Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 303 245
Rank change year-on-year +20 -58 -61
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,817 1,949 2,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.10% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 2.84% 2.50% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,357 1,489 1,858
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.91% +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £31,590 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £87,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £46,794 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.65% -1.49% +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 64,019 78,056 76,600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.29% 44.16% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 49,291 61,692 61,610
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 +35 1,695 £57,500 +4.55% 297
UK excluding London +15 985 £48,500 +3.65% 205
London +48 781 £67,500 - 116
South East +13 287 £50,000 - 49
North of England +26 212 £40,750 -14.21% 60
Midlands +21 181 £51,250 +28.13% 27
East of England +26 135 £55,000 - 22
West Midlands +22 133 £55,000 +46.67% 22
North West -22 113 £38,500 -13.48% 34
Yorkshire +86 97 £40,000 -20.00% 24
South West +3 75 £40,000 -13.21% 23
Scotland -11 68 £49,500 +29.41% 14
East Midlands +27 48 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Wales +6 30 £54,000 +54.29% 8
North East +9 2 £44,610 +11.52% 2
Northern Ireland -27 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 505 (27.79%) Microsoft
2 469 (25.81%) Windows
3 462 (25.43%) SQL
4 456 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
5 439 (24.16%) Java
6 410 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 404 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
8 399 (21.96%) Linux
9 377 (20.75%) Finance
10 356 (19.59%) Oracle
11 318 (17.50%) ITIL
12 289 (15.91%) VMware
13 243 (13.37%) WebSphere
14 233 (12.82%) Google
15 230 (12.66%) Unix
16 229 (12.60%) DevOps
17 223 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
18 222 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
19 220 (12.11%) Degree
20 218 (12.00%) Active Directory
21 215 (11.83%) HP
21 215 (11.83%) SQL Server
21 215 (11.83%) Analytics
22 196 (10.79%) Google Cloud Platform
22 196 (10.79%) JavaScript
23 193 (10.62%) Cisco
24 189 (10.40%) Banking
25 188 (10.35%) .NET
26 186 (10.24%) IBM Cloud
27 181 (9.96%) ETL

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
1 243 (13.37%) WebSphere
2 103 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 78 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 78 (4.29%) WebLogic
4 73 (4.02%) Tomcat
5 46 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 43 (2.37%) SAS
7 42 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
8 41 (2.26%) MS Exchange
9 37 (2.04%) OpenStack
10 36 (1.98%) Apache
11 34 (1.87%) IIS
12 33 (1.82%) MQSeries
12 33 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
13 30 (1.65%) JBoss
14 27 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 23 (1.27%) Confluence
15 23 (1.27%) IBM Domino
16 20 (1.10%) Hyperledger
17 19 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 64 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.17%) Windchill
7 2 (0.11%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.055%) HipChat
8 1 (0.055%) Stata
8 1 (0.055%) Weka
Business Applications
1 49 (2.70%) Cognos TM1
2 36 (1.98%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.83%) SAP BPC
6 14 (0.77%) Distributed Ledger
7 13 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
8 11 (0.61%) Maximo
9 8 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
9 8 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.44%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.44%) SAP Bank Analyzer
9 8 (0.44%) SAP FS
9 8 (0.44%) SAP MDM
10 7 (0.39%) Cognos Controller
10 7 (0.39%) Unica
11 6 (0.33%) Cognos Planning
11 6 (0.33%) Salerio
12 4 (0.22%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 410 (22.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 404 (22.23%) Amazon AWS
3 196 (10.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 186 (10.24%) IBM Cloud
5 119 (6.55%) SaaS
6 118 (6.49%) Office 365
7 87 (4.79%) PaaS
8 65 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
9 59 (3.25%) Serverless
10 51 (2.81%) IaaS
11 49 (2.70%) npm
11 49 (2.70%) OpenShift
12 32 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
14 22 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 19 (1.05%) Amazon S3
15 19 (1.05%) Google Analytics
16 17 (0.94%) Silverpop
17 16 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 118 (6.49%) DNS
2 109 (6.00%) Firewall
3 80 (4.40%) DHCP
4 77 (4.24%) SAN
5 60 (3.30%) WAN
6 56 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 50 (2.75%) VPN
8 44 (2.42%) LAN
9 40 (2.20%) SSL
10 39 (2.15%) Internet
11 36 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (1.38%) HTTP
13 23 (1.27%) Unified Communications
14 22 (1.21%) Reverse Proxy
15 21 (1.16%) NAS
15 21 (1.16%) Network Security
16 18 (0.99%) VLAN
17 17 (0.94%) MPLS
18 16 (0.88%) Wireless
19 15 (0.83%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 163 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
3 149 (8.20%) Big Data
4 113 (6.22%) DB2
5 92 (5.06%) Hadoop
5 92 (5.06%) NoSQL
6 86 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 74 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 69 (3.80%) MySQL
9 59 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 58 (3.19%) Power BI
11 57 (3.14%) HBase
12 49 (2.70%) DataStage
13 48 (2.64%) Amazon Redshift
13 48 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 47 (2.59%) Apache Hive
15 46 (2.53%) Oracle Database
16 42 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
16 42 (2.31%) Spotfire
17 38 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 75 (4.13%) JIRA
2 72 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 54 (2.97%) Jenkins
4 51 (2.81%) gulp
5 49 (2.70%) webpack
6 46 (2.53%) Babel
6 46 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (2.15%) Cucumber
8 34 (1.87%) Selenium
9 28 (1.54%) Visual Studio
10 27 (1.49%) Eclipse
11 25 (1.38%) SoapUI
12 24 (1.32%) Subversion
13 23 (1.27%) Maven
14 22 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
15 20 (1.10%) JUnit
16 19 (1.05%) TeamCity
17 13 (0.72%) AppScan
17 13 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 377 (20.75%) Finance
2 189 (10.40%) Banking
3 150 (8.26%) Retail
4 110 (6.05%) Marketing
5 42 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 39 (2.15%) Law
7 23 (1.27%) Military
8 18 (0.99%) Advertising
8 18 (0.99%) Legal
9 17 (0.94%) Back Office
9 17 (0.94%) Electronics
10 16 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 13 (0.72%) Billing
12 12 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.61%) Games
14 9 (0.50%) French Language
14 9 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 9 (0.50%) German Language
15 8 (0.44%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 292 (16.07%) Developer
2 291 (16.02%) Architect
3 234 (12.88%) Analyst
4 101 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 80 (4.40%) Consultant
6 77 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
6 77 (4.24%) Software Engineer
7 72 (3.96%) Java Developer
8 68 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 59 (3.25%) Data Architect
10 58 (3.19%) Senior Software Engineer
11 52 (2.86%) Administrator
12 50 (2.75%) Senior Developer
13 49 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 48 (2.64%) Team Leader
15 47 (2.59%) Applications Support
16 43 (2.37%) Big Data Architect
17 41 (2.26%) Support Engineer
18 39 (2.15%) Data Analyst
19 36 (1.98%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (10.35%) .NET
2 146 (8.04%) Web Services
3 134 (7.37%) HTML
4 130 (7.15%) Middleware
5 117 (6.44%) Spring
6 99 (5.45%) CSS
7 98 (5.39%) Node.js
8 88 (4.84%) AngularJS
8 88 (4.84%) RESTful
9 86 (4.73%) WebSphere MQ
10 82 (4.51%) REST
11 77 (4.24%) Java EE
12 71 (3.91%) SOAP
13 70 (3.85%) J2EE
14 69 (3.80%) JSON
15 68 (3.74%) XML
16 66 (3.63%) Kafka
17 64 (3.52%) HTML5
18 62 (3.41%) Spring Boot
19 52 (2.86%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.19%) Data Centre
2 137 (7.54%) Self-Motivation
3 120 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 70 (3.85%) Mainframe
6 67 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
7 62 (3.41%) Clustering
7 62 (3.41%) Public Cloud
8 61 (3.36%) AS400
8 61 (3.36%) iSeries
9 53 (2.92%) Cloud Native
10 45 (2.48%) Fintech
11 44 (2.42%) Replication
12 42 (2.31%) Management Information System
13 41 (2.26%) Enterprise Cloud
14 37 (2.04%) Private Cloud
15 32 (1.76%) Mobile App
16 30 (1.65%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.65%) DataPower
17 29 (1.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 469 (25.81%) Windows
2 399 (21.96%) Linux
3 230 (12.66%) Unix
4 151 (8.31%) Windows Server
5 108 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (4.90%) AIX
7 86 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (4.02%) Windows 7
9 72 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 67 (3.69%) Windows 10
11 43 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (1.38%) zOS
13 21 (1.16%) Solaris
14 19 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.94%) CentOS
16 16 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 16 (0.88%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.55%) Android
18 9 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
18 9 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (17.50%) ITIL
3 229 (12.60%) DevOps
4 222 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
5 215 (11.83%) Analytics
6 181 (9.96%) ETL
7 170 (9.36%) Software Engineering
8 157 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
9 153 (8.42%) SDLC
10 136 (7.48%) Test Automation
11 129 (7.10%) Microservices
12 125 (6.88%) Computer Science
13 119 (6.55%) Project Management
14 115 (6.33%) Migration
15 112 (6.16%) Scrum
16 111 (6.11%) High Availability
17 108 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 99 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
19 96 (5.28%) Patch Management
20 93 (5.12%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 462 (25.43%) SQL
2 439 (24.16%) Java
3 196 (10.79%) JavaScript
4 179 (9.85%) Python
5 165 (9.08%) C#
6 124 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 82 (4.51%) Shell Script
8 61 (3.36%) T-SQL
9 47 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 46 (2.53%) Objective-C
11 42 (2.31%) COBOL
12 41 (2.26%) C
13 38 (2.09%) Scala
14 35 (1.93%) C++
15 34 (1.87%) Java 8
15 34 (1.87%) PL/SQL
16 31 (1.71%) RPG
17 30 (1.65%) VBScript
18 27 (1.49%) Perl
19 26 (1.43%) JCL
Qualifications
1 220 (12.11%) Degree
2 72 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
3 70 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (3.36%) Security Cleared
5 50 (2.75%) CISSP
6 40 (2.20%) MCSE
7 37 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 36 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
9 35 (1.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 32 (1.76%) ISEB
11 28 (1.54%) CISM
12 27 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (1.43%) Master's Degree
13 26 (1.43%) MCSA
14 22 (1.21%) ISTQB
15 18 (0.99%) CCNP
15 18 (0.99%) CISA
15 18 (0.99%) MBA
15 18 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (5.56%) QA
2 84 (4.62%) SLA
3 62 (3.41%) Data Quality
4 58 (3.19%) GDPR
5 26 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.88%) PMO
8 9 (0.50%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.44%) IFRS
10 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.28%) ISO 26262
12 4 (0.22%) COBIT
13 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.17%) WAI
14 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
15 1 (0.055%) Disclosure Scotland
15 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 15288
15 1 (0.055%) MISRA
15 1 (0.055%) MISRA C
System Software
1 223 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 218 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 175 (9.63%) Docker
4 118 (6.49%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (2.81%) vSphere
7 36 (1.98%) XenApp
8 31 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (1.71%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (1.32%) PowerHA
11 22 (1.21%) DFS Replication
12 17 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
13 16 (0.88%) NFS
14 14 (0.77%) Snort
14 14 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
15 13 (0.72%) VMware NSX
16 11 (0.61%) Apache Flume
16 11 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 154 (8.48%) SCCM
2 102 (5.61%) Puppet
3 95 (5.23%) Kubernetes
4 88 (4.84%) Ansible
5 73 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
6 61 (3.36%) Tivoli
7 59 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 46 (2.53%) IBM BigFix
9 36 (1.98%) WSUS
10 30 (1.65%) Nagios
10 30 (1.65%) QRadar
10 30 (1.65%) SCOM
11 27 (1.49%) Nessus
11 27 (1.49%) NetBackup
12 26 (1.43%) vRealize
13 24 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
14 21 (1.16%) Netcool
14 21 (1.16%) vCenter Server
15 19 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
16 18 (0.99%) logstash
Vendors
1 505 (27.79%) Microsoft
2 356 (19.59%) Oracle
3 289 (15.91%) VMware
4 233 (12.82%) Google
5 215 (11.83%) HP
6 193 (10.62%) Cisco
7 167 (9.19%) SAP
8 150 (8.26%) Dell
9 132 (7.26%) EMC
10 129 (7.10%) Cognos
11 111 (6.11%) Informatica
12 107 (5.89%) Red Hat
13 99 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
14 97 (5.34%) NetApp
15 80 (4.40%) Symantec
16 79 (4.35%) Citrix
17 67 (3.69%) McAfee
18 58 (3.19%) Forcepoint
19 57 (3.14%) Tableau
20 56 (3.08%) Splunk