Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 910 605 588
Rank change year-on-year -305 -17 +5
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 163 169 508
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.95% 1.93% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 120 122 386
10th Percentile - £37,575 £41,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £50,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% -4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £141,500 £124,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,193 8,769 18,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.35% 13.92% 14.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10,579 7,089 14,971
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,250 £39,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing WebSphere.

Salary trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Salary histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the UK over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -278 138 £58,750 -9.62% 25
London -219 80 £67,500 -1.46% 14
UK excluding London -229 65 £48,000 -12.73% 16
Midlands -75 30 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Work from Home -201 29 £67,500 +8.00% 6
East Midlands -31 25 £35,000 -36.36%
North of England -126 14 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire -89 10 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East of England -100 8 £80,000 +45.45%
South East -131 5 £68,750 -1.79% 3
West Midlands -73 4 £50,000 - 1
North West -101 4 £62,500 +21.95% 2
Wales -52 3 £40,000 +19.40%
Scotland -67 3 £46,500 -7.00% 7
Northern Ireland -26 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, IT jobs citing WebSphere 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 WebSphere.

1 94 (57.67%) IBM
2 82 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (46.01%) Linux
4 66 (40.49%) Java
5 65 (39.88%) Middleware
6 63 (38.65%) Windows
7 62 (38.04%) WebSphere MQ
8 58 (35.58%) PowerShell
9 43 (26.38%) Legacy Applications
10 42 (25.77%) Finance
11 41 (25.15%) HTTP
11 41 (25.15%) Bash
12 40 (24.54%) Waterfall
13 39 (23.93%) MS Visio
13 39 (23.93%) FTP
13 39 (23.93%) HTTPS
13 39 (23.93%) Project Planning
14 38 (23.31%) EFT
15 37 (22.70%) JBoss
15 37 (22.70%) Marketing
16 36 (22.09%) Social Skills
17 35 (21.47%) WebLogic
17 35 (21.47%) RabbitMQ
18 34 (20.86%) AIX
19 33 (20.25%) Microsoft
20 31 (19.02%) Unix
21 30 (18.40%) Spring
22 28 (17.18%) Software Engineering
22 28 (17.18%) Python
22 28 (17.18%) REST

WebSphere
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 37 (22.70%) JBoss
2 35 (21.47%) WebLogic
3 27 (16.56%) Tomcat
4 22 (13.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (8.59%) Confluence
6 13 (7.98%) GlassFish
7 11 (6.75%) IIS
8 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.68%) Apache
9 6 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (3.07%) CICS
10 5 (3.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (2.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (2.45%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.84%) CMS
13 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
13 1 (0.61%) Headless CMS
13 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (23.93%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.23%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 3 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
1 3 (1.84%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.56%) Azure
2 23 (14.11%) AWS
3 12 (7.36%) PaaS
4 9 (5.52%) GCP
4 9 (5.52%) SaaS
5 7 (4.29%) GitHub
5 7 (4.29%) IaaS
6 6 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.68%) Mimecast
6 6 (3.68%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.68%) Serverless
7 5 (3.07%) Azure App Service
7 5 (3.07%) Azure Functions
7 5 (3.07%) Azure Storage
7 5 (3.07%) Stackdriver
8 4 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.45%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.45%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.84%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.15%) HTTP
2 39 (23.93%) FTP
2 39 (23.93%) HTTPS
3 19 (11.66%) Firewall
4 10 (6.13%) DNS
5 9 (5.52%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.91%) LAN
6 8 (4.91%) WAN
7 7 (4.29%) BIG-IP
7 7 (4.29%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (3.68%) Internet
9 4 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.45%) SSL
10 2 (1.23%) DHCP
10 2 (1.23%) DMZ
10 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.23%) Network Security
11 1 (0.61%) MPLS
11 1 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.34%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.72%) DB2
3 14 (8.59%) NoSQL
4 10 (6.13%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.91%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.68%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.45%) Adabas
8 4 (2.45%) Redis
9 3 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.84%) MySQL
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.23%) Big Data
11 1 (0.61%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (12.88%) Jenkins
2 16 (9.82%) JIRA
3 15 (9.20%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.20%) JUnit
4 14 (8.59%) GitLab
5 13 (7.98%) Mockito
6 8 (4.91%) Subversion
7 6 (3.68%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.07%) Maven
9 4 (2.45%) Artifactory
9 4 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.45%) gulp
9 4 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.84%) Apache Archiva
10 3 (1.84%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.84%) Grunt
10 3 (1.84%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.84%) WebLogic Workshop
11 2 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 37 (22.70%) Marketing
3 36 (22.09%) Social Skills
4 23 (14.11%) Banking
5 8 (4.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.68%) Law
6 6 (3.68%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.07%) Retail
8 4 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.84%) Advertising
9 3 (1.84%) Public Speaking
10 2 (1.23%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.23%) Games
10 2 (1.23%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.61%) French Language
11 1 (0.61%) German Language
11 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (22.09%) Developer
2 33 (20.25%) Customer Engineer
3 23 (14.11%) Architect
4 21 (12.88%) Java Developer
5 15 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 11 (6.75%) Java Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (5.52%) Administrator
7 9 (5.52%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.91%) Analyst
8 8 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.91%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Azure Architect
9 7 (4.29%) Development Manager
9 7 (4.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.29%) Programmer
9 7 (4.29%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.29%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
9 7 (4.29%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (39.88%) Middleware
2 62 (38.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 35 (21.47%) RabbitMQ
4 30 (18.40%) Spring
5 28 (17.18%) REST
6 27 (16.56%) Spring Boot
7 20 (12.27%) Java EE
8 18 (11.04%) Node.js
8 18 (11.04%) Web Services
9 17 (10.43%) J2EE
9 17 (10.43%) React
9 17 (10.43%) XML
10 16 (9.82%) Hibernate
10 16 (9.82%) RESTful
10 16 (9.82%) SOAP
11 13 (7.98%) AngularJS
11 13 (7.98%) Apache Camel
11 13 (7.98%) Spring Batch
11 13 (7.98%) Spring Integration
12 12 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 43 (26.38%) Legacy Applications
2 38 (23.31%) EFT
3 10 (6.13%) SWIFT
4 9 (5.52%) PKI
5 8 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (4.91%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.29%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (3.07%) Cloud Native
8 5 (3.07%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (3.07%) Cyberattack
8 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (2.45%) W3C
10 3 (1.84%) Contactless
10 3 (1.84%) iSeries
10 3 (1.84%) LPAR
10 3 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 75 (46.01%) Linux
2 63 (38.65%) Windows
3 34 (20.86%) AIX
4 31 (19.02%) Unix
5 21 (12.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (6.75%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.68%) zOS
8 3 (1.84%) OS/400
8 3 (1.84%) Solaris
8 3 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.23%) MVS
9 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (50.31%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.54%) Waterfall
3 39 (23.93%) Project Planning
4 28 (17.18%) Software Engineering
5 26 (15.95%) Microservices
5 26 (15.95%) TDD
6 25 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (11.66%) MVC
8 17 (10.43%) DevOps
9 16 (9.82%) Computer Science
10 15 (9.20%) CI/CD
10 15 (9.20%) Scrum
11 14 (8.59%) ITIL
11 14 (8.59%) Technical Leadership
12 13 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (7.98%) Test Automation
13 12 (7.36%) Open Source
13 12 (7.36%) Pair Programming
14 11 (6.75%) Dependency Injection
14 11 (6.75%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.49%) Java
2 58 (35.58%) PowerShell
3 41 (25.15%) Bash
4 28 (17.18%) Python
5 26 (15.95%) SQL
6 24 (14.72%) JavaScript
7 17 (10.43%) Java 8
8 14 (8.59%) Perl
9 9 (5.52%) C#
9 9 (5.52%) Shell Script
10 8 (4.91%) Scala
11 7 (4.29%) COBOL
12 5 (3.07%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.45%) JCL
13 4 (2.45%) Natural
14 3 (1.84%) C
14 3 (1.84%) PL/1
14 3 (1.84%) RPG
15 2 (1.23%) REXX
16 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.34%) Degree
2 10 (6.13%) Master's Degree
3 7 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (4.29%) RHCA
3 7 (4.29%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (1.23%) CISSP
4 2 (1.23%) OCP
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.07%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) Accessibility
2 3 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.23%) GRC
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (13.50%) Docker
2 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.98%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (6.75%) vSphere
5 8 (4.91%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.23%) ACF2
7 2 (1.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (1.23%) NDS
7 2 (1.23%) RACF
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (11.66%) Puppet
2 18 (11.04%) Kubernetes
3 16 (9.82%) Ansible
4 12 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.75%) Terraform
6 9 (5.52%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (3.07%) Packer
8 4 (2.45%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (2.45%) Nagios
8 4 (2.45%) vRealize
8 4 (2.45%) VxRail
9 3 (1.84%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.23%) Grafana
10 2 (1.23%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (1.23%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.61%) Graphite
11 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 94 (57.67%) IBM
2 33 (20.25%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.72%) Oracle
4 21 (12.88%) Red Hat
5 20 (12.27%) VMware
6 14 (8.59%) Cisco
7 12 (7.36%) Citrix
8 9 (5.52%) F5
9 7 (4.29%) Google
9 7 (4.29%) Juniper
10 6 (3.68%) SAP
10 6 (3.68%) Sophos
10 6 (3.68%) TIBCO
10 6 (3.68%) Zscaler
11 4 (2.45%) Adobe
11 4 (2.45%) Dynatrace
11 4 (2.45%) EMC
11 4 (2.45%) MuleSoft
11 4 (2.45%) webMethods
12 3 (1.84%) BMC