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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MQSeries
Rank 741 687 636
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -51
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 117 180 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.55% 0.82% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 76 147 165
Average salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,800 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £83,500 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London average salary £75,000 £51,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -5.90%

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
21453 21878 21653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.74% 20.98% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17991 17819 18356
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 6 March 2015 within the UK.

MQSeries Salary Histogram in the UK

MQSeries
Top 25 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 6 March 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 -42 116 £65,000 - 13
London -7 74 £65,000 - 7
City of London +1 34 £65,000 -7.14% 2
East of England +13 31 £75,000 +5.63%
Hertfordshire -3 31 £75,000 +5.63%
Watford -3 18 £42,500 -46.87%
Rickmansworth -3 8 £75,000 +27.65%
South East -36 4 £67,500 - 2
Birmingham -7 3 £52,500 +75.00% 1
West Midlands -23 3 £52,500 +27.27% 1
Berkshire -10 2 £67,500 -20.58% 2
East Sussex - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - -
South West - 2 £61,250 -
Glasgow +12 1 - - 1
Scotland +4 1 - - 1
Leeds -1 1 £50,000 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire -14 1 £50,000 +10.49% 1
North East -15 1 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear -16 1 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 1 £45,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 1 £50,000 +10.49% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £62,500 -
Bristol - 1 £60,000 -
Cheltenham - 1 £62,500 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 257 (82.37%) Java
2 194 (62.18%) Oracle
3 160 (51.28%) WebSphere
4 149 (47.76%) IBM
5 139 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (44.23%) Finance
7 135 (43.27%) SQL
8 129 (41.35%) XML
9 114 (36.54%) Middleware
10 107 (34.29%) J2EE
11 106 (33.97%) DB2
12 102 (32.69%) JMS
13 101 (32.37%) UNIX
14 95 (30.45%) Linux
15 88 (28.21%) WebSphere Application Server
16 86 (27.56%) Software Engineering
17 84 (26.92%) Retail
18 76 (24.36%) TIBCO
19 73 (23.40%) Banking
20 72 (23.08%) WebLogic
20 72 (23.08%) Web Services
21 71 (22.76%) E-Commerce
21 71 (22.76%) JDBC
22 70 (22.44%) Spring
23 69 (22.12%) FTP
23 69 (22.12%) Relational Database
24 68 (21.79%) JavaScript
25 65 (20.83%) HTML
26 64 (20.51%) Degree
27 63 (20.19%) HTTP

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 160 (51.28%) WebSphere
2 88 (28.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 72 (23.08%) WebLogic
4 61 (19.55%) Tomcat
5 48 (15.38%) JBoss
6 47 (15.06%) IBM HTTP Server
7 38 (12.18%) IIS
8 33 (10.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 32 (10.26%) CICS
10 12 (3.85%) Documentum
10 12 (3.85%) FileNet
11 11 (3.53%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (2.24%) TIBCO EMS
12 7 (2.24%) Apache
13 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.96%) GemFire
15 2 (0.64%) Mule
15 2 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
16 1 (0.32%) Drupal
16 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 35 (11.22%) MS Office
2 3 (0.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (1.28%) Summit
3 2 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.32%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 69 (22.12%) FTP
2 63 (20.19%) HTTP
3 30 (9.62%) Internet
4 25 (8.01%) SSL
5 13 (4.17%) Network Security
6 12 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.88%) LDAP
7 9 (2.88%) AMQP
8 6 (1.92%) Firewall
8 6 (1.92%) Multicast
9 5 (1.60%) IPsec
9 5 (1.60%) VPN
9 5 (1.60%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.28%) tcpdump
10 4 (1.28%) NAS
10 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.32%) SSH
11 1 (0.32%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (33.97%) DB2
2 69 (22.12%) Relational Database
3 46 (14.74%) SQL Server
4 30 (9.62%) RDBMS
5 16 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.85%) MySQL
7 12 (3.85%) DbVisualizer
8 7 (2.24%) InterSystems Cache
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.60%) Big Data
9 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.28%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.96%) Easytrieve
11 3 (0.96%) NonStop SQL
12 2 (0.64%) IMS/DB
12 2 (0.64%) Adabas
12 2 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.64%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 51 (16.35%) Ant
2 45 (14.42%) JUnit
3 38 (12.18%) JIRA
4 34 (10.90%) Selenium
4 34 (10.90%) Git (software)
5 33 (10.58%) Talend Open Studio
6 18 (5.77%) Subversion
7 12 (3.85%) Maven
7 12 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 11 (3.53%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.21%) Eclipse
9 10 (3.21%) Log4j
10 4 (1.28%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.28%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.64%) XPEDITER
12 1 (0.32%) AppScan
12 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
General
1 138 (44.23%) Finance
2 84 (26.92%) Retail
3 73 (23.40%) Banking
4 24 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 22 (7.05%) Telecoms
6 17 (5.45%) Marketing
7 14 (4.49%) Manufacturing
8 10 (3.21%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.60%) Games
10 4 (1.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (34.29%) Developer
2 75 (24.04%) Java Developer
3 55 (17.63%) Analyst
4 50 (16.03%) Architect
5 49 (15.71%) Support Analyst
6 36 (11.54%) Senior Developer
7 34 (10.90%) Software Engineer
8 27 (8.65%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 19 (6.09%) Operations Analyst
10 19 (6.09%) Operations Support Analyst
11 18 (5.77%) Applications Support
12 17 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
13 16 (5.13%) Programmer
14 15 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
14 15 (4.81%) CICS Programmer
15 14 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
16 13 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
17 12 (3.85%) Consultant
17 12 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (41.35%) XML
2 114 (36.54%) Middleware
3 107 (34.29%) J2EE
4 102 (32.69%) JMS
5 72 (23.08%) Web Services
6 71 (22.76%) JDBC
7 70 (22.44%) Spring
8 65 (20.83%) HTML
9 52 (16.67%) jQuery
10 48 (15.38%) JSON
10 48 (15.38%) CSS
11 46 (14.74%) .NET
12 41 (13.14%) HTML5
13 37 (11.86%) Apache Camel
14 35 (11.22%) AngularJS
15 33 (10.58%) CSS3
15 33 (10.58%) PhoneGap
15 33 (10.58%) .NET Framework
16 29 (9.29%) RESTful
17 27 (8.65%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (11.86%) Mainframe
4 35 (11.22%) Open Source
5 31 (9.94%) Management Information System
5 31 (9.94%) PKI
6 26 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 24 (7.69%) SWIFT
8 18 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
9 15 (4.81%) Online Banking
10 14 (4.49%) Derivative
11 10 (3.21%) Web 2.0
12 8 (2.56%) Fixed Income
13 7 (2.24%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.92%) Equities
15 4 (1.28%) Clustering
16 3 (0.96%) Credit Derivative
16 3 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 3 (0.96%) DataPower
16 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 101 (32.37%) UNIX
2 95 (30.45%) Linux
3 59 (18.91%) Solaris
4 45 (14.42%) Windows
5 43 (13.78%) AIX
6 10 (3.21%) HPUX
7 5 (1.60%) MVS
8 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (27.56%) Software Engineering
3 71 (22.76%) E-Commerce
4 63 (20.19%) SOA
5 50 (16.03%) UML
6 49 (15.71%) Mentoring
7 48 (15.38%) Waterfall
8 47 (15.06%) Problem Management
9 42 (13.46%) MVC
10 41 (13.14%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (12.82%) ITIL
12 37 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
13 36 (11.54%) OOP
13 36 (11.54%) Project Management
14 31 (9.94%) Risk Management
15 27 (8.65%) TDD
15 27 (8.65%) Low Latency
16 23 (7.37%) Regression Testing
17 21 (6.73%) Automated Testing
17 21 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 257 (82.37%) Java
2 135 (43.27%) SQL
3 68 (21.79%) JavaScript
4 62 (19.87%) Perl
5 48 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 36 (11.54%) C++
7 35 (11.22%) C
8 31 (9.94%) C#
9 15 (4.81%) PL/SQL
9 15 (4.81%) Assembly Language
10 11 (3.53%) XPath
11 8 (2.56%) JCL
12 6 (1.92%) Python
13 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.96%) REXX
14 3 (0.96%) COBOL
15 2 (0.64%) NATURAL
15 2 (0.64%) SELCOPY
16 1 (0.32%) Clojure
16 1 (0.32%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 64 (20.51%) Degree
2 34 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 33 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.85%) ISEB
4 12 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (3.21%) Sun Certification
6 4 (1.28%) HND
7 2 (0.64%) VCP4
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.45%) ISO 8583
2 6 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.28%) Samba
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) KVM
4 1 (0.32%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (1.92%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.28%) Control-M
3 2 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.64%) Puppet
3 2 (0.64%) MOM
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.32%) yum
Vendors
1 194 (62.18%) Oracle
2 149 (47.76%) IBM
3 76 (24.36%) TIBCO
4 41 (13.14%) Microsoft
5 33 (10.58%) Talend
6 15 (4.81%) Pega
6 15 (4.81%) HP
7 12 (3.85%) Sybase
8 10 (3.21%) Sun
8 10 (3.21%) Interwoven
9 6 (1.92%) F5
9 6 (1.92%) VMware
10 5 (1.60%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.28%) Misys
11 4 (1.28%) NetApp
11 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.28%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.96%) IONA
12 3 (0.96%) Syncsort
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