The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Programmer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframe Programmer
Rank 934 935 926
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Mainframe Programmer 1 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.001% 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.001% 0.002% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 10
Average salary - £62,500 £38,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +61.70%
UK excluding London average salary - £62,500 £38,650
% change year-on-year
- +61.70%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Mainframe Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mainframe Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Mainframe Programmer Salary Trend in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Top 4 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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 +20 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Mainframe Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (93.75%) SDLC
3 14 (87.50%) Finance
4 12 (75.00%) DB2
4 12 (75.00%) IBM
4 12 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (68.75%) zOS
6 10 (62.50%) Legal
6 10 (62.50%) Migration
6 10 (62.50%) CA
6 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (62.50%) CA Endevor
7 6 (37.50%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) COBOL
9 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (18.75%) CICS
9 3 (18.75%) Unisys
10 2 (12.50%) UML
10 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 2 (12.50%) VSAM
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (6.25%) Marketing
11 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
11 1 (6.25%) QA
11 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
11 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing

Mainframe Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.25%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 10 (62.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (75.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) VSAM
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) MVS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) SDLC
2 10 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (62.50%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JCL
4 1 (6.25%) PL/1
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) IBM
2 10 (62.50%) CA
3 3 (18.75%) Unisys
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Syncsort