The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Job Control Language (JCL)
UK / England
Rank 829 836 863
Rank change year-on-year +7 +27  
Permanent jobs citing JCL 8 93 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.096% 0.073%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.018% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 52 41
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -10.00%  
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 43446 50291 50309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 54.46% 51.93% 50.61%
Number of salaries quoted 37320 43743 43139
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

JCL
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for JCL in England

JCL
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +61 3 £52,500 +5.52% 1
East Midlands -3 3 - - 2
London +47 1 £60,000 +33.33%
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
JCL
UK

JCL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for JCL.

1 51 (94.44%) Mainframe
2 46 (85.19%) COBOL
3 45 (83.33%) IBM
4 44 (81.48%) DB2
5 37 (68.52%) CICS
6 30 (55.56%) SQL
7 26 (48.15%) Migration
8 24 (44.44%) Data Analysis
9 22 (40.74%) UML
10 21 (38.89%) Tivoli
11 18 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
12 15 (27.78%) Retail
13 13 (24.07%) Java
14 10 (18.52%) MVS
14 10 (18.52%) SDLC
15 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
15 9 (16.67%) Unix
15 9 (16.67%) Oracle
16 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (12.96%) Finance
18 6 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
18 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
18 6 (11.11%) ISPF
19 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
19 5 (9.26%) Banking
19 5 (9.26%) VSAM
19 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
19 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
20 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
20 4 (7.41%) RACF

JCL
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 37 (68.52%) CICS
2 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
1 1 (1.85%) FTP
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (81.48%) DB2
2 3 (5.56%) Easytrieve
3 2 (3.70%) Adabas
3 2 (3.70%) DataStage
4 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) MS Access
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.85%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.85%) Firebug
2 1 (1.85%) JMeter
2 1 (1.85%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.85%) The Grinder
2 1 (1.85%) Toad
General
1 15 (27.78%) Retail
2 7 (12.96%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (66.67%) Analyst
2 28 (51.85%) COBOL Analyst
3 21 (38.89%) Analyst Programmer
3 21 (38.89%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 21 (38.89%) COBOL Programmer
3 21 (38.89%) DB2 Programmer
3 21 (38.89%) Programmer
4 20 (37.04%) CICS Analyst
5 18 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
6 8 (14.81%) Mainframe Analyst
7 7 (12.96%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (11.11%) Designer
8 6 (11.11%) Developer
8 6 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
8 6 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
8 6 (11.11%) MVS Programmer
8 6 (11.11%) Supply Chain Analyst
8 6 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (9.26%) COBOL Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) ISPF
2 1 (1.85%) JMS
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
2 1 (1.85%) Velocity
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 51 (94.44%) Mainframe
2 18 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (9.26%) VSAM
6 2 (3.70%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) MVS
2 9 (16.67%) Unix
3 3 (5.56%) zOS
4 1 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Migration
2 24 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 22 (40.74%) UML
4 10 (18.52%) SDLC
5 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.41%) Defect Management
7 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 4 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.70%) CRM
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.70%) Wealth Management
10 1 (1.85%) Coaching
10 1 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.85%) Process Improvement
10 1 (1.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (85.19%) COBOL
2 30 (55.56%) SQL
3 13 (24.07%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) NATURAL
5 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.85%) Fortran
5 1 (1.85%) REXX
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (7.41%) RACF
2 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (38.89%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.70%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (83.33%) IBM
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.85%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.85%) TOWER Software
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