Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1039 893 880
Rank change year-on-year -146 -13 +79
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 144 284 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.39% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 111 216 339
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £18,250 £31,250 £26,850
90th Percentile £58,750 £70,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -5.88%

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 75,690 72,142 89,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.70% 42.46% 43.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59,686 58,677 72,191
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,570
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.20% +7.93%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

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 24 April 2018.

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 24 April 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 -69 119 £35,000 -12.50% 9
England -192 100 £36,500 -8.75% 11
Wales +31 37 £35,000 +5.51%
Midlands +20 35 £25,000 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +16 26 £20,500 -45.33%
London -124 24 £57,500 -17.86% 2
South East -12 23 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East of England -20 10 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East Midlands -1 9 £40,000 +9.59% 1
North of England -93 8 £32,000 -20.00% 2
Scotland -35 6 £30,000 -9.09%
North West -91 6 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Yorkshire 0 1 £35,000 -
North East -27 1 £35,000 +16.67%

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, 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 86 (59.72%) IBM
2 74 (51.39%) SQL
3 63 (43.75%) Windows
4 50 (34.72%) AS400
5 44 (30.56%) ITIL
6 43 (29.86%) Finance
7 30 (20.83%) RPG
7 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 30 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (19.44%) WebSphere
9 26 (18.06%) Java
10 24 (16.67%) Oracle
10 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (15.28%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (15.28%) Linux
11 22 (15.28%) Degree
12 21 (14.58%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (12.50%) Advertising
14 18 (12.50%) DevOps
15 17 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
16 16 (11.11%) Configuration Management
16 16 (11.11%) OS/400
16 16 (11.11%) VMware
16 16 (11.11%) Banking
17 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
17 15 (10.42%) RPG IV
18 14 (9.72%) Business Continuity
18 14 (9.72%) 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 28 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 9 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.08%) JBoss
4 3 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (4.17%) RiskWrite
2 5 (3.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (2.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.39%) Misys Equation
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.69%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.69%) JDE World
5 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.69%) IaaS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.33%) LAN
1 12 (8.33%) WAN
2 9 (6.25%) DHCP
2 9 (6.25%) DNS
2 9 (6.25%) HTTP
3 3 (2.08%) Firewall
4 2 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.69%) Internet
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) SSL
5 1 (0.69%) VLAN
5 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.17%) VersionOne
3 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (29.86%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Advertising
3 16 (11.11%) Banking
4 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.17%) Retail
6 4 (2.78%) Games
7 2 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (40.97%) Analyst
2 29 (20.14%) Applications Support
3 20 (13.89%) Support Analyst
4 18 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
5 17 (11.81%) Developer
6 13 (9.03%) Operations Analyst
6 13 (9.03%) Programmer
7 12 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 12 (8.33%) Trainee
7 12 (8.33%) Trainee Analyst
7 12 (8.33%) Trainee Operations Analyst
8 11 (7.64%) RPG Programmer
8 11 (7.64%) Technical Support
9 10 (6.94%) Data Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Data Migration Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) Migration Engineer
9 10 (6.94%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 9 (6.25%) Applications Manager
10 9 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (5.56%) EDI
2 8 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (4.86%) Middleware
4 4 (2.78%) CSS
4 4 (2.78%) HTML
5 2 (1.39%) jQuery
6 1 (0.69%) .NET
6 1 (0.69%) COM
6 1 (0.69%) Flash
6 1 (0.69%) RESTful
6 1 (0.69%) SOAP
6 1 (0.69%) Web Services
6 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (34.72%) AS400
2 24 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.64%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.86%) EMC VMAX
6 7 (4.86%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.78%) LPAR
8 4 (2.78%) Online Games
9 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (1.39%) iPad
9 2 (1.39%) iPhone
9 2 (1.39%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.69%) NHS
10 1 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (43.75%) Windows
2 30 (20.83%) Windows Server
3 22 (15.28%) Linux
4 16 (11.11%) OS/400
5 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 12 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.78%) Unix
9 4 (2.78%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.56%) ITIL
2 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (15.28%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (12.50%) DevOps
5 17 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.72%) Business Continuity
8 13 (9.03%) ETL
8 13 (9.03%) Logistics
8 13 (9.03%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 12 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (8.33%) Project Management
9 12 (8.33%) Release Management
10 11 (7.64%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.94%) Data Analysis
11 10 (6.94%) Data Migration
11 10 (6.94%) Migration
11 10 (6.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 74 (51.39%) SQL
2 30 (20.83%) RPG
3 26 (18.06%) Java
4 15 (10.42%) RPG IV
5 11 (7.64%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 9 (6.25%) Python
7 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.78%) C#
9 3 (2.08%) C
9 3 (2.08%) COBOL
9 3 (2.08%) VBA
10 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (15.28%) Degree
2 7 (4.86%) VCP5
2 7 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.78%) CCENT
4 4 (2.78%) MCSE
4 4 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.08%) CCNA
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.08%) MCSA
6 2 (1.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ACCA
7 1 (0.69%) CIMA
7 1 (0.69%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) SLA
2 5 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.39%) TickIT
5 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.39%) Firmware
3 2 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.47%) WMI
2 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.39%) Nagios
3 1 (0.69%) Control-M
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 86 (59.72%) IBM
2 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.67%) Oracle
4 20 (13.89%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (11.11%) VMware
6 13 (9.03%) HP
7 12 (8.33%) Citrix
7 12 (8.33%) Lotus
8 10 (6.94%) Dell
9 9 (6.25%) Dell Compellent
9 9 (6.25%) EqualLogic
9 9 (6.25%) Informatica
9 9 (6.25%) Splunk
10 8 (5.56%) AppDynamics
11 7 (4.86%) EMC
11 7 (4.86%) SonicWALL
11 7 (4.86%) Sun
12 6 (4.17%) JD Edwards
13 3 (2.08%) Cognos
13 3 (2.08%) Micro Focus