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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 506 555 458
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -97
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 453 373 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.87% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 287 284 349
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,700 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +15.85%

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
42714 43070 44287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 39.50% 39.38%
Number of salaries quoted 33917 34936 36924
Average salary £47,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.07% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £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 31 October 2014 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 31 October 2014. 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 +31 406 £52,500 +5.00% 31
London +8 106 £62,500 +4.16% 8
North West +12 100 £52,500 +23.52% 2
South East +13 72 £60,000 +20.00% 6
Cheshire +26 50 £53,250 +9.23%
Manchester -4 48 £50,000 +19.04% 2
Scotland +8 44 £51,750 +4.02% 4
Edinburgh +6 43 £52,500 -22.22% 3
Berkshire +47 36 £57,500 +27.77%
Yorkshire -57 26 £33,000 -45.00% 2
East Midlands +16 25 £44,000 +31.34% 4
West Midlands -13 24 £38,500 +28.33% 1
North East +4 21 £42,500 +49.12%
West Sussex +16 20 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Windsor - 20 £57,500 -
City of London -1 19 £58,750 +17.50% 4
East of England -20 19 £37,500 -28.57% 2
West Yorkshire -44 18 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +18 17 £44,000 +37.50% 2
Nottingham +13 17 £44,000 +37.50% 2
Knutsford +3 17 £50,500 +18.82%
Horsham +5 16 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 13 £42,500 +49.12%
Tyne and Wear -6 13 £42,500 +49.12%
Birmingham -7 11 £60,000 +60.00%
Warwickshire - 11 £33,000 -
South West -24 10 £34,458 -27.45% 3
Essex +6 8 £95,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -17 8 £36,250 -25.64%
Durham +2 7 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 421 (44.64%) Finance
2 298 (31.60%) Banking
2 298 (31.60%) DB2
3 292 (30.97%) IBM
4 290 (30.75%) UNIX
5 209 (22.16%) Oracle
5 209 (22.16%) SQL
6 206 (21.85%) COBOL
7 198 (21.00%) Windows
8 197 (20.89%) CICS
9 193 (20.47%) Java
10 190 (20.15%) Retail
11 155 (16.44%) IBM Mainframe
12 145 (15.38%) JCL
13 143 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
14 127 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
15 117 (12.41%) HP
16 115 (12.20%) Middleware
16 115 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
17 112 (11.88%) QA
18 108 (11.45%) Project Management
19 106 (11.24%) Change Management
20 105 (11.13%) ITIL
21 104 (11.03%) Mentoring
22 97 (10.29%) Linux
23 96 (10.18%) SQL Server
24 95 (10.07%) zOS
25 84 (8.91%) J2EE
26 83 (8.80%) Degree
27 81 (8.59%) Risk Analysis

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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
1 197 (20.89%) CICS
2 48 (5.09%) SAS
3 45 (4.77%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.86%) MQSeries
5 22 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 21 (2.23%) IBM Notes
7 18 (1.91%) Apache
8 10 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.95%) GlassFish
10 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.64%) IIS
12 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.42%) Mule
13 4 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.17%) MS Office
2 11 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.85%) SPSS
4 2 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (3.08%) BASE24
2 15 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) INSURE/90
7 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.32%) IaaS
3 2 (0.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (6.79%) Internet
2 36 (3.82%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.08%) ATM
4 24 (2.55%) LAN
5 22 (2.33%) Firewall
6 17 (1.80%) SSL
6 17 (1.80%) IPv6
6 17 (1.80%) Network Security
7 15 (1.59%) SAN
8 12 (1.27%) Broadband
9 10 (1.06%) WAN
9 10 (1.06%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.06%) MPLS
10 9 (0.95%) VLAN
11 8 (0.85%) NAS
11 8 (0.85%) FCoE
11 8 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (0.74%) DNS
13 6 (0.64%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (31.60%) DB2
2 96 (10.18%) SQL Server
3 71 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (6.47%) Relational Database
5 49 (5.20%) RDBMS
6 41 (4.35%) DataStage
6 41 (4.35%) SQLPlus
7 38 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 38 (4.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
9 35 (3.71%) Oracle ODI
10 23 (2.44%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.70%) Adabas
12 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 10 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.06%) NonStop SQL
14 10 (1.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 7 (0.74%) Easytrieve
15 7 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (3.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 34 (3.61%) Toad
3 18 (1.91%) ERwin
4 8 (0.85%) Subversion
5 6 (0.64%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.53%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.42%) JUnit
7 4 (0.42%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.32%) JIRA
8 3 (0.32%) JMeter
9 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.21%) Maven
9 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.11%) Selenium
10 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
General
1 421 (44.64%) Finance
2 298 (31.60%) Banking
3 190 (20.15%) Retail
4 40 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.29%) Marketing
6 24 (2.55%) Advertising
6 24 (2.55%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.59%) Back Office
8 14 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.06%) General Ledger
10 9 (0.95%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.53%) Legal
12 5 (0.53%) International Banking
13 4 (0.42%) French Language
13 4 (0.42%) German Language
13 4 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.32%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 166 (17.60%) Analyst
2 156 (16.54%) Architect
3 87 (9.23%) Developer
4 85 (9.01%) Designer
5 74 (7.85%) Consultant
6 70 (7.42%) Technical Specialist
7 68 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
8 58 (6.15%) Business Analyst
9 50 (5.30%) Programmer
10 41 (4.35%) Test Manager
11 36 (3.82%) Applications Architect
12 35 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
13 34 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
14 33 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
15 32 (3.39%) Support Analyst
16 31 (3.29%) Infrastructure Manager
17 27 (2.86%) DBA
18 26 (2.76%) Infrastructure Designer
19 24 (2.55%) DB2 DBA
20 23 (2.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (12.20%) Middleware
2 84 (8.91%) J2EE
3 72 (7.64%) Web Services
4 71 (7.53%) XML
5 56 (5.94%) ISPF
6 50 (5.30%) .NET
7 23 (2.44%) HTML
8 18 (1.91%) XSLT
9 16 (1.70%) XSD
9 16 (1.70%) SOAP
9 16 (1.70%) Spring
10 14 (1.48%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.38%) CSS
11 13 (1.38%) JMS
11 13 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (1.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 11 (1.17%) MSMQ
14 10 (1.06%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.06%) REST
15 9 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 155 (16.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 143 (15.16%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.15%) Tandem
4 45 (4.77%) Client/Server
5 33 (3.50%) VSAM
6 30 (3.18%) Cryptography
7 21 (2.23%) Online Banking
8 19 (2.01%) Replication
9 18 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 18 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.91%) User Experience
10 16 (1.70%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.59%) AS400
12 12 (1.27%) EMV
13 10 (1.06%) CMDB
13 10 (1.06%) Data Integration
14 9 (0.95%) Chip Card
15 7 (0.74%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.74%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 290 (30.75%) UNIX
2 198 (21.00%) Windows
3 97 (10.29%) Linux
4 95 (10.07%) zOS
5 32 (3.39%) AIX
6 29 (3.08%) MVS
7 19 (2.01%) Solaris
8 18 (1.91%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 16 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.74%) HPUX
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.32%) VME
13 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.32%) OS/390
14 2 (0.21%) CentOS
14 2 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 115 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (11.45%) Project Management
4 106 (11.24%) Change Management
5 105 (11.13%) ITIL
6 104 (11.03%) Mentoring
7 81 (8.59%) Risk Analysis
8 76 (8.06%) Migration
9 72 (7.64%) ETL
9 72 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (7.64%) Coaching
10 70 (7.42%) UML
11 65 (6.89%) Waterfall
12 60 (6.36%) Service Delivery
13 56 (5.94%) Workflow
14 55 (5.83%) SOA
15 48 (5.09%) PRINCE2
16 46 (4.88%) Validation
16 46 (4.88%) Test Strategy
17 43 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 209 (22.16%) SQL
2 206 (21.85%) COBOL
3 193 (20.47%) Java
4 145 (15.38%) JCL
5 48 (5.09%) C#
5 48 (5.09%) Assembly Language
6 46 (4.88%) REXX
7 42 (4.45%) PL/SQL
8 40 (4.24%) JavaScript
9 27 (2.86%) PL/1
10 25 (2.65%) C++
11 18 (1.91%) Perl
12 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.38%) C
14 11 (1.17%) R
14 11 (1.17%) VBA
14 11 (1.17%) NATURAL
15 9 (0.95%) XPath
15 9 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (8.80%) Degree
2 29 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.27%) ISEB
6 10 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.74%) APMP
9 5 (0.53%) CBAP
9 5 (0.53%) MBA
9 5 (0.53%) CSQA
10 4 (0.42%) IIBA
10 4 (0.42%) CCNP
10 4 (0.42%) CCNA
10 4 (0.42%) PMP
10 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.32%) MCP
12 2 (0.21%) CISSP
12 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (11.88%) QA
2 31 (3.29%) SLA
3 25 (2.65%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.80%) ISO 8583
5 9 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (3.92%) RACF
2 21 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.06%) ACF2
4 9 (0.95%) vCloud
5 7 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.32%) NFS
7 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 61 (6.47%) CA Endevor
2 26 (2.76%) OMEGAMON
3 14 (1.48%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
5 10 (1.06%) OpenView
6 9 (0.95%) Control-M
7 7 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.64%) Unicenter
8 6 (0.64%) SCCM
8 6 (0.64%) OpenSSO
8 6 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.64%) MOM
9 5 (0.53%) SCOM
9 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.42%) CA LISA
10 4 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.21%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 292 (30.97%) IBM
2 209 (22.16%) Oracle
3 117 (12.41%) HP
4 55 (5.83%) Microsoft
5 51 (5.41%) Cognos
6 49 (5.20%) Business Objects
7 47 (4.98%) BMC
8 40 (4.24%) SAP
9 37 (3.92%) VMware
10 34 (3.61%) CA
11 28 (2.97%) Teradata
12 26 (2.76%) Unisys
13 23 (2.44%) Intel
13 23 (2.44%) InterSystems
14 21 (2.23%) Lotus
15 18 (1.91%) Ab Initio
16 17 (1.80%) NCR
16 17 (1.80%) Siebel
17 16 (1.70%) Remedy
18 15 (1.59%) Cisco
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Salary: £60000 - £63000 per annum + 15% bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + strong package
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Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + strong package
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: Yesterday
UK
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £70000 - £105000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
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Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £19000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Crawley, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum
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Midlands
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Posted: 10 days ago