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 3 months to 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 883 831
Rank change year-on-year +48 -52  
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 28 56 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.057% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.18% 0.30% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 112
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £44,900 £40,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,750 £77,500 £70,750
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.52%  

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

Application Platform Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15396 18447 21381
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 18.07% 18.73% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 12591 15658 17685
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

MQSeries
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MQSeries as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Salary histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 13 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 3 months to 23 May 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 +43 26 £57,500 +4.54% 9
London +34 18 £57,500 -4.16% 5
Hertfordshire +12 4 - -
East of England +11 4 - -
Watford -4 4 - -
Glasgow +15 2 - - 1
Scotland +4 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 2 £60,000 -
North West - 2 £60,000 -
South East +69 1 £70,000 - 3
South West +10 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £70,000 - 1
Bristol - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 2017, IT jobs citing MQSeries 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 MQSeries.

1 41 (48.81%) IBM
2 40 (47.62%) WebSphere
3 37 (44.05%) SQL
3 37 (44.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 34 (40.48%) Finance
5 33 (39.29%) Linux
6 31 (36.90%) Banking
7 30 (35.71%) QA
8 29 (34.52%) SDLC
9 27 (32.14%) Java
9 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
10 26 (30.95%) Unix
10 26 (30.95%) PowerShell
11 25 (29.76%) .NET
12 24 (28.57%) C#
12 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (27.38%) Oracle
13 23 (27.38%) Windows
13 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
13 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (25.00%) Web Services
15 20 (23.81%) HTML
15 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
16 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
16 19 (22.62%) XML
16 19 (22.62%) CSS
16 19 (22.62%) TDD
16 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
17 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering

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 40 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 20 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 17 (20.24%) WebLogic
4 11 (13.10%) Apache Spark
5 10 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (11.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (8.33%) Apache
7 4 (4.76%) GlassFish
7 4 (4.76%) JBoss
7 4 (4.76%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.57%) CMS
8 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.38%) CICS
9 2 (2.38%) IIS
9 2 (2.38%) SAS
10 1 (1.19%) Tuxedo
10 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Markit EDM
2 3 (3.57%) Actimize
3 1 (1.19%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (13.10%) AWS Lambda
2 11 (13.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Intranet
2 16 (19.05%) Internet
3 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.95%) SAN
5 4 (4.76%) DNS
5 4 (4.76%) Firewall
5 4 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (4.76%) VPN
6 3 (3.57%) SSH
6 3 (3.57%) SSL
7 2 (2.38%) FTP
7 2 (2.38%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.19%) HTTP
8 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (16.67%) MySQL
5 11 (13.10%) Apache Hive
5 11 (13.10%) Big Data
5 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
5 11 (13.10%) HBase
5 11 (13.10%) MongoDB
5 11 (13.10%) Neo4j
5 11 (13.10%) NoSQL
6 8 (9.52%) DB2
7 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
8 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 11 (13.10%) Maven
4 5 (5.95%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.76%) NSubstitute
5 4 (4.76%) NUnit
5 4 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (4.76%) Selenium
6 3 (3.57%) JUnit
6 3 (3.57%) Mockito
6 3 (3.57%) Subversion
7 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.38%) Hudson
7 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.38%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.19%) JIRA
8 1 (1.19%) NetBeans
General
1 34 (40.48%) Finance
2 31 (36.90%) Banking
3 9 (10.71%) Games
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Back Office
5 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (53.57%) Developer
2 19 (22.62%) .NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET Developer
3 18 (21.43%) SQL Developer
4 16 (19.05%) SSIS Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Apache Spark Developer
5 11 (13.10%) AWS Developer
5 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Hadoop Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Java Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 11 (13.10%) NoSQL Developer
6 10 (11.90%) Java E-Commerce Developer
6 10 (11.90%) QA Manager
7 9 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (9.52%) Games Developer
8 8 (9.52%) Java Games Developer
9 7 (8.33%) Technical Leader
10 6 (7.14%) Quality Manager
11 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (44.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 25 (29.76%) .NET
3 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
3 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 21 (25.00%) Web Services
5 20 (23.81%) HTML
6 19 (22.62%) CSS
6 19 (22.62%) XML
7 18 (21.43%) ActiveMQ
7 18 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
8 15 (17.86%) Kafka
8 15 (17.86%) SOAP
9 14 (16.67%) REST
10 10 (11.90%) Middleware
11 9 (10.71%) XSLT
12 8 (9.52%) Apache Camel
13 7 (8.33%) CSS3
13 7 (8.33%) HTML5
13 7 (8.33%) JMS
14 4 (4.76%) HornetQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Greenfield Project
1 11 (13.10%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.52%) SWIFT
3 6 (7.14%) Social Media
4 5 (5.95%) NHS
5 4 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.76%) iPad
5 4 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (4.76%) Replication
6 3 (3.57%) AS400
6 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (3.57%) iSeries
6 3 (3.57%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.57%) PKI
7 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Derivative
7 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.38%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) Linux
2 26 (30.95%) Unix
3 23 (27.38%) Windows
4 14 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Solaris
6 3 (3.57%) HPUX
7 2 (2.38%) AIX
7 2 (2.38%) zOS
8 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) SDLC
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.62%) TDD
4 18 (21.43%) Client Onboarding
4 18 (21.43%) Scrum
4 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 15 (17.86%) Kanban
5 15 (17.86%) SOA
6 14 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 11 (13.10%) EAI
7 11 (13.10%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (11.90%) Mentoring
8 10 (11.90%) Migration
8 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 10 (11.90%) Project Management
8 10 (11.90%) QMS
8 10 (11.90%) Quality Management
9 8 (9.52%) Microservices
9 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.05%) SQL
2 27 (32.14%) Java
3 26 (30.95%) PowerShell
4 24 (28.57%) C#
5 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
6 11 (13.10%) Shell Script
7 10 (11.90%) Python
8 4 (4.76%) AWK
8 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.57%) Assembly Language
9 3 (3.57%) PHP
10 2 (2.38%) C++
10 2 (2.38%) CLIST
10 2 (2.38%) JCL
10 2 (2.38%) Perl
10 2 (2.38%) REXX
10 2 (2.38%) RPG
10 2 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (7.14%) Degree
3 4 (4.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (35.71%) QA
2 10 (11.90%) HL7
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (2.38%) RACF
1 2 (2.38%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) KVM
2 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) Control-M
2 10 (11.90%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.14%) Puppet
4 2 (2.38%) zSecure
5 1 (1.19%) Ansible
5 1 (1.19%) Nagios
5 1 (1.19%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 41 (48.81%) IBM
2 23 (27.38%) Oracle
3 11 (13.10%) Google
3 11 (13.10%) VMware
4 6 (7.14%) Facebook
4 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.76%) Sybase
6 2 (2.38%) CA
6 2 (2.38%) Citrix
6 2 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.19%) Dell
7 1 (1.19%) EMC
7 1 (1.19%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.19%) Snow
7 1 (1.19%) Symantec
7 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
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