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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 679 570 578
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +8
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 166 385 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.90% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 118 249 287
Median salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,900 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £79,750 £70,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £43,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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
34067 42666 41748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.52% 42.61% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27749 34235 33844
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 £30,000 £28,000
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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -91 152 £52,500 +5.00% 17
London -30 47 £75,000 +36.36% 8
South East +14 44 £52,500 - 2
Berkshire +62 30 £52,500 +1.44%
North West -27 24 £37,500 -18.47% 2
Cheshire +25 17 £40,500 -19.00%
Yorkshire +31 14 £40,750 +8.66% 1
East of England +32 11 £50,000 +33.33% 2
North Yorkshire +4 11 £42,000 +12.00% 1
Scotland +2 10 £37,250 -9.14%
South West +9 9 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Glasgow +20 7 £40,000 -2.43%
Crawley +6 6 £38,750 -42.80%
West Sussex -12 6 £38,750 -32.60%
City of London -13 6 £75,000 +34.52% 2
Lancashire -16 6 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Preston - 6 £37,500 - 1
Knutsford +14 5 £46,750 -6.50%
Bedfordshire +9 5 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Bedford - 5 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire +11 4 £60,000 +4.34%
East Midlands -25 4 £42,500 +14.55%
Surrey +29 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Bournemouth +24 3 - -
Dorset +23 3 - -
Bristol +11 3 - -
Hampshire +8 3 £47,138 +10.91% 1
Watford +1 3 - -
Gloucestershire -14 3 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Knaresborough - 3 £65,000 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 174 (47.28%) Finance
2 118 (32.07%) SQL
3 116 (31.52%) IBM
4 108 (29.35%) Java
4 108 (29.35%) DB2
5 86 (23.37%) COBOL
6 81 (22.01%) Unix
7 80 (21.74%) JCL
8 78 (21.20%) Windows
9 73 (19.84%) CICS
10 72 (19.57%) Oracle
11 71 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
12 64 (17.39%) SDLC
13 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
14 56 (15.22%) Linux
15 55 (14.95%) zOS
16 51 (13.86%) ITIL
17 50 (13.59%) Banking
18 48 (13.04%) Information Security
19 47 (12.77%) Degree
20 44 (11.96%) IBM Mainframe
21 41 (11.14%) JavaScript
22 39 (10.60%) Risk Management
23 38 (10.33%) SQL Server
24 37 (10.05%) HTML
24 37 (10.05%) Migration
25 34 (9.24%) Management Information System
26 33 (8.97%) MS Excel
27 29 (7.88%) TOGAF
27 29 (7.88%) Analytical Skills

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 73 (19.84%) CICS
2 14 (3.80%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.53%) SAS
4 10 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.90%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.63%) IIS
7 4 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.82%) Apache
8 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.82%) JBoss
8 3 (0.82%) Jetty
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 33 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.07%) MS Office
3 11 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (1.09%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.82%) RMDS
4 1 (0.27%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.90%) GitHub
2 6 (1.63%) IaaS
2 6 (1.63%) SaaS
3 4 (1.09%) Force.com
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.98%) Firewall
2 18 (4.89%) Network Security
2 18 (4.89%) SAN
3 14 (3.80%) HTTP
3 14 (3.80%) LAN
3 14 (3.80%) WAN
4 13 (3.53%) Internet
5 8 (2.17%) DNS
6 7 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (1.90%) MPLS
6 7 (1.90%) Multicast
6 7 (1.90%) VPN
7 6 (1.63%) ATM
7 6 (1.63%) FTP
7 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.09%) SSL
9 3 (0.82%) FCoE
9 3 (0.82%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.82%) NAS
9 3 (0.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (29.35%) DB2
2 38 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 25 (6.79%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.90%) Big Data
7 7 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.63%) DataStage
9 5 (1.36%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.36%) MS Access
10 4 (1.09%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.82%) Adabas
11 3 (0.82%) HBase
11 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (4.35%) JIRA
2 11 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (2.45%) LoadRunner
5 7 (1.90%) Selenium
6 5 (1.36%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.09%) JMeter
7 4 (1.09%) VersionOne
8 3 (0.82%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.82%) Firebug
8 3 (0.82%) Subversion
8 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.82%) The Grinder
8 3 (0.82%) Toad
9 2 (0.54%) JUnit
9 2 (0.54%) Maven
10 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
General
1 174 (47.28%) Finance
2 50 (13.59%) Banking
3 22 (5.98%) Retail
4 18 (4.89%) Financial Institution
5 15 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.72%) Advertising
6 10 (2.72%) Back Office
6 10 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.90%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (1.90%) Legal
8 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.36%) Publishing
9 5 (1.36%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.09%) Billing
10 4 (1.09%) Front Office
11 3 (0.82%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (26.63%) Analyst
2 59 (16.03%) Architect
3 47 (12.77%) Developer
4 38 (10.33%) Programmer
5 34 (9.24%) Analyst Programmer
6 29 (7.88%) COBOL Analyst
7 25 (6.79%) COBOL Developer
8 21 (5.71%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 21 (5.71%) COBOL Programmer
8 21 (5.71%) Consultant
8 21 (5.71%) DB2 Developer
8 21 (5.71%) DB2 Programmer
9 20 (5.43%) CICS Analyst
9 20 (5.43%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.43%) Systems Analyst
10 19 (5.16%) CICS Programmer
11 15 (4.08%) Applications Support
11 15 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.53%) Lead Developer
12 13 (3.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.05%) HTML
2 26 (7.07%) JSP
3 25 (6.79%) Middleware
4 19 (5.16%) Spring
5 18 (4.89%) Web Services
6 17 (4.62%) XML
7 16 (4.35%) .NET
8 15 (4.08%) J2EE
8 15 (4.08%) SOAP
9 14 (3.80%) ISPF
10 10 (2.72%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.72%) EJB
10 10 (2.72%) JMS
10 10 (2.72%) RESTful
10 10 (2.72%) Servlets
11 9 (2.45%) Ajax
11 9 (2.45%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.45%) CSS
12 8 (2.17%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.96%) IBM Mainframe
2 34 (9.24%) Management Information System
3 29 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (7.07%) iSeries
6 21 (5.71%) AS400
6 21 (5.71%) Data Centre
7 17 (4.62%) Computer Science
8 16 (4.35%) VSAM
9 10 (2.72%) Client/Server
10 9 (2.45%) Credit Risk
11 8 (2.17%) Cryptography
11 8 (2.17%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.17%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.17%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.90%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.63%) Reference Data
14 5 (1.36%) Hedge funds
14 5 (1.36%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 81 (22.01%) Unix
2 78 (21.20%) Windows
3 56 (15.22%) Linux
4 55 (14.95%) zOS
5 15 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.80%) MVS
6 14 (3.80%) Solaris
7 11 (2.99%) AIX
8 10 (2.72%) OS/390
9 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.82%) Android
12 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.27%) HPUX
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (17.39%) SDLC
3 51 (13.86%) ITIL
4 48 (13.04%) Information Security
5 39 (10.60%) Risk Management
6 37 (10.05%) Migration
7 29 (7.88%) TOGAF
8 27 (7.34%) Business Analysis
9 26 (7.07%) Service Management
9 26 (7.07%) UML
10 25 (6.79%) Data Analysis
10 25 (6.79%) SOA
11 24 (6.52%) Security Architecture
12 23 (6.25%) Change Management
12 23 (6.25%) Test Scripting
13 20 (5.43%) Incident Management
14 18 (4.89%) Project Management
15 17 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (4.62%) Process Improvement
15 17 (4.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.07%) SQL
2 108 (29.35%) Java
3 86 (23.37%) COBOL
4 80 (21.74%) JCL
5 41 (11.14%) JavaScript
6 23 (6.25%) C#
7 21 (5.71%) C
8 11 (2.99%) Assembly Language
8 11 (2.99%) Python
8 11 (2.99%) REXX
9 9 (2.45%) C++
9 9 (2.45%) VB
10 8 (2.17%) CLIST
10 8 (2.17%) VB6
11 6 (1.63%) Perl
12 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.09%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (12.77%) Degree
2 20 (5.43%) CISSP
3 18 (4.89%) CISM
4 9 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.17%) CISA
5 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.82%) CBAP
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.82%) CRISC
8 3 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.54%) ISEB
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.27%) ACCA
10 1 (0.27%) CIMA
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.89%) QA
3 17 (4.62%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.17%) COBIT
5 7 (1.90%) PMBOK
6 6 (1.63%) SLA
7 3 (0.82%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
System Software
1 18 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.35%) RACF
3 15 (4.08%) Time Sharing Option
4 12 (3.26%) Active Directory
4 12 (3.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (1.90%) XenApp
5 7 (1.90%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.82%) ACF2
7 3 (0.82%) HDFS
7 3 (0.82%) NDS
7 3 (0.82%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (0.82%) NFS
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.82%) SRDF
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (5.71%) Tivoli
2 12 (3.26%) SCCM
3 8 (2.17%) zSecure
4 7 (1.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.09%) Puppet
7 3 (0.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 3 (0.82%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.82%) Oozie
7 3 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.54%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.27%) Control-M
9 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 116 (31.52%) IBM
2 72 (19.57%) Oracle
3 63 (17.12%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.25%) VMware
5 16 (4.35%) Sybase
6 15 (4.08%) Cisco
7 14 (3.80%) CA
8 10 (2.72%) HP
9 9 (2.45%) Citrix
9 9 (2.45%) Cognizant
10 8 (2.17%) EMC
11 6 (1.63%) NetApp
11 6 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.36%) Hitachi
12 5 (1.36%) Informatica
12 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.36%) Unisys
13 4 (1.09%) Ab Initio
13 4 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (1.09%) Intel
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