The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 735 608 571
Rank change year-on-year
-127 -37
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 127 360 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.87% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 77 226 281
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,100 £24,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £44,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+7.95% -12.00%

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
32132 41598 40889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.26% 40.62% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25996 33322 32852
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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 -126 112 £52,500 +10.52% 27
London -8 42 £56,250 +7.14% 11
North West -29 22 £46,750 +1.63% 6
South East +2 18 £52,500 - 2
Cheshire +26 15 £46,750 +88.27% 6
Scotland +8 11 £42,000 +320.00% 1
Berkshire +42 9 £52,500 - 1
Yorkshire +25 9 £27,750 -5.53% 1
East of England +28 7 £50,000 -13.04%
East Midlands -18 7 - - 4
Glasgow +22 6 £33,500 -
South West +1 6 - - 2
North Yorkshire -1 6 £24,000 -45.45% 1
Nottinghamshire -13 6 - - 4
City of London +4 5 £81,000 +55.76% 2
Knutsford - 5 £46,750 - 3
Bedford - 5 £50,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £50,000 -
Hampshire +16 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Crawley +7 4 £36,250 -47.08%
Basingstoke -4 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Nottingham -7 4 - - 2
Edinburgh -16 4 £55,000 +450.00% 1
West Sussex -25 4 £36,250 -36.95% 1
Bristol 0 3 - - 1
Lancashire -18 3 £37,500 -21.05%
Bournemouth - 3 - - 1
Dorset - 3 - - 1
Preston - 3 £37,500 -
South Wales +17 2 £33,000 -22.35%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Mainframe 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 Mainframe.

1 157 (46.59%) Finance
2 101 (29.97%) SQL
3 100 (29.67%) IBM
4 96 (28.49%) DB2
5 81 (24.04%) Java
6 80 (23.74%) Unix
7 79 (23.44%) Windows
8 76 (22.55%) COBOL
9 72 (21.36%) JCL
10 66 (19.58%) Oracle
11 64 (18.99%) CICS
12 63 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
13 61 (18.10%) Linux
14 53 (15.73%) zOS
15 49 (14.54%) Microsoft
16 48 (14.24%) ITIL
16 48 (14.24%) Information Security
17 47 (13.95%) Banking
18 46 (13.65%) SDLC
19 43 (12.76%) Degree
20 42 (12.46%) IBM Mainframe
21 40 (11.87%) Migration
22 37 (10.98%) Management Information System
23 34 (10.09%) Risk Management
24 32 (9.50%) SQL Server
25 30 (8.90%) JavaScript
26 27 (8.01%) MS Excel
26 27 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
26 27 (8.01%) iSeries
27 26 (7.72%) UML

Mainframe
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 64 (18.99%) CICS
2 14 (4.15%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.86%) SAS
4 8 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.78%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.48%) IIS
6 5 (1.48%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.19%) JBoss
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.89%) Apache
8 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.89%) DataSynapse
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 27 (8.01%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.23%) MS Office
3 9 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.89%) RMDS
3 1 (0.30%) BASE24
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.30%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) IaaS
1 6 (1.78%) SaaS
2 3 (0.89%) Force.com
3 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.59%) GitHub
4 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.82%) Firewall
2 17 (5.04%) Network Security
2 17 (5.04%) SAN
3 15 (4.45%) LAN
3 15 (4.45%) WAN
4 10 (2.97%) Internet
5 9 (2.67%) HTTP
5 9 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (2.37%) DNS
7 7 (2.08%) MPLS
7 7 (2.08%) Multicast
7 7 (2.08%) VPN
8 6 (1.78%) FTP
8 6 (1.78%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.48%) ATM
10 3 (0.89%) FCoE
10 3 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.89%) NAS
11 2 (0.59%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (28.49%) DB2
2 32 (9.50%) SQL Server
3 24 (7.12%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.75%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.45%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.67%) Big Data
7 9 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.37%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.78%) DataStage
11 5 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.19%) Adabas
12 4 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.19%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.89%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.89%) Easytrieve
13 3 (0.89%) HBase
13 3 (0.89%) MS Access
13 3 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (5.04%) JIRA
2 11 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.37%) Selenium
3 8 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.48%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.19%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.19%) Subversion
6 4 (1.19%) VersionOne
7 3 (0.89%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.89%) Firebug
7 3 (0.89%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.59%) JMeter
8 2 (0.59%) Maven
8 2 (0.59%) The Grinder
8 2 (0.59%) Toad
9 1 (0.30%) ChangeMan
9 1 (0.30%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 157 (46.59%) Finance
2 47 (13.95%) Banking
3 22 (6.53%) Retail
4 16 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.15%) Financial Institution
6 13 (3.86%) Advertising
7 11 (3.26%) Back Office
8 10 (2.97%) Investment Banking
9 9 (2.67%) Legal
10 8 (2.37%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (1.78%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.48%) Publishing
13 4 (1.19%) Billing
14 3 (0.89%) Marketing
15 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.30%) French Language
16 1 (0.30%) German Language
16 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
16 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (25.82%) Analyst
2 48 (14.24%) Architect
3 39 (11.57%) Programmer
4 36 (10.68%) Analyst Programmer
5 34 (10.09%) Developer
6 30 (8.90%) COBOL Analyst
7 22 (6.53%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 22 (6.53%) COBOL Programmer
7 22 (6.53%) Consultant
8 21 (6.23%) DB2 Programmer
9 20 (5.93%) CICS Analyst
10 18 (5.34%) CICS Programmer
11 16 (4.75%) COBOL Developer
12 14 (4.15%) Mainframe Analyst
13 13 (3.86%) DB2 Developer
13 13 (3.86%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.86%) Mainframe Programmer
13 13 (3.86%) Security Engineer
14 12 (3.56%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (3.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.42%) HTML
1 25 (7.42%) Middleware
2 24 (7.12%) Web Services
3 22 (6.53%) XML
4 17 (5.04%) .NET
5 14 (4.15%) JSP
6 13 (3.86%) ISPF
6 13 (3.86%) SOAP
7 11 (3.26%) CSS
8 10 (2.97%) Ajax
8 10 (2.97%) J2EE
9 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.67%) RESTful
10 8 (2.37%) JMS
10 8 (2.37%) Spring
10 8 (2.37%) WCF
11 7 (2.08%) EJB
11 7 (2.08%) Servlets
12 6 (1.78%) XSD
12 6 (1.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.46%) IBM Mainframe
2 37 (10.98%) Management Information System
3 27 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.01%) iSeries
4 22 (6.53%) AS400
5 21 (6.23%) Data Centre
6 17 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (4.15%) VSAM
8 13 (3.86%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.37%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.78%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.78%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.48%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.48%) Tandem
11 5 (1.48%) User Experience
12 4 (1.19%) Cybercrime
12 4 (1.19%) Social Media
13 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.74%) Unix
2 79 (23.44%) Windows
3 61 (18.10%) Linux
4 53 (15.73%) zOS
5 14 (4.15%) MVS
5 14 (4.15%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.86%) Solaris
7 10 (2.97%) AIX
8 8 (2.37%) OS/390
8 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.59%) Android
12 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.59%) HPUX
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.69%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (14.24%) Information Security
2 48 (14.24%) ITIL
3 46 (13.65%) SDLC
4 40 (11.87%) Migration
5 34 (10.09%) Risk Management
6 26 (7.72%) UML
7 25 (7.42%) Data Analysis
7 25 (7.42%) Service Management
8 21 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (6.23%) TOGAF
8 21 (6.23%) Waterfall
9 19 (5.64%) Business Analysis
9 19 (5.64%) Incident Management
9 19 (5.64%) Security Architecture
9 19 (5.64%) SOA
10 18 (5.34%) Mentoring
11 17 (5.04%) Project Management
12 16 (4.75%) Process Improvement
13 15 (4.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 101 (29.97%) SQL
2 81 (24.04%) Java
3 76 (22.55%) COBOL
4 72 (21.36%) JCL
5 30 (8.90%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.23%) C
7 17 (5.04%) C#
8 11 (3.26%) Assembly Language
9 10 (2.97%) C++
9 10 (2.97%) VB
10 9 (2.67%) REXX
11 8 (2.37%) VB6
12 6 (1.78%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.78%) Python
13 5 (1.48%) Perl
13 5 (1.48%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.19%) CLIST
14 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.89%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 43 (12.76%) Degree
2 24 (7.12%) CISSP
3 22 (6.53%) CISM
4 11 (3.26%) CISA
5 9 (2.67%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.48%) CBAP
7 5 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.48%) CRISC
7 5 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.89%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.30%) MCP
10 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.93%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.64%) QA
4 7 (2.08%) PMBOK
5 6 (1.78%) COBIT
6 5 (1.48%) ISO27002
7 4 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.30%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (5.34%) RACF
1 18 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.15%) Time Sharing Option
3 11 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 7 (2.08%) XenApp
4 7 (2.08%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.89%) HDFS
6 3 (0.89%) NDS
6 3 (0.89%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.89%) NFS
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.89%) SRDF
6 3 (0.89%) XYGATE
7 2 (0.59%) ACF2
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (6.23%) Tivoli
2 11 (3.26%) SCCM
3 7 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (2.08%) zSecure
4 5 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.19%) Netcool
5 4 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.19%) Puppet
5 4 (1.19%) SCOM
6 3 (0.89%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.89%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.89%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.89%) Oozie
7 2 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.59%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.59%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.30%) Control-M
8 1 (0.30%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 100 (29.67%) IBM
2 66 (19.58%) Oracle
3 49 (14.54%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.82%) VMware
5 18 (5.34%) Cisco
6 15 (4.45%) CA
7 10 (2.97%) HP
7 10 (2.97%) Sybase
8 9 (2.67%) Citrix
9 8 (2.37%) Cognizant
9 8 (2.37%) EMC
10 6 (1.78%) NetApp
10 6 (1.78%) Snow
11 5 (1.48%) Ab Initio
11 5 (1.48%) Hitachi
11 5 (1.48%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.48%) Teradata
11 5 (1.48%) Unisys
12 4 (1.19%) Chordiant
12 4 (1.19%) Informatica
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Certus Sales Recruitment
Salary: 45-55k + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Churchill Frank
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Pension + benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
Horsham, Sussex, UK
WIPRO
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Huxley
Salary: £55000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Unspecified We offer highly competitive benefits including pension
Posted: 22 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Posted: 14 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago