Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 357 297 272
Rank change year-on-year -60 -25 +37
Permanent jobs citing IBM 944 486 1,602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.88% 1.08% 1.23%
As % of the Vendors category 2.25% 2.74% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 649 378 1,299
10th Percentile £36,200 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.36% -8.33%
75th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £53,400
% change year-on-year - +7.68% -11.00%

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 41,875 17,760 54,905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 38.94% 39.51% 42.23%
Number of salaries quoted 28,168 14,230 42,490
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,117 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -76 421 £75,000 +11.11% 46
North of England -21 163 £50,000 +11.11% 29
South East -92 148 £60,000 +4.35% 31
East of England -52 80 £60,000 -7.69% 22
North West -79 80 £47,500 +5.56% 12
Yorkshire -24 73 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Midlands -118 72 £42,500 -22.73% 13
South West -72 49 £47,575 -4.37% 10
West Midlands -102 42 £50,000 -13.04% 11
East Midlands -76 29 £37,500 -21.05% 2
North East - 10 £45,345 - 3
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 344 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (34.00%) AWS
3 309 (32.73%) Azure
4 280 (29.66%) Social Skills
5 244 (25.85%) SQL
6 243 (25.74%) Microsoft
7 221 (23.41%) Java
8 210 (22.25%) Python
9 194 (20.55%) Analytics
10 185 (19.60%) Linux
11 174 (18.43%) Kubernetes
12 173 (18.33%) Windows
13 172 (18.22%) Finance
14 168 (17.80%) Docker
15 167 (17.69%) Jenkins
15 167 (17.69%) Oracle
16 152 (16.10%) GCP
17 146 (15.47%) Google
18 139 (14.72%) DevOps
18 139 (14.72%) IBM Cloud
19 138 (14.62%) Software Engineering
20 131 (13.88%) SAP
21 129 (13.67%) Degree
22 128 (13.56%) JavaScript
23 123 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
24 122 (12.92%) ETL
25 121 (12.82%) Ansible
26 112 (11.86%) VMware
27 111 (11.76%) SQL Server
28 110 (11.65%) Problem-Solving

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 81 (8.58%) WebSphere
2 63 (6.67%) Apache Spark
3 45 (4.77%) Confluence
4 33 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 26 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (2.01%) SAS
7 18 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (1.80%) Apache
9 15 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (1.38%) IIS
12 12 (1.27%) CICS
13 10 (1.06%) CMS
14 9 (0.95%) JBoss
14 9 (0.95%) MS Exchange
15 8 (0.85%) MQSeries
15 8 (0.85%) nginx
15 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.74%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 40 (4.24%) Simulink
2 36 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.59%) Chatbot
6 12 (1.27%) InVision
7 10 (1.06%) Sketch
8 9 (0.95%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.95%) Figma
8 9 (0.95%) Marvel
9 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.32%) SPSS
10 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.11%) SPSS Modeler
10 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 38 (4.03%) FastStats
2 30 (3.18%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 12 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 7 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.74%) Maximo
6 7 (0.74%) Unica
7 4 (0.42%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (0.42%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.32%) SAP IBP
8 3 (0.32%) Summit
9 2 (0.21%) FLEXCUBE
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.11%) BASE24
10 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 321 (34.00%) AWS
2 309 (32.73%) Azure
3 152 (16.10%) GCP
4 139 (14.72%) IBM Cloud
5 107 (11.33%) SaaS
6 80 (8.47%) Power Platform
7 65 (6.89%) IaaS
8 60 (6.36%) PaaS
9 49 (5.19%) OpenShift
10 47 (4.98%) Amazon EMR
11 40 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (4.13%) Serverless
13 38 (4.03%) Amazon EKS
13 38 (4.03%) Microsoft 365
14 37 (3.92%) Snowflake
15 29 (3.07%) GitHub
16 21 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
17 20 (2.12%) Cloud Functions
17 20 (2.12%) Google Compute Engine
17 20 (2.12%) Google Container Engine
Communications & Networking
1 48 (5.08%) SAN
2 41 (4.34%) Firewall
3 29 (3.07%) DNS
4 25 (2.65%) FTP
5 24 (2.54%) DHCP
6 22 (2.33%) HTTP
6 22 (2.33%) TCP/IP
7 21 (2.22%) HTTPS
8 20 (2.12%) LAN
8 20 (2.12%) VPN
9 19 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (2.01%) WAN
10 18 (1.91%) Internet
11 14 (1.48%) Cisco Firepower
11 14 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (1.27%) VLAN
13 11 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (1.17%) Network Security
14 10 (1.06%) IPv4
14 10 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 91 (9.64%) NoSQL
3 83 (8.79%) Big Data
4 76 (8.05%) Power BI
5 71 (7.52%) Tableau
6 68 (7.20%) Hadoop
7 63 (6.67%) Relational Database
8 58 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (5.30%) DB2
10 48 (5.08%) Amazon Redshift
11 45 (4.77%) Neo4j
12 44 (4.66%) Amazon Athena
13 43 (4.56%) Electronic Patient Records
14 41 (4.34%) MySQL
15 37 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 35 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 31 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (2.86%) MongoDB
18 27 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
19 23 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 167 (17.69%) Jenkins
2 69 (7.31%) GitLab
3 66 (6.99%) Rational Rhapsody
4 54 (5.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 54 (5.72%) JIRA
4 54 (5.72%) Vagrant
5 49 (5.19%) Git (software)
6 35 (3.71%) Artifactory
7 28 (2.97%) Rational DOORS
8 22 (2.33%) Rational Team Concert
8 22 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (1.91%) ClearQuest
9 18 (1.91%) SonarQube
10 17 (1.80%) Selenium
11 16 (1.69%) Maven
11 16 (1.69%) Mockito
12 15 (1.59%) Bitbucket
12 15 (1.59%) JUnit
13 14 (1.48%) gulp
14 13 (1.38%) webpack
General
1 280 (29.66%) Social Skills
2 172 (18.22%) Finance
3 95 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
4 81 (8.58%) Marketing
5 61 (6.46%) Presentation Skills
6 57 (6.04%) Banking
7 45 (4.77%) Electronics
8 42 (4.45%) Games
9 39 (4.13%) Retail
10 23 (2.44%) Telecoms
11 21 (2.22%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (2.01%) Public Sector
13 15 (1.59%) Manufacturing
14 12 (1.27%) Law
14 12 (1.27%) Legal
15 11 (1.17%) Advertising
16 10 (1.06%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 9 (0.95%) Organisational Skills
17 9 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 136 (14.41%) Developer
2 134 (14.19%) Architect
3 90 (9.53%) Analyst
3 90 (9.53%) Consultant
4 50 (5.30%) Data Architect
5 41 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (4.34%) Software Engineer
6 39 (4.13%) Design Engineer
6 39 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
7 38 (4.03%) Java Developer
8 37 (3.92%) Embedded Engineer
9 35 (3.71%) Development Engineer
9 35 (3.71%) Software Development Engineer
10 34 (3.60%) Embedded Software Design Engineer
10 34 (3.60%) Software Design Engineer
11 29 (3.07%) Platform Engineer
12 28 (2.97%) Data Engineer
13 26 (2.75%) Platform Architect
14 25 (2.65%) Data Analyst
14 25 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.11%) Kafka
2 85 (9.00%) Node.js
3 82 (8.69%) React
4 73 (7.73%) Web Services
5 67 (7.10%) HTML
5 67 (7.10%) Spring
6 65 (6.89%) REST
7 61 (6.46%) CSS
8 60 (6.36%) Middleware
9 55 (5.83%) AngularJS
10 48 (5.08%) .NET
10 48 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
11 47 (4.98%) Java EE
12 44 (4.66%) Spark Streaming
13 42 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
13 42 (4.45%) XML
14 40 (4.24%) SOAP
14 40 (4.24%) Spring Boot
15 30 (3.18%) RESTful
16 29 (3.07%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 98 (10.38%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.30%) Public Cloud
3 44 (4.66%) Mainframe
3 44 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.24%) User Experience
5 37 (3.92%) Acoustics
5 37 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.39%) Cloud Native
7 30 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 29 (3.07%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.75%) EFT
9 26 (2.75%) Mobile App
10 24 (2.54%) iSeries
11 23 (2.44%) Marketing Technology
12 21 (2.22%) AS400
13 20 (2.12%) Legacy Applications
13 20 (2.12%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.59%) Algorithms
15 14 (1.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 185 (19.60%) Linux
2 173 (18.33%) Windows
3 105 (11.12%) Unix
4 51 (5.40%) Windows Server
5 45 (4.77%) AIX
6 19 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.01%) zOS
7 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.17%) Solaris
9 10 (1.06%) VMS
9 10 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.95%) CentOS
10 9 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (0.74%) Android
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.53%) OS/400
12 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.42%) HPUX
14 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (20.55%) Analytics
3 139 (14.72%) DevOps
4 138 (14.62%) Software Engineering
5 123 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
6 122 (12.92%) ETL
7 110 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
8 103 (10.91%) Data Science
9 101 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
10 100 (10.59%) Test Automation
11 99 (10.49%) Configuration Management
12 97 (10.28%) Project Management
13 96 (10.17%) Microservices
14 89 (9.43%) Scrum
15 88 (9.32%) Computer Science
16 84 (8.90%) Presales
17 83 (8.79%) Data Engineering
17 83 (8.79%) TDD
18 78 (8.26%) ITIL
19 72 (7.63%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 244 (25.85%) SQL
2 221 (23.41%) Java
3 210 (22.25%) Python
4 128 (13.56%) JavaScript
5 79 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 78 (8.26%) C#
7 77 (8.16%) C
8 65 (6.89%) Go
9 58 (6.14%) C++
10 49 (5.19%) Bash Shell
11 40 (4.24%) MATLAB
12 29 (3.07%) Java 8
12 29 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.97%) COBOL
13 28 (2.97%) PHP
13 28 (2.97%) Ruby
13 28 (2.97%) Scala
14 27 (2.86%) Perl
15 26 (2.75%) T-SQL
16 22 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 129 (13.67%) Degree
2 45 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 28 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.75%) PhD
7 21 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.48%) Master's Degree
8 14 (1.48%) MCSA
9 13 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (1.06%) RHCE
11 9 (0.95%) PMI Certification
12 8 (0.85%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.85%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (0.85%) MCP
12 8 (0.85%) PMP
12 8 (0.85%) RHCSA
12 8 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.08%) Data Quality
2 37 (3.92%) Def Stans
2 37 (3.92%) MISRA
3 30 (3.18%) QA
4 29 (3.07%) SLA
5 28 (2.97%) GDPR
6 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.53%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.53%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.32%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.32%) ISO 15022
9 3 (0.32%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.21%) SEPA
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
11 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 168 (17.80%) Docker
2 89 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (5.83%) Active Directory
4 44 (4.66%) VirtualBox
5 38 (4.03%) Firmware
6 18 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.59%) vSphere
8 11 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.06%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.95%) XenApp
11 8 (0.85%) KVM
12 7 (0.74%) Ceph
12 7 (0.74%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.64%) iptables
13 6 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.53%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.42%) Apache Flume
16 2 (0.21%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 174 (18.43%) Kubernetes
2 121 (12.82%) Ansible
3 91 (9.64%) Terraform
4 44 (4.66%) Docker Swarm
5 43 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.60%) Puppet
7 26 (2.75%) SCCM
8 11 (1.17%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.17%) Salt
9 8 (0.85%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.74%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.64%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.64%) IBM BigFix
11 6 (0.64%) Packer
11 6 (0.64%) QRadar
11 6 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.53%) HP ALM
12 5 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 243 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 167 (17.69%) Oracle
3 146 (15.47%) Google
4 131 (13.88%) SAP
5 112 (11.86%) VMware
6 81 (8.58%) Cisco
7 75 (7.94%) Dell
8 70 (7.42%) Informatica
9 58 (6.14%) Talend
10 57 (6.04%) HP
11 50 (5.30%) Adobe
12 49 (5.19%) Instagram
13 47 (4.98%) Cloudera
14 44 (4.66%) Hortonworks
15 43 (4.56%) Red Hat
16 42 (4.45%) EMC
17 41 (4.34%) Pega
17 41 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
18 40 (4.24%) NetApp
19 33 (3.50%) Cognos