Period
to 15 July 2019

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £38,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 221 218
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -42
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,332 2,798 2,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.59% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.65% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,911 2,443 2,525
UK median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,474 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +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 139,889 169,361 171,980
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.23% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 111,681 137,058 140,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +2 2,224 £39,500 -1.25% 342
UK excluding London -1 1,268 £32,500 -1.52% 244
London +7 1,048 £50,000 - 120
South East +45 445 £35,000 +6.06% 82
North of England -66 254 £31,068 -11.23% 52
Midlands -19 183 £32,500 +5.35% 45
South West +51 165 £31,500 +5.00% 24
East of England +91 140 £34,000 -9.33% 19
West Midlands -19 122 £35,000 +14.75% 23
Yorkshire -26 112 £29,000 -17.14% 24
North West -71 106 £32,500 -7.14% 22
East Midlands -17 61 £29,000 -10.77% 22
Scotland 0 55 £31,250 +11.61% 12
North East +35 36 £33,000 -1.49% 6
Northern Ireland - 18 £32,500 - 2
Wales +10 17 £32,000 +4.92% 8

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,406 (60.29%) SQL
2 729 (31.26%) Finance
3 575 (24.66%) SQL Server
4 572 (24.53%) Windows
5 571 (24.49%) ITIL
6 539 (23.11%) Microsoft
7 462 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
8 455 (19.51%) Linux
9 409 (17.54%) Oracle
10 371 (15.91%) .NET
11 365 (15.65%) Unix
12 346 (14.84%) Java
13 293 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
14 268 (11.49%) C#
15 256 (10.98%) Degree
16 233 (9.99%) Windows Server
17 227 (9.73%) Banking
18 219 (9.39%) SLA
19 204 (8.75%) SharePoint
20 203 (8.70%) CRM
21 200 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
22 197 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
23 190 (8.15%) T-SQL
24 186 (7.98%) HTML
25 176 (7.55%) XML
26 174 (7.46%) JavaScript
27 166 (7.12%) IIS
27 166 (7.12%) Problem Management
28 165 (7.08%) DevOps
29 155 (6.65%) Microsoft Office

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
1 204 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 166 (7.12%) IIS
3 111 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 69 (2.96%) Apache
5 64 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
6 41 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 33 (1.42%) JBoss
8 27 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.03%) Confluence
9 24 (1.03%) SAS
10 19 (0.81%) CMS
10 19 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.73%) WordPress
12 16 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.47%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.17%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 155 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 146 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.56%) SPSS
5 11 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.086%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.043%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.043%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.043%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 96 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 23 (0.99%) thinkFolio
5 19 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.73%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.64%) Temenos T24
8 14 (0.60%) Endur
9 13 (0.56%) HFM
9 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
10 11 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
11 10 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
11 10 (0.43%) Eloqua
12 9 (0.39%) LatentZero
12 9 (0.39%) Markit EDM
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
13 8 (0.34%) Infor LN
13 8 (0.34%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 197 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
3 136 (5.83%) SaaS
4 87 (3.73%) Office 365
5 37 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
6 30 (1.29%) Power Platform
7 22 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (0.90%) IaaS
9 14 (0.60%) Akamai
9 14 (0.60%) PaaS
10 13 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Flow
12 9 (0.39%) PowerApps
12 9 (0.39%) ShareGate
13 8 (0.34%) Fastly
14 5 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.21%) GitHub
14 5 (0.21%) Serverless
15 4 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.40%) Internet
2 39 (1.67%) Firewall
3 38 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.50%) DNS
4 35 (1.50%) FIX Connectivity
5 31 (1.33%) VPN
6 29 (1.24%) HTTP
7 24 (1.03%) HTTPS
8 21 (0.90%) SSL
9 20 (0.86%) LAN
10 19 (0.81%) WAN
11 12 (0.51%) Ethernet
12 11 (0.47%) Wireshark
13 10 (0.43%) VoIP
13 10 (0.43%) Wireless
14 9 (0.39%) Intranet
15 8 (0.34%) DHCP
16 7 (0.30%) SAN
17 6 (0.26%) FTP
17 6 (0.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 575 (24.66%) SQL Server
2 121 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 111 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 87 (3.73%) MySQL
6 70 (3.00%) Oracle Database
7 54 (2.32%) RDBMS
8 46 (1.97%) MongoDB
9 38 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
10 34 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
12 32 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
15 27 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (0.90%) Power BI
17 19 (0.81%) DB2
18 18 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
19 16 (0.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 141 (6.05%) JIRA
2 56 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (1.42%) Visual Studio
4 25 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.69%) Subversion
6 12 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (0.43%) Firebug
7 10 (0.43%) Hudson
8 9 (0.39%) Maven
8 9 (0.39%) MSI
8 9 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.30%) FrontPage
10 6 (0.26%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.26%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.21%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 729 (31.26%) Finance
2 227 (9.73%) Banking
3 155 (6.65%) Front Office
4 80 (3.43%) Retail
5 73 (3.13%) Marketing
6 72 (3.09%) Back Office
7 65 (2.79%) Legal
8 56 (2.40%) Investment Banking
9 41 (1.76%) Advertising
10 39 (1.67%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.63%) Law
12 29 (1.24%) Telecoms
13 28 (1.20%) Billing
14 19 (0.81%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.73%) Electronics
16 13 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.51%) Games
18 11 (0.47%) Automotive
18 11 (0.47%) French Language
19 8 (0.34%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (15.91%) .NET
2 186 (7.98%) HTML
3 176 (7.55%) XML
4 126 (5.40%) FIX Protocol
5 117 (5.02%) Web Services
6 107 (4.59%) ASP.NET
7 92 (3.95%) CSS
8 70 (3.00%) SOAP
9 45 (1.93%) jQuery
10 41 (1.76%) REST
11 38 (1.63%) JSON
12 34 (1.46%) .NET Framework
13 33 (1.42%) Spring
14 30 (1.29%) Ajax
14 30 (1.29%) Middleware
15 29 (1.24%) IBM Integration Bus
16 28 (1.20%) AngularJS
17 21 (0.90%) XSLT
18 18 (0.77%) Node.js
18 18 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 293 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (4.29%) Equities
3 87 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 81 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 81 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 72 (3.09%) Fixed Income
6 68 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 46 (1.97%) Hedge funds
7 46 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
8 45 (1.93%) Derivative
9 36 (1.54%) iSeries
10 34 (1.46%) NHS
11 26 (1.11%) Reinsurance
12 24 (1.03%) CMDB
13 20 (0.86%) SWIFT
14 19 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 17 (0.73%) Replication
16 16 (0.69%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.69%) Internet of Things
16 16 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 572 (24.53%) Windows
2 455 (19.51%) Linux
3 365 (15.65%) Unix
4 233 (9.99%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 30 (1.29%) Android
10 20 (0.86%) Solaris
11 19 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 17 (0.73%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.51%) CentOS
13 12 (0.51%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.43%) FreeBSD
15 9 (0.39%) Debian
16 7 (0.30%) AIX
16 7 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (24.49%) ITIL
2 462 (19.81%) Problem-Solving
3 203 (8.70%) CRM
4 200 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (7.12%) Problem Management
6 165 (7.08%) DevOps
7 131 (5.62%) ERP
8 128 (5.49%) SDLC
9 126 (5.40%) Change Management
9 126 (5.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 119 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 115 (4.93%) Incident Management
12 109 (4.67%) Fintech
13 107 (4.59%) Service Management
14 94 (4.03%) Service Delivery
15 90 (3.86%) Computer Science
16 88 (3.77%) ITSM
17 82 (3.52%) Process Improvement
18 79 (3.39%) Asset Management
18 79 (3.39%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1,406 (60.29%) SQL
2 346 (14.84%) Java
3 268 (11.49%) C#
4 190 (8.15%) T-SQL
5 174 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 144 (6.17%) PowerShell
7 134 (5.75%) Python
8 99 (4.25%) Perl
9 90 (3.86%) PL/SQL
10 69 (2.96%) Bash Shell
11 54 (2.32%) PHP
12 51 (2.19%) C++
13 49 (2.10%) Shell Script
14 47 (2.02%) VB.NET
15 42 (1.80%) C
16 39 (1.67%) VBA
17 38 (1.63%) Ruby
18 32 (1.37%) VB
19 25 (1.07%) XPath
20 12 (0.51%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 256 (10.98%) Degree
2 44 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (0.94%) MCSA
7 21 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 18 (0.77%) CCENT
9 17 (0.73%) DBS Check
10 13 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.43%) HNC
11 10 (0.43%) MCSE
12 6 (0.26%) AAT
13 5 (0.21%) MCP
13 5 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.17%) CISA
14 4 (0.17%) CISM
14 4 (0.17%) CISSP
14 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.13%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (9.39%) SLA
2 82 (3.52%) QA
3 33 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.29%) GDPR
5 18 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.26%) HL7
8 6 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.21%) IEC 61131
10 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 15022
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.086%) PMO
12 2 (0.086%) PSD2
13 1 (0.043%) BS7666
13 1 (0.043%) ITGC
System Software
1 122 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 38 (1.63%) Docker
3 28 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.94%) XenApp
5 12 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.21%) iptables
8 5 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.13%) vSphere
11 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.086%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.086%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.043%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.043%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (2.14%) Nagios
2 48 (2.06%) Puppet
3 41 (1.76%) Kubernetes
4 29 (1.24%) Control-M
5 28 (1.20%) Ansible
6 24 (1.03%) SCCM
7 23 (0.99%) Icinga
7 23 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (0.99%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.69%) Prometheus
8 16 (0.69%) WebSphere Cast Iron
9 10 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
10 9 (0.39%) SCOM
11 8 (0.34%) Kibana
12 6 (0.26%) Netcool
12 6 (0.26%) OpenView
13 5 (0.21%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
15 3 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 539 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 409 (17.54%) Oracle
3 96 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
4 86 (3.69%) SAP
5 79 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 68 (2.92%) Citrix
7 66 (2.83%) IBM
8 57 (2.44%) VMware
9 53 (2.27%) Red Hat
10 42 (1.80%) AppDynamics
11 36 (1.54%) Bloomberg
12 35 (1.50%) Sage
13 32 (1.37%) Splunk
14 28 (1.20%) Fidessa
15 27 (1.16%) Informatica
16 26 (1.11%) SolarWinds
17 25 (1.07%) iManage
18 23 (0.99%) JD Edwards
19 22 (0.94%) Remedy
20 21 (0.90%) Google