Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 294 287
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7 -55
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,535 1,774 1,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.21% 1.16% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.83% 2.70% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,224 1,330 1,529
England median annual salary £55,000 £59,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.95% +13.81% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,925 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £92,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £53,200 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -7.48% +9.52% +5.00%

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 54,319 65,734 72,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 42.84% 42.90% 44.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41,685 51,448 56,848
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 -7 630 £65,000 -5.45% 67
South East +60 357 £50,000 - 40
Midlands +77 193 £45,000 -5.26% 23
North of England -1 182 £45,100 +0.22% 32
West Midlands +64 124 £50,000 -9.09% 18
East of England -1 110 £65,000 +18.18% 12
North West +40 106 £40,000 -6.46% 16
Yorkshire -22 73 £50,000 - 11
East Midlands +47 69 £35,000 -6.67% 5
South West -25 47 £42,500 -29.17% 17
North East 0 3 £39,697 +13.42% 5
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 515 (33.55%) SQL
2 430 (28.01%) Microsoft
3 429 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
4 423 (27.56%) Linux
5 405 (26.38%) Oracle
6 357 (23.26%) Finance
7 356 (23.19%) AWS
8 340 (22.15%) Azure
9 309 (20.13%) Windows
10 307 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 296 (19.28%) Java
12 245 (15.96%) JavaScript
13 227 (14.79%) ITIL
14 222 (14.46%) Analytics
15 221 (14.40%) DevOps
16 208 (13.55%) Migration
16 208 (13.55%) ETL
17 207 (13.49%) SAP
18 198 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
19 187 (12.18%) C#
20 186 (12.12%) VMware
21 173 (11.27%) WebSphere
22 168 (10.94%) Banking
23 166 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
24 164 (10.68%) .NET
25 159 (10.36%) Python
25 159 (10.36%) Google
26 158 (10.29%) Retail
27 157 (10.23%) Degree
27 157 (10.23%) DB2

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
1 173 (11.27%) WebSphere
2 57 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 51 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 49 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 43 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 41 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 37 (2.41%) Tomcat
8 34 (2.21%) CICS
9 33 (2.15%) Apache
10 31 (2.02%) SAS
11 28 (1.82%) CMS
11 28 (1.82%) WebLogic
12 25 (1.63%) Confluence
13 22 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (1.37%) Apache Solr
15 19 (1.24%) Mule
16 18 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (1.17%) OpenStack
17 17 (1.11%) IIS
17 17 (1.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 47 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.65%) SPSS
5 9 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.52%) Adobe XD
6 8 (0.52%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.065%) CATIA
9 1 (0.065%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.065%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.065%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.065%) Simulink
9 1 (0.065%) Sketch
9 1 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.065%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 39 (2.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 31 (2.02%) Maximo
3 30 (1.95%) Cognos TM1
4 26 (1.69%) Adobe Campaign
4 26 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 23 (1.50%) Magento
6 19 (1.24%) SAP Hybris
7 13 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.72%) Unica
9 10 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
10 9 (0.59%) SDL Web 8
11 8 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (0.46%) Q-Pulse
12 7 (0.46%) Sage CRM
13 5 (0.33%) Eikon
13 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
13 5 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
14 4 (0.26%) Fredhopper
14 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
15 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 356 (23.19%) AWS
2 340 (22.15%) Azure
3 156 (10.16%) IBM Cloud
4 148 (9.64%) GCP
5 100 (6.51%) Office 365
6 65 (4.23%) SaaS
7 59 (3.84%) PaaS
8 56 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (3.52%) IaaS
10 41 (2.67%) Power Platform
11 38 (2.48%) Serverless
12 32 (2.08%) Azure Stack
13 21 (1.37%) Boomi
13 21 (1.37%) npm
14 20 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
15 19 (1.24%) GitHub
16 18 (1.17%) Google Analytics
17 16 (1.04%) Apigee
18 14 (0.91%) Amazon ECS
18 14 (0.91%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.34%) SAN
2 74 (4.82%) WAN
3 70 (4.56%) LAN
4 66 (4.30%) DNS
5 60 (3.91%) DHCP
6 55 (3.58%) Firewall
7 51 (3.32%) VoIP
8 40 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
9 37 (2.41%) VPN
10 29 (1.89%) PABX
11 25 (1.63%) HTTP
11 25 (1.63%) Internet
11 25 (1.63%) TCP/IP
12 24 (1.56%) Wireless
13 21 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (0.98%) FTP
14 15 (0.98%) Network Security
15 12 (0.78%) MPLS
16 10 (0.65%) NAS
17 9 (0.59%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 198 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
3 157 (10.23%) DB2
4 116 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 99 (6.45%) Big Data
6 88 (5.73%) IBM InfoSphere
7 74 (4.82%) Hadoop
7 74 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (4.69%) NoSQL
9 67 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
10 58 (3.78%) Relational Database
11 49 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
12 45 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (2.74%) MySQL
13 42 (2.74%) Oracle Database
14 41 (2.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 40 (2.61%) Power BI
16 39 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 39 (2.54%) MongoDB
16 39 (2.54%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 83 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 64 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.71%) JIRA
4 42 (2.74%) IBM UrbanCode
5 38 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 36 (2.35%) Selenium
7 35 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 35 (2.28%) TeamCity
8 32 (2.08%) JUnit
9 31 (2.02%) Vagrant
10 30 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
11 29 (1.89%) Maven
11 29 (1.89%) MSI
12 25 (1.63%) Visual Studio
13 23 (1.50%) Rational Rhapsody
14 22 (1.43%) gulp
14 22 (1.43%) webpack
15 21 (1.37%) Babel
15 21 (1.37%) Mockito
16 19 (1.24%) Eclipse
General
1 357 (23.26%) Finance
2 168 (10.94%) Banking
3 158 (10.29%) Retail
4 126 (8.21%) Marketing
5 81 (5.28%) Manufacturing
6 59 (3.84%) Public Sector
7 33 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.69%) Back Office
9 16 (1.04%) Advertising
10 13 (0.85%) Automotive
10 13 (0.85%) Online Betting
11 12 (0.78%) Games
12 10 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.46%) Legal
13 7 (0.46%) Local Government
14 6 (0.39%) Electronics
14 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 269 (17.52%) Developer
2 241 (15.70%) Architect
3 214 (13.94%) Analyst
4 114 (7.43%) Consultant
5 79 (5.15%) Software Engineer
6 78 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
7 62 (4.04%) Technical Architect
8 53 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 51 (3.32%) Cloud Architect
10 50 (3.26%) Applications Support
11 47 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
11 47 (3.06%) Support Analyst
12 44 (2.87%) SQL Developer
13 43 (2.80%) Business Analyst
14 41 (2.67%) Applications Manager
14 41 (2.67%) Senior Developer
15 39 (2.54%) Service Support Manager
16 38 (2.48%) Data Architect
16 38 (2.48%) Oracle Developer
16 38 (2.48%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (10.68%) .NET
2 106 (6.91%) Middleware
3 87 (5.67%) HTML
4 79 (5.15%) Web Services
5 78 (5.08%) REST
6 77 (5.02%) XML
7 72 (4.69%) J2EE
8 69 (4.50%) IBM Integration Bus
9 66 (4.30%) ASP.NET
10 59 (3.84%) RESTful
10 59 (3.84%) WebSphere MQ
11 57 (3.71%) CSS
12 56 (3.65%) SOAP
13 54 (3.52%) Spring
14 52 (3.39%) JSON
15 48 (3.13%) jQuery
16 43 (2.80%) Spring Boot
17 39 (2.54%) Kafka
18 34 (2.21%) AngularJS
19 33 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 134 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (7.36%) iSeries
3 111 (7.23%) Mainframe
4 108 (7.04%) Data Centre
5 107 (6.97%) Public Cloud
6 83 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
7 62 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (4.04%) Management Information System
8 52 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 43 (2.80%) AS400
10 41 (2.67%) User Experience
11 38 (2.48%) Private Cloud
11 38 (2.48%) Virtual Team
12 36 (2.35%) EMC VNX
12 36 (2.35%) iPad
13 32 (2.08%) Cloud Native
14 29 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
15 28 (1.82%) Replication
16 26 (1.69%) FMCG
17 24 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 423 (27.56%) Linux
2 309 (20.13%) Windows
3 129 (8.40%) Unix
4 100 (6.51%) Windows Server
5 66 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (3.84%) AIX
7 57 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 40 (2.61%) zOS
9 38 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 23 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.30%) Android
13 11 (0.72%) Solaris
14 10 (0.65%) MVS
14 10 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
16 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.39%) VME
18 5 (0.33%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (27.95%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (14.79%) ITIL
3 222 (14.46%) Analytics
4 221 (14.40%) DevOps
5 208 (13.55%) ETL
5 208 (13.55%) Migration
6 166 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 153 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
8 140 (9.12%) Software Engineering
9 128 (8.34%) Project Management
10 119 (7.75%) Scrum
11 109 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 108 (7.04%) SDLC
13 101 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
14 99 (6.45%) Artificial Intelligence
15 91 (5.93%) Presales
16 82 (5.34%) Incident Management
17 79 (5.15%) MVC
18 78 (5.08%) Data Modelling
18 78 (5.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 515 (33.55%) SQL
2 296 (19.28%) Java
3 245 (15.96%) JavaScript
4 187 (12.18%) C#
5 159 (10.36%) Python
6 65 (4.23%) Bash Shell
7 58 (3.78%) PowerShell
7 58 (3.78%) T-SQL
8 56 (3.65%) Ruby
9 53 (3.45%) Groovy
10 49 (3.19%) PL/SQL
11 41 (2.67%) VBA
12 35 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.08%) JCL
14 28 (1.82%) COBOL
15 26 (1.69%) TypeScript
16 25 (1.63%) Objective-C
17 24 (1.56%) PHP
17 24 (1.56%) R
18 23 (1.50%) C
Qualifications
1 157 (10.23%) Degree
2 96 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 62 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.48%) AWS Certification
4 38 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
5 30 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
6 26 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.37%) MCSA
8 18 (1.17%) CISSP
9 17 (1.11%) MCSE
10 16 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.65%) CCNP
12 10 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.52%) GIAC
13 8 (0.52%) ISEB
14 7 (0.46%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.39%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.97%) SLA
2 67 (4.36%) Data Quality
3 57 (3.71%) QA
4 50 (3.26%) GDPR
5 22 (1.43%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 15 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.52%) ISO 22301
8 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 7 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.39%) NIST
11 5 (0.33%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.26%) COBIT
12 4 (0.26%) PMO
13 3 (0.20%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.20%) ISO 31000
13 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.13%) GMP
System Software
1 139 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 126 (8.21%) Docker
4 58 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (2.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 42 (2.74%) Hyper-V
8 37 (2.41%) vSphere
9 18 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (1.04%) VirtualBox
11 15 (0.98%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.91%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 10 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.65%) RACF
14 7 (0.46%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.39%) Firmware
16 5 (0.33%) NFS
16 5 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
17 4 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 102 (6.64%) Ansible
2 100 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (5.47%) Terraform
4 76 (4.95%) Puppet
5 75 (4.89%) Tivoli
6 74 (4.82%) SCCM
7 57 (3.71%) Kubernetes
8 41 (2.67%) IBM BigFix
9 25 (1.63%) WSUS
10 24 (1.56%) Salt
10 24 (1.56%) vRealize
11 21 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (1.24%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (1.11%) Kibana
14 15 (0.98%) QRadar
14 15 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (0.91%) Istio
16 13 (0.85%) Knative
17 12 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 430 (28.01%) Microsoft
2 405 (26.38%) Oracle
3 207 (13.49%) SAP
4 186 (12.12%) VMware
5 159 (10.36%) Google
6 137 (8.93%) HP
7 127 (8.27%) Cognos
7 127 (8.27%) Informatica
8 113 (7.36%) Dell
8 113 (7.36%) Salesforce.com
9 93 (6.06%) Cisco
10 90 (5.86%) Adobe
11 88 (5.73%) Citrix
11 88 (5.73%) Talend
12 87 (5.67%) EMC
13 84 (5.47%) Red Hat
14 56 (3.65%) TIBCO
15 44 (2.87%) MuleSoft
16 42 (2.74%) AppDynamics
17 37 (2.41%) Sun