Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1047 1172 1198
Rank change year-on-year +125 +26 +48
Permanent jobs citing MVS 41 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.005% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.022% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 38 6 10
UK median annual salary £50,000 £56,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.50% -5.83% +4.35%
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 - £40,500

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 33,093 40,125 43,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.86% 23.14% 24.58%
Number of salaries quoted 26,180 32,282 36,143
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,210 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.21% +0.52% -

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 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
UK excluding London +115 41 £50,000 - 3
England +126 38 £50,000 +16.28% 3
South East +58 26 £56,250 - 2
West Midlands - 10 £35,020 - 1
Midlands - 10 £35,020 - 1
Scotland - 3 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 £45,000 -
North of England - 1 £50,000 -
North West - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 35 (85.37%) JCL
1 35 (85.37%) Mainframe
2 26 (63.41%) COBOL
2 26 (63.41%) DB2
3 25 (60.98%) Java
4 23 (56.10%) Retail
4 23 (56.10%) Unix
4 23 (56.10%) CICS
5 21 (51.22%) Unit Testing
6 17 (41.46%) IBM
7 16 (39.02%) SQL
7 16 (39.02%) VSAM
8 13 (31.71%) Windows
9 12 (29.27%) Service Management
9 12 (29.27%) Time Sharing Option
10 11 (26.83%) ServiceNow
10 11 (26.83%) SLA
11 10 (24.39%) AIX
11 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (24.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
12 9 (21.95%) ISPF
12 9 (21.95%) IBM Notes
12 9 (21.95%) SAS
12 9 (21.95%) Lotus
12 9 (21.95%) Intel
12 9 (21.95%) Migration
12 9 (21.95%) VMware
13 8 (19.51%) Tivoli
13 8 (19.51%) OpenView

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 23 (56.10%) CICS
2 9 (21.95%) IBM Notes
2 9 (21.95%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) SAN
1 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (63.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (56.10%) Retail
2 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Developer
2 21 (51.22%) COBOL Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Mainframe Operator
4 8 (19.51%) COBOL Analyst
5 7 (17.07%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Software Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) Analyst Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Analyst Programmer
6 6 (14.63%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 6 (14.63%) COBOL Programmer
6 6 (14.63%) DB2 Developer
6 6 (14.63%) DB2 Programmer
6 6 (14.63%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Programmer
7 5 (12.20%) CICS Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) CICS Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) ISPF
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Spring
2 1 (2.44%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (85.37%) Mainframe
2 16 (39.02%) VSAM
3 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (19.51%) FMCG
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Unix
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
3 10 (24.39%) AIX
4 3 (7.32%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.88%) Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Unit Testing
2 12 (29.27%) Service Management
3 9 (21.95%) Incident Management
3 9 (21.95%) Migration
4 8 (19.51%) Release Management
5 7 (17.07%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) Workflow
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Decision-Making
8 1 (2.44%) Economics
8 1 (2.44%) ITSM
8 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.44%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (2.44%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.44%) Resource Allocation
8 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.44%) SOA
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (85.37%) JCL
2 26 (63.41%) COBOL
3 25 (60.98%) Java
4 16 (39.02%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Perl
5 3 (7.32%) VB
5 3 (7.32%) VB6
6 1 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.83%) SLA
2 8 (19.51%) QA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (24.39%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) OpenView
1 8 (19.51%) ServiceCenter
1 8 (19.51%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.32%) Control-M
2 3 (7.32%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) IBM
2 11 (26.83%) ServiceNow
3 9 (21.95%) Intel
3 9 (21.95%) Lotus
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) ICL
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Remedy
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft