The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 280 284 286
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 23 44 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.83% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 35
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,250 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-2.10% -5.00%
Mainframe
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
4345 5276 5872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 44.91% 44.97% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3582 4335 5171
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe across the City of London region.

Mainframe Salary Trend in the City of London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in the City of London

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 34 (68.00%) DB2
1 34 (68.00%) CICS
1 34 (68.00%) Banking
2 27 (54.00%) COBOL
3 25 (50.00%) SWIFT
4 23 (46.00%) SOA
5 21 (42.00%) Finance
6 17 (34.00%) SDLC
7 12 (24.00%) Change Management
8 9 (18.00%) IBM
8 9 (18.00%) TOWER Software
9 8 (16.00%) Retail
9 8 (16.00%) UNIX
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) zOS
10 7 (14.00%) E-business
10 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (14.00%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.00%) MTS
11 6 (12.00%) RACF
11 6 (12.00%) JCL
11 6 (12.00%) zSecure
12 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Validation
13 4 (8.00%) Middleware
13 4 (8.00%) Java
13 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
13 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (6.00%) Web Services

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (68.00%) CICS
2 6 (12.00%) MTS
3 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Documentum
3 1 (2.00%) FileNet
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) SMS
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (68.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) PROIV
General
1 34 (68.00%) Banking
2 21 (42.00%) Finance
3 8 (16.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Front Office
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Solutions Designer
1 16 (32.00%) Designer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 9 (18.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Programmer
5 4 (8.00%) Lead Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.00%) Lead Designer
7 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Support Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (2.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Middleware
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.00%) Spring
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) JMS
4 1 (2.00%) WSDL
4 1 (2.00%) Java EE
4 1 (2.00%) OAuth
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (50.00%) SWIFT
2 7 (14.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (6.00%) Derivative
5 3 (6.00%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.00%) AS400
6 1 (2.00%) VSAM
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) UNIX
2 7 (14.00%) zOS
3 1 (2.00%) MVS
3 1 (2.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.00%) AIX
3 1 (2.00%) HPUX
3 1 (2.00%) Solaris
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) SOA
2 17 (34.00%) SDLC
3 12 (24.00%) Change Management
4 7 (14.00%) E-business
5 5 (10.00%) Validation
5 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Service Management
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.00%) Security Patching
8 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.00%) Logistics
8 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.00%) Budget Control
9 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.00%) Waterfall
9 1 (2.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) COBOL
2 6 (12.00%) JCL
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) RACF
2 1 (2.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) zSecure
2 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) IBM
1 9 (18.00%) TOWER Software
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Reuters
3 3 (6.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (2.00%) McAfee
5 1 (2.00%) Pega
5 1 (2.00%) Lumension
5 1 (2.00%) Apigee
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) Novell
5 1 (2.00%) Veritas