"Application Support," "Procedures," and "Customer Service" aren't the only skills we found Application Support Analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of Application Support Analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 65.9% of Application Support Analysts have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming an Application Support Analyst. While it's true that most Application Support Analysts have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight Application Support Analysts did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Application Support Analysts who do attend college, typically earn either Computer Science degrees or Business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Application Support Analysts include Computer Information Systems degrees or Information Technology degrees.
Once you're ready to become an Application Support Analyst, you should explore the companies that typically hire Application Support Analysts. According to Application Support Analyst resumes that we searched through, Application Support Analysts are hired the most by Regions Financial, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Sanford Health. Currently, Regions Financial has 52 Application Support Analyst job openings, while there are 47 at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and 18 at Sanford Health.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Application Support Analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at BMO Harris Bank, VMware, and BP America. Take BMO Harris Bank for example. The median Application Support Analyst salary is $107,254. At VMware, Application Support Analysts earn an average of $105,174, while the average at BP America is $103,256. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire Application Support Analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include JPMorgan Chase, Accenture, and MathWorks.
For the most part, Application Support Analysts make their living in the Technology and Finance industries. Application Support Analysts tend to make the most in the Finance industry with an average salary of $95,286. The Application Support Analyst annual salary in the Manufacturing and Professional industries generally make $92,911 and $86,185 respectively. Additionally, Application Support Analysts who work in the Finance industry make 22.4% more than Application Support Analysts in the Technology Industry.