The table below looks at the statistics for WebSphere MQ skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
Rank 122 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +22
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere MQ 4 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.50% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.41%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.75%
WebSphere MQ
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
801 745 903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.91% 46.91% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 699 658 797
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WebSphere MQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WebSphere MQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

WebSphere MQ Salary Trend in Cheshire

WebSphere MQ
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -9 2 £47,750 -20.41%
Crewe -2 1 £45,000 -
WebSphere MQ
North West

WebSphere MQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere MQ.

1 8 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) Misys
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) Middleware
4 4 (40.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) SSL
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
6 2 (20.00%) zOS
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (10.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec

WebSphere MQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing WebSphere MQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WebSphere MQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Applications Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (10.00%) ISPF
3 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) AIX
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) zOS
4 1 (10.00%) SUSE
4 1 (10.00%) OS/400
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) JCL
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Misys
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) JBoss