Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1162 1179 1250
Rank change year-on-year +17 +71 +35
Permanent jobs citing MVS 16 43 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.037% 0.090% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 44
UK median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £25,925 £32,025 £41,750
90th Percentile £41,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £27,450 £57,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year -52.26% +32.18% +2.35%

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 43316 47631 57631
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.88% 24.93% 26.31%
Number of salaries quoted 34903 40417 48563
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +32 14 £37,500 -36.17% 1
London +26 9 £37,500 -28.57%
UK excluding London +22 7 £27,450 -52.26% 1
Midlands +38 2 - -
West Midlands +17 2 - -
North of England +11 2 £26,225 -41.72%
Scotland -9 2 £45,000 +23.29%
North West -17 2 £26,225 -41.72%
South East +36 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing MVS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MVS.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 8 (50.00%) Ajax
3 8 (50.00%) Web Development
3 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 8 (50.00%) C#
3 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) JCL
4 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre

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 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 8 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 8 (50.00%) C# Web Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
1 8 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Operator
2 2 (12.50%) DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (50.00%) Ajax
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 8 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 8 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) ISPF
3 1 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (6.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Scrum
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 8 (50.00%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source Development
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JCL
4 2 (12.50%) REXX
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Intel
3 2 (12.50%) Lotus
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Google