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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 481 520 462
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -58
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 492 396 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 1.13% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 330 330 358
Average salary £52,500 £52,250 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.47% +13.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.04%

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
35570 35195 38890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 33.14% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 27919 28450 32820
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 £27,500 £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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +45 457 £52,500 -1.86% 48
London +37 143 £60,000 -4.00% 12
North West -26 95 £52,500 +15.38% 4
South East +2 93 £57,500 -4.16% 8
Cheshire +5 50 £55,000 +2.80% 1
City of London +3 44 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Manchester -8 39 £52,500 +20.68% 2
Berkshire +13 32 £57,500 +4.54% 1
West Sussex +18 28 £60,000 +26.31% 3
West Midlands +8 26 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Knutsford +7 25 £51,500 +6.73%
South West -3 24 £47,500 - 4
Horsham +9 23 £60,000 +20.00% 3
Scotland -10 23 £31,000 -38.00% 5
East Midlands -15 23 £38,900 +17.87%
Edinburgh -4 21 £55,000 - 4
East of England -12 17 £70,000 -2.09% 3
Yorkshire -49 17 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Windsor - 15 £57,500 -
North East 0 13 £42,500 +49.12% 4
Warwickshire - 12 £33,000 -
Gloucestershire - 12 £45,000 -
Leicester +11 10 £30,000 -18.91%
Leicestershire +10 10 £30,000 -18.91%
Birmingham 0 10 £39,000 +11.42% 2
West Yorkshire -50 10 £39,500 -34.16% 7
Nottingham -1 9 £40,000 +35.59%
Nottinghamshire -3 9 £40,000 +34.45%
Surrey 0 8 £62,500 -18.03%
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £52,500 -8.69%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 325 (37.49%) Finance
2 262 (30.22%) DB2
3 243 (28.03%) UNIX
4 238 (27.45%) IBM
5 228 (26.30%) Oracle
6 220 (25.37%) Banking
7 175 (20.18%) Windows
8 171 (19.72%) SQL
9 167 (19.26%) Java
10 147 (16.96%) CICS
11 133 (15.34%) COBOL
12 127 (14.65%) IBM Mainframe
13 126 (14.53%) ITIL
14 123 (14.19%) Retail
15 108 (12.46%) zOS
16 102 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 99 (11.42%) Linux
18 95 (10.96%) Project Management
19 88 (10.15%) Change Management
20 87 (10.03%) SQL Server
21 86 (9.92%) HP
22 82 (9.46%) Degree
23 81 (9.34%) JCL
24 73 (8.42%) UML
25 71 (8.19%) Web Services
25 71 (8.19%) QA
26 68 (7.84%) Microsoft
27 67 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
28 62 (7.15%) SOA
28 62 (7.15%) J2EE

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 147 (16.96%) CICS
2 38 (4.38%) WebSphere
3 29 (3.34%) SAS
4 28 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.42%) Apache
6 16 (1.85%) GlassFish
7 13 (1.50%) MQSeries
7 13 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.38%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.15%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.69%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.58%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.46%) CMS
13 4 (0.46%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 49 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.73%) MS Office
3 14 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.92%) SPSS
5 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
6 2 (0.23%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (1.85%) BASE24
2 6 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.58%) Oracle iProcurement
3 5 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Summit
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) RMDS
5 1 (0.12%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.12%) INSURE/90
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.81%) SaaS
3 3 (0.35%) PaaS
4 2 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.04%) LAN
2 27 (3.11%) Firewall
3 23 (2.65%) Network Security
3 23 (2.65%) IPv6
4 21 (2.42%) Internet
5 18 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 17 (1.96%) 3G
7 16 (1.85%) SSL
8 14 (1.61%) Broadband
9 12 (1.38%) SAN
9 12 (1.38%) WAN
10 9 (1.04%) DNS
10 9 (1.04%) FTP
11 8 (0.92%) NAS
11 8 (0.92%) VLAN
11 8 (0.92%) HTTP
12 7 (0.81%) Ethernet
12 7 (0.81%) MPLS
12 7 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (30.22%) DB2
2 87 (10.03%) SQL Server
3 58 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 50 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (5.07%) Oracle Database
6 41 (4.73%) Oracle ODI
7 37 (4.27%) RDBMS
8 29 (3.34%) SQLPlus
9 28 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (3.00%) DataStage
11 25 (2.88%) Oracle Exadata
12 23 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.38%) BODI
15 11 (1.27%) Adabas
16 9 (1.04%) NonStop SQL
17 7 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.81%) MySQL
18 5 (0.58%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 30 (3.46%) ERwin
2 24 (2.77%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (2.77%) Toad
3 11 (1.27%) Subversion
4 6 (0.69%) ChangeMan
5 5 (0.58%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.58%) LoadRunner
5 5 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.46%) Hudson
6 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.46%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.46%) Maven
6 4 (0.46%) Ant
7 3 (0.35%) JUnit
7 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.23%) JIRA
8 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 325 (37.49%) Finance
2 220 (25.37%) Banking
3 123 (14.19%) Retail
4 43 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.15%) Marketing
6 29 (3.34%) Advertising
7 18 (2.08%) Back Office
8 17 (1.96%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 10 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.69%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.69%) Legal
13 4 (0.46%) French Language
13 4 (0.46%) German Language
13 4 (0.46%) International Banking
13 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (23.41%) Analyst
2 137 (15.80%) Architect
3 73 (8.42%) Consultant
4 69 (7.96%) Business Analyst
5 59 (6.81%) Developer
5 59 (6.81%) Solutions Architect
6 44 (5.07%) Designer
7 43 (4.96%) Technical Specialist
8 40 (4.61%) Test Analyst
9 37 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
10 35 (4.04%) Support Analyst
11 33 (3.81%) Applications Architect
12 32 (3.69%) DBA
13 30 (3.46%) Test Manager
13 30 (3.46%) Administrator
14 28 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
14 28 (3.23%) Programmer
14 28 (3.23%) DB2 DBA
15 25 (2.88%) Solutions Designer
16 23 (2.65%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (8.19%) Web Services
2 62 (7.15%) J2EE
3 57 (6.57%) .NET
4 54 (6.23%) XML
5 48 (5.54%) Middleware
6 38 (4.38%) ISPF
7 27 (3.11%) XSLT
8 22 (2.54%) HTML
9 19 (2.19%) XML Schema
9 19 (2.19%) Spring
10 18 (2.08%) CGI
11 16 (1.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 15 (1.73%) SOAP
13 14 (1.61%) JAXB
14 13 (1.50%) Hibernate
15 12 (1.38%) WCF
15 12 (1.38%) ASP.NET
15 12 (1.38%) CSS
15 12 (1.38%) JMS
16 11 (1.27%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 127 (14.65%) IBM Mainframe
2 48 (5.54%) Client/Server
3 27 (3.11%) VSAM
4 24 (2.77%) Tandem
5 21 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.73%) Replication
8 14 (1.61%) AS400
9 13 (1.50%) Cryptography
9 13 (1.50%) SWIFT
10 8 (0.92%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.81%) Clustering
11 7 (0.81%) CESG
11 7 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.69%) Online Banking
12 6 (0.69%) Open Source
12 6 (0.69%) PKI
12 6 (0.69%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 243 (28.03%) UNIX
2 175 (20.18%) Windows
3 108 (12.46%) zOS
4 99 (11.42%) Linux
5 34 (3.92%) Solaris
6 33 (3.81%) AIX
7 20 (2.31%) MVS
8 17 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.04%) HPUX
11 5 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.23%) VME
13 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.23%) CentOS
13 2 (0.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (14.53%) ITIL
2 102 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 95 (10.96%) Project Management
4 88 (10.15%) Change Management
5 73 (8.42%) UML
6 67 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (7.15%) SOA
7 62 (7.15%) Migration
8 57 (6.57%) ETL
9 53 (6.11%) Waterfall
10 52 (6.00%) Workflow
11 48 (5.54%) PRINCE2
12 47 (5.42%) Data Migration
13 46 (5.31%) CRM
14 45 (5.19%) Data Modelling
14 45 (5.19%) Data Management
15 42 (4.84%) Service Delivery
16 41 (4.73%) Service Management
17 39 (4.50%) Incident Management
18 37 (4.27%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 171 (19.72%) SQL
2 167 (19.26%) Java
3 133 (15.34%) COBOL
4 81 (9.34%) JCL
5 36 (4.15%) C#
6 34 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 30 (3.46%) PL/SQL
8 25 (2.88%) REXX
9 18 (2.08%) Perl
10 15 (1.73%) Assembly Language
11 14 (1.61%) T-SQL
12 12 (1.38%) PL/1
12 12 (1.38%) C
13 11 (1.27%) C++
14 8 (0.92%) NATURAL
15 7 (0.81%) XPath
16 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.58%) Korn
16 5 (0.58%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 82 (9.46%) Degree
2 26 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
3 24 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 16 (1.85%) ISEB
5 12 (1.38%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.27%) SC Cleared
7 8 (0.92%) MBA
8 7 (0.81%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.69%) PMP
10 5 (0.58%) CCNA
10 5 (0.58%) APMP
10 5 (0.58%) CSQA
11 4 (0.46%) IIBA
11 4 (0.46%) CBAP
12 3 (0.35%) CCNP
12 3 (0.35%) MCP
13 1 (0.12%) CCDA
13 1 (0.12%) CISSP
13 1 (0.12%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (8.19%) QA
2 37 (4.27%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.61%) SLA
4 12 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.58%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 42 (4.84%) RACF
2 23 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.50%) ACF2
4 11 (1.27%) vCloud
5 8 (0.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.46%) NFS
8 3 (0.35%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.12%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.12%) GPFS
10 1 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
10 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 41 (4.73%) Tivoli
1 41 (4.73%) CA Endevor
2 13 (1.50%) OpenSSO
3 12 (1.38%) Control-M
4 8 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
4 8 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (0.58%) OpenView
5 5 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.58%) SCOM
6 4 (0.46%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.46%) SCCM
7 3 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.23%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.12%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 238 (27.45%) IBM
2 228 (26.30%) Oracle
3 86 (9.92%) HP
4 68 (7.84%) Microsoft
5 45 (5.19%) Business Objects
6 43 (4.96%) Cognos
7 33 (3.81%) Siebel
8 30 (3.46%) BMC
8 30 (3.46%) VMware
9 29 (3.34%) SAP
10 26 (3.00%) CA
11 23 (2.65%) Unisys
12 22 (2.54%) Trillium
13 21 (2.42%) Teradata
14 20 (2.31%) Cisco
15 18 (2.08%) Ab Initio
16 15 (1.73%) Intel
16 15 (1.73%) Cognizant
16 15 (1.73%) Huawei
16 15 (1.73%) InterSystems
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