IBM
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring knowledge or experience of IBM products and/or services. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited IBM over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the International Business Machines Corporation.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 277 381 338
Rank change year-on-year +104 -43 +27
Permanent jobs citing IBM 919 674 2,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 0.83% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.93% 2.04% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 366 355 884
10th Percentile £30,000 £36,250 £32,750
25th Percentile £42,139 £47,500 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,249 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.71% +3.88% +0.87%
75th Percentile £69,688 £72,573 £77,715
90th Percentile £83,759 £86,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +4.55% +12.47%

All Vendors
UK

IBM falls under the Vendor Products and Services category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring knowledge or experience of all vendor products and services.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 31,313 33,085 69,023
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 34.04% 40.53% 39.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19,761 22,061 34,569
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £30,442
25th Percentile £36,500 £41,250 £40,132
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +124 857 £54,000 -10.77% 81
UK excluding London +110 744 £50,000 -13.04% 72
South East +125 246 £48,500 -3.00% 28
North of England +102 227 £56,509 -11.75% 10
Work from Home +27 219 £55,000 -15.43% 31
North West +114 192 £55,000 -15.38% 7
London +23 136 £66,663 +2.56% 15
Midlands +8 132 £45,000 -5.26% 11
East Midlands +33 87 £45,000 -31.82% 3
South West +21 72 £52,500 -13.25% 15
West Midlands -53 45 £45,000 +16.88% 8
East of England -12 42 £52,500 -12.50% 11
Yorkshire +21 27 £65,000 +1.52% 3
Scotland -76 11 £56,509 -13.53% 1
Wales +6 8 £42,786 -14.43% 2
North East - 8 £80,313 -
Northern Ireland +26 6 £28,000 -62.67%

IBM
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.92%) nginx
2 35 (3.81%) Camunda
3 23 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.74%) SAS
5 15 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Exchange
7 10 (1.09%) Confluence
7 10 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.87%) Anypoint
9 6 (0.65%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) Apache
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.11%) IIS
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.52%) Simulink
3 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.87%) Stateflow
5 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) Abaqus
7 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 19 (2.07%) Maximo
2 10 (1.09%) IBM Planning Analytics
3 7 (0.76%) BPCS
4 6 (0.65%) Postilion
5 4 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.33%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.22%) Salesforce CRM
7 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.11%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 462 (50.27%) IBM Cloud
2 344 (37.43%) Azure
3 166 (18.06%) Azure DevOps
4 153 (16.65%) AWS
5 129 (14.04%) Serverless
6 126 (13.71%) Azure Logic Apps
7 125 (13.60%) Azure API Management
7 125 (13.60%) Azure Functions
7 125 (13.60%) Azure Service Bus
8 90 (9.79%) Amazon EKS
8 90 (9.79%) Amazon S3
9 89 (9.68%) Amazon ECR
9 89 (9.68%) OCI
9 89 (9.68%) Route 53
10 48 (5.22%) OpenShift
11 39 (4.24%) Azure AI
12 29 (3.16%) GCP
13 25 (2.72%) Microsoft 365
14 14 (1.52%) SaaS
15 6 (0.65%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.11%) SAN
2 21 (2.29%) DNS
3 17 (1.85%) Firewall
3 17 (1.85%) Internet
4 7 (0.76%) LAN
5 6 (0.65%) ATM
5 6 (0.65%) Multicast
5 6 (0.65%) SSL
5 6 (0.65%) VPN
5 6 (0.65%) WAN
5 6 (0.65%) Wireless
6 4 (0.44%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.44%) FTP
6 4 (0.44%) HTTP
6 4 (0.44%) Network Security
