Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 308 280 293
Rank change year-on-year -28 +13 +10
Permanent jobs citing IBM 724 1,391 1,783
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.14% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 2.53% 2.76% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 600 1,222 1,457
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,450 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.09%

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 28,629 50,334 62,189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.83% 41.20% 41.64%
Number of salaries quoted 21,680 39,075 48,395
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 17 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 3 March 2021. 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 -21 645 £65,000 +8.33% 113
UK excluding London -53 388 £54,000 +8.00% 71
London +23 293 £77,500 +10.71% 48
Work from Home -59 108 £65,000 +10.17% 20
South East -16 103 £70,000 +21.74% 19
Midlands -5 77 £45,000 -7.02% 14
North of England +1 73 £47,500 +3.26% 14
East of England +43 70 £60,000 -7.69% 10
West Midlands +16 51 £45,000 -8.84% 7
North West +22 36 £55,000 +15.79% 11
Yorkshire +10 34 £40,000 -13.04% 1
South West +14 27 £52,500 +32.91% 8
East Midlands +2 26 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Scotland +20 17 £55,000 -21.43% 4
Wales -37 15 £41,700 -7.33%
Northern Ireland +8 6 £30,000 -33.33% 2
North East +4 3 £42,000 +5.80% 2

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 251 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (33.29%) Java
3 219 (30.25%) Azure
4 204 (28.18%) AWS
5 190 (26.24%) Microsoft
6 161 (22.24%) SQL
7 158 (21.82%) Oracle
8 157 (21.69%) Finance
9 144 (19.89%) Kubernetes
10 142 (19.61%) DevOps
11 130 (17.96%) Python
12 128 (17.68%) Docker
13 123 (16.99%) Windows
14 121 (16.71%) Linux
15 110 (15.19%) SAP
16 105 (14.50%) ITIL
16 105 (14.50%) Jenkins
17 104 (14.36%) Software Engineering
18 101 (13.95%) VMware
19 99 (13.67%) Analytics
20 97 (13.40%) Scrum
21 95 (13.12%) Microservices
22 94 (12.98%) IBM Cloud
23 88 (12.15%) Google
24 86 (11.88%) WebSphere
25 85 (11.74%) Degree
26 83 (11.46%) GCP
27 82 (11.33%) Configuration Management
27 82 (11.33%) Red Hat
28 80 (11.05%) SQL Server

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 86 (11.88%) WebSphere
2 52 (7.18%) Confluence
3 38 (5.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 37 (5.11%) JBoss
5 34 (4.70%) Tomcat
6 26 (3.59%) Red Hat Fuse
7 25 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
8 20 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (2.62%) Apache Spark
10 16 (2.21%) MS Exchange
10 16 (2.21%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.80%) IBM Domino
11 13 (1.80%) Skype for Business
12 12 (1.66%) FileNet
12 12 (1.66%) IIS
12 12 (1.66%) SAS
12 12 (1.66%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 9 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (1.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.24%) InVision
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 25 (3.45%) Maximo
2 13 (1.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.24%) Magento
5 7 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.83%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.83%) SAP GTS
7 4 (0.55%) Bond Adapt
7 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 3 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.41%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.28%) SAP IBP
9 2 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
9 2 (0.28%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 219 (30.25%) Azure
2 204 (28.18%) AWS
3 94 (12.98%) IBM Cloud
4 83 (11.46%) GCP
5 61 (8.43%) OpenShift
6 54 (7.46%) PaaS
7 41 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (4.70%) Microsoft 365
9 32 (4.42%) Boomi
10 23 (3.18%) SaaS
11 17 (2.35%) Amazon EMR
12 16 (2.21%) Amazon EKS
12 16 (2.21%) GitHub
12 16 (2.21%) IaaS
13 13 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (1.80%) Serverless
14 12 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
