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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 788 834 828
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -6
Permanent jobs citing JCL 105 73 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.064% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.19% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of salaries quoted 67 37 42
Average salary £49,500 £42,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.47% -8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,800 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 £42,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -7.60%

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
56069 58584 55979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.20% 51.05% 52.70%
Number of salaries quoted 47893 49120 48140
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +39 102 £50,000 +17.64% 10
East Midlands +18 27 £52,500 +34.96% 5
London +15 22 £52,500 +5.00%
South East +23 15 £60,000 -29.41%
West Midlands -3 11 £34,500 +4.54%
Northamptonshire +15 10 £52,500 - 1
Nottingham +1 10 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Nottinghamshire -5 10 £35,000 -17.64% 4
South West -19 10 £38,533 -
Yorkshire +19 9 £45,000 +20.00%
West Yorkshire +12 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Warwickshire +5 8 £34,500 +4.54%
North West +4 7 £60,000 +37.14% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Wiltshire - 6 £38,533 -
City of London - 6 £55,000 -
Swindon - 6 £38,533 -
Northampton - 6 £52,500 -
Leicestershire +10 5 £50,750 +30.79%
Manchester +2 5 £60,000 +37.14% 1
Milton Keynes -7 5 £52,500 +5.00%
Leicester +7 4 £65,000 +67.52%
Dorset +7 4 - -
Bournemouth +2 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 £62,500 -
West Sussex - 4 £60,000 -
Birmingham +12 3 £52,500 +34.61%
Warwick -7 3 £34,330 +4.03%
Bradford - 3 £45,000 -
Scotland -1 2 £44,000 +41.93% 1

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 223 (82.59%) Mainframe
2 182 (67.41%) IBM
3 176 (65.19%) COBOL
4 145 (53.70%) DB2
5 120 (44.44%) CICS
6 97 (35.93%) ISPF
7 86 (31.85%) UNIX
8 82 (30.37%) Java
9 80 (29.63%) Time Sharing Option
10 79 (29.26%) SDLC
11 75 (27.78%) Banking
12 68 (25.19%) Analytical Skills
13 60 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
14 59 (21.85%) SQL
15 58 (21.48%) Linux
16 56 (20.74%) Perl
16 56 (20.74%) WebSphere
17 51 (18.89%) Web Services
18 50 (18.52%) CA Endevor
19 48 (17.78%) Retail
19 48 (17.78%) Finance
20 44 (16.30%) Change Management
20 44 (16.30%) WebSphere MQ
20 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (15.93%) Oracle
22 41 (15.19%) QA
23 39 (14.44%) MQSeries
23 39 (14.44%) Tivoli
23 39 (14.44%) zOS
24 38 (14.07%) WebSphere Application Server

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 120 (44.44%) CICS
2 56 (20.74%) WebSphere
3 39 (14.44%) MQSeries
4 38 (14.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 31 (11.48%) IBM Notes
6 17 (6.30%) JBoss
6 17 (6.30%) SAS
7 10 (3.70%) Confluence
8 9 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (2.59%) Papyrus
9 7 (2.59%) StreamWeaver
9 7 (2.59%) Exstream Dialogue
9 7 (2.59%) MTS
10 3 (1.11%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
12 1 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (2.59%) MS Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (2.59%) VisionPLUS
1 7 (2.59%) Exstream
2 5 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.70%) FTP
2 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.33%) DNS
2 9 (3.33%) SSL
2 9 (3.33%) Internet
3 5 (1.85%) ATM
4 4 (1.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (53.70%) DB2
2 29 (10.74%) BusinessObjects
3 25 (9.26%) Adabas
4 15 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.44%) DataStage
6 11 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (4.07%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.33%) Easytrieve
8 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.48%) Pentaho
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.74%) IMS/DB
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (5.19%) JIRA
2 9 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 9 (3.33%) HP UFT
2 9 (3.33%) LoadRunner
2 9 (3.33%) Hudson
2 9 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.11%) ChangeMan
4 2 (0.74%) JUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) PROIV
5 1 (0.37%) XPEDITER
General
1 75 (27.78%) Banking
2 48 (17.78%) Retail
2 48 (17.78%) Finance
3 13 (4.81%) Marketing
4 7 (2.59%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.22%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.37%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 66 (24.44%) Developer
2 65 (24.07%) Analyst
3 38 (14.07%) Mainframe Operator
4 35 (12.96%) Programmer
5 31 (11.48%) Analyst Programmer
6 29 (10.74%) Technical Consultant
6 29 (10.74%) Consultant
7 22 (8.15%) Technical Specialist
8 21 (7.78%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 21 (7.78%) COBOL Programmer
8 21 (7.78%) COBOL Analyst
9 20 (7.41%) Mainframe Developer
10 19 (7.04%) Analyst Developer
11 14 (5.19%) COBOL Developer
12 13 (4.81%) Environment Manager
12 13 (4.81%) Software Engineer
13 12 (4.44%) Computer Operator
13 12 (4.44%) Applications Support
14 9 (3.33%) Applications Developer
15 8 (2.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (35.93%) ISPF
2 51 (18.89%) Web Services
3 44 (16.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 28 (10.37%) .NET
5 27 (10.00%) Middleware
6 24 (8.89%) XML
7 22 (8.15%) HTML
8 14 (5.19%) Java EE
9 13 (4.81%) XSLT
9 13 (4.81%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.33%) SOAP
10 9 (3.33%) JSON
11 5 (1.85%) HTML5
11 5 (1.85%) Spring
12 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.74%) Hibernate
14 1 (0.37%) WSDL
14 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
14 1 (0.37%) JAXB
14 1 (0.37%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 223 (82.59%) Mainframe
2 68 (25.19%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (10.74%) VSAM
5 12 (4.44%) Credit Risk
6 11 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.07%) AS400
7 10 (3.70%) Data Centre
8 9 (3.33%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.59%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.22%) PMI
11 5 (1.85%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.11%) Social Media
13 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.37%) iSeries
14 1 (0.37%) W3C
14 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 86 (31.85%) UNIX
2 58 (21.48%) Linux
3 39 (14.44%) zOS
4 33 (12.22%) MVS
5 30 (11.11%) AIX
6 29 (10.74%) Solaris
7 22 (8.15%) Windows
8 2 (0.74%) Android
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (29.26%) SDLC
2 44 (16.30%) Change Management
2 44 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.96%) Mentoring
4 31 (11.48%) SOA
5 30 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 27 (10.00%) ITIL
7 26 (9.63%) Coaching
8 21 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 21 (7.78%) Release Management
9 18 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.93%) Migration
11 15 (5.56%) Line Management
12 14 (5.19%) ETL
12 14 (5.19%) Unit Testing
12 14 (5.19%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.44%) Automated Testing
14 10 (3.70%) Test Automation
15 9 (3.33%) Workflow Management
15 9 (3.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 176 (65.19%) COBOL
2 82 (30.37%) Java
3 59 (21.85%) SQL
4 56 (20.74%) Perl
5 36 (13.33%) REXX
6 28 (10.37%) Assembly Language
6 28 (10.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (9.26%) NATURAL
8 22 (8.15%) VB
9 19 (7.04%) PL/1
10 15 (5.56%) C#
11 14 (5.19%) VB.NET
12 13 (4.81%) Python
12 13 (4.81%) VB6
13 9 (3.33%) Ruby
14 6 (2.22%) Delphi
15 5 (1.85%) CLIST
16 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.30%) Degree
2 16 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.19%) QA
2 28 (10.37%) SLA
System Software
1 80 (29.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 29 (10.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 10 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 9 (3.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 50 (18.52%) CA Endevor
2 39 (14.44%) Tivoli
3 15 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
3 15 (5.56%) OpenView
4 9 (3.33%) Puppet
4 9 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.74%) Control-M
6 1 (0.37%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 182 (67.41%) IBM
2 43 (15.93%) Oracle
3 31 (11.48%) Lotus
4 29 (10.74%) Intel
5 22 (8.15%) HP
6 15 (5.56%) VMware
7 9 (3.33%) Informatica
7 9 (3.33%) F5
7 9 (3.33%) New Relic
8 8 (2.96%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.59%) SAP
9 7 (2.59%) TOWER Software
10 6 (2.22%) TSYS
10 6 (2.22%) Remedy
11 5 (1.85%) BMC
12 3 (1.11%) Cognizant
13 2 (0.74%) CA
13 2 (0.74%) Syncsort
14 1 (0.37%) Micro Focus
14 1 (0.37%) Twitter
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