Period
to 22 August 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 168 157
Rank change year-on-year -47 -11 +9
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2901 4088 4518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.07% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.15% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2507 3662 4012
UK median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +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 168804 190108 210413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.88% 96.48% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135989 159928 173310
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £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 22 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 17 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 22 August 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 -48 2797 £38,000 -5.00% 173
UK excluding London -31 1694 £35,000 +1.45% 127
London -68 1180 £50,000 +11.11% 56
South East -32 522 £33,000 -12.00% 41
North of England -53 403 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Midlands +24 276 £32,500 - 25
East of England -17 253 £37,000 - 11
Yorkshire -34 211 £35,000 +9.38% 8
North West -51 175 £35,000 - 13
South West -21 166 £35,000 +27.27% 10
East Midlands +39 148 £32,250 -3.37% 17
West Midlands -1 128 £37,500 +25.00% 8
Scotland -35 37 £35,000 +12.90% 10
Wales +3 32 £32,500 +2.36% 1
North East +18 20 £35,000 +26.13% 8
Isle of Man -2 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £37,500 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1748 (60.26%) SQL
2 896 (30.89%) Windows
3 827 (28.51%) Finance
4 811 (27.96%) SQL Server
5 757 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 746 (25.72%) ITIL
7 538 (18.55%) Linux
8 496 (17.10%) .NET
9 495 (17.06%) Oracle
10 448 (15.44%) Java
11 437 (15.06%) Unix
12 368 (12.69%) C#
13 346 (11.93%) Windows Server
14 337 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
15 307 (10.58%) IIS
16 293 (10.10%) Degree
17 292 (10.07%) CRM
18 286 (9.86%) SLA
19 273 (9.41%) Banking
20 266 (9.17%) SharePoint
21 263 (9.07%) Problem Management
22 244 (8.41%) JavaScript
23 241 (8.31%) ERP
24 236 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
25 225 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
26 220 (7.58%) HTML
27 212 (7.31%) Active Directory
28 206 (7.10%) Front Office
29 205 (7.07%) XML
30 187 (6.45%) Retail

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
1 307 (10.58%) IIS
2 266 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 129 (4.45%) Tomcat
4 125 (4.31%) Apache
5 83 (2.86%) JBoss
6 78 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
7 75 (2.59%) WebLogic
8 73 (2.52%) WebSphere
9 50 (1.72%) CMS
10 42 (1.45%) MS Exchange
11 28 (0.97%) Confluence
12 16 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
13 15 (0.52%) Documentum
14 14 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.45%) Alfresco
16 10 (0.34%) GlassFish
16 10 (0.34%) Joomla!
17 9 (0.31%) Mule
18 8 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (0.28%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 236 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 175 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.10%) HipChat
6 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.069%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.034%) Maya
Business Applications
1 145 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.69%) Aligne
2 49 (1.69%) Maximo
3 34 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 32 (1.10%) thinkFolio
5 23 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.72%) RiskWrite
7 14 (0.48%) MetaTrader
7 14 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
8 12 (0.41%) Northgate Housing
8 12 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.38%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.38%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
10 10 (0.34%) Endur
11 9 (0.31%) ION MarketView
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 7 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 119 (4.10%) SaaS
2 87 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (2.52%) Office 365
5 17 (0.59%) GitHub
6 12 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.38%) G Suite
8 8 (0.28%) PaaS
9 5 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.14%) IaaS
10 4 (0.14%) Veeva
11 3 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.069%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.034%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.034%) FinancialForce.com
13 1 (0.034%) iTunes
13 1 (0.034%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.034%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.76%) Internet
2 76 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 70 (2.41%) DNS
4 54 (1.86%) Firewall
5 38 (1.31%) LAN
6 36 (1.24%) DHCP
6 36 (1.24%) WAN
7 34 (1.17%) VPN
8 26 (0.90%) HTTP
9 23 (0.79%) Intranet
10 22 (0.76%) WebEx
11 20 (0.69%) FTP
12 15 (0.52%) IPsec
13 13 (0.45%) Wireless
14 12 (0.41%) SMS
15 11 (0.38%) VoIP
16 10 (0.34%) SSL
17 8 (0.28%) NetScaler
17 8 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 811 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 156 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 82 (2.83%) MySQL
6 78 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 73 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 54 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
9 37 (1.28%) DB2
10 32 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 26 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
14 22 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
15 21 (0.72%) Big Data
16 20 (0.69%) MongoDB
17 19 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
18 18 (0.62%) MS Access
18 18 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
18 18 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (2.38%) JIRA
3 49 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 42 (1.45%) TeamCity
5 35 (1.21%) Eclipse
6 32 (1.10%) Jenkins
6 32 (1.10%) Subversion
7 28 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 27 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 21 (0.72%) VersionOne
10 17 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (0.55%) Maven
12 15 (0.52%) Git (software)
13 14 (0.48%) Ant
13 14 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (0.48%) Hudson
13 14 (0.48%) MSBuild
