Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 773 1069 1171
Rank change year-on-year +296 +102 +15
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 2 20 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% 0.014% 0.008%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.008% 0.046% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 10
Median annual salary £53,750 £34,000 £60,650
Median salary % change year-on-year +58.09% -43.94% -10.15%
10th Percentile £43,375 £24,325 £54,125
90th Percentile £65,125 £37,500 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £34,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +58.09% -43.33% -11.11%

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 24,433 43,319 41,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.71% 30.28% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19,926 35,198 33,849
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SoftLayer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SoftLayer.

Salary trend for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SoftLayer over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Top 5 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 4 August 2020. 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 +292 2 £53,750 +58.09%
UK excluding London +264 2 £53,750 +58.09%
Midlands +121 1 £65,000 +13.04%
West Midlands +99 1 £65,000 +13.04%
South East - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform
1 2 (100.00%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Serverless
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodePipeline
2 1 (50.00%) Community of Practice
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Automation
2 1 (50.00%) NCSC
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon Cognito
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodeDeploy
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodeBuild
2 1 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (50.00%) rkt
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon Cognito
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodeBuild
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodeDeploy
2 1 (50.00%) AWS CodePipeline
2 1 (50.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) CloudFront
2 1 (50.00%) HP Helion
2 1 (50.00%) IaaS
2 1 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) AWS DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) SAML
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Community of Practice
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (50.00%) Deployment Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Automation
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (50.00%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (50.00%) Mesos
2 1 (50.00%) rkt
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy