Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1169 1116 1264
Rank change year-on-year -53 +148 +27
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 16 46 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.041% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 40 33
UK median annual salary £56,500 £73,750 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.39% +5.36% +40.00%
10th Percentile £49,625 £53,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +122.22%

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 39,094 25,671 22,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.11% 15.10% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 32,058 21,452 19,339
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,374 £28,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
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 26 April 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 -41 16 £56,500 -23.39% 8
UK excluding London -47 13 £60,000 -20.00% 5
South East -21 6 £60,000 -20.00% 3
Midlands - 4 - - 2
West Midlands - 4 - -
London -42 3 £53,000 -18.46% 3
South West - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (75.00%) Firewall
4 10 (62.50%) Windows
5 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (50.00%) Linux
7 7 (43.75%) WAN
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco
7 7 (43.75%) IBM
7 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (43.75%) Office 365
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
7 7 (43.75%) Docker
7 7 (43.75%) DevOps
8 5 (31.25%) Task Automation
8 5 (31.25%) IaaS
8 5 (31.25%) SaaS
8 5 (31.25%) PaaS
8 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
9 4 (25.00%) RESTful
9 4 (25.00%) Analytics
9 4 (25.00%) DMVPN
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (25.00%) CCSE
9 4 (25.00%) VLAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Office 365
4 5 (31.25%) IaaS
4 5 (31.25%) PaaS
4 5 (31.25%) SaaS
5 4 (25.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) DMVPN
3 4 (25.00%) MPLS
3 4 (25.00%) VLAN
3 4 (25.00%) WLAN
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Customer Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Task Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Operations Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Cyber Resilience
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (18.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Break/Fix
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Security
6 1 (6.25%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCDP
1 4 (25.00%) CCNP
1 4 (25.00%) CCSE
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Docker
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) AVG
4 3 (18.75%) Meraki
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) Zscaler