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 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 893 893 939
Rank change year-on-year
0 +46
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 17 70 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.064% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 53 24
Median salary £56,250 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +7.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £39,300 £36,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.88%

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
38602 46389 45906
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.95% 42.40% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 31520 37329 35834
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +5 15 £70,000 +36.58%
London +15 6 - -
South East +32 4 £70,000 +50.53%
Bracknell - 4 £70,000 -
Berkshire - 4 £70,000 -
Bristol - 3 £42,500 -
South West - 3 £42,500 -
Scotland +14 2 £40,500 -11.95%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £35,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £35,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £40,500 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 84 (100.00%) IBM
1 84 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 46 (54.76%) JCL
3 42 (50.00%) DB2
4 40 (47.62%) COBOL
5 35 (41.67%) Banking
6 34 (40.48%) Finance
7 30 (35.71%) Java
7 30 (35.71%) CICS
8 26 (30.95%) Retail
9 25 (29.76%) Unix
10 23 (27.38%) SQL
11 20 (23.81%) Financial Institution
12 19 (22.62%) VSAM
13 18 (21.43%) XML
13 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (20.24%) Oracle
15 16 (19.05%) Windows
15 16 (19.05%) MVS
16 14 (16.67%) UML
16 14 (16.67%) Mentoring
17 13 (15.48%) SDLC
18 12 (14.29%) QA
18 12 (14.29%) Cognizant
19 11 (13.10%) Linux
19 11 (13.10%) AIX
19 11 (13.10%) SaaS
20 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
20 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
21 9 (10.71%) DataPower

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 30 (35.71%) CICS
2 9 (10.71%) MQSeries
3 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.57%) IBM Domino
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (50.00%) DB2
2 4 (4.76%) Easytrieve
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) XPEDITER
2 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 35 (41.67%) Banking
2 34 (40.48%) Finance
3 26 (30.95%) Retail
4 20 (23.81%) Financial Institution
5 8 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Technical Leader
2 16 (19.05%) Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Analyst
3 14 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 14 (16.67%) Technical Team Leader
4 13 (15.48%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (9.52%) Banking Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) IT Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Solutions Analyst
5 8 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 7 (8.33%) Architect
6 7 (8.33%) Integration Architect
6 7 (8.33%) Lead Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Mainframe Software Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Programmer
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.43%) XML
2 9 (10.71%) Middleware
3 4 (4.76%) .NET
3 4 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (3.57%) ISPF
5 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.38%) J2EE
5 2 (2.38%) JSON
5 2 (2.38%) Spring
5 2 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 84 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (22.62%) VSAM
3 18 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.71%) DataPower
5 8 (9.52%) Online Banking
6 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.57%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.38%) AS400
8 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.76%) Unix
2 16 (19.05%) MVS
2 16 (19.05%) Windows
3 11 (13.10%) AIX
3 11 (13.10%) Linux
4 7 (8.33%) zOS
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 14 (16.67%) UML
2 13 (15.48%) SDLC
3 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.71%) SOA
5 8 (9.52%) CRM
5 8 (9.52%) Wealth Management
6 7 (8.33%) ArchiMate
6 7 (8.33%) ETL
6 7 (8.33%) ITIL
6 7 (8.33%) Project Governance
6 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.95%) Waterfall
9 4 (4.76%) Coaching
9 4 (4.76%) Presales
9 4 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (54.76%) JCL
2 40 (47.62%) COBOL
3 30 (35.71%) Java
4 23 (27.38%) SQL
5 7 (8.33%) REXX
6 4 (4.76%) Perl
6 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.76%) VB
7 3 (3.57%) CLIST
8 2 (2.38%) C#
8 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Time Sharing Option
1 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (3.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) CA Endevor
2 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 84 (100.00%) IBM
2 17 (20.24%) Oracle
3 12 (14.29%) Cognizant
4 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.33%) Ab Initio
5 7 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (8.33%) Software AG
5 7 (8.33%) webMethods
6 4 (4.76%) CA
6 4 (4.76%) Syncsort
7 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.57%) BMC
7 3 (3.57%) HP
7 3 (3.57%) Remedy