The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 553 487 563
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +76
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 412 448 389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 1.24% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 264 325 274
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,750 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
39670 36067 40494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 32.70% 32.48% 32.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31412 29242 34245
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -57 373 £50,000 - 43
London -51 147 £60,000 - 16
South East -14 61 £46,250 -19.56% 8
North West -27 51 £42,500 +7.59% 13
City of London -2 45 £53,750 +0.46% 2
Yorkshire -32 34 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire -14 31 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands -26 31 £37,500 -15.25% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 23 £40,625 -18.75%
Nottingham -2 22 £40,000 -20.00%
Cheshire -7 21 £42,500 - 6
Manchester -14 21 £36,250 -3.33% 4
South West +4 20 £55,000 +13.98% 2
Leeds -6 19 £45,000 +9.75%
Scotland -35 19 £45,000 +6.50% 5
West Sussex +16 16 £72,500 +107.14% 1
Berkshire -3 14 £37,500 -28.57% 3
Reading +12 13 £37,500 - 1
Hampshire +4 12 £42,500 -30.61% 3
East of England -26 12 £38,650 -25.67% 1
Edinburgh -42 12 £52,000 +20.93% 5
Gloucestershire +19 10 £55,000 +134.04%
Kent -19 9 £71,500 +50.52%
Cambridgeshire +10 8 £38,650 -
Dorset +7 8 £58,750 +11.90%
West Midlands +6 8 £33,000 -5.71%
Bournemouth 0 8 £58,750 +11.90%
Crawley +21 7 £72,500 +6.22%
Merseyside -8 7 £71,500 +74.39% 3
Liverpool -10 7 £71,500 +74.39% 3

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 319 (39.14%) Finance
2 285 (34.97%) UNIX
3 246 (30.18%) IBM
4 229 (28.10%) Windows
5 186 (22.82%) Linux
6 170 (20.86%) Oracle
7 166 (20.37%) DB2
8 163 (20.00%) Banking
9 129 (15.83%) zOS
10 118 (14.48%) Java
10 118 (14.48%) IBM Mainframe
11 114 (13.99%) Middleware
12 107 (13.13%) WebSphere
13 102 (12.52%) ITIL
14 96 (11.78%) SQL
15 92 (11.29%) Degree
16 89 (10.92%) AIX
17 86 (10.55%) CICS
18 78 (9.57%) COBOL
19 73 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
20 71 (8.71%) SOA
20 71 (8.71%) Project Management
21 70 (8.59%) Retail
22 67 (8.22%) .NET
23 64 (7.85%) Microsoft
24 60 (7.36%) Service Management
25 59 (7.24%) Web Services
26 56 (6.87%) Incident Management
27 54 (6.63%) SQL Server
28 53 (6.50%) Solaris

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 107 (13.13%) WebSphere
2 86 (10.55%) CICS
3 36 (4.42%) MQSeries
4 28 (3.44%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.31%) Apache
6 25 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 21 (2.58%) GlassFish
8 14 (1.72%) FileNet
8 14 (1.72%) Apache Solr
8 14 (1.72%) Gentran
9 11 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 10 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
10 10 (1.23%) nginx
10 10 (1.23%) uWSGI
11 9 (1.10%) IIS
11 9 (1.10%) SAS
12 8 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.45%) MS Office
3 13 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) PrintSoft PReS
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.37%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) Exstream
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) RMDS
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.86%) SaaS
2 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (6.01%) SSL
2 37 (4.54%) LAN
3 28 (3.44%) Internet
4 23 (2.82%) WAN
5 22 (2.70%) HTTP
6 17 (2.09%) SAN
7 16 (1.96%) Network Security
8 15 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.72%) 3G
9 14 (1.72%) NAS
10 12 (1.47%) Firewall
11 11 (1.35%) DHCP
12 9 (1.10%) HTTPS
12 9 (1.10%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.98%) FTP
14 6 (0.74%) IPv6
15 5 (0.61%) DNS
16 4 (0.49%) VoIP
17 3 (0.37%) ATM
17 3 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (20.37%) DB2
2 54 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 27 (3.31%) MySQL
4 26 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 25 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 21 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
7 20 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.84%) BODI
10 14 (1.72%) Oracle ODI
11 11 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
12 10 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (1.10%) DataStage
14 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.74%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.61%) MS Access
16 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
17 4 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
17 4 (0.49%) Big Data
18 3 (0.37%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 14 (1.72%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.35%) ERwin
3 10 (1.23%) JUnit
4 8 (0.98%) ClearCase
4 8 (0.98%) ClearQuest
5 7 (0.86%) Maven
6 6 (0.74%) Subversion
6 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.61%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.61%) Ant
7 5 (0.61%) ChangeMan
8 4 (0.49%) Hudson
8 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.12%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.12%) JIRA
10 1 (0.12%) XMLSpy
10 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 319 (39.14%) Finance
2 163 (20.00%) Banking
3 70 (8.59%) Retail
4 29 (3.56%) Financial Institution
5 28 (3.44%) Marketing
6 20 (2.45%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.09%) Legal
8 16 (1.96%) Advertising
9 14 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.60%) International Banking
10 13 (1.60%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.61%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.49%) Back Office
12 4 (0.49%) Billing
13 3 (0.37%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.37%) Automotive
13 3 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (19.39%) Analyst
2 115 (14.11%) Architect
3 51 (6.26%) Test Analyst
4 48 (5.89%) Developer
5 47 (5.77%) Consultant
6 45 (5.52%) Administrator
6 45 (5.52%) DBA
7 44 (5.40%) Infrastructure Manager
8 42 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (4.42%) DB2 DBA
9 36 (4.42%) Project Manager
10 30 (3.68%) Tester
11 27 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
12 26 (3.19%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (3.07%) Java Developer
14 24 (2.94%) Business Analyst
14 24 (2.94%) Programmer
14 24 (2.94%) Enterprise Architect
15 21 (2.58%) Senior Technician
15 21 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (13.99%) Middleware
2 67 (8.22%) .NET
3 59 (7.24%) Web Services
4 45 (5.52%) XML
4 45 (5.52%) HTML
4 45 (5.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 42 (5.15%) WebSphere MQ
6 34 (4.17%) ISPF
7 31 (3.80%) XML Schema
8 27 (3.31%) XSLT
9 25 (3.07%) Spring
9 25 (3.07%) CSS
10 24 (2.94%) J2EE
10 24 (2.94%) JAXB
10 24 (2.94%) Hibernate
11 17 (2.09%) EJB
11 17 (2.09%) JSP
12 15 (1.84%) CGI
13 14 (1.72%) JSF
13 14 (1.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 118 (14.48%) IBM Mainframe
2 37 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.05%) Client/Server
4 21 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 20 (2.45%) Tandem
6 17 (2.09%) VSAM
6 17 (2.09%) AS400
7 16 (1.96%) iSeries
8 14 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.23%) W3C
10 9 (1.10%) PKI
10 9 (1.10%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.10%) Replication
11 8 (0.98%) Clustering
12 7 (0.86%) CESG
13 6 (0.74%) BBC
13 6 (0.74%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.74%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 285 (34.97%) UNIX
2 229 (28.10%) Windows
3 186 (22.82%) Linux
4 129 (15.83%) zOS
5 89 (10.92%) AIX
6 53 (6.50%) Solaris
7 17 (2.09%) HPUX
8 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.86%) MVS
10 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.25%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.25%) OS/400
11 2 (0.25%) Tru64
11 2 (0.25%) OS/390
12 1 (0.12%) VMS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (12.52%) ITIL
2 73 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 71 (8.71%) SOA
3 71 (8.71%) Project Management
4 60 (7.36%) Service Management
5 56 (6.87%) Incident Management
6 39 (4.79%) Change Management
6 39 (4.79%) Migration
6 39 (4.79%) TOGAF
6 39 (4.79%) Test Scripting
7 37 (4.54%) Service Delivery
8 35 (4.29%) ETL
9 33 (4.05%) Zachman Framework
9 33 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (3.80%) B2B
10 31 (3.80%) Problem Management
11 30 (3.68%) UML
12 29 (3.56%) Configuration Management
12 29 (3.56%) Workflow
13 28 (3.44%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 118 (14.48%) Java
2 96 (11.78%) SQL
3 78 (9.57%) COBOL
4 53 (6.50%) JCL
5 37 (4.54%) JavaScript
6 33 (4.05%) C#
7 31 (3.80%) Perl
8 23 (2.82%) REXX
9 20 (2.45%) Ruby
9 20 (2.45%) Python
10 14 (1.72%) Assembly Language
11 12 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.35%) ABAP
12 11 (1.35%) C++
13 10 (1.23%) VB
13 10 (1.23%) Groovy
13 10 (1.23%) Scala
14 9 (1.10%) C
15 5 (0.61%) VBA
16 4 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (11.29%) Degree
2 32 (3.93%) ISEB
3 29 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
4 20 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.33%) CCNA
6 14 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 12 (1.47%) CISSP
8 11 (1.35%) CISA
9 6 (0.74%) CCIE
9 6 (0.74%) CISM
10 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.49%) QiCA
11 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.37%) CEH
12 2 (0.25%) MBA
12 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.25%) MCSE
13 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.31%) QA
2 15 (1.84%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.60%) SLA
4 8 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.25%) FATCA
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (6.26%) RACF
2 12 (1.47%) ACF2
3 9 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.25%) NDS
6 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.25%) SRDF
6 2 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.12%) KVM
7 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (3.68%) Tivoli
2 22 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (2.21%) CA Endevor
4 11 (1.35%) Control-M
5 10 (1.23%) OpenSSO
5 10 (1.23%) Vagrant
5 10 (1.23%) Ansible
6 8 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.61%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.37%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.12%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.12%) YUM
10 1 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.12%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 246 (30.18%) IBM
2 170 (20.86%) Oracle
3 64 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 38 (4.66%) HP
5 30 (3.68%) Cisco
6 20 (2.45%) SAP
7 19 (2.33%) Cognos
8 18 (2.21%) Business Objects
9 17 (2.09%) JBoss
10 16 (1.96%) BMC
10 16 (1.96%) Informatica
10 16 (1.96%) Sun
11 15 (1.84%) Teradata
12 14 (1.72%) Intel
12 14 (1.72%) Siebel
12 14 (1.72%) Unisys
13 13 (1.60%) EMC
14 12 (1.47%) VMware
15 11 (1.35%) Lotus
15 11 (1.35%) Sybase
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Salary: £62500 - £72500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £41900 - £67200 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 2 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LloydsTSB for Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £33150 - £47335 per annum + Exc.Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
JM
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Mayflower Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Land Registry
Salary: £26,490 - £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
The 100 Company
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Hampshire
The 100 Company
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago