Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MQSeries skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MQSeries over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 975 1142 1129
Rank change year-on-year +167 -13 -12
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 167 57 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.033% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.62% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 115 43 94
UK median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +26.32% -20.83%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,900 £38,750
90th Percentile £71,500 £70,250 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -21.74% +4.55% +4.76%

MQSeries is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 27,071 31,305 35,251
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.43% 17.91% 18.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21,703 25,225 29,778
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,972 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.93% - -

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MQSeries as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MQSeries.

Salary trend for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MQSeries over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MQSeries within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +117 114 £45,000 -21.74% 5
England +91 103 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Scotland +62 64 £45,000 - 2
London +61 53 £55,000 -6.38% 6
South East +26 29 £40,000 -33.33%
East of England +36 16 £82,500 -
North of England +19 4 £50,000 -16.67% 2
North West +9 4 £50,000 -16.67% 1
West Midlands +32 1 £45,000 - 1
Midlands +10 1 £45,000 +32.35% 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT jobs citing MQSeries also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for MQSeries.

1 101 (60.48%) Middleware
2 85 (50.90%) Java
3 78 (46.71%) Oracle
4 77 (46.11%) XML
5 72 (43.11%) SQL
6 66 (39.52%) Finance
7 59 (35.33%) TDD
8 58 (34.73%) NoSQL
9 55 (32.93%) XML Schema
10 54 (32.34%) OO
10 54 (32.34%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (32.34%) BDD
10 54 (32.34%) Relational Database
11 53 (31.74%) Test Automation
12 52 (31.14%) Unit Testing
12 52 (31.14%) System Testing
12 52 (31.14%) XPath
12 52 (31.14%) Refactoring
12 52 (31.14%) Python
12 52 (31.14%) PostgreSQL
12 52 (31.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 52 (31.14%) Bigtable
12 52 (31.14%) Complex Event Processing
12 52 (31.14%) Virtual Team
12 52 (31.14%) Continuous Deployment
12 52 (31.14%) Domain Models
13 44 (26.35%) IBM
14 43 (25.75%) Unix
15 41 (24.55%) SQL Server
15 41 (24.55%) Linux

MQSeries
Co-occurring 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 39 (23.35%) WebLogic
2 33 (19.76%) WebSphere
3 20 (11.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (10.78%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (9.58%) GlassFish
5 16 (9.58%) JBoss
6 15 (8.98%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.20%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.60%) Apache
9 1 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.60%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) SAP ERP
2 7 (4.19%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.60%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (23.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (22.75%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (16.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (9.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (9.58%) IaaS
5 13 (7.78%) PaaS
6 12 (7.19%) SaaS
7 8 (4.79%) Boomi
8 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.57%) Internet
2 18 (10.78%) SAN
3 16 (9.58%) DNS
3 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.98%) Reverse Proxy
4 15 (8.98%) VPN
5 13 (7.78%) Firewall
6 2 (1.20%) Skype
6 2 (1.20%) SSL
7 1 (0.60%) DHCP
7 1 (0.60%) FTP
7 1 (0.60%) HTTP
7 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (34.73%) NoSQL
2 54 (32.34%) Relational Database
3 52 (31.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 52 (31.14%) Bigtable
3 52 (31.14%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (24.55%) SQL Server
5 28 (16.77%) DB2
6 8 (4.79%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.99%) Redis
9 4 (2.40%) QlikView
10 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.60%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.60%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.60%) Jackrabbit
12 1 (0.60%) MySQL
12 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.19%) JUnit
2 7 (4.19%) Maven
3 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.59%) Mockito
4 5 (2.99%) Ant
5 2 (1.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) Grunt
6 1 (0.60%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.60%) Moq
6 1 (0.60%) NSubstitute
6 1 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 66 (39.52%) Finance
2 17 (10.18%) French Language
2 17 (10.18%) German Language
3 13 (7.78%) Swedish Language
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 5 (2.99%) Games
5 5 (2.99%) Marketing
6 3 (1.80%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (22.75%) Python Engineer
2 37 (22.16%) Architect
3 26 (15.57%) Analyst
3 26 (15.57%) Developer
4 25 (14.97%) Java Engineer
5 21 (12.57%) Technical Architect
6 16 (9.58%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 16 (9.58%) Support Analyst
6 16 (9.58%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (8.98%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (8.38%) Linux Support
9 13 (7.78%) Unix Analyst
9 13 (7.78%) Unix Support
9 13 (7.78%) Unix Support Analyst
10 11 (6.59%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.39%) Lead Architect
11 9 (5.39%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (4.19%) Cloud Architect
12 7 (4.19%) T24 Consultant
12 7 (4.19%) T24 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (60.48%) Middleware
2 77 (46.11%) XML
3 55 (32.93%) XML Schema
4 31 (18.56%) JMS
5 27 (16.17%) Web Services
5 27 (16.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 21 (12.57%) ActiveMQ
7 20 (11.98%) Java EE
7 20 (11.98%) REST
8 17 (10.18%) EJB
8 17 (10.18%) J2EE
8 17 (10.18%) SOAP
9 16 (9.58%) EJB 3.0
9 16 (9.58%) HornetQ
9 16 (9.58%) Java SE
9 16 (9.58%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (7.19%) .NET
11 8 (4.79%) IDoc
11 8 (4.79%) SAP ALE
11 8 (4.79%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (31.14%) Virtual Team
2 16 (9.58%) Hybrid Cloud
3 15 (8.98%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (8.98%) Replication
4 11 (6.59%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.99%) NHS
6 6 (3.59%) DataPower
6 6 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.75%) Unix
2 41 (24.55%) Linux
3 37 (22.16%) AIX
4 27 (16.17%) Solaris
4 27 (16.17%) Windows
5 22 (13.17%) HPUX
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.80%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.33%) TDD
2 54 (32.34%) BDD
2 54 (32.34%) Continuous Integration
2 54 (32.34%) OO
3 53 (31.74%) Test Automation
4 52 (31.14%) Complex Event Processing
4 52 (31.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 52 (31.14%) Domain Models
4 52 (31.14%) Refactoring
4 52 (31.14%) System Testing
4 52 (31.14%) Unit Testing
5 24 (14.37%) OOA/OOD
5 24 (14.37%) OOP
6 23 (13.77%) ITIL
7 21 (12.57%) Incident Management
7 21 (12.57%) Logistics
7 21 (12.57%) Problem Management
7 21 (12.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (12.57%) Service Management
7 21 (12.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 85 (50.90%) Java
2 72 (43.11%) SQL
3 52 (31.14%) Python
3 52 (31.14%) XPath
4 32 (19.16%) C#
5 30 (17.96%) C++
6 26 (15.57%) Shell Script
7 24 (14.37%) Ruby
8 17 (10.18%) Bash Shell
9 16 (9.58%) PowerShell
10 14 (8.38%) AWK
11 8 (4.79%) ABAP
12 7 (4.19%) Java 8
13 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.20%) Perl
13 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.60%) C
14 1 (0.60%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (7.78%) Degree
2 10 (5.99%) AWS Certification
3 9 (5.39%) Master's Degree
4 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) QA
3 5 (2.99%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (12.57%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (8.38%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (6.59%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.79%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (3.59%) Docker
6 3 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (22.16%) Puppet
2 16 (9.58%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (5.99%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 6 (3.59%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.99%) Control-M
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.60%) SCCM
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (46.71%) Oracle
2 44 (26.35%) IBM
3 27 (16.17%) Google
4 22 (13.17%) HP
5 19 (11.38%) VMware
6 13 (7.78%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.79%) SAP
8 7 (4.19%) jBASE
8 7 (4.19%) Temenos
9 5 (2.99%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.40%) Charles River
10 4 (2.40%) Citrix
11 3 (1.80%) Sybase
12 2 (1.20%) Dell
12 2 (1.20%) EMC
12 2 (1.20%) Symantec
12 2 (1.20%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.60%) ATG
13 1 (0.60%) Teradata
13 1 (0.60%) Veritas