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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 487 540 458
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -82
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 485 352 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.85% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 315 276 356
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 £46,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+10.75% +9.41%

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
43150 41629 45171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.86% 39.28% 39.37%
Number of salaries quoted 33753 33761 37770
Average salary £46,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 2 October 2014 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 2 October 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 +60 441 £55,000 +10.00% 48
London -9 125 £60,000 -1.23% 15
South East +38 90 £57,500 +4.54% 7
North West +11 89 £55,000 +34.96% 5
Cheshire +17 45 £55,000 +10.00%
Manchester +4 40 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Berkshire +28 39 £57,500 +27.77% 1
Edinburgh +6 37 £51,750 -23.33% 5
Scotland +3 37 £51,750 +8.37% 5
City of London -14 33 £58,000 +7.40% 6
West Midlands -6 27 £33,000 +10.00% 1
West Sussex +11 25 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +7 24 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Horsham +7 23 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North East - 23 £42,500 -
South West -4 19 £45,000 -5.26% 2
East of England -3 18 £55,000 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire -65 17 £37,500 -37.50% 11
Windsor - 17 £57,500 -
Knutsford -2 16 £57,500 +35.29%
Warwickshire - 16 £33,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £42,500 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £42,500 -
Nottingham +10 12 £48,500 +51.56%
Nottinghamshire +5 12 £48,500 +51.56%
Birmingham -22 9 £55,000 +83.33% 1
West Yorkshire -55 9 £44,000 -26.66% 10
Gloucestershire - 9 £45,000 - 1
Leicestershire +19 8 £33,000 -10.81% 3
Leicester +15 8 £33,000 -10.81% 3

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 391 (42.69%) Finance
2 306 (33.41%) DB2
3 273 (29.80%) IBM
3 273 (29.80%) Banking
4 251 (27.40%) UNIX
5 233 (25.44%) Oracle
6 202 (22.05%) SQL
7 189 (20.63%) Java
8 183 (19.98%) COBOL
9 178 (19.43%) CICS
10 177 (19.32%) Windows
11 168 (18.34%) Retail
12 136 (14.85%) JCL
13 131 (14.30%) IBM Mainframe
13 131 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
14 117 (12.77%) ITIL
15 114 (12.45%) Change Management
16 112 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
17 108 (11.79%) HP
18 106 (11.57%) QA
19 105 (11.46%) zOS
19 105 (11.46%) Project Management
20 102 (11.14%) Mentoring
21 101 (11.03%) Linux
22 99 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
23 97 (10.59%) SQL Server
24 87 (9.50%) Degree
25 85 (9.28%) J2EE
26 75 (8.19%) Coaching
27 72 (7.86%) UML

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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
1 178 (19.43%) CICS
2 44 (4.80%) SAS
3 40 (4.37%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.38%) Tomcat
5 23 (2.51%) Apache
6 19 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 15 (1.64%) GlassFish
8 13 (1.42%) MQSeries
9 12 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.87%) SharePoint
11 8 (0.87%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.66%) IIS
12 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.44%) Mule
Applications
1 47 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.53%) MS Office
4 9 (0.98%) SPSS
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (3.17%) BASE24
2 17 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) INSURE/90
7 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.55%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) IaaS
4 2 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 29 (3.17%) ATM
3 28 (3.06%) LAN
4 24 (2.62%) Internet
5 23 (2.51%) Firewall
6 20 (2.18%) Network Security
6 20 (2.18%) IPv6
7 16 (1.75%) SSL
8 15 (1.64%) SAN
9 13 (1.42%) 3G
10 12 (1.31%) Broadband
11 11 (1.20%) WAN
12 10 (1.09%) Ethernet
12 10 (1.09%) MPLS
12 10 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.98%) NAS
13 9 (0.98%) VLAN
13 9 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (0.98%) DNS
13 9 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (33.41%) DB2
2 97 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 64 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 55 (6.00%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.69%) Oracle ODI
5 43 (4.69%) RDBMS
6 36 (3.93%) SQLPlus
7 35 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (3.71%) Oracle Database
9 33 (3.60%) DataStage
10 32 (3.49%) Oracle Exadata
11 17 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (1.53%) Adabas
13 11 (1.20%) BODI
14 10 (1.09%) NonStop SQL
15 8 (0.87%) MySQL
15 8 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 7 (0.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 30 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
2 29 (3.17%) Toad
3 26 (2.84%) ERwin
4 9 (0.98%) Subversion
5 6 (0.66%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.55%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.33%) JUnit
7 3 (0.33%) Maven
7 3 (0.33%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.22%) JIRA
8 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.22%) Ant
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
9 1 (0.11%) JMeter
9 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 391 (42.69%) Finance
2 273 (29.80%) Banking
3 168 (18.34%) Retail
4 43 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.93%) Marketing
6 27 (2.95%) Advertising
7 22 (2.40%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.97%) Back Office
9 15 (1.64%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.66%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.44%) Legal
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
14 4 (0.44%) German Language
14 4 (0.44%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.33%) Electronics
16 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (20.63%) Analyst
2 135 (14.74%) Architect
3 73 (7.97%) Developer
4 69 (7.53%) Business Analyst
4 69 (7.53%) Consultant
4 69 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
4 69 (7.53%) Technical Specialist
5 52 (5.68%) Designer
6 41 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (3.93%) Test Manager
8 35 (3.82%) Test Analyst
9 34 (3.71%) Programmer
9 34 (3.71%) Applications Architect
10 31 (3.38%) Support Analyst
10 31 (3.38%) Solutions Designer
11 29 (3.17%) DBA
11 29 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
12 27 (2.95%) Systems Analyst
13 26 (2.84%) DB2 DBA
14 24 (2.62%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.28%) J2EE
2 72 (7.86%) Web Services
3 65 (7.10%) Middleware
4 62 (6.77%) XML
5 53 (5.79%) ISPF
6 50 (5.46%) .NET
7 25 (2.73%) HTML
8 21 (2.29%) XSLT
9 19 (2.07%) Spring
10 14 (1.53%) CSS
10 14 (1.53%) CGI
11 13 (1.42%) JAXB
11 13 (1.42%) JMS
11 13 (1.42%) Hibernate
11 13 (1.42%) XML Schema
11 13 (1.42%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 12 (1.31%) SOAP
12 12 (1.31%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.20%) MSMQ
14 10 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.30%) IBM Mainframe
1 131 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.24%) Client/Server
3 32 (3.49%) Tandem
4 29 (3.17%) Cryptography
5 27 (2.95%) VSAM
6 24 (2.62%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.18%) User Experience
8 19 (2.07%) Replication
9 18 (1.97%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.75%) SWIFT
12 12 (1.31%) EMV
13 11 (1.20%) AS400
14 10 (1.09%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.98%) CMDB
15 9 (0.98%) Chip Card
16 7 (0.76%) Mathematics
16 7 (0.76%) Open Source
17 6 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 251 (27.40%) UNIX
2 177 (19.32%) Windows
3 105 (11.46%) zOS
4 101 (11.03%) Linux
5 28 (3.06%) MVS
6 26 (2.84%) Solaris
6 26 (2.84%) AIX
7 19 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.86%) Windows XP
8 17 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.76%) HPUX
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.33%) VME
13 3 (0.33%) OS/390
14 2 (0.22%) Android
14 2 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (12.77%) ITIL
2 114 (12.45%) Change Management
3 112 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (11.46%) Project Management
5 102 (11.14%) Mentoring
6 99 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (8.19%) Coaching
8 72 (7.86%) UML
9 71 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
10 67 (7.31%) ETL
11 61 (6.66%) Waterfall
12 60 (6.55%) Migration
13 59 (6.44%) Workflow
14 55 (6.00%) SOA
15 49 (5.35%) Risk Analysis
16 48 (5.24%) PRINCE2
17 44 (4.80%) Service Delivery
17 44 (4.80%) Data Migration
17 44 (4.80%) Line Management
18 43 (4.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 202 (22.05%) SQL
2 189 (20.63%) Java
3 183 (19.98%) COBOL
4 136 (14.85%) JCL
5 46 (5.02%) C#
6 42 (4.59%) REXX
7 38 (4.15%) JavaScript
8 37 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 30 (3.28%) Assembly Language
10 27 (2.95%) PL/1
11 25 (2.73%) C++
12 17 (1.86%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.64%) Perl
14 14 (1.53%) C
15 11 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.09%) VBA
16 10 (1.09%) NATURAL
17 8 (0.87%) R
18 7 (0.76%) XPath
19 5 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 87 (9.50%) Degree
2 29 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.53%) ISEB
6 12 (1.31%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.76%) MBA
7 7 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.76%) APMP
8 6 (0.66%) PMP
9 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.55%) CSQA
9 5 (0.55%) CCNA
10 4 (0.44%) IIBA
10 4 (0.44%) CBAP
10 4 (0.44%) CCNP
11 3 (0.33%) MCP
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (11.57%) QA
2 35 (3.82%) Data Quality
3 28 (3.06%) SLA
4 17 (1.86%) ISO 8583
5 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (4.26%) RACF
2 23 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.09%) vCloud
4 9 (0.98%) ACF2
5 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.44%) NFS
7 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (6.33%) CA Endevor
2 27 (2.95%) Tivoli
3 24 (2.62%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (1.31%) ServiceCenter
4 12 (1.31%) OpenSSO
5 9 (0.98%) Control-M
5 9 (0.98%) OpenView
6 7 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.66%) Tivoli NetView
7 6 (0.66%) Unicenter
7 6 (0.66%) SCCM
7 6 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.66%) MOM
8 5 (0.55%) SCOM
8 5 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.44%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 273 (29.80%) IBM
2 233 (25.44%) Oracle
3 108 (11.79%) HP
4 64 (6.99%) Microsoft
5 50 (5.46%) Business Objects
5 50 (5.46%) Cognos
6 45 (4.91%) BMC
7 38 (4.15%) VMware
8 34 (3.71%) CA
9 31 (3.38%) SAP
10 27 (2.95%) Siebel
11 26 (2.84%) Unisys
11 26 (2.84%) Teradata
12 24 (2.62%) Intel
13 20 (2.18%) Trillium
14 19 (2.07%) Cisco
14 19 (2.07%) Lotus
14 19 (2.07%) Ab Initio
15 17 (1.86%) InterSystems
15 17 (1.86%) NCR
South East
Vodafone
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £42000 - £46000 per annum + bonus + benefits + OT
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £38000 - £47300 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £33,000 per annum bonus, pension, share option ++
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum bonus, pension, share option ++
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum bonus, pension, share option ++
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
AMS - Santander
Salary: Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40000 - £50800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago