Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 288 276 228
Rank change year-on-year -12 -48 -57
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,918 2,207 2,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.26% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 2.85% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1,421 1,665 2,140
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 70,498 77,567 84,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.79% 44.37% 43.95%
Number of salaries quoted 54,640 59,980 67,887
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,009 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -15 1,768 £58,000 +10.48% 252
UK excluding London -21 1,028 £50,000 +5.26% 192
London +7 837 £70,000 +12.00% 90
South East -6 315 £50,000 - 54
North of England -26 215 £45,000 -10.00% 38
East of England +51 175 £55,000 - 19
Midlands -67 138 £47,500 +18.75% 24
North West -53 108 £43,028 -4.38% 19
Yorkshire +28 97 £50,000 - 18
West Midlands -50 89 £55,000 +57.14% 16
South West -5 83 £60,000 +46.34% 28
Scotland -43 77 £46,000 +2.22% 18
East Midlands -24 50 £37,500 -16.20% 8
Wales +21 29 £54,500 +32.93% 10
North East -7 11 £36,250 -5.23% 1
Northern Ireland +5 5 £33,250 -16.88% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 554 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 534 (27.84%) Microsoft
3 496 (25.86%) Finance
4 483 (25.18%) Oracle
5 480 (25.03%) SQL
6 473 (24.66%) Java
7 407 (21.22%) Amazon AWS
8 397 (20.70%) Linux
9 390 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 387 (20.18%) Windows
11 333 (17.36%) WebSphere
12 285 (14.86%) SQL Server
13 277 (14.44%) VMware
14 275 (14.34%) SAP
15 270 (14.08%) DevOps
16 249 (12.98%) ITIL
17 247 (12.88%) Degree
18 241 (12.57%) Unix
19 233 (12.15%) Web Services
20 232 (12.10%) Python
20 232 (12.10%) Google
21 219 (11.42%) Banking
22 216 (11.26%) HP
23 212 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
24 208 (10.84%) Spring
24 208 (10.84%) Docker
25 205 (10.69%) IBM Cloud
26 199 (10.38%) .NET
26 199 (10.38%) Scrum
27 196 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 333 (17.36%) WebSphere
2 132 (6.88%) Tomcat
3 124 (6.47%) WebLogic
4 80 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 79 (4.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 67 (3.49%) Apache Spark
7 52 (2.71%) OpenStack
8 51 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 50 (2.61%) SAS
10 48 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 47 (2.45%) JBoss
12 44 (2.29%) MQSeries
13 35 (1.82%) IIS
14 33 (1.72%) Confluence
15 31 (1.62%) Apache
16 27 (1.41%) FileNet
17 26 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 26 (1.36%) Documentum
17 26 (1.36%) MS Exchange
18 21 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 82 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.36%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.26%) Simulink
7 4 (0.21%) Windchill
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.10%) SPSS
10 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.052%) CPLEX
10 1 (0.052%) HipChat
10 1 (0.052%) InVision
10 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 58 (3.02%) Cognos TM1
2 31 (1.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
4 17 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.83%) SAP BPC
6 15 (0.78%) Unica
7 11 (0.57%) Documaker
8 8 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
8 8 (0.42%) Cognos Planning
8 8 (0.42%) Magento
8 8 (0.42%) Maximo
8 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.42%) SAP MDM
9 7 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 7 (0.36%) SAP Bank Analyzer
9 7 (0.36%) SAP FS
10 6 (0.31%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 407 (21.22%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (20.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (10.69%) IBM Cloud
4 161 (8.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 143 (7.46%) PaaS
6 109 (5.68%) SaaS
7 96 (5.01%) Office 365
8 83 (4.33%) IaaS
8 83 (4.33%) OpenShift
9 50 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
10 42 (2.19%) Serverless
11 24 (1.25%) Google Analytics
12 22 (1.15%) GitHub
13 20 (1.04%) Silverpop
14 17 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
18 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 128 (6.67%) DNS
2 100 (5.21%) SAN
3 93 (4.85%) Firewall
4 79 (4.12%) HTTP
5 77 (4.01%) DHCP
6 75 (3.91%) TCP/IP
7 68 (3.55%) Internet
8 51 (2.66%) SSL
