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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 409 324 284
Rank change year-on-year -85 -40 -6
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,383 877 1,062
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.95% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 2.20% 2.50% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 766 593 836
10th Percentile £35,125 £34,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,786 £42,500 £42,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.19% +2.73% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £74,813
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,900 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.47% -2.20% +2.04%

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 62,912 35,094 37,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.60% 38.20% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32,770 25,565 29,353
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,182 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,340 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

IBM
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for IBM in the UK

IBM
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IBM over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 16 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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -85 1,171 £60,000 - 124
UK excluding London -24 739 £55,000 +12.47% 88
Work from Home -43 624 £62,500 -3.85% 30
London -175 443 £70,000 -12.50% 39
South East -17 230 £58,000 -3.33% 30
Midlands +25 173 £45,000 +5.88% 17
West Midlands +52 151 £45,000 +12.50% 12
North of England -26 144 £58,580 +23.33% 16
Yorkshire 0 81 £62,500 +25.00% 2
South West -6 78 £52,500 +10.53% 6
East of England -94 77 £47,500 -13.64% 16
North West -63 58 £50,000 -6.10% 13
Scotland -54 29 £57,076 +23.41% 2
East Midlands -39 21 £50,500 +18.82% 5
Wales -56 7 £45,083 -7.81% 1
North East -17 5 £47,500 +4.75% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for IBM.

1 501 (36.23%) Agile
2 431 (31.16%) Social Skills
3 376 (27.19%) AWS
4 340 (24.58%) Microsoft
5 325 (23.50%) Finance
6 321 (23.21%) Azure
7 292 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
8 259 (18.73%) Linux
9 256 (18.51%) Degree
10 255 (18.44%) DevOps
11 249 (18.00%) Oracle
12 236 (17.06%) Java
13 232 (16.78%) SQL
13 232 (16.78%) Python
14 227 (16.41%) Software Engineering
15 215 (15.55%) JavaScript
16 208 (15.04%) Windows
17 194 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
18 186 (13.45%) Banking
19 180 (13.02%) Google
20 174 (12.58%) Test Automation
21 162 (11.71%) VMware
21 162 (11.71%) Docker
22 160 (11.57%) CI/CD
23 155 (11.21%) GCP
24 154 (11.14%) SQL Server
25 149 (10.77%) WebSphere
26 142 (10.27%) Project Management
27 137 (9.91%) Kubernetes
28 131 (9.47%) Unix

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
1 149 (10.77%) WebSphere
2 50 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 43 (3.11%) JBoss
4 42 (3.04%) Apache
4 42 (3.04%) CMS
5 39 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 38 (2.75%) Hyperledger
7 33 (2.39%) Confluence
8 26 (1.88%) MS Exchange
9 25 (1.81%) WebLogic
10 24 (1.74%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.59%) IIS
13 21 (1.52%) Apache Solr
13 21 (1.52%) Headless CMS
14 19 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
15 18 (1.30%) nginx
16 14 (1.01%) ArcGIS
17 11 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (3.98%) Simulink
2 25 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.66%) InVision
3 23 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.66%) Sketch
4 22 (1.59%) Adobe XD
4 22 (1.59%) Marvel
5 12 (0.87%) CATIA
6 11 (0.80%) Stateflow
7 8 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 6 (0.43%) SPSS
8 6 (0.43%) TargetLink
9 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.072%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.072%) Windchill
10 1 (0.072%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 47 (3.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 36 (2.60%) R3 Corda
3 35 (2.53%) Temenos T24
4 26 (1.88%) Maximo
5 23 (1.66%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.80%) Summit
7 9 (0.65%) FastStats
7 9 (0.65%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 7 (0.51%) Magento
8 7 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.43%) Shopify
10 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.36%) ENOVIA
10 5 (0.36%) Primavera
11 4 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 4 (0.29%) Postilion
11 4 (0.29%) Sage X3
12 3 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
12 3 (0.22%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 376 (27.19%) AWS
2 321 (23.21%) Azure
3 155 (11.21%) GCP
4 94 (6.80%) SaaS
5 87 (6.29%) IBM Cloud
6 74 (5.35%) PaaS
7 63 (4.56%) Microsoft 365
8 46 (3.33%) IaaS
9 45 (3.25%) Power Platform
10 41 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (2.53%) OpenShift
12 33 (2.39%) Amazon S3
13 31 (2.24%) Serverless
14 30 (2.17%) GitHub
15 24 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.59%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (1.59%) Canva
16 22 (1.59%) Figma
16 22 (1.59%) Typeform
17 21 (1.52%) Amplience
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.06%) Firewall
2 62 (4.48%) DNS
3 60 (4.34%) SAN
4 45 (3.25%) Internet
5 37 (2.68%) FTP
6 35 (2.53%) HTTP
7 31 (2.24%) SSH
7 31 (2.24%) SSL
8 30 (2.17%) DHCP
9 29 (2.10%) NAS
10 21 (1.52%) DMZ
10 21 (1.52%) Extranet
10 21 (1.52%) WAN
11 17 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 16 (1.16%) VLAN
13 13 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (0.87%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
15 11 (0.80%) TCP/IP
16 10 (0.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 95 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 79 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 64 (4.63%) DB2
5 58 (4.19%) MongoDB
6 46 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (3.25%) Power BI
8 44 (3.18%) RDBMS
9 40 (2.89%) MySQL
10 38 (2.75%) Metadata
11 29 (2.10%) NoSQL
12 28 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 28 (2.02%) Tableau
13 27 (1.95%) DataStage
13 27 (1.95%) IBM InfoSphere
14 24 (1.74%) Big Data
14 24 (1.74%) Hadoop
15 22 (1.59%) Redis
16 20 (1.45%) Data Lake
16 20 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 110 (7.95%) Jenkins
2 100 (7.23%) Rational DOORS
3 78 (5.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 72 (5.21%) JIRA
5 71 (5.13%) GitLab
6 52 (3.76%) Git (software)
7 49 (3.54%) TeamCity
8 34 (2.46%) Maven
9 32 (2.31%) IBM UrbanCode
10 29 (2.10%) Polyspace
11 21 (1.52%) Postman
11 21 (1.52%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.45%) gulp
12 20 (1.45%) SoapUI
12 20 (1.45%) webpack
13 19 (1.37%) Grunt
14 18 (1.30%) Bitbucket
15 17 (1.23%) ClearCase
16 16 (1.16%) Cypress.io
17 15 (1.08%) Log4j
General
1 431 (31.16%) Social Skills
2 325 (23.50%) Finance
3 194 (14.03%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (13.45%) Banking
5 129 (9.33%) Retail
6 108 (7.81%) Automotive
7 69 (4.99%) Games
8 40 (2.89%) Law
9 36 (2.60%) Marketing
10 35 (2.53%) Electronics
11 34 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
12 28 (2.02%) Public Sector
13 27 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
13 27 (1.95%) Financial Institution
14 26 (1.88%) Organisational Skills
15 25 (1.81%) Investment Banking
16 24 (1.74%) Manufacturing
17 23 (1.66%) Publishing
18 22 (1.59%) Billing
19 20 (1.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 144 (10.41%) Architect
2 122 (8.82%) Developer
3 112 (8.10%) Software Engineer
4 96 (6.94%) Analyst
5 57 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
6 52 (3.76%) Development Manager
7 51 (3.69%) Integration Engineer
7 51 (3.69%) Technical Architect
8 50 (3.62%) Data Engineer
9 45 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 43 (3.11%) Consultant
11 40 (2.89%) IT Engineer
11 40 (2.89%) Lead Software Engineer
11 40 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
12 37 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (2.31%) IT Manager
13 32 (2.31%) Storage Engineer
14 30 (2.17%) Operations Engineer
15 28 (2.02%) Project Manager
16 27 (1.95%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (9.40%) React
2 118 (8.53%) Node.js
3 108 (7.81%) HTML
4 100 (7.23%) IBM Integration Bus
5 91 (6.58%) Middleware
6 80 (5.78%) CSS
7 79 (5.71%) Kafka
8 76 (5.50%) REST
9 71 (5.13%) AngularJS
10 62 (4.48%) HTML5
11 60 (4.34%) .NET
12 57 (4.12%) RESTful
13 55 (3.98%) XML
14 52 (3.76%) Spring
14 52 (3.76%) Web Services
15 51 (3.69%) GraphQL
16 46 (3.33%) Vue.js
17 45 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
18 35 (2.53%) Spring Boot
19 32 (2.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.75%) Self-Motivation
2 94 (6.80%) Mainframe
3 74 (5.35%) Data Centre
4 71 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 70 (5.06%) Public Cloud
6 65 (4.70%) User Experience
7 53 (3.83%) SWIFT
8 48 (3.47%) Driving Licence
9 47 (3.40%) Blockchain
10 45 (3.25%) Virtual Team
11 43 (3.11%) Mobile App
12 39 (2.82%) Algorithms
13 38 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
14 36 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
15 34 (2.46%) iSeries
16 33 (2.39%) Cloud Native
17 31 (2.24%) Clustering
17 31 (2.24%) Data Structures
18 28 (2.02%) AS400
19 27 (1.95%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 259 (18.73%) Linux
2 208 (15.04%) Windows
3 131 (9.47%) Unix
4 94 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 68 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (4.48%) zOS
7 48 (3.47%) AIX
8 39 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
10 23 (1.66%) Windows 10
11 18 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
12 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.87%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.72%) HPUX
14 10 (0.72%) Solaris
15 9 (0.65%) SUSE
15 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.58%) MVS
17 7 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (36.23%) Agile
2 292 (21.11%) Problem-Solving
3 255 (18.44%) DevOps
4 227 (16.41%) Software Engineering
5 174 (12.58%) Test Automation
6 160 (11.57%) CI/CD
7 142 (10.27%) Project Management
8 126 (9.11%) SDLC
9 125 (9.04%) Scrum
10 124 (8.97%) Analytics
11 102 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
11 102 (7.38%) Computer Science
12 101 (7.30%) ITIL
13 100 (7.23%) Microservices
14 96 (6.94%) Artificial Intelligence
15 91 (6.58%) Project Delivery
16 89 (6.44%) Software Testing
17 87 (6.29%) ETL
18 80 (5.78%) Data Analysis
19 76 (5.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 236 (17.06%) Java
2 232 (16.78%) Python
2 232 (16.78%) SQL
3 215 (15.55%) JavaScript
4 102 (7.38%) C#
5 86 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 70 (5.06%) C
7 64 (4.63%) TypeScript
8 62 (4.48%) MATLAB
9 61 (4.41%) Shell Script
10 57 (4.12%) COBOL
11 55 (3.98%) Bash
12 54 (3.90%) Perl
13 52 (3.76%) PHP
14 45 (3.25%) Go
15 40 (2.89%) C++
16 39 (2.82%) Assembly Language
17 36 (2.60%) DAML
18 32 (2.31%) Ruby
19 27 (1.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 256 (18.51%) Degree
2 82 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 54 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 27 (1.95%) MCSE
7 21 (1.52%) CISSP
8 16 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 14 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.01%) CISM
10 13 (0.94%) CEH
10 13 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (0.87%) CompTIA Security+
11 12 (0.87%) GCIA
11 12 (0.87%) GCIH
11 12 (0.87%) Master's Degree
12 11 (0.80%) MCSA
12 11 (0.80%) PhD
13 10 (0.72%) VCAP
14 9 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.05%) QA
2 54 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 52 (3.76%) MISRA
4 48 (3.47%) SLA
5 47 (3.40%) GDPR
6 37 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 28 (2.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 26 (1.88%) NIST
9 26 (1.88%) PCI DSS
10 20 (1.45%) ISO 26262
11 17 (1.23%) AUTOSAR
11 17 (1.23%) GRC
12 14 (1.01%) PMO
13 8 (0.58%) HL7
14 6 (0.43%) Accessibility
14 6 (0.43%) Def Stans
14 6 (0.43%) HIPAA
14 6 (0.43%) MISRA C
15 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (11.71%) Docker
2 68 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 44 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (2.53%) vSphere
7 32 (2.31%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.74%) XenApp
9 19 (1.37%) Firmware
9 19 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (0.43%) GPFS
10 6 (0.43%) NFS
10 6 (0.43%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.29%) RACF
12 4 (0.29%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
13 3 (0.22%) vCloud
14 2 (0.14%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 137 (9.91%) Kubernetes
2 89 (6.44%) Ansible
3 54 (3.90%) Terraform
4 34 (2.46%) Tivoli
5 29 (2.10%) IBM BigFix
6 28 (2.02%) SCCM
7 25 (1.81%) Istio
8 23 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 22 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.37%) NetBackup
11 17 (1.23%) QRadar
12 16 (1.16%) FortiGate
12 16 (1.16%) Netcool
13 15 (1.08%) Nessus
13 15 (1.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 14 (1.01%) Netcool/OMNIbus
14 14 (1.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 14 (1.01%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.94%) Kibana
16 12 (0.87%) Grafana
Vendors
1 340 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 249 (18.00%) Oracle
3 180 (13.02%) Google
4 162 (11.71%) VMware
5 93 (6.72%) SAP
6 91 (6.58%) Salesforce.com
7 80 (5.78%) HP
8 76 (5.50%) Cisco
9 61 (4.41%) Citrix
9 61 (4.41%) EMC
9 61 (4.41%) Red Hat
10 54 (3.90%) McKesson
11 49 (3.54%) Adobe
12 41 (2.96%) Cognos
13 40 (2.89%) Dell
14 35 (2.53%) Temenos
15 33 (2.39%) NetApp
16 31 (2.24%) Informatica
17 27 (1.95%) Brocade
18 26 (1.88%) F5