Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 265 194
Rank change year-on-year -16 -71 -38
Permanent jobs citing IBM 2,058 2,266 3,570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.31% 1.77%
As % of the Vendors category 2.68% 2.96% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,468 1,704 2,618
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,990 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.67% -0.02% -2.86%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,269 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% -1.59% +2.22%

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 76,796 76,664 91,086
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.18% 44.29% 45.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60,090 61,224 74,253
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 -27 1,833 £60,000 +14.29% 227
UK excluding London -26 1,125 £50,000 +10.45% 170
London -30 818 £70,000 +12.00% 87
South East +21 346 £55,000 +4.76% 50
North of England -59 214 £47,500 +5.56% 27
Midlands -33 181 £42,000 -11.58% 20
East of England +48 175 £55,000 - 21
North West -29 151 £47,000 +17.50% 13
West Midlands -35 118 £37,500 -11.76% 12
South West -20 107 £55,000 +37.50% 20
Scotland -18 92 £44,000 -5.38% 22
East Midlands +6 64 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Yorkshire -34 47 £55,000 +10.00% 14
Wales -15 25 £35,000 -22.68% 8
North East -2 17 £37,500 +50.00%
Northern Ireland +11 6 £34,000 +44.68% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 620 (30.13%) Oracle
2 564 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
3 548 (26.63%) Microsoft
4 523 (25.41%) SQL
5 496 (24.10%) Java
6 490 (23.81%) Linux
7 444 (21.57%) Finance
8 431 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
9 430 (20.89%) Windows
10 406 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 374 (18.17%) WebSphere
12 321 (15.60%) DevOps
13 311 (15.11%) Unix
14 300 (14.58%) VMware
15 295 (14.33%) SAP
16 286 (13.90%) Analytics
17 284 (13.80%) Middleware
18 283 (13.75%) Degree
19 274 (13.31%) Web Services
20 263 (12.78%) XML
21 261 (12.68%) HP
22 260 (12.63%) SQL Server
23 259 (12.59%) Python
24 256 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
25 232 (11.27%) ITIL
26 221 (10.74%) Google
27 218 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
28 212 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
29 205 (9.96%) Jenkins
30 204 (9.91%) SOAP

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
1 374 (18.17%) WebSphere
2 153 (7.43%) Tomcat
3 110 (5.34%) WebLogic
4 104 (5.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 104 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 92 (4.47%) Apache Spark
6 82 (3.98%) JBoss
7 80 (3.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 70 (3.40%) OpenStack
9 69 (3.35%) Apache
9 69 (3.35%) SAS
10 57 (2.77%) Documentum
11 55 (2.67%) MS Exchange
12 51 (2.48%) Confluence
13 46 (2.24%) IIS
14 43 (2.09%) Oracle Service Bus
15 38 (1.85%) CMS
16 37 (1.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 30 (1.46%) Cloud Foundry
18 29 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.34%) Simulink
6 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.097%) SPSS
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.049%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.049%) InVision
9 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 52 (2.53%) Cognos TM1
2 32 (1.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 30 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 29 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
5 22 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
6 21 (1.02%) Magento
6 21 (1.02%) Unica
7 17 (0.83%) Documaker
8 14 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (0.58%) SAP BPC
10 11 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
10 11 (0.53%) Cognos Planning
10 11 (0.53%) Temenos T24
11 10 (0.49%) Maximo
12 9 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
12 9 (0.44%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.39%) HFM
13 8 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
13 8 (0.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 431 (20.94%) Amazon AWS
2 406 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (9.57%) IBM Cloud
4 140 (6.80%) PaaS
5 135 (6.56%) IaaS
6 114 (5.54%) SaaS
7 97 (4.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 81 (3.94%) Office 365
9 70 (3.40%) GitHub
10 42 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (1.99%) Serverless
12 35 (1.70%) OpenShift
13 28 (1.36%) Boomi
14 21 (1.02%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 20 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
