The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM
Rank 141 148 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -45
Permanent jobs citing IBM 118 103 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 1.53% 2.26%
As % of the Vendors category 3.54% 3.44% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 77 88 147
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £51,100
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
- +9.19%
IBM
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3332 2997 3414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.47% 44.37% 47.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2723 2529 2940
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IBM
Salary Trend in the North West

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

IBM Salary Trend in the North West

IBM
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IBM across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

IBM Salary Histogram in the North West

IBM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Cheshire +18 64 £48,250 +0.52% 5
Manchester -23 42 £42,500 - 9
Merseyside +15 11 £36,000 -2.04% 1
Lancashire -4 2 £42,500 +41.66%
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 91 (36.40%) UNIX
2 88 (35.20%) Finance
3 79 (31.60%) Windows
3 79 (31.60%) Oracle
4 75 (30.00%) SQL
5 66 (26.40%) Java
6 63 (25.20%) Mainframe
7 60 (24.00%) WebSphere
8 57 (22.80%) Linux
9 56 (22.40%) DB2
10 55 (22.00%) Microsoft
10 55 (22.00%) HP
10 55 (22.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 53 (21.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (18.00%) ITIL
13 44 (17.60%) Relational Database
14 41 (16.40%) AIX
15 40 (16.00%) Middleware
16 34 (13.60%) Remedy
16 34 (13.60%) Problem Management
17 33 (13.20%) Retail
17 33 (13.20%) JavaScript
18 32 (12.80%) J2EE
18 32 (12.80%) XML
18 32 (12.80%) VMware
19 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
20 30 (12.00%) SQL Server
20 30 (12.00%) SAN
20 30 (12.00%) Internet
21 28 (11.20%) HTML

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 60 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 23 (9.20%) FileNet
3 16 (6.40%) CICS
4 15 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (5.60%) IBM HTTP Server
6 12 (4.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 10 (4.00%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.80%) Confluence
8 7 (2.80%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.40%) Commerce Server
9 6 (2.40%) CMS
9 6 (2.40%) JBoss
9 6 (2.40%) WordPress
9 6 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (2.40%) Drupal
9 6 (2.40%) concrete5
10 5 (2.00%) Apache
10 5 (2.00%) IIS
10 5 (2.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 23 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.20%) SPSS
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Edge Animate
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.40%) FastStats
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (8.80%) Oracle Financials
1 22 (8.80%) HFM
2 7 (2.80%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.80%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.80%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.80%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.40%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Office 365
1 3 (1.20%) IaaS
2 2 (0.80%) SaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.00%) SAN
1 30 (12.00%) Internet
2 18 (7.20%) HTTP
3 15 (6.00%) DNS
4 11 (4.40%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.40%) LDAP
4 11 (4.40%) Firewall
5 9 (3.60%) SSL
6 7 (2.80%) Kerberos
6 7 (2.80%) IPsec
7 6 (2.40%) NAS
8 5 (2.00%) DHCP
8 5 (2.00%) FTP
9 3 (1.20%) LAN
10 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.40%) SSH
10 1 (0.40%) WAN
10 1 (0.40%) ATM
10 1 (0.40%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (22.40%) DB2
2 44 (17.60%) Relational Database
3 30 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.40%) Oracle Database
5 20 (8.00%) RDBMS
6 19 (7.60%) MySQL
7 9 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (3.20%) Informix
8 8 (3.20%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (2.40%) Big Data
10 5 (2.00%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (2.00%) Easytrieve
11 4 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (8.00%) JIRA
2 8 (3.20%) Introscope
2 8 (3.20%) JUnit
2 8 (3.20%) Selenium
2 8 (3.20%) Mockito
2 8 (3.20%) Cucumber
2 8 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.40%) Maven
3 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.60%) ERwin
4 4 (1.60%) Log4j
4 4 (1.60%) Toad
4 4 (1.60%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.60%) Ant
4 4 (1.60%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.20%) Subversion
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.80%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.40%) Sublime Text
General
1 88 (35.20%) Finance
2 33 (13.20%) Retail
3 22 (8.80%) Banking
4 9 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.40%) Advertising
6 4 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (21.60%) Developer
2 46 (18.40%) Analyst
3 36 (14.40%) Architect
4 27 (10.80%) Designer
5 25 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 25 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 21 (8.40%) Infrastructure Designer
7 17 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (6.80%) Java Developer
8 15 (6.00%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.80%) Applications Developer
10 11 (4.40%) Project Manager
11 10 (4.00%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.60%) Applications Support Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) Technical Support
12 9 (3.60%) Applications Support
13 8 (3.20%) Lead Developer
13 8 (3.20%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.00%) Middleware
2 32 (12.80%) J2EE
2 32 (12.80%) XML
3 28 (11.20%) HTML
4 27 (10.80%) CSS
5 24 (9.60%) Web Services
6 19 (7.60%) .NET
6 19 (7.60%) SOAP
7 17 (6.80%) Spring
8 15 (6.00%) XSD
9 13 (5.20%) JAX-RPC
10 12 (4.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (4.40%) JSON
11 11 (4.40%) XSLT
11 11 (4.40%) Servlets
12 10 (4.00%) WSDL
12 10 (4.00%) JDBC
12 10 (4.00%) HTML5
13 9 (3.60%) CSS3
13 9 (3.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 63 (25.20%) Mainframe
2 55 (22.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 26 (10.40%) Tandem
4 25 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (4.80%) FlexPod
6 12 (4.80%) FMCG
7 10 (4.00%) PKI
7 10 (4.00%) iSeries
7 10 (4.00%) Open Source
8 8 (3.20%) N-Tier
9 7 (2.80%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.80%) AS400
10 6 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 6 (2.40%) Cryptography
10 6 (2.40%) User Experience
11 5 (2.00%) Clustering
11 5 (2.00%) VSAM
11 5 (2.00%) PMI
12 4 (1.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 91 (36.40%) UNIX
2 79 (31.60%) Windows
3 57 (22.80%) Linux
4 41 (16.40%) AIX
5 19 (7.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.60%) Solaris
7 13 (5.20%) zOS
8 12 (4.80%) HPUX
9 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.00%) SUSE
11 8 (3.20%) OS/400
12 7 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (2.40%) Android
13 6 (2.40%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.60%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.80%) CentOS
17 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.40%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 45 (18.00%) ITIL
3 34 (13.60%) Problem Management
4 31 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.40%) Release Management
6 25 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 24 (9.60%) Risk Analysis
8 23 (9.20%) Mentoring
8 23 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (8.80%) Validation
10 19 (7.60%) Quality Management
11 13 (5.20%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.80%) Coaching
12 12 (4.80%) Business Continuity
13 11 (4.40%) Service Delivery
14 10 (4.00%) Scrum
14 10 (4.00%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.00%) Time Management
14 10 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
15 9 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 75 (30.00%) SQL
2 66 (26.40%) Java
3 33 (13.20%) JavaScript
4 24 (9.60%) VB
5 23 (9.20%) Shell Script
6 22 (8.80%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 22 (8.80%) Delphi
7 20 (8.00%) C#
8 16 (6.40%) COBOL
9 11 (4.40%) Korn
10 10 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.20%) Python
11 8 (3.20%) Perl
12 7 (2.80%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.80%) JCL
13 4 (1.60%) C
14 3 (1.20%) sed
14 3 (1.20%) AWK
14 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.80%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 13 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.00%) PMI Certification
2 10 (4.00%) MCSE
3 9 (3.60%) MCITP
3 9 (3.60%) Degree
4 7 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.80%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.00%) CSQA
5 5 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.00%) MBA
5 5 (2.00%) PMP
6 2 (0.80%) RHCE
6 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) APMP
7 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) CCNA
7 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) SLA
2 10 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.40%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.20%) KVM
5 7 (2.80%) NFS
6 4 (1.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 4 (1.60%) vSphere
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.80%) Samba
8 2 (0.80%) XenApp
8 2 (0.80%) GPFS
9 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.40%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (9.60%) Tivoli
2 14 (5.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (3.20%) HP SIM
4 7 (2.80%) Legato
5 6 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.00%) Nagios
7 4 (1.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (1.60%) Netcool
7 4 (1.60%) SCOM
8 3 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.20%) OpenView
9 2 (0.80%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.80%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.40%) nmon
10 1 (0.40%) Puppet
10 1 (0.40%) Cacti
10 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (31.60%) Oracle
2 55 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (22.00%) HP
3 34 (13.60%) Remedy
4 32 (12.80%) VMware
5 23 (9.20%) NetApp
6 22 (8.80%) Aquila
7 20 (8.00%) Citrix
8 19 (7.60%) Red Hat
9 18 (7.20%) SAP
9 18 (7.20%) Cisco
9 18 (7.20%) Dell
9 18 (7.20%) EMC
10 15 (6.00%) Symantec
10 15 (6.00%) Brocade
11 13 (5.20%) CA
12 8 (3.20%) Juniper
12 8 (3.20%) BMC
12 8 (3.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.20%) Perforce
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus attractive benefits, 30 days ho
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £19000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Salary: Up to £35,000
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum + competitive Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package
Posted: 25 days ago