Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 597 588 504
Rank change year-on-year -9 -84 -161
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 473 640 962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.63% 2.73% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 382 488 738
UK median annual salary £62,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.83% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,025 £41,250
90th Percentile £120,000 £90,000 £88,750
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 17,992 23,414 29,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.66% 15.70% 16.92%
Number of salaries quoted 14,486 18,650 24,482
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WebSphere.

Salary trend for WebSphere in the UK

WebSphere
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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 -36 371 £67,500 +12.50% 52
UK excluding London +49 280 £50,000 - 42
London -27 193 £85,000 +21.43% 27
South East +77 103 £62,500 +8.70% 8
Wales +73 88 £45,000 +36.36% 14
North of England +18 28 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Midlands +29 21 £67,500 +17.39% 6
North West +15 20 £40,000 -3.03%
West Midlands +34 19 £67,500 +68.75% 6
East of England -16 19 £57,500 - 7
Scotland -7 13 £55,000 +10.00% 3
South West +32 7 £80,000 +72.97% 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £42,500 -19.05% 3
North East - 3 £39,697 -
East Midlands +14 2 £67,500 +17.39%
Northern Ireland +15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 265 (56.03%) Java
2 225 (47.57%) IBM
3 165 (34.88%) Oracle
4 150 (31.71%) Finance
5 143 (30.23%) Linux
6 139 (29.39%) Middleware
7 136 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
8 119 (25.16%) SQL
9 112 (23.68%) Windows
9 112 (23.68%) WebSphere MQ
10 95 (20.08%) Tomcat
11 93 (19.66%) Spring
11 93 (19.66%) AWS
12 91 (19.24%) DevOps
13 90 (19.03%) Python
14 87 (18.39%) SQL Server
15 81 (17.12%) JBoss
15 81 (17.12%) Shell Script
16 79 (16.70%) WebSphere Application Server
16 79 (16.70%) Microsoft
17 76 (16.07%) JavaScript
17 76 (16.07%) Web Services
18 75 (15.86%) Bash Shell
19 74 (15.64%) WebLogic
19 74 (15.64%) DB2
20 70 (14.80%) Scrum
20 70 (14.80%) Azure
21 69 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
22 66 (13.95%) Jenkins
22 66 (13.95%) Perl

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 95 (20.08%) Tomcat
2 81 (17.12%) JBoss
3 79 (16.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 74 (15.64%) WebLogic
5 43 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 35 (7.40%) IBM HTTP Server
7 32 (6.77%) Apache
8 26 (5.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 25 (5.29%) CMS
10 23 (4.86%) Confluence
11 19 (4.02%) CICS
12 15 (3.17%) MQSeries
13 13 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (2.54%) Apache TomEE
15 10 (2.11%) Apache Solr
16 9 (1.90%) Mule
17 8 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
18 7 (1.48%) GlassFish
18 7 (1.48%) Mule ESB
18 7 (1.48%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.85%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.85%) Sketch
3 3 (0.63%) HipChat
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (4.23%) Magento
2 15 (3.17%) NetSuite
3 14 (2.96%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (2.11%) Adobe Campaign
4 10 (2.11%) SDL Web 8
5 8 (1.69%) SAP Hybris
6 6 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (1.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 5 (1.06%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 5 (1.06%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
8 4 (0.85%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.85%) Shopify
8 4 (0.85%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.21%) Maximo
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 93 (19.66%) AWS
2 70 (14.80%) Azure
3 35 (7.40%) Boomi
4 23 (4.86%) GCP
5 20 (4.23%) OpenShift
6 19 (4.02%) SaaS
7 17 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (2.11%) Serverless
9 7 (1.48%) PaaS
10 6 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) GitHub
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
12 2 (0.42%) Datadog
13 1 (0.21%) Apigee
13 1 (0.21%) Kong
13 1 (0.21%) npm
13 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 59 (12.47%) HTTP
2 20 (4.23%) Firewall
3 18 (3.81%) DNS
4 17 (3.59%) DHCP
5 14 (2.96%) SSL
5 14 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.75%) Internet
6 13 (2.75%) LAN
6 13 (2.75%) VPN
6 13 (2.75%) WAN
6 13 (2.75%) Wireless
7 11 (2.33%) FTP
8 8 (1.69%) SAN
9 7 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.06%) SSH
10 5 (1.06%) VLAN
11 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.21%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 74 (15.64%) DB2
3 44 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 28 (5.92%) RDBMS
5 20 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.96%) Jackrabbit
6 14 (2.96%) MySQL
6 14 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (2.11%) Endeca
8 9 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.85%) Infinispan
10 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.42%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 66 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 55 (11.63%) JIRA
3 46 (9.73%) Git (software)
4 43 (9.09%) Selenium
5 41 (8.67%) Maven
6 28 (5.92%) JUnit
7 22 (4.65%) Eclipse
8 19 (4.02%) Ant
9 18 (3.81%) Gradle
10 17 (3.59%) Cucumber
11 15 (3.17%) Mockito
11 15 (3.17%) Subversion
12 13 (2.75%) Jasmine
12 13 (2.75%) JBehave
12 13 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
12 13 (2.75%) WebDriver
13 12 (2.54%) FishEye
13 12 (2.54%) GitLab
13 12 (2.54%) Hudson
13 12 (2.54%) SonarQube
General
1 150 (31.71%) Finance
2 62 (13.11%) Banking
3 53 (11.21%) Advertising
4 42 (8.88%) Retail
5 26 (5.50%) Front Office
6 20 (4.23%) Marketing
7 13 (2.75%) Games
8 9 (1.90%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.48%) Online Betting
10 5 (1.06%) Automotive
10 5 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.42%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 140 (29.60%) Developer
2 93 (19.66%) Architect
3 81 (17.12%) Java Developer
4 63 (13.32%) Consultant
5 43 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
6 42 (8.88%) Senior Developer
7 31 (6.55%) AWS Architect
8 27 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
8 27 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
10 24 (5.07%) Analyst
10 24 (5.07%) Middleware Engineer
11 22 (4.65%) IBM Technical Consultant
11 22 (4.65%) Integration Developer
12 20 (4.23%) Technical Support
13 19 (4.02%) Java Engineer
14 18 (3.81%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.81%) Middleware Consultant
14 18 (3.81%) Support Consultant
14 18 (3.81%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (29.39%) Middleware
2 112 (23.68%) WebSphere MQ
3 93 (19.66%) Spring
4 76 (16.07%) Web Services
5 59 (12.47%) REST
6 50 (10.57%) Hibernate
7 44 (9.30%) AngularJS
8 39 (8.25%) Java EE
8 39 (8.25%) SOAP
9 34 (7.19%) HTML
10 33 (6.98%) RESTful
11 32 (6.77%) React
12 30 (6.34%) Node.js
13 29 (6.13%) J2EE
13 29 (6.13%) XML
14 26 (5.50%) Struts
15 25 (5.29%) IBM Integration Bus
16 23 (4.86%) jQuery
17 20 (4.23%) Ajax
18 19 (4.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.47%) Mainframe
2 58 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.98%) User Experience
4 31 (6.55%) IBM Mainframe
5 27 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (5.71%) iSeries
6 25 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (3.59%) Cloud Native
8 17 (3.59%) Data Centre
8 17 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (3.59%) Virtual Team
9 14 (2.96%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.75%) AS400
11 10 (2.11%) Online Games
12 8 (1.69%) iPad
12 8 (1.69%) N-Tier
12 8 (1.69%) Tandem
13 7 (1.48%) EMC VNX
13 7 (1.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 143 (30.23%) Linux
2 112 (23.68%) Windows
3 52 (10.99%) OS/400
4 40 (8.46%) Windows Server
5 25 (5.29%) Unix
6 20 (4.23%) AIX
7 15 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.11%) Solaris
10 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.27%) zOS
11 5 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.85%) CentOS
13 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.42%) Android
14 2 (0.42%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (19.24%) DevOps
3 70 (14.80%) Scrum
4 69 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
5 66 (13.95%) ITIL
6 57 (12.05%) Software Engineering
7 56 (11.84%) Technical Architecture
8 51 (10.78%) SOA
8 51 (10.78%) TDD
9 50 (10.57%) E-Commerce
10 41 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (8.03%) Microservices
12 36 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
13 35 (7.40%) Asset Management
14 34 (7.19%) Test Automation
15 33 (6.98%) Workflow
16 32 (6.77%) Information Security
16 32 (6.77%) Release Management
17 31 (6.55%) Enterprise Architecture
17 31 (6.55%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 265 (56.03%) Java
2 119 (25.16%) SQL
3 90 (19.03%) Python
4 81 (17.12%) Shell Script
5 76 (16.07%) JavaScript
6 75 (15.86%) Bash Shell
7 66 (13.95%) Perl
8 32 (6.77%) C
9 28 (5.92%) C#
9 28 (5.92%) PowerShell
10 22 (4.65%) C++
11 21 (4.44%) Ruby
11 21 (4.44%) Scala
12 18 (3.81%) COBOL
13 17 (3.59%) Java 8
14 15 (3.17%) PL/1
15 14 (2.96%) Assembly Language
15 14 (2.96%) VB
16 11 (2.33%) REXX
16 11 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (13.32%) Degree
2 39 (8.25%) IBM Certification
3 18 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.75%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.54%) ISEB
7 12 (2.54%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.54%) PMP
8 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.27%) IBM WebSphere Certification
10 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.85%) SAFe Agilist
11 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.42%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.59%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) ISO 15022
2 7 (1.48%) ISO 20022
3 4 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.21%) GDPR
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (13.74%) Docker
2 52 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (5.92%) vSphere
5 12 (2.54%) ACF2
5 12 (2.54%) RACF
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.21%) OpenSSH
7 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 36 (7.61%) Ansible
2 33 (6.98%) Puppet
3 31 (6.55%) Kubernetes
4 12 (2.54%) Oracle Identity Management
4 12 (2.54%) Prometheus
4 12 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 11 (2.33%) Grafana
5 11 (2.33%) Graphite
5 11 (2.33%) SCCM
5 11 (2.33%) SCOM
6 10 (2.11%) vCenter Server
7 9 (1.90%) Packer
8 8 (1.69%) Terraform
9 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.42%) Nagios
10 2 (0.42%) vRealize
10 2 (0.42%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.21%) Rancher
Vendors
1 225 (47.57%) IBM
2 165 (34.88%) Oracle
3 79 (16.70%) Microsoft
4 62 (13.11%) VMware
5 46 (9.73%) Dell
6 42 (8.88%) MuleSoft
7 38 (8.03%) hybris
8 34 (7.19%) Informatica
9 32 (6.77%) Salesforce.com
9 32 (6.77%) TIBCO
10 26 (5.50%) Adobe
11 25 (5.29%) Red Hat
12 20 (4.23%) HP
13 19 (4.02%) ATG
14 18 (3.81%) SAP
14 18 (3.81%) Talend
15 17 (3.59%) Cisco
15 17 (3.59%) Workday
16 14 (2.96%) Citrix
17 12 (2.54%) New Relic