Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 331 284 280
Rank change year-on-year -47 -4 +25
Permanent jobs citing IBM 862 1,107 1,763
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 2.78% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 593 876 1,328
10th Percentile £34,261 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,517 £42,500 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -5.17%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £101,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year -2.20% +2.04% -1.01%

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 34,802 39,772 60,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.45% 40.84% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 25,218 30,842 46,268
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -35 766 £62,500 +7.76% 115
UK excluding London -40 478 £48,900 -2.20% 90
London -5 344 £80,000 +14.29% 36
Work from Home -80 142 £68,750 +37.50% 23
South East -13 132 £60,000 +4.35% 18
East of England +20 89 £55,000 -15.38% 13
North of England -58 79 £48,750 +5.98% 21
Midlands -31 70 £42,500 -12.19% 16
South West -6 49 £47,500 +21.02% 11
Yorkshire -21 41 £48,750 +6.56% 6
West Midlands -13 37 £40,000 -23.81% 11
East Midlands -15 33 £42,500 +36.00% 4
North West -19 33 £54,000 +13.68% 13
Scotland -18 26 £46,250 -36.21% 7
Wales -30 24 £48,900 +15.06% 4
Northern Ireland +11 9 £30,000 -33.33%
North East -2 5 £45,345 +11.07% 2

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 342 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (33.64%) Azure
3 287 (33.29%) Social Skills
4 276 (32.02%) AWS
5 242 (28.07%) SQL
6 233 (27.03%) Microsoft
7 232 (26.91%) Java
8 211 (24.48%) Kubernetes
9 199 (23.09%) Python
10 191 (22.16%) Jenkins
11 185 (21.46%) Docker
12 184 (21.35%) Oracle
13 176 (20.42%) Finance
14 175 (20.30%) Software Engineering
15 167 (19.37%) Windows
16 157 (18.21%) Analytics
17 156 (18.10%) Linux
18 144 (16.71%) DevOps
19 143 (16.59%) Ansible
20 142 (16.47%) Google
21 134 (15.55%) IBM Cloud
22 129 (14.97%) GCP
23 124 (14.39%) ITIL
24 123 (14.27%) Configuration Management
25 118 (13.69%) VMware
26 112 (12.99%) Scrum
26 112 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
27 102 (11.83%) Unit Testing
27 102 (11.83%) SAP
27 102 (11.83%) Terraform

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 70 (8.12%) Apache Spark
1 70 (8.12%) WebSphere
2 54 (6.26%) Confluence
3 26 (3.02%) Cloud Foundry
4 24 (2.78%) JBoss
4 24 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.62%) SAS
8 12 (1.39%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 11 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
9 11 (1.28%) FileNet
9 11 (1.28%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.28%) Red Hat Fuse
10 10 (1.16%) Apache
10 10 (1.16%) CICS
11 9 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.04%) MS Exchange
11 9 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.97%) InVision
3 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (1.28%) Simulink
5 5 (0.58%) Adobe XD
5 5 (0.58%) Figma
5 5 (0.58%) Marvel
5 5 (0.58%) Sketch
6 4 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.12%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 18 (2.09%) FastStats
2 15 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.28%) Maximo
4 5 (0.58%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.46%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.46%) Magento
5 4 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.46%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.35%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.12%) HFM
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 290 (33.64%) Azure
2 276 (32.02%) AWS
3 134 (15.55%) IBM Cloud
4 129 (14.97%) GCP
5 67 (7.77%) Amazon EMR
6 63 (7.31%) OpenShift
7 48 (5.57%) Microsoft 365
7 48 (5.57%) PaaS
8 41 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (3.71%) Serverless
10 31 (3.60%) SaaS
11 25 (2.90%) Cloud Functions
11 25 (2.90%) Google App Engine
11 25 (2.90%) Google Compute Engine
11 25 (2.90%) Google Container Engine
11 25 (2.90%) IaaS
12 22 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (2.55%) Power Platform
13 21 (2.44%) Amazon EKS
14 17 (1.97%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.73%) SAN
2 42 (4.87%) DNS
3 32 (3.71%) DHCP
4 31 (3.60%) Firewall
5 21 (2.44%) Skype
6 16 (1.86%) NAS
7 14 (1.62%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.51%) HTTP
8 13 (1.51%) Network Security
9 12 (1.39%) VPN
10 8 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
10 8 (0.93%) FTP
10 8 (0.93%) Internet
11 7 (0.81%) LAN
11 7 (0.81%) SSH
11 7 (0.81%) WAN
12 6 (0.70%) IPv4
12 6 (0.70%) SSL
12 6 (0.70%) VLAN
13 4 (0.46%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 85 (9.86%) Big Data
3 82 (9.51%) NoSQL
4 71 (8.24%) Hadoop
5 66 (7.66%) Amazon Redshift
6 63 (7.31%) Amazon Athena
6 63 (7.31%) Neo4j
7 58 (6.73%) Electronic Patient Records
8 40 (4.64%) Relational Database
9 36 (4.18%) MongoDB
10 35 (4.06%) DB2
11 29 (3.36%) Tableau
12 28 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (3.25%) MySQL
13 22 (2.55%) Power BI
14 20 (2.32%) Oracle Database
14 20 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 191 (22.16%) Jenkins
2 75 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 71 (8.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 69 (8.00%) Vagrant
5 68 (7.89%) JIRA
6 65 (7.54%) Artifactory
7 58 (6.73%) GitLab
8 55 (6.38%) Rational Rhapsody
9 52 (6.03%) Maven
10 38 (4.41%) Rational DOORS
11 29 (3.36%) JUnit
12 27 (3.13%) Gradle
13 24 (2.78%) Mocha
14 23 (2.67%) Rational Team Concert
14 23 (2.67%) SonarQube
15 18 (2.09%) Bitbucket
16 17 (1.97%) Mockito
17 16 (1.86%) Grunt
17 16 (1.86%) Selenium
17 16 (1.86%) webpack
General
1 287 (33.29%) Social Skills
2 176 (20.42%) Finance
3 76 (8.82%) Presentation Skills
4 69 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (7.54%) Banking
6 39 (4.52%) Marketing
7 33 (3.83%) Retail
8 27 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 25 (2.90%) Influencing Skills
10 24 (2.78%) Public Sector
11 21 (2.44%) Aerospace
12 17 (1.97%) Law
13 16 (1.86%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.51%) Electronics
15 12 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
16 10 (1.16%) Avionics
17 9 (1.04%) Documentation Skills
18 7 (0.81%) Automotive
18 7 (0.81%) Military
19 6 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (14.39%) Architect
2 119 (13.81%) Developer
3 99 (11.48%) Analyst
4 64 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 60 (6.96%) Consultant
6 58 (6.73%) Java Developer
7 48 (5.57%) Data Engineer
8 43 (4.99%) Software Engineer
9 42 (4.87%) Data Architect
10 41 (4.76%) Platform Engineer
11 34 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (3.13%) Platform Architect
13 26 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
14 23 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.55%) AWS Engineer
15 22 (2.55%) Design Engineer
16 19 (2.20%) Cloud Architect
16 19 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
17 18 (2.09%) Site Reliability Engineer
18 17 (1.97%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (9.98%) Web Services
2 73 (8.47%) Spring
3 67 (7.77%) REST
4 63 (7.31%) Spark Streaming
5 62 (7.19%) React
6 59 (6.84%) SOAP
7 53 (6.15%) Node.js
8 50 (5.80%) HTML
9 49 (5.68%) .NET
10 48 (5.57%) CSS
11 47 (5.45%) Kafka
12 46 (5.34%) Java EE
13 44 (5.10%) JSON
14 43 (4.99%) AngularJS
14 43 (4.99%) Middleware
15 39 (4.52%) RESTful
16 35 (4.06%) Vue.js
17 34 (3.94%) Spring Boot
18 28 (3.25%) LDAP
19 27 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.73%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
2 52 (6.03%) User Experience
3 38 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.25%) Cloud Native
6 27 (3.13%) iSeries
7 25 (2.90%) N-Tier
8 23 (2.67%) Public Cloud
9 22 (2.55%) Acoustics
9 22 (2.55%) Mainframe
10 20 (2.32%) AS400
11 19 (2.20%) Blog
11 19 (2.20%) Data Structures
11 19 (2.20%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.97%) Virtual Team
13 14 (1.62%) Replication
14 12 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (1.28%) NHS
16 10 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 167 (19.37%) Windows
2 156 (18.10%) Linux
3 92 (10.67%) Windows Server
4 87 (10.09%) Unix
5 39 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (3.36%) AIX
7 19 (2.20%) Oracle Linux
