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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 245 290
Rank change year-on-year +15 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 7 14 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 20
Median salary £45,000 £70,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.71% +21.73%  
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -7.21% -  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2460 2987 4525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.37% 46.83% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2165 2685 3722
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mainframe as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 5 (55.56%) Unix
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
2 4 (44.44%) Tivoli NetView
2 4 (44.44%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (44.44%) Front Office
2 4 (44.44%) AS400
2 4 (44.44%) Lotus
2 4 (44.44%) OS/390
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
2 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) CICS
4 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) zSecure
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) zOS
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) RACF
5 1 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management

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 4 (44.44%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) CICS
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (44.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (44.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) RACF Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) RACF Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) AS400
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) OS/390
3 2 (22.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
1 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (22.22%) RACF
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli
1 4 (44.44%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (22.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) Apple
3 1 (11.11%) Canon
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 1 (11.11%) VMware