Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 899 693
Rank change year-on-year +112 -206 -77
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 390 244 628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.36% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 285 163 401
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -11.89%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% -9.09%

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 69,444 67,971 83,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 43.20% 42.69% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 54,529 55,099 68,166
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,815 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.37% -0.37% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,125 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,863
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.79% +7.39%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +94 135 £57,500 +9.52% 15
London +34 113 £89,500 +62.73% 10
North of England +6 84 £48,500 +2.92% 12
North West +30 68 £40,500 -14.74% 7
Midlands +13 34 £50,000 +92.31% 2
East Midlands +14 29 £50,000 - 2
East of England +5 22 £81,000 +66.15% 6
Yorkshire +21 13 £82,000 +241.67% 2
South West -42 7 £45,000 -0.59% 2
West Midlands +4 6 £37,500 +44.23%
North East - 4 £37,500 - 3
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 153 (39.23%) Finance
2 111 (28.46%) IBM
3 110 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (27.95%) Java
5 94 (24.10%) Oracle
6 84 (21.54%) COBOL
7 82 (21.03%) SQL
8 72 (18.46%) IBM Mainframe
9 70 (17.95%) DB2
10 69 (17.69%) Unix
10 69 (17.69%) Middleware
11 66 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 63 (16.15%) DevOps
13 60 (15.38%) Test Automation
14 58 (14.87%) Linux
15 56 (14.36%) Banking
16 55 (14.10%) Windows
17 54 (13.85%) Web Services
18 53 (13.59%) Migration
18 53 (13.59%) TOGAF
19 52 (13.33%) SDLC
20 51 (13.08%) Data Centre
21 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
22 49 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
23 46 (11.79%) Microsoft
24 44 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
25 43 (11.03%) Scrum
25 43 (11.03%) Degree
26 41 (10.51%) IT Strategy
26 41 (10.51%) Analytics

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 (9.49%) CICS
2 35 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 26 (6.67%) SAS
4 21 (5.38%) Confluence
5 19 (4.87%) Oracle Service Bus
6 16 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (3.08%) JBoss
8 9 (2.31%) Apache
9 8 (2.05%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.77%) CMS
12 3 (0.77%) IIS
12 3 (0.77%) iPlanet
13 2 (0.51%) Mule
13 2 (0.51%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.03%) Actimize
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.62%) Bluemix
3 18 (4.62%) IBM Cloud
4 17 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (3.85%) IaaS
5 15 (3.85%) PaaS
5 15 (3.85%) SaaS
6 9 (2.31%) Slack
7 7 (1.79%) GitHub
7 7 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 7 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.77%) Boomi
9 3 (0.77%) Force.com
10 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.51%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.44%) SAN
2 25 (6.41%) DNS
2 25 (6.41%) Firewall
2 25 (6.41%) LAN
3 22 (5.64%) WAN
4 18 (4.62%) DHCP
5 7 (1.79%) HTTP
6 6 (1.54%) CTI
6 6 (1.54%) Internet
7 4 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.77%) Network Security
8 3 (0.77%) SSL
8 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.77%) Wireless
9 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.51%) NAS
9 2 (0.51%) SNMP
10 1 (0.26%) DMZ
10 1 (0.26%) MPLS
10 1 (0.26%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (17.95%) DB2
2 28 (7.18%) Big Data
3 20 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.59%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (2.05%) IMS/DB
7 8 (2.05%) OLTP
8 7 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.79%) MySQL
9 6 (1.54%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (1.54%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 6 (1.54%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.28%) Easytrieve
10 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.28%) SAS EBI
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (8.97%) JIRA
2 31 (7.95%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.62%) Selenium
4 16 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.59%) Cucumber
6 13 (3.33%) JMeter
6 13 (3.33%) Maven
6 13 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 11 (2.82%) JUnit
7 11 (2.82%) Mockito
8 10 (2.56%) HP UFT
8 10 (2.56%) LoadRunner
9 9 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.31%) Eclipse
9 9 (2.31%) GitLab
9 9 (2.31%) Jasmine
9 9 (2.31%) Protractor
9 9 (2.31%) Robot Framework
9 9 (2.31%) TestComplete
9 9 (2.31%) Zephyr
General
1 153 (39.23%) Finance
2 56 (14.36%) Banking
3 37 (9.49%) Retail
4 27 (6.92%) Investment Banking
5 26 (6.67%) Law
6 14 (3.59%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.82%) Legal
8 10 (2.56%) Retail Banking
9 8 (2.05%) Front Office
9 8 (2.05%) Games
10 5 (1.28%) Spanish Language
10 5 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.51%) Marketing
12 2 (0.51%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) German Language
13 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 97 (24.87%) Architect
2 72 (18.46%) Developer
3 71 (18.21%) Analyst
4 41 (10.51%) Solutions Architect
5 28 (7.18%) Analyst Developer
6 20 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 19 (4.87%) Report Analyst
7 19 (4.87%) Report Developer
8 18 (4.62%) Data Centre Architect
8 18 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (4.62%) Programmer
8 18 (4.62%) Virtualisation Architect
9 16 (4.10%) Digital Architect
9 16 (4.10%) Test Engineer
10 15 (3.85%) Analyst Programmer
10 15 (3.85%) Designer
10 15 (3.85%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 14 (3.59%) Consultant
12 13 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
12 13 (3.33%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.69%) Middleware
2 54 (13.85%) Web Services
3 31 (7.95%) XML
4 30 (7.69%) .NET
5 27 (6.92%) REST
6 22 (5.64%) Spring
7 18 (4.62%) HTML
7 18 (4.62%) SOAP
8 15 (3.85%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.59%) J2EE
10 13 (3.33%) JSON
10 13 (3.33%) Kafka
11 11 (2.82%) JSP
12 10 (2.56%) LDAP
12 10 (2.56%) React
13 9 (2.31%) Gherkin
13 9 (2.31%) Nightwatchjs
14 8 (2.05%) JMS
15 7 (1.79%) CSS
15 7 (1.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.46%) IBM Mainframe
2 51 (13.08%) Data Centre
3 37 (9.49%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (6.15%) Computer Science
6 22 (5.64%) Public Cloud
7 17 (4.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (3.85%) Management Information System
9 13 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (3.08%) VSAM
11 9 (2.31%) Fintech
12 8 (2.05%) CMDB
12 8 (2.05%) Hedge funds
12 8 (2.05%) iSeries
12 8 (2.05%) Private Cloud
12 8 (2.05%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.54%) Clustering
13 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.54%) Graphic Design
13 6 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (17.69%) Unix
2 58 (14.87%) Linux
3 55 (14.10%) Windows
4 26 (6.67%) zOS
5 14 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.31%) AIX
7 4 (1.03%) Solaris
7 4 (1.03%) VMS
8 2 (0.51%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) MVS
9 1 (0.26%) OS/390
9 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.15%) DevOps
3 60 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 53 (13.59%) Migration
4 53 (13.59%) TOGAF
5 52 (13.33%) SDLC
6 44 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
7 43 (11.03%) Scrum
8 41 (10.51%) Analytics
8 41 (10.51%) IT Strategy
9 40 (10.26%) ITIL
10 39 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 36 (9.23%) SOA
12 34 (8.72%) Information Security
13 33 (8.46%) Enterprise Architecture
14 30 (7.69%) Microservices
14 30 (7.69%) Risk Management
14 30 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
15 29 (7.44%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 109 (27.95%) Java
2 84 (21.54%) COBOL
3 82 (21.03%) SQL
4 50 (12.82%) JavaScript
5 37 (9.49%) C#
6 23 (5.90%) Python
7 22 (5.64%) JCL
8 21 (5.38%) REXX
9 16 (4.10%) Java 8
10 14 (3.59%) Perl
11 13 (3.33%) C
11 13 (3.33%) C++
11 13 (3.33%) Ruby
12 9 (2.31%) Groovy
12 9 (2.31%) PL/1
12 9 (2.31%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.79%) Pascal
14 6 (1.54%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.03%) PHP
15 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (11.03%) Degree
2 18 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (4.36%) ISTQB
4 16 (4.10%) CISSP
5 15 (3.85%) CISM
6 14 (3.59%) Security Cleared
7 12 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.82%) Master's Degree
9 8 (2.05%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.79%) ISEB
10 7 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (1.79%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.79%) PMP
11 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.03%) MCP
12 4 (1.03%) MCSE
13 3 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.77%) OCP
13 3 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.18%) QA
2 10 (2.56%) COBIT
3 9 (2.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.54%) SLA
6 4 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.77%) GCP
8 2 (0.51%) PMO
9 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.64%) Docker
3 19 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.62%) NFS
4 18 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (4.62%) VMware NSX
5 14 (3.59%) Time Sharing Option
6 4 (1.03%) SRDF
7 3 (0.77%) ACF2
7 3 (0.77%) RACF
8 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.62%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.62%) Puppet
2 18 (4.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 18 (4.62%) vCenter Server
3 13 (3.33%) HP ALM
4 9 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.28%) Ansible
5 5 (1.28%) CA Endevor
5 5 (1.28%) Terraform
5 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.77%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.77%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.51%) Netcool
8 2 (0.51%) SCOM
8 2 (0.51%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) Control-M
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 111 (28.46%) IBM
2 94 (24.10%) Oracle
3 46 (11.79%) Microsoft
4 22 (5.64%) VMware
5 21 (5.38%) HP
6 20 (5.13%) CA
6 20 (5.13%) Intel
6 20 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 20 (5.13%) SAP
7 19 (4.87%) RedPrairie
8 18 (4.62%) CommVault
8 18 (4.62%) Google
8 18 (4.62%) Veeam
9 16 (4.10%) CA Agile Central
10 15 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.08%) Ab Initio
12 9 (2.31%) Apigee
12 9 (2.31%) Micro Focus
13 8 (2.05%) MuleSoft
13 8 (2.05%) ServiceNow