Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 264 218
Rank change year-on-year -29 -46 -56
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,926 2,383 3,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.35% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% 3.04% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 1,758 2,316
UK median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,675 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,900 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,269 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% +0.60% -

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 74,238 78,407 87,875
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.93% 44.57% 44.57%
Number of salaries quoted 57,541 61,140 71,487
UK median annual salary £49,875 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -31 1,755 £60,000 +20.00% 201
UK excluding London -44 1,006 £50,000 +10.45% 143
London -14 837 £67,500 +8.00% 74
South East -8 295 £55,000 +4.76% 36
North of England -66 201 £47,500 -5.00% 36
East of England +81 192 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Midlands -66 142 £43,500 +2.35% 20
North West -66 109 £47,000 +17.50% 18
South West -17 87 £55,000 +30.95% 17
West Midlands -69 86 £43,750 +8.70% 9
Yorkshire -5 77 £55,000 +10.00% 17
Scotland -58 76 £50,000 +5.82% 12
East Midlands -29 57 £41,800 -16.40% 11
Wales -30 18 £52,500 +15.97% 5
North East -8 16 £37,500 +21.95% 1
Northern Ireland +10 8 £34,000 +44.68%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 554 (28.76%) Oracle
2 548 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 527 (27.36%) Microsoft
4 497 (25.80%) SQL
5 481 (24.97%) Java
6 480 (24.92%) Finance
7 445 (23.10%) Linux
8 397 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
9 374 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 370 (19.21%) WebSphere
11 369 (19.16%) Windows
12 294 (15.26%) VMware
13 284 (14.75%) SAP
13 284 (14.75%) DevOps
14 273 (14.17%) SQL Server
15 270 (14.02%) Unix
16 265 (13.76%) Python
17 260 (13.50%) Web Services
18 253 (13.14%) Degree
18 253 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
19 246 (12.77%) Middleware
20 233 (12.10%) HP
21 226 (11.73%) XML
22 224 (11.63%) Analytics
23 217 (11.27%) ITIL
24 207 (10.75%) Google
25 202 (10.49%) Banking
26 201 (10.44%) IBM Cloud
27 200 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
28 199 (10.33%) 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
1 370 (19.21%) WebSphere
2 148 (7.68%) Tomcat
3 126 (6.54%) WebLogic
4 88 (4.57%) SharePoint
5 82 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 77 (4.00%) Apache Spark
7 69 (3.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 64 (3.32%) JBoss
9 60 (3.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 55 (2.86%) Apache
11 54 (2.80%) OpenStack
12 49 (2.54%) SAS
13 43 (2.23%) Confluence
14 42 (2.18%) IIS
15 40 (2.08%) Documentum
16 38 (1.97%) MS Exchange
17 33 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 31 (1.61%) CMS
19 29 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
20 27 (1.40%) FileNet
Applications
1 68 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.42%) Chatbot
6 7 (0.36%) Simulink
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.16%) Windchill
9 2 (0.10%) CPLEX
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.052%) InVision
Business Applications
1 55 (2.86%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (1.71%) SAP Hybris
3 29 (1.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 25 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.99%) Magento
6 18 (0.93%) Unica
7 17 (0.88%) Documaker
7 17 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
8 13 (0.67%) Maximo
9 12 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
10 11 (0.57%) SAP BPC
11 9 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 8 (0.42%) Cognos Planning
12 8 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
13 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.26%) HFM
14 5 (0.26%) LatentZero
14 5 (0.26%) thinkFolio
15 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
15 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 397 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
2 374 (19.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (10.44%) IBM Cloud
4 135 (7.01%) PaaS
5 133 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 109 (5.66%) SaaS
7 100 (5.19%) IaaS
8 83 (4.31%) Office 365
9 65 (3.37%) OpenShift
10 37 (1.92%) GitHub
11 36 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (1.87%) Serverless
12 21 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
13 16 (0.83%) Boomi
14 12 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
15 10 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
15 10 (0.52%) Force.com
15 10 (0.52%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 140 (7.27%) DNS
2 119 (6.18%) HTTP
3 113 (5.87%) SAN
4 103 (5.35%) Firewall
5 97 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 83 (4.31%) Internet
7 72 (3.74%) DHCP
8 65 (3.37%) SSL
9 55 (2.86%) FTP
10 47 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 43 (2.23%) LAN
11 43 (2.23%) WAN
12 40 (2.08%) VPN
13 37 (1.92%) Network Security
14 36 (1.87%) SSH
15 35 (1.82%) SNMP
16 31 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 29 (1.51%) IPsec
18 28 (1.45%) SMTP
19 26 (1.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 273 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.53%) Relational Database
3 142 (7.37%) Big Data
3 142 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
4 109 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 105 (5.45%) DB2
6 96 (4.98%) Hadoop
7 77 (4.00%) MongoDB
7 77 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 73 (3.79%) Oracle Database
9 61 (3.17%) MySQL
9 61 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 61 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 59 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 52 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
12 51 (2.65%) Power BI
13 47 (2.44%) SAP Data Services
14 40 (2.08%) IBM InfoSphere
15 35 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
15 35 (1.82%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 175 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 141 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 109 (5.66%) JIRA
4 67 (3.48%) Maven
5 62 (3.22%) Eclipse
6 46 (2.39%) Subversion
7 45 (2.34%) Selenium
8 43 (2.23%) Cucumber
9 39 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (1.82%) Rational Team Concert
11 34 (1.77%) Ant
12 33 (1.71%) JUnit
12 33 (1.71%) Vagrant
13 32 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
14 31 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (1.61%) gulp
14 31 (1.61%) IntelliJ
15 27 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
16 26 (1.35%) NetBeans
17 24 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 480 (24.92%) Finance
2 202 (10.49%) Banking
3 146 (7.58%) Retail
4 66 (3.43%) Marketing
5 46 (2.39%) Back Office
6 37 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 32 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.30%) Games
10 24 (1.25%) Billing
11 20 (1.04%) Electronics
12 19 (0.99%) Legal
13 18 (0.93%) Publishing
14 17 (0.88%) Advertising
14 17 (0.88%) Automotive
15 15 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.78%) Law
16 13 (0.67%) Front Office
16 13 (0.67%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 410 (21.29%) Architect
2 282 (14.64%) Developer
3 270 (14.02%) Analyst
4 178 (9.24%) Consultant
5 170 (8.83%) Solutions Architect
6 102 (5.30%) Java Developer
7 87 (4.52%) Cloud Architect
8 70 (3.63%) Support Engineer
9 63 (3.27%) Support Analyst
10 62 (3.22%) Data Architect
11 60 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
12 58 (3.01%) Senior Developer
13 57 (2.96%) Senior Consultant
14 52 (2.70%) Technical Architect
15 51 (2.65%) Administrator
15 51 (2.65%) Applications Support
16 43 (2.23%) Data Consultant
16 43 (2.23%) Integration Engineer
17 40 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
18 38 (1.97%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (13.50%) Web Services
2 246 (12.77%) Middleware
3 226 (11.73%) XML
4 199 (10.33%) SOAP
5 191 (9.92%) Spring
6 169 (8.77%) .NET
7 167 (8.67%) REST
8 125 (6.49%) Java EE
9 123 (6.39%) HTML
10 118 (6.13%) JSON
11 108 (5.61%) J2EE
12 102 (5.30%) IBM Integration Bus
13 87 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
14 81 (4.21%) CSS
15 79 (4.10%) JMS
15 79 (4.10%) Node.js
16 77 (4.00%) Spring Boot
17 61 (3.17%) Kafka
18 60 (3.12%) Hibernate
18 60 (3.12%) React
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (8.46%) Computer Science
3 142 (7.37%) Data Centre
4 121 (6.28%) Enterprise Software
5 115 (5.97%) Mainframe
6 106 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
7 90 (4.67%) iSeries
8 85 (4.41%) DataPower
9 81 (4.21%) Management Information System
10 65 (3.37%) IBM Mainframe
11 58 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 57 (2.96%) Cloud Native
13 47 (2.44%) Fintech
14 43 (2.23%) Private Cloud
15 41 (2.13%) AS400
16 40 (2.08%) User Experience
17 39 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
18 38 (1.97%) Public Cloud
19 35 (1.82%) Blog
20 34 (1.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 445 (23.10%) Linux
2 369 (19.16%) Windows
3 270 (14.02%) Unix
4 139 (7.22%) Windows Server
5 113 (5.87%) AIX
6 96 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 87 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (3.74%) Solaris
10 56 (2.91%) Windows 7
11 46 (2.39%) Android
12 36 (1.87%) CentOS
13 32 (1.66%) Windows 10
14 26 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (1.30%) Debian
16 24 (1.25%) HPUX
17 23 (1.19%) Ubuntu
18 20 (1.04%) Windows 8
19 19 (0.99%) Apple iOS
20 13 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (14.75%) DevOps
3 253 (13.14%) Problem-Solving
4 224 (11.63%) Analytics
5 217 (11.27%) ITIL
6 186 (9.66%) ETL
7 184 (9.55%) Scrum
8 170 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
9 159 (8.26%) Project Management
10 157 (8.15%) Software Engineering
11 156 (8.10%) SOA
12 154 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
13 130 (6.75%) SDLC
14 128 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 123 (6.39%) Test Automation
16 121 (6.28%) Data Modelling
17 119 (6.18%) Configuration Management
17 119 (6.18%) Microservices
18 108 (5.61%) E-Commerce
19 107 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 497 (25.80%) SQL
2 481 (24.97%) Java
3 265 (13.76%) Python
4 165 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 145 (7.53%) C#
6 126 (6.54%) PowerShell
7 98 (5.09%) Bash Shell
8 97 (5.04%) Shell Script
9 73 (3.79%) Perl
10 57 (2.96%) C++
11 56 (2.91%) PL/SQL
12 55 (2.86%) C
13 46 (2.39%) Java 8
14 45 (2.34%) PHP
15 38 (1.97%) COBOL
16 33 (1.71%) R
16 33 (1.71%) RPG
16 33 (1.71%) T-SQL
17 27 (1.40%) Scala
18 26 (1.35%) Korn
Qualifications
1 253 (13.14%) Degree
2 87 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (4.36%) Security Cleared
4 57 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
6 41 (2.13%) CISSP
6 41 (2.13%) Master's Degree
7 39 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (1.97%) CCNP
8 38 (1.97%) MCSE
9 31 (1.61%) MCSA
9 31 (1.61%) SC Cleared
10 20 (1.04%) CCDP
11 19 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.73%) CISA
13 14 (0.73%) IISP
14 13 (0.67%) CISM
14 13 (0.67%) DV Cleared
15 12 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (5.92%) QA
2 97 (5.04%) Data Quality
3 76 (3.95%) GDPR
4 62 (3.22%) SLA
5 43 (2.23%) GCP
6 23 (1.19%) PMO
7 20 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.78%) MISRA
8 15 (0.78%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.52%) COBIT
10 9 (0.47%) Def Stans
10 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.31%) MISRA C
12 6 (0.31%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.26%) PSD2
14 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
14 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 200 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (10.18%) Docker
3 163 (8.46%) Active Directory
4 81 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 59 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (2.65%) VirtualBox
7 39 (2.02%) VMware NSX
8 35 (1.82%) vSphere
9 27 (1.40%) NFS
10 23 (1.19%) XenApp
11 20 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
12 17 (0.88%) Samba
12 17 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.88%) Xen
13 16 (0.83%) KVM
14 14 (0.73%) Firmware
15 13 (0.67%) XenDesktop
16 12 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 155 (8.05%) Ansible
2 133 (6.91%) Kubernetes
2 133 (6.91%) Puppet
3 93 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (2.44%) SCCM
4 47 (2.44%) Terraform
5 43 (2.23%) Nagios
6 37 (1.92%) Tivoli
7 35 (1.82%) vRealize
8 22 (1.14%) Salt
9 20 (1.04%) Rancher
10 19 (0.99%) QRadar
10 19 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (0.88%) Sysdig
12 16 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
12 16 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (0.83%) HAProxy
13 15 (0.78%) HP ALM
13 15 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 554 (28.76%) Oracle
2 527 (27.36%) Microsoft
3 294 (15.26%) VMware
4 284 (14.75%) SAP
5 233 (12.10%) HP
6 207 (10.75%) Google
7 183 (9.50%) Cisco
8 178 (9.24%) Red Hat
9 125 (6.49%) Informatica
10 120 (6.23%) Dell
11 113 (5.87%) Salesforce.com
12 111 (5.76%) Cognos
13 108 (5.61%) EMC
14 89 (4.62%) TIBCO
15 85 (4.41%) Citrix
16 73 (3.79%) NetApp
17 67 (3.48%) Tableau
18 65 (3.37%) Adobe
19 64 (3.32%) Splunk
20 57 (2.96%) Cloudera