Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1078 1090 1098
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -45
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 115 89 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.052% 0.091%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.29% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 93 75 114
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -6.38% -2.08%
10th Percentile £37,500 £43,000 £40,225
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £85,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,250
% change year-on-year -14.29% +0.48% -12.92%

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 29,534 30,356 38,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.66% 17.73% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 24,195 25,228 32,388
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,450 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.01% +1.00% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
England -34 75 £50,000 -9.09% 5
UK excluding London +19 72 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Scotland -1 40 £45,000 -14.29% 4
London -36 40 £58,000 +5.45% 3
Midlands +16 21 £38,000 -15.56% 1
East Midlands +20 17 £38,000 -10.59%
East of England -6 8 - - 1
West Midlands +9 4 £35,250 -25.79% 1
South East -20 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 78 (67.83%) Java
1 78 (67.83%) SQL
2 72 (62.61%) XML
3 64 (55.65%) OO
4 59 (51.30%) Test Automation
5 56 (48.70%) Finance
6 52 (45.22%) Relational Database
7 50 (43.48%) Oracle
8 49 (42.61%) Middleware
9 43 (37.39%) Python
10 42 (36.52%) System Testing
11 39 (33.91%) XML Schema
11 39 (33.91%) Complex Event Processing
11 39 (33.91%) BDD
11 39 (33.91%) XPath
11 39 (33.91%) Refactoring
11 39 (33.91%) Unit Testing
11 39 (33.91%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (33.91%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (33.91%) TDD
11 39 (33.91%) Virtual Team
11 39 (33.91%) Continuous Deployment
11 39 (33.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (33.91%) NoSQL
11 39 (33.91%) Bigtable
11 39 (33.91%) Domain Models
12 35 (30.43%) J2EE
13 34 (29.57%) WebSphere
14 30 (26.09%) JSP
15 28 (24.35%) UML

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 34 (29.57%) WebSphere
2 13 (11.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (6.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (6.96%) Apache
3 8 (6.96%) CMS
4 3 (2.61%) Confluence
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.87%) CICS
6 1 (0.87%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (14.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.96%) Magento
2 2 (1.74%) Eikon
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.87%) Actimize
3 1 (0.87%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.87%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) IaaS
2 2 (1.74%) Boomi
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Internet
2 4 (3.48%) AMQP
3 3 (2.61%) HTTP
4 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.87%) DHCP
5 1 (0.87%) DNS
5 1 (0.87%) Firewall
5 1 (0.87%) FTP
5 1 (0.87%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.87%) SNMP
5 1 (0.87%) SSH
5 1 (0.87%) SSL
5 1 (0.87%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (45.22%) Relational Database
2 39 (33.91%) Apache Cassandra
2 39 (33.91%) Bigtable
2 39 (33.91%) NoSQL
2 39 (33.91%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (11.30%) DB2
4 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.83%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.96%) Jackrabbit
6 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.61%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.87%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.87%) MySQL
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (21.74%) Ant
2 20 (17.39%) Selenium
3 8 (6.96%) Eclipse
3 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.96%) JUnit
3 8 (6.96%) Log4j
3 8 (6.96%) Mockito
3 8 (6.96%) Subversion
3 8 (6.96%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 3 (2.61%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 56 (48.70%) Finance
2 17 (14.78%) Banking
2 17 (14.78%) French Language
3 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.35%) German Language
4 5 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (3.48%) Front Office
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
7 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (34.78%) Developer
2 29 (25.22%) Java Developer
3 25 (21.74%) Analyst
4 17 (14.78%) Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (14.78%) Java Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) Support Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) Test Analyst
5 12 (10.43%) Programmer
6 11 (9.57%) Python Programmer
7 10 (8.70%) Python Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Python Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Applications Support
9 7 (6.09%) Support Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Java WebSphere Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Lead Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Lead Java Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
12 4 (3.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (62.61%) XML
2 49 (42.61%) Middleware
3 39 (33.91%) XML Schema
4 35 (30.43%) J2EE
5 30 (26.09%) JSP
6 28 (24.35%) Web Services
7 20 (17.39%) Java EE
8 18 (15.65%) JMS
9 14 (12.17%) HTML
10 12 (10.43%) REST
10 12 (10.43%) SOAP
11 11 (9.57%) EJB
11 11 (9.57%) Servlets
11 11 (9.57%) Struts
12 10 (8.70%) JSON
13 8 (6.96%) JDBC
13 8 (6.96%) JSTL
13 8 (6.96%) XHTML
13 8 (6.96%) XSD
13 8 (6.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (33.91%) Virtual Team
2 26 (22.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.74%) Fedwire
5 2 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.87%) AS400
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) DataPower
6 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.87%) Fintech
6 1 (0.87%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.87%) iSeries
6 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.87%) PMI
6 1 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Unix
2 20 (17.39%) AIX
2 20 (17.39%) Linux
3 13 (11.30%) Solaris
4 10 (8.70%) Windows
5 8 (6.96%) HPUX
6 1 (0.87%) MVS
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (55.65%) OO
2 59 (51.30%) Test Automation
3 42 (36.52%) System Testing
4 39 (33.91%) BDD
4 39 (33.91%) Complex Event Processing
4 39 (33.91%) Continuous Deployment
4 39 (33.91%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (33.91%) Domain Models
4 39 (33.91%) Refactoring
4 39 (33.91%) TDD
4 39 (33.91%) Unit Testing
5 28 (24.35%) UML
6 23 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 20 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 17 (14.78%) Black-Box Testing
8 17 (14.78%) Logistics
8 17 (14.78%) Time Management
9 14 (12.17%) E-Commerce
9 14 (12.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 78 (67.83%) Java
1 78 (67.83%) SQL
2 43 (37.39%) Python
3 39 (33.91%) XPath
4 19 (16.52%) PL/SQL
5 18 (15.65%) C#
6 11 (9.57%) C++
6 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.57%) Ruby
7 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
7 9 (7.83%) Perl
8 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.74%) Java 8
10 1 (0.87%) COBOL
10 1 (0.87%) Korn
10 1 (0.87%) PL/1
10 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.87%) RPG
10 1 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (19.13%) Degree
2 18 (15.65%) ISTQB
3 17 (14.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.61%) OCMJD
5 3 (2.61%) OCPJP
5 3 (2.61%) OCPJWCD
5 3 (2.61%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.87%) OCA
6 1 (0.87%) OCP
6 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Control-M
2 2 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.87%) Ansible
3 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (43.48%) Oracle
2 27 (23.48%) IBM
3 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.96%) ATG
4 8 (6.96%) Blue Martini
4 8 (6.96%) Demandware
4 8 (6.96%) Elastic Path
4 8 (6.96%) hybris
5 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.48%) Sun
6 3 (2.61%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.61%) Charles River
6 3 (2.61%) Citrix
7 2 (1.74%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.74%) Dell
7 2 (1.74%) FactSet
7 2 (1.74%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.74%) Sybase
7 2 (1.74%) Tableau