The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 of the Application Platforms category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere
Rank 139 136 120
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 103 110 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.44% 1.52% 1.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.86% 7.93% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 73 99 119
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1501 1388 1526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.97% 19.17% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1232 1199 1366
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
WebSphere
England

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 30 July 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 30 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
Manchester +15 48 £45,000 +4.65% 5
Cheshire -10 44 £41,250 -14.94% 1
Lancashire -4 7 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Merseyside -12 5 £36,000 -24.21%
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 117 (70.91%) Java
2 63 (38.18%) Oracle
3 62 (37.58%) J2EE
4 59 (35.76%) Spring
5 58 (35.15%) Finance
5 58 (35.15%) IBM
6 55 (33.33%) SQL
7 54 (32.73%) XML
7 54 (32.73%) HTTP
8 52 (31.52%) Linux
9 43 (26.06%) Windows
10 41 (24.85%) WebSphere MQ
11 39 (23.64%) Servlets
11 39 (23.64%) UNIX
12 37 (22.42%) Tomcat
12 37 (22.42%) Maven
13 35 (21.21%) E-Commerce
13 35 (21.21%) JMS
14 34 (20.61%) JavaScript
15 33 (20.00%) WebLogic
16 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (19.39%) Middleware
17 31 (18.79%) WebSphere Application Server
17 31 (18.79%) SOAP
17 31 (18.79%) Web Services
17 31 (18.79%) Red Hat
18 30 (18.18%) XSLT
18 30 (18.18%) HTML
18 30 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 30 (18.18%) Android

WebSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 37 (22.42%) Tomcat
2 33 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 31 (18.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
5 10 (6.06%) GlassFish
6 8 (4.85%) IIS
7 6 (3.64%) CMS
7 6 (3.64%) Commerce Server
7 6 (3.64%) Apache
7 6 (3.64%) Confluence
7 6 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (3.64%) WordPress
7 6 (3.64%) Drupal
7 6 (3.64%) concrete5
8 3 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.82%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.21%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 19 (11.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.42%) MS Project
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.21%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.73%) HTTP
2 24 (14.55%) Internet
3 14 (8.48%) LDAP
3 14 (8.48%) SSL
4 13 (7.88%) TCP/IP
4 13 (7.88%) DNS
4 13 (7.88%) LAN
4 13 (7.88%) WAN
5 12 (7.27%) OSPF
5 12 (7.27%) BGP
5 12 (7.27%) EIGRP
5 12 (7.27%) IGRP
5 12 (7.27%) TACACS
5 12 (7.27%) Firewall
5 12 (7.27%) SMTP
6 9 (5.45%) SAN
7 5 (3.03%) FTP
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
8 1 (0.61%) DHCP
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.58%) Relational Database
2 23 (13.94%) DB2
2 23 (13.94%) Hazelcast
3 22 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 19 (11.52%) RDBMS
5 13 (7.88%) MySQL
5 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
6 10 (6.06%) Informix
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.21%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.61%) Big Data
9 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (22.42%) Maven
2 20 (12.12%) JUnit
3 14 (8.48%) JIRA
4 13 (7.88%) Eclipse
5 12 (7.27%) Ant
5 12 (7.27%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.85%) Subversion
7 6 (3.64%) Introscope
7 6 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.64%) Mockito
7 6 (3.64%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.64%) Selenium
8 5 (3.03%) Hudson
9 4 (2.42%) ERwin
9 4 (2.42%) Log4j
9 4 (2.42%) Toad
9 4 (2.42%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 58 (35.15%) Finance
2 18 (10.91%) Retail
3 16 (9.70%) Banking
4 6 (3.64%) Games
5 4 (2.42%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.82%) Advertising
7 2 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.61%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (50.91%) Developer
2 68 (41.21%) Java Developer
3 17 (10.30%) Applications Support
4 15 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 13 (7.88%) Support Analyst
5 13 (7.88%) Analyst
5 13 (7.88%) Architect
6 12 (7.27%) Network Engineer
6 12 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.27%) Firewall Engineer
7 11 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Development Manager
10 7 (4.24%) Lead Developer
10 7 (4.24%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.64%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (37.58%) J2EE
2 59 (35.76%) Spring
3 54 (32.73%) XML
4 41 (24.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 39 (23.64%) Servlets
6 35 (21.21%) JMS
7 32 (19.39%) Middleware
8 31 (18.79%) SOAP
8 31 (18.79%) Web Services
9 30 (18.18%) XSLT
9 30 (18.18%) HTML
10 28 (16.97%) J2SE
11 27 (16.36%) Grails
12 24 (14.55%) DOM
12 24 (14.55%) SAX
12 24 (14.55%) XML Schema
13 23 (13.94%) CSS
14 21 (12.73%) Java EE
15 17 (10.30%) JSP
16 15 (9.09%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.27%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.67%) Open Source
3 8 (4.85%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.24%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.64%) FMCG
5 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.42%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.21%) DataPower
7 2 (1.21%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.61%) PDA
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
8 1 (0.61%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.61%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) Firmware
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (31.52%) Linux
2 43 (26.06%) Windows
3 39 (23.64%) UNIX
4 30 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (18.18%) Android
5 17 (10.30%) AIX
6 8 (4.85%) Solaris
7 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.21%) SUSE
9 2 (1.21%) zOS
9 2 (1.21%) VMS
9 2 (1.21%) OS/400
9 2 (1.21%) HPUX
9 2 (1.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) E-Commerce
2 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 21 (12.73%) Scrum
5 20 (12.12%) ITIL
5 20 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (9.09%) MVC
7 14 (8.48%) OO
8 12 (7.27%) Network Design
8 12 (7.27%) Load Balancing
8 12 (7.27%) Network Management
8 12 (7.27%) Capacity Management
9 11 (6.67%) Web Development
9 11 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.45%) Business Continuity
11 8 (4.85%) Migration
11 8 (4.85%) TDD
11 8 (4.85%) Quality Management
11 8 (4.85%) SOA
11 8 (4.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 117 (70.91%) Java
2 55 (33.33%) SQL
3 34 (20.61%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.76%) XPath
5 22 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 9 (5.45%) Korn
7 8 (4.85%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.85%) C#
8 7 (4.24%) Python
9 5 (3.03%) C
9 5 (3.03%) Perl
9 5 (3.03%) VBA
10 4 (2.42%) VBScript
11 3 (1.82%) C++
12 2 (1.21%) Jython
12 2 (1.21%) COBOL
12 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.85%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) PMP
2 5 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 4 (2.42%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 6 (3.64%) SLA
3 3 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.21%) KVM
3 1 (0.61%) RHEV
3 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) Tivoli
2 12 (7.27%) HP NNM
2 12 (7.27%) CiscoWorks
3 8 (4.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.82%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (38.18%) Oracle
2 58 (35.15%) IBM
3 31 (18.79%) Red Hat
4 21 (12.73%) HP
5 20 (12.12%) Cisco
6 16 (9.70%) JBoss
7 14 (8.48%) Juniper
8 12 (7.27%) F5
9 10 (6.06%) ATG
9 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
10 9 (5.45%) EMC
10 9 (5.45%) VMware
11 8 (4.85%) Perforce
11 8 (4.85%) Symantec
12 6 (3.64%) Remedy
12 6 (3.64%) BMC
12 6 (3.64%) Compuware
12 6 (3.64%) Sitecore
12 6 (3.64%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.42%) Actimize
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