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 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
Rank 798 868 887
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +19
Permanent jobs citing JCL 46 61 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.061% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 37 48 44
Median salary £52,500 £51,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -3.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,900 £34,250 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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
44754 52155 52993
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 53.93% 52.24% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 38413 44983 45468
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,086 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 January 2017 within the UK.

JCL Salary Histogram in the UK

JCL
Top 22 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 21 January 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 +70 39 £52,500 +0.96% 2
South East +88 29 £52,500 -10.63%
Berkshire - 26 £52,500 -
Scotland +23 7 £42,000 +1.20%
Glasgow - 5 - -
London +42 4 £60,000 +6.66% 2
North West -20 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 -
Surrey - 3 £52,500 -
East Midlands -3 2 £42,500 -3.40%
South West - 2 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £37,500 -
Edinburgh +7 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -4 1 - -
Leicestershire -9 1 £42,500 -3.40%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £42,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £40,500 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 £42,000 -

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 81 (96.43%) Mainframe
2 64 (76.19%) IBM
3 62 (73.81%) COBOL
3 62 (73.81%) DB2
4 56 (66.67%) CICS
5 49 (58.33%) SQL
6 28 (33.33%) Finance
7 26 (30.95%) Migration
8 25 (29.76%) Data Analysis
9 24 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
10 22 (26.19%) Java
10 22 (26.19%) UML
11 21 (25.00%) zOS
11 21 (25.00%) Tivoli
12 20 (23.81%) Unix
13 18 (21.43%) Banking
14 16 (19.05%) Retail
14 16 (19.05%) Oracle
15 14 (16.67%) MS Office
15 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 14 (16.67%) VSAM
16 13 (15.48%) ISPF
16 13 (15.48%) Time Sharing Option
17 10 (11.90%) MVS
17 10 (11.90%) SDLC
17 10 (11.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
18 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (10.71%) OS/390
18 9 (10.71%) Programme Management
19 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis

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 56 (66.67%) CICS
2 7 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 7 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) FTP
1 4 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) Firewall
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
2 3 (3.57%) SSH
2 3 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (73.81%) DB2
2 5 (5.95%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.95%) DataStage
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) Easytrieve
3 3 (3.57%) MS Access
4 1 (1.19%) Adabas
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) Fiddler
2 3 (3.57%) Firebug
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
2 3 (3.57%) JMeter
2 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.57%) The Grinder
2 3 (3.57%) Toad
3 1 (1.19%) ChangeMan
General
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (21.43%) Banking
3 16 (19.05%) Retail
4 6 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 5 (5.95%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Analyst
2 29 (34.52%) COBOL Analyst
3 23 (27.38%) Programmer
4 21 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 21 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 21 (25.00%) COBOL Programmer
4 21 (25.00%) DB2 Programmer
5 20 (23.81%) CICS Analyst
6 18 (21.43%) CICS Programmer
7 11 (13.10%) COBOL Developer
7 11 (13.10%) Developer
8 9 (10.71%) DB2 Developer
8 9 (10.71%) Lead Developer
9 8 (9.52%) Mainframe Analyst
9 8 (9.52%) Mainframe Programmer
10 7 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (8.33%) Test Analyst
11 6 (7.14%) Designer
11 6 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) ISPF
2 6 (7.14%) Middleware
3 3 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (1.19%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 81 (96.43%) Mainframe
2 24 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (16.67%) VSAM
4 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.95%) Online Banking
6 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.57%) PKI
8 2 (2.38%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) zOS
2 20 (23.81%) Unix
3 10 (11.90%) MVS
4 9 (10.71%) OS/390
5 4 (4.76%) Windows
6 3 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Migration
2 25 (29.76%) Data Analysis
3 22 (26.19%) UML
4 10 (11.90%) SDLC
5 9 (10.71%) Programme Management
6 8 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 7 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (5.95%) CRM
9 5 (5.95%) Data Management
9 5 (5.95%) Defect Management
9 5 (5.95%) ETL
9 5 (5.95%) Project Planning
9 5 (5.95%) Security Management
9 5 (5.95%) Service Management
9 5 (5.95%) Software Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Time Management
9 5 (5.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.95%) Wealth Management
9 5 (5.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 62 (73.81%) COBOL
2 49 (58.33%) SQL
3 22 (26.19%) Java
4 8 (9.52%) Assembly Language
4 8 (9.52%) REXX
5 6 (7.14%) CLIST
6 3 (3.57%) Perl
6 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.19%) Fortran
7 1 (1.19%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.19%) QA
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (11.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 8 (9.52%) RACF
4 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.57%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (3.57%) zSecure
3 2 (2.38%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.19%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.19%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) IBM
2 16 (19.05%) Oracle
3 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.52%) CA
4 8 (9.52%) Cognizant
5 6 (7.14%) Sybase
6 5 (5.95%) Informatica
7 3 (3.57%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) TOWER Software