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 22 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 770 779
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9  
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 112 173 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.42% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 83 151 171
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £25,500 £30,565
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 35168 41523 44748
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.40% 42.18% 40.76%
Number of salaries quoted 28044 33730 35476
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 110 £40,000 - 6
London +45 43 £42,500 -5.55%
North West -20 34 £40,000 - 1
Lancashire +22 23 £40,000 +6.66%
Preston - 22 £40,000 -
South East +59 20 £35,000 -26.31% 4
Kent +31 12 £35,000 -39.13% 2
West Midlands +6 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Merseyside - 6 £42,500 -
Prescot - 6 £42,500 -
Birmingham +8 5 £40,000 -30.43%
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £41,500 +18.57% 1
Manchester -36 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Beaconsfield - 4 £41,500 - 1
Dartford - 4 £32,000 - 2
City of London +27 3 £42,500 -15.00%
Gloucestershire +6 3 £45,000 +76.47%
South West -16 3 £45,000 +7.14%
Berkshire +32 2 - -
West Yorkshire +20 2 £33,500 +36.73%
South Wales +12 2 £30,500 -23.75%
Wales +2 2 £30,500 -23.75%
Yorkshire +1 2 £33,500 -29.47%
Newport - 2 £30,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - -
Hampshire +23 1 £45,000 +38.46%
Slough +16 1 - -
East Midlands +14 1 - -
Peterborough +11 1 £50,000 +104.08%
Chorley +5 1 £35,000 -6.66%

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 177 (69.14%) SQL
2 113 (44.14%) AS400
3 100 (39.06%) RPG
4 93 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (31.64%) IBM
6 73 (28.52%) Windows
7 67 (26.17%) ITIL
7 67 (26.17%) Microsoft
8 60 (23.44%) ERP
9 57 (22.27%) Java
10 55 (21.48%) XML
11 54 (21.09%) DB2
12 53 (20.70%) WebSphere
13 50 (19.53%) IIS
14 49 (19.14%) E-Commerce
14 49 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
15 48 (18.75%) Public Cloud
15 48 (18.75%) E-business
16 46 (17.97%) SDLC
16 46 (17.97%) Kanban
16 46 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
17 44 (17.19%) Linux
18 43 (16.80%) DevOps
19 36 (14.06%) Finance
20 35 (13.67%) Unit Testing
20 35 (13.67%) Waterfall
21 34 (13.28%) RPG IV
22 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
23 29 (11.33%) Incident Management
23 29 (11.33%) Performance Tuning

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 53 (20.70%) WebSphere
2 50 (19.53%) IIS
3 8 (3.13%) Apache
4 6 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.17%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (8.98%) RiskWrite
2 9 (3.52%) Misys Equation
3 6 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (1.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.39%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 49 (19.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.39%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.81%) Firewall
2 8 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.34%) HTTP
3 6 (2.34%) SAN
3 6 (2.34%) SMTP
3 6 (2.34%) Wireless
4 4 (1.56%) FTP
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) VLAN
5 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) ATM
6 1 (0.39%) Network Security
6 1 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.09%) DB2
2 19 (7.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.73%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.34%) MySQL
4 6 (2.34%) Pentaho
5 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.39%) Endeca
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.98%) Eclipse
1 23 (8.98%) VersionOne
2 4 (1.56%) Ant
2 4 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.17%) JIRA
3 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
5 1 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
General
1 36 (14.06%) Finance
2 19 (7.42%) Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.13%) Retail
5 7 (2.73%) Advertising
6 3 (1.17%) Local Government
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 81 (31.64%) Analyst
2 60 (23.44%) Applications Support
3 51 (19.92%) Administrator
4 49 (19.14%) Programmer
5 45 (17.58%) Developer
6 44 (17.19%) Applications Support Analyst
7 43 (16.80%) DevOps Administrator
8 41 (16.02%) RPG Programmer
9 31 (12.11%) AS400 Developer
10 27 (10.55%) Support Analyst
10 27 (10.55%) Technical Support
11 26 (10.16%) RPG Developer
12 25 (9.77%) Analyst Programmer
13 23 (8.98%) Technical Analyst
13 23 (8.98%) Technical Support Analyst
14 22 (8.59%) Linux Administrator
14 22 (8.59%) Windows Administrator
15 21 (8.20%) Linux DevOps Administrator
15 21 (8.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 19 (7.42%) RPG Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.48%) XML
2 18 (7.03%) HTML
3 17 (6.64%) .NET
4 9 (3.52%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.52%) CSS
4 9 (3.52%) EDI
5 6 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (2.34%) EDIFACT
5 6 (2.34%) jQuery
5 6 (2.34%) Middleware
6 5 (1.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (1.95%) Web Services
7 4 (1.56%) Velocity
8 3 (1.17%) Ajax
8 3 (1.17%) RESTful
8 3 (1.17%) SOAP
8 3 (1.17%) WCF
9 2 (0.78%) XSLT
10 1 (0.39%) COM+
10 1 (0.39%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 113 (44.14%) AS400
2 48 (18.75%) Public Cloud
3 31 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.59%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (4.69%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.52%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.95%) PMI
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) NHS
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.39%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.52%) Windows
2 44 (17.19%) Linux
3 9 (3.52%) Unix
3 9 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.34%) Solaris
7 4 (1.56%) OS/400
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) OS/390
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (26.17%) ITIL
3 60 (23.44%) ERP
4 49 (19.14%) E-Commerce
5 48 (18.75%) E-business
6 46 (17.97%) Continuous Delivery
6 46 (17.97%) Kanban
6 46 (17.97%) SDLC
7 43 (16.80%) DevOps
8 35 (13.67%) Unit Testing
8 35 (13.67%) Waterfall
9 29 (11.33%) Incident Management
9 29 (11.33%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (9.77%) Problem Management
11 24 (9.38%) Change Control
12 23 (8.98%) Service Delivery
12 23 (8.98%) Trend Analysis
13 12 (4.69%) Business Analysis
14 10 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (3.52%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 177 (69.14%) SQL
2 100 (39.06%) RPG
3 57 (22.27%) Java
4 34 (13.28%) RPG IV
5 16 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.30%) C++
7 10 (3.91%) C#
7 10 (3.91%) PHP
8 9 (3.52%) VB.NET
8 9 (3.52%) VBA
9 7 (2.73%) C
10 6 (2.34%) ActionScript
10 6 (2.34%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (2.34%) Python
11 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.56%) COBOL
13 3 (1.17%) RPG/400
13 3 (1.17%) VB
13 3 (1.17%) VB6
14 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (9.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 15 (5.86%) Degree
3 6 (2.34%) CREST Certified
4 5 (1.95%) CISA
4 5 (1.95%) CISM
4 5 (1.95%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.95%) PMP
5 4 (1.56%) ISEB
5 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.17%) ACCA
6 3 (1.17%) CIPFA
6 3 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.17%) QiCA
7 2 (0.78%) CISSP
8 1 (0.39%) HNC
8 1 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.13%) QA
2 6 (2.34%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Ansible
1 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (31.64%) IBM
2 67 (26.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.47%) Oracle
4 12 (4.69%) VMware
5 9 (3.52%) Misys
6 8 (3.13%) Cognos
7 7 (2.73%) JD Edwards
7 7 (2.73%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.34%) Infor
9 5 (1.95%) SAP
10 4 (1.56%) LANSA
11 3 (1.17%) Citrix
11 3 (1.17%) NetApp
12 2 (0.78%) Dell
12 2 (0.78%) EMC
12 2 (0.78%) Hitachi
12 2 (0.78%) HP
12 2 (0.78%) JDA
12 2 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
12 2 (0.78%) Sun
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