Period
to 24 May 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 329 341
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 +38
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 16 7 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.069% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.14% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 37
City of London median annual salary £89,500 £72,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.45% +39.42% -5.45%
10th Percentile £72,500 £42,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £94,850 £92,600 £75,000
Central London median annual salary £89,500 £58,750 £52,000
% change year-on-year +52.34% +12.98% -5.45%

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,175 5,033 6,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.63% 49.30% 48.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4,605 4,560 5,825
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the City of London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe in the City of London.

Salary trend for Mainframe in the City of London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
3 7 (43.75%) HTTP
3 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 7 (43.75%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (37.50%) OLTP
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) REST
6 4 (25.00%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) SAS
7 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
7 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (18.75%) TSYS
7 3 (18.75%) Force.com
7 3 (18.75%) Apex Code
8 2 (12.50%) COBIT

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (18.75%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) OLTP
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Digital Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Salesforce Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) JSON
1 7 (43.75%) Web Services
1 7 (43.75%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 2 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) IT Governance
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) Apex Code
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PL/1
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) REXX
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CISM
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PMP
1 1 (6.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ACF2
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (18.75%) TSYS
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Unisys