Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1034 1159 1186
Rank change year-on-year +125 +27 +37
Permanent jobs citing MVS 36 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.007% 0.009%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.11% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 35 5 11
UK median annual salary £52,500 £75,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +100.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £38,250 £55,500 £25,925
90th Percentile £58,750 £107,250 £41,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 - £27,450

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 31,487 37,723 43,608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.95% 22.94% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24,917 30,430 35,175
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.22% +2.50% -

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 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 7 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 17 October 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 +141 36 £52,500 -48.15% 1
UK excluding London +115 34 £52,500 - 1
South East +61 27 £52,500 -
East of England - 4 £43,750 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £35,020 -
Midlands - 3 £35,020 -
London +83 2 £100,000 -1.23%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 29 (80.56%) JCL
1 29 (80.56%) Mainframe
1 29 (80.56%) Retail
2 28 (77.78%) Java
3 27 (75.00%) COBOL
3 27 (75.00%) DB2
3 27 (75.00%) CICS
4 25 (69.44%) Unit Testing
5 17 (47.22%) Unix
6 15 (41.67%) SQL
7 14 (38.89%) AIX
7 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (36.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 13 (36.11%) VSAM
9 12 (33.33%) Service Management
10 11 (30.56%) ServiceNow
11 10 (27.78%) IBM
12 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
12 8 (22.22%) FMCG
13 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (11.11%) C#
14 4 (11.11%) Azure
15 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
15 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
15 3 (8.33%) Windows
15 3 (8.33%) SLA
15 3 (8.33%) Python
15 3 (8.33%) Finance
15 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing

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 27 (75.00%) CICS
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.56%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (2.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (75.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 29 (80.56%) Retail
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (80.56%) Developer
2 25 (69.44%) COBOL Developer
3 14 (38.89%) Analyst
4 13 (36.11%) COBOL Analyst
5 11 (30.56%) Analyst Developer
5 11 (30.56%) Analyst Programmer
5 11 (30.56%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 11 (30.56%) COBOL Programmer
5 11 (30.56%) Developer Analyst
5 11 (30.56%) Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
7 1 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) DB2 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) ISPF
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) Ajax
2 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 29 (80.56%) Mainframe
2 14 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (36.11%) VSAM
4 8 (22.22%) FMCG
5 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Unix
2 14 (38.89%) AIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Unit Testing
2 12 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.56%) Coaching
5 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 2 (5.56%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (5.56%) OOP
5 2 (5.56%) Release Management
5 2 (5.56%) SDET
5 2 (5.56%) Service Design
5 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.56%) Workshop Facilitation
6 1 (2.78%) Economics
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) ITSM
6 1 (2.78%) MVC
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (80.56%) JCL
2 28 (77.78%) Java
3 27 (75.00%) COBOL
4 15 (41.67%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (5.56%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Ruby
8 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView
2 2 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) ServiceNow
2 10 (27.78%) IBM
3 2 (5.56%) HP
3 2 (5.56%) Intel
3 2 (5.56%) Lotus
3 2 (5.56%) VMware