Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 283 300
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17 -64
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,462 1,808 1,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.21% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.76% 2.84% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,210 1,334 1,448
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +6.48% +3.85%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +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 53,040 63,571 76,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.31% 42.50% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40,451 48,794 60,244
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 January 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 20 January 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 -5 1,306 £60,000 +4.35% 211
UK excluding London +36 910 £48,000 -4.00% 160
London -29 539 £70,000 - 69
South East +31 268 £55,000 +10.00% 52
Midlands +50 178 £46,000 -16.36% 22
North of England +9 152 £46,000 +8.24% 35
East of England +29 115 £65,000 +13.04% 17
Wales +66 114 £45,000 -17.05% 9
West Midlands +12 111 £49,362 -14.15% 14
North West +17 84 £40,000 -1.23% 19
East Midlands +36 67 £35,000 -17.65% 8
Yorkshire -12 54 £46,000 +2.22% 12
South West +5 52 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Scotland -16 24 £52,500 +5.00% 8
North East +18 14 £39,849 -7.39% 4
Northern Ireland - 9 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 433 (29.62%) SQL
2 412 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (28.04%) Microsoft
4 359 (24.56%) Finance
5 348 (23.80%) Oracle
6 328 (22.44%) Linux
7 310 (21.20%) Azure
8 309 (21.14%) Windows
9 306 (20.93%) AWS
10 255 (17.44%) Java
11 240 (16.42%) Analytics
12 237 (16.21%) SQL Server
13 233 (15.94%) WebSphere
14 223 (15.25%) DevOps
15 203 (13.89%) Python
16 202 (13.82%) ITIL
17 188 (12.86%) ETL
18 183 (12.52%) Degree
19 181 (12.38%) Migration
20 176 (12.04%) VMware
21 172 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
21 172 (11.76%) SAP
22 165 (11.29%) Middleware
23 163 (11.15%) JavaScript
24 161 (11.01%) Software Engineering
25 160 (10.94%) C#
26 158 (10.81%) Scrum
27 150 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
28 145 (9.92%) Cognos
29 134 (9.17%) .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
1 233 (15.94%) WebSphere
2 59 (4.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 58 (3.97%) Tomcat
4 57 (3.90%) Apache Spark
5 51 (3.49%) Confluence
6 47 (3.21%) IBM HTTP Server
7 43 (2.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 43 (2.94%) Apache
8 35 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 34 (2.33%) CMS
9 34 (2.33%) SharePoint
10 30 (2.05%) WebLogic
11 29 (1.98%) SAS
12 23 (1.57%) JBoss
13 21 (1.44%) CICS
14 20 (1.37%) Mule
15 19 (1.30%) Headless CMS
16 18 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (1.16%) Apache Solr
18 16 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.68%) Chatbot
5 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.62%) SPSS
7 8 (0.55%) Adobe XD
8 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.27%) SPSS Modeler
10 3 (0.21%) Sketch
11 2 (0.14%) CPLEX
11 2 (0.14%) OrCAD
11 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.14%) Simulink
11 2 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.14%) Windchill
12 1 (0.068%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 40 (2.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 34 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
3 23 (1.57%) SAP Hybris
4 15 (1.03%) Magento
5 14 (0.96%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 10 (0.68%) SDL Web 8
8 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.41%) Maximo
10 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.27%) assyst
11 4 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.27%) Dynamics SL
11 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
12 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.21%) SAP MDG
13 2 (0.14%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
Cloud Services
1 310 (21.20%) Azure
2 306 (20.93%) AWS
3 109 (7.46%) GCP
4 105 (7.18%) IBM Cloud
5 85 (5.81%) Office 365
6 54 (3.69%) PaaS
7 46 (3.15%) IaaS
7 46 (3.15%) Power Platform
8 41 (2.80%) SaaS
9 39 (2.67%) Serverless
10 26 (1.78%) Amazon EMR
11 25 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
12 21 (1.44%) Boomi
13 20 (1.37%) Apigee
14 18 (1.23%) GitHub
15 14 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 10 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
16 10 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.61%) HTTP
2 75 (5.13%) SAN
3 68 (4.65%) Firewall
4 51 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 46 (3.15%) Internet
6 43 (2.94%) DHCP
6 43 (2.94%) DNS
7 37 (2.53%) WAN
8 32 (2.19%) LAN
9 27 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (1.64%) VPN
11 19 (1.30%) Wireless
12 18 (1.23%) Network Security
13 15 (1.03%) NAS
13 15 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.96%) BGP
14 14 (0.96%) OSPF
15 13 (0.89%) FTP
16 7 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
17 6 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 172 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 120 (8.21%) DB2
4 119 (8.14%) Big Data
5 82 (5.61%) IBM InfoSphere
6 81 (5.54%) NoSQL
7 77 (5.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 68 (4.65%) Hadoop
9 66 (4.51%) Relational Database
10 55 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 51 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
13 42 (2.87%) Power BI
14 39 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 35 (2.39%) Neo4j
16 32 (2.19%) Amazon Redshift
16 32 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (2.12%) RDBMS
18 30 (2.05%) Oracle Database
19 28 (1.92%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 112 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 100 (6.84%) JIRA
3 84 (5.75%) Git (software)
4 62 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 52 (3.56%) JUnit
6 45 (3.08%) TeamCity
7 43 (2.94%) Vagrant
8 42 (2.87%) Mockito
9 37 (2.53%) Selenium
10 36 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
11 32 (2.19%) GitLab
12 30 (2.05%) Rational Team Concert
12 30 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
14 27 (1.85%) Maven
15 26 (1.78%) Subversion
16 20 (1.37%) Eclipse
16 20 (1.37%) JMeter
17 19 (1.30%) LoadRunner
17 19 (1.30%) Spock
General
1 359 (24.56%) Finance
2 117 (8.00%) Banking
3 103 (7.05%) Marketing
4 101 (6.91%) Retail
5 74 (5.06%) Public Sector
6 66 (4.51%) Advertising
7 47 (3.21%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.78%) Avionics
9 16 (1.09%) Automotive
9 16 (1.09%) Back Office
10 14 (0.96%) Games
11 13 (0.89%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.75%) Law
13 10 (0.68%) Online Betting
14 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.48%) Legal
15 7 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.41%) Billing
16 6 (0.41%) Electronics
17 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 250 (17.10%) Developer
2 239 (16.35%) Architect
3 177 (12.11%) Analyst
4 148 (10.12%) Consultant
5 83 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
6 77 (5.27%) Software Engineer
7 61 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 54 (3.69%) Technical Consultant
9 49 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
10 43 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 43 (2.94%) Data Architect
11 42 (2.87%) Support Analyst
12 40 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
13 37 (2.53%) Senior Developer
13 37 (2.53%) Software Developer
14 35 (2.39%) Java Engineer
15 33 (2.26%) Java Software Engineer
16 32 (2.19%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
17 31 (2.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 31 (2.12%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (11.29%) Middleware
2 134 (9.17%) .NET
3 103 (7.05%) REST
4 88 (6.02%) HTML
5 84 (5.75%) Web Services
6 78 (5.34%) J2EE
7 72 (4.92%) WebSphere MQ
8 67 (4.58%) Spring
9 66 (4.51%) CSS
10 62 (4.24%) SOAP
11 51 (3.49%) Spring Boot
12 50 (3.42%) ASP.NET
13 47 (3.21%) IBM Integration Bus
14 43 (2.94%) Kafka
14 43 (2.94%) RESTful
15 39 (2.67%) HTML5
15 39 (2.67%) XML
16 36 (2.46%) jQuery
17 34 (2.33%) JSON
18 32 (2.19%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.14%) iSeries
2 113 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (6.57%) Mainframe
4 72 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 62 (4.24%) Data Centre
6 59 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (3.49%) IBM Mainframe
8 50 (3.42%) User Experience
9 45 (3.08%) Public Cloud
10 44 (3.01%) AS400
11 43 (2.94%) Cloud Native
12 42 (2.87%) Private Cloud
13 41 (2.80%) Virtual Team
14 39 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (2.53%) EMC VNX
16 35 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
