Period
to 4 December 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the International Business Machines Corporation.

IBM
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 310 230 190
Rank change year-on-year -80 -40 -6
Permanent jobs citing IBM 254 79 104
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.87% 0.91% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 2.33% 2.39% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 201 64 93
10th Percentile £35,745 £37,500 £33,380
25th Percentile £48,900 £49,938 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +8.79%
75th Percentile £82,500 £78,125 £76,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,750 £91,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% +18.18% -4.35%

IBM is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 10,890 3,306 3,183
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.37% 38.26% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 8,391 2,940 2,785
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £43,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.74% -12.08% +9.09%
75th Percentile £76,250 £68,750 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £87,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

IBM
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing IBM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

IBM trend for jobs with a WFH option

IBM
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing IBM.

IBM salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

IBM
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing IBM over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

IBM salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IBM job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for IBM.

1 86 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (25.59%) Windows
3 56 (22.05%) AWS
4 53 (20.87%) Azure
4 53 (20.87%) Test Automation
5 49 (19.29%) Microsoft
6 48 (18.90%) Mainframe
7 47 (18.50%) Linux
8 46 (18.11%) Kubernetes
9 45 (17.72%) COBOL
10 43 (16.93%) Social Skills
11 42 (16.54%) Self-Motivation
12 40 (15.75%) Java
13 39 (15.35%) zOS
13 39 (15.35%) IBM Cloud
14 38 (14.96%) Virtual Machines
14 38 (14.96%) SDLC
14 38 (14.96%) Assembly Language
14 38 (14.96%) SQL
14 38 (14.96%) Python
14 38 (14.96%) Test Strategy
14 38 (14.96%) Docker
15 37 (14.57%) Scrum
16 34 (13.39%) VMware
16 34 (13.39%) Finance
16 34 (13.39%) Cisco
17 33 (12.99%) Software Engineering
18 31 (12.20%) Microservices
19 29 (11.42%) Go
20 28 (11.02%) DevOps

