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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MVS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MVS over the 6 months to 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1219 1024 775
Rank change year-on-year -195 -249 +307
Permanent jobs citing MVS 18 2 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.061% 0.010% 0.015%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 2
10th Percentile £34,500 £45,000 £44,638
25th Percentile £62,500 £48,750 £46,156
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £116,450 £60,000 £50,875
Median % change year-on-year +94.08% +17.94% +1.75%
75th Percentile £128,095 £73,750 £57,156
90th Percentile - £79,000 £59,613
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £45,000 £50,875
% change year-on-year -20.00% -11.55% +1.75%

MVS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 29,317 20,900 13,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.57% 18.13% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15,806 15,053 10,896
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £27,664
25th Percentile £36,000 £36,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +8.43%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MVS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MVS.

Salary trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing MVS over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Salary histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MVS within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -174 18 £116,450 +94.08%
Work from Home - 13 £116,450 -
London -169 11 £116,450 +55.27%
UK excluding London -92 7 £36,000 -20.00%
Midlands - 6 £36,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £50,750 -
West Midlands - 2 £36,000 -
North of England - 1 £65,000 -
North West - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, IT jobs citing MVS 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 MVS.

1 15 (83.33%) Agile
2 11 (61.11%) Banking
2 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) Finance
3 10 (55.56%) Murex
3 10 (55.56%) TOGAF
3 10 (55.56%) TOWER Software
3 10 (55.56%) Product Management
3 10 (55.56%) Security Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (38.89%) Workshop Facilitation
4 7 (38.89%) User Stories
4 7 (38.89%) Target Operating Model
5 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 6 (33.33%) IBM
5 6 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (33.33%) Azure
5 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) DB2
6 4 (22.22%) zOS
7 3 (16.67%) Unix
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Adabas
7 3 (16.67%) Kanban
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Retail
7 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (16.67%) Architectural Design

MVS
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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) AWS
3 1 (5.56%) GCP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) Adabas
3 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.56%) Hazelcast
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 11 (61.11%) Banking
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Architect
1 10 (55.56%) Strategy Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Lead Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Operator
4 2 (11.11%) Development Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Development Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Operator
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Computer Operator
4 2 (11.11%) Unix Operator
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.56%) Pandas
2 1 (5.56%) PySpark
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
1 6 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (5.56%) Cyberattack
2 1 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) zOS
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile
2 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
3 10 (55.56%) Product Management
3 10 (55.56%) Security Architecture
3 10 (55.56%) TOGAF
4 7 (38.89%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (38.89%) Target Operating Model
4 7 (38.89%) User Stories
4 7 (38.89%) Workshop Facilitation
5 3 (16.67%) Architectural Design
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Kanban
5 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) COBOL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) JCL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Natural
3 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) HDFS
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (5.56%) Istio
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Murex
1 10 (55.56%) TOWER Software
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) VMware