Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MQSeries
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1078 1065 1094
Rank change year-on-year -13 +29 -103
Permanent jobs citing MQSeries 94 107 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.061% 0.099%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.32% 0.34% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 70 88 139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -16.00% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £38,000
90th Percentile £70,250 £67,500 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £57,750
% change year-on-year -14.29% -9.09% -11.15%

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 29,603 31,258 39,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.90% 17.79% 18.91%
Number of salaries quoted 24,438 26,145 33,431
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +2.56%

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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for MQSeries in the UK

MQSeries
Top 12 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 24 February 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 -11 77 £60,000 +9.09% 4
UK excluding London +10 50 £45,000 -14.29% 5
London -38 35 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Midlands +31 18 £38,000 -15.56%
Scotland -24 17 £45,000 -14.29% 3
East Midlands +19 13 £38,000 -10.59%
North of England +5 6 £65,000 -
West Midlands +13 5 £38,500 -18.95%
East of England +2 5 - - 2
North East -18 5 £65,000 -
South East +1 4 £60,000 -7.69%
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 60 (63.83%) Java
2 50 (53.19%) Oracle
3 48 (51.06%) SQL
4 44 (46.81%) XML
5 42 (44.68%) Finance
6 36 (38.30%) Middleware
7 33 (35.11%) OO
8 32 (34.04%) WebSphere
9 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
10 30 (31.91%) Relational Database
11 29 (30.85%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (30.85%) J2EE
11 29 (30.85%) JSP
12 27 (28.72%) Web Services
12 27 (28.72%) UML
12 27 (28.72%) IBM
13 23 (24.47%) AIX
14 21 (22.34%) Linux
15 20 (21.28%) Unix
15 20 (21.28%) Java EE
16 19 (20.21%) Solaris
17 18 (19.15%) JMS
17 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
17 18 (19.15%) System Testing
18 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
18 17 (18.09%) TDD
18 17 (18.09%) SOAP
18 17 (18.09%) HTML
18 17 (18.09%) E-Commerce
18 17 (18.09%) Python

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 32 (34.04%) WebSphere
2 16 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (10.64%) Apache
4 6 (6.38%) JBoss
5 5 (5.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.32%) CMS
5 5 (5.32%) iPlanet
5 5 (5.32%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.32%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (3.19%) Confluence
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.06%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (4.26%) Magento
3 3 (3.19%) Actimize
4 2 (2.13%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.13%) Boomi
1 2 (2.13%) IaaS
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) Internet
2 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.45%) Firewall
4 6 (6.38%) SAN
5 5 (5.32%) NAS
6 4 (4.26%) HTTP
7 3 (3.19%) DNS
8 2 (2.13%) AMQP
8 2 (2.13%) FCoE
8 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.13%) SSL
8 2 (2.13%) SWIFTNet
8 2 (2.13%) VLAN
8 2 (2.13%) VPN
8 2 (2.13%) WAN
9 1 (1.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (31.91%) Relational Database
2 16 (17.02%) SQL Server
3 15 (15.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (15.96%) Bigtable
3 15 (15.96%) NoSQL
3 15 (15.96%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.57%) DB2
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.38%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.32%) Jackrabbit
7 3 (3.19%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (1.06%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) Ant
1 16 (17.02%) Selenium
2 5 (5.32%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.32%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.32%) JUnit
2 5 (5.32%) Log4j
2 5 (5.32%) Mockito
2 5 (5.32%) Subversion
2 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (3.19%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
General
1 42 (44.68%) Finance
2 15 (15.96%) Banking
3 12 (12.77%) French Language
4 9 (9.57%) Legal
5 7 (7.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (5.32%) Retail
7 2 (2.13%) Electronics
7 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.06%) Front Office
8 1 (1.06%) Games
8 1 (1.06%) German Language
8 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.06%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (37.23%) Developer
2 28 (29.79%) Java Developer
3 20 (21.28%) Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Automation Test Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Test Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Support Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) Java Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) Lead Developer
7 10 (10.64%) Lead Java Developer
8 7 (7.45%) Applications Support
8 7 (7.45%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.38%) .NET Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Support Analyst
10 5 (5.32%) Administrator
10 5 (5.32%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Compliance Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Programmer
12 3 (3.19%) Python Programmer
12 3 (3.19%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (46.81%) XML
2 36 (38.30%) Middleware
3 29 (30.85%) J2EE
3 29 (30.85%) JSP
4 27 (28.72%) Web Services
5 20 (21.28%) Java EE
6 18 (19.15%) JMS
7 17 (18.09%) HTML
7 17 (18.09%) REST
7 17 (18.09%) SOAP
8 15 (15.96%) XML Schema
9 14 (14.89%) EJB
9 14 (14.89%) Servlets
9 14 (14.89%) Struts
10 9 (9.57%) CSS
10 9 (9.57%) CSS3
10 9 (9.57%) Hibernate
10 9 (9.57%) JSON
10 9 (9.57%) NHibernate
10 9 (9.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.85%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (15.96%) Virtual Team
3 10 (10.64%) Clustering
4 6 (6.38%) SWIFT
5 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.26%) Fedwire
6 3 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.13%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.06%) AS400
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.06%) Fintech
8 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.06%) iSeries
8 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.06%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) AIX
2 21 (22.34%) Linux
3 20 (21.28%) Unix
4 19 (20.21%) Solaris
5 16 (17.02%) Windows
6 10 (10.64%) HPUX
7 5 (5.32%) SUSE
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.06%) MVS
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.11%) OO
2 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
3 27 (28.72%) UML
4 18 (19.15%) System Testing
5 17 (18.09%) BDD
5 17 (18.09%) E-Commerce
5 17 (18.09%) TDD
5 17 (18.09%) Unit Testing
6 15 (15.96%) Complex Event Processing
6 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
6 15 (15.96%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (15.96%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (15.96%) Domain Models
6 15 (15.96%) Refactoring
7 14 (14.89%) RAD
7 14 (14.89%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.83%) Black-Box Testing
8 13 (13.83%) Logistics
8 13 (13.83%) Time Management
9 12 (12.77%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 60 (63.83%) Java
2 48 (51.06%) SQL
3 17 (18.09%) Python
4 15 (15.96%) XPath
5 13 (13.83%) PL/SQL
6 10 (10.64%) C#
7 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.45%) Bash Shell
8 7 (7.45%) Perl
9 3 (3.19%) C++
9 3 (3.19%) Ruby
10 2 (2.13%) C-shell
10 2 (2.13%) Korn
10 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.06%) COBOL
11 1 (1.06%) PL/1
11 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.06%) RPG
11 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Degree
2 13 (13.83%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (9.57%) OCMJD
3 9 (9.57%) OCPJP
3 9 (9.57%) OCPJWCD
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle Certification
3 9 (9.57%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SEPA
2 3 (3.19%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.32%) KVM
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (2.13%) Samba
3 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) OpenView
2 2 (2.13%) Control-M
3 1 (1.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (53.19%) Oracle
2 27 (28.72%) IBM
3 15 (15.96%) Sun
4 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.57%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.45%) VMware
7 6 (6.38%) Veritas
8 5 (5.32%) ATG
8 5 (5.32%) Blue Martini
8 5 (5.32%) Cisco
8 5 (5.32%) Cognos
8 5 (5.32%) Elastic Path
8 5 (5.32%) F5
8 5 (5.32%) HP
8 5 (5.32%) Opsware
8 5 (5.32%) PlateSpin
9 4 (4.26%) Demandware
9 4 (4.26%) hybris
10 3 (3.19%) Atlassian
10 3 (3.19%) TIBCO