The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 67 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +4
Permanent jobs citing IBM 48 90 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.75% 5.18% 5.40%
As % of the Vendors category 6.39% 11.12% 10.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 79 116
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £62,500 £61,750
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
751 809 1128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.06% 46.60% 49.54%
Number of salaries quoted 581 674 1004
Average salary £35,000 £37,250 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.04% -1.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
IBM
North West

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

IBM
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

IBM Salary Trend in Cheshire

IBM
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IBM across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

IBM Salary Histogram in Cheshire

IBM
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 16 £33,676 -38.77% 1
Knutsford -7 7 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Crewe - 3 £42,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 3 £20,000 -
Wilmslow -9 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Warrington -34 1 £31,000 -22.50% 1
Runcorn - 1 £32,500 -
IBM
North West

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 31 (46.97%) Java
2 29 (43.94%) WebSphere
3 22 (33.33%) UNIX
4 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 21 (31.82%) Finance
5 20 (30.30%) Oracle
6 18 (27.27%) SQL
7 17 (25.76%) CSS
8 16 (24.24%) HTML
9 15 (22.73%) Windows
10 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
10 14 (21.21%) Tivoli
10 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (19.70%) XML
12 12 (18.18%) DB2
12 12 (18.18%) Spring
12 12 (18.18%) JIRA
12 12 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (16.67%) VMware
13 11 (16.67%) AIX
13 11 (16.67%) ITIL
13 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 11 (16.67%) Mainframe
14 10 (15.15%) HP
14 10 (15.15%) Linux
14 10 (15.15%) J2EE
14 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
15 9 (13.64%) .NET
15 9 (13.64%) Web Services

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 29 (43.94%) WebSphere
2 8 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (9.09%) CMS
3 6 (9.09%) Drupal
3 6 (9.09%) Commerce Server
3 6 (9.09%) Sitecore CMS
3 6 (9.09%) WordPress
3 6 (9.09%) concrete5
3 6 (9.09%) Confluence
4 4 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.03%) IIS
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.03%) SAS
6 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.03%) Mule
7 1 (1.52%) Lync
7 1 (1.52%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) SPSS
3 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP MDM
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.52%) Exchequer
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) SAN
2 6 (9.09%) HTTP
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) LDAP
4 3 (4.55%) FTP
4 3 (4.55%) SSL
4 3 (4.55%) DNS
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) LAN
5 2 (3.03%) SDH
5 2 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
6 1 (1.52%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) SSH
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) DB2
2 10 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (13.64%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.58%) MySQL
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (6.06%) Informix
6 2 (3.03%) Spotfire
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.03%) PowerCenter
6 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (3.03%) Big Data
7 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) JIRA
2 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.06%) Introscope
3 4 (6.06%) Selenium
3 4 (6.06%) JUnit
3 4 (6.06%) Mockito
3 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.52%) Sublime Text
5 1 (1.52%) Aptana Studio
5 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Legal
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Developer
2 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.09%) Architect
3 6 (9.09%) UI Developer
3 6 (9.09%) UI Programmer
4 5 (7.58%) Web Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Security Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Applications Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 4 (6.06%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Graduate
5 4 (6.06%) Graduate Web Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Tivoli Specialist
6 3 (4.55%) Test Architect
6 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) CSS
2 16 (24.24%) HTML
3 13 (19.70%) XML
4 12 (18.18%) Spring
5 10 (15.15%) J2EE
6 9 (13.64%) .NET
6 9 (13.64%) Web Services
7 8 (12.12%) HTML5
8 7 (10.61%) CSS3
8 7 (10.61%) SOAP
8 7 (10.61%) jQuery
9 6 (9.09%) Spring MVC
9 6 (9.09%) Middleware
9 6 (9.09%) WSDL
9 6 (9.09%) JAX-RPC
9 6 (9.09%) XSLT
9 6 (9.09%) Backbone.js
9 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (7.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 11 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (9.09%) PKI
2 6 (9.09%) FMCG
2 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.58%) Cryptography
3 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.58%) Tandem
4 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.06%) Physics
4 4 (6.06%) Economics
4 4 (6.06%) PMI
4 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
5 2 (3.03%) Life Science
5 2 (3.03%) Informatics
5 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) UNIX
2 15 (22.73%) Windows
3 11 (16.67%) AIX
4 10 (15.15%) Linux
5 6 (9.09%) Android
5 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.55%) Solaris
9 2 (3.03%) SUSE
9 2 (3.03%) zOS
9 2 (3.03%) Windows NT
9 2 (3.03%) OS/400
9 2 (3.03%) HPUX
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (16.67%) ITIL
3 11 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (12.12%) Quality Management
6 7 (10.61%) Scrum
7 6 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 6 (9.09%) MVC
7 6 (9.09%) Web Development
7 6 (9.09%) Kanban
7 6 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 6 (9.09%) Android Development
7 6 (9.09%) iOS Development
7 6 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (7.58%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (7.58%) Data Protection
8 5 (7.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 18 (27.27%) SQL
4 8 (12.12%) Korn
4 8 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.12%) C#
5 6 (9.09%) Perl
6 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.55%) Python
8 2 (3.03%) XPath
9 1 (1.52%) sed
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) RPG
9 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.52%) VBScript
9 1 (1.52%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) VBA
9 1 (1.52%) C
9 1 (1.52%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.06%) MBA
3 4 (6.06%) CSQA
3 4 (6.06%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) SLA
3 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) MetaFrame
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.03%) KVM
4 1 (1.52%) RHEV
4 1 (1.52%) GPFS
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.52%) Xen
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) Tivoli
2 7 (10.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.55%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (4.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.03%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.52%) Legato
5 1 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (30.30%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.67%) VMware
4 10 (15.15%) HP
5 9 (13.64%) EMC
6 7 (10.61%) Cisco
7 6 (9.09%) ATG
7 6 (9.09%) Perforce
7 6 (9.09%) Atlassian
7 6 (9.09%) Symantec
7 6 (9.09%) Citrix
7 6 (9.09%) Sitecore
8 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
9 4 (6.06%) Brocade
9 4 (6.06%) Dell
9 4 (6.06%) Compuware
9 4 (6.06%) CA
10 3 (4.55%) SAP
10 3 (4.55%) NetApp
11 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
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