Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IBM Cloud skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Cloud over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM Cloud Computing
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 878 1078 1110
Rank change year-on-year +200 +32 +121
Permanent jobs citing IBM Cloud 282 122 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.069% 0.086%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.72% 0.40% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 183 106 131
UK median annual salary £70,000 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £47,750 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £106,250 £125,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £31,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +106.35% -33.68% -13.64%

IBM Cloud is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 39,012 30,772 24,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.09% 17.46% 12.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31,545 25,240 20,338
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

IBM Cloud
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Cloud over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for IBM Cloud in the UK

IBM Cloud
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Cloud within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 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
England +189 275 £70,000 -3.45% 24
London +110 156 £80,000 -5.88% 11
UK excluding London +78 115 £65,000 +106.35% 14
South East +49 61 £67,500 - 2
Midlands +9 29 £63,500 +111.67% 5
East Midlands - 17 £90,000 - 4
North of England +49 15 £47,500 -29.63% 3
North West +32 13 £47,500 - 2
West Midlands +15 12 £61,300 +104.33% 1
Wales +13 6 £58,750 - 1
South West - 2 £60,500 - 2
Yorkshire +35 1 £100,000 +48.15% 1
East of England +22 1 £45,000 - 1
North East - 1 £85,000 -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing IBM Cloud 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 with a requirement for IBM Cloud.

1 257 (91.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (82.27%) Amazon AWS
3 202 (71.63%) IBM
4 148 (52.48%) Docker
5 145 (51.42%) Google
6 139 (49.29%) DevOps
7 134 (47.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 131 (46.45%) Java
9 123 (43.62%) Python
10 115 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
11 103 (36.52%) Kubernetes
12 97 (34.40%) Ansible
12 97 (34.40%) PaaS
13 87 (30.85%) Microsoft
14 84 (29.79%) Spring
15 78 (27.66%) Configuration Management
16 73 (25.89%) Microservices
17 69 (24.47%) OpenShift
17 69 (24.47%) Spring Boot
18 65 (23.05%) Cloud Foundry
19 64 (22.70%) Cloud Native
20 62 (21.99%) Puppet
20 62 (21.99%) Red Hat
21 60 (21.28%) SQL
21 60 (21.28%) Scrum
22 59 (20.92%) VMware
22 59 (20.92%) Opscode Chef
23 58 (20.57%) Java EE
24 57 (20.21%) Middleware
24 57 (20.21%) Node.js

IBM Cloud
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 65 (23.05%) Cloud Foundry
2 48 (17.02%) WebSphere
3 45 (15.96%) Tomcat
4 44 (15.60%) Apache Spark
4 44 (15.60%) WebLogic
5 20 (7.09%) Oracle Service Bus
6 14 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (3.90%) nginx
8 10 (3.55%) Apache
9 7 (2.48%) OpenStack
10 6 (2.13%) Appian
11 5 (1.77%) Hyperledger
12 4 (1.42%) Ethereum
12 4 (1.42%) SAS
13 3 (1.06%) Confluence
13 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.71%) CMS
14 2 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.42%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (1.42%) R3 Corda
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 257 (91.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 232 (82.27%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (47.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 97 (34.40%) PaaS
5 69 (24.47%) OpenShift
6 30 (10.64%) Serverless
7 28 (9.93%) SaaS
8 26 (9.22%) IaaS
9 17 (6.03%) Amazon EMR
10 16 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (4.96%) SoftLayer
12 13 (4.61%) GitHub
13 10 (3.55%) Google App Engine
13 10 (3.55%) Office 365
14 8 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (2.13%) Google Compute Engine
16 3 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
16 3 (1.06%) CloudFront
16 3 (1.06%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.22%) Firewall
2 25 (8.87%) WAN
3 22 (7.80%) DNS
4 17 (6.03%) LAN
5 14 (4.96%) DHCP
5 14 (4.96%) SAN
6 10 (3.55%) SMTP
6 10 (3.55%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.84%) HTTP
7 8 (2.84%) SSH
7 8 (2.84%) SSL
8 7 (2.48%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.06%) DMVPN
9 3 (1.06%) MPLS
9 3 (1.06%) VLAN
9 3 (1.06%) VoIP
9 3 (1.06%) WLAN
10 2 (0.71%) FTP
10 2 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.38%) NoSQL
2 45 (15.96%) Hadoop
3 43 (15.25%) Big Data
4 41 (14.54%) SQL Server
5 20 (7.09%) Amazon Redshift
6 18 (6.38%) Neo4j
7 17 (6.03%) Amazon Athena
7 17 (6.03%) Cosmos DB
8 16 (5.67%) MongoDB
9 14 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (4.61%) BigQuery
10 13 (4.61%) Star Schema
11 12 (4.26%) Oracle Database
11 12 (4.26%) SAP HANA
12 11 (3.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (3.55%) Relational Database
14 9 (3.19%) Hazelcast
15 5 (1.77%) KDB
Development Applications
1 47 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 27 (9.57%) Vagrant
3 24 (8.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 19 (6.74%) Maven
5 18 (6.38%) Ant
5 18 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 18 (6.38%) JUnit
6 17 (6.03%) Gradle
7 16 (5.67%) gulp
8 15 (5.32%) Cucumber
9 13 (4.61%) Subversion
10 11 (3.90%) IBM UrbanCode
11 9 (3.19%) GitLab
12 6 (2.13%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.13%) Travis CI
13 5 (1.77%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.77%) Mocha
13 5 (1.77%) Mockito
13 5 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (1.77%) webpack
General
1 48 (17.02%) Finance
2 18 (6.38%) Publishing
3 14 (4.96%) Retail
4 10 (3.55%) Electronics
4 10 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.84%) Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Front Office
6 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 130 (46.10%) Architect
2 104 (36.88%) Cloud Architect
3 51 (18.09%) Developer
4 30 (10.64%) Cloud Engineer
5 27 (9.57%) Cloud Developer
5 27 (9.57%) Java Developer
5 27 (9.57%) Technical Architect
6 26 (9.22%) AWS Architect
6 26 (9.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (7.80%) AWS DevOps
8 19 (6.74%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 19 (6.74%) Data Engineer
9 18 (6.38%) Java Architect
10 16 (5.67%) Consultant
11 15 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.96%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 14 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
12 14 (4.96%) Java Technical Architect
13 13 (4.61%) Enterprise Architect
13 13 (4.61%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (29.79%) Spring
2 69 (24.47%) Spring Boot
3 58 (20.57%) Java EE
4 57 (20.21%) Middleware
4 57 (20.21%) Node.js
5 36 (12.77%) REST
6 32 (11.35%) Spring Cloud
7 30 (10.64%) Web Services
8 26 (9.22%) JSON
9 16 (5.67%) React
9 16 (5.67%) Spark Streaming
10 15 (5.32%) HTML
11 14 (4.96%) CSS
11 14 (4.96%) SOAP
11 14 (4.96%) XML
12 13 (4.61%) .NET
12 13 (4.61%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.26%) Hibernate
14 10 (3.55%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (3.55%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 64 (22.70%) Cloud Native
2 52 (18.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 43 (15.25%) Computer Science
4 42 (14.89%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (14.54%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (12.41%) Blog
6 35 (12.41%) Public Cloud
7 33 (11.70%) Fintech
8 30 (10.64%) Data Centre
9 22 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (6.74%) Private Cloud
11 16 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (4.26%) Mainframe
13 9 (3.19%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (2.48%) Smartphone
15 6 (2.13%) Robotics
16 5 (1.77%) User Experience
17 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
17 4 (1.42%) Mobile App
18 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.67%) Linux
2 31 (10.99%) Windows
3 10 (3.55%) Unix
4 8 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.71%) CentOS
7 2 (0.71%) Debian
7 2 (0.71%) Fedora
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (49.29%) DevOps
2 115 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (27.66%) Configuration Management
4 73 (25.89%) Microservices
5 60 (21.28%) Scrum
6 51 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (17.02%) Open Source
8 47 (16.67%) The Twelve-Factor App
9 46 (16.31%) Domain-Driven Design
9 46 (16.31%) Re-Platforming
10 38 (13.48%) Analytics
11 36 (12.77%) Unit Testing
12 35 (12.41%) Migration
13 30 (10.64%) Enterprise Architecture
14 27 (9.57%) Strategic Thinking
15 25 (8.87%) Test Automation
16 24 (8.51%) ETL
16 24 (8.51%) Software Engineering
17 21 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (6.74%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 131 (46.45%) Java
2 123 (43.62%) Python
3 60 (21.28%) SQL
4 35 (12.41%) C#
4 35 (12.41%) PowerShell
5 31 (10.99%) Go
6 24 (8.51%) Java 8
7 23 (8.16%) JavaScript
8 18 (6.38%) Ruby
9 13 (4.61%) Perl
9 13 (4.61%) Scala
10 11 (3.90%) Shell Script
11 10 (3.55%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.48%) ABAP
12 7 (2.48%) C++
12 7 (2.48%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.13%) PHP
14 5 (1.77%) ES6
15 4 (1.42%) Solidity
15 4 (1.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (14.89%) Degree
2 30 (10.64%) Master's Degree
3 19 (6.74%) MCSE
3 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (4.26%) MCSA
5 10 (3.55%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.48%) MCSD
7 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.06%) CCDP
8 3 (1.06%) CCNP
8 3 (1.06%) CCSE
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.71%) ISEB
9 2 (0.71%) RHCA
9 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.28%) GCP
2 11 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.13%) QA
4 3 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 148 (52.48%) Docker
2 46 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.09%) Active Directory
3 20 (7.09%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.38%) VirtualBox
5 10 (3.55%) VMware NSX
6 9 (3.19%) NFS
6 9 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.71%) vSphere
7 2 (0.71%) XenServer
8 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 103 (36.52%) Kubernetes
2 97 (34.40%) Ansible
3 62 (21.99%) Puppet
4 59 (20.92%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (12.06%) Terraform
6 23 (8.16%) Salt
7 16 (5.67%) Docker Swarm
8 9 (3.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (3.19%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.84%) HAProxy
9 8 (2.84%) Icinga
10 5 (1.77%) Graphite
10 5 (1.77%) Nagios
10 5 (1.77%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.06%) Automic
11 3 (1.06%) Grafana
11 3 (1.06%) Graylog
11 3 (1.06%) Mesos
11 3 (1.06%) rkt
12 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 202 (71.63%) IBM
2 145 (51.42%) Google
3 87 (30.85%) Microsoft
4 62 (21.99%) Red Hat
5 59 (20.92%) VMware
6 49 (17.38%) Oracle
7 40 (14.18%) SAP
8 34 (12.06%) Cloudera
9 24 (8.51%) Informatica
9 24 (8.51%) Talend
10 21 (7.45%) Hortonworks
11 20 (7.09%) Cisco
11 20 (7.09%) Splunk
12 14 (4.96%) Rackspace
13 11 (3.90%) MapR
14 9 (3.19%) AppDynamics
14 9 (3.19%) CommVault
14 9 (3.19%) Intel
14 9 (3.19%) Juniper
14 9 (3.19%) Veeam