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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 849 889 839
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -50
Permanent jobs citing MVS 34 18 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.015% 0.044%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.058% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 33
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +30.76%

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
28528 31181 29599
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.70% 26.56% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23878 26240 24980
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 22 May 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +51 32 £52,500 +23.52% 6
London +58 15 £52,500 -19.23% 2
West Midlands - 14 £52,500 - 1
Birmingham - 13 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £36,000 -34.54%
South East -2 1 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North West -4 1 £28,500 -18.57%
Cheshire -4 1 £28,500 -18.57%
Warwickshire - 1 £30,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £36,000 -
Leeds - 1 £36,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 - 2
Warwick - 1 £30,500 -
Wilmslow - 1 £28,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 - 2

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 38 (84.44%) JCL
2 36 (80.00%) UNIX
3 33 (73.33%) Mainframe
3 33 (73.33%) SOA
3 33 (73.33%) IBM
4 32 (71.11%) CICS
4 32 (71.11%) Linux
4 32 (71.11%) Perl
4 32 (71.11%) Oracle
4 32 (71.11%) DB2
4 32 (71.11%) ISPF
5 31 (68.89%) WebSphere
5 31 (68.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 31 (68.89%) Business Objects
5 31 (68.89%) Java
5 31 (68.89%) SQL
5 31 (68.89%) AIX
5 31 (68.89%) Solaris
5 31 (68.89%) Web Services
5 31 (68.89%) Tivoli
6 28 (62.22%) WebSphere MQ
6 28 (62.22%) MQSeries
7 14 (31.11%) COBOL
8 9 (20.00%) Finance
9 7 (15.56%) Degree
9 7 (15.56%) HTML
9 7 (15.56%) Internet
9 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
10 6 (13.33%) SLA
11 5 (11.11%) FTP

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 32 (71.11%) CICS
2 31 (68.89%) WebSphere
2 31 (68.89%) WebSphere Application Server
3 28 (62.22%) MQSeries
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (4.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Internet
1 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) FTP
3 4 (8.89%) HTTPS
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (71.11%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Private Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (68.89%) Consultant
1 31 (68.89%) Technical Consultant
2 4 (8.89%) Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Commercial Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (2.22%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.22%) Senior Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (2.22%) Applications Architect
5 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (71.11%) ISPF
2 31 (68.89%) Web Services
3 28 (62.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (15.56%) HTML
5 4 (8.89%) CSS
6 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (6.67%) .NET
6 3 (6.67%) J2EE
7 2 (4.44%) jQuery
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.22%) HTML5
8 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 33 (73.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (6.67%) Statistics
3 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.44%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) UNIX
2 32 (71.11%) Linux
3 31 (68.89%) AIX
3 31 (68.89%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) OS/390
4 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) SOA
2 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (6.67%) Test Planning
2 3 (6.67%) High Availability
2 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (4.44%) Time Management
3 2 (4.44%) Wealth Management
3 2 (4.44%) Web Development
3 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
3 2 (4.44%) E-Procurement
4 1 (2.22%) MVC
4 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.22%) Migration
4 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.22%) Line Management
4 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (84.44%) JCL
2 32 (71.11%) Perl
3 31 (68.89%) Java
3 31 (68.89%) SQL
4 14 (31.11%) COBOL
5 5 (11.11%) REXX
6 4 (8.89%) ActionScript
6 4 (8.89%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.44%) C
9 1 (2.22%) Python
9 1 (2.22%) C#
9 1 (2.22%) VBA
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) SLA
2 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 31 (68.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.22%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.22%) OpenView
2 1 (2.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) IBM
2 32 (71.11%) Oracle
3 31 (68.89%) Business Objects
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Northgate
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Intel
5 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
5 1 (2.22%) Lotus
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Field Based
Ricoh
Salary: £60k plus £60k commission and benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 13 days ago