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 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 688 582 563
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -19
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 225 437 493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.96% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 153 337 329
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,665 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £46,377 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -2.36%

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
40481 45637 47431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.34% 41.62% 40.48%
Number of salaries quoted 33027 36271 37454
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 £27,500 £28,500
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -125 205 £52,750 +0.47% 38
London -16 72 £52,500 -16.00% 5
South East +23 66 £59,500 +13.33% 12
West Sussex +4 25 £59,500 +1.70% 8
Scotland +4 20 £40,000 -13.04% 5
Berkshire +15 19 £50,000 -9.09% 2
North West +4 19 £50,000 - 1
Surrey +44 18 £60,000 +100.00% 2
Glasgow +8 15 £40,000 - 3
Crawley -7 12 £61,000 +4.27%
South West -27 12 £35,000 -24.53% 1
East Midlands -50 11 - - 5
East of England +22 10 £48,250 +44.56% 5
Yorkshire +18 9 £22,500 -50.00% 5
North East +5 9 £45,000 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 9 £45,000 - 2
Tyne and Wear -1 9 £45,000 - 3
Cheshire +37 8 £35,000 -12.50%
Egham - 7 £62,500 -
Bracknell - 7 £70,000 -
City of London +57 6 £50,000 -11.11% 3
Guildford +19 6 £57,500 +91.66%
North Yorkshire +19 6 £21,250 -39.28%
Manchester -21 6 £56,250 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +22 5 £38,000 - 1
Knutsford +22 5 £35,000 -20.90%
Lancashire +17 5 £55,000 +41.02%
Gloucestershire +1 5 £35,000 -68.25%
Nottinghamshire -8 5 - -
Nottingham -8 5 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 255 (40.61%) Finance
2 216 (34.39%) SQL
3 199 (31.69%) IBM
4 193 (30.73%) COBOL
5 188 (29.94%) DB2
6 173 (27.55%) Unix
7 167 (26.59%) JCL
8 149 (23.73%) Java
9 135 (21.50%) Windows
10 128 (20.38%) SDLC
11 123 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
12 119 (18.95%) CICS
13 114 (18.15%) Degree
14 108 (17.20%) IBM Mainframe
15 107 (17.04%) Oracle
16 101 (16.08%) QA
17 94 (14.97%) XML
18 88 (14.01%) Microsoft
18 88 (14.01%) Banking
19 86 (13.69%) Web Services
20 85 (13.54%) Linux
21 82 (13.06%) ITIL
22 73 (11.62%) VSAM
23 67 (10.67%) .NET
23 67 (10.67%) zOS
24 64 (10.19%) Computer Science
25 62 (9.87%) Retail
26 60 (9.55%) SQL Server
27 56 (8.92%) RAD
28 55 (8.76%) REXX

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
1 119 (18.95%) CICS
2 51 (8.12%) IIS
3 28 (4.46%) MQSeries
3 28 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.34%) SAS
5 12 (1.91%) JBoss
6 11 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.11%) Apache
8 7 (1.11%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.80%) FileNet
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.64%) Mule
11 4 (0.64%) Mule ESB
11 4 (0.64%) PegaRULES
11 4 (0.64%) StreamWeaver
12 3 (0.48%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 44 (7.01%) MS Office
2 41 (6.53%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (4.78%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.48%) Exstream
4 2 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.71%) SaaS
2 6 (0.96%) GitHub
3 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.87%) Internet
2 17 (2.71%) Firewall
3 16 (2.55%) SAN
4 15 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.23%) LAN
6 12 (1.91%) NAS
7 11 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (1.75%) WAN
8 10 (1.59%) HTTP
9 9 (1.43%) Network Security
10 6 (0.96%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.96%) SSH
10 6 (0.96%) SSL
10 6 (0.96%) Wireless
11 4 (0.64%) MPLS
11 4 (0.64%) VPN
12 3 (0.48%) FTP
12 3 (0.48%) LDAP
12 3 (0.48%) SMTP
12 3 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (29.94%) DB2
2 60 (9.55%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.59%) MySQL
6 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.11%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.96%) Apache Hive
8 6 (0.96%) SAS EBI
9 5 (0.80%) GIS
9 5 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 5 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (0.64%) Adabas
10 4 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.64%) DataStage
10 4 (0.64%) Easytrieve
11 3 (0.48%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.48%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 28 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (3.50%) JIRA
3 21 (3.34%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.07%) JUnit
5 11 (1.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (1.75%) Subversion
6 10 (1.59%) LoadRunner
6 10 (1.59%) Maven
7 8 (1.27%) JMeter
8 7 (1.11%) Selenium
8 7 (1.11%) Selenium IDE
8 7 (1.11%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.96%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.64%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.32%) AppScan
11 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.32%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.32%) Paros
General
1 255 (40.61%) Finance
2 88 (14.01%) Banking
3 62 (9.87%) Retail
4 25 (3.98%) Financial Institution
5 17 (2.71%) Marketing
6 16 (2.55%) Advertising
7 9 (1.43%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.27%) Music Industry
9 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.64%) Games
11 4 (0.64%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 107 (17.04%) Developer
2 87 (13.85%) Analyst
3 52 (8.28%) Architect
4 43 (6.85%) COBOL Developer
5 32 (5.10%) Mainframe Developer
6 31 (4.94%) DB2 Developer
7 28 (4.46%) Java Developer
7 28 (4.46%) Systems Analyst
8 27 (4.30%) Business Systems Analyst
9 26 (4.14%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
10 24 (3.82%) SQL Analyst
11 23 (3.66%) Technical Leader
12 21 (3.34%) IT Manager
12 21 (3.34%) QA Engineer
