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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 845 870 892
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +22
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 32 88 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.083% 0.073%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 29 64 44
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £42,200
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%

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
36816 45202 46174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.54% 42.56% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30051 36006 37313
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,433 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +20 32 £52,500 -4.54%
London +49 14 £75,000 +36.36%
South East +54 11 £52,500 -2.77%
North West -11 7 £37,500 -11.76%
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Berkshire - 6 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
South West - 4 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £52,500 -
Wilmslow - 2 £33,673 -
City of London +1 1 £65,000 +18.18%
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 66 (100.00%) IBM
1 66 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 38 (57.58%) JCL
3 29 (43.94%) CICS
3 29 (43.94%) DB2
4 27 (40.91%) COBOL
5 26 (39.39%) Finance
6 25 (37.88%) Java
7 21 (31.82%) SQL
8 20 (30.30%) Unix
9 19 (28.79%) Oracle
10 18 (27.27%) Retail
11 17 (25.76%) Banking
11 17 (25.76%) SDLC
12 16 (24.24%) MVS
13 15 (22.73%) ITIL
14 14 (21.21%) UML
14 14 (21.21%) Financial Institution
15 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 10 (15.15%) VSAM
16 10 (15.15%) Retail Banking
16 10 (15.15%) Online Banking
16 10 (15.15%) Wealth Management
16 10 (15.15%) CRM
16 10 (15.15%) MS Office
16 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
17 9 (13.64%) SaaS
17 9 (13.64%) zOS
17 9 (13.64%) Degree

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills 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 29 (43.94%) CICS
2 2 (3.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) SaaS
2 4 (6.06%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) SMTP
2 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.94%) DB2
2 5 (7.58%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.52%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) XPEDITER
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 18 (27.27%) Retail
3 17 (25.76%) Banking
4 14 (21.21%) Financial Institution
5 10 (15.15%) Retail Banking
6 5 (7.58%) Publishing
7 1 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 13 (19.70%) Architect
3 12 (18.18%) Programmer
4 11 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 10 (15.15%) Banking Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) CICS Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) COBOL Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) IT Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) Solutions Analyst
6 9 (13.64%) CICS Programmer
6 9 (13.64%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
6 9 (13.64%) COBOL Programmer
6 9 (13.64%) DB2 Programmer
7 7 (10.61%) Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Mainframe Analyst
7 7 (10.61%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Architect
8 6 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
8 6 (9.09%) MVS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) XML
2 4 (6.06%) ISPF
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 66 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (15.15%) Online Banking
2 10 (15.15%) VSAM
3 7 (10.61%) AS400
3 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.06%) Private Cloud
6 3 (4.55%) iSeries
6 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.03%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Unix
2 16 (24.24%) MVS
3 9 (13.64%) zOS
4 8 (12.12%) Windows
5 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.58%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) AIX
7 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) SDLC
2 15 (22.73%) ITIL
3 14 (21.21%) UML
4 10 (15.15%) CRM
4 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.15%) Wealth Management
5 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (7.58%) ArchiMate
7 5 (7.58%) Defect Management
7 5 (7.58%) ETL
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.58%) ITSM
7 5 (7.58%) Project Governance
7 5 (7.58%) SOA
7 5 (7.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.58%) TOGAF
7 5 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) JCL
2 27 (40.91%) COBOL
3 25 (37.88%) Java
4 21 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (10.61%) REXX
6 3 (4.55%) CLIST
6 3 (4.55%) RPG
6 3 (4.55%) RPG IV
7 2 (3.03%) C#
7 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) RACF
2 5 (7.58%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (7.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Control-M
3 1 (1.52%) zSecure
Vendors
1 66 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (28.79%) Oracle
3 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.58%) Ab Initio
4 5 (7.58%) EMC
4 5 (7.58%) Hitachi
4 5 (7.58%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (7.58%) Software AG
4 5 (7.58%) webMethods
5 4 (6.06%) Syncsort
5 4 (6.06%) VMware
6 3 (4.55%) Cognizant
7 2 (3.03%) CA
8 1 (1.52%) HP
8 1 (1.52%) Intel
8 1 (1.52%) Sun