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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 876 857 882
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Permanent jobs citing Platform Symphony 4 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.030% 0.20% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 8
Average salary £90,000 £110,000 £85,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £65,000
10% offered a salary of more than £98,500 £110,000 £95,750
UK excluding London average salary - - £97,500

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
13219 11265 11513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.96% 10.45% 10.11%
Number of salaries quoted 11198 9313 9891
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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 24 December 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 24 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
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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
England -20 4 £90,000 -18.18%
London -27 4 £90,000 -18.18%
City of London -8 1 £85,000 -22.72%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 5 (62.50%) DataSynapse
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 4 (50.00%) Functional Programming
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Grid Computing
4 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Derivative
4 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Sybase
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) JNI
5 2 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (25.00%) Equity Risk
5 2 (25.00%) Parallel Programming

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (25.00%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Infinispan
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Blend
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Moq
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Spring
1 2 (25.00%) JNI
1 2 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Akka
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) COM
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) STL
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) J2SE
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
1 3 (37.50%) Grid Computing
2 2 (25.00%) Equity Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (25.00%) Equity Risk
3 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Parallel Programming
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Governance
4 1 (12.50%) Monte Carlo Method
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (37.50%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (12.50%) VBA
5 1 (12.50%) VB6
5 1 (12.50%) C++/CLI
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) GridGain
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) DataSynapse
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) GigaSpaces
4 1 (12.50%) Terracotta