Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 973 1048 854
Rank change year-on-year +75 -194 +102
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 171 170 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.095% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.23% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 128 120 327
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,750 £61,250 £66,750
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 66,677 73,313 72,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 41.14% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 51,181 55,490 59,628
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.63%

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 December 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 17 December 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 +106 169 £40,000 -5.88% 10
UK excluding London +46 126 £40,000 - 8
East of England +65 49 £40,000 -8.05% 1
London +55 45 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Midlands +31 35 £40,000 - 3
West Midlands +43 20 £70,000 +64.71% 3
South East +30 18 £26,500 -39.43% 3
North of England +27 18 £35,000 -4.11%
East Midlands +25 15 £40,000 +14.29%
North West +21 10 £35,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +34 6 - -
South West +18 4 £43,000 -4.44% 1
North East +6 2 £35,000 -4.11%
Wales -23 1 £42,500 +6.25%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 106 (61.99%) AS400
2 98 (57.31%) RPG
3 90 (52.63%) SQL
4 68 (39.77%) IBM
5 50 (29.24%) Java
6 41 (23.98%) RPG IV
7 40 (23.39%) Windows
8 39 (22.81%) Microsoft
9 37 (21.64%) ITIL
10 35 (20.47%) WebSphere
11 34 (19.88%) Finance
12 30 (17.54%) .NET
13 25 (14.62%) Mainframe
14 23 (13.45%) Service Management
15 21 (12.28%) ERP
16 19 (11.11%) C#
16 19 (11.11%) Middleware
16 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (10.53%) DevOps
17 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 17 (9.94%) Ivanti
18 17 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (9.94%) Retail
18 17 (9.94%) HTML
18 17 (9.94%) Unix
18 17 (9.94%) Coaching
18 17 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
19 16 (9.36%) Linux
19 16 (9.36%) CSS
19 16 (9.36%) SQL Server

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 35 (20.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.85%) Dynamics AX
1 10 (5.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.92%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.58%) BPCS
3 1 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.85%) NAS
2 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 8 (4.68%) SAN
2 8 (4.68%) VoIP
3 7 (4.09%) LAN
3 7 (4.09%) WAN
4 6 (3.51%) VPN
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.34%) Network Security
5 4 (2.34%) PABX
5 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.17%) FTP
6 2 (1.17%) MPLS
7 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.77%) DB2
3 11 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.85%) Power BI
4 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.34%) Big Data
5 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.34%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.17%) JMeter
2 2 (1.17%) Selenium
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.58%) Synon
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 17 (9.94%) Retail
3 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.09%) Banking
5 5 (2.92%) Billing
6 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 90 (52.63%) Developer
2 70 (40.94%) RPG Developer
3 57 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
4 36 (21.05%) SQL Developer
5 22 (12.87%) Analyst
6 11 (6.43%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.26%) Integration Developer
7 9 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 9 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 8 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Administrator
9 7 (4.09%) Programmer
10 6 (3.51%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (3.51%) Computer Operator
10 6 (3.51%) Head of Delivery
10 6 (3.51%) RPG Analyst Programmer
10 6 (3.51%) RPG Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.54%) .NET
2 19 (11.11%) Middleware
3 17 (9.94%) HTML
4 16 (9.36%) CSS
5 11 (6.43%) WPF
6 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET
6 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (5.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (5.85%) EDI
6 10 (5.85%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.17%) JSF
8 1 (0.58%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.58%) Web Services
8 1 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (61.99%) AS400
2 25 (14.62%) Mainframe
3 17 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (8.19%) Data Centre
4 14 (8.19%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.43%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.68%) Blackberry
7 8 (4.68%) iPad
7 8 (4.68%) iPhone
8 5 (2.92%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.34%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.34%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.34%) Replication
9 4 (2.34%) User Experience
10 3 (1.75%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.58%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.39%) Windows
2 19 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (9.94%) Unix
5 16 (9.36%) Linux
6 14 (8.19%) Windows Server
7 13 (7.60%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.68%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (3.51%) OS/400
10 4 (2.34%) HPUX
10 4 (2.34%) Solaris
10 4 (2.34%) zOS
11 3 (1.75%) CentOS
11 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) ITIL
2 23 (13.45%) Service Management
3 21 (12.28%) ERP
4 18 (10.53%) DevOps
5 17 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.94%) Coaching
6 15 (8.77%) High Availability
7 14 (8.19%) Workflow
8 13 (7.60%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.60%) ITSM
8 13 (7.60%) Mentoring
8 13 (7.60%) SDLC
8 13 (7.60%) Server Patching
9 12 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (7.02%) Project Management
10 11 (6.43%) Wealth Management
11 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
11 10 (5.85%) TDD
11 10 (5.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (57.31%) RPG
2 90 (52.63%) SQL
3 50 (29.24%) Java
4 41 (23.98%) RPG IV
5 19 (11.11%) C#
6 15 (8.77%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.09%) VB
8 5 (2.92%) X++
9 4 (2.34%) RPG III
10 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) Python
10 3 (1.75%) Ruby
11 2 (1.17%) C
12 1 (0.58%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 14 (8.19%) Degree
2 13 (7.60%) MCSA
2 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.34%) CCDA
5 4 (2.34%) CCDP
5 4 (2.34%) CCNA
5 4 (2.34%) CCNP
5 4 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.75%) LPIC
6 3 (1.75%) RHCE
7 2 (1.17%) CISA
7 2 (1.17%) CISSP
8 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) PMO
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
2 5 (2.92%) SLA
3 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) PMBOK
4 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.17%) XenApp
3 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.92%) SCCM
2 4 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.75%) Puppet
3 3 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.75%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (39.77%) IBM
2 39 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.94%) Ivanti
4 16 (9.36%) EMC
5 13 (7.60%) JD Edwards
6 10 (5.85%) VMware
7 8 (4.68%) Google
7 8 (4.68%) HP
7 8 (4.68%) NetApp
7 8 (4.68%) Oracle
8 7 (4.09%) Citrix
9 6 (3.51%) Cisco
10 4 (2.34%) Dell
10 4 (2.34%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (2.34%) EqualLogic
10 4 (2.34%) Remedy
10 4 (2.34%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.34%) Sun
10 4 (2.34%) Unisys
11 3 (1.75%) Salesforce.com