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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 515 496 523
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 438 492 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 1.07% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 338 328 346
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,665 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £90,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,377 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -1.04%

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
44198 46161 43817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.30% 39.38% 40.26%
Number of salaries quoted 35107 36355 35274
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,825 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 -21 399 £52,500 -4.54% 45
London -12 126 £62,500 +4.16% 16
East Midlands +44 64 £45,000 +15.38% 7
South East -13 58 £55,000 -4.34% 3
South West +1 47 £46,377 -9.94% 3
North West -26 37 £50,000 - 7
Northamptonshire +29 34 £45,000 -4.25% 2
Swindon +28 34 £46,377 -15.67% 1
Wiltshire +19 34 £46,377 -15.67% 1
West Midlands -4 29 £34,500 -11.53% 2
Yorkshire +7 28 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Scotland +16 22 £46,000 +48.38%
Nottingham +15 22 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 22 £35,000 +7.69% 2
City of London +4 22 £57,500 -4.16% 2
West Sussex -2 21 £58,500 -2.50%
Manchester -2 20 £60,000 +17.07% 5
Warwickshire -5 19 £34,333 +4.03%
Northampton +17 18 £47,500 -3.06% 1
Edinburgh +8 17 £46,000 -
Wales +8 16 £52,500 -
South Wales - 16 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire +3 15 £77,500 +94.96% 3
Crawley +4 13 £58,500 -19.31%
Milton Keynes +2 13 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cardiff - 13 £52,500 -
North Yorkshire +2 12 £35,000 +64.70% 1
Warwick -1 10 £33,998 +3.02%
Cheshire -20 10 £40,000 -27.27% 2

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 390 (40.71%) Finance
2 363 (37.89%) IBM
3 330 (34.45%) DB2
4 257 (26.83%) UNIX
5 234 (24.43%) Java
6 226 (23.59%) COBOL
7 224 (23.38%) JCL
8 210 (21.92%) Banking
9 202 (21.09%) SQL
10 201 (20.98%) Windows
11 198 (20.67%) Oracle
11 198 (20.67%) CICS
12 196 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
13 180 (18.79%) Linux
14 155 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
15 148 (15.45%) WebSphere
16 146 (15.24%) Web Services
17 144 (15.03%) SDLC
18 132 (13.78%) IBM Mainframe
19 131 (13.67%) Retail
20 121 (12.63%) Middleware
21 117 (12.21%) XML
22 112 (11.69%) Solaris
23 111 (11.59%) SQL Server
24 106 (11.06%) .NET
25 105 (10.96%) ISPF
26 104 (10.86%) HTML
27 103 (10.75%) SAN
28 100 (10.44%) Degree
29 93 (9.71%) SOA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 198 (20.67%) CICS
2 148 (15.45%) WebSphere
3 73 (7.62%) Apache
4 61 (6.37%) Tomcat
5 60 (6.26%) IIS
6 54 (5.64%) Oracle Coherence
6 54 (5.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 46 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 41 (4.28%) MQSeries
9 35 (3.65%) SharePoint
10 31 (3.24%) JBoss
10 31 (3.24%) IBM Notes
11 30 (3.13%) SAS
12 11 (1.15%) FileNet
12 11 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (1.15%) StreamWeaver
13 10 (1.04%) Confluence
13 10 (1.04%) Documentum
14 8 (0.84%) PegaRULES
15 7 (0.73%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 39 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.92%) MS Office
3 19 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) SPSS
4 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 54 (5.64%) RMDS
2 8 (0.84%) Exstream
3 5 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.52%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.42%) BASE24
5 2 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.10%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (1.46%) IaaS
3 3 (0.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.10%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 103 (10.75%) SAN
2 76 (7.93%) HTTP
3 71 (7.41%) LAN
4 68 (7.10%) WAN
5 56 (5.85%) NAS
6 54 (5.64%) FCoE
6 54 (5.64%) Fibre Channel
6 54 (5.64%) Multicast
7 41 (4.28%) TCP/IP
8 34 (3.55%) Firewall
9 27 (2.82%) Internet
10 15 (1.57%) SMS
11 13 (1.36%) FTP
12 11 (1.15%) SSL
13 10 (1.04%) ATM
14 9 (0.94%) DNS
15 7 (0.73%) VPN
15 7 (0.73%) MPLS
15 7 (0.73%) VLAN
16 4 (0.42%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (34.45%) DB2
2 111 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 56 (5.85%) Hadoop
4 54 (5.64%) HBase
5 37 (3.86%) BusinessObjects
6 24 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.30%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.30%) DataStage
8 15 (1.57%) Ingres
8 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.46%) Pentaho
10 13 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.15%) Easytrieve
13 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.84%) MS Access
14 8 (0.84%) OLTP
14 8 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 27 (2.82%) LoadRunner
2 16 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 15 (1.57%) JIRA
4 11 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.94%) Hudson
5 9 (0.94%) HP UFT
6 7 (0.73%) Toad
7 5 (0.52%) Subversion
7 5 (0.52%) Selenium
7 5 (0.52%) PROIV
8 4 (0.42%) JMeter
8 4 (0.42%) JUnit
8 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.31%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.31%) Maven
10 2 (0.21%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.21%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.21%) XPEDITER
General
1 390 (40.71%) Finance
2 210 (21.92%) Banking
3 131 (13.67%) Retail
4 29 (3.03%) Marketing
5 26 (2.71%) Legal
5 26 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.57%) Back Office
8 10 (1.04%) Law
9 9 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.63%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.42%) French Language
12 4 (0.42%) Front Office
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) German Language
14 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 198 (20.67%) Architect
2 120 (12.53%) Analyst
3 95 (9.92%) Solutions Architect
4 90 (9.39%) Developer
5 73 (7.62%) Consultant
6 58 (6.05%) Infrastructure Architect
7 54 (5.64%) Lead Architect
8 52 (5.43%) Technical Specialist
9 49 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 44 (4.59%) Mainframe Developer
11 42 (4.38%) Designer
12 39 (4.07%) Mainframe Operator
13 36 (3.76%) Project Manager
13 36 (3.76%) Technical Consultant
14 34 (3.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
15 32 (3.34%) Applications Support
15 32 (3.34%) Solutions Designer
16 29 (3.03%) Development Manager
17 28 (2.92%) Programmer
18 27 (2.82%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (15.24%) Web Services
2 121 (12.63%) Middleware
3 117 (12.21%) XML
4 106 (11.06%) .NET
5 105 (10.96%) ISPF
6 104 (10.86%) HTML
7 57 (5.95%) XSLT
8 54 (5.64%) Rendezvous
8 54 (5.64%) Ultra Messaging
9 47 (4.91%) J2EE
10 43 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (2.92%) Java EE
12 20 (2.09%) SOAP
13 15 (1.57%) JSON
13 15 (1.57%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.46%) Spring
15 12 (1.25%) JMS
16 11 (1.15%) ODBC
17 9 (0.94%) REST
18 8 (0.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 155 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (13.78%) IBM Mainframe
3 93 (9.71%) Data Centre
4 53 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 47 (4.91%) VSAM
6 42 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 40 (4.18%) AS400
8 31 (3.24%) SWIFT
9 27 (2.82%) Social Media
10 21 (2.19%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.88%) Visualisation
12 17 (1.77%) Credit Risk
13 14 (1.46%) Cryptography
13 14 (1.46%) PMI
13 14 (1.46%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.36%) Clustering
14 13 (1.36%) Tandem
15 12 (1.25%) BYOD
16 11 (1.15%) PKI
17 9 (0.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 257 (26.83%) UNIX
2 201 (20.98%) Windows
3 180 (18.79%) Linux
4 112 (11.69%) Solaris
5 78 (8.14%) zOS
6 66 (6.89%) AIX
7 38 (3.97%) MVS
8 18 (1.88%) VMS
9 15 (1.57%) HPUX
10 14 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.73%) Android
12 7 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.63%) VME
14 5 (0.52%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.21%) OS/390
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (15.03%) SDLC
3 93 (9.71%) SOA
4 88 (9.19%) ITIL
5 84 (8.77%) Mentoring
6 79 (8.25%) Change Management
7 68 (7.10%) Incident Management
8 67 (6.99%) Performance Tuning
9 62 (6.47%) Service Management
10 59 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 54 (5.64%) Benchmarking
11 54 (5.64%) Project Management
12 51 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (5.22%) Risk Management
14 49 (5.11%) Migration
14 49 (5.11%) Waterfall
15 42 (4.38%) TOGAF
16 41 (4.28%) ETL
17 36 (3.76%) Unit Testing
18 35 (3.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 234 (24.43%) Java
2 226 (23.59%) COBOL
3 224 (23.38%) JCL
4 202 (21.09%) SQL
5 85 (8.87%) JavaScript
6 55 (5.74%) Perl
7 38 (3.97%) C
8 35 (3.65%) REXX
9 31 (3.24%) C#
10 30 (3.13%) Assembly Language
11 29 (3.03%) VB
12 26 (2.71%) PL/1
13 19 (1.98%) C++
14 18 (1.88%) LINC
15 15 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 13 (1.36%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.36%) Python
17 12 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.04%) VBA
18 10 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 100 (10.44%) Degree
2 19 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
3 18 (1.88%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.67%) PMI Certification
5 11 (1.15%) CISM
5 11 (1.15%) ISEB
6 9 (0.94%) CISA
7 6 (0.63%) HNC
8 5 (0.52%) CISSP
8 5 (0.52%) MCP
9 4 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.21%) MCSE
11 2 (0.21%) CCNP
11 2 (0.21%) CCNA
11 2 (0.21%) PMP
11 2 (0.21%) CBAP
12 1 (0.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (8.46%) QA
2 64 (6.68%) SLA
3 19 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.84%) COBIT
7 7 (0.73%) PMBOK
8 6 (0.63%) FATCA
9 4 (0.42%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 81 (8.46%) Time Sharing Option
2 58 (6.05%) SRDF
3 54 (5.64%) NFS
3 54 (5.64%) Oracle RAC
4 46 (4.80%) RACF
5 30 (3.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 24 (2.51%) ACF2
7 19 (1.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 15 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (1.25%) Active Directory
10 8 (0.84%) XenApp
11 7 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.21%) vCloud
14 1 (0.10%) vSphere
14 1 (0.10%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 54 (5.64%) Tivoli
2 39 (4.07%) CA Endevor
3 36 (3.76%) zSecure
4 15 (1.57%) OpenView
4 15 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
4 15 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 14 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.94%) Puppet
7 9 (0.94%) OMEGAMON
8 8 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.84%) SCCM
9 7 (0.73%) Control-M
10 4 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.10%) Nagios
11 1 (0.10%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 363 (37.89%) IBM
2 198 (20.67%) Oracle
3 86 (8.98%) Intel
4 83 (8.66%) Cisco
5 82 (8.56%) Microsoft
6 75 (7.83%) EMC
7 63 (6.58%) HP
8 56 (5.85%) TIBCO
9 55 (5.74%) NetApp
9 55 (5.74%) Sybase
10 54 (5.64%) DataSynapse
11 44 (4.59%) Unisys
12 37 (3.86%) Citrix
13 31 (3.24%) Lotus
13 31 (3.24%) VMware
14 27 (2.82%) SAP
15 17 (1.77%) Informatica
15 17 (1.77%) Pega
16 16 (1.67%) BMC
17 15 (1.57%) Novell
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + good benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Volaris Exec
Salary: £90000 - £125000 per annum + 50% bonus + stock options
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Project Practice
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Chester, Leeds
Ripe4
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 43k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Police
Salary: From £27,246 to £31,620 per annum (SCALE SO1/SO2)
Posted: 5 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable plus package
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40885 - £61220 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Northampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 14 days ago