Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 568 478
Rank change year-on-year -11 -90 -147
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere 549 741 1,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.46% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.81% 2.88% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 408 579 781
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,887 £36,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £128,750 £95,000 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -

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 19,552 25,703 31,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.69% 16.11% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15,763 20,628 25,184
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £84,355 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £43,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.57% +9.38% -

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 -64 431 £75,000 +25.00% 59
UK excluding London -33 276 £47,500 -5.00% 38
London +44 272 £85,000 +13.33% 30
Wales +81 89 £45,000 +2.27% 7
South East +42 67 £62,500 +4.17% 16
North of England +11 34 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Scotland -24 25 £48,004 -4.94% 2
North West +4 24 £40,000 -15.34% 2
South West +28 21 £37,500 -
East of England -40 20 £58,750 +6.82% 4
Midlands +18 17 £66,250 +47.22% 1
West Midlands +14 12 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +5 7 £45,750 -14.88% 5
East Midlands +9 5 £60,000 +25.00%
North East - 3 £39,697 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 310 (56.47%) Java
2 236 (42.99%) IBM
3 229 (41.71%) Oracle
4 177 (32.24%) Finance
5 171 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (28.05%) Linux
7 148 (26.96%) AWS
8 139 (25.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 129 (23.50%) Windows
10 125 (22.77%) Banking
11 124 (22.59%) SQL
12 121 (22.04%) Middleware
13 112 (20.40%) DevOps
14 106 (19.31%) Python
15 102 (18.58%) SQL Server
16 100 (18.21%) Jenkins
17 99 (18.03%) WebSphere Application Server
17 99 (18.03%) Web Services
18 98 (17.85%) JavaScript
19 97 (17.67%) Azure
20 96 (17.49%) JBoss
21 92 (16.76%) WebLogic
22 90 (16.39%) Microsoft
23 88 (16.03%) Scrum
24 85 (15.48%) Tomcat
25 83 (15.12%) Shell Script
26 79 (14.39%) E-Commerce
27 78 (14.21%) Docker
28 74 (13.48%) Bash Shell
28 74 (13.48%) Spring

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 99 (18.03%) WebSphere Application Server
2 96 (17.49%) JBoss
3 92 (16.76%) WebLogic
4 85 (15.48%) Tomcat
5 58 (10.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 44 (8.01%) IBM HTTP Server
7 36 (6.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 32 (5.83%) Apache
9 31 (5.65%) CMS
10 20 (3.64%) Apache Solr
10 20 (3.64%) Confluence
11 19 (3.46%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (3.46%) Mule
12 18 (3.28%) Mule ESB
13 17 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (2.73%) Apache TomEE
15 14 (2.55%) MQSeries
16 12 (2.19%) GlassFish
16 12 (2.19%) nginx
17 10 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.55%) HipChat
3 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.36%) Sketch
3 2 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (6.19%) Magento
2 27 (4.92%) SAP Hybris
3 18 (3.28%) SDL Web 8
4 15 (2.73%) NetSuite
5 10 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (1.46%) Adobe Campaign
7 6 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.91%) Maximo
9 4 (0.73%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.36%) Shopify
10 2 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 148 (26.96%) AWS
2 97 (17.67%) Azure
3 49 (8.93%) Boomi
4 37 (6.74%) GCP
4 37 (6.74%) GitHub
5 28 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (3.83%) Serverless
7 20 (3.64%) OpenShift
8 15 (2.73%) SaaS
9 9 (1.64%) IaaS
10 8 (1.46%) Adobe Analytics
10 8 (1.46%) PaaS
11 7 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (1.09%) npm
13 5 (0.91%) Datadog
14 4 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.55%) Apigee
15 3 (0.55%) DigitalOcean
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle CX
16 2 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 70 (12.75%) HTTP
2 30 (5.46%) Firewall
3 21 (3.83%) Internet
4 16 (2.91%) DNS
5 14 (2.55%) VPN
6 13 (2.37%) DHCP
6 13 (2.37%) Wireless
7 12 (2.19%) LAN
7 12 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.19%) WAN
8 10 (1.82%) SAN
9 8 (1.46%) SSL
10 6 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.91%) SSH
12 4 (0.73%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.36%) SMTP
13 2 (0.36%) VLAN
14 1 (0.18%) FTP
14 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.58%) SQL Server
2 62 (11.29%) DB2
3 60 (10.93%) Relational Database
4 40 (7.29%) RDBMS
5 26 (4.74%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.64%) Endeca
7 19 (3.46%) MySQL
8 13 (2.37%) IBM InfoSphere
9 12 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.19%) Jackrabbit
10 11 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.46%) Informix
12 8 (1.46%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.28%) Infinispan
14 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.91%) OrientDB
16 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
17 3 (0.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 100 (18.21%) Jenkins
2 73 (13.30%) Git (software)
3 66 (12.02%) Maven
4 54 (9.84%) JIRA
5 47 (8.56%) Ant
6 46 (8.38%) Selenium
7 38 (6.92%) Gradle
8 36 (6.56%) IBM UrbanCode
8 36 (6.56%) JUnit
9 25 (4.55%) Eclipse
9 25 (4.55%) SonarQube
9 25 (4.55%) Subversion
10 22 (4.01%) Mockito
11 20 (3.64%) Cucumber
12 18 (3.28%) Hudson
13 17 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (3.10%) TeamCity
14 16 (2.91%) FishEye
15 15 (2.73%) JBehave
15 15 (2.73%) WebDriver
General
1 177 (32.24%) Finance
2 125 (22.77%) Banking
3 66 (12.02%) Retail
4 48 (8.74%) Front Office
5 41 (7.47%) Advertising
6 26 (4.74%) Marketing
7 11 (2.00%) Games
8 8 (1.46%) Automotive
9 7 (1.28%) Back Office
9 7 (1.28%) International Banking
9 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.09%) Online Betting
11 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.36%) Law
12 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.36%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 144 (26.23%) Developer
2 129 (23.50%) Architect
3 82 (14.94%) Java Developer
4 70 (12.75%) Consultant
5 49 (8.93%) Technical Consultant
6 48 (8.74%) AWS Architect
7 45 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 41 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
9 38 (6.92%) Analyst
10 36 (6.56%) Senior Developer
11 33 (6.01%) Cloud Architect
11 33 (6.01%) Enterprise Architect
12 26 (4.74%) Integration Developer
13 20 (3.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
13 20 (3.64%) Middleware Consultant
13 20 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (3.64%) WebSphere Developer
14 19 (3.46%) IBM Technical Consultant
14 19 (3.46%) Salesforce Architect
14 19 (3.46%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (25.32%) WebSphere MQ
2 121 (22.04%) Middleware
3 99 (18.03%) Web Services
4 74 (13.48%) Spring
5 57 (10.38%) HTML
6 51 (9.29%) J2EE
7 47 (8.56%) REST
8 44 (8.01%) Java EE
9 41 (7.47%) Hibernate
10 36 (6.56%) XML
11 33 (6.01%) JMS
11 33 (6.01%) RESTful
11 33 (6.01%) SOAP
12 31 (5.65%) CSS
13 29 (5.28%) IBM Integration Bus
14 24 (4.37%) AngularJS
15 23 (4.19%) .NET
15 23 (4.19%) Ajax
16 22 (4.01%) Spring Boot
17 21 (3.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.83%) Mainframe
2 37 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 36 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (5.83%) iSeries
5 26 (4.74%) Virtual Team
6 21 (3.83%) User Experience
7 19 (3.46%) IBM Mainframe
8 17 (3.10%) Data Centre
8 17 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (2.55%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.19%) iPad
11 11 (2.00%) Cloud Native
11 11 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
13 9 (1.64%) DataPower
14 8 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (1.28%) AS400
15 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.28%) Online Games
16 6 (1.09%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 154 (28.05%) Linux
2 129 (23.50%) Windows
3 52 (9.47%) OS/400
4 50 (9.11%) Windows Server
5 46 (8.38%) Unix
6 25 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.55%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.37%) AIX
8 13 (2.37%) zOS
9 8 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.91%) Solaris
10 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.73%) CentOS
12 3 (0.55%) Android
13 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (20.40%) DevOps
3 88 (16.03%) Scrum
4 79 (14.39%) E-Commerce
5 74 (13.48%) Technical Architecture
6 68 (12.39%) Software Engineering
7 65 (11.84%) SOA
8 63 (11.48%) Microservices
9 61 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (10.75%) Asset Management
11 55 (10.02%) ITIL
12 53 (9.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 53 (9.65%) IT Strategy
13 52 (9.47%) Machine Learning
14 51 (9.29%) Information Security
14 51 (9.29%) Test Automation
15 50 (9.11%) Artificial Intelligence
15 50 (9.11%) Data Architecture
16 49 (8.93%) Configuration Management
17 48 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 310 (56.47%) Java
2 124 (22.59%) SQL
3 106 (19.31%) Python
4 98 (17.85%) JavaScript
5 83 (15.12%) Shell Script
6 74 (13.48%) Bash Shell
7 60 (10.93%) Perl
8 36 (6.56%) PowerShell
9 30 (5.46%) Groovy
10 25 (4.55%) C#
11 24 (4.37%) Ruby
12 21 (3.83%) C++
13 16 (2.91%) C
14 12 (2.19%) Java 8
14 12 (2.19%) Scala
15 10 (1.82%) COBOL
16 9 (1.64%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.46%) VB
18 7 (1.28%) R
19 6 (1.09%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 68 (12.39%) Degree
2 35 (6.38%) IBM Certification
3 21 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 17 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.37%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 9 (1.64%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.09%) ISEB
9 6 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.09%) PMP
10 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.73%) SAFe Agilist
12 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.64%) QA
2 8 (1.46%) GDPR
3 6 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 15022
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (14.21%) Docker
2 52 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.92%) Active Directory
4 24 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.83%) vSphere
6 6 (1.09%) ACF2
6 6 (1.09%) RACF
7 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.36%) NFS
11 1 (0.18%) KVM
11 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (10.93%) Ansible
2 45 (8.20%) Puppet
3 37 (6.74%) Kubernetes
4 30 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.28%) Prometheus
6 15 (2.73%) Grafana
6 15 (2.73%) Terraform
7 14 (2.55%) Graphite
8 12 (2.19%) Packer
9 8 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (1.09%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.91%) Salt
11 5 (0.91%) SCCM
11 5 (0.91%) SCOM
11 5 (0.91%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.73%) Nagios
13 3 (0.55%) Rancher
14 2 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (0.36%) Kibana
14 2 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 236 (42.99%) IBM
2 229 (41.71%) Oracle
3 90 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 64 (11.66%) VMware
5 60 (10.93%) hybris
6 57 (10.38%) TIBCO
7 56 (10.20%) Informatica
7 56 (10.20%) MuleSoft
8 51 (9.29%) Dell
8 51 (9.29%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (6.92%) ATG
10 37 (6.74%) Adobe
11 35 (6.38%) SAP
12 33 (6.01%) Red Hat
13 29 (5.28%) Talend
14 23 (4.19%) Elastic Path
15 20 (3.64%) webMethods
16 18 (3.28%) Demandware
16 18 (3.28%) Google
16 18 (3.28%) Interwoven