Period
to 23 August 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 August 2017 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 215 159
Rank change year-on-year -44 -56 +22
Permanent jobs citing IBM 2392 3169 4460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.61% 2.06%
As % of the Vendors category 3.05% 3.63% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1761 2307 3349
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,269 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.60% - +2.27%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 78363 87307 100566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 44.37% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 60937 70984 81235
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 -46 2140 £50,500 -3.81% 136
UK excluding London -54 1345 £45,269 +0.60% 90
London -12 972 £62,500 +4.17% 55
North of England -4 331 £50,000 +21.95% 22
South East -87 331 £50,000 - 28
Midlands -10 282 £42,500 +4.94% 14
North West -15 215 £40,000 +2.56% 13
West Midlands -15 197 £40,000 -1.23% 11
Scotland +7 132 £47,000 -6.00% 5
Yorkshire +10 110 £50,000 +11.11% 7
East of England -75 110 £50,000 -1.96% 10
South West -59 107 £42,000 -4.55% 7
East Midlands +4 85 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Wales +30 54 £45,269 +13.17% 2
North East -4 6 £30,750 -23.13% 2
Northern Ireland -21 1 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IBM.

1 778 (32.53%) Oracle
2 753 (31.48%) Java
3 680 (28.43%) Finance
4 660 (27.59%) SQL
5 613 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
6 575 (24.04%) Microsoft
7 535 (22.37%) Linux
8 525 (21.95%) WebSphere
9 506 (21.15%) Windows
10 500 (20.90%) SQL Server
11 425 (17.77%) Unix
12 344 (14.38%) ITIL
13 308 (12.88%) Web Services
14 305 (12.75%) Middleware
15 299 (12.50%) Banking
16 294 (12.29%) Degree
17 283 (11.83%) VMware
18 280 (11.71%) .NET
19 275 (11.50%) JavaScript
20 265 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
21 262 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
22 254 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
23 253 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
24 250 (10.45%) XML
25 236 (9.87%) DB2
26 235 (9.82%) DevOps
27 232 (9.70%) Tomcat
28 228 (9.53%) HTML
29 219 (9.16%) SOA
30 217 (9.07%) HP

IBM
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
1 525 (21.95%) WebSphere
2 232 (9.70%) Tomcat
3 161 (6.73%) WebLogic
4 152 (6.35%) Apache
5 142 (5.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 125 (5.23%) CMS
6 125 (5.23%) IIS
7 114 (4.77%) JBoss
8 88 (3.68%) MS Exchange
9 84 (3.51%) SharePoint
10 79 (3.30%) Apache Solr
11 54 (2.26%) Confluence
12 53 (2.22%) SAS
13 49 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 46 (1.92%) OpenStack
15 38 (1.59%) Alfresco
16 35 (1.46%) IBM Notes
16 35 (1.46%) Liferay
16 35 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
17 29 (1.21%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 109 (4.56%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 44 (1.84%) SPSS
5 25 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.50%) SPSS Modeler
7 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.25%) EngageOne
10 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.17%) Simulink
11 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.084%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.042%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 38 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 34 (1.42%) Cognos Controller
3 32 (1.34%) Cognos TM1
3 32 (1.34%) Maximo
4 31 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 30 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
5 30 (1.25%) Unica
6 26 (1.09%) NetSuite
7 19 (0.79%) Markit EDM
8 17 (0.71%) Magento
9 14 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
9 14 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
10 13 (0.54%) Eloqua
10 13 (0.54%) Pega PRPC
11 11 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
11 11 (0.46%) assyst
11 11 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 11 (0.46%) Temenos T24
12 10 (0.42%) JDE EnterpriseOne
12 10 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 262 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
2 254 (10.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (7.44%) PaaS
4 148 (6.19%) IaaS
5 126 (5.27%) SaaS
6 87 (3.64%) IBM Cloud
7 74 (3.09%) Office 365
8 63 (2.63%) Bluemix
9 47 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
10 45 (1.88%) GitHub
11 41 (1.71%) Google Analytics
12 40 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
13 24 (1.00%) OpenShift
14 19 (0.79%) Boomi
14 19 (0.79%) CloudBees
15 18 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
15 18 (0.75%) Silverpop
16 17 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
17 16 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 15 (0.63%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (6.44%) SAN
2 129 (5.39%) DNS
3 113 (4.72%) Firewall
4 105 (4.39%) TCP/IP
5 100 (4.18%) HTTP
6 85 (3.55%) DHCP
7 73 (3.05%) Internet
7 73 (3.05%) VPN
8 56 (2.34%) WAN
9 44 (1.84%) NetScaler
10 43 (1.80%) SSL
11 40 (1.67%) NAS
12 36 (1.51%) LAN
13 31 (1.30%) FTP
14 29 (1.21%) Ethernet
15 28 (1.17%) AMQP
15 28 (1.17%) LDAP
16 25 (1.05%) IPv4
17 24 (1.00%) MPLS
18 22 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 236 (9.87%) DB2
3 154 (6.44%) MySQL
4 134 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
5 133 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 108 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 104 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 100 (4.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 99 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 90 (3.76%) Big Data
11 80 (3.34%) Hadoop
12 78 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 77 (3.22%) Oracle Database
14 68 (2.84%) RDBMS
15 65 (2.72%) Power BI
16 64 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 58 (2.42%) DataStage
18 56 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
19 51 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 43 (1.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 165 (6.90%) JIRA
2 156 (6.52%) Subversion
3 153 (6.40%) Maven
4 148 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 144 (6.02%) Jenkins
6 106 (4.43%) Eclipse
7 73 (3.05%) Selenium
8 69 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 69 (2.88%) Visual Studio
9 65 (2.72%) TeamCity
10 60 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 56 (2.34%) JUnit
12 42 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 39 (1.63%) Vagrant
14 37 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
15 34 (1.42%) Hudson
16 33 (1.38%) IntelliJ
16 33 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
17 29 (1.21%) IBM UrbanCode
17 29 (1.21%) NetBeans
General
1 680 (28.43%) Finance
2 299 (12.50%) Banking
3 166 (6.94%) Retail
4 108 (4.52%) Marketing
5 74 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.84%) Investment Banking
7 54 (2.26%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.71%) Back Office
9 40 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.38%) Advertising
11 32 (1.34%) Electronics
12 27 (1.13%) Front Office
13 25 (1.05%) German Language
14 24 (1.00%) French Language
14 24 (1.00%) Publishing
15 23 (0.96%) Retail Banking
16 20 (0.84%) Legal
16 20 (0.84%) Military
17 17 (0.71%) Games
18 10 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 515 (21.53%) Developer
2 353 (14.76%) Architect
3 284 (11.87%) Analyst
4 248 (10.37%) Consultant
5 141 (5.89%) Solutions Architect
6 133 (5.56%) Java Developer
7 118 (4.93%) Applications Support
8 112 (4.68%) Support Analyst
9 99 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 94 (3.93%) Support Engineer
11 93 (3.89%) Administrator
12 89 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 75 (3.14%) Software Engineer
14 74 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
15 72 (3.01%) DBA
16 55 (2.30%) Cloud Architect
17 52 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
18 49 (2.05%) Integration Architect
18 49 (2.05%) Systems Administrator
19 48 (2.01%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (12.88%) Web Services
2 305 (12.75%) Middleware
3 280 (11.71%) .NET
4 250 (10.45%) XML
5 228 (9.53%) HTML
6 215 (8.99%) Spring
7 207 (8.65%) SOAP
8 183 (7.65%) J2EE
9 182 (7.61%) REST
10 180 (7.53%) CSS
11 150 (6.27%) AngularJS
12 137 (5.73%) Node.js
13 129 (5.39%) JMS
14 116 (4.85%) Hibernate
15 113 (4.72%) RESTful
16 97 (4.06%) HTML5
17 95 (3.97%) JSON
18 92 (3.85%) Java EE
19 91 (3.80%) WebSphere MQ
20 86 (3.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 265 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 108 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 101 (4.22%) AS400
5 99 (4.14%) Computer Science
6 96 (4.01%) Mainframe
7 86 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
8 78 (3.26%) iSeries
9 71 (2.97%) Clustering
10 64 (2.68%) User Experience
11 56 (2.34%) DataPower
12 49 (2.05%) N-Tier
13 47 (1.96%) Client/Server
14 42 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
15 36 (1.51%) Data Structures
16 35 (1.46%) Algorithms
17 34 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
18 32 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
18 32 (1.34%) Replication
19 31 (1.30%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 535 (22.37%) Linux
2 506 (21.15%) Windows
3 425 (17.77%) Unix
4 190 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 107 (4.47%) AIX
6 92 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (3.34%) Solaris
8 77 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (2.05%) Android
11 48 (2.01%) Apple iOS
12 41 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.25%) CentOS
14 27 (1.13%) Windows 7
15 21 (0.88%) CoreOS
15 21 (0.88%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.75%) zOS
17 16 (0.67%) HPUX
18 15 (0.63%) OS/390
19 13 (0.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (14.38%) ITIL
3 253 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
4 235 (9.82%) DevOps
5 219 (9.16%) SOA
6 217 (9.07%) Analytics
7 203 (8.49%) Scrum
8 201 (8.40%) E-Commerce
9 196 (8.19%) ERP
10 191 (7.98%) Software Engineering
11 186 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
11 186 (7.78%) Open Source
12 166 (6.94%) TDD
13 162 (6.77%) CRM
14 160 (6.69%) SDLC
15 152 (6.35%) ETL
16 140 (5.85%) TOGAF
17 134 (5.60%) Presales
18 130 (5.43%) Test Automation
19 129 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 753 (31.48%) Java
2 660 (27.59%) SQL
3 275 (11.50%) JavaScript
4 180 (7.53%) C#
5 149 (6.23%) Shell Script
6 136 (5.69%) Python
7 123 (5.14%) PHP
8 120 (5.02%) PowerShell
9 100 (4.18%) C++
10 86 (3.60%) Perl
11 74 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 71 (2.97%) RPG
13 68 (2.84%) C
14 65 (2.72%) T-SQL
15 57 (2.38%) VBA
16 40 (1.67%) PL/SQL
17 36 (1.51%) VB.NET
18 35 (1.46%) RPG IV
19 34 (1.42%) R
20 30 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 294 (12.29%) Degree
2 111 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 89 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 57 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (1.76%) CISSP
6 40 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 40 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (1.51%) ISEB
8 34 (1.42%) ACCA
8 34 (1.42%) CIMA
9 26 (1.09%) MCSA
9 26 (1.09%) MCSE
10 22 (0.92%) CISM
11 21 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (0.84%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.79%) PMP
13 19 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.67%) ISTQB
16 15 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (4.85%) QA
2 95 (3.97%) SLA
3 71 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (2.47%) Data Quality
5 36 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 25 (1.05%) COBIT
7 23 (0.96%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.63%) MiFID
9 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.46%) FATCA
12 9 (0.38%) GDPR
13 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.33%) MISRA
13 8 (0.33%) PMO
14 7 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
14 7 (0.29%) Def Stans
14 7 (0.29%) MISRA C
14 7 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 6 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 215 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 194 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (6.27%) Docker
4 85 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 68 (2.84%) vSphere
6 58 (2.42%) XenApp
7 52 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
8 39 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.71%) Firmware
10 17 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
10 17 (0.71%) vCloud
10 17 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 15 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (0.54%) NFS
13 10 (0.42%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 9 (0.38%) Xen
15 8 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 7 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 143 (5.98%) Puppet
2 113 (4.72%) Tivoli
3 108 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (3.80%) Ansible
5 57 (2.38%) SCCM
6 54 (2.26%) Nagios
7 48 (2.01%) Kubernetes
8 47 (1.96%) Backup Exec
9 38 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 36 (1.51%) NetBackup
11 28 (1.17%) Control-M
12 26 (1.09%) CA Service Virtualization
13 25 (1.05%) SCOM
14 24 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
15 22 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 22 (0.92%) QRadar
16 19 (0.79%) Graphite
17 18 (0.75%) Rundeck
17 18 (0.75%) WebSphere Cast Iron
18 17 (0.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 778 (32.53%) Oracle
2 575 (24.04%) Microsoft
3 283 (11.83%) VMware
4 217 (9.07%) HP
5 203 (8.49%) Cognos
6 189 (7.90%) SAP
7 180 (7.53%) Cisco
8 149 (6.23%) Google
9 129 (5.39%) TIBCO
10 120 (5.02%) Citrix
11 115 (4.81%) Dell
11 115 (4.81%) hybris
12 100 (4.18%) ATG
13 93 (3.89%) NetApp
14 92 (3.85%) Red Hat
15 88 (3.68%) EMC
16 86 (3.60%) CA
17 72 (3.01%) Demandware
18 69 (2.88%) MuleSoft
19 68 (2.84%) Informatica