The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 872 860 837
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Permanent jobs citing MVS 14 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.035%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.048% 0.042% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 23
Average salary £63,750 £32,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+96.15% -38.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £31,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £43,800 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -23.52%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28984 28592 30152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.44% 27.51% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 24323 23611 25872
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MVS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MVS
Salary Trend

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

MVS Salary Trend in the UK

MVS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MVS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 10 £63,750 +96.15% 2
London -4 6 £65,000 +32.65%
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -3 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Yorkshire -7 1 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Leeds -7 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Warwickshire -8 1 £30,500 -7.57%
Warwick -9 1 £30,500 -7.57%
West Midlands -23 1 £30,500 -7.57%

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 20 (51.28%) Mainframe
2 19 (48.72%) Degree
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 18 (46.15%) REXX
4 17 (43.59%) IBM
5 16 (41.03%) HTML
5 16 (41.03%) JCL
6 14 (35.90%) ISPF
7 12 (30.77%) DB2
7 12 (30.77%) zOS
8 11 (28.21%) CA
8 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.21%) UNIX
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 10 (25.64%) BMC
9 10 (25.64%) OMEGAMON
10 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (23.08%) CSS
11 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
11 8 (20.51%) .NET
11 8 (20.51%) SOA
11 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (20.51%) jQuery
12 7 (17.95%) Web Development
12 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
12 7 (17.95%) Node.js
12 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
12 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
12 7 (17.95%) HP

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
1 7 (17.95%) Node.js
2 6 (15.38%) Orchard CMS
2 6 (15.38%) CMS
3 4 (10.26%) CICS
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.13%) nginx
5 2 (5.13%) SAS
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) DOC1
1 5 (12.82%) PrintSoft PReS
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.26%) SSL
1 4 (10.26%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (7.69%) Spotfire
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (7.69%) QlikView
5 3 (7.69%) OLAP
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
6 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) DB2 DBA
1 10 (25.64%) DBA
1 10 (25.64%) Mainframe DBA
2 8 (20.51%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Data Quality Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Data Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) HTML
2 14 (35.90%) ISPF
3 9 (23.08%) CSS
4 8 (20.51%) .NET
4 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (20.51%) jQuery
5 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (12.82%) HTML5
7 3 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (5.13%) LAMP
8 2 (5.13%) Web Services
8 2 (5.13%) J2EE
8 2 (5.13%) Haml
8 2 (5.13%) Backbone.js
8 2 (5.13%) Sass
8 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) RESTful
8 2 (5.13%) JSON
8 2 (5.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.38%) N-Tier
2 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) VSAM
5 2 (5.13%) Statistics
6 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) zOS
2 11 (28.21%) UNIX
3 10 (25.64%) Windows
4 4 (10.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) AIX
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (20.51%) SOA
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Web Development
4 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) MVC
6 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) REXX
3 16 (41.03%) JCL
4 7 (17.95%) Shell Script
4 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 7 (17.95%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) COBOL
5 2 (5.13%) PHP
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.13%) PHP5
5 2 (5.13%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (5.13%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 4 (10.26%) SLA
3 3 (7.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.13%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.13%) OpenView
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) IBM
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) CA
3 10 (25.64%) BMC
4 7 (17.95%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) Oracle
5 5 (12.82%) Thunderhead
6 3 (7.69%) TIBCO
6 3 (7.69%) Trillium
6 3 (7.69%) Teradata
7 2 (5.13%) Lotus
7 2 (5.13%) VMware
7 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.13%) Intel
8 1 (2.56%) SAP
8 1 (2.56%) Cognos
8 1 (2.56%) webMethods
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