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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 862 899 849
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -50
Permanent jobs citing MVS 30 30 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.026% 0.029%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.10% 0.096% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 25 26 18
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £68,800
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%

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
28810 31338 29723
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 26.79% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 24177 26170 25172
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 8 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 31 July 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
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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 +18 27 £52,500 +16.66% 3
London +42 15 £52,500 -19.23% 2
South East +1 6 £43,500 +2.35% 1
West Midlands -9 6 £52,500 +59.09%
Maidstone - 6 £43,500 - 1
Kent - 6 £43,500 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £52,500 -
City of London - 1 £46,000 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (67.86%) Oracle
1 38 (67.86%) IBM
1 38 (67.86%) Mainframe
2 37 (66.07%) JCL
3 36 (64.29%) SOA
4 35 (62.50%) DB2
5 34 (60.71%) SQL
5 34 (60.71%) UNIX
5 34 (60.71%) CICS
5 34 (60.71%) ISPF
6 33 (58.93%) WebSphere
6 33 (58.93%) BusinessObjects
6 33 (58.93%) Tivoli
6 33 (58.93%) Java
6 33 (58.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 33 (58.93%) Perl
6 33 (58.93%) AIX
6 33 (58.93%) Solaris
6 33 (58.93%) Linux
6 33 (58.93%) Web Services
7 32 (57.14%) MQSeries
7 32 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
8 18 (32.14%) COBOL
9 10 (17.86%) Finance
10 7 (12.50%) Banking
10 7 (12.50%) Retail
11 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.71%) Nessus
11 6 (10.71%) Firewall
11 6 (10.71%) Retail Banking

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (60.71%) CICS
2 33 (58.93%) WebSphere
2 33 (58.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 32 (57.14%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.36%) Orchard CMS
4 3 (5.36%) CMS
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Taleo
1 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (62.50%) DB2
2 33 (58.93%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Banking
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (10.71%) Retail Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Private Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Marketing
5 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
6 1 (1.79%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Consultant
1 33 (58.93%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (8.93%) Architect
3 4 (7.14%) Developer
4 3 (5.36%) .NET Architect
5 2 (3.57%) Business Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 2 (3.57%) Commercial Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Applications Architect
6 1 (1.79%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Senior Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (1.79%) .NET Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (60.71%) ISPF
2 33 (58.93%) Web Services
3 32 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) .NET
5 5 (8.93%) CSS
6 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.36%) jQuery
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.79%) XML
8 1 (1.79%) HTML5
8 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (67.86%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.36%) VSAM
4 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) UNIX
2 33 (58.93%) AIX
2 33 (58.93%) Solaris
2 33 (58.93%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) zOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) SOA
2 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.71%) Wealth Management
2 6 (10.71%) Analytics
2 6 (10.71%) SIEM
3 5 (8.93%) SDLC
3 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
5 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.36%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (3.57%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.57%) ERP
6 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.57%) MVC
6 2 (3.57%) E-Procurement
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Market Research
7 1 (1.79%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) JCL
2 34 (60.71%) SQL
3 33 (58.93%) Java
3 33 (58.93%) Perl
4 18 (32.14%) COBOL
5 3 (5.36%) C#
6 2 (3.57%) C
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) REXX
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 33 (58.93%) Tivoli
2 6 (10.71%) Nessus
3 1 (1.79%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.79%) Control-M
3 1 (1.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) IBM
1 38 (67.86%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) LogRhythm
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) CA
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (3.57%) Northgate
6 1 (1.79%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Intel
6 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
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