14 10 (0.34%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.31%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.31%) JConsole
General
1 827 (28.51%) Finance
2 273 (9.41%) Banking
3 206 (7.10%) Front Office
4 187 (6.45%) Retail
5 103 (3.55%) Back Office
6 72 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 67 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 66 (2.28%) Legal
9 58 (2.00%) Publishing
10 48 (1.65%) Marketing
11 34 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 33 (1.14%) Advertising
13 31 (1.07%) Corporate Banking
14 29 (1.00%) Telecoms
15 25 (0.86%) Electronics
15 25 (0.86%) Law
16 23 (0.79%) Retail Banking
17 22 (0.76%) Private Banking
18 18 (0.62%) Automotive
19 14 (0.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (17.10%) .NET
2 220 (7.58%) HTML
3 205 (7.07%) XML
4 156 (5.38%) CSS
5 154 (5.31%) Web Services
6 148 (5.10%) ASP.NET
7 117 (4.03%) FIX Protocol
8 66 (2.28%) SOAP
9 62 (2.14%) jQuery
10 61 (2.10%) J2EE
11 46 (1.59%) Middleware
12 43 (1.48%) JSON
13 39 (1.34%) AngularJS
14 37 (1.28%) EDI
15 36 (1.24%) .NET Framework
16 35 (1.21%) REST
17 32 (1.10%) WCF
18 31 (1.07%) Ajax
18 31 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 337 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.17%) Computer Science
3 95 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
4 65 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.21%) Equities
6 62 (2.14%) SWIFT
7 54 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 42 (1.45%) Fixed Income
9 38 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 38 (1.31%) iSeries
10 31 (1.07%) EPoS
11 29 (1.00%) Data Centre
12 28 (0.97%) Fintech
12 28 (0.97%) User Experience
13 24 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 22 (0.76%) Derivative
15 18 (0.62%) AS400
16 17 (0.59%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.59%) Mobile App
17 16 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 896 (30.89%) Windows
2 538 (18.55%) Linux
3 437 (15.06%) Unix
4 346 (11.93%) Windows Server
5 111 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 83 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 55 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (1.79%) Android
9 52 (1.79%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.34%) Windows 10
11 35 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.65%) Solaris
13 15 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 13 (0.45%) AIX
15 10 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.24%) VMS
17 7 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (25.72%) ITIL
2 292 (10.07%) CRM
3 263 (9.07%) Problem Management
4 241 (8.31%) ERP
5 225 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 184 (6.34%) Incident Management
7 169 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 148 (5.10%) Service Delivery
9 143 (4.93%) Change Management
9 143 (4.93%) Service Management
10 127 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
11 112 (3.86%) SDLC
12 107 (3.69%) E-Commerce
13 104 (3.58%) DevOps
14 100 (3.45%) Release Management
15 94 (3.24%) Change Control
15 94 (3.24%) Project Management
16 87 (3.00%) Document Management
17 83 (2.86%) MVC
18 80 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1748 (60.26%) SQL
2 448 (15.44%) Java
3 368 (12.69%) C#
4 244 (8.41%) JavaScript
5 186 (6.41%) PowerShell
6 172 (5.93%) Shell Script
7 160 (5.52%) T-SQL
8 159 (5.48%) Python
9 119 (4.10%) Perl
10 89 (3.07%) Bash Shell
11 88 (3.03%) VBA
12 79 (2.72%) PHP
13 63 (2.17%) VB
14 57 (1.96%) PL/SQL
15 53 (1.83%) C++
16 35 (1.21%) Ruby
17 32 (1.10%) C
18 30 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 30 (1.03%) VBScript
19 17 (0.59%) RPG
Qualifications
1 293 (10.10%) Degree
2 103 (3.55%) Security Cleared
3 93 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
4 78 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 61 (2.10%) SC Cleared
6 47 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 45 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.48%) MCP
9 14 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.41%) MCSA
11 10 (0.34%) MCSE
12 9 (0.31%) AAT
13 6 (0.21%) HNC
13 6 (0.21%) MCITP
14 5 (0.17%) GNVQ
14 5 (0.17%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.17%) MCTS
14 5 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (9.86%) SLA
2 81 (2.79%) QA
3 32 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.52%) HL7
6 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.34%) GxP
8 9 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.28%) PMO
10 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.21%) SEPA
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.14%) GDPR
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 8583
15 2 (0.069%) Basel II
15 2 (0.069%) Basel III
15 2 (0.069%) DICOM
15 2 (0.069%) MiFID
System Software
1 212 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 43 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.55%) vSphere
5 14 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.34%) XenApp
7 9 (0.31%) Xen
8 8 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.24%) vCloud
10 6 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.14%) Docker
12 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.10%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.069%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.069%) KVM
14 2 (0.069%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 61 (2.10%) Nagios
2 38 (1.31%) Puppet
3 34 (1.17%) Ansible
3 34 (1.17%) Control-M
4 31 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.86%) SCCM
6 20 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
7 16 (0.55%) SCOM
8 15 (0.52%) Opsview
8 15 (0.52%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 7 (0.24%) Backup Exec
11 7 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.24%) Salt
11 7 (0.24%) ThinApp
12 6 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.17%) Graphite
13 5 (0.17%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 757 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 495 (17.06%) Oracle
3 117 (4.03%) IBM
4 95 (3.27%) SAP
5 77 (2.65%) Citrix
6 63 (2.17%) VMware
7 62 (2.14%) Splunk
8 57 (1.96%) Sybase
9 56 (1.93%) Infor
10 45 (1.55%) Bloomberg
11 41 (1.41%) Charles River
12 37 (1.28%) Remedy
12 37 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
13 31 (1.07%) Cisco
14 30 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 28 (0.97%) Informatica
16 26 (0.90%) Google
17 25 (0.86%) Cognos
17 25 (0.86%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.79%) Reuters