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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 587 509 644
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +135
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 382 526 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.17% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 233 343 241
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £33,967 £35,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +11.11%

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
43286 44788 49537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.22% 40.54% 41.29%
Number of salaries quoted 34999 35315 39381
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -74 348 £51,000 -2.85% 29
South East +56 117 £52,500 +5.00% 5
London -49 112 £60,000 - 7
West Sussex +21 49 £47,250 -5.50%
East Midlands -12 32 £23,250 -46.55% 2
Yorkshire +10 31 £25,250 -67.41% 3
City of London +55 25 £70,000 +27.27% 3
Berkshire +20 24 £52,500 -51.72% 1
Scotland -10 22 £24,500 -45.55% 2
East Sussex -6 20 £65,000 +30.00%
North West -12 18 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Glasgow 0 16 £24,500 -45.55% 2
Nottingham -8 16 £55,000 +25.71% 2
Burgess Hill -9 16 £57,500 -2.12%
Nottinghamshire -16 16 £55,000 +25.71% 2
South West -22 16 £38,533 +57.27% 1
Wiltshire +5 13 £42,767 +6.25%
West Yorkshire -8 13 £47,500 -38.70% 1
Surrey +9 12 £24,000 -15.04% 1
Manchester -7 12 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Buckinghamshire +29 10 £45,500 - 1
Brighton -1 10 £47,500 -5.00%
Swindon -5 10 £38,533 +4.14%
East of England +27 9 £37,500 -34.21% 1
Leicestershire +15 9 - -
Pontefract - 9 - -
Redhill - 8 £24,000 -
Northamptonshire +10 7 £23,250 -49.72%
West Midlands -39 7 £65,000 +73.33%
North Yorkshire - 7 £22,500 - 2

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 290 (39.73%) Finance
2 234 (32.05%) SQL
3 233 (31.92%) IBM
4 229 (31.37%) DB2
5 207 (28.36%) COBOL
6 173 (23.70%) Java
7 168 (23.01%) JCL
8 154 (21.10%) Unix
9 150 (20.55%) Windows
10 143 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
11 142 (19.45%) CICS
12 141 (19.32%) SDLC
13 136 (18.63%) Degree
14 129 (17.67%) IBM Mainframe
15 128 (17.53%) Banking
16 124 (16.99%) Oracle
17 117 (16.03%) QA
18 115 (15.75%) Web Services
19 111 (15.21%) Linux
20 108 (14.79%) XML
21 92 (12.60%) Microsoft
21 92 (12.60%) SOA
22 90 (12.33%) ITIL
23 88 (12.05%) Change Management
24 85 (11.64%) Computer Science
25 79 (10.82%) .NET
26 77 (10.55%) zOS
27 72 (9.86%) VSAM
28 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
29 64 (8.77%) RAD

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
1 142 (19.45%) CICS
2 48 (6.58%) IIS
3 44 (6.03%) WebSphere
4 31 (4.25%) MQSeries
5 20 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 18 (2.47%) SAS
7 17 (2.33%) JBoss
8 15 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.92%) Apache
10 13 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (1.64%) FileNet
11 12 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
12 10 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
15 5 (0.68%) Mule
15 5 (0.68%) Mule ESB
16 4 (0.55%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.55%) MTS
16 4 (0.55%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 56 (7.67%) MS Office
2 46 (6.30%) MS Excel
3 19 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (3.97%) VisionPLUS
2 5 (0.68%) Maximo
3 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.41%) Exstream
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.41%) Primavera
4 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.78%) SaaS
2 5 (0.68%) GitHub
3 4 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.41%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
5 1 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.48%) Firewall
2 32 (4.38%) Internet
3 28 (3.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (2.47%) LAN
5 16 (2.19%) WAN
6 13 (1.78%) SAN
7 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.10%) HTTP
8 8 (1.10%) SSL
9 7 (0.96%) LDAP
9 7 (0.96%) Wireless
10 6 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 6 (0.82%) SSH
11 5 (0.68%) VPN
12 4 (0.55%) WinSCP
13 3 (0.41%) ATM
13 3 (0.41%) MPLS
13 3 (0.41%) NAS
13 3 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (31.37%) DB2
2 60 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.25%) Adabas
4 26 (3.56%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.64%) MySQL
9 10 (1.37%) DataStage
9 10 (1.37%) GIS
9 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.23%) Big Data
11 8 (1.10%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 8 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 7 (0.96%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.68%) MS Access
14 4 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.55%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 35 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (2.74%) Subversion
3 17 (2.33%) JUnit
4 15 (2.05%) LoadRunner
5 12 (1.64%) JIRA
5 12 (1.64%) Maven
6 11 (1.51%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.23%) JMeter
8 8 (1.10%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.96%) Selenium
9 7 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (0.96%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.82%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.82%) HP UFT
10 6 (0.82%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.55%) Hudson
11 4 (0.55%) PVCS
11 4 (0.55%) Toad
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 290 (39.73%) Finance
2 128 (17.53%) Banking
3 63 (8.63%) Retail
4 20 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.74%) Marketing
5 14 (1.92%) Advertising
6 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.10%) Music Industry
7 5 (0.68%) Games
7 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.55%) Billing
8 4 (0.55%) General Ledger
8 4 (0.55%) Legal
8 4 (0.55%) Local Government
8 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (15.75%) Analyst
2 107 (14.66%) Developer
3 70 (9.59%) Architect
4 43 (5.89%) COBOL Developer
5 37 (5.07%) Administrator
6 36 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 34 (4.66%) Software Engineer
7 34 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
8 31 (4.25%) DBA
9 30 (4.11%) DB2 Developer
9 30 (4.11%) Lead Developer
10 28 (3.84%) Java Developer
11 26 (3.56%) Systems Analyst
12 25 (3.42%) Business Systems Analyst
12 25 (3.42%) Mainframe Support
13 24 (3.29%) Applications Support
14 22 (3.01%) Mainframe Developer
14 22 (3.01%) Technical Specialist
15 21 (2.88%) IT Manager
15 21 (2.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (15.75%) Web Services
2 108 (14.79%) XML
3 79 (10.82%) .NET
4 62 (8.49%) HTML
5 56 (7.67%) Middleware
6 39 (5.34%) ISPF
7 31 (4.25%) J2EE
8 28 (3.84%) ASP.NET
8 28 (3.84%) HTML5
9 22 (3.01%) JSON
9 22 (3.01%) XSL
10 19 (2.60%) CSS
11 18 (2.47%) REST
11 18 (2.47%) WSDL
12 17 (2.33%) Spring
13 15 (2.05%) .NET Framework
14 14 (1.92%) Hibernate
14 14 (1.92%) jQuery
14 14 (1.92%) SOAP
15 12 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (17.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 85 (11.64%) Computer Science
3 72 (9.86%) VSAM
4 68 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (6.03%) Data Centre
6 41 (5.62%) AS400
7 39 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (4.79%) Management Information System
9 26 (3.56%) Mathematics
10 24 (3.29%) Social Media
11 23 (3.15%) Statistics
12 13 (1.78%) DataPower
12 13 (1.78%) PMI
13 12 (1.64%) iSeries
13 12 (1.64%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.51%) Clustering
15 10 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
15 10 (1.37%) Replication
16 9 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 154 (21.10%) Unix
2 150 (20.55%) Windows
3 111 (15.21%) Linux
4 77 (10.55%) zOS
5 30 (4.11%) Solaris
6 28 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (3.56%) AIX
8 24 (3.29%) Windows Server
9 21 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (2.19%) Android
10 16 (2.19%) Apple iOS
10 16 (2.19%) OS/390
11 9 (1.23%) MVS
11 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.68%) OS/2
12 5 (0.68%) VMS
12 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (19.32%) SDLC
3 92 (12.60%) SOA
4 90 (12.33%) ITIL
5 88 (12.05%) Change Management
6 64 (8.77%) RAD
7 63 (8.63%) Waterfall
8 61 (8.36%) Mentoring
9 56 (7.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 53 (7.26%) Project Management
11 52 (7.12%) Risk Management
12 48 (6.58%) TDD
13 47 (6.44%) Incident Management
14 46 (6.30%) Information Security
14 46 (6.30%) Software Engineering
15 44 (6.03%) Automated Testing
16 39 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (5.34%) MVC
16 39 (5.34%) Test Scripting
17 36 (4.93%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 234 (32.05%) SQL
2 207 (28.36%) COBOL
3 173 (23.70%) Java
4 168 (23.01%) JCL
5 52 (7.12%) REXX
6 39 (5.34%) C#
7 32 (4.38%) CLIST
8 24 (3.29%) VB
9 23 (3.15%) Assembly Language
10 22 (3.01%) JavaScript
11 19 (2.60%) Ruby
12 15 (2.05%) NATURAL
13 8 (1.10%) C
13 8 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.96%) Perl
15 6 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.68%) PL/1
16 5 (0.68%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.55%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 136 (18.63%) Degree
2 28 (3.84%) CISSP
3 25 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 24 (3.29%) ISEB
5 18 (2.47%) PMI Certification
6 15 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.51%) CISM
8 9 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.10%) CEH
10 6 (0.82%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.82%) CISA
10 6 (0.82%) CREST Certified
10 6 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.82%) Security Cleared
11 5 (0.68%) PMP
12 3 (0.41%) CRISC
12 3 (0.41%) OSCP
12 3 (0.41%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.27%) GWAPT
13 2 (0.27%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (16.03%) QA
2 45 (6.16%) SLA
3 24 (3.29%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.23%) ISO27002
6 6 (0.82%) COBIT
6 6 (0.82%) SEPA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (5.75%) Time Sharing Option
2 22 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 12 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 9 (1.23%) RACF
7 5 (0.68%) vSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.27%) pfSense
8 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) Docker
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.14%) SRDF
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 26 (3.56%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (2.74%) Tivoli
3 13 (1.78%) CA Endevor
4 9 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.96%) Control-M
5 7 (0.96%) OMEGAMON
5 7 (0.96%) zSecure
6 6 (0.82%) SCCM
7 5 (0.68%) CloudHub
7 5 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
8 4 (0.55%) DameWare
9 3 (0.41%) Puppet
9 3 (0.41%) SCOM
9 3 (0.41%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.27%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.27%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.27%) Xymon
Vendors
1 233 (31.92%) IBM
2 124 (16.99%) Oracle
3 92 (12.60%) Microsoft
4 51 (6.99%) VMware
5 41 (5.62%) HP
6 30 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.56%) Cognizant
7 26 (3.56%) SAP
7 26 (3.56%) TSYS
8 21 (2.88%) Fujitsu
9 20 (2.74%) Citrix
9 20 (2.74%) Redback
10 19 (2.60%) Remedy
11 18 (2.47%) CA
12 17 (2.33%) BMC
12 17 (2.33%) Pega
12 17 (2.33%) Rally
13 11 (1.51%) Informatica
13 11 (1.51%) Sybase
14 10 (1.37%) Computacenter
City, London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £54720 - £63839 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 9 hours ago
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: 9 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
TSYS Europe
Salary: From £17,654 to £25,298 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Poole, Dorset
LV
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Salary: £80k - 100k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 16 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 22 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 40000-60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Cognizant
Posted: 25 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Bluebird IT Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Salary: £80000 - £115000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago