The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited iSeries over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM iSeries
Rank 47 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 8 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.85% 1.12% 2.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% 2.75% 5.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 5
Average salary £39,000 £25,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% -12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £29,900 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
iSeries
Bedfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
144 109 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 51.25% 40.52% 35.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119 91 103
Average salary £40,000 £37,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.96% -16.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

iSeries
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

iSeries Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

iSeries
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

iSeries Salary Trend in Bedford

iSeries
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing iSeries 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 iSeries.

1 8 (80.00%) OS/400
2 7 (70.00%) High Availability
3 5 (50.00%) LPAR
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) AS400
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) UNIX
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Intel
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Statistics

iSeries
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing iSeries 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 iSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) AS400 Support
1 3 (30.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) AS400 Operator
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) LPAR
2 3 (30.00%) AS400
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) OS/400
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Intel