Period
to 19 March 2019

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 220 212 202
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 -32
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,280 2,875 3,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.64% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.70% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,981 2,495 2,663
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -5.80% +6.15% -2.99%

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 142,396 169,478 166,063
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.40% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 113,818 139,244 137,809
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 2,170 £40,000 - 184
London -1 1,194 £52,500 +5.00% 60
UK excluding London -34 1,064 £32,500 -5.80% 131
South East +7 390 £32,500 -1.52% 42
North of England -44 224 £32,500 -7.14% 28
Midlands -82 140 £32,500 -7.14% 20
East of England +44 131 £32,500 -18.75% 7
North West -43 106 £35,000 - 12
South West -14 100 £32,500 +3.17% 27
Yorkshire -2 92 £29,500 -11.94% 15
West Midlands -83 90 £35,000 -6.67% 11
Scotland +25 62 £34,500 +2.99% 5
East Midlands -21 50 £26,750 -4.46% 9
Wales +17 26 £33,934 +10.16% 2
North East +13 26 £33,000 -4.35% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £32,500 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 1,441 (63.20%) SQL
2 770 (33.77%) Finance
3 646 (28.33%) SQL Server
3 646 (28.33%) Windows
4 553 (24.25%) ITIL
5 517 (22.68%) Microsoft
6 477 (20.92%) Linux
7 442 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
8 437 (19.17%) .NET
9 419 (18.38%) Oracle
10 404 (17.72%) Unix
11 395 (17.32%) Java
12 333 (14.61%) Banking
13 330 (14.47%) C#
14 278 (12.19%) PowerShell
15 247 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
16 243 (10.66%) Degree
17 242 (10.61%) CRM
18 240 (10.53%) Front Office
19 231 (10.13%) Windows Server
20 219 (9.61%) HTML
21 210 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
22 196 (8.60%) SLA
23 187 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
24 184 (8.07%) SharePoint
24 184 (8.07%) JavaScript
25 173 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
26 170 (7.46%) Python
27 169 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
28 168 (7.37%) SaaS

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
1 184 (8.07%) SharePoint
2 152 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 133 (5.83%) IIS
4 113 (4.96%) Apache
5 76 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 49 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 30 (1.32%) Apache Solr
7 30 (1.32%) Confluence
8 29 (1.27%) JBoss
9 28 (1.23%) CMS
10 16 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (0.48%) MS Exchange
11 11 (0.48%) nginx
12 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.22%) WordPress
15 4 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
15 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 169 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 87 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.088%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.044%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.044%) Maya
7 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 101 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (2.85%) thinkFolio
3 49 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (1.14%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.75%) Front Arena
6 14 (0.61%) HFM
6 14 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 13 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 13 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
8 12 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
9 11 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
10 10 (0.44%) Infor LN
11 9 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
11 9 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
11 9 (0.39%) LatentZero
12 8 (0.35%) LongView
13 7 (0.31%) NetSuite
13 7 (0.31%) Visualfiles
14 6 (0.26%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 168 (7.37%) SaaS
3 141 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
4 87 (3.82%) Office 365
5 30 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 29 (1.27%) PaaS
7 27 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 22 (0.96%) IaaS
9 18 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.53%) Akamai
11 8 (0.35%) Slack
12 7 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.26%) Serverless
14 5 (0.22%) GitHub
15 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.18%) Fastly
15 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (3.77%) DNS
2 55 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 49 (2.15%) HTTP
4 45 (1.97%) Firewall
4 45 (1.97%) FIX Connectivity
4 45 (1.97%) SSL
5 35 (1.54%) Internet
6 27 (1.18%) DHCP
7 26 (1.14%) VPN
8 12 (0.53%) Intranet
8 12 (0.53%) LAN
8 12 (0.53%) SAN
8 12 (0.53%) WAN
9 9 (0.39%) Broadband
10 7 (0.31%) FTP
10 7 (0.31%) VLAN
10 7 (0.31%) Wireless
11 6 (0.26%) NAS
11 6 (0.26%) SSH
12 5 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 137 (6.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 112 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 85 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (3.64%) MySQL
6 78 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 63 (2.76%) Oracle Database
8 55 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 42 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 36 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (1.14%) MongoDB
12 25 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
13 22 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (0.92%) Power BI
14 21 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
16 18 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
17 16 (0.70%) Ingres
18 14 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 97 (4.25%) JIRA
2 77 (3.38%) Git (software)
3 43 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 39 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 31 (1.36%) Subversion
7 27 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 23 (1.01%) Maven
9 21 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (0.70%) FrontPage
11 15 (0.66%) Hudson
12 14 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.35%) Cucumber
14 6 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.26%) Firebug
14 6 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
15 5 (0.22%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 770 (33.77%) Finance
2 333 (14.61%) Banking
3 240 (10.53%) Front Office
4 125 (5.48%) Investment Banking
5 104 (4.56%) Back Office
6 78 (3.42%) Retail
7 49 (2.15%) Legal
8 36 (1.58%) Marketing
9 35 (1.54%) Advertising
10 33 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.32%) French Language
12 28 (1.23%) Spanish Language
13 27 (1.18%) Law
14 26 (1.14%) German Language
14 26 (1.14%) Italian Language
15 23 (1.01%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.79%) Games
17 16 (0.70%) Billing
18 15 (0.66%) Local Government
19 7 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (19.17%) .NET
2 219 (9.61%) HTML
3 187 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
4 157 (6.89%) XML
5 100 (4.39%) CSS
6 99 (4.34%) Web Services
7 93 (4.08%) ASP.NET
8 56 (2.46%) jQuery
9 49 (2.15%) JSON
10 38 (1.67%) Ajax
10 38 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 37 (1.62%) .NET Framework
12 33 (1.45%) AngularJS
13 28 (1.23%) SOAP
14 27 (1.18%) JSP
15 26 (1.14%) Servlets
16 25 (1.10%) DHTML
16 25 (1.10%) JSTL
17 24 (1.05%) HTML5
18 22 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 247 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (7.32%) Equities
3 138 (6.05%) Fintech
4 133 (5.83%) Fixed Income
4 133 (5.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 128 (5.61%) Derivative
6 114 (5.00%) Hedge funds
7 75 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
8 69 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
9 63 (2.76%) Management Information System
10 50 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
11 38 (1.67%) Reinsurance
12 26 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.05%) Data Centre
14 23 (1.01%) SWIFT
15 22 (0.96%) Replication
16 20 (0.88%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.88%) Driving Licence
17 18 (0.79%) NHS
18 17 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 646 (28.33%) Windows
2 477 (20.92%) Linux
3 404 (17.72%) Unix
4 231 (10.13%) Windows Server
5 66 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (1.27%) Solaris
6 29 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.10%) CentOS
9 24 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 21 (0.92%) Fedora
11 18 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.75%) Android
13 15 (0.66%) AIX
14 14 (0.61%) SUSE
14 14 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.53%) Windows NT
16 12 (0.53%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (24.25%) ITIL
2 442 (19.39%) Problem-Solving
3 242 (10.61%) CRM
4 210 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (6.10%) Investment Management
6 132 (5.79%) Problem Management
7 126 (5.53%) Asset Management
8 122 (5.35%) Change Management
8 122 (5.35%) DevOps
9 119 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 119 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 113 (4.96%) Service Management
11 112 (4.91%) Incident Management
12 109 (4.78%) ERP
13 106 (4.65%) Service Delivery
14 102 (4.47%) Computer Science
15 98 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
16 93 (4.08%) Wealth Management
17 87 (3.82%) Mentoring
18 85 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,441 (63.20%) SQL
2 395 (17.32%) Java
3 330 (14.47%) C#
4 278 (12.19%) PowerShell
5 184 (8.07%) JavaScript
6 170 (7.46%) Python
7 153 (6.71%) Perl
8 110 (4.82%) Bash Shell
9 105 (4.61%) T-SQL
10 99 (4.34%) Shell Script
11 88 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 83 (3.64%) C++
13 60 (2.63%) Ruby
14 45 (1.97%) Bourne shell
14 45 (1.97%) Korn
15 43 (1.89%) PHP
16 38 (1.67%) VB.NET
17 33 (1.45%) C
18 29 (1.27%) VB
19 27 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 243 (10.66%) Degree
2 69 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 40 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 37 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.88%) MCSE
8 16 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (0.70%) MCSA
9 15 (0.66%) MCP
10 11 (0.48%) CCENT
11 5 (0.22%) AAT
11 5 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.22%) RHCA
11 5 (0.22%) RHCE
11 5 (0.22%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.18%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.18%) LPIC
12 4 (0.18%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (8.60%) SLA
2 70 (3.07%) QA
3 49 (2.15%) GDPR
4 48 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 38 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 34 (1.49%) HIPAA
7 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 9 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.31%) HL7
11 5 (0.22%) PMO
12 3 (0.13%) SEPA
13 2 (0.088%) PSD2
14 1 (0.044%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 42 (1.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.92%) Docker
5 13 (0.57%) XenApp
6 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.22%) Terminal Server
7 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.13%) iptables
8 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.044%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.044%) KVM
9 1 (0.044%) NFS
9 1 (0.044%) Varnish
9 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.044%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (3.38%) Nagios
2 73 (3.20%) Puppet
3 59 (2.59%) Ansible
4 58 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.54%) Control-M
6 34 (1.49%) Icinga
6 34 (1.49%) ZABBIX
7 20 (0.88%) SCOM
8 11 (0.48%) SCCM
9 9 (0.39%) Kibana
10 8 (0.35%) Kubernetes
11 6 (0.26%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.26%) logstash
11 6 (0.26%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.18%) OpenView
13 3 (0.13%) ITRS Geneos
13 3 (0.13%) Netcool
13 3 (0.13%) Terraform
14 2 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 517 (22.68%) Microsoft
2 419 (18.38%) Oracle
3 76 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 74 (3.25%) Bloomberg
5 64 (2.81%) VMware
6 63 (2.76%) Splunk
7 61 (2.68%) Citrix
8 56 (2.46%) Reuters
9 54 (2.37%) IBM
9 54 (2.37%) SAP
10 51 (2.24%) ServiceNow
11 49 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
12 38 (1.67%) SolarWinds
13 37 (1.62%) FXall
14 36 (1.58%) MarketAxess
14 36 (1.58%) Tradeweb
15 34 (1.49%) Charles River
16 30 (1.32%) AppDynamics
17 29 (1.27%) Sybase
18 26 (1.14%) Fidessa