Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 845 975 974
Rank change year-on-year +130 -1 -48
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 247 202 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 205 165 162
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £30,125
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 55,037 65,739 70,713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 39.39% 40.38%
Number of salaries quoted 41,313 50,317 52,578
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing iSeries.

Salary trend for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing iSeries over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Salary histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 14 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 17 September 2019. 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 +107 208 £50,000 +17.65% 13
UK excluding London +34 150 £40,000 - 16
London +154 96 £67,500 +42.11% 1
South East +70 55 £40,000 -21.95%
Midlands +35 39 £32,500 - 5
Wales +39 27 £45,000 +48.76% 2
West Midlands +34 21 £55,000 +77.42% 3
East Midlands +14 18 £32,500 -16.67% 2
Scotland - 9 £50,000 - 1
North of England +4 8 £50,000 +42.86% 4
Yorkshire -1 8 £50,000 +16.28% 3
East of England +15 7 £21,500 -46.25%
South West - 3 £35,000 - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 145 (58.70%) IBM
2 140 (56.68%) AS400
3 108 (43.72%) SQL
4 103 (41.70%) ITIL
5 95 (38.46%) RPG
6 79 (31.98%) Finance
7 70 (28.34%) SDLC
8 60 (24.29%) .NET
9 59 (23.89%) Windows
10 57 (23.08%) Linux
11 53 (21.46%) Microsoft
12 49 (19.84%) XML
12 49 (19.84%) Degree
13 48 (19.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (17.41%) Reinsurance
15 42 (17.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 42 (17.00%) Java
16 40 (16.19%) Oracle
16 40 (16.19%) IBM Integration Bus
17 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
17 39 (15.79%) B2B
17 39 (15.79%) B2C
17 39 (15.79%) Informatica
17 39 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
17 39 (15.79%) AppDynamics
18 35 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (13.36%) SQL Server
20 31 (12.55%) JavaScript
21 30 (12.15%) Front End Development
22 28 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing

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 20 (8.10%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (2.43%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 6 (2.43%) Eikon
4 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.43%) Power Platform
2 3 (1.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.69%) HTTP
2 7 (2.83%) FTP
3 6 (2.43%) Skype
4 5 (2.02%) DHCP
4 5 (2.02%) DNS
5 3 (1.21%) SAN
5 3 (1.21%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (0.81%) LAN
6 2 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.81%) VoIP
6 2 (0.81%) Wireless
7 1 (0.40%) Firewall
7 1 (0.40%) SSH
7 1 (0.40%) SSL
7 1 (0.40%) TACACS
7 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 42 (17.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 33 (13.36%) SQL Server
4 19 (7.69%) DB2
5 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.24%) MySQL
8 6 (2.43%) Power BI
9 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.81%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.40%) JMeter
4 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 79 (31.98%) Finance
2 23 (9.31%) Advertising
3 14 (5.67%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.26%) Banking
5 7 (2.83%) Retail
6 6 (2.43%) Back Office
7 5 (2.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (24.29%) Analyst
2 58 (23.48%) Developer
3 55 (22.27%) Applications Support
4 49 (19.84%) Support Analyst
5 39 (15.79%) Applications Manager
5 39 (15.79%) Applications Support Manager
5 39 (15.79%) Support Manager
6 33 (13.36%) AS400 Developer
6 33 (13.36%) Service Support Manager
7 32 (12.96%) RPG Developer
8 21 (8.50%) Field Engineer
8 21 (8.50%) Field Hardware Engineer
8 21 (8.50%) Field Service Engineer
8 21 (8.50%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
8 21 (8.50%) Hardware Engineer
9 18 (7.29%) Consultant
9 18 (7.29%) Server Engineer
9 18 (7.29%) Technical Consultant
10 17 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (6.48%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.29%) .NET
2 49 (19.84%) XML
3 40 (16.19%) IBM Integration Bus
4 19 (7.69%) Middleware
5 15 (6.07%) HTML
6 14 (5.67%) ASP.NET
6 14 (5.67%) CSS
7 13 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (3.24%) jQuery
8 8 (3.24%) Web Services
9 7 (2.83%) CSS3
9 7 (2.83%) HTML5
9 7 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (2.43%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (2.43%) WPF
11 1 (0.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 140 (56.68%) AS400
2 43 (17.41%) Reinsurance
3 21 (8.50%) EMC VMAX
3 21 (8.50%) EMC VNX
4 7 (2.83%) Driving Licence
4 7 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.83%) NHS
5 6 (2.43%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.02%) iPad
6 5 (2.02%) iPhone
6 5 (2.02%) PMI
7 4 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.21%) IBM XIV
8 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.81%) CMDB
9 2 (0.81%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.89%) Windows
2 57 (23.08%) Linux
3 24 (9.72%) OS/400
3 24 (9.72%) Windows Server
4 18 (7.29%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.02%) Android
7 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) Unix
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.70%) ITIL
2 70 (28.34%) SDLC
3 39 (15.79%) B2B
3 39 (15.79%) B2C
4 35 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (12.15%) Front End Development
6 28 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (10.93%) Tech Ops
8 25 (10.12%) Computer Science
9 21 (8.50%) Customer Requirements
9 21 (8.50%) Migration
10 18 (7.29%) Mentoring
11 16 (6.48%) ERP
12 15 (6.07%) DevOps
13 14 (5.67%) MVC
13 14 (5.67%) Web Development
14 13 (5.26%) CRM
14 13 (5.26%) Data Management
14 13 (5.26%) Project Management
14 13 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 108 (43.72%) SQL
2 95 (38.46%) RPG
3 42 (17.00%) Java
4 39 (15.79%) PL/SQL
5 31 (12.55%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 18 (7.29%) Shell Script
8 17 (6.88%) C#
9 16 (6.48%) Perl
9 16 (6.48%) Python
10 13 (5.26%) T-SQL
11 8 (3.24%) PHP
12 7 (2.83%) C++
13 3 (1.21%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 49 (19.84%) Degree
2 25 (10.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (6.48%) IBM Certification
4 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.83%) CCNA
5 7 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.83%) MCSE
6 5 (2.02%) CISMP
6 5 (2.02%) CISSP
6 5 (2.02%) MCSA
6 5 (2.02%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CISA
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.72%) SLA
2 7 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.21%) GDPR
3 3 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) ITGC
4 1 (0.40%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 145 (58.70%) IBM
2 53 (21.46%) Microsoft
3 40 (16.19%) Oracle
4 39 (15.79%) AppDynamics
4 39 (15.79%) Informatica
4 39 (15.79%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (8.50%) Dell
5 21 (8.50%) Dell Compellent
5 21 (8.50%) EMC
5 21 (8.50%) EqualLogic
5 21 (8.50%) HP
5 21 (8.50%) SonicWALL
5 21 (8.50%) Sun
6 19 (7.69%) VMware
7 6 (2.43%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.43%) BT
7 6 (2.43%) Misys
7 6 (2.43%) Reuters
8 4 (1.62%) Cognos
9 3 (1.21%) Infor