Period
to 19 February 2020

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 236 208
Rank change year-on-year -2 -28 -22
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,645 2,229 2,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.47% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.53% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,400 1,943 2,570
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,625 £34,500
% change year-on-year +1.15% -5.43% +4.55%

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 118,486 145,343 169,165
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 95.91% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 94,965 116,355 138,546
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -3 1,566 £40,000 -5.88% 287
UK excluding London +31 872 £33,000 +1.15% 216
London -41 763 £49,750 -5.24% 86
South East +5 304 £31,500 -10.00% 59
North of England +50 179 £35,000 +6.87% 60
Midlands +51 153 £31,500 -3.08% 41
West Midlands +61 117 £32,500 -2.26% 27
South West +49 104 £32,500 - 21
Yorkshire +43 95 £35,000 +16.67% 13
North West +24 71 £35,000 - 39
East of England +7 63 £36,500 +12.31% 20
Scotland +33 54 £40,000 +15.94% 11
East Midlands +18 36 £25,500 -3.77% 13
North East +13 13 £22,500 -31.82% 8
Wales -23 7 £31,500 -7.17% 4
Northern Ireland +19 5 £45,000 +38.46%
Channel Islands - 3 £75,000 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 919 (55.87%) SQL
2 476 (28.94%) SQL Server
3 451 (27.42%) Windows
4 450 (27.36%) Finance
5 402 (24.44%) Microsoft
6 316 (19.21%) ITIL
7 284 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
8 280 (17.02%) .NET
9 267 (16.23%) Linux
10 253 (15.38%) Java
11 250 (15.20%) C#
12 248 (15.08%) Oracle
13 217 (13.19%) Windows Server
14 194 (11.79%) PowerShell
15 168 (10.21%) Python
16 160 (9.73%) Active Directory
16 160 (9.73%) Azure
17 151 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
18 147 (8.94%) JavaScript
19 146 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
20 138 (8.39%) Unix
21 136 (8.27%) Degree
22 135 (8.21%) IIS
23 134 (8.15%) ERP
24 133 (8.09%) XML
25 131 (7.96%) CRM
26 124 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
27 122 (7.42%) T-SQL
28 121 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
29 117 (7.11%) Bash Shell

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
1 135 (8.21%) IIS
2 114 (6.93%) SharePoint
3 69 (4.19%) Apache
4 57 (3.47%) Tomcat
5 38 (2.31%) JBoss
6 27 (1.64%) nginx
7 22 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (1.16%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.97%) CMS
10 15 (0.91%) Confluence
11 11 (0.67%) SAS
12 9 (0.55%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.30%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 3 (0.18%) MTS
17 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
18 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 151 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
2 121 (7.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.12%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.12%) Windchill
6 1 (0.061%) Houdini
6 1 (0.061%) Maya
6 1 (0.061%) NUKE
6 1 (0.061%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 78 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.52%) thinkFolio
3 20 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (1.09%) Salerio
6 11 (0.67%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.61%) Elite 3E
8 8 (0.49%) Carpe Diem
9 7 (0.43%) Magento
9 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.36%) NetSuite
11 5 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
11 5 (0.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 4 (0.24%) LatentZero
12 4 (0.24%) LongView
12 4 (0.24%) Shopify
13 3 (0.18%) Aareon QL
13 3 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 160 (9.73%) Azure
2 115 (6.99%) Office 365
3 88 (5.35%) AWS
4 83 (5.05%) SaaS
5 55 (3.34%) Power Platform
6 51 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
7 20 (1.22%) IaaS
8 18 (1.09%) PowerApps
9 17 (1.03%) GitHub
10 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Flow
10 14 (0.85%) ShareGate
11 13 (0.79%) PaaS
12 10 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.30%) GCP
15 4 (0.24%) Basecamp
15 4 (0.24%) CloudBees
15 4 (0.24%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 37 (2.25%) DNS
3 33 (2.01%) Internet
3 33 (2.01%) SSL
4 29 (1.76%) Firewall
5 22 (1.34%) DHCP
6 13 (0.79%) HTTP
6 13 (0.79%) LAN
7 12 (0.73%) WAN
8 11 (0.67%) SAN
8 11 (0.67%) VPN
9 9 (0.55%) Intranet
10 8 (0.49%) FIX Connectivity
11 5 (0.30%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.30%) VoIP
11 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.24%) FTP
12 4 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (0.24%) WebEx
13 3 (0.18%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (28.94%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 65 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (3.22%) MySQL
6 43 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 40 (2.43%) Power BI
8 31 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 28 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.03%) DB2
12 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.91%) NoSQL
14 14 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
16 11 (0.67%) Hadoop
17 10 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
18 9 (0.55%) MS Access
18 9 (0.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 96 (5.84%) JIRA
2 32 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 24 (1.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 20 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 17 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 16 (0.97%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.61%) Postman
10 8 (0.49%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 6 (0.36%) IntelliJ
12 5 (0.30%) Subversion
13 4 (0.24%) MSI
14 2 (0.12%) AdminStudio
14 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.12%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.12%) WinDbg
14 2 (0.12%) WiX
General
1 450 (27.36%) Finance
2 114 (6.93%) Front Office
3 106 (6.44%) Banking
4 72 (4.38%) Legal
5 70 (4.26%) Retail
6 61 (3.71%) Law
7 40 (2.43%) Back Office
8 39 (2.37%) Marketing
9 29 (1.76%) Financial Institution
10 24 (1.46%) Spanish Language
11 23 (1.40%) German Language
11 23 (1.40%) Investment Banking
12 22 (1.34%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.22%) French Language
14 19 (1.16%) Italian Language
15 17 (1.03%) Automotive
15 17 (1.03%) Public Sector
16 15 (0.91%) Telecoms
17 14 (0.85%) Publishing
18 13 (0.79%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (17.02%) .NET
2 133 (8.09%) XML
3 94 (5.71%) HTML
4 64 (3.89%) ASP.NET
4 64 (3.89%) CSS
5 52 (3.16%) FIX Protocol
6 45 (2.74%) Node.js
7 40 (2.43%) Web Services
8 31 (1.88%) Middleware
9 30 (1.82%) Spring
10 24 (1.46%) Hibernate
10 24 (1.46%) JSON
11 23 (1.40%) AngularJS
12 22 (1.34%) SOAP
13 20 (1.22%) XSLT
14 19 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (1.16%) EJB
15 18 (1.09%) .NET Framework
15 18 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
15 18 (1.09%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.13%) Equities
3 64 (3.89%) Fixed Income
4 59 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.16%) Derivative
6 51 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 47 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
9 40 (2.43%) Hedge funds
10 34 (2.07%) SWIFT
11 17 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 16 (0.97%) iSeries
13 13 (0.79%) Reinsurance
13 13 (0.79%) User Experience
14 12 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.67%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.67%) EPoS
15 11 (0.67%) Life Science
15 11 (0.67%) Virtual Team
16 10 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 451 (27.42%) Windows
2 267 (16.23%) Linux
3 217 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 138 (8.39%) Unix
5 52 (3.16%) Windows 10
6 42 (2.55%) Windows 7
7 38 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.91%) CentOS
11 12 (0.73%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.61%) Android
12 10 (0.61%) Debian
13 9 (0.55%) Solaris
14 5 (0.30%) HPUX
14 5 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.24%) AIX
15 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (19.21%) ITIL
2 284 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
3 134 (8.15%) ERP
4 131 (7.96%) CRM
5 124 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (6.32%) DevOps
7 79 (4.80%) Problem Management
8 76 (4.62%) Change Management
9 75 (4.56%) Migration
10 73 (4.44%) Incident Management
11 69 (4.19%) Fintech
11 69 (4.19%) Investment Management
12 68 (4.13%) Computer Science
13 67 (4.07%) Business Intelligence
14 66 (4.01%) SDLC
15 64 (3.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (3.34%) Change Control
16 55 (3.34%) Project Management
16 55 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
16 55 (3.34%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 919 (55.87%) SQL
2 253 (15.38%) Java
3 250 (15.20%) C#
4 194 (11.79%) PowerShell
5 168 (10.21%) Python
6 147 (8.94%) JavaScript
7 122 (7.42%) T-SQL
8 117 (7.11%) Bash Shell
9 64 (3.89%) Perl
10 62 (3.77%) Ruby
11 57 (3.47%) PL/SQL
12 38 (2.31%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.25%) PHP
14 36 (2.19%) VBA
15 35 (2.13%) VB
16 34 (2.07%) C++
17 24 (1.46%) Korn
18 17 (1.03%) Bourne shell
19 15 (0.91%) VB.NET
20 14 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (8.27%) Degree
2 55 (3.34%) Security Cleared
3 28 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.73%) MCSE
7 10 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (0.61%) MCP
8 8 (0.49%) MCSA
9 4 (0.24%) HNC
9 4 (0.24%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.18%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.061%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.061%) IRCA
12 1 (0.061%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (6.14%) SLA
2 46 (2.80%) QA
3 8 (0.49%) GDPR
4 5 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (0.30%) GxP
5 4 (0.24%) IEC 61131
6 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.12%) GAMP
6 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.061%) IFRS
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 160 (9.73%) Active Directory
2 37 (2.25%) Docker
3 25 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.55%) XenApp
6 7 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (2.98%) Ansible
2 34 (2.07%) SCCM
3 26 (1.58%) Nagios
3 26 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.09%) Puppet
5 16 (0.97%) Control-M
6 14 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.36%) Kibana
8 5 (0.30%) SCOM
8 5 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.30%) Terraform
9 4 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.12%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.061%) Opsview
12 1 (0.061%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 1 (0.061%) WMI
Vendors
1 402 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 248 (15.08%) Oracle
3 79 (4.80%) SAP
4 58 (3.53%) Citrix
5 54 (3.28%) VMware
6 53 (3.22%) ServiceNow
7 39 (2.37%) JD Edwards
8 37 (2.25%) Bloomberg
9 30 (1.82%) iManage
10 24 (1.46%) IBM
10 24 (1.46%) Tradeweb
11 23 (1.40%) Charles River
12 21 (1.28%) Reuters
13 20 (1.22%) Apple
13 20 (1.22%) ION Trading
13 20 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 20 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (1.09%) Eze Software Group
15 17 (1.03%) FXall
15 17 (1.03%) MarketAxess