Period
to 29 March 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 March 2020 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
England > North West
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 228 205
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 -19
Permanent jobs citing IBM 73 114 171
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.90% 1.12% 1.32%
As % of the Vendors category 2.16% 2.65% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 66 101 120
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £30,225
90th Percentile £74,281 £72,500 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -0.86% +0.87% +9.52%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3,372 4,307 5,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.47% 42.42% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,485 3,356 4,711
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,875 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £68,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the North West

IBM
Salary Trend in the North West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IBM in the North West.

Salary trend for IBM in the North West

IBM
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing IBM in the North West over the 6 months to 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for IBM in the North West

IBM
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the North West region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. 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
Manchester +51 43 £54,486 +8.97% 9
Cheshire -10 14 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Lancashire +18 13 £40,827 +16.65% 1
Cumbria - 3 £50,000 - 2
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for IBM.

1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (42.47%) SQL
4 28 (38.36%) SQL Server
5 27 (36.99%) Analytics
6 22 (30.14%) Cognos
6 22 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (26.03%) Oracle
7 19 (26.03%) VMware
8 18 (24.66%) AWS
8 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 18 (24.66%) C#
8 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
8 18 (24.66%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (23.29%) .NET
10 15 (20.55%) Windows
11 14 (19.18%) Cisco
11 14 (19.18%) Workflow
11 14 (19.18%) Azure
11 14 (19.18%) Change Control
11 14 (19.18%) Retail
11 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
11 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
11 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
12 13 (17.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (17.81%) Project Management
12 13 (17.81%) CA
12 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
12 13 (17.81%) Python

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (13.70%) Alfresco
1 10 (13.70%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.22%) Confluence
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.48%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) Apache
5 2 (2.74%) Camunda
5 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.37%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.37%) Gentran
6 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.74%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.74%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
2 2 (2.74%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (1.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) AWS
2 14 (19.18%) Azure
3 8 (10.96%) Power Platform
4 6 (8.22%) Slack
5 5 (6.85%) GCP
6 4 (5.48%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (5.48%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) VLAN
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (9.59%) SAN
2 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.22%) LAN
3 6 (8.22%) VoIP
3 6 (8.22%) WAN
4 5 (6.85%) Firewall
5 4 (5.48%) ATM
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.66%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (17.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.96%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.96%) Neo4j
4 8 (10.96%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
4 8 (10.96%) Power BI
4 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (6.85%) Big Data
5 5 (6.85%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (6.85%) DB2
6 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (5.48%) Apache Hive
6 4 (5.48%) IDMS
6 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
6 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 10 (13.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (12.33%) JIRA
4 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.22%) Gatling
4 6 (8.22%) GitLab
4 6 (8.22%) HP UFT
4 6 (8.22%) Jasmine
4 6 (8.22%) JMeter
4 6 (8.22%) LoadRunner
4 6 (8.22%) Maven
4 6 (8.22%) Mockito
4 6 (8.22%) Robot Framework
4 6 (8.22%) Selenium
4 6 (8.22%) SoapUI
4 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.22%) TestComplete
4 6 (8.22%) The Grinder
4 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.22%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (19.18%) Retail
2 11 (15.07%) Marketing
3 10 (13.70%) Public Sector
4 9 (12.33%) Banking
5 6 (8.22%) Finance
6 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (4.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Analyst
2 11 (15.07%) Business Analyst
2 11 (15.07%) Developer
3 9 (12.33%) Software Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Business IT Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Consultant
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) IT Business Analyst
5 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Java Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Test Automation Consultant
6 5 (6.85%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.29%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.22%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.22%) Nightwatchjs
3 6 (8.22%) REST
4 5 (6.85%) Apache Flex
4 5 (6.85%) WCF
4 5 (6.85%) Web Services
4 5 (6.85%) WPF
5 4 (5.48%) Spark Streaming
5 4 (5.48%) TensorFlow
6 3 (4.11%) EDI
7 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) HTML
7 2 (2.74%) HTML5
7 2 (2.74%) J2EE
7 2 (2.74%) jBPM
7 2 (2.74%) jQuery
7 2 (2.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.59%) EMC VNX
2 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.22%) Replication
3 5 (6.85%) User Experience
4 4 (5.48%) Acoustics
4 4 (5.48%) Blog
5 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.74%) HACMP
5 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (5.48%) VME
7 2 (2.74%) AIX
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.74%) Unix
8 1 (1.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (43.84%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (36.99%) Analytics
4 22 (30.14%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (19.18%) Change Control
5 14 (19.18%) Mentoring
5 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
5 14 (19.18%) Workflow
6 13 (17.81%) Project Management
7 11 (15.07%) Change Management
7 11 (15.07%) Decision-Making
7 11 (15.07%) ETL
8 10 (13.70%) Acceptance Criteria
8 10 (13.70%) Agile Project Management
8 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
8 10 (13.70%) Presales
8 10 (13.70%) PRINCE
8 10 (13.70%) PRINCE2
8 10 (13.70%) Scrum
8 10 (13.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (42.47%) SQL
2 18 (24.66%) C#
2 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
3 13 (17.81%) Python
4 9 (12.33%) Java
5 7 (9.59%) Ruby
6 6 (8.22%) Groovy
6 6 (8.22%) Scala
6 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.22%) VBScript
7 5 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.85%) VBA
8 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) Perl
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) CCNA
1 6 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.22%) MCSE
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.85%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
3 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) GDPR
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 13 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.44%) Docker
3 11 (15.07%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (15.07%) vSphere
4 10 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (6.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
6 4 (5.48%) Xen
7 2 (2.74%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 7 (9.59%) Tivoli
3 6 (8.22%) FortiGate
4 5 (6.85%) Ansible
4 5 (6.85%) SCCM
4 5 (6.85%) Terraform
5 4 (5.48%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (5.48%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (5.48%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.74%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.74%) Nagios
6 2 (2.74%) OpenView
6 2 (2.74%) SCOM
6 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (2.74%) vRealize
7 1 (1.37%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Cognos
2 19 (26.03%) Oracle
2 19 (26.03%) VMware
3 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
4 14 (19.18%) Cisco
5 13 (17.81%) CA
6 11 (15.07%) Google
6 11 (15.07%) HP
7 9 (12.33%) EMC
8 8 (10.96%) Hortonworks
9 7 (9.59%) Micro Focus
10 6 (8.22%) arcserve
10 6 (8.22%) BMC
10 6 (8.22%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (8.22%) Intel
10 6 (8.22%) Juniper
10 6 (8.22%) Mitel
10 6 (8.22%) Parasoft
10 6 (8.22%) ProCurve
10 6 (8.22%) Sophos