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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 510 559 491
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -68
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 425 343 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.81% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 302 260 344
Average salary £55,550 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.10% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,550 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
41462 42250 43872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.20% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33479 33214 36803
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 +59 392 £57,500 +15.00% 20
London +40 148 £65,000 - 8
North West -8 76 £52,500 +28.04% 5
South East +10 58 £62,500 +4.16% 4
Cheshire +19 37 £54,000 +16.75%
Manchester -23 37 £52,500 +39.07% 4
Yorkshire -26 32 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Scotland +9 31 £49,000 +6.52% 1
City of London +11 29 £55,600 -11.04% 1
East Midlands +39 25 £43,500 +16.00% 1
West Yorkshire -7 23 £40,375 -16.75% 1
Edinburgh -7 21 £52,500 +14.13%
East of England -11 20 £50,000 -4.76%
Berkshire +20 19 £62,500 -26.47% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 18 £42,000 -44.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +26 17 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Nottingham +25 17 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Knutsford +6 14 £54,000 +27.05%
West Midlands -20 14 £33,000 +1.53%
South West -12 13 £70,000 +27.27%
Essex -4 12 £51,000 +7.36%
Milton Keynes +8 11 £42,000 -44.00% 1
West Sussex +7 10 £60,000 -12.08%
Halifax 0 9 £40,438 +22.53%
Warwickshire - 9 £33,000 -
Glasgow +15 8 £44,250 -15.71%
North Yorkshire +9 8 £24,000 -36.00%
Kent -5 7 £75,000 -6.25%
Horsham - 7 £60,000 -
Marlow - 7 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 426 (47.92%) Finance
2 307 (34.53%) UNIX
3 279 (31.38%) Banking
4 276 (31.05%) DB2
5 255 (28.68%) IBM
6 219 (24.63%) Windows
7 205 (23.06%) CICS
8 204 (22.95%) COBOL
9 201 (22.61%) SQL
10 192 (21.60%) Oracle
11 183 (20.58%) Java
12 150 (16.87%) Retail
13 143 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 140 (15.75%) JCL
15 137 (15.41%) Middleware
16 125 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
17 124 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
18 121 (13.61%) IBM Mainframe
19 119 (13.39%) Project Management
20 109 (12.26%) J2EE
21 107 (12.04%) Linux
22 103 (11.59%) HP
23 95 (10.69%) QA
24 93 (10.46%) Mentoring
25 87 (9.79%) Risk Analysis
26 81 (9.11%) SQL Server
26 81 (9.11%) ITIL
26 81 (9.11%) zOS
27 77 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
27 77 (8.66%) Change Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 205 (23.06%) CICS
2 53 (5.96%) SAS
3 51 (5.74%) WebSphere
4 25 (2.81%) IBM Notes
4 25 (2.81%) MQSeries
5 19 (2.14%) IIS
6 17 (1.91%) Apache
7 16 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.80%) OpenStack
8 12 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
12 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.56%) FileNet
13 5 (0.56%) Documentum
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.35%) SPSS
3 11 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.24%) MS Office
4 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.02%) BASE24
2 7 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.79%) RMDS
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.22%) Exstream
5 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.56%) IaaS
3 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 66 (7.42%) Internet
2 41 (4.61%) TCP/IP
3 36 (4.05%) SAN
4 32 (3.60%) ATM
5 27 (3.04%) LAN
6 24 (2.70%) NAS
7 23 (2.59%) SSL
8 20 (2.25%) Firewall
9 17 (1.91%) WAN
10 15 (1.69%) FCoE
11 14 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (1.57%) Broadband
12 13 (1.46%) HTTP
13 12 (1.35%) IPv6
13 12 (1.35%) Network Security
14 11 (1.24%) Multicast
15 10 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.12%) Wireless
15 10 (1.12%) MPLS
15 10 (1.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (31.05%) DB2
2 81 (9.11%) SQL Server
3 77 (8.66%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.40%) DataStage
6 40 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 39 (4.39%) SQLPlus
8 38 (4.27%) Oracle Exadata
9 35 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (3.71%) Oracle ODI
11 20 (2.25%) Adabas
12 15 (1.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 14 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.57%) Pentaho
13 14 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 13 (1.46%) Hadoop
15 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.79%) HBase
16 7 (0.79%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 33 (3.71%) Toad
1 33 (3.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (1.01%) ClearCase
3 7 (0.79%) ERwin
3 7 (0.79%) Subversion
4 4 (0.45%) Maven
4 4 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.45%) ChangeMan
4 4 (0.45%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.34%) JMeter
5 3 (0.34%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.34%) JIRA
6 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.11%) Selenium
7 1 (0.11%) JUnit
7 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
General
1 426 (47.92%) Finance
2 279 (31.38%) Banking
3 150 (16.87%) Retail
4 38 (4.27%) Marketing
5 26 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.36%) Advertising
8 16 (1.80%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.12%) Legal
9 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.12%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.90%) International Banking
11 7 (0.79%) Billing
12 5 (0.56%) Music Industry
12 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 178 (20.02%) Architect
2 114 (12.82%) Analyst
3 112 (12.60%) Designer
4 86 (9.67%) Developer
5 83 (9.34%) Consultant
6 73 (8.21%) Solutions Architect
7 45 (5.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 43 (4.84%) Technical Specialist
9 40 (4.50%) Test Manager
10 38 (4.27%) Solutions Designer
11 36 (4.05%) Programmer
12 32 (3.60%) Infrastructure Designer
13 31 (3.49%) Applications Architect
14 28 (3.15%) Business Analyst
15 27 (3.04%) DBA
15 27 (3.04%) Administrator
16 23 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
16 23 (2.59%) CICS Programmer
17 21 (2.36%) Support Analyst
18 20 (2.25%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (15.41%) Middleware
2 109 (12.26%) J2EE
3 75 (8.44%) XML
4 71 (7.99%) Web Services
5 64 (7.20%) ISPF
6 60 (6.75%) .NET
7 23 (2.59%) HTML
7 23 (2.59%) XSD
8 20 (2.25%) XSLT
8 20 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
8 20 (2.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 17 (1.91%) JMS
9 17 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.24%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.90%) CSS
12 7 (0.79%) JSP
12 7 (0.79%) SOAP
12 7 (0.79%) Rendezvous
12 7 (0.79%) MSMQ
12 7 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 124 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (13.61%) IBM Mainframe
3 55 (6.19%) Tandem
4 48 (5.40%) Client/Server
5 30 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 28 (3.15%) VSAM
7 24 (2.70%) Cryptography
8 21 (2.36%) Online Banking
9 19 (2.14%) Clustering
10 16 (1.80%) CMDB
11 15 (1.69%) Replication
11 15 (1.69%) EMV
12 14 (1.57%) SWIFT
13 13 (1.46%) User Experience
14 12 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.12%) Open Source
16 9 (1.01%) Chip Card
17 8 (0.90%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.90%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 307 (34.53%) UNIX
2 219 (24.63%) Windows
3 107 (12.04%) Linux
4 81 (9.11%) zOS
5 39 (4.39%) AIX
6 28 (3.15%) MVS
6 28 (3.15%) Solaris
7 18 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.80%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.80%) Windows XP
9 14 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.90%) HPUX
12 6 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.56%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.34%) OS/390
15 2 (0.22%) VME
16 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
2 125 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (13.39%) Project Management
4 93 (10.46%) Mentoring
5 87 (9.79%) Risk Analysis
6 81 (9.11%) ITIL
7 77 (8.66%) Change Management
8 74 (8.32%) Migration
8 74 (8.32%) ETL
9 72 (8.10%) Waterfall
10 70 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (6.52%) UML
12 55 (6.19%) Service Delivery
13 52 (5.85%) Problem Management
14 50 (5.62%) SOA
15 49 (5.51%) Coaching
16 45 (5.06%) TOGAF
16 45 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 44 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
18 42 (4.72%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 204 (22.95%) COBOL
2 201 (22.61%) SQL
3 183 (20.58%) Java
4 140 (15.75%) JCL
5 47 (5.29%) Assembly Language
5 47 (5.29%) REXX
6 43 (4.84%) C#
7 42 (4.72%) PL/SQL
8 41 (4.61%) JavaScript
9 25 (2.81%) C++
10 24 (2.70%) Perl
11 20 (2.25%) PL/1
11 20 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.02%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.46%) R
14 12 (1.35%) VBA
15 10 (1.12%) NATURAL
16 9 (1.01%) C
16 9 (1.01%) XPath
17 6 (0.67%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 76 (8.55%) Degree
2 27 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.57%) ISEB
5 13 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.79%) APMP
7 6 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.56%) MCSE
8 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.45%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.45%) CCNP
9 4 (0.45%) CCNA
10 3 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.34%) CBAP
11 2 (0.22%) CISSP
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.22%) CSQA
12 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (10.69%) QA
2 44 (4.95%) SLA
3 14 (1.57%) ISO 8583
4 7 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (4.50%) RACF
2 32 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.46%) ACF2
4 11 (1.24%) vCloud
4 11 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.01%) NFS
6 9 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.79%) SRDF
7 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.67%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
9 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 41 (4.61%) CA Endevor
2 26 (2.92%) OMEGAMON
3 18 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
4 13 (1.46%) OpenView
5 11 (1.24%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.79%) Tivoli NetView
6 7 (0.79%) Control-M
6 7 (0.79%) SCOM
7 6 (0.67%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.67%) SCCM
7 6 (0.67%) MOM
7 6 (0.67%) Unicenter
8 5 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.56%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.56%) Puppet
9 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
9 4 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 255 (28.68%) IBM
2 192 (21.60%) Oracle
3 103 (11.59%) HP
4 56 (6.30%) Microsoft
5 55 (6.19%) Cognos
6 53 (5.96%) VMware
7 52 (5.85%) Business Objects
8 39 (4.39%) BMC
9 36 (4.05%) Intel
10 29 (3.26%) SAP
11 27 (3.04%) CA
12 25 (2.81%) Lotus
13 23 (2.59%) InterSystems
14 22 (2.47%) Teradata
15 20 (2.25%) Cisco
16 19 (2.14%) Sun
17 16 (1.80%) Citrix
18 15 (1.69%) VocaLink
19 14 (1.57%) Remedy
19 14 (1.57%) NCR
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Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Bridge Noble
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: £70k - 90k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum + competitive Package
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £41990 - £61000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
HFG
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago