The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 449 521 483
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -38
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 184 138 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 127 91 97
Average salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £37,800
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £100,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Mainframe
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
19702 22858 20597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 44.26% 46.43% 44.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16027 18430 16840
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,920 £32,500 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in London

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in London

Mainframe
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 35 £55,000 -4.34% 6
Bromley +22 8 £60,000 -
Docklands, London - 6 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £50,000 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 184 (50.97%) Finance
2 159 (44.04%) DB2
3 132 (36.57%) IBM
4 130 (36.01%) Banking
5 116 (32.13%) CICS
6 114 (31.58%) Oracle
7 111 (30.75%) Java
8 106 (29.36%) SQL
9 88 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (23.27%) COBOL
10 84 (23.27%) Windows
11 83 (22.99%) Linux
12 73 (20.22%) WebSphere
13 72 (19.94%) UNIX
13 72 (19.94%) XML
14 70 (19.39%) Middleware
15 68 (18.84%) SQL Server
16 67 (18.56%) Solaris
17 63 (17.45%) Retail
17 63 (17.45%) Performance Tuning
18 58 (16.07%) HTML
18 58 (16.07%) SAN
19 55 (15.24%) SOA
19 55 (15.24%) Web Services
20 54 (14.96%) Apache
20 54 (14.96%) EMC
21 53 (14.68%) Cisco
21 53 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
22 52 (14.40%) JavaScript
23 50 (13.85%) .NET

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the 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
1 116 (32.13%) CICS
2 73 (20.22%) WebSphere
3 54 (14.96%) Apache
4 48 (13.30%) Tomcat
5 47 (13.02%) IIS
5 47 (13.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 47 (13.02%) Oracle Coherence
6 24 (6.65%) MQSeries
7 16 (4.43%) SharePoint
8 13 (3.60%) Documentum
8 13 (3.60%) FileNet
9 12 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.66%) SAS
11 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.77%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 47 (13.02%) RMDS
2 5 (1.39%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 5 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.39%) BASE24
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.66%) IaaS
3 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.07%) SAN
2 50 (13.85%) LAN
2 50 (13.85%) WAN
3 47 (13.02%) HTTP
3 47 (13.02%) NAS
3 47 (13.02%) FCoE
3 47 (13.02%) Fibre Channel
3 47 (13.02%) Multicast
4 27 (7.48%) TCP/IP
5 13 (3.60%) FTP
6 12 (3.32%) Firewall
7 11 (3.05%) ATM
8 7 (1.94%) Internet
9 6 (1.66%) SMS
10 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.11%) Wireless
11 3 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.83%) VLAN
11 3 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (44.04%) DB2
2 68 (18.84%) SQL Server
3 47 (13.02%) Hadoop
3 47 (13.02%) HBase
4 32 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.05%) MS Access
6 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (1.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 6 (1.66%) Ingres
9 4 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.83%) OLTP
10 3 (0.83%) OLAP
11 2 (0.55%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
1 6 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.39%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.39%) Rational Rose
2 5 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.39%) Toad
2 5 (1.39%) PROIV
3 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
3 2 (0.55%) Subversion
3 2 (0.55%) Maven
3 2 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 184 (50.97%) Finance
2 130 (36.01%) Banking
3 63 (17.45%) Retail
4 27 (7.48%) Marketing
5 20 (5.54%) Financial Institution
6 15 (4.16%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.49%) International Banking
8 8 (2.22%) Legal
9 6 (1.66%) Billing
10 5 (1.39%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.83%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.55%) Back Office
12 2 (0.55%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (32.69%) Architect
2 62 (17.17%) Solutions Architect
3 43 (11.91%) Consultant
3 43 (11.91%) Infrastructure Architect
4 33 (9.14%) Lead Architect
5 31 (8.59%) Designer
6 20 (5.54%) Technical Specialist
6 20 (5.54%) Developer
7 19 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 19 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 16 (4.43%) Project Manager
9 15 (4.16%) Development Manager
9 15 (4.16%) Technical Consultant
9 15 (4.16%) Solutions Designer
10 14 (3.88%) Operations Manager
11 13 (3.60%) Analyst
11 13 (3.60%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
12 12 (3.32%) Programmer
13 10 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (19.94%) XML
2 70 (19.39%) Middleware
3 58 (16.07%) HTML
4 55 (15.24%) Web Services
5 50 (13.85%) .NET
6 49 (13.57%) XSLT
7 47 (13.02%) Rendezvous
7 47 (13.02%) Ultra Messaging
8 44 (12.19%) J2EE
9 22 (6.09%) ISPF
10 16 (4.43%) .NET Framework
11 14 (3.88%) XSD
12 13 (3.60%) WSDL
13 12 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (3.05%) JMS
15 6 (1.66%) FIX Protocol
16 5 (1.39%) Spring
17 4 (1.11%) Java EE
17 4 (1.11%) JNDI
17 4 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (9.97%) IBM Mainframe
3 33 (9.14%) SWIFT
4 27 (7.48%) Management Information System
5 26 (7.20%) Client/Server
6 14 (3.88%) Cryptography
7 11 (3.05%) Data Extraction
8 10 (2.77%) PMI
8 10 (2.77%) AS400
9 9 (2.49%) Open Source
10 8 (2.22%) iPad
11 6 (1.66%) EMV
11 6 (1.66%) Tandem
12 4 (1.11%) Clustering
13 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.83%) CMDB
14 2 (0.55%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
15 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 84 (23.27%) Windows
2 83 (22.99%) Linux
3 72 (19.94%) UNIX
4 67 (18.56%) Solaris
5 20 (5.54%) AIX
6 19 (5.26%) zOS
7 12 (3.32%) MVS
8 9 (2.49%) VMS
9 7 (1.94%) HPUX
10 5 (1.39%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (24.38%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (17.45%) Performance Tuning
3 55 (15.24%) SOA
4 46 (12.74%) Benchmarking
4 46 (12.74%) Project Management
5 41 (11.36%) Change Management
6 40 (11.08%) Risk Management
7 38 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 36 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (8.86%) Data Modelling
11 29 (8.03%) TOGAF
12 27 (7.48%) Service Management
13 25 (6.93%) ETL
14 24 (6.65%) Waterfall
15 23 (6.37%) Zachman Framework
16 22 (6.09%) Coaching
17 21 (5.82%) OO
17 21 (5.82%) Service Delivery
18 20 (5.54%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (30.75%) Java
2 106 (29.36%) SQL
3 84 (23.27%) COBOL
4 52 (14.40%) JavaScript
5 43 (11.91%) JCL
6 21 (5.82%) C#
7 16 (4.43%) Perl
7 16 (4.43%) PL/SQL
8 11 (3.05%) C++
9 9 (2.49%) Assembly Language
9 9 (2.49%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.49%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.49%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.94%) LINC
12 6 (1.66%) PL/1
12 6 (1.66%) C
13 5 (1.39%) VB
14 4 (1.11%) Python
14 4 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (9.42%) Degree
2 13 (3.60%) PMI Certification
3 9 (2.49%) CISM
4 8 (2.22%) CISA
5 5 (1.39%) ISEB
6 4 (1.11%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.83%) CISSP
7 3 (0.83%) PMP
8 2 (0.55%) QiCA
9 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (13.02%) QA
2 11 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.49%) COBIT
3 9 (2.49%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.66%) FATCA
5 5 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.39%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (13.57%) Oracle RAC
2 47 (13.02%) SRDF
2 47 (13.02%) NFS
3 18 (4.99%) RACF
4 13 (3.60%) ACF2
5 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.11%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.83%) vSphere
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (4.16%) CA Endevor
2 12 (3.32%) Tivoli
3 9 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.11%) CA Single Sign-On
5 4 (1.11%) Puppet
5 4 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.11%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.28%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 132 (36.57%) IBM
2 114 (31.58%) Oracle
3 54 (14.96%) EMC
4 53 (14.68%) Cisco
5 47 (13.02%) Sybase
5 47 (13.02%) Intel
5 47 (13.02%) NetApp
5 47 (13.02%) TIBCO
5 47 (13.02%) DataSynapse
6 45 (12.47%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.16%) SAP
8 14 (3.88%) HP
9 13 (3.60%) Business Objects
10 12 (3.32%) Pega
11 11 (3.05%) Hyperion
12 9 (2.49%) Cognos
13 8 (2.22%) Unisys
13 8 (2.22%) Sun
14 7 (1.94%) Cognizant
14 7 (1.94%) VMware
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