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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 859 816 822
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +6
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 45 45 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.043% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 38 44
Average salary £44,000 £45,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.29% +7.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £33,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
43065 40944 45107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.69% 38.94% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33681 33257 37930
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 18 September 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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 -44 42 £44,000 -7.36% 15
North West -19 17 £42,500 +4.93% 1
London -29 12 £52,500 -23.63% 12
Cheshire -13 11 £44,000 -9.74%
Knutsford -10 5 £44,000 +3.52%
Manchester -12 5 £42,500 +10.38% 1
South West -12 4 £51,500 +8.42%
West Midlands - 4 £36,000 -
Edinburgh -12 3 - - 1
Scotland -17 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -6 2 £51,500 +8.42%
South East -16 2 £50,000 +47.05%
Warwickshire - 2 £33,000 -
East of England - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £51,500 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £39,500 -
Liverpool +6 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Merseyside +5 1 £35,000 +9.37%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £50,000 -
East Midlands -14 1 - -
Milton Keynes -18 1 £50,000 -
Plymouth - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 £50,000 -
Warwick - 1 £33,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) IBM
1 125 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 63 (50.40%) Finance
3 51 (40.80%) CICS
4 46 (36.80%) DB2
5 42 (33.60%) Retail
6 39 (31.20%) Banking
6 39 (31.20%) UNIX
7 38 (30.40%) JCL
8 36 (28.80%) COBOL
9 29 (23.20%) CA Endevor
9 29 (23.20%) Mentoring
10 27 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (20.80%) ITIL
12 25 (20.00%) zOS
13 24 (19.20%) Change Management
14 21 (16.80%) QA
14 21 (16.80%) Java
15 20 (16.00%) Release Management
15 20 (16.00%) Coaching
16 19 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (14.40%) Service Management
17 18 (14.40%) SQL
17 18 (14.40%) Windows
18 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
19 15 (12.00%) REXX
20 14 (11.20%) Linux
20 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
21 13 (10.40%) Degree
21 13 (10.40%) Assembly Language

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (40.80%) CICS
2 9 (7.20%) SAS
3 7 (5.60%) MQSeries
4 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.40%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) MS Office
1 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) BASE24
1 5 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) ATM
2 4 (3.20%) RTP
3 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.80%) SMTP
4 1 (0.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (36.80%) DB2
2 11 (8.80%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.00%) MySQL
3 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.20%) Adabas
4 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.60%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.60%) Ant
2 2 (1.60%) Hudson
2 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.60%) Subversion
2 2 (1.60%) Maven
General
1 63 (50.40%) Finance
2 42 (33.60%) Retail
3 39 (31.20%) Banking
4 9 (7.20%) Advertising
5 7 (5.60%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.20%) Spanish Language
6 4 (3.20%) French Language
6 4 (3.20%) German Language
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Korean Language
8 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (22.40%) Analyst
2 23 (18.40%) Technical Specialist
3 11 (8.80%) Programmer
4 10 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.00%) Developer
4 10 (8.00%) Technical Manager
5 9 (7.20%) Service Manager
5 9 (7.20%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Analyst Programmer
6 7 (5.60%) Technical Services Manager
7 6 (4.80%) Consultant
7 6 (4.80%) Technical Support
7 6 (4.80%) COBOL Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 5 (4.00%) COBOL Programmer
8 5 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.20%) Principle Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.00%) .NET
2 7 (5.60%) ISPF
2 7 (5.60%) J2EE
3 6 (4.80%) Web Services
3 6 (4.80%) JSP
4 5 (4.00%) SAP Basis
4 5 (4.00%) HTML
5 4 (3.20%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.20%) Struts
5 4 (3.20%) CSS
5 4 (3.20%) Spring
6 2 (1.60%) Middleware
6 2 (1.60%) JMS
6 2 (1.60%) ATL
6 2 (1.60%) JDBC
6 2 (1.60%) JNDI
7 1 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 125 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 27 (21.60%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.40%) AS400
3 8 (6.40%) VSAM
4 6 (4.80%) Tandem
4 6 (4.80%) Cryptography
5 5 (4.00%) Contract for Difference
5 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.00%) PMI
5 5 (4.00%) Chip Card
5 5 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.80%) DataPower
7 1 (0.80%) iSeries
7 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.80%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.20%) UNIX
2 25 (20.00%) zOS
3 18 (14.40%) Windows
4 14 (11.20%) Linux
5 7 (5.60%) AIX
6 5 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) Mentoring
2 26 (20.80%) ITIL
3 24 (19.20%) Change Management
4 20 (16.00%) Release Management
4 20 (16.00%) Coaching
5 19 (15.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (14.40%) Service Management
7 16 (12.80%) Problem Management
8 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (8.00%) ITSM
9 10 (8.00%) Project Management
9 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
10 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (6.40%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.60%) Test Strategy
12 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (4.80%) Data Management
13 5 (4.00%) Performance Testing
13 5 (4.00%) Waterfall
13 5 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.40%) JCL
2 36 (28.80%) COBOL
3 21 (16.80%) Java
4 18 (14.40%) SQL
5 15 (12.00%) REXX
6 13 (10.40%) Assembly Language
7 4 (3.20%) C#
7 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.40%) NATURAL
9 2 (1.60%) PL/1
9 2 (1.60%) C++
9 2 (1.60%) ABAP
10 1 (0.80%) VB6
10 1 (0.80%) C
10 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.80%) PMI Certification
3 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.00%) CSQA
4 5 (4.00%) MBA
5 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.80%) PMP
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.80%) OCP
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.80%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.80%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.60%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) RACF
2 5 (4.00%) ACF2
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (23.20%) CA Endevor
2 9 (7.20%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.80%) Control-M
4 5 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (3.20%) CA LISA
5 4 (3.20%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.60%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.80%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (8.00%) CA
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle
3 9 (7.20%) SAP
4 8 (6.40%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.40%) Teradata
5 5 (4.00%) Intel
5 5 (4.00%) Lotus
5 5 (4.00%) BMC
5 5 (4.00%) Remedy
6 4 (3.20%) HP
6 4 (3.20%) JBoss
6 4 (3.20%) Green Hat
7 3 (2.40%) Cisco
8 2 (1.60%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.60%) Avaya
9 1 (0.80%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.80%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.80%) Pega
9 1 (0.80%) GigaSpaces
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