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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 486 537 447
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -90
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 484 374 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% 0.90% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 320 305 367
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,975 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%

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
43178 41529 45122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.72% 38.92% 38.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33710 33773 37929
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +44 445 £52,500 - 56
London -15 120 £60,000 - 18
North West +3 100 £52,500 +23.52% 10
South East +19 93 £57,500 -4.16% 8
Cheshire +13 53 £55,000 +2.80% 1
Manchester +11 40 £52,500 +14.13% 8
Berkshire +26 39 £57,500 +9.52%
City of London -6 33 £58,000 +7.40% 6
Scotland -7 29 £51,000 -11.30% 3
West Midlands -1 28 £35,750 -18.28% 3
West Sussex +12 27 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Edinburgh -2 27 £51,000 -29.65% 3
East Midlands +13 25 £38,800 +15.82%
Horsham +7 25 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Knutsford +6 23 £53,750 +15.59%
South West -15 21 £45,000 -5.26% 4
North East +11 20 £42,500 +13.33% 4
East of England -20 18 £95,000 +42.85% 1
Windsor - 17 £57,500 -
Birmingham -9 13 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Warwickshire - 13 £33,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +4 12 £42,500 +36.00%
Nottingham +3 12 £42,500 +41.66%
Yorkshire -61 12 £37,500 -37.50% 7
Tyne and Wear +3 11 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 11 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Gloucestershire - 11 £45,000 - 1
Leicester +15 9 £33,000 -10.81%
Leicestershire +14 9 £33,000 -10.81%
Essex +11 8 £95,000 +79.87%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 375 (41.76%) Finance
2 295 (32.85%) DB2
3 262 (29.18%) IBM
4 257 (28.62%) Banking
5 247 (27.51%) UNIX
6 232 (25.84%) Oracle
7 191 (21.27%) SQL
8 180 (20.04%) Java
9 174 (19.38%) CICS
10 173 (19.27%) COBOL
10 173 (19.27%) Windows
11 154 (17.15%) Retail
12 128 (14.25%) IBM Mainframe
13 124 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
14 121 (13.47%) JCL
14 121 (13.47%) ITIL
15 111 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
16 110 (12.25%) Change Management
17 108 (12.03%) zOS
18 103 (11.47%) Linux
19 100 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
20 99 (11.02%) Project Management
21 98 (10.91%) HP
21 98 (10.91%) QA
22 95 (10.58%) Mentoring
23 89 (9.91%) SQL Server
24 86 (9.58%) Degree
25 79 (8.80%) J2EE
26 71 (7.91%) UML
27 70 (7.80%) Business Intelligence

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 174 (19.38%) CICS
2 43 (4.79%) WebSphere
3 39 (4.34%) SAS
4 29 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.45%) Apache
6 16 (1.78%) IBM Notes
7 15 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (1.67%) MQSeries
7 15 (1.67%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.11%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.56%) IIS
11 5 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.45%) CMS
12 4 (0.45%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 43 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.56%) MS Office
4 9 (1.00%) 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 26 (2.90%) BASE24
2 17 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.56%) 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
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.78%) SaaS
3 3 (0.33%) PaaS
3 3 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.56%) TCP/IP
2 27 (3.01%) LAN
3 24 (2.67%) Internet
4 23 (2.56%) ATM
4 23 (2.56%) Firewall
5 21 (2.34%) IPv6
5 21 (2.34%) Network Security
6 17 (1.89%) SSL
7 15 (1.67%) 3G
8 14 (1.56%) SAN
9 12 (1.34%) Broadband
10 9 (1.00%) WAN
10 9 (1.00%) Ethernet
10 9 (1.00%) HTTP
10 9 (1.00%) DNS
10 9 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (1.00%) VLAN
10 9 (1.00%) MPLS
10 9 (1.00%) NAS
11 8 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (32.85%) DB2
2 89 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 59 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (6.01%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.79%) Oracle ODI
6 41 (4.57%) RDBMS
7 35 (3.90%) Oracle Database
8 34 (3.79%) SQLPlus
9 33 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (3.34%) DataStage
10 30 (3.34%) Oracle Exadata
11 16 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.56%) Adabas
13 10 (1.11%) NonStop SQL
13 10 (1.11%) BODI
14 7 (0.78%) Easytrieve
14 7 (0.78%) MySQL
14 7 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 31 (3.45%) ERwin
2 28 (3.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 27 (3.01%) Toad
4 9 (1.00%) Subversion
5 6 (0.67%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.33%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.33%) JUnit
7 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.22%) Hudson
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) JIRA
8 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.22%) Ant
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 375 (41.76%) Finance
2 257 (28.62%) Banking
3 154 (17.15%) Retail
4 42 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 35 (3.90%) Marketing
6 30 (3.34%) Advertising
7 19 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.00%) Back Office
9 15 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.67%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.56%) Legal
14 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.45%) French Language
14 4 (0.45%) German Language
15 3 (0.33%) Electronics
15 3 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (21.16%) Analyst
2 132 (14.70%) Architect
3 73 (8.13%) Business Analyst
4 70 (7.80%) Consultant
5 67 (7.46%) Developer
6 65 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
7 64 (7.13%) Technical Specialist
8 50 (5.57%) Designer
9 40 (4.45%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (4.01%) Test Analyst
11 34 (3.79%) Test Manager
12 33 (3.67%) Programmer
12 33 (3.67%) Support Analyst
12 33 (3.67%) Applications Architect
13 30 (3.34%) Solutions Designer
14 29 (3.23%) DBA
15 28 (3.12%) Infrastructure Manager
16 27 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
17 26 (2.90%) DB2 DBA
18 25 (2.78%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (8.80%) J2EE
2 67 (7.46%) Web Services
3 61 (6.79%) Middleware
4 55 (6.12%) XML
5 50 (5.57%) .NET
6 48 (5.35%) ISPF
7 23 (2.56%) HTML
8 20 (2.23%) XSLT
9 19 (2.12%) Spring
10 16 (1.78%) CGI
10 16 (1.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 13 (1.45%) JMS
11 13 (1.45%) Hibernate
11 13 (1.45%) CSS
12 12 (1.34%) SOAP
12 12 (1.34%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.34%) JAXB
12 12 (1.34%) XML Schema
13 11 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (1.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 128 (14.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 124 (13.81%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (5.35%) Client/Server
4 31 (3.45%) VSAM
5 30 (3.34%) Tandem
6 24 (2.67%) Cryptography
7 23 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.34%) User Experience
9 19 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.12%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.89%) Replication
11 14 (1.56%) SWIFT
12 11 (1.22%) AS400
13 9 (1.00%) EMV
13 9 (1.00%) Data Integration
14 7 (0.78%) Chip Card
14 7 (0.78%) Mathematics
15 6 (0.67%) CMDB
15 6 (0.67%) PKI
15 6 (0.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 247 (27.51%) UNIX
2 173 (19.27%) Windows
3 108 (12.03%) zOS
4 103 (11.47%) Linux
5 29 (3.23%) AIX
6 25 (2.78%) MVS
6 25 (2.78%) Solaris
7 18 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.56%) Windows XP
8 14 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.89%) HPUX
11 6 (0.67%) Windows 2000
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.22%) CentOS
14 2 (0.22%) VME
14 2 (0.22%) Android
14 2 (0.22%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (13.47%) ITIL
2 111 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (12.25%) Change Management
4 100 (11.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (11.02%) Project Management
6 95 (10.58%) Mentoring
7 71 (7.91%) UML
8 70 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
9 68 (7.57%) Coaching
10 63 (7.02%) Migration
11 60 (6.68%) ETL
12 59 (6.57%) Waterfall
13 57 (6.35%) Workflow
14 54 (6.01%) SOA
15 49 (5.46%) Data Migration
16 48 (5.35%) PRINCE2
17 47 (5.23%) Risk Analysis
18 46 (5.12%) Data Modelling
19 45 (5.01%) Data Management
20 44 (4.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 191 (21.27%) SQL
2 180 (20.04%) Java
3 173 (19.27%) COBOL
4 121 (13.47%) JCL
5 43 (4.79%) C#
6 37 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 37 (4.12%) REXX
7 35 (3.90%) PL/SQL
8 26 (2.90%) Assembly Language
9 22 (2.45%) PL/1
10 21 (2.34%) C++
11 17 (1.89%) Perl
12 14 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.45%) C
14 10 (1.11%) NATURAL
15 7 (0.78%) XPath
16 6 (0.67%) R
16 6 (0.67%) VBA
17 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (9.58%) Degree
2 26 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (1.45%) ISEB
4 13 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.78%) MBA
6 7 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.67%) PMP
7 6 (0.67%) APMP
8 5 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.56%) CSQA
8 5 (0.56%) CCNA
9 4 (0.45%) IIBA
9 4 (0.45%) CBAP
9 4 (0.45%) CCNP
10 3 (0.33%) MCP
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 1 (0.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (10.91%) QA
2 39 (4.34%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.67%) SLA
4 14 (1.56%) ISO 8583
5 10 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (4.45%) RACF
2 23 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.22%) vCloud
3 11 (1.22%) ACF2
4 7 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.45%) NFS
6 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.11%) KVM
Systems Management
1 52 (5.79%) CA Endevor
2 33 (3.67%) Tivoli
3 20 (2.23%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (1.34%) OpenSSO
5 10 (1.11%) Control-M
5 10 (1.11%) ServiceCenter
6 7 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
6 7 (0.78%) OpenView
7 6 (0.67%) Unicenter
7 6 (0.67%) Tivoli NetView
7 6 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.67%) MOM
8 5 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.56%) SCCM
8 5 (0.56%) SCOM
9 4 (0.45%) CA LISA
10 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.22%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 262 (29.18%) IBM
2 232 (25.84%) Oracle
3 98 (10.91%) HP
4 62 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 47 (5.23%) Business Objects
5 47 (5.23%) Cognos
6 40 (4.45%) BMC
7 35 (3.90%) VMware
8 32 (3.56%) Siebel
9 29 (3.23%) SAP
10 28 (3.12%) Unisys
11 27 (3.01%) CA
12 24 (2.67%) Trillium
12 24 (2.67%) Teradata
13 21 (2.34%) Intel
14 19 (2.12%) Cisco
15 18 (2.00%) Ab Initio
16 17 (1.89%) InterSystems
16 17 (1.89%) Sun
17 16 (1.78%) Lotus
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London
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City, London
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