Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 571 592 501
Rank change year-on-year +21 -91 -113
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 345 626 1,005
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.44% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.68% 2.85% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 272 487 795
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,855 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £101,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 12,869 21,962 29,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.35% 15.28% 16.83%
Number of salaries quoted 10,188 17,196 23,520
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,125 £27,931
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%

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 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Top 14 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 30 May 2020. 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 -15 268 £65,000 +8.33% 25
UK excluding London +89 207 £50,000 - 15
London -12 137 £80,000 +21.16% 12
South East +124 87 £60,000 +9.09% 5
Wales +45 70 £42,500 -8.11% 1
North of England +60 19 £41,250 - 5
North West +30 16 £47,500 +18.75% 4
West Midlands +87 11 £45,000 -7.22%
Midlands +86 11 £45,000 -21.74%
East of England +30 9 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Scotland +43 7 £82,500 +100.00%
Work from Home +39 6 £85,000 +47.83% 3
South West +75 4 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Yorkshire +91 3 £30,000 -42.31%

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 209 (60.58%) Java
2 193 (55.94%) IBM
3 123 (35.65%) Tomcat
4 120 (34.78%) Oracle
5 115 (33.33%) Linux
6 102 (29.57%) Finance
7 95 (27.54%) Middleware
7 95 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
8 94 (27.25%) Windows
9 93 (26.96%) Spring
10 83 (24.06%) SQL
11 75 (21.74%) WebSphere MQ
12 74 (21.45%) DevOps
13 68 (19.71%) SQL Server
14 64 (18.55%) Azure
15 63 (18.26%) AWS
16 62 (17.97%) Python
17 61 (17.68%) ITIL
17 61 (17.68%) Scrum
17 61 (17.68%) Software Engineering
17 61 (17.68%) Docker
18 59 (17.10%) Web Services
19 58 (16.81%) Shell Script
20 57 (16.52%) WebLogic
21 56 (16.23%) DB2
22 55 (15.94%) REST
23 54 (15.65%) Bash Shell
23 54 (15.65%) JBoss
24 53 (15.36%) JIRA
24 53 (15.36%) Jenkins

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
1 123 (35.65%) Tomcat
2 57 (16.52%) WebLogic
3 54 (15.65%) JBoss
4 45 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 30 (8.70%) Apache
6 29 (8.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 28 (8.12%) Confluence
8 16 (4.64%) CICS
8 16 (4.64%) SAS
9 15 (4.35%) IIS
10 14 (4.06%) Cloud Foundry
10 14 (4.06%) IBM HTTP Server
11 13 (3.77%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 13 (3.77%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.74%) MS Exchange
13 5 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (1.45%) CMS
14 4 (1.16%) Resin
14 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.58%) Sketch
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (2.90%) Maximo
2 10 (2.90%) SAP GTS
3 7 (2.03%) Magento
4 6 (1.74%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (1.45%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (1.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (1.16%) Markit EDM
6 4 (1.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (1.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (1.16%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.58%) Shopify
7 2 (0.58%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.55%) Azure
2 63 (18.26%) AWS
3 26 (7.54%) PaaS
4 23 (6.67%) OpenShift
5 22 (6.38%) Boomi
5 22 (6.38%) GCP
6 21 (6.09%) SaaS
7 14 (4.06%) IBM Cloud
8 13 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (3.48%) IaaS
10 5 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (1.16%) Office 365
11 4 (1.16%) Serverless
12 3 (0.87%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.87%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
13 2 (0.58%) GitHub
14 1 (0.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 25 (7.25%) FTP
3 22 (6.38%) DNS
4 20 (5.80%) HTTP
5 18 (5.22%) SSH
6 17 (4.93%) SSL
7 14 (4.06%) DHCP
8 6 (1.74%) Firewall
8 6 (1.74%) VLAN
9 5 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.45%) SAN
10 3 (0.87%) AMQP
10 3 (0.87%) Internet
11 2 (0.58%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.29%) LAN
12 1 (0.29%) VPN
12 1 (0.29%) WAN
12 1 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 56 (16.23%) DB2
3 27 (7.83%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.67%) MySQL
5 15 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.45%) Jackrabbit
9 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (15.36%) Jenkins
1 53 (15.36%) JIRA
2 33 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 26 (7.54%) Selenium
4 21 (6.09%) Maven
5 12 (3.48%) JUnit
6 11 (3.19%) JMeter
7 10 (2.90%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.61%) HP UFT
8 9 (2.61%) Jasmine
8 9 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
8 9 (2.61%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.03%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.03%) Protractor
9 7 (2.03%) webpack
10 6 (1.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.74%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.45%) GitLab
11 5 (1.45%) IBM UrbanCode
11 5 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 102 (29.57%) Finance
2 43 (12.46%) Advertising
3 37 (10.72%) Banking
4 20 (5.80%) Retail
5 13 (3.77%) Front Office
6 6 (1.74%) Games
6 6 (1.74%) Marketing
7 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.58%) French Language
9 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 110 (31.88%) Developer
2 66 (19.13%) Java Developer
3 60 (17.39%) Architect
4 35 (10.14%) Analyst
4 35 (10.14%) Senior Developer
5 27 (7.83%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 25 (7.25%) Senior Java Developer
7 23 (6.67%) Integration Developer
8 21 (6.09%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.80%) AWS Architect
10 19 (5.51%) Consultant
11 17 (4.93%) Operations Analyst
12 16 (4.64%) Administrator
12 16 (4.64%) Enterprise Architect
12 16 (4.64%) Middleware Engineer
13 15 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (4.06%) Cloud Architect
14 14 (4.06%) Release Engineer
15 13 (3.77%) IT Analyst
15 13 (3.77%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (27.54%) Middleware
2 93 (26.96%) Spring
3 75 (21.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 59 (17.10%) Web Services
5 55 (15.94%) REST
6 47 (13.62%) SOAP
7 37 (10.72%) Java EE
8 32 (9.28%) AngularJS
8 32 (9.28%) Hibernate
9 31 (8.99%) .NET
10 28 (8.12%) J2EE
10 28 (8.12%) Node.js
10 28 (8.12%) Spring Boot
11 24 (6.96%) RESTful
12 20 (5.80%) IBM Integration Bus
13 19 (5.51%) JMS
13 19 (5.51%) Play Framework
13 19 (5.51%) React
13 19 (5.51%) XML
14 16 (4.64%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.30%) Mainframe
2 37 (10.72%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (5.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 18 (5.22%) User Experience
7 16 (4.64%) iSeries
8 15 (4.35%) Cloud Native
9 14 (4.06%) Linux Command Line
9 14 (4.06%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.90%) SWIFT
11 8 (2.32%) AS400
11 8 (2.32%) Data Centre
11 8 (2.32%) Tandem
12 7 (2.03%) Client/Server
12 7 (2.03%) N-Tier
12 7 (2.03%) PKI
13 5 (1.45%) EMC VNX
13 5 (1.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 115 (33.33%) Linux
2 94 (27.25%) Windows
3 35 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 27 (7.83%) AIX
4 27 (7.83%) OS/400
5 22 (6.38%) Unix
6 13 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (3.77%) Solaris
7 11 (3.19%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.16%) zOS
11 3 (0.87%) CentOS
12 2 (0.58%) SUSE
12 2 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.29%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.29%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (21.45%) DevOps
3 61 (17.68%) ITIL
3 61 (17.68%) Scrum
3 61 (17.68%) Software Engineering
4 47 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (11.01%) SOA
6 32 (9.28%) TDD
7 31 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.99%) Unit Testing
8 29 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 27 (7.83%) Incident Management
10 25 (7.25%) Project Management
11 24 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 23 (6.67%) Information Security
12 23 (6.67%) Microservices
12 23 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (6.38%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 209 (60.58%) Java
2 83 (24.06%) SQL
3 62 (17.97%) Python
4 58 (16.81%) Shell Script
5 54 (15.65%) Bash Shell
6 50 (14.49%) Perl
7 39 (11.30%) JavaScript
8 28 (8.12%) C#
9 26 (7.54%) PowerShell
10 25 (7.25%) C
11 21 (6.09%) Scala
12 17 (4.93%) Java 8
13 15 (4.35%) C++
13 15 (4.35%) COBOL
14 12 (3.48%) TypeScript
14 12 (3.48%) VB
15 11 (3.19%) Assembly Language
15 11 (3.19%) PL/1
15 11 (3.19%) Ruby
16 7 (2.03%) REXX
Qualifications
1 47 (13.62%) Degree
2 22 (6.38%) IBM Certification
3 16 (4.64%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.61%) ISEB
6 9 (2.61%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.61%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.61%) PMP
7 7 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.16%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) CISA
10 1 (0.29%) CISM
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.29%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.48%) QA
2 11 (3.19%) COBIT
3 9 (2.61%) ISO 20022
4 7 (2.03%) ISO 15022
5 6 (1.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.58%) GDPR
6 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.58%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) SEPA
System Software
1 61 (17.68%) Docker
2 24 (6.96%) Active Directory
3 22 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (3.77%) vSphere
5 11 (3.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 9 (2.61%) ACF2
6 9 (2.61%) RACF
7 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.58%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.58%) Samba
8 1 (0.29%) iptables
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 45 (13.04%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.80%) Puppet
3 19 (5.51%) Tivoli
4 16 (4.64%) Ansible
5 12 (3.48%) Terraform
6 8 (2.32%) SCCM
6 8 (2.32%) SCOM
7 6 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.74%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (1.74%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.45%) Packer
9 4 (1.16%) Nagios
10 3 (0.87%) Nessus
10 3 (0.87%) TIBCO Hawk
11 2 (0.58%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.58%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.58%) Grafana
11 2 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.58%) Rancher
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 193 (55.94%) IBM
2 120 (34.78%) Oracle
3 33 (9.57%) VMware
4 30 (8.70%) Dell
4 30 (8.70%) SAP
5 29 (8.41%) Microsoft
5 29 (8.41%) MuleSoft
6 28 (8.12%) HP
7 26 (7.54%) TIBCO
8 21 (6.09%) Talend
9 20 (5.80%) Google
10 19 (5.51%) Red Hat
11 17 (4.93%) hybris
11 17 (4.93%) Informatica
12 15 (4.35%) webMethods
13 13 (3.77%) CA
14 12 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (3.19%) Hyperion
15 11 (3.19%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (3.19%) Remedy