The table below looks at the statistics for MQSeries skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MQSeries over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 804 797 775
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 91 119 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.42% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 63 80 98
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £44,750 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £62,500 £72,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +72.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
21507 24411 21835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 20.98% 20.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17897 19864 18496
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,600 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

MQSeries
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

MQSeries Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MQSeries
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK.

MQSeries Salary Trend in the UK

MQSeries
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MQSeries over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 within the UK.

MQSeries Salary Histogram in the UK

MQSeries
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England -6 89 £62,500 - 11
London +22 54 £62,500 - 6
City of London +31 25 £62,500 -3.84% 1
South West - 13 £62,500 -
East of England -2 10 £86,500 +8.12%
Hertfordshire -21 10 £86,500 +8.12%
Watford -18 9 - -
Bristol - 9 £62,500 -
West Midlands - 5 £50,000 -
South East +3 4 £52,500 -12.50%
Dorset - 4 - -
Birmingham - 4 £51,250 -
Bournemouth - 4 - -
Berkshire - 3 £52,500 -
Scotland +5 2 £49,500 - 1
North West -3 2 £60,000 +25.65% 3
Lancashire - 2 £60,000 - 2
Edinburgh -12 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £49,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £57,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £57,500 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £35,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £57,500 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MQSeries 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 MQSeries.

1 170 (73.91%) Java
2 111 (48.26%) Oracle
3 99 (43.04%) SQL
4 91 (39.57%) IBM
5 87 (37.83%) WebSphere
6 86 (37.39%) UNIX
6 86 (37.39%) Finance
7 82 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (35.65%) J2EE
8 81 (35.22%) Middleware
9 75 (32.61%) Linux
10 74 (32.17%) Banking
11 73 (31.74%) JMS
12 64 (27.83%) Web Services
12 64 (27.83%) Software Engineering
13 63 (27.39%) DB2
14 60 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
15 53 (23.04%) XML
15 53 (23.04%) Spring
16 50 (21.74%) SQL Server
16 50 (21.74%) SOA
17 47 (20.43%) TIBCO
18 44 (19.13%) Java EE
19 43 (18.70%) WebSphere Application Server
19 43 (18.70%) C++
20 42 (18.26%) Solaris
21 41 (17.83%) C#
22 40 (17.39%) AIX
23 39 (16.96%) JCL
24 38 (16.52%) C

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing MQSeries 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 MQSeries. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 87 (37.83%) WebSphere
2 43 (18.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 38 (16.52%) CICS
4 32 (13.91%) Tomcat
5 19 (8.26%) WebLogic
6 12 (5.22%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (5.22%) Apache
7 11 (4.78%) Apache Spark
7 11 (4.78%) JBoss
8 10 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.30%) Drupal
10 2 (0.87%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.87%) Mule
10 2 (0.87%) FileNet
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.43%) Global PAYplus
2 1 (0.43%) Staffware
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.43%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) SaaS
2 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.13%) AMQP
2 14 (6.09%) HTTP
3 11 (4.78%) Internet
4 7 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.17%) LDAP
5 5 (2.17%) FTP
5 5 (2.17%) Firewall
6 4 (1.74%) IPsec
6 4 (1.74%) Network Security
6 4 (1.74%) NAS
6 4 (1.74%) VPN
6 4 (1.74%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.87%) SSL
7 2 (0.87%) SAN
8 1 (0.43%) SNMP
8 1 (0.43%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.43%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (27.39%) DB2
2 50 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 29 (12.61%) BusinessObjects
4 27 (11.74%) Relational Database
5 16 (6.96%) RDBMS
6 14 (6.09%) MySQL
7 11 (4.78%) Big Data
7 11 (4.78%) Hadoop
8 9 (3.91%) DbVisualizer
9 7 (3.04%) Adabas
9 7 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.74%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.87%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.43%) NonStop SQL
13 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (7.83%) Subversion
2 15 (6.52%) JUnit
3 9 (3.91%) HP UFT
3 9 (3.91%) LoadRunner
4 8 (3.48%) Maven
4 8 (3.48%) Ant
4 8 (3.48%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.04%) Log4j
6 3 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.30%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.30%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.87%) Mockito
7 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.87%) JIRA
7 2 (0.87%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 86 (37.39%) Finance
2 74 (32.17%) Banking
3 32 (13.91%) Retail
4 27 (11.74%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.65%) Back Office
6 11 (4.78%) Investment Banking
7 8 (3.48%) Manufacturing
8 6 (2.61%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 6 (2.61%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.30%) Front Office
10 2 (0.87%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
11 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (53.04%) Developer
2 77 (33.48%) Java Developer
3 35 (15.22%) Senior Developer
4 29 (12.61%) Consultant
4 29 (12.61%) Technical Consultant
4 29 (12.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 26 (11.30%) .NET Developer
5 26 (11.30%) Analyst
6 17 (7.39%) Architect
7 16 (6.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 13 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (5.22%) Applications Support
10 11 (4.78%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.91%) Tester
11 9 (3.91%) Programmer
11 9 (3.91%) Middleware Developer
12 7 (3.04%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (3.04%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (2.61%) COBOL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (35.65%) J2EE
2 81 (35.22%) Middleware
3 73 (31.74%) JMS
4 64 (27.83%) Web Services
5 60 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 53 (23.04%) Spring
6 53 (23.04%) XML
7 44 (19.13%) Java EE
8 35 (15.22%) .NET
9 34 (14.78%) REST
10 31 (13.48%) HTML
11 29 (12.61%) JDBC
11 29 (12.61%) ISPF
12 25 (10.87%) .NET Framework
12 25 (10.87%) SOAP
13 21 (9.13%) XSLT
13 21 (9.13%) Hibernate
13 21 (9.13%) JSON
14 18 (7.83%) jQuery
15 16 (6.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.09%) Mainframe
2 34 (14.78%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.65%) SWIFT
6 9 (3.91%) Online Banking
7 8 (3.48%) Derivative
7 8 (3.48%) Credit Risk
8 7 (3.04%) Web 2.0
8 7 (3.04%) N-Tier
8 7 (3.04%) Equities
9 6 (2.61%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (1.30%) PKI
11 3 (1.30%) Fedwire
12 1 (0.43%) User Experience
12 1 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.43%) VSAM
12 1 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 86 (37.39%) UNIX
2 75 (32.61%) Linux
3 42 (18.26%) Solaris
4 40 (17.39%) AIX
5 29 (12.61%) MVS
6 18 (7.83%) Windows
7 12 (5.22%) zOS
8 7 (3.04%) HPUX
9 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.43%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (27.83%) Software Engineering
3 50 (21.74%) SOA
4 36 (15.65%) Waterfall
5 31 (13.48%) Risk Management
6 25 (10.87%) TDD
6 25 (10.87%) Technical Architecture
7 23 (10.00%) SDLC
8 22 (9.57%) Project Management
9 21 (9.13%) E-Commerce
10 20 (8.70%) Scrum
11 19 (8.26%) MVC
12 18 (7.83%) Multithreading
13 15 (6.52%) Low Latency
14 13 (5.65%) BDD
15 12 (5.22%) ETL
16 10 (4.35%) Open Source
17 9 (3.91%) System Testing
17 9 (3.91%) Automated Testing
17 9 (3.91%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (73.91%) Java
2 99 (43.04%) SQL
3 43 (18.70%) C++
4 41 (17.83%) C#
5 39 (16.96%) JCL
6 38 (16.52%) C
7 35 (15.22%) Perl
8 33 (14.35%) JavaScript
9 26 (11.30%) COBOL
10 11 (4.78%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.78%) Scala
11 10 (4.35%) Clojure
12 7 (3.04%) XPath
12 7 (3.04%) NATURAL
12 7 (3.04%) T-SQL
12 7 (3.04%) VBScript
13 6 (2.61%) Ruby
14 5 (2.17%) VB
14 5 (2.17%) Python
15 4 (1.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (14.78%) Degree
2 4 (1.74%) HND
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (1.30%) Sun Certification
3 3 (1.30%) OCPJWCD
3 3 (1.30%) OCPJP
3 3 (1.30%) OCMJD
4 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.22%) QA
2 6 (2.61%) SLA
3 4 (1.74%) ISO 8583
4 3 (1.30%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.74%) Samba
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (12.61%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.91%) Control-M
3 2 (0.87%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (0.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 111 (48.26%) Oracle
2 91 (39.57%) IBM
3 47 (20.43%) TIBCO
4 21 (9.13%) Microsoft
5 18 (7.83%) Red Hat
6 13 (5.65%) HP
7 10 (4.35%) Terracotta
8 7 (3.04%) Pega
8 7 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (3.04%) Sybase
8 7 (3.04%) Interwoven
9 5 (2.17%) Informatica
9 5 (2.17%) VMware
10 4 (1.74%) Fiserv
10 4 (1.74%) Charles River
10 4 (1.74%) NetApp
11 3 (1.30%) Lotus
11 3 (1.30%) Adobe
11 3 (1.30%) Sun
11 3 (1.30%) Wall Street Systems
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