The median annual salary for a Applications Support was £36,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK
Rank 206 172 171
Rank change year-on-year -34 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1369 2051 1976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.99% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.07% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1783 1702
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 1319 £36,500 -8.75% 140
London -58 568 £42,500 -10.52% 50
South East -8 259 £32,500 -7.14% 39
City of London +4 109 £42,500 -11.91% 13
Yorkshire -11 105 £31,500 +1.61% 11
North West -15 97 £36,750 +22.50% 13
East Midlands +49 91 £31,500 +21.15% 4
West Yorkshire -19 74 £32,500 +8.33% 6
South West -39 69 £34,050 +11.63% 2
Berkshire +16 66 £32,500 -31.57% 8
East of England -54 66 £30,000 -20.00% 8
Leeds -15 63 £32,500 +4.83% 4
Surrey +5 58 £32,500 -2.98% 9
West Midlands -9 52 £35,000 +22.80% 12
Hampshire +26 51 £35,000 - 6
Manchester -30 42 £35,000 -17.64% 9
Leicestershire +14 33 £37,500 +70.45% 1
Scotland +1 27 £26,000 -17.46% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 25 £27,500 -28.57%
Basingstoke +22 25 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wiltshire -4 24 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Leicester +8 23 £39,000 +56.00% 1
West Sussex -10 23 £33,000 -22.35% 2
Nottingham +25 22 £24,000 -42.51%
Woking +16 21 £33,000 +11.86%
Bristol -15 21 £35,262 +18.52%
Hertfordshire -24 21 £34,500 -33.00% 3
Slough +31 20 £27,500 -42.10% 1
Coventry +5 19 £45,000 +63.63% 8
North Yorkshire +14 18 £32,750 -14.93% 3

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Applications Support job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 1702 (56.08%) SQL
2 921 (30.35%) Finance
3 917 (30.21%) Windows
4 872 (28.73%) ITIL
5 848 (27.94%) SQL Server
6 678 (22.34%) Microsoft
7 603 (19.87%) .NET
8 568 (18.71%) Linux
9 512 (16.87%) Oracle
10 444 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 442 (14.56%) Unix
12 395 (13.01%) C#
13 385 (12.69%) Java
14 375 (12.36%) Degree
15 349 (11.50%) Windows Server
16 330 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
17 314 (10.35%) XML
18 306 (10.08%) Banking
19 301 (9.92%) SLA
20 300 (9.88%) IIS
21 257 (8.47%) CRM
22 254 (8.37%) JavaScript
23 248 (8.17%) SharePoint
23 248 (8.17%) ERP
24 239 (7.87%) Web Services
25 231 (7.61%) HTML
26 225 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
27 202 (6.66%) Incident Management
28 196 (6.46%) ASP.NET
29 188 (6.19%) Active Directory

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 300 (9.88%) IIS
2 248 (8.17%) SharePoint
3 158 (5.21%) Tomcat
4 132 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 124 (4.09%) Apache
6 110 (3.62%) JBoss
7 107 (3.53%) WebSphere
8 88 (2.90%) WebLogic
9 50 (1.65%) CMS
10 25 (0.82%) Confluence
10 25 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 22 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 17 (0.56%) Joomla!
13 16 (0.53%) Alfresco
13 16 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 13 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.43%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.23%) GlassFish
Applications
1 444 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 176 (5.80%) MS Office
3 29 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.20%) MS Project
7 4 (0.13%) Camtasia
8 3 (0.099%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 90 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 66 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 38 (1.25%) Maximo
4 28 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.66%) Aligne
6 19 (0.63%) RiskWrite
7 16 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.53%) SAP CO
7 16 (0.53%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
8 14 (0.46%) thinkFolio
9 13 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
10 11 (0.36%) Northgate Housing
10 11 (0.36%) Retail-J
11 9 (0.30%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.30%) Sage X3
12 8 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
12 8 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.26%) SAP HR
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 122 (4.02%) SaaS
2 57 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (1.71%) Office 365
4 48 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (0.66%) GitHub
6 12 (0.40%) PaaS
7 8 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.13%) Akamai
9 4 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.13%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.13%) IaaS
10 3 (0.099%) Force.com
10 3 (0.099%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.033%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.033%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.033%) Boomi
11 1 (0.033%) G Suite
11 1 (0.033%) iTunes
11 1 (0.033%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.11%) Internet
2 57 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 52 (1.71%) HTTP
4 43 (1.42%) Firewall
5 32 (1.05%) DNS
6 30 (0.99%) SSL
7 28 (0.92%) Intranet
8 21 (0.69%) VPN
9 20 (0.66%) LAN
10 17 (0.56%) Skype
10 17 (0.56%) WAN
11 13 (0.43%) LDAP
12 12 (0.40%) SAN
13 11 (0.36%) VoIP
14 10 (0.33%) NAS
15 7 (0.23%) SMTP
16 5 (0.16%) FTP
16 5 (0.16%) Wireless
17 4 (0.13%) CTI
17 4 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 848 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 183 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 138 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 133 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (3.62%) MySQL
6 91 (3.00%) Crystal Reports
7 77 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 72 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 50 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 47 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
11 45 (1.48%) DB2
12 44 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
15 28 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 26 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (0.82%) MongoDB
18 24 (0.79%) MS Access
19 22 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
20 18 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 76 (2.50%) JIRA
2 64 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 59 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (1.71%) Subversion
5 47 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 28 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 26 (0.86%) Git (software)
8 23 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
9 22 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (0.63%) VersionOne
11 18 (0.59%) Maven
12 17 (0.56%) Hudson
13 15 (0.49%) MSBuild
13 15 (0.49%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.40%) Selenium
16 10 (0.33%) Toad
17 9 (0.30%) JMeter
18 8 (0.26%) JUnit
18 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 921 (30.35%) Finance
2 306 (10.08%) Banking
3 170 (5.60%) Retail
4 137 (4.51%) Front Office
5 117 (3.86%) Back Office
6 57 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 54 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 53 (1.75%) Marketing
9 50 (1.65%) Advertising
10 48 (1.58%) Legal
11 41 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.22%) Publishing
13 27 (0.89%) Law
14 26 (0.86%) Telecoms
15 20 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
16 18 (0.59%) Billing
17 17 (0.56%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.53%) French Language
19 14 (0.46%) Private Banking
20 10 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (19.87%) .NET
2 314 (10.35%) XML
3 239 (7.87%) Web Services
4 231 (7.61%) HTML
5 196 (6.46%) ASP.NET
6 158 (5.21%) CSS
7 85 (2.80%) Middleware
8 82 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
9 69 (2.27%) J2EE
10 65 (2.14%) jQuery
11 59 (1.94%) SOAP
12 52 (1.71%) AngularJS
13 49 (1.61%) XSLT
14 45 (1.48%) JSON
15 38 (1.25%) .NET Framework
16 32 (1.05%) JSP
16 32 (1.05%) React
17 30 (0.99%) EDI
17 30 (0.99%) MSMQ
18 29 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 330 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 88 (2.90%) iSeries
4 79 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 78 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 56 (1.85%) Equities
7 53 (1.75%) AS400
8 49 (1.61%) EPoS
9 47 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 46 (1.52%) Derivative
11 45 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 43 (1.42%) Hedge funds
13 35 (1.15%) Fintech
14 33 (1.09%) SWIFT
15 25 (0.82%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.63%) Blackberry
17 18 (0.59%) Clustering
18 17 (0.56%) iPad
18 17 (0.56%) Virtual Team
19 16 (0.53%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 917 (30.21%) Windows
2 568 (18.71%) Linux
3 442 (14.56%) Unix
4 349 (11.50%) Windows Server
5 101 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 68 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (1.94%) Android
10 55 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (1.71%) CentOS
12 29 (0.96%) Solaris
13 28 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 19 (0.63%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.46%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.43%) AIX
17 12 (0.40%) Windows 10
18 9 (0.30%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.20%) SUSE
20 5 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (28.73%) ITIL
2 257 (8.47%) CRM
3 248 (8.17%) ERP
4 225 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 202 (6.66%) Incident Management
6 177 (5.83%) Problem Management
7 151 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
8 149 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 124 (4.09%) Change Management
10 117 (3.86%) Service Management
11 113 (3.72%) Analytics
12 112 (3.69%) Project Management
13 109 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
14 101 (3.33%) E-Commerce
15 96 (3.16%) Release Management
16 94 (3.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 93 (3.06%) Configuration Management
18 88 (2.90%) Change Control
19 87 (2.87%) SDLC
20 78 (2.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1702 (56.08%) SQL
2 395 (13.01%) C#
3 385 (12.69%) Java
4 254 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 182 (6.00%) PowerShell
6 156 (5.14%) T-SQL
7 144 (4.74%) Python
8 130 (4.28%) Perl
9 107 (3.53%) Shell Script
10 99 (3.26%) Bash Shell
11 85 (2.80%) PHP
12 82 (2.70%) VB
13 80 (2.64%) VB.NET
14 64 (2.11%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.58%) C++
16 47 (1.55%) VBA
17 42 (1.38%) VBScript
18 39 (1.29%) C
19 38 (1.25%) RPG
20 37 (1.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 375 (12.36%) Degree
2 99 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
3 64 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 60 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 55 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 19 (0.63%) CISSP
7 19 (0.63%) MCSE
8 17 (0.56%) GCIA
9 16 (0.53%) CEH
10 12 (0.40%) HND
11 11 (0.36%) MCP
12 10 (0.33%) ISEB
12 10 (0.33%) MCSA
13 9 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.23%) HNC
15 7 (0.23%) MCSD
16 6 (0.20%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.16%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (9.92%) SLA
2 101 (3.33%) QA
3 35 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 23 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.36%) PMO
6 8 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.20%) Basel II
7 6 (0.20%) Basel III
7 6 (0.20%) HL7
8 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.13%) MiFID
9 3 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.066%) DICOM
10 2 (0.066%) EMIR
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 188 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.76%) XenApp
4 14 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.16%) IMail Server
10 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.099%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.066%) Docker
12 2 (0.066%) Varnish
12 2 (0.066%) vSphere
13 1 (0.033%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.033%) KVM
13 1 (0.033%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.033%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (2.31%) Nagios
2 61 (2.01%) Puppet
3 42 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (1.22%) Ansible
5 21 (0.69%) Control-M
6 17 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
7 16 (0.53%) Grafana
7 16 (0.53%) SCCM
8 13 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (0.36%) OpenView
9 11 (0.36%) SCOM
10 10 (0.33%) Opsview
11 9 (0.30%) WSUS
12 8 (0.26%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.20%) Graphite
13 6 (0.20%) Kibana
14 4 (0.13%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.13%) logstash
14 4 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
15 3 (0.099%) Netcool
Vendors
1 678 (22.34%) Microsoft
2 512 (16.87%) Oracle
3 129 (4.25%) IBM
4 108 (3.56%) SAP
5 85 (2.80%) Citrix
6 72 (2.37%) Sybase
7 66 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 57 (1.88%) VMware
9 53 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 43 (1.42%) Cognos
11 41 (1.35%) Sage
12 38 (1.25%) Infor
13 35 (1.15%) Splunk
14 30 (0.99%) Sun
15 26 (0.86%) iManage
16 25 (0.82%) Cisco
17 24 (0.79%) SolarWinds
17 24 (0.79%) TIBCO
18 23 (0.76%) Charles River
18 23 (0.76%) Hyperion
Slough, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000-£40,000+ EXCELLENT package
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £22-25k DOE + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
The North Starr
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £21000 - £26000 per annum + great benefits package, FOC parking!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
City & Guilds
Salary: £30,768 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Source Technology
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Morson International
Salary: £25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago