Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1020 829 907
Rank change year-on-year -191 +78 +106
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 147 354 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.50% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 102 293 324
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £70,000 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.44% -

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 72,887 71,184 88,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 40.78% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 58,389 70,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 15 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 22 January 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
UK excluding London -126 115 £37,500 -6.25% 17
England -189 109 £40,500 +1.25% 16
Midlands +25 40 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Wales +13 31 £35,000 +14.75% 1
London -82 30 £50,000 -14.89% 1
West Midlands +13 28 £42,500 +13.33% 1
North of England -80 18 £34,750 -13.13% 6
South East -13 17 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Yorkshire +33 12 £34,750 +1.46% 1
East Midlands +23 12 £35,000 -19.08% 1
Scotland -35 5 £30,000 -9.09% 1
North West -86 4 £29,000 -27.50% 5
East of England -23 3 £46,750 -6.50% 2
North East -15 2 £36,500 +21.67%
South West -20 1 £37,500 -6.25% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing iSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for iSeries.

1 81 (55.10%) IBM
2 71 (48.30%) SQL
3 60 (40.82%) AS400
4 51 (34.69%) Windows
5 44 (29.93%) RPG
6 42 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 38 (25.85%) ITIL
8 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
9 27 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
9 27 (18.37%) OS/400
9 27 (18.37%) VMware
10 26 (17.69%) Finance
11 25 (17.01%) Degree
12 24 (16.33%) Linux
12 24 (16.33%) Project Management
13 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (12.24%) HTTP
15 17 (11.56%) Java
16 16 (10.88%) Shell Script
16 16 (10.88%) Middleware
16 16 (10.88%) Advertising
16 16 (10.88%) Firewall
16 16 (10.88%) WebSphere
16 16 (10.88%) RPG IV
17 15 (10.20%) Change Control
17 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (9.52%) Data Centre
18 14 (9.52%) JD Edwards
18 14 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (9.52%) Eclipse

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 16 (10.88%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.80%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (4.76%) CMS
4 5 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.36%) JBoss
5 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.68%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.44%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.48%) RiskWrite
2 3 (2.04%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (1.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.36%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Office 365
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.36%) GitHub
4 2 (1.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.24%) HTTP
2 16 (10.88%) Firewall
3 11 (7.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.80%) DHCP
4 10 (6.80%) DNS
5 9 (6.12%) Wireless
6 8 (5.44%) SMTP
7 4 (2.72%) LAN
8 3 (2.04%) VPN
9 2 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.36%) Internet
9 2 (1.36%) Network Security
9 2 (1.36%) SAN
9 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.36%) VLAN
9 2 (1.36%) WAN
10 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.12%) DB2
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.68%) Power BI
5 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 11 (7.48%) VersionOne
3 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.40%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.40%) HP UFT
4 5 (3.40%) JUnit
4 5 (3.40%) Protractor
4 5 (3.40%) Ranorex
4 5 (3.40%) Selenium
5 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.68%) Subversion
6 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.68%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 16 (10.88%) Advertising
3 6 (4.08%) Retail
4 5 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (27.89%) Analyst
2 24 (16.33%) Technical Support
3 19 (12.93%) Consultant
4 18 (12.24%) Applications Support
4 18 (12.24%) Applications Support Analyst
4 18 (12.24%) Developer
5 16 (10.88%) Technical Analyst
6 14 (9.52%) Technical Support Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (6.12%) AS400 Support
10 8 (5.44%) IT Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) IT Security Consultant
10 8 (5.44%) Programmer
10 8 (5.44%) RPG Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Security Consultant
11 7 (4.76%) Head of IT
11 7 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (4.08%) Project Leader
12 6 (4.08%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.88%) Middleware
2 10 (6.80%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (4.76%) .NET
3 7 (4.76%) EDI
4 5 (3.40%) Node.js
4 5 (3.40%) WPF
5 3 (2.04%) CSS
5 3 (2.04%) HTML
6 2 (1.36%) jQuery
6 2 (1.36%) JSON
6 2 (1.36%) REST
6 2 (1.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.68%) Flash
7 1 (0.68%) RESTful
7 1 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (40.82%) AS400
2 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.40%) LPAR
5 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.04%) Clustering
7 3 (2.04%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.36%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) iPad
8 2 (1.36%) iPhone
8 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.68%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.69%) Windows
2 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 27 (18.37%) OS/400
4 24 (16.33%) Linux
5 12 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.80%) Unix
6 10 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.80%) Windows Vista
6 10 (6.80%) Windows XP
7 8 (5.44%) Solaris
8 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.36%) CentOS
10 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.85%) ITIL
2 27 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (16.33%) Project Management
4 15 (10.20%) Change Control
5 14 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (8.84%) Mentoring
6 13 (8.84%) Problem Management
7 12 (8.16%) DevOps
7 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
7 12 (8.16%) Service Delivery
7 12 (8.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (7.48%) SDLC
9 10 (6.80%) ETL
9 10 (6.80%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (6.12%) Change Management
10 9 (6.12%) Content Management
10 9 (6.12%) Presales
10 9 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
11 8 (5.44%) Social Engineering
11 8 (5.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 71 (48.30%) SQL
2 44 (29.93%) RPG
3 17 (11.56%) Java
4 16 (10.88%) RPG IV
4 16 (10.88%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.16%) Bash Shell
5 12 (8.16%) Python
6 9 (6.12%) C#
7 7 (4.76%) RPG/400
8 6 (4.08%) COBOL
8 6 (4.08%) Delphi
8 6 (4.08%) JavaScript
9 5 (3.40%) Groovy
9 5 (3.40%) Scala
10 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.36%) Ruby
11 2 (1.36%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 25 (17.01%) Degree
2 11 (7.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (5.44%) VCP5
5 5 (3.40%) CCENT
5 5 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 5 (3.40%) Network+ Certification
6 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.36%) CCNA
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.36%) MCSA
7 2 (1.36%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.04%) SLA
4 2 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.36%) TickIT
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.72%) Firmware
6 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) GPFS
8 1 (0.68%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Ansible
1 4 (2.72%) Nagios
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.36%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (55.10%) IBM
2 42 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 27 (18.37%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) JD Edwards
5 10 (6.80%) Splunk
6 9 (6.12%) Cisco
7 6 (4.08%) HP
7 6 (4.08%) Oracle
8 5 (3.40%) Intel
9 3 (2.04%) Dell
9 3 (2.04%) Micro Focus
9 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.36%) Apple
10 2 (1.36%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.36%) Citrix
10 2 (1.36%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.36%) Cognos
10 2 (1.36%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.36%) Nokia