Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1129 1151 1168
Rank change year-on-year +22 +17 +92
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 16 29 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.017% 0.033%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.041% 0.091% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 47
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £64,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% -8.57%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,900 £41,250
90th Percentile £70,500 £96,400 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57% +1.82%

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 38,749 31,701 24,232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 18.24% 12.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31,284 26,079 20,352
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SoftLayer in the UK

SoftLayer
Top 8 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 15 October 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 +18 16 £60,000 -7.69% 4
UK excluding London +22 13 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Midlands - 9 £60,000 - 1
West Midlands - 8 £60,000 - 1
London +22 3 £35,000 -46.15% 2
South East 0 3 £51,250 -24.07% 1
East Midlands - 1 £47,500 -
South West - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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
2 14 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (68.75%) IBM
3 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Python
5 9 (56.25%) Docker
6 8 (50.00%) Web Services
6 8 (50.00%) SaaS
6 8 (50.00%) Node.js
7 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) DevOps
7 7 (43.75%) Ansible
7 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
8 6 (37.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (37.50%) Mesos
8 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
8 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
8 6 (37.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 6 (37.50%) Serverless
8 6 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (37.50%) AWS CodePipeline
8 6 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (37.50%) Terraform
8 6 (37.50%) rkt
8 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management

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 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 14 (87.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (50.00%) SaaS
4 7 (43.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon S3
5 6 (37.50%) AWS CodePipeline
5 6 (37.50%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (37.50%) CloudFront
5 6 (37.50%) Serverless
6 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) IaaS
8 3 (18.75%) PaaS
9 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (12.50%) npm
10 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) FTP
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
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
4 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Lead DevOps
1 5 (31.25%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Specialist
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Node.js
1 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (31.25%) SAML
3 3 (18.75%) JSON
3 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 2 (12.50%) LAMP
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (12.50%) React
4 2 (12.50%) REST
4 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (12.50%) Vue.js
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
5 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) Dashboard Development
2 6 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Coaching
3 5 (31.25%) ITSM
3 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Secure Coding
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Microservices
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) Go
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Docker
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) VirtualBox
4 2 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Ansible
1 7 (43.75%) Kubernetes
2 6 (37.50%) Mesos
2 6 (37.50%) rkt
2 6 (37.50%) Terraform
3 5 (31.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (12.50%) Nagios
5 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (6.25%) Packer
5 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Remedy
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Brocade
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Vyatta
7 1 (6.25%) Apple
7 1 (6.25%) AVG
7 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (6.25%) Google
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Meraki
7 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
7 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
7 1 (6.25%) SAP