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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 871 882 878
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Permanent jobs citing Platform Symphony 7 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.055% 0.10% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 6
Average salary £72,500 £110,000 £92,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.09% +18.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £80,000 £85,000
10% offered a salary of more than £97,000 £110,000 £96,250
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
12763 10604 10845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 10.34% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10807 8762 9204
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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
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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 -4 7 £72,500 -34.09%
England -8 7 £72,500 -34.09%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) DataSynapse
3 7 (70.00%) Grid Computing
4 6 (60.00%) C++
4 6 (60.00%) UNIX
4 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
4 6 (60.00%) Scala
5 5 (50.00%) Functional Programming
5 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (40.00%) Sybase
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) Equity Risk
6 4 (40.00%) Derivative
6 4 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (30.00%) Big Data
7 3 (30.00%) OO
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
8 2 (20.00%) Spring
8 2 (20.00%) JNI
8 2 (20.00%) QA
8 2 (20.00%) Windows
8 2 (20.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) Perl

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (10.00%) GemFire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (10.00%) Infinispan
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) JNI
1 2 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) Akka
2 1 (10.00%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Grid Computing
2 4 (40.00%) Equity Risk
2 4 (40.00%) Derivative
2 4 (40.00%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (20.00%) CUDA
3 2 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
4 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 5 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Wealth Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) Scala
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) GridGain
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) DataSynapse
2 4 (40.00%) Sybase
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (10.00%) Terracotta
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) GigaSpaces