Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1135 1129 1234
Rank change year-on-year -6 +105 +18
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 28 51 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.029% 0.028%
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.081% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 46 48
UK median annual salary £62,500 £73,750 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% +5.36% +12.00%
10th Percentile £28,250 £64,375 £62,125
90th Percentile £99,500 £86,875 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +133.33%

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 34,476 23,942 20,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.91% 13.52% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28,551 20,077 17,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,375 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 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 -6 28 £62,500 -15.25% 5
London +1 19 £62,500 -3.85% 4
UK excluding London -6 9 £62,500 -16.67% 1
South West - 5 - -
South East +4 4 £62,500 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing SoftLayer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for SoftLayer.

1 28 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 23 (82.14%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (57.14%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) ITIL
6 11 (39.29%) Linux
7 8 (28.57%) Windows
7 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
7 8 (28.57%) NetSuite
7 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 8 (28.57%) DevOps
7 8 (28.57%) Public Cloud
8 7 (25.00%) PaaS
8 7 (25.00%) Puppet
8 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (25.00%) Degree
8 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (25.00%) SQL
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) IBM
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (21.43%) WAN
9 6 (21.43%) Dell
9 6 (21.43%) Firewall
9 6 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (21.43%) Ansible

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 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.57%) nginx
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) NetSuite
2 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
2 23 (82.14%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (64.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (25.00%) PaaS
5 5 (17.86%) Office 365
5 5 (17.86%) SaaS
6 4 (14.29%) Boomi
6 4 (14.29%) BPaaS
6 4 (14.29%) iPaaS
7 2 (7.14%) IaaS
8 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (3.57%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
1 6 (21.43%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 5 (17.86%) Wireless
3 2 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (3.57%) DMVPN
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.57%) RTP
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) IT Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps Developer
3 4 (14.29%) Programmer
4 3 (10.71%) Junior
4 3 (10.71%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Web Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) JSON
2 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) Ajax
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) CSS3
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
3 3 (10.71%) jQuery
3 3 (10.71%) LESS
3 3 (10.71%) RESTful
3 3 (10.71%) Sass
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) CCXML
4 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.57%) FreeSWITCH
4 1 (3.57%) Kafka
4 1 (3.57%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (3.57%) Memcached
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (14.29%) Fintech
5 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
5 3 (10.71%) Social Media
5 3 (10.71%) User Experience
6 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
4 5 (17.86%) Windows 8
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 8 (28.57%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (17.86%) Information Security
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) CRM
7 3 (10.71%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.71%) Front End Development
7 3 (10.71%) High Availability
7 3 (10.71%) Prototyping
7 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C
2 5 (17.86%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) PHP
4 3 (10.71%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (17.86%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) CCDP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCSE
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MBA
3 1 (3.57%) MCSD
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.71%) Docker
5 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (3.57%) Kamailio
6 1 (3.57%) KVM
6 1 (3.57%) vCloud
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
2 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 6 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (3.57%) Consul
4 1 (3.57%) Grafana
4 1 (3.57%) Graphite
4 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.57%) Icinga
4 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.57%) Riemann
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 6 (21.43%) Dell
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (17.86%) Apple
4 5 (17.86%) AVG
4 5 (17.86%) Meraki
5 4 (14.29%) MuleSoft
6 3 (10.71%) Google
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) JD Edwards
6 3 (10.71%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.57%) Brocade
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) Isilon
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow