Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1091 1174 1168
Rank change year-on-year +83 -6 +94
Permanent jobs citing MVS 10 13 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.029% 0.031% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 18
UK median annual salary £100,000 £37,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +166.67% -28.57% +20.00%
10th Percentile £44,200 £24,898 £19,750
90th Percentile £108,000 £41,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £26,225 £52,500
% change year-on-year +25.83% -50.05% +72.13%

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 35,017 41,645 42,992
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.22% 24.23% 24.43%
Number of salaries quoted 28,084 34,028 36,281
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.73%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

MVS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MVS.

Salary trend for MVS in the UK

MVS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MVS over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 6 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 21 January 2019. 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 +77 10 £100,000 +166.67% 2
UK excluding London +54 6 £33,000 +25.83% 1
South East +20 5 £33,000 -
London +55 4 £101,250 +164.71% 1
North of England +39 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 8 (80.00%) Unix
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Windows NT
3 4 (40.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (30.00%) Control-M
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ISDN
4 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (20.00%) IaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) Google
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) Use Case

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 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
2 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (30.00%) ISDN
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Services Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Unix
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows NT
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) SABSA
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) COBIT
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Xen
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Control-M
1 3 (30.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft