Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 277 273 282
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -11
Permanent jobs citing IBM 870 1,822 2,129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.24% 1.20%
As % of the Vendors category 2.73% 2.92% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 717 1,524 1,628
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,713 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £91,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 31,922 62,427 77,409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.98% 42.41% 43.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24,547 47,947 60,289
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,991
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,799 £45,000 £42,714
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.35% +1.70%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 -19 775 £55,000 -4.35% 71
UK excluding London +22 514 £50,000 - 61
London -5 347 £65,000 +4.00% 22
South East +14 155 £56,250 +2.27% 16
North of England +37 103 £46,250 +2.55% 12
North West +51 70 £46,500 +3.33% 7
Midlands +3 69 £51,184 +13.74% 7
East of England +74 68 £65,000 +8.33% 9
Wales +32 57 £40,361 -16.78% 4
Work from Home -25 56 £50,000 -20.00% 7
East Midlands +68 37 £30,000 -15.49% 2
South West +69 32 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire +50 32 £46,000 -3.16% 4
West Midlands -6 32 £55,250 +10.50% 5
Scotland +15 30 £72,500 +54.26% 8
North East +21 1 £36,500 -7.59% 1

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 307 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (33.45%) Finance
3 268 (30.80%) SQL
4 253 (29.08%) Azure
5 228 (26.21%) Microsoft
6 207 (23.79%) Oracle
7 197 (22.64%) AWS
8 196 (22.53%) SQL Server
9 175 (20.11%) Linux
10 170 (19.54%) Windows
11 157 (18.05%) WebSphere
12 149 (17.13%) Java
13 143 (16.44%) DevOps
14 139 (15.98%) ITIL
15 129 (14.83%) Python
16 120 (13.79%) Scrum
17 119 (13.68%) HP
18 118 (13.56%) Docker
19 114 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
19 114 (13.10%) Google
20 113 (12.99%) VMware
21 110 (12.64%) .NET
22 109 (12.53%) Kubernetes
23 108 (12.41%) C#
24 102 (11.72%) ETL
24 102 (11.72%) Analytics
25 99 (11.38%) Middleware
26 95 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
27 89 (10.23%) Software Engineering
27 89 (10.23%) Degree

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
1 157 (18.05%) WebSphere
2 80 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 56 (6.44%) Confluence
4 46 (5.29%) Apache Spark
5 36 (4.14%) IIS
5 36 (4.14%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 22 (2.53%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (2.53%) MQSeries
8 20 (2.30%) JBoss
8 20 (2.30%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.95%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 17 (1.95%) SAS
10 16 (1.84%) Apache
10 16 (1.84%) CMS
11 15 (1.72%) CICS
12 13 (1.49%) MS Exchange
13 12 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.34%) Sketch
4 3 (0.34%) SPSS
5 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
Business Applications
1 21 (2.41%) Maximo
1 21 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.38%) SAP GTS
3 11 (1.26%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.92%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 5 (0.57%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.46%) Actimize
7 4 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.46%) FastStats
7 4 (0.46%) Unica
8 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.34%) Magento
8 3 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.23%) Rolfe and Nolan
9 2 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.23%) Shopify
10 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 253 (29.08%) Azure
2 197 (22.64%) AWS
3 79 (9.08%) GCP
4 68 (7.82%) IBM Cloud
5 67 (7.70%) SaaS
6 54 (6.21%) PaaS
7 52 (5.98%) Office 365
8 43 (4.94%) OpenShift
9 28 (3.22%) Power Platform
10 27 (3.10%) IaaS
11 24 (2.76%) Amazon EMR
12 15 (1.72%) CloudBees
13 14 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.26%) Serverless
15 8 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
16 7 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
17 6 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
18 5 (0.57%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 56 (6.44%) FTP
2 54 (6.21%) Firewall
3 41 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 40 (4.60%) SAN
5 34 (3.91%) DNS
6 23 (2.64%) Network Security
7 22 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (2.53%) Internet
7 22 (2.53%) SSH
8 21 (2.41%) SSL
9 19 (2.18%) DHCP
9 19 (2.18%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (2.07%) HTTP
11 17 (1.95%) BGP
11 17 (1.95%) OSPF
12 14 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
12 14 (1.61%) VLAN
13 10 (1.15%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.15%) VoIP
14 9 (1.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.32%) DB2
3 53 (6.09%) Relational Database
4 50 (5.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (5.06%) Big Data
6 44 (5.06%) Hadoop
7 33 (3.79%) Neo4j
7 33 (3.79%) Oracle Database
7 33 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
8 29 (3.33%) NoSQL
8 29 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (3.10%) Amazon Redshift
9 27 (3.10%) Power BI
10 26 (2.99%) IBM InfoSphere
10 26 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 25 (2.87%) MongoDB
12 24 (2.76%) Amazon Athena
12 24 (2.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (9.08%) JIRA
2 74 (8.51%) Jenkins
3 62 (7.13%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (2.76%) Vagrant
6 22 (2.53%) Grunt
7 20 (2.30%) gulp
7 20 (2.30%) webpack
8 16 (1.84%) Selenium
9 14 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.61%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.26%) JMeter
11 10 (1.15%) GitLab
11 10 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.03%) JUnit
13 8 (0.92%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.92%) ERwin
14 7 (0.80%) HP UFT
14 7 (0.80%) LoadRunner
14 7 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 291 (33.45%) Finance
2 73 (8.39%) Banking
3 49 (5.63%) Public Sector
4 48 (5.52%) Marketing
5 44 (5.06%) Retail
6 42 (4.83%) Manufacturing
7 38 (4.37%) Advertising
8 28 (3.22%) Law
9 25 (2.87%) Telecoms
10 18 (2.07%) Electronics
11 14 (1.61%) Automotive
11 14 (1.61%) Legal
12 9 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.80%) Back Office
13 7 (0.80%) Billing
14 5 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.34%) French Language
15 3 (0.34%) Military
16 2 (0.23%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (16.78%) Developer
2 135 (15.52%) Architect
3 111 (12.76%) Analyst
4 56 (6.44%) Consultant
5 38 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
6 37 (4.25%) .NET Developer
7 35 (4.02%) SQL Developer
8 33 (3.79%) Data Architect
9 32 (3.68%) C# Developer
10 31 (3.56%) Applications Support
10 31 (3.56%) Security Engineer
10 31 (3.56%) Software Engineer
11 29 (3.33%) Support Analyst
12 26 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (2.99%) Software Developer
13 25 (2.87%) Network Engineer
14 24 (2.76%) Release Manager
15 23 (2.64%) Administrator
15 23 (2.64%) Cloud Architect
16 22 (2.53%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (12.64%) .NET
2 99 (11.38%) Middleware
3 65 (7.47%) Web Services
4 51 (5.86%) REST
5 50 (5.75%) ASP.NET
6 49 (5.63%) Spring
7 46 (5.29%) SOAP
8 43 (4.94%) .NET Core
9 41 (4.71%) AngularJS
10 37 (4.25%) React
11 34 (3.91%) HTML
11 34 (3.91%) WebSphere MQ
12 30 (3.45%) CSS
13 29 (3.33%) XML
14 27 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (2.87%) NHibernate
16 24 (2.76%) HTML5
16 24 (2.76%) Spark Streaming
17 23 (2.64%) Kafka
18 22 (2.53%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (7.47%) Mainframe
2 65 (7.47%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (5.98%) Data Centre
4 38 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 29 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 29 (3.33%) iSeries
7 26 (2.99%) Public Cloud
8 25 (2.87%) User Experience
9 23 (2.64%) Blog
10 22 (2.53%) Acoustics
10 22 (2.53%) Cloud Native
11 21 (2.41%) Replication
11 21 (2.41%) Virtual Team
12 20 (2.30%) AS400
13 18 (2.07%) DataPower
14 15 (1.72%) SWIFT
15 13 (1.49%) Driving Licence
16 12 (1.38%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 175 (20.11%) Linux
2 170 (19.54%) Windows
3 86 (9.89%) Windows Server
4 64 (7.36%) Unix
5 40 (4.60%) AIX
6 33 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (2.76%) Solaris
9 22 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
10 16 (1.84%) OS/400
11 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.92%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.57%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.57%) zOS
14 3 (0.34%) Debian
15 2 (0.23%) SUSE
15 2 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (16.44%) DevOps
3 139 (15.98%) ITIL
4 120 (13.79%) Scrum
5 114 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
6 102 (11.72%) Analytics
6 102 (11.72%) ETL
7 95 (10.92%) Business Intelligence
8 89 (10.23%) Software Engineering
9 86 (9.89%) SDLC
10 67 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
11 66 (7.59%) Migration
11 66 (7.59%) Project Management
12 65 (7.47%) Test Automation
13 60 (6.90%) Presales
14 53 (6.09%) Unit Testing
15 51 (5.86%) MVC
16 49 (5.63%) Artificial Intelligence
17 48 (5.52%) Service Delivery
18 47 (5.40%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (30.80%) SQL
2 149 (17.13%) Java
3 129 (14.83%) Python
4 108 (12.41%) C#
5 65 (7.47%) Bash Shell
5 65 (7.47%) JavaScript
6 54 (6.21%) Shell Script
7 48 (5.52%) PowerShell
8 46 (5.29%) Scala
8 46 (5.29%) T-SQL
9 38 (4.37%) Perl
10 26 (2.99%) C
11 18 (2.07%) R
12 16 (1.84%) COBOL
13 15 (1.72%) VBA
14 14 (1.61%) Assembly Language
15 11 (1.26%) Go
15 11 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 10 (1.15%) C++
16 10 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (10.23%) Degree
2 47 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 44 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (4.25%) SC Cleared
5 22 (2.53%) SANS
6 18 (2.07%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.49%) A+ Certification
8 13 (1.49%) IBM Certification
8 13 (1.49%) ISTQB
9 12 (1.38%) ISEB
10 10 (1.15%) CISSP
10 10 (1.15%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.03%) MCSE
12 8 (0.92%) CCNA
12 8 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.80%) GPEN
14 6 (0.69%) CBAP
14 6 (0.69%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.09%) QA
1 53 (6.09%) SLA
2 24 (2.76%) COBIT
3 20 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.84%) GDPR
5 10 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.03%) NIST
7 7 (0.80%) ISO 20022
8 6 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 5 (0.57%) SEPA
10 4 (0.46%) PSD2
11 3 (0.34%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.34%) MISRA
11 3 (0.34%) MISRA C
12 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.11%) PMO
13 1 (0.11%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 118 (13.56%) Docker
2 75 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 68 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (3.45%) vSphere
5 24 (2.76%) VirtualBox
6 23 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.84%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 12 (1.38%) HDFS
10 9 (1.03%) ACF2
10 9 (1.03%) RACF
11 6 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.69%) NDS
11 6 (0.69%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 6 (0.69%) NFS
11 6 (0.69%) XenApp
12 5 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.46%) Xen
13 4 (0.46%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.23%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 109 (12.53%) Kubernetes
2 59 (6.78%) Tivoli
3 56 (6.44%) Ansible
4 45 (5.17%) Terraform
5 34 (3.91%) Puppet
6 24 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (2.64%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.64%) QRadar
8 19 (2.18%) Nagios
9 17 (1.95%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 12 (1.38%) Kibana
11 11 (1.26%) Control-M
11 11 (1.26%) vRealize
12 10 (1.15%) SCCM
13 9 (1.03%) Netcool
14 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (0.92%) SCOM
15 7 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
15 7 (0.80%) NetIQ Identity Manager
15 7 (0.80%) OpenView
Vendors
1 228 (26.21%) Microsoft
2 207 (23.79%) Oracle
3 119 (13.68%) HP
4 114 (13.10%) Google
5 113 (12.99%) VMware
6 87 (10.00%) Cisco
7 84 (9.66%) SAP
8 65 (7.47%) Dell
9 61 (7.01%) EMC
10 58 (6.67%) Informatica
11 57 (6.55%) Red Hat
12 45 (5.17%) Cognos
13 43 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
14 42 (4.83%) Talend
15 34 (3.91%) NetApp
15 34 (3.91%) Palo Alto
16 31 (3.56%) SolarWinds
17 29 (3.33%) ServiceNow
18 28 (3.22%) Splunk
19 27 (3.10%) CA