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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 271 295 300
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 31 47 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.75% 0.80% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 20
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +9.19%
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
4130 5872 5573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 41.15% 46.48% 47.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3435 4849 4766
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 50 (65.79%) CICS
2 47 (61.84%) Banking
3 41 (53.95%) DB2
4 31 (40.79%) COBOL
5 30 (39.47%) Finance
6 28 (36.84%) SOA
7 19 (25.00%) SWIFT
8 18 (23.68%) Java
9 16 (21.05%) Retail
9 16 (21.05%) Logistics
10 15 (19.74%) UNIX
11 14 (18.42%) Oracle
11 14 (18.42%) ETL
12 13 (17.11%) .NET
12 13 (17.11%) Project Management
12 13 (17.11%) Change Management
13 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
13 12 (15.79%) Web Services
14 11 (14.47%) XML
14 11 (14.47%) XSD
14 11 (14.47%) J2EE
14 11 (14.47%) FTP
14 11 (14.47%) Documentum
14 11 (14.47%) Data Modelling
14 11 (14.47%) UML
14 11 (14.47%) OOA/OOD
14 11 (14.47%) MQSeries
14 11 (14.47%) WSDL

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (65.79%) CICS
2 11 (14.47%) Documentum
2 11 (14.47%) MQSeries
2 11 (14.47%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) FTP
2 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (53.95%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) PROIV
General
1 47 (61.84%) Banking
2 30 (39.47%) Finance
3 16 (21.05%) Retail
4 11 (14.47%) Marketing
4 11 (14.47%) Financial Institution
5 5 (6.58%) Private Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Architect
2 16 (21.05%) Designer
3 15 (19.74%) Solutions Designer
4 13 (17.11%) Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (13.16%) Programmer
6 9 (11.84%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (11.84%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (7.89%) Lead Designer
7 6 (7.89%) Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Lead Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Auditor
10 3 (3.95%) IT Auditor
10 3 (3.95%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (3.95%) DBA
10 3 (3.95%) AWS Architect
11 2 (2.63%) Business Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.11%) .NET
2 12 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 12 (15.79%) Web Services
3 11 (14.47%) XML
3 11 (14.47%) XSD
3 11 (14.47%) J2EE
3 11 (14.47%) WSDL
4 3 (3.95%) Spring
5 2 (2.63%) JMS
5 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.32%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.32%) Java EE
6 1 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (1.32%) HTML
6 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 10 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.63%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.32%) iSeries
6 1 (1.32%) AS400
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.74%) UNIX
2 11 (14.47%) zOS
3 6 (7.89%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) SOA
2 16 (21.05%) Logistics
3 14 (18.42%) ETL
4 13 (17.11%) Project Management
4 13 (17.11%) Change Management
5 12 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.47%) Data Modelling
6 11 (14.47%) UML
6 11 (14.47%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (14.47%) B2B
6 11 (14.47%) Project Planning
6 11 (14.47%) Load Balancing
6 11 (14.47%) Release Management
6 11 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (14.47%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (14.47%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.58%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) COBOL
2 18 (23.68%) Java
3 8 (10.53%) SQL
4 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) Korn
7 1 (1.32%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.32%) C#
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (2.63%) PMP
1 2 (2.63%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.63%) CISA
1 2 (2.63%) QiCA
2 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (14.47%) RACF
2 6 (7.89%) ACF2
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.95%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 11 (14.47%) Pega
3 7 (9.21%) IBM
4 5 (6.58%) Hyperion
5 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.95%) VMware
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Lumension
7 1 (1.32%) Apigee