The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 177 123 151
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +28
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 73 128 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 1.88% 1.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.69% 9.33% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 54 112 125
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,051 £40,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
WebSphere
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1556 1372 1581
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.12% 20.20% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1187 1453
Average salary £35,875 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.33% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

WebSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

WebSphere
Salary Trend in the North West

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

WebSphere Salary Trend in the North West

WebSphere
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WebSphere across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

WebSphere Salary Histogram in the North West

WebSphere
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 WebSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Manchester -25 47 £42,750 -14.50% 4
Cheshire -35 23 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Lancashire -4 1 £35,170 +0.48% 1
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere 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 WebSphere.

1 108 (64.67%) Java
2 80 (47.90%) Oracle
3 75 (44.91%) Linux
4 74 (44.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 73 (43.71%) IBM
6 66 (39.52%) Windows
7 64 (38.32%) XML
8 54 (32.34%) J2EE
8 54 (32.34%) HTTP
9 51 (30.54%) JMS
10 48 (28.74%) Spring
11 46 (27.54%) Finance
12 45 (26.95%) UNIX
13 44 (26.35%) Middleware
13 44 (26.35%) Tomcat
14 43 (25.75%) Servlets
15 41 (24.55%) SQL
15 41 (24.55%) AIX
15 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (22.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 38 (22.75%) Red Hat
16 38 (22.75%) Web Services
16 38 (22.75%) Maven
17 37 (22.16%) XSLT
18 34 (20.36%) WebLogic
18 34 (20.36%) DB2
18 34 (20.36%) Relational Database
19 33 (19.76%) Grails
19 33 (19.76%) J2SE
20 31 (18.56%) XPath

