The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 696 608 556
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -52
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 211 381 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.82% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 151 259 309
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £67,975
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
38875 46294 45920
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.91% 42.36% 40.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31706 37292 35904
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -71 198 £55,000 +4.76% 20
London -3 78 £63,000 +9.56% 5
South East +40 49 £57,750 +10.00% 6
North West -16 21 £49,750 +4.73% 3
Surrey - 18 £50,000 - 2
East Midlands -17 16 £52,500 +50.00% 1
City of London +36 15 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Leicestershire +8 14 £52,500 -
Manchester +2 14 £49,500 -17.50%
West Sussex +18 13 £61,500 +26.15% 1
Berkshire +35 12 £62,500 +19.04% 2
Yorkshire +21 12 £43,500 +8.75% 1
East of England +12 11 £62,500 +56.25%
Glasgow +24 9 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Scotland +14 9 £40,000 -13.04% 2
North Yorkshire +14 9 £65,000 +225.00% 1
Crawley +6 8 £62,000 +37.77% 1
South West -20 8 £21,264 -54.14% 1
Essex +6 6 £62,500 +15.20%
Cheshire +15 5 £45,000 -5.26%
East Sussex +10 4 £80,000 +77.77%
Croydon +6 4 - - 2
Slough +21 3 £60,000 -
Harrogate +17 3 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Bristol +8 3 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 3 £70,000 -
Exeter - 3 £21,264 -
Devon - 3 £21,264 - 1
Chester +23 2 £55,000 -
Reading +16 2 £45,000 -14.28% 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 224 (46.67%) Finance
2 154 (32.08%) IBM
3 149 (31.04%) SQL
4 145 (30.21%) DB2
5 142 (29.58%) Unix
6 141 (29.38%) COBOL
7 132 (27.50%) Java
8 111 (23.13%) JCL
9 108 (22.50%) Windows
10 97 (20.21%) Oracle
11 96 (20.00%) SDLC
12 94 (19.58%) CICS
13 88 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
14 85 (17.71%) Degree
15 81 (16.88%) IBM Mainframe
16 71 (14.79%) Microsoft
17 69 (14.38%) Banking
18 66 (13.75%) ITIL
19 58 (12.08%) Linux
20 56 (11.67%) zOS
21 55 (11.46%) QA
22 53 (11.04%) VSAM
22 53 (11.04%) XML
23 52 (10.83%) HTML
24 46 (9.58%) MS Office
25 45 (9.38%) Computer Science
26 44 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
27 41 (8.54%) SQL Server
27 41 (8.54%) Web Services
28 40 (8.33%) IIS

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 94 (19.58%) CICS
2 40 (8.33%) IIS
3 24 (5.00%) SAS
4 20 (4.17%) MQSeries
5 18 (3.75%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.83%) JBoss
8 4 (0.83%) Jetty
8 4 (0.83%) PegaRULES
8 4 (0.83%) StreamWeaver
8 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.63%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.42%) Mule
10 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 46 (9.58%) MS Office
2 39 (8.13%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (3.54%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.83%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.13%) SaaS
2 10 (2.08%) GitHub
3 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) Force.com
3 2 (0.42%) IaaS
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.75%) SAN
2 17 (3.54%) LAN
3 15 (3.13%) Firewall
4 14 (2.92%) HTTP
4 14 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.92%) WAN
5 12 (2.50%) Network Security
6 11 (2.29%) NAS
7 10 (2.08%) Internet
8 9 (1.88%) DNS
8 9 (1.88%) Kerberos
8 9 (1.88%) SSH
8 9 (1.88%) SSL
9 8 (1.67%) MPLS
9 8 (1.67%) VPN
10 7 (1.46%) ATM
10 7 (1.46%) FTP
10 7 (1.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.63%) SMTP
12 2 (0.42%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (30.21%) DB2
2 41 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.75%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.88%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.67%) SAS EBI
7 7 (1.46%) DataStage
7 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.25%) Data Mining
8 6 (1.25%) MS Access
9 4 (0.83%) Easytrieve
9 4 (0.83%) MySQL
10 3 (0.63%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.42%) Adabas
11 2 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (5.21%) JIRA
2 22 (4.58%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.08%) JMeter
4 10 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.67%) JUnit
6 6 (1.25%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.25%) Selenium
6 6 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
6 6 (1.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.04%) Maven
8 4 (0.83%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.83%) Firebug
8 4 (0.83%) The Grinder
8 4 (0.83%) Toad
8 4 (0.83%) XPEDITER
9 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.63%) Subversion
10 2 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 224 (46.67%) Finance
2 69 (14.38%) Banking
3 38 (7.92%) Retail
4 28 (5.83%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.50%) Advertising
5 12 (2.50%) Back Office
6 10 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.67%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.46%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.25%) Front Office
9 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.83%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 87 (18.13%) Developer
2 75 (15.63%) Analyst
3 48 (10.00%) Architect
4 37 (7.71%) COBOL Developer
5 36 (7.50%) Java Developer
6 30 (6.25%) DB2 Developer
7 25 (5.21%) Mainframe Developer
8 24 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
9 21 (4.38%) Business Systems Analyst
9 21 (4.38%) Team Leader
10 20 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 20 (4.17%) Test Manager
11 19 (3.96%) Technical Leader
12 18 (3.75%) Consultant
