Period
to 9 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 284 296
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -47
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,292 1,757 1,951
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.18% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 2.79% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,086 1,414 1,521
Median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,543 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,362 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -1.28% +3.09% +5.43%

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 47,878 62,885 78,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.58% 42.20% 44.36%
Number of salaries quoted 36,676 48,252 61,926
Median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 -6 1,130 £57,500 -4.17% 119
UK excluding London +47 783 £49,362 -1.28% 95
London -15 493 £65,000 - 50
South East +40 232 £56,250 +0.45% 18
North of England +1 143 £46,000 +2.22% 17
Midlands -2 117 £46,000 -8.00% 14
Wales +59 108 £43,355 -11.52% 8
East of England +37 99 £65,000 +30.00% 11
North West +9 72 £50,000 +11.11% 10
West Midlands -12 65 £49,362 -10.25% 8
Yorkshire +23 56 £46,000 +2.22% 5
Work from Home -66 54 £50,000 -20.00% 8
East Midlands +53 52 £30,000 -29.41% 6
South West +43 45 £39,000 -2.50% 10
Scotland -4 33 £72,500 +47.96% 17
North East +17 15 £39,697 -3.80% 2
Northern Ireland +22 8 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 432 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (31.04%) Finance
3 378 (29.26%) SQL
4 349 (27.01%) Microsoft
5 327 (25.31%) Azure
6 273 (21.13%) Windows
7 264 (20.43%) Linux
8 254 (19.66%) Oracle
8 254 (19.66%) AWS
9 235 (18.19%) SQL Server
10 234 (18.11%) Java
11 215 (16.64%) WebSphere
12 206 (15.94%) DevOps
13 198 (15.33%) Analytics
14 197 (15.25%) Python
15 192 (14.86%) ITIL
16 178 (13.78%) Scrum
16 178 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
17 174 (13.47%) Middleware
18 165 (12.77%) ETL
19 161 (12.46%) VMware
20 155 (12.00%) HP
21 151 (11.69%) Degree
22 147 (11.38%) Docker
23 143 (11.07%) C#
24 139 (10.76%) Google
25 136 (10.53%) Software Engineering
26 132 (10.22%) Migration
27 127 (9.83%) SDLC
28 123 (9.52%) Kubernetes

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
1 215 (16.64%) WebSphere
2 102 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 75 (5.80%) Confluence
4 57 (4.41%) Apache Spark
5 43 (3.33%) Apache
6 39 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 37 (2.86%) JBoss
8 30 (2.32%) CICS
8 30 (2.32%) IIS
9 26 (2.01%) SharePoint
9 26 (2.01%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.70%) MS Exchange
11 21 (1.63%) MQSeries
12 20 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
13 19 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
13 19 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
15 17 (1.32%) SAS
16 15 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 15 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.70%) Chatbot
4 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.46%) Sketch
6 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.39%) SPSS
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.077%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.077%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.077%) CPLEX
8 1 (0.077%) InVision
8 1 (0.077%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.077%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.077%) Simulink
8 1 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.077%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (2.17%) Cognos TM1
2 23 (1.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 10 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 9 (0.70%) Maximo
5 7 (0.54%) Magento
5 7 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.31%) Actimize
8 4 (0.31%) assyst
8 4 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.31%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.31%) Shopify
8 4 (0.31%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.23%) Dynamics SL
9 3 (0.23%) FastStats
9 3 (0.23%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 327 (25.31%) Azure
2 254 (19.66%) AWS
3 100 (7.74%) GCP
4 79 (6.11%) IBM Cloud
5 71 (5.50%) SaaS
6 56 (4.33%) Office 365
7 51 (3.95%) PaaS
8 47 (3.64%) Power Platform
9 28 (2.17%) Amazon EMR
10 26 (2.01%) OpenShift
11 19 (1.47%) IaaS
11 19 (1.47%) Serverless
12 12 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
13 11 (0.85%) Apigee
13 11 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (0.85%) Datadog
14 9 (0.70%) Boomi
15 8 (0.62%) Azure Data Factory
15 8 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (5.34%) SAN
2 68 (5.26%) Firewall
3 55 (4.26%) HTTP
4 52 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 44 (3.41%) DNS
6 40 (3.10%) FTP
7 39 (3.02%) DHCP
8 33 (2.55%) Cisco ASA
9 32 (2.48%) Network Security
10 28 (2.17%) Internet
11 26 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (1.93%) BGP
12 25 (1.93%) OSPF
13 18 (1.39%) LAN
13 18 (1.39%) SSL
13 18 (1.39%) WAN
14 15 (1.16%) VLAN
15 13 (1.01%) SSH
16 11 (0.85%) VPN
17 10 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (18.19%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
3 96 (7.43%) DB2
4 93 (7.20%) Big Data
5 69 (5.34%) Relational Database
6 59 (4.57%) Hadoop
6 59 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 57 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 56 (4.33%) IBM InfoSphere
9 43 (3.33%) Power BI
10 42 (3.25%) Neo4j
11 39 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 35 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
13 34 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 30 (2.32%) Amazon Athena
15 29 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
16 28 (2.17%) MongoDB
17 27 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
18 25 (1.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 120 (9.29%) JIRA
2 107 (8.28%) Jenkins
3 87 (6.73%) Git (software)
4 50 (3.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 44 (3.41%) JUnit
6 36 (2.79%) Vagrant
7 30 (2.32%) Mockito
8 29 (2.24%) GitLab
8 29 (2.24%) TeamCity
9 28 (2.17%) Selenium
10 24 (1.86%) Grunt
10 24 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (1.78%) gulp
11 23 (1.78%) webpack
12 21 (1.63%) JMeter
13 20 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
14 19 (1.47%) HP UFT
14 19 (1.47%) LoadRunner
14 19 (1.47%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 401 (31.04%) Finance
2 101 (7.82%) Banking
3 76 (5.88%) Advertising
4 69 (5.34%) Marketing
5 61 (4.72%) Retail
6 57 (4.41%) Public Sector
7 36 (2.79%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.86%) Law
9 18 (1.39%) Automotive
10 14 (1.08%) Legal
11 13 (1.01%) Avionics
11 13 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.93%) Games
13 11 (0.85%) Back Office
13 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.77%) Telecoms
15 8 (0.62%) Billing
16 6 (0.46%) French Language
16 6 (0.46%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 220 (17.03%) Developer
2 198 (15.33%) Architect
3 162 (12.54%) Analyst
4 101 (7.82%) Consultant
5 57 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
6 54 (4.18%) Software Engineer
7 50 (3.87%) Java Developer
8 45 (3.48%) Senior Developer
9 43 (3.33%) Release Manager
10 42 (3.25%) Software Developer
10 42 (3.25%) Support Analyst
11 36 (2.79%) Business Analyst
11 36 (2.79%) Data Architect
12 31 (2.40%) Cloud Architect
12 31 (2.40%) Network Engineer
13 30 (2.32%) SQL Developer
14 27 (2.09%) C# Developer
14 27 (2.09%) Data Engineer
15 26 (2.01%) IT Support
15 26 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (13.47%) Middleware
2 116 (8.98%) .NET
3 103 (7.97%) REST
4 77 (5.96%) Spring
4 77 (5.96%) Web Services
5 64 (4.95%) HTML
6 62 (4.80%) SOAP
7 54 (4.18%) AngularJS
8 53 (4.10%) CSS
9 52 (4.02%) WebSphere MQ
10 46 (3.56%) ASP.NET
11 44 (3.41%) React
12 41 (3.17%) .NET Core
13 38 (2.94%) Spring Boot
14 35 (2.71%) HTML5
15 31 (2.40%) J2EE
15 31 (2.40%) Kafka
16 29 (2.24%) Hibernate
17 28 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
17 28 (2.17%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (8.05%) Mainframe
3 64 (4.95%) iSeries
4 63 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (4.57%) Data Centre
6 52 (4.02%) User Experience
7 51 (3.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 51 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.94%) Cloud Native
9 36 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
10 35 (2.71%) DataPower
11 29 (2.24%) AS400
11 29 (2.24%) Virtual Team
12 27 (2.09%) Blog
13 26 (2.01%) Acoustics
13 26 (2.01%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
15 23 (1.78%) EMC VNX
15 23 (1.78%) Public Cloud
16 21 (1.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 273 (21.13%) Windows
2 264 (20.43%) Linux
3 113 (8.75%) Windows Server
4 72 (5.57%) Unix
5 53 (4.10%) OS/400
6 41 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (3.02%) AIX
8 33 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.63%) Windows 7
10 17 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (1.16%) Solaris
12 13 (1.01%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (0.93%) zOS
14 8 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.54%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.23%) Debian
18 2 (0.15%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (15.94%) DevOps
3 198 (15.33%) Analytics
4 192 (14.86%) ITIL
5 178 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 178 (13.78%) Scrum
6 165 (12.77%) ETL
7 136 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 132 (10.22%) Migration
9 127 (9.83%) SDLC
10 105 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
11 104 (8.05%) Decision-Making
11 104 (8.05%) Project Management
12 98 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
13 96 (7.43%) Test Automation
14 87 (6.73%) Mentoring
15 85 (6.58%) Unit Testing
16 80 (6.19%) Configuration Management
17 72 (5.57%) Microservices
17 72 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 378 (29.26%) SQL
2 234 (18.11%) Java
3 197 (15.25%) Python
4 143 (11.07%) C#
5 117 (9.06%) Bash Shell
6 108 (8.36%) JavaScript
7 102 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 70 (5.42%) Perl
9 67 (5.19%) PowerShell
10 55 (4.26%) Scala
11 52 (4.02%) T-SQL
12 37 (2.86%) C
12 37 (2.86%) C++
12 37 (2.86%) COBOL
13 30 (2.32%) Ruby
14 25 (1.93%) Assembly Language
15 22 (1.70%) JCL
16 20 (1.55%) Groovy
16 20 (1.55%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 151 (11.69%) Degree
2 68 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 56 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (3.25%) IBM Certification
6 33 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 24 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (1.78%) ISEB
10 22 (1.70%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.24%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.24%) PMP
12 15 (1.16%) A+ Certification
13 13 (1.01%) CCNA
13 13 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.01%) MCSE
14 11 (0.85%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.77%) MCSA
16 8 (0.62%) CISSP
17 7 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.57%) QA
2 49 (3.79%) SLA
3 42 (3.25%) Data Quality
4 27 (2.09%) GDPR
5 14 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 13 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.77%) COBIT
8 8 (0.62%) GMP
9 6 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 5 (0.39%) ISO 20022
10 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.39%) SEPA
11 4 (0.31%) PSD2
12 3 (0.23%) NIST
13 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
13 2 (0.15%) MISRA
13 2 (0.15%) MISRA C
13 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 147 (11.38%) Docker
2 100 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (7.66%) Active Directory
4 41 (3.17%) vSphere
5 37 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (2.17%) VirtualBox
7 22 (1.70%) Hyper-V
8 20 (1.55%) RACF
9 18 (1.39%) ACF2
10 15 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 11 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.77%) XenApp
14 9 (0.70%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.31%) HDFS
16 4 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
16 4 (0.31%) Xen
17 3 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 123 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 90 (6.97%) Ansible
3 66 (5.11%) Puppet
4 63 (4.88%) Terraform
5 59 (4.57%) Tivoli
6 52 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (2.24%) Docker Swarm
8 25 (1.93%) SCCM
9 22 (1.70%) Nagios
10 19 (1.47%) vRealize
11 18 (1.39%) Salt
12 12 (0.93%) Kibana
13 10 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.77%) Packer
13 10 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (0.62%) Control-M
14 8 (0.62%) Istio
14 8 (0.62%) Knative
14 8 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 349 (27.01%) Microsoft
2 254 (19.66%) Oracle
3 161 (12.46%) VMware
4 155 (12.00%) HP
5 139 (10.76%) Google
6 111 (8.59%) SAP
7 105 (8.13%) Cognos
8 95 (7.35%) Cisco
9 91 (7.04%) Informatica
10 79 (6.11%) Salesforce.com
11 74 (5.73%) Dell
12 72 (5.57%) EMC
13 71 (5.50%) Red Hat
14 55 (4.26%) Talend
15 49 (3.79%) Adobe
16 45 (3.48%) Citrix
17 41 (3.17%) SolarWinds
18 36 (2.79%) Hortonworks
19 33 (2.55%) Cloudera
20 32 (2.48%) Sun