Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Applications Support was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 192 150
Rank change year-on-year -10 -42 -23
Permanent jobs requiring an Applications Support 131 151 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.29% 1.31% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.37% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119 130 164
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £29,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.12% -9.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £21,200 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £44,025 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 9808 11047 10409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.45% 96.19% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 8054 8754 8660
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Coventry +30 47 £43,000 +56.36% 5
Birmingham +10 44 £39,000 +11.43% 1
Warwickshire -4 10 £37,500 +29.31% 2
Worcestershire -8 7 £18,500 -19.57%
Staffordshire -23 6 £24,000 -2.04% 1
Dudley - 3 £23,500 -
Halesowen - 3 £30,000 -
Sutton Coldfield +6 2 £24,000 -6.80% 1
Shropshire -11 2 £22,000 -45.00%
Solihull -12 2 £36,250 +6.62% 3
Walsall - 2 £21,500 - 1
Brierley Hill - 1 £35,000 -
Applications Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 80 (61.07%) SQL
2 40 (30.53%) SQL Server
3 34 (25.95%) Microsoft
4 33 (25.19%) Windows
4 33 (25.19%) Finance
5 27 (20.61%) Unix
6 23 (17.56%) Oracle
7 22 (16.79%) SLA
8 21 (16.03%) Java
9 19 (14.50%) C#
10 17 (12.98%) Linux
10 17 (12.98%) Data Analysis
11 16 (12.21%) Manufacturing
11 16 (12.21%) ITIL
12 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (11.45%) Retail
12 15 (11.45%) Windows Server
13 14 (10.69%) SAP
14 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
15 12 (9.16%) Capita
15 12 (9.16%) Degree
15 12 (9.16%) Windows 7
15 12 (9.16%) Project Management
15 12 (9.16%) Automotive
15 12 (9.16%) IIS
16 11 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (8.40%) Logistics
17 10 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database
18 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (9.16%) IIS
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) Apache
3 2 (1.53%) JBoss
3 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) BPCS
2 2 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) LAN
2 6 (4.58%) WAN
3 5 (3.82%) DHCP
3 5 (3.82%) Internet
3 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.82%) VPN
3 5 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.53%) Firewall
5 1 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.76%) SAN
5 1 (0.76%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (30.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.82%) MySQL
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.29%) Big Data
7 3 (2.29%) KDB
7 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.53%) Android Studio
2 2 (1.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 33 (25.19%) Finance
2 16 (12.21%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.45%) Retail
4 12 (9.16%) Automotive
5 8 (6.11%) Banking
5 8 (6.11%) Publishing
6 6 (4.58%) Front Office
6 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.05%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.76%) Games
9 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) EDI
2 6 (4.58%) jQuery
3 5 (3.82%) SAP XI
4 3 (2.29%) CSS
4 3 (2.29%) HTML
4 3 (2.29%) JMS
5 2 (1.53%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.53%) HTML5
5 2 (1.53%) Java EE
5 2 (1.53%) REST
5 2 (1.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.76%) Grails
6 1 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.76%) LAMP
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.76%) Servlets
6 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) EPoS
4 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) Derivative
5 1 (0.76%) Equities
5 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.76%) iSeries
5 1 (0.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.19%) Windows
2 27 (20.61%) Unix
3 17 (12.98%) Linux
4 15 (11.45%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.16%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.58%) AIX
7 6 (4.58%) Solaris
8 2 (1.53%) Android
8 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.98%) Data Analysis
2 16 (12.21%) ITIL
3 12 (9.16%) Project Management
4 11 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (8.40%) Logistics
5 9 (6.87%) Data Protection
6 8 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.11%) Service Management
7 6 (4.58%) Active Listening
7 6 (4.58%) Change Management
7 6 (4.58%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (4.58%) ERP
7 6 (4.58%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.58%) Project Planning
7 6 (4.58%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (3.82%) ETL
8 5 (3.82%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (3.82%) Presales
8 5 (3.82%) Process Improvement
9 4 (3.05%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (61.07%) SQL
2 21 (16.03%) Java
3 19 (14.50%) C#
4 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.87%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.82%) ABAP
7 3 (2.29%) Python
7 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.29%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.53%) C
8 2 (1.53%) C++
8 2 (1.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.76%) Groovy
9 1 (0.76%) PHP
9 1 (0.76%) RPG
9 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.16%) Degree
2 8 (6.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) HND
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.79%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) Docker
3 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (2.29%) Nagios
1 3 (2.29%) Netcool
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 34 (25.95%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.56%) Oracle
3 14 (10.69%) SAP
4 12 (9.16%) Capita
5 6 (4.58%) QAD
5 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.05%) Apple
6 4 (3.05%) Sybase
7 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.53%) Citrix
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco
9 1 (0.76%) Civica
9 1 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.76%) IFS
9 1 (0.76%) Northgate
9 1 (0.76%) Sun
9 1 (0.76%) VMware