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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 832 871 845
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -26
Permanent jobs citing MVS 27 30 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.027% 0.027%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.100% 0.10% 0.100%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 20
Average salary £52,500 £43,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £65,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
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
27116 29598 28043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 26.91% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 23013 24975 23916
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 July 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 July 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 +31 15 £52,500 -19.23% 2
West Midlands -14 6 £52,500 +59.09%
South East +28 5 £43,500 +2.35% 2
North West -6 1 £28,500 -18.57%
MVS
UK

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (73.08%) Oracle
1 38 (73.08%) IBM
1 38 (73.08%) Mainframe
2 37 (71.15%) JCL
3 36 (69.23%) SOA
4 35 (67.31%) UNIX
5 34 (65.38%) Linux
5 34 (65.38%) DB2
5 34 (65.38%) Perl
5 34 (65.38%) CICS
5 34 (65.38%) ISPF
6 33 (63.46%) WebSphere
6 33 (63.46%) BusinessObjects
6 33 (63.46%) Tivoli
6 33 (63.46%) SQL
6 33 (63.46%) Java
6 33 (63.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 33 (63.46%) Web Services
6 33 (63.46%) AIX
6 33 (63.46%) Solaris
7 32 (61.54%) MQSeries
7 32 (61.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 18 (34.62%) COBOL
9 7 (13.46%) Finance
9 7 (13.46%) Banking
9 7 (13.46%) Retail
10 6 (11.54%) Retail Banking
10 6 (11.54%) Private Banking
10 6 (11.54%) Wealth Management
10 6 (11.54%) HTML

MVS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (65.38%) CICS
2 33 (63.46%) WebSphere
2 33 (63.46%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (61.54%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) CMS
4 3 (5.77%) Orchard CMS
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
1 2 (3.85%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) FTP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (65.38%) DB2
2 33 (63.46%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
1 7 (13.46%) Banking
1 7 (13.46%) Retail
2 6 (11.54%) Retail Banking
2 6 (11.54%) Private Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Technical Consultant
1 33 (63.46%) Consultant
2 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (9.62%) Architect
3 3 (5.77%) .NET Architect
4 2 (3.85%) Applications Architect
4 2 (3.85%) Developer
4 2 (3.85%) Analyst
4 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
5 1 (1.92%) Senior Developer
5 1 (1.92%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (1.92%) Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (1.92%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (1.92%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (1.92%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (1.92%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (65.38%) ISPF
2 33 (63.46%) Web Services
3 32 (61.54%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (11.54%) HTML
5 5 (9.62%) CSS
6 4 (7.69%) .NET
6 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.77%) jQuery
8 1 (1.92%) J2EE
8 1 (1.92%) XML
8 1 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.92%) HTML5
8 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (73.08%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.77%) VSAM
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) PMI
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (67.31%) UNIX
2 34 (65.38%) Linux
3 33 (63.46%) AIX
3 33 (63.46%) Solaris
4 4 (7.69%) zOS
5 1 (1.92%) Windows
5 1 (1.92%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) SOA
2 6 (11.54%) Wealth Management
3 5 (9.62%) SIEM
3 5 (9.62%) Analytics
3 5 (9.62%) SDLC
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.77%) Web Development
5 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.85%) Market Research
6 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) ERP
6 2 (3.85%) CRM
6 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Test Planning
7 1 (1.92%) Line Management
7 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) JCL
2 34 (65.38%) Perl
3 33 (63.46%) SQL
3 33 (63.46%) Java
4 18 (34.62%) COBOL
5 2 (3.85%) REXX
6 1 (1.92%) C#
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.92%) VBA
6 1 (1.92%) Python
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 33 (63.46%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.62%) Nessus
3 1 (1.92%) OpenView
3 1 (1.92%) Control-M
3 1 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Oracle
1 38 (73.08%) IBM
2 5 (9.62%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.77%) CA
5 2 (3.85%) Northgate
5 2 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) Intel
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) VMware
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