Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1050 1110 1128
Rank change year-on-year +60 +18 -74
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 126 70 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.041% 0.073%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.44% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 110 58 81
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £37,500 £43,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -0.94% +0.95%

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 28,693 30,726 37,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.69% 17.87% 18.84%
Number of salaries quoted 23,167 25,239 31,791
UK median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 11 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 18 June 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 +70 90 £45,000 -14.29% 2
England +4 70 £50,000 -13.04% 5
Scotland +16 56 £45,000 -14.29%
London -15 36 £51,250 -6.82% 3
Midlands +25 19 £38,000 -20.00%
East Midlands - 16 £38,000 -
East of England -1 9 £90,000 - 1
South East -3 5 £60,000 -11.44% 1
West Midlands +16 3 £38,500 -18.95%
North West +3 1 - -
North of England +3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 89 (70.63%) SQL
2 84 (66.67%) Java
3 80 (63.49%) XML
4 77 (61.11%) OO
5 70 (55.56%) Test Automation
6 63 (50.00%) Finance
7 62 (49.21%) Relational Database
8 61 (48.41%) Middleware
9 57 (45.24%) NoSQL
9 57 (45.24%) TDD
10 56 (44.44%) Python
11 55 (43.65%) Oracle
12 54 (42.86%) XML Schema
12 54 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
12 54 (42.86%) XPath
12 54 (42.86%) Refactoring
12 54 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 54 (42.86%) Complex Event Processing
12 54 (42.86%) BDD
12 54 (42.86%) Unit Testing
12 54 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (42.86%) System Testing
12 54 (42.86%) Bigtable
12 54 (42.86%) Virtual Team
12 54 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
12 54 (42.86%) Domain Models
13 34 (26.98%) J2EE
14 31 (24.60%) WebSphere
15 25 (19.84%) Ant
15 25 (19.84%) JSP

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 31 (24.60%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (5.56%) Apache
3 7 (5.56%) CMS
4 5 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.38%) JBoss
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.59%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.79%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Magento
2 4 (3.17%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.59%) Eikon
4 1 (0.79%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.97%) Boomi
4 3 (2.38%) IaaS
5 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Internet
2 4 (3.17%) SAN
3 2 (1.59%) AMQP
3 2 (1.59%) DNS
3 2 (1.59%) Firewall
3 2 (1.59%) FTP
3 2 (1.59%) HTTP
3 2 (1.59%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.59%) SSH
3 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (49.21%) Relational Database
2 57 (45.24%) NoSQL
3 54 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 54 (42.86%) Bigtable
3 54 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (11.11%) DB2
4 14 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.35%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.56%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (2.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.38%) Redis
9 2 (1.59%) MySQL
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (19.84%) Ant
2 16 (12.70%) Selenium
3 10 (7.94%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.94%) JUnit
3 10 (7.94%) Mockito
4 7 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.56%) Log4j
4 7 (5.56%) Subversion
4 7 (5.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.38%) Maven
6 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
General
1 63 (50.00%) Finance
2 20 (15.87%) French Language
3 11 (8.73%) German Language
4 9 (7.14%) Banking
5 4 (3.17%) Front Office
5 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Games
7 2 (1.59%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (32.54%) Developer
2 27 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 22 (17.46%) Analyst
4 21 (16.67%) Java Engineer
5 18 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 16 (12.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 16 (12.70%) Test Analyst
7 15 (11.90%) Programmer
7 15 (11.90%) Python Programmer
8 14 (11.11%) Python Developer
9 11 (8.73%) Python Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.97%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (3.97%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 5 (3.97%) WebSphere Developer
12 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
12 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (63.49%) XML
2 61 (48.41%) Middleware
3 54 (42.86%) XML Schema
4 34 (26.98%) J2EE
5 25 (19.84%) JSP
5 25 (19.84%) Web Services
6 21 (16.67%) JMS
7 20 (15.87%) Java EE
8 10 (7.94%) JDBC
8 10 (7.94%) REST
9 9 (7.14%) EJB
10 7 (5.56%) Ajax
10 7 (5.56%) HTML
10 7 (5.56%) JSON
10 7 (5.56%) Servlets
10 7 (5.56%) SOAP
10 7 (5.56%) Struts
10 7 (5.56%) XHTML
10 7 (5.56%) XSD
10 7 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (42.86%) Virtual Team
2 17 (13.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.38%) Replication
5 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.59%) DataPower
5 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) AIX
2 20 (15.87%) Linux
3 18 (14.29%) Unix
4 15 (11.90%) Solaris
5 11 (8.73%) HPUX
6 8 (6.35%) Windows
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.79%) MVS
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (61.11%) OO
2 70 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 57 (45.24%) TDD
4 54 (42.86%) BDD
4 54 (42.86%) Complex Event Processing
4 54 (42.86%) Continuous Deployment
4 54 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (42.86%) Domain Models
4 54 (42.86%) Refactoring
4 54 (42.86%) System Testing
4 54 (42.86%) Unit Testing
5 23 (18.25%) UML
6 20 (15.87%) Software Engineering
7 18 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 18 (14.29%) OOP
7 18 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (13.49%) Configuration Management
8 17 (13.49%) Logistics
9 16 (12.70%) Black-Box Testing
9 16 (12.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (70.63%) SQL
2 84 (66.67%) Java
3 56 (44.44%) Python
4 54 (42.86%) XPath
5 23 (18.25%) C#
6 18 (14.29%) C++
6 18 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 18 (14.29%) Ruby
7 10 (7.94%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 8 (6.35%) Perl
10 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.17%) ABAP
12 3 (2.38%) Java 8
13 2 (1.59%) AWK
13 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.79%) COBOL
14 1 (0.79%) Korn
14 1 (0.79%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 25 (19.84%) Degree
2 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 16 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.79%) OCA
7 1 (0.79%) OCP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.38%) Docker
3 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) Control-M
2 4 (3.17%) Puppet
3 3 (2.38%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.38%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (43.65%) Oracle
2 17 (13.49%) IBM
3 16 (12.70%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.35%) Google
5 7 (5.56%) ATG
5 7 (5.56%) Blue Martini
5 7 (5.56%) Demandware
5 7 (5.56%) Elastic Path
5 7 (5.56%) HP
5 7 (5.56%) hybris
6 5 (3.97%) Citrix
6 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.17%) Charles River
7 4 (3.17%) SAP
8 3 (2.38%) Dell
8 3 (2.38%) Sybase
9 2 (1.59%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.59%) EMC
9 2 (1.59%) Symantec
9 2 (1.59%) TOWER Software