Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1034 1057 1088
Rank change year-on-year +23 +31 +52
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 54 126 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.073% 0.050%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.24% 0.44% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 50 109 71
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £81,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -2.33%

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 22,126 28,832 30,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.35% 16.77% 17.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17,310 23,416 25,180
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +11 35 £45,000 -
England +35 34 £61,500 +23.00% 1
Scotland -14 20 £45,000 -
London +43 19 £77,500 +55.00% 1
East Midlands +21 8 £32,500 -14.47%
Midlands +20 8 £32,500 -14.47%
East of England +72 4 £65,000 -
South East +57 2 £50,000 -16.67%
North of England +24 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 35 (64.81%) Middleware
3 33 (61.11%) Java
4 31 (57.41%) OO
5 27 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 26 (48.15%) XML
7 23 (42.59%) Finance
7 23 (42.59%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (42.59%) Relational Database
8 20 (37.04%) NoSQL
8 20 (37.04%) Oracle
8 20 (37.04%) Python
8 20 (37.04%) XML Schema
8 20 (37.04%) Virtual Team
9 19 (35.19%) Continuous Deployment
9 19 (35.19%) Domain Models
9 19 (35.19%) Sprint Retrospective
9 19 (35.19%) Sprint Planning
9 19 (35.19%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (35.19%) TDD
9 19 (35.19%) Unit Testing
9 19 (35.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (35.19%) Complex Event Processing
9 19 (35.19%) BDD
9 19 (35.19%) Bigtable
9 19 (35.19%) System Testing
9 19 (35.19%) XPath
9 19 (35.19%) Refactoring
10 16 (29.63%) DB2
11 15 (27.78%) Web Services

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 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (7.41%) Apache
2 4 (7.41%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (42.59%) Relational Database
2 20 (37.04%) NoSQL
3 19 (35.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 19 (35.19%) Bigtable
3 19 (35.19%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (29.63%) DB2
5 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (7.41%) Jackrabbit
6 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) JUnit
1 8 (14.81%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) Ant
2 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
2 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
2 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.41%) Log4j
2 4 (7.41%) Maven
2 4 (7.41%) Subversion
2 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 23 (42.59%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Python Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Java Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Test Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Java Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) Senior Developer
3 4 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (5.56%) Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Java Developer - Fintech
5 2 (3.70%) Middleware Engineer
5 2 (3.70%) Pega Architect
6 1 (1.85%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Architect
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Integration Specialist
6 1 (1.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (64.81%) Middleware
2 26 (48.15%) XML
3 20 (37.04%) XML Schema
4 15 (27.78%) Web Services
5 7 (12.96%) SOAP
6 6 (11.11%) JMS
7 5 (9.26%) JSON
7 5 (9.26%) REST
7 5 (9.26%) Spring
8 4 (7.41%) Hibernate
8 4 (7.41%) XSLT
9 3 (5.56%) WSDL
10 2 (3.70%) XSD
11 1 (1.85%) Kafka
11 1 (1.85%) Spring Boot
11 1 (1.85%) Spring Integration
11 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Virtual Team
2 9 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Fintech
3 4 (7.41%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
1 13 (24.07%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) AIX
4 1 (1.85%) HPUX
4 1 (1.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) OO
2 27 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 23 (42.59%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (35.19%) BDD
4 19 (35.19%) Complex Event Processing
4 19 (35.19%) Continuous Deployment
4 19 (35.19%) Domain Models
4 19 (35.19%) Refactoring
4 19 (35.19%) Sprint Planning
4 19 (35.19%) Sprint Retrospective
4 19 (35.19%) System Testing
4 19 (35.19%) TDD
4 19 (35.19%) Unit Testing
5 12 (22.22%) UML
6 10 (18.52%) Logistics
7 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.81%) Black-Box Testing
8 8 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (14.81%) Time Management
9 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 33 (61.11%) Java
3 20 (37.04%) Python
4 19 (35.19%) XPath
5 8 (14.81%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.41%) C#
6 4 (7.41%) C++
6 4 (7.41%) Java 8
6 4 (7.41%) Kotlin
6 4 (7.41%) Ruby
6 4 (7.41%) Scala
7 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.85%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
1 8 (14.81%) ISTQB
1 8 (14.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.37%) HL7
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.96%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) ATG
6 4 (7.41%) Blue Martini
6 4 (7.41%) Demandware
6 4 (7.41%) Elastic Path
7 2 (3.70%) Pega
8 1 (1.85%) Google
8 1 (1.85%) HP