The median annual salary for a Applications Support was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Application Support
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 150 120
Rank change year-on-year +2 -30  
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 63 94 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.31% 1.52% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.58% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 53 75 81
Median salary £35,000 £29,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.64% +9.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Applications Support in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Applications Support in the West Midlands

Applications Support
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Coventry +17 28 £45,000 +44.00% 6
Birmingham +11 17 £28,000 -5.08%
Solihull -15 8 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Staffordshire +1 4 £24,000 -10.28%
Shropshire -6 2 - -
Warwickshire +27 1 £31,000 -5.34%
Worcestershire -6 1 £22,500 +18.42%
West Bromwich - 1 £54,000 -
Applications Support
England

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 87 (55.77%) SQL
2 57 (36.54%) SQL Server
3 38 (24.36%) ITIL
3 38 (24.36%) Microsoft
4 35 (22.44%) Windows
5 28 (17.95%) MS Excel
6 27 (17.31%) .NET
7 26 (16.67%) C#
8 24 (15.38%) Finance
9 21 (13.46%) Oracle
9 21 (13.46%) SharePoint
10 17 (10.90%) ERP
10 17 (10.90%) Unix
11 16 (10.26%) IIS
11 16 (10.26%) Java
12 15 (9.62%) SLA
13 14 (8.97%) Retail
14 13 (8.33%) Migration
14 13 (8.33%) Linux
14 13 (8.33%) XML
14 13 (8.33%) Data Protection
15 12 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (7.05%) MS Office
16 11 (7.05%) CRM
17 10 (6.41%) E-Commerce
18 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
19 8 (5.13%) Service Management

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 21 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.26%) IIS
3 8 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.56%) Apache
5 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.56%) JBoss
5 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.92%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.92%) Fredhopper
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.28%) Infor LN
2 2 (1.28%) MFGPRO
2 2 (1.28%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) SaaS
2 2 (1.28%) Office 365
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.21%) LAN
2 3 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.28%) WAN
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.92%) MySQL
6 2 (1.28%) DB2
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.64%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (15.38%) Finance
2 14 (8.97%) Retail
3 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.92%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.92%) Military
5 2 (1.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.31%) .NET
2 13 (8.33%) XML
3 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.92%) HornetQ
4 3 (1.92%) SOAP
4 3 (1.92%) WinForms
4 3 (1.92%) XSLT
5 1 (0.64%) CSS
5 1 (0.64%) HTML
5 1 (0.64%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) AS400
3 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.64%) FMCG
5 1 (0.64%) iPad
5 1 (0.64%) iSeries
5 1 (0.64%) Life Science
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.64%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.64%) Replication
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Windows
2 17 (10.90%) Unix
3 13 (8.33%) Linux
4 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.36%) ITIL
2 17 (10.90%) ERP
3 13 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 13 (8.33%) Migration
4 12 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.05%) CRM
6 10 (6.41%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
8 8 (5.13%) Document Management
8 8 (5.13%) Service Management
9 7 (4.49%) Data Migration
9 7 (4.49%) ITSM
9 7 (4.49%) Release Management
10 6 (3.85%) Project Management
11 5 (3.21%) High Availability
11 5 (3.21%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.21%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.56%) Data Architecture
12 4 (2.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (55.77%) SQL
2 26 (16.67%) C#
3 16 (10.26%) Java
4 8 (5.13%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.85%) VB
6 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.21%) PHP
7 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.92%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) Perl
8 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.28%) R
8 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.64%) RPG
9 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.28%) XenApp
3 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Puppet
2 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 38 (24.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.46%) Oracle
3 8 (5.13%) VMware
4 7 (4.49%) Cisco
4 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.85%) JD Edwards
5 6 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 5 (3.21%) Citrix
6 5 (3.21%) Dynatrace
7 4 (2.56%) Apple
7 4 (2.56%) SAP
7 4 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.56%) Veeam
8 3 (1.92%) hybris
8 3 (1.92%) Sage
8 3 (1.92%) Sybase
9 2 (1.28%) Adobe
9 2 (1.28%) Infor
9 2 (1.28%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.28%) QAD
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