The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 858 861 844
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Permanent jobs citing MVS 26 27 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.025% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.097% 0.094% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 20 22 11
Average salary £46,750 £42,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £78,400
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +54.54%
MVS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26848 28876 27361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.26% 26.95% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22899 24181 23436
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MVS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MVS
Salary Trend in England

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

MVS Salary Trend in England

MVS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MVS across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MVS Salary Histogram in England

MVS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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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
London - 15 £55,000 -
South East +20 9 £43,500 -0.57%
West Midlands -8 2 £52,500 +59.09%
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing MVS 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 MVS.

1 38 (65.52%) SOA
2 34 (58.62%) Oracle
2 34 (58.62%) IBM
2 34 (58.62%) Mainframe
3 32 (55.17%) JCL
4 31 (53.45%) UNIX
5 30 (51.72%) DB2
5 30 (51.72%) SQL
5 30 (51.72%) CICS
5 30 (51.72%) ISPF
6 29 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 29 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
6 29 (50.00%) Tivoli
6 29 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
6 29 (50.00%) Perl
6 29 (50.00%) Java
6 29 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 29 (50.00%) Web Services
6 29 (50.00%) AIX
6 29 (50.00%) Solaris
6 29 (50.00%) Linux
6 29 (50.00%) MQSeries
7 18 (31.03%) COBOL
8 11 (18.97%) HTML
8 11 (18.97%) CSS
8 11 (18.97%) .NET
8 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
9 10 (17.24%) SDLC
9 10 (17.24%) Microsoft

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing MVS 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 MVS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (51.72%) CICS
2 29 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 29 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 29 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 9 (15.52%) SharePoint
3 9 (15.52%) Orchard CMS
3 9 (15.52%) CMS
4 1 (1.72%) SAS
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (51.72%) DB2
2 29 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) IMS/DB
General
1 7 (12.07%) Banking
1 7 (12.07%) Retail
2 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Retail Banking
2 6 (10.34%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Consultant
1 29 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) Solutions Architect
2 11 (18.97%) Architect
3 9 (15.52%) .NET Architect
4 3 (5.17%) Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Web Developer
5 2 (3.45%) Applications Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Escalation Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.72%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (1.72%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (51.72%) ISPF
2 29 (50.00%) Web Services
2 29 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (18.97%) HTML
3 11 (18.97%) .NET
3 11 (18.97%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET
5 9 (15.52%) jQuery
5 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.72%) HTML5
6 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (58.62%) Mainframe
2 9 (15.52%) N-Tier
3 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) VSAM
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) PMI
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) UNIX
2 29 (50.00%) AIX
2 29 (50.00%) Solaris
2 29 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) zOS
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.72%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) SOA
2 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.24%) Waterfall
3 10 (17.24%) SDLC
4 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (15.52%) Web Development
5 8 (13.79%) Analytics
6 6 (10.34%) SIEM
6 6 (10.34%) Wealth Management
7 5 (8.62%) Market Research
8 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) CRM
9 2 (3.45%) ERP
9 2 (3.45%) Project Management
9 2 (3.45%) MVC
9 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
9 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.72%) Line Management
10 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) JCL
2 30 (51.72%) SQL
3 29 (50.00%) Perl
3 29 (50.00%) Java
4 18 (31.03%) COBOL
5 2 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) VBA
6 1 (1.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) ACF2
1 1 (1.72%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (1.72%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 29 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 8 (13.79%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.72%) Control-M
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) IBM
1 34 (58.62%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.79%) LogRhythm
4 3 (5.17%) CA
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) Northgate
6 1 (1.72%) Lotus
6 1 (1.72%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Intel
6 1 (1.72%) Cognizant