9 42 (2.19%) FTP
10 41 (2.14%) VPN
11 39 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (1.82%) Network Security
13 33 (1.72%) SSH
14 32 (1.67%) WAN
15 29 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (1.51%) LAN
16 28 (1.46%) HTTPS
17 21 (1.09%) IPsec
17 21 (1.09%) NAS
17 21 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 167 (8.71%) Data Warehouse
3 136 (7.09%) Big Data
4 134 (6.99%) Relational Database
5 110 (5.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 99 (5.16%) DB2
7 97 (5.06%) NoSQL
8 96 (5.01%) Hadoop
9 84 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 66 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
11 63 (3.28%) Power BI
12 60 (3.13%) MySQL
13 57 (2.97%) MongoDB
14 56 (2.92%) SAP Data Services
15 52 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
15 52 (2.71%) RDBMS
16 50 (2.61%) Oracle Database
17 49 (2.55%) DataStage
18 48 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
19 36 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 116 (6.05%) Jenkins
2 111 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 98 (5.11%) JIRA
4 52 (2.71%) Maven
5 44 (2.29%) Eclipse
6 43 (2.24%) Selenium
7 40 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (1.88%) Visual Studio
9 35 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 35 (1.82%) Subversion
10 34 (1.77%) gulp
11 30 (1.56%) Rational Team Concert
12 28 (1.46%) JUnit
13 27 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
13 27 (1.41%) webpack
14 25 (1.30%) Rational DOORS
15 21 (1.09%) Ant
15 21 (1.09%) GitLab
16 20 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (1.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 496 (25.86%) Finance
2 219 (11.42%) Banking
3 136 (7.09%) Retail
4 92 (4.80%) Marketing
5 40 (2.09%) Back Office
6 38 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.41%) Games
9 26 (1.36%) Billing
10 18 (0.94%) Electronics
11 17 (0.89%) Retail Banking
12 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.83%) Legal
13 15 (0.78%) Automotive
14 14 (0.73%) German Language
15 13 (0.68%) Front Office
16 12 (0.63%) French Language
16 12 (0.63%) Swedish Language
17 11 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 393 (20.49%) Architect
2 316 (16.48%) Developer
3 265 (13.82%) Analyst
4 145 (7.56%) Solutions Architect
5 110 (5.74%) Java Developer
6 108 (5.63%) Consultant
7 99 (5.16%) Cloud Architect
8 73 (3.81%) Support Analyst
9 68 (3.55%) Administrator
10 65 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 65 (3.39%) Support Engineer
11 64 (3.34%) Data Architect
12 49 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (2.45%) Technical Architect
14 44 (2.29%) Applications Support
14 44 (2.29%) Team Leader
15 43 (2.24%) Infrastructure Architect
16 42 (2.19%) Software Engineer
17 41 (2.14%) Programmer
18 39 (2.03%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (12.15%) Web Services
2 208 (10.84%) Spring
3 199 (10.38%) .NET
4 187 (9.75%) Middleware
5 150 (7.82%) SOAP
5 150 (7.82%) XML
6 147 (7.66%) HTML
7 128 (6.67%) REST
8 122 (6.36%) Java EE
9 112 (5.84%) CSS
10 101 (5.27%) Spring Boot
11 97 (5.06%) J2EE
12 93 (4.85%) IBM Integration Bus
13 87 (4.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 83 (4.33%) JSON
15 81 (4.22%) Node.js
16 58 (3.02%) AngularJS
17 57 (2.97%) Hibernate
18 55 (2.87%) HTML5
19 53 (2.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 150 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 148 (7.72%) Computer Science
3 140 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (5.42%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (5.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 95 (4.95%) Mainframe
7 89 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
8 84 (4.38%) Cloud Native
8 84 (4.38%) iSeries
9 73 (3.81%) Management Information System
10 72 (3.75%) Fintech
11 57 (2.97%) DataPower
12 50 (2.61%) Replication
13 46 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
13 46 (2.40%) Private Cloud
14 45 (2.35%) AS400
14 45 (2.35%) User Experience
15 38 (1.98%) Public Cloud
16 35 (1.82%) Blog
16 35 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 397 (20.70%) Linux
2 387 (20.18%) Windows
3 241 (12.57%) Unix
4 134 (6.99%) Windows Server
5 98 (5.11%) AIX
6 88 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 65 (3.39%) Windows 7
10 46 (2.40%) Windows 10
11 45 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (1.88%) Solaris
13 29 (1.51%) Android
14 22 (1.15%) CentOS
14 22 (1.15%) Debian
15 21 (1.09%) zOS
16 16 (0.83%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.78%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.73%) Windows 8
19 11 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (14.08%) DevOps
3 249 (12.98%) ITIL
4 212 (11.05%) Problem-Solving
5 199 (10.38%) Scrum
6 194 (10.11%) Analytics
7 192 (10.01%) ETL
8 168 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
9 151 (7.87%) Microservices
10 145 (7.56%) Project Management
11 140 (7.30%) Software Engineering
12 137 (7.14%) SDLC
13 123 (6.41%) SOA
14 122 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
15 116 (6.05%) Migration
16 114 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 112 (5.84%) Test Automation
18 111 (5.79%) Data Modelling
18 111 (5.79%) Service Management
19 108 (5.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 480 (25.03%) SQL
2 473 (24.66%) Java
3 232 (12.10%) Python
4 183 (9.54%) JavaScript
5 153 (7.98%) C#
6 120 (6.26%) PowerShell
7 100 (5.21%) Shell Script
8 73 (3.81%) Bash Shell
9 57 (2.97%) T-SQL
10 50 (2.61%) Perl
10 50 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 48 (2.50%) C
12 47 (2.45%) C++
13 45 (2.35%) Java 8
13 45 (2.35%) RPG
14 36 (1.88%) PHP
15 34 (1.77%) Korn
16 33 (1.72%) COBOL
17 30 (1.56%) RPG IV
18 28 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 247 (12.88%) Degree
2 73 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 67 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
3 67 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 54 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (2.40%) Master's Degree
6 41 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (2.03%) CCNP
7 39 (2.03%) CISSP
8 35 (1.82%) MCSE
9 25 (1.30%) SC Cleared
10 24 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (1.15%) CCDP
12 19 (0.99%) MCSA
13 13 (0.68%) CCNA
14 12 (0.63%) CCIE
14 12 (0.63%) CISA
14 12 (0.63%) DV Cleared
15 11 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 11 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (5.63%) QA
2 81 (4.22%) Data Quality
3 65 (3.39%) SLA
4 58 (3.02%) GDPR
5 27 (1.41%) PMO
6 25 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.73%) COBIT
7 14 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.57%) MISRA
9 8 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.36%) Def Stans
10 7 (0.36%) IFRS
11 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
11 6 (0.31%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
12 4 (0.21%) PSD2
13 3 (0.16%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.16%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 208 (10.84%) Docker
2 196 (10.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (9.02%) Active Directory
4 82 (4.28%) Hyper-V
5 52 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (1.88%) vSphere
7 33 (1.72%) VMware NSX
8 32 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (1.67%) VirtualBox
9 27 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (1.36%) XenApp
11 19 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.57%) Firmware
12 11 (0.57%) Samba
12 11 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (0.52%) KVM
13 10 (0.52%) Xen
14 9 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 150 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 121 (6.31%) Puppet
3 115 (6.00%) Ansible
4 89 (4.64%) SCCM
5 73 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.40%) Nagios
7 36 (1.88%) Tivoli
8 33 (1.72%) vRealize
9 31 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
10 26 (1.36%) WSUS
11 24 (1.25%) Salt
11 24 (1.25%) Terraform
12 17 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
12 17 (0.89%) NetBackup
12 17 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 17 (0.89%) QRadar
12 17 (0.89%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
13 16 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
13 16 (0.83%) SCOrch
13 16 (0.83%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 534 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 483 (25.18%) Oracle
3 277 (14.44%) VMware
4 275 (14.34%) SAP
5 232 (12.10%) Google
6 216 (11.26%) HP
7 183 (9.54%) Cisco
8 156 (8.13%) Red Hat
9 133 (6.93%) Dell
10 124 (6.47%) Cognos
11 117 (6.10%) Informatica
12 109 (5.68%) EMC
13 105 (5.47%) Salesforce.com
14 72 (3.75%) TIBCO
15 70 (3.65%) Tableau
16 64 (3.34%) Citrix
17 58 (3.02%) NetApp
18 56 (2.92%) Splunk
19 53 (2.76%) Cloudera
20 49 (2.55%) MuleSoft