Period
to 18 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 904 805
Rank change year-on-year +82 -99 -160
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 293 269 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.36% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 178 172 320
England median annual salary £55,750 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.19% - -
10th Percentile £32,350 £26,400 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £95,000 £82,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 66,490 74,935 76,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 44.43% 44.64% 42.45%
Number of salaries quoted 52,030 56,884 63,114
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in England

Mainframe
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +44 87 £38,750 -22.50% 12
South East +77 84 £70,000 +16.67% 6
London +4 74 £64,500 -2.64% 14
North West +17 59 £50,000 - 6
East of England +46 29 £46,750 -10.95% 4
Yorkshire +45 25 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Midlands +24 16 £45,500 +75.00% 7
East Midlands +8 12 £42,500 -20.93% 5
West Midlands +29 4 £77,500 +198.08% 2
North East - 3 £35,100 -
South West +26 2 - - 2
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 113 (38.57%) Finance
2 96 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (31.06%) Java
4 69 (23.55%) IBM
5 65 (22.18%) Banking
5 65 (22.18%) DevOps
6 60 (20.48%) SQL
7 59 (20.14%) Windows
8 57 (19.45%) DB2
8 57 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
9 55 (18.77%) Unix
10 54 (18.43%) Linux
10 54 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 48 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
12 46 (15.70%) COBOL
12 46 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (14.68%) Oracle
14 42 (14.33%) IT Strategy
15 40 (13.65%) Middleware
16 39 (13.31%) JavaScript
16 39 (13.31%) Data Centre
17 37 (12.63%) Test Automation
18 36 (12.29%) IBM Mainframe
19 35 (11.95%) Risk Management
20 34 (11.60%) JCL
20 34 (11.60%) Wealth Management
21 33 (11.26%) C#
21 33 (11.26%) ITIL
22 32 (10.92%) .NET
22 32 (10.92%) Degree

Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 22 (7.51%) WebSphere
2 19 (6.48%) CICS
3 16 (5.46%) Confluence
4 9 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.05%) SAS
6 6 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.37%) Apache
7 4 (1.37%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.02%) JBoss
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.05%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (18.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.10%) GitHub
4 8 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.39%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.71%) Office 365
7 4 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.37%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Apigee
8 1 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.34%) Force.com
8 1 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.48%) LAN
2 10 (3.41%) WAN
3 9 (3.07%) NAS
4 8 (2.73%) VPN
5 6 (2.05%) SAN
6 5 (1.71%) ATM
6 5 (1.71%) MPLS
7 4 (1.37%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.37%) Firewall
7 4 (1.37%) PABX
7 4 (1.37%) SNMP
7 4 (1.37%) VoIP
8 3 (1.02%) Internet
9 2 (0.68%) CTI
9 2 (0.68%) MQTT
9 2 (0.68%) Skype
10 1 (0.34%) DNS
10 1 (0.34%) SNA
10 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.45%) DB2
2 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.75%) Power BI
6 10 (3.41%) Big Data
6 10 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (2.05%) IMS/DB
9 6 (2.05%) MySQL
9 6 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.05%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (2.05%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.71%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.02%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 30 (10.24%) JIRA
2 15 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.07%) Selenium
4 9 (3.07%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.39%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.05%) Maven
7 6 (2.05%) Subversion
8 4 (1.37%) Ant
8 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.37%) CA Release Automation
8 4 (1.37%) ChangeMan
8 4 (1.37%) Gradle
8 4 (1.37%) JUnit
9 3 (1.02%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.02%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.02%) Vagrant
General
1 113 (38.57%) Finance
2 65 (22.18%) Banking
3 28 (9.56%) Law
4 24 (8.19%) Investment Banking
5 18 (6.14%) Retail
6 9 (3.07%) Marketing
7 8 (2.73%) Retail Banking
7 8 (2.73%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.71%) Advertising
8 5 (1.71%) Legal
9 4 (1.37%) Back Office
9 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.37%) Front Office
10 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Billing
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 52 (17.75%) Architect
2 40 (13.65%) Developer
3 29 (9.90%) Analyst
4 25 (8.53%) Administrator
5 21 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
5 21 (7.17%) Technical Architect
6 18 (6.14%) DBA
7 14 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (4.44%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.44%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.41%) Mainframe Developer
10 9 (3.07%) DB2 DBA
10 9 (3.07%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.73%) Applications Support
11 8 (2.73%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
11 8 (2.73%) IT Engineer
11 8 (2.73%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.39%) COBOL Developer
12 7 (2.39%) Mainframe Support
12 7 (2.39%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.65%) Middleware
2 32 (10.92%) .NET
3 17 (5.80%) ISPF
4 14 (4.78%) CSS
4 14 (4.78%) HTML
4 14 (4.78%) Spring
4 14 (4.78%) Web Services
5 13 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 12 (4.10%) REST
7 11 (3.75%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.75%) WPF
8 10 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (3.41%) Razor View Engine
8 10 (3.41%) React
8 10 (3.41%) RESTful
8 10 (3.41%) SOAP
9 8 (2.73%) Kafka
10 7 (2.39%) LDAP
10 7 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (13.31%) Data Centre
3 36 (12.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (9.90%) iSeries
5 28 (9.56%) Management Information System
6 25 (8.53%) User Experience
7 15 (5.12%) Computer Science
8 13 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (4.10%) Mobile App
9 12 (4.10%) Wiki
10 11 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (3.07%) Arduino
11 9 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (2.05%) PMI
12 6 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (1.71%) NHS
14 4 (1.37%) Credit Risk
14 4 (1.37%) Fintech
14 4 (1.37%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (20.14%) Windows
2 55 (18.77%) Unix
3 54 (18.43%) Linux
4 22 (7.51%) zOS
5 12 (4.10%) Android
5 12 (4.10%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.41%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.39%) Solaris
8 5 (1.71%) HPUX
8 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.68%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.68%) VME
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) MVS
11 1 (0.34%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (22.18%) DevOps
3 57 (19.45%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (14.33%) IT Strategy
5 37 (12.63%) Test Automation
6 35 (11.95%) Risk Management
7 34 (11.60%) Wealth Management
8 33 (11.26%) ITIL
9 29 (9.90%) Information Security
9 29 (9.90%) Project Management
9 29 (9.90%) Service Management
9 29 (9.90%) TDD
10 28 (9.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 28 (9.56%) TOGAF
11 26 (8.87%) OO
11 26 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (8.19%) CRM
12 24 (8.19%) Due Diligence
13 23 (7.85%) Analytics
13 23 (7.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.06%) Java
2 60 (20.48%) SQL
3 46 (15.70%) COBOL
4 39 (13.31%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.60%) JCL
6 33 (11.26%) C#
7 21 (7.17%) REXX
8 16 (5.46%) Perl
9 15 (5.12%) Python
10 14 (4.78%) C
11 13 (4.44%) Shell Script
12 12 (4.10%) Java 8
13 11 (3.75%) PL/SQL
14 9 (3.07%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.73%) Assembly Language
16 7 (2.39%) C++
17 6 (2.05%) PHP
17 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
18 5 (1.71%) PL/1
19 4 (1.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (10.92%) Degree
2 10 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.07%) OCPJP
4 8 (2.73%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.39%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.71%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.37%) CFA
7 4 (1.37%) CISSP
7 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.02%) MCSE
9 2 (0.68%) CCNA
9 2 (0.68%) CCNP
9 2 (0.68%) CEH
9 2 (0.68%) CISA
9 2 (0.68%) CISM
9 2 (0.68%) GIAC
9 2 (0.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.14%) PMO
2 16 (5.46%) QA
3 7 (2.39%) SLA
4 4 (1.37%) Basel III
4 4 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 22 (7.51%) Docker
2 10 (3.41%) RACF
2 10 (3.41%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.37%) ACF2
5 4 (1.37%) Firmware
5 4 (1.37%) XenApp
5 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.68%) HDFS
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.05%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.05%) Puppet
2 6 (2.05%) zSecure
3 4 (1.37%) Ansible
3 4 (1.37%) Automic
3 4 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.37%) SCCM
3 4 (1.37%) WSUS
4 3 (1.02%) Grafana
4 3 (1.02%) Graphite
4 3 (1.02%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.68%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.68%) Nagios
5 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.34%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 69 (23.55%) IBM
2 43 (14.68%) Oracle
3 26 (8.87%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.46%) EMC
5 14 (4.78%) BMC
6 11 (3.75%) HP
7 10 (3.41%) CA
7 10 (3.41%) NetApp
8 9 (3.07%) Citrix
8 9 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.73%) Google
10 7 (2.39%) Ab Initio
10 7 (2.39%) SAP
10 7 (2.39%) VMware
11 6 (2.05%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (2.05%) Unisys
12 5 (1.71%) AppDynamics
13 4 (1.37%) Cisco
13 4 (1.37%) Cognizant
13 4 (1.37%) Sun