Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 201 167
Rank change year-on-year -3 -34 +2
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 2,904 2,893 4,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.69% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.75% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,551 2,496 3,670
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,375 £24,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% - +4.84%

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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -3 2,804 £40,000 +6.67% 288
UK excluding London -20 1,541 £34,000 +4.62% 200
London +22 1,342 £50,000 +13.64% 109
South East -10 480 £33,250 +0.76% 58
North of England -40 370 £35,000 +2.94% 50
Midlands +35 348 £33,500 +3.88% 32
West Midlands +72 244 £36,792 +13.21% 18
North West -10 217 £37,250 +6.43% 28
East of England -51 142 £40,000 +14.29% 17
South West -10 131 £30,000 -7.69% 22
Yorkshire -63 130 £34,908 +7.41% 20
East Midlands -28 104 £28,500 -9.52% 14
Scotland -20 53 £33,000 +10.00% 15
North East -28 23 £34,500 +25.45% 2
Wales -13 20 £29,554 +7.47% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £45,000 - 3
Isle of Man +1 1 - -

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 1,731 (59.61%) SQL
2 946 (32.58%) Finance
3 803 (27.65%) Windows
4 795 (27.38%) SQL Server
5 777 (26.76%) ITIL
6 682 (23.48%) Oracle
7 619 (21.32%) Microsoft
8 588 (20.25%) Linux
9 574 (19.77%) Unix
10 555 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
11 482 (16.60%) Java
12 440 (15.15%) .NET
13 437 (15.05%) C#
14 353 (12.16%) Windows Server
15 328 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
16 324 (11.16%) Degree
17 306 (10.54%) Banking
18 255 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
19 254 (8.75%) JavaScript
20 246 (8.47%) IIS
21 236 (8.13%) Service Management
22 230 (7.92%) SLA
23 215 (7.40%) HTML
24 210 (7.23%) CRM
25 201 (6.92%) T-SQL
25 201 (6.92%) Incident Management
26 200 (6.89%) Front Office
27 194 (6.68%) PowerShell
28 193 (6.65%) Relational Database
29 184 (6.34%) Python

