Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 235 181
Rank change year-on-year -58 -54 -33
Permanent jobs citing IBM 1,925 2,490 4,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.44% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 2.46% 3.28% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,471 1,845 2,920
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% -3.23%

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 78,359 75,945 96,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.63% 43.79% 45.63%
Number of salaries quoted 62,088 61,043 78,626
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -71 1,693 £55,000 +4.76% 279
UK excluding London -49 1,117 £46,000 -3.16% 221
London -64 715 £67,500 +12.50% 84
South East -66 310 £50,000 - 45
North of England -20 241 £46,500 +16.25% 46
Midlands -72 188 £40,000 -11.11% 42
North West -12 177 £43,750 +9.38% 23
East of England -43 159 £55,000 - 41
West Midlands -53 144 £37,000 -21.28% 34
Scotland -2 90 £38,250 -23.50% 15
South West -22 87 £46,089 +22.90% 21
Yorkshire +9 55 £50,000 +4.17% 15
East Midlands -53 44 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Wales +14 41 £35,000 +6.06% 11
Northern Ireland -16 13 £40,000 -20.00%
North East -26 9 £40,000 - 8

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 593 (30.81%) Oracle
2 549 (28.52%) Microsoft
3 498 (25.87%) Java
4 483 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
5 452 (23.48%) SQL
6 423 (21.97%) Finance
7 400 (20.78%) Windows
8 396 (20.57%) Linux
9 351 (18.23%) WebSphere
10 293 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
11 281 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
12 278 (14.44%) Unix
13 275 (14.29%) Analytics
14 268 (13.92%) SQL Server
14 268 (13.92%) VMware
15 259 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
16 243 (12.62%) DevOps
17 232 (12.05%) Degree
18 228 (11.84%) Middleware
19 214 (11.12%) HP
20 205 (10.65%) Web Services
21 195 (10.13%) JavaScript
21 195 (10.13%) Python
21 195 (10.13%) Open Source
22 194 (10.08%) Windows Server
23 191 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
23 191 (9.92%) ITIL
24 189 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
25 181 (9.40%) Banking
26 178 (9.25%) SAP

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
1 351 (18.23%) WebSphere
2 138 (7.17%) Tomcat
3 99 (5.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 96 (4.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 88 (4.57%) MS Exchange
6 81 (4.21%) Apache
7 78 (4.05%) JBoss
8 77 (4.00%) WebLogic
9 67 (3.48%) SharePoint
10 64 (3.32%) Confluence
11 54 (2.81%) Apache Spark
11 54 (2.81%) SAS
12 51 (2.65%) CMS
12 51 (2.65%) OpenStack
13 50 (2.60%) IIS
14 36 (1.87%) Documentum
15 35 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
16 34 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
18 26 (1.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 56 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.42%) SPSS
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.21%) Simulink
9 2 (0.10%) HipChat
9 2 (0.10%) Stata
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 37 (1.92%) Cognos TM1
2 31 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 24 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (1.04%) BusinessWorks
5 18 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.88%) Unica
7 15 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
8 14 (0.73%) Magento
8 14 (0.73%) NetSuite
8 14 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
9 13 (0.68%) HFM
10 12 (0.62%) SAP BPC
11 11 (0.57%) Cognos Planning
11 11 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.57%) Temenos T24
12 10 (0.52%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
13 9 (0.47%) Eloqua
13 9 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 8 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
14 8 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 293 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 281 (14.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 134 (6.96%) PaaS
4 121 (6.29%) IaaS
5 99 (5.14%) IBM Cloud
6 87 (4.52%) Office 365
7 86 (4.47%) Bluemix
8 83 (4.31%) SaaS
9 50 (2.60%) GitHub
10 37 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 35 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 31 (1.61%) Boomi
13 28 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
14 27 (1.40%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 23 (1.19%) IBM Blueworks
16 22 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.14%) Serverless
17 20 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
18 19 (0.99%) OpenShift
19 15 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 141 (7.32%) Firewall
2 129 (6.70%) DNS
3 127 (6.60%) SAN
4 91 (4.73%) DHCP
5 89 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 86 (4.47%) WAN
7 80 (4.16%) VPN
8 73 (3.79%) LAN
9 66 (3.43%) HTTP
10 57 (2.96%) Internet
11 56 (2.91%) SSL
12 33 (1.71%) Network Security
13 32 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (1.66%) FTP
14 29 (1.51%) NAS
14 29 (1.51%) Wireless
15 27 (1.40%) Ethernet
16 26 (1.35%) OSPF
16 26 (1.35%) SNMP
17 25 (1.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 176 (9.14%) Big Data
3 156 (8.10%) Data Warehouse
4 137 (7.12%) DB2
5 103 (5.35%) NoSQL
6 101 (5.25%) MongoDB
7 98 (5.09%) Hadoop
8 82 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 79 (4.10%) Relational Database
10 77 (4.00%) Power BI
11 71 (3.69%) MySQL
12 68 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 67 (3.48%) IBM InfoSphere
14 66 (3.43%) Oracle Database
15 54 (2.81%) DataStage
16 53 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 48 (2.49%) RDBMS
18 42 (2.18%) Oracle Database 12c
19 41 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
19 41 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 170 (8.83%) Jenkins
2 138 (7.17%) JIRA
3 132 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 81 (4.21%) Maven
5 69 (3.58%) Cucumber
6 65 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 61 (3.17%) Selenium
8 60 (3.12%) JUnit
9 59 (3.06%) Subversion
10 50 (2.60%) TeamCity
11 49 (2.55%) Eclipse
12 43 (2.23%) Visual Studio
13 40 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 34 (1.77%) SoapUI
15 33 (1.71%) Vagrant
16 29 (1.51%) Ant
17 28 (1.45%) Gradle
18 27 (1.40%) Mockito
19 24 (1.25%) IntelliJ
20 23 (1.19%) HP UFT
General
1 423 (21.97%) Finance
2 181 (9.40%) Banking
3 144 (7.48%) Retail
4 75 (3.90%) Marketing
5 46 (2.39%) Advertising
6 44 (2.29%) Law
7 43 (2.23%) Investment Banking
8 39 (2.03%) Back Office
9 33 (1.71%) Telecoms
10 23 (1.19%) Legal
11 19 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.78%) Electronics
12 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.73%) Military
14 13 (0.68%) Games
15 11 (0.57%) Publishing
16 9 (0.47%) Billing
16 9 (0.47%) French Language
16 9 (0.47%) German Language
17 6 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 394 (20.47%) Developer
2 333 (17.30%) Architect
3 244 (12.68%) Analyst
4 219 (11.38%) Consultant
5 148 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 138 (7.17%) Java Developer
7 72 (3.74%) Senior Developer
8 68 (3.53%) Administrator
9 61 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 59 (3.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 55 (2.86%) Applications Support
12 54 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 54 (2.81%) Support Engineer
13 53 (2.75%) Cloud Architect
14 52 (2.70%) Business Analyst
15 45 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
16 44 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
17 38 (1.97%) Data Architect
18 37 (1.92%) Senior Consultant
19 36 (1.87%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (11.84%) Middleware
2 205 (10.65%) Web Services
3 177 (9.19%) .NET
4 165 (8.57%) REST
5 161 (8.36%) XML
6 145 (7.53%) SOAP
7 142 (7.38%) HTML
8 126 (6.55%) Spring
9 122 (6.34%) J2EE
10 99 (5.14%) CSS
11 94 (4.88%) RESTful
12 85 (4.42%) Node.js
13 82 (4.26%) AngularJS
14 80 (4.16%) Hibernate
14 80 (4.16%) Java EE
15 79 (4.10%) JMS
16 78 (4.05%) HTML5
17 70 (3.64%) Kafka
18 69 (3.58%) JSON
19 60 (3.12%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 191 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (6.18%) Data Centre
3 102 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 85 (4.42%) iSeries
5 84 (4.36%) Computer Science
6 83 (4.31%) Mainframe
7 65 (3.38%) DataPower
8 59 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 51 (2.65%) AS400
10 45 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
11 44 (2.29%) Clustering
12 40 (2.08%) Fintech
12 40 (2.08%) User Experience
12 40 (2.08%) Virtual Team
13 38 (1.97%) Client/Server
14 24 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 24 (1.25%) N-Tier
15 23 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
17 21 (1.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 400 (20.78%) Windows
2 396 (20.57%) Linux
3 278 (14.44%) Unix
4 194 (10.08%) Windows Server
5 105 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 98 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 97 (5.04%) AIX
8 84 (4.36%) Solaris
9 81 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 68 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (1.97%) Windows 7
12 34 (1.77%) Android
13 30 (1.56%) HPUX
14 29 (1.51%) Apple iOS
14 29 (1.51%) Debian
15 26 (1.35%) Ubuntu
16 21 (1.09%) Windows 10
16 21 (1.09%) zOS
17 20 (1.04%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.99%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (25.09%) Agile Software Development
2 275 (14.29%) Analytics
3 259 (13.45%) Business Intelligence
4 243 (12.62%) DevOps
5 195 (10.13%) Open Source
6 191 (9.92%) ITIL
7 166 (8.62%) ETL
8 157 (8.16%) SOA
9 148 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 145 (7.53%) Scrum
11 144 (7.48%) Presales
11 144 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 142 (7.38%) TDD
13 129 (6.70%) E-Commerce
14 125 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
15 124 (6.44%) CRM
15 124 (6.44%) Project Management
16 120 (6.23%) Test Automation
17 111 (5.77%) Data Modelling
18 105 (5.45%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 498 (25.87%) Java
2 452 (23.48%) SQL
3 195 (10.13%) JavaScript
3 195 (10.13%) Python
4 124 (6.44%) C#
5 106 (5.51%) PowerShell
6 90 (4.68%) Shell Script
7 83 (4.31%) Perl
8 82 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 69 (3.58%) C++
10 56 (2.91%) T-SQL
11 51 (2.65%) Ruby
12 44 (2.29%) COBOL
13 43 (2.23%) PHP
14 39 (2.03%) C
15 37 (1.92%) VBA
16 36 (1.87%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.56%) Scala
18 29 (1.51%) R
18 29 (1.51%) RPG
Qualifications
1 232 (12.05%) Degree
2 59 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 52 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (2.34%) CISSP
5 43 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
7 38 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (1.40%) CCNA
8 27 (1.40%) CCNP
8 27 (1.40%) MCSA
9 26 (1.35%) MCSE
10 23 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 21 (1.09%) CISM
12 19 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (0.94%) MCP
14 15 (0.78%) CISA
15 12 (0.62%) GIAC
15 12 (0.62%) ISEB
15 12 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.52%) QA
2 79 (4.10%) Data Quality
3 67 (3.48%) SLA
4 57 (2.96%) GDPR
5 21 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.78%) COBIT
7 14 (0.73%) PMO
8 11 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.36%) HL7
9 7 (0.36%) MISRA
9 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
11 5 (0.26%) PSD2
12 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
12 4 (0.21%) MISRA C
13 3 (0.16%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
14 2 (0.10%) EMIR
14 2 (0.10%) FATCA
14 2 (0.10%) MiFID
System Software
1 189 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 174 (9.04%) Active Directory
3 147 (7.64%) Docker
4 73 (3.79%) Hyper-V
5 36 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.56%) XenApp
7 27 (1.40%) NFS
8 25 (1.30%) Ceph
9 24 (1.25%) vSphere
9 24 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.04%) Apache Flume
11 19 (0.99%) VMware NSX
12 18 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.68%) XenServer
14 11 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
15 10 (0.52%) Firmware
15 10 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 9 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
17 8 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 144 (7.48%) Puppet
2 103 (5.35%) Ansible
3 89 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (3.58%) Tivoli
5 65 (3.38%) Kubernetes
6 54 (2.81%) SCCM
7 32 (1.66%) QRadar
8 29 (1.51%) Nagios
8 29 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 21 (1.09%) Cobbler
10 20 (1.04%) Terraform
11 18 (0.94%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 17 (0.88%) SCOM
13 16 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
13 16 (0.83%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.68%) BladeLogic
14 13 (0.68%) CA Wily
15 12 (0.62%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 593 (30.81%) Oracle
2 549 (28.52%) Microsoft
3 268 (13.92%) VMware
4 214 (11.12%) HP
5 178 (9.25%) SAP
6 175 (9.09%) Google
7 147 (7.64%) Cognos
8 143 (7.43%) Cisco
9 113 (5.87%) Dell
10 109 (5.66%) Citrix
10 109 (5.66%) Red Hat
11 102 (5.30%) TIBCO
12 97 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
13 82 (4.26%) EMC
14 75 (3.90%) Informatica
15 73 (3.79%) NetApp
16 71 (3.69%) Tableau
17 60 (3.12%) Juniper
18 59 (3.06%) Adobe
18 59 (3.06%) MuleSoft