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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 657 521 596
Rank change year-on-year
-136 +75
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 261 518 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.13% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 175 391 276
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £33,665 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%

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
40571 45763 49248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.59% 41.30% 40.94%
Number of salaries quoted 33109 36331 39267
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
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 1 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 1 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 -135 225 £52,750 +0.47% 21
South East +48 91 £56,250 +2.27% 5
London -31 72 £70,000 +12.00% 7
West Sussex +17 41 £54,750 -6.41%
Scotland +6 30 £47,500 +3.82% 2
Glasgow +11 22 £47,500 +93.87% 2
Berkshire +31 21 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Surrey +46 19 £62,500 +108.33%
North West -15 15 £40,000 -13.51% 5
City of London +47 12 £70,000 +21.73% 2
Yorkshire -8 12 £21,250 -52.77%
North East - 12 £45,000 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 12 £45,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £45,000 - 1
Crawley -9 11 £59,500 +1.70%
North Yorkshire +15 9 £20,000 -35.48%
Nottingham -6 9 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Nottinghamshire -10 9 £55,000 +29.41% 1
East Sussex -15 9 £54,000 -10.00%
South West -20 9 £35,000 -18.60% 1
East Midlands -51 9 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Egham - 9 £62,500 -
East of England +36 8 £36,000 -30.43%
Cheshire +27 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Burgess Hill -14 7 £53,000 -9.78%
Harrogate +31 6 £20,000 -46.66%
Knutsford +24 6 £35,000 -30.00%
Hertfordshire +24 6 £38,000 -35.59%
Watford +26 5 £37,000 -32.72%
Edinburgh +2 5 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 263 (40.59%) Finance
2 222 (34.26%) SQL
3 214 (33.02%) IBM
4 201 (31.02%) COBOL
5 196 (30.25%) DB2
6 173 (26.70%) Unix
7 169 (26.08%) JCL
8 148 (22.84%) Windows
9 138 (21.30%) Java
10 126 (19.44%) CICS
11 120 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
12 119 (18.36%) IBM Mainframe
12 119 (18.36%) SDLC
13 111 (17.13%) Degree
14 108 (16.67%) Oracle
15 106 (16.36%) QA
16 102 (15.74%) Linux
17 101 (15.59%) Banking
18 95 (14.66%) XML
19 87 (13.43%) Web Services
20 84 (12.96%) ITIL
21 80 (12.35%) Microsoft
22 75 (11.57%) VSAM
23 68 (10.49%) .NET
23 68 (10.49%) zOS
24 64 (9.88%) Computer Science
25 61 (9.41%) Retail
26 60 (9.26%) SQL Server
27 57 (8.80%) REXX
27 57 (8.80%) Change Management

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
1 126 (19.44%) CICS
2 48 (7.41%) IIS
3 32 (4.94%) MQSeries
4 28 (4.32%) WebSphere
5 23 (3.55%) SAS
6 13 (2.01%) JBoss
7 12 (1.85%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.23%) Apache
9 8 (1.23%) FileNet
10 7 (1.08%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.62%) Mule
12 4 (0.62%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.62%) StreamWeaver
13 3 (0.46%) Exstream Dialogue
13 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 50 (7.72%) MS Office
2 43 (6.64%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 29 (4.48%) VisionPLUS
2 7 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.46%) Exstream
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Maximo
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.31%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) GitHub
3 3 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.40%) Firewall
2 27 (4.17%) Internet
3 26 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (3.24%) LAN
5 19 (2.93%) WAN
6 15 (2.31%) SAN
7 11 (1.70%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
8 8 (1.23%) NAS
8 8 (1.23%) SSH
8 8 (1.23%) SSL
8 8 (1.23%) Wireless
9 6 (0.93%) HTTP
9 6 (0.93%) Network Security
9 6 (0.93%) VPN
10 4 (0.62%) ATM
10 4 (0.62%) MPLS
11 3 (0.46%) LDAP
11 3 (0.46%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (30.25%) DB2
2 60 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.54%) Adabas
5 10 (1.54%) MySQL
5 10 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 7 (1.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (0.77%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.77%) GIS
9 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.62%) DataStage
9 4 (0.62%) Easytrieve
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.62%) SAS EBI
10 3 (0.46%) Base SAS
10 3 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.93%) JIRA
3 18 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.85%) Subversion
5 11 (1.70%) Maven
6 9 (1.39%) JUnit
7 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.93%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.93%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.93%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.62%) JMeter
9 4 (0.62%) Selenium
9 4 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
9 4 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.62%) XPEDITER
10 2 (0.31%) AppScan
10 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.31%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.31%) Paros
General
1 263 (40.59%) Finance
2 101 (15.59%) Banking
3 61 (9.41%) Retail
4 20 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 18 (2.78%) Marketing
6 16 (2.47%) Advertising
7 9 (1.39%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.23%) Music Industry
9 7 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.77%) Games
11 4 (0.62%) Back Office
11 4 (0.62%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.62%) Legal
11 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 106 (16.36%) Developer
