Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 242 187
Rank change year-on-year -55 -55 -31
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,946 2,375 3,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.38% 1.86%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 3.12% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,410 1,820 2,804
UK median annual salary £57,500 £51,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.65% +0.98% -2.86%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,269 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +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 79,658 76,001 93,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.88% 44.05% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62,816 61,228 76,391
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £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 £42,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +5.00%

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 April 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 April 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 -57 1,701 £57,500 +9.52% 218
UK excluding London -31 1,107 £47,500 +4.93% 165
London -87 721 £70,000 +16.67% 78
South East -24 325 £52,500 +5.00% 39
North of England -34 223 £47,500 +15.85% 33
Midlands -30 195 £41,800 -7.11% 24
North West -17 170 £47,250 +18.13% 19
East of England -6 169 £55,000 - 22
West Midlands -26 136 £35,000 -23.91% 19
Scotland -24 85 £42,500 -15.00% 12
South West -64 77 £46,000 +15.00% 22
East Midlands -11 59 £45,000 +2.27% 5
Wales -10 45 £35,000 -22.68% 9
Yorkshire -11 42 £50,000 - 9
North East -21 11 £40,000 - 5
Northern Ireland +4 8 £34,000 +44.68% 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 568 (29.19%) Oracle
2 545 (28.01%) Microsoft
3 501 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
4 465 (23.90%) Linux
5 460 (23.64%) SQL
6 444 (22.82%) Java
7 413 (21.22%) Windows
8 370 (19.01%) Finance
9 356 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
10 340 (17.47%) WebSphere
11 339 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 320 (16.44%) Analytics
13 312 (16.03%) Unix
14 287 (14.75%) DevOps
15 279 (14.34%) VMware
16 276 (14.18%) Middleware
17 251 (12.90%) HP
18 250 (12.85%) Web Services
19 243 (12.49%) Degree
20 238 (12.23%) XML
21 236 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
22 228 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
23 226 (11.61%) SQL Server
24 224 (11.51%) Python
25 223 (11.46%) ITIL
26 213 (10.95%) SAP
26 213 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
27 204 (10.48%) Google
28 196 (10.07%) Jenkins
29 195 (10.02%) Windows 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
1 340 (17.47%) WebSphere
2 136 (6.99%) Tomcat
3 98 (5.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 92 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 89 (4.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 88 (4.52%) WebLogic
7 85 (4.37%) Apache Spark
8 79 (4.06%) Apache
8 79 (4.06%) JBoss
9 72 (3.70%) SAS
10 71 (3.65%) MS Exchange
11 60 (3.08%) OpenStack
12 54 (2.77%) Confluence
13 51 (2.62%) Documentum
14 49 (2.52%) IIS
15 41 (2.11%) CMS
15 41 (2.11%) Oracle Service Bus
16 34 (1.75%) Skype for Business
17 29 (1.49%) CICS
18 26 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 60 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.31%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.26%) Simulink
8 2 (0.10%) SPSS
9 1 (0.051%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.051%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 48 (2.47%) Cognos TM1
2 34 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (1.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 22 (1.13%) Unica
5 20 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
6 18 (0.92%) Magento
7 16 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
7 16 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
7 16 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
8 14 (0.72%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.62%) SAP BPC
10 11 (0.57%) Cognos Planning
11 10 (0.51%) Adobe Campaign
11 10 (0.51%) HFM
11 10 (0.51%) Maximo
12 9 (0.46%) Eloqua
12 9 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
12 9 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
13 8 (0.41%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 356 (18.29%) Amazon AWS
2 339 (17.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (6.99%) IBM Cloud
4 127 (6.53%) IaaS
5 121 (6.22%) PaaS
6 104 (5.34%) Bluemix
7 96 (4.93%) SaaS
8 73 (3.75%) Office 365
9 60 (3.08%) GitHub
10 59 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 42 (2.16%) Boomi
12 40 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 26 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 26 (1.34%) Serverless
15 16 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.82%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.62%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 145 (7.45%) DNS
2 138 (7.09%) Firewall
3 115 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 110 (5.65%) SAN
5 96 (4.93%) HTTP
6 87 (4.47%) DHCP
6 87 (4.47%) WAN
7 86 (4.42%) LAN
8 77 (3.96%) Internet
9 69 (3.55%) SSL
10 58 (2.98%) VPN
11 45 (2.31%) FTP
11 45 (2.31%) Network Security
12 42 (2.16%) SNMP
13 38 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (1.85%) OSPF
15 32 (1.64%) Ethernet
16 28 (1.44%) MPLS
17 27 (1.39%) Wireless
18 25 (1.28%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 187 (9.61%) Big Data
3 135 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
4 133 (6.83%) DB2
4 133 (6.83%) NoSQL
5 106 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 100 (5.14%) Hadoop
7 96 (4.93%) Relational Database
8 84 (4.32%) Apache Cassandra
9 78 (4.01%) Oracle Database
10 71 (3.65%) Power BI
11 60 (3.08%) MySQL
12 57 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 53 (2.72%) Oracle Database 12c
14 49 (2.52%) RDBMS
15 46 (2.36%) IBM InfoSphere
16 43 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
17 40 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
18 38 (1.95%) DataStage
18 38 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 196 (10.07%) Jenkins
2 162 (8.32%) Git (software)
3 122 (6.27%) JIRA
4 95 (4.88%) Maven
5 73 (3.75%) Subversion
6 66 (3.39%) Cucumber
7 64 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 58 (2.98%) Eclipse
8 58 (2.98%) Selenium
9 46 (2.36%) JUnit
9 46 (2.36%) Visual Studio
10 44 (2.26%) SoapUI
11 42 (2.16%) Vagrant
12 40 (2.06%) Ant
13 39 (2.00%) TeamCity
14 35 (1.80%) Gradle
15 34 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 34 (1.75%) IntelliJ
16 30 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (1.23%) NetBeans
General
1 370 (19.01%) Finance
2 191 (9.82%) Banking
3 125 (6.42%) Retail
4 79 (4.06%) Marketing
5 46 (2.36%) Advertising
5 46 (2.36%) Law
6 39 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.75%) Back Office
8 28 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.34%) Legal
10 21 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.08%) Publishing
11 14 (0.72%) Games
12 12 (0.62%) Electronics
12 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.41%) International Banking
14 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 4 (0.21%) French Language
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 364 (18.71%) Architect
2 315 (16.19%) Developer
3 243 (12.49%) Consultant
4 233 (11.97%) Analyst
5 165 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
6 109 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 68 (3.49%) Cloud Architect
8 62 (3.19%) Administrator
9 60 (3.08%) Support Engineer
10 54 (2.77%) Applications Support
10 54 (2.77%) Senior Developer
11 53 (2.72%) Business Analyst
12 51 (2.62%) Support Analyst
13 50 (2.57%) Senior Consultant
14 45 (2.31%) Data Architect
14 45 (2.31%) Technical Architect
15 43 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
16 42 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 41 (2.11%) Technical Support
18 39 (2.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (14.18%) Middleware
2 250 (12.85%) Web Services
3 238 (12.23%) XML
4 172 (8.84%) SOAP
5 170 (8.74%) REST
6 138 (7.09%) .NET
7 137 (7.04%) HTML
8 133 (6.83%) Spring
9 118 (6.06%) JSON
10 113 (5.81%) JMS
11 103 (5.29%) RESTful
12 95 (4.88%) J2EE
13 91 (4.68%) CSS
14 89 (4.57%) Kafka
15 88 (4.52%) Java EE
16 84 (4.32%) WebSphere MQ
17 71 (3.65%) Hibernate
18 68 (3.49%) AngularJS
19 66 (3.39%) IBM Integration Bus
20 64 (3.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 213 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 116 (5.96%) Enterprise Software
4 111 (5.70%) Computer Science
5 107 (5.50%) Mainframe
6 88 (4.52%) iSeries
7 82 (4.21%) DataPower
8 72 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
9 68 (3.49%) Management Information System
10 66 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
11 49 (2.52%) Virtual Team
12 44 (2.26%) AS400
13 40 (2.06%) User Experience
14 35 (1.80%) Clustering
15 31 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
15 31 (1.59%) Public Cloud
16 28 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 25 (1.28%) Driving Licence
17 25 (1.28%) Fintech
18 24 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 465 (23.90%) Linux
2 413 (21.22%) Windows
3 312 (16.03%) Unix
4 195 (10.02%) Windows Server
5 125 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 119 (6.12%) AIX
7 106 (5.45%) Solaris
8 93 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 83 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 60 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (2.42%) HPUX
12 46 (2.36%) Windows 7
13 44 (2.26%) Android
14 33 (1.70%) Ubuntu
15 30 (1.54%) CentOS
16 29 (1.49%) Debian
17 27 (1.39%) Windows 10
18 24 (1.23%) SUSE
19 23 (1.18%) Apple iOS
20 20 (1.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (25.75%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (16.44%) Analytics
3 287 (14.75%) DevOps
4 236 (12.13%) Business Intelligence
5 228 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
6 223 (11.46%) ITIL
7 174 (8.94%) Open Source
8 171 (8.79%) ETL
9 170 (8.74%) Presales
10 167 (8.58%) Software Engineering
11 166 (8.53%) SOA
12 161 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
13 152 (7.81%) Project Management
14 144 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 137 (7.04%) Scrum
16 121 (6.22%) Test Automation
17 119 (6.12%) TDD
18 110 (5.65%) E-Commerce
19 103 (5.29%) CRM
20 101 (5.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 460 (23.64%) SQL
2 444 (22.82%) Java
3 224 (11.51%) Python
4 177 (9.10%) JavaScript
5 132 (6.78%) C#
6 129 (6.63%) PowerShell
7 97 (4.98%) Shell Script
8 94 (4.83%) Bash Shell
9 77 (3.96%) Perl
10 61 (3.13%) C++
11 55 (2.83%) COBOL
12 51 (2.62%) Ruby
13 49 (2.52%) Java 8
14 47 (2.42%) C
15 45 (2.31%) PL/SQL
16 40 (2.06%) PHP
17 37 (1.90%) T-SQL
18 33 (1.70%) VBA
19 28 (1.44%) R
20 24 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 243 (12.49%) Degree
2 73 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 57 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (2.88%) CISSP
5 55 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 36 (1.85%) MCSA
8 34 (1.75%) MCSE
9 33 (1.70%) CCNP
10 32 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 26 (1.34%) CISM
12 25 (1.28%) ISTQB
13 23 (1.18%) CCNA
14 22 (1.13%) CISA
15 21 (1.08%) IISP
16 20 (1.03%) CCDP
16 20 (1.03%) ISSAP
16 20 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (1.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.78%) QA
2 82 (4.21%) Data Quality
3 73 (3.75%) GDPR
4 67 (3.44%) SLA
5 23 (1.18%) PMO
6 19 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.72%) GCP
8 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.51%) COBIT
10 8 (0.41%) MISRA
11 6 (0.31%) HL7
11 6 (0.31%) PSD2
11 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.26%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
13 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.15%) MISRA C
14 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.10%) FATCA
15 2 (0.10%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 186 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (8.07%) Active Directory
3 142 (7.30%) Docker
4 87 (4.47%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (2.11%) NFS
7 30 (1.54%) VMware NSX
8 28 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.34%) Ceph
10 24 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
11 23 (1.18%) VirtualBox
11 23 (1.18%) vSphere
12 22 (1.13%) Apache Flume
12 22 (1.13%) XenApp
13 21 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.72%) XenDesktop
15 12 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
16 11 (0.57%) Firmware
17 9 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 8 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 135 (6.94%) Puppet
2 130 (6.68%) Ansible
3 87 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (3.49%) Tivoli
5 66 (3.39%) Kubernetes
6 54 (2.77%) SCCM
7 37 (1.90%) Terraform
8 35 (1.80%) QRadar
8 35 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 31 (1.59%) Nagios
10 23 (1.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 22 (1.13%) HP ALM
12 21 (1.08%) vCenter Server
13 20 (1.03%) Backup Exec
14 19 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (0.87%) IBM BigFix
16 16 (0.82%) vRealize
17 15 (0.77%) BladeLogic
17 15 (0.77%) SCOM
18 14 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 568 (29.19%) Oracle
2 545 (28.01%) Microsoft
3 279 (14.34%) VMware
4 251 (12.90%) HP
5 213 (10.95%) SAP
6 204 (10.48%) Google
7 158 (8.12%) Cisco
8 140 (7.19%) Red Hat
9 133 (6.83%) Cognos
10 123 (6.32%) Dell
11 116 (5.96%) TIBCO
12 115 (5.91%) Informatica
13 109 (5.60%) Salesforce.com
14 101 (5.19%) Citrix
15 93 (4.78%) EMC
16 77 (3.96%) NetApp
17 76 (3.91%) Tableau
18 70 (3.60%) Adobe
18 70 (3.60%) MuleSoft
19 68 (3.49%) Splunk