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
1 246 (8.47%) IIS
2 149 (5.13%) Apache
3 144 (4.96%) Tomcat
4 139 (4.79%) SharePoint
5 89 (3.06%) WebSphere
6 61 (2.10%) JBoss
7 59 (2.03%) WebLogic
8 40 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 32 (1.10%) CMS
10 18 (0.62%) Confluence
11 15 (0.52%) nginx
12 14 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 12 (0.41%) MS Exchange
13 12 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
14 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.31%) Liferay
16 8 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
17 7 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 7 (0.24%) MQSeries
17 7 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 176 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (3.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.069%) CATIA
5 2 (0.069%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.069%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.069%) Windchill
6 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.034%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.034%) Maya
6 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 70 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (1.27%) thinkFolio
3 35 (1.21%) Elite 3E
4 34 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
7 19 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 19 (0.65%) NetSuite
8 16 (0.55%) Workfront
9 15 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 13 (0.45%) Markit EDM
11 12 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
11 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
12 11 (0.38%) Maximo
13 9 (0.31%) Endur
13 9 (0.31%) SAP CO
13 9 (0.31%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
13 9 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 156 (5.37%) SaaS
2 111 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (1.72%) Office 365
5 19 (0.65%) PaaS
6 16 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.41%) G Suite
9 11 (0.38%) Slack
10 10 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.28%) Trello
12 7 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.24%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.21%) GitHub
14 5 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
14 5 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.14%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.14%) IaaS
15 4 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 58 (2.00%) DNS
3 56 (1.93%) Firewall
4 38 (1.31%) HTTP
5 37 (1.27%) Internet
6 31 (1.07%) DHCP
7 25 (0.86%) SMS
8 21 (0.72%) FTP
9 19 (0.65%) VPN
10 16 (0.55%) SAN
11 14 (0.48%) NAS
12 13 (0.45%) SSL
13 11 (0.38%) Network Security
14 10 (0.34%) Intranet
14 10 (0.34%) LAN
14 10 (0.34%) WebEx
15 9 (0.31%) SMTP
16 8 (0.28%) Skype
16 8 (0.28%) WAN
17 6 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 795 (27.38%) SQL Server
2 193 (6.65%) Relational Database
3 175 (6.03%) Oracle Database
4 114 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 100 (3.44%) MySQL
6 83 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 74 (2.55%) RDBMS
8 56 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 52 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
9 52 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 45 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
11 43 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 31 (1.07%) Blockchain
14 28 (0.96%) MS Access
15 27 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 27 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (0.86%) DB2
17 22 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (2.96%) JIRA
2 45 (1.55%) Visual Studio
3 40 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 23 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 19 (0.65%) Maven
5 19 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.52%) FrontPage
7 14 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.41%) Subversion
9 10 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.21%) Selenium
11 6 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.21%) VersionOne
12 5 (0.17%) Hudson
12 5 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.14%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.14%) MSBuild
General
1 946 (32.58%) Finance
2 306 (10.54%) Banking
3 200 (6.89%) Front Office
4 156 (5.37%) Retail
5 96 (3.31%) Advertising
6 88 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 79 (2.72%) Back Office
8 67 (2.31%) Marketing
9 62 (2.13%) Legal
10 48 (1.65%) Law
10 48 (1.65%) Manufacturing
11 43 (1.48%) Financial Institution
12 37 (1.27%) Telecoms
13 34 (1.17%) German Language
14 31 (1.07%) French Language
15 28 (0.96%) Publishing
16 20 (0.69%) Games
17 19 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
17 19 (0.65%) Italian Language
18 14 (0.48%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 440 (15.15%) .NET
2 215 (7.40%) HTML
3 158 (5.44%) XML
4 157 (5.41%) CSS
5 151 (5.20%) FIX Protocol
6 133 (4.58%) Web Services
7 123 (4.24%) ASP.NET
8 93 (3.20%) Middleware
9 84 (2.89%) .NET Framework
10 63 (2.17%) SOAP
11 54 (1.86%) J2EE
12 48 (1.65%) HTML5
13 44 (1.52%) jQuery
14 40 (1.38%) REST
15 39 (1.34%) AngularJS
16 37 (1.27%) Node.js
16 37 (1.27%) XSLT
17 33 (1.14%) CSS3
17 33 (1.14%) Spring
18 31 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 328 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (5.10%) Equities
3 132 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 115 (3.96%) Fixed Income
5 97 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
6 89 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 83 (2.86%) Fintech
8 80 (2.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 75 (2.58%) Derivative
10 74 (2.55%) Hedge funds
11 73 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
12 54 (1.86%) Mobile App
13 50 (1.72%) SWIFT
14 36 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 29 (1.00%) iSeries
16 24 (0.83%) Algorithms
17 23 (0.79%) Client/Server
17 23 (0.79%) Data Centre
18 21 (0.72%) User Experience
19 20 (0.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 803 (27.65%) Windows
2 588 (20.25%) Linux
3 574 (19.77%) Unix
4 353 (12.16%) Windows Server
5 82 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 71 (2.44%) Solaris
7 68 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.10%) AIX
11 31 (1.07%) Android
12 30 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (1.00%) Windows 10
14 28 (0.96%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.69%) HPUX
16 18 (0.62%) CentOS
17 17 (0.59%) Windows 8
18 13 (0.45%) Debian
19 12 (0.41%) Fedora
19 12 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (26.76%) ITIL
2 555 (19.11%) Problem-Solving
3 255 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (8.13%) Service Management
5 210 (7.23%) CRM
6 201 (6.92%) Incident Management
7 178 (6.13%) ERP
8 159 (5.48%) Change Management
9 153 (5.27%) Problem Management
10 129 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 119 (4.10%) ITSM
12 115 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
12 115 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 109 (3.75%) DevOps
14 108 (3.72%) Asset Management
15 102 (3.51%) Data Analysis
16 96 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
17 94 (3.24%) Project Management
18 85 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 84 (2.89%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1,731 (59.61%) SQL
2 482 (16.60%) Java
3 437 (15.05%) C#
4 254 (8.75%) JavaScript
5 201 (6.92%) T-SQL
6 194 (6.68%) PowerShell
7 184 (6.34%) Python
8 181 (6.23%) Shell Script
9 163 (5.61%) Bash Shell
10 161 (5.54%) Perl
11 130 (4.48%) PL/SQL
12 97 (3.34%) PHP
13 61 (2.10%) C++
14 56 (1.93%) VB
14 56 (1.93%) VBA
15 53 (1.83%) Ruby
16 49 (1.69%) VB.NET
17 31 (1.07%) C
18 25 (0.86%) VBScript
19 21 (0.72%) Korn
Qualifications
1 324 (11.16%) Degree
2 102 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 61 (2.10%) Security Cleared
4 48 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.41%) MCSE
7 32 (1.10%) MCP
8 30 (1.03%) MCSA
8 30 (1.03%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (0.59%) HND
11 10 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.31%) AAT
13 7 (0.24%) HNC
14 6 (0.21%) CCNA
15 4 (0.14%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.14%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.14%) MCSD
16 3 (0.10%) DV Cleared
16 3 (0.10%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (7.92%) SLA
2 78 (2.69%) QA
3 40 (1.38%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.24%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.17%) SEPA
9 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.14%) MiFID
10 3 (0.10%) GDPR
11 2 (0.069%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.069%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.069%) PSD2
12 1 (0.034%) BS7666
12 1 (0.034%) PMO
12 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 150 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.90%) Docker
4 20 (0.69%) XenApp
5 17 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.21%) Varnish
9 5 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.14%) Xen
11 3 (0.10%) LXC
11 3 (0.10%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.069%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.069%) vSphere
13 1 (0.034%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.034%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 35 (1.21%) Puppet
2 34 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 34 (1.17%) Nagios
3 32 (1.10%) Control-M
4 24 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
6 16 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 16 (0.55%) SCCM
7 10 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
7 10 (0.34%) Graphite
7 10 (0.34%) OpenView
8 9 (0.31%) Ansible
9 7 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.24%) Terraform
9 7 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.21%) Grafana
10 6 (0.21%) HAProxy
10 6 (0.21%) Kibana
11 5 (0.17%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 682 (23.48%) Oracle
2 619 (21.32%) Microsoft
3 139 (4.79%) SAP
4 110 (3.79%) Bloomberg
5 91 (3.13%) Sybase
6 86 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 80 (2.75%) Reuters
8 70 (2.41%) VMware
9 69 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 60 (2.07%) Citrix
11 54 (1.86%) IBM
12 51 (1.76%) ServiceNow
13 47 (1.62%) Capita
13 47 (1.62%) Remedy
14 38 (1.31%) AppDynamics
15 35 (1.21%) Sage
16 34 (1.17%) Fidessa
17 33 (1.14%) Charles River
18 30 (1.03%) WorldPay
19 29 (1.00%) Intapp