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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 120 151 140
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Permanent jobs citing IBM 119 111 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.58% 1.70%
As % of the Vendors category 5.19% 3.61% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 92 83 74
Average salary £42,469 £46,000 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.67% -1.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £80,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
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
2294 3079 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.19% 43.82% 45.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1904 2616 2472
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
Manchester +31 66 £40,000 -23.80% 3
Cheshire +12 30 £42,469 -5.62% 7
Lancashire +27 21 £47,500 +4.39% 3
Merseyside -7 1 £30,500 -25.60% 1
IBM
England

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (34.66%) Java
1 113 (34.66%) Finance
2 105 (32.21%) Degree
3 100 (30.67%) Oracle
4 86 (26.38%) WebSphere
5 77 (23.62%) SQL Server
6 65 (19.94%) Linux
6 65 (19.94%) Microsoft
7 58 (17.79%) SQL
8 52 (15.95%) SAP
8 52 (15.95%) HP
8 52 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (14.72%) Windows
10 47 (14.42%) Oracle Database
11 46 (14.11%) Middleware
12 45 (13.80%) WebSphere MQ
12 45 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
13 41 (12.58%) WebLogic
14 37 (11.35%) IBM Integration Bus
15 36 (11.04%) DB2
16 35 (10.74%) Banking
17 34 (10.43%) AIX
17 34 (10.43%) Relational Database
18 32 (9.82%) Mentoring
18 32 (9.82%) WebSphere Application Server
18 32 (9.82%) Red Hat
18 32 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (9.51%) Mainframe
20 30 (9.20%) .NET
20 30 (9.20%) Java EE

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 86 (26.38%) WebSphere
2 41 (12.58%) WebLogic
3 32 (9.82%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (6.13%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 19 (5.83%) Skype for Business
6 15 (4.60%) CICS
6 15 (4.60%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.68%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 11 (3.37%) Apache
9 10 (3.07%) Oracle Application Server
10 8 (2.45%) Apache Pig
11 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
11 7 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (2.15%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.84%) CMS
13 5 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (1.84%) SPSS
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.53%) Cognos Controller
3 5 (1.53%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.53%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.53%) SAP EWM
3 5 (1.53%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.53%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.53%) SAP hybris
4 4 (1.23%) OpenText Process Suite
5 3 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.61%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.60%) IBM PureFlex
2 5 (1.53%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.53%) IaaS
3 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.92%) Office 365
4 3 (0.92%) SaaS
5 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.31%) GitHub
6 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.75%) SAN
2 15 (4.60%) DHCP
2 15 (4.60%) DNS
3 11 (3.37%) Network Security
4 10 (3.07%) HTTP
4 10 (3.07%) LAN
5 9 (2.76%) Firewall
6 7 (2.15%) VPN
7 6 (1.84%) Internet
8 4 (1.23%) MPLS
8 4 (1.23%) WAN
8 4 (1.23%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.61%) LDAP
10 2 (0.61%) VXLAN
11 1 (0.31%) IPsec
11 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.31%) SSL
11 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 47 (14.42%) Oracle Database
3 36 (11.04%) DB2
4 34 (10.43%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.83%) Big Data
6 16 (4.91%) RDBMS
7 15 (4.60%) Oracle Exadata
8 14 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (3.68%) IBM BigInsights
10 12 (3.68%) SAP HANA
11 10 (3.07%) Hadoop
11 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (3.07%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 10 (3.07%) Oracle9i Database
11 10 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (2.45%) Apache Hive
13 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (7.06%) Subversion
2 22 (6.75%) Eclipse
2 22 (6.75%) NetBeans
3 8 (2.45%) HP UFT
4 5 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.23%) Selenium
5 4 (1.23%) SilkTest
5 4 (1.23%) Toad
6 3 (0.92%) Ant
6 3 (0.92%) JIRA
6 3 (0.92%) Maven
7 2 (0.61%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.31%) AppScan
8 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (34.66%) Finance
2 35 (10.74%) Banking
3 26 (7.98%) Retail
4 18 (5.52%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.37%) Legal
6 7 (2.15%) Back Office
7 5 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (1.53%) Law
7 5 (1.53%) Marketing
8 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 88 (26.99%) Developer
2 43 (13.19%) Architect
3 35 (10.74%) Administrator
4 34 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 32 (9.82%) Analyst
6 25 (7.67%) Lead Developer
6 25 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 22 (6.75%) Applications Developer
7 22 (6.75%) Consultant
7 22 (6.75%) Lead Java Developer
8 20 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 18 (5.52%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (5.21%) Designer
11 15 (4.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.29%) Junior
