Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 894 820 638
Rank change year-on-year -74 -182 -16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 270 404 790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.55% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 168 315 555
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
10th Percentile £30,725 £32,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £96,625 £82,500 £78,750
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 72947 73494 86746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.22% 41.16% 42.16%
Number of salaries quoted 55375 60931 70270
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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
London -21 118 £70,000 - 6
North of England +7 72 £50,000 +33.33% 4
North West 0 61 £50,000 +33.33% 3
South East -18 45 £62,500 +16.82% 8
East of England +5 18 £52,500 +36.36% 1
Midlands +22 14 £26,000 -50.48%
Yorkshire +8 11 £45,000 +20.00%
West Midlands +23 9 £26,000 -
East Midlands +13 4 £53,750 +2.38%
South West +6 4 £40,544 +15.84% 3
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 135 (50.00%) Finance
2 92 (34.07%) Banking
3 73 (27.04%) Unix
4 64 (23.70%) Service Management
5 61 (22.59%) Java
6 58 (21.48%) Investment Banking
7 57 (21.11%) IBM
8 56 (20.74%) Wealth Management
9 53 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (18.89%) Asset Management
11 48 (17.78%) Retail Banking
12 46 (17.04%) COBOL
12 46 (17.04%) Windows
12 46 (17.04%) Process Improvement
13 45 (16.67%) SDLC
14 44 (16.30%) Microsoft
14 44 (16.30%) Back Office
15 41 (15.19%) SQL
16 40 (14.81%) Reference Data
16 40 (14.81%) Data Management
17 39 (14.44%) ITSM
17 39 (14.44%) Pricing Data
18 38 (14.07%) Oracle
19 37 (13.70%) DB2
20 36 (13.33%) ITIL
21 35 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
21 35 (12.96%) Middleware
21 35 (12.96%) IBM Mainframe
22 32 (11.85%) Linux
23 29 (10.74%) CICS

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 29 (10.74%) CICS
2 24 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.19%) IBM Notes
3 14 (5.19%) JBoss
4 13 (4.81%) WebLogic
5 11 (4.07%) SAS
6 7 (2.59%) Apache Pig
6 7 (2.59%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.22%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.48%) Confluence
9 3 (1.11%) Anypoint
9 3 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.11%) IIS
9 3 (1.11%) MS Project Server
9 3 (1.11%) Mule
9 3 (1.11%) Mule ESB
9 3 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 28 (10.37%) MS Visio
2 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.11%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (6.30%) PaaS
2 14 (5.19%) IaaS
2 14 (5.19%) SaaS
3 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.85%) GitHub
6 2 (0.74%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.74%) Slack
6 2 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.96%) Firewall
1 8 (2.96%) LAN
1 8 (2.96%) WAN
2 7 (2.59%) Wireless
3 5 (1.85%) SAN
3 5 (1.85%) VPN
4 4 (1.48%) ATM
4 4 (1.48%) DNS
4 4 (1.48%) HTTP
4 4 (1.48%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.74%) Broadband
5 2 (0.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.74%) MPLS
5 2 (0.74%) VPLS
5 2 (0.74%) WebEx
6 1 (0.37%) CTI
6 1 (0.37%) DMZ
6 1 (0.37%) SSH
6 1 (0.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.70%) DB2
2 13 (4.81%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.70%) IMS/DB
5 8 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.59%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.59%) MySQL
6 7 (2.59%) Pentaho
6 7 (2.59%) QlikView
6 7 (2.59%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.48%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.48%) OLTP
7 4 (1.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.11%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.11%) GIS
8 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.74%) Base SAS
9 2 (0.74%) Big Data
9 2 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (5.19%) JIRA
1 14 (5.19%) Subversion
2 11 (4.07%) ClearCase
3 10 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.33%) Maven
5 7 (2.59%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.48%) Selenium
6 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.48%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.11%) Ant
7 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.11%) JMeter
7 3 (1.11%) LoadRunner
7 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.11%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.74%) Gatling
8 2 (0.74%) Protractor
General
1 135 (50.00%) Finance
2 92 (34.07%) Banking
3 58 (21.48%) Investment Banking
4 48 (17.78%) Retail Banking
5 44 (16.30%) Back Office
6 17 (6.30%) Manufacturing
7 14 (5.19%) Front Office
8 11 (4.07%) Law
9 8 (2.96%) Marketing
10 7 (2.59%) Retail
11 6 (2.22%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.85%) Electronics
13 3 (1.11%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.74%) Advertising
14 2 (0.74%) Legal
14 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.74%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (17.41%) IT Manager
2 44 (16.30%) Analyst
3 41 (15.19%) IT Services Manager
3 41 (15.19%) Service Manager
4 39 (14.44%) Product Manager
5 36 (13.33%) Architect
6 20 (7.41%) Developer
7 18 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 13 (4.81%) Software Engineer
9 12 (4.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 12 (4.44%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
9 12 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 12 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 12 (4.44%) Asset Management Analyst
9 12 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.44%) Tester
9 12 (4.44%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
10 11 (4.07%) Enterprise Architect
10 11 (4.07%) Graduate
10 11 (4.07%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.96%) Middleware
2 28 (10.37%) Web Services
3 22 (8.15%) .NET
4 18 (6.67%) XML
5 16 (5.93%) JMS
6 15 (5.56%) J2EE
7 14 (5.19%) Hibernate
7 14 (5.19%) XSD
8 13 (4.81%) EJB
8 13 (4.81%) JSON
8 13 (4.81%) JSP
8 13 (4.81%) Servlets
8 13 (4.81%) WSDL
9 11 (4.07%) Struts
10 8 (2.96%) Node.js
10 8 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (2.59%) AngularJS
12 5 (1.85%) REST
12 5 (1.85%) Spring
13 4 (1.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.81%) Reference Data
2 39 (14.44%) Pricing Data
3 35 (12.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 29 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (8.52%) Data Centre
6 19 (7.04%) AS400
7 17 (6.30%) Client/Server
8 13 (4.81%) Management Information System
9 10 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.96%) PMI
11 7 (2.59%) DataPower
11 7 (2.59%) Replication
12 6 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.85%) Fintech
13 5 (1.85%) User Experience
14 4 (1.48%) Clustering
14 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
15 3 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 73 (27.04%) Unix
2 46 (17.04%) Windows
3 32 (11.85%) Linux
4 14 (5.19%) OS/390
5 9 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.22%) MVS
7 5 (1.85%) AIX
7 5 (1.85%) zOS
8 4 (1.48%) Solaris
9 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.74%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.70%) Service Management
2 56 (20.74%) Wealth Management
3 53 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (18.89%) Asset Management
5 46 (17.04%) Process Improvement
6 45 (16.67%) SDLC
7 40 (14.81%) Data Management
8 39 (14.44%) ITSM
9 36 (13.33%) ITIL
10 35 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (10.37%) Project Management
12 25 (9.26%) Migration
13 23 (8.52%) Information Security
14 22 (8.15%) Software Engineering
14 22 (8.15%) Test Automation
14 22 (8.15%) Waterfall
15 21 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (7.41%) Risk Management
17 19 (7.04%) DevOps
17 19 (7.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.59%) Java
2 46 (17.04%) COBOL
3 41 (15.19%) SQL
4 24 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 18 (6.67%) Assembly Language
6 17 (6.30%) C#
7 16 (5.93%) JCL
8 14 (5.19%) Python
9 13 (4.81%) C
10 10 (3.70%) C++
11 9 (3.33%) REXX
12 8 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.48%) Perl
13 4 (1.48%) PL/1
14 3 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.74%) Groovy
15 2 (0.74%) Ruby
15 2 (0.74%) Scala
15 2 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (8.89%) Degree
2 9 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 8 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (2.59%) CISM
4 7 (2.59%) CISSP
5 5 (1.85%) SSCP
6 4 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.48%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.48%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.74%) ISEB
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.37%) PMP
8 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.81%) QA
2 8 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) IFRS
4 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.37%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 10 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.59%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (1.85%) Docker
5 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) RACF
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 14 (5.19%) BMC PATROL
2 14 (5.19%) Tivoli NetView
3 11 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.59%) Puppet
5 5 (1.85%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.48%) SCCM
7 3 (1.11%) CloudHub
8 2 (0.74%) Ansible
8 2 (0.74%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.37%) nmon
Vendors
1 57 (21.11%) IBM
2 44 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.07%) Oracle
4 14 (5.19%) Lotus
5 11 (4.07%) Chordiant
5 11 (4.07%) VMware
6 8 (2.96%) CA
6 8 (2.96%) SAP
7 7 (2.59%) Birst
7 7 (2.59%) Cognos
7 7 (2.59%) HP
7 7 (2.59%) Informatica
7 7 (2.59%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (2.59%) Tableau
8 5 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.48%) Cisco
9 4 (1.48%) Citrix
10 3 (1.11%) Apple
10 3 (1.11%) Cognizant
10 3 (1.11%) Google