The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM WebSphere
England / North West
Rank 220 175 201
Rank change year-on-year -45 +26  
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 37 58 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 1.03% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.85% 5.82% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 50 32
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £34,550 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

WebSphere is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Application Platform Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 960 997 1117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.84% 17.72% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 815 810 909
Median salary £38,500 £36,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.47% -2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing WebSphere as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WebSphere in the North West.

Salary trend for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for WebSphere in the North West

WebSphere
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 WebSphere within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -35 31 £45,000 - 4
Cheshire +12 6 £32,500 -23.52% 2
WebSphere
England

WebSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 68 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (75.00%) Java
3 51 (63.75%) Oracle
4 49 (61.25%) Linux
5 34 (42.50%) Tomcat
5 34 (42.50%) SQL
6 32 (40.00%) JBoss
7 31 (38.75%) J2EE
7 31 (38.75%) WebLogic
8 27 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (31.25%) Scrum
10 24 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (28.75%) JSP
12 22 (27.50%) Windows
12 22 (27.50%) TDD
13 20 (25.00%) VMware
13 20 (25.00%) Python
13 20 (25.00%) Spring
14 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
14 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
14 19 (23.75%) Firewall
14 19 (23.75%) SDLC
15 18 (22.50%) DevOps
15 18 (22.50%) RUP
15 18 (22.50%) E-Commerce
15 18 (22.50%) Web Development
15 18 (22.50%) OpenStack
15 18 (22.50%) Puppet
16 17 (21.25%) DSDM
16 17 (21.25%) ITIL

WebSphere
Top Related 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 34 (42.50%) Tomcat
2 32 (40.00%) JBoss
3 31 (38.75%) WebLogic
4 18 (22.50%) OpenStack
5 13 (16.25%) Apache Solr
6 10 (12.50%) CloudStack
7 9 (11.25%) Jetty
8 8 (10.00%) Apache Spark
8 8 (10.00%) Commerce Server
8 8 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (3.75%) CMS
10 3 (3.75%) GlassFish
11 1 (1.25%) Apache
11 1 (1.25%) CICS
11 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (1.25%) IIS
11 1 (1.25%) Mongrel
11 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) PaaS
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.25%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.25%) Heroku
5 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) SAN
3 5 (6.25%) VLAN
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.75%) SSL
5 2 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (1.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (16.25%) DB2
3 9 (11.25%) MongoDB
3 9 (11.25%) MySQL
4 8 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (10.00%) Big Data
4 8 (10.00%) Couchbase
4 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (10.00%) Redis
4 8 (10.00%) Riak
5 6 (7.50%) Endeca
5 6 (7.50%) Hazelcast
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Maven
2 10 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.50%) Gradle
4 6 (7.50%) TeamCity
5 5 (6.25%) Bitbucket
5 5 (6.25%) ClearCase
5 5 (6.25%) JIRA
6 4 (5.00%) Subversion
7 2 (2.50%) Ant
7 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.50%) FogBugz
7 2 (2.50%) NUnit
7 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.50%) Redmine
7 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.25%) GoCD
8 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 14 (17.50%) Retail
3 13 (16.25%) Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Corporate Banking
4 5 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 46 (57.50%) Developer
2 33 (41.25%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 15 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (17.50%) Senior Developer
6 11 (13.75%) WebSphere Developer
7 10 (12.50%) Java Engineer
7 10 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
8 8 (10.00%) Linux Developer
8 8 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Angular Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.75%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.75%) Product Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (38.75%) J2EE
2 23 (28.75%) JSP
3 20 (25.00%) Spring
4 16 (20.00%) Servlets
4 16 (20.00%) XML
5 14 (17.50%) AngularJS
5 14 (17.50%) Grails
5 14 (17.50%) React
5 14 (17.50%) Web Services
6 12 (15.00%) EJB
6 12 (15.00%) Hibernate
7 11 (13.75%) JMS
8 9 (11.25%) .NET
8 9 (11.25%) Spring MVC
9 8 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (10.00%) HTML
9 8 (10.00%) J2SE
9 8 (10.00%) Lucene
9 8 (10.00%) XSLT
10 7 (8.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) iPad
2 6 (7.50%) User Experience
3 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.75%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.50%) PMI
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 49 (61.25%) Linux
2 22 (27.50%) Windows
3 15 (18.75%) Unix
4 14 (17.50%) Android
5 13 (16.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (10.00%) Apple iOS
7 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (3.75%) CentOS
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.25%) AIX
10 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (31.25%) Scrum
4 22 (27.50%) TDD
5 19 (23.75%) SDLC
5 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
6 18 (22.50%) DevOps
6 18 (22.50%) E-Commerce
6 18 (22.50%) RUP
6 18 (22.50%) Web Development
7 17 (21.25%) DSDM
7 17 (21.25%) ITIL
8 14 (17.50%) Multithreading
8 14 (17.50%) Software Delivery
9 12 (15.00%) OO
10 11 (13.75%) Mentoring
10 11 (13.75%) UML
11 10 (12.50%) Configuration Management
11 10 (12.50%) OWASP
12 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 60 (75.00%) Java
2 34 (42.50%) SQL
3 20 (25.00%) Python
4 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
5 15 (18.75%) Bash Shell
6 14 (17.50%) Groovy
7 10 (12.50%) Ruby
7 10 (12.50%) Shell Script
8 9 (11.25%) Go
8 9 (11.25%) Perl
9 6 (7.50%) Scala
10 4 (5.00%) C#
11 3 (3.75%) C
11 3 (3.75%) C++
11 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.50%) Jython
13 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.25%) COBOL
13 1 (1.25%) PHP
13 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
1 12 (15.00%) vSphere
2 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.50%) Xen
4 9 (11.25%) XenServer
5 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
6 5 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (22.50%) Puppet
3 13 (16.25%) Ansible
4 8 (10.00%) Kibana
4 8 (10.00%) logstash
4 8 (10.00%) Salt
5 6 (7.50%) Packer
6 5 (6.25%) Cobbler
6 5 (6.25%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.25%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.25%) CA Wily
8 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (63.75%) Oracle
2 20 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) Red Hat
4 15 (18.75%) IBM
5 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 9 (11.25%) EnterpriseDB
7 7 (8.75%) hybris
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco
9 5 (6.25%) Aquila
9 5 (6.25%) EMC
10 4 (5.00%) Chordiant
11 3 (3.75%) Facebook
11 3 (3.75%) FatWire
11 3 (3.75%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.75%) Teradata
12 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.25%) ATG
13 1 (1.25%) CA
13 1 (1.25%) Rackspace
13 1 (1.25%) Sun
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