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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 611 567 563
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -4
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 355 405 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.96% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 222 291 315
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +26.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £35,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £90,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,397 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-11.20% +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
43136 42020 41991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.19% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 34627 33971 32737
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 -36 317 £50,000 -16.66% 59
London -63 121 £55,000 -15.38% 20
South East +30 89 £52,500 -12.50% 9
East Midlands +9 36 £33,500 -22.09% 12
West Sussex +30 33 £57,500 -11.53% 3
City of London +35 31 £53,500 -3.77% 3
North West -3 31 £46,000 -14.81% 3
East Sussex - 26 £55,000 - 1
Scotland 0 25 £10,000 -78.02% 6
Brighton - 25 - -
South West -3 22 £39,500 -40.37% 5
Nottinghamshire +8 21 £25,000 -16.66% 5
Edinburgh +21 20 £10,000 -69.23% 6
Nottingham +1 19 £25,000 -16.66% 5
Burgess Hill - 19 £57,500 - 2
Manchester +24 14 £39,250 -34.03% 2
Lancashire +25 11 £47,500 -13.41%
Wiltshire +5 10 £38,533 +61.12% 5
East Grinstead - 10 - -
Swindon +2 9 £38,533 +61.12% 5
Surrey +8 8 £24,000 -46.66%
Skelmersdale +2 8 £47,500 -
Berkshire -12 8 £50,000 -16.66% 4
Hampshire +16 7 £42,500 -12.37%
Northamptonshire +4 7 £23,250 -48.33% 2
Bristol +3 7 £42,500 -51.42%
West Midlands -19 6 £40,000 +21.21% 2
Redhill - 6 £24,000 -
Basingstoke - 6 £43,647 -
Wales +9 5 £42,500 -52.77%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 321 (40.89%) Finance
2 246 (31.34%) IBM
3 245 (31.21%) DB2
4 219 (27.90%) COBOL
5 187 (23.82%) SQL
6 174 (22.17%) Banking
7 169 (21.53%) Java
8 168 (21.40%) CICS
9 165 (21.02%) Unix
10 162 (20.64%) SDLC
11 155 (19.75%) IBM Mainframe
12 151 (19.24%) JCL
13 148 (18.85%) Oracle
14 140 (17.83%) Windows
15 129 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
16 126 (16.05%) Degree
17 125 (15.92%) Web Services
18 123 (15.67%) Change Management
19 122 (15.54%) ITIL
19 122 (15.54%) Linux
20 118 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
21 114 (14.52%) SOA
22 81 (10.32%) Microsoft
23 80 (10.19%) XML
24 74 (9.43%) QA
25 73 (9.30%) Project Management
26 71 (9.04%) .NET
26 71 (9.04%) Computer Science
27 66 (8.41%) VSAM
28 65 (8.28%) zOS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 168 (21.40%) CICS
2 45 (5.73%) WebSphere
3 28 (3.57%) MTS
4 26 (3.31%) SAS
5 21 (2.68%) MQSeries
6 19 (2.42%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.17%) FileNet
7 17 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.91%) WebLogic
9 13 (1.66%) Apache
9 13 (1.66%) IIS
10 10 (1.27%) JBoss
11 9 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.76%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.64%) Confluence
15 5 (0.64%) MS Exchange
16 4 (0.51%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 47 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.61%) MS Office
3 24 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
5 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.04%) VisionPLUS
2 14 (1.78%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.51%) Maximo
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.51%) Primavera
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) BASE24
5 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.51%) SaaS
2 4 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.25%) GitHub
4 2 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Force.com
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.22%) Firewall
2 28 (3.57%) Internet
3 26 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (2.93%) WAN
5 19 (2.42%) LAN
6 14 (1.78%) SAN
7 12 (1.53%) VLAN
7 12 (1.53%) Wireless
8 10 (1.27%) HTTP
9 7 (0.89%) MPLS
9 7 (0.89%) SSL
9 7 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.64%) LDAP
10 5 (0.64%) VPN
10 5 (0.64%) Wireless Security
11 4 (0.51%) BGP
11 4 (0.51%) DMZ
11 4 (0.51%) Extranet
11 4 (0.51%) WinSCP
12 3 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (31.21%) DB2
2 43 (5.48%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (4.20%) Adabas
5 32 (4.08%) DataStage
6 22 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 19 (2.42%) Informix
9 15 (1.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 15 (1.91%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 14 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.66%) Pentaho
12 12 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.15%) Big Data
15 8 (1.02%) GIS
16 7 (0.89%) MySQL
17 6 (0.76%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (3.69%) LoadRunner
2 19 (2.42%) JUnit
3 18 (2.29%) JMeter
4 17 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 17 (2.17%) Subversion
5 14 (1.78%) ChangeMan
6 13 (1.66%) Eclipse
6 13 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.27%) Selenium
8 9 (1.15%) JIRA
8 9 (1.15%) Maven
9 7 (0.89%) Selenium IDE
9 7 (0.89%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.76%) Toad
11 5 (0.64%) Hudson
11 5 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.51%) PVCS
13 3 (0.38%) ERwin
13 3 (0.38%) XPEDITER
14 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 321 (40.89%) Finance
2 174 (22.17%) Banking
3 52 (6.62%) Retail
4 25 (3.18%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.80%) Marketing
6 21 (2.68%) Legal
7 11 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
9 8 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.64%) Back Office
11 5 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.64%) Front Office
11 5 (0.64%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.51%) Local Government
12 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.38%) Billing
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
14 2 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 155 (19.75%) Analyst
2 118 (15.03%) Developer
3 97 (12.36%) Architect
4 55 (7.01%) Solutions Architect
5 43 (5.48%) Consultant
6 35 (4.46%) COBOL Developer
6 35 (4.46%) Lead Developer
6 35 (4.46%) Mainframe Developer
7 32 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 30 (3.82%) DBA
9 29 (3.69%) Business Analyst
10 27 (3.44%) Software Engineer
11 26 (3.31%) Java Developer
12 25 (3.18%) Administrator
12 25 (3.18%) Support Analyst
13 23 (2.93%) Programmer
14 22 (2.80%) Applications Support
14 22 (2.80%) Subject Matter Expert
14 22 (2.80%) Technical Specialist
15 21 (2.68%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (15.92%) Web Services
2 80 (10.19%) XML
3 71 (9.04%) .NET
4 62 (7.90%) Middleware
5 50 (6.37%) HTML
6 37 (4.71%) J2EE
7 25 (3.18%) ISPF
8 24 (3.06%) .NET Framework
8 24 (3.06%) Java EE
9 23 (2.93%) WSDL
10 20 (2.55%) HTML5
10 20 (2.55%) Spring
11 18 (2.29%) JSON
12 16 (2.04%) CSS
13 15 (1.91%) XSD
14 13 (1.66%) SOAP
15 12 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
16 11 (1.40%) jQuery
17 10 (1.27%) Hibernate
18 9 (1.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 155 (19.75%) IBM Mainframe
2 129 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (9.04%) Computer Science
4 66 (8.41%) VSAM
5 53 (6.75%) Data Centre
5 53 (6.75%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.57%) AS400
7 26 (3.31%) Mathematics
8 25 (3.18%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.80%) SWIFT
11 21 (2.68%) iSeries
12 20 (2.55%) Mobile App
12 20 (2.55%) Social Media
13 15 (1.91%) PMI
13 15 (1.91%) Replication
14 12 (1.53%) Visualisation
15 11 (1.40%) Mobile Banking
15 11 (1.40%) Tandem
16 10 (1.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 165 (21.02%) Unix
2 140 (17.83%) Windows
3 122 (15.54%) Linux
4 65 (8.28%) zOS
5 31 (3.95%) Solaris
6 24 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.06%) Windows Server
7 20 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.17%) AIX
8 17 (2.17%) Android
8 17 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.89%) HPUX
11 7 (0.89%) VMS
11 7 (0.89%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.64%) Tru64
12 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.38%) MVS
13 3 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (20.64%) SDLC
2 123 (15.67%) Change Management
3 122 (15.54%) ITIL
4 118 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (14.52%) SOA
6 73 (9.30%) Project Management
7 62 (7.90%) Mentoring
8 61 (7.77%) Information Security
9 57 (7.26%) Incident Management
10 54 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (6.75%) Risk Management
12 52 (6.62%) Waterfall
13 45 (5.73%) Release Management
14 42 (5.35%) Migration
15 41 (5.22%) Service Management
16 40 (5.10%) TOGAF
17 39 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 35 (4.46%) Data Modelling
18 35 (4.46%) Test Scripting
19 34 (4.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 219 (27.90%) COBOL
2 187 (23.82%) SQL
3 169 (21.53%) Java
4 151 (19.24%) JCL
5 34 (4.33%) REXX
6 30 (3.82%) C#
7 21 (2.68%) C
8 20 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 19 (2.42%) Assembly Language
10 18 (2.29%) Perl
11 16 (2.04%) NATURAL
12 15 (1.91%) CLIST
12 15 (1.91%) Ruby
13 12 (1.53%) Python
14 9 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.89%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.76%) PL/1
17 4 (0.51%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.51%) PHP
17 4 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (16.05%) Degree
2 40 (5.10%) CISSP
3 30 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
4 27 (3.44%) PMI Certification
5 19 (2.42%) CISM
6 18 (2.29%) ISEB
6 18 (2.29%) ISTQB
7 16 (2.04%) CISA
8 14 (1.78%) Security Cleared
9 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.53%) PMP
9 12 (1.53%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.02%) CEH
11 7 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (0.89%) CREST Certified
12 6 (0.76%) CGEIT
12 6 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.76%) MCAD
12 6 (0.76%) MCSD
13 5 (0.64%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.43%) QA
2 33 (4.20%) SLA
3 30 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (3.44%) SEPA
5 25 (3.18%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.64%) ISO19770
7 5 (0.64%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.38%) Basel II
8 3 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (3.44%) Time Sharing Option
1 27 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 8 (1.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 7 (0.89%) RACF
6 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.51%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) Firmware
8 2 (0.25%) NFS
8 2 (0.25%) pfSense
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (1.91%) CA Endevor
2 13 (1.66%) Tivoli
3 10 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
5 6 (0.76%) SCCM
6 5 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
6 5 (0.64%) zSecure
7 4 (0.51%) DameWare
7 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (0.38%) SCOM
8 3 (0.38%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.25%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.25%) CloudHub
9 2 (0.25%) Control-M
9 2 (0.25%) Puppet
9 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 246 (31.34%) IBM
2 148 (18.85%) Oracle
3 81 (10.32%) Microsoft
4 48 (6.11%) VMware
5 39 (4.97%) HP
6 37 (4.71%) SAP
7 33 (4.20%) Citrix
8 31 (3.95%) TOWER Software
9 27 (3.44%) Sybase
10 26 (3.31%) Fujitsu
11 24 (3.06%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.68%) Cisco
12 21 (2.68%) Remedy
13 19 (2.42%) CA
13 19 (2.42%) Pega
14 17 (2.17%) BMC
15 14 (1.78%) F5
15 14 (1.78%) Juniper
16 13 (1.66%) Fortinet
16 13 (1.66%) Rally
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Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ neg bonus+bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £22000 - £24500 per annum + Shift allowance, bonus, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
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Leicestershire
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Skilliantech Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + significant bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Bluebird IT Solutions Ltd
Salary: Competitive plus Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Package + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
SLR Group
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Business Decision
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Business Decision
Posted: 10 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Sapiens UK Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
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Salary: £54720 - £63839 per annum
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London
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Salary: £45990 - £53654 per annum
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London
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Salary: £45990 - £53654 per annum
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