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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 545 499 534
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +35
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 389 475 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.07% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 287 320 316
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £29,829
10% offered a salary of more than £75,750 £70,000 £103,100
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%

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
44661 44301 42830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.93% 38.84% 40.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35936 34488 34632
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -54 357 £52,500 - 57
London +4 134 £60,000 -2.04% 13
South East -27 53 £52,500 -8.69% 9
East Midlands +20 46 £38,750 -0.64% 9
South West +6 43 £46,377 -7.24% 1
Swindon +38 37 £46,377 -9.94% 1
Wiltshire +28 37 £46,377 -9.94% 1
North West -66 36 £50,000 -4.76% 18
City of London +22 26 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Nottingham +7 22 £31,250 -21.87% 7
Nottinghamshire -2 22 £31,250 -21.87% 7
Scotland +5 21 £46,000 +2.22%
Buckinghamshire +4 19 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +18 18 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Northamptonshire +14 18 £45,000 -4.25% 2
Milton Keynes +1 18 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Edinburgh -8 18 £46,000 -9.80%
Manchester -22 16 £60,000 +14.28% 4
West Sussex -22 14 £59,250 -1.25% 1
East of England -5 13 £40,000 -51.51%
Cheshire -45 13 £47,500 -11.62% 4
Crawley +1 11 £58,500 +1.29% 1
North Yorkshire +12 10 £27,000 +14.02%
West Midlands -18 10 £36,000 +0.69% 1
Northampton +10 9 £52,500 +7.14% 1
Wellingborough - 8 £24,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +22 7 £38,575 -44.89%
Peterborough +4 7 £38,575 -44.89%
Wales -2 7 £37,500 -
Cardiff - 7 £37,500 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 352 (38.60%) Finance
2 334 (36.62%) IBM
3 277 (30.37%) DB2
4 243 (26.64%) UNIX
5 226 (24.78%) COBOL
6 224 (24.56%) JCL
7 204 (22.37%) Java
8 195 (21.38%) Banking
9 187 (20.50%) SQL
10 185 (20.29%) CICS
11 184 (20.18%) Oracle
12 164 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
13 161 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
14 158 (17.32%) Windows
15 156 (17.11%) Linux
16 141 (15.46%) Web Services
17 137 (15.02%) SDLC
18 129 (14.14%) IBM Mainframe
19 113 (12.39%) WebSphere
20 101 (11.07%) .NET
20 101 (11.07%) Retail
21 99 (10.86%) XML
21 99 (10.86%) ITIL
22 96 (10.53%) ISPF
22 96 (10.53%) Data Centre
23 95 (10.42%) Middleware
24 88 (9.65%) Change Management
24 88 (9.65%) SOA
25 87 (9.54%) Microsoft
25 87 (9.54%) SQL Server

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 185 (20.29%) CICS
2 113 (12.39%) WebSphere
3 48 (5.26%) Apache
4 47 (5.15%) Tomcat
5 44 (4.82%) IIS
6 40 (4.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 40 (4.39%) Oracle Coherence
7 39 (4.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 37 (4.06%) MQSeries
9 33 (3.62%) SAS
10 32 (3.51%) SharePoint
10 32 (3.51%) IBM Notes
11 31 (3.40%) JBoss
12 13 (1.43%) FileNet
12 13 (1.43%) Confluence
13 11 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 11 (1.21%) StreamWeaver
13 11 (1.21%) Documentum
14 10 (1.10%) MTS
15 7 (0.77%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 40 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.40%) MS Office
3 23 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (4.39%) RMDS
2 8 (0.88%) Exstream
3 7 (0.77%) VisionPLUS
4 5 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.33%) BASE24
6 2 (0.22%) Summit
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 40 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (1.86%) IaaS
3 3 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 71 (7.79%) SAN
2 63 (6.91%) HTTP
3 58 (6.36%) LAN
3 58 (6.36%) WAN
4 40 (4.39%) NAS
4 40 (4.39%) FCoE
4 40 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
4 40 (4.39%) Multicast
5 31 (3.40%) Internet
6 21 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.08%) Firewall
8 12 (1.32%) VLAN
8 12 (1.32%) DNS
8 12 (1.32%) FTP
9 9 (0.99%) SSL
9 9 (0.99%) MPLS
10 7 (0.77%) VPN
11 6 (0.66%) ATM
12 4 (0.44%) SMS
12 4 (0.44%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (30.37%) DB2
2 87 (9.54%) SQL Server
3 43 (4.71%) Hadoop
4 40 (4.39%) HBase
5 29 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
5 29 (3.18%) DataStage
6 23 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.19%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.86%) Pentaho
9 13 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 9 (0.99%) Easytrieve
12 8 (0.88%) OLTP
12 8 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 7 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (4.06%) LoadRunner
2 18 (1.97%) JIRA
3 12 (1.32%) Eclipse
3 12 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.32%) HP UFT
4 9 (0.99%) Hudson
5 6 (0.66%) Subversion
5 6 (0.66%) Toad
5 6 (0.66%) JMeter
6 5 (0.55%) Maven
7 4 (0.44%) Selenium
7 4 (0.44%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.33%) JUnit
8 3 (0.33%) PROIV
9 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.22%) GDB
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.11%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
General
1 352 (38.60%) Finance
2 195 (21.38%) Banking
3 101 (11.07%) Retail
4 34 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.40%) Legal
6 27 (2.96%) Marketing
7 15 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.54%) Back Office
9 10 (1.10%) Law
10 9 (0.99%) Front Office
10 9 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.66%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.44%) French Language
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (17.43%) Architect
2 135 (14.80%) Analyst
3 105 (11.51%) Developer
4 79 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
5 71 (7.79%) Consultant
6 48 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
7 45 (4.93%) Mainframe Developer
8 41 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 39 (4.28%) Technical Architect
9 39 (4.28%) Mainframe Operator
10 36 (3.95%) Lead Architect
11 34 (3.73%) Designer
11 34 (3.73%) Applications Support
12 31 (3.40%) Programmer
13 30 (3.29%) Project Manager
14 29 (3.18%) Technical Consultant
14 29 (3.18%) Solutions Designer
15 28 (3.07%) Computer Operator
16 27 (2.96%) Analyst Developer
17 24 (2.63%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (15.46%) Web Services
2 101 (11.07%) .NET
3 99 (10.86%) XML
4 96 (10.53%) ISPF
5 95 (10.42%) Middleware
6 81 (8.88%) HTML
7 43 (4.71%) J2EE
7 43 (4.71%) XSLT
8 40 (4.39%) Ultra Messaging
8 40 (4.39%) Rendezvous
9 36 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
10 32 (3.51%) Java EE
11 18 (1.97%) SOAP
12 14 (1.54%) .NET Framework
13 12 (1.32%) Spring
14 11 (1.21%) LAMP
15 10 (1.10%) ODBC
15 10 (1.10%) JSON
16 8 (0.88%) JMS
16 8 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 161 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (14.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 96 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 59 (6.47%) Management Information System
5 52 (5.70%) VSAM
6 34 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 33 (3.62%) Client/Server
7 33 (3.62%) SWIFT
8 29 (3.18%) AS400
9 16 (1.75%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.75%) Social Media
9 16 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 14 (1.54%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.43%) Data Extraction
11 13 (1.43%) PMI
12 11 (1.21%) BYOD
13 10 (1.10%) iSeries
13 10 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (1.10%) Clustering
14 9 (0.99%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 243 (26.64%) UNIX
2 158 (17.32%) Windows
3 156 (17.11%) Linux
4 81 (8.88%) Solaris
5 68 (7.46%) zOS
6 46 (5.04%) AIX
7 32 (3.51%) MVS
8 13 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.77%) VMS
11 5 (0.55%) HPUX
12 3 (0.33%) Android
12 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.22%) VME