12 14 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.99%) DBA
13 13 (3.99%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 13 (3.99%) SQL DBA
14 12 (3.68%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.11%) Middleware
2 45 (13.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 37 (11.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 30 (9.20%) .NET
4 30 (9.20%) Java EE
5 29 (8.90%) J2EE
6 26 (7.98%) JMS
7 25 (7.67%) Java SE
8 23 (7.06%) JPA
8 23 (7.06%) Spring
9 22 (6.75%) JAX-RS
10 18 (5.52%) Web Services
11 16 (4.91%) HTML
12 15 (4.60%) Apache Flex
13 12 (3.68%) XML
14 11 (3.37%) CSS
14 11 (3.37%) JSP
15 10 (3.07%) Servlets
16 9 (2.76%) SOAP
17 8 (2.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.51%) Mainframe
3 29 (8.90%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.13%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.60%) FlexPod
5 15 (4.60%) VCE vBlock
6 14 (4.29%) AS400
6 14 (4.29%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.99%) Clustering
8 12 (3.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 11 (3.37%) iSeries
10 10 (3.07%) VSAM
11 9 (2.76%) Replication
12 6 (1.84%) Life Science
13 5 (1.53%) Digital Media
13 5 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.53%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.53%) Social Media
13 5 (1.53%) User Experience
14 4 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.94%) Linux
2 48 (14.72%) Windows
3 34 (10.43%) AIX
4 32 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.98%) Unix
6 25 (7.67%) Solaris
7 19 (5.83%) zOS
8 15 (4.60%) HPUX
8 15 (4.60%) OS/400
8 15 (4.60%) SUSE
9 10 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.15%) CentOS
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.31%) MVS
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (9.82%) Mentoring
3 29 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (7.67%) ITIL
5 24 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (7.06%) Analytics
6 23 (7.06%) DevOps
7 22 (6.75%) SOA
8 21 (6.44%) Coaching
8 21 (6.44%) Data Management
9 20 (6.13%) Software Engineering
10 19 (5.83%) Change Management
10 19 (5.83%) Master Data Management
11 18 (5.52%) Open Source
12 16 (4.91%) Change Control
12 16 (4.91%) Infrastructure Management
12 16 (4.91%) UML
13 15 (4.60%) Business Continuity
13 15 (4.60%) Converged Infrastructure
13 15 (4.60%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 113 (34.66%) Java
2 58 (17.79%) SQL
3 29 (8.90%) C++
4 25 (7.67%) COBOL
5 20 (6.13%) JCL
6 16 (4.91%) C#
6 16 (4.91%) JavaScript
7 13 (3.99%) C
8 11 (3.37%) ABAP
9 8 (2.45%) REXX
10 6 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.84%) Perl
10 6 (1.84%) PHP
10 6 (1.84%) Python
10 6 (1.84%) RPG
10 6 (1.84%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.23%) Scala
12 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (32.21%) Degree
2 19 (5.83%) MCSE
2 19 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.83%) SC Cleared
2 19 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.99%) CISSP
4 7 (2.15%) A+ Certification
4 7 (2.15%) CCNA
4 7 (2.15%) CCNP
4 7 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.15%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (2.15%) HP ASE
4 7 (2.15%) MCITP
4 7 (2.15%) Network+ Certification
4 7 (2.15%) RHCE
4 7 (2.15%) Security+ Certification
4 7 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (1.84%) CISM
5 6 (1.84%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.44%) QA
2 11 (3.37%) SLA
3 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.61%) ISO27002
5 1 (0.31%) ISO19770
System Software
1 22 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.52%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 15 (4.60%) KVM
5 10 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (2.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (2.45%) HDFS
7 7 (2.15%) vSphere
8 4 (1.23%) GPFS
8 4 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.92%) Docker
9 3 (0.92%) SRDF
9 3 (0.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (5.83%) Tivoli
2 14 (4.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (3.07%) Data Guard
3 10 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (3.07%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (2.45%) Ambari
4 8 (2.45%) Oozie
5 7 (2.15%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.15%) HP SIM
5 7 (2.15%) WSUS
6 4 (1.23%) DameWare
6 4 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.92%) LiteSpeed
7 3 (0.92%) QRadar
8 2 (0.61%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.61%) Xymon
9 1 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 100 (30.67%) Oracle
2 65 (19.94%) Microsoft
3 52 (15.95%) HP
3 52 (15.95%) SAP
4 32 (9.82%) Red Hat
5 26 (7.98%) Cisco
5 26 (7.98%) Cognos
5 26 (7.98%) MuleSoft
6 25 (7.67%) Symantec
6 25 (7.67%) VMware
7 23 (7.06%) Software AG
7 23 (7.06%) webMethods
8 22 (6.75%) EMC
9 19 (5.83%) Brocade
9 19 (5.83%) Dell
9 19 (5.83%) NetApp
10 18 (5.52%) CheckPoint
10 18 (5.52%) Juniper
11 15 (4.60%) BMC
11 15 (4.60%) CA
North West England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
First Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Frontline Consultancy
Salary: Competitive + Company Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: + benefits (pension, life assurance, company car/allowance etc)
Posted: 16 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Frontline Consultancy
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £34999 - £55000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 20 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
QVC
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago