Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM iSeries
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 947 969 887
Rank change year-on-year +22 -82 +55
Permanent jobs citing iSeries 198 211 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 163 152 307
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,650 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £60,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -

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 72,518 77,538 80,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.06% 44.61% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,156 58,302 66,432
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +25 195 £41,250 -2.94% 16
UK excluding London +29 157 £40,000 -3.61% 15
East of England +59 56 £40,000 -20.00%
London +18 41 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Midlands +21 37 £40,000 - 4
South East +8 35 £55,000 +32.53% 8
East Midlands +15 26 £39,500 +12.86% 2
North of England +7 26 £35,000 -12.50% 2
West Midlands +10 11 £42,500 +3.03% 2
North East -1 9 £35,000 -4.11%
North West -18 9 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Yorkshire +31 8 £43,000 +43.33% 1
Wales +6 2 £30,250 -36.32%
Channel Islands - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 (53.54%) AS400
2 98 (49.49%) RPG
3 96 (48.48%) SQL
4 85 (42.93%) IBM
5 53 (26.77%) Finance
6 52 (26.26%) Windows
7 46 (23.23%) RPG IV
8 40 (20.20%) ITIL
8 40 (20.20%) Java
9 38 (19.19%) WebSphere
10 37 (18.69%) Microsoft
11 34 (17.17%) .NET
12 30 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
13 29 (14.65%) Mainframe
13 29 (14.65%) Project Management
14 26 (13.13%) EMC
15 23 (11.62%) Service Management
16 21 (10.61%) C#
16 21 (10.61%) SQL Server
16 21 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (10.61%) DevOps
16 21 (10.61%) Data Centre
17 19 (9.60%) Windows Server
17 19 (9.60%) TDD
17 19 (9.60%) Retail
18 18 (9.09%) Logistics
18 18 (9.09%) Unix
19 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (8.59%) Coaching
20 16 (8.08%) Planning and Forecasting

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 38 (19.19%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.01%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.51%) BPCS
4 1 (0.51%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (4.04%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (4.04%) Google Cloud Platform
1 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.58%) SAN
2 10 (5.05%) Firewall
2 10 (5.05%) LAN
2 10 (5.05%) VoIP
2 10 (5.05%) WAN
3 7 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (3.54%) NAS
3 7 (3.54%) Network Security
3 7 (3.54%) VPN
3 7 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.02%) MPLS
5 3 (1.52%) PABX
6 2 (1.01%) WebEx
7 1 (0.51%) FTP
7 1 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.08%) DB2
3 11 (5.56%) Power BI
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.52%) Big Data
5 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.01%) JIRA
2 2 (1.01%) JMeter
2 2 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.51%) Synon
General
1 53 (26.77%) Finance
2 19 (9.60%) Retail
3 6 (3.03%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Back Office
4 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 75 (37.88%) Developer
2 57 (28.79%) RPG Developer
3 55 (27.78%) AS400 Developer
4 50 (25.25%) Analyst
5 26 (13.13%) SQL Developer
6 23 (11.62%) Programmer
7 22 (11.11%) RPG Programmer
8 21 (10.61%) Analyst Programmer
8 21 (10.61%) RPG Analyst Programmer
9 15 (7.58%) Technical Leader
10 14 (7.07%) Support Analyst
11 13 (6.57%) C# Developer
12 10 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 10 (5.05%) IT Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Administrator
13 9 (4.55%) Field Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Field Service Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.17%) .NET
2 15 (7.58%) HTML
3 14 (7.07%) CSS
4 13 (6.57%) WPF
5 11 (5.56%) Middleware
6 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET
6 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 10 (5.05%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.01%) JSF
9 1 (0.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 106 (53.54%) AS400
2 29 (14.65%) Mainframe
3 21 (10.61%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.57%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (5.56%) Replication
7 10 (5.05%) Blackberry
7 10 (5.05%) iPad
7 10 (5.05%) iPhone
8 9 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (4.55%) EMC VNX
9 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
11 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.52%) Online Banking
13 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (1.01%) User Experience
14 1 (0.51%) IBM Storwize
14 1 (0.51%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.26%) Windows
2 21 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (9.60%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.09%) Unix
5 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.58%) Linux
7 12 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.05%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.52%) CentOS
9 3 (1.52%) HPUX
9 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.52%) Solaris
9 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.52%) zOS
10 2 (1.01%) AIX
10 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.20%) ITIL
2 30 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (14.65%) Project Management
4 23 (11.62%) Service Management
5 21 (10.61%) DevOps
6 19 (9.60%) TDD
7 18 (9.09%) Logistics
8 17 (8.59%) Coaching
9 16 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (8.08%) Planning and Forecasting
10 14 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (6.06%) ERP
12 11 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
12 11 (5.56%) Incident Management
12 11 (5.56%) ITSM
12 11 (5.56%) Wealth Management
13 10 (5.05%) BDD
13 10 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
13 10 (5.05%) MVVM
13 10 (5.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (49.49%) RPG
2 96 (48.48%) SQL
3 46 (23.23%) RPG IV
4 40 (20.20%) Java
5 21 (10.61%) C#
6 13 (6.57%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.53%) C
8 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.52%) C++
8 3 (1.52%) Perl
8 3 (1.52%) Python
8 3 (1.52%) RPG/400
8 3 (1.52%) Ruby
9 2 (1.01%) RPG III
Qualifications
1 11 (5.56%) Degree
2 10 (5.05%) MCSA
2 10 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.54%) CCDA
3 7 (3.54%) CCDP
3 7 (3.54%) CCNA
3 7 (3.54%) CCNP
3 7 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (1.52%) LPIC
7 3 (1.52%) RHCE
8 2 (1.01%) CISA
8 2 (1.01%) CISSP
8 2 (1.01%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 13 (6.57%) SLA
3 8 (4.04%) PMO
4 4 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.02%) PMBOK
5 3 (1.52%) GDPR
5 3 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.02%) Firmware
3 4 (2.02%) XenApp
3 4 (2.02%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.52%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.05%) WMI
2 7 (3.54%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (3.54%) SCCM
3 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.52%) Puppet
3 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 85 (42.93%) IBM
2 37 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 26 (13.13%) EMC
4 15 (7.58%) VMware
5 12 (6.06%) HP
6 11 (5.56%) Cisco
6 11 (5.56%) Citrix
7 10 (5.05%) Ivanti
7 10 (5.05%) NetApp
8 9 (4.55%) Dell
8 9 (4.55%) Dell Compellent
8 9 (4.55%) EqualLogic
8 9 (4.55%) SonicWALL
8 9 (4.55%) Sun
9 8 (4.04%) Google
9 8 (4.04%) Oracle
10 6 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.52%) Lotus
11 3 (1.52%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.52%) Unisys