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

Mainframes
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 891 768
Rank change year-on-year +100 -123 -152
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 363 286 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.39% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 255 177 347
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -
10th Percentile £32,867 £26,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £77,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +15.00% -2.44% -2.38%

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 68,935 73,793 80,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.69% 44.55% 43.47%
Number of salaries quoted 53,561 56,539 66,953
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 21 August 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 August 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 +89 115 £63,500 +10.43% 5
London +3 106 £89,500 +49.17% 16
North of England +43 75 £38,000 -24.00% 19
North West +20 59 £40,500 -19.00% 12
East of England +45 34 £38,500 -18.95% 3
Midlands +7 32 £50,000 +92.31% 2
East Midlands +11 26 £43,500 - 2
Yorkshire +37 11 £41,250 +71.88% 5
West Midlands +21 7 £37,500 +44.23%
North East - 6 £37,500 - 2
South West -10 2 - - 2
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 138 (38.02%) Finance
2 114 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (29.48%) Java
4 101 (27.82%) IBM
5 69 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 69 (19.01%) DevOps
6 64 (17.63%) IBM Mainframe
7 62 (17.08%) Banking
8 61 (16.80%) Unix
9 60 (16.53%) Linux
9 60 (16.53%) Oracle
10 59 (16.25%) SQL
11 58 (15.98%) Windows
12 53 (14.60%) Middleware
13 52 (14.33%) COBOL
14 51 (14.05%) JavaScript
14 51 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
15 46 (12.67%) Data Centre
16 45 (12.40%) DB2
17 44 (12.12%) C#
17 44 (12.12%) Test Automation
18 43 (11.85%) Web Services
18 43 (11.85%) Microsoft
18 43 (11.85%) Migration
19 42 (11.57%) Scrum
19 42 (11.57%) .NET
20 40 (11.02%) JIRA
21 39 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
21 39 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
22 38 (10.47%) 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 38 (10.47%) WebSphere
2 25 (6.89%) CICS
3 22 (6.06%) Confluence
4 15 (4.13%) SAS
5 12 (3.31%) Apache
5 12 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.75%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (2.48%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.20%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.38%) JBoss
10 5 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.10%) CMS
11 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.83%) IIS
13 2 (0.55%) Appian
13 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.55%) Mule
13 2 (0.55%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 16 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (14.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.31%) IBM Cloud
4 10 (2.75%) GitHub
4 10 (2.75%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.38%) PaaS
7 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.83%) Boomi
8 3 (0.83%) Force.com
9 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.55%) IaaS
9 2 (0.55%) Office 365
9 2 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.16%) LAN
2 16 (4.41%) DNS
3 15 (4.13%) SAN
3 15 (4.13%) WAN
4 12 (3.31%) Firewall
5 9 (2.48%) DHCP
5 9 (2.48%) NAS
6 7 (1.93%) HTTP
7 6 (1.65%) MPLS
7 6 (1.65%) VPN
8 5 (1.38%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.38%) SNMP
9 4 (1.10%) Internet
10 2 (0.55%) CTI
10 2 (0.55%) MQTT
10 2 (0.55%) PABX
10 2 (0.55%) Skype
10 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.55%) VoIP
10 2 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.40%) DB2
2 18 (4.96%) Big Data
3 17 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.41%) SQL Server
5 12 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.31%) MySQL
6 9 (2.48%) Power BI
7 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.93%) OLTP
9 6 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (1.38%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 5 (1.38%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.10%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 40 (11.02%) JIRA
2 22 (6.06%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.75%) JUnit
4 10 (2.75%) Selenium
5 8 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.93%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.65%) Maven
8 5 (1.38%) Ant
8 5 (1.38%) Gradle
8 5 (1.38%) JMeter
8 5 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.38%) VersionOne
9 4 (1.10%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.10%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 138 (38.02%) Finance
2 62 (17.08%) Banking
3 29 (7.99%) Law
4 26 (7.16%) Investment Banking
5 24 (6.61%) Retail
6 10 (2.75%) Financial Institution
7 8 (2.20%) Front Office
7 8 (2.20%) Games
7 8 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.65%) Legal
10 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.10%) Back Office
11 4 (1.10%) Marketing
12 2 (0.55%) Publishing
12 2 (0.55%) Retail Finance
13 1 (0.28%) Billing
13 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 82 (22.59%) Architect
2 53 (14.60%) Developer
3 49 (13.50%) Solutions Architect
4 38 (10.47%) Analyst
5 18 (4.96%) Administrator
6 17 (4.68%) Digital Architect
7 16 (4.41%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 15 (4.13%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.31%) Consultant
9 12 (3.31%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.31%) Service Manager
10 11 (3.03%) Applications Support
10 11 (3.03%) C# Developer
10 11 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.03%) Mainframe Support
11 10 (2.75%) Programmer
12 9 (2.48%) Applications Manager
12 9 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (2.48%) Server Engineer
12 9 (2.48%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.60%) Middleware
2 43 (11.85%) Web Services
3 42 (11.57%) .NET
4 25 (6.89%) AngularJS
5 23 (6.34%) XML
6 22 (6.06%) REST
7 21 (5.79%) HTML
7 21 (5.79%) SOAP
8 19 (5.23%) Spring
9 18 (4.96%) React
10 17 (4.68%) CSS
11 14 (3.86%) Kafka
12 13 (3.58%) RESTful
13 12 (3.31%) LDAP
14 11 (3.03%) JSON
15 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.75%) J2EE
16 9 (2.48%) WebSphere MQ
16 9 (2.48%) WPF
17 8 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 64 (17.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 46 (12.67%) Data Centre
3 28 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.61%) iSeries
5 20 (5.51%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.68%) User Experience
7 15 (4.13%) Computer Science
8 12 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (3.31%) Public Cloud
8 12 (3.31%) Wiki
9 11 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.75%) Arduino
10 10 (2.75%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (2.20%) CMDB
12 8 (2.20%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.65%) Graphic Design
13 6 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.65%) VSAM
14 5 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.80%) Unix
2 60 (16.53%) Linux
3 58 (15.98%) Windows
4 20 (5.51%) zOS
5 11 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.75%) Android
6 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.38%) Solaris
9 4 (1.10%) AIX
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.83%) HPUX
11 1 (0.28%) MVS
11 1 (0.28%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.28%) OS/390
11 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (19.01%) DevOps
3 44 (12.12%) Test Automation
4 43 (11.85%) Migration
5 42 (11.57%) Scrum
6 39 (10.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 39 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (10.47%) IT Strategy
7 38 (10.47%) ITIL
8 37 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (9.64%) TOGAF
10 33 (9.09%) TDD
10 33 (9.09%) Wealth Management
11 32 (8.82%) Analytics
11 32 (8.82%) Project Management
11 32 (8.82%) Risk Management
12 28 (7.71%) SDLC
13 27 (7.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 27 (7.44%) SOA
14 25 (6.89%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 107 (29.48%) Java
2 59 (16.25%) SQL
3 52 (14.33%) COBOL
4 51 (14.05%) JavaScript
5 44 (12.12%) C#
6 27 (7.44%) JCL
7 26 (7.16%) REXX
8 21 (5.79%) C
9 18 (4.96%) Perl
10 17 (4.68%) Java 8
11 16 (4.41%) Python
12 12 (3.31%) C++
13 10 (2.75%) PL/1
13 10 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.75%) TypeScript
14 8 (2.20%) Assembly Language
15 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.65%) PHP
16 6 (1.65%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.26%) Degree
2 11 (3.03%) Master's Degree
3 10 (2.75%) OCPJP
3 10 (2.75%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.48%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.20%) CISSP
5 8 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.20%) ISEB
6 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.65%) CISM
8 5 (1.38%) MCSE
8 5 (1.38%) PMP
8 5 (1.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (1.10%) OCP
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.55%) CISA
11 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.06%) QA
2 11 (3.03%) PMO
3 9 (2.48%) SLA
4 8 (2.20%) COBIT
5 4 (1.10%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.83%) GCP
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (6.34%) Docker
2 17 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.58%) RACF
5 9 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.48%) NFS
5 9 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.48%) VMware NSX
6 7 (1.93%) ACF2
6 7 (1.93%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (1.38%) Firmware
8 4 (1.10%) XenApp
8 4 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.31%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.31%) Puppet
3 9 (2.48%) HP ALM
3 9 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (2.48%) vCenter Server
4 7 (1.93%) Ansible
4 7 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.65%) zSecure
6 5 (1.38%) CA Endevor
6 5 (1.38%) Terraform
6 5 (1.38%) WSUS
7 4 (1.10%) Automic
7 4 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (1.10%) SCCM
7 4 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.28%) Control-M
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 101 (27.82%) IBM
2 60 (16.53%) Oracle
3 43 (11.85%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.51%) VMware
5 17 (4.68%) HP
5 17 (4.68%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (4.41%) SAP
7 12 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.03%) EMC
8 11 (3.03%) Intel
9 10 (2.75%) Citrix
10 9 (2.48%) Actifio
10 9 (2.48%) CommVault
10 9 (2.48%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.48%) Veeam
11 8 (2.20%) Apigee
11 8 (2.20%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.93%) Dell
12 7 (1.93%) Google
13 6 (1.65%) CA