The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 476 537 480
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -57
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 503 430 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.15% 0.92% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 387 282 385
Average salary £52,500 £49,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,665 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,250 £46,250
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
43831 46620 44069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.05% 39.63% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34786 36920 35869
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Trend

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

Mainframe Salary Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Mainframe over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 within the UK.

Mainframe Salary Histogram in the UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 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
(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 +52 453 £52,500 +5.00% 39
London +30 146 £62,500 -10.71% 10
East Midlands +49 70 £45,000 +12.50% 4
South East +6 68 £56,250 +18.42% 4
North West +18 49 £46,250 +15.62% 5
South West +5 45 £45,245 -15.42% 6
Northamptonshire +31 36 £45,000 -4.25%
West Midlands -1 35 £34,500 -14.36% 2
Yorkshire +18 30 £45,000 +13.92% 3
Nottingham +21 28 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Nottinghamshire +20 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Swindon +18 27 £45,245 -17.73% 4
Wiltshire +5 27 £45,245 -17.73% 4
City of London +22 25 £57,500 -4.16% 4
Scotland +18 24 £46,000 +48.38% 1
West Sussex +7 24 £59,250 -8.84% 1
Wales +15 23 £52,500 -
South Wales - 23 £52,500 -
Manchester +12 22 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Warwickshire -2 22 £34,330 +4.03%
East Sussex +38 21 £60,000 +41.17% 1
Northampton +14 21 £45,000 -8.16%
Cheshire +5 21 £40,000 - 2
Cardiff - 20 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire +7 18 £77,500 +93.75% 2
Edinburgh +7 15 £47,500 - 1
Brighton +34 14 £62,500 +47.05% 1
Birmingham -18 13 £52,500 +5.00%
North Yorkshire +7 11 £31,000 +45.88% 1
East of England -1 11 £51,750 +6.70%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Mainframe 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 Mainframe.

1 438 (43.37%) Finance
2 372 (36.83%) IBM
3 355 (35.15%) DB2
4 270 (26.73%) UNIX
5 250 (24.75%) Java
6 232 (22.97%) Banking
7 230 (22.77%) COBOL
8 224 (22.18%) Oracle
9 221 (21.88%) SQL
10 218 (21.58%) JCL
11 214 (21.19%) Windows
12 211 (20.89%) CICS
13 199 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
14 197 (19.50%) Linux
15 155 (15.35%) WebSphere
16 150 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
17 148 (14.65%) Web Services
18 143 (14.16%) SDLC
19 136 (13.47%) IBM Mainframe
20 129 (12.77%) Middleware
21 127 (12.57%) XML
21 127 (12.57%) Retail
22 122 (12.08%) Solaris
23 119 (11.78%) SQL Server
24 112 (11.09%) HTML
24 112 (11.09%) .NET
25 109 (10.79%) SAN
26 105 (10.40%) SOA
27 101 (10.00%) ISPF
28 99 (9.80%) Degree

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Mainframe 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 211 (20.89%) CICS
2 155 (15.35%) WebSphere
3 81 (8.02%) Apache
4 63 (6.24%) IIS
5 61 (6.04%) Tomcat
6 58 (5.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 58 (5.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 47 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 44 (4.36%) MQSeries
9 36 (3.56%) SharePoint
10 34 (3.37%) JBoss
11 32 (3.17%) IBM Notes
11 32 (3.17%) SAS
12 14 (1.39%) FileNet
13 13 (1.29%) Documentum
14 11 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (1.09%) StreamWeaver
15 10 (0.99%) Confluence
16 8 (0.79%) PegaRULES
17 7 (0.69%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 40 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.87%) MS Office
3 19 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.30%) SPSS
5 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 58 (5.74%) RMDS
2 9 (0.89%) Exstream
3 5 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.50%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.50%) BASE24
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.30%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.099%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.099%) Summit
6 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.099%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.09%) IaaS
3 3 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.30%) SaaS
4 2 (0.20%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 109 (10.79%) SAN
2 78 (7.72%) HTTP
3 76 (7.52%) LAN
4 71 (7.03%) WAN
5 61 (6.04%) NAS
6 60 (5.94%) Multicast
7 58 (5.74%) FCoE
7 58 (5.74%) Fibre Channel
8 48 (4.75%) TCP/IP
9 38 (3.76%) Firewall
10 27 (2.67%) Internet
11 19 (1.88%) SMS
12 16 (1.58%) FTP
13 11 (1.09%) ATM
13 11 (1.09%) SSL
14 9 (0.89%) DNS
15 6 (0.59%) VPN
15 6 (0.59%) MPLS
15 6 (0.59%) VLAN
16 4 (0.40%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 355 (35.15%) DB2
2 119 (11.78%) SQL Server
3 60 (5.94%) Hadoop
4 58 (5.74%) HBase
5 31 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.57%) Oracle Database
6 26 (2.57%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.28%) DataStage
8 19 (1.88%) Ingres
9 15 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.39%) Pentaho
11 13 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.09%) Easytrieve
12 11 (1.09%) MS Access
13 9 (0.89%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 7 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 6 (0.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (2.08%) LoadRunner
2 14 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 14 (1.39%) JIRA
3 10 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.89%) HP UFT
4 9 (0.89%) Hudson
5 7 (0.69%) Toad
6 5 (0.50%) PROIV
6 5 (0.50%) Selenium
6 5 (0.50%) Subversion
7 4 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.40%) JMeter
7 4 (0.40%) JUnit
7 4 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.30%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.20%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.20%) XPEDITER
9 2 (0.20%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 438 (43.37%) Finance
2 232 (22.97%) Banking
3 127 (12.57%) Retail
4 34 (3.37%) Marketing
5 30 (2.97%) Financial Institution
6 23 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.18%) Legal
8 15 (1.49%) Back Office
9 11 (1.09%) Private Banking
9 11 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.79%) Law
12 4 (0.40%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Automotive
13 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.20%) International Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.099%) French Language
14 1 (0.099%) German Language
Job Titles
1 209 (20.69%) Architect
2 132 (13.07%) Analyst
3 102 (10.10%) Solutions Architect
4 90 (8.91%) Developer
5 76 (7.52%) Consultant
6 65 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 60 (5.94%) Technical Specialist
8 58 (5.74%) Lead Architect
9 49 (4.85%) Technical Architect
10 47 (4.65%) Designer
11 43 (4.26%) Mainframe Developer
12 41 (4.06%) Project Manager
13 38 (3.76%) Mainframe Operator
14 37 (3.66%) Technical Consultant
15 36 (3.56%) Lead Solutions Architect
16 34 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
17 33 (3.27%) Solutions Designer
17 33 (3.27%) Applications Support
18 27 (2.67%) Development Manager
19 26 (2.57%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (14.65%) Web Services
2 129 (12.77%) Middleware
3 127 (12.57%) XML
4 112 (11.09%) HTML
4 112 (11.09%) .NET
5 101 (10.00%) ISPF
6 61 (6.04%) XSLT
7 58 (5.74%) Rendezvous
7 58 (5.74%) Ultra Messaging
8 51 (5.05%) J2EE
9 39 (3.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 29 (2.87%) Java EE
11 22 (2.18%) SOAP
12 16 (1.58%) WSDL
12 16 (1.58%) JSON
12 16 (1.58%) .NET Framework
13 14 (1.39%) Spring
14 11 (1.09%) JMS
14 11 (1.09%) ODBC
14 11 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 150 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (13.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 91 (9.01%) Data Centre
