The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 805 847 865
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +18
Permanent jobs citing JCL 99 32 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.030% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.17% 0.055% 0.070%
Number of salaries quoted 51 16 27
Average salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £34,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
57296 57874 61598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.36% 53.49% 53.59%
Number of salaries quoted 48223 49875 53803
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing JCL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

JCL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

JCL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JCL within the UK.

JCL Salary Trend in the UK

JCL
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing JCL over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 within the UK.

JCL Salary Histogram in the UK

JCL
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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 +38 84 £42,500 +10.38% 5
London +5 24 - -
West Midlands - 14 £33,000 -
Scotland +9 13 £52,500 +32.91%
Edinburgh +3 13 £52,500 +26.50%
Warwickshire - 13 £33,000 -
North West -7 10 £43,750 -2.77% 1
East of England -14 9 £55,000 - 2
Manchester -18 8 £43,750 -2.77% 1
East Midlands +3 7 £43,250 - 2
Essex - 7 £55,000 - 2
Basildon - 7 £55,000 - 2
Warwick - 7 £33,000 -
South East -7 6 £42,500 +17.24%
Yorkshire -25 6 £33,000 +1.53%
Durham - 4 - -
South West - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £38,500 - 2
Leicestershire - 4 £38,500 - 2
Bristol - 4 - -
Nottingham +6 3 £45,500 -
Nottinghamshire +4 3 £45,500 -
Reading - 3 £34,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £34,500 -
Hertfordshire -12 2 - -
West Yorkshire -32 2 £33,000 +1.53%
Wakefield - 2 £33,000 -
Pontefract - 2 £33,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 142 (87.65%) Mainframe
2 113 (69.75%) IBM
3 111 (68.52%) COBOL
4 88 (54.32%) CICS
5 83 (51.23%) DB2
6 78 (48.15%) Retail
7 77 (47.53%) Banking
8 67 (41.36%) Mentoring
9 65 (40.12%) QA
10 62 (38.27%) Change Management
11 61 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
12 58 (35.80%) Finance
13 57 (35.19%) Coaching
14 49 (30.25%) CA Endevor
15 44 (27.16%) IBM Mainframe
16 41 (25.31%) SQL
17 40 (24.69%) UNIX
17 40 (24.69%) ISPF
18 35 (21.60%) VSAM
18 35 (21.60%) Windows
19 34 (20.99%) Release Management
20 32 (19.75%) HP
21 30 (18.52%) Java
22 29 (17.90%) ATM
23 27 (16.67%) REXX
24 26 (16.05%) PL/1
24 26 (16.05%) SAS
24 26 (16.05%) TCP/IP
25 23 (14.20%) BASE24
25 23 (14.20%) zOS

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing JCL 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 JCL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 88 (54.32%) CICS
2 26 (16.05%) SAS
3 15 (9.26%) IBM Notes
4 9 (5.56%) CMS
4 9 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.62%) Node.js
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.47%) SPSS
2 3 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) DOC1
3 1 (0.62%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 23 (14.20%) BASE24
2 9 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.62%) Exstream
3 1 (0.62%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.90%) ATM
2 26 (16.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.85%) SSL
4 2 (1.23%) SMS
5 1 (0.62%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (51.23%) DB2
2 21 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.02%) Adabas
4 7 (4.32%) Easytrieve
4 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.47%) NonStop SQL
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.23%) OLAP
8 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) ChangeMan
2 4 (2.47%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) ERwin
General
1 78 (48.15%) Retail
2 77 (47.53%) Banking
3 58 (35.80%) Finance
4 6 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (35.19%) Technical Specialist
2 28 (17.28%) Analyst
3 24 (14.81%) Programmer
4 19 (11.73%) Developer
5 14 (8.64%) Mainframe Operator
6 13 (8.02%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 13 (8.02%) Consultant
7 11 (6.79%) Analyst Programmer
8 9 (5.56%) COBOL Programmer
8 9 (5.56%) VisionPLUS Consultant
9 8 (4.94%) COBOL Developer
9 8 (4.94%) CICS Programmer
10 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.70%) Computer Operator
12 5 (3.09%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
12 5 (3.09%) SWIFT Specialist
12 5 (3.09%) Mainframe Programmer
12 5 (3.09%) COBOL Analyst
13 4 (2.47%) Mainframe Developer
13 4 (2.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (24.69%) ISPF
2 18 (11.11%) XML
3 17 (10.49%) J2EE
4 10 (6.17%) Middleware
5 7 (4.32%) Web Services
6 4 (2.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.23%) EntireX
7 2 (1.23%) ATL
7 2 (1.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.62%) .NET
8 1 (0.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 142 (87.65%) Mainframe
2 61 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (27.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 35 (21.60%) VSAM
5 23 (14.20%) Cryptography
6 21 (12.96%) Tandem
7 13 (8.02%) SWIFT
8 12 (7.41%) EMV
9 9 (5.56%) Chip Card
10 8 (4.94%) Mathematics
11 7 (4.32%) Computer Science
12 6 (3.70%) Contract for Difference
12 6 (3.70%) AS400
13 4 (2.47%) Data Conversion
13 4 (2.47%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.62%) HACMP
14 1 (0.62%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.69%) UNIX
2 35 (21.60%) Windows
3 23 (14.20%) zOS
4 20 (12.35%) Linux
5 17 (10.49%) Windows XP
5 17 (10.49%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.02%) AIX
7 10 (6.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.36%) Mentoring
2 62 (38.27%) Change Management
3 57 (35.19%) Coaching
4 34 (20.99%) Release Management
5 15 (9.26%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.64%) Migration
7 13 (8.02%) ITIL
8 11 (6.79%) Data Management
9 9 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.94%) Business Analysis
11 7 (4.32%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (1.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (68.52%) COBOL
2 41 (25.31%) SQL
3 30 (18.52%) Java
4 27 (16.67%) REXX
5 26 (16.05%) PL/1
6 23 (14.20%) Assembly Language
7 22 (13.58%) C++
8 17 (10.49%) C#
8 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.17%) NATURAL
10 3 (1.85%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) C
11 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Degree
2 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (40.12%) QA
2 17 (10.49%) ISO 8583
3 14 (8.64%) SLA
4 6 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) RACF
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (30.25%) CA Endevor
2 12 (7.41%) ServiceCenter
3 9 (5.56%) OpenView
4 6 (3.70%) Control-M
5 3 (1.85%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.85%) Tivoli NetView
5 3 (1.85%) MOM
5 3 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (1.23%) CA Wily
6 2 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.23%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (69.75%) IBM
2 32 (19.75%) HP
3 23 (14.20%) Oracle
4 17 (10.49%) NCR
5 15 (9.26%) Lotus
5 15 (9.26%) Intel
6 13 (8.02%) Teradata
7 12 (7.41%) VocaLink
8 10 (6.17%) VMware
9 8 (4.94%) CA
10 6 (3.70%) Trillium
11 4 (2.47%) Tableau
11 4 (2.47%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.47%) BMC
12 3 (1.85%) Sun
12 3 (1.85%) Unisys
13 2 (1.23%) Cognizant
14 1 (0.62%) NetApp
14 1 (0.62%) Cisco
14 1 (0.62%) EMC
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