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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 481 568 498
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -70
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 505 412 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 0.85% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 316 264 325
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+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
42756 48248 42841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.42% 39.85% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 33813 38032 34653
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +83 458 £55,000 +10.00% 50
London +81 190 £60,000 - 17
South East +8 68 £50,000 +8.10% 8
East Midlands +33 55 £43,500 +16.00% 10
North West +10 54 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Nottinghamshire +24 41 £43,750 +7.69% 5
Nottingham +16 41 £43,750 +9.37% 5
City of London +17 36 £55,000 +2.32% 8
South West -1 31 £29,750 -45.90%
Cheshire +15 29 £50,000 +17.64% 4
Yorkshire -1 29 £78,750 +75.00% 1
Scotland +30 28 £45,000 - 4
East Sussex - 28 £50,000 - 1
Brighton - 25 £50,000 -
West Midlands +2 24 £37,500 +13.63% 2
West Yorkshire 0 24 £80,000 +77.77% 1
Manchester +3 19 £60,000 +65.51% 1
Edinburgh +15 18 £40,000 -23.07% 3
West Sussex +3 16 £50,000 -31.03% 1
Wiltshire +10 14 £37,000 -5.12%
Birmingham +1 14 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Swindon +10 13 £36,000 -7.69%
Gloucestershire -13 13 - -
Wales - 13 £52,500 - 1
South Wales - 13 £52,500 - 1
Cardiff - 12 £52,500 - 1
Bromley +22 11 £60,000 -
Warwickshire +2 10 £33,000 - 1
Lancashire +10 9 £48,500 +29.33% 2
Gloucester -11 9 - -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 396 (43.28%) Finance
2 313 (34.21%) DB2
3 288 (31.48%) IBM
4 273 (29.84%) UNIX
5 237 (25.90%) Windows
6 235 (25.68%) Oracle
7 225 (24.59%) SQL
8 223 (24.37%) Banking
9 218 (23.83%) Java
10 192 (20.98%) CICS
11 188 (20.55%) COBOL
12 175 (19.13%) Linux
13 163 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
14 140 (15.30%) JCL
15 131 (14.32%) Middleware
15 131 (14.32%) WebSphere
16 125 (13.66%) Web Services
17 123 (13.44%) Retail
18 113 (12.35%) .NET
19 112 (12.24%) IBM Mainframe
19 112 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
20 105 (11.48%) SQL Server
20 105 (11.48%) XML
21 104 (11.37%) SAN
22 103 (11.26%) Solaris
23 97 (10.60%) Degree
24 90 (9.84%) SOA
25 87 (9.51%) HTML
26 85 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
27 84 (9.18%) Project Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 192 (20.98%) CICS
2 131 (14.32%) WebSphere
3 66 (7.21%) Apache
4 53 (5.79%) IIS
5 46 (5.03%) Tomcat
6 44 (4.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 44 (4.81%) Oracle Coherence
7 40 (4.37%) MQSeries
7 40 (4.37%) SharePoint
8 39 (4.26%) SAS
9 24 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
10 21 (2.30%) IBM Notes
11 20 (2.19%) JBoss
12 15 (1.64%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.53%) Documentum
13 14 (1.53%) FileNet
14 10 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.77%) StreamWeaver
16 6 (0.66%) PegaRULES
17 5 (0.55%) Lync
Applications
1 47 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.40%) MS Office
3 16 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.20%) SPSS
5 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 44 (4.81%) RMDS
2 7 (0.77%) BASE24
2 7 (0.77%) Exstream
3 5 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.55%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
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 11 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 11 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.66%) IaaS
3 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 104 (11.37%) SAN
2 63 (6.89%) HTTP
3 60 (6.56%) NAS
4 57 (6.23%) LAN
5 56 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 52 (5.68%) WAN
7 46 (5.03%) Multicast
8 44 (4.81%) FCoE
8 44 (4.81%) Fibre Channel
9 34 (3.72%) Internet
10 29 (3.17%) Firewall
11 21 (2.30%) SMS
12 15 (1.64%) SSL
13 14 (1.53%) FTP
14 12 (1.31%) ATM
15 7 (0.77%) Wireless
16 4 (0.44%) Kerberos
17 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
17 3 (0.33%) VLAN
18 2 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (34.21%) DB2
2 105 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 52 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (4.81%) Hadoop
4 44 (4.81%) HBase
5 34 (3.72%) DataStage
6 33 (3.61%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.51%) Pentaho
8 21 (2.30%) Ingres
9 20 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.53%) Adabas
12 13 (1.42%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.42%) MS Access
13 12 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 12 (1.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 12 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (1.42%) Eclipse
2 12 (1.31%) Toad
2 12 (1.31%) LoadRunner
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (0.77%) Subversion
4 6 (0.66%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.55%) Rational Rose
5 5 (0.55%) PROIV
6 4 (0.44%) Selenium
6 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.33%) JMeter
7 3 (0.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.22%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.22%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 396 (43.28%) Finance
2 223 (24.37%) Banking
3 123 (13.44%) Retail
4 51 (5.57%) Marketing
5 28 (3.06%) Financial Institution
6 20 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.42%) Legal
8 11 (1.20%) International Banking
9 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.77%) Billing
10 5 (0.55%) Back Office
10 5 (0.55%) Private Banking
10 5 (0.55%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.44%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.22%) Electronics
