Period
to 18 May 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 18 May 2021 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 > South East
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 226 267
Rank change year-on-year -25 +41 +8
Permanent jobs citing IBM 130 198 291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.15% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 2.83% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 73 175 245
10th Percentile £35,350 £37,000 £31,100
25th Percentile £41,250 £45,625 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile " £90,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -4.17%

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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 5,072 7,002 10,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.97% 40.56% 40.98%
Number of salaries quoted 3,728 5,472 8,612
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,508
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +1.01%

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IBM in the South East.

Salary trend for IBM in the South East

IBM
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing IBM in the South East over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Salary histogram for IBM in the South East

IBM
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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
Hampshire +40 64 £80,000 +6.67% 7
Thames Valley +1 47 £52,000 +4.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 24 £62,500 +4.17% 1
Berkshire +4 21 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Surrey -34 12 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Kent +2 5 - -
Oxfordshire +23 2 £60,000 +33.33% 1
IBM
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 South East region with a requirement for IBM.

1 76 (58.46%) Azure
2 73 (56.15%) AWS
3 57 (43.85%) Microsoft
4 49 (37.69%) Kubernetes
5 48 (36.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 48 (36.92%) Oracle
6 40 (30.77%) Social Skills
7 34 (26.15%) VMware
7 34 (26.15%) Active Directory
8 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 31 (23.85%) IBM Cloud
10 30 (23.08%) Python
11 29 (22.31%) Go
11 29 (22.31%) GitLab
12 26 (20.00%) Docker
12 26 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 26 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
12 26 (20.00%) Windows
12 26 (20.00%) Dell
13 25 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
13 25 (19.23%) Ansible
14 24 (18.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 24 (18.46%) Red Hat
14 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
15 23 (17.69%) Java
15 23 (17.69%) Data Science
16 22 (16.92%) Windows Server
17 21 (16.15%) Network Virtualisation
17 21 (16.15%) Kafka

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (6.15%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.77%) Mule
5 1 (0.77%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Adobe XD
1 5 (3.85%) Figma
1 5 (3.85%) InVision
1 5 (3.85%) Marvel
1 5 (3.85%) Sketch
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Maximo
2 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (58.46%) Azure
2 73 (56.15%) AWS
3 31 (23.85%) IBM Cloud
4 25 (19.23%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (11.54%) OpenShift
6 12 (9.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (5.38%) PaaS
8 5 (3.85%) Boomi
8 5 (3.85%) Canva
8 5 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (3.08%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (3.08%) Amazon S3
9 4 (3.08%) Power Platform
9 4 (3.08%) SaaS
9 4 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.54%) IaaS
10 2 (1.54%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.77%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) DHCP
1 19 (14.62%) DNS
2 17 (13.08%) SAN
3 16 (12.31%) NAS
4 9 (6.92%) Firewall
5 6 (4.62%) VPN
6 2 (1.54%) SSL
6 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.77%) IPv4
7 1 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
4 7 (5.38%) DB2
5 4 (3.08%) InfluxDB
5 4 (3.08%) Power BI
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Tableau
7 2 (1.54%) UniData
8 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.77%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.77%) DataStage
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.77%) QlikView
8 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (22.31%) GitLab
2 13 (10.00%) Grunt
2 13 (10.00%) gulp
2 13 (10.00%) webpack
3 6 (4.62%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.54%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.54%) Maven
4 2 (1.54%) Toad
5 1 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.77%) Subversion
General
1 40 (30.77%) Social Skills
2 18 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.77%) Finance
4 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.92%) Marketing
5 6 (4.62%) Presentation Skills
6 5 (3.85%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.31%) Law
7 3 (2.31%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.54%) Automotive
8 2 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.54%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.77%) Banking
9 1 (0.77%) French Language
9 1 (0.77%) German Language
9 1 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (31.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.85%) Architect
3 14 (10.77%) Design Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Site Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) Analyst
5 10 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.15%) Coordinator
7 5 (3.85%) Administrator
7 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Software Analyst
7 5 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.85%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.08%) Software Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Technical Architect
8 4 (3.08%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (2.31%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) Kafka
2 19 (14.62%) React
3 18 (13.85%) LDAP
4 14 (10.77%) .NET
5 13 (10.00%) .NET Core
5 13 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (10.00%) CSS
5 13 (10.00%) Dapper ORM
5 13 (10.00%) HTML
5 13 (10.00%) HTML5
5 13 (10.00%) NHibernate
5 13 (10.00%) Vue.js
6 12 (9.23%) Java EE
7 10 (7.69%) Web Services
8 9 (6.92%) Middleware
9 8 (6.15%) Spring
10 7 (5.38%) SOAP
11 6 (4.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.77%) User Experience
3 13 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (6.92%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (6.15%) iSeries
5 8 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (5.38%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.62%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.85%) Blog
8 5 (3.85%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.31%) CMDB
9 3 (2.31%) Replication
10 2 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (1.54%) Clustering
10 2 (1.54%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.54%) LIMS
11 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.77%) NHS
11 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.00%) Windows
2 22 (16.92%) Windows Server
3 19 (14.62%) Linux
4 17 (13.08%) Unix
5 15 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (3.85%) CentOS
8 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.31%) AIX
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.77%) Debian
10 1 (0.77%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (20.00%) Requirements Gathering
4 24 (18.46%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 23 (17.69%) Data Science
6 21 (16.15%) Load Balancing
6 21 (16.15%) Network Virtualisation
7 20 (15.38%) Presales
8 19 (14.62%) DevOps
8 19 (14.62%) Software Engineering
8 19 (14.62%) Test Automation
9 18 (13.85%) ITIL
10 16 (12.31%) Converged Infrastructure
10 16 (12.31%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 15 (11.54%) eTOM
12 14 (10.77%) Scrum
13 13 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
13 13 (10.00%) MVC
13 13 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.08%) Python
2 29 (22.31%) Go
3 23 (17.69%) Java
4 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
4 19 (14.62%) PowerShell
5 16 (12.31%) C#
5 16 (12.31%) SQL
6 14 (10.77%) T-SQL
7 10 (7.69%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.08%) VB
9 3 (2.31%) C
9 3 (2.31%) C++
9 3 (2.31%) VBScript
10 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) JCL
11 1 (0.77%) Rust
11 1 (0.77%) Scala
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (12.31%) CCNP
2 16 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.62%) MCP
5 5 (3.85%) Degree
5 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) CCNA
8 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.77%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.77%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) SLA
2 12 (9.23%) QA
3 7 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.54%) GDPR
5 2 (1.54%) NIST
5 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.77%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 31 (23.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.00%) Docker
4 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (12.31%) Virtual Servers
4 16 (12.31%) XenApp
4 16 (12.31%) XenDesktop
5 9 (6.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.85%) vSphere
7 2 (1.54%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.77%) Firmware
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.77%) RACF
8 1 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 49 (37.69%) Kubernetes
2 25 (19.23%) Ansible
3 16 (12.31%) HAProxy
3 16 (12.31%) vRealize
4 4 (3.08%) Grafana
4 4 (3.08%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.31%) WSUS
6 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.77%) Terraform
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.77%) zSecure
Vendors
1 57 (43.85%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.92%) Oracle
3 34 (26.15%) VMware
4 26 (20.00%) Dell
5 24 (18.46%) Red Hat
6 21 (16.15%) Cisco
7 19 (14.62%) Citrix
8 18 (13.85%) Google
9 16 (12.31%) F5
9 16 (12.31%) Infoblox
10 13 (10.00%) Xamarin
11 12 (9.23%) SAP
12 6 (4.62%) Sun
13 5 (3.85%) Adobe
13 5 (3.85%) HP
13 5 (3.85%) MuleSoft
13 5 (3.85%) ServiceNow
13 5 (3.85%) Snow
13 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
14 3 (2.31%) Veeam