Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1179 1225 1219
Rank change year-on-year +46 -6 +68
Permanent jobs citing MVS 15 39 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.030%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.034% 0.078% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 7 37 56
UK median annual salary £37,500 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £34,950 £22,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £64,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -29.57% +9.52% +23.53%

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 43666 49985 57304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.81% 25.40% 26.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35478 42644 48118
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,250
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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 8 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 23 August 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 +56 12 £37,500 -37.50% 2
UK excluding London +38 9 £40,500 -29.57% 1
London +41 6 £37,500 -37.50% 1
South East +46 3 £36,000 -40.00%
Midlands +35 3 - -
Scotland +15 3 £45,000 +23.29%
West Midlands +19 2 - -
East Midlands +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (40.00%) MVC
4 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
6 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) HTML
6 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) SAS
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Ajax
6 4 (26.67%) JCL
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Java
7 3 (20.00%) T-SQL

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 4 (26.67%) SAS
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (26.67%) C# Web Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Administrator
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Operator
5 2 (13.33%) DBA
5 2 (13.33%) SAS Developer
6 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Deployment Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 4 (26.67%) Ajax
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (26.67%) Entity Framework
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
5 3 (20.00%) ISPF
6 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.67%) Ember.js
6 1 (6.67%) Node.js
6 1 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) EPoS
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) MVC
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Optimisation
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source
6 1 (6.67%) Open Source Development
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) JCL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) C
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) MATLAB
5 2 (13.33%) R
5 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) SLA
3 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Intel
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (6.67%) Google