Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WebSphere MQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere MQ over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

IBM WebSphere MQ (WMQ)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 935 997 932
Rank change year-on-year +62 -65 -195
Permanent jobs citing WebSphere MQ 216 194 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 166 138 274
UK median annual salary £67,500 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.39% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £46,250 £40,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +5.00% -

WebSphere MQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 67,460 71,655 75,352
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.30% 40.33% 39.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55,877 59,219 65,348
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

WebSphere MQ
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WebSphere MQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ.

Salary trend for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for WebSphere MQ in the UK

WebSphere MQ
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 +49 204 £67,500 +22.73% 17
London +65 130 £72,500 +11.54% 10
UK excluding London +15 82 £60,000 +14.29% 9
South East +12 39 £60,000 +14.29% 1
East of England +33 13 £82,500 - 1
North of England +24 13 £47,000 -10.48% 4
Scotland -9 9 £56,675 -21.83% 2
North West +11 8 £46,000 -12.38% 2
South West +15 5 £52,500 +2.96%
Yorkshire - 5 £55,000 - 2
Midlands +11 3 £47,500 +5.56% 1
West Midlands +16 2 £47,500 -
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing WebSphere MQ 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 WebSphere MQ.

1 189 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 98 (45.37%) Finance
3 95 (43.98%) Web Services
4 92 (42.59%) Java
5 91 (42.13%) Oracle
6 83 (38.43%) IBM
7 78 (36.11%) JMS
8 77 (35.65%) SQL Server
9 73 (33.80%) SQL
9 73 (33.80%) Middleware
10 71 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
10 71 (32.87%) TDD
11 61 (28.24%) Microsoft
12 59 (27.31%) Scrum
13 58 (26.85%) DevOps
14 52 (24.07%) Linux
15 49 (22.69%) C#
15 49 (22.69%) SDLC
16 47 (21.76%) JavaScript
16 47 (21.76%) Banking
17 46 (21.30%) .NET
17 46 (21.30%) SOA
17 46 (21.30%) Git (software)
18 45 (20.83%) Windows
19 44 (20.37%) PowerShell
20 41 (18.98%) Test Automation
21 40 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
23 37 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
23 37 (17.13%) WCF

WebSphere MQ
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
1 189 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 33 (15.28%) WebLogic
3 32 (14.81%) JBoss
4 30 (13.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 27 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
6 22 (10.19%) MQSeries
7 19 (8.80%) NServiceBus
8 15 (6.94%) Confluence
8 15 (6.94%) GlassFish
9 13 (6.02%) OpenStack
9 13 (6.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (5.56%) IIS
11 8 (3.70%) Tomcat
12 5 (2.31%) Apache
12 5 (2.31%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (2.31%) IBM Notes
13 4 (1.85%) Jetty
13 4 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (1.39%) CICS
14 3 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (8.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (7.87%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (6.48%) Markit EDM
3 4 (1.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.33%) SaaS
4 13 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (6.02%) IaaS
5 9 (4.17%) PaaS
6 4 (1.85%) Office 365
7 3 (1.39%) Boomi
8 2 (0.93%) Datadog
9 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.46%) NuGet
9 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.87%) Internet
3 16 (7.41%) DNS
4 15 (6.94%) SAN
4 15 (6.94%) VPN
5 14 (6.48%) Firewall
6 13 (6.02%) AMQP
6 13 (6.02%) HTTP
7 12 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (4.17%) SSL
9 8 (3.70%) LAN
9 8 (3.70%) WAN
10 3 (1.39%) DHCP
10 3 (1.39%) FTP
10 3 (1.39%) MQTT
11 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (35.65%) SQL Server
2 39 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (14.35%) Oracle Database
4 29 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (10.65%) NoSQL
5 23 (10.65%) Relational Database
6 16 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (6.48%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.78%) DB2
9 4 (1.85%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.85%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.85%) NonStop SQL
9 4 (1.85%) Redis
9 4 (1.85%) Riak
9 4 (1.85%) solidDB
10 3 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.39%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 46 (21.30%) Git (software)
2 37 (17.13%) JIRA
3 29 (13.43%) Subversion
4 23 (10.65%) TeamCity
5 22 (10.19%) Jenkins
6 20 (9.26%) Moq
6 20 (9.26%) NUnit
7 19 (8.80%) Artifactory
7 19 (8.80%) Bitbucket
7 19 (8.80%) NCrunch
7 19 (8.80%) ReSharper
8 18 (8.33%) Maven
8 18 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (3.24%) Selenium
10 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.31%) Ant
11 5 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.31%) JUnit
12 4 (1.85%) MSBuild
12 4 (1.85%) Vagrant
General
1 98 (45.37%) Finance
2 47 (21.76%) Banking
3 10 (4.63%) French Language
3 10 (4.63%) German Language
3 10 (4.63%) Swedish Language
4 8 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.24%) Front Office
6 5 (2.31%) Retail
7 4 (1.85%) Advertising
7 4 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.39%) Marketing
9 2 (0.93%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Automotive
10 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (37.04%) Developer
2 37 (17.13%) Analyst
3 29 (13.43%) Architect
3 29 (13.43%) Support Analyst
4 28 (12.96%) Senior Developer
5 27 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 25 (11.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 25 (11.57%) Lead Developer
7 23 (10.65%) C# Developer
8 21 (9.72%) Java Developer
9 19 (8.80%) Senior C# Developer
10 16 (7.41%) BizTalk Developer
11 14 (6.48%) Technical Leader
12 13 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (6.02%) Integration Architect
12 13 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (6.02%) Senior Applications Support
12 13 (6.02%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (6.02%) Senior Support Analyst
12 13 (6.02%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (43.98%) Web Services
2 78 (36.11%) JMS
3 73 (33.80%) Middleware
4 46 (21.30%) .NET
5 37 (17.13%) WCF
6 32 (14.81%) REST
7 31 (14.35%) MSMQ
8 30 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
9 26 (12.04%) HTML
10 25 (11.57%) IBM Integration Bus
11 24 (11.11%) Spring
12 21 (9.72%) CSS
12 21 (9.72%) XSLT
13 20 (9.26%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (9.26%) Hibernate
13 20 (9.26%) XML
14 19 (8.80%) Java EE
14 19 (8.80%) JSON
14 19 (8.80%) WinForms
14 19 (8.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.94%) Linux Command Line
5 13 (6.02%) Algorithms
5 13 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (5.56%) CMDB
6 12 (5.56%) DataPower
6 12 (5.56%) Replication
7 9 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.17%) SWIFT
8 8 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (3.70%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.31%) AS400
9 5 (2.31%) Fintech
9 5 (2.31%) Fixed Income
9 5 (2.31%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (2.31%) iSeries
9 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.31%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.07%) Linux
2 45 (20.83%) Windows
3 31 (14.35%) Unix
4 22 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 13 (6.02%) CentOS
7 8 (3.70%) AIX
8 7 (3.24%) Solaris
9 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.46%) HPUX
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
1 71 (32.87%) TDD
2 59 (27.31%) Scrum
3 58 (26.85%) DevOps
4 49 (22.69%) SDLC
5 46 (21.30%) SOA
6 41 (18.98%) Test Automation
7 40 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (17.13%) OO
9 35 (16.20%) OOD
10 33 (15.28%) Microservices
11 29 (13.43%) Deployment Automation
11 29 (13.43%) EAI
12 28 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (12.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (11.57%) Change Management
15 24 (11.11%) ITIL
16 23 (10.65%) Analytical Thinking
17 22 (10.19%) High Availability
17 22 (10.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 92 (42.59%) Java
2 73 (33.80%) SQL
3 49 (22.69%) C#
4 47 (21.76%) JavaScript
5 44 (20.37%) PowerShell
6 33 (15.28%) Python
6 33 (15.28%) Shell Script
7 28 (12.96%) Bash Shell
8 21 (9.72%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.09%) AWK
10 10 (4.63%) C
10 10 (4.63%) COBOL
10 10 (4.63%) Jython
11 9 (4.17%) Perl
11 9 (4.17%) Ruby
12 8 (3.70%) C++
13 7 (3.24%) Korn
14 4 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.39%) VB
15 3 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (10.65%) Degree
2 14 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (4.63%) AWS Certification
5 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.78%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.31%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.39%) ISEB
8 3 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.39%) PMP
8 3 (1.39%) RHCE
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.09%) QA
2 3 (1.39%) HL7
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) MiFID
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (10.65%) Docker
2 13 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
2 13 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.39%) ACF2
5 3 (1.39%) RACF
5 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.93%) KVM
6 2 (0.93%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) iptables
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 33 (15.28%) Puppet
2 31 (14.35%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (12.04%) Ansible
4 6 (2.78%) Cobbler
4 6 (2.78%) Control-M
5 4 (1.85%) CA Wily
5 4 (1.85%) SCOM
5 4 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.39%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 2 (0.93%) Consul
7 2 (0.93%) Grafana
7 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.93%) Nagios
7 2 (0.93%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.93%) Terraform
8 1 (0.46%) QRadar
8 1 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 91 (42.13%) Oracle
2 83 (38.43%) IBM
3 61 (28.24%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.04%) TIBCO
5 24 (11.11%) MuleSoft
6 21 (9.72%) Red Hat
7 19 (8.80%) DevExpress
7 19 (8.80%) VMware
8 17 (7.87%) Splunk
9 11 (5.09%) SAP
9 11 (5.09%) Software AG
10 9 (4.17%) HP
11 8 (3.70%) Citrix
12 7 (3.24%) Dell
13 6 (2.78%) Informatica
14 5 (2.31%) Google
14 5 (2.31%) Lotus
14 5 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (1.85%) webMethods
15 4 (1.85%) WorldPay