IBM
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 27 (10.63%) WebSphere
2 7 (2.76%) Confluence
3 6 (2.36%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.36%) CICS
3 6 (2.36%) IIS
4 5 (1.97%) JBoss
4 5 (1.97%) SAS
4 5 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.57%) Hyperledger
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.79%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.79%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.72%) Maximo
2 4 (1.57%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.18%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.39%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 56 (22.05%) AWS
2 53 (20.87%) Azure
3 39 (15.35%) IBM Cloud
4 27 (10.63%) SaaS
5 18 (7.09%) IaaS
6 15 (5.91%) GCP
7 13 (5.12%) OpenShift
8 12 (4.72%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (4.72%) Cohesity
9 10 (3.94%) PaaS
10 8 (3.15%) Microsoft 365
11 6 (2.36%) Amazon EMR
11 6 (2.36%) iPaaS
11 6 (2.36%) Serverless
12 5 (1.97%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.97%) Cloud Functions
12 5 (1.97%) Google App Engine
12 5 (1.97%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (1.97%) Google Container Engine
13 4 (1.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.48%) Firewall
2 12 (4.72%) SAN
3 10 (3.94%) LAN
3 10 (3.94%) WAN
4 5 (1.97%) DNS
5 4 (1.57%) DHCP
5 4 (1.57%) HTTP
5 4 (1.57%) VLAN
5 4 (1.57%) VoIP
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.79%) IPv4
7 2 (0.79%) SSL
7 2 (0.79%) VPN
8 1 (0.39%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.39%) FTP
8 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.54%) DB2
4 9 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.54%) Tableau
5 7 (2.76%) DataStage
6 6 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
6 6 (2.36%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.97%) Amazon Athena
7 5 (1.97%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (1.97%) Metadata
7 5 (1.97%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.57%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.57%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.57%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.57%) GIS
8 4 (1.57%) Power BI
8 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.30%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (5.12%) GitLab
3 12 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.76%) JIRA
4 7 (2.76%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.36%) Selenium
6 5 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.97%) Rational Team Concert
7 4 (1.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.39%) Redmine
9 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (16.93%) Social Skills
2 34 (13.39%) Finance
3 21 (8.27%) Banking
4 16 (6.30%) Avionics
5 14 (5.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 14 (5.51%) Marketing
6 13 (5.12%) Retail
7 12 (4.72%) Military
8 11 (4.33%) Legal
9 10 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.36%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
11 5 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.57%) Automotive
12 4 (1.57%) International Banking
13 3 (1.18%) Games
13 3 (1.18%) Presentation Skills
14 1 (0.39%) Advertising
14 1 (0.39%) Law
14 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (12.20%) Architect
2 28 (11.02%) Developer
3 20 (7.87%) Analyst
4 16 (6.30%) Product Owner
4 16 (6.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 16 (6.30%) Systems Engineer
5 15 (5.91%) Software Engineer
6 14 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.33%) Consultant
7 11 (4.33%) Digital Product Owner
7 11 (4.33%) Programmer
7 11 (4.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 9 (3.54%) Site Reliability Engineer
9 8 (3.15%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (2.76%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.63%) Web Services
2 22 (8.66%) Middleware
3 16 (6.30%) REST
3 16 (6.30%) SOAP
4 14 (5.51%) Node.js
4 14 (5.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (3.94%) .NET
5 10 (3.94%) Kafka
6 7 (2.76%) Express
6 7 (2.76%) RESTful
7 6 (2.36%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (2.36%) Jest
7 6 (2.36%) Pandas
7 6 (2.36%) pytest
7 6 (2.36%) React
7 6 (2.36%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (2.36%) WebdriverIO
8 5 (1.97%) HTML
8 5 (1.97%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (1.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.90%) Mainframe
2 42 (16.54%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (7.48%) Data Centre
4 17 (6.69%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.91%) Public Cloud
6 12 (4.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (4.33%) Marketing Technology
8 10 (3.94%) DataPower
9 7 (2.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (2.36%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (2.36%) User Experience
11 5 (1.97%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.97%) iSeries
11 5 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.57%) IPTV
12 4 (1.57%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (1.18%) BYOD
13 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 3 (1.18%) PKI
13 3 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.59%) Windows
2 47 (18.50%) Linux
3 39 (15.35%) zOS
4 22 (8.66%) Unix
5 9 (3.54%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.57%) AIX
8 3 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (33.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (20.87%) Test Automation
3 38 (14.96%) SDLC
3 38 (14.96%) Test Strategy
4 37 (14.57%) Scrum
5 33 (12.99%) Software Engineering
6 31 (12.20%) Microservices
7 28 (11.02%) Analytics
7 28 (11.02%) Data Science
7 28 (11.02%) DevOps
8 25 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (9.45%) ITIL
10 23 (9.06%) Data Management
11 21 (8.27%) SysML
12 20 (7.87%) ETL
12 20 (7.87%) Presales
12 20 (7.87%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 20 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (7.48%) TDD
14 18 (7.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.72%) COBOL
2 40 (15.75%) Java
3 38 (14.96%) Assembly Language
3 38 (14.96%) Python
3 38 (14.96%) SQL
4 29 (11.42%) Go
5 19 (7.48%) C
6 16 (6.30%) C#
7 13 (5.12%) Scala
8 12 (4.72%) C++
9 11 (4.33%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.94%) JavaScript
11 9 (3.54%) Java 8
11 9 (3.54%) TypeScript
12 8 (3.15%) Ruby
13 7 (2.76%) Rust
14 4 (1.57%) Perl
14 4 (1.57%) VB
15 3 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (10.24%) Degree
2 9 (3.54%) DBS Check
3 8 (3.15%) Master's Degree
4 7 (2.76%) RHCA
4 7 (2.76%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.97%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.97%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.79%) VCP5
7 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.36%) Accessibility
2 5 (1.97%) QA
3 4 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.18%) ISO 15022
4 3 (1.18%) ISO 20022
4 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.18%) SLA
5 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.39%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (14.96%) Docker
1 38 (14.96%) Virtual Machines
2 27 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.91%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (5.91%) vSphere
4 9 (3.54%) KVM
5 7 (2.76%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.97%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.57%) NFS
8 2 (0.79%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.79%) vCloud
8 2 (0.79%) Xen
9 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (18.11%) Kubernetes
2 25 (9.84%) Ansible
3 16 (6.30%) PTC Integrity
4 13 (5.12%) Terraform
5 6 (2.36%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.97%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.97%) Grafana
6 5 (1.97%) Prometheus
6 5 (1.97%) SCCM
7 4 (1.57%) Istio
7 4 (1.57%) Knative
8 3 (1.18%) Puppet
8 3 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.79%) Packer
10 1 (0.39%) Kibana
10 1 (0.39%) logstash
10 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.39%) Cisco
2 34 (13.39%) VMware
3 24 (9.45%) Oracle
4 21 (8.27%) CommVault
4 21 (8.27%) Dell
4 21 (8.27%) SAP
5 19 (7.48%) Veeam
6 17 (6.69%) Veritas
7 16 (6.30%) NetApp
7 16 (6.30%) PTC
8 15 (5.91%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.91%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (5.51%) Google
10 13 (5.12%) Adobe
10 13 (5.12%) Atlassian
11 12 (4.72%) Cognos
11 12 (4.72%) Zerto
12 10 (3.94%) Citrix
12 10 (3.94%) EMC