Period
to

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 397 286 246
Rank change year-on-year -111 -40 -17
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 1,415 1,012 1,255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 1.10% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.19% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,162 873 1,076
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
75th Percentile £57,450 £61,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Applications Support.

Salary trend for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Applications Support over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the UK

Applications Support
Top 18 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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -96 1,283 £42,500 - 215
UK excluding London -42 696 £37,500 +7.14% 139
Work from Home -36 657 £42,500 +6.25% 66
London -137 652 £50,000 -16.67% 83
South East -56 203 £36,500 -3.95% 40
North of England -37 191 £37,500 +7.14% 44
North West -27 114 £40,000 +14.29% 25
Midlands -57 114 £38,000 +11.76% 20
South West -4 67 £35,000 +7.69% 13
West Midlands -61 64 £41,250 +26.92% 10
Yorkshire -41 60 £35,000 - 17
Wales +10 49 £30,500 -2.40% 2
East Midlands -1 48 £33,250 -16.35% 10
Scotland -61 34 £37,500 +14.50% 5
East of England -92 30 £36,556 -14.49% 14
North East -12 17 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Channel Islands - 5 £75,000 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £37,500 -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Applications Support job roles required the following 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.

1 864 (61.06%) SQL
2 402 (28.41%) Social Skills
3 395 (27.92%) Finance
4 364 (25.72%) SQL Server
5 343 (24.24%) Windows
5 343 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
6 312 (22.05%) Microsoft
7 303 (21.41%) ITIL
8 259 (18.30%) Azure
9 244 (17.24%) Linux
10 195 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
11 178 (12.58%) .NET
12 176 (12.44%) Oracle
13 175 (12.37%) SLA
14 174 (12.30%) Degree
15 169 (11.94%) C#
16 168 (11.87%) Agile
17 154 (10.88%) CRM
18 153 (10.81%) PowerShell
19 138 (9.75%) Java
20 131 (9.26%) Python
21 124 (8.76%) JIRA
22 120 (8.48%) Unix
23 119 (8.41%) IIS
23 119 (8.41%) SaaS
24 117 (8.27%) DevOps
25 115 (8.13%) ERP
25 115 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 113 (7.99%) Service Delivery
26 113 (7.99%) Fintech

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
1 119 (8.41%) IIS
2 73 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 63 (4.45%) Tomcat
4 57 (4.03%) Confluence
5 29 (2.05%) Apache
6 27 (1.91%) CMS
7 19 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (1.20%) WordPress
9 11 (0.78%) JBoss
9 11 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.49%) Jupyter
10 7 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.14%) Drupal
14 2 (0.14%) nginx
14 2 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 74 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.071%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 82 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.26%) Dynamics GP
3 19 (1.34%) Alphatax
4 16 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.57%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.49%) Maximo
8 7 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.35%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Utilities
10 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.28%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.21%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 3 (0.21%) PlanetPress Connect
11 3 (0.21%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.21%) SAP HR
12 2 (0.14%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 259 (18.30%) Azure
2 119 (8.41%) SaaS
3 105 (7.42%) AWS
4 98 (6.93%) Microsoft 365
5 88 (6.22%) Power Platform
6 75 (5.30%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (2.83%) PowerApps
8 27 (1.91%) Power Automate
9 24 (1.70%) Serverless
10 20 (1.41%) Azure Monitor
11 17 (1.20%) GCP
11 17 (1.20%) Google Analytics
12 16 (1.13%) Datadog
13 15 (1.06%) CloudFront
14 14 (0.99%) GitHub
15 12 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.78%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.60%) Firewall
2 31 (2.19%) DNS
3 19 (1.34%) HTTP
4 16 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.92%) FIX Connectivity
6 12 (0.85%) Internet
6 12 (0.85%) VPN
7 11 (0.78%) LAN
8 8 (0.57%) DHCP
8 8 (0.57%) Intranet
8 8 (0.57%) Network Security
8 8 (0.57%) WAN
9 3 (0.21%) FTP
9 3 (0.21%) SSH
10 2 (0.14%) SAN
10 2 (0.14%) SSL
11 1 (0.071%) 5G
11 1 (0.071%) Broadband
11 1 (0.071%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.071%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (25.72%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (4.45%) Power BI
5 55 (3.89%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (2.61%) RDBMS
8 36 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
9 29 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.77%) MySQL
10 25 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (1.55%) MongoDB
12 21 (1.48%) MS Access
13 15 (1.06%) Tableau
14 13 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
15 12 (0.85%) Redis
16 9 (0.64%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.57%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 124 (8.76%) JIRA
2 50 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 29 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 25 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.99%) Browser DevTools
5 14 (0.99%) GitLab
6 12 (0.85%) Selenium
7 11 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
7 11 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.71%) JUnit
8 10 (0.71%) Subversion
9 9 (0.64%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.57%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.28%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.28%) Maven
12 4 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.28%) PhpStorm
13 2 (0.14%) LSMW
13 2 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 402 (28.41%) Social Skills
2 395 (27.92%) Finance
3 195 (13.78%) Analytical Skills
4 78 (5.51%) Banking
5 52 (3.67%) Back Office
6 50 (3.53%) Manufacturing
7 49 (3.46%) Marketing
7 49 (3.46%) Organisational Skills
8 44 (3.11%) Front Office
9 42 (2.97%) Law
9 42 (2.97%) Retail
10 37 (2.61%) Advertising
11 36 (2.54%) Games
11 36 (2.54%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 27 (1.91%) French Language
13 25 (1.77%) Legal
14 23 (1.63%) Public Sector
15 20 (1.41%) Telecoms
16 15 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
16 15 (1.06%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (12.58%) .NET
2 76 (5.37%) HTML
3 52 (3.67%) CSS
4 51 (3.60%) ASP.NET
5 39 (2.76%) REST
6 35 (2.47%) Middleware
7 29 (2.05%) RESTful
8 27 (1.91%) Web Services
9 26 (1.84%) FIX Protocol
9 26 (1.84%) Kafka
9 26 (1.84%) SailPoint
9 26 (1.84%) XML
10 19 (1.34%) SOAP
11 17 (1.20%) JSON
12 16 (1.13%) HTML5
13 14 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (0.99%) jQuery
14 13 (0.92%) .NET Framework
15 12 (0.85%) Memcached
15 12 (0.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 38 (2.69%) Fixed Income
2 38 (2.69%) Hedge funds
3 37 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
4 36 (2.54%) Derivative
5 35 (2.47%) Equities
6 31 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
7 27 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
8 26 (1.84%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.70%) Data Structures
10 22 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.34%) Replication
12 16 (1.13%) OTC Derivatives
13 14 (0.99%) Legacy Systems
14 13 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.92%) NHS
14 13 (0.92%) User Experience
15 12 (0.85%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.64%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 343 (24.24%) Windows
2 244 (17.24%) Linux
3 120 (8.48%) Unix
4 107 (7.56%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.47%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.99%) CentOS
8 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.42%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 3 (0.21%) AIX
12 3 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.071%) Android
14 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
2 303 (21.41%) ITIL
3 168 (11.87%) Agile
4 154 (10.88%) CRM
5 117 (8.27%) DevOps
6 115 (8.13%) ERP
7 113 (7.99%) Fintech
7 113 (7.99%) Service Delivery
8 108 (7.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 101 (7.14%) Change Management
10 99 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 92 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
12 80 (5.65%) Computer Science
13 77 (5.44%) Service Management
14 76 (5.37%) Project Management
15 63 (4.45%) Creative Thinking
16 61 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 56 (3.96%) Migration
18 53 (3.75%) High Availability
18 53 (3.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 864 (61.06%) SQL
2 169 (11.94%) C#
3 153 (10.81%) PowerShell
4 138 (9.75%) Java
5 131 (9.26%) Python
6 112 (7.92%) T-SQL
7 99 (7.00%) JavaScript
8 70 (4.95%) Bash
9 44 (3.11%) VBA
10 34 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 33 (2.33%) PHP
12 32 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 18 (1.27%) Perl
14 14 (0.99%) R
14 14 (0.99%) VB
15 13 (0.92%) C
16 10 (0.71%) F#
16 10 (0.71%) Groovy
16 10 (0.71%) Kotlin
17 6 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 174 (12.30%) Degree
2 49 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 44 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 39 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.06%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.99%) DBS Check
7 13 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.42%) HND
10 4 (0.28%) HNC
10 4 (0.28%) MCP
11 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.071%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.071%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.071%) MBA
12 1 (0.071%) MCSA
12 1 (0.071%) OCP
12 1 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (12.37%) SLA
2 47 (3.32%) QA
3 26 (1.84%) ISAE 3402
4 12 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.78%) HL7
6 6 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.21%) GDPR
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.071%) IEC 61131
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.071%) PMO
10 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 99 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.69%) Docker
3 13 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 8 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) XenApp
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.071%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.071%) NFS
9 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (1.63%) Ansible
2 21 (1.48%) Kubernetes
2 21 (1.48%) Nagios
3 17 (1.20%) Kibana
4 13 (0.92%) Control-M
5 12 (0.85%) logstash
5 12 (0.85%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.49%) PaperCut
8 6 (0.42%) Terraform
9 4 (0.28%) Grafana
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.21%) Puppet
10 3 (0.21%) SCCM
11 2 (0.14%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.071%) Check_MK
12 1 (0.071%) EdgeSight
12 1 (0.071%) Packer
12 1 (0.071%) vRealize
Vendors
1 312 (22.05%) Microsoft
2 176 (12.44%) Oracle
3 59 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 50 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 45 (3.18%) SAP
6 35 (2.47%) VMware
7 33 (2.33%) Splunk
8 30 (2.12%) ServiceNow
9 26 (1.84%) Google
10 23 (1.63%) IBM
11 22 (1.55%) Murex
12 17 (1.20%) Infor
13 16 (1.13%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.92%) Citrix
15 12 (0.85%) New Relic
16 9 (0.64%) iManage
16 9 (0.64%) Remedy
16 9 (0.64%) Sage
17 8 (0.57%) Intapp
18 7 (0.49%) Aderant