Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 286 263
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23 -67
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,782 2,036 2,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.18% 1.31%
As % of the Vendors category 2.92% 2.71% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,359 1,453 1,702
UK median annual salary £54,500 £60,000 £50,375
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.17% +19.11% -3.13%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £50,000 £45,269
% change year-on-year -2.00% +10.45% -2.65%

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 60,979 75,098 76,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.43% 43.57% 44.31%
Number of salaries quoted 46,695 58,701 61,042
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% 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 June 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 June 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 +34 1,630 £55,000 -8.33% 51
UK excluding London +26 1,027 £49,000 -2.00% 46
London +22 711 £62,500 -10.71% 16
South East +12 314 £53,750 -2.27% 14
North of England +31 234 £45,100 -5.05% 9
Midlands +46 178 £44,000 +4.76% 8
West Midlands +48 141 £47,500 +26.67% 5
North West +6 128 £45,000 -4.26% 7
Yorkshire +49 101 £45,100 -18.00% 2
East of England +7 96 £58,000 +5.45% 2
Scotland +11 91 £45,100 +2.50% 8
South West -20 66 £41,500 -24.55% 2
Wales +27 39 £49,000 +40.00% 2
East Midlands -8 37 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Northern Ireland -20 9 £38,750 +13.97% 1
North East +10 5 £39,500 +5.33%

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 542 (30.42%) SQL
2 524 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 524 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (25.87%) Linux
4 452 (25.36%) Java
5 431 (24.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 427 (23.96%) Oracle
7 411 (23.06%) Finance
8 404 (22.67%) Windows
9 367 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
10 292 (16.39%) SQL Server
11 270 (15.15%) Google
12 263 (14.76%) JavaScript
13 259 (14.53%) ITIL
14 246 (13.80%) WebSphere
15 242 (13.58%) ETL
16 236 (13.24%) Analytics
17 227 (12.74%) Retail
18 226 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
18 226 (12.68%) VMware
18 226 (12.68%) Google Cloud Platform
19 222 (12.46%) DevOps
20 221 (12.40%) SAP
21 217 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
22 205 (11.50%) C#
22 205 (11.50%) Python
23 200 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
24 199 (11.17%) HP
25 198 (11.11%) Degree
26 192 (10.77%) 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
1 246 (13.80%) WebSphere
2 80 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 68 (3.82%) Apache Spark
4 67 (3.76%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 46 (2.58%) Apache
7 39 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 35 (1.96%) CICS
8 35 (1.96%) IIS
9 33 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 28 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
10 28 (1.57%) MS Exchange
11 26 (1.46%) Confluence
12 22 (1.23%) IBM Notes
12 22 (1.23%) SAS
13 21 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
14 20 (1.12%) JBoss
15 18 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 18 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 73 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.23%) Chatbot
4 12 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.45%) SPSS
6 7 (0.39%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.11%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.056%) Sketch
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.056%) Weka
Business Applications
1 46 (2.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 42 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 37 (2.08%) Maximo
4 26 (1.46%) Cognos TM1
5 14 (0.79%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.62%) Magento
6 11 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.56%) Fredhopper
7 10 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
8 9 (0.51%) SAP BPC
9 8 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.39%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.39%) Q-Pulse
10 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.39%) Sage CRM
11 6 (0.34%) Eikon
11 6 (0.34%) Infor SunSystems
11 6 (0.34%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 431 (24.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 367 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
3 226 (12.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 180 (10.10%) IBM Cloud
5 108 (6.06%) SaaS
6 96 (5.39%) Office 365
7 86 (4.83%) Cloud Computing
8 71 (3.98%) Power Platform
9 64 (3.59%) npm
10 56 (3.14%) Azure Stack
11 51 (2.86%) Serverless
12 41 (2.30%) PaaS
13 33 (1.85%) IaaS
14 24 (1.35%) OpenShift
15 20 (1.12%) Amazon SQS
15 20 (1.12%) GitHub
16 19 (1.07%) Boomi
17 15 (0.84%) Apigee
17 15 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.67%) DNS
2 91 (5.11%) Firewall
3 83 (4.66%) DHCP
4 78 (4.38%) SAN
5 70 (3.93%) WAN
6 66 (3.70%) LAN
7 46 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 43 (2.41%) VoIP
9 41 (2.30%) VPN
10 35 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
11 32 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (1.74%) Wireless
13 29 (1.63%) HTTP
13 29 (1.63%) SSL
14 25 (1.40%) Internet
15 24 (1.35%) Unified Communications
16 21 (1.18%) VLAN
17 20 (1.12%) Network Security
18 19 (1.07%) PABX
19 17 (0.95%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 200 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
3 145 (8.14%) DB2
4 120 (6.73%) Big Data
5 115 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 94 (5.27%) Relational Database
7 87 (4.88%) Hadoop
8 83 (4.66%) NoSQL
9 70 (3.93%) Power BI
10 69 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (3.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 60 (3.37%) DataStage
13 56 (3.14%) MySQL
14 54 (3.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 54 (3.03%) IBM InfoSphere
15 53 (2.97%) Apache Hive
15 53 (2.97%) MongoDB
16 52 (2.92%) Oracle Database
17 51 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 103 (5.78%) Git (software)
2 66 (3.70%) gulp
3 65 (3.65%) Babel
3 65 (3.65%) JIRA
3 65 (3.65%) webpack
4 63 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 47 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (2.36%) Cucumber
7 40 (2.24%) Eclipse
8 33 (1.85%) Maven
9 32 (1.80%) Selenium
10 26 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
11 24 (1.35%) JUnit
11 24 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 21 (1.18%) SoapUI
13 19 (1.07%) MSI
14 18 (1.01%) Subversion
15 14 (0.79%) AppScan
15 14 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
16 13 (0.73%) Mockito
General
1 411 (23.06%) Finance
2 227 (12.74%) Retail
3 166 (9.32%) Banking
4 90 (5.05%) Marketing
5 44 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.68%) Law
6 30 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.57%) Back Office
8 19 (1.07%) Advertising
9 16 (0.90%) Legal
10 15 (0.84%) Games
11 10 (0.56%) Billing
12 9 (0.51%) Electronics
12 9 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.39%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.28%) Automotive
14 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 331 (18.57%) Developer
2 250 (14.03%) Analyst
3 245 (13.75%) Architect
4 110 (6.17%) Consultant
5 97 (5.44%) Software Engineer
6 88 (4.94%) Java Developer
6 88 (4.94%) Senior Developer
7 79 (4.43%) Cloud Engineer
8 78 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
9 75 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 65 (3.65%) Applications Support
11 61 (3.42%) Senior Software Engineer
12 56 (3.14%) Data Architect
13 55 (3.09%) Data Analyst
14 53 (2.97%) Support Engineer
15 40 (2.24%) Technical Architect
16 38 (2.13%) Big Data Architect
16 38 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 35 (1.96%) Business Analyst
18 34 (1.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (9.32%) .NET
2 125 (7.01%) Web Services
3 112 (6.29%) Middleware
4 96 (5.39%) HTML
5 91 (5.11%) RESTful
6 87 (4.88%) AngularJS
7 77 (4.32%) Node.js
8 73 (4.10%) REST
9 69 (3.87%) Spring
9 69 (3.87%) XML
10 64 (3.59%) WebSphere MQ
11 61 (3.42%) IBM Integration Bus
11 61 (3.42%) Kafka
12 60 (3.37%) J2EE
13 54 (3.03%) CSS
13 54 (3.03%) Java EE
14 52 (2.92%) SOAP
15 49 (2.75%) JMS
16 40 (2.24%) JSON
17 38 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 174 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (8.19%) Self-Motivation
3 137 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 121 (6.79%) Public Cloud
5 105 (5.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 105 (5.89%) Mainframe
6 84 (4.71%) iSeries
7 72 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
8 48 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
9 44 (2.47%) Management Information System
10 41 (2.30%) AS400
11 32 (1.80%) Private Cloud
12 28 (1.57%) Cloud Native
13 27 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
14 24 (1.35%) EMC VNX
14 24 (1.35%) User Experience
15 23 (1.29%) Robotics
16 22 (1.23%) Clustering
16 22 (1.23%) Data Structures
16 22 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 461 (25.87%) Linux
2 404 (22.67%) Windows
3 192 (10.77%) Unix
4 133 (7.46%) Windows Server
5 90 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (3.59%) AIX
8 59 (3.31%) Windows 7
9 48 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (1.63%) Windows 10
12 23 (1.29%) CentOS
12 23 (1.29%) zOS
13 20 (1.12%) Solaris
14 17 (0.95%) MVS
14 17 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 12 (0.67%) Android
16 10 (0.56%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (14.53%) ITIL
3 242 (13.58%) ETL
4 236 (13.24%) Analytics
5 226 (12.68%) Business Intelligence
6 222 (12.46%) DevOps
7 217 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
8 188 (10.55%) Software Engineering
9 167 (9.37%) Migration
10 154 (8.64%) SDLC
11 132 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
12 121 (6.79%) Data Modelling
13 116 (6.51%) Scrum
14 106 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 101 (5.67%) Project Management
16 97 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 95 (5.33%) Computer Science
18 90 (5.05%) Decision-Making
19 83 (4.66%) CRM
19 83 (4.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 542 (30.42%) SQL
2 452 (25.36%) Java
3 263 (14.76%) JavaScript
4 205 (11.50%) C#
4 205 (11.50%) Python
5 86 (4.83%) Bash Shell
6 68 (3.82%) TypeScript
7 66 (3.70%) Objective-C
8 65 (3.65%) PowerShell
9 63 (3.54%) Groovy
10 57 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 55 (3.09%) COBOL
11 55 (3.09%) JCL
12 53 (2.97%) Ruby
13 49 (2.75%) T-SQL
14 43 (2.41%) PL/SQL
15 36 (2.02%) Scala
16 32 (1.80%) Perl
16 32 (1.80%) VBA
17 31 (1.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 198 (11.11%) Degree
2 111 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
5 50 (2.81%) CISSP
6 35 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 34 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (1.68%) CISM
9 25 (1.40%) MCSA
10 23 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
11 21 (1.18%) MCSE
12 19 (1.07%) AWS Certification
12 19 (1.07%) CISA
13 18 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 18 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (0.95%) CCNP
14 17 (0.95%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.90%) CEH
16 14 (0.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (5.33%) GDPR
2 93 (5.22%) Data Quality
3 79 (4.43%) QA
4 78 (4.38%) SLA
5 53 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (1.52%) PCI DSS
7 22 (1.23%) ISO 9001
8 16 (0.90%) ISO 22301
9 13 (0.73%) NIST
10 9 (0.51%) ISO 9000
10 9 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 7 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
12 7 (0.39%) ISO 31000
12 7 (0.39%) PMO
13 5 (0.28%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 2 (0.11%) PSD2
15 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 178 (9.99%) Docker
2 166 (9.32%) Active Directory
3 157 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (3.59%) Hyper-V
5 53 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (2.64%) vSphere
7 30 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 19 (1.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 18 (1.01%) Time Sharing Option
11 16 (0.90%) XenApp
12 15 (0.84%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 12 (0.67%) PowerHA
14 10 (0.56%) Apache Flume
14 10 (0.56%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.45%) Firmware
17 7 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 137 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 108 (6.06%) Ansible
3 97 (5.44%) Puppet
4 83 (4.66%) Tivoli
5 82 (4.60%) SCCM
6 63 (3.54%) Kubernetes
7 58 (3.25%) Terraform
8 31 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 28 (1.57%) IBM BigFix
10 26 (1.46%) Nessus
11 23 (1.29%) Netcool
12 22 (1.23%) OpenView
13 21 (1.18%) Salt
14 18 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
14 18 (1.01%) SCOM
15 17 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 16 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 15 (0.84%) HP ALM
17 15 (0.84%) vRealize
17 15 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 524 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 427 (23.96%) Oracle
3 270 (15.15%) Google
4 226 (12.68%) VMware
5 221 (12.40%) SAP
6 199 (11.17%) HP
7 141 (7.91%) Cisco
8 140 (7.86%) Informatica
9 129 (7.24%) Cognos
10 113 (6.34%) Dell
11 100 (5.61%) Red Hat
12 92 (5.16%) EMC
12 92 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
13 77 (4.32%) Citrix
14 76 (4.26%) Talend
15 59 (3.31%) Tableau
16 50 (2.81%) Symantec
17 49 (2.75%) Adobe
18 45 (2.53%) NetApp
19 44 (2.47%) TIBCO