Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SoftLayer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SoftLayer over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM SoftLayer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +312
Permanent jobs citing SoftLayer 10 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% - -
As % of the Cloud Services category 0.60% - -
Number of salaries quoted 10 0 0
West Midlands median annual salary £60,000 - -
England median annual salary £57,500 £63,750 £73,750
% change year-on-year -9.80% -13.56% +5.36%

SoftLayer is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,673 1,611 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.59% 16.05% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,308 1,291 901
West Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SoftLayer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SoftLayer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SoftLayer in the West Midlands

SoftLayer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for SoftLayer in the West Midlands

SoftLayer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SoftLayer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Birmingham - 10 £60,000 -
SoftLayer
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing SoftLayer 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SoftLayer.

1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
1 10 (100.00%) Python
1 10 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (100.00%) SaaS
1 10 (100.00%) CloudFront
1 10 (100.00%) Node.js
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 10 (100.00%) Ansible
1 10 (100.00%) Docker
1 10 (100.00%) Mesos
1 10 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 10 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 10 (100.00%) Dashboard Development
1 10 (100.00%) AWS Lambda
1 10 (100.00%) Terraform
1 10 (100.00%) rkt
1 10 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
1 10 (100.00%) Serverless
1 10 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
1 10 (100.00%) AWS CodePipeline
2 9 (90.00%) Community of Practice
2 9 (90.00%) Single Sign-On

SoftLayer
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon S3
1 10 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 10 (100.00%) AWS CodePipeline
1 10 (100.00%) AWS Lambda
1 10 (100.00%) CloudFront
1 10 (100.00%) IBM Cloud
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (100.00%) SaaS
1 10 (100.00%) Serverless
2 9 (90.00%) AWS CloudTrail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 9 (90.00%) Lead DevOps
1 9 (90.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Node.js
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
2 9 (90.00%) SAML
3 5 (50.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 10 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 10 (100.00%) Dashboard Development
1 10 (100.00%) Deployment Automation
2 9 (90.00%) Change Management
2 9 (90.00%) Coaching
2 9 (90.00%) Community of Practice
2 9 (90.00%) DevOps
2 9 (90.00%) ITSM
2 9 (90.00%) Risk Analysis
2 9 (90.00%) Secure Coding
2 9 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (90.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Docker
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) Ansible
1 10 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 10 (100.00%) Mesos
1 10 (100.00%) rkt
1 10 (100.00%) Terraform
2 9 (90.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Remedy