The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Developer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Developer
Rank 871 871 891
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 9 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.007% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.008% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 3
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £42,500 £29,500
% change year-on-year
+29.41% +44.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,750 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Mainframe Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mainframe Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK.

Mainframe Developer Salary Trend in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 9 £45,000 - 1
London -8 6 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Halifax - 2 - -
North West - 1 £55,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 £55,000 -

Mainframe Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Developer in their job title 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 with Mainframe Developer in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (89.47%) COBOL
3 10 (52.63%) DB2
4 9 (47.37%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) CICS
6 6 (31.58%) Java
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) CA Endevor
7 5 (26.32%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) zOS
7 5 (26.32%) Micro Focus
7 5 (26.32%) Project Management
7 5 (26.32%) AS400
7 5 (26.32%) Music Industry
7 5 (26.32%) Marketing
7 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
7 5 (26.32%) Product Management
8 4 (21.05%) ClearCase
8 4 (21.05%) Assembly Language
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.79%) JCL
9 3 (15.79%) Banking
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.53%) ITIL
10 2 (10.53%) ETL
10 2 (10.53%) REXX
10 2 (10.53%) PL/1
10 2 (10.53%) Tivoli

Mainframe Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Developer in their job title 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 with Mainframe Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) CICS
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Pentaho
2 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Adabas
3 1 (5.26%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Music Industry
2 5 (26.32%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (26.32%) AS400
3 2 (10.53%) VSAM
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) EMV
4 1 (5.26%) Tandem
4 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
1 5 (26.32%) Product Management
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
2 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) COBOL
2 6 (31.58%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) Assembly Language
4 3 (15.79%) JCL
5 2 (10.53%) REXX
5 2 (10.53%) PL/1
6 1 (5.26%) NATURAL
6 1 (5.26%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) C++
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) RACF
1 2 (10.53%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) CA Endevor
2 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
1 5 (26.32%) Micro Focus
2 1 (5.26%) VocaLink
2 1 (5.26%) HP