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing WebSphere 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 WebSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (26.35%) Tomcat
2 34 (20.36%) WebLogic
3 23 (13.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (7.19%) JBoss
4 12 (7.19%) GlassFish
5 10 (5.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (5.99%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (4.19%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (4.19%) CMS
6 7 (4.19%) IIS
7 6 (3.59%) Apache
7 6 (3.59%) Confluence
8 5 (2.99%) nginx
8 5 (2.99%) Jetty
9 4 (2.40%) WordPress
9 4 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (2.40%) concrete5
9 4 (2.40%) Drupal
9 4 (2.40%) Commerce Server
10 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.60%) MS Project
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.60%) Edge Animate
1 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.99%) Google App Engine
1 5 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.34%) HTTP
2 15 (8.98%) SSL
2 15 (8.98%) SAN
3 14 (8.38%) FTP
4 10 (5.99%) Internet
5 5 (2.99%) IPsec
5 5 (2.99%) DHCP
5 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.99%) DNS
6 4 (2.40%) ATM
7 1 (0.60%) LDAP
7 1 (0.60%) Intranet
7 1 (0.60%) SSH
7 1 (0.60%) NFC
7 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.36%) DB2
1 34 (20.36%) Relational Database
2 27 (16.17%) Oracle Database
3 25 (14.97%) RDBMS
4 21 (12.57%) SQL Server
5 20 (11.98%) Hazelcast
6 15 (8.98%) Oracle Exadata
7 14 (8.38%) MySQL
8 10 (5.99%) Informix
9 4 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 38 (22.75%) Maven
2 21 (12.57%) Eclipse
3 19 (11.38%) JUnit
3 19 (11.38%) JIRA
4 15 (8.98%) Ant
4 15 (8.98%) Jenkins
5 8 (4.79%) Mockito
5 8 (4.79%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.79%) Selenium
5 8 (4.79%) Introscope
6 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.40%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.80%) Subversion
8 2 (1.20%) Log4j
8 2 (1.20%) ERwin
8 2 (1.20%) Toad
8 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.60%) Sublime Text
9 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
General
1 46 (27.54%) Finance
2 18 (10.78%) Retail
3 15 (8.98%) Banking
4 7 (4.19%) Games
5 5 (2.99%) German Language
5 5 (2.99%) Italian Language
5 5 (2.99%) Turkish Language
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Billing
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (50.90%) Developer
2 68 (40.72%) Java Developer
3 20 (11.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 18 (10.78%) Architect
4 18 (10.78%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 14 (8.38%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.39%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.39%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Content Manager
9 8 (4.79%) WebSphere Specialist
10 7 (4.19%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.19%) Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) Consultant
10 7 (4.19%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Designer
11 6 (3.59%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (44.31%) WebSphere MQ
2 64 (38.32%) XML
3 54 (32.34%) J2EE
4 51 (30.54%) JMS
5 48 (28.74%) Spring
6 44 (26.35%) Middleware
7 43 (25.75%) Servlets
8 38 (22.75%) Web Services
9 37 (22.16%) XSLT
10 33 (19.76%) J2SE
10 33 (19.76%) Grails
11 29 (17.37%) XML Schema
11 29 (17.37%) SAX
11 29 (17.37%) DOM
12 28 (16.77%) SOAP
13 25 (14.97%) JDBC
14 24 (14.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 21 (12.57%) HTML
16 19 (11.38%) CSS
17 13 (7.78%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Mainframe
2 16 (9.58%) Computer Science
2 16 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (8.98%) FlexPod
4 10 (5.99%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.79%) Open Source
6 5 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.99%) Blog
7 4 (2.40%) FMCG
7 4 (2.40%) User Experience
8 2 (1.20%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) Handset
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) IVR
9 1 (0.60%) PDA
9 1 (0.60%) VUI
9 1 (0.60%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 75 (44.91%) Linux
2 66 (39.52%) Windows
3 45 (26.95%) UNIX
4 41 (24.55%) AIX
5 38 (22.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (17.37%) Android
7 15 (8.98%) SUSE
7 15 (8.98%) HPUX
7 15 (8.98%) Solaris
7 15 (8.98%) OS/400
7 15 (8.98%) zOS
8 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) VMS
10 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.55%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.56%) E-Commerce
3 28 (16.77%) Mentoring
4 26 (15.57%) Coaching
5 22 (13.17%) Software Engineering
6 15 (8.98%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Management
6 15 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.98%) Scrum
6 15 (8.98%) Business Continuity
7 13 (7.78%) ITIL
8 11 (6.59%) OO
9 10 (5.99%) TDD
10 9 (5.39%) MVC
10 9 (5.39%) SOA
10 9 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.39%) Unit Testing
11 8 (4.79%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.19%) Quality Management
13 6 (3.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 108 (64.67%) Java
2 41 (24.55%) SQL
3 31 (18.56%) XPath
4 27 (16.17%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.58%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.38%) Perl
7 13 (7.78%) JCL
8 12 (7.19%) C++
9 10 (5.99%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.79%) C
11 7 (4.19%) Korn
12 6 (3.59%) C#
13 4 (2.40%) Python
14 2 (1.20%) RPG
15 1 (0.60%) COBOL
15 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.98%) Hyper-V
2 15 (8.98%) KVM
3 5 (2.99%) Xen
4 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (13.17%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.99%) Puppet
3 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.99%) Ansible
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 80 (47.90%) Oracle
2 73 (43.71%) IBM
3 38 (22.75%) Red Hat
4 24 (14.37%) HP
4 24 (14.37%) VMware
5 20 (11.98%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.98%) EMC
6 15 (8.98%) CheckPoint
6 15 (8.98%) NetApp
6 15 (8.98%) Juniper
6 15 (8.98%) BMC
6 15 (8.98%) CA
6 15 (8.98%) Brocade
6 15 (8.98%) Symantec
6 15 (8.98%) Cisco
7 10 (5.99%) Perforce
8 8 (4.79%) TIBCO
8 8 (4.79%) Compuware
9 6 (3.59%) Sybase
9 6 (3.59%) Actimize
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