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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Job Control Language (JCL)
Rank 819 864 850
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -14
Permanent jobs citing JCL 71 36 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.033% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.063% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 50 23 33
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £37,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%

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
55394 57506 62435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.40% 53.38% 54.82%
Number of salaries quoted 47476 48544 55119
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 29 December 2014 within the UK.

JCL Salary Histogram in the UK

JCL
Top 29 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 29 December 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 +34 61 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +39 16 £41,500 -
North West -13 16 £54,000 +8.00% 1
Nottingham +23 10 - -
Nottinghamshire +19 10 - -
West Midlands -5 9 £33,000 -34.00%
Warwickshire - 9 £33,000 -
Cheshire +2 8 £54,000 +5.36%
Manchester -17 8 £49,500 -1.00%
London +7 7 £70,000 +33.33%
Scotland +9 5 £52,500 +26.50%
Yorkshire -6 5 £33,000 -5.71%
East of England -23 5 £50,000 -
Leicester - 5 £41,500 -
Essex - 5 £50,000 -
Leicestershire - 5 £41,500 -
Warwick - 5 £33,000 -
West Yorkshire 0 4 £33,000 -5.71%
Edinburgh -2 4 £52,500 +26.50%
South East -10 3 £65,000 +73.33%
Berkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Knutsford +1 2 £54,000 +8.00%
Bracknell - 2 £65,000 -
Halifax - 2 £40,438 -
Pontefract - 2 £33,000 -
Wakefield - 2 £33,000 -
South Yorkshire -18 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £38,750 -
Glasgow - 1 £42,500 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 141 (82.94%) Mainframe
2 99 (58.24%) COBOL
3 95 (55.88%) IBM
4 80 (47.06%) DB2
5 70 (41.18%) CICS
6 64 (37.65%) Finance
7 60 (35.29%) Banking
8 57 (33.53%) UNIX
9 54 (31.76%) ISPF
10 53 (31.18%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (31.18%) Windows
11 51 (30.00%) Retail
12 48 (28.24%) QA
13 45 (26.47%) Mentoring
14 40 (23.53%) VSAM
14 40 (23.53%) Change Management
15 39 (22.94%) Java
16 35 (20.59%) SQL
17 33 (19.41%) REXX
17 33 (19.41%) Coaching
18 32 (18.82%) CA Endevor
18 32 (18.82%) HP
19 30 (17.65%) Linux
19 30 (17.65%) ATM
20 29 (17.06%) TCP/IP
21 27 (15.88%) zOS
22 26 (15.29%) SAS
23 25 (14.71%) Assembly Language
23 25 (14.71%) WebSphere
24 24 (14.12%) PL/1

JCL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 70 (41.18%) CICS
2 26 (15.29%) SAS
3 25 (14.71%) WebSphere
4 21 (12.35%) IBM Notes
5 9 (5.29%) CMS
6 5 (2.94%) Node.js
7 2 (1.18%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) DOC1
1 5 (2.94%) PrintSoft PReS
2 4 (2.35%) MS Office
2 4 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.76%) SPSS
4 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (8.24%) BASE24
2 9 (5.29%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (2.94%) Exstream
4 1 (0.59%) assyst
4 1 (0.59%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.65%) ATM
2 29 (17.06%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.41%) SSL
4 4 (2.35%) Internet
5 2 (1.18%) SNA
5 2 (1.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.59%) FTP
6 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (47.06%) DB2
2 22 (12.94%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.47%) Adabas
4 8 (4.71%) DataStage
5 6 (3.53%) Easytrieve
6 5 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.76%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) OLAP
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.35%) ChangeMan
2 3 (1.76%) JIRA
2 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.76%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.76%) Rational Rose
2 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.18%) ERwin
3 2 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
General
1 64 (37.65%) Finance
2 60 (35.29%) Banking
3 51 (30.00%) Retail
4 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Marketing
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (21.18%) Technical Specialist
2 25 (14.71%) Consultant
3 21 (12.35%) Analyst
4 19 (11.18%) Mainframe Operator
5 17 (10.00%) Developer
6 16 (9.41%) Programmer
7 9 (5.29%) Computer Operator
7 9 (5.29%) VisionPLUS Consultant
8 8 (4.71%) CICS Programmer
8 8 (4.71%) Senior Technical Specialist
9 7 (4.12%) COBOL Programmer
9 7 (4.12%) DBA
9 7 (4.12%) Administrator
10 6 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.53%) WebSphere Specialist
10 6 (3.53%) COBOL Developer
11 5 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.35%) Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (31.76%) ISPF
2 22 (12.94%) XML
3 21 (12.35%) Middleware
4 19 (11.18%) J2EE
5 15 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (7.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 8 (4.71%) HTML
8 7 (4.12%) .NET
9 5 (2.94%) HTML5
9 5 (2.94%) Web Services
10 3 (1.76%) XSLT
11 2 (1.18%) SOAP
11 2 (1.18%) REST
12 1 (0.59%) JMS
12 1 (0.59%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 141 (82.94%) Mainframe
2 53 (31.18%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (23.53%) VSAM
4 23 (13.53%) IBM Mainframe
5 20 (11.76%) Cryptography
6 15 (8.82%) Tandem
7 14 (8.24%) EMV
8 10 (5.88%) Computer Science
9 9 (5.29%) Chip Card
10 8 (4.71%) Mathematics
11 6 (3.53%) Client/Server
12 4 (2.35%) SWIFT
13 3 (1.76%) Data Conversion
13 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
14 2 (1.18%) Credit Risk
15 1 (0.59%) Statistics
15 1 (0.59%) DataPower
15 1 (0.59%) HACMP
15 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.53%) UNIX
2 53 (31.18%) Windows
3 30 (17.65%) Linux
4 27 (15.88%) zOS
5 20 (11.76%) AIX
6 18 (10.59%) MVS
7 14 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 14 (8.24%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.47%) Mentoring
2 40 (23.53%) Change Management
3 33 (19.41%) Coaching
4 23 (13.53%) Release Management
5 21 (12.35%) Incident Management
6 17 (10.00%) Migration
7 16 (9.41%) ITIL
8 10 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
9 9 (5.29%) Business Analysis
9 9 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (4.71%) ETL
11 7 (4.12%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.53%) Data Management
12 6 (3.53%) SOA
12 6 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (2.94%) Information Management
13 5 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (2.35%) OO
Programming Languages
1 99 (58.24%) COBOL
2 39 (22.94%) Java
3 35 (20.59%) SQL
4 33 (19.41%) REXX
5 25 (14.71%) Assembly Language
6 24 (14.12%) PL/1
7 22 (12.94%) C++
8 20 (11.76%) Perl
9 17 (10.00%) C#
10 14 (8.24%) PowerShell
11 9 (5.29%) NATURAL
12 7 (4.12%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.53%) SELCOPY
14 3 (1.76%) VB
15 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.59%) C
15 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 23 (13.53%) Degree
2 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
2 11 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (28.24%) QA
2 23 (13.53%) SLA
3 14 (8.24%) ISO 8583
4 6 (3.53%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) RACF
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (18.82%) CA Endevor
2 15 (8.82%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (7.06%) OpenView
4 5 (2.94%) Tivoli NetView
4 5 (2.94%) Control-M
5 3 (1.76%) MOM
5 3 (1.76%) Unicenter
5 3 (1.76%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.76%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.76%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (1.18%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 95 (55.88%) IBM
2 32 (18.82%) HP
3 21 (12.35%) Intel
3 21 (12.35%) Lotus
4 19 (11.18%) Oracle
5 14 (8.24%) NCR
5 14 (8.24%) VocaLink
6 13 (7.65%) VMware
7 6 (3.53%) Teradata
7 6 (3.53%) CA
7 6 (3.53%) Trillium
8 5 (2.94%) Thunderhead
9 4 (2.35%) BMC
9 4 (2.35%) Microsoft
10 3 (1.76%) Sun
10 3 (1.76%) Unisys
10 3 (1.76%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.76%) Tableau
11 2 (1.18%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.59%) NetApp