Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 209 172
Rank change year-on-year -20 -37 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,523 2,995 3,904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.71% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.79% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2,162 2,575 3,530
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £33,934 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.75% -3.05% +7.69%

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 157,780 167,740 185,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 127,111 134,369 155,159
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 -17 2,391 £40,000 +2.56% 214
London +20 1,258 £50,000 - 95
UK excluding London -51 1,234 £33,000 -2.75% 135
South East -44 384 £33,500 +3.08% 31
North of England -34 310 £33,000 -2.22% 32
Midlands -21 199 £32,750 +0.77% 20
North West -12 168 £32,500 - 19
South West -41 133 £32,500 -13.33% 25
Yorkshire -16 132 £34,500 +6.15% 13
West Midlands +40 128 £32,500 -7.14% 9
East of England -77 109 £35,000 -6.67% 11
East Midlands -63 71 £34,000 +4.62% 11
Scotland +10 62 £28,500 -14.93% 7
Wales -4 37 £31,250 -7.91% 9
North East -28 9 £26,500 -26.39%
Channel Islands - 4 £45,000 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 1,538 (60.96%) SQL
2 844 (33.45%) Finance
3 732 (29.01%) SQL Server
4 712 (28.22%) Windows
5 610 (24.18%) ITIL
6 598 (23.70%) Microsoft
7 519 (20.57%) Oracle
8 507 (20.10%) Linux
9 457 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
10 433 (17.16%) Unix
11 411 (16.29%) .NET
12 391 (15.50%) Java
13 345 (13.67%) Banking
14 338 (13.40%) C#
15 322 (12.76%) Degree
16 301 (11.93%) PowerShell
17 286 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
18 273 (10.82%) Windows Server
19 253 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
20 232 (9.20%) Relational Database
21 219 (8.68%) Python
22 216 (8.56%) CRM
23 211 (8.36%) HTML
24 207 (8.20%) JavaScript
25 202 (8.01%) IIS
26 201 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
27 185 (7.33%) SLA
28 177 (7.02%) T-SQL
29 175 (6.94%) XML
30 163 (6.46%) Perl

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
1 202 (8.01%) IIS
2 155 (6.14%) Tomcat
3 141 (5.59%) SharePoint
4 118 (4.68%) Apache
5 52 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 50 (1.98%) JBoss
7 33 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 28 (1.11%) CMS
10 25 (0.99%) Confluence
10 25 (0.99%) WebLogic
11 23 (0.91%) nginx
12 21 (0.83%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.52%) IBM Notes
13 13 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.36%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.32%) WordPress
16 7 (0.28%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 253 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
2 134 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.16%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.12%) Windchill
8 2 (0.079%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.079%) EngageOne
8 2 (0.079%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.079%) Maya
9 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 82 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (2.38%) thinkFolio
3 46 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
5 20 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 20 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
6 17 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
8 13 (0.52%) Concordance
8 13 (0.52%) Relativity
9 10 (0.40%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
10 9 (0.36%) Endur
11 8 (0.32%) LatentZero
11 8 (0.32%) LongView
12 6 (0.24%) Magento
12 6 (0.24%) Pegasus Opera
13 5 (0.20%) Findur
14 4 (0.16%) Global One
14 4 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 163 (6.46%) SaaS
2 122 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (1.94%) Office 365
5 27 (1.07%) PaaS
6 25 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
8 19 (0.75%) IaaS
9 16 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.40%) Slack
13 9 (0.36%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 5 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
15 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.16%) G Suite
15 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 4 (0.16%) Serverless
16 3 (0.12%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 68 (2.70%) Internet
2 57 (2.26%) DNS
3 51 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 39 (1.55%) Firewall
5 35 (1.39%) HTTP
6 28 (1.11%) SMS
7 22 (0.87%) WebEx
8 20 (0.79%) SSH
9 19 (0.75%) SSL
10 17 (0.67%) Broadband
11 13 (0.52%) Intranet
11 13 (0.52%) VLAN
11 13 (0.52%) VPN
12 11 (0.44%) DHCP
13 8 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
13 8 (0.32%) Skype
14 7 (0.28%) FTP
14 7 (0.28%) LAN
14 7 (0.28%) WAN
14 7 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (29.01%) SQL Server
2 232 (9.20%) Relational Database
3 114 (4.52%) RDBMS
4 111 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 99 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 84 (3.33%) MySQL
7 81 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 70 (2.77%) Crystal Reports
9 63 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 52 (2.06%) Oracle Reports
11 45 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
12 43 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (1.43%) MongoDB
14 31 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 30 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
15 30 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
16 28 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
18 23 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
19 22 (0.87%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 77 (3.05%) JIRA
2 56 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 31 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 25 (0.99%) Subversion
7 19 (0.75%) Maven
8 16 (0.63%) Eclipse
8 16 (0.63%) Hudson
9 14 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.36%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.24%) FrontPage
12 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.20%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.16%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 844 (33.45%) Finance
2 345 (13.67%) Banking
3 160 (6.34%) Front Office
4 134 (5.31%) Retail
5 108 (4.28%) Investment Banking
6 78 (3.09%) Back Office
7 63 (2.50%) Marketing
8 60 (2.38%) German Language
9 53 (2.10%) French Language
10 47 (1.86%) Legal
11 46 (1.82%) Italian Language
12 38 (1.51%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.35%) Advertising
14 33 (1.31%) Law
15 28 (1.11%) Spanish Language
16 25 (0.99%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.83%) Games
18 19 (0.75%) Automotive
19 16 (0.63%) Telecoms
20 13 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (16.29%) .NET
2 211 (8.36%) HTML
3 175 (6.94%) XML
4 144 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
5 138 (5.47%) CSS
6 131 (5.19%) Web Services
7 94 (3.73%) ASP.NET
8 53 (2.10%) .NET Framework
9 48 (1.90%) jQuery
9 48 (1.90%) SOAP
10 46 (1.82%) Ajax
10 46 (1.82%) Middleware
11 45 (1.78%) Spring
12 42 (1.66%) JSON
13 36 (1.43%) AngularJS
13 36 (1.43%) Java EE
14 33 (1.31%) EDI
15 32 (1.27%) REST
16 31 (1.23%) Hibernate
17 29 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 286 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (6.34%) Computer Science
3 150 (5.95%) Equities
4 129 (5.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 119 (4.72%) Fixed Income
6 106 (4.20%) Derivative
7 101 (4.00%) Hedge funds
8 97 (3.84%) Fintech
9 94 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
10 81 (3.21%) Management Information System
10 81 (3.21%) Self-Motivation
11 70 (2.77%) SWIFT
12 49 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
13 42 (1.66%) Mobile App
14 32 (1.27%) Data Centre
15 28 (1.11%) NHS
16 27 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
17 24 (0.95%) Data Structures
18 22 (0.87%) Driving Licence
19 19 (0.75%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 712 (28.22%) Windows
2 507 (20.10%) Linux
3 433 (17.16%) Unix
4 273 (10.82%) Windows Server
5 82 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 76 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (2.73%) Windows 7
8 64 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (1.70%) Solaris
10 39 (1.55%) Windows 10
11 25 (0.99%) CentOS
12 22 (0.87%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.71%) SUSE
14 16 (0.63%) AIX
15 15 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.59%) Fedora
15 15 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.55%) Android
17 9 (0.36%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (24.18%) ITIL
2 457 (18.11%) Problem-Solving
3 216 (8.56%) CRM
4 201 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (5.87%) Change Management
6 143 (5.67%) Service Management
7 139 (5.51%) Asset Management
8 138 (5.47%) Investment Management
8 138 (5.47%) Problem Management
9 137 (5.43%) Incident Management
10 128 (5.07%) ERP
11 120 (4.76%) DevOps
11 120 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 102 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 94 (3.73%) Wealth Management
14 91 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
15 85 (3.37%) Mentoring
16 71 (2.81%) Process Improvement
17 70 (2.77%) ITSM
18 69 (2.73%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1,538 (60.96%) SQL
2 391 (15.50%) Java
3 338 (13.40%) C#
4 301 (11.93%) PowerShell
5 219 (8.68%) Python
6 207 (8.20%) JavaScript
7 177 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 163 (6.46%) Perl
9 149 (5.91%) Bash Shell
10 142 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 113 (4.48%) C++
12 100 (3.96%) PL/SQL
13 82 (3.25%) Korn
13 82 (3.25%) Ruby
14 71 (2.81%) Bourne shell
14 71 (2.81%) VBA
15 62 (2.46%) PHP
16 60 (2.38%) VB
17 46 (1.82%) VB.NET
18 24 (0.95%) C
Qualifications
1 322 (12.76%) Degree
2 79 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 59 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 45 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (1.55%) Security Cleared
6 32 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.15%) MCSE
8 21 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.40%) MCP
12 7 (0.28%) HNC
13 6 (0.24%) MCSA
14 4 (0.16%) MCITP
15 3 (0.12%) MCTS
15 3 (0.12%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.12%) RHCA
15 3 (0.12%) RHCE
15 3 (0.12%) RHCSA
16 2 (0.079%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (7.33%) SLA
2 55 (2.18%) QA
3 34 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.83%) GDPR
5 14 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (0.40%) HIPAA
10 9 (0.36%) PMO
11 6 (0.24%) ISO 20022
11 6 (0.24%) SEPA
12 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.12%) EMIR
13 3 (0.12%) FATCA
13 3 (0.12%) HL7
13 3 (0.12%) MiFID
14 2 (0.079%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.079%) PSD2
System Software
1 118 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.99%) Docker
4 22 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.20%) XenApp
8 4 (0.16%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.12%) KVM
10 2 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.079%) vSphere
10 2 (0.079%) Xen
10 2 (0.079%) XenServer
11 1 (0.040%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.040%) NFS
Systems Management
1 62 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (2.26%) Control-M
3 51 (2.02%) Puppet
4 49 (1.94%) Ansible
5 46 (1.82%) Nagios
6 27 (1.07%) SCCM
7 22 (0.87%) Kibana
8 14 (0.55%) SCOM
9 10 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.32%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
12 6 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (0.24%) logstash
12 6 (0.24%) Terraform
12 6 (0.24%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
14 3 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
14 3 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (0.079%) BladeLogic
15 2 (0.079%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 598 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 519 (20.57%) Oracle
3 84 (3.33%) Bloomberg
3 84 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 73 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 71 (2.81%) Reuters
6 65 (2.58%) Citrix
7 64 (2.54%) SAP
8 56 (2.22%) VMware
9 50 (1.98%) Sybase
10 49 (1.94%) MarketAxess
10 49 (1.94%) ServiceNow
11 48 (1.90%) Tradeweb
12 46 (1.82%) FXall
12 46 (1.82%) IBM
13 43 (1.70%) Remedy
14 39 (1.55%) Splunk
15 28 (1.11%) ION Trading
16 26 (1.03%) Charles River
17 24 (0.95%) BMC