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

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 617 519 653
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +134
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 318 504 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.76% 1.16% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 196 355 238
Median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,193 £33,466 £35,700
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,250 £49,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +3.68%

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
41867 43451 48692
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.96% 40.65% 41.20%
Number of salaries quoted 34043 34380 39089
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £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 27 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 27 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 -111 285 £52,500 - 46
South East +32 106 £52,500 - 9
London -34 96 £70,000 +21.73% 21
West Sussex +19 52 £47,000 -19.65% 1
Scotland -16 23 £36,250 -19.44% 1
Yorkshire +4 22 £22,500 -70.96% 4
City of London +33 21 £70,000 +27.27% 6
Berkshire +27 20 £52,500 -4.54% 3
North West -11 19 £55,000 +15.78%
East Midlands -35 19 £23,250 -48.33%
Glasgow -2 18 £36,250 -19.44% 1
East Sussex -1 16 £57,500 +9.52%
Burgess Hill -9 14 £57,500 -2.12%
Manchester 0 13 £60,000 -
Nottingham -15 13 £55,000 +25.71%
Nottinghamshire -20 13 £55,000 +25.71%
Surrey +16 12 £62,500 +108.33% 2
East of England +20 10 £37,500 -34.21% 5
North Yorkshire +14 9 £22,500 -10.89% 2
Brighton 0 9 £47,500 -5.00%
West Yorkshire -4 8 £45,000 -41.93% 2
Egham - 8 £62,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +16 7 £37,500 -36.44% 3
Watford +11 7 £37,500 -18.91% 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £40,500 - 3
North East - 7 £40,500 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £40,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +30 6 £45,500 -9.00% 1
Cheshire +5 6 £32,500 -31.57%
Crawley -4 5 £59,500 +1.70% 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 278 (41.49%) Finance
2 225 (33.58%) SQL
3 223 (33.28%) IBM
4 204 (30.45%) DB2
5 194 (28.96%) COBOL
6 162 (24.18%) JCL
7 154 (22.99%) Unix
8 153 (22.84%) Java
9 143 (21.34%) Windows
10 128 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
11 124 (18.51%) CICS
12 122 (18.21%) Degree
12 122 (18.21%) SDLC
13 120 (17.91%) IBM Mainframe
14 114 (17.01%) Oracle
14 114 (17.01%) Banking
15 108 (16.12%) QA
16 101 (15.07%) Linux
17 100 (14.93%) XML
18 99 (14.78%) Web Services
19 85 (12.69%) ITIL
20 83 (12.39%) Microsoft
21 76 (11.34%) .NET
22 74 (11.04%) zOS
22 74 (11.04%) VSAM
22 74 (11.04%) Computer Science
23 71 (10.60%) SOA
24 68 (10.15%) Change Management
25 64 (9.55%) Retail
26 62 (9.25%) Analytical Skills

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
1 124 (18.51%) CICS
2 50 (7.46%) IIS
3 40 (5.97%) WebSphere
4 29 (4.33%) MQSeries
5 20 (2.99%) SAS
5 20 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 19 (2.84%) JBoss
7 13 (1.94%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.79%) Apache
8 12 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
9 10 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.34%) FileNet
11 6 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.75%) Mule
12 5 (0.75%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.60%) Tuxedo
14 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.45%) MTS
Applications
1 51 (7.61%) MS Office
2 43 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (4.33%) VisionPLUS
2 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.75%) Maximo
4 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.45%) Exstream
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.09%) SaaS
2 5 (0.75%) GitHub
3 4 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.15%) Force.com
5 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.52%) Firewall
2 29 (4.33%) Internet
3 26 (3.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (2.99%) LAN
5 18 (2.69%) WAN
6 14 (2.09%) SAN
7 9 (1.34%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.19%) HTTP
9 7 (1.04%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.04%) SSH
9 7 (1.04%) SSL
9 7 (1.04%) Wireless
10 6 (0.90%) VPN
11 5 (0.75%) LDAP
11 5 (0.75%) NAS
12 4 (0.60%) MPLS
13 3 (0.45%) ATM
13 3 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.45%) VoIP
14 2 (0.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (30.45%) DB2
2 57 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.43%) Adabas
5 18 (2.69%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.64%) MySQL
8 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.34%) Big Data
10 8 (1.19%) GIS
10 8 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 8 (1.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (1.04%) DataStage
12 6 (0.90%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 31 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (2.69%) Subversion
3 13 (1.94%) JIRA
3 13 (1.94%) JUnit
4 12 (1.79%) Maven
5 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.19%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.19%) LoadRunner
7 6 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.60%) JMeter
8 4 (0.60%) PVCS
8 4 (0.60%) Selenium
8 4 (0.60%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (0.60%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.45%) Hudson
10 2 (0.30%) AppScan
10 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.30%) NetBeans
10 2 (0.30%) Paros
General
1 278 (41.49%) Finance
2 114 (17.01%) Banking
3 64 (9.55%) Retail
4 19 (2.84%) Marketing
5 16 (2.39%) Advertising
6 14 (2.09%) Financial Institution
7 13 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.19%) Music Industry
9 7 (1.04%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.75%) Games
10 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.60%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.60%) Local Government
12 3 (0.45%) Back Office
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.45%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (15.67%) Developer
2 102 (15.22%) Analyst
3 58 (8.66%) Architect
4 45 (6.72%) COBOL Developer
5 33 (4.93%) DB2 Developer
6 32 (4.78%) Administrator
6 32 (4.78%) Software Engineer
7 29 (4.33%) Java Developer
7 29 (4.33%) Mainframe Developer
7 29 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
8 27 (4.03%) Project Manager
9 24 (3.58%) Lead Developer
9 24 (3.58%) Mainframe Support
9 24 (3.58%) Systems Analyst
10 23 (3.43%) Applications Support
10 23 (3.43%) Business Systems Analyst
10 23 (3.43%) DBA
10 23 (3.43%) IT Manager
11 21 (3.13%) Tester
12 19 (2.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.93%) XML
2 99 (14.78%) Web Services
3 76 (11.34%) .NET
4 60 (8.96%) HTML
5 46 (6.87%) Middleware
6 39 (5.82%) ISPF
7 31 (4.63%) ASP.NET
8 25 (3.73%) J2EE
8 25 (3.73%) XSL
9 23 (3.43%) HTML5
10 20 (2.99%) JSON
11 18 (2.69%) CSS
11 18 (2.69%) REST
12 16 (2.39%) Spring
13 14 (2.09%) SOAP
14 13 (1.94%) Hibernate
14 13 (1.94%) jQuery
14 13 (1.94%) WSDL
15 12 (1.79%) .NET Framework
16 10 (1.49%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 120 (17.91%) IBM Mainframe
2 74 (11.04%) Computer Science
2 74 (11.04%) VSAM
3 62 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.57%) Data Centre
5 43 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (5.82%) AS400
7 35 (5.22%) Management Information System
8 25 (3.73%) Mathematics
8 25 (3.73%) Statistics
9 18 (2.69%) Social Media
10 13 (1.94%) DataPower
11 11 (1.64%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.64%) Clustering
11 11 (1.64%) iSeries
12 10 (1.49%) PMI
12 10 (1.49%) Replication
13 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (1.19%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 154 (22.99%) Unix
2 143 (21.34%) Windows
3 101 (15.07%) Linux
4 74 (11.04%) zOS
5 26 (3.88%) AIX
6 25 (3.73%) Solaris
6 25 (3.73%) Windows Server
7 23 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.39%) OS/390
9 15 (2.24%) MVS
10 13 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.49%) Android
11 10 (1.49%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.75%) OS/2
14 4 (0.60%) VMS
15 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (18.21%) SDLC
3 85 (12.69%) ITIL
4 71 (10.60%) SOA
5 68 (10.15%) Change Management
6 58 (8.66%) RAD
7 57 (8.51%) Mentoring
8 54 (8.06%) Waterfall
9 47 (7.01%) Software Engineering
10 46 (6.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (6.42%) Information Security
11 43 (6.42%) Project Management
12 41 (6.12%) TDD
13 40 (5.97%) Automated Testing
13 40 (5.97%) MVC
13 40 (5.97%) Risk Management
14 37 (5.52%) Line Management
15 34 (5.07%) Incident Management
16 33 (4.93%) Security Management
16 33 (4.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 225 (33.58%) SQL
2 194 (28.96%) COBOL
3 162 (24.18%) JCL
4 153 (22.84%) Java
5 50 (7.46%) REXX
6 35 (5.22%) C#
7 32 (4.78%) CLIST
8 27 (4.03%) VB
9 24 (3.58%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.13%) Assembly Language
11 16 (2.39%) Ruby
12 12 (1.79%) NATURAL
13 11 (1.64%) C
14 8 (1.19%) Perl
15 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.60%) PL/1
17 4 (0.60%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 122 (18.21%) Degree
2 23 (3.43%) CISSP
3 22 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 20 (2.99%) ISEB
5 15 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.04%) CISM
7 7 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.90%) CEH
8 6 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (0.75%) Security Cleared
10 4 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.60%) CREST Certified
11 3 (0.45%) OSCP
12 2 (0.30%) CISMP
12 2 (0.30%) GCIH
12 2 (0.30%) GPEN
12 2 (0.30%) GWAPT
12 2 (0.30%) OSCE
12 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (16.12%) QA
2 36 (5.37%) SLA
3 22 (3.28%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.34%) ISO27002
6 7 (1.04%) COBIT
7 5 (0.75%) SEPA
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (6.72%) Time Sharing Option
2 23 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 11 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 11 (1.64%) RACF
5 5 (0.75%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.30%) pfSense
6 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) NFS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.15%) SRDF
7 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 16 (2.39%) CA Endevor
4 9 (1.34%) SCCM
4 9 (1.34%) zSecure
5 7 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.04%) Control-M
6 6 (0.90%) OMEGAMON
7 5 (0.75%) CloudHub
7 5 (0.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 5 (0.75%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.45%) Puppet
8 3 (0.45%) SCOM
8 3 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.45%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.30%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.30%) Nmap
9 2 (0.30%) OpenSSO
9 2 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 223 (33.28%) IBM
2 114 (17.01%) Oracle
3 83 (12.39%) Microsoft
4 51 (7.61%) VMware
5 34 (5.07%) HP
6 29 (4.33%) Cognizant
7 27 (4.03%) TSYS
8 25 (3.73%) Red Hat
9 23 (3.43%) Redback
9 23 (3.43%) SAP
10 22 (3.28%) CA
11 19 (2.84%) Citrix
12 18 (2.69%) Fujitsu
13 17 (2.54%) BMC
14 15 (2.24%) Remedy
15 14 (2.09%) Rally
16 13 (1.94%) Pega
17 12 (1.79%) Sybase
18 11 (1.64%) Informatica
19 9 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
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South East
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Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
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Crawley, West Sussex
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Salary: £58000 - £61000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
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EXCELerate
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car, PMI, Flexible benefits
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Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + excellent benefits
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London
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Salary: £54720 - £63839 per annum
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South East
Cognizant
Posted: 7 days ago
North East
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North East
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