Period
to 19 January 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 19 January 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 281 319
Rank change year-on-year -10 +38 -77
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,289 1,705 1,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.22% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 2.65% 2.86% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,070 1,263 1,316
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,025 £93,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,250
% change year-on-year -4.35% +7.98% +2.40%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 48,667 59,512 72,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.28% 42.49% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 37,358 46,220 56,986
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in England

IBM
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for IBM in England

IBM
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for IBM in England

IBM
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. 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
London -16 532 £70,000 - 71
South East +27 264 £55,000 +10.00% 51
Midlands +36 174 £46,000 -16.36% 22
North of England +4 151 £46,000 +7.60% 35
East of England +32 114 £65,000 +13.04% 17
West Midlands +7 109 £49,362 -14.15% 14
North West +29 84 £40,000 +3.90% 19
East Midlands +32 65 £35,000 -17.65% 8
Yorkshire +4 53 £46,750 +6.25% 12
South West +2 52 £40,000 -5.88% 16
North East +18 14 £39,849 -7.39% 4
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for IBM.

1 404 (31.34%) SQL
2 381 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
3 350 (27.15%) Microsoft
4 314 (24.36%) Finance
5 309 (23.97%) Oracle
6 292 (22.65%) Azure
7 290 (22.50%) AWS
8 265 (20.56%) Linux
9 232 (18.00%) Windows
10 230 (17.84%) Java
11 228 (17.69%) Analytics
12 216 (16.76%) SQL Server
13 204 (15.83%) DevOps
14 180 (13.96%) Migration
15 175 (13.58%) ETL
16 162 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
17 155 (12.02%) JavaScript
18 153 (11.87%) C#
19 152 (11.79%) ITIL
20 148 (11.48%) SAP
21 146 (11.33%) Software Engineering
22 141 (10.94%) Cognos
23 140 (10.86%) WebSphere
24 135 (10.47%) Python
25 133 (10.32%) Degree
26 131 (10.16%) Scrum
27 130 (10.09%) VMware
28 129 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
29 126 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
30 125 (9.70%) HP

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 140 (10.86%) WebSphere
2 51 (3.96%) Apache Spark
3 49 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 43 (3.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 36 (2.79%) Confluence
6 34 (2.64%) CMS
7 31 (2.40%) Apache
8 30 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 28 (2.17%) SAS
9 28 (2.17%) Tomcat
9 28 (2.17%) WebLogic
10 27 (2.09%) SharePoint
11 21 (1.63%) CICS
12 20 (1.55%) Mule
13 19 (1.47%) Headless CMS
14 16 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (1.24%) IIS
14 16 (1.24%) OpenStack
15 15 (1.16%) Apache Solr
16 13 (1.01%) Alfresco
Applications
1 39 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.78%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.70%) SPSS
7 8 (0.62%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
10 3 (0.23%) Sketch
11 2 (0.16%) OrCAD
11 2 (0.16%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.16%) Windchill
12 1 (0.078%) CATIA
12 1 (0.078%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.078%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 40 (3.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 33 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
3 15 (1.16%) Magento
4 14 (1.09%) Adobe Campaign
5 11 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
6 10 (0.78%) SDL Web 8
7 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.47%) Maximo
9 5 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.31%) assyst
10 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.31%) Dynamics SL
10 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.23%) SAP MDG
11 3 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 2 (0.16%) Shopify
12 2 (0.16%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
12 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
12 2 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 292 (22.65%) Azure
2 290 (22.50%) AWS
3 104 (8.07%) IBM Cloud
4 102 (7.91%) GCP
5 82 (6.36%) Office 365
6 54 (4.19%) PaaS
7 46 (3.57%) IaaS
7 46 (3.57%) Power Platform
8 41 (3.18%) SaaS
9 39 (3.03%) Serverless
10 25 (1.94%) Amazon EMR
10 25 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (1.63%) Amazon ECS
11 21 (1.63%) Boomi
12 20 (1.55%) Apigee
13 14 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 12 (0.93%) GitHub
15 10 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 68 (5.28%) SAN
2 66 (5.12%) Firewall
3 42 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 40 (3.10%) Internet
5 37 (2.87%) WAN
6 34 (2.64%) DNS
7 33 (2.56%) DHCP
8 32 (2.48%) LAN
9 30 (2.33%) HTTP
10 27 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (1.86%) VPN
12 19 (1.47%) Wireless
13 18 (1.40%) Network Security
14 15 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.09%) BGP
15 14 (1.09%) NAS
15 14 (1.09%) OSPF
16 12 (0.93%) FTP
17 6 (0.47%) ATM
17 6 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 162 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
3 113 (8.77%) Big Data
4 110 (8.53%) DB2
5 80 (6.21%) NoSQL
6 77 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 76 (5.90%) IBM InfoSphere
8 61 (4.73%) Hadoop
9 55 (4.27%) Relational Database
10 51 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
11 47 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 44 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
13 42 (3.26%) Power BI
14 32 (2.48%) Neo4j
14 32 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
16 30 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
17 27 (2.09%) Amazon Athena
18 26 (2.02%) Oracle Database
19 24 (1.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (7.37%) Jenkins
2 76 (5.90%) JIRA
3 72 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 57 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 52 (4.03%) JUnit
6 45 (3.49%) TeamCity
7 42 (3.26%) Vagrant
8 41 (3.18%) Mockito
9 36 (2.79%) Selenium
10 28 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (2.09%) IBM UrbanCode
12 26 (2.02%) GitLab
12 26 (2.02%) Maven
13 25 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
14 21 (1.63%) Subversion
15 20 (1.55%) Eclipse
16 19 (1.47%) JMeter
16 19 (1.47%) Spock
17 18 (1.40%) LoadRunner
17 18 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 314 (24.36%) Finance
2 110 (8.53%) Banking
3 102 (7.91%) Marketing
4 86 (6.67%) Retail
5 69 (5.35%) Public Sector
6 44 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.24%) Back Office
8 14 (1.09%) Advertising
8 14 (1.09%) Automotive
9 13 (1.01%) Games
10 12 (0.93%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.85%) Law
12 10 (0.78%) Online Betting
13 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.47%) Billing
14 6 (0.47%) Electronics
15 5 (0.39%) Avionics
15 5 (0.39%) French Language
15 5 (0.39%) Local Government
16 4 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 231 (17.92%) Architect
2 229 (17.77%) Developer
3 165 (12.80%) Analyst
4 96 (7.45%) Consultant
5 77 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
6 72 (5.59%) Software Engineer
7 54 (4.19%) Java Developer
8 49 (3.80%) Cloud Architect
9 41 (3.18%) Data Architect
10 40 (3.10%) Support Analyst
11 36 (2.79%) Business Analyst
12 35 (2.72%) Software Developer
13 34 (2.64%) Java Engineer
14 33 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
15 32 (2.48%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
16 31 (2.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 30 (2.33%) Hardware Engineer
17 30 (2.33%) SQL Developer
18 28 (2.17%) Senior Developer
19 27 (2.09%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (9.54%) .NET
2 106 (8.22%) Middleware
3 97 (7.53%) REST
4 81 (6.28%) Web Services
5 77 (5.97%) J2EE
6 76 (5.90%) HTML
7 61 (4.73%) CSS
8 58 (4.50%) Spring
9 57 (4.42%) SOAP
10 51 (3.96%) Spring Boot
10 51 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
11 50 (3.88%) ASP.NET
12 43 (3.34%) RESTful
13 41 (3.18%) IBM Integration Bus
14 40 (3.10%) Kafka
15 36 (2.79%) XML
16 31 (2.40%) JSON
17 30 (2.33%) WCF
18 28 (2.17%) jQuery
19 27 (2.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 79 (6.13%) iSeries
4 67 (5.20%) Management Information System
5 59 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
6 56 (4.34%) Data Centre
7 50 (3.88%) User Experience
8 45 (3.49%) Public Cloud
9 44 (3.41%) IBM Mainframe
10 43 (3.34%) Cloud Native
11 42 (3.26%) Private Cloud
12 41 (3.18%) Virtual Team
13 37 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
14 36 (2.79%) EMC VNX
15 34 (2.64%) AS400
15 34 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
16 32 (2.48%) iPad
17 28 (2.17%) DataPower
18 20 (1.55%) Driving Licence
18 20 (1.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 265 (20.56%) Linux
2 232 (18.00%) Windows
3 90 (6.98%) Unix
4 84 (6.52%) Windows Server
5 48 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (2.95%) AIX
7 38 (2.95%) Windows 7
8 25 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (1.78%) zOS
10 13 (1.01%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.70%) Android
11 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.62%) Solaris
13 7 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.31%) OS/400
14 4 (0.31%) VME
15 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (29.56%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (17.69%) Analytics
3 204 (15.83%) DevOps
4 180 (13.96%) Migration
5 175 (13.58%) ETL
6 152 (11.79%) ITIL
7 146 (11.33%) Software Engineering
8 131 (10.16%) Scrum
9 129 (10.01%) Problem-Solving
10 126 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
11 116 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
11 116 (9.00%) Decision-Making
11 116 (9.00%) Mentoring
12 110 (8.53%) SDLC
13 106 (8.22%) Project Management
14 103 (7.99%) Presales
15 100 (7.76%) Microservices
16 87 (6.75%) Test Automation
17 86 (6.67%) Configuration Management
18 82 (6.36%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 404 (31.34%) SQL
2 230 (17.84%) Java
3 155 (12.02%) JavaScript
4 153 (11.87%) C#
5 135 (10.47%) Python
6 45 (3.49%) C++
7 43 (3.34%) Ruby
8 37 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 35 (2.72%) Groovy
9 35 (2.72%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.56%) COBOL
11 31 (2.40%) C
12 29 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.25%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.02%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.94%) VBA
15 24 (1.86%) PHP
16 22 (1.71%) JCL
16 22 (1.71%) Scala
17 19 (1.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 133 (10.32%) Degree
2 66 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 48 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.40%) ISEB
9 15 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.09%) AWS Certification
11 12 (0.93%) MCSA
11 12 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.93%) PMP
12 10 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.70%) MCSE
14 7 (0.54%) CISSP
15 6 (0.47%) MCITP
16 5 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (7.06%) SLA
2 63 (4.89%) Data Quality
3 55 (4.27%) QA
4 34 (2.64%) GDPR
5 16 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 8 (0.62%) GMP
8 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.078%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.078%) COBIT
10 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.078%) MISRA
10 1 (0.078%) MISRA C
System Software
1 119 (9.23%) Docker
2 106 (8.22%) Active Directory
3 76 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.95%) vSphere
6 23 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 23 (1.78%) VirtualBox
7 22 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (1.24%) RACF
9 14 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.78%) ACF2
12 8 (0.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 6 (0.47%) NFS
13 6 (0.47%) XenApp
14 5 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 89 (6.90%) Ansible
2 86 (6.67%) Kubernetes
3 70 (5.43%) Puppet
4 63 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (4.81%) Terraform
6 49 (3.80%) SCCM
7 46 (3.57%) Tivoli
8 26 (2.02%) vRealize
9 25 (1.94%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (1.78%) Salt
11 20 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (1.55%) Istio
12 19 (1.47%) Kibana
12 19 (1.47%) Knative
13 13 (1.01%) Nagios
14 12 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (0.93%) WSUS
15 8 (0.62%) QRadar
15 8 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 350 (27.15%) Microsoft
2 309 (23.97%) Oracle
3 148 (11.48%) SAP
4 141 (10.94%) Cognos
5 130 (10.09%) VMware
6 125 (9.70%) HP
7 109 (8.46%) Informatica
8 106 (8.22%) Google
9 99 (7.68%) Salesforce.com
10 93 (7.21%) Cisco
11 87 (6.75%) Adobe
12 79 (6.13%) EMC
13 77 (5.97%) Dell
14 68 (5.28%) Red Hat
15 66 (5.12%) Citrix
16 65 (5.04%) Talend
17 52 (4.03%) TIBCO
18 40 (3.10%) MuleSoft
19 36 (2.79%) Hortonworks
20 35 (2.72%) Sun