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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 515 549 436
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -113
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 455 359 555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 0.84% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 287 273 362
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,150 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +10.58%

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
42813 42961 44531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.57% 39.50% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 33853 34958 37144
Average salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 24 October 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 October 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 +46 411 £52,500 +5.00% 38
London +18 110 £62,500 +1.21% 11
North West +18 99 £52,500 +30.43% 4
South East +14 74 £60,000 +14.28% 7
Cheshire +20 49 £53,750 +15.59%
Manchester +12 47 £50,000 +14.94% 4
Scotland +6 40 £52,500 +5.52% 2
Edinburgh +2 40 £52,500 -16.00% 2
Berkshire +28 39 £57,500 +15.00%
East Midlands +19 26 £44,000 +31.34% 3
West Midlands -10 25 £33,000 +10.00% 1
City of London -7 24 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Yorkshire -64 24 £33,000 -45.00% 5
Windsor - 22 £57,500 -
North East -1 21 £42,500 +49.12% 1
West Sussex +14 18 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Knutsford +4 18 £50,500 +18.82%
Nottinghamshire +14 17 £44,000 +37.50% 1
Nottingham +13 17 £44,000 +37.50% 1
East of England -18 17 £38,750 -26.19% 1
West Yorkshire -54 16 £40,000 -33.33% 4
Horsham +5 15 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 13 £42,500 +49.12%
Tyne and Wear -8 13 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Warwickshire - 13 £33,000 -
Birmingham -15 11 £60,000 +100.00%
South West -20 11 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Hertfordshire -18 8 £36,250 -25.64%
Leicestershire +23 7 £38,500 +4.05% 2
Leicester +22 7 £38,500 +4.05% 2

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 416 (44.11%) Finance
2 305 (32.34%) DB2
3 295 (31.28%) Banking
4 293 (31.07%) IBM
5 278 (29.48%) UNIX
6 210 (22.27%) Oracle
7 207 (21.95%) SQL
8 203 (21.53%) COBOL
9 197 (20.89%) CICS
10 196 (20.78%) Java
11 192 (20.36%) Windows
12 186 (19.72%) Retail
13 152 (16.12%) IBM Mainframe
14 143 (15.16%) JCL
15 139 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
16 122 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 116 (12.30%) HP
18 115 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
19 112 (11.88%) QA
20 107 (11.35%) Change Management
20 107 (11.35%) Project Management
20 107 (11.35%) ITIL
21 104 (11.03%) Middleware
22 102 (10.82%) Mentoring
23 100 (10.60%) zOS
24 98 (10.39%) SQL Server
25 91 (9.65%) Linux
26 83 (8.80%) J2EE
26 83 (8.80%) Degree
27 77 (8.17%) Risk Analysis

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 197 (20.89%) CICS
2 50 (5.30%) SAS
3 41 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 26 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 25 (2.65%) MQSeries
6 22 (2.33%) Apache
7 21 (2.23%) IBM Notes
8 13 (1.38%) GlassFish
9 10 (1.06%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.95%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.64%) CMS
12 6 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.64%) IIS
12 6 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 42 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.27%) MS Office
3 10 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.85%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (3.08%) BASE24
2 15 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
3 7 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) INSURE/90
7 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Summit
7 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.32%) IaaS
3 2 (0.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.15%) Internet
2 37 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 29 (3.08%) ATM
4 25 (2.65%) LAN
5 23 (2.44%) Firewall
6 17 (1.80%) IPv6
6 17 (1.80%) Network Security
7 15 (1.59%) SAN
7 15 (1.59%) SSL
8 12 (1.27%) Broadband
9 11 (1.17%) WAN
10 10 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.06%) MPLS
11 9 (0.95%) VLAN
11 9 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (0.85%) FCoE
12 8 (0.85%) NAS
12 8 (0.85%) DNS
13 6 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (32.34%) DB2
2 98 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 68 (7.21%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (6.36%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.88%) RDBMS
6 39 (4.14%) SQLPlus
7 38 (4.03%) DataStage
8 37 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (3.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 35 (3.71%) Oracle ODI
10 28 (2.97%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.80%) Adabas
12 16 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 10 (1.06%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 10 (1.06%) NonStop SQL
16 9 (0.95%) BODI
17 7 (0.74%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 33 (3.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 32 (3.39%) Toad
3 20 (2.12%) ERwin
4 9 (0.95%) Subversion
5 6 (0.64%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.53%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.42%) JUnit
7 4 (0.42%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.32%) JMeter
9 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.21%) Maven
9 2 (0.21%) JIRA
9 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.11%) NetBeans
General
1 416 (44.11%) Finance
2 295 (31.28%) Banking
3 186 (19.72%) Retail
4 40 (4.24%) Telecoms
5 32 (3.39%) Marketing
6 24 (2.55%) Advertising
7 22 (2.33%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.91%) Back Office
9 14 (1.48%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.95%) General Ledger
11 8 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) International Banking
12 4 (0.42%) French Language
12 4 (0.42%) German Language
12 4 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 169 (17.92%) Analyst
2 157 (16.65%) Architect
3 86 (9.12%) Developer
4 81 (8.59%) Designer
5 70 (7.42%) Consultant
5 70 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
5 70 (7.42%) Technical Specialist
6 61 (6.47%) Business Analyst
7 49 (5.20%) Programmer
8 40 (4.24%) Test Manager
9 37 (3.92%) Applications Architect
10 34 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
11 33 (3.50%) Solutions Designer
11 33 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
12 32 (3.39%) Support Analyst
13 29 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
14 27 (2.86%) DBA
15 24 (2.55%) Test Analyst
15 24 (2.55%) DB2 DBA
16 23 (2.44%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (11.03%) Middleware
2 83 (8.80%) J2EE
3 71 (7.53%) Web Services
3 71 (7.53%) XML
4 53 (5.62%) ISPF
5 52 (5.51%) .NET
6 24 (2.55%) HTML
7 21 (2.23%) XSLT
8 16 (1.70%) SOAP
8 16 (1.70%) Spring
9 15 (1.59%) CSS
10 14 (1.48%) XSD
10 14 (1.48%) ASP.NET
11 13 (1.38%) JMS
12 12 (1.27%) XML Schema
12 12 (1.27%) JAXB
13 11 (1.17%) MSMQ
14 10 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
14 10 (1.06%) Hibernate
14 10 (1.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 152 (16.12%) IBM Mainframe
2 139 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.83%) Tandem
4 44 (4.67%) Client/Server
5 34 (3.61%) VSAM
6 30 (3.18%) Cryptography
7 21 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.01%) Replication
9 18 (1.91%) Online Banking
9 18 (1.91%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.91%) User Experience
10 17 (1.80%) SWIFT
11 16 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.38%) AS400
13 12 (1.27%) EMV
14 10 (1.06%) Data Integration
15 9 (0.95%) Chip Card
15 9 (0.95%) CMDB
16 7 (0.74%) Mathematics
16 7 (0.74%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 278 (29.48%) UNIX
2 192 (20.36%) Windows
3 100 (10.60%) zOS
4 91 (9.65%) Linux
5 29 (3.08%) MVS
6 28 (2.97%) AIX
7 22 (2.33%) Solaris
8 18 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.91%) Windows XP
8 18 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.74%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.74%) HPUX
10 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.32%) VME
12 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.32%) OS/390
13 2 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.21%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 115 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (11.35%) ITIL
3 107 (11.35%) Project Management
3 107 (11.35%) Change Management
4 102 (10.82%) Mentoring
5 77 (8.17%) Risk Analysis
6 74 (7.85%) UML
6 74 (7.85%) Migration
7 73 (7.74%) ETL
8 72 (7.64%) Coaching
9 70 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
10 65 (6.89%) Waterfall
11 58 (6.15%) SOA
11 58 (6.15%) Workflow
12 57 (6.04%) Service Delivery
13 47 (4.98%) PRINCE2
14 45 (4.77%) Validation
15 44 (4.67%) Test Strategy
15 44 (4.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (21.95%) SQL
2 203 (21.53%) COBOL
3 196 (20.78%) Java
4 143 (15.16%) JCL
5 49 (5.20%) C#
6 45 (4.77%) Assembly Language
6 45 (4.77%) REXX
7 42 (4.45%) JavaScript
8 40 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 28 (2.97%) PL/1
10 25 (2.65%) C++
11 17 (1.80%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.59%) Perl
13 12 (1.27%) C
13 12 (1.27%) NATURAL
14 11 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.06%) VBA
15 10 (1.06%) R
16 9 (0.95%) XPath
17 5 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 83 (8.80%) Degree
2 29 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 14 (1.48%) ISEB
6 10 (1.06%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.74%) APMP
8 5 (0.53%) CBAP
8 5 (0.53%) MBA
8 5 (0.53%) CSQA
9 4 (0.42%) IIBA
9 4 (0.42%) CCNP
9 4 (0.42%) CCNA
9 4 (0.42%) PMP
9 4 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.32%) MCP
11 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (11.88%) QA
2 31 (3.29%) SLA
3 27 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.80%) ISO 8583
5 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (4.03%) RACF
2 22 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.06%) ACF2
4 9 (0.95%) vCloud
5 8 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.42%) NFS
7 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 61 (6.47%) CA Endevor
2 25 (2.65%) OMEGAMON
3 16 (1.70%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
5 10 (1.06%) OpenView
5 10 (1.06%) OpenSSO
6 9 (0.95%) Control-M
7 7 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
8 6 (0.64%) Unicenter
8 6 (0.64%) SCCM
8 6 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.64%) MOM
9 5 (0.53%) SCOM
9 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.42%) CA LISA
11 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 293 (31.07%) IBM
2 210 (22.27%) Oracle
3 116 (12.30%) HP
4 55 (5.83%) Microsoft
5 51 (5.41%) Cognos
6 50 (5.30%) Business Objects
7 46 (4.88%) BMC
8 38 (4.03%) VMware
9 36 (3.82%) SAP
10 34 (3.61%) CA
11 28 (2.97%) Teradata
12 25 (2.65%) Unisys
13 24 (2.55%) Intel
14 23 (2.44%) InterSystems
15 21 (2.23%) Lotus
16 19 (2.01%) Siebel
17 18 (1.91%) Ab Initio
18 17 (1.80%) NCR
19 16 (1.70%) Cisco
20 15 (1.59%) Sun
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 46 minutes ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40,000 - £50,000 plus discretionary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hyphen
Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £65000 - £92000 per annum + bonus + car + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Direct Line Group
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ADP
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Santander
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 16 days ago