16 9 (1.24%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.60%) SAN
2 32 (4.42%) Firewall
3 28 (3.87%) DNS
4 20 (2.76%) DHCP
5 16 (2.21%) Skype
6 15 (2.07%) Network Security
7 14 (1.93%) HTTP
7 14 (1.93%) NAS
8 11 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.24%) Internet
9 9 (1.24%) VPN
9 9 (1.24%) VSAN
10 7 (0.97%) SSL
11 6 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (0.83%) FTP
12 5 (0.69%) LAN
12 5 (0.69%) WAN
13 4 (0.55%) SSH
13 4 (0.55%) VLAN
14 3 (0.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.63%) Big Data
3 41 (5.66%) DB2
4 33 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (4.28%) MongoDB
6 28 (3.87%) NoSQL
7 26 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.31%) MySQL
9 21 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.49%) Amazon Redshift
11 17 (2.35%) Amazon Athena
11 17 (2.35%) Neo4j
12 16 (2.21%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.52%) Electronic Patient Records
13 11 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.97%) InfluxDB
15 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 105 (14.50%) Jenkins
2 73 (10.08%) JIRA
3 64 (8.84%) Git (software)
4 49 (6.77%) Maven
5 42 (5.80%) Artifactory
6 41 (5.66%) GitLab
7 29 (4.01%) Rational DOORS
8 28 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (3.31%) JUnit
9 24 (3.31%) Rational Rhapsody
10 21 (2.90%) Gradle
11 19 (2.62%) Selenium
12 18 (2.49%) Mocha
12 18 (2.49%) Vagrant
13 17 (2.35%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.80%) Mockito
14 13 (1.80%) SonarQube
15 12 (1.66%) Cucumber
16 11 (1.52%) Rational Team Concert
17 9 (1.24%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 157 (21.69%) Finance
2 61 (8.43%) Banking
3 35 (4.83%) Retail
4 32 (4.42%) Marketing
5 24 (3.31%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.18%) Public Sector
7 21 (2.90%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.49%) Aerospace
9 13 (1.80%) Law
10 10 (1.38%) German Language
11 8 (1.10%) Back Office
11 8 (1.10%) Electronics
11 8 (1.10%) Front Office
11 8 (1.10%) Publishing
12 5 (0.69%) Advertising
12 5 (0.69%) Digital Economy
13 4 (0.55%) Automotive
13 4 (0.55%) Avionics
13 4 (0.55%) Legal
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (18.09%) Developer
2 102 (14.09%) Architect
3 74 (10.22%) Consultant
4 67 (9.25%) Analyst
5 53 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 45 (6.22%) Java Developer
7 32 (4.42%) Platform Engineer
8 27 (3.73%) Cloud Architect
8 27 (3.73%) Software Developer
9 23 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.04%) Java Architect
10 22 (3.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
11 20 (2.76%) Data Engineer
11 20 (2.76%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (2.62%) Data Architect
12 19 (2.62%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (2.21%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.21%) Site Engineer
14 16 (2.21%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (10.50%) Web Services
2 67 (9.25%) Spring
3 61 (8.43%) REST
4 57 (7.87%) JSON
5 55 (7.60%) SOAP
6 51 (7.04%) Java EE
7 46 (6.35%) React
8 44 (6.08%) RESTful
9 43 (5.94%) .NET
10 42 (5.80%) Node.js
10 42 (5.80%) Spring Boot
11 35 (4.83%) HTML
12 33 (4.56%) AngularJS
13 31 (4.28%) CSS
14 28 (3.87%) Kafka
14 28 (3.87%) Middleware
15 24 (3.31%) LDAP
16 23 (3.18%) Vue.js
17 21 (2.90%) XML
18 20 (2.76%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (6.77%) Management Information System
4 43 (5.94%) Data Centre
5 42 (5.80%) Cloud Native
6 35 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (3.59%) User Experience
8 25 (3.45%) Blog
9 24 (3.31%) iSeries
9 24 (3.31%) Virtual Team
10 18 (2.49%) N-Tier
11 17 (2.35%) AS400
12 13 (1.80%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.66%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.66%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.52%) SWIFT
15 10 (1.38%) NHS
15 10 (1.38%) PKI
15 10 (1.38%) Replication
16 8 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.99%) Windows
2 121 (16.71%) Linux
3 75 (10.36%) Unix
4 57 (7.87%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.87%) AIX
6 19 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.52%) Solaris
8 8 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.69%) zOS
11 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.41%) Android
12 3 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (19.61%) DevOps
3 105 (14.50%) ITIL
4 104 (14.36%) Software Engineering
5 99 (13.67%) Analytics
6 97 (13.40%) Scrum
7 95 (13.12%) Microservices
8 82 (11.33%) Configuration Management
9 74 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (9.53%) Migration
11 67 (9.25%) Test Automation
12 66 (9.12%) Computer Science
13 63 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
14 62 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (8.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 55 (7.60%) Thought Leadership
17 51 (7.04%) UML
17 51 (7.04%) Unit Testing
18 50 (6.91%) ETL
19 48 (6.63%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 241 (33.29%) Java
2 161 (22.24%) SQL
3 130 (17.96%) Python
4 70 (9.67%) JavaScript
5 54 (7.46%) PowerShell
6 50 (6.91%) C#
7 46 (6.35%) C++
8 39 (5.39%) Go
9 34 (4.70%) Perl
10 32 (4.42%) Java 8
11 30 (4.14%) Shell Script
12 22 (3.04%) T-SQL
13 19 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.07%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.80%) C
16 12 (1.66%) TypeScript
17 8 (1.10%) VB
18 5 (0.69%) JCL
19 4 (0.55%) VB6
20 3 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 85 (11.74%) Degree
2 45 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 39 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.56%) PhD
5 26 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (3.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 17 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.07%) CCNP
11 14 (1.93%) DBS Check
12 9 (1.24%) IBM Certification
13 8 (1.10%) CCNA
14 7 (0.97%) CISSP
14 7 (0.97%) MCITP
15 4 (0.55%) CISA
15 4 (0.55%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.55%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.55%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.11%) QA
2 30 (4.14%) SLA
3 26 (3.59%) Data Quality
4 25 (3.45%) GDPR
5 20 (2.76%) COBIT
6 12 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.24%) HL7
7 9 (1.24%) PCI DSS
8 8 (1.10%) NIST
9 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.41%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 20022
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 1 (0.14%) MISRA
System Software
1 128 (17.68%) Docker
2 72 (9.94%) Active Directory
2 72 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.28%) vSphere
4 21 (2.90%) Firmware
5 17 (2.35%) VirtualBox
5 17 (2.35%) XenApp
6 16 (2.21%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.93%) BitLocker
7 14 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
7 14 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.80%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.69%) GPFS
9 5 (0.69%) NFS
10 4 (0.55%) PowerHA
10 4 (0.55%) RACF
10 4 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.41%) NDS
11 3 (0.41%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 144 (19.89%) Kubernetes
2 75 (10.36%) Ansible
3 38 (5.25%) Terraform
4 28 (3.87%) SCCM
5 18 (2.49%) vRealize
6 17 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
6 17 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.93%) HAProxy
9 12 (1.66%) IBM BigFix
9 12 (1.66%) Kibana
9 12 (1.66%) Puppet
10 9 (1.24%) Grafana
10 9 (1.24%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.83%) Control-M
12 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.83%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.55%) SCOM
13 4 (0.55%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 190 (26.24%) Microsoft
2 158 (21.82%) Oracle
3 110 (15.19%) SAP
4 101 (13.95%) VMware
5 88 (12.15%) Google
6 82 (11.33%) Red Hat
7 64 (8.84%) Dell
8 42 (5.80%) HP
9 40 (5.52%) Cisco
10 39 (5.39%) ServiceNow
11 38 (5.25%) Informatica
11 38 (5.25%) MuleSoft
12 37 (5.11%) TIBCO
13 34 (4.70%) Citrix
13 34 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
14 30 (4.14%) EMC
14 30 (4.14%) NetApp
15 27 (3.73%) Talend
16 26 (3.59%) WSO2
17 24 (3.31%) Veeam