Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 226 169
Rank change year-on-year -47 -57 +2
Permanent jobs citing IBM 2200 2952 4343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.54% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 2.85% 3.52% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1660 2128 3189
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £84,325 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 77246 83771 100801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.38% 43.84% 46.01%
Number of salaries quoted 59718 67614 81968
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -53 1985 £52,500 - 109
UK excluding London -59 1237 £47,500 - 68
London -15 887 £62,500 +4.17% 47
South East -84 322 £50,000 - 11
North of England -27 286 £50,000 +21.95% 18
Midlands -37 260 £40,500 -4.71% 14
West Midlands -30 189 £35,000 -17.65% 12
North West -49 182 £45,000 +12.50% 7
East of England -38 141 £51,500 -5.50% 14
Scotland +10 123 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +24 94 £50,000 +4.17% 10
South West -62 84 £42,250 -0.59% 5
East Midlands -4 71 £44,750 -5.79% 2
Wales -2 13 £41,125 +17.50% 3
North East +2 10 £38,250 -6.71% 1
Northern Ireland -31 8 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 754 (34.27%) Oracle
2 673 (30.59%) Java
3 645 (29.32%) Finance
4 603 (27.41%) SQL
5 584 (26.55%) Microsoft
6 546 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
7 485 (22.05%) Windows
8 476 (21.64%) Linux
9 459 (20.86%) WebSphere
10 457 (20.77%) SQL Server
11 385 (17.50%) Unix
12 303 (13.77%) VMware
13 283 (12.86%) ITIL
14 277 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 269 (12.23%) Degree
16 262 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
16 262 (11.91%) Banking
17 257 (11.68%) JavaScript
17 257 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
18 241 (10.95%) .NET
19 238 (10.82%) Middleware
20 230 (10.45%) Active Directory
21 228 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
22 223 (10.14%) DevOps
23 219 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
24 218 (9.91%) HP
24 218 (9.91%) Web Services
25 212 (9.64%) DB2
26 211 (9.59%) Analytics
27 196 (8.91%) Scrum

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
1 459 (20.86%) WebSphere
2 183 (8.32%) Tomcat
3 154 (7.00%) WebLogic
4 139 (6.32%) Apache
5 132 (6.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 108 (4.91%) CMS
7 99 (4.50%) MS Exchange
8 85 (3.86%) JBoss
9 84 (3.82%) SharePoint
10 83 (3.77%) IIS
11 77 (3.50%) Confluence
12 74 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 54 (2.45%) Apache Solr
14 53 (2.41%) OpenStack
15 39 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
16 38 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 38 (1.73%) Liferay
17 35 (1.59%) IBM Notes
17 35 (1.59%) SAS
18 31 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 84 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
2 76 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.77%) SPSS
5 11 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
7 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.18%) EngageOne
8 4 (0.18%) Simulink
9 2 (0.091%) HipChat
9 2 (0.091%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.091%) Stata
10 1 (0.045%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (1.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 31 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.27%) Unica
4 26 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
5 25 (1.14%) NetSuite
6 21 (0.95%) Cognos Controller
6 21 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
7 20 (0.91%) Maximo
8 18 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
8 18 (0.82%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 17 (0.77%) Magento
10 15 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
11 11 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
11 11 (0.50%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
12 10 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (0.45%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.45%) SAP BPC
13 9 (0.41%) assyst
13 9 (0.41%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 277 (12.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 257 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (8.23%) PaaS
4 145 (6.59%) IaaS
5 112 (5.09%) SaaS
6 97 (4.41%) IBM Cloud
6 97 (4.41%) Office 365
7 71 (3.23%) Bluemix
8 45 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (1.50%) GitHub
10 26 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 25 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (1.14%) IBM Blueworks
12 23 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
13 22 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.00%) OpenShift
14 17 (0.77%) Silverpop
15 16 (0.73%) Boomi
16 15 (0.68%) Google Analytics
17 13 (0.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 187 (8.50%) SAN
2 140 (6.36%) DNS
3 137 (6.23%) Firewall
4 101 (4.59%) VPN
5 96 (4.36%) TCP/IP
6 95 (4.32%) DHCP
7 69 (3.14%) WAN
8 65 (2.95%) HTTP
9 63 (2.86%) Internet
10 51 (2.32%) NetScaler
11 45 (2.05%) NAS
12 38 (1.73%) LAN
12 38 (1.73%) SSL
13 34 (1.55%) Ethernet
14 32 (1.45%) AMQP
15 30 (1.36%) MPLS
15 30 (1.36%) Unified Communications
16 29 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (1.23%) Wireless
18 26 (1.18%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 457 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 212 (9.64%) DB2
3 169 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
4 145 (6.59%) MySQL
5 133 (6.05%) MongoDB
6 110 (5.00%) Big Data
7 109 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 103 (4.68%) NoSQL
9 96 (4.36%) Hadoop
10 90 (4.09%) Relational Database
11 75 (3.41%) DataStage
12 74 (3.36%) Oracle Database
13 71 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 70 (3.18%) Power BI
15 66 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 60 (2.73%) IBM InfoSphere
17 56 (2.55%) RDBMS
18 52 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
19 51 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 44 (2.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 164 (7.45%) JIRA
2 138 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 112 (5.09%) Git (software)
4 76 (3.45%) Subversion
5 71 (3.23%) Maven
6 67 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 63 (2.86%) Selenium
8 62 (2.82%) JUnit
9 57 (2.59%) Cucumber
9 57 (2.59%) Eclipse
10 53 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 50 (2.27%) TeamCity
12 40 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
13 31 (1.41%) Vagrant
14 29 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 29 (1.32%) SoapUI
15 28 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
16 24 (1.09%) HP UFT
17 21 (0.95%) GitLab
18 20 (0.91%) Gradle
General
1 645 (29.32%) Finance
2 262 (11.91%) Banking
3 148 (6.73%) Retail
4 85 (3.86%) Marketing
5 74 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 74 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 50 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 42 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.86%) Back Office
9 39 (1.77%) Electronics
10 31 (1.41%) Advertising
11 28 (1.27%) Military
12 27 (1.23%) Front Office
13 25 (1.14%) French Language
13 25 (1.14%) German Language
13 25 (1.14%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.73%) Publishing
15 15 (0.68%) Games
16 14 (0.64%) Legal
17 12 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 496 (22.55%) Developer
2 334 (15.18%) Architect
3 263 (11.95%) Analyst
4 220 (10.00%) Consultant
5 152 (6.91%) Java Developer
6 140 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
7 104 (4.73%) Senior Developer
8 96 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 95 (4.32%) Applications Support
10 92 (4.18%) Administrator
11 91 (4.14%) Support Analyst
12 80 (3.64%) Support Engineer
13 58 (2.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 58 (2.64%) Systems Administrator
14 55 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
15 54 (2.45%) DBA
16 52 (2.36%) Applications Support Analyst
17 51 (2.32%) Cloud Architect
18 49 (2.23%) Integration Architect
19 47 (2.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (10.95%) .NET
2 238 (10.82%) Middleware
3 218 (9.91%) Web Services
4 193 (8.77%) XML
5 185 (8.41%) J2EE
6 184 (8.36%) HTML
7 168 (7.64%) REST
8 163 (7.41%) SOAP
9 161 (7.32%) Spring
10 150 (6.82%) CSS
11 139 (6.32%) Node.js
12 127 (5.77%) AngularJS
13 106 (4.82%) JMS
14 97 (4.41%) JSON
15 93 (4.23%) Hibernate
16 84 (3.82%) HTML5
17 80 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
18 77 (3.50%) IBM Integration Bus
19 73 (3.32%) Java EE
20 66 (3.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (7.45%) Data Centre
3 95 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 94 (4.27%) AS400
5 85 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
6 79 (3.59%) Management Information System
7 72 (3.27%) iSeries
8 70 (3.18%) Clustering
8 70 (3.18%) Mainframe
9 66 (3.00%) Client/Server
10 63 (2.86%) DataPower
11 47 (2.14%) Fintech
12 42 (1.91%) IBM Mainframe
13 36 (1.64%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.55%) N-Tier
14 34 (1.55%) SWIFT
15 33 (1.50%) Replication
16 32 (1.45%) User Experience
17 31 (1.41%) Algorithms
17 31 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 485 (22.05%) Windows
2 476 (21.64%) Linux
3 385 (17.50%) Unix
4 185 (8.41%) Windows Server
5 98 (4.45%) AIX
6 92 (4.18%) Solaris
7 90 (4.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 83 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 66 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (2.05%) Android
11 42 (1.91%) Apple iOS
12 37 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (1.36%) Windows 7
14 27 (1.23%) CentOS
15 21 (0.95%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 19 (0.86%) zOS
17 17 (0.77%) OS/390
18 16 (0.73%) CoreOS
19 15 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (12.86%) ITIL
3 262 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
4 223 (10.14%) DevOps
5 211 (9.59%) Analytics
6 196 (8.91%) Scrum
7 190 (8.64%) SOA
8 180 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
9 172 (7.82%) Open Source
10 170 (7.73%) ETL
11 168 (7.64%) E-Commerce
12 150 (6.82%) TDD
13 149 (6.77%) ERP
14 147 (6.68%) Software Engineering
15 144 (6.55%) CRM
16 135 (6.14%) TOGAF
17 132 (6.00%) SDLC
18 131 (5.95%) Stakeholder Management
19 119 (5.41%) Data Modelling
20 116 (5.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 673 (30.59%) Java
2 603 (27.41%) SQL
3 257 (11.68%) JavaScript
4 162 (7.36%) Python
5 131 (5.95%) C#
6 112 (5.09%) Shell Script
7 95 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 93 (4.23%) PHP
9 92 (4.18%) Perl
10 89 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 89 (4.05%) C++
11 76 (3.45%) T-SQL
12 57 (2.59%) RPG
13 53 (2.41%) C
14 45 (2.05%) VBA
15 44 (2.00%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.68%) Scala
17 31 (1.41%) R
17 31 (1.41%) Ruby
18 30 (1.36%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 269 (12.23%) Degree
2 94 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 75 (3.41%) SC Cleared
4 48 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (1.45%) CISSP
7 31 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (1.36%) ISEB
9 24 (1.09%) ISTQB
9 24 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
10 23 (1.05%) ACCA
10 23 (1.05%) CIMA
10 23 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (1.00%) CISM
12 21 (0.95%) MCSE
12 21 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 18 (0.82%) MCSA
15 17 (0.77%) PMI Certification
16 16 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (5.64%) QA
2 112 (5.09%) SLA
3 67 (3.05%) Data Quality
4 37 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (1.36%) ISO 9001
6 22 (1.00%) GDPR
7 21 (0.95%) COBIT
8 16 (0.73%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.50%) MiFID
10 10 (0.45%) PSD2
11 9 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (0.32%) FATCA
13 6 (0.27%) MISRA
13 6 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.23%) MISRA C
14 5 (0.23%) SEPA
15 4 (0.18%) GCP
15 4 (0.18%) PMO
16 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 230 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 219 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (7.64%) Docker
4 87 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 66 (3.00%) vSphere
6 59 (2.68%) XenApp
7 54 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.23%) XenDesktop
10 24 (1.09%) NFS
11 19 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
14 16 (0.73%) vCloud
15 14 (0.64%) Firmware
16 12 (0.55%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
17 10 (0.45%) Xen
18 9 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
18 9 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 158 (7.18%) Puppet
2 114 (5.18%) Opscode Chef
3 103 (4.68%) Tivoli
4 96 (4.36%) Ansible
5 62 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 41 (1.86%) SCCM
7 39 (1.77%) Backup Exec
7 39 (1.77%) Nagios
8 33 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 31 (1.41%) NetBackup
10 26 (1.18%) Cobbler
11 23 (1.05%) Terraform
12 22 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
13 20 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 18 (0.82%) Data Guard
15 17 (0.77%) Tivoli NetView
16 16 (0.73%) QRadar
16 16 (0.73%) SCOM
16 16 (0.73%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 754 (34.27%) Oracle
2 584 (26.55%) Microsoft
3 303 (13.77%) VMware
4 218 (9.91%) HP
5 195 (8.86%) Cognos
6 187 (8.50%) SAP
7 182 (8.27%) Cisco
8 129 (5.86%) Citrix
9 122 (5.55%) TIBCO
10 120 (5.45%) Google
11 116 (5.27%) Dell
12 105 (4.77%) NetApp
13 96 (4.36%) hybris
14 95 (4.32%) Red Hat
15 93 (4.23%) EMC
16 69 (3.14%) ATG
16 69 (3.14%) CA
16 69 (3.14%) MuleSoft
17 59 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
18 56 (2.55%) Informatica