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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 771 900 832
Rank change year-on-year
+129 -68
Permanent jobs citing JCL 119 33 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.027% 0.064%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.052% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 67 18 48
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £47,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% -1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,750 £32,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,200 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £46,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year
-21.50% +17.72%

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
56401 63031 59912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.98% 52.50% 53.35%
Number of salaries quoted 47932 53204 51477
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 24 April 2015 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 24 April 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 +102 118 £40,000 -13.97% 10
London +63 38 £52,500 - 2
East Midlands +46 31 £38,000 - 5
West Midlands -8 21 £33,000 -16.45% 1
Nottingham +14 20 £40,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire +12 20 £40,000 - 2
South East +24 12 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Warwickshire - 11 £33,000 -
Birmingham -4 10 £52,500 +32.91% 1
West Yorkshire +18 8 £34,000 +13.33%
Yorkshire +6 8 £34,000 +13.33%
Pontefract - 8 £34,000 -
Wakefield - 8 £34,000 -
Cheshire +17 6 £39,375 -21.25% 1
North West +14 6 £39,375 +2.94% 1
West Sussex +13 6 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Leicestershire - 6 £38,000 - 1
Gatwick - 6 £50,000 - 1
Warwick - 5 £33,000 -
East Sussex - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - -
Leicester - 3 £36,500 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £60,000 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £34,000 - 2
Scotland +19 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £38,000 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 - 1
Northampton - 1 £34,000 - 1

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 146 (80.66%) Mainframe
2 108 (59.67%) IBM
2 108 (59.67%) COBOL
3 103 (56.91%) DB2
4 71 (39.23%) ISPF
5 65 (35.91%) UNIX
6 63 (34.81%) Analytical Skills
7 58 (32.04%) CICS
8 55 (30.39%) SQL
9 52 (28.73%) Java
10 49 (27.07%) Linux
11 46 (25.41%) WebSphere
12 43 (23.76%) Windows
13 40 (22.10%) WebSphere MQ
14 38 (20.99%) Perl
15 35 (19.34%) Web Services
16 33 (18.23%) AIX
16 33 (18.23%) Finance
16 33 (18.23%) QA
17 32 (17.68%) MVS
18 31 (17.13%) SOA
19 30 (16.57%) Oracle
19 30 (16.57%) zOS
19 30 (16.57%) Banking
20 27 (14.92%) MQSeries
21 26 (14.36%) TCP/IP
21 26 (14.36%) REXX
21 26 (14.36%) Retail
21 26 (14.36%) CA Endevor
22 25 (13.81%) PL/1

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 58 (32.04%) CICS
2 46 (25.41%) WebSphere
3 27 (14.92%) MQSeries
4 22 (12.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (9.39%) IBM Notes
6 12 (6.63%) SAS
7 4 (2.21%) Papyrus
7 4 (2.21%) StreamWeaver
7 4 (2.21%) Exstream Dialogue
7 4 (2.21%) Node.js
8 3 (1.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) DOC1
1 4 (2.21%) PrintSoft PReS
2 3 (1.66%) MS Office
2 3 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Exstream
2 7 (3.87%) BASE24
3 5 (2.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.55%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.36%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.73%) SSL
3 12 (6.63%) ATM
4 7 (3.87%) Internet
5 4 (2.21%) FTP
5 4 (2.21%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.66%) Firewall
7 2 (1.10%) SNA
8 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (56.91%) DB2
2 23 (12.71%) Adabas
3 22 (12.15%) SQL Server
4 14 (7.73%) DataStage
5 5 (2.76%) Pentaho
5 5 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.21%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.21%) Easytrieve
7 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.10%) IMS/DB
9 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Eclipse
2 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.76%) ClearCase
2 5 (2.76%) Rational Rose
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.10%) XPEDITER
General
1 33 (18.23%) Finance
2 30 (16.57%) Banking
3 26 (14.36%) Retail
4 17 (9.39%) Marketing
5 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (25.97%) Analyst
2 32 (17.68%) Consultant
3 31 (17.13%) Developer
4 25 (13.81%) Analyst Programmer
4 25 (13.81%) Programmer
5 22 (12.15%) Technical Consultant
6 18 (9.94%) Technical Specialist
7 17 (9.39%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 17 (9.39%) COBOL Programmer
7 17 (9.39%) COBOL Analyst
8 16 (8.84%) Mainframe Operator
9 13 (7.18%) Analyst Developer
10 12 (6.63%) Mainframe Developer
11 9 (4.97%) Administrator
11 9 (4.97%) Computer Operator
12 7 (3.87%) Applications Support
13 6 (3.31%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) COBOL Developer
13 6 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (39.23%) ISPF
2 40 (22.10%) WebSphere MQ
3 35 (19.34%) Web Services
4 25 (13.81%) .NET
5 24 (13.26%) XML
6 19 (10.50%) Middleware
7 18 (9.94%) HTML
8 15 (8.29%) J2EE
9 12 (6.63%) XSLT
10 11 (6.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET
12 6 (3.31%) JSON
13 4 (2.21%) HTML5
14 3 (1.66%) JMS
15 2 (1.10%) SOAP
15 2 (1.10%) REST
15 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 146 (80.66%) Mainframe
2 63 (34.81%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (13.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 22 (12.15%) VSAM
5 16 (8.84%) Credit Risk
6 14 (7.73%) Computer Science
7 11 (6.08%) Management Information System
8 8 (4.42%) Client/Server
8 8 (4.42%) Tandem
9 7 (3.87%) Cryptography
9 7 (3.87%) EMV
10 6 (3.31%) PMI
11 5 (2.76%) SWIFT
12 4 (2.21%) Social Media
13 3 (1.66%) Statistics
13 3 (1.66%) Performance Metrics
14 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
14 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (1.10%) DataPower
14 2 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (35.91%) UNIX
2 49 (27.07%) Linux
3 43 (23.76%) Windows
4 33 (18.23%) AIX
5 32 (17.68%) MVS
6 30 (16.57%) zOS
7 22 (12.15%) Solaris
8 7 (3.87%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.87%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.10%) Android
9 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.13%) SOA
2 25 (13.81%) ITIL
3 24 (13.26%) Mentoring
4 23 (12.71%) Change Management
5 20 (11.05%) ETL
5 20 (11.05%) Coaching
6 17 (9.39%) Incident Management
7 15 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (7.18%) Release Management
9 12 (6.63%) Unit Testing
9 12 (6.63%) Line Management
10 11 (6.08%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (6.08%) Test Planning
10 11 (6.08%) Migration
11 10 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (3.87%) OO
14 6 (3.31%) Configuration Management
14 6 (3.31%) Project Planning
15 5 (2.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 108 (59.67%) COBOL
2 55 (30.39%) SQL
3 52 (28.73%) Java
4 38 (20.99%) Perl
5 26 (14.36%) REXX
6 25 (13.81%) PL/1
7 23 (12.71%) NATURAL
8 19 (10.50%) Assembly Language
8 19 (10.50%) C#
9 14 (7.73%) VB
10 12 (6.63%) C++
11 9 (4.97%) VB.NET
11 9 (4.97%) VB6
12 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
12 7 (3.87%) SELCOPY
13 6 (3.31%) Delphi
14 4 (2.21%) ActionScript
14 4 (2.21%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.05%) Degree
2 15 (8.29%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (3.31%) PMI Certification
3 6 (3.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (18.23%) QA
2 24 (13.26%) SLA
3 7 (3.87%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) CA Endevor
2 23 (12.71%) Tivoli
3 8 (4.42%) ServiceCenter
3 8 (4.42%) OpenView
4 2 (1.10%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 108 (59.67%) IBM
2 30 (16.57%) Oracle
3 23 (12.71%) HP
4 22 (12.15%) Business Objects
5 17 (9.39%) Lotus
5 17 (9.39%) Intel
6 8 (4.42%) VMware
7 7 (3.87%) NCR
7 7 (3.87%) VocaLink
8 6 (3.31%) Remedy
8 6 (3.31%) BMC
8 6 (3.31%) Cognizant
9 4 (2.21%) Thunderhead
9 4 (2.21%) Syncsort
10 1 (0.55%) CA
10 1 (0.55%) Informatica
10 1 (0.55%) CheckPoint
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