Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 289 276 297
Rank change year-on-year -13 +21 +3
Permanent jobs citing IBM 565 1,601 1,861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.18% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.66% 2.83% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 490 1,359 1,483
Median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £57,080
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -3.64% +8.72%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,400 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% -3.20% +9.78%

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 21,243 56,555 67,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.67% 41.65% 42.02%
Number of salaries quoted 16,896 43,176 52,400
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020. 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 -7 520 £65,000 +13.04% 104
UK excluding London -23 295 £55,000 +13.64% 80
London +29 233 £72,500 +7.41% 38
South East +21 91 £70,000 +40.00% 12
Work from Home -35 80 £60,000 -7.69% 23
Midlands +29 74 £47,500 -2.06% 8
North of England +63 67 £45,000 - 29
West Midlands +43 56 £58,750 +17.50% 6
North West +86 54 £47,500 +21.79% 11
South West +100 35 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East of England +45 20 £65,000 - 13
East Midlands +36 18 £32,500 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +54 12 £40,000 -20.00% 16
Scotland +29 6 £49,225 -6.24% 7
Wales -40 2 £33,500 -25.56% 4
North East +12 1 £42,000 +5.80% 2

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 168 (29.73%) Java
2 154 (27.26%) Oracle
2 154 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (26.02%) Microsoft
3 147 (26.02%) AWS
4 135 (23.89%) Azure
5 132 (23.36%) Finance
6 125 (22.12%) SQL
7 109 (19.29%) WebSphere
8 102 (18.05%) DevOps
9 100 (17.70%) SAP
10 95 (16.81%) SQL Server
11 91 (16.11%) Linux
12 81 (14.34%) Python
12 81 (14.34%) VMware
13 80 (14.16%) Docker
14 79 (13.98%) Kubernetes
15 74 (13.10%) Unix
16 73 (12.92%) Windows
17 69 (12.21%) Active Directory
17 69 (12.21%) IBM Cloud
18 66 (11.68%) Scrum
19 63 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
20 60 (10.62%) Microservices
21 59 (10.44%) Analytics
21 59 (10.44%) Red Hat
22 56 (9.91%) Degree
23 55 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 54 (9.56%) Java EE
25 53 (9.38%) Spring

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
1 109 (19.29%) WebSphere
2 34 (6.02%) Tomcat
3 33 (5.84%) Cloud Foundry
4 30 (5.31%) WebLogic
5 28 (4.96%) JBoss
6 27 (4.78%) Confluence
7 20 (3.54%) Red Hat Fuse
8 19 (3.36%) Apache ServiceMix
9 17 (3.01%) IIS
10 16 (2.83%) SAS
11 14 (2.48%) SharePoint
12 13 (2.30%) IBM Domino
13 12 (2.12%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 11 (1.95%) CMS
14 11 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (1.77%) MS Exchange
15 10 (1.77%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (1.42%) MQSeries
18 7 (1.24%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (5.31%) Maximo
2 12 (2.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (2.12%) SAP GTS
3 10 (1.77%) Adobe Campaign
3 10 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (1.77%) Unica
4 8 (1.42%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 8 (1.42%) Magento
5 5 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.88%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.71%) FLEXCUBE
6 4 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
7 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.35%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 147 (26.02%) AWS
2 135 (23.89%) Azure
3 69 (12.21%) IBM Cloud
4 52 (9.20%) GCP
5 46 (8.14%) OpenShift
5 46 (8.14%) PaaS
6 34 (6.02%) Office 365
7 30 (5.31%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (3.89%) GitHub
8 22 (3.89%) SaaS
9 21 (3.72%) Boomi
10 17 (3.01%) Amazon EKS
11 16 (2.83%) IaaS
12 12 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.95%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.95%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (1.59%) Serverless
15 9 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.14%) Firewall
2 33 (5.84%) SAN
3 31 (5.49%) Internet
4 24 (4.25%) FTP
5 21 (3.72%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.83%) DNS
7 13 (2.30%) Network Security
7 13 (2.30%) SSH
8 10 (1.77%) VSAN
9 9 (1.59%) DHCP
10 7 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.06%) SSL
11 6 (1.06%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.88%) HTTP
12 5 (0.88%) NAS
12 5 (0.88%) VoIP
12 5 (0.88%) Wireless
13 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.71%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.96%) DB2
3 28 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.54%) Big Data
4 20 (3.54%) Oracle Database
5 19 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.48%) MySQL
9 13 (2.30%) MongoDB
9 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.95%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.95%) Power BI
11 10 (1.77%) OLAP
12 9 (1.59%) InfluxDB
13 8 (1.42%) IBM InfoSphere
14 7 (1.24%) Tableau
15 6 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (8.32%) JIRA
2 36 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.49%) GitLab
4 27 (4.78%) Jenkins
5 17 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (2.65%) Maven
7 13 (2.30%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.12%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.95%) Artifactory
10 10 (1.77%) Ant
11 9 (1.59%) JUnit
11 9 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (1.24%) Apache Archiva
12 7 (1.24%) Mockito
12 7 (1.24%) Selenium
12 7 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.24%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.88%) ERwin
14 5 (0.88%) Postman
General
1 132 (23.36%) Finance
2 50 (8.85%) Marketing
3 36 (6.37%) Banking
4 34 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.96%) Manufacturing
5 28 (4.96%) Public Sector
6 27 (4.78%) Retail
7 24 (4.25%) Electronics
8 10 (1.77%) German Language
8 10 (1.77%) Law
9 5 (0.88%) Back Office
9 5 (0.88%) Digital Economy
9 5 (0.88%) Legal
9 5 (0.88%) Publishing
10 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.53%) International Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.35%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (24.96%) Developer
2 93 (16.46%) Architect
3 51 (9.03%) Consultant
4 35 (6.19%) Analyst
5 33 (5.84%) Software Developer
6 31 (5.49%) Cloud Architect
6 31 (5.49%) Java Architect
7 30 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.96%) Security Engineer
9 25 (4.42%) Operations Engineer
10 23 (4.07%) Technical Architect
11 22 (3.89%) AWS Architect
11 22 (3.89%) Java Developer
11 22 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.72%) Java Technical Architect
12 21 (3.72%) Platform Engineer
12 21 (3.72%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.36%) Technical Consultant
14 17 (3.01%) .NET Developer
14 17 (3.01%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (9.56%) Java EE
2 53 (9.38%) Spring
3 46 (8.14%) .NET
4 41 (7.26%) Spring Boot
4 41 (7.26%) Web Services
5 38 (6.73%) Middleware
6 37 (6.55%) JSON
7 30 (5.31%) HTML
8 29 (5.13%) RESTful
9 28 (4.96%) REST
10 26 (4.60%) Node.js
10 26 (4.60%) React
11 25 (4.42%) AngularJS
11 25 (4.42%) CSS
11 25 (4.42%) Spring Cloud
12 23 (4.07%) XML
13 22 (3.89%) WebSphere MQ
14 21 (3.72%) ASP.NET
15 19 (3.36%) SOAP
16 16 (2.83%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.85%) Self-Motivation
2 46 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 35 (6.19%) Cloud Native
4 32 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (5.49%) Data Centre
6 24 (4.25%) Virtual Team
7 20 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.54%) iSeries
8 19 (3.36%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.65%) Blog
10 14 (2.48%) AS400
11 12 (2.12%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 9 (1.59%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.42%) SWIFT
15 7 (1.24%) DataPower
15 7 (1.24%) Driving Licence
15 7 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (1.24%) PKI
15 7 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.11%) Linux
2 74 (13.10%) Unix
3 73 (12.92%) Windows
4 30 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.13%) AIX
6 19 (3.36%) Solaris
7 18 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.71%) Android
10 4 (0.71%) SUSE
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.35%) zOS
13 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (18.05%) DevOps
3 66 (11.68%) Scrum
4 63 (11.15%) Business Intelligence
5 60 (10.62%) Microservices
6 59 (10.44%) Analytics
7 53 (9.38%) ITIL
8 52 (9.20%) Migration
9 43 (7.61%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (7.43%) Presales
11 40 (7.08%) Software Engineering
12 39 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (6.90%) Security Operations
12 39 (6.90%) Service Delivery
13 38 (6.73%) Configuration Management
13 38 (6.73%) Technical Leadership
13 38 (6.73%) Test Automation
14 36 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 35 (6.19%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 168 (29.73%) Java
2 125 (22.12%) SQL
3 81 (14.34%) Python
4 53 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.61%) Shell Script
6 38 (6.73%) PowerShell
7 34 (6.02%) Perl
8 30 (5.31%) C#
9 27 (4.78%) C++
10 19 (3.36%) Go
10 19 (3.36%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.12%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.59%) C
14 8 (1.42%) Java 8
14 8 (1.42%) VBScript
15 6 (1.06%) TypeScript
16 4 (0.71%) Apex Code
16 4 (0.71%) RPG
17 3 (0.53%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 56 (9.91%) Degree
2 31 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 24 (4.25%) SANS
4 22 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.12%) CCNA
9 11 (1.95%) CISSP
9 11 (1.95%) PhD
10 10 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.59%) MCITP
12 6 (1.06%) CCNP
13 5 (0.88%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.88%) GPEN
13 5 (0.88%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.88%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.71%) CISA
14 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.43%) QA
2 39 (6.90%) SLA
3 20 (3.54%) Data Quality
4 19 (3.36%) COBIT
5 16 (2.83%) GDPR
6 10 (1.77%) NIST
7 8 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.71%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.18%) HL7
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 80 (14.16%) Docker
2 69 (12.21%) Active Directory
3 55 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (4.07%) vSphere
5 14 (2.48%) BitLocker
5 14 (2.48%) Firmware
6 8 (1.42%) NDS
6 8 (1.42%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 8 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.88%) GPFS
8 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.88%) XenApp
8 5 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.53%) NFS
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.35%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 79 (13.98%) Kubernetes
2 27 (4.78%) Ansible
3 26 (4.60%) QRadar
4 19 (3.36%) SCCM
4 19 (3.36%) Tivoli
5 15 (2.65%) Terraform
6 14 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.12%) Puppet
8 9 (1.59%) Grafana
8 9 (1.59%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 9 (1.59%) Prometheus
9 8 (1.42%) Control-M
9 8 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 8 (1.42%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 7 (1.24%) vRealize
11 6 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
12 5 (0.88%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 154 (27.26%) Oracle
2 147 (26.02%) Microsoft
3 100 (17.70%) SAP
4 81 (14.34%) VMware
5 59 (10.44%) Red Hat
6 52 (9.20%) Cisco
7 51 (9.03%) Dell
7 51 (9.03%) Google
8 41 (7.26%) HP
9 37 (6.55%) NetApp
10 34 (6.02%) EMC
11 32 (5.66%) TIBCO
12 28 (4.96%) ServiceNow
13 27 (4.78%) Splunk
14 26 (4.60%) Salesforce.com
15 25 (4.42%) LogRhythm
16 23 (4.07%) CyberArk
16 23 (4.07%) MuleSoft
17 19 (3.36%) Palo Alto
17 19 (3.36%) WSO2