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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM MVS
Rank 857 947 956
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +9
Permanent jobs citing MVS 21 21 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.094% 0.074% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 13 16 15
Median salary £52,500 £48,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.70%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £25,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+107.92% -40.58%

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
22390 28433 31400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.60% 26.24% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 18796 24068 26150
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%

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 2 December 2016 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 7 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 2 December 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 +91 21 £52,500 -16.00% 1
South East +87 10 £52,500 +50.00% 1
London +61 8 - -
Berkshire - 6 £52,500 -
Surrey +25 4 £52,500 +50.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £21,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £21,500 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 26 (60.47%) Mainframe
2 22 (51.16%) DB2
3 21 (48.84%) Java
4 20 (46.51%) Finance
5 18 (41.86%) IBM
5 18 (41.86%) Oracle
6 16 (37.21%) COBOL
6 16 (37.21%) CICS
6 16 (37.21%) JCL
6 16 (37.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 14 (32.56%) UML
8 13 (30.23%) Unix
9 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (23.26%) Banking
10 10 (23.26%) iSeries
10 10 (23.26%) Degree
10 10 (23.26%) SDLC
11 9 (20.93%) Windows
12 8 (18.60%) EDI
12 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
12 8 (18.60%) RPG
12 8 (18.60%) Web Services
12 8 (18.60%) Project Management
12 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
12 8 (18.60%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (18.60%) DevOps
12 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
12 8 (18.60%) Continuous Deployment

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 (37.21%) CICS
2 5 (11.63%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (18.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) NAS
2 2 (4.65%) SNA
2 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (51.16%) DB2
2 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.63%) SAS EBI
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 7 (16.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
1 13 (30.23%) Programmer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst Programmer
3 10 (23.26%) CICS Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) COBOL Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) CICS Programmer
4 9 (20.93%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 9 (20.93%) COBOL Programmer
4 9 (20.93%) DB2 Programmer
4 9 (20.93%) Team Leader
5 8 (18.60%) IT Manager
5 8 (18.60%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) Mainframe Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
7 6 (13.95%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (13.95%) MVS Programmer
8 5 (11.63%) Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 4 (9.30%) Technical Leader
9 4 (9.30%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) EDI
1 8 (18.60%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.65%) Ajax
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (60.47%) Mainframe
2 16 (37.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (23.26%) iSeries
4 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
5 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
5 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
5 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.65%) AS400
6 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Unix
2 9 (20.93%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) UML
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) SDLC
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (18.60%) DevOps
4 8 (18.60%) PRINCE2
4 8 (18.60%) Project Management
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.63%) Release Management
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.30%) Mobile Optimisation
6 4 (9.30%) MVC
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.65%) Open Source
8 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
8 2 (4.65%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (48.84%) Java
2 16 (37.21%) COBOL
2 16 (37.21%) JCL
3 8 (18.60%) RPG
4 4 (9.30%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) Assembly Language
5 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) SAS Certification
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (4.65%) RACF
2 2 (4.65%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) IBM
1 18 (41.86%) Oracle
2 5 (11.63%) Cognos
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) LogRhythm