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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 467 593 514
Rank change year-on-year
+126 -79
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 513 372 427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.78% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 362 236 311
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,266 £35,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £49,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.68% +5.55%

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
42871 47644 42646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 39.67% 40.30% 39.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33877 38087 34627
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 May 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 May 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 +116 466 £52,500 +5.00% 48
London +68 157 £57,500 -17.85% 14
South East +23 80 £52,500 +10.52% 10
East Midlands +54 71 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North West +17 51 £47,500 -5.00% 8
West Midlands +29 41 £34,333 -21.52% 2
Nottingham +24 36 £43,750 +9.37% 3
Nottinghamshire +20 36 £43,750 +7.69% 3
East Sussex +31 32 £52,500 +23.52% 4
City of London +31 31 £55,000 -8.33% 4
South West -2 31 £24,500 -56.44% 5
Cheshire +18 30 £47,500 +11.76% 1
West Sussex +23 29 £58,500 -19.31% 1
Scotland +29 26 £45,000 +8.43% 1
Northamptonshire +18 25 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Brighton +31 24 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Warwickshire - 22 £33,000 - 1
Yorkshire +7 21 £77,500 +72.22% 1
Birmingham +5 19 £52,500 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +10 18 £77,500 +72.22% 1
Wales - 18 £52,500 - 4
South Wales - 18 £52,500 - 4
Manchester -1 17 £60,000 +29.72% 6
Cardiff - 16 £52,500 - 3
Edinburgh +18 15 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Northampton +7 14 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Gloucestershire -1 13 £58,000 - 1
Warwick - 12 £33,665 - 1
Leicestershire +27 10 £37,100 -12.70% 2
East of England +7 10 £57,000 +14.00%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 393 (42.44%) Finance
2 358 (38.66%) DB2
3 335 (36.18%) IBM
4 255 (27.54%) UNIX
5 247 (26.67%) Java
6 236 (25.49%) Oracle
7 224 (24.19%) SQL
8 214 (23.11%) Windows
9 211 (22.79%) CICS
10 207 (22.35%) COBOL
11 204 (22.03%) Banking
12 193 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
13 189 (20.41%) Linux
14 178 (19.22%) JCL
15 144 (15.55%) WebSphere
16 136 (14.69%) SDLC
17 135 (14.58%) Web Services
18 127 (13.71%) XML
19 122 (13.17%) Solaris
19 122 (13.17%) Retail
20 119 (12.85%) .NET
21 117 (12.63%) IBM Mainframe
22 116 (12.53%) Middleware
23 113 (12.20%) SAN
24 111 (11.99%) SQL Server
24 111 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
25 110 (11.88%) HTML
26 107 (11.56%) SOA
27 92 (9.94%) Degree
28 91 (9.83%) JavaScript

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 211 (22.79%) CICS
2 144 (15.55%) WebSphere
3 81 (8.75%) Apache
4 62 (6.70%) IIS
5 61 (6.59%) Tomcat
6 58 (6.26%) Oracle Coherence
6 58 (6.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 48 (5.18%) MQSeries
8 42 (4.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 40 (4.32%) SharePoint
10 39 (4.21%) SAS
11 31 (3.35%) JBoss
12 26 (2.81%) IBM Notes
13 19 (2.05%) Documentum
13 19 (2.05%) FileNet
14 11 (1.19%) StreamWeaver
14 11 (1.19%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.86%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 37 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.48%) MS Office
3 16 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.76%) SPSS
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 58 (6.26%) RMDS
2 11 (1.19%) Exstream
3 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.54%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 5 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.54%) BASE24
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
6 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) assyst
6 1 (0.11%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.97%) IaaS
3 7 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 113 (12.20%) SAN
2 77 (8.32%) HTTP
3 73 (7.88%) LAN
4 68 (7.34%) WAN
5 65 (7.02%) NAS
6 60 (6.48%) Multicast
7 58 (6.26%) FCoE
7 58 (6.26%) Fibre Channel
8 56 (6.05%) TCP/IP
9 36 (3.89%) Firewall
10 25 (2.70%) Internet
11 21 (2.27%) SMS
12 20 (2.16%) FTP
13 11 (1.19%) SSL
14 10 (1.08%) ATM
15 7 (0.76%) DNS
15 7 (0.76%) Wireless
16 6 (0.65%) VLAN
17 4 (0.43%) MPLS
17 4 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (38.66%) DB2
2 111 (11.99%) SQL Server
3 58 (6.26%) Hadoop
3 58 (6.26%) HBase
4 41 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 25 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 21 (2.27%) Ingres
7 21 (2.27%) DataStage
8 15 (1.62%) Pentaho
8 15 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.51%) MS Access
10 13 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (1.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 12 (1.30%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 9 (0.97%) Adabas
12 9 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.65%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 19 (2.05%) LoadRunner
2 16 (1.73%) Eclipse
3 9 (0.97%) JIRA
4 8 (0.86%) Subversion
5 7 (0.76%) Toad
5 7 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.76%) Hudson
5 7 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 6 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.54%) Rational Rose
7 5 (0.54%) PROIV
8 4 (0.43%) JMeter
8 4 (0.43%) Selenium
9 3 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.22%) Maven
10 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 393 (42.44%) Finance
2 204 (22.03%) Banking
3 122 (13.17%) Retail
4 42 (4.54%) Marketing
5 32 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.27%) Legal
7 14 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.08%) Back Office
10 7 (0.76%) Private Banking
10 7 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.65%) International Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 220 (23.76%) Architect
2 110 (11.88%) Analyst
3 105 (11.34%) Solutions Architect
4 79 (8.53%) Consultant
5 77 (8.32%) Developer
6 62 (6.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 59 (6.37%) Lead Architect
8 50 (5.40%) Technical Architect
9 44 (4.75%) Designer
10 43 (4.64%) Technical Specialist
11 39 (4.21%) Infrastructure Manager
12 36 (3.89%) Mainframe Developer
12 36 (3.89%) Technical Consultant
13 34 (3.67%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.24%) Lead Solutions Architect
15 29 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
16 27 (2.92%) Mainframe Operator
17 26 (2.81%) Applications Support
18 24 (2.59%) Development Manager
18 24 (2.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (14.58%) Web Services
2 127 (13.71%) XML
3 119 (12.85%) .NET
4 116 (12.53%) Middleware
5 110 (11.88%) HTML
6 78 (8.42%) ISPF
7 70 (7.56%) J2EE
8 61 (6.59%) XSLT
9 58 (6.26%) Rendezvous
9 58 (6.26%) Ultra Messaging
10 34 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 22 (2.38%) WSDL
12 21 (2.27%) Java EE
13 19 (2.05%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.94%) SOAP
15 16 (1.73%) XSD
16 15 (1.62%) JMS
17 14 (1.51%) JSON
18 11 (1.19%) Spring
18 11 (1.19%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (12.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 111 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (7.67%) Data Centre
4 58 (6.26%) Management Information System
5 45 (4.86%) Computer Science
6 40 (4.32%) VSAM
7 35 (3.78%) AS400
8 34 (3.67%) SWIFT
9 28 (3.02%) Social Media
10 22 (2.38%) Cryptography
11 21 (2.27%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.84%) Credit Risk
13 16 (1.73%) Clustering
14 15 (1.62%) Tandem
14 15 (1.62%) PMI
15 14 (1.51%) Data Extraction
16 11 (1.19%) Data Structures
17 10 (1.08%) BYOD
17 10 (1.08%) Visualisation
18 8 (0.86%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 255 (27.54%) UNIX
2 214 (23.11%) Windows
3 189 (20.41%) Linux
4 122 (13.17%) Solaris
5 75 (8.10%) zOS
6 67 (7.24%) AIX
7 33 (3.56%) MVS
8 24 (2.59%) VMS
9 21 (2.27%) HPUX
10 11 (1.19%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.97%) Android
11 9 (0.97%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.54%) VME
14 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.22%) OS/390
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (14.69%) SDLC
3 107 (11.56%) SOA
4 84 (9.07%) Performance Tuning
5 73 (7.88%) Project Management
6 72 (7.78%) Mentoring
7 69 (7.45%) ITIL
8 67 (7.24%) Change Management
9 61 (6.59%) Service Management
10 57 (6.16%) Benchmarking
10 57 (6.16%) TOGAF
11 54 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (5.83%) Incident Management
12 52 (5.62%) Risk Management
13 50 (5.40%) ETL
13 50 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
13 50 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
14 42 (4.54%) Waterfall
15 41 (4.43%) Migration
16 38 (4.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 247 (26.67%) Java
2 224 (24.19%) SQL
3 207 (22.35%) COBOL
4 178 (19.22%) JCL
5 91 (9.83%) JavaScript
6 47 (5.08%) Perl
7 39 (4.21%) C#
8 30 (3.24%) Assembly Language
9 28 (3.02%) C
10 27 (2.92%) REXX
11 24 (2.59%) VB
12 22 (2.38%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.27%) C++
14 20 (2.16%) PL/1
15 16 (1.73%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.30%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.30%) Python
17 11 (1.19%) Ruby
17 11 (1.19%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.97%) LINC
Qualifications
1 92 (9.94%) Degree
2 19 (2.05%) PMI Certification
3 18 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.40%) ISEB
5 12 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 9 (0.97%) CISA
7 9 (0.97%) CISM
8 4 (0.43%) PMP
9 3 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.32%) CISSP
9 3 (0.32%) HNC
10 2 (0.22%) MCSE
10 2 (0.22%) CCNA
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.22%) QiCA
10 2 (0.22%) CBAP
11 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (7.13%) QA
2 58 (6.26%) SLA
3 11 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.97%) COBIT
6 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.65%) FATCA
9 5 (0.54%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 60 (6.48%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (6.26%) NFS
2 58 (6.26%) SRDF
3 51 (5.51%) RACF
4 29 (3.13%) ACF2
5 21 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.30%) Active Directory
7 9 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (0.76%) vCloud
9 6 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.54%) XenApp
11 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.32%) vSphere
12 3 (0.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 2 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (4.32%) Tivoli
2 23 (2.48%) CA Endevor
3 21 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 12 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
4 12 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.30%) OpenView
5 11 (1.19%) Puppet
5 11 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.97%) Control-M
7 8 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.43%) SCCM
10 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
11 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 335 (36.18%) IBM
2 236 (25.49%) Oracle
3 88 (9.50%) Cisco
4 82 (8.86%) Intel
5 79 (8.53%) EMC
6 63 (6.80%) HP
6 63 (6.80%) Microsoft
7 59 (6.37%) Sybase
8 58 (6.26%) NetApp
8 58 (6.26%) TIBCO
8 58 (6.26%) DataSynapse
9 44 (4.75%) Business Objects
10 36 (3.89%) VMware
11 32 (3.46%) Citrix
12 26 (2.81%) Lotus
12 26 (2.81%) Pega
13 24 (2.59%) Unisys
14 21 (2.27%) Novell
14 21 (2.27%) Veritas
15 20 (2.16%) SAP
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Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: attractive package on offer
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Salary: £Fully neg upon exp + bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northamptonshire
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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London
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Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £95000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
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City, London
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Salary: £400 - £450 per annum
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Salary: £95000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + package
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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networx
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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