6 4 (0.44%) Unicast
6 4 (0.44%) VLAN
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.33%) InfiniBand
7 3 (0.33%) J1939
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (31.77%) DB2
2 289 (31.45%) MongoDB
3 240 (26.12%) PostgreSQL
4 239 (26.01%) NoSQL
5 156 (16.97%) Relational Database
6 89 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
7 64 (6.96%) SQL Server
8 39 (4.24%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.31%) Metadata
11 8 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.76%) QlikView
12 7 (0.76%) Tableau
13 6 (0.65%) Power BI
14 5 (0.54%) OLAP
15 4 (0.44%) ActiveReports
15 4 (0.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
15 4 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.44%) MySQL
16 3 (0.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 28 (3.05%) JIRA
2 22 (2.39%) Rational DOORS
3 17 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
4 16 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 14 (1.52%) ClearCase
6 11 (1.20%) ClearQuest
7 8 (0.87%) Plastic SCM
8 6 (0.65%) Git
8 6 (0.65%) Rational Team Concert
9 5 (0.54%) Maven
10 3 (0.33%) JMeter
11 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.22%) ERwin
11 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.11%) GitLab
12 1 (0.11%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.11%) Subversion
12 1 (0.11%) TestCafe
12 1 (0.11%) Visual LANSA
General
1 438 (47.66%) Public Sector
2 256 (27.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 163 (17.74%) Social Skills
4 115 (12.51%) Finance
5 71 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (5.01%) Retail
7 38 (4.13%) Organisational Skills
8 37 (4.03%) Banking
9 34 (3.70%) Legal
10 14 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.41%) Marketing
12 12 (1.31%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.31%) Law
13 10 (1.09%) Back Office
14 8 (0.87%) Automotive
14 8 (0.87%) Electronics
14 8 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
16 5 (0.54%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 174 (18.93%) Developer
2 173 (18.82%) Full Stack Engineer
3 126 (13.71%) Senior
4 125 (13.60%) Azure Developer
4 125 (13.60%) Full Stack Developer
5 108 (11.75%) Azure Engineer
6 102 (11.10%) DevOps Engineer
7 66 (7.18%) Senior DevOps
7 66 (7.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 51 (5.55%) Analyst
8 51 (5.55%) Lead
9 50 (5.44%) Architect
10 44 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
12 34 (3.70%) Support Engineer
13 29 (3.16%) Field Engineer
13 29 (3.16%) Field Service Engineer
13 29 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
14 27 (2.94%) Administrator
15 24 (2.61%) Senior Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (32.54%) React
2 263 (28.62%) CSS
2 263 (28.62%) HTML
3 256 (27.86%) .NET
4 247 (26.88%) Web Services
5 244 (26.55%) REST
6 239 (26.01%) AngularJS
6 239 (26.01%) ASP.NET
6 239 (26.01%) ASP.NET Core
6 239 (26.01%) Backbone.js
6 239 (26.01%) Ember.js
6 239 (26.01%) jQuery
6 239 (26.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 239 (26.01%) Vue
7 163 (17.74%) Node.js
8 35 (3.81%) KeystoneJS
8 35 (3.81%) Swagger
9 17 (1.85%) Spring
10 15 (1.63%) Middleware
11 14 (1.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 449 (48.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 447 (48.64%) Blockchain
3 258 (28.07%) Algorithms
4 243 (26.44%) e-Learning
5 239 (26.01%) Data Structures
6 64 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
7 49 (5.33%) Driving Licence
8 41 (4.46%) AS400
9 39 (4.24%) Distributed Systems
10 37 (4.03%) Mainframe
11 35 (3.81%) iSeries
12 32 (3.48%) Clustering
13 29 (3.16%) Data Centre
14 28 (3.05%) IBM Mainframe
15 27 (2.94%) Replication
16 24 (2.61%) EPoS
17 17 (1.85%) PKI
18 16 (1.74%) Public Cloud
19 15 (1.63%) Management Information System
20 10 (1.09%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 361 (39.28%) Linux
2 360 (39.17%) Windows
3 239 (26.01%) Android
3 239 (26.01%) Apple iOS
4 48 (5.22%) CentOS
5 42 (4.57%) Windows Server
6 39 (4.24%) Alpine Linux
6 39 (4.24%) Debian
7 35 (3.81%) zOS
8 30 (3.26%) Unix
9 26 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (2.50%) AIX
11 17 (1.85%) Solaris
12 15 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
12 15 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (0.98%) Windows 10
14 8 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.76%) SUSE
15 7 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (49.62%) Artificial Intelligence
2 299 (32.54%) DevOps
3 298 (32.43%) Full Stack Development
4 280 (30.47%) Agile
5 278 (30.25%) Co-Creation
6 270 (29.38%) OO
7 263 (28.62%) Coaching
8 262 (28.51%) Mentoring
9 259 (28.18%) Design Patterns
10 244 (26.55%) SOLID
11 239 (26.01%) Design Thinking
11 239 (26.01%) MVC
11 239 (26.01%) MVVM
11 239 (26.01%) OOP
11 239 (26.01%) Responsive Web Design
11 239 (26.01%) User Experience
11 239 (26.01%) Web Development
12 130 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (13.82%) API Management
14 125 (13.60%) Generative AI
Programming Languages
1 326 (35.47%) SQL
2 301 (32.75%) JavaScript
3 263 (28.62%) C#
4 213 (23.18%) Java
5 153 (16.65%) Python
6 36 (3.92%) RPG
7 35 (3.81%) Lua
8 34 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 25 (2.72%) TypeScript
10 21 (2.29%) RPG IV
11 18 (1.96%) ActionScript
11 18 (1.96%) C
12 17 (1.85%) VB
13 16 (1.74%) Bash
13 16 (1.74%) JCL
14 14 (1.52%) MATLAB
15 13 (1.41%) REXX
16 11 (1.20%) RPG/400
17 8 (0.87%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.76%) Ada
Qualifications
1 85 (9.25%) Degree
2 81 (8.81%) Security Cleared
3 52 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
4 50 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 45 (4.90%) MCSE
6 43 (4.68%) MCSA
7 41 (4.46%) Azure Certification
8 23 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.54%) MCITP
12 5 (0.54%) RHCA
13 4 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.33%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.33%) HND
14 3 (0.33%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.88%) SLA
2 15 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.09%) MISRA
4 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.44%) GDPR
6 4 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 3 (0.33%) Automotive SPICE
7 3 (0.33%) AUTOSAR
7 3 (0.33%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.33%) NIST
7 3 (0.33%) QA
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.22%) SOC 2
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 91 (9.90%) Docker
2 69 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (6.86%) Active Directory
4 32 (3.48%) Firmware
5 31 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (2.50%) vSphere
7 18 (1.96%) Hyper-V
8 17 (1.85%) OpenSSH
8 17 (1.85%) XenApp
9 11 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
11 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.44%) LXC
12 4 (0.44%) Squid
12 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.33%) ACF2
13 3 (0.33%) Lustre
13 3 (0.33%) RACF
13 3 (0.33%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 134 (14.58%) Kubernetes
2 129 (14.04%) Terraform
3 94 (10.23%) Prometheus
4 17 (1.85%) IBM BigFix
4 17 (1.85%) PowerCLI
4 17 (1.85%) vCenter Server
5 16 (1.74%) QRadar
6 13 (1.41%) Ansible
6 13 (1.41%) SCOM
7 9 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.87%) SCCM
9 6 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 5 (0.54%) CA Endevor
10 5 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
10 5 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.44%) Nessus
11 4 (0.44%) Progress Chef
11 4 (0.44%) Puppet
11 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 456 (49.62%) Red Hat
2 121 (13.17%) Oracle
3 115 (12.51%) Microsoft
4 89 (9.68%) Dynatrace
5 83 (9.03%) VMware
6 45 (4.90%) Dell
7 44 (4.79%) HP
8 38 (4.13%) NetApp
9 34 (3.70%) Citrix
10 24 (2.61%) Splunk
11 20 (2.18%) Cisco
12 19 (2.07%) Google
13 14 (1.52%) Qualys
13 14 (1.52%) SAP
14 13 (1.41%) Facebook
14 13 (1.41%) Salesforce
14 13 (1.41%) Snow
15 12 (1.31%) Cognos
15 12 (1.31%) Palo Alto
15 12 (1.31%) Sybase