13 20 (3.18%) Team Leader
14 19 (3.03%) Consultant
14 19 (3.03%) Lead Developer
14 19 (3.03%) Project Manager
14 19 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.97%) XML
2 86 (13.69%) Web Services
3 67 (10.67%) .NET
4 52 (8.28%) HTML
5 38 (6.05%) ISPF
6 37 (5.89%) Middleware
7 31 (4.94%) ASP.NET
8 26 (4.14%) J2EE
9 25 (3.98%) XSL
10 20 (3.18%) HTML5
11 18 (2.87%) JSON
12 17 (2.71%) REST
13 16 (2.55%) Spring
14 14 (2.23%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.75%) .NET Framework
15 11 (1.75%) CSS
15 11 (1.75%) SOAP
16 9 (1.43%) Java EE
16 9 (1.43%) JMS
17 8 (1.27%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 108 (17.20%) IBM Mainframe
2 73 (11.62%) VSAM
3 64 (10.19%) Computer Science
4 46 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 44 (7.01%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (4.14%) AS400
8 24 (3.82%) Management Information System
9 23 (3.66%) Statistics
10 16 (2.55%) iSeries
11 15 (2.39%) DataPower
12 14 (2.23%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.75%) Clustering
14 10 (1.59%) Algorithms
14 10 (1.59%) Client/Server
15 9 (1.43%) Social Media
16 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.11%) Private Cloud
16 7 (1.11%) SWIFT
16 7 (1.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 173 (27.55%) Unix
2 135 (21.50%) Windows
3 85 (13.54%) Linux
4 67 (10.67%) zOS
5 38 (6.05%) AIX
6 28 (4.46%) MVS
7 25 (3.98%) Solaris
8 24 (3.82%) Windows Server
9 18 (2.87%) OS/390
10 16 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.43%) Android
11 9 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.80%) OS/2
14 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
17 1 (0.16%) HPUX
17 1 (0.16%) VME
17 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (20.38%) SDLC
2 123 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (13.06%) ITIL
4 56 (8.92%) RAD
5 53 (8.44%) Waterfall
6 51 (8.12%) SOA
7 49 (7.80%) Mentoring
8 48 (7.64%) Change Management
9 45 (7.17%) Risk Management
9 45 (7.17%) Software Engineering
10 42 (6.69%) Project Management
11 41 (6.53%) Automated Testing
12 40 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (6.21%) TDD
14 38 (6.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (6.05%) MVC
15 34 (5.41%) Service Management
15 34 (5.41%) Test Scripting
16 32 (5.10%) Line Management
16 32 (5.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 216 (34.39%) SQL
2 193 (30.73%) COBOL
3 167 (26.59%) JCL
4 149 (23.73%) Java
5 55 (8.76%) REXX
6 33 (5.25%) CLIST
7 32 (5.10%) C#
8 29 (4.62%) VB
9 20 (3.18%) JavaScript
10 19 (3.03%) Assembly Language
11 14 (2.23%) C
12 8 (1.27%) Perl
12 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.96%) Ruby
15 4 (0.64%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.64%) Python
16 3 (0.48%) NATURAL
16 3 (0.48%) PL/1
17 2 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 114 (18.15%) Degree
2 26 (4.14%) ISTQB
3 22 (3.50%) ISEB
4 15 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.75%) CISSP
6 7 (1.11%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.96%) SAS Certification
8 5 (0.80%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.64%) CEH
9 4 (0.64%) CISM
9 4 (0.64%) PhD
9 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.48%) CISA
10 3 (0.48%) OSCP
11 2 (0.32%) CISMP
11 2 (0.32%) GPEN
11 2 (0.32%) GWAPT
11 2 (0.32%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (16.08%) QA
2 30 (4.78%) SLA
3 14 (2.23%) COBIT
4 13 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.64%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.48%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (7.01%) Time Sharing Option
2 21 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.87%) RACF
4 14 (2.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 13 (2.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 9 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.48%) ACF2
8 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.48%) XenApp
8 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) Docker
9 1 (0.16%) NFS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) SRDF
9 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (2.87%) Tivoli
3 17 (2.71%) CA Endevor
4 10 (1.59%) SCCM
5 8 (1.27%) Control-M
5 8 (1.27%) zSecure
6 5 (0.80%) Puppet
7 4 (0.64%) CloudHub
7 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.32%) Nessus
9 2 (0.32%) Nmap
9 2 (0.32%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.32%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.32%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.16%) SCOM
10 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 199 (31.69%) IBM
2 107 (17.04%) Oracle
3 88 (14.01%) Microsoft
4 41 (6.53%) Cognizant
5 40 (6.37%) VMware
6 35 (5.57%) HP
7 26 (4.14%) CA
8 25 (3.98%) TSYS
9 23 (3.66%) Redback
10 20 (3.18%) Ab Initio
11 19 (3.03%) Citrix
12 18 (2.87%) Red Hat
12 18 (2.87%) SAP
13 15 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (2.23%) Sybase
15 12 (1.91%) Pega
15 12 (1.91%) webMethods
16 11 (1.75%) Informatica
17 9 (1.43%) BMC
18 8 (1.27%) Remedy
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 21 hours ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
Wipro
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LV
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £46755 - £64469 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £excellent+bens+bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £110,000 - £150,000 plus exceptional benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £100,000 plus exceptional benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham/Ireland
Wipro
Posted: 9 days ago
Essex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £90,000 + Excellent Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
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Salary: Competitive salary and benefits including relocation package
Posted: 25 days ago
Enderby, Leicestershire
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