Period
to 18 October 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 168 162
Rank change year-on-year -35 -6 -8
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2992 3904 4498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 2.04% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.11% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2572 3530 4013
UK median annual salary £38,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,934 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -3.05% +7.69% +6.56%

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 167288 184870 210158
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134009 154979 174143
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2017.

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 2017. 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 -35 2867 £39,000 -2.50% 183
UK excluding London -17 1702 £33,934 -3.05% 86
London -50 1253 £50,000 +11.11% 101
South East -28 517 £32,500 -13.33% 27
North of England -38 414 £33,750 -3.57% 17
Midlands +23 258 £32,500 -7.14% 15
East of England -17 242 £37,500 +1.35% 13
North West -44 203 £32,500 -13.33% 12
Yorkshire -42 185 £32,500 -2.99% 4
South West +19 177 £37,500 +36.36% 9
East Midlands +47 142 £32,500 -15.58% 3
West Midlands +7 116 £35,000 +12.90% 12
Scotland -24 54 £33,500 -3.60% 2
Wales +5 39 £33,934 +11.26% 3
North East +8 29 £36,000 +18.03% 1
Northern Ireland -23 3 £37,500 -21.05%

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1833 (61.26%) SQL
2 961 (32.12%) Windows
3 899 (30.05%) Finance
4 853 (28.51%) SQL Server
5 814 (27.21%) Microsoft
6 769 (25.70%) ITIL
7 555 (18.55%) Oracle
8 538 (17.98%) Linux
9 494 (16.51%) Unix
10 485 (16.21%) Java
11 476 (15.91%) .NET
12 379 (12.67%) Windows Server
13 365 (12.20%) C#
14 340 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
15 328 (10.96%) IIS
16 313 (10.46%) SLA
17 293 (9.79%) CRM
18 291 (9.73%) Banking
19 282 (9.43%) SharePoint
20 267 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
21 265 (8.86%) Degree
22 259 (8.66%) Problem Management
23 243 (8.12%) JavaScript
24 232 (7.75%) Front Office
25 223 (7.45%) ERP
26 221 (7.39%) T-SQL
27 219 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
28 215 (7.19%) Active Directory
29 213 (7.12%) HTML
30 208 (6.95%) Incident Management

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
1 328 (10.96%) IIS
2 282 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 152 (5.08%) Apache
4 136 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 86 (2.87%) JBoss
6 76 (2.54%) BizTalk Server
7 69 (2.31%) WebLogic
8 59 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 46 (1.54%) CMS
10 34 (1.14%) MS Exchange
11 31 (1.04%) Confluence
12 20 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.50%) Documentum
14 14 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.40%) GlassFish
15 12 (0.40%) Mule
15 12 (0.40%) Mule ESB
16 9 (0.30%) Moodle
16 9 (0.30%) Skype for Business
16 9 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 267 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
2 192 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.10%) HipChat
9 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.067%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.033%) CATIA
10 1 (0.033%) Maya
10 1 (0.033%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.033%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 139 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.20%) thinkFolio
3 35 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (1.10%) Aligne
4 33 (1.10%) Maximo
5 25 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 25 (0.84%) ION MarketView
6 21 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.57%) RiskWrite
8 16 (0.53%) Visualfiles
9 14 (0.47%) Northgate Housing
10 12 (0.40%) MetaTrader
11 11 (0.37%) Actimize
12 10 (0.33%) Bloomberg AIM
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 9 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
13 9 (0.30%) SAP CO
13 9 (0.30%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 95 (3.18%) SaaS
2 92 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 77 (2.57%) Office 365
5 13 (0.43%) G Suite
6 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.30%) GitHub
8 7 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.17%) PaaS
10 5 (0.17%) Veeva
11 4 (0.13%) IaaS
12 2 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.067%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.067%) Slack
12 2 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.033%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 72 (2.41%) Firewall
3 70 (2.34%) DNS
4 63 (2.11%) Internet
5 40 (1.34%) DHCP
6 35 (1.17%) VPN
7 31 (1.04%) FTP
8 30 (1.00%) LAN
9 28 (0.94%) WAN
10 24 (0.80%) Intranet
11 22 (0.74%) HTTP
12 19 (0.64%) SMS
13 17 (0.57%) WebEx
14 15 (0.50%) IPsec
15 12 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.27%) LDAP
16 8 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (0.27%) Skype
16 8 (0.27%) SSL
17 7 (0.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 853 (28.51%) SQL Server
2 169 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 121 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 100 (3.34%) Oracle Database
5 95 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 92 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 83 (2.77%) MySQL
8 60 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
9 46 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 39 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 36 (1.20%) DB2
12 34 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
13 30 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (0.97%) RDBMS
15 25 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
15 25 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
16 22 (0.74%) MongoDB
17 21 (0.70%) MS Access
17 21 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
18 17 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 92 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (1.94%) JIRA
2 58 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 49 (1.64%) TeamCity
4 44 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 33 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 27 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (0.90%) Subversion
7 19 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 19 (0.64%) Jenkins
8 17 (0.57%) VersionOne
9 15 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (0.47%) Hudson
10 14 (0.47%) IntelliJ
10 14 (0.47%) MSBuild
11 13 (0.43%) Ant
12 12 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.37%) JConsole
13 11 (0.37%) VisualVM
14 10 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 899 (30.05%) Finance
2 291 (9.73%) Banking
3 232 (7.75%) Front Office
4 176 (5.88%) Retail
5 92 (3.07%) Investment Banking
6 87 (2.91%) Legal
7 76 (2.54%) Back Office
8 67 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 56 (1.87%) Law
10 54 (1.80%) Publishing
11 46 (1.54%) Marketing
12 37 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 37 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 36 (1.20%) Advertising
14 33 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 31 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
16 28 (0.94%) Private Banking
17 20 (0.67%) Automotive
17 20 (0.67%) Electronics
18 13 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (15.91%) .NET
2 213 (7.12%) HTML
3 178 (5.95%) XML
4 158 (5.28%) CSS
4 158 (5.28%) Web Services
5 134 (4.48%) FIX Protocol
6 133 (4.45%) ASP.NET
7 83 (2.77%) J2EE
8 70 (2.34%) jQuery
9 64 (2.14%) SOAP
10 58 (1.94%) Middleware
11 48 (1.60%) .NET Framework
12 35 (1.17%) EDI
13 34 (1.14%) JSON
14 33 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 33 (1.10%) REST
15 30 (1.00%) Ajax
15 30 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (1.00%) WebSphere MQ
16 29 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 340 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 111 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
4 82 (2.74%) Equities
5 66 (2.21%) SWIFT
6 62 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 55 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 53 (1.77%) Fixed Income
9 50 (1.67%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.40%) Fintech
11 30 (1.00%) User Experience
12 29 (0.97%) Driving Licence
12 29 (0.97%) Hedge funds
13 28 (0.94%) EPoS
14 27 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 27 (0.90%) iSeries
15 25 (0.84%) Mobile App
16 24 (0.80%) Derivative
17 22 (0.74%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 961 (32.12%) Windows
2 538 (17.98%) Linux
3 494 (16.51%) Unix
4 379 (12.67%) Windows Server
5 122 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (3.81%) Windows 7
6 114 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (1.87%) Windows 10
9 52 (1.74%) Android
9 52 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (1.07%) Solaris
12 15 (0.50%) AIX
12 15 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.37%) Windows XP
14 10 (0.33%) VMS
14 10 (0.33%) zOS
15 6 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 769 (25.70%) ITIL
2 293 (9.79%) CRM
3 259 (8.66%) Problem Management
4 223 (7.45%) ERP
5 219 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 208 (6.95%) Incident Management
7 170 (5.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 158 (5.28%) Change Management
9 150 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
10 142 (4.75%) Service Management
11 132 (4.41%) Service Delivery
12 105 (3.51%) Project Management
12 105 (3.51%) Release Management
13 103 (3.44%) Process Improvement
14 99 (3.31%) SDLC
15 97 (3.24%) DevOps
16 92 (3.07%) E-Commerce
17 90 (3.01%) Document Management
18 88 (2.94%) ITIL V3
18 88 (2.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1833 (61.26%) SQL
2 485 (16.21%) Java
3 365 (12.20%) C#
4 243 (8.12%) JavaScript
5 221 (7.39%) T-SQL
6 188 (6.28%) PowerShell
7 176 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 170 (5.68%) Python
9 133 (4.45%) Perl
10 81 (2.71%) VBA
11 79 (2.64%) Bash Shell
11 79 (2.64%) PHP
12 71 (2.37%) VB
13 70 (2.34%) PL/SQL
14 46 (1.54%) C++
15 36 (1.20%) VBScript
16 30 (1.00%) Ruby
17 25 (0.84%) C
18 18 (0.60%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 265 (8.86%) Degree
2 123 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 99 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
4 78 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 69 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 58 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 40 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.60%) MCP
9 13 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.40%) MCSE
11 10 (0.33%) AAT
11 10 (0.33%) MCSA
12 9 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.30%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.27%) CCNA
13 8 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.23%) HNC
15 6 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.20%) MCPD
15 6 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (10.46%) SLA
2 90 (3.01%) QA
3 29 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.57%) SEPA
6 13 (0.43%) HL7
7 12 (0.40%) GxP
7 12 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.17%) GDPR
9 5 (0.17%) PMO
10 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.067%) DICOM
12 1 (0.033%) MiFID
System Software
1 215 (7.19%) Active Directory
2 61 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.53%) vSphere
6 15 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.47%) XenApp
8 11 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.23%) vCloud
9 7 (0.23%) Xen
10 6 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.17%) Docker
11 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 59 (1.97%) Nagios
2 38 (1.27%) SCCM
3 37 (1.24%) Control-M
4 30 (1.00%) Puppet
5 28 (0.94%) Ansible
6 23 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 21 (0.70%) Tivoli
9 17 (0.57%) SCOM
10 16 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
11 15 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
12 11 (0.37%) Opsview
13 10 (0.33%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.27%) Salt
16 7 (0.23%) ThinApp
17 6 (0.20%) Backup Exec
18 4 (0.13%) Graphite
19 3 (0.10%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 814 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 555 (18.55%) Oracle
3 106 (3.54%) SAP
4 98 (3.28%) IBM
5 94 (3.14%) VMware
6 85 (2.84%) Citrix
7 68 (2.27%) Sybase
8 56 (1.87%) Splunk
9 52 (1.74%) Charles River
10 44 (1.47%) Remedy
11 43 (1.44%) Bloomberg
12 39 (1.30%) iManage
13 37 (1.24%) Infor
14 34 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
15 33 (1.10%) Red Hat
16 31 (1.04%) Cognos
17 30 (1.00%) Sitecore
18 29 (0.97%) Capita
18 29 (0.97%) Google
18 29 (0.97%) ION Trading