13 16 (3.33%) Banking Analyst
14 15 (3.13%) Computer Operator
14 15 (3.13%) Environment Manager
14 15 (3.13%) IT Manager
14 15 (3.13%) Programmer
14 15 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.04%) XML
2 52 (10.83%) HTML
3 41 (8.54%) Web Services
4 36 (7.50%) .NET
5 33 (6.88%) Middleware
6 26 (5.42%) Spring
7 24 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 24 (5.00%) JSP
8 21 (4.38%) ISPF
9 20 (4.17%) XSL
10 15 (3.13%) J2EE
11 9 (1.88%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.88%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.88%) HTML5
11 9 (1.88%) JMS
11 9 (1.88%) REST
11 9 (1.88%) SOAP
12 8 (1.67%) Servlets
13 7 (1.46%) EJB
13 7 (1.46%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.88%) IBM Mainframe
2 53 (11.04%) VSAM
3 45 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 44 (9.17%) Enterprise Software
5 34 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (6.88%) Data Centre
7 22 (4.58%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.92%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.29%) iSeries
10 10 (2.08%) DataPower
10 10 (2.08%) Mathematics
11 9 (1.88%) Credit Risk
11 9 (1.88%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.67%) Online Banking
12 8 (1.67%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.67%) Statistics
13 7 (1.46%) AS400
13 7 (1.46%) PKI
13 7 (1.46%) Reference Data
14 6 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 142 (29.58%) Unix
2 108 (22.50%) Windows
3 58 (12.08%) Linux
4 56 (11.67%) zOS
5 31 (6.46%) AIX
6 24 (5.00%) MVS
7 21 (4.38%) Windows Server
8 12 (2.50%) Solaris
9 11 (2.29%) OS/390
10 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.25%) Android
11 6 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) HPUX
12 1 (0.21%) OS/2
12 1 (0.21%) VME
12 1 (0.21%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.00%) SDLC
2 88 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (13.75%) ITIL
4 35 (7.29%) Waterfall
5 34 (7.08%) SOA
6 33 (6.88%) Service Management
7 32 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 31 (6.46%) Information Security
9 30 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 30 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 28 (5.83%) Change Management
10 28 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 28 (5.83%) RAD
11 26 (5.42%) Business Analysis
11 26 (5.42%) Project Management
11 26 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (5.42%) TDD
12 25 (5.21%) MVC
12 25 (5.21%) Test Scripting
13 23 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 149 (31.04%) SQL
2 141 (29.38%) COBOL
3 132 (27.50%) Java
4 111 (23.13%) JCL
5 33 (6.88%) JavaScript
6 31 (6.46%) REXX
7 24 (5.00%) VB
8 23 (4.79%) C#
9 21 (4.38%) C
9 21 (4.38%) CLIST
10 14 (2.92%) Assembly Language
11 11 (2.29%) Perl
11 11 (2.29%) Python
11 11 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.42%) C++
13 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (17.71%) Degree
2 19 (3.96%) ISTQB
3 15 (3.13%) ISEB
4 8 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.25%) CISM
6 6 (1.25%) CISSP
6 6 (1.25%) SAS Certification
7 4 (0.83%) PhD
8 2 (0.42%) CBAP
8 2 (0.42%) CCNA
8 2 (0.42%) CISA
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.21%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCP
9 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (11.46%) QA
2 13 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.71%) SLA
3 10 (2.08%) COBIT
4 7 (1.46%) PMBOK
5 5 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.42%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (5.42%) Time Sharing Option
2 22 (4.58%) RACF
3 17 (3.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 15 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.46%) XenApp
5 7 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.63%) ACF2
9 1 (0.21%) HDFS
9 1 (0.21%) NFS
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.21%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (3.13%) SCCM
2 14 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.50%) zSecure
4 7 (1.46%) CA Endevor
4 7 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.25%) Puppet
6 4 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
6 4 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.42%) CloudHub
7 2 (0.42%) Control-M
7 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) Oozie
8 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 154 (32.08%) IBM
2 97 (20.21%) Oracle
3 71 (14.79%) Microsoft
4 37 (7.71%) Cognizant
5 27 (5.63%) CA
6 22 (4.58%) Sybase
7 21 (4.38%) HP
7 21 (4.38%) VMware
8 19 (3.96%) Ab Initio
9 18 (3.75%) Redback
10 15 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (2.92%) Citrix
12 12 (2.50%) webMethods
13 10 (2.08%) Cisco
13 10 (2.08%) TSYS
14 9 (1.88%) Software AG
15 8 (1.67%) Informatica
16 7 (1.46%) SAP
17 6 (1.25%) Cognos
17 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary , variable , benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Salary: £55000 - £63000 Per Annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Easton Haines Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - 80,000k + 8-11% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
2i Resourcing
Salary: Competitive base salary + attractive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2i Resourcing
Salary: Competitive base salary + attractive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Cognizant
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus health, life, pension, bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LV
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000,000 per annum Competitive Salary - Excellent
Posted: 21 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: Unspecified Excellent salary plus bonus plus extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago