Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 982 1128 1127
Rank change year-on-year +146 -1 -21
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 157 71 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.040% 0.062%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.23% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 110 51 95
UK median annual salary £45,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.00% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.09% -10.20%

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 25,765 31,051 33,940
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.15% 17.31% 18.22%
Number of salaries quoted 20,673 25,205 28,592
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 £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +168 107 £45,000 -4.76% 1
England +114 97 £50,000 -20.00%
Scotland +58 60 £45,000 - 1
London +80 50 £60,000 -
South East +43 27 £37,500 -37.50%
East of England +47 13 £80,000 -
North of England +23 4 £50,000 -23.08%
North West - 4 £50,000 -
Midlands +30 3 £32,500 -4.41%
East Midlands +18 3 £32,500 -4.41%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 106 (67.52%) Middleware
2 80 (50.96%) Java
3 74 (47.13%) SQL
4 72 (45.86%) Oracle
5 70 (44.59%) XML
6 61 (38.85%) Finance
7 55 (35.03%) TDD
8 54 (34.39%) OO
8 54 (34.39%) Test Automation
8 54 (34.39%) NoSQL
9 53 (33.76%) XML Schema
10 52 (33.12%) BDD
10 52 (33.12%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (32.48%) Relational Database
12 50 (31.85%) Apache Cassandra
12 50 (31.85%) Bigtable
12 50 (31.85%) Virtual Team
12 50 (31.85%) Continuous Deployment
12 50 (31.85%) Domain Models
12 50 (31.85%) Unit Testing
12 50 (31.85%) System Testing
12 50 (31.85%) Refactoring
12 50 (31.85%) XPath
12 50 (31.85%) Complex Event Processing
12 50 (31.85%) Python
12 50 (31.85%) PostgreSQL
13 46 (29.30%) Linux
14 42 (26.75%) IBM
15 40 (25.48%) Unix
16 39 (24.84%) SQL Server

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 36 (22.93%) WebLogic
2 23 (14.65%) WebSphere
3 18 (11.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (8.92%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (8.92%) GlassFish
4 14 (8.92%) JBoss
5 13 (8.28%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.64%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.64%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Temenos T24
2 4 (2.55%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (21.02%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (13.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (8.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (8.92%) IaaS
5 12 (7.64%) PaaS
6 11 (7.01%) SaaS
7 4 (2.55%) Boomi
8 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.46%) Internet
2 14 (8.92%) DNS
2 14 (8.92%) SAN
2 14 (8.92%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.28%) Reverse Proxy
3 13 (8.28%) VPN
4 11 (7.01%) Firewall
5 2 (1.27%) Skype
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
6 1 (0.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (34.39%) NoSQL
2 51 (32.48%) Relational Database
3 50 (31.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 50 (31.85%) Bigtable
3 50 (31.85%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (24.84%) SQL Server
5 31 (19.75%) DB2
6 4 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.55%) QlikView
6 4 (2.55%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.91%) Redis
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.64%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.64%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.18%) Maven
2 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.55%) JUnit
2 4 (2.55%) Selenium
3 3 (1.91%) Mockito
4 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.64%) Grunt
4 1 (0.64%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.64%) JIRA
4 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.64%) Moq
4 1 (0.64%) NSubstitute
4 1 (0.64%) NUnit
4 1 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
4 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (38.85%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) French Language
2 11 (7.01%) German Language
2 11 (7.01%) Swedish Language
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Marketing
4 3 (1.91%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (31.85%) Python Engineer
2 31 (19.75%) Architect
3 27 (17.20%) Analyst
4 26 (16.56%) Java Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) Technical Architect
6 14 (8.92%) Developer
6 14 (8.92%) Linux Support
6 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
7 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (8.28%) Unix Analyst
7 13 (8.28%) Unix Support
7 13 (8.28%) Unix Support Analyst
8 12 (7.64%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 12 (7.64%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (7.01%) Integration Specialist
10 7 (4.46%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.46%) Lead Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.46%) T24 Consultant
10 7 (4.46%) T24 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (67.52%) Middleware
2 70 (44.59%) XML
3 53 (33.76%) XML Schema
4 27 (17.20%) Web Services
5 23 (14.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 22 (14.01%) JMS
7 17 (10.83%) ActiveMQ
8 16 (10.19%) Oracle Fusion
8 16 (10.19%) REST
8 16 (10.19%) SOAP
9 14 (8.92%) EJB
9 14 (8.92%) EJB 3.0
9 14 (8.92%) HornetQ
9 14 (8.92%) Java EE
9 14 (8.92%) Java SE
10 10 (6.37%) .NET
11 6 (3.82%) J2EE
12 5 (3.18%) Spring
13 4 (2.55%) SAP ALE
13 4 (2.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 50 (31.85%) Virtual Team
2 14 (8.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 13 (8.28%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (8.28%) Replication
4 10 (6.37%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.37%) NHS
5 8 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.18%) DataPower
7 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.64%) Clustering
9 1 (0.64%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.30%) Linux
2 40 (25.48%) Unix
3 34 (21.66%) Windows
4 27 (17.20%) AIX
5 20 (12.74%) Solaris
6 17 (10.83%) HPUX
7 15 (9.55%) Windows Server
8 9 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.03%) TDD
2 54 (34.39%) OO
2 54 (34.39%) Test Automation
3 52 (33.12%) BDD
3 52 (33.12%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (31.85%) Complex Event Processing
4 50 (31.85%) Continuous Deployment
4 50 (31.85%) Domain Models
4 50 (31.85%) Refactoring
4 50 (31.85%) System Testing
4 50 (31.85%) Unit Testing
5 26 (16.56%) Logistics
6 25 (15.92%) OOA/OOD
6 25 (15.92%) OOP
7 24 (15.29%) ITIL
8 23 (14.65%) Incident Management
8 23 (14.65%) Problem Management
8 23 (14.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (14.65%) Service Management
9 19 (12.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 80 (50.96%) Java
2 74 (47.13%) SQL
3 50 (31.85%) Python
3 50 (31.85%) XPath
4 31 (19.75%) C#
4 31 (19.75%) C++
5 25 (15.92%) Ruby
6 24 (15.29%) Shell Script
7 14 (8.92%) Bash Shell
7 14 (8.92%) PowerShell
8 12 (7.64%) AWK
9 5 (3.18%) Java 8
9 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.55%) ABAP
11 1 (0.64%) C
11 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.64%) Perl
11 1 (0.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (7.01%) Degree
2 8 (5.10%) AWS Certification
3 7 (4.46%) Master's Degree
4 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.65%) SLA
2 14 (8.92%) HL7
3 6 (3.82%) QA
System Software
1 23 (14.65%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (7.64%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (7.01%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.55%) Docker
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (23.57%) Puppet
2 16 (10.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 14 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 4 (2.55%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.91%) Control-M
7 1 (0.64%) Ansible
7 1 (0.64%) SCCM
7 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (45.86%) Oracle
2 42 (26.75%) IBM
3 26 (16.56%) VMware
4 21 (13.38%) Google
5 17 (10.83%) HP
6 16 (10.19%) Microsoft
7 12 (7.64%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.46%) jBASE
8 7 (4.46%) Temenos
9 4 (2.55%) SAP
10 2 (1.27%) Charles River
10 2 (1.27%) Sybase
11 1 (0.64%) Apiary
11 1 (0.64%) Citrix
11 1 (0.64%) Veritas
11 1 (0.64%) Yahoo!