13 2 (0.22%) OS/390
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.02%) SDLC
3 99 (10.86%) ITIL
4 88 (9.65%) SOA
4 88 (9.65%) Change Management
5 79 (8.66%) Mentoring
6 72 (7.89%) Project Management
7 64 (7.02%) Incident Management
8 58 (6.36%) Service Management
9 54 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 52 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
11 51 (5.59%) Migration
12 46 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (5.04%) Risk Management
13 42 (4.61%) TOGAF
14 40 (4.39%) Benchmarking
14 40 (4.39%) ETL
15 38 (4.17%) Configuration Management
16 35 (3.84%) Waterfall
17 34 (3.73%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (24.78%) COBOL
2 224 (24.56%) JCL
3 204 (22.37%) Java
4 187 (20.50%) SQL
5 68 (7.46%) JavaScript
6 52 (5.70%) Perl
7 51 (5.59%) C
8 33 (3.62%) REXX
9 30 (3.29%) Assembly Language
10 27 (2.96%) VB
11 21 (2.30%) PL/1
12 18 (1.97%) C#
13 15 (1.64%) C++
14 14 (1.54%) LINC
15 13 (1.43%) Python
16 12 (1.32%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.10%) Ruby
18 9 (0.99%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (8.55%) Degree
2 25 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.64%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.32%) CISA
6 12 (1.32%) CISM
7 11 (1.21%) CISSP
8 10 (1.10%) ISEB
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.55%) HNC
11 4 (0.44%) MCP
12 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.22%) MCSE
13 2 (0.22%) CCNP
13 2 (0.22%) CCNA
13 2 (0.22%) PMP
13 2 (0.22%) QiCA
13 2 (0.22%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.99%) QA
2 59 (6.47%) SLA
3 22 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (1.86%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.99%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.77%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.77%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
System Software
1 80 (8.77%) Time Sharing Option
2 44 (4.82%) SRDF
3 42 (4.61%) NFS
4 40 (4.39%) Oracle RAC
5 31 (3.40%) RACF
6 29 (3.18%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 21 (2.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 21 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (1.10%) Active Directory
9 9 (0.99%) ACF2
10 8 (0.88%) XenApp
11 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.22%) Firmware
14 1 (0.11%) KVM
14 1 (0.11%) vSphere
14 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (5.48%) Tivoli
2 41 (4.50%) CA Endevor
3 21 (2.30%) zSecure
4 15 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
4 15 (1.64%) OpenView
5 13 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (1.32%) OMEGAMON
7 11 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.10%) SCCM
9 9 (0.99%) Puppet
10 8 (0.88%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.55%) Control-M
12 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.22%) CA Wily
15 1 (0.11%) OpenSSO
15 1 (0.11%) SCOM
15 1 (0.11%) Netcool
15 1 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 334 (36.62%) IBM
2 184 (20.18%) Oracle
3 87 (9.54%) Microsoft
4 71 (7.79%) Intel
5 62 (6.80%) Cisco
6 56 (6.14%) HP
7 51 (5.59%) EMC
8 47 (5.15%) Sybase
9 43 (4.71%) TIBCO
10 41 (4.50%) NetApp
11 40 (4.39%) DataSynapse
12 36 (3.95%) VMware
12 36 (3.95%) Unisys
13 32 (3.51%) Citrix
13 32 (3.51%) Lotus
14 31 (3.40%) SAP
15 19 (2.08%) Remedy
16 17 (1.86%) BMC
17 16 (1.75%) Informatica
18 14 (1.54%) Pega
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £22000 - £24500 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 23 hours ago
United Kingdom
Axica Recruitment
Salary: Generous Pension, Competitive Bonus + Other Benefits) - DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
SCC
Salary: From £22,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
United Kingdom
Axica Recruitment
Salary: generous Pension, competitive bonus and other benefits) - DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Neg + benefits Packagr
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 14 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 17 days ago