Period
to 24 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the International Business Machines Corporation.

IBM
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 96 89
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 +17
Permanent jobs citing IBM 78 49 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.51% 2.07% 2.48%
As % of the Vendors category 5.47% 4.56% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 56 29 42
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £47,500 £42,469
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.74% +11.85% -5.62%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £30,061
90th Percentile £62,500 £69,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,427 1,075 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 45.99% 45.40% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,049 827 773
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,650 £21,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £59,250 £58,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM in Cheshire.

Salary trend for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Cheshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for IBM in Cheshire

IBM
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -22 29 £45,000 -10.45%
Wilmslow +24 17 £34,000 +51.11%
Warrington +9 12 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Chester -10 2 £55,000 -26.67% 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £30,000 - 1
Crewe - 1 £37,500 -
Runcorn - 1 £37,500 -
IBM
North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for IBM.

1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 34 (43.59%) Windows
3 28 (35.90%) Linux
4 26 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 25 (32.05%) VMware
6 22 (28.21%) Java
6 22 (28.21%) Banking
7 20 (25.64%) Investment Banking
7 20 (25.64%) Wealth Management
7 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
7 20 (25.64%) Law
8 18 (23.08%) Mainframe
8 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 17 (21.79%) WebSphere
10 16 (20.51%) Citrix
10 16 (20.51%) CA
10 16 (20.51%) DB2
11 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
11 15 (19.23%) Middleware
11 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (19.23%) DevOps
12 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
12 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.95%) ITIL
13 13 (16.67%) JBoss
13 13 (16.67%) Unix
14 12 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (15.38%) SQL
14 12 (15.38%) CICS

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (21.79%) WebSphere
2 13 (16.67%) JBoss
3 12 (15.38%) CICS
3 12 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (14.10%) Tomcat
5 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (11.54%) MS Exchange
5 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
6 6 (7.69%) Apache
7 3 (3.85%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.28%) IIS
8 1 (1.28%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.28%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.28%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.28%) Boomi
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) SSL
2 8 (10.26%) Firewall
3 4 (5.13%) SAN
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) DB2
2 15 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.41%) Easytrieve
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.13%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.56%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
2 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.69%) CA Release Automation
4 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) JUnit
4 3 (3.85%) Maven
4 3 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (46.15%) Finance
2 22 (28.21%) Banking
3 20 (25.64%) Investment Banking
3 20 (25.64%) Law
4 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Analyst
1 12 (15.38%) Developer
2 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.69%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (7.69%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technician
7 4 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) Middleware
2 7 (8.97%) Spring
3 6 (7.69%) J2EE
3 6 (7.69%) SOAP
4 5 (6.41%) LDAP
4 5 (6.41%) Web Services
4 5 (6.41%) XML
5 4 (5.13%) .NET
5 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
5 4 (5.13%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (5.13%) JSON
6 3 (3.85%) JAX-RPC
6 3 (3.85%) JAX-RS
6 3 (3.85%) JAX-WS
6 3 (3.85%) REST
7 2 (2.56%) HTML
7 2 (2.56%) JSP
7 2 (2.56%) Servlets
7 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
7 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.69%) VSAM
4 4 (5.13%) PMI
5 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) iSeries
7 1 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.28%) Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.28%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) Linux
3 14 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 13 (16.67%) Unix
5 10 (12.82%) AIX
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (10.26%) Solaris
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 20 (25.64%) Wealth Management
3 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.23%) DevOps
4 14 (17.95%) ITIL
5 12 (15.38%) Information Security
6 11 (14.10%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.54%) Project Management
8 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
9 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.97%) Robotic Process Automation
9 7 (8.97%) Workflow
10 6 (7.69%) Identity Management
11 5 (6.41%) Change Management
11 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (6.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Java
2 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 11 (14.10%) COBOL
4 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.54%) JCL
5 7 (8.97%) Perl
6 3 (3.85%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.56%) BeanShell
7 2 (2.56%) REXX
7 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) C#
8 1 (1.28%) Go
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) CCNA
1 4 (5.13%) CCNP
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.13%) PMI Certification
1 4 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) CISSP
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) OCP
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) COBIT
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
2 18 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.26%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (10.26%) VirtualBox
5 7 (8.97%) KVM
5 7 (8.97%) Xen
6 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (2.56%) Docker
8 1 (1.28%) ACF2
8 1 (1.28%) RACF
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (11.54%) BladeLogic
2 9 (11.54%) Tivoli
3 8 (10.26%) CA Wily
4 7 (8.97%) Ansible
4 7 (8.97%) Puppet
5 5 (6.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (3.85%) Netcool
6 3 (3.85%) SCOM
7 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.28%) CA Endevor
8 1 (1.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 25 (32.05%) VMware
2 16 (20.51%) CA
2 16 (20.51%) Citrix
3 8 (10.26%) Oracle
4 6 (7.69%) SAP
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.13%) Sybase
6 3 (3.85%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.85%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.56%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.56%) Dell
7 2 (2.56%) Novell
7 2 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (2.56%) Ping Identity
7 2 (2.56%) Sun
7 2 (2.56%) Veeam
8 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.28%) Twitter