Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 445 329
Rank change year-on-year -103 -116 -15
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 798 1,215 1,886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.69% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.95% 3.86% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 626 886 1,518
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,625 £90,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +10.50%

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 27,041 31,458 34,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.41% 17.90% 18.41%
Number of salaries quoted 21,672 25,366 29,480
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,870 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.67% - -

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 -112 722 £60,000 +4.35% 87
UK excluding London -32 419 £52,500 +5.00% 59
London -119 371 £70,000 +7.69% 41
East of England +94 128 £52,500 -4.55% 9
South East +13 100 £60,000 +11.63% 14
North of England -57 81 £48,750 -2.50% 13
Scotland +9 60 £52,500 +9.38% 11
North West -42 45 £48,750 -7.14% 4
Midlands -5 39 £47,500 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire -23 36 £48,750 -2.50% 8
West Midlands +22 23 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East Midlands -9 16 £70,000 +33.33% 4
Wales +9 6 £44,250 -9.23% 1
South West -59 3 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 506 (63.41%) Java
2 328 (41.10%) IBM
3 320 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
4 319 (39.97%) SQL
5 316 (39.60%) Oracle
6 288 (36.09%) Web Services
7 245 (30.70%) Finance
8 230 (28.82%) SQL Server
9 224 (28.07%) Linux
10 218 (27.32%) Spring
11 209 (26.19%) Tomcat
12 201 (25.19%) WebLogic
13 191 (23.93%) Java EE
14 182 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
15 180 (22.56%) Scrum
16 171 (21.43%) JBoss
17 169 (21.18%) XML
18 167 (20.93%) DevOps
19 154 (19.30%) Unix
19 154 (19.30%) JavaScript
20 153 (19.17%) Middleware
21 152 (19.05%) SOAP
22 146 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
23 145 (18.17%) Docker
24 138 (17.29%) TDD
25 137 (17.17%) Microservices
26 134 (16.79%) J2EE
27 130 (16.29%) Windows
27 130 (16.29%) Degree
27 130 (16.29%) Relational Database

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
1 209 (26.19%) Tomcat
2 201 (25.19%) WebLogic
3 171 (21.43%) JBoss
4 101 (12.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 63 (7.89%) Apache
6 59 (7.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 50 (6.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 45 (5.64%) Confluence
9 37 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (4.01%) MQSeries
11 28 (3.51%) OpenStack
12 27 (3.38%) GlassFish
13 18 (2.26%) NServiceBus
14 15 (1.88%) IIS
15 13 (1.63%) Jetty
15 13 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 13 (1.63%) SharePoint
16 12 (1.50%) Commerce Server
16 12 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
17 10 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
2 12 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) Weka
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.13%) Magento
2 18 (2.26%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (1.88%) SAP Hybris
4 14 (1.75%) Markit EDM
5 9 (1.13%) Documaker
6 8 (1.00%) Maximo
7 4 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.50%) Shopify
8 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 146 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (14.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (10.15%) PaaS
4 70 (8.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 69 (8.65%) OpenShift
6 58 (7.27%) IBM Cloud
7 38 (4.76%) IaaS
7 38 (4.76%) SaaS
8 30 (3.76%) Serverless
9 23 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (2.26%) GitHub
11 17 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.88%) Boomi
12 7 (0.88%) npm
13 5 (0.63%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.38%) Route 53
15 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.03%) HTTP
2 53 (6.64%) TCP/IP
3 42 (5.26%) Firewall
4 41 (5.14%) Internet
5 37 (4.64%) SAN
6 32 (4.01%) FTP
7 30 (3.76%) DNS
8 21 (2.63%) SSL
9 20 (2.51%) HTTPS
10 16 (2.01%) SSH
10 16 (2.01%) VPN
11 15 (1.88%) Reverse Proxy
12 14 (1.75%) Telnet
13 13 (1.63%) AMQP
14 11 (1.38%) NAS
15 10 (1.25%) DHCP
15 10 (1.25%) IPsec
15 10 (1.25%) SMTP
16 9 (1.13%) ICMP
16 9 (1.13%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (28.82%) SQL Server
2 130 (16.29%) Relational Database
3 65 (8.15%) Oracle Database
4 60 (7.52%) MySQL
4 60 (7.52%) NoSQL
5 51 (6.39%) RDBMS
6 42 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 35 (4.39%) DB2
9 33 (4.14%) MongoDB
10 26 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (2.63%) Hadoop
13 20 (2.51%) Couchbase
14 18 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (1.75%) Redis
16 13 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
17 12 (1.50%) Big Data
18 7 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
18 7 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 105 (13.16%) Jenkins
3 102 (12.78%) JIRA
4 88 (11.03%) Maven
5 46 (5.76%) JUnit
6 45 (5.64%) Eclipse
7 39 (4.89%) Ant
8 38 (4.76%) Bitbucket
8 38 (4.76%) Subversion
9 37 (4.64%) Gradle
10 35 (4.39%) Cucumber
11 29 (3.63%) Mockito
12 25 (3.13%) TeamCity
13 23 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (2.76%) Selenium
15 21 (2.63%) Rational Team Concert
16 18 (2.26%) Artifactory
16 18 (2.26%) Moq
16 18 (2.26%) NCrunch
16 18 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 245 (30.70%) Finance
2 124 (15.54%) Banking
3 96 (12.03%) Retail
4 17 (2.13%) French Language
4 17 (2.13%) German Language
5 15 (1.88%) Marketing
6 13 (1.63%) Advertising
6 13 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.63%) Swedish Language
7 10 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.25%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.75%) Front Office
10 3 (0.38%) Automotive
10 3 (0.38%) International Banking
10 3 (0.38%) Law
10 3 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Back Office
11 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 311 (38.97%) Developer
2 145 (18.17%) Java Developer
3 143 (17.92%) Architect
4 93 (11.65%) Senior Developer
5 70 (8.77%) Analyst
6 60 (7.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 49 (6.14%) Cloud Architect
8 48 (6.02%) Lead Developer
9 44 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
10 40 (5.01%) Support Engineer
11 37 (4.64%) C# Developer
12 36 (4.51%) AS400 Developer
12 36 (4.51%) RPG Developer
12 36 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
13 35 (4.39%) Applications Support
14 33 (4.14%) SQL Developer
15 27 (3.38%) Senior C# Developer
15 27 (3.38%) Technical Architect
16 26 (3.26%) Integration Developer
17 25 (3.13%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (36.09%) Web Services
2 218 (27.32%) Spring
3 191 (23.93%) Java EE
4 182 (22.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 169 (21.18%) XML
6 153 (19.17%) Middleware
7 152 (19.05%) SOAP
8 134 (16.79%) J2EE
9 127 (15.91%) REST
10 119 (14.91%) .NET
11 112 (14.04%) Hibernate
12 95 (11.90%) JMS
13 93 (11.65%) HTML
14 80 (10.03%) Spring Boot
15 79 (9.90%) IBM Integration Bus
16 73 (9.15%) CSS
17 70 (8.77%) JSON
18 64 (8.02%) WCF
19 52 (6.52%) JSP
19 52 (6.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.28%) Computer Science
2 90 (11.28%) Enterprise Software
3 67 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (7.14%) Cloud Native
5 55 (6.89%) Fintech
6 51 (6.39%) Hybrid Cloud
7 43 (5.39%) DataPower
7 43 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
8 38 (4.76%) AS400
8 38 (4.76%) iSeries
9 28 (3.51%) Blog
9 28 (3.51%) Mainframe
10 23 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (2.76%) Public Cloud
12 21 (2.63%) User Experience
13 19 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (2.01%) CMDB
14 16 (2.01%) iPad
14 16 (2.01%) Replication
15 14 (1.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 224 (28.07%) Linux
2 154 (19.30%) Unix
3 130 (16.29%) Windows
4 61 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (6.14%) Windows Server
6 32 (4.01%) AIX
7 30 (3.76%) CentOS
8 23 (2.88%) Solaris
9 18 (2.26%) Android
10 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.88%) CoreOS
13 6 (0.75%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.25%) Debian
15 2 (0.25%) HPUX
15 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (40.10%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (22.56%) Scrum
3 167 (20.93%) DevOps
4 138 (17.29%) TDD
5 137 (17.17%) Microservices
6 126 (15.79%) SOA
7 116 (14.54%) E-Commerce
8 114 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 106 (13.28%) SDLC
10 91 (11.40%) Software Engineering
11 81 (10.15%) OO
12 78 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
13 72 (9.02%) Re-Platforming
14 65 (8.15%) Test Automation
15 58 (7.27%) Configuration Management
15 58 (7.27%) Deployment Automation
16 57 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (6.77%) Open Source
18 52 (6.52%) The Twelve-Factor App
19 51 (6.39%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 506 (63.41%) Java
2 319 (39.97%) SQL
3 154 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 113 (14.16%) Python
5 111 (13.91%) C#
6 79 (9.90%) Shell Script
7 77 (9.65%) Bash Shell
8 62 (7.77%) PowerShell
9 54 (6.77%) PL/SQL
10 42 (5.26%) Perl
11 36 (4.51%) RPG
12 30 (3.76%) Java 8
13 29 (3.63%) Groovy
14 26 (3.26%) Go
14 26 (3.26%) PHP
15 22 (2.76%) Ruby
16 18 (2.26%) AWK
17 15 (1.88%) C
17 15 (1.88%) C++
17 15 (1.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 130 (16.29%) Degree
2 51 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.76%) Master's Degree
4 19 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.63%) AWS Certification
6 12 (1.50%) ISEB
6 12 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.25%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.63%) CISSP
8 5 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.38%) PMP
10 2 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) RHCE
11 1 (0.13%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.01%) QA
2 14 (1.75%) SLA
3 5 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (0.63%) HL7
3 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.63%) SEPA
4 3 (0.38%) GDPR
4 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 145 (18.17%) Docker
2 39 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (1.25%) VirtualBox
7 9 (1.13%) Samba
8 7 (0.88%) iptables
9 6 (0.75%) vSphere
10 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.50%) HDFS
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.50%) Xen
12 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.38%) XenServer
13 2 (0.25%) ACF2
13 2 (0.25%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 104 (13.03%) Opscode Chef
2 94 (11.78%) Puppet
3 84 (10.53%) Kubernetes
4 72 (9.02%) Ansible
5 25 (3.13%) Salt
6 19 (2.38%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 16 (2.01%) Nagios
8 14 (1.75%) Tivoli
9 12 (1.50%) Automic
10 11 (1.38%) HAProxy
11 10 (1.25%) vRealize
12 9 (1.13%) Packer
12 9 (1.13%) Rancher
12 9 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.13%) Sysdig
13 8 (1.00%) Control-M
14 7 (0.88%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.75%) CA Wily
15 6 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
16 5 (0.63%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 328 (41.10%) IBM
2 316 (39.60%) Oracle
3 125 (15.66%) Red Hat
4 107 (13.41%) Microsoft
5 75 (9.40%) SAP
6 74 (9.27%) Google
7 50 (6.27%) hybris
8 48 (6.02%) VMware
9 45 (5.64%) TIBCO
10 43 (5.39%) ATG
11 38 (4.76%) Splunk
12 37 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (4.51%) MuleSoft
14 27 (3.38%) Demandware
15 23 (2.88%) AppDynamics
16 22 (2.76%) HP
17 18 (2.26%) BEA
17 18 (2.26%) DevExpress
17 18 (2.26%) Remedy
18 16 (2.01%) Sybase