Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 305 296 280
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 +38
Permanent jobs citing IBM 737 1,094 1,649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.98% 1.08% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.65% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 520 855 1,237
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,143 £44,426 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,250 £58,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.22% +0.87% -
75th Percentile £85,313 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £90,000 £91,450
UK median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.35% -

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 28,239 41,312 57,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.61% 40.72% 41.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,505 32,286 44,600
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in England

IBM
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IBM in England.

Salary trend for IBM in England

IBM
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing IBM in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +30 349 £80,000 +18.52% 54
South East -10 119 £70,000 +21.74% 11
North of England -24 80 £46,250 +0.54% 20
East of England +44 79 £55,000 -15.38% 15
Midlands -23 65 £42,500 -10.53% 8
South West +16 42 £50,000 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire -8 41 £40,000 -13.04% 8
West Midlands -16 37 £45,000 -8.84% 6
North West +4 36 £54,500 +14.74% 9
East Midlands -9 28 £42,500 +36.00% 2
North East 0 3 £42,000 +5.80% 3
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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.

1 280 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (33.92%) Azure
3 239 (32.43%) AWS
4 199 (27.00%) Java
5 194 (26.32%) Kubernetes
6 190 (25.78%) Microsoft
7 176 (23.88%) SQL
8 170 (23.07%) Docker
9 165 (22.39%) Python
9 165 (22.39%) Finance
10 148 (20.08%) Oracle
11 147 (19.95%) Analytics
12 143 (19.40%) Software Engineering
13 136 (18.45%) Jenkins
14 134 (18.18%) Linux
15 130 (17.64%) IBM Cloud
16 125 (16.96%) DevOps
17 124 (16.82%) Google
18 122 (16.55%) Ansible
19 121 (16.42%) Windows
20 114 (15.47%) GCP
21 109 (14.79%) Configuration Management
22 103 (13.98%) SAP
23 102 (13.84%) VMware
24 101 (13.70%) ITIL
25 96 (13.03%) Microservices
26 95 (12.89%) Degree
27 88 (11.94%) Red Hat
28 87 (11.80%) ETL
29 86 (11.67%) Continuous Integration

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 61 (8.28%) WebSphere
2 58 (7.87%) Apache Spark
3 40 (5.43%) Confluence
4 33 (4.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 27 (3.66%) JBoss
5 27 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 20 (2.71%) Apache ServiceMix
6 20 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (2.71%) Red Hat Fuse
7 17 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.31%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.49%) Apache
9 9 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (1.22%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 8 (1.09%) SAS
11 7 (0.95%) IIS
11 7 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.81%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 42 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.76%) InVision
3 11 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.54%) Simulink
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.27%) Figma
6 2 (0.27%) Marvel
6 2 (0.27%) Sketch
7 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 17 (2.31%) Maximo
2 14 (1.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 13 (1.76%) FastStats
4 7 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.68%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.54%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.54%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.41%) Magento
7 3 (0.41%) SAP IBP
8 2 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
9 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.14%) HFM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 250 (33.92%) Azure
2 239 (32.43%) AWS
3 130 (17.64%) IBM Cloud
4 114 (15.47%) GCP
5 65 (8.82%) OpenShift
6 54 (7.33%) Amazon EMR
7 48 (6.51%) PaaS
8 45 (6.11%) Cloud Computing
9 38 (5.16%) Microsoft 365
10 26 (3.53%) Serverless
11 25 (3.39%) Boomi
11 25 (3.39%) SaaS
12 22 (2.99%) Amazon EKS
13 19 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (2.58%) Cloud Functions
13 19 (2.58%) Google App Engine
13 19 (2.58%) Google Compute Engine
13 19 (2.58%) Google Container Engine
14 18 (2.44%) Power Platform
15 13 (1.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.01%) SAN
2 39 (5.29%) DNS
3 29 (3.93%) DHCP
4 26 (3.53%) Firewall
5 21 (2.85%) Skype
6 18 (2.44%) NAS
6 18 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 15 (2.04%) Network Security
8 11 (1.49%) FTP
9 10 (1.36%) HTTP
10 9 (1.22%) Internet
10 9 (1.22%) SSH
10 9 (1.22%) VPN
11 4 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (0.54%) SSL
11 4 (0.54%) VLAN
12 3 (0.41%) LAN
12 3 (0.41%) VSAN
12 3 (0.41%) WAN
13 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (10.58%) Big Data
2 71 (9.63%) SQL Server
3 63 (8.55%) NoSQL
4 60 (8.14%) Hadoop
5 52 (7.06%) Amazon Redshift
6 51 (6.92%) Amazon Athena
6 51 (6.92%) Neo4j
7 46 (6.24%) Electronic Patient Records
8 35 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (4.21%) Relational Database
10 28 (3.80%) MongoDB
11 23 (3.12%) Tableau
12 22 (2.99%) DB2
13 18 (2.44%) MySQL
13 18 (2.44%) Power BI
14 13 (1.76%) Oracle Database
15 11 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 9 (1.22%) InfluxDB
17 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (18.45%) Jenkins
2 59 (8.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 52 (7.06%) Vagrant
4 51 (6.92%) Git (software)
5 50 (6.78%) GitLab
6 49 (6.65%) JIRA
7 47 (6.38%) Artifactory
8 41 (5.56%) Maven
9 33 (4.48%) Rational Rhapsody
10 32 (4.34%) Rational DOORS
11 25 (3.39%) Gradle
12 22 (2.99%) Mocha
13 20 (2.71%) JUnit
14 19 (2.58%) SonarQube
15 17 (2.31%) Rational Team Concert
15 17 (2.31%) Selenium
16 15 (2.04%) Mockito
17 13 (1.76%) Cucumber
17 13 (1.76%) Eclipse
17 13 (1.76%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 165 (22.39%) Finance
2 55 (7.46%) Banking
3 43 (5.83%) Marketing
4 30 (4.07%) Retail
5 28 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.39%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.44%) Aerospace
9 11 (1.49%) Electronics
10 8 (1.09%) Law
11 7 (0.95%) Front Office
12 6 (0.81%) Publishing
13 5 (0.68%) Advertising
13 5 (0.68%) Back Office
14 4 (0.54%) Automotive
15 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.27%) Legal
16 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (14.93%) Architect
2 100 (13.57%) Developer
3 69 (9.36%) Consultant
4 65 (8.82%) Analyst
5 62 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 41 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 40 (5.43%) Platform Engineer
8 39 (5.29%) Data Engineer
9 33 (4.48%) Data Architect
10 28 (3.80%) Software Engineer
11 26 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
12 23 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.99%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 21 (2.85%) Platform Architect
14 21 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (2.71%) AWS Architect
15 20 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
16 18 (2.44%) AWS Engineer
16 18 (2.44%) Design Engineer
17 16 (2.17%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (8.96%) Spring
2 65 (8.82%) Web Services
3 51 (6.92%) Spark Streaming
4 50 (6.78%) React
5 46 (6.24%) Java EE
6 43 (5.83%) Kafka
7 41 (5.56%) JSON
8 40 (5.43%) HTML
8 40 (5.43%) Spring Boot
9 39 (5.29%) Node.js
9 39 (5.29%) REST
9 39 (5.29%) RESTful
10 37 (5.02%) CSS
11 36 (4.88%) .NET
11 36 (4.88%) SOAP
