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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM MVS
Rank 874 910 862
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -48
Permanent jobs citing MVS 25 22 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.019% 0.037%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.084% 0.070% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 25 20 31
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%

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
29740 31519 29987
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.81% 26.54% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24875 26300 25128
Average salary £41,875 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +38 25 £52,500 +27.27% 9
West Midlands -10 12 £52,500 +59.09% 1
Birmingham - 11 £52,500 - 1
London - 10 £52,500 - 3
Yorkshire +16 1 £36,000 -10.00%
South East +9 1 £40,000 -11.11% 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £36,000 -10.00%
Warwickshire -7 1 £30,500 -7.57%
Warwick -8 1 £30,500 -7.57%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £40,000 - 2
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -
Leeds - 1 £36,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 33 (82.50%) UNIX
1 33 (82.50%) JCL
2 28 (70.00%) Perl
3 27 (67.50%) Java
3 27 (67.50%) SOA
4 25 (62.50%) IBM
4 25 (62.50%) Mainframe
4 25 (62.50%) ISPF
5 24 (60.00%) Linux
6 23 (57.50%) AIX
6 23 (57.50%) Solaris
6 23 (57.50%) SQL
6 23 (57.50%) Oracle
6 23 (57.50%) DB2
6 23 (57.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 23 (57.50%) Business Objects
6 23 (57.50%) Web Services
6 23 (57.50%) Tivoli
6 23 (57.50%) CICS
6 23 (57.50%) WebSphere
7 20 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 20 (50.00%) MQSeries
8 12 (30.00%) HTML
9 10 (25.00%) Degree
10 8 (20.00%) REXX
11 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
11 7 (17.50%) Internet
11 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
11 7 (17.50%) CSS
12 6 (15.00%) Windows

MVS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 23 (57.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 23 (57.50%) CICS
1 23 (57.50%) WebSphere
2 20 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Node.js
3 4 (10.00%) Orchard CMS
3 4 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (5.00%) SAS
4 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) DOC1
1 4 (10.00%) PrintSoft PReS
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
1 7 (17.50%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (10.00%) FTP
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (57.50%) DB2
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Consultant
2 23 (57.50%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) ISPF
2 23 (57.50%) Web Services
3 20 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (30.00%) HTML
5 7 (17.50%) CSS
6 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (15.00%) .NET
7 5 (12.50%) HTML5
8 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (10.00%) jQuery
9 3 (7.50%) XML
9 3 (7.50%) J2EE
10 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (10.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) UNIX
2 24 (60.00%) Linux
3 23 (57.50%) AIX
3 23 (57.50%) Solaris
4 6 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) SOA
2 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (10.00%) Web Development
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.50%) Test Planning
4 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) JCL
2 28 (70.00%) Perl
3 27 (67.50%) Java
4 23 (57.50%) SQL
5 8 (20.00%) REXX
6 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
7 5 (12.50%) COBOL
8 4 (10.00%) ActionScript
8 4 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (5.00%) C#
10 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
1 5 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 23 (57.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) IBM
2 23 (57.50%) Oracle
2 23 (57.50%) Business Objects
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Thunderhead
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) Intel
5 2 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: Unspecified competative
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
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