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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 824 872 867
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -5
Permanent jobs citing JCL 54 96 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.089% 0.099%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 38 62 61
Median salary £52,500 £49,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.52% +17.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,240 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%

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
48644 56848 57752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 53.44% 52.47% 50.12%
Number of salaries quoted 41737 48849 49406
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 December 2016 within the UK.

JCL Salary Histogram in the UK

JCL
Top 25 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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +45 50 £52,500 +5.00% 5
South East +95 28 £52,500 - 1
Berkshire - 24 £52,500 -
North West -11 8 £37,500 -2.59% 1
East Midlands -24 7 £42,500 +14.55% 3
Leicestershire -7 6 £42,500 -3.40% 2
London +38 5 £55,000 -
Cheshire - 5 £37,500 - 1
Scotland +36 4 £55,000 +32.53% 1
South West - 4 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £37,500 -
Surrey - 4 £52,500 -
Manchester -11 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Northamptonshire +7 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £40,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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.

1 104 (94.55%) Mainframe
2 83 (75.45%) IBM
3 76 (69.09%) DB2
4 74 (67.27%) COBOL
5 64 (58.18%) CICS
6 59 (53.64%) SQL
7 43 (39.09%) Finance
8 39 (35.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 35 (31.82%) Unix
10 34 (30.91%) Java
11 28 (25.45%) Banking
12 25 (22.73%) zOS
13 23 (20.91%) Oracle
13 23 (20.91%) MS Office
14 22 (20.00%) UML
14 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 22 (20.00%) VSAM
14 22 (20.00%) Migration
15 21 (19.09%) Retail
15 21 (19.09%) Data Analysis
16 20 (18.18%) REXX
17 19 (17.27%) ISPF
17 19 (17.27%) Time Sharing Option
18 17 (15.45%) Tivoli
19 16 (14.55%) MVS
19 16 (14.55%) SDLC
20 15 (13.64%) Financial Institution
21 14 (12.73%) Assembly Language
21 14 (12.73%) Cognizant
22 13 (11.82%) Job Entry Subsystem

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 64 (58.18%) CICS
2 12 (10.91%) MQSeries
3 9 (8.18%) SAS
4 4 (3.64%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 23 (20.91%) MS Office
2 9 (8.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.55%) Kerberos
2 5 (4.55%) SSH
2 5 (4.55%) SSL
3 4 (3.64%) Firewall
3 4 (3.64%) FTP
3 4 (3.64%) HTTP
4 2 (1.82%) SNA
5 1 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (69.09%) DB2
2 6 (5.45%) Data Mining
2 6 (5.45%) DataStage
2 6 (5.45%) Easytrieve
2 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.64%) MS Access
4 1 (0.91%) Adabas
4 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.64%) Fiddler
2 4 (3.64%) Firebug
2 4 (3.64%) JMeter
2 4 (3.64%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.64%) The Grinder
2 4 (3.64%) Toad
2 4 (3.64%) XPEDITER
3 3 (2.73%) JIRA
General
1 43 (39.09%) Finance
2 28 (25.45%) Banking
3 21 (19.09%) Retail
4 15 (13.64%) Financial Institution
5 10 (9.09%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (39.09%) Analyst
2 25 (22.73%) COBOL Analyst
3 24 (21.82%) Developer
4 19 (17.27%) Programmer
5 17 (15.45%) Analyst Programmer
5 17 (15.45%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
5 17 (15.45%) COBOL Programmer
5 17 (15.45%) DB2 Programmer
6 16 (14.55%) CICS Analyst
7 15 (13.64%) COBOL Developer
8 14 (12.73%) CICS Programmer
9 12 (10.91%) DB2 Developer
10 10 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (9.09%) IT Analyst
10 10 (9.09%) Lead Developer
10 10 (9.09%) Solutions Analyst
11 9 (8.18%) Security Engineer
12 8 (7.27%) Test Analyst
13 7 (6.36%) Mainframe Developer
13 7 (6.36%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) ISPF
2 11 (10.00%) Middleware
3 4 (3.64%) SOAP
3 4 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 104 (94.55%) Mainframe
2 39 (35.45%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (20.00%) VSAM
4 10 (9.09%) Online Banking
5 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.55%) PKI
7 4 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.82%) DataPower
10 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Unix
2 25 (22.73%) zOS
3 16 (14.55%) MVS
4 10 (9.09%) Linux
4 10 (9.09%) OS/390
5 7 (6.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) Migration
1 22 (20.00%) UML
2 21 (19.09%) Data Analysis
3 16 (14.55%) SDLC
4 12 (10.91%) Time Management
5 11 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 10 (9.09%) CRM
6 10 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 10 (9.09%) Wealth Management
7 9 (8.18%) Test Scripting
8 8 (7.27%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.27%) Security Management
9 6 (5.45%) Data Management
9 6 (5.45%) ETL
9 6 (5.45%) Service Management
9 6 (5.45%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (5.45%) Workflow
10 5 (4.55%) Defect Management
10 5 (4.55%) People Management
10 5 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 74 (67.27%) COBOL
2 59 (53.64%) SQL
3 34 (30.91%) Java
4 20 (18.18%) REXX
5 14 (12.73%) Assembly Language
6 9 (8.18%) CLIST
7 5 (4.55%) Perl
7 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.91%) Fortran
9 1 (0.91%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Degree
2 4 (3.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 19 (17.27%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (11.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 13 (11.82%) RACF
3 4 (3.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (15.45%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.55%) zSecure
3 4 (3.64%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.82%) Control-M
5 1 (0.91%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 83 (75.45%) IBM
2 23 (20.91%) Oracle
3 22 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.73%) Cognizant
5 10 (9.09%) CA
6 9 (8.18%) Sybase
7 6 (5.45%) Informatica
8 4 (3.64%) HP
8 4 (3.64%) Syncsort
9 1 (0.91%) TOWER Software
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