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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM MVS
Rank 871 858 839
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -19
Permanent jobs citing MVS 28 15 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.014% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.090% 0.052% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 12 20
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £25,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £76,800 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £27,500 £28,500
% change year-on-year
+54.54% -3.50%

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
31187 29054 32607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.32% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 25876 24714 27872
Average salary £40,000 £40,997 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 29 August 2014 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 23 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 29 August 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 -21 27 £42,500 +18.05% 1
North East - 7 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire -6 5 £55,000 -
Yorkshire -42 5 £55,000 +120.00%
West Midlands - 5 £33,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £33,000 -
South East -17 4 £43,750 -27.08%
South West - 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £33,000 -
Bristol - 3 - -
East of England -12 2 - - 1
Hampshire -14 2 £40,000 -33.33%
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £43,750 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £43,750 -
Scotland -19 1 £34,500 -13.75%
Merseyside - 1 £25,000 -
North West - 1 £25,000 -
Liverpool - 1 £25,000 -
Glasgow - 1 £34,500 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 20 (42.55%) Mainframe
2 17 (36.17%) HTML
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) CSS
3 16 (34.04%) IBM
3 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 15 (31.91%) UNIX
4 15 (31.91%) Oracle
5 14 (29.79%) Windows
5 14 (29.79%) zOS
5 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
5 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
6 13 (27.66%) AIX
7 12 (25.53%) BMC
8 10 (21.28%) Tivoli
9 9 (19.15%) ITIL
9 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
9 9 (19.15%) .NET
9 9 (19.15%) Java
9 9 (19.15%) Finance
9 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
9 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
10 8 (17.02%) Spring
10 8 (17.02%) Maven
10 8 (17.02%) Lucene
10 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.02%) Data Security
10 8 (17.02%) MVC
10 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
10 8 (17.02%) C#

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 8 (17.02%) WebLogic
2 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.89%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (10.64%) IBM Notes
5 3 (6.38%) CICS
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (10.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) MySQL
1 8 (17.02%) Hadoop
1 8 (17.02%) Big Data
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
2 7 (14.89%) DB2
3 4 (8.51%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) DataStage
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Eclipse
1 8 (17.02%) Maven
2 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Java Developer
2 8 (17.02%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
3 7 (14.89%) DBA
3 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior C# Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior .NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) DB2 DBA
3 7 (14.89%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Technical Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Mainframe DBA
3 7 (14.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Support
5 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) HTML
2 16 (34.04%) CSS
3 9 (19.15%) .NET
3 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.02%) Hibernate
4 8 (17.02%) Lucene
4 8 (17.02%) Spring
4 8 (17.02%) jQuery
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (14.89%) ISPF
6 4 (8.51%) Django
6 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.38%) Kafka
8 2 (4.26%) XML
9 1 (2.13%) Middleware
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) JSON
9 1 (2.13%) HTML5
9 1 (2.13%) CSS3
9 1 (2.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (42.55%) Mainframe
2 8 (17.02%) Open Source
3 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 5 (10.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (6.38%) AS400
5 2 (4.26%) VSAM
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) UNIX
2 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 14 (29.79%) zOS
3 13 (27.66%) AIX
4 8 (17.02%) Linux
5 5 (10.64%) Windows 2000
5 5 (10.64%) Windows NT
5 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
1 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (17.02%) Multithreading
2 8 (17.02%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (17.02%) Data Security
2 8 (17.02%) MVC
2 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
4 5 (10.64%) Performance Management
4 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.64%) CRM
5 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Data Management
6 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.15%) Java
4 8 (17.02%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) REXX
5 5 (10.64%) JCL
6 4 (8.51%) Python
7 2 (4.26%) COBOL
8 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
1 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) MCP
3 5 (10.64%) MCSE
3 5 (10.64%) CCNA
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Tivoli
2 7 (14.89%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (10.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (10.64%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (10.64%) Control-M
4 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) IBM
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle
3 12 (25.53%) BMC
4 8 (17.02%) JBoss
5 7 (14.89%) SAP
5 7 (14.89%) CA
6 5 (10.64%) Lotus
6 5 (10.64%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (10.64%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) Intel
6 5 (10.64%) Remedy
6 5 (10.64%) Peoplefluent
7 3 (6.38%) Teradata
7 3 (6.38%) Trillium
8 2 (4.26%) HP
8 2 (4.26%) Capita
9 1 (2.13%) webMethods
9 1 (2.13%) EMC
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.13%) Adobe