The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for JCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 98 123
Permanent jobs citing JCL 0 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.61% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 2
Median salary - £32,500 £40,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £38,533 £38,000
% change year-on-year +36.24% +1.40%  

JCL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 645 659 863
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 59.89% 49.89% 49.06%
Number of salaries quoted 558 569 697
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing JCL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in Cheshire

JCL
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JCL in Cheshire.

Salary trend for JCL in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for JCL.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (80.00%) RACF
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) ISPF
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) VSAM
3 1 (20.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (80.00%) RACF
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CA