13 2 (0.22%) Automotive
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 219 (23.93%) Architect
2 107 (11.69%) Analyst
3 102 (11.15%) Solutions Architect
4 87 (9.51%) Consultant
5 79 (8.63%) Developer
6 69 (7.54%) Designer
7 63 (6.89%) Infrastructure Architect
8 52 (5.68%) Lead Architect
9 44 (4.81%) Technical Specialist
10 40 (4.37%) Technical Architect
11 37 (4.04%) Infrastructure Manager
12 32 (3.50%) Mainframe Developer
13 28 (3.06%) Technical Leader
14 27 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 26 (2.84%) Team Leader
16 25 (2.73%) Programmer
16 25 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
17 24 (2.62%) Solutions Designer
17 24 (2.62%) Administrator
18 23 (2.51%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (14.32%) Middleware
2 125 (13.66%) Web Services
3 113 (12.35%) .NET
4 105 (11.48%) XML
5 87 (9.51%) HTML
6 83 (9.07%) J2EE
7 67 (7.32%) ISPF
8 50 (5.46%) XSLT
9 44 (4.81%) Rendezvous
10 35 (3.83%) WebSphere MQ
11 24 (2.62%) XSD
12 23 (2.51%) .NET Framework
13 22 (2.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 21 (2.30%) WSDL
15 16 (1.75%) JMS
16 15 (1.64%) ASP.NET
17 11 (1.20%) ODBC
17 11 (1.20%) JSON
18 10 (1.09%) Spring
18 10 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.24%) IBM Mainframe
1 112 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 39 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.93%) VSAM
5 33 (3.61%) AS400
6 32 (3.50%) SWIFT
7 31 (3.39%) Tandem
8 29 (3.17%) Client/Server
9 28 (3.06%) Social Media
10 24 (2.62%) Cryptography
10 24 (2.62%) Clustering
11 20 (2.19%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.64%) Data Extraction
13 13 (1.42%) Open Source
13 13 (1.42%) PMI
14 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 10 (1.09%) DataPower
16 8 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 273 (29.84%) UNIX
2 237 (25.90%) Windows
3 175 (19.13%) Linux
4 103 (11.26%) Solaris
5 74 (8.09%) AIX
6 62 (6.78%) zOS
7 24 (2.62%) VMS
8 22 (2.40%) MVS
8 22 (2.40%) HPUX
9 13 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.31%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.98%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.98%) Android
13 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.66%) VME
14 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.81%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (9.84%) SOA
3 85 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (9.18%) Project Management
5 81 (8.85%) Mentoring
6 73 (7.98%) Performance Tuning
7 72 (7.87%) ITIL
8 70 (7.65%) Change Management
9 64 (6.99%) Service Management
10 63 (6.89%) TOGAF
11 62 (6.78%) ETL
12 60 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
13 56 (6.12%) Incident Management
14 51 (5.57%) Waterfall
14 51 (5.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (5.46%) Migration
16 49 (5.36%) Data Modelling
17 46 (5.03%) Service Delivery
17 46 (5.03%) Line Management
18 43 (4.70%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 225 (24.59%) SQL
2 218 (23.83%) Java
3 188 (20.55%) COBOL
4 140 (15.30%) JCL
5 64 (6.99%) JavaScript
6 46 (5.03%) C#
7 35 (3.83%) Perl
8 32 (3.50%) Assembly Language
9 28 (3.06%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.73%) C++
11 22 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.19%) PL/1
13 19 (2.08%) REXX
14 18 (1.97%) VB
14 18 (1.97%) C
15 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 11 (1.20%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.77%) LINC
17 7 (0.77%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 97 (10.60%) Degree
2 17 (1.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (1.86%) PMI Certification
3 16 (1.75%) ISEB
4 13 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (1.09%) CISM
6 9 (0.98%) CISA
6 9 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.66%) MCSE
8 4 (0.44%) CISSP
8 4 (0.44%) PMP
8 4 (0.44%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.33%) HNC
9 3 (0.33%) CBAP
10 2 (0.22%) QiCA
11 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
11 1 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.43%) QA
2 57 (6.23%) SLA
3 12 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.09%) COBIT
4 10 (1.09%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.77%) ISO 8583
8 6 (0.66%) FATCA
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 46 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
2 44 (4.81%) SRDF
2 44 (4.81%) NFS
2 44 (4.81%) RACF
3 29 (3.17%) ACF2
4 23 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.75%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.20%) vCloud
7 9 (0.98%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.55%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.33%) vSphere
10 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 2 (0.22%) Xen
11 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (2.51%) Tivoli
2 21 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 17 (1.86%) CA Endevor
4 13 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.31%) ServiceCenter
6 9 (0.98%) Control-M
7 8 (0.87%) OpenView
8 5 (0.55%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
9 4 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.44%) Puppet
9 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.44%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
11 2 (0.22%) SCOM
12 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 288 (31.48%) IBM
2 235 (25.68%) Oracle
3 75 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 70 (7.65%) Cisco
5 68 (7.43%) HP
6 66 (7.21%) EMC
7 65 (7.10%) Intel
8 45 (4.92%) Sybase
9 44 (4.81%) NetApp
9 44 (4.81%) TIBCO
9 44 (4.81%) DataSynapse
9 44 (4.81%) 29West
10 43 (4.70%) Business Objects
11 34 (3.72%) VMware
12 33 (3.61%) Citrix
13 31 (3.39%) SAP
14 27 (2.95%) Cognos
15 25 (2.73%) Unisys
16 22 (2.40%) Pega
17 21 (2.30%) Novell
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