15 20 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
16 19 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 17 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
17 17 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 161 (7.82%) DNS
2 127 (6.17%) TCP/IP
3 124 (6.03%) SAN
4 123 (5.98%) Firewall
5 120 (5.83%) HTTP
6 93 (4.52%) DHCP
7 92 (4.47%) Internet
8 84 (4.08%) SSL
9 76 (3.69%) LAN
10 73 (3.55%) WAN
11 67 (3.26%) FTP
12 53 (2.58%) VPN
13 49 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (2.33%) SNMP
15 46 (2.24%) Network Security
16 40 (1.94%) OSPF
17 34 (1.65%) Ethernet
17 34 (1.65%) SSH
18 31 (1.51%) MPLS
19 29 (1.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 186 (9.04%) Big Data
3 141 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
4 138 (6.71%) NoSQL
5 133 (6.46%) DB2
6 132 (6.41%) Relational Database
7 109 (5.30%) Hadoop
8 106 (5.15%) MongoDB
9 99 (4.81%) Oracle Database
10 90 (4.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 63 (3.06%) MySQL
12 61 (2.96%) Power BI
12 61 (2.96%) RDBMS
13 55 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 54 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
15 53 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
16 45 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 40 (1.94%) IBM InfoSphere
18 40 (1.94%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 205 (9.96%) Jenkins
2 182 (8.84%) Git (software)
3 110 (5.34%) JIRA
4 93 (4.52%) Maven
5 75 (3.64%) Subversion
6 71 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 60 (2.92%) Cucumber
8 54 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (2.28%) Vagrant
10 45 (2.19%) Ant
11 43 (2.09%) IntelliJ
11 43 (2.09%) JUnit
11 43 (2.09%) Selenium
12 39 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 38 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
14 35 (1.70%) NetBeans
15 33 (1.60%) Gradle
15 33 (1.60%) SoapUI
15 33 (1.60%) Visual Studio
16 28 (1.36%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 444 (21.57%) Finance
2 200 (9.72%) Banking
3 145 (7.05%) Retail
4 74 (3.60%) Marketing
5 42 (2.04%) Law
6 40 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 39 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 38 (1.85%) Back Office
9 27 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.26%) Advertising
11 25 (1.21%) Legal
11 25 (1.21%) Publishing
12 19 (0.92%) Billing
12 19 (0.92%) Electronics
13 18 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.78%) Games
15 14 (0.68%) Automotive
16 12 (0.58%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.39%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 439 (21.33%) Architect
2 297 (14.43%) Developer
3 273 (13.27%) Analyst
4 236 (11.47%) Consultant
5 182 (8.84%) Solutions Architect
6 102 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 101 (4.91%) Cloud Architect
8 71 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 71 (3.45%) Support Engineer
9 66 (3.21%) Data Architect
10 55 (2.67%) Senior Consultant
10 55 (2.67%) Support Analyst
11 53 (2.58%) Administrator
11 53 (2.58%) Technical Architect
12 50 (2.43%) Business Analyst
13 49 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
14 48 (2.33%) Applications Support
15 46 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
15 46 (2.24%) Senior Developer
16 43 (2.09%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (13.80%) Middleware
2 274 (13.31%) Web Services
3 263 (12.78%) XML
4 204 (9.91%) SOAP
5 183 (8.89%) REST
6 164 (7.97%) Spring
7 149 (7.24%) .NET
8 129 (6.27%) Java EE
9 124 (6.03%) JSON
10 116 (5.64%) HTML
11 111 (5.39%) J2EE
12 107 (5.20%) JMS
13 87 (4.23%) RESTful
14 84 (4.08%) CSS
15 81 (3.94%) Kafka
16 74 (3.60%) IBM Integration Bus
17 72 (3.50%) Node.js
18 69 (3.35%) WebSphere MQ
19 66 (3.21%) Hibernate
20 63 (3.06%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 218 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 166 (8.07%) Computer Science
3 153 (7.43%) Data Centre
4 142 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 141 (6.85%) Mainframe
6 96 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
7 95 (4.62%) iSeries
8 88 (4.28%) DataPower
9 86 (4.18%) IBM Mainframe
10 78 (3.79%) Management Information System
11 47 (2.28%) AS400
11 47 (2.28%) Virtual Team
12 45 (2.19%) Public Cloud
13 36 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
14 34 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
15 31 (1.51%) Private Cloud
15 31 (1.51%) User Experience
16 30 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
16 30 (1.46%) Fintech
17 27 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 490 (23.81%) Linux
2 430 (20.89%) Windows
3 311 (15.11%) Unix
4 186 (9.04%) Windows Server
5 127 (6.17%) AIX
6 124 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 102 (4.96%) Solaris
8 94 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (2.96%) Windows 7
11 59 (2.87%) Android
12 43 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 41 (1.99%) CentOS
14 40 (1.94%) HPUX
15 30 (1.46%) Ubuntu
15 30 (1.46%) Windows 10
16 29 (1.41%) Apple iOS
17 28 (1.36%) Debian
18 18 (0.87%) SUSE
19 16 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (27.41%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (15.60%) DevOps
3 286 (13.90%) Analytics
4 256 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
5 232 (11.27%) ITIL
6 200 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
7 198 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
8 182 (8.84%) ETL
9 177 (8.60%) Software Engineering
10 176 (8.55%) SOA
11 171 (8.31%) Project Management
12 170 (8.26%) Scrum
13 167 (8.11%) Open Source
14 149 (7.24%) Presales
15 147 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 126 (6.12%) E-Commerce
16 126 (6.12%) Migration
17 125 (6.07%) Data Modelling
18 123 (5.98%) Test Automation
19 115 (5.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 523 (25.41%) SQL
2 496 (24.10%) Java
3 259 (12.59%) Python
4 172 (8.36%) JavaScript
5 155 (7.53%) C#
6 142 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 103 (5.00%) Shell Script
8 93 (4.52%) Bash Shell
9 69 (3.35%) Perl
10 65 (3.16%) C++
11 56 (2.72%) C
11 56 (2.72%) COBOL
12 54 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 46 (2.24%) PHP
14 43 (2.09%) Ruby
15 39 (1.90%) Java 8
15 39 (1.90%) R
16 31 (1.51%) RPG
17 30 (1.46%) T-SQL
18 29 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 283 (13.75%) Degree
2 101 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 91 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 62 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (2.96%) CISSP
6 54 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 42 (2.04%) CCNP
8 42 (2.04%) MCSE
9 36 (1.75%) Master's Degree
10 35 (1.70%) MCSA
11 33 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (1.12%) CCDP
12 23 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.07%) IISP
14 21 (1.02%) CISA
15 19 (0.92%) CCSE
15 19 (0.92%) CISM
15 19 (0.92%) ISSAP
15 19 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.00%) QA
2 100 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 93 (4.52%) GDPR
4 66 (3.21%) SLA
5 32 (1.55%) GCP
6 23 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (1.07%) PMO
8 17 (0.83%) MISRA
9 16 (0.78%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.49%) Def Stans
11 9 (0.44%) COBIT
11 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 7 (0.34%) MISRA C
12 7 (0.34%) PSD2
13 5 (0.24%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.24%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.15%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 212 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 181 (8.79%) Active Directory
3 177 (8.60%) Docker
4 94 (4.57%) Hyper-V
5 63 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (2.43%) VirtualBox
7 41 (1.99%) VMware NSX
8 39 (1.90%) NFS
9 27 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (1.26%) vSphere
11 25 (1.21%) XenApp
12 24 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
13 23 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
14 22 (1.07%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.97%) Ceph
16 17 (0.83%) KVM
16 17 (0.83%) Samba
16 17 (0.83%) Xen
16 17 (0.83%) XenDesktop
17 13 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 171 (8.31%) Ansible
2 155 (7.53%) Puppet
3 107 (5.20%) Opscode Chef
4 103 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 62 (3.01%) Tivoli
6 48 (2.33%) Terraform
7 46 (2.24%) SCCM
8 42 (2.04%) Nagios
9 33 (1.60%) vRealize
10 30 (1.46%) QRadar
11 27 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (1.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 22 (1.07%) vCenter Server
13 20 (0.97%) HAProxy
13 20 (0.97%) HP ALM
13 20 (0.97%) Rancher
13 20 (0.97%) Salt
14 18 (0.87%) Backup Exec
14 18 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.83%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 620 (30.13%) Oracle
2 548 (26.63%) Microsoft
3 300 (14.58%) VMware
4 295 (14.33%) SAP
5 261 (12.68%) HP
6 221 (10.74%) Google
7 191 (9.28%) Cisco
8 159 (7.73%) Red Hat
9 132 (6.41%) Dell
10 128 (6.22%) Salesforce.com
11 125 (6.07%) Cognos
12 121 (5.88%) Informatica
13 120 (5.83%) EMC
14 115 (5.59%) TIBCO
15 91 (4.42%) Citrix
16 82 (3.98%) Adobe
16 82 (3.98%) NetApp
17 81 (3.94%) Tableau
18 76 (3.69%) Splunk
19 73 (3.55%) Cloudera