The table below looks at the statistics for JCL skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
Rank 837 870 907
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +37
Permanent jobs citing JCL 20 76 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.074% 0.043%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.044% 0.14% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 12 43 27
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £26,900 £38,780
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £54,700 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £38,533 £52,250
% change year-on-year
+36.24% -26.25%

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
45523 52932 53884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 54.04% 51.79% 50.45%
Number of salaries quoted 38828 45600 46171
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

JCL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing JCL as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 February 2017 within the UK.

JCL Salary Histogram in the UK

JCL
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 +39 14 £52,500 +16.66% 10
South East +48 6 £52,500 -2.32% 2
Scotland - 6 £42,000 - 1
Berkshire - 6 £52,500 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £42,000 - 1
London +56 3 £60,000 +15.38% 3
East Midlands +3 3 - - 3
Nottinghamshire +1 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 2
Cheshire +14 1 £40,500 +58.82%
Nottingham +4 1 - -
Leicestershire -8 1 - - 2
Wilmslow -8 1 £40,500 +58.82%
North West -22 1 £40,500 -14.73%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 69 (93.24%) Mainframe
2 59 (79.73%) COBOL
3 56 (75.68%) DB2
4 55 (74.32%) IBM
5 50 (67.57%) CICS
6 41 (55.41%) SQL
7 27 (36.49%) Migration
8 25 (33.78%) Data Analysis
9 22 (29.73%) UML
10 21 (28.38%) Tivoli
11 19 (25.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 18 (24.32%) Finance
12 18 (24.32%) Java
13 17 (22.97%) zOS
14 15 (20.27%) Unix
14 15 (20.27%) Retail
15 12 (16.22%) Banking
15 12 (16.22%) VSAM
15 12 (16.22%) ISPF
15 12 (16.22%) Time Sharing Option
16 11 (14.86%) Oracle
17 10 (13.51%) MVS
17 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
18 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
18 9 (12.16%) SDLC
18 9 (12.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
19 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
20 7 (9.46%) Assembly Language
20 7 (9.46%) MS Office

JCL
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 50 (67.57%) CICS
2 5 (6.76%) MQSeries
2 5 (6.76%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
2 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) FTP
1 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.35%) SSH
2 1 (1.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (75.68%) DB2
2 4 (5.41%) DataStage
3 3 (4.05%) Data Mining
3 3 (4.05%) Easytrieve
3 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) Adabas
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.35%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.35%) Firebug
3 1 (1.35%) JMeter
3 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.35%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.35%) Toad
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 15 (20.27%) Retail
3 12 (16.22%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Analyst
2 29 (39.19%) COBOL Analyst
3 23 (31.08%) Programmer
4 21 (28.38%) Analyst Programmer
4 21 (28.38%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 21 (28.38%) COBOL Programmer
4 21 (28.38%) DB2 Programmer
5 20 (27.03%) CICS Analyst
6 18 (24.32%) CICS Programmer
7 11 (14.86%) COBOL Developer
7 11 (14.86%) Developer
8 8 (10.81%) DB2 Developer
8 8 (10.81%) Mainframe Analyst
8 8 (10.81%) Mainframe Programmer
9 7 (9.46%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (9.46%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (8.11%) Designer
10 6 (8.11%) Lead Developer
10 6 (8.11%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
10 6 (8.11%) MVS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.22%) ISPF
2 4 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.35%) JMS
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) Velocity
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 69 (93.24%) Mainframe
2 19 (25.68%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (16.22%) VSAM
4 8 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.70%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) zOS
2 15 (20.27%) Unix
3 10 (13.51%) MVS
4 6 (8.11%) OS/390
5 3 (4.05%) Linux
5 3 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Migration
2 25 (33.78%) Data Analysis
3 22 (29.73%) UML
4 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
4 9 (12.16%) SDLC
5 5 (6.76%) Programme Management
5 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.76%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.41%) Defect Management
6 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
6 4 (5.41%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.05%) Data Management
7 3 (4.05%) ETL
7 3 (4.05%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Security Management
7 3 (4.05%) Service Management
7 3 (4.05%) Time Management
7 3 (4.05%) Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 59 (79.73%) COBOL
2 41 (55.41%) SQL
3 18 (24.32%) Java
4 7 (9.46%) Assembly Language
4 7 (9.46%) REXX
5 4 (5.41%) CLIST
6 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) Fortran
7 1 (1.35%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.35%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.35%) QA
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (12.16%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 7 (9.46%) RACF
4 4 (5.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.70%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.70%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.35%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.35%) zSecure
Vendors
1 55 (74.32%) IBM
2 11 (14.86%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.46%) CA
5 4 (5.41%) Cognizant
5 4 (5.41%) Sybase
6 3 (4.05%) Informatica
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Syncsort
7 1 (1.35%) TOWER Software
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