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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 490 506 504
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 473 459 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.03% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 306 315 315
Average salary £55,000 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.40% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £88,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
40715 44489 41674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.84% 39.74% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32299 34851 33780
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +14 430 £57,500 +15.00% 37
London +58 182 £60,000 +0.84% 18
South East +10 74 £50,000 -9.09%
North West -7 53 £55,000 +18.91% 3
East Midlands +33 46 £40,000 +14.28% 6
City of London +8 46 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Nottinghamshire +15 36 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Nottingham +8 36 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Scotland +24 33 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire +1 29 £52,500 +12.90% 1
South West -16 26 £36,000 -26.15% 2
Yorkshire -19 26 £67,500 +50.00% 4
West Yorkshire -16 21 £80,000 +75.82% 2
East Sussex - 20 £50,000 -
Edinburgh +9 19 £39,375 -12.50% 1
Berkshire -2 18 £62,500 +66.66%
Manchester -3 18 £63,750 +59.77% 2
West Midlands -21 18 £37,500 +13.63% 2
Brighton - 18 £50,000 -
Bromley +28 17 £60,000 -
Wiltshire +17 16 £37,000 +23.33%
Swindon +1 15 £36,000 +20.00%
Reading -8 11 £90,000 +140.00%
Birmingham +1 10 £52,500 +32.91% 1
West Sussex +1 10 £50,000 -31.03%
Glasgow +18 9 £45,000 +8.43%
Lancashire +16 9 £48,500 +29.33%
Leicestershire - 9 £37,500 -
Leicester - 9 £37,500 -
Gloucestershire -3 8 - - 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 396 (44.49%) Finance
2 294 (33.03%) IBM
3 293 (32.92%) UNIX
4 282 (31.69%) DB2
5 244 (27.42%) Windows
6 231 (25.96%) Banking
7 218 (24.49%) Oracle
8 204 (22.92%) SQL
9 195 (21.91%) Java
10 183 (20.56%) CICS
11 174 (19.55%) COBOL
12 160 (17.98%) Linux
13 155 (17.42%) Middleware
14 145 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
15 136 (15.28%) IBM Mainframe
16 133 (14.94%) Retail
17 123 (13.82%) JCL
18 117 (13.15%) WebSphere
19 110 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
20 108 (12.13%) Web Services
21 106 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
22 98 (11.01%) .NET
23 95 (10.67%) SAN
23 95 (10.67%) XML
24 94 (10.56%) Degree
25 91 (10.22%) SQL Server
26 88 (9.89%) Solaris
27 85 (9.55%) Project Management
28 81 (9.10%) J2EE
29 77 (8.65%) HTML

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 183 (20.56%) CICS
2 117 (13.15%) WebSphere
3 58 (6.52%) Apache
4 45 (5.06%) IIS
4 45 (5.06%) SAS
5 41 (4.61%) MQSeries
6 39 (4.38%) Tomcat
7 37 (4.16%) SharePoint
8 36 (4.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 36 (4.04%) Oracle Coherence
9 22 (2.47%) IBM Notes
10 16 (1.80%) JBoss
10 16 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (1.80%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.46%) Documentum
11 13 (1.46%) FileNet
12 10 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.56%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.57%) MS Office
3 12 (1.35%) SPSS
4 7 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (4.04%) RMDS
2 7 (0.79%) BASE24
3 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.56%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.34%) Exstream
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.45%) IaaS
3 2 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 95 (10.67%) SAN
2 56 (6.29%) Internet
3 53 (5.96%) NAS
3 53 (5.96%) TCP/IP
4 51 (5.73%) HTTP
5 48 (5.39%) LAN
6 43 (4.83%) WAN
7 38 (4.27%) Multicast
8 36 (4.04%) FCoE
8 36 (4.04%) Fibre Channel
9 26 (2.92%) Firewall
10 21 (2.36%) SMS
11 15 (1.69%) SSL
12 14 (1.57%) FTP
13 9 (1.01%) ATM
14 8 (0.90%) Wireless
15 4 (0.45%) Kerberos
16 2 (0.22%) Broadband
16 2 (0.22%) WLAN
16 2 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (31.69%) DB2
2 91 (10.22%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.38%) Hadoop
5 36 (4.04%) HBase
5 36 (4.04%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.82%) DataStage
7 21 (2.36%) Ingres
8 18 (2.02%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.80%) Pentaho
9 16 (1.80%) Adabas
10 15 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 15 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 12 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
12 12 (1.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 12 (1.35%) MS Access
13 11 (1.24%) Oracle Database
14 10 (1.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (1.46%) Toad
2 11 (1.24%) LoadRunner
3 10 (1.12%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (1.12%) Eclipse
4 7 (0.79%) Subversion
4 7 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.56%) Rational Rose
6 5 (0.56%) PROIV
7 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.45%) Maven
7 4 (0.45%) JMeter
8 3 (0.34%) JIRA
9 2 (0.22%) Selenium
9 2 (0.22%) ChangeMan
9 2 (0.22%) JUnit
9 2 (0.22%) XPEDITER
9 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 396 (44.49%) Finance
2 231 (25.96%) Banking
3 133 (14.94%) Retail
4 50 (5.62%) Marketing
5 25 (2.81%) Financial Institution
6 23 (2.58%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.24%) International Banking
8 9 (1.01%) Legal
9 7 (0.79%) Billing
9 7 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.56%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.56%) Music Industry
11 5 (0.56%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Advertising
13 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 217 (24.38%) Architect
2 98 (11.01%) Analyst
3 91 (10.22%) Solutions Architect
4 83 (9.33%) Designer
5 80 (8.99%) Consultant
6 79 (8.88%) Developer
7 74 (8.31%) Infrastructure Architect
8 48 (5.39%) Lead Architect
9 44 (4.94%) Technical Specialist
10 39 (4.38%) Programmer
11 38 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
12 35 (3.93%) Infrastructure Designer
13 34 (3.82%) Technical Architect
14 29 (3.26%) Technical Leader
15 27 (3.03%) Mainframe Developer
16 26 (2.92%) Project Manager
17 25 (2.81%) Administrator
18 23 (2.58%) Team Leader
19 20 (2.25%) DBA
19 20 (2.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (17.42%) Middleware
2 108 (12.13%) Web Services
3 98 (11.01%) .NET
4 95 (10.67%) XML
5 81 (9.10%) J2EE
6 77 (8.65%) HTML
7 57 (6.40%) ISPF
8 42 (4.72%) XSLT
9 36 (4.04%) Rendezvous
10 27 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
11 24 (2.70%) XSD
12 22 (2.47%) .NET Framework
12 22 (2.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 20 (2.25%) WSDL
14 16 (1.80%) ASP.NET
15 13 (1.46%) SOAP
15 13 (1.46%) JMS
16 10 (1.12%) JSON
17 9 (1.01%) REST
17 9 (1.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 136 (15.28%) IBM Mainframe
2 110 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.51%) Tandem
4 47 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 36 (4.04%) VSAM
6 33 (3.71%) Client/Server
6 33 (3.71%) Computer Science
7 30 (3.37%) SWIFT
7 30 (3.37%) AS400
8 24 (2.70%) Clustering
8 24 (2.70%) Credit Risk
9 22 (2.47%) Cryptography
10 20 (2.25%) Social Media
11 17 (1.91%) Online Banking
12 11 (1.24%) Open Source
13 10 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.12%) Data Extraction
13 10 (1.12%) DataPower
14 9 (1.01%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 293 (32.92%) UNIX
2 244 (27.42%) Windows
3 160 (17.98%) Linux
4 88 (9.89%) Solaris
5 66 (7.42%) AIX
6 65 (7.30%) zOS
7 22 (2.47%) HPUX
8 21 (2.36%) VMS
9 16 (1.80%) MVS
10 13 (1.46%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.90%) Android
13 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.67%) VME
15 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (11.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 85 (9.55%) Project Management
4 77 (8.65%) Mentoring
5 74 (8.31%) SOA
6 67 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
7 65 (7.30%) ITIL
8 64 (7.19%) Change Management
9 63 (7.08%) ETL
10 62 (6.97%) Migration
11 60 (6.74%) Service Delivery
12 57 (6.40%) Incident Management
13 54 (6.07%) TOGAF
13 54 (6.07%) Service Management
14 53 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
15 51 (5.73%) Waterfall
16 49 (5.51%) Problem Management
17 48 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
17 48 (5.39%) Line Management
18 42 (4.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 204 (22.92%) SQL
2 195 (21.91%) Java
3 174 (19.55%) COBOL
4 123 (13.82%) JCL
5 63 (7.08%) JavaScript
6 46 (5.17%) C#
7 40 (4.49%) Assembly Language
8 28 (3.15%) Shell Script
9 27 (3.03%) Perl
10 25 (2.81%) REXX
11 22 (2.47%) C++
12 20 (2.25%) PL/SQL
13 19 (2.13%) PL/1
14 15 (1.69%) VB
15 13 (1.46%) C
16 11 (1.24%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.12%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.90%) T-SQL
18 8 (0.90%) NATURAL
19 7 (0.79%) LINC
Qualifications
1 94 (10.56%) Degree
2 17 (1.91%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.69%) ISEB
4 13 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (1.24%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.01%) CISA
6 9 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.79%) CISM
8 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (0.67%) MCSE
9 4 (0.45%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.34%) PMP
10 3 (0.34%) HNC
10 3 (0.34%) CBAP
11 2 (0.22%) CISSP
11 2 (0.22%) QiCA
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (7.08%) QA
2 55 (6.18%) SLA
3 9 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.01%) COBIT
4 7 (0.79%) ISO 8583
5 6 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.67%) FATCA
6 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 40 (4.49%) RACF
2 38 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
3 36 (4.04%) NFS
3 36 (4.04%) SRDF
4 30 (3.37%) ACF2
5 24 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (1.80%) Active Directory
7 12 (1.35%) vCloud
8 9 (1.01%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.67%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.34%) vSphere
11 3 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 2 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 17 (1.91%) CA Endevor
3 14 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.46%) ServiceCenter
5 9 (1.01%) OpenView
6 8 (0.90%) Control-M
7 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.56%) Puppet
8 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.56%) OMEGAMON
8 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.22%) SCOM
12 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 294 (33.03%) IBM
2 218 (24.49%) Oracle
3 71 (7.98%) HP
4 62 (6.97%) Cisco
5 60 (6.74%) Microsoft
6 59 (6.63%) EMC
7 57 (6.40%) Intel
8 40 (4.49%) Business Objects
9 37 (4.16%) Sybase
9 37 (4.16%) VMware
10 36 (4.04%) DataSynapse
10 36 (4.04%) 29West
10 36 (4.04%) TIBCO
10 36 (4.04%) NetApp
11 33 (3.71%) Citrix
12 32 (3.60%) SAP
12 32 (3.60%) Cognos
13 22 (2.47%) Lotus
14 21 (2.36%) Veritas
14 21 (2.36%) Novell
England
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Pension & Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HSBC
Posted: 4 days ago
Cwmbran, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £28000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33000 per annum + including shift allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Pension+PHI+7.5K Car+10% Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £52037 - £64281 per annum + car,benefits
Posted: 9 days ago