Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 291 283
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 +40
Permanent jobs citing IBM 570 1,301 1,718
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.12% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 2.70% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 461 1,179 1,392
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +0.84% +8.18%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £105,000 £91,250 £93,750
UK median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +4.55%

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 21,359 48,271 59,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.80% 41.62% 41.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16,941 37,570 46,366
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +18 247 £75,000 +7.14% 44
South East +28 105 £65,000 +18.18% 11
Midlands +26 88 £45,000 -7.02% 18
West Midlands +28 66 £53,250 +6.50% 10
North of England -1 63 £50,000 +8.70% 16
North West +47 39 £55,000 +37.50% 11
East of England +38 39 £56,250 -13.46% 13
South West +50 27 £55,000 +37.50% 13
Yorkshire +24 23 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East Midlands +19 22 £37,500 +7.14% 8
North East +3 1 £42,000 +5.40%
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 185 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (31.58%) Java
3 167 (29.30%) Azure
4 163 (28.60%) AWS
5 149 (26.14%) Microsoft
6 140 (24.56%) Oracle
6 140 (24.56%) Finance
7 125 (21.93%) SQL
8 107 (18.77%) DevOps
9 100 (17.54%) Kubernetes
10 99 (17.37%) SAP
11 98 (17.19%) Linux
12 94 (16.49%) Python
13 90 (15.79%) Windows
13 90 (15.79%) WebSphere
13 90 (15.79%) Docker
14 82 (14.39%) VMware
15 81 (14.21%) SQL Server
16 74 (12.98%) IBM Cloud
17 68 (11.93%) Red Hat
17 68 (11.93%) Scrum
18 67 (11.75%) Analytics
19 66 (11.58%) Microservices
19 66 (11.58%) Software Engineering
20 64 (11.23%) ITIL
21 63 (11.05%) Unix
21 63 (11.05%) Google
22 62 (10.88%) Active Directory
22 62 (10.88%) GCP
23 61 (10.70%) Degree

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 90 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 35 (6.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 34 (5.96%) JBoss
4 33 (5.79%) Tomcat
5 27 (4.74%) Confluence
6 26 (4.56%) Red Hat Fuse
6 26 (4.56%) WebLogic
7 25 (4.39%) Apache ServiceMix
8 15 (2.63%) IIS
8 15 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.28%) SAS
9 13 (2.28%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.40%) MQSeries
11 7 (1.23%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.23%) GlassFish
11 7 (1.23%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 7 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (1.23%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.05%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 35 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) InVision
6 1 (0.18%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 24 (4.21%) Maximo
2 11 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (1.40%) Magento
3 8 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.40%) SAP GTS
4 7 (1.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 5 (0.88%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.88%) Unica
6 4 (0.70%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.53%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 167 (29.30%) Azure
2 163 (28.60%) AWS
3 74 (12.98%) IBM Cloud
4 62 (10.88%) GCP
5 53 (9.30%) OpenShift
6 48 (8.42%) PaaS
7 33 (5.79%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (5.44%) Boomi
9 24 (4.21%) Office 365
10 21 (3.68%) GitHub
10 21 (3.68%) SaaS
11 16 (2.81%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (1.93%) IaaS
13 10 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
16 7 (1.23%) Amazon S3
16 7 (1.23%) Power Platform
16 7 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 6 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.54%) SAN
2 39 (6.84%) Firewall
3 22 (3.86%) DNS
3 22 (3.86%) Internet
4 19 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 13 (2.28%) FTP
5 13 (2.28%) Network Security
6 12 (2.11%) DHCP
7 10 (1.75%) NAS
7 10 (1.75%) Skype
8 9 (1.58%) VSAN
9 8 (1.40%) SSH
10 6 (1.05%) SSL
10 6 (1.05%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.05%) VoIP
10 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.88%) VPN
12 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.21%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.49%) DB2
3 33 (5.79%) Big Data
4 30 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 18 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.98%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.93%) MySQL
10 10 (1.75%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (1.23%) InfluxDB
12 7 (1.23%) Power BI
13 6 (1.05%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (1.05%) Neo4j
13 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 45 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.72%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.49%) JIRA
4 31 (5.44%) GitLab
5 22 (3.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 21 (3.68%) Artifactory
7 19 (3.33%) Maven
8 14 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (2.11%) JUnit
10 11 (1.93%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.75%) Mockito
11 10 (1.75%) Selenium
12 9 (1.58%) Ant
12 9 (1.58%) TeamCity
13 8 (1.40%) Gradle
13 8 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (1.40%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (1.40%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.23%) Apache Archiva
14 7 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 140 (24.56%) Finance
2 41 (7.19%) Banking
3 40 (7.02%) Marketing
4 26 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 23 (4.04%) Retail
6 21 (3.68%) Manufacturing
7 20 (3.51%) Public Sector
8 14 (2.46%) Electronics
9 9 (1.58%) Aerospace
10 8 (1.40%) Back Office
10 8 (1.40%) Front Office
11 5 (0.88%) Advertising
11 5 (0.88%) Digital Economy
11 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.88%) Publishing
12 4 (0.70%) Law
12 4 (0.70%) Legal
13 3 (0.53%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Automotive
15 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 111 (19.47%) Developer
2 98 (17.19%) Architect
3 55 (9.65%) Consultant
4 43 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 42 (7.37%) Analyst
6 31 (5.44%) Cloud Architect
7 30 (5.26%) Java Architect
8 27 (4.74%) Java Developer
9 23 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.33%) AWS Architect
10 19 (3.33%) Platform Engineer
11 18 (3.16%) Java Technical Architect
11 18 (3.16%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 18 (3.16%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.16%) Technical Architect
12 17 (2.98%) Security Engineer
13 16 (2.81%) Cloud Native Architect
13 16 (2.81%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.63%) Lead Developer
15 14 (2.46%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (10.18%) Spring
2 57 (10.00%) Java EE
3 47 (8.25%) Web Services
4 46 (8.07%) JSON
5 40 (7.02%) .NET
5 40 (7.02%) Spring Boot
6 36 (6.32%) RESTful
7 32 (5.61%) HTML
8 31 (5.44%) Middleware
9 30 (5.26%) React
10 28 (4.91%) Node.js
11 26 (4.56%) AngularJS
11 26 (4.56%) CSS
12 25 (4.39%) REST
12 25 (4.39%) Spring Cloud
13 21 (3.68%) XML
14 20 (3.51%) SOAP
15 18 (3.16%) LDAP
16 16 (2.81%) Oracle Fusion
16 16 (2.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.72%) Management Information System
3 42 (7.37%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (7.02%) Cloud Native
5 36 (6.32%) Data Centre
6 29 (5.09%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (4.56%) Virtual Team
8 25 (4.39%) Blog
8 25 (4.39%) iSeries
9 15 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.28%) AS400
10 13 (2.28%) SWIFT
11 12 (2.11%) User Experience
12 11 (1.93%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.40%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (1.23%) DataPower
14 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.23%) PKI
15 6 (1.05%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 98 (17.19%) Linux
2 90 (15.79%) Windows
3 63 (11.05%) Unix
4 38 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.56%) AIX
6 14 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.93%) Solaris
8 7 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.70%) SUSE
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) MVS
13 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (18.77%) DevOps
3 68 (11.93%) Scrum
4 67 (11.75%) Analytics
5 66 (11.58%) Microservices
5 66 (11.58%) Software Engineering
6 64 (11.23%) ITIL
7 57 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 56 (9.82%) Configuration Management
9 48 (8.42%) Migration
10 47 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (7.89%) Thought Leadership
12 43 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 43 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 42 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
14 40 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
14 40 (7.02%) Test Automation
15 38 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
15 38 (6.67%) Computer Science
16 37 (6.49%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 180 (31.58%) Java
2 125 (21.93%) SQL
3 94 (16.49%) Python
4 52 (9.12%) PowerShell
5 49 (8.60%) JavaScript
6 37 (6.49%) Perl
7 36 (6.32%) Shell Script
8 34 (5.96%) C#
9 27 (4.74%) Go
10 24 (4.21%) C++
11 17 (2.98%) PL/SQL
12 14 (2.46%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.28%) Java 8
14 11 (1.93%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.93%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.58%) C
16 8 (1.40%) VBScript
17 6 (1.05%) VB
18 4 (0.70%) Apex Code
18 4 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 61 (10.70%) Degree
2 30 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.16%) PhD
7 17 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (2.46%) CCNA
9 12 (2.11%) SANS
10 11 (1.93%) CCNP
11 10 (1.75%) MCITP
12 9 (1.58%) CISSP
12 9 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.23%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.23%) IBM Certification
14 6 (1.05%) MCSA
15 5 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
16 4 (0.70%) CISA
16 4 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.79%) SLA
2 25 (4.39%) Data Quality
3 23 (4.04%) QA
4 19 (3.33%) GDPR
5 18 (3.16%) COBIT
6 13 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (1.40%) NIST
8 7 (1.23%) PCI DSS
9 6 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.53%) HL7
10 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.35%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 90 (15.79%) Docker
2 62 (10.88%) Active Directory
3 56 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (5.26%) vSphere
5 17 (2.98%) Firmware
6 14 (2.46%) BitLocker
7 12 (2.11%) XenApp
7 12 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.40%) Hyper-V
11 6 (1.05%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.88%) GPFS
12 5 (0.88%) NDS
12 5 (0.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 4 (0.70%) NFS
14 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 100 (17.54%) Kubernetes
2 42 (7.37%) Ansible
3 26 (4.56%) SCCM
4 21 (3.68%) Terraform
5 16 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.46%) QRadar
6 14 (2.46%) vRealize
7 10 (1.75%) HAProxy
8 9 (1.58%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.40%) Grafana
9 8 (1.40%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.40%) Puppet
10 6 (1.05%) Control-M
10 6 (1.05%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
11 5 (0.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 5 (0.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 149 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 140 (24.56%) Oracle
3 99 (17.37%) SAP
4 82 (14.39%) VMware
5 68 (11.93%) Red Hat
6 63 (11.05%) Google
7 59 (10.35%) Dell
8 41 (7.19%) TIBCO
9 40 (7.02%) Cisco
10 35 (6.14%) HP
11 33 (5.79%) MuleSoft
12 29 (5.09%) NetApp
13 28 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
14 26 (4.56%) ServiceNow
15 25 (4.39%) EMC
15 25 (4.39%) Informatica
15 25 (4.39%) WSO2
16 23 (4.04%) Citrix
17 20 (3.51%) UiPath
18 19 (3.33%) Veeam