office 365
4 50 (6.02%) AWS
5 39 (4.70%) Dynamics 365
5 39 (4.70%) Power Platform
6 19 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.81%) PaaS
8 11 (1.33%) GitHub
8 11 (1.33%) IaaS
9 8 (0.96%) Datadog
10 7 (0.84%) PowerApps
10 7 (0.84%) Slack
11 4 (0.48%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.48%) GCP
11 4 (0.48%) Serverless
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.25%) Internet
2 21 (2.53%) Firewall
3 17 (2.05%) DNS
4 14 (1.69%) Skype
4 14 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.08%) SSL
6 8 (0.96%) FIX Connectivity
6 8 (0.96%) FTP
7 7 (0.84%) LAN
8 6 (0.72%) SWIFTNet
8 6 (0.72%) WAN
9 5 (0.60%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.48%) DHCP
10 4 (0.48%) SSH
10 4 (0.48%) VoIP
10 4 (0.48%) VPN
11 3 (0.36%) HTTP
12 2 (0.24%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.12%) Network Security
13 1 (0.12%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (27.11%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (5.54%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (4.46%) Power BI
6 29 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.05%) MySQL
9 15 (1.81%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.96%) DB2
15 7 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 7 (0.84%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.84%) QlikView
15 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 58 (6.99%) JIRA
2 15 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (1.08%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (0.96%) Postman
7 7 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.60%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.36%) Subversion
10 2 (0.24%) WiX
11 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.12%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 291 (35.06%) Finance
2 42 (5.06%) Banking
3 40 (4.82%) Legal
4 29 (3.49%) Back Office
5 27 (3.25%) Front Office
5 27 (3.25%) Law
6 22 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.57%) Retail
8 11 (1.33%) Local Government
8 11 (1.33%) Marketing
9 10 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.96%) Public Sector
10 8 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.84%) Advertising
11 7 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.48%) Electronics
13 4 (0.48%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.24%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.41%) .NET
2 53 (6.39%) XML
3 37 (4.46%) HTML
4 29 (3.49%) FIX Protocol
5 28 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 26 (3.13%) CSS
7 25 (3.01%) Web Services
8 21 (2.53%) Middleware
9 14 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (1.69%) JSON
10 13 (1.57%) Regular Expression
11 8 (0.96%) jQuery
11 8 (0.96%) Node.js
11 8 (0.96%) SOAP
12 6 (0.72%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.72%) EDI
13 5 (0.60%) Ajax
13 5 (0.60%) J2EE
13 5 (0.60%) REST
14 4 (0.48%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (3.98%) SWIFT
4 31 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 28 (3.37%) Equities
6 21 (2.53%) Fixed Income
6 21 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.93%) Derivative
8 15 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.20%) FMCG
10 10 (1.20%) PKI
11 9 (1.08%) User Experience
11 9 (1.08%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.96%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.84%) NHS
14 5 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.60%) Eurex
14 5 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 244 (29.40%) Windows
2 164 (19.76%) Linux
3 128 (15.42%) Windows Server
4 90 (10.84%) Unix
5 50 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (3.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 32 (3.86%) Windows 10
8 28 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.57%) Android
13 11 (1.33%) CentOS
14 9 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.84%) Debian
16 5 (0.60%) Solaris
16 5 (0.60%) SUSE
17 4 (0.48%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (28.92%) ITIL
2 127 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (8.55%) Incident Management
5 65 (7.83%) CRM
6 49 (5.90%) DevOps
6 49 (5.90%) Investment Management
7 48 (5.78%) Project Management
8 45 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
8 45 (5.42%) Release Management
9 44 (5.30%) ERP
10 40 (4.82%) Computer Science
10 40 (4.82%) Service Management
11 39 (4.70%) Change Management
12 36 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
13 35 (4.22%) Fintech
14 34 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 32 (3.86%) ITIL V3
16 30 (3.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 445 (53.61%) SQL
2 96 (11.57%) PowerShell
3 95 (11.45%) C#
4 73 (8.80%) Java
5 61 (7.35%) JavaScript
6 54 (6.51%) Python
7 52 (6.27%) T-SQL
8 36 (4.34%) Bash Shell
9 31 (3.73%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.49%) Shell Script
11 27 (3.25%) Perl
12 22 (2.65%) R
13 18 (2.17%) PHP
14 13 (1.57%) VB
15 12 (1.45%) Ruby
16 11 (1.33%) VBA
17 10 (1.20%) VBScript
18 8 (0.96%) C++
18 8 (0.96%) Korn
18 8 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (9.04%) Degree
2 28 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
3 22 (2.65%) MCP
4 18 (2.17%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.72%) MCSE
9 3 (0.36%) MCSA
10 2 (0.24%) HNC
11 1 (0.12%) HND
11 1 (0.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.02%) SLA
2 28 (3.37%) GDPR
3 18 (2.17%) QA
4 4 (0.48%) PMO
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) BS25999
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (7.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.20%) Docker
4 9 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.12%) LXC
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (2.77%) SCCM
2 19 (2.29%) Nagios
3 15 (1.81%) Control-M
4 13 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.33%) Ansible
6 7 (0.84%) Kibana
7 4 (0.48%) WSUS
7 4 (0.48%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.36%) Grafana
9 2 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.24%) SCOM
10 1 (0.12%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.12%) Graylog
10 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.12%) Puppet
10 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 219 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 98 (11.81%) Oracle
3 38 (4.58%) ServiceNow
4 29 (3.49%) IBM
5 25 (3.01%) SAP
6 17 (2.05%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.81%) Citrix
7 15 (1.81%) iManage
8 12 (1.45%) Bloomberg
9 11 (1.33%) VMware
10 10 (1.20%) Intapp
10 10 (1.20%) Sun
10 10 (1.20%) Sybase
11 8 (0.96%) Aderant
11 8 (0.96%) Google
11 8 (0.96%) JD Edwards
11 8 (0.96%) Reuters
11 8 (0.96%) Workday
12 7 (0.84%) Northgate