8 16 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (1.74%) Windows Server 2016
10 12 (1.39%) Solaris
11 9 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.93%) zOS
13 6 (0.70%) CentOS
13 6 (0.70%) SUSE
14 5 (0.58%) HPUX
14 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (20.30%) Software Engineering
3 157 (18.21%) Analytics
4 144 (16.71%) DevOps
5 124 (14.39%) ITIL
6 123 (14.27%) Configuration Management
7 112 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (12.99%) Scrum
8 102 (11.83%) Unit Testing
9 100 (11.60%) Project Management
10 99 (11.48%) Microservices
11 96 (11.14%) ETL
12 92 (10.67%) Test Automation
13 91 (10.56%) Data Science
14 83 (9.63%) Artificial Intelligence
15 82 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 81 (9.40%) Problem-Solving
17 77 (8.93%) Data Engineering
18 72 (8.35%) Computer Science
19 63 (7.31%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 242 (28.07%) SQL
2 232 (26.91%) Java
3 199 (23.09%) Python
4 94 (10.90%) JavaScript
5 76 (8.82%) C#
6 64 (7.42%) PowerShell
7 56 (6.50%) Go
8 55 (6.38%) C++
9 46 (5.34%) Java 8
10 41 (4.76%) T-SQL
11 31 (3.60%) C
12 29 (3.36%) Perl
13 20 (2.32%) PL/SQL
13 20 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 17 (1.97%) VB
15 16 (1.86%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.62%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.28%) MATLAB
18 10 (1.16%) Ada
18 10 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (11.72%) Degree
2 61 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 55 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (3.83%) PhD
6 24 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 23 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (2.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.86%) CCNP
11 12 (1.39%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.81%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.81%) PMP
14 5 (0.58%) IBM Certification
14 5 (0.58%) MCP
14 5 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.58%) RHCE
15 4 (0.46%) MCSA
15 4 (0.46%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.94%) SLA
2 30 (3.48%) QA
3 26 (3.02%) Data Quality
4 22 (2.55%) GDPR
5 15 (1.74%) COBIT
6 12 (1.39%) Def Stans
7 11 (1.28%) MISRA
8 10 (1.16%) HL7
9 9 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.58%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.35%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.23%) NIST
13 2 (0.23%) SEPA
14 1 (0.12%) GRC
14 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
14 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 185 (21.46%) Docker
2 82 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (9.05%) Active Directory
4 63 (7.31%) VirtualBox
5 24 (2.78%) Firmware
6 22 (2.55%) vSphere
7 21 (2.44%) Hyper-V
8 20 (2.32%) XenApp
9 18 (2.09%) XenDesktop
10 16 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 16 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.70%) NFS
12 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.58%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.46%) PowerHA
15 3 (0.35%) RACF
15 3 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
15 3 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 211 (24.48%) Kubernetes
2 143 (16.59%) Ansible
3 102 (11.83%) Terraform
4 63 (7.31%) Docker Swarm
5 28 (3.25%) SCCM
6 20 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.32%) vRealize
7 17 (1.97%) Puppet
8 16 (1.86%) HAProxy
8 16 (1.86%) IBM BigFix
9 9 (1.04%) Kibana
9 9 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.93%) Grafana
10 8 (0.93%) Prometheus
11 7 (0.81%) SCOM
11 7 (0.81%) Tivoli
12 6 (0.70%) PTC Integrity
12 6 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.70%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 233 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 184 (21.35%) Oracle
3 142 (16.47%) Google
4 118 (13.69%) VMware
5 102 (11.83%) SAP
6 88 (10.21%) Red Hat
7 81 (9.40%) Informatica
8 67 (7.77%) Talend
9 66 (7.66%) Dell
10 65 (7.54%) Cloudera
11 63 (7.31%) Hortonworks
12 57 (6.61%) Cisco
13 45 (5.22%) Citrix
14 44 (5.10%) ServiceNow
15 41 (4.76%) HP
16 34 (3.94%) Adobe
16 34 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
17 29 (3.36%) EMC
18 24 (2.78%) NetApp
19 23 (2.67%) Veeam