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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 288 285 300
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 20 49 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.87% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 17 42 26
Average salary £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £54,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.04%
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
4617 5657 5964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 44.31% 45.69% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3775 4598 5208
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 (64.15%) DB2
1 34 (64.15%) CICS
2 33 (62.26%) Banking
3 26 (49.06%) COBOL
4 21 (39.62%) SOA
5 20 (37.74%) Finance
6 19 (35.85%) SWIFT
7 15 (28.30%) SDLC
8 12 (22.64%) Retail
9 10 (18.87%) UNIX
10 8 (15.09%) zOS
11 7 (13.21%) RACF
11 7 (13.21%) zSecure
12 6 (11.32%) Java
12 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.32%) Logistics
13 5 (9.43%) PROIV
13 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
13 5 (9.43%) E-business
13 5 (9.43%) Change Management
13 5 (9.43%) Validation
13 5 (9.43%) Oracle
13 5 (9.43%) IBM
14 4 (7.55%) Web Services
14 4 (7.55%) Project Management
15 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
15 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
15 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
15 3 (5.66%) .NET
15 3 (5.66%) Client/Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (64.15%) CICS
2 2 (3.77%) FileNet
2 2 (3.77%) MQSeries
2 2 (3.77%) Documentum
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) FTP
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (64.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.89%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) PROIV
General
1 33 (62.26%) Banking
2 20 (37.74%) Finance
3 12 (22.64%) Retail
4 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Front Office
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.89%) Automotive
6 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Solutions Designer
1 19 (35.85%) Designer
2 8 (15.09%) Architect
2 8 (15.09%) Lead Designer
3 7 (13.21%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (13.21%) Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Programmer
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.89%) Server Support Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Security Specialist
8 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Server Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 1 (1.89%) Systems Programmer
8 1 (1.89%) Junior
8 1 (1.89%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) J2EE
3 2 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) XSD
3 2 (3.77%) JMS
3 2 (3.77%) WSDL
3 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.77%) Spring
4 1 (1.89%) Java EE
4 1 (1.89%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) SWIFT
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.77%) AS400
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) VSAM
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) iSeries
5 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) UNIX
2 8 (15.09%) zOS
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) VMS
4 1 (1.89%) MVS
4 1 (1.89%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) AIX
4 1 (1.89%) HPUX
4 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (39.62%) SOA
2 15 (28.30%) SDLC
3 6 (11.32%) Logistics
4 5 (9.43%) Unit Testing
4 5 (9.43%) Change Management
4 5 (9.43%) E-business
4 5 (9.43%) Validation
5 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.77%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.77%) Budget Control
7 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.77%) Release Management
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) COBOL
2 6 (11.32%) Java
3 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.89%) VBA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) RACF
2 2 (3.77%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) zSecure
2 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) IBM
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 2 (3.77%) TOWER Software
2 2 (3.77%) Pega
3 1 (1.89%) Lumension
3 1 (1.89%) Apigee
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) EMC
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix
3 1 (1.89%) CA
3 1 (1.89%) Novell
3 1 (1.89%) Veritas
3 1 (1.89%) Reuters
3 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec
3 1 (1.89%) Remedy
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee