Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 263 239 236
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 -31
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 773 1,656 2,190
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.33% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.39% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 763 1,428 1,925
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% -10.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £68,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,875
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.14% -4.71%

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 62,096 119,284 143,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,358 96,575 116,321
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
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 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 18 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 January 2021. 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 -23 722 £42,500 +11.84% 78
UK excluding London +8 449 £37,500 +15.38% 59
London -27 299 £60,000 +26.32% 23
South East +34 164 £41,250 +28.91% 13
Midlands +34 101 £32,500 +8.33% 13
North of England +19 92 £35,000 - 21
Work from Home -19 69 £40,000 +9.59% 16
West Midlands -6 53 £32,250 +2.38% 9
East Midlands +66 48 £32,500 +27.45% 4
Yorkshire +8 46 £35,000 +4.48% 14
North West +30 34 £35,000 - 7
South West -4 30 £32,500 +7.44% 6
East of England +65 25 £45,000 +23.29% 1
Scotland +3 21 £38,000 +3.40% 4
Northern Ireland +20 12 £45,000 -
North East +16 12 £35,000 +45.83%
Wales +39 2 £30,120 -4.38% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £40,000 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 479 (61.97%) SQL
2 229 (29.62%) Finance
3 205 (26.52%) Windows
4 202 (26.13%) SQL Server
5 153 (19.79%) Microsoft
6 141 (18.24%) Azure
7 139 (17.98%) ITIL
8 132 (17.08%) .NET
9 131 (16.95%) C#
10 128 (16.56%) Linux
11 107 (13.84%) Python
12 104 (13.45%) PowerShell
13 103 (13.32%) Unix
14 95 (12.29%) Oracle
15 92 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
16 84 (10.87%) Windows Server
17 83 (10.74%) T-SQL
18 80 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
19 79 (10.22%) IIS
20 75 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
21 71 (9.18%) DevOps
22 69 (8.93%) Java
23 68 (8.80%) Front Office
24 60 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
25 59 (7.63%) Banking
26 56 (7.24%) Office 365
26 56 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
27 54 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 53 (6.86%) SharePoint
29 51 (6.60%) SLA

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 79 (10.22%) IIS
2 53 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.68%) Confluence
4 12 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.55%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.29%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.78%) Apache
7 4 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.52%) Sitefinity
7 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.39%) Appian
8 3 (0.39%) CMS
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.26%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.26%) nginx
9 2 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 60 (7.76%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.91%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.78%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.52%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.26%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.26%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.26%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.26%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.13%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.13%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 141 (18.24%) Azure
2 56 (7.24%) Office 365
3 49 (6.34%) SaaS
4 44 (5.69%) AWS
5 35 (4.53%) Power Platform
6 33 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
8 15 (1.94%) PowerApps
9 13 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.65%) IaaS
12 4 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
13 3 (0.39%) G Suite
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle CX
14 2 (0.26%) Datadog
14 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.26%) Power Automate
15 1 (0.13%) GCP
15 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
15 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.68%) SSH
2 10 (1.29%) LAN
3 9 (1.16%) Intranet
4 8 (1.03%) DNS
4 8 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.03%) WAN
5 7 (0.91%) Firewall
5 7 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (0.65%) DHCP
7 4 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.52%) Skype
8 3 (0.39%) Extranet
8 3 (0.39%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.39%) SSL
8 3 (0.39%) tcpdump
8 3 (0.39%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.26%) HTTP
9 2 (0.26%) SAN
9 2 (0.26%) VoIP
10 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (6.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 34 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 32 (4.14%) MySQL
6 31 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 22 (2.85%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.72%) Power BI
10 16 (2.07%) Cosmos DB
11 15 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (1.94%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.29%) Big Data
12 10 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.03%) MS Access
14 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 27 (3.49%) JIRA
2 18 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.65%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.65%) ERwin
7 3 (0.39%) Postman
8 2 (0.26%) Subversion
8 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) FishEye
9 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.13%) PhpStorm
General
1 229 (29.62%) Finance
2 68 (8.80%) Front Office
3 59 (7.63%) Banking
4 47 (6.08%) Back Office
5 29 (3.75%) Law
6 25 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.98%) Public Sector
8 16 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.94%) Legal
9 15 (1.94%) Retail
10 14 (1.81%) Marketing
11 13 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.78%) Housing Association
13 5 (0.65%) Military
13 5 (0.65%) Social Housing
14 4 (0.52%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.39%) Billing
15 3 (0.39%) Digital Economy
15 3 (0.39%) Games
16 2 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (17.08%) .NET
2 51 (6.60%) FIX Protocol
3 34 (4.40%) HTML
4 29 (3.75%) CSS
5 23 (2.98%) XML
6 14 (1.81%) ADO
7 13 (1.68%) Web Services
8 10 (1.29%) RESTful
9 9 (1.16%) JSON
9 9 (1.16%) Middleware
10 5 (0.65%) XML Messaging
11 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.52%) WinForms
11 4 (0.52%) WML
12 3 (0.39%) EDI
12 3 (0.39%) REST
13 2 (0.26%) Node.js
13 2 (0.26%) Pandas
13 2 (0.26%) Symfony
14 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (6.21%) Equities
3 43 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 40 (5.17%) Hedge funds
5 35 (4.53%) Derivative
6 34 (4.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (2.59%) SWIFT
8 18 (2.33%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.03%) Reference Data
12 8 (1.03%) SCORM
13 7 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.78%) NHS
15 5 (0.65%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.65%) Replication
16 4 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
17 3 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 205 (26.52%) Windows
2 128 (16.56%) Linux
3 103 (13.32%) Unix
4 84 (10.87%) Windows Server
5 27 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.33%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.03%) AIX
7 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.91%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) CentOS
10 4 (0.52%) Debian
10 4 (0.52%) Solaris
10 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.98%) ITIL
2 92 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (9.18%) DevOps
5 43 (5.56%) Asset Management
6 40 (5.17%) Investment Management
7 39 (5.05%) CRM
8 38 (4.92%) Analytics
9 35 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (4.53%) ERP
10 34 (4.40%) Incident Management
10 34 (4.40%) Problem Management
11 29 (3.75%) Service Delivery
12 28 (3.62%) Change Management
12 28 (3.62%) Configuration Management
13 26 (3.36%) Artificial Intelligence
13 26 (3.36%) Machine Learning
14 25 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (3.23%) Release Management
15 24 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 479 (61.97%) SQL
2 131 (16.95%) C#
3 107 (13.84%) Python
4 104 (13.45%) PowerShell
5 83 (10.74%) T-SQL
6 69 (8.93%) Java
7 42 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 39 (5.05%) VBA
9 29 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.98%) Perl
11 21 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.07%) VB
13 14 (1.81%) PHP
13 14 (1.81%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.29%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.03%) C++
16 6 (0.78%) C
16 6 (0.78%) Korn
17 4 (0.52%) VB6
18 2 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (6.21%) Degree
2 27 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.78%) A+ Certification
6 6 (0.78%) MCSE
6 6 (0.78%) MOS
7 5 (0.65%) MCSA
8 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.39%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) CCENT
10 2 (0.26%) CCNA
10 2 (0.26%) CCNP
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.60%) SLA
2 10 (1.29%) QA
3 4 (0.52%) GDPR
4 2 (0.26%) BS25999
4 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (0.26%) IFRS
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 33 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.03%) Docker
4 6 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (3.23%) Puppet
2 21 (2.72%) Terraform
3 20 (2.59%) Ansible
4 16 (2.07%) Grafana
5 14 (1.81%) Packer
6 13 (1.68%) SCCM
7 8 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (0.78%) Control-M
8 6 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.78%) Nagios
8 6 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.39%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.26%) Graylog
11 2 (0.26%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 153 (19.79%) Microsoft
2 95 (12.29%) Oracle
3 29 (3.75%) Red Hat
4 22 (2.85%) Citrix
5 21 (2.72%) Sage
6 19 (2.46%) ServiceNow
7 18 (2.33%) Sybase
8 16 (2.07%) Bloomberg
8 16 (2.07%) SAP
8 16 (2.07%) VMware
9 12 (1.55%) IBM
10 9 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.03%) Solace
11 8 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.03%) Sun
12 7 (0.91%) Aareon
12 7 (0.91%) Adobe
12 7 (0.91%) hybris
12 7 (0.91%) Intapp
12 7 (0.91%) Reuters