Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 266 292
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 -16
Permanent jobs citing IBM 554 1,771 1,924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.26% 1.15%
As % of the Vendors category 2.77% 2.95% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 470 1,495 1,534
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +18.24%
10th Percentile £36,855 £31,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.02% -2.00% +10.78%

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 19,997 60,028 72,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.44% 42.78% 43.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15,582 45,572 55,919
Median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 21 September 2020.

Salary histogram for IBM in the UK

IBM
Top 15 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 21 September 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 -21 495 £57,500 - 80
UK excluding London +13 323 £49,500 +1.02% 58
London +3 212 £65,000 +3.17% 25
South East +17 79 £57,500 +10.58% 11
Midlands +37 75 £52,500 +5.00% 13
North of England +51 63 £45,000 - 14
North West +83 59 £45,000 +13.92% 11
Work from Home -33 52 £50,000 -23.08% 10
West Midlands +36 49 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East of England +82 36 £65,000 - 8
South West +131 30 £49,500 +10.00% 6
East Midlands +55 26 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Wales -3 22 £40,361 -10.31% 4
Scotland +32 18 £44,000 -7.37% 1
Yorkshire +77 4 £47,500 -3.06% 1

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 172 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 165 (29.78%) Finance
3 160 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (28.70%) SQL
5 157 (28.34%) Oracle
6 139 (25.09%) Azure
7 136 (24.55%) SQL Server
8 129 (23.29%) AWS
9 112 (20.22%) WebSphere
10 103 (18.59%) Linux
11 99 (17.87%) Java
12 94 (16.97%) Windows
13 87 (15.70%) ITIL
14 84 (15.16%) VMware
14 84 (15.16%) DevOps
15 79 (14.26%) SAP
16 75 (13.54%) Active Directory
17 74 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (13.36%) Python
17 74 (13.36%) Degree
18 73 (13.18%) Docker
19 72 (13.00%) Kubernetes
20 70 (12.64%) .NET
21 68 (12.27%) Cisco
22 63 (11.37%) HP
23 62 (11.19%) Scrum
24 57 (10.29%) C#
25 56 (10.11%) Unix
26 52 (9.39%) Tomcat
26 52 (9.39%) Middleware

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
1 112 (20.22%) WebSphere
2 52 (9.39%) Tomcat
3 33 (5.96%) Confluence
4 29 (5.23%) IIS
5 26 (4.69%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.97%) WebLogic
7 20 (3.61%) SAS
8 17 (3.07%) CMS
9 16 (2.89%) JBoss
10 15 (2.71%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (2.53%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 13 (2.35%) Apache Spark
13 9 (1.62%) Apache
13 9 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (1.26%) GlassFish
15 7 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
16 6 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (4.51%) Maximo
2 23 (4.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (2.89%) SAP GTS
4 14 (2.53%) Unica
5 10 (1.81%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (1.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.90%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.72%) FastStats
8 4 (0.72%) FLEXCUBE
8 4 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.54%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.36%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 2 (0.36%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.36%) Magento
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.36%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 139 (25.09%) Azure
2 129 (23.29%) AWS
3 46 (8.30%) Office 365
4 45 (8.12%) GCP
5 44 (7.94%) IBM Cloud
6 39 (7.04%) PaaS
7 34 (6.14%) OpenShift
8 29 (5.23%) SaaS
9 26 (4.69%) IaaS
10 23 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (3.25%) GitHub
12 15 (2.71%) Power Platform
13 12 (2.17%) CloudBees
14 11 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
16 8 (1.44%) Serverless
17 6 (1.08%) Amazon S3
18 5 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
18 5 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.48%) Firewall
2 46 (8.30%) FTP
3 36 (6.50%) Internet
4 28 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 26 (4.69%) DNS
5 26 (4.69%) SAN
6 16 (2.89%) Network Security
6 16 (2.89%) SSH
7 14 (2.53%) DHCP
8 13 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (2.17%) SSL
9 12 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.44%) HTTP
10 8 (1.44%) VoIP
11 7 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.26%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.90%) BGP
12 5 (0.90%) OSPF
12 5 (0.90%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (24.55%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.68%) DB2
3 33 (5.96%) Oracle Database
4 29 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (4.87%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (4.15%) Big Data
7 22 (3.97%) MySQL
8 20 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (3.43%) MongoDB
9 19 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (3.25%) Relational Database
10 18 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (2.71%) Power BI
12 15 (2.71%) RDBMS
13 14 (2.53%) Hadoop
13 14 (2.53%) IBM InfoSphere
14 12 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (1.99%) HBase
15 11 (1.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (8.12%) JIRA
2 43 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.61%) GitLab
5 11 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (1.99%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.81%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.26%) Apache Archiva
8 7 (1.26%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.26%) ERwin
8 7 (1.26%) JUnit
8 7 (1.26%) Mockito
8 7 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.90%) IBM UrbanCode
10 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.72%) Ant
11 4 (0.72%) Maven
11 4 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 165 (29.78%) Finance
2 52 (9.39%) Marketing
3 41 (7.40%) Public Sector
4 39 (7.04%) Telecoms
5 32 (5.78%) Manufacturing
6 31 (5.60%) Banking
7 28 (5.05%) Electronics
8 20 (3.61%) Retail
9 19 (3.43%) Law
10 13 (2.35%) Advertising
11 5 (0.90%) Back Office
11 5 (0.90%) Legal
12 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.54%) International Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Publishing
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (24.01%) Developer
2 71 (12.82%) Architect
3 42 (7.58%) Analyst
4 38 (6.86%) Security Engineer
5 30 (5.42%) .NET Developer
5 30 (5.42%) Operations Engineer
6 24 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (4.15%) Consultant
7 23 (4.15%) Software Developer
8 22 (3.97%) SQL Developer
9 21 (3.79%) C# Developer
9 21 (3.79%) Data Architect
10 20 (3.61%) Integration Developer
11 19 (3.43%) Applications Support
12 18 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.07%) IT Engineer
13 17 (3.07%) Java Developer
14 16 (2.89%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.64%) .NET
2 52 (9.39%) Middleware
3 49 (8.84%) Web Services
4 35 (6.32%) Spring
5 30 (5.42%) REST
6 26 (4.69%) Node.js
7 25 (4.51%) SOAP
8 24 (4.33%) AngularJS
8 24 (4.33%) XML
9 23 (4.15%) ASP.NET
9 23 (4.15%) Java EE
9 23 (4.15%) JSON
10 22 (3.97%) HTML
10 22 (3.97%) React
10 22 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
11 20 (3.61%) CSS
11 20 (3.61%) IBM Integration Bus
11 20 (3.61%) Spring Boot
12 18 (3.25%) Kafka
13 16 (2.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.12%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.50%) Data Centre
4 26 (4.69%) iSeries
5 25 (4.51%) Public Cloud
6 24 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (3.97%) Mainframe
8 16 (2.89%) AS400
8 16 (2.89%) Cloud Native
9 15 (2.71%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.71%) Virtual Team
10 12 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (1.99%) DataPower
12 10 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (1.62%) PKI
14 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.44%) Replication
15 7 (1.26%) Private Cloud
15 7 (1.26%) Social Media
15 7 (1.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 103 (18.59%) Linux
2 94 (16.97%) Windows
3 56 (10.11%) Unix
4 52 (9.39%) Windows Server
5 34 (6.14%) AIX
6 22 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (3.43%) Oracle Linux
8 18 (3.25%) Solaris
9 16 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.44%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.08%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.90%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.72%) OS/400
14 4 (0.72%) SUSE
14 4 (0.72%) zOS
15 3 (0.54%) Android
16 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
17 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (15.70%) ITIL
3 84 (15.16%) DevOps
4 74 (13.36%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (11.19%) Scrum
6 49 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
7 48 (8.66%) Service Delivery
8 46 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (8.30%) Security Operations
9 45 (8.12%) Technical Leadership
10 41 (7.40%) ITSM
11 39 (7.04%) Analytics
11 39 (7.04%) Test Automation
12 36 (6.50%) SIEM
13 35 (6.32%) CRM
13 35 (6.32%) Microservices
13 35 (6.32%) Presales
14 33 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
14 33 (5.96%) Identity Management
14 33 (5.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (28.70%) SQL
2 99 (17.87%) Java
3 74 (13.36%) Python
4 57 (10.29%) C#
5 50 (9.03%) JavaScript
6 42 (7.58%) PowerShell
7 36 (6.50%) Shell Script
8 25 (4.51%) Bash Shell
8 25 (4.51%) Perl
9 19 (3.43%) Scala
10 18 (3.25%) PL/SQL
10 18 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.07%) Go
12 12 (2.17%) C
13 9 (1.62%) R
14 8 (1.44%) VBScript
15 7 (1.26%) C++
15 7 (1.26%) Java 8
15 7 (1.26%) RPG
16 5 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 74 (13.36%) Degree
2 35 (6.32%) SANS
3 32 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.71%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.81%) CISSP
9 9 (1.62%) CCNA
9 9 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.62%) GPEN
9 9 (1.62%) Postgraduate
9 9 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.26%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.08%) MCITP
12 4 (0.72%) CBAP
12 4 (0.72%) MCSA
13 3 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.36%) ISEB
14 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.76%) SLA
2 40 (7.22%) QA
3 29 (5.23%) COBIT
4 15 (2.71%) GDPR
5 11 (1.99%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.99%) NIST
6 6 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.54%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.36%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.36%) MISRA
8 2 (0.36%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 75 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 73 (13.18%) Docker
3 49 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (3.25%) vSphere
5 11 (1.99%) HDFS
5 11 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (1.08%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.08%) Firmware
6 6 (1.08%) NDS
6 6 (1.08%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 6 (1.08%) NFS
7 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.36%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.36%) XenApp
9 1 (0.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (13.00%) Kubernetes
2 36 (6.50%) QRadar
3 34 (6.14%) Tivoli
4 21 (3.79%) Ansible
5 19 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (3.07%) Puppet
7 15 (2.71%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 14 (2.53%) Terraform
9 12 (2.17%) SCCM
10 11 (1.99%) Kibana
11 9 (1.62%) Nagios
12 7 (1.26%) Control-M
12 7 (1.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 7 (1.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (1.08%) Grafana
13 6 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.08%) OpenView
13 6 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 6 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 172 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 157 (28.34%) Oracle
3 84 (15.16%) VMware
4 79 (14.26%) SAP
5 68 (12.27%) Cisco
6 63 (11.37%) HP
7 52 (9.39%) Google
8 44 (7.94%) EMC
9 43 (7.76%) Dell
9 43 (7.76%) Red Hat
10 37 (6.68%) Splunk
11 36 (6.50%) LogRhythm
12 32 (5.78%) NetApp
13 31 (5.60%) Palo Alto
14 28 (5.05%) CyberArk
14 28 (5.05%) ServiceNow
15 26 (4.69%) ArcSight
15 26 (4.69%) Bomgar
15 26 (4.69%) CheckPoint
15 26 (4.69%) NetWitness