4 63 (6.24%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.95%) VSAM
6 43 (4.26%) Computer Science
7 40 (3.96%) AS400
8 34 (3.37%) SWIFT
9 28 (2.77%) Social Media
10 22 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.98%) Cryptography
12 19 (1.88%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.58%) Visualisation
13 16 (1.58%) Tandem
14 14 (1.39%) PMI
14 14 (1.39%) Clustering
14 14 (1.39%) Data Structures
15 13 (1.29%) BYOD
16 12 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (1.19%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 270 (26.73%) UNIX
2 214 (21.19%) Windows
3 197 (19.50%) Linux
4 122 (12.08%) Solaris
5 84 (8.32%) zOS
6 70 (6.93%) AIX
7 38 (3.76%) MVS
8 22 (2.18%) VMS
9 19 (1.88%) HPUX
10 11 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.89%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.89%) Android
12 7 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.69%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.50%) VME
14 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.20%) OS/390
16 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (14.16%) SDLC
3 105 (10.40%) SOA
4 88 (8.71%) ITIL
5 84 (8.32%) Change Management
6 82 (8.12%) Mentoring
7 75 (7.43%) Performance Tuning
8 73 (7.23%) Incident Management
9 68 (6.73%) Service Management
10 60 (5.94%) Project Management
11 58 (5.74%) Benchmarking
11 58 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
12 56 (5.54%) Risk Management
13 54 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (4.85%) Migration
15 47 (4.65%) TOGAF
15 47 (4.65%) ETL
15 47 (4.65%) Waterfall
16 42 (4.16%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (3.96%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (24.75%) Java
2 230 (22.77%) COBOL
3 221 (21.88%) SQL
4 218 (21.58%) JCL
5 92 (9.11%) JavaScript
6 55 (5.45%) Perl
7 37 (3.66%) C#
8 35 (3.47%) REXX
9 34 (3.37%) C
9 34 (3.37%) Assembly Language
10 29 (2.87%) VB
11 26 (2.57%) PL/1
12 21 (2.08%) C++
13 16 (1.58%) LINC
14 15 (1.49%) VB.NET
15 14 (1.39%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.29%) Python
17 12 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.19%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (9.80%) Degree
2 18 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (1.78%) PMI Certification
3 16 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.19%) ISEB
5 11 (1.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.89%) CISA
6 9 (0.89%) CISM
7 6 (0.59%) HNC
8 4 (0.40%) MCP
8 4 (0.40%) PMP
8 4 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.30%) CISSP
10 2 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.20%) CCNA
10 2 (0.20%) MCSE
10 2 (0.20%) QiCA
10 2 (0.20%) CBAP
11 1 (0.099%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.92%) QA
2 69 (6.83%) SLA
3 19 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.99%) COBIT
5 10 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.59%) FATCA
6 6 (0.59%) PMBOK
7 5 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.50%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 61 (6.04%) SRDF
2 58 (5.74%) NFS
2 58 (5.74%) Oracle RAC
3 49 (4.85%) RACF
4 26 (2.57%) ACF2
5 17 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (1.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (1.39%) Active Directory
8 7 (0.69%) XenApp
9 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.30%) vCloud
11 2 (0.20%) Xen
12 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.099%) vSphere
12 1 (0.099%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 51 (5.05%) Tivoli
2 33 (3.27%) CA Endevor
3 19 (1.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 15 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
4 15 (1.49%) OpenView
5 14 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.89%) Puppet
6 9 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.89%) Control-M
7 8 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.69%) SCCM
9 5 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.099%) Nagios
11 1 (0.099%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 372 (36.83%) IBM
2 224 (22.18%) Oracle
3 91 (9.01%) Cisco
4 90 (8.91%) Intel
5 81 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 81 (8.02%) EMC
6 63 (6.24%) HP
7 59 (5.84%) TIBCO
7 59 (5.84%) Sybase
8 58 (5.74%) NetApp
8 58 (5.74%) DataSynapse
9 42 (4.16%) Citrix
10 39 (3.86%) Business Objects
11 38 (3.76%) Unisys
12 33 (3.27%) VMware
13 32 (3.17%) Lotus
14 23 (2.28%) SAP
15 20 (1.98%) Pega
16 19 (1.88%) Novell
16 19 (1.88%) Veritas
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £1 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Volaris
Salary: £125000 per annum + 50% bonus + stock options
Posted: 14 hours ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 43k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Boeing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burgess Hill
American Express
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40885 - £50505 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago