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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM MVS
UK
Rank 839 899 928
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +29
Permanent jobs citing MVS 12 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.059% 0.074% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 11 14 8
Median salary £52,500 £27,625 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+90.04% -56.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,675 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £46,450 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £25,250 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+107.92% -22.90%

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
20403 25817 29040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.20% 26.10% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 17271 21791 24320
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 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 23 January 2017 within the UK.

MVS Salary Histogram in the UK

MVS
Top 9 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +72 12 £52,500 +107.92%
South East +72 8 £52,500 +32.91%
Berkshire - 4 £52,500 -
Surrey +49 3 £52,500 +50.00%
London +50 2 £60,000 -
Yorkshire - 2 £21,500 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £21,500 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hove - 1 - -

MVS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 18 (66.67%) DB2
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 14 (51.85%) Mainframe
4 12 (44.44%) Finance
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) JCL
5 10 (37.04%) UML
5 10 (37.04%) IBM
5 10 (37.04%) CICS
5 10 (37.04%) COBOL
5 10 (37.04%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (29.63%) Banking
6 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
6 8 (29.63%) RPG
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
6 8 (29.63%) EDI
6 8 (29.63%) Project Management
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (29.63%) iSeries
6 8 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
6 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (29.63%) DevOps
6 8 (29.63%) SDLC
7 7 (25.93%) Unix
7 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 7 (25.93%) Retail
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) .NET

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 10 (37.04%) CICS
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (66.67%) DB2
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) CICS Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) COBOL Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
3 9 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
3 9 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 9 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
3 9 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
3 9 (33.33%) Programmer
4 8 (29.63%) IT Manager
4 8 (29.63%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (25.93%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (22.22%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 6 (22.22%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (22.22%) MVS Programmer
7 5 (18.52%) Developer
8 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) EDI
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Mainframe
2 10 (37.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (29.63%) iSeries
4 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) UML
3 8 (29.63%) Continuous Deployment
3 8 (29.63%) DevOps
3 8 (29.63%) PRINCE2
3 8 (29.63%) Project Management
3 8 (29.63%) SDLC
3 8 (29.63%) Software Engineering
3 8 (29.63%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Mobile Optimisation
4 4 (14.81%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) Analytics
7 1 (3.70%) SIEM
7 1 (3.70%) Threat Management
7 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) COBOL
2 10 (37.04%) JCL
3 8 (29.63%) RPG
4 5 (18.52%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.70%) R
5 1 (3.70%) SQL
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm