The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 684 589 552
Rank change year-on-year
-95 -37
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 214 361 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.85% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 158 268 323
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £77,800 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,500 £49,000
% change year-on-year
+7.52% -5.10%
Mainframe
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
37835 42555 43066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.28% 42.36% 40.21%
Number of salaries quoted 31351 34388 33808
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mainframe
Salary Trend in England

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in England

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in England

Mainframe
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 75 £52,500 -19.23% 4
South East +36 61 £57,500 +9.52% 3
North West +3 22 £47,250 -5.50% 7
East of England +27 16 £38,500 -2.09% 2
South West -26 14 £35,000 -24.53% 1
East Midlands -37 10 - -
Yorkshire +19 9 £49,500 +16.47% 2
North East +10 9 £42,750 - 1
West Midlands -20 1 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 208 (42.80%) Finance
2 160 (32.92%) COBOL
3 156 (32.10%) SQL
4 150 (30.86%) IBM
5 142 (29.22%) DB2
6 133 (27.37%) Unix
7 128 (26.34%) Java
8 122 (25.10%) JCL
9 107 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (21.81%) SDLC
11 105 (21.60%) Windows
12 98 (20.16%) CICS
13 95 (19.55%) Degree
14 89 (18.31%) Oracle
15 84 (17.28%) IBM Mainframe
16 76 (15.64%) Microsoft
17 72 (14.81%) QA
18 70 (14.40%) XML
18 70 (14.40%) ITIL
19 68 (13.99%) Linux
20 62 (12.76%) VSAM
21 60 (12.35%) Banking
21 60 (12.35%) HTML
22 55 (11.32%) Computer Science
23 53 (10.91%) Web Services
24 50 (10.29%) IIS
25 49 (10.08%) .NET
25 49 (10.08%) RAD
26 45 (9.26%) Waterfall
27 44 (9.05%) SQL Server

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 98 (20.16%) CICS
2 50 (10.29%) IIS
3 18 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.88%) MQSeries
5 10 (2.06%) SAS
6 9 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.03%) JBoss
8 5 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.82%) Jetty
9 4 (0.82%) PegaRULES
9 4 (0.82%) StreamWeaver
10 3 (0.62%) Exstream Dialogue
11 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.41%) Apache
11 2 (0.41%) FileNet
11 2 (0.41%) Mule
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (8.64%) MS Office
2 27 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (5.76%) VisionPLUS
2 3 (0.62%) Exstream
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.09%) SaaS
2 9 (1.85%) GitHub
3 3 (0.62%) Office 365
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Force.com
4 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.88%) LAN
1 14 (2.88%) SAN
2 11 (2.26%) NAS
2 11 (2.26%) Network Security
2 11 (2.26%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.26%) WAN
3 10 (2.06%) Firewall
3 10 (2.06%) HTTP
3 10 (2.06%) Internet
4 5 (1.03%) ATM
4 5 (1.03%) FTP
4 5 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (1.03%) VPN
5 4 (0.82%) MPLS
6 3 (0.62%) SMTP
7 2 (0.41%) DNS
7 2 (0.41%) LDAP
7 2 (0.41%) SNA
7 2 (0.41%) Wireless
7 2 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (29.22%) DB2
2 44 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 9 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.44%) DataStage
6 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.23%) SAS EBI
7 5 (1.03%) MS Access
7 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.82%) Easytrieve
8 4 (0.82%) MySQL
9 3 (0.62%) Adabas
10 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.41%) GIS
11 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.21%) HBase
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (4.12%) JIRA
3 17 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.06%) JMeter
4 10 (2.06%) LoadRunner
5 9 (1.85%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.85%) JUnit
6 7 (1.44%) Selenium
6 7 (1.44%) Selenium IDE
6 7 (1.44%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.23%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.82%) Maven
8 4 (0.82%) Subversion
8 4 (0.82%) XPEDITER
9 3 (0.62%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.62%) Firebug
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.62%) The Grinder
9 3 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 208 (42.80%) Finance
2 60 (12.35%) Banking
3 40 (8.23%) Retail
4 27 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 16 (3.29%) Advertising
6 9 (1.85%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.65%) Back Office
7 8 (1.65%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.44%) Marketing
8 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.03%) Front Office
9 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.82%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.62%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 93 (19.14%) Developer
2 71 (14.61%) Analyst
3 42 (8.64%) Architect
4 38 (7.82%) COBOL Developer
5 34 (7.00%) Java Developer
6 30 (6.17%) DB2 Developer
7 29 (5.97%) Mainframe Developer
8 23 (4.73%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (4.53%) Business Systems Analyst
10 21 (4.32%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.12%) Team Leader
12 19 (3.91%) Project Manager
12 19 (3.91%) Technical Leader
13 18 (3.70%) IT Manager
13 18 (3.70%) QA Engineer
13 18 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
14 17 (3.50%) Consultant
14 17 (3.50%) Test Manager
15 16 (3.29%) Lead Developer
15 16 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (14.40%) XML
2 60 (12.35%) HTML
3 53 (10.91%) Web Services
4 49 (10.08%) .NET
5 33 (6.79%) ASP.NET
6 26 (5.35%) Middleware
7 25 (5.14%) XSL
8 24 (4.94%) Spring
9 18 (3.70%) HTML5
9 18 (3.70%) JSP
10 17 (3.50%) J2EE
11 10 (2.06%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.85%) JSON
12 9 (1.85%) REST
12 9 (1.85%) SOAP
13 8 (1.65%) ISPF
14 7 (1.44%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.44%) CSS
14 7 (1.44%) JMS
15 6 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 84 (17.28%) IBM Mainframe
2 62 (12.76%) VSAM
3 55 (11.32%) Computer Science
4 42 (8.64%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (6.79%) Data Centre
7 19 (3.91%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.67%) Statistics
9 11 (2.26%) AS400
9 11 (2.26%) DataPower
9 11 (2.26%) iSeries
10 10 (2.06%) Mathematics
10 10 (2.06%) Social Media
11 9 (1.85%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.65%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.65%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.65%) Online Banking
13 7 (1.44%) Clustering
13 7 (1.44%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 133 (27.37%) Unix
2 105 (21.60%) Windows
3 68 (13.99%) Linux
4 36 (7.41%) zOS
5 35 (7.20%) AIX
6 24 (4.94%) MVS
7 19 (3.91%) Solaris
8 18 (3.70%) Windows Server
9 14 (2.88%) OS/390
10 9 (1.85%) Android
10 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.03%) OS/2
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.21%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) VME
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (21.81%) SDLC
3 70 (14.40%) ITIL
4 49 (10.08%) RAD
5 45 (9.26%) Waterfall
6 39 (8.02%) Risk Management
6 39 (8.02%) Software Engineering
7 37 (7.61%) SOA
8 35 (7.20%) Change Management
9 34 (7.00%) Automated Testing
9 34 (7.00%) MVC
9 34 (7.00%) Project Management
10 33 (6.79%) TDD
11 31 (6.38%) Test Scripting
12 30 (6.17%) Service Management
12 30 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (5.56%) Functional Testing
13 27 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 26 (5.35%) Regression Testing
15 25 (5.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 160 (32.92%) COBOL
2 156 (32.10%) SQL
3 128 (26.34%) Java
4 122 (25.10%) JCL
5 37 (7.61%) REXX
6 33 (6.79%) JavaScript
7 28 (5.76%) VB
8 27 (5.56%) C#
9 24 (4.94%) CLIST
10 16 (3.29%) C
11 9 (1.85%) Python
12 6 (1.23%) Assembly Language
12 6 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.82%) Perl
13 4 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.41%) NATURAL
14 2 (0.41%) PL/1
14 2 (0.41%) VBA
15 1 (0.21%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 95 (19.55%) Degree
2 26 (5.35%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.32%) ISEB
4 11 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.44%) CISSP
6 7 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.23%) SAS Certification
8 5 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.82%) CISM
9 4 (0.82%) PhD
9 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.41%) CCNA
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.21%) CEH
12 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.21%) CISA
12 1 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (14.81%) QA
2 14 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.67%) SLA
4 10 (2.06%) COBIT
5 5 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.82%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.41%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.41%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.47%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.23%) RACF
4 6 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.82%) XenApp
5 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.62%) ACF2
6 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.21%) NFS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.21%) SRDF
8 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.06%) SCCM
3 6 (1.23%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.03%) Puppet
5 4 (0.82%) Control-M
6 3 (0.62%) CA Endevor
6 3 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.41%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.21%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 150 (30.86%) IBM
2 89 (18.31%) Oracle
3 76 (15.64%) Microsoft
4 40 (8.23%) Cognizant
5 28 (5.76%) HP
5 28 (5.76%) VMware
6 23 (4.73%) Redback
7 21 (4.32%) TSYS
8 20 (4.12%) Ab Initio
9 17 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (2.67%) Citrix
11 12 (2.47%) webMethods
12 11 (2.26%) CA
12 11 (2.26%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.85%) Informatica
14 8 (1.65%) ATG
14 8 (1.65%) Software AG
15 7 (1.44%) Cisco
15 7 (1.44%) Rally
16 6 (1.23%) Pega
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