Period
to 19 January 2022

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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 378 305 296
Rank change year-on-year -73 -9 -8
Permanent jobs citing IBM 956 572 1,289
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 2.68% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 623 412 1,068
10th Percentile £33,000 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £93,500 £105,000 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% -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 43,381 21,359 47,971
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 39.04% 37.79% 41.66%
Number of salaries quoted 28,671 17,125 37,308
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 19 January 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
London -151 347 £77,500 +3.33% 57
South East -28 201 £56,000 -13.85% 20
North of England +3 198 £57,810 +37.64% 29
Yorkshire +10 103 £62,500 +56.25% 15
North West -48 85 £46,500 -7.00% 11
Midlands -103 85 £40,000 -11.11% 25
West Midlands -89 60 £47,500 -20.83% 21
East of England -85 52 £52,500 -8.70% 13
South West -46 46 £50,000 - 8
East Midlands -67 23 £35,000 -9.68% 4
North East -21 10 £66,250 +57.74% 3
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 300 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (28.14%) AWS
3 257 (26.88%) Azure
4 234 (24.48%) Microsoft
5 212 (22.18%) Linux
6 203 (21.23%) Social Skills
7 196 (20.50%) Windows
8 185 (19.35%) Finance
9 150 (15.69%) Java
10 148 (15.48%) Python
11 146 (15.27%) SQL
12 142 (14.85%) SAP
13 139 (14.54%) Degree
14 127 (13.28%) DevOps
15 124 (12.97%) Oracle
15 124 (12.97%) VMware
16 123 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
17 121 (12.66%) SaaS
18 114 (11.92%) Kubernetes
19 112 (11.72%) Software Engineering
20 110 (11.51%) Docker
21 106 (11.09%) Analytics
22 104 (10.88%) CI/CD
23 99 (10.36%) GCP
24 97 (10.15%) JavaScript
25 94 (9.83%) ETL
26 93 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
27 90 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
28 89 (9.31%) Test Automation
29 88 (9.21%) Cisco

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 77 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 26 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 25 (2.62%) Confluence
4 21 (2.20%) Apache Spark
4 21 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.99%) JBoss
6 17 (1.78%) SAS
7 16 (1.67%) Apache
7 16 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (1.36%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.05%) CICS
9 10 (1.05%) IBM Domino
10 9 (0.94%) MQSeries
11 8 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.73%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.73%) IIS
12 7 (0.73%) nginx
12 7 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.63%) CMS
14 4 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (4.71%) Simulink
2 36 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 25 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (1.26%) Stateflow
5 11 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (0.94%) InVision
6 9 (0.94%) Sketch
7 8 (0.84%) Chatbot
8 5 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.52%) Zeplin
9 4 (0.42%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.42%) Marvel
9 4 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.31%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (2.41%) Maximo
2 19 (1.99%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 18 (1.88%) FastStats
4 11 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (1.15%) Summit
5 9 (0.94%) Temenos T24
6 7 (0.73%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.52%) Distributed Ledger
7 5 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.42%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.31%) Cognos Controller
9 3 (0.31%) Eloqua
9 3 (0.31%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.21%) SAP IBP
10 2 (0.21%) SAP MDG
10 2 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
10 2 (0.21%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 269 (28.14%) AWS
2 257 (26.88%) Azure
3 121 (12.66%) SaaS
4 99 (10.36%) GCP
5 87 (9.10%) IBM Cloud
6 56 (5.86%) Cloud Computing
7 43 (4.50%) Power Platform
8 39 (4.08%) IaaS
9 32 (3.35%) OpenShift
9 32 (3.35%) PaaS
10 30 (3.14%) Microsoft 365
11 22 (2.30%) Nutanix
12 21 (2.20%) Amazon EKS
13 17 (1.78%) Serverless
14 14 (1.46%) Snowflake
15 10 (1.05%) Azure LUIS
16 9 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (0.94%) GitHub
17 8 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (0.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.65%) Firewall
2 50 (5.23%) SAN
3 44 (4.60%) FTP
4 36 (3.77%) HTTP
5 33 (3.45%) HTTPS
6 27 (2.82%) DNS
6 27 (2.82%) LAN
7 26 (2.72%) WAN
8 23 (2.41%) TCP/IP
9 20 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (1.99%) VoIP
11 18 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (1.78%) DHCP
12 17 (1.78%) VPN
13 14 (1.46%) BIG-IP
13 14 (1.46%) Network Security
14 13 (1.36%) VLAN
15 12 (1.26%) BGP
15 12 (1.26%) OSPF
15 12 (1.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.58%) Data Warehouse
2 81 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 42 (4.39%) MySQL
4 41 (4.29%) Big Data
4 41 (4.29%) Power BI
4 41 (4.29%) Tableau
5 36 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.45%) DB2
7 30 (3.14%) MongoDB
7 30 (3.14%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.51%) Hadoop
9 21 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.57%) Metadata
12 13 (1.36%) DataStage
13 12 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (0.94%) Data Lake
14 9 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 83 (8.68%) Jenkins
2 56 (5.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 44 (4.60%) JIRA
4 42 (4.39%) GitLab
5 38 (3.97%) Rational DOORS
6 30 (3.14%) Git (software)
7 24 (2.51%) Postman
8 18 (1.88%) Selenium
8 18 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (1.78%) Maven
10 16 (1.67%) ClearCase
11 14 (1.46%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.36%) Rational Team Concert
13 12 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (1.26%) Plastic SCM
14 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
15 10 (1.05%) Artifactory
15 10 (1.05%) Bitbucket
16 9 (0.94%) JUnit
16 9 (0.94%) Mockito
General
1 203 (21.23%) Social Skills
2 185 (19.35%) Finance
3 80 (8.37%) Marketing
4 73 (7.64%) Games
5 62 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (6.38%) Banking
7 52 (5.44%) Retail
8 45 (4.71%) Electronics
9 33 (3.45%) Automotive
10 31 (3.24%) Public Sector
11 23 (2.41%) Presentation Skills
12 21 (2.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 15 (1.57%) Military
14 12 (1.26%) Telecoms
15 11 (1.15%) Back Office
15 11 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
16 10 (1.05%) Law
16 10 (1.05%) Legal
17 9 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
17 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (12.45%) Architect
2 103 (10.77%) Developer
3 75 (7.85%) Analyst
4 71 (7.43%) Consultant
5 60 (6.28%) Software Engineer
6 37 (3.87%) Embedded Engineer
7 36 (3.77%) Development Manager
8 34 (3.56%) Customer Engineer
9 33 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (3.03%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 27 (2.82%) Java Developer
11 27 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
13 25 (2.62%) Design Engineer
13 25 (2.62%) Site Engineer
14 24 (2.51%) Data Analyst
15 22 (2.30%) Administrator
15 22 (2.30%) Data Architect
15 22 (2.30%) Network Engineer
15 22 (2.30%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.68%) Kafka
2 73 (7.64%) HTML
3 65 (6.80%) CSS
3 65 (6.80%) REST
4 61 (6.38%) Middleware
5 60 (6.28%) React
6 56 (5.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 49 (5.13%) Spring
8 44 (4.60%) Node.js
8 44 (4.60%) RabbitMQ
8 44 (4.60%) Spring Boot
9 43 (4.50%) .NET
10 37 (3.87%) XML
11 33 (3.45%) GraphQL
12 31 (3.24%) JSON
13 30 (3.14%) IBM Integration Bus
14 29 (3.03%) AngularJS
15 28 (2.93%) Java EE
16 26 (2.72%) Web Services
17 21 (2.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.58%) Mainframe
2 70 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (7.11%) Data Centre
4 67 (7.01%) Management Information System
5 34 (3.56%) EFT
5 34 (3.56%) Mobile App
6 33 (3.45%) Legacy Applications
7 32 (3.35%) Algorithms
7 32 (3.35%) User Experience
8 30 (3.14%) iSeries
9 29 (3.03%) Blog
10 27 (2.82%) Data Structures
11 24 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (2.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 24 (2.51%) IBM Mainframe
12 22 (2.30%) Acoustics
13 21 (2.20%) Greenfield Project
14 20 (2.09%) Cloud Native
14 20 (2.09%) Virtual Team
15 19 (1.99%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 212 (22.18%) Linux
2 196 (20.50%) Windows
3 74 (7.74%) Unix
4 59 (6.17%) AIX
5 51 (5.33%) zOS
6 42 (4.39%) Windows Server
7 39 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.15%) Android
10 10 (1.05%) Solaris
11 9 (0.94%) SUSE
11 9 (0.94%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.84%) HPUX
12 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.63%) CentOS
14 6 (0.63%) VMS
14 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (13.28%) DevOps
3 123 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 112 (11.72%) Software Engineering
5 106 (11.09%) Analytics
6 104 (10.88%) CI/CD
7 94 (9.83%) ETL
8 90 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
9 89 (9.31%) Test Automation
10 87 (9.10%) ITIL
11 84 (8.79%) Computer Science
12 79 (8.26%) SDLC
13 70 (7.32%) Scrum
14 66 (6.90%) Microservices
15 62 (6.49%) Data Management
16 61 (6.38%) Migration
17 57 (5.96%) Workflow
18 56 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 53 (5.54%) Visualisation
20 52 (5.44%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 150 (15.69%) Java
2 148 (15.48%) Python
3 146 (15.27%) SQL
4 97 (10.15%) JavaScript
5 78 (8.16%) C
6 74 (7.74%) PowerShell
7 70 (7.32%) COBOL
8 63 (6.59%) Bash
9 52 (5.44%) Assembly Language
10 48 (5.02%) MATLAB
11 42 (4.39%) C#
11 42 (4.39%) Go
12 35 (3.66%) PHP
13 31 (3.24%) C++
14 30 (3.14%) Perl
15 24 (2.51%) Embedded C
15 24 (2.51%) Shell Script
16 18 (1.88%) Ada
17 16 (1.67%) Scala
17 16 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 139 (14.54%) Degree
2 39 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 23 (2.41%) CISSP
6 15 (1.57%) DBS Check
7 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.36%) Master's Degree
9 12 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.26%) PhD
10 11 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
11 10 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.73%) ACCA
12 7 (0.73%) CIMA
12 7 (0.73%) RHCA
12 7 (0.73%) RHCE
13 6 (0.63%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.63%) MCSA
14 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.02%) SLA
2 45 (4.71%) QA
3 40 (4.18%) Data Quality
4 37 (3.87%) MISRA
5 25 (2.62%) Def Stans
6 17 (1.78%) GDPR
6 17 (1.78%) ISO 26262
7 7 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 5 (0.52%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.31%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.31%) NIST
11 3 (0.31%) PMO
12 2 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.10%) HL7
13 1 (0.10%) MiFID
13 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 110 (11.51%) Docker
2 93 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (5.44%) Active Directory
4 50 (5.23%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (3.14%) Firmware
6 29 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.30%) vSphere
8 11 (1.15%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.73%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.73%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.63%) vCloud
11 5 (0.52%) NFS
12 4 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.31%) KVM
13 3 (0.31%) RACF
13 3 (0.31%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 114 (11.92%) Kubernetes
2 68 (7.11%) Ansible
3 33 (3.45%) Terraform
4 20 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (1.99%) SCCM
6 17 (1.78%) Puppet
7 15 (1.57%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.15%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.05%) QRadar
9 10 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (0.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 9 (0.94%) Grafana
10 9 (0.94%) Istio
11 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.73%) SCOM
12 7 (0.73%) SCVMM
13 6 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.63%) vRealize
14 5 (0.52%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 234 (24.48%) Microsoft
2 142 (14.85%) SAP
3 124 (12.97%) Oracle
3 124 (12.97%) VMware
4 88 (9.21%) Cisco
4 88 (9.21%) Google
5 61 (6.38%) EMC
6 59 (6.17%) HP
7 58 (6.07%) Red Hat
8 45 (4.71%) Salesforce.com
9 39 (4.08%) Citrix
9 39 (4.08%) Informatica
10 35 (3.66%) Adobe
11 33 (3.45%) Cognos
12 32 (3.35%) Aruba
13 31 (3.24%) Dell
13 31 (3.24%) NetApp
14 23 (2.41%) Talend
15 22 (2.30%) SolarWinds
16 21 (2.20%) Veeam