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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 813 849 813
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -36
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 60 70 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.059% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 33 39 59
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £38,800 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £72,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-8.42% +15.85%

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
41812 47629 43118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.58% 40.28% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33090 38020 35068
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £27,523
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 29 May 2015 within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 23 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 29 May 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
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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 +39 53 £47,500 -5.00% 16
London +66 18 £53,750 -12.24% 4
North West +10 15 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +10 12 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Northamptonshire - 12 £52,500 - 2
Cheshire +11 8 £43,125 - 1
Scotland +17 7 £29,250 +27.17% 1
Manchester +17 5 £60,000 +20.00% 3
South East +5 5 £45,000 -37.93% 1
Edinburgh +15 4 £34,000 -
Wilmslow - 4 £29,375 -
South West -15 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 - -
Northampton - 3 £52,500 -
Wellingborough - 3 £24,000 -
Glasgow +4 2 £24,500 +6.52%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £50,000 +16.95%
Milton Keynes -15 2 £50,000 +16.95%
City of London +39 1 £55,000 -12.00% 1
Lancashire -14 1 £39,000 -
Surrey - 1 £30,000 -
Guildford - 1 £30,000 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 117 (100.00%) IBM
1 117 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 62 (52.99%) DB2
3 51 (43.59%) CICS
4 49 (41.88%) Banking
5 45 (38.46%) Finance
6 40 (34.19%) JCL
7 37 (31.62%) Retail
7 37 (31.62%) zOS
8 34 (29.06%) TCP/IP
8 34 (29.06%) UNIX
9 30 (25.64%) RACF
10 29 (24.79%) ACF2
11 26 (22.22%) COBOL
12 25 (21.37%) Change Management
13 22 (18.80%) SDLC
14 18 (15.38%) Windows
15 15 (12.82%) Data Centre
16 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
18 12 (10.26%) Cryptography
19 11 (9.40%) AS400
19 11 (9.40%) Java
19 11 (9.40%) CA Endevor
20 10 (8.55%) QA
20 10 (8.55%) Coaching
20 10 (8.55%) Oracle
20 10 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
21 9 (7.69%) Linux
21 9 (7.69%) Tivoli

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (43.59%) CICS
2 8 (6.84%) JBoss
3 4 (3.42%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.56%) SAS
5 2 (1.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Office
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.85%) ProductWriter
2 1 (0.85%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.06%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.27%) ATM
3 2 (1.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.85%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (52.99%) DB2
2 5 (4.27%) MS Access
3 4 (3.42%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.71%) IMS/DB
5 2 (1.71%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Subversion
2 2 (1.71%) XPEDITER
3 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
General
1 49 (41.88%) Banking
2 45 (38.46%) Finance
3 37 (31.62%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.71%) Law
5 2 (1.71%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.66%) Technical Leader
2 12 (10.26%) Technical Specialist
3 11 (9.40%) Analyst
4 6 (5.13%) Developer
4 6 (5.13%) Architect
4 6 (5.13%) Mainframe Operator
5 5 (4.27%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
5 5 (4.27%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 5 (4.27%) Information Specialist
5 5 (4.27%) Computer Operator
5 5 (4.27%) Network Engineer
5 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (4.27%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (3.42%) Environment Manager
6 4 (3.42%) Team Leader
6 4 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (3.42%) Designer
7 3 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (2.56%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (1.71%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) ISPF
2 6 (5.13%) JSP
2 6 (5.13%) Web Services
2 6 (5.13%) J2EE
3 5 (4.27%) XML
3 5 (4.27%) .NET
4 4 (3.42%) Middleware
4 4 (3.42%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.42%) EJB
4 4 (3.42%) Servlets
4 4 (3.42%) Struts
4 4 (3.42%) WSDL
5 3 (2.56%) JMS
5 3 (2.56%) XSD
6 2 (1.71%) JNDI
6 2 (1.71%) JDBC
6 2 (1.71%) Velocity
7 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 117 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 14 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (10.26%) Cryptography
5 11 (9.40%) AS400
6 7 (5.98%) PKI
6 7 (5.98%) Tandem
7 5 (4.27%) SWIFT
7 5 (4.27%) VSAM
8 4 (3.42%) IVR
8 4 (3.42%) PMI
8 4 (3.42%) Social Media
8 4 (3.42%) VUI
8 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.71%) Replication
9 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.71%) DataPower
9 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (31.62%) zOS
2 34 (29.06%) UNIX
3 18 (15.38%) Windows
4 9 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (1.71%) AIX
5 2 (1.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) Change Management
2 22 (18.80%) SDLC
3 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 10 (8.55%) Coaching
4 10 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.84%) Waterfall
6 6 (5.13%) Project Management
6 6 (5.13%) Service Management
6 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.27%) Release Management
7 5 (4.27%) People Management
7 5 (4.27%) Software Delivery
7 5 (4.27%) Migration
7 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.42%) Scrum
8 4 (3.42%) RAD
8 4 (3.42%) Line Management
8 4 (3.42%) Test Management
8 4 (3.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.19%) JCL
2 26 (22.22%) COBOL
3 11 (9.40%) Java
4 8 (6.84%) REXX
4 8 (6.84%) SQL
5 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.42%) Perl
5 4 (3.42%) Assembly Language
6 2 (1.71%) SAS Macro
6 2 (1.71%) SELCOPY
7 1 (0.85%) R
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.13%) Degree
2 4 (3.42%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.71%) ISEB
3 2 (1.71%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.42%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (25.64%) RACF
2 29 (24.79%) ACF2
3 9 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.71%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (9.40%) CA Endevor
2 9 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 117 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (8.55%) Oracle
3 8 (6.84%) BMC
4 6 (5.13%) Remedy
5 5 (4.27%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) Sun
6 2 (1.71%) Syncsort
7 1 (0.85%) CA
7 1 (0.85%) Intel
7 1 (0.85%) Chordiant
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