Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK > England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 854 628
Rank change year-on-year +14 -226 +9
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 313 314 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.46% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 223 233 473
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £32,675 £31,700 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -13.04%

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 69,158 67,777 83,200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 41.91% 40.84% 42.47%
Number of salaries quoted 54,843 55,763 67,676
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
South East +34 103 £57,500 +9.52% 12
North of England +26 97 £50,000 +33.33% 7
London -21 76 £67,500 -3.57% 5
North West +29 75 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +2 22 £82,000 +160.32% 1
East of England -7 18 £82,000 +64.00% 2
Midlands +1 15 £51,500 -1.90% 5
East Midlands -13 9 £51,500 -1.90% 4
South West +4 8 £45,000 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -9 6 £53,250 - 1
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 139 (44.41%) Finance
2 86 (27.48%) COBOL
3 82 (26.20%) Unix
4 79 (25.24%) Java
5 77 (24.60%) SQL
6 75 (23.96%) IBM
7 74 (23.64%) Oracle
8 68 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (21.09%) DB2
10 57 (18.21%) Middleware
11 55 (17.57%) SDLC
12 50 (15.97%) Windows
13 49 (15.65%) Banking
14 48 (15.34%) TOGAF
15 45 (14.38%) IBM Mainframe
16 42 (13.42%) Data Centre
17 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 41 (13.10%) Migration
18 40 (12.78%) Information Security
18 40 (12.78%) JavaScript
18 40 (12.78%) DevOps
19 39 (12.46%) Linux
20 38 (12.14%) Test Automation
21 37 (11.82%) Degree
21 37 (11.82%) CICS
21 37 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
22 36 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
22 36 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
23 35 (11.18%) Enterprise Software
23 35 (11.18%) IT Strategy

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 37 (11.82%) CICS
2 25 (7.99%) SAS
3 20 (6.39%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.47%) Confluence
4 14 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (3.51%) JBoss
6 9 (2.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (2.24%) Apache Pig
7 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.24%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.28%) IIS
9 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.96%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.32%) Apache
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (4.79%) MS Visio
2 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.28%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 36 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.67%) PaaS
3 23 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (7.35%) IaaS
3 23 (7.35%) SaaS
4 11 (3.51%) Slack
5 10 (3.19%) Bluemix
5 10 (3.19%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (2.88%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.96%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.32%) Force.com
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.03%) SAN
2 16 (5.11%) LAN
2 16 (5.11%) WAN
3 15 (4.79%) Firewall
4 13 (4.15%) DNS
5 9 (2.88%) DHCP
6 7 (2.24%) CTI
7 5 (1.60%) Internet
8 4 (1.28%) ATM
8 4 (1.28%) HTTP
8 4 (1.28%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.28%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.96%) SSL
10 2 (0.64%) DMZ
10 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.64%) MPLS
10 2 (0.64%) Network Security
10 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.64%) VPLS
11 1 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.09%) DB2
2 26 (8.31%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.79%) Big Data
3 15 (4.79%) SQL Server
4 14 (4.47%) IMS/DB
5 13 (4.15%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (2.88%) Star Schema
7 7 (2.24%) Pentaho
7 7 (2.24%) QlikView
8 5 (1.60%) OLTP
8 5 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.28%) Easytrieve
9 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.96%) Adabas
10 3 (0.96%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.96%) GIS
10 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 23 (7.35%) JIRA
2 22 (7.03%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.79%) HP UFT
3 15 (4.79%) Selenium
3 15 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (4.47%) Maven
5 12 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (3.83%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.83%) JMeter
5 12 (3.83%) WebDriver
6 11 (3.51%) Gatling
6 11 (3.51%) GitLab
6 11 (3.51%) Jasmine
6 11 (3.51%) LoadRunner
6 11 (3.51%) Protractor
6 11 (3.51%) Robot Framework
6 11 (3.51%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.51%) TestComplete
6 11 (3.51%) The Grinder
6 11 (3.51%) Zephyr
General
1 139 (44.41%) Finance
2 49 (15.65%) Banking
3 27 (8.63%) Investment Banking
3 27 (8.63%) Retail
4 26 (8.31%) Law
5 11 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.88%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.88%) Legal
7 6 (1.92%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.60%) Spanish Language
9 4 (1.28%) Back Office
10 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.64%) Front Office
11 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.64%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.32%) French Language
12 1 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.32%) German Language
12 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 77 (24.60%) Analyst
2 69 (22.04%) Architect
3 50 (15.97%) Developer
4 28 (8.95%) Analyst Developer
5 27 (8.63%) Enterprise Architect
6 23 (7.35%) Cloud Architect
7 21 (6.71%) Programmer
8 19 (6.07%) Report Analyst
8 19 (6.07%) Report Developer
9 17 (5.43%) Designer
10 16 (5.11%) COBOL Developer
10 16 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
11 14 (4.47%) DB2 Programmer
11 14 (4.47%) Graduate
11 14 (4.47%) Test Engineer
12 13 (4.15%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.83%) COBOL Programmer
13 12 (3.83%) Operations Analyst
13 12 (3.83%) Systems Analyst
14 11 (3.51%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.21%) Middleware
2 33 (10.54%) Web Services
3 22 (7.03%) .NET
4 19 (6.07%) XML
5 15 (4.79%) JSON
6 14 (4.47%) REST
7 13 (4.15%) Spring
8 11 (3.51%) Gherkin
8 11 (3.51%) J2EE
8 11 (3.51%) JSP
8 11 (3.51%) Nightwatchjs
9 10 (3.19%) HTML
10 9 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
11 6 (1.92%) Hibernate
11 6 (1.92%) JMS
12 5 (1.60%) LDAP
13 4 (1.28%) Servlets
13 4 (1.28%) Struts
13 4 (1.28%) WSDL
13 4 (1.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.38%) IBM Mainframe
2 42 (13.42%) Data Centre
3 35 (11.18%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (7.99%) Hybrid Cloud
6 18 (5.75%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.83%) Fintech
7 12 (3.83%) Public Cloud
8 11 (3.51%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.51%) Replication
9 10 (3.19%) Clustering
9 10 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (3.19%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.88%) VSAM
11 7 (2.24%) AS400
12 6 (1.92%) iSeries
12 6 (1.92%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.28%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
14 3 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 82 (26.20%) Unix
2 50 (15.97%) Windows
3 39 (12.46%) Linux
4 19 (6.07%) zOS
5 9 (2.88%) AIX
6 8 (2.56%) Solaris
7 7 (2.24%) MVS
8 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.28%) VMS
9 3 (0.96%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.64%) OS/390
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.73%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.57%) SDLC
3 48 (15.34%) TOGAF
4 41 (13.10%) Migration
5 40 (12.78%) DevOps
5 40 (12.78%) Information Security
6 38 (12.14%) Test Automation
7 37 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (11.18%) IT Strategy
9 34 (10.86%) ITIL
9 34 (10.86%) Waterfall
10 31 (9.90%) Systems Analysis
11 30 (9.58%) Line Management
11 30 (9.58%) Risk Management
11 30 (9.58%) SOA
12 27 (8.63%) Wealth Management
13 26 (8.31%) Analytics
13 26 (8.31%) High Availability
14 24 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (7.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.48%) COBOL
2 79 (25.24%) Java
3 77 (24.60%) SQL
4 40 (12.78%) JavaScript
5 27 (8.63%) JCL
6 26 (8.31%) Python
7 24 (7.67%) C#
8 15 (4.79%) C++
8 15 (4.79%) REXX
9 13 (4.15%) Ruby
10 12 (3.83%) C
10 12 (3.83%) VB.NET
11 11 (3.51%) Assembly Language
11 11 (3.51%) Groovy
12 9 (2.88%) Pascal
12 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.56%) Perl
13 8 (2.56%) PL/1
14 3 (0.96%) PHP
14 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (11.82%) Degree
2 17 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.47%) ISTQB
3 14 (4.47%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.88%) CISM
5 9 (2.88%) CISSP
5 9 (2.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.88%) Master's Degree
6 7 (2.24%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.60%) PMP
8 4 (1.28%) MCP
9 3 (0.96%) ISEB
10 2 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 2 (0.64%) CCSP
10 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.64%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.32%) CISA
11 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.79%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.28%) SLA
5 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (4.47%) Active Directory
1 14 (4.47%) Docker
1 14 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.83%) Time Sharing Option
3 9 (2.88%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.88%) NFS
3 9 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (2.88%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.28%) SRDF
5 3 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) RACF
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 19 (6.07%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (4.79%) Puppet
3 14 (4.47%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (2.88%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.92%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.28%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.28%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.28%) SCCM
7 3 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.64%) Ansible
8 2 (0.64%) Netcool
8 2 (0.64%) SCOM
8 2 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.32%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 75 (23.96%) IBM
2 74 (23.64%) Oracle
3 41 (13.10%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.67%) CA
5 19 (6.07%) RedPrairie
6 16 (5.11%) CA Agile Central
7 15 (4.79%) Google
7 15 (4.79%) VMware
8 14 (4.47%) HP
9 13 (4.15%) Ab Initio
10 12 (3.83%) Informatica
11 11 (3.51%) Micro Focus
12 10 (3.19%) Intel
12 10 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (3.19%) SAP
13 9 (2.88%) CommVault
13 9 (2.88%) Veeam
14 8 (2.56%) Tableau
15 7 (2.24%) Birst
15 7 (2.24%) MicroStrategy