Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM MVS
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1010 1107 1213
Rank change year-on-year +97 +106 -51
Permanent jobs citing MVS 10 10 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.037% 0.029% 0.031%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 8
UK median annual salary £52,500 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.51% +6.41% -25.71%
10th Percentile £45,875 £31,500 £24,898
90th Percentile £55,875 £57,325 £42,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £41,500 £26,225
% change year-on-year +26.51% +58.25% -50.05%

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 26,887 34,814 42,618
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.07% 23.14% 24.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21,586 27,985 35,009
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%

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 February 2020.

Salary histogram for MVS in the UK

MVS
Top 5 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 February 2020. 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 +111 10 £52,500 +26.51% 4
UK excluding London +96 9 £52,500 +26.51% 4
South East +54 7 £52,500 +59.09% 1
East of England - 2 £46,250 -
London +65 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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%) Retail
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL
2 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 7 (70.00%) CICS
2 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Azure
3 2 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Publishing
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) SDET
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design

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 7 (70.00%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (80.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Analyst Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL Developer
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL Programmer
2 7 (70.00%) Programmer
3 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst Programmer
4 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) AIX
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) SDET
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) COBOL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (10.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem