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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 871 902 943
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +41
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 55 56 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.052% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 30 26 34
Median salary £46,250 £46,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,225 £25,750 £38,300
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £41,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.15%

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
41482 43347 48422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.05% 40.56% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 33660 34320 38834
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 25 May 2016 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 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 25 May 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 +25 50 £60,000 +26.31% 8
South East +32 19 £62,500 +41.24% 3
London +1 19 £65,000 +20.93% 1
Surrey +11 8 £62,500 +108.33% 1
West Sussex - 8 £45,000 -
Egham - 8 £62,500 - 1
East Midlands +10 7 £23,250 -3.12%
Nottingham - 5 - -
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
City of London +48 4 - -
Glasgow -8 4 £23,000 -6.12% 1
Scotland -8 4 £23,000 -6.12% 1
Burgess Hill - 3 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire +12 2 £23,250 -3.12%
Wellingborough +1 2 £23,250 -3.12%
Crawley - 2 £45,000 -
Bracknell - 2 £82,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,250 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £82,500 - 2
North East - 2 £35,250 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,250 - 1
Manchester +4 1 £45,000 -14.28%
North West +3 1 £45,000 -2.70% 1
Wales - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £47,500 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 119 (100.00%) IBM
1 119 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 41 (34.45%) JCL
2 41 (34.45%) Windows
3 39 (32.77%) DB2
3 39 (32.77%) Finance
4 36 (30.25%) COBOL
5 34 (28.57%) Linux
5 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (27.73%) Unix
6 33 (27.73%) Banking
7 28 (23.53%) Java
8 27 (22.69%) SQL
8 27 (22.69%) AS400
9 23 (19.33%) CICS
9 23 (19.33%) Degree
9 23 (19.33%) Mathematics
10 21 (17.65%) Computer Science
11 19 (15.97%) Firewall
11 19 (15.97%) VMware
11 19 (15.97%) Retail
12 17 (14.29%) Information Security
12 17 (14.29%) Security Management
12 17 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 17 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (14.29%) SDLC
13 15 (12.61%) CISSP
14 14 (11.76%) MVS
14 14 (11.76%) Threat Management

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 23 (19.33%) CICS
2 10 (8.40%) WebSphere
3 9 (7.56%) MQSeries
3 9 (7.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.97%) Firewall
2 17 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.84%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (32.77%) DB2
2 5 (4.20%) Big Data
3 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.52%) DataStage
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.68%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.84%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) JUnit
2 1 (0.84%) ERwin
2 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.84%) Subversion
2 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (32.77%) Finance
2 33 (27.73%) Banking
3 19 (15.97%) Retail
4 6 (5.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Analyst
2 17 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 17 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 14 (11.76%) Technical Leader
4 13 (10.92%) Developer
4 13 (10.92%) Senior Security Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.56%) Team Leader
5 9 (7.56%) Technical Specialist
6 8 (6.72%) Java Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Mainframe Operator
6 8 (6.72%) Senior Java Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.72%) Technical Team Leader
7 6 (5.04%) Lead Developer
7 6 (5.04%) Mainframe Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Development Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Lead Java Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) XML
2 10 (8.40%) Middleware
3 6 (5.04%) ISPF
3 6 (5.04%) Web Services
4 5 (4.20%) .NET
4 5 (4.20%) CSS
4 5 (4.20%) HTML
4 5 (4.20%) POSIX
5 4 (3.36%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (2.52%) J2EE
6 3 (2.52%) jQuery
6 3 (2.52%) JSON
6 3 (2.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 119 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 34 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (22.69%) AS400
4 23 (19.33%) Mathematics
5 21 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 17 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
7 10 (8.40%) DataPower
7 10 (8.40%) VSAM
8 6 (5.04%) SWIFT
9 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (3.36%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.84%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.45%) Windows
2 34 (28.57%) Linux
3 33 (27.73%) Unix
4 14 (11.76%) MVS
5 13 (10.92%) zOS
6 11 (9.24%) AIX
7 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) Information Security
1 17 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
1 17 (14.29%) SDLC
1 17 (14.29%) Security Management
2 14 (11.76%) Threat Management
3 13 (10.92%) Mentoring
3 13 (10.92%) TDD
4 12 (10.08%) Content Management
5 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.40%) Line Management
5 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
6 9 (7.56%) Software Engineering
6 9 (7.56%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (6.72%) Coaching
7 8 (6.72%) SOA
7 8 (6.72%) UML
8 6 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.04%) Network Management
9 5 (4.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (34.45%) JCL
2 36 (30.25%) COBOL
3 28 (23.53%) Java
4 27 (22.69%) SQL
5 13 (10.92%) Ruby
6 8 (6.72%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.20%) Assembly Language
7 5 (4.20%) C
8 2 (1.68%) Perl
8 2 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.68%) VB
9 1 (0.84%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.84%) REXX
Qualifications
1 23 (19.33%) Degree
2 15 (12.61%) CISSP
3 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.76%) QA
2 9 (7.56%) ISO27002
2 9 (7.56%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.88%) SLA
4 2 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.68%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 7 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Tivoli
2 7 (5.88%) CA Endevor
3 6 (5.04%) Control-M
4 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 119 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (15.97%) VMware
3 11 (9.24%) Oracle
4 7 (5.88%) BMC
4 7 (5.88%) Remedy
5 6 (5.04%) Cognizant
6 5 (4.20%) Syncsort
7 3 (2.52%) Software AG
8 2 (1.68%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.68%) CA
8 2 (1.68%) HP
8 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.68%) Splunk
8 2 (1.68%) webMethods
9 1 (0.84%) Compuware
9 1 (0.84%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.84%) Intel
9 1 (0.84%) TOWER Software
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