The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 218 257 229
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -28
Permanent jobs citing JCL 14 6 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.087% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.17% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 20
Average salary £47,500 £54,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.03% +8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,533 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-22.93% -
JCL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2836 3489 3878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.31% 50.52% 59.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2425 3083 3377
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing JCL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

JCL
Salary Trend in the North West

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

JCL Salary Trend in the North West

JCL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing JCL across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

JCL Salary Histogram in the North West

JCL
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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
Lancashire - 11 £47,500 -
Cheshire +24 1 £25,500 -52.77%
Manchester +23 1 £32,500 -39.81%
JCL
England

JCL
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 20 (100.00%) IBM
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (85.00%) COBOL
3 15 (75.00%) CICS
4 14 (70.00%) Finance
5 10 (50.00%) VSAM
5 10 (50.00%) Banking
5 10 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
6 7 (35.00%) DB2
7 6 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (20.00%) ISPF
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) zOS
9 3 (15.00%) REXX
9 3 (15.00%) Java
10 2 (10.00%) AIX
10 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
10 2 (10.00%) Lotus
10 2 (10.00%) Xymon
10 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
11 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
11 1 (5.00%) Retail
11 1 (5.00%) MVS

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region citing JCL 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 JCL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (75.00%) CICS
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 12 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 11 (55.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 11 (55.00%) Senior Mainframe Developer
4 7 (35.00%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (50.00%) VSAM
3 6 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
1 4 (20.00%) zOS
2 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) COBOL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Xymon
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Lotus