The median annual salary for a Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 174 160
Rank change year-on-year -41 -14  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1381 2076 2217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 2.01% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.08% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1172 1830 1938
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
% change year-on-year +4.61% +4.00%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -43 1336 £37,500 -6.25% 162
London -58 549 £45,000 -5.26% 61
South East -33 255 £33,000 -5.71% 26
City of London -33 111 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Yorkshire -20 107 £35,000 +12.90% 10
East Midlands +42 93 £32,500 +1.56% 9
North West -30 93 £35,000 - 18
East of England -31 93 £33,000 -12.00% 15
Surrey +41 73 £32,500 - 5
South West -34 71 £32,500 +12.06% 11
West Midlands -3 68 £40,000 +35.59% 9
West Yorkshire -41 61 £32,500 +4.83% 9
Hampshire -3 59 £35,000 +12.00% 9
Berkshire -25 54 £35,500 -29.00% 6
Leeds -34 53 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Manchester -40 44 £35,000 -17.64% 12
Leicestershire +20 34 £37,500 +41.50%
Nottinghamshire +25 30 £27,500 -17.60% 2
Hertfordshire -10 29 £36,000 +7.46% 3
Coventry +12 28 £45,000 +63.63% 1
Nottingham +27 27 £27,500 -19.56% 2
Leicester +16 26 £39,000 +41.81%
Basingstoke +21 25 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +16 25 £35,000 -9.09%
Reading -11 25 £40,000 -20.00% 3
West Sussex +2 24 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 23 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Wiltshire -1 22 £32,500 +4.83% 4
Scotland -11 22 £30,000 -1.63% 5
Bristol -31 21 £37,500 +29.31% 5

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1648 (57.22%) SQL
2 865 (30.03%) Windows
3 832 (28.89%) Finance
4 799 (27.74%) SQL Server
5 797 (27.67%) ITIL
6 657 (22.81%) Microsoft
7 544 (18.89%) .NET
8 531 (18.44%) Linux
9 481 (16.70%) Oracle
10 424 (14.72%) Unix
11 382 (13.26%) Java
12 372 (12.92%) Degree
13 355 (12.33%) C#
14 340 (11.81%) Windows Server
15 325 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
16 273 (9.48%) XML
17 271 (9.41%) IIS
18 270 (9.38%) Banking
19 265 (9.20%) SLA
20 259 (8.99%) ERP
21 251 (8.72%) CRM
22 232 (8.06%) JavaScript
23 230 (7.99%) HTML
23 230 (7.99%) SharePoint
24 215 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
25 209 (7.26%) Web Services
26 185 (6.42%) ASP.NET
27 183 (6.35%) PowerShell
28 181 (6.28%) Active Directory
29 180 (6.25%) Problem 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
1 271 (9.41%) IIS
2 230 (7.99%) SharePoint
3 142 (4.93%) Tomcat
4 115 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
5 101 (3.51%) Apache
6 98 (3.40%) JBoss
7 90 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 78 (2.71%) WebLogic
9 48 (1.67%) CMS
10 30 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 28 (0.97%) Confluence
12 20 (0.69%) MS Exchange
13 17 (0.59%) Joomla!
13 17 (0.59%) Skype for Business
14 16 (0.56%) Alfresco
15 15 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.35%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 171 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 94 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (1.84%) Maximo
4 38 (1.32%) Aligne
5 30 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
6 23 (0.80%) RiskWrite
7 15 (0.52%) SAP CO
7 15 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 15 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
7 15 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
8 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
8 14 (0.49%) thinkFolio
9 12 (0.42%) Northgate Housing
10 10 (0.35%) Sage X3
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
11 9 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.28%) Infor M3
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.24%) Markit EDM
13 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 124 (4.31%) SaaS
2 57 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (1.63%) Office 365
5 22 (0.76%) GitHub
6 14 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.31%) PaaS
8 6 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.14%) Akamai
9 4 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.10%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.10%) Force.com
10 3 (0.10%) IaaS
11 1 (0.035%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.035%) Boomi
11 1 (0.035%) FinancialForce.com
11 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.035%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.40%) Internet
2 52 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 39 (1.35%) DNS
4 38 (1.32%) Firewall
5 35 (1.22%) HTTP
6 28 (0.97%) SSL
7 26 (0.90%) LAN
8 23 (0.80%) Intranet
8 23 (0.80%) WAN
9 19 (0.66%) VPN
10 14 (0.49%) Skype
11 11 (0.38%) DHCP
11 11 (0.38%) VoIP
11 11 (0.38%) WebEx
12 10 (0.35%) FTP
12 10 (0.35%) Wireless
13 8 (0.28%) LDAP
14 6 (0.21%) SAN
15 4 (0.14%) OpenLDAP
15 4 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 799 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 165 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 122 (4.24%) Relational Database
5 99 (3.44%) MySQL
6 78 (2.71%) Crystal Reports
7 67 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 58 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 38 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
10 38 (1.32%) DB2
11 34 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 32 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 29 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
13 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
16 21 (0.73%) MongoDB
17 20 (0.69%) Big Data
17 20 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 77 (2.67%) JIRA
2 62 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 55 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 53 (1.84%) Subversion
5 51 (1.77%) Jenkins
6 32 (1.11%) Eclipse
7 23 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 23 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
7 23 (0.80%) VersionOne
8 20 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 18 (0.63%) Maven
10 15 (0.52%) Hudson
10 15 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.49%) Selenium
12 12 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.42%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.31%) Toad
15 8 (0.28%) JUnit
15 8 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
General
1 832 (28.89%) Finance
2 270 (9.38%) Banking
3 176 (6.11%) Retail
4 145 (5.03%) Front Office
5 107 (3.72%) Back Office
6 60 (2.08%) Investment Banking
7 51 (1.77%) Legal
7 51 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.70%) Marketing
9 38 (1.32%) Publishing
10 33 (1.15%) Advertising
11 29 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.90%) Law
13 24 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
14 23 (0.80%) Telecoms
15 22 (0.76%) Billing
16 20 (0.69%) Retail Banking
17 18 (0.63%) Private Banking
18 12 (0.42%) French Language
19 11 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (18.89%) .NET
2 273 (9.48%) XML
3 230 (7.99%) HTML
4 209 (7.26%) Web Services
5 185 (6.42%) ASP.NET
6 153 (5.31%) CSS
7 87 (3.02%) FIX Protocol
8 76 (2.64%) J2EE
9 66 (2.29%) SOAP
10 65 (2.26%) Middleware
11 51 (1.77%) AngularJS
12 50 (1.74%) jQuery
13 49 (1.70%) JSON
14 40 (1.39%) XSLT
15 38 (1.32%) React
16 32 (1.11%) .NET Framework
17 31 (1.08%) REST
18 29 (1.01%) JSP
18 29 (1.01%) MSMQ
19 28 (0.97%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 325 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (5.24%) Computer Science
3 79 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 74 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
5 69 (2.40%) iSeries
6 52 (1.81%) Equities
7 46 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 44 (1.53%) SWIFT
9 43 (1.49%) Fixed Income
10 42 (1.46%) Derivative
11 40 (1.39%) EPoS
11 40 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 36 (1.25%) AS400
13 32 (1.11%) Fintech
14 24 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 22 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.73%) Clustering
17 16 (0.56%) Blackberry
17 16 (0.56%) Data Centre
18 15 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 865 (30.03%) Windows
2 531 (18.44%) Linux
3 424 (14.72%) Unix
4 340 (11.81%) Windows Server
5 100 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 56 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (1.88%) Android
10 45 (1.56%) CentOS
11 42 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (1.01%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.87%) Solaris
14 24 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.45%) AIX
17 12 (0.42%) Windows 10
18 10 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
20 6 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (27.67%) ITIL
2 259 (8.99%) ERP
3 251 (8.72%) CRM
4 215 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
5 180 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 179 (6.22%) Incident Management
7 140 (4.86%) Service Delivery
8 132 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
9 127 (4.41%) Change Management
10 122 (4.24%) Service Management
11 103 (3.58%) Root Cause Analysis
12 99 (3.44%) SDLC
13 96 (3.33%) Analytics
14 94 (3.26%) Project Management
15 90 (3.13%) Change Control
16 89 (3.09%) Configuration Management
17 85 (2.95%) E-Commerce
18 83 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
19 79 (2.74%) Release Management
20 77 (2.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1648 (57.22%) SQL
2 382 (13.26%) Java
3 355 (12.33%) C#
4 232 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 183 (6.35%) PowerShell
6 146 (5.07%) Python
7 136 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 107 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 106 (3.68%) Perl
10 91 (3.16%) Bash Shell
11 88 (3.06%) PHP
12 77 (2.67%) VB
13 68 (2.36%) VB.NET
14 60 (2.08%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.67%) VBA
16 45 (1.56%) C++
17 39 (1.35%) VBScript
18 38 (1.32%) Ruby
19 32 (1.11%) C
20 26 (0.90%) RPG
Qualifications
1 372 (12.92%) Degree
2 89 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
3 67 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 53 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 44 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (1.53%) SC Cleared
6 19 (0.66%) CISSP
7 17 (0.59%) GCIA
7 17 (0.59%) MCSE
8 16 (0.56%) CEH
9 12 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.38%) HND
10 11 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.35%) MCP
11 10 (0.35%) MCSA
12 9 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.21%) GNVQ
13 6 (0.21%) HNC
13 6 (0.21%) MCITP
14 5 (0.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (9.20%) SLA
2 95 (3.30%) QA
3 39 (1.35%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.35%) PMO
7 8 (0.28%) HL7
8 6 (0.21%) Basel II
8 6 (0.21%) Basel III
9 5 (0.17%) MiFID
10 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.069%) EMIR
12 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.035%) GxP
System Software
1 181 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.73%) XenApp
3 18 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.35%) Terminal Server
5 8 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.14%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.069%) Docker
8 2 (0.069%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.069%) KVM
8 2 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.069%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.069%) Varnish
8 2 (0.069%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.069%) vSphere
8 2 (0.069%) Xen
8 2 (0.069%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.035%) Samba
Systems Management
1 65 (2.26%) Nagios
2 49 (1.70%) Puppet
3 39 (1.35%) Ansible
3 39 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (0.76%) Control-M
5 20 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
6 16 (0.56%) Grafana
7 12 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (0.38%) OpenView
8 11 (0.38%) Opsview
8 11 (0.38%) SCOM
9 8 (0.28%) SCCM
10 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.21%) Graphite
11 6 (0.21%) Kibana
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 4 (0.14%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.14%) Graylog
13 4 (0.14%) logstash
13 4 (0.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 657 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 481 (16.70%) Oracle
3 114 (3.96%) IBM
4 100 (3.47%) SAP
5 76 (2.64%) Citrix
6 68 (2.36%) Sybase
7 51 (1.77%) Infor
8 47 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 46 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
10 42 (1.46%) Splunk
10 42 (1.46%) VMware
11 37 (1.28%) Sage
12 33 (1.15%) Cognos
13 27 (0.94%) TIBCO
14 26 (0.90%) iManage
15 22 (0.76%) Remedy
16 19 (0.66%) Informatica
17 18 (0.63%) Bloomberg
17 18 (0.63%) Cisco
17 18 (0.63%) Sun
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £22-25k DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harris Global
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus full benefits apcakge
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £16000 - £17500 per annum + Bonus + Global Company
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum + share option scheme + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Code Red Associates
Salary: £25k-£35k + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £26000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits & training
Posted: 16 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits, 29 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
The North Starr
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago