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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 742 744
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 117 210 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 82 178 167
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £25,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

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

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32788 42843 41687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.04% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26420 34220 32936
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,530
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

iSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing iSeries as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for iSeries in the UK

iSeries
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 112 £40,000 - 5
London +53 46 £70,000 +55.55% 1
North West +4 35 £40,000 - 2
Lancashire - 17 £40,000 - 1
Preston - 14 £40,000 -
South East +46 11 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire +37 10 £35,000 -26.31% 1
West Yorkshire +24 8 £35,000 +42.85% 1
Kent +17 6 £32,000 -26.85%
Manchester -25 5 £45,000 +80.00%
Bradford - 5 £35,000 -
Dartford - 5 £32,000 -
Berkshire +40 4 - -
South Wales +14 4 £30,500 +0.82%
West Midlands +13 4 £38,750 +10.71%
Newport +7 4 £30,500 -
Wales +4 4 £30,500 +0.82%
Bracknell - 4 - -
South West +16 3 £35,000 -14.63%
Chorley - 3 £35,000 - 1
Leeds - 3 - -
Birmingham +20 2 £38,750 -6.06%
Wiltshire +17 2 £35,000 -14.63%
South Yorkshire +5 2 £55,000 +15.78%
Sheffield +3 2 £55,000 +15.78%
East Midlands -6 2 - -
Leicestershire -8 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £35,000 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +8 1 £50,000 -23.07%

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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.

1 207 (66.35%) SQL
2 137 (43.91%) AS400
3 118 (37.82%) RPG
4 117 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (33.01%) IBM
6 93 (29.81%) Finance
7 90 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 89 (28.53%) ITIL
9 83 (26.60%) Windows
10 74 (23.72%) DB2
11 70 (22.44%) XML
12 66 (21.15%) Java
13 59 (18.91%) WebSphere
13 59 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
14 56 (17.95%) RPG IV
15 54 (17.31%) IIS
15 54 (17.31%) E-Commerce
16 53 (16.99%) ERP
16 53 (16.99%) E-business
16 53 (16.99%) Public Cloud
17 51 (16.35%) SDLC
17 51 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 51 (16.35%) DevOps
17 51 (16.35%) Kanban
18 43 (13.78%) Waterfall
19 39 (12.50%) Linux
20 37 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (10.26%) Unit Testing
22 29 (9.29%) Incident Management
22 29 (9.29%) Degree

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 59 (18.91%) WebSphere
2 54 (17.31%) IIS
3 18 (5.77%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.60%) Apache
4 5 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.96%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.45%) MS Office
2 5 (1.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (6.41%) RiskWrite
2 6 (1.92%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 5 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.96%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) JDE World
5 1 (0.32%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 59 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.32%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.77%) FTP
2 12 (3.85%) SAN
3 10 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 8 (2.56%) Firewall
5 7 (2.24%) LAN
5 7 (2.24%) WAN
6 6 (1.92%) HTTP
6 6 (1.92%) SMTP
6 6 (1.92%) Wireless
7 4 (1.28%) ATM
8 3 (0.96%) MPLS
8 3 (0.96%) VPN
9 2 (0.64%) VLAN
10 1 (0.32%) Network Security
10 1 (0.32%) SNA
10 1 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (23.72%) DB2
2 19 (6.09%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.21%) Crystal Reports
4 8 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) Endeca
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.32%) QlikView
8 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (6.41%) Eclipse
1 20 (6.41%) VersionOne
2 14 (4.49%) JIRA
3 9 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.24%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.28%) Subversion
6 4 (1.28%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (29.81%) Finance
2 26 (8.33%) Banking
3 18 (5.77%) Advertising
4 11 (3.53%) Retail
5 9 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Automotive
7 3 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Billing
7 3 (0.96%) Local Government
7 3 (0.96%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 105 (33.65%) Analyst
2 84 (26.92%) Applications Support
3 65 (20.83%) Administrator
4 60 (19.23%) Applications Support Analyst
5 55 (17.63%) Developer
6 50 (16.03%) Programmer
7 49 (15.71%) Support Analyst
8 48 (15.38%) DevOps Administrator
9 38 (12.18%) RPG Programmer
10 37 (11.86%) AS400 Developer
11 34 (10.90%) RPG Developer
12 33 (10.58%) Analyst Programmer
13 25 (8.01%) Linux Administrator
14 24 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Administrator
14 24 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 24 (7.69%) RPG Analyst Programmer
14 24 (7.69%) Technical Support
14 24 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
15 20 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
15 20 (6.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.44%) XML
2 25 (8.01%) .NET
3 23 (7.37%) HTML
4 19 (6.09%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.81%) Web Services
6 12 (3.85%) CSS
7 11 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (3.53%) jQuery
7 11 (3.53%) Middleware
8 8 (2.56%) Ajax
8 8 (2.56%) RESTful
8 8 (2.56%) SOAP
8 8 (2.56%) WCF
9 7 (2.24%) EDI
10 6 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.60%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.64%) XSLT
13 1 (0.32%) COM+
13 1 (0.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 137 (43.91%) AS400
2 53 (16.99%) Public Cloud
3 37 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.37%) Mainframe
5 10 (3.21%) Online Banking
6 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.60%) PMI
7 5 (1.60%) Replication
8 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.64%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 83 (26.60%) Windows
2 39 (12.50%) Linux
3 13 (4.17%) Unix
3 13 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.92%) Solaris
7 3 (0.96%) MVS
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.64%) OS/400
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) i5/OS
9 1 (0.32%) OS/390
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (28.53%) ITIL
3 54 (17.31%) E-Commerce
4 53 (16.99%) E-business
4 53 (16.99%) ERP
5 51 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
5 51 (16.35%) DevOps
5 51 (16.35%) Kanban
5 51 (16.35%) SDLC
6 43 (13.78%) Waterfall
7 32 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 29 (9.29%) Incident Management
9 23 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (7.37%) Problem Management
10 22 (7.05%) Change Control
11 20 (6.41%) Service Delivery
11 20 (6.41%) Trend Analysis
12 16 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (5.13%) System Testing
13 14 (4.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (66.35%) SQL
2 118 (37.82%) RPG
3 66 (21.15%) Java
4 56 (17.95%) RPG IV
5 24 (7.69%) C#
6 15 (4.81%) JavaScript
7 14 (4.49%) RPG III
8 11 (3.53%) C++
9 10 (3.21%) C
10 8 (2.56%) VB
10 8 (2.56%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.56%) VB6
11 7 (2.24%) PHP
12 5 (1.60%) RPG/400
13 4 (1.28%) Delphi
13 4 (1.28%) VBA
14 3 (0.96%) COBOL
14 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (9.29%) Degree
2 23 (7.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.24%) ISEB
5 6 (1.92%) CREST Certified
5 6 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.60%) CISA
6 5 (1.60%) CISM
6 5 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.60%) PMP
7 3 (0.96%) ACCA
7 3 (0.96%) CIPFA
7 3 (0.96%) QiCA
8 2 (0.64%) CISSP
8 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.32%) CCMSE
9 1 (0.32%) CCSM
9 1 (0.32%) VCAP
9 1 (0.32%) VCDX
9 1 (0.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) SLA
2 8 (2.56%) QA
3 6 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.96%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.92%) Firmware
2 6 (1.92%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.96%) XenApp
4 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.64%) Ansible
2 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 103 (33.01%) IBM
2 90 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.49%) IFS
4 13 (4.17%) SAP
5 12 (3.85%) Citrix
5 12 (3.85%) Oracle
5 12 (3.85%) VMware
6 11 (3.53%) JD Edwards
7 10 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.60%) Cisco
10 3 (0.96%) Cognos
10 3 (0.96%) NetApp
11 2 (0.64%) Dell
11 2 (0.64%) Dell Compellent
11 2 (0.64%) EMC
11 2 (0.64%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.64%) HP
11 2 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.64%) Sun
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