Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 294 226
Rank change year-on-year +11 -68 -45
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,885 2,075 2,839
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.15% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.77% 2.60% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,408 1,583 2,058
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 £30,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £83,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 68,171 79,690 81,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 44.35% 43.96%
Number of salaries quoted 52,584 61,710 65,551
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +20 1,753 £57,500 +9.52% 267
UK excluding London -10 1,005 £50,000 +11.11% 213
London +41 829 £67,500 +3.85% 82
South East +26 310 £49,500 -1.00% 69
North of England +6 210 £44,014 -11.97% 30
East of England +43 168 £55,000 - 23
Midlands -6 160 £55,000 +46.67% 26
West Midlands -19 114 £57,500 +57.53% 18
Yorkshire +57 103 £47,000 -6.00% 13
North West -47 103 £38,500 -20.62% 17
Scotland -40 74 £50,000 +11.11% 17
South West -7 57 £47,500 +9.83% 37
East Midlands +8 46 £42,500 - 7
Wales -9 28 £54,250 +40.00% 9
North East -6 4 £35,000 -12.50%
Northern Ireland -15 2 £46,250 +15.63% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 527 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 507 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
3 458 (24.30%) SQL
4 457 (24.24%) Finance
5 436 (23.13%) Java
6 425 (22.55%) Windows
7 402 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
8 396 (21.01%) Oracle
9 388 (20.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 377 (20.00%) Linux
11 300 (15.92%) WebSphere
12 297 (15.76%) ITIL
13 286 (15.17%) VMware
14 257 (13.63%) DevOps
15 247 (13.10%) Unix
16 242 (12.84%) SQL Server
17 240 (12.73%) Google
18 234 (12.41%) Banking
19 218 (11.56%) Degree
20 213 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 211 (11.19%) SAP
22 205 (10.88%) .NET
23 204 (10.82%) IBM Cloud
24 202 (10.72%) HP
25 200 (10.61%) Web Services
26 197 (10.45%) Analytics
27 192 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
28 191 (10.13%) Docker
29 187 (9.92%) Active Directory
29 187 (9.92%) JavaScript

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
1 300 (15.92%) WebSphere
2 105 (5.57%) Tomcat
3 98 (5.20%) WebLogic
4 90 (4.77%) SharePoint
5 67 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 62 (3.29%) Apache Spark
7 57 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 50 (2.65%) SAS
9 43 (2.28%) OpenStack
10 42 (2.23%) MQSeries
11 36 (1.91%) IIS
11 36 (1.91%) JBoss
12 34 (1.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 30 (1.59%) MS Exchange
14 28 (1.49%) Apache
14 28 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
16 19 (1.01%) IBM Domino
17 18 (0.95%) CMS
18 17 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 82 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.32%) Windchill
7 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.053%) CPLEX
9 1 (0.053%) HipChat
9 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.053%) Simulink
9 1 (0.053%) SPSS
9 1 (0.053%) Stata
Business Applications
1 59 (3.13%) Cognos TM1
2 35 (1.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 27 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.80%) Unica
5 14 (0.74%) SAP BPC
6 12 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.64%) SAP Hybris
7 10 (0.53%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
8 9 (0.48%) Maximo
8 9 (0.48%) SAP MDM
9 8 (0.42%) Cognos Planning
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 8 (0.42%) SAP Bank Analyzer
9 8 (0.42%) SAP FS
10 7 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.32%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 402 (21.33%) Amazon AWS
2 388 (20.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 204 (10.82%) IBM Cloud
4 180 (9.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 129 (6.84%) PaaS
6 118 (6.26%) SaaS
7 106 (5.62%) Office 365
8 72 (3.82%) OpenShift
9 65 (3.45%) IaaS
10 60 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
11 47 (2.49%) Serverless
12 25 (1.33%) Google Analytics
13 24 (1.27%) npm
14 23 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
15 22 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
15 22 (1.17%) Silverpop
16 21 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
17 20 (1.06%) Amazon S3
18 17 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 13 (0.69%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (5.73%) DNS
2 95 (5.04%) Firewall
3 80 (4.24%) SAN
4 65 (3.45%) DHCP
5 53 (2.81%) Internet
6 51 (2.71%) TCP/IP
7 47 (2.49%) HTTP
8 40 (2.12%) VPN
9 39 (2.07%) WAN
10 34 (1.80%) SSL
11 33 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (1.70%) LAN
13 29 (1.54%) Network Security
14 20 (1.06%) NAS
15 18 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
16 17 (0.90%) FTP
17 16 (0.85%) Wireshark
18 14 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (0.74%) SSH
19 13 (0.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 166 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
3 141 (7.48%) Big Data
4 109 (5.78%) DB2
5 107 (5.68%) Relational Database
5 107 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 96 (5.09%) NoSQL
7 85 (4.51%) Hadoop
8 78 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (3.40%) Power BI
10 57 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 57 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
11 51 (2.71%) MySQL
12 43 (2.28%) DataStage
13 42 (2.23%) Oracle Database
13 42 (2.23%) RDBMS
13 42 (2.23%) SAP Data Services
14 38 (2.02%) Apache Hive
15 37 (1.96%) HBase
16 35 (1.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 84 (4.46%) JIRA
2 78 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 70 (3.71%) Git (software)
4 43 (2.28%) gulp
5 42 (2.23%) Selenium
6 41 (2.18%) webpack
7 40 (2.12%) Visual Studio
8 37 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (1.70%) Maven
10 29 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 28 (1.49%) Subversion
12 27 (1.43%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.11%) Babel
14 20 (1.06%) JUnit
15 18 (0.95%) Rational Team Concert
16 17 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
17 15 (0.80%) GitLab
17 15 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
17 15 (0.80%) TeamCity
18 14 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 457 (24.24%) Finance
2 234 (12.41%) Banking
3 133 (7.06%) Retail
4 110 (5.84%) Marketing
5 40 (2.12%) Back Office
6 37 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.33%) Games
7 25 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.22%) Billing
8 23 (1.22%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.11%) Law
9 21 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.90%) Advertising
10 17 (0.90%) Legal
11 15 (0.80%) German Language
12 13 (0.69%) Electronics
12 13 (0.69%) French Language
13 12 (0.64%) Military
13 12 (0.64%) Swedish Language
14 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 330 (17.51%) Architect
2 318 (16.87%) Developer
3 259 (13.74%) Analyst
4 115 (6.10%) Solutions Architect
5 96 (5.09%) Java Developer
6 90 (4.77%) Cloud Architect
7 76 (4.03%) Support Analyst
8 74 (3.93%) Consultant
9 67 (3.55%) Administrator
10 63 (3.34%) Team Leader
11 54 (2.86%) Senior Developer
12 52 (2.76%) Support Engineer
13 51 (2.71%) Applications Support
14 48 (2.55%) Data Architect
14 48 (2.55%) Software Engineer
15 46 (2.44%) AWS Architect
16 45 (2.39%) Technical Architect
17 41 (2.18%) Azure Architect
18 40 (2.12%) Applications Support Analyst
18 40 (2.12%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (10.88%) .NET
2 200 (10.61%) Web Services
3 183 (9.71%) Spring
4 156 (8.28%) HTML
5 153 (8.12%) Middleware
6 122 (6.47%) CSS
7 115 (6.10%) REST
8 108 (5.73%) XML
9 106 (5.62%) SOAP
10 101 (5.36%) Java EE
11 94 (4.99%) WebSphere MQ
12 93 (4.93%) Spring Boot
13 89 (4.72%) Node.js
14 87 (4.62%) IBM Integration Bus
15 82 (4.35%) JSON
16 79 (4.19%) J2EE
17 78 (4.14%) AngularJS
18 68 (3.61%) HTML5
19 57 (3.02%) RESTful
20 53 (2.81%) React
Miscellaneous
1 157 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 117 (6.21%) Self-Motivation
3 113 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 97 (5.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 77 (4.08%) Cloud Native
6 74 (3.93%) Mainframe
7 71 (3.77%) iSeries
8 68 (3.61%) Fintech
9 65 (3.45%) Management Information System
10 61 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
11 60 (3.18%) AS400
12 57 (3.02%) DataPower
13 50 (2.65%) Replication
14 45 (2.39%) Mobile App
14 45 (2.39%) User Experience
15 43 (2.28%) Public Cloud
16 42 (2.23%) Clustering
17 40 (2.12%) Private Cloud
18 35 (1.86%) IBM Mainframe
19 34 (1.80%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 425 (22.55%) Windows
2 377 (20.00%) Linux
3 247 (13.10%) Unix
4 130 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 103 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (5.31%) AIX
7 80 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 71 (3.77%) Windows 10
10 70 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 44 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.17%) zOS
13 20 (1.06%) Debian
13 20 (1.06%) Windows 8
14 19 (1.01%) Solaris
15 18 (0.95%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.80%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.64%) Android
18 11 (0.58%) CentOS
18 11 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (26.90%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (15.76%) ITIL
3 257 (13.63%) DevOps
4 197 (10.45%) Analytics
5 192 (10.19%) Business Intelligence
6 179 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
7 177 (9.39%) ETL
8 164 (8.70%) Microservices
9 156 (8.28%) Scrum
10 154 (8.17%) SDLC
11 135 (7.16%) Project Management
12 134 (7.11%) Test Automation
13 126 (6.68%) Software Engineering
14 123 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 112 (5.94%) CRM
16 110 (5.84%) Computer Science
17 108 (5.73%) Migration
18 107 (5.68%) SOA
19 106 (5.62%) Service Management
20 104 (5.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 458 (24.30%) SQL
2 436 (23.13%) Java
3 187 (9.92%) JavaScript
4 185 (9.81%) Python
5 165 (8.75%) C#
6 120 (6.37%) PowerShell
7 88 (4.67%) Shell Script
8 63 (3.34%) T-SQL
9 46 (2.44%) Bash Shell
10 45 (2.39%) Java 8
11 43 (2.28%) C
11 43 (2.28%) PL/SQL
12 42 (2.23%) C++
13 38 (2.02%) Perl
14 35 (1.86%) COBOL
14 35 (1.86%) RPG
15 29 (1.54%) TypeScript
16 28 (1.49%) VBA
17 27 (1.43%) Korn
18 26 (1.38%) JCL
Qualifications
1 218 (11.56%) Degree
2 77 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
3 68 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (2.49%) Security Cleared
5 39 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 38 (2.02%) MCSE
7 32 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (1.70%) Master's Degree
8 28 (1.49%) CCNP
8 28 (1.49%) CISSP
8 28 (1.49%) ISEB
9 27 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (1.22%) MCSA
10 23 (1.22%) SC Cleared
11 21 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.95%) CCDP
12 18 (0.95%) TOGAF Certification
13 15 (0.80%) MBA
13 15 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.74%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.52%) QA
2 72 (3.82%) Data Quality
2 72 (3.82%) SLA
3 52 (2.76%) GDPR
4 28 (1.49%) PMO
5 20 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.58%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.53%) COBIT
8 9 (0.48%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.42%) IFRS
10 7 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.27%) ISO 26262
11 5 (0.27%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.16%) BS7799
13 3 (0.16%) WAI
14 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.11%) PSD2
15 1 (0.053%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 213 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 191 (10.13%) Docker
3 187 (9.92%) Active Directory
4 101 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (2.60%) vSphere
7 32 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 28 (1.49%) XenApp
10 25 (1.33%) VMware NSX
11 23 (1.22%) XenDesktop
12 18 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (0.90%) Time Sharing Option
14 14 (0.74%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.64%) NFS
16 11 (0.58%) Snort
16 11 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.53%) PowerHA
18 9 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 8 (0.42%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 134 (7.11%) SCCM
2 124 (6.58%) Kubernetes
3 95 (5.04%) Puppet
4 74 (3.93%) Ansible
5 50 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 48 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (2.39%) Tivoli
8 43 (2.28%) Nagios
9 39 (2.07%) IBM BigFix
10 36 (1.91%) WSUS
11 29 (1.54%) NetBackup
12 28 (1.49%) QRadar
13 26 (1.38%) vRealize
14 20 (1.06%) Terraform
15 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
15 19 (1.01%) vCenter Server
16 18 (0.95%) logstash
17 17 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 17 (0.90%) SCOM
18 15 (0.80%) Netcool
Vendors
1 527 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 396 (21.01%) Oracle
3 286 (15.17%) VMware
4 240 (12.73%) Google
5 211 (11.19%) SAP
6 202 (10.72%) HP
7 186 (9.87%) Cisco
8 153 (8.12%) Dell
9 129 (6.84%) Red Hat
10 125 (6.63%) Cognos
11 111 (5.89%) EMC
12 105 (5.57%) Informatica
13 101 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
14 77 (4.08%) NetApp
15 67 (3.55%) Tableau
16 66 (3.50%) Symantec
17 64 (3.40%) Citrix
18 55 (2.92%) McAfee
18 55 (2.92%) TIBCO
19 52 (2.76%) Splunk