17 32 (2.19%) iPad
18 30 (2.05%) DataPower
19 21 (1.44%) Replication
20 20 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 328 (22.44%) Linux
2 309 (21.14%) Windows
3 127 (8.69%) Windows Server
4 95 (6.50%) Unix
5 70 (4.79%) OS/400
6 51 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (3.15%) Windows 7
8 43 (2.94%) AIX
9 41 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (1.85%) zOS
12 18 (1.23%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.62%) Android
13 9 (0.62%) Solaris
13 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.27%) VME
16 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (16.42%) Analytics
3 223 (15.25%) DevOps
4 202 (13.82%) ITIL
5 188 (12.86%) ETL
6 181 (12.38%) Migration
7 161 (11.01%) Software Engineering
8 158 (10.81%) Scrum
9 150 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
10 129 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
11 120 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
12 119 (8.14%) Mentoring
13 118 (8.07%) Decision-Making
14 117 (8.00%) Project Management
15 112 (7.66%) SDLC
16 107 (7.32%) Presales
17 102 (6.98%) Microservices
18 94 (6.43%) Test Automation
19 88 (6.02%) Configuration Management
20 86 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 433 (29.62%) SQL
2 255 (17.44%) Java
3 203 (13.89%) Python
4 163 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 160 (10.94%) C#
6 99 (6.77%) Bash Shell
6 99 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 76 (5.20%) Perl
8 54 (3.69%) PowerShell
9 51 (3.49%) C++
10 44 (3.01%) Ruby
11 43 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 36 (2.46%) Groovy
13 34 (2.33%) C
13 34 (2.33%) COBOL
13 34 (2.33%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.85%) Scala
14 27 (1.85%) VBA
15 25 (1.71%) PHP
16 23 (1.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 183 (12.52%) Degree
2 74 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 55 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 47 (3.21%) IBM Certification
5 45 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 25 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 18 (1.23%) ISEB
11 14 (0.96%) AWS Certification
11 14 (0.96%) MCSA
12 12 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.82%) PMP
13 11 (0.75%) MCSE
14 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.48%) CCNA
15 7 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (6.50%) SLA
2 63 (4.31%) Data Quality
3 62 (4.24%) QA
4 40 (2.74%) GDPR
5 22 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 8 (0.55%) GMP
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.068%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.068%) COBIT
10 1 (0.068%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.068%) MISRA
10 1 (0.068%) MISRA C
System Software
1 124 (8.48%) Docker
2 116 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (7.73%) Active Directory
4 56 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (2.60%) vSphere
6 27 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.64%) VirtualBox
8 23 (1.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 22 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.09%) RACF
11 14 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.82%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.68%) ACF2
14 8 (0.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 7 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.48%) NFS
15 7 (0.48%) XenApp
16 6 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 95 (6.50%) Ansible
2 91 (6.22%) Kubernetes
3 75 (5.13%) Puppet
4 70 (4.79%) Terraform
5 64 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (3.35%) SCCM
7 48 (3.28%) Tivoli
8 26 (1.78%) Docker Swarm
8 26 (1.78%) vRealize
9 25 (1.71%) Salt
10 20 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (1.37%) Istio
11 19 (1.30%) Kibana
11 19 (1.30%) Knative
12 14 (0.96%) Nagios
13 12 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.82%) WSUS
14 9 (0.62%) QRadar
15 8 (0.55%) Packer
Vendors
1 410 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 348 (23.80%) Oracle
3 176 (12.04%) VMware
4 172 (11.76%) SAP
5 145 (9.92%) Cognos
6 129 (8.82%) HP
7 116 (7.93%) Salesforce.com
8 114 (7.80%) Google
9 110 (7.52%) Informatica
10 98 (6.70%) Cisco
11 87 (5.95%) Adobe
12 82 (5.61%) EMC
13 80 (5.47%) Dell
14 72 (4.92%) Red Hat
15 69 (4.72%) Citrix
16 66 (4.51%) Talend
17 55 (3.76%) TIBCO
18 40 (2.74%) Hortonworks
18 40 (2.74%) MuleSoft
19 37 (2.53%) Sun