The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 System Software category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 879 859 854
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Permanent jobs citing Platform Symphony 2 11 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.016% 0.10% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 11 40
Average salary £70,000 £110,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +57.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £83,500 £67,500
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £110,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary - - -
System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12363 10742 11375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.62% 9.91% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 10252 9148 9737
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%

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 1 August 2014 within the UK.

Platform Symphony Salary Histogram in the UK

Platform Symphony
Top 3 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 1 August 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
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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
London -36 2 £70,000 -36.36%
England -68 2 £70,000 -36.36%
City of London -16 1 £60,000 -45.45%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Moq
2 1 (25.00%) Clojure
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) vCloud
2 1 (25.00%) Java Concurrency
2 1 (25.00%) GemFire
2 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) KVM
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) C++/CLI
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Guice
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) VB6

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) GemFire
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Moq
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java Concurrency
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) Guice
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) COM
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) STL
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) BDD
1 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) OOP
1 1 (25.00%) OO
1 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Clojure
2 1 (25.00%) C++/CLI
2 1 (25.00%) Scala
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) VB6
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) vCloud
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) DataSynapse
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft