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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 517 490 480
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -10
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 419 470 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.12% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 281 340 353
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £32,500 £30,994
10% offered a salary of more than £92,000 £73,850 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -33 382 £61,215 +22.43% 44
London +44 198 £65,000 +13.04% 9
South East -13 59 £60,000 +9.09% 7
City of London +9 48 £55,000 +22.22% 4
North West -43 43 £55,608 +30.84% 13
Scotland +4 30 £46,750 +3.88% 2
East Midlands +38 28 £43,500 +5.45% 4
Cheshire -17 27 £50,000 +7.52%
Yorkshire -30 26 £61,215 +53.03%
Berkshire 0 24 £61,250 +63.33%
Bromley +28 20 £60,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +14 20 £30,000 -27.27% 1
Nottingham +12 20 £30,000 -27.27% 1
West Yorkshire -21 19 £61,215 +35.28%
Edinburgh -12 15 £43,750 - 2
South West -21 14 £23,916 -53.33% 6
Reading -12 13 £35,000 -6.66%
Manchester -26 12 £65,000 +62.90% 8
Wiltshire +11 11 £23,916 -20.28% 2
Swindon +6 11 £23,916 -20.28% 2
Buckinghamshire +14 9 £43,500 -42.00% 1
East Sussex - 9 - -
Brighton - 9 - -
Glasgow +17 8 £45,000 -7.21%
Milton Keynes +7 7 £43,500 -42.00% 1
Lancashire +7 7 £61,215 +63.24% 1
West Midlands -24 7 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Surrey - 7 £30,000 -
Docklands, London - 6 - -
Birmingham - 6 £47,500 - 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 428 (49.65%) Finance
2 295 (34.22%) IBM
3 283 (32.83%) UNIX
4 258 (29.93%) DB2
5 257 (29.81%) Banking
6 233 (27.03%) Windows
7 206 (23.90%) Oracle
8 201 (23.32%) SQL
9 183 (21.23%) Java
10 182 (21.11%) COBOL
11 178 (20.65%) CICS
12 161 (18.68%) Middleware
13 151 (17.52%) Retail
14 143 (16.59%) Linux
15 137 (15.89%) JCL
16 135 (15.66%) IBM Mainframe
17 123 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
18 122 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
19 107 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 100 (11.60%) Mentoring
21 99 (11.48%) Project Management
22 91 (10.56%) Change Management
23 90 (10.44%) WebSphere
24 89 (10.32%) Degree
24 89 (10.32%) XML
25 88 (10.21%) J2EE
26 87 (10.09%) SQL Server
27 86 (9.98%) QA
28 85 (9.86%) Web Services
29 79 (9.16%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 178 (20.65%) CICS
2 90 (10.44%) WebSphere
3 54 (6.26%) SAS
4 46 (5.34%) Apache
5 39 (4.52%) IIS
6 36 (4.18%) MQSeries
7 33 (3.83%) Tomcat
8 28 (3.25%) SharePoint
8 28 (3.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 28 (3.25%) Oracle Coherence
9 20 (2.32%) IBM Notes
10 16 (1.86%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.51%) Documentum
11 13 (1.51%) FileNet
12 12 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (1.04%) JBoss
15 7 (0.81%) MS Exchange
16 6 (0.70%) WebLogic
17 5 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.51%) SPSS
3 11 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.28%) MS Office
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.25%) RMDS
2 21 (2.44%) BASE24
3 6 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.58%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.35%) Exstream
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.12%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.12%) Summit
8 1 (0.12%) assyst
8 1 (0.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.58%) IaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 79 (9.16%) SAN
2 58 (6.73%) Internet
3 55 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 46 (5.34%) NAS
5 41 (4.76%) LAN
6 36 (4.18%) WAN
7 34 (3.94%) ATM
8 31 (3.60%) Multicast
9 30 (3.48%) FCoE
9 30 (3.48%) Fibre Channel
9 30 (3.48%) HTTP
10 27 (3.13%) Firewall
11 16 (1.86%) SMS
12 15 (1.74%) FTP
12 15 (1.74%) SSL
13 9 (1.04%) Wireless
14 4 (0.46%) Kerberos
15 3 (0.35%) VPN
15 3 (0.35%) WLAN
15 3 (0.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (29.93%) DB2
2 87 (10.09%) SQL Server
3 60 (6.96%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.83%) DataStage
6 31 (3.60%) Hadoop
7 28 (3.25%) HBase
8 22 (2.55%) RDBMS
9 21 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (2.09%) Oracle Exadata
11 17 (1.97%) Oracle ODI
11 17 (1.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 16 (1.86%) SQLPlus
12 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 15 (1.74%) Ingres
13 15 (1.74%) Adabas
14 13 (1.51%) Pentaho
15 12 (1.39%) MS Access
16 9 (1.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.97%) Toad
2 15 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 7 (0.81%) Subversion
4 6 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.70%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.58%) Rational Rose
6 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.46%) Maven
6 4 (0.46%) JMeter
6 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.35%) JIRA
8 2 (0.23%) Selenium
8 2 (0.23%) JUnit
8 2 (0.23%) PROIV
8 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.23%) XPEDITER
8 2 (0.23%) ChangeMan
9 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
General
1 428 (49.65%) Finance
2 257 (29.81%) Banking
3 151 (17.52%) Retail
4 38 (4.41%) Marketing
5 25 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.90%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.28%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.28%) International Banking
7 9 (1.04%) Legal
8 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.81%) Advertising
8 7 (0.81%) Billing
9 5 (0.58%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.58%) Music Industry
9 5 (0.58%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 190 (22.04%) Architect
2 93 (10.79%) Analyst
3 85 (9.86%) Designer
4 81 (9.40%) Solutions Architect
5 70 (8.12%) Consultant
6 68 (7.89%) Technical Specialist
7 67 (7.77%) Developer
8 65 (7.54%) Infrastructure Architect
9 44 (5.10%) Infrastructure Manager
10 39 (4.52%) Programmer
11 36 (4.18%) Lead Architect
12 32 (3.71%) Infrastructure Designer
13 28 (3.25%) Administrator
14 26 (3.02%) Project Manager
15 23 (2.67%) Technical Architect
15 23 (2.67%) Operations Manager
15 23 (2.67%) CICS Programmer
16 22 (2.55%) Solutions Designer
17 21 (2.44%) DBA
17 21 (2.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (18.68%) Middleware
2 89 (10.32%) XML
3 88 (10.21%) J2EE
4 85 (9.86%) Web Services
5 75 (8.70%) .NET
6 59 (6.84%) HTML
7 51 (5.92%) ISPF
8 32 (3.71%) XSLT
9 28 (3.25%) Rendezvous
10 24 (2.78%) XSD
11 21 (2.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 20 (2.32%) WSDL
13 19 (2.20%) .NET Framework
14 18 (2.09%) WebSphere MQ
15 14 (1.62%) ASP.NET
16 13 (1.51%) SOAP
16 13 (1.51%) JMS
17 9 (1.04%) CSS
17 9 (1.04%) REST
18 8 (0.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 135 (15.66%) IBM Mainframe
2 122 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (7.08%) Tandem
4 43 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 37 (4.29%) Cryptography
6 35 (4.06%) Client/Server
7 27 (3.13%) VSAM
8 24 (2.78%) AS400
9 23 (2.67%) Computer Science
9 23 (2.67%) SWIFT
10 22 (2.55%) Clustering
11 20 (2.32%) EMV
12 17 (1.97%) Online Banking
13 15 (1.74%) CMDB
14 14 (1.62%) Social Media
15 12 (1.39%) Credit Risk
16 11 (1.28%) DataPower
17 10 (1.16%) Mobile App
18 9 (1.04%) Chip Card
18 9 (1.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 283 (32.83%) UNIX
2 233 (27.03%) Windows
3 143 (16.59%) Linux
4 69 (8.00%) Solaris
5 63 (7.31%) zOS
6 51 (5.92%) AIX
7 25 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 24 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.09%) HPUX
10 15 (1.74%) VMS
10 15 (1.74%) MVS
11 10 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.81%) VME
13 7 (0.81%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.70%) Android
14 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (14.27%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 100 (11.60%) Mentoring
4 99 (11.48%) Project Management
5 91 (10.56%) Change Management
6 63 (7.31%) Service Delivery
6 63 (7.31%) SOA
7 57 (6.61%) ETL
7 57 (6.61%) Migration
8 55 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
9 53 (6.15%) Waterfall
9 53 (6.15%) Problem Management
9 53 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
10 52 (6.03%) Coaching
11 50 (5.80%) Risk Analysis
12 47 (5.45%) ITIL
13 46 (5.34%) Service Management
13 46 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 46 (5.34%) Line Management
14 44 (5.10%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 201 (23.32%) SQL
2 183 (21.23%) Java
3 182 (21.11%) COBOL
4 137 (15.89%) JCL
5 55 (6.38%) C#
6 54 (6.26%) JavaScript
7 52 (6.03%) Assembly Language
8 40 (4.64%) REXX
9 30 (3.48%) C++
10 25 (2.90%) PL/1
11 23 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 23 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 23 (2.67%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.44%) Perl
13 12 (1.39%) VBA
14 9 (1.04%) R
15 7 (0.81%) SELCOPY
15 7 (0.81%) C
16 6 (0.70%) NATURAL
16 6 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 89 (10.32%) Degree
2 21 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.39%) ISEB
4 10 (1.16%) VCP4
5 9 (1.04%) PMI Certification
6 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.70%) CISA
7 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.70%) MCSE
8 4 (0.46%) CISM
8 4 (0.46%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.35%) PMP
9 3 (0.35%) CBAP
10 2 (0.23%) APMP
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.23%) QiCA
10 2 (0.23%) CCNA
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (9.98%) QA
2 56 (6.50%) SLA
3 19 (2.20%) ISO 8583
4 9 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.70%) COBIT
6 5 (0.58%) FATCA
7 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (3.48%) Oracle RAC
2 28 (3.25%) SRDF
2 28 (3.25%) NFS
2 28 (3.25%) RACF
3 27 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (2.09%) ACF2
5 15 (1.74%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.39%) vCloud
7 9 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.58%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.35%) vSphere
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.23%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 34 (3.94%) CA Endevor
2 19 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 18 (2.09%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
5 9 (1.04%) Control-M
6 8 (0.93%) OpenView
6 8 (0.93%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (0.81%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.70%) Unicenter
8 6 (0.70%) MOM
8 6 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.58%) Puppet
9 5 (0.58%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.46%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 295 (34.22%) IBM
2 206 (23.90%) Oracle
3 79 (9.16%) HP
4 52 (6.03%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.03%) Cisco
5 49 (5.68%) Intel
6 46 (5.34%) EMC
7 42 (4.87%) VMware
8 39 (4.52%) Cognos
9 37 (4.29%) Business Objects
10 29 (3.36%) Sybase
10 29 (3.36%) SAP
10 29 (3.36%) NetApp
11 28 (3.25%) TIBCO
11 28 (3.25%) 29West
11 28 (3.25%) DataSynapse
12 27 (3.13%) Citrix
13 23 (2.67%) Unisys
14 21 (2.44%) BMC
15 20 (2.32%) Lotus
South East
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + generous package and pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: exceptional benefits package and excellent bonus scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
QA Limited
Salary: £230.62 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 16 days ago