Period
to 6 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iSeries in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited iSeries over the 6 months to 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 771 938 1041
Rank change year-on-year +167 +103 -95
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 101 161 166
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82 119 129
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +17.81% -12.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £24,875 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £61,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%

iSeries is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,713 56,258 67,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.95% 39.12% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25,950 41,970 51,852
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing iSeries as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing iSeries.

Salary trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing iSeries over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing iSeries within the UK over the 6 months to 6 June 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 +167 86 £57,500 +33.72% 10
UK excluding London +151 56 £42,500 +6.25% 5
London +128 45 £70,000 +27.27% 5
Wales +14 15 £35,500 +14.52%
North of England +132 14 £51,500 +114.58% 3
Yorkshire +121 14 £51,500 +114.58%
South East +107 12 £45,000 -16.67%
South West +84 9 £45,000 +4.65%
Midlands +57 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Work from Home +52 6 £45,000 +38.46%
East Midlands +52 4 £32,500 -18.75% 1
West Midlands +43 2 £40,000 +23.08%

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT jobs citing iSeries 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 iSeries.

1 60 (59.41%) AS400
2 50 (49.50%) RPG
3 46 (45.54%) SQL
4 44 (43.56%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (39.60%) IBM
6 38 (37.62%) ITIL
7 35 (34.65%) Degree
8 34 (33.66%) XML
9 33 (32.67%) DB2
10 32 (31.68%) Migration
11 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (29.70%) .NET
11 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (29.70%) Reinsurance
12 28 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 28 (27.72%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (25.74%) Service Management
13 26 (25.74%) Data Security
13 26 (25.74%) Computer Science
13 26 (25.74%) ServiceNow
13 26 (25.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (25.74%) Tech Ops
14 25 (24.75%) Windows
15 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (18.81%) Finance
17 19 (18.81%) SOAP
18 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
19 17 (16.83%) Linux
20 16 (15.84%) DevOps

iSeries
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 14 (13.86%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.89%) Confluence
3 7 (6.93%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (6.93%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.97%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Azure
2 7 (6.93%) Office 365
3 5 (4.95%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) FTP
2 7 (6.93%) HTTP
3 6 (5.94%) SAN
3 6 (5.94%) SSL
3 6 (5.94%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (4.95%) DHCP
4 5 (4.95%) DNS
4 5 (4.95%) SSH
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.98%) Firewall
5 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 2 (1.98%) VLAN
5 2 (1.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (32.67%) DB2
2 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (13.86%) JIRA
2 2 (1.98%) JMeter
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Advertising
2 13 (12.87%) Banking
3 8 (7.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) French Language
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (43.56%) Analyst
2 33 (32.67%) Support Analyst
3 26 (25.74%) SQL Analyst
3 26 (25.74%) SQL Support Analyst
4 21 (20.79%) Administrator
5 13 (12.87%) AS400 Programmer
5 13 (12.87%) Programmer
6 11 (10.89%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Analyst Programmer
7 8 (7.92%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 8 (7.92%) Consultant
7 8 (7.92%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.93%) Applications Support
8 7 (6.93%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Developer
9 6 (5.94%) IBM Technical Consultant
9 6 (5.94%) Support Consultant
9 6 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.94%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.94%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.66%) XML
2 30 (29.70%) .NET
3 19 (18.81%) SOAP
4 12 (11.88%) Middleware
5 11 (10.89%) REST
6 5 (4.95%) Web Services
6 5 (4.95%) WSDL
7 3 (2.97%) RESTful
7 3 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.98%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.98%) JAAS
8 2 (1.98%) JMS
8 2 (1.98%) JPA
8 2 (1.98%) JSF
8 2 (1.98%) Velocity
9 1 (0.99%) EDI
9 1 (0.99%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (59.41%) AS400
2 44 (43.56%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (29.70%) Reinsurance
4 8 (7.92%) Online Banking
5 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.95%) Virtual Team
7 4 (3.96%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.96%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.98%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (1.98%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.75%) Windows
2 17 (16.83%) Linux
3 11 (10.89%) OS/400
4 10 (9.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.98%) AIX
5 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.62%) ITIL
2 32 (31.68%) Migration
3 28 (27.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (25.74%) Computer Science
4 26 (25.74%) Data Security
4 26 (25.74%) Service Management
4 26 (25.74%) Tech Ops
5 23 (22.77%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (20.79%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (15.84%) DevOps
8 13 (12.87%) SDLC
8 13 (12.87%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.89%) Decision-Making
9 11 (10.89%) Kanban
9 11 (10.89%) Scrum
9 11 (10.89%) Web Application Development
10 10 (9.90%) Analytical Thinking
11 8 (7.92%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 50 (49.50%) RPG
2 46 (45.54%) SQL
3 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
3 12 (11.88%) Perl
3 12 (11.88%) Python
3 12 (11.88%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.94%) RPG IV
5 5 (4.95%) RPG III
6 4 (3.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.98%) COBOL
7 2 (1.98%) Java
8 1 (0.99%) C#
8 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.99%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 35 (34.65%) Degree
2 26 (25.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.94%) IBM Certification
4 4 (3.96%) ISEB
5 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.98%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (39.60%) IBM
2 26 (25.74%) ServiceNow
3 18 (17.82%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.89%) Unisys
5 9 (8.91%) VMware
6 4 (3.96%) Dell
6 4 (3.96%) Dell Compellent
6 4 (3.96%) EMC
6 4 (3.96%) EqualLogic
6 4 (3.96%) HP
6 4 (3.96%) Oracle
6 4 (3.96%) SonicWALL
6 4 (3.96%) Sun
7 2 (1.98%) Apple
7 2 (1.98%) Cisco
7 2 (1.98%) Symantec
8 1 (0.99%) Cognos
8 1 (0.99%) QAD
8 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.99%) SAP