2 96 (14.81%) Analyst
3 51 (7.87%) Architect
4 43 (6.64%) COBOL Developer
5 33 (5.09%) Mainframe Developer
6 30 (4.63%) DB2 Developer
7 27 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 27 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.01%) Systems Analyst
9 25 (3.86%) Business Systems Analyst
9 25 (3.86%) Software Engineer
10 24 (3.70%) Administrator
10 24 (3.70%) Technical Leader
11 23 (3.55%) IT Manager
12 21 (3.24%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.24%) SQL Analyst
12 21 (3.24%) Tester
13 20 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (2.93%) Technical Specialist
15 18 (2.78%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (14.66%) XML
2 87 (13.43%) Web Services
3 68 (10.49%) .NET
4 47 (7.25%) HTML
5 42 (6.48%) Middleware
6 41 (6.33%) ISPF
7 31 (4.78%) ASP.NET
8 25 (3.86%) XSL
9 23 (3.55%) J2EE
10 18 (2.78%) JSON
11 17 (2.62%) HTML5
12 16 (2.47%) REST
13 14 (2.16%) Spring
14 12 (1.85%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.70%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.54%) CSS
16 10 (1.54%) SOAP
17 9 (1.39%) Java EE
18 8 (1.23%) Struts
18 8 (1.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 119 (18.36%) IBM Mainframe
2 75 (11.57%) VSAM
3 64 (9.88%) Computer Science
4 49 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (7.41%) Data Centre
6 43 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (5.86%) AS400
8 37 (5.71%) Management Information System
9 27 (4.17%) Statistics
10 15 (2.31%) DataPower
11 13 (2.01%) Clustering
12 12 (1.85%) iSeries
12 12 (1.85%) Replication
13 11 (1.70%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.70%) Mathematics
13 11 (1.70%) Social Media
14 8 (1.23%) Private Cloud
15 7 (1.08%) PKI
15 7 (1.08%) SWIFT
15 7 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 173 (26.70%) Unix
2 148 (22.84%) Windows
3 102 (15.74%) Linux
4 68 (10.49%) zOS
5 36 (5.56%) AIX
6 29 (4.48%) Windows Server
7 26 (4.01%) MVS
8 24 (3.70%) Solaris
9 21 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.47%) OS/390
11 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.08%) Android
12 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.77%) OS/2
14 4 (0.62%) VMS
15 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (18.36%) SDLC
3 84 (12.96%) ITIL
4 57 (8.80%) Change Management
5 56 (8.64%) RAD
6 53 (8.18%) SOA
7 52 (8.02%) Waterfall
8 49 (7.56%) Mentoring
9 44 (6.79%) Information Security
9 44 (6.79%) Project Management
10 43 (6.64%) Risk Management
11 42 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 42 (6.48%) Software Engineering
12 39 (6.02%) Automated Testing
13 38 (5.86%) Line Management
13 38 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (5.56%) MVC
15 35 (5.40%) Security Management
16 33 (5.09%) TDD
17 32 (4.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 222 (34.26%) SQL
2 201 (31.02%) COBOL
3 169 (26.08%) JCL
4 138 (21.30%) Java
5 57 (8.80%) REXX
6 34 (5.25%) CLIST
7 29 (4.48%) VB
8 28 (4.32%) C#
9 18 (2.78%) Assembly Language
10 16 (2.47%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.85%) C
12 11 (1.70%) Perl
13 10 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.23%) Ruby
15 6 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.77%) NATURAL
17 4 (0.62%) PL/1
18 3 (0.46%) PowerShell
19 2 (0.31%) PHP
19 2 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 111 (17.13%) Degree
2 24 (3.70%) CISSP
3 23 (3.55%) ISTQB
4 20 (3.09%) ISEB
5 16 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.23%) CISM
7 7 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.08%) Security Cleared
8 6 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.77%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.62%) CEH
10 4 (0.62%) SAS Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CISA
11 3 (0.46%) OSCP
12 2 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (0.31%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.31%) GPEN
12 2 (0.31%) GWAPT
12 2 (0.31%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (16.36%) QA
2 32 (4.94%) SLA
3 21 (3.24%) PCI DSS
4 15 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.70%) COBIT
6 9 (1.39%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.46%) SEPA
8 2 (0.31%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (7.25%) Time Sharing Option
2 25 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 15 (2.31%) RACF
5 12 (1.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 7 (1.08%) Active Directory
6 7 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.62%) vSphere
8 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.31%) pfSense
9 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) SRDF
10 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 23 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.40%) Tivoli
3 19 (2.93%) CA Endevor
4 11 (1.70%) SCCM
4 11 (1.70%) zSecure
5 9 (1.39%) Control-M
6 5 (0.77%) Puppet
6 5 (0.77%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 5 (0.77%) Tivoli NetView
7 4 (0.62%) CloudHub
8 3 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.31%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.31%) Nessus
9 2 (0.31%) Nmap
9 2 (0.31%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (0.31%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.31%) SCOM
9 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 214 (33.02%) IBM
2 108 (16.67%) Oracle
3 80 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 55 (8.49%) VMware
5 39 (6.02%) Cognizant
6 34 (5.25%) HP
7 31 (4.78%) CA
8 26 (4.01%) TSYS
9 23 (3.55%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.55%) Redback
10 21 (3.24%) Citrix
11 19 (2.93%) SAP
12 16 (2.47%) Ab Initio
13 15 (2.31%) Sybase
14 12 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.70%) Informatica
15 11 (1.70%) Pega
15 11 (1.70%) Rally
15 11 (1.70%) Remedy
16 10 (1.54%) Fujitsu
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