Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 263 297 277
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20 -51
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,680 1,903 2,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 2.89% 2.71% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,315 1,411 1,660
UK median annual salary £53,371 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.18% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £92,500 £84,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -

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 58,183 70,105 77,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.77% 42.88% 44.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44,277 54,323 59,943
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 October 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 October 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 +27 1,511 £55,000 -5.17% 190
UK excluding London +56 1,043 £47,500 -5.00% 142
London -9 617 £65,000 -5.45% 64
South East +62 354 £50,000 - 36
Midlands +76 190 £45,000 -5.26% 22
North of England -1 177 £45,100 +0.22% 36
West Midlands +59 121 £50,000 -9.09% 18
East of England +13 110 £65,000 +18.18% 14
North West +33 101 £39,000 -7.99% 18
Wales +55 88 £45,000 -17.43% 7
Scotland +10 75 £47,500 +3.26% 7
Yorkshire -24 72 £50,000 - 11
East Midlands +46 69 £35,000 -6.67% 4
South West -18 47 £42,500 -30.33% 18
North East +11 4 £47,091 +29.91% 7
Northern Ireland -15 2 £41,250 +24.06% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 555 (33.04%) SQL
2 481 (28.63%) Linux
3 478 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
4 476 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 432 (25.71%) Oracle
6 393 (23.39%) Finance
7 386 (22.98%) Windows
8 364 (21.67%) AWS
9 361 (21.49%) Azure
10 329 (19.58%) SQL Server
11 318 (18.93%) Java
12 261 (15.54%) JavaScript
13 252 (15.00%) WebSphere
14 247 (14.70%) ITIL
15 245 (14.58%) DevOps
16 219 (13.04%) Analytics
17 214 (12.74%) VMware
18 213 (12.68%) SAP
19 212 (12.62%) Python
20 204 (12.14%) ETL
21 200 (11.90%) Migration
22 199 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
23 193 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
23 193 (11.49%) Banking
24 192 (11.43%) C#
25 187 (11.13%) Retail
26 181 (10.77%) Degree
27 180 (10.71%) Google
28 173 (10.30%) IBM Cloud
29 170 (10.12%) .NET

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
1 252 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 69 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 67 (3.99%) SharePoint
4 58 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.98%) IBM HTTP Server
6 48 (2.86%) Apache Spark
7 43 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 41 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 36 (2.14%) Apache
10 34 (2.02%) CICS
11 32 (1.90%) SAS
12 30 (1.79%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.67%) CMS
14 27 (1.61%) IIS
15 26 (1.55%) Confluence
16 22 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
17 20 (1.19%) Apache Solr
18 18 (1.07%) Mule
18 18 (1.07%) OpenStack
19 17 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 53 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.60%) SPSS
5 9 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.54%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.48%) Adobe XD
6 8 (0.48%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
8 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.12%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.060%) CATIA
10 1 (0.060%) OrCAD
10 1 (0.060%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.060%) Simulink
10 1 (0.060%) Sketch
10 1 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 39 (2.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 31 (1.85%) Cognos TM1
2 31 (1.85%) Maximo
2 31 (1.85%) SAP Hybris
3 25 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
3 25 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (1.37%) Magento
5 13 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 10 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.60%) Unica
8 9 (0.54%) SDL Web 8
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.42%) Q-Pulse
10 7 (0.42%) Sage CRM
11 5 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
12 4 (0.24%) Eikon
12 4 (0.24%) Fredhopper
12 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 364 (21.67%) AWS
2 361 (21.49%) Azure
3 173 (10.30%) IBM Cloud
4 169 (10.06%) GCP
5 105 (6.25%) Office 365
6 65 (3.87%) SaaS
7 59 (3.51%) PaaS
8 58 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 54 (3.21%) IaaS
10 48 (2.86%) Azure Stack
11 41 (2.44%) Power Platform
12 40 (2.38%) GitHub
13 37 (2.20%) Serverless
14 21 (1.25%) Boomi
14 21 (1.25%) npm
15 20 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
16 18 (1.07%) Google Analytics
17 16 (0.95%) Apigee
18 14 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
19 13 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.18%) SAN
2 81 (4.82%) DNS
3 74 (4.40%) WAN
4 73 (4.35%) DHCP
4 73 (4.35%) Firewall
5 71 (4.23%) HTTP
6 70 (4.17%) LAN
7 51 (3.04%) VoIP
8 41 (2.44%) TCP/IP
9 40 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (2.20%) VPN
11 31 (1.85%) Internet
12 29 (1.73%) PABX
13 23 (1.37%) Wireless
14 21 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (1.01%) FTP
16 14 (0.83%) Network Security
17 12 (0.71%) MPLS
17 12 (0.71%) SSL
18 10 (0.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 193 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
3 169 (10.06%) DB2
4 112 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 92 (5.48%) Big Data
6 89 (5.30%) IBM InfoSphere
7 77 (4.58%) Relational Database
8 73 (4.35%) NoSQL
9 72 (4.29%) Hadoop
9 72 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 67 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
12 43 (2.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 43 (2.56%) MySQL
12 43 (2.56%) Oracle Database
12 43 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 41 (2.44%) DataStage
14 40 (2.38%) Power BI
15 38 (2.26%) MongoDB
15 38 (2.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 99 (5.89%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.54%) Git (software)
3 62 (3.69%) JIRA
4 42 (2.50%) IBM UrbanCode
5 38 (2.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 37 (2.20%) Selenium
7 36 (2.14%) Rational DOORS
7 36 (2.14%) TeamCity
8 35 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (2.02%) Maven
10 32 (1.90%) JUnit
11 31 (1.85%) Vagrant
12 29 (1.73%) MSI
13 24 (1.43%) Visual Studio
14 23 (1.37%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
14 23 (1.37%) Rational Team Concert
15 22 (1.31%) gulp
15 22 (1.31%) Subversion
15 22 (1.31%) webpack
General
1 393 (23.39%) Finance
2 193 (11.49%) Banking
3 187 (11.13%) Retail
4 122 (7.26%) Marketing
5 82 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 62 (3.69%) Public Sector
7 35 (2.08%) Advertising
8 32 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.43%) Back Office
10 17 (1.01%) Avionics
11 14 (0.83%) Automotive
12 13 (0.77%) Online Betting
13 12 (0.71%) Games
14 10 (0.60%) Legal
15 9 (0.54%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.42%) Local Government
18 6 (0.36%) Multimedia
19 5 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 292 (17.38%) Developer
2 234 (13.93%) Architect
3 225 (13.39%) Analyst
4 149 (8.87%) Consultant
5 82 (4.88%) Software Engineer
6 75 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
7 71 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 63 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 60 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 54 (3.21%) Applications Support
11 51 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
12 49 (2.92%) Business Analyst
13 48 (2.86%) Support Analyst
14 47 (2.80%) Technical Consultant
15 45 (2.68%) Senior Developer
16 43 (2.56%) SQL Developer
17 41 (2.44%) Applications Manager
18 39 (2.32%) Service Support Manager
19 38 (2.26%) Data Architect
20 37 (2.20%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (10.12%) .NET
2 140 (8.33%) Middleware
3 96 (5.71%) Web Services
4 89 (5.30%) HTML
4 89 (5.30%) J2EE
5 82 (4.88%) REST
6 77 (4.58%) Spring
6 77 (4.58%) XML
7 72 (4.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 69 (4.11%) IBM Integration Bus
9 65 (3.87%) ASP.NET
10 61 (3.63%) SOAP
11 60 (3.57%) CSS
12 58 (3.45%) RESTful
13 52 (3.10%) JSON
14 47 (2.80%) jQuery
15 44 (2.62%) Spring Boot
16 38 (2.26%) AngularJS
17 37 (2.20%) Kafka
18 36 (2.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (8.15%) iSeries
3 124 (7.38%) Public Cloud
4 114 (6.79%) Mainframe
5 110 (6.55%) Data Centre
6 84 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
7 68 (4.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 67 (3.99%) Management Information System
9 62 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
10 50 (2.98%) AS400
11 42 (2.50%) Private Cloud
12 41 (2.44%) User Experience
13 38 (2.26%) Virtual Team
14 36 (2.14%) EMC VNX
14 36 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
14 36 (2.14%) iPad
15 32 (1.90%) Cloud Native
16 31 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
17 28 (1.67%) Replication
18 26 (1.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 481 (28.63%) Linux
2 386 (22.98%) Windows
3 150 (8.93%) Unix
4 139 (8.27%) Windows Server
5 81 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (3.93%) AIX
7 65 (3.87%) Windows 7
8 61 (3.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (2.38%) zOS
11 38 (2.26%) Windows 10
12 32 (1.90%) OS/400
13 25 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (1.13%) Android
15 12 (0.71%) Solaris
16 10 (0.60%) MVS
16 10 (0.60%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (14.70%) ITIL
3 245 (14.58%) DevOps
4 219 (13.04%) Analytics
5 204 (12.14%) ETL
6 200 (11.90%) Migration
7 199 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (9.23%) Scrum
9 154 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
10 148 (8.81%) Software Engineering
11 138 (8.21%) Mentoring
12 136 (8.10%) SDLC
13 130 (7.74%) Project Management
14 115 (6.85%) Artificial Intelligence
15 108 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
16 91 (5.42%) Presales
17 89 (5.30%) Decision-Making
18 88 (5.24%) Test Automation
19 87 (5.18%) Service Management
20 83 (4.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 555 (33.04%) SQL
2 318 (18.93%) Java
3 261 (15.54%) JavaScript
4 212 (12.62%) Python
5 192 (11.43%) C#
6 110 (6.55%) Bash Shell
7 83 (4.94%) Groovy
8 71 (4.23%) Ruby
9 69 (4.11%) Shell Script
10 60 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 57 (3.39%) T-SQL
12 49 (2.92%) PL/SQL
13 45 (2.68%) Perl
14 42 (2.50%) VBA
15 32 (1.90%) JCL
16 31 (1.85%) TypeScript
17 28 (1.67%) COBOL
18 25 (1.49%) C
18 25 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 25 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 181 (10.77%) Degree
2 97 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 61 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 38 (2.26%) AWS Certification
6 30 (1.79%) TOGAF Certification
7 27 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.31%) MCSA
9 19 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (1.13%) IBM Certification
10 18 (1.07%) CISSP
10 18 (1.07%) MCSE
11 16 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.77%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 10 (0.60%) CCNP
14 10 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.48%) GIAC
15 8 (0.48%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (6.61%) SLA
2 63 (3.75%) QA
3 61 (3.63%) Data Quality
4 54 (3.21%) GDPR
5 27 (1.61%) PCI DSS
6 19 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 7 (0.42%) ISO 22301
10 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.30%) ISO 26262
12 4 (0.24%) COBIT
12 4 (0.24%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 4 (0.24%) NIST
12 4 (0.24%) PMO
13 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.12%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 162 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (8.81%) Active Directory
3 143 (8.51%) Docker
4 58 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 46 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 45 (2.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 38 (2.26%) vSphere
9 18 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
10 16 (0.95%) VirtualBox
11 15 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.83%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 10 (0.60%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 10 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (0.60%) RACF
14 9 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.42%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.42%) NFS
16 6 (0.36%) Firmware
16 6 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 116 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 107 (6.37%) Terraform
3 103 (6.13%) Ansible
4 81 (4.82%) Tivoli
5 76 (4.52%) Puppet
6 74 (4.40%) SCCM
7 57 (3.39%) Kubernetes
8 41 (2.44%) IBM BigFix
9 26 (1.55%) WSUS
10 24 (1.43%) vRealize
11 23 (1.37%) Salt
12 21 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
13 19 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (1.01%) Kibana
15 15 (0.89%) QRadar
15 15 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 14 (0.83%) Istio
17 13 (0.77%) Knative
18 12 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 476 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 432 (25.71%) Oracle
3 214 (12.74%) VMware
4 213 (12.68%) SAP
5 180 (10.71%) Google
6 137 (8.15%) HP
7 133 (7.92%) Cognos
8 123 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
9 119 (7.08%) Informatica
10 115 (6.85%) Dell
11 94 (5.60%) Cisco
12 91 (5.42%) EMC
13 90 (5.36%) Red Hat
14 89 (5.30%) Citrix
15 88 (5.24%) Adobe
15 88 (5.24%) Talend
16 56 (3.33%) TIBCO
17 46 (2.74%) hybris
18 44 (2.62%) MuleSoft
19 42 (2.50%) AppDynamics