The table below looks at the statistics for Platform Symphony skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 885 904 900
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Permanent jobs citing Platform Symphony 10 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.076% 0.017% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 4
Average salary £72,500 £110,000 £90,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £110,000 £76,250
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £110,000 £109,000
UK excluding London average salary - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13080 11547 10762
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.93% 10.07% 9.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10828 9606 9005
Average salary £41,500 £42,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.19% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Platform Symphony Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Symphony
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the UK.

Platform Symphony Salary Trend in the UK

Platform Symphony
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 within the UK.

Platform Symphony Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Symphony
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
England -2 10 £72,500 -34.09%
London +17 9 £72,500 -34.09%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Platform Symphony 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 Platform Symphony.

1 13 (92.86%) Java
1 13 (92.86%) Grid Computing
1 13 (92.86%) DataSynapse
2 10 (71.43%) C++
2 10 (71.43%) UNIX
3 8 (57.14%) Sybase
3 8 (57.14%) Scala
4 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 7 (50.00%) Functional Programming
4 7 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Equity Risk
5 6 (42.86%) Derivative
5 6 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (28.57%) Big Data
6 4 (28.57%) OO
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 3 (21.43%) C#
7 3 (21.43%) Perl
7 3 (21.43%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
7 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
7 3 (21.43%) CUDA
8 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
8 2 (14.29%) GemFire
8 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Platform Symphony 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 Platform Symphony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (14.29%) GemFire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Big Data
2 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 2 (14.29%) DB2
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 2 (14.29%) Hazelcast
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) Infinispan
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Akka
2 1 (7.14%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Grid Computing
2 6 (42.86%) Derivative
2 6 (42.86%) Equity Derivative
2 6 (42.86%) Equity Risk
3 3 (21.43%) CUDA
4 2 (14.29%) Credit Risk
4 2 (14.29%) Equities
4 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
5 1 (7.14%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (7.14%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) C++
3 8 (57.14%) Scala
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Perl
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) GridGain
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) DataSynapse
2 8 (57.14%) Sybase
3 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (7.14%) Terracotta