Period
to 16 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 16 December 2018 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 > Scotland
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 107 128
Rank change year-on-year -45 +21 +1
Permanent jobs citing IBM 74 118 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.41% 2.12% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 3.51% 5.20% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 47 46
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £35,500 £27,500 £38,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £82,500 £96,875
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%

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 Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,108 2,269 2,194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 40.03% 40.86% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,288 1,463 1,360
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,850
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.60% +1.89%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing IBM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM in Scotland.

Salary trend for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for IBM in Scotland

IBM
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Glasgow -37 37 £51,750 +4.02% 12
Edinburgh +12 34 £53,750 +43.33% 8
West Dunbartonshire -1 1 £36,000 -
IBM
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for IBM.

1 34 (45.95%) Finance
2 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.54%) Banking
4 25 (33.78%) SQL
5 19 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (25.68%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 15 (20.27%) DevOps
7 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
8 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
9 13 (17.57%) Data Modelling
9 13 (17.57%) Oracle
10 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
10 12 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
11 11 (14.86%) XML
11 11 (14.86%) Retail Banking
12 10 (13.51%) DataPower
12 10 (13.51%) QA
12 10 (13.51%) Unix
12 10 (13.51%) Java
12 10 (13.51%) Mainframe
12 10 (13.51%) Cognizant
12 10 (13.51%) Tivoli
13 9 (12.16%) SOAP
13 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
13 9 (12.16%) Selenium
13 9 (12.16%) Big Data
13 9 (12.16%) Analytics
13 9 (12.16%) Functional Testing

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 9 (12.16%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.41%) JBoss
2 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.05%) Sonic ESB
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.35%) Confluence
5 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) SSL
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) SSH
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.35%) LAN
4 1 (1.35%) MPLS
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (1.35%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.16%) Big Data
3 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.46%) DataStage
4 7 (9.46%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.41%) DB2
6 4 (5.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.35%) OLAP
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Selenium
2 8 (10.81%) Appium
2 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.41%) ERwin
4 4 (5.41%) Gatling
4 4 (5.41%) GoogleTest
4 4 (5.41%) JMeter
4 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.41%) Maven
4 4 (5.41%) SilkPerformer
4 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.05%) ER Studio
5 3 (4.05%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (4.05%) Toad
6 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.35%) Hudson
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 34 (45.95%) Finance
2 30 (40.54%) Banking
3 11 (14.86%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Developer
2 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Automation Tester
3 8 (10.81%) Tester
4 7 (9.46%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) COBOL Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Designer
5 5 (6.76%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Mainframe Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) C++ Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Data Modeller
6 4 (5.41%) Python Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Python Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Senior C++ Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Testing Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Testing Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) XML
2 9 (12.16%) SOAP
3 8 (10.81%) Middleware
3 8 (10.81%) REST
3 8 (10.81%) Spring
4 7 (9.46%) Hibernate
4 7 (9.46%) JSON
5 5 (6.76%) RESTful
5 5 (6.76%) Web Services
6 4 (5.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (5.41%) HTML
6 4 (5.41%) HTML5
6 4 (5.41%) Java EE
6 4 (5.41%) ODBC
6 4 (5.41%) XML Schema
7 3 (4.05%) ISPF
7 3 (4.05%) JSP
7 3 (4.05%) Struts
7 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 3 (4.05%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) DataPower
2 10 (13.51%) Mainframe
3 7 (9.46%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (6.76%) VSAM
5 4 (5.41%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (5.41%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.70%) Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Unix
2 7 (9.46%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
3 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.05%) AIX
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (25.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.27%) DevOps
4 14 (18.92%) Test Automation
4 14 (18.92%) Test Strategy
5 13 (17.57%) Data Modelling
6 12 (16.22%) Scenario Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Analytics
7 9 (12.16%) Functional Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Defect Management
8 8 (10.81%) Microservices
8 8 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (10.81%) TDD
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.46%) Business Development
9 7 (9.46%) Logical Data Model
9 7 (9.46%) SDLC
10 6 (8.11%) Scrum
10 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) COBOL
3 6 (8.11%) Python
4 5 (6.76%) C++
4 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.05%) C#
5 3 (4.05%) JCL
5 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.70%) Java 8
6 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.70%) REXX
7 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.35%) CLIST
7 1 (1.35%) C-shell
7 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) Korn
7 1 (1.35%) R
7 1 (1.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) ISTQB
1 8 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) COBIT
2 2 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.35%) Docker
4 1 (1.35%) HDFS
4 1 (1.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) RACF
4 1 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) Tivoli
2 6 (8.11%) CA Endevor
3 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) Ansible
5 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) Cognizant
4 6 (8.11%) CA
4 6 (8.11%) VMware
5 5 (6.76%) Google
6 4 (5.41%) Citrix
6 4 (5.41%) Cognos
6 4 (5.41%) Teradata
7 3 (4.05%) Okta
8 2 (2.70%) Chordiant
8 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.70%) Veritas
9 1 (1.35%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.35%) EMC
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.35%) Splunk
9 1 (1.35%) Sun
9 1 (1.35%) Trillium