Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 713 1055 1148
Rank change year-on-year +342 +93 +51
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 3 15 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.013% 0.034% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 3 21 18
Median annual salary £80,000 £35,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +128.57% -39.13% -9.80%
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -39.13% +9.00%

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 22,598 44,221 41,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 32.70% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,196 36,064 33,050
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +8.91%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £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 29 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Top 4 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 29 November 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 +342 3 £80,000 +128.57% 1
London - 2 £80,000 - 1
UK excluding London +262 1 £42,500 +21.43%
South East +189 1 £42,500 -1.16%

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 3 (100.00%) Python
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Terraform
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) Cloudflare
2 2 (66.67%) Serverless
2 2 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (66.67%) GCP
2 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity

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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) AWS
1 3 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (66.67%) Cloudflare
2 2 (66.67%) GCP
2 2 (66.67%) Serverless
3 1 (33.33%) Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP Helion
3 1 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Python Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) Deployment Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Docker
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Terraform
2 2 (66.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft