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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 694 557 575
Rank change year-on-year
-137 +18
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 189 457 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 1.00% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 147 301 299
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,748 £35,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,500
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.89%

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
36267 45777 46074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.55% 42.54% 40.20%
Number of salaries quoted 29577 36487 37232
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 4 December 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 4 December 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 -103 180 £52,500 - 18
London -18 64 £75,000 +36.36% 6
South East +48 53 £52,500 - 3
Berkshire +68 27 £52,500 -
North West -35 21 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire +21 18 £29,000 -35.55%
North Yorkshire +14 15 £43,750 +49.57%
East Midlands -45 12 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Leicestershire -3 10 £52,500 +41.50% 1
City of London -11 10 £75,000 +36.36% 1
Crawley +18 9 £61,500 +36.66%
West Sussex +13 9 £61,500 +17.14% 1
Cheshire +9 9 £37,500 -25.00% 1
East of England +18 8 £41,750 +11.33% 4
Scotland +18 8 £43,750 +5.42% 3
Surrey +18 7 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Preston -1 7 £37,500 -
Lancashire -4 7 £37,500 -11.76%
Glasgow +19 6 £55,000 +34.14% 1
South West -1 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Manchester -21 5 £53,750 +16.84%
Knaresborough - 5 £65,000 -
Harrogate +16 4 £25,000 +19.04%
East Sussex +12 4 £80,000 +88.23%
Leicester -8 4 £52,500 +41.50%
Gloucestershire -15 4 £37,500 +4.16%
West Yorkshire +12 3 £29,000 -35.55%
Hertfordshire +11 3 - -
Hampshire +4 3 £47,138 -12.70% 1
Watford -6 3 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 191 (45.37%) Finance
2 146 (34.68%) IBM
3 134 (31.83%) SQL
4 133 (31.59%) DB2
5 119 (28.27%) Java
6 107 (25.42%) COBOL
7 105 (24.94%) Unix
8 103 (24.47%) JCL
9 95 (22.57%) Windows
10 86 (20.43%) CICS
10 86 (20.43%) SDLC
11 81 (19.24%) Oracle
12 78 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
13 69 (16.39%) Microsoft
14 67 (15.91%) ITIL
15 66 (15.68%) IBM Mainframe
16 65 (15.44%) zOS
17 64 (15.20%) Degree
18 60 (14.25%) Linux
19 55 (13.06%) Banking
20 44 (10.45%) Information Security
21 43 (10.21%) SQL Server
22 41 (9.74%) HTML
23 40 (9.50%) JavaScript
24 37 (8.79%) Risk Management
25 36 (8.55%) Management Information System
25 36 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
26 35 (8.31%) MS Excel
27 34 (8.08%) TOGAF
28 33 (7.84%) Computer Science

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 86 (20.43%) CICS
2 20 (4.75%) SAS
3 12 (2.85%) MQSeries
4 11 (2.61%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.38%) IIS
5 10 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.95%) Jetty
7 4 (0.95%) PegaRULES
7 4 (0.95%) StreamWeaver
7 4 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.71%) Apache
8 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) TPMS
Applications
1 35 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 32 (7.60%) MS Office
3 15 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.95%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.71%) RMDS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.61%) SaaS
2 8 (1.90%) GitHub
3 6 (1.43%) IaaS
4 4 (0.95%) Force.com
5 3 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.23%) Firewall
2 20 (4.75%) Network Security
3 19 (4.51%) SAN
4 18 (4.28%) LAN
4 18 (4.28%) WAN
5 16 (3.80%) HTTP
6 12 (2.85%) TCP/IP
7 11 (2.61%) NAS
8 10 (2.38%) Internet
9 9 (2.14%) DNS
9 9 (2.14%) MPLS
9 9 (2.14%) VPN
10 7 (1.66%) ATM
10 7 (1.66%) FTP
10 7 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.66%) Multicast
11 6 (1.43%) SSL
12 5 (1.19%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.19%) SSH
13 3 (0.71%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (31.59%) DB2
2 43 (10.21%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.99%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.56%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.14%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.66%) DataStage
7 7 (1.66%) SAS EBI
7 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.43%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.43%) Easytrieve
8 6 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.43%) MS Access
9 5 (1.19%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.95%) Adabas
10 4 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.71%) HBase
11 3 (0.71%) MySQL
11 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (5.70%) JIRA
2 20 (4.75%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (2.61%) LoadRunner
5 9 (2.14%) JMeter
6 8 (1.90%) Selenium
7 7 (1.66%) JUnit
7 7 (1.66%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (0.95%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.95%) Firebug
9 4 (0.95%) The Grinder
9 4 (0.95%) Toad
9 4 (0.95%) VersionOne
9 4 (0.95%) XPEDITER
10 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.48%) Maven
12 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.24%) SoapUI
General
1 191 (45.37%) Finance
2 55 (13.06%) Banking
3 32 (7.60%) Retail
4 22 (5.23%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.85%) Back Office
7 10 (2.38%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.90%) Advertising
9 7 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.43%) Front Office
11 5 (1.19%) Legal
11 5 (1.19%) Publishing
12 3 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.71%) Marketing
13 2 (0.48%) Billing
14 1 (0.24%) Electronics
14 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (24.70%) Analyst
2 65 (15.44%) Developer
3 61 (14.49%) Architect
4 38 (9.03%) Programmer
5 33 (7.84%) Analyst Programmer
6 30 (7.13%) COBOL Developer
7 27 (6.41%) Systems Analyst
8 26 (6.18%) COBOL Analyst
9 25 (5.94%) Java Developer
10 24 (5.70%) DB2 Developer
11 22 (5.23%) Consultant
12 20 (4.75%) Business Systems Analyst
13 19 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (4.28%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
14 18 (4.28%) COBOL Programmer
14 18 (4.28%) DB2 Programmer
15 17 (4.04%) Banking Analyst
15 17 (4.04%) IT Analyst
16 16 (3.80%) CICS Analyst
16 16 (3.80%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.74%) HTML
2 29 (6.89%) Middleware
3 25 (5.94%) JSP
3 25 (5.94%) XML
4 23 (5.46%) ISPF
5 21 (4.99%) Spring
5 21 (4.99%) Web Services
6 15 (3.56%) .NET
6 15 (3.56%) J2EE
6 15 (3.56%) SOAP
7 10 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.14%) ASP.NET
8 9 (2.14%) CSS
8 9 (2.14%) RESTful
8 9 (2.14%) Servlets
9 8 (1.90%) Ajax
9 8 (1.90%) EJB
9 8 (1.90%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.90%) JMS
9 8 (1.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.68%) IBM Mainframe
2 36 (8.55%) Enterprise Software
2 36 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 33 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 28 (6.65%) Data Centre
5 23 (5.46%) VSAM
6 22 (5.23%) iSeries
7 16 (3.80%) AS400
8 12 (2.85%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.38%) Mathematics
9 10 (2.38%) Online Banking
10 9 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 9 (2.14%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.90%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.66%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.43%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.43%) PKI
13 6 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 105 (24.94%) Unix
2 95 (22.57%) Windows
3 65 (15.44%) zOS
4 60 (14.25%) Linux
5 26 (6.18%) MVS
6 20 (4.75%) AIX
6 20 (4.75%) Windows Server
7 17 (4.04%) Solaris
8 11 (2.61%) OS/390
9 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.43%) Android
11 6 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.71%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.24%) HPUX
14 1 (0.24%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.43%) SDLC
2 78 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (15.91%) ITIL
4 44 (10.45%) Information Security
5 37 (8.79%) Risk Management
6 34 (8.08%) TOGAF
7 31 (7.36%) Service Management
8 30 (7.13%) SOA
9 29 (6.89%) Test Scripting
10 28 (6.65%) Business Analysis
11 27 (6.41%) Change Management
11 27 (6.41%) Migration
12 26 (6.18%) UML
12 26 (6.18%) Waterfall
13 24 (5.70%) Mentoring
13 24 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (5.23%) Project Planning
14 22 (5.23%) Security Architecture
15 21 (4.99%) Data Analysis
15 21 (4.99%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (31.83%) SQL
2 119 (28.27%) Java
3 107 (25.42%) COBOL
4 103 (24.47%) JCL
5 40 (9.50%) JavaScript
6 25 (5.94%) C
7 23 (5.46%) REXX
8 21 (4.99%) C#
9 17 (4.04%) Assembly Language
10 12 (2.85%) CLIST
11 9 (2.14%) Python
12 8 (1.90%) VB
13 7 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.66%) VB6
14 6 (1.43%) Perl
15 4 (0.95%) Apex Code
15 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.71%) RPG
16 3 (0.71%) RPG IV
16 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (15.20%) Degree
2 15 (3.56%) CISM
2 15 (3.56%) CISSP
3 12 (2.85%) ISTQB
4 7 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.43%) ISEB
5 6 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.43%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.19%) CISA
6 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.19%) SAS Certification
7 3 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (0.71%) CRISC
7 3 (0.71%) PhD
8 2 (0.48%) CBAP
8 2 (0.48%) CCNA
8 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.65%) QA
2 23 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.38%) COBIT
4 10 (2.38%) SLA
5 9 (2.14%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.71%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.24%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.24%) ISO20022
System Software
1 25 (5.94%) RACF
2 24 (5.70%) Time Sharing Option
3 22 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 9 (2.14%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.14%) XenApp
5 9 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.19%) ACF2
6 5 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.71%) HDFS
8 3 (0.71%) NFS
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.71%) SRDF
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (4.28%) Tivoli
2 16 (3.80%) SCCM
3 12 (2.85%) zSecure
4 8 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.90%) Puppet
5 7 (1.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.95%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.71%) Control-M
7 3 (0.71%) Oozie
8 2 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.24%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.24%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 146 (34.68%) IBM
2 81 (19.24%) Oracle
3 69 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.13%) VMware
5 22 (5.23%) CA
6 21 (4.99%) Cognizant
6 21 (4.99%) Sybase
7 18 (4.28%) Cisco
8 16 (3.80%) Ab Initio
9 14 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (3.09%) Citrix
10 13 (3.09%) HP
11 9 (2.14%) webMethods
12 8 (1.90%) EMC
12 8 (1.90%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.43%) Informatica
13 6 (1.43%) Software AG
14 5 (1.19%) Cognos
14 5 (1.19%) Hitachi
14 5 (1.19%) Pega
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, South East, UK
Wipro
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Pension + benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £39000 - £45800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £39000 - £45800 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (c.7K) + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + CAR ALLOWANCE, BONUS, PENSION
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS, CAR ALLOWANCE, PENSION
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allow, Bonus, Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Neg salary plus variable plus benefi
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Hursley
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Hendon
Home Office
Salary: £32,168 - £37,797 plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 10-15% Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wipro
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Wipro
Posted: 8 days ago