Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 873 518 578
Rank change year-on-year -355 +60 -34
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 156 177 628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.92% 2.55% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 107 132 442
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £37,000
25th Percentile £35,625 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £70,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -17.86% +12.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,625 £92,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £128,750 £119,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,250 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year -13.16% +1.06% -10.48%

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 16,914 6,933 20,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.85% 14.19% 14.82%
Number of salaries quoted 10,633 5,716 16,600
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £39,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -1.16%

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 25 September 2021.

Salary histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 16 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 25 September 2021. 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 -320 135 £62,500 -14.68% 47
London -253 73 £68,750 -17.91% 19
UK excluding London -244 68 £41,250 -13.16% 27
Work from Home -267 28 £53,925 -28.10% 2
South East -166 23 £60,000 -14.29% 4
Midlands -114 17 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East Midlands - 13 £35,000 - 1
North of England -116 12 £58,750 +30.56% 12
North West -105 9 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Wales -44 8 £40,000 -0.89%
West Midlands -106 4 £80,000 +100.00% 4
Yorkshire -93 3 £53,750 +4.88% 10
East of England -95 3 £75,000 +30.43% 4
Northern Ireland -47 2 £65,000 -7.14%
South West -91 2 £52,850 -13.71% 1
Scotland -96 1 £33,000 -45.00% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 97 (62.18%) IBM
2 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (50.64%) Java
4 56 (35.90%) Middleware
5 55 (35.26%) WebSphere MQ
5 55 (35.26%) Linux
6 50 (32.05%) Oracle
7 44 (28.21%) Spring
8 40 (25.64%) SQL
9 39 (25.00%) Windows
10 36 (23.08%) PowerShell
11 34 (21.79%) Python
12 33 (21.15%) AWS
13 32 (20.51%) Software Engineering
14 31 (19.87%) Finance
14 31 (19.87%) XML
15 30 (19.23%) Social Skills
16 29 (18.59%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (17.95%) Unix
18 27 (17.31%) FTP
19 26 (16.67%) SOAP
19 26 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
19 26 (16.67%) REST
20 25 (16.03%) Bash Shell
20 25 (16.03%) Web Services
20 25 (16.03%) Legacy Applications
21 24 (15.38%) Project Planning
21 24 (15.38%) Microservices
22 23 (14.74%) Azure
22 23 (14.74%) Test Automation

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 26 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 23 (14.74%) JBoss
3 21 (13.46%) Tomcat
4 17 (10.90%) Confluence
5 16 (10.26%) WebLogic
6 9 (5.77%) MQSeries
7 8 (5.13%) GlassFish
8 6 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (3.85%) CICS
8 6 (3.85%) IIS
9 5 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (3.21%) Liferay
9 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
9 5 (3.21%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (2.56%) Apache
10 4 (2.56%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (12.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.64%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.64%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (3.21%) Maximo
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (2.56%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (1.92%) Magento
5 2 (1.28%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (1.28%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.64%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.15%) AWS
2 23 (14.74%) Azure
3 14 (8.97%) GCP
4 12 (7.69%) PaaS
5 10 (6.41%) SaaS
6 8 (5.13%) Boomi
6 8 (5.13%) GitHub
7 6 (3.85%) OpenShift
8 5 (3.21%) Azure App Service
8 5 (3.21%) Azure Functions
8 5 (3.21%) Azure Storage
8 5 (3.21%) Serverless
8 5 (3.21%) Stackdriver
9 3 (1.92%) IaaS
9 3 (1.92%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.64%) Datadog
10 1 (0.64%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.64%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.31%) FTP
2 20 (12.82%) HTTP
2 20 (12.82%) HTTPS
3 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.49%) Firewall
5 6 (3.85%) SSL
6 5 (3.21%) DNS
7 4 (2.56%) SSH
8 3 (1.92%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.92%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.28%) DHCP
9 2 (1.28%) Internet
9 2 (1.28%) Network Security
10 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.18%) DB2
3 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.77%) MySQL
4 9 (5.77%) NoSQL
5 8 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.21%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.28%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.28%) Big Data
9 2 (1.28%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.28%) Redis
10 1 (0.64%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (14.10%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.90%) JIRA
4 16 (10.26%) GitLab
5 11 (7.05%) ClearQuest
6 10 (6.41%) Bitbucket
7 9 (5.77%) Artifactory
7 9 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (5.13%) Mercurial
8 8 (5.13%) Subversion
8 8 (5.13%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.49%) Apache Archiva
9 7 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.49%) JUnit
9 7 (4.49%) Mockito
10 6 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
11 4 (2.56%) ClearCase
11 4 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (1.28%) Maven
13 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 31 (19.87%) Finance
2 30 (19.23%) Social Skills
3 20 (12.82%) Banking
4 18 (11.54%) Marketing
5 13 (8.33%) Law
6 11 (7.05%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (6.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 9 (5.77%) Retail
9 8 (5.13%) Military
10 7 (4.49%) Advertising
10 7 (4.49%) Public Speaking
11 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.92%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.64%) Games
12 1 (0.64%) International Banking
12 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.64%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 39 (25.00%) Developer
2 23 (14.74%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.82%) Customer Engineer
4 18 (11.54%) Consultant
5 17 (10.90%) Java Engineer
5 17 (10.90%) Software Engineer
6 16 (10.26%) Architect
7 14 (8.97%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
9 9 (5.77%) Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) Junior
10 8 (5.13%) Java Architect
10 8 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) Technical Trainer
10 8 (5.13%) Trainer
11 7 (4.49%) IBM Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.49%) Programmer
11 7 (4.49%) Senior Java Engineer
11 7 (4.49%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 6 (3.85%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (35.90%) Middleware
2 55 (35.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 44 (28.21%) Spring
4 31 (19.87%) XML
5 26 (16.67%) REST
5 26 (16.67%) SOAP
6 25 (16.03%) Web Services
7 22 (14.10%) Hibernate
8 21 (13.46%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (13.46%) RESTful
9 19 (12.18%) Spring Boot
10 17 (10.90%) Java EE
11 15 (9.62%) J2EE
12 14 (8.97%) JSON
13 13 (8.33%) HTML
13 13 (8.33%) React
14 12 (7.69%) CSS
14 12 (7.69%) JMS
15 11 (7.05%) Node.js
15 11 (7.05%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Legacy Applications
2 22 (14.10%) EFT
3 11 (7.05%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.41%) Data Structures
4 10 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (5.13%) Algorithms
6 8 (5.13%) Mainframe
7 7 (4.49%) Clustering
7 7 (4.49%) IBM Storwize
7 7 (4.49%) iSeries
7 7 (4.49%) LPAR
8 6 (3.85%) SWIFT
9 5 (3.21%) Cloud Native
10 4 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (2.56%) PKI
10 4 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.26%) Linux
2 39 (25.00%) Windows
3 28 (17.95%) Unix
4 22 (14.10%) AIX
5 13 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.49%) OS/400
7 5 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.28%) zOS
10 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.51%) Software Engineering
3 29 (18.59%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (15.38%) Microservices
4 24 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 23 (14.74%) Test Automation
6 22 (14.10%) Waterfall
7 19 (12.18%) DevOps
8 17 (10.90%) TDD
9 16 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.26%) SDLC
10 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (6.41%) Configuration Management
11 10 (6.41%) Scrum
12 9 (5.77%) Migration
12 9 (5.77%) Project Management
13 8 (5.13%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.13%) MVC
13 8 (5.13%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 79 (50.64%) Java
2 40 (25.64%) SQL
3 36 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 34 (21.79%) Python
5 25 (16.03%) Bash Shell
6 23 (14.74%) JavaScript
7 16 (10.26%) C
8 14 (8.97%) C#
9 12 (7.69%) Java 8
10 11 (7.05%) C++
11 9 (5.77%) PL/SQL
12 7 (4.49%) Perl
12 7 (4.49%) RPG
13 6 (3.85%) Assembly Language
13 6 (3.85%) COBOL
13 6 (3.85%) PL/1
13 6 (3.85%) Scala
14 5 (3.21%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.28%) Korn
16 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.21%) Degree
2 5 (3.21%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.64%) OCP
5 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.49%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) ISO 15022
2 3 (1.92%) ISO 20022
3 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.62%) Docker
2 13 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (9.62%) Kubernetes
2 11 (7.05%) Ansible
2 11 (7.05%) Terraform
3 9 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.13%) Puppet
5 7 (4.49%) Nagios
5 7 (4.49%) Packer
6 3 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.64%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.64%) Grafana
8 1 (0.64%) Graylog
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.64%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 97 (62.18%) IBM
2 50 (32.05%) Oracle
3 21 (13.46%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.62%) VMware
5 10 (6.41%) MuleSoft
6 8 (5.13%) SAP
7 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.49%) TIBCO
8 6 (3.85%) Compuware
8 6 (3.85%) Google
9 5 (3.21%) Cisco
9 5 (3.21%) Citrix
10 4 (2.56%) hybris
10 4 (2.56%) JD Edwards
10 4 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (2.56%) webMethods
11 3 (1.92%) ATG
11 3 (1.92%) F5
11 3 (1.92%) Sophos
11 3 (1.92%) Talend