Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1089 1150 1138
Rank change year-on-year +61 -12 +100
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 16 27 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.016% 0.028%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.043% 0.078% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 45
UK median annual salary £57,500 £63,750 £72,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.80% -12.07% +3.57%
10th Percentile £24,500 £28,250 £64,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £100,625 £87,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £75,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 37,618 34,452 24,163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.89% 19.89% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 30,001 28,504 20,219
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +66 16 £57,500 -9.80% 4
UK excluding London +69 13 £57,500 -8.00% 5
West Midlands - 9 £60,000 - 1
Midlands - 9 £60,000 - 1
London +29 3 £35,000 -46.15%
South West +7 3 £25,000 -
South East +28 1 £42,500 -32.00% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (75.00%) IBM
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 11 (68.75%) Web Services
4 11 (68.75%) Python
5 10 (62.50%) Finance
6 9 (56.25%) ITSM
6 9 (56.25%) Remedy
6 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
6 9 (56.25%) Change Management
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (56.25%) ISEB
6 9 (56.25%) SAML
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (56.25%) SaaS
6 9 (56.25%) CloudFront
6 9 (56.25%) Node.js
6 9 (56.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 9 (56.25%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (56.25%) Amazon S3
6 9 (56.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (56.25%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
6 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
6 9 (56.25%) Serverless
6 9 (56.25%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (56.25%) Deployment Automation

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
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) CMS
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (56.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 9 (56.25%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (56.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 9 (56.25%) Amazon S3
3 9 (56.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (56.25%) AWS CloudTrail
3 9 (56.25%) AWS CodePipeline
3 9 (56.25%) AWS Lambda
3 9 (56.25%) CloudFront
3 9 (56.25%) SaaS
3 9 (56.25%) Serverless
4 5 (31.25%) Office 365
5 1 (6.25%) IaaS
5 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) FTP
3 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) SMTP
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps Engineer
1 9 (56.25%) Lead DevOps
1 9 (56.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 4 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) Node.js
2 9 (56.25%) SAML
3 5 (31.25%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Change Management
1 9 (56.25%) Coaching
1 9 (56.25%) Community of Practice
1 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
1 9 (56.25%) Continuous Delivery
1 9 (56.25%) Dashboard Development
1 9 (56.25%) Deployment Automation
1 9 (56.25%) DevOps
1 9 (56.25%) ITSM
1 9 (56.25%) Risk Analysis
1 9 (56.25%) Secure Coding
1 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
1 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Docker
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (12.50%) VirtualBox
5 2 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
1 9 (56.25%) Kubernetes
1 9 (56.25%) Mesos
1 9 (56.25%) rkt
1 9 (56.25%) Single Sign-On
1 9 (56.25%) Terraform
2 2 (12.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Remedy
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) AVG
4 3 (18.75%) Meraki
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Vyatta
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
6 1 (6.25%) SAP