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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 821 843 798
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -45
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 74 83 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.070% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 58 46 69
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £33,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £44,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -4.34%

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
43762 46717 43458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.06% 39.67% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34770 37029 35380
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 July 2015 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 25 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 6 July 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 +15 63 £52,500 +19.31% 2
East Midlands +22 24 £52,500 +28.83% 1
Northamptonshire - 22 £52,500 -
North West -8 17 £47,500 -5.00%
London +20 14 £62,500 +2.04%
Scotland +10 11 £45,500 +97.82% 2
Edinburgh +10 8 £46,000 - 2
South East +2 8 £47,500 -5.00%
Northampton - 8 £52,500 -
Cheshire 0 7 £47,500 +13.09%
Manchester -1 7 £60,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £52,500 +10.52%
Milton Keynes -9 6 £52,500 +10.52%
Wellingborough - 6 £24,000 -
Wilmslow - 3 £28,500 -
Glasgow -3 2 £24,500 +6.52%
Leicestershire +20 1 £65,000 +59.50%
Leicester +8 1 £65,000 +59.50%
Lancashire -5 1 £39,000 -
Knutsford -10 1 £50,000 +13.63%
South West -14 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £30,000 -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 135 (100.00%) IBM
1 135 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 62 (45.93%) DB2
3 54 (40.00%) Banking
4 52 (38.52%) CICS
4 52 (38.52%) JCL
5 47 (34.81%) UNIX
6 45 (33.33%) Finance
7 39 (28.89%) Retail
8 32 (23.70%) zOS
9 30 (22.22%) COBOL
10 28 (20.74%) TCP/IP
10 28 (20.74%) Change Management
11 27 (20.00%) RACF
12 26 (19.26%) ACF2
13 21 (15.56%) Data Centre
14 19 (14.07%) SDLC
15 18 (13.33%) AS400
16 17 (12.59%) Windows
16 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (11.85%) Mentoring
17 16 (11.85%) Tivoli
17 16 (11.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 15 (11.11%) Java
19 13 (9.63%) Linux
19 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (9.63%) Problem Management
20 11 (8.15%) CA Endevor
20 11 (8.15%) Coaching
20 11 (8.15%) JBoss

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 52 (38.52%) CICS
2 11 (8.15%) JBoss
3 4 (2.96%) SAS
3 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.48%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) ProductWriter
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.74%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.70%) ATM
3 3 (2.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (45.93%) DB2
2 8 (5.93%) Easytrieve
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.22%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.22%) MS Access
5 2 (1.48%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Subversion
2 2 (1.48%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (40.00%) Banking
2 45 (33.33%) Finance
3 39 (28.89%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.48%) Law
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Technical Leader
2 13 (9.63%) Analyst
3 10 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
4 9 (6.67%) Architect
4 9 (6.67%) Computer Operator
4 9 (6.67%) Mainframe Operator
5 8 (5.93%) Environment Manager
6 6 (4.44%) Technical Architect
6 6 (4.44%) Mainframe Architect
6 6 (4.44%) Data Centre Operator
7 5 (3.70%) Senior Technical Specialist
7 5 (3.70%) Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (2.96%) Consultant
8 4 (2.96%) IT Consultant
8 4 (2.96%) Applications Support
9 3 (2.22%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.22%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.22%) Support Manager
9 3 (2.22%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) ISPF
2 5 (3.70%) Web Services
3 4 (2.96%) XML
3 4 (2.96%) .NET
3 4 (2.96%) Middleware
4 3 (2.22%) WSDL
4 3 (2.22%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.22%) J2EE
4 3 (2.22%) EJB
4 3 (2.22%) JSP
4 3 (2.22%) Servlets
4 3 (2.22%) Struts
5 2 (1.48%) XSD
5 2 (1.48%) Velocity
6 1 (0.74%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.74%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 135 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 21 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 18 (13.33%) AS400
4 17 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (7.41%) Cryptography
6 8 (5.93%) VSAM
7 7 (5.19%) PKI
7 7 (5.19%) Tandem
8 5 (3.70%) SWIFT
9 4 (2.96%) Social Media
9 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.22%) IVR
10 3 (2.22%) VUI
11 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.48%) PMI
11 2 (1.48%) Replication
11 2 (1.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.81%) UNIX
2 32 (23.70%) zOS
3 17 (12.59%) Windows
4 13 (9.63%) Linux
5 4 (2.96%) AIX
6 3 (2.22%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) Change Management
2 19 (14.07%) SDLC
3 16 (11.85%) Mentoring
4 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.63%) Problem Management
5 11 (8.15%) Coaching
6 9 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 9 (6.67%) Release Management
7 8 (5.93%) Test Management
8 7 (5.19%) Service Management
8 7 (5.19%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.44%) Data Centre Operations
10 5 (3.70%) Software Delivery
11 4 (2.96%) People Management
11 4 (2.96%) Scrum
11 4 (2.96%) RAD
12 3 (2.22%) Line Management
12 3 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (1.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) JCL
2 30 (22.22%) COBOL
3 15 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (8.15%) REXX
5 8 (5.93%) Perl
5 8 (5.93%) SQL
6 7 (5.19%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.22%) SAS Macro
7 3 (2.22%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.48%) SELCOPY
9 1 (0.74%) R
9 1 (0.74%) VB6
9 1 (0.74%) C#
9 1 (0.74%) C++
9 1 (0.74%) VB
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (1.48%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.74%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) SLA
3 3 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (20.00%) RACF
2 26 (19.26%) ACF2
3 16 (11.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.85%) Tivoli
2 11 (8.15%) CA Endevor
3 5 (3.70%) Control-M
4 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 135 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (8.15%) Oracle
3 8 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.19%) BMC
5 6 (4.44%) Remedy
6 3 (2.22%) VMware
7 2 (1.48%) Syncsort
7 2 (1.48%) CA
8 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.74%) Intel
8 1 (0.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) Chordiant
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