Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 223 176
Rank change year-on-year -67 -47 -12
Permanent jobs citing IBM 2139 2924 4182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.55% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.66% 3.52% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1636 2096 3045
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 80267 82960 99905
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.56% 43.84% 45.66%
Number of salaries quoted 62100 66927 81427
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,253 £41,000
% change year-on-year +0.58% +3.06% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -68 1893 £52,500 - 99
UK excluding London -72 1197 £45,000 -5.26% 59
London -19 858 £65,000 +8.33% 50
South East -103 299 £50,000 +2.04% 14
North of England -41 271 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Midlands -54 235 £37,500 -11.76% 8
North West -61 171 £50,000 +25.00% 13
West Midlands -51 168 £35,000 -21.13% 6
East of England -43 147 £55,000 - 8
Scotland +11 120 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire +29 90 £50,000 +4.17% 3
South West -40 80 £42,500 +9.68% 3
East Midlands -24 67 £42,500 - 1
Wales +14 34 £41,125 +23.97% 1
Northern Ireland -24 13 £40,000 -20.00%
North East -13 10 £40,000 -2.44%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IBM.

1 711 (33.24%) Oracle
2 636 (29.73%) Java
3 609 (28.47%) Microsoft
4 588 (27.49%) Finance
5 553 (25.85%) SQL
6 524 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
7 479 (22.39%) Windows
8 465 (21.74%) Linux
9 445 (20.80%) WebSphere
10 430 (20.10%) SQL Server
11 343 (16.04%) Unix
12 304 (14.21%) VMware
13 263 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
14 259 (12.11%) Degree
15 258 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
16 251 (11.73%) JavaScript
17 249 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
18 241 (11.27%) ITIL
19 238 (11.13%) .NET
20 236 (11.03%) Banking
21 222 (10.38%) DevOps
22 218 (10.19%) Active Directory
23 216 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
24 214 (10.00%) Analytics
24 214 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
24 214 (10.00%) Middleware
25 205 (9.58%) Web Services
26 198 (9.26%) HP
27 195 (9.12%) DB2
27 195 (9.12%) Cognos

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
1 445 (20.80%) WebSphere
2 178 (8.32%) Tomcat
3 152 (7.11%) WebLogic
4 137 (6.40%) Apache
5 109 (5.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 101 (4.72%) MS Exchange
7 92 (4.30%) CMS
8 88 (4.11%) JBoss
9 86 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 82 (3.83%) Confluence
11 76 (3.55%) IIS
11 76 (3.55%) SharePoint
12 54 (2.52%) OpenStack
13 43 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2013
14 40 (1.87%) Apache Solr
14 40 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 40 (1.87%) Liferay
15 35 (1.64%) SAS
16 30 (1.40%) IBM Notes
17 27 (1.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 84 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 51 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.36%) SPSS
5 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (0.33%) SPSS Modeler
8 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.14%) HipChat
10 2 (0.094%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.094%) EngageOne
10 2 (0.094%) Simulink
10 2 (0.094%) Stata
11 1 (0.047%) Mathcad
11 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (1.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 27 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
2 27 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.22%) Unica
4 24 (1.12%) NetSuite
5 21 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
6 20 (0.94%) Magento
7 18 (0.84%) Cognos Controller
7 18 (0.84%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 18 (0.84%) Unit4 Business World
8 16 (0.75%) Maximo
9 15 (0.70%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
10 14 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
11 13 (0.61%) HFM
11 13 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
11 13 (0.61%) SAP BPC
12 10 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
13 8 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
14 7 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 258 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 249 (11.64%) Amazon AWS
3 153 (7.15%) PaaS
4 117 (5.47%) IaaS
5 99 (4.63%) Office 365
6 91 (4.25%) SaaS
7 90 (4.21%) IBM Cloud
8 67 (3.13%) Bluemix
9 39 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (1.50%) GitHub
11 26 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
12 25 (1.17%) OpenShift
13 24 (1.12%) Boomi
14 21 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
14 21 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (0.98%) IBM Blueworks
15 19 (0.89%) Azure Machine Learning
16 12 (0.56%) Silverpop
17 9 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
18 8 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 170 (7.95%) SAN
2 142 (6.64%) Firewall
3 130 (6.08%) DNS
4 100 (4.68%) VPN
5 92 (4.30%) DHCP
6 86 (4.02%) TCP/IP
7 69 (3.23%) WAN
8 61 (2.85%) HTTP
9 59 (2.76%) Internet
10 50 (2.34%) NetScaler
11 41 (1.92%) NAS
12 40 (1.87%) LAN
13 38 (1.78%) Ethernet
14 36 (1.68%) AMQP
15 33 (1.54%) SSL
16 30 (1.40%) Unified Communications
16 30 (1.40%) Wireless
17 29 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.22%) MPLS
19 25 (1.17%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (20.10%) SQL Server
2 195 (9.12%) DB2
3 176 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
4 135 (6.31%) MySQL
5 134 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 123 (5.75%) Big Data
7 104 (4.86%) Hadoop
8 101 (4.72%) NoSQL
9 100 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 84 (3.93%) IBM InfoSphere
11 82 (3.83%) Relational Database
12 81 (3.79%) DataStage
13 69 (3.23%) Power BI
14 58 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 57 (2.66%) Oracle Database
16 51 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
17 48 (2.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 45 (2.10%) Redis
19 44 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
19 44 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 155 (7.25%) JIRA
2 143 (6.69%) Jenkins
3 103 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 68 (3.18%) Selenium
5 66 (3.09%) Cucumber
6 64 (2.99%) JUnit
6 64 (2.99%) Maven
7 63 (2.95%) Subversion
8 58 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 55 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 51 (2.38%) Eclipse
11 45 (2.10%) TeamCity
12 35 (1.64%) SoapUI
13 34 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (1.40%) Bitbucket
15 29 (1.36%) Vagrant
16 26 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (1.12%) Mockito
18 22 (1.03%) FitNesse
19 20 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 588 (27.49%) Finance
2 236 (11.03%) Banking
3 137 (6.40%) Retail
4 85 (3.97%) Marketing
5 63 (2.95%) Investment Banking
5 63 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 43 (2.01%) Back Office
8 42 (1.96%) Advertising
9 41 (1.92%) Electronics
10 35 (1.64%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.22%) French Language
11 26 (1.22%) German Language
11 26 (1.22%) Military
12 25 (1.17%) Retail Banking
13 20 (0.94%) Front Office
14 16 (0.75%) Games
15 14 (0.65%) Law
16 12 (0.56%) Legal
17 11 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 479 (22.39%) Developer
2 313 (14.63%) Architect
3 273 (12.76%) Analyst
4 239 (11.17%) Consultant
5 165 (7.71%) Java Developer
6 132 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
7 105 (4.91%) Senior Developer
8 102 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 90 (4.21%) Support Analyst
10 89 (4.16%) Administrator
10 89 (4.16%) Applications Support
11 72 (3.37%) Support Engineer
12 62 (2.90%) Systems Administrator
13 59 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 57 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
15 51 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
16 47 (2.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 47 (2.20%) Senior Java Developer
17 44 (2.06%) Cloud Architect
18 42 (1.96%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (11.13%) .NET
2 214 (10.00%) Middleware
3 205 (9.58%) Web Services
4 184 (8.60%) J2EE
5 183 (8.56%) HTML
6 167 (7.81%) SOAP
7 166 (7.76%) XML
8 165 (7.71%) REST
9 159 (7.43%) Spring
10 137 (6.40%) CSS
11 134 (6.26%) Node.js
12 109 (5.10%) AngularJS
13 98 (4.58%) JMS
14 95 (4.44%) Hibernate
15 91 (4.25%) JSON
16 82 (3.83%) HTML5
17 80 (3.74%) WebSphere MQ
18 79 (3.69%) RESTful
19 68 (3.18%) IBM Integration Bus
20 64 (2.99%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 214 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 88 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 88 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
3 88 (4.11%) iSeries
4 87 (4.07%) AS400
5 73 (3.41%) Clustering
6 70 (3.27%) DataPower
6 70 (3.27%) Mainframe
7 67 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 66 (3.09%) Client/Server
9 50 (2.34%) Fintech
10 41 (1.92%) User Experience
11 40 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
12 37 (1.73%) Data Structures
13 36 (1.68%) N-Tier
14 32 (1.50%) Virtual Team
15 30 (1.40%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.36%) SWIFT
17 27 (1.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 479 (22.39%) Windows
2 465 (21.74%) Linux
3 343 (16.04%) Unix
4 194 (9.07%) Windows Server
5 97 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 94 (4.39%) AIX
7 90 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 85 (3.97%) Solaris
9 70 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (2.20%) Android
11 46 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (2.01%) Apple iOS
13 25 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 23 (1.08%) CentOS
14 23 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 22 (1.03%) zOS
16 21 (0.98%) Ubuntu
17 18 (0.84%) OS/400
18 14 (0.65%) OS/390
18 14 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (24.50%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (12.30%) Business Intelligence
3 241 (11.27%) ITIL
4 222 (10.38%) DevOps
5 214 (10.00%) Analytics
6 185 (8.65%) Scrum
7 183 (8.56%) ETL
8 172 (8.04%) Open Source
9 165 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
10 162 (7.57%) TDD
11 159 (7.43%) E-Commerce
12 158 (7.39%) SOA
13 143 (6.69%) Software Engineering
14 131 (6.12%) Data Modelling
15 125 (5.84%) CRM
16 124 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 122 (5.70%) BDD
18 118 (5.52%) ERP
18 118 (5.52%) Test Automation
19 116 (5.42%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 636 (29.73%) Java
2 553 (25.85%) SQL
3 251 (11.73%) JavaScript
4 180 (8.42%) Python
5 128 (5.98%) C#
6 118 (5.52%) Shell Script
7 100 (4.68%) PowerShell
8 99 (4.63%) Bash Shell
9 92 (4.30%) Perl
10 81 (3.79%) PHP
11 80 (3.74%) C++
12 64 (2.99%) T-SQL
13 52 (2.43%) RPG
14 51 (2.38%) C
15 45 (2.10%) VBA
16 42 (1.96%) Scala
17 41 (1.92%) Ruby
18 38 (1.78%) PL/SQL
19 29 (1.36%) R
20 27 (1.26%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 259 (12.11%) Degree
2 66 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 56 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 39 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
5 38 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (1.64%) CISSP
7 32 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.17%) ISEB
9 25 (1.17%) ISTQB
10 23 (1.08%) CISM
10 23 (1.08%) MCSE
11 20 (0.94%) MCSA
11 20 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
12 19 (0.89%) ACCA
12 19 (0.89%) CCNP
12 19 (0.89%) CIMA
13 18 (0.84%) CCNA
13 18 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.38%) QA
2 110 (5.14%) SLA
3 76 (3.55%) Data Quality
4 33 (1.54%) GDPR
5 32 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (1.40%) ISO 9001
7 24 (1.12%) COBIT
8 18 (0.84%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.37%) PSD2
10 6 (0.28%) HL7
10 6 (0.28%) MISRA
10 6 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.23%) FATCA
11 5 (0.23%) MiFID
11 5 (0.23%) MISRA C
12 4 (0.19%) GCP
13 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.14%) SEPA
14 2 (0.094%) Def Stans
System Software
1 218 (10.19%) Active Directory
2 216 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (7.76%) Docker
4 90 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 58 (2.71%) XenApp
6 55 (2.57%) vSphere
7 52 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
8 38 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (1.45%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.98%) NFS
11 18 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.65%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.56%) Firmware
13 12 (0.56%) vCloud
14 11 (0.51%) Ceph
14 11 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.51%) XenServer
15 10 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 153 (7.15%) Puppet
2 111 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (4.16%) Tivoli
4 86 (4.02%) Ansible
5 60 (2.81%) Kubernetes
6 36 (1.68%) SCCM
7 32 (1.50%) Cobbler
8 31 (1.45%) Backup Exec
9 30 (1.40%) Nagios
9 30 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 21 (0.98%) Terraform
11 20 (0.94%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
13 18 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
13 18 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.84%) QRadar
14 14 (0.65%) Data Guard
14 14 (0.65%) Tivoli NetView
14 14 (0.65%) WebSphere Cast Iron
15 12 (0.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 711 (33.24%) Oracle
2 609 (28.47%) Microsoft
3 304 (14.21%) VMware
4 198 (9.26%) HP
5 195 (9.12%) Cognos
6 169 (7.90%) SAP
7 166 (7.76%) Cisco
8 126 (5.89%) Citrix
9 115 (5.38%) Google
10 114 (5.33%) TIBCO
11 102 (4.77%) Dell
12 94 (4.39%) Red Hat
13 92 (4.30%) NetApp
14 84 (3.93%) EMC
15 82 (3.83%) hybris
16 73 (3.41%) Informatica
17 70 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
18 64 (2.99%) MuleSoft
19 60 (2.81%) Splunk
20 56 (2.62%) ATG