The table below looks at the statistics for MVS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MVS over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 900 941 957
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +16
Permanent jobs citing MVS 18 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.020% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.076% 0.077% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 13 15 19
Median salary £45,000 £62,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +47.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £42,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £62,500 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
23649 28390 30740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.71% 26.23% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 20113 24051 25408
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

MVS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MVS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 18 £45,000 -28.00%
London +35 8 £52,500 -16.00%
South East +36 4 £57,500 +35.29%
Guildford - 3 £57,500 -
Surrey - 3 £57,500 -
Coventry - 2 £22,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £35,000 -
North West - 2 £45,000 -
West Midlands - 2 £22,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £35,000 -
Cheshire - 2 £45,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £35,000 -
Kent +7 1 £42,500 -
Maidstone -12 1 £42,500 -1.16%

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MVS.

1 24 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 22 (56.41%) Oracle
3 20 (51.28%) Java
4 18 (46.15%) DB2
4 18 (46.15%) IBM
5 17 (43.59%) Unix
6 16 (41.03%) XML
6 16 (41.03%) COBOL
6 16 (41.03%) CICS
6 16 (41.03%) JCL
6 16 (41.03%) IBM Mainframe
7 14 (35.90%) Finance
7 14 (35.90%) UML
8 12 (30.77%) Windows
9 11 (28.21%) Degree
10 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (17.95%) iSeries
11 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
12 6 (15.38%) SAS
12 6 (15.38%) Cognos
12 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (15.38%) SAS Certification
12 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (15.38%) NAS
12 6 (15.38%) Banking
12 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
12 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
12 6 (15.38%) Release Management
12 6 (15.38%) Data Centre

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (41.03%) CICS
2 6 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) SNA
2 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) DB2
2 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (15.38%) SAS EBI
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Team Leader
2 14 (35.90%) Technical Leader
2 14 (35.90%) Technical Team Leader
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (10.26%) IT Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Operator
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) AS400 Operator
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Systems Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) XML
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 4 (10.26%) EDI
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) Ajax
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) ISPF
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 16 (41.03%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (17.95%) iSeries
3 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
4 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.69%) AS400
7 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
7 2 (5.13%) User Experience
8 1 (2.56%) Economics
8 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Unix
2 12 (30.77%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) zOS
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) UML
2 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.38%) Release Management
3 6 (15.38%) SDLC
4 4 (10.26%) Continuous Deployment
4 4 (10.26%) DevOps
4 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Optimisation
4 4 (10.26%) MVC
4 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 16 (41.03%) COBOL
2 16 (41.03%) JCL
3 4 (10.26%) C#
3 4 (10.26%) RPG
4 2 (5.13%) Assembly Language
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) SAS Certification
3 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (5.13%) RACF
2 2 (5.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 18 (46.15%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) Cognos
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) LogRhythm