Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 323 314
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +77
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 13 17 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.16% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.34% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 78
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +36.36% -0.45%
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £89,600 £68,250
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £75,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +36.36% -0.90%

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 5,130 5,022 6,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.84% 48.04% 47.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4,557 4,596 5,789
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £59,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.49% +3.04% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £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 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (76.92%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) XML
5 4 (30.77%) HTTP
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) JSON
6 3 (23.08%) Information Security
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) OLTP
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) PaaS
6 3 (23.08%) IaaS
6 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 2 (15.38%) Line Management
7 2 (15.38%) High Availability
7 2 (15.38%) TSYS
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) SaaS
7 2 (15.38%) Multithreading

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 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
1 3 (23.08%) PaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (15.38%) SaaS
3 1 (7.69%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
2 2 (15.38%) VPLS
3 1 (7.69%) Broadband
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (7.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) JSON
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
2 3 (23.08%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
3 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) SRDF
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 2 (15.38%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Lotus
3 2 (15.38%) TSYS
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
4 1 (7.69%) Canon
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.69%) Remedy
4 1 (7.69%) Reuters
4 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (7.69%) Unisys
4 1 (7.69%) VMware