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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 830 842 832
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 61 54 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.047% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 44
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £33,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £52,500 £69,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44549 44937 43443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.90% 38.86% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 35843 35005 35130
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 24 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
England +24 52 £52,500 +23.52% 15
East Midlands +29 20 £24,000 -37.25% 4
London +21 18 £55,000 +4.76%
Northamptonshire +10 13 £24,000 - 1
Scotland +11 9 £46,000 -
Edinburgh +4 9 £46,000 -
City of London - 9 £55,000 -
South East +12 8 £49,500 -1.00% 1
Wellingborough - 8 £24,000 - 1
North West -14 7 £60,000 +36.36% 9
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Milton Keynes -11 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Nottingham - 5 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 - - 3
Manchester +6 4 £60,000 +27.65% 1
Northampton - 3 £52,500 -
Crawley - 3 £45,000 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £45,000 - 8
Burnley - 2 £45,000 - 8
Leicestershire +15 1 £65,000 +69.93%
Leicester +7 1 £65,000 +69.93%
Knutsford -1 1 £38,500 -12.50%
Cheshire -10 1 £38,500 -12.50%

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 129 (100.00%) IBM
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 64 (49.61%) JCL
3 58 (44.96%) DB2
4 48 (37.21%) CICS
5 47 (36.43%) Banking
6 45 (34.88%) COBOL
7 44 (34.11%) Finance
8 43 (33.33%) UNIX
9 32 (24.81%) SDLC
10 28 (21.71%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (21.71%) Change Management
11 26 (20.16%) Retail
12 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
13 23 (17.83%) AS400
14 21 (16.28%) Tivoli
14 21 (16.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 17 (13.18%) zOS
15 17 (13.18%) Java
15 17 (13.18%) Mentoring
16 14 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (10.08%) QA
17 13 (10.08%) Windows
18 12 (9.30%) CA Endevor
19 11 (8.53%) SWIFT
19 11 (8.53%) Problem Management
19 11 (8.53%) VSAM
19 11 (8.53%) Linux
19 11 (8.53%) REXX
19 11 (8.53%) Coaching

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 48 (37.21%) CICS
2 10 (7.75%) MTS
3 9 (6.98%) JBoss
4 4 (3.10%) SAS
5 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) ProductWriter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.88%) ATM
3 3 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (44.96%) DB2
2 7 (5.43%) Easytrieve
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.33%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.33%) Pentaho
4 3 (2.33%) DataStage
5 1 (0.78%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Subversion
2 3 (2.33%) Maven
2 3 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (36.43%) Banking
2 44 (34.11%) Finance
3 26 (20.16%) Retail
4 4 (3.10%) Legal
5 2 (1.55%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (14.73%) Developer
2 13 (10.08%) Analyst
3 12 (9.30%) Computer Operator
4 11 (8.53%) Mainframe Operator
5 10 (7.75%) Technical Leader
6 9 (6.98%) Data Centre Operator
7 8 (6.20%) Environment Manager
7 8 (6.20%) Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.43%) Technical Specialist
8 7 (5.43%) Mainframe Architect
9 6 (4.65%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.65%) Mainframe Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Technical Specialist
11 4 (3.10%) COBOL Developer
11 4 (3.10%) Consultant
11 4 (3.10%) IT Consultant
12 3 (2.33%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.33%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) ISPF
1 6 (4.65%) Middleware
2 4 (3.10%) HTML
3 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 3 (2.33%) CSS
4 2 (1.55%) Web Services
4 2 (1.55%) XML
5 1 (0.78%) JMS
5 1 (0.78%) WSDL
5 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.78%) WCF
5 1 (0.78%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.78%) JSP
5 1 (0.78%) Servlets
5 1 (0.78%) Struts
5 1 (0.78%) J2EE
5 1 (0.78%) EJB
5 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 28 (21.71%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
4 23 (17.83%) AS400
5 11 (8.53%) VSAM
5 11 (8.53%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) PKI
6 3 (2.33%) Tandem
6 3 (2.33%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.78%) IVR
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.33%) UNIX
2 17 (13.18%) zOS
3 13 (10.08%) Windows
4 11 (8.53%) Linux
5 4 (3.10%) AIX
6 3 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (0.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) SDLC
2 28 (21.71%) Change Management
3 17 (13.18%) Mentoring
4 14 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.53%) Problem Management
5 11 (8.53%) Coaching
6 9 (6.98%) Release Management
6 9 (6.98%) Data Centre Operations
7 8 (6.20%) Test Management
8 6 (4.65%) Waterfall
8 6 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.88%) Software Delivery
9 5 (3.88%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.88%) Service Management
10 3 (2.33%) Migration
10 3 (2.33%) Automated Testing
10 3 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.33%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (1.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 64 (49.61%) JCL
2 45 (34.88%) COBOL
3 17 (13.18%) Java
4 11 (8.53%) REXX
5 8 (6.20%) Assembly Language
5 8 (6.20%) Perl
6 6 (4.65%) SQL
7 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.33%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.55%) C#
10 1 (0.78%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.78%) R
10 1 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.78%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (16.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 10 (7.75%) RACF
3 9 (6.98%) ACF2
4 7 (5.43%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (16.28%) Tivoli
2 12 (9.30%) CA Endevor
3 10 (7.75%) zSecure
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (7.75%) TOWER Software
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.43%) Oracle
5 6 (4.65%) Remedy
6 5 (3.88%) BMC
7 3 (2.33%) CA
7 3 (2.33%) VMware
7 3 (2.33%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.55%) Lotus
9 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.78%) Sun
9 1 (0.78%) Intel
9 1 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.78%) Chordiant
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 5 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £22000 - £24500 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard Experian package
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Excellent benefits + Shift Allowance
Posted: 15 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Burnley
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago