Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1047 1146 1175
Rank change year-on-year +99 +29 +14
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 16 15 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.036% 0.037% 0.086%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 20
UK median annual salary £35,000 £58,750 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.43% -9.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £28,375 £26,900 £28,250
90th Percentile £64,750 £71,000 £97,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -41.67% -4.00% -16.67%

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 43,945 40,677 35,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.35% 25.29% 19.57%
Number of salaries quoted 35,836 32,710 28,838
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +88 16 £35,000 -40.43% 4
UK excluding London +63 16 £35,000 -41.67% 1
South West +16 11 £34,000 +36.00%
Midlands +25 4 £61,500 +2.50%
West Midlands +17 3 £57,500 -4.17%
South East +26 1 £43,000 +1.18% 1
East Midlands - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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%) IBM Cloud
2 15 (93.75%) Azure
2 15 (93.75%) AWS
3 14 (87.50%) Linux
4 13 (81.25%) Migration
4 13 (81.25%) Office 365
5 11 (68.75%) AVG
5 11 (68.75%) Mobile Computing
5 11 (68.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (68.75%) Windows 10
5 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
5 11 (68.75%) Antivirus Management
5 11 (68.75%) Wireless
5 11 (68.75%) Firewall
5 11 (68.75%) Apple
5 11 (68.75%) ITIL
5 11 (68.75%) Windows
5 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
5 11 (68.75%) LAN
5 11 (68.75%) WAN
5 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
5 11 (68.75%) Windows 8
5 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (68.75%) Information Security
5 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (56.25%) Project Delivery
7 8 (50.00%) Meraki
7 8 (50.00%) Cisco
8 5 (31.25%) IBM
8 5 (31.25%) DevOps

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 11 (68.75%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (68.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 15 (93.75%) AWS
2 15 (93.75%) Azure
3 13 (81.25%) Office 365
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon Cognito
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon S3
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (12.50%) AWS CodePipeline
4 2 (12.50%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (12.50%) CloudFront
4 2 (12.50%) IaaS
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) SaaS
4 2 (12.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
1 11 (68.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Node.js
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 10
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 8
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Migration
2 11 (68.75%) Antivirus Management
2 11 (68.75%) Information Security
2 11 (68.75%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Project Delivery
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Community of Practice
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Presales
6 2 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (12.50%) Secure Coding
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 2 (12.50%) Mesos
1 2 (12.50%) rkt
1 2 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (12.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Apple
1 11 (68.75%) AVG
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Meraki
3 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) VMware