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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 508 526 487
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -39
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 422 404 460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 1.00% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 310 303 351
Average salary £60,000 £47,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.31% -2.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -

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
39946 40425 41926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 39.40% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32278 31516 34930
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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
(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 +19 390 £60,000 +26.31% 45
London +60 185 £65,000 +13.04% 23
South East -18 60 £60,000 - 3
City of London +16 52 £55,800 +20.64% 5
North West -44 46 £54,000 +27.05% 8
Cheshire -9 31 £54,000 +16.12% 2
East Midlands +38 27 £43,000 +14.66%
Scotland -5 26 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Berkshire -12 23 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +26 21 £30,000 -29.41%
Nottingham +24 21 £30,000 -29.41%
South West -9 19 £68,750 +25.00% 4
Yorkshire -41 19 £40,188 +3.04% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 18 £42,000 -44.00%
Bromley - 14 £62,500 - 3
Milton Keynes +8 13 £42,000 -44.00%
Manchester -45 13 £54,000 +35.33% 5
Glasgow +18 12 £45,000 -10.89%
East of England -5 12 £52,000 +34.54%
West Yorkshire -23 12 £42,500 -6.59% 1
Swindon +7 11 £23,916 +13.88% 2
Wiltshire +3 11 £23,916 +13.88% 2
Reading -3 11 £35,000 -5.40%
West Midlands -17 11 £33,000 +1.53%
Essex -5 10 £51,000 +7.36%
Edinburgh -11 8 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Kent -4 7 £75,000 +7.14%
Knutsford -11 7 £65,000 +39.78%
Warwickshire -7 6 £33,000 -
North Yorkshire +8 5 £24,000 -36.00%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 427 (49.36%) Finance
2 291 (33.64%) UNIX
3 275 (31.79%) IBM
4 253 (29.25%) DB2
4 253 (29.25%) Banking
5 222 (25.66%) Windows
6 212 (24.51%) SQL
7 203 (23.47%) Oracle
8 185 (21.39%) COBOL
9 180 (20.81%) Java
10 179 (20.69%) CICS
11 152 (17.57%) Middleware
12 140 (16.18%) Retail
13 132 (15.26%) JCL
14 126 (14.57%) Linux
15 124 (14.34%) IBM Mainframe
16 121 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
16 121 (13.99%) Project Management
17 116 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
18 112 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
19 98 (11.33%) Mentoring
20 95 (10.98%) QA
21 93 (10.75%) J2EE
22 87 (10.06%) HP
23 85 (9.83%) Change Management
24 83 (9.60%) SQL Server
25 81 (9.36%) XML
26 78 (9.02%) Web Services
27 73 (8.44%) Degree
28 72 (8.32%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 179 (20.69%) CICS
2 70 (8.09%) WebSphere
3 54 (6.24%) SAS
4 34 (3.93%) Apache
5 31 (3.58%) MQSeries
6 30 (3.47%) IIS
7 27 (3.12%) Tomcat
8 21 (2.43%) IBM Notes
9 20 (2.31%) SharePoint
10 18 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 18 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
11 15 (1.73%) OpenStack
12 14 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.39%) Documentum
13 12 (1.39%) FileNet
14 10 (1.16%) MS Exchange
15 9 (1.04%) JBoss
16 7 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.69%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.39%) SPSS
3 11 (1.27%) MS Office
4 9 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (2.20%) BASE24
2 18 (2.08%) RMDS
3 11 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (0.58%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.35%) Exstream
8 1 (0.12%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.12%) Summit
8 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.58%) IaaS
3 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 63 (7.28%) Internet
2 56 (6.47%) SAN
3 44 (5.09%) TCP/IP
4 35 (4.05%) NAS
5 32 (3.70%) LAN
6 30 (3.47%) ATM
7 27 (3.12%) WAN
8 26 (3.01%) FCoE
9 25 (2.89%) Fibre Channel
10 24 (2.77%) Firewall
11 21 (2.43%) Multicast
11 21 (2.43%) HTTP
12 19 (2.20%) SSL
13 13 (1.50%) FTP
14 9 (1.04%) Wireless
14 9 (1.04%) SMS
15 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.81%) MPLS
15 7 (0.81%) Ethernet
16 6 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (29.25%) DB2
2 83 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 67 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (4.74%) Relational Database
5 38 (4.39%) DataStage
6 30 (3.47%) RDBMS
7 27 (3.12%) SQLPlus
8 26 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (3.01%) Oracle Exadata
9 24 (2.77%) Hadoop
10 23 (2.66%) Oracle ODI
10 23 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (2.08%) HBase
12 16 (1.85%) Adabas
12 16 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 15 (1.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 14 (1.62%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.62%) Pentaho
15 10 (1.16%) MS Access
16 9 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (2.43%) QuickTest Pro
1 21 (2.43%) Toad
2 9 (1.04%) ClearCase
3 8 (0.92%) Subversion
4 5 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.46%) ERwin
5 4 (0.46%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.46%) Maven
5 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.35%) JIRA
6 3 (0.35%) JMeter
6 3 (0.35%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.35%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.12%) NetBeans
General
1 427 (49.36%) Finance
2 253 (29.25%) Banking
3 140 (16.18%) Retail
4 37 (4.28%) Marketing
5 26 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 23 (2.66%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.27%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.27%) International Banking
7 11 (1.27%) Advertising
7 11 (1.27%) Legal
8 10 (1.16%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.81%) Billing
11 5 (0.58%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.58%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.46%) Back Office
13 3 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 175 (20.23%) Architect
2 111 (12.83%) Analyst
3 93 (10.75%) Designer
4 81 (9.36%) Developer
