The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 39 71 51
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -20
Permanent jobs citing IBM 4 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.42% 0.81% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.99% 1.44% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
IBM
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Vendors Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
134 278 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 47.69% 56.39% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 93 269 151
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing IBM across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

IBM
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM across the Bedford region.

IBM Salary Trend in Bedford

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) LPIC
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) CCSA
5 1 (12.50%) Altiris
5 1 (12.50%) CCSE
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Server Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
4 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) LPIC
2 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCSA
2 1 (12.50%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Altiris