12 31 (4.21%) AngularJS
13 27 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
14 25 (3.39%) LDAP
14 25 (3.39%) Middleware
15 24 (3.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.65%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 41 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 39 (5.29%) Cloud Native
6 38 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (4.88%) User Experience
8 24 (3.26%) Blog
8 24 (3.26%) iSeries
9 23 (3.12%) N-Tier
10 19 (2.58%) Virtual Team
11 18 (2.44%) Acoustics
12 16 (2.17%) AS400
13 14 (1.90%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.90%) Mainframe
13 14 (1.90%) Replication
14 11 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.22%) SWIFT
16 8 (1.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 134 (18.18%) Linux
2 121 (16.42%) Windows
3 71 (9.63%) Windows Server
4 54 (7.33%) Unix
5 33 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.26%) AIX
7 16 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
9 9 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.09%) Solaris
10 8 (1.09%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.09%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.81%) CentOS
11 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.54%) zOS
14 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.41%) SUSE
14 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (37.99%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.95%) Analytics
3 143 (19.40%) Software Engineering
4 125 (16.96%) DevOps
5 109 (14.79%) Configuration Management
6 101 (13.70%) ITIL
7 96 (13.03%) Microservices
8 87 (11.80%) ETL
9 86 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 84 (11.40%) Scrum
10 84 (11.40%) Unit Testing
11 80 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (10.04%) Data Science
13 73 (9.91%) Project Management
14 71 (9.63%) Artificial Intelligence
15 70 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 65 (8.82%) Computer Science
17 61 (8.28%) Data Engineering
17 61 (8.28%) Test Automation
18 56 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (27.00%) Java
2 176 (23.88%) SQL
3 165 (22.39%) Python
4 58 (7.87%) JavaScript
5 57 (7.73%) C#
6 53 (7.19%) Go
7 50 (6.78%) PowerShell
8 41 (5.56%) C++
9 30 (4.07%) Java 8
10 25 (3.39%) Perl
11 22 (2.99%) T-SQL
12 17 (2.31%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.31%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.17%) C
14 15 (2.04%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.63%) VB
16 8 (1.09%) R
17 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.68%) Rust
18 5 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 95 (12.89%) Degree
2 43 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.70%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.88%) PhD
5 28 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 19 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (2.44%) CCNP
10 9 (1.22%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.95%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.81%) CCNA
12 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.81%) PMP
13 5 (0.68%) CISSP
13 5 (0.68%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.68%) MCITP
14 4 (0.54%) CISA
14 4 (0.54%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.61%) SLA
2 26 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 25 (3.39%) QA
4 24 (3.26%) GDPR
5 18 (2.44%) COBIT
6 10 (1.36%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.95%) HL7
8 7 (0.95%) NIST
9 6 (0.81%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.54%) GRC
10 4 (0.54%) ISO 20022
10 4 (0.54%) MISRA
11 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 170 (23.07%) Docker
2 76 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (9.36%) Active Directory
4 51 (6.92%) VirtualBox
5 26 (3.53%) vSphere
6 21 (2.85%) Firmware
6 21 (2.85%) XenApp
7 20 (2.71%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 18 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.90%) Hyper-V
10 9 (1.22%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.41%) RACF
11 3 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.27%) NFS
12 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.14%) NDS
13 1 (0.14%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 194 (26.32%) Kubernetes
2 122 (16.55%) Ansible
3 79 (10.72%) Terraform
4 51 (6.92%) Docker Swarm
5 26 (3.53%) SCCM
6 22 (2.99%) vRealize
7 18 (2.44%) HAProxy
8 16 (2.17%) IBM BigFix
9 13 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.49%) Grafana
10 11 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.49%) Prometheus
11 10 (1.36%) Kibana
12 8 (1.09%) Puppet
13 6 (0.81%) Control-M
13 6 (0.81%) SCOM
13 6 (0.81%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.81%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
15 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 190 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 148 (20.08%) Oracle
3 124 (16.82%) Google
4 103 (13.98%) SAP
5 102 (13.84%) VMware
6 88 (11.94%) Red Hat
7 74 (10.04%) Informatica
8 68 (9.23%) Dell
9 57 (7.73%) Talend
10 51 (6.92%) Cloudera
10 51 (6.92%) Hortonworks
11 50 (6.78%) Cisco
12 39 (5.29%) Salesforce.com
13 38 (5.16%) Citrix
13 38 (5.16%) ServiceNow
14 37 (5.02%) HP
15 27 (3.66%) MuleSoft
15 27 (3.66%) TIBCO
16 24 (3.26%) EMC
17 22 (2.99%) NetApp