5 72 (8.32%) Solutions Architect
6 69 (7.98%) Consultant
7 61 (7.05%) Technical Specialist
8 55 (6.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 43 (4.97%) Programmer
10 33 (3.82%) Infrastructure Manager
11 32 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
12 29 (3.35%) Administrator
13 28 (3.24%) Test Manager
14 26 (3.01%) DBA
14 26 (3.01%) Lead Architect
15 25 (2.89%) Solutions Designer
15 25 (2.89%) Business Analyst
16 23 (2.66%) CICS Programmer
16 23 (2.66%) Operations Manager
17 22 (2.54%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (17.57%) Middleware
2 93 (10.75%) J2EE
3 81 (9.36%) XML
4 78 (9.02%) Web Services
5 67 (7.75%) .NET
6 58 (6.71%) ISPF
7 42 (4.86%) HTML
8 27 (3.12%) XSD
8 27 (3.12%) XSLT
9 21 (2.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 18 (2.08%) WSDL
10 18 (2.08%) Rendezvous
11 17 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
12 16 (1.85%) JMS
12 16 (1.85%) .NET Framework
13 15 (1.73%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.27%) SOAP
15 10 (1.16%) MSMQ
16 9 (1.04%) CSS
16 9 (1.04%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (14.34%) IBM Mainframe
2 121 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (6.47%) Tandem
4 43 (4.97%) Client/Server
5 41 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.70%) Cryptography
7 30 (3.47%) VSAM
8 19 (2.20%) Online Banking
8 19 (2.20%) Clustering
9 18 (2.08%) SWIFT
10 16 (1.85%) EMV
10 16 (1.85%) CMDB
11 14 (1.62%) Replication
12 13 (1.50%) AS400
13 12 (1.39%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.16%) Credit Risk
15 9 (1.04%) DataPower
15 9 (1.04%) Chip Card
16 8 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 291 (33.64%) UNIX
2 222 (25.66%) Windows
3 126 (14.57%) Linux
4 67 (7.75%) zOS
5 44 (5.09%) Solaris
6 42 (4.86%) AIX
7 20 (2.31%) MVS
8 19 (2.20%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.20%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.73%) HPUX
10 12 (1.39%) Windows 2000
10 12 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.81%) VMS
13 6 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.58%) VME
14 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.58%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (13.99%) Project Management
2 116 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 112 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (11.33%) Mentoring
5 85 (9.83%) Change Management
6 72 (8.32%) Migration
7 65 (7.51%) ETL
8 64 (7.40%) ITIL
9 63 (7.28%) Risk Analysis
10 61 (7.05%) SOA
11 60 (6.94%) Service Delivery
12 59 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
13 54 (6.24%) Waterfall
14 50 (5.78%) Problem Management
14 50 (5.78%) Coaching
14 50 (5.78%) Performance Tuning
15 48 (5.55%) Line Management
15 48 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (5.20%) Service Management
17 44 (5.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 212 (24.51%) SQL
2 185 (21.39%) COBOL
3 180 (20.81%) Java
4 132 (15.26%) JCL
5 55 (6.36%) JavaScript
6 52 (6.01%) Assembly Language
7 47 (5.43%) C#
8 44 (5.09%) REXX
9 34 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 26 (3.01%) C++
11 21 (2.43%) Perl
12 20 (2.31%) PL/1
13 19 (2.20%) PowerShell
13 19 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.39%) VBA
15 11 (1.27%) R
16 8 (0.92%) C
17 6 (0.69%) NATURAL
17 6 (0.69%) XPath
18 5 (0.58%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 73 (8.44%) Degree
2 25 (2.89%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.50%) ISEB
5 10 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.81%) APMP
7 6 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.58%) MCSE
9 4 (0.46%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.35%) CBAP
10 3 (0.35%) CISA
11 2 (0.23%) CISSP
11 2 (0.23%) PMP
11 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.23%) QiCA
11 2 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CISM
12 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (10.98%) QA
2 53 (6.13%) SLA
3 15 (1.73%) ISO 8583
4 14 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.35%) COBIT
6 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) FATCA
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 34 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (2.66%) RACF
3 20 (2.31%) NFS
3 20 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (2.08%) SRDF
5 14 (1.62%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.27%) vCloud
7 10 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 10 (1.16%) ACF2
8 6 (0.69%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.35%) vSphere
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (4.39%) CA Endevor
2 24 (2.77%) OMEGAMON
3 14 (1.62%) ServiceCenter
4 12 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (1.16%) OpenView
6 8 (0.92%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (0.81%) Control-M
8 6 (0.69%) Unicenter
8 6 (0.69%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.69%) MOM
8 6 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.69%) SCCM
9 5 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.58%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.58%) SCOM
9 5 (0.58%) Puppet
10 4 (0.46%) CA SiteMinder
10 4 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.46%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 275 (31.79%) IBM
2 203 (23.47%) Oracle
3 87 (10.06%) HP
4 52 (6.01%) Microsoft
5 50 (5.78%) VMware
6 45 (5.20%) Cognos
7 41 (4.74%) Intel
8 40 (4.62%) Business Objects
9 37 (4.28%) Cisco
10 29 (3.35%) BMC
11 28 (3.24%) EMC
12 26 (3.01%) SAP
13 23 (2.66%) CA
14 21 (2.43%) Citrix
14 21 (2.43%) Lotus
14 21 (2.43%) Sybase
15 20 (2.31%) NetApp
15 20 (2.31%) InterSystems
16 18 (2.08%) TIBCO
16 18 (2.08%) Sun
Cheshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum +Excellent bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: excellent benefits package + bonu
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + 20% bonus + pension + healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
DWP - Robert Walters Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Department of Work and Pensions
Salary: From £54,990 to £67,440 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36491 - £45077 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 11 days ago