Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SoftLayer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SoftLayer over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 1175 1213
Rank change year-on-year 0 +38 +87
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 14 25 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.034%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.035% 0.083% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 9 20 49
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £48,250 £44,650 £41,250
90th Percentile £73,500 £82,750 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +72.41%

SoftLayer is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 39,756 29,960 24,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 16.87% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 32,266 24,691 20,476
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

SoftLayer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SoftLayer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SoftLayer.

Salary trend for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SoftLayer over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SoftLayer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 +19 14 £60,000 -11.11% 5
UK excluding London -6 12 £60,000 -11.11% 4
Midlands - 8 £63,150 - 1
West Midlands - 7 £65,000 - 1
South East -20 4 £60,000 -11.11% 2
London -7 2 £63,750 -1.92% 2
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT jobs citing SoftLayer 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 SoftLayer.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (64.29%) IaaS
2 9 (64.29%) Docker
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) IBM
3 8 (57.14%) SaaS
3 8 (57.14%) PaaS
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (35.71%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) Operations Management
7 4 (28.57%) RESTful
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Project Management
7 4 (28.57%) SQL

SoftLayer
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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (64.29%) IaaS
3 8 (57.14%) PaaS
3 8 (57.14%) SaaS
4 6 (42.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) npm
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (7.14%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (7.14%) CloudFront
6 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (7.14%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (7.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) DMVPN
3 3 (21.43%) MPLS
3 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 3 (21.43%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) Node.js
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) React
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (14.29%) Vue.js
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Private Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) Operations Management
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Task Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) OOD
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (7.14%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Go
4 2 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCDP
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) CCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Docker
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Mesos
2 1 (7.14%) Packer
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) rkt
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Capita
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Rackspace