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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 490 557 436
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -121
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 463 352 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.83% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 296 271 370
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,975 £77,250 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +8.82%

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
42867 42614 45484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.60% 39.39% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33821 34651 37944
Average salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
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 £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 20 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 20 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 +54 420 £52,500 +5.00% 38
London +10 116 £60,000 -5.88% 8
North West +26 98 £52,500 +25.00% 9
South East +25 77 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Cheshire +20 49 £55,000 +13.98%
Manchester +3 46 £51,250 +13.88% 8
Scotland +8 39 £52,500 +6.59% 3
Edinburgh +2 39 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Berkshire +39 38 £57,500 +15.00% 3
West Midlands -10 29 £33,000 +10.00% 1
City of London -17 27 £58,000 +5.45% 4
East Midlands +10 23 £44,000 +25.71% 2
Windsor - 23 £57,500 -
North East +3 22 £42,500 +49.12% 1
West Sussex +12 20 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -56 20 £33,000 -45.00% 3
Horsham +8 17 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Knutsford -2 17 £51,500 +21.17%
East of England -22 17 £38,750 -26.19% 3
Warwickshire - 17 £33,000 -
Nottinghamshire +10 14 £46,250 +38.05%
Nottingham +5 14 £46,250 +38.05%
Tyne and Wear -1 14 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 14 £42,500 +49.12%
South West -17 13 £45,000 -5.26% 1
West Yorkshire -41 12 £33,000 -45.00% 3
Birmingham -14 11 £60,000 +100.00%
Warwick - 9 £33,000 -
Hertfordshire -11 8 £36,250 -30.95%
Leicester +22 7 £38,500 +4.05% 2

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 407 (44.05%) Finance
2 300 (32.47%) DB2
3 287 (31.06%) IBM
3 287 (31.06%) Banking
4 271 (29.33%) UNIX
5 207 (22.40%) Oracle
6 203 (21.97%) SQL
7 197 (21.32%) COBOL
8 192 (20.78%) CICS
9 191 (20.67%) Java
10 187 (20.24%) Windows
11 180 (19.48%) Retail
12 147 (15.91%) IBM Mainframe
13 142 (15.37%) JCL
14 135 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
15 114 (12.34%) HP
15 114 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 112 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
17 111 (12.01%) QA
18 108 (11.69%) Change Management
19 107 (11.58%) ITIL
20 105 (11.36%) Project Management
21 100 (10.82%) Mentoring
22 99 (10.71%) zOS
22 99 (10.71%) SQL Server
23 95 (10.28%) Middleware
24 93 (10.06%) Linux
25 84 (9.09%) Degree
26 83 (8.98%) J2EE
27 72 (7.79%) Coaching

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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
1 192 (20.78%) CICS
2 49 (5.30%) SAS
3 40 (4.33%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.38%) MQSeries
5 22 (2.38%) Apache
6 20 (2.16%) IBM Notes
7 13 (1.41%) GlassFish
8 9 (0.97%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.87%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.65%) IIS
10 6 (0.65%) JBoss
10 6 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.30%) MS Office
3 11 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.97%) SPSS
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 29 (3.14%) BASE24
2 15 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) 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 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.32%) IaaS
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.52%) Internet
2 37 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.14%) ATM
4 25 (2.71%) LAN
5 23 (2.49%) Firewall
6 17 (1.84%) IPv6
6 17 (1.84%) Network Security
7 16 (1.73%) SAN
8 15 (1.62%) SSL
9 12 (1.30%) Broadband
10 11 (1.19%) WAN
11 10 (1.08%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.08%) MPLS
12 9 (0.97%) VLAN
12 9 (0.97%) NAS
12 9 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (0.87%) FCoE
13 8 (0.87%) DNS
14 7 (0.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (32.47%) DB2
2 99 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 68 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (6.39%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.98%) RDBMS
6 39 (4.22%) SQLPlus
7 37 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
9 35 (3.79%) DataStage
9 35 (3.79%) Oracle Exadata
10 29 (3.14%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.73%) Adabas
12 15 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 10 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 10 (1.08%) NonStop SQL
15 9 (0.97%) BODI
16 7 (0.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 33 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (3.46%) Toad
3 20 (2.16%) ERwin
4 8 (0.87%) Subversion
5 6 (0.65%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.43%) JUnit
7 3 (0.32%) JMeter
7 3 (0.32%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) JIRA
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 407 (44.05%) Finance
2 287 (31.06%) Banking
3 180 (19.48%) Retail
4 40 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.46%) Marketing
6 25 (2.71%) Advertising
7 20 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.95%) Back Office
9 14 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.43%) Legal
13 4 (0.43%) French Language
13 4 (0.43%) German Language
13 4 (0.43%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) International Banking
16 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 167 (18.07%) Analyst
2 150 (16.23%) Architect
3 81 (8.77%) Developer
4 73 (7.90%) Designer
5 69 (7.47%) Consultant
5 69 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
5 69 (7.47%) Technical Specialist
6 62 (6.71%) Business Analyst
7 46 (4.98%) Programmer
8 40 (4.33%) Test Manager
9 35 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
9 35 (3.79%) Applications Architect
10 31 (3.35%) Support Analyst
10 31 (3.35%) Solutions Designer
11 29 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
11 29 (3.14%) Infrastructure Manager
12 27 (2.92%) DBA
13 25 (2.71%) Test Analyst
14 24 (2.60%) DB2 DBA
15 23 (2.49%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (10.28%) Middleware
2 83 (8.98%) J2EE
3 72 (7.79%) Web Services
4 66 (7.14%) XML
5 53 (5.74%) ISPF
6 49 (5.30%) .NET
7 24 (2.60%) HTML
8 18 (1.95%) XSLT
9 17 (1.84%) Spring
10 15 (1.62%) CSS
10 15 (1.62%) SOAP
11 13 (1.41%) JMS
12 12 (1.30%) XML Schema
12 12 (1.30%) JAXB
12 12 (1.30%) ASP.NET
13 11 (1.19%) MSMQ
13 11 (1.19%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (1.08%) XSD
14 10 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 147 (15.91%) IBM Mainframe
2 135 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.52%) Tandem
4 43 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 31 (3.35%) VSAM
6 30 (3.25%) Cryptography
7 21 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.06%) Replication
9 18 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.95%) User Experience
10 17 (1.84%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.62%) Online Banking
12 14 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.30%) AS400
13 12 (1.30%) EMV
14 10 (1.08%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.97%) Chip Card
15 9 (0.97%) CMDB
16 7 (0.76%) Mathematics
16 7 (0.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 271 (29.33%) UNIX
2 187 (20.24%) Windows
3 99 (10.71%) zOS
4 93 (10.06%) Linux
5 29 (3.14%) MVS
6 25 (2.71%) AIX
7 22 (2.38%) Solaris
8 18 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (1.84%) Windows XP
9 17 (1.84%) Windows 7
10 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.76%) HPUX
11 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.32%) VME
13 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.32%) OS/390
14 2 (0.22%) CentOS
14 2 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 112 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (11.69%) Change Management
4 107 (11.58%) ITIL
5 105 (11.36%) Project Management
6 100 (10.82%) Mentoring
7 72 (7.79%) Coaching
7 72 (7.79%) UML
7 72 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
8 71 (7.68%) Risk Analysis
9 70 (7.58%) ETL
10 68 (7.36%) Migration
11 63 (6.82%) Waterfall
12 57 (6.17%) Workflow
13 55 (5.95%) Service Delivery
14 54 (5.84%) SOA
15 46 (4.98%) PRINCE2
16 45 (4.87%) Validation
16 45 (4.87%) Test Strategy
17 44 (4.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 203 (21.97%) SQL
2 197 (21.32%) COBOL
3 191 (20.67%) Java
4 142 (15.37%) JCL
5 46 (4.98%) C#
6 44 (4.76%) REXX
7 42 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 41 (4.44%) Assembly Language
9 40 (4.33%) PL/SQL
10 28 (3.03%) PL/1
11 25 (2.71%) C++
12 17 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.62%) Perl
14 12 (1.30%) C
14 12 (1.30%) NATURAL
15 10 (1.08%) R
15 10 (1.08%) VBA
15 10 (1.08%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.76%) XPath
17 5 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 84 (9.09%) Degree
2 29 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.52%) ISEB
6 11 (1.19%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.76%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.76%) APMP
8 6 (0.65%) MBA
9 5 (0.54%) CSQA
9 5 (0.54%) PMP
9 5 (0.54%) CBAP
10 4 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.43%) CCNP
10 4 (0.43%) CCNA
10 4 (0.43%) IIBA
11 3 (0.32%) MCP
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (12.01%) QA
2 30 (3.25%) SLA
3 27 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.84%) ISO 8583
5 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (4.00%) RACF
2 23 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.08%) vCloud
4 9 (0.97%) ACF2
5 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.43%) NFS
7 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 60 (6.49%) CA Endevor
2 25 (2.71%) OMEGAMON
3 16 (1.73%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
5 10 (1.08%) OpenView
5 10 (1.08%) OpenSSO
6 9 (0.97%) Control-M
7 7 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.65%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.65%) Unicenter
8 6 (0.65%) SCCM
8 6 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.65%) MOM
9 5 (0.54%) SCOM
9 5 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.43%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 287 (31.06%) IBM
2 207 (22.40%) Oracle
3 114 (12.34%) HP
4 58 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 51 (5.52%) Business Objects
5 51 (5.52%) Cognos
6 46 (4.98%) BMC
7 39 (4.22%) VMware
8 34 (3.68%) CA
9 32 (3.46%) SAP
10 27 (2.92%) Teradata
11 25 (2.71%) Unisys
12 24 (2.60%) Intel
13 23 (2.49%) InterSystems
14 20 (2.16%) Lotus
15 19 (2.06%) Siebel
16 18 (1.95%) Ab Initio
17 17 (1.84%) NCR
18 16 (1.73%) Cisco
19 15 (1.62%) Sun
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Direct Line Group
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita
Salary: car
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £105,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £110,000 to £125,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
AMS - Santander
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ADP
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Santander
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £42000 - £52300 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 12 days ago
South East
Vodafone
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 20 days ago