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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
UK
Rank 816 846 885
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +39
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 29 81 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.081% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 59 42
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,748
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -1.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%

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
34067 42666 41748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.52% 42.61% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27749 34235 33844
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
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 18 January 2017 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 13 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +25 28 £52,500 -4.54% 1
London +41 12 £75,000 +30.43% 1
South East +35 10 £52,500 -8.69%
Cheshire +21 6 £37,500 +55.21%
North West -14 6 £37,500 +2.04%
Berkshire - 6 £52,500 -
South West +17 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Surrey - 3 £52,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £37,500 -
Wilmslow -16 2 £33,673 +39.37%
Scotland +25 1 £25,000 -39.02%
Glasgow +18 1 £25,000 -30.55%
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 44 (100.00%) IBM
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (52.27%) JCL
3 18 (40.91%) CICS
4 15 (34.09%) COBOL
5 14 (31.82%) DB2
5 14 (31.82%) Unix
5 14 (31.82%) Finance
6 13 (29.55%) Oracle
6 13 (29.55%) Java
7 11 (25.00%) SQL
7 11 (25.00%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) MVS
8 10 (22.73%) UML
8 10 (22.73%) SDLC
9 8 (18.18%) AS400
9 8 (18.18%) Retail
9 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (15.91%) Banking
10 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.91%) Windows
10 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.91%) zOS
10 7 (15.91%) RACF
11 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution
11 6 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
12 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (11.36%) Degree
12 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking

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 18 (40.91%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) IaaS
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) DB2
2 2 (4.55%) Easytrieve
3 1 (2.27%) IMS/DB
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Retail
3 7 (15.91%) Banking
4 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution
5 5 (11.36%) Publishing
5 5 (11.36%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) CICS Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) COBOL Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Programmer
3 9 (20.45%) Analyst Programmer
3 9 (20.45%) CICS Programmer
3 9 (20.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 9 (20.45%) COBOL Programmer
3 9 (20.45%) DB2 Programmer
4 8 (18.18%) Architect
5 7 (15.91%) Mainframe Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (13.64%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 6 (13.64%) Mainframe Architect
6 6 (13.64%) Mainframe Programmer
6 6 (13.64%) MVS Programmer
7 5 (11.36%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) IT Analyst
7 5 (11.36%) Solutions Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) ISPF
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (18.18%) AS400
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
5 5 (11.36%) Online Banking
6 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
6 4 (9.09%) Private Cloud
7 3 (6.82%) iSeries
7 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
7 3 (6.82%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Unix
2 10 (22.73%) MVS
3 7 (15.91%) Windows
3 7 (15.91%) zOS
4 5 (11.36%) Linux
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) SDLC
2 10 (22.73%) UML
3 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (11.36%) CRM
5 5 (11.36%) Defect Management
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.36%) ITSM
5 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Wealth Management
6 4 (9.09%) Information Security
6 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) JCL
2 15 (34.09%) COBOL
3 13 (29.55%) Java
4 11 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) RPG
5 3 (6.82%) RPG IV
6 2 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) CLIST
6 2 (4.55%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) RACF
2 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.27%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.27%) zSecure
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) IBM
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.36%) EMC
4 5 (11.36%) Hitachi
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) CA
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Intel
6 1 (2.27%) Sun