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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MQSeries
Rank 839 809 759
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -50
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 112 132 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.53% 0.59% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 71 78 156
Average salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £44,250 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,800 £82,800 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £75,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +61.29%

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
21026 22205 21910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 20.72% 21.24% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 17753 18858 17945
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,800
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +2.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

MQSeries Salary Histogram in the UK

MQSeries
Top 24 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 5 February 2016. 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 -30 90 £62,500 -3.84% 9
London -35 40 £57,500 -11.53% 6
East of England -24 21 £69,000 -8.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 20 £69,000 - 2
Scotland +17 19 £46,500 - 2
Glasgow +7 19 £46,500 -
South West - 19 - -
Dorset - 19 - -
Bournemouth - 19 - -
City of London +27 9 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Midlands - 5 £52,000 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £38,000 -24.00%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £38,000 -24.00%
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Bedford - 2 £51,250 -
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Doncaster - 2 £38,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £38,000 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £38,000 -
Watford -18 1 - -
Hertfordshire -49 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £70,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £70,000 -

MQSeries
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 108 (54.27%) Java
2 95 (47.74%) SQL
3 82 (41.21%) IBM
4 79 (39.70%) Finance
5 73 (36.68%) Middleware
5 73 (36.68%) XML
6 69 (34.67%) WebSphere
7 64 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (31.16%) Banking
9 49 (24.62%) SOA
10 46 (23.12%) JMS
10 46 (23.12%) TDD
10 46 (23.12%) Relational Database
10 46 (23.12%) Analytical Skills
11 45 (22.61%) Linux
12 43 (21.61%) Oracle
13 42 (21.11%) Web Services
14 41 (20.60%) RPG
14 41 (20.60%) Unix
14 41 (20.60%) Degree
15 40 (20.10%) J2EE
16 38 (19.10%) Spring
17 36 (18.09%) Performance Analysis
18 34 (17.09%) SDLC
18 34 (17.09%) iSeries
18 34 (17.09%) OS/400
19 33 (16.58%) .NET
20 30 (15.08%) ITIL
21 29 (14.57%) AS400
22 28 (14.07%) Tomcat

MQSeries
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 69 (34.67%) WebSphere
2 28 (14.07%) Tomcat
3 27 (13.57%) WebLogic
4 22 (11.06%) CICS
5 15 (7.54%) FileNet
6 14 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (6.03%) Apache
8 9 (4.52%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (3.52%) CMS
9 7 (3.52%) JBoss
10 6 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (3.02%) IBM Domino
11 5 (2.51%) Alfresco
11 5 (2.51%) Apache ServiceMix
11 5 (2.51%) Drupal
11 5 (2.51%) Mule
12 3 (1.51%) SAS
12 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
13 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.53%) MS Office
3 3 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (8.54%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.51%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (1.51%) Summit
3 2 (1.01%) Adaptiv
3 2 (1.01%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.50%) Global PAYplus
4 1 (0.50%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.50%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.54%) AMQP
2 16 (8.04%) TCP/IP
3 10 (5.03%) HTTP
3 10 (5.03%) SSL
4 8 (4.02%) Internet
5 6 (3.02%) FTP
5 6 (3.02%) LDAP
5 6 (3.02%) Network Security
6 5 (2.51%) PuTTY
6 5 (2.51%) SAN
7 4 (2.01%) Firewall
7 4 (2.01%) HTTPS
7 4 (2.01%) IPsec
7 4 (2.01%) NAS
7 4 (2.01%) SSH
7 4 (2.01%) VPN
8 3 (1.51%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.01%) LAN
9 2 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (23.12%) Relational Database
2 28 (14.07%) SQL Server
3 20 (10.05%) DB2
4 18 (9.05%) NoSQL
5 17 (8.54%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (5.53%) BigTable
8 10 (5.03%) MySQL
8 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
9 9 (4.52%) Big Data
9 9 (4.52%) RDBMS
10 8 (4.02%) Hadoop
10 8 (4.02%) OLTP
11 5 (2.51%) Pentaho
11 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
14 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.52%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.52%) JUnit
2 8 (4.02%) Subversion
3 7 (3.52%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.02%) Cucumber
4 6 (3.02%) Mockito
5 5 (2.51%) Rational Rose
6 3 (1.51%) Ant
6 3 (1.51%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.01%) Gradle
7 2 (1.01%) Log4j
7 2 (1.01%) Maven
8 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.50%) Selenium
General
1 79 (39.70%) Finance
2 62 (31.16%) Banking
3 20 (10.05%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.54%) Back Office
5 11 (5.53%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
6 5 (2.51%) Retail
7 2 (1.01%) Games
7 2 (1.01%) Law
7 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (33.67%) Developer
2 43 (21.61%) Java Developer
3 30 (15.08%) Consultant
4 26 (13.07%) Architect
5 24 (12.06%) Solutions Architect
6 21 (10.55%) Analyst
7 19 (9.55%) Applications Support
8 15 (7.54%) Middleware Engineer
9 14 (7.04%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.03%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.53%) Applications Developer
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (4.52%) .NET Developer
12 9 (4.52%) Middleware Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.02%) Hadoop Developer
13 8 (4.02%) SQL Developer
14 7 (3.52%) Python Developer
14 7 (3.52%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (36.68%) Middleware
1 73 (36.68%) XML
2 46 (23.12%) JMS
3 42 (21.11%) Web Services
4 40 (20.10%) J2EE
5 38 (19.10%) Spring
6 33 (16.58%) .NET
7 26 (13.07%) .NET Framework
8 25 (12.56%) JDBC
8 25 (12.56%) REST
9 24 (12.06%) Java EE
10 22 (11.06%) Hibernate
11 20 (10.05%) SOAP
12 18 (9.05%) HTML
12 18 (9.05%) WSDL
13 16 (8.04%) JMX
13 16 (8.04%) WebSphere MQ
13 16 (8.04%) XSD
14 15 (7.54%) CSS
15 13 (6.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.12%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (17.09%) iSeries
3 29 (14.57%) AS400
4 21 (10.55%) Mainframe
5 19 (9.55%) Derivative
6 17 (8.54%) Management Information System
7 16 (8.04%) Fixed Income
8 13 (6.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (5.53%) Computer Science
9 11 (5.53%) Market Risk
9 11 (5.53%) PKI
10 10 (5.03%) Equities
10 10 (5.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 10 (5.03%) SWIFT
11 9 (4.52%) DataPower
12 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (2.51%) Fedwire
14 3 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
14 3 (1.51%) Credit Risk
15 2 (1.01%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.61%) Linux
2 41 (20.60%) Unix
3 34 (17.09%) OS/400
4 16 (8.04%) Windows
5 11 (5.53%) Solaris
6 10 (5.03%) AIX
7 9 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.51%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.51%) zOS
9 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) HPUX
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.50%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (24.62%) SOA
3 46 (23.12%) TDD
4 36 (18.09%) Performance Analysis
5 34 (17.09%) SDLC
6 30 (15.08%) ITIL
7 28 (14.07%) System Testing
8 26 (13.07%) BDD
9 25 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (11.56%) UML
11 22 (11.06%) Software Engineering
11 22 (11.06%) Software Testing
11 22 (11.06%) Test Management
12 21 (10.55%) Configuration Management
12 21 (10.55%) OOA/OOD
12 21 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (10.05%) Analytics
13 20 (10.05%) Data Modelling
14 19 (9.55%) Data Management
15 18 (9.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 108 (54.27%) Java
2 95 (47.74%) SQL
3 41 (20.60%) RPG
4 25 (12.56%) C#
5 22 (11.06%) C++
6 18 (9.05%) Perl
7 17 (8.54%) Clojure
7 17 (8.54%) XPath
8 16 (8.04%) Python
8 16 (8.04%) Ruby
9 12 (6.03%) Scala
9 12 (6.03%) Shell Script
10 10 (5.03%) JavaScript
11 9 (4.52%) C
12 7 (3.52%) RPG IV
13 6 (3.02%) PHP
14 4 (2.01%) Smalltalk
15 3 (1.51%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.51%) JCL
15 3 (1.51%) REXX
Qualifications
1 41 (20.60%) Degree
2 22 (11.06%) ISEB
3 12 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.03%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.01%) HND
7 2 (1.01%) CCNA
7 2 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.01%) MCITP
7 2 (1.01%) MCSA
7 2 (1.01%) MCTS
7 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.50%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.07%) QA
2 6 (3.02%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.51%) ISO 8583
3 5 (2.51%) ISO20022
3 5 (2.51%) SEPA
4 4 (2.01%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.51%) Samba
2 5 (2.51%) VMware ESX
2 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.01%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.51%) RACF
4 3 (1.51%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) NFS
6 1 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.02%) Control-M
3 3 (1.51%) zSecure
4 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Graphite
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 82 (41.21%) IBM
2 43 (21.61%) Oracle
3 27 (13.57%) Red Hat
4 25 (12.56%) HP
5 22 (11.06%) Green Hat
6 20 (10.05%) Sybase
6 20 (10.05%) TIBCO
7 18 (9.05%) webMethods
8 15 (7.54%) Microsoft
8 15 (7.54%) Pega
9 12 (6.03%) Intel
10 9 (4.52%) Lotus
10 9 (4.52%) Terracotta
10 9 (4.52%) VMware
11 7 (3.52%) Citrix
12 5 (2.51%) Adobe
12 5 (2.51%) Dell
12 5 (2.51%) Remedy
13 4 (2.01%) Informatica
13 4 (2.01%) NetApp
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