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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 874 876 839
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -37
Permanent jobs citing MVS 23 14 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.013% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.075% 0.047% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 15 10 34
Average salary £62,500 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.51% -2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,750 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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
30780 29937 32355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.48% 27.34% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 25745 24877 27944
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £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 19 December 2014 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 16 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 19 December 2014. 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 +3 18 £62,500 +51.51% 2
London +29 11 £65,000 +31.31% 2
West Midlands -8 2 £30,500 -8.95%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 -
Warwick - 2 £30,500 -
North East - 2 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £30,500 -
Leeds -6 1 £35,000 +40.00%
West Yorkshire -15 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Yorkshire -25 1 £35,000 +40.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 28 (54.90%) Mainframe
2 23 (45.10%) SQL
3 22 (43.14%) IBM
4 20 (39.22%) HTML
5 19 (37.25%) REXX
6 18 (35.29%) JCL
6 18 (35.29%) Degree
7 16 (31.37%) ISPF
8 15 (29.41%) UNIX
9 14 (27.45%) zOS
9 14 (27.45%) BMC
9 14 (27.45%) DB2
10 13 (25.49%) CSS
11 12 (23.53%) Windows
11 12 (23.53%) CA
11 12 (23.53%) OMEGAMON
12 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
12 11 (21.57%) .NET
12 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
13 10 (19.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (17.65%) jQuery
14 9 (17.65%) Java
14 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
15 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
15 8 (15.69%) SOA
15 8 (15.69%) Oracle
15 8 (15.69%) HP
16 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (13.73%) NoSQL

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 9 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.73%) Node.js
3 6 (11.76%) Orchard CMS
3 6 (11.76%) CMS
4 5 (9.80%) CICS
5 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
5 4 (7.84%) IBM Notes
6 3 (5.88%) IIS
6 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.92%) Apache
7 2 (3.92%) SAS
7 2 (3.92%) nginx
7 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) PrintSoft PReS
2 5 (9.80%) DOC1
3 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Exstream
2 2 (3.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SSL
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) DB2
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (5.88%) OLAP
4 3 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (5.88%) Spotfire
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (5.88%) QlikView
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) Big Data
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Accumulo
6 1 (1.96%) DataStage
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
2 6 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Developer
1 12 (23.53%) DBA
1 12 (23.53%) DB2 DBA
1 12 (23.53%) Mainframe DBA
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Data Quality Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Spotfire Developer
6 2 (3.92%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) HTML
2 16 (31.37%) ISPF
3 13 (25.49%) CSS
4 11 (21.57%) .NET
4 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (17.65%) jQuery
6 6 (11.76%) HTML5
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (7.84%) XML
8 3 (5.88%) JSON
8 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.92%) Sass
9 2 (3.92%) Haml
9 2 (3.92%) Backbone.js
9 2 (3.92%) RESTful
9 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.92%) Symfony
9 2 (3.92%) LAMP
9 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (54.90%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.92%) VSAM
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
6 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.96%) DTV
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) AS400
6 1 (1.96%) Open Source
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) UNIX
2 14 (27.45%) zOS
3 12 (23.53%) Windows
4 5 (9.80%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) AIX
6 2 (3.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) SOA
4 7 (13.73%) Web Development
4 7 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 6 (11.76%) Data Management
5 6 (11.76%) MVC
6 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.84%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.88%) ITIL
8 3 (5.88%) Release Management
8 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.92%) Test Planning
9 2 (3.92%) High Availability
9 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) SQL
2 19 (37.25%) REXX
3 18 (35.29%) JCL
4 9 (17.65%) Java
5 8 (15.69%) Shell Script
6 7 (13.73%) Perl
7 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.84%) C#
9 2 (3.92%) COBOL
9 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.92%) PHP5
9 2 (3.92%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) Data Quality
2 5 (9.80%) QA
3 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.92%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (3.92%) Control-M
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) IBM
2 14 (27.45%) BMC
3 12 (23.53%) CA
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (15.69%) HP
5 8 (15.69%) Oracle
6 6 (11.76%) Trillium
6 6 (11.76%) Teradata
7 5 (9.80%) Thunderhead
8 4 (7.84%) Lotus
8 4 (7.84%) Intel
9 3 (5.88%) TIBCO
10 2 (3.92%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
10 2 (3.92%) SAP
11 1 (1.96%) Cognos
11 1 (1.96%) Adobe
11 1 (1.96%) webMethods
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