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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 681 596 557
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -39
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 234 416 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.90% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 163 314 326
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,500 £32,800
10% offered a salary of more than £73,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+6.95% -1.57%

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
40236 46205 47052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.18% 42.11% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 32923 36937 36708
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 25 August 2016 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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -103 209 £52,500 - 27
London +14 74 £52,500 -19.23% 6
South East +30 61 £57,500 +9.52% 4
Scotland +14 22 £40,000 -13.04%
Surrey - 22 £53,750 - 1
West Sussex +9 21 £60,000 +2.56% 1
North West -2 21 £47,250 -5.50% 6
Glasgow +25 18 £40,000 -
East of England +29 16 £38,500 -2.09% 1
Berkshire +23 15 £50,000 -4.76% 2
City of London +57 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South West -25 12 £35,000 -24.53% 2
Crawley -7 10 £61,000 +4.27% 1
Yorkshire +17 9 £37,500 -16.66% 5
North East +4 9 £42,750 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 9 £42,750 - 1
Tyne and Wear -4 9 £42,750 - 1
East Midlands -40 9 - - 2
Cheshire +32 8 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Manchester -17 8 £49,500 -17.50% 4
Leicestershire -3 7 - -
Essex +10 6 £62,500 +15.20%
Gloucestershire -2 6 £35,000 -73.07% 2
Knutsford +24 5 £35,000 -20.90% 1
Lancashire +12 5 £55,000 +30.95% 1
North Yorkshire +12 5 £20,000 -42.85% 2
Guildford - 5 £57,500 -
Bracknell - 5 £70,000 -
Skelmersdale - 5 £55,000 -
Bedfordshire +22 4 £20,000 +2.56%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 237 (43.09%) Finance
2 182 (33.09%) SQL
3 175 (31.82%) IBM
4 169 (30.73%) COBOL
5 160 (29.09%) Unix
6 158 (28.73%) DB2
7 140 (25.45%) JCL
8 138 (25.09%) Java
9 119 (21.64%) Windows
9 119 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
10 117 (21.27%) CICS
11 115 (20.91%) SDLC
12 105 (19.09%) Oracle
13 100 (18.18%) Degree
14 99 (18.00%) IBM Mainframe
15 80 (14.55%) QA
16 78 (14.18%) Microsoft
17 77 (14.00%) XML
18 74 (13.45%) ITIL
19 70 (12.73%) Banking
20 69 (12.55%) Linux
21 68 (12.36%) VSAM
22 61 (11.09%) Web Services
23 59 (10.73%) HTML
24 55 (10.00%) Computer Science
25 54 (9.82%) .NET
26 50 (9.09%) zOS
26 50 (9.09%) IIS
26 50 (9.09%) MS Office
26 50 (9.09%) RAD

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
1 117 (21.27%) CICS
2 50 (9.09%) IIS
3 24 (4.36%) MQSeries
4 22 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 19 (3.45%) SAS
6 9 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (1.45%) JBoss
8 6 (1.09%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.73%) Jetty
10 4 (0.73%) Mule
10 4 (0.73%) Mule ESB
10 4 (0.73%) PegaRULES
10 4 (0.73%) StreamWeaver
11 3 (0.55%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.55%) FileNet
11 3 (0.55%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 50 (9.09%) MS Office
2 37 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (5.45%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.55%) Exstream
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.09%) SaaS
2 10 (1.82%) GitHub
3 3 (0.55%) Office 365
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) Force.com
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.55%) SAN
1 14 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.36%) LAN
3 12 (2.18%) HTTP
4 11 (2.00%) NAS
4 11 (2.00%) Network Security
5 10 (1.82%) Firewall
5 10 (1.82%) Internet
5 10 (1.82%) WAN
6 8 (1.45%) Kerberos
6 8 (1.45%) SSH
6 8 (1.45%) SSL
7 6 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.91%) ATM
8 5 (0.91%) FTP
9 4 (0.73%) MPLS
9 4 (0.73%) VPN
9 4 (0.73%) Wireless
10 3 (0.55%) SMTP
11 2 (0.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (28.73%) DB2
2 46 (8.36%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.27%) SAS EBI
6 6 (1.09%) DataStage
6 6 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.73%) Easytrieve
8 4 (0.73%) GIS
8 4 (0.73%) MS Access
8 4 (0.73%) MySQL
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.55%) Adabas
9 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.00%) JIRA
2 21 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (2.18%) LoadRunner
5 10 (1.82%) JMeter
6 9 (1.64%) Eclipse
6 9 (1.64%) JUnit
7 7 (1.27%) Maven
7 7 (1.27%) Selenium
7 7 (1.27%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.09%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.09%) Subversion
9 4 (0.73%) XPEDITER
10 3 (0.55%) Fiddler
10 3 (0.55%) Firebug
10 3 (0.55%) The Grinder
10 3 (0.55%) Toad
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 237 (43.09%) Finance
2 70 (12.73%) Banking
3 41 (7.45%) Retail
4 27 (4.91%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.91%) Advertising
6 10 (1.82%) Marketing
7 9 (1.64%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.27%) Back Office
10 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.91%) Front Office
12 4 (0.73%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.73%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Legal
15 1 (0.18%) Electronics
15 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 98 (17.82%) Developer
2 83 (15.09%) Analyst
3 51 (9.27%) Architect
4 41 (7.45%) COBOL Developer
5 33 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 32 (5.82%) Mainframe Developer
7 29 (5.27%) DB2 Developer
8 24 (4.36%) Business Systems Analyst
8 24 (4.36%) Systems Analyst
9 22 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.82%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.82%) Technical Leader
11 20 (3.64%) SQL Analyst
11 20 (3.64%) Team Leader
12 19 (3.45%) QA Engineer
12 19 (3.45%) Test Manager
13 18 (3.27%) IT Manager
13 18 (3.27%) Project Manager
14 17 (3.09%) Applications Support
14 17 (3.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (14.00%) XML
2 61 (11.09%) Web Services
3 59 (10.73%) HTML
4 54 (9.82%) .NET
5 37 (6.73%) Middleware
6 33 (6.00%) ASP.NET
7 25 (4.55%) Spring
7 25 (4.55%) XSL
8 22 (4.00%) ISPF
9 20 (3.64%) J2EE
10 18 (3.27%) HTML5
11 17 (3.09%) JSP
12 14 (2.55%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.36%) REST
13 13 (2.36%) SOAP
14 10 (1.82%) JSON
15 9 (1.64%) JMS
16 7 (1.27%) .NET Framework
16 7 (1.27%) CSS
16 7 (1.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 68 (12.36%) VSAM
3 55 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 44 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (6.73%) Data Centre
6 36 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (3.45%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.09%) AS400
9 15 (2.73%) DataPower
10 13 (2.36%) Statistics
11 11 (2.00%) iSeries
12 10 (1.82%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.64%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.64%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.64%) Social Media
14 8 (1.45%) Online Banking
15 7 (1.27%) Clustering
15 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
16 6 (1.09%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 160 (29.09%) Unix
2 119 (21.64%) Windows
3 69 (12.55%) Linux
4 50 (9.09%) zOS
5 35 (6.36%) AIX
6 26 (4.73%) MVS
7 20 (3.64%) Windows Server
8 19 (3.45%) Solaris
9 13 (2.36%) OS/390
10 9 (1.64%) Android
10 9 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.91%) OS/2
12 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.18%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) VME
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.91%) SDLC
3 74 (13.45%) ITIL
4 50 (9.09%) RAD
5 49 (8.91%) Waterfall
6 45 (8.18%) SOA
7 41 (7.45%) Risk Management
8 38 (6.91%) Software Engineering
9 36 (6.55%) Automated Testing
9 36 (6.55%) Change Management
9 36 (6.55%) Project Management
10 34 (6.18%) MVC
11 33 (6.00%) TDD
11 33 (6.00%) Test Scripting
12 32 (5.82%) Service Management
12 32 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (5.64%) Mentoring
14 30 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 29 (5.27%) System Integration Testing
16 28 (5.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 182 (33.09%) SQL
2 169 (30.73%) COBOL
3 140 (25.45%) JCL
4 138 (25.09%) Java
5 47 (8.55%) REXX
6 32 (5.82%) CLIST
7 31 (5.64%) JavaScript
8 29 (5.27%) VB
9 28 (5.09%) C#
10 15 (2.73%) Assembly Language
11 14 (2.55%) C
12 10 (1.82%) Perl
12 10 (1.82%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.45%) Python
14 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.36%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.36%) NATURAL
15 2 (0.36%) PL/1
15 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 100 (18.18%) Degree
2 26 (4.73%) ISTQB
3 21 (3.82%) ISEB
4 12 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.09%) CISSP
5 6 (1.09%) SAS Certification
5 6 (1.09%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.73%) PhD
7 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.55%) CISM
9 2 (0.36%) CCNA
9 2 (0.36%) CEH
9 2 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.36%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.18%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (14.55%) QA
2 22 (4.00%) SLA
3 13 (2.36%) COBIT
3 13 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.55%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.36%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.36%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (4.91%) Time Sharing Option
2 20 (3.64%) RACF
3 18 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.73%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.55%) ACF2
7 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.55%) XenApp
7 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.18%) NFS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) SRDF
8 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.82%) zSecure
3 9 (1.64%) SCCM
4 8 (1.45%) CA Endevor
5 6 (1.09%) Control-M
5 6 (1.09%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.73%) CloudHub
6 4 (0.73%) Puppet
7 3 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.18%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.18%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 175 (31.82%) IBM
2 105 (19.09%) Oracle
3 78 (14.18%) Microsoft
4 43 (7.82%) Cognizant
5 34 (6.18%) HP
6 29 (5.27%) VMware
7 23 (4.18%) Redback
8 22 (4.00%) TSYS
9 21 (3.82%) CA
10 20 (3.64%) Ab Initio
11 19 (3.45%) Sybase
12 18 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (2.18%) Citrix
13 12 (2.18%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.18%) webMethods
14 8 (1.45%) ATG
14 8 (1.45%) Informatica
14 8 (1.45%) Pega
14 8 (1.45%) SAP
14 8 (1.45%) Software AG
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health, Life Ass and 25 d
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £39333.00 - £45232.00 per annum + allowance, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £55000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Various
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Cognizant
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Salary dependant on experience + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Durlston Partners
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pershing Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £46755 - £69425 per week
Posted: 10 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent+bens+bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pershing Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £55000 - £63000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pershing Limited
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Bluebird IT Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
TSYS Europe
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Zurich
Posted: 21 days ago