Period
to 4 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 4 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > London
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 652 526 712
Rank change year-on-year -126 +186 +12
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 39 27 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.086% 0.098% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 33
10th Percentile £57,038 £46,000 £24,211
25th Percentile £66,250 £47,500 £51,319
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £81,750 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.79% +7.69% -23.53%
75th Percentile £107,500 £95,313 £68,750
90th Percentile £110,000 £99,375 £83,163
England median annual salary £73,750 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +22.92% +4.35% -

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,849 10,860 21,113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 43.74% 39.32% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11,734 8,733 16,831
10th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £92,500 £91,250 £85,000
90th Percentile £112,500 £115,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% +4.76%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Mainframe in London.

Salary trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in London over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the London region over the 6 months to 4 August 2021. 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
Central London -11 6 £67,500 -15.63%
South London - 2 - - 1
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 19 (48.72%) Finance
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Banking
3 15 (38.46%) COBOL
4 14 (35.90%) IBM
4 14 (35.90%) Scrum
5 13 (33.33%) DB2
6 11 (28.21%) CICS
6 11 (28.21%) REXX
6 11 (28.21%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Java
7 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
8 9 (23.08%) zOS
8 9 (23.08%) JCL
9 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
9 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (20.51%) Time Sharing Option
10 7 (17.95%) React
10 7 (17.95%) User Experience
10 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
10 7 (17.95%) JIRA
10 7 (17.95%) Extreme Programming
10 7 (17.95%) IMS/DB
10 7 (17.95%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) Windows
11 6 (15.38%) Java EE
11 6 (15.38%) SWIFT
11 6 (15.38%) Confluence

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 11 (28.21%) CICS
2 6 (15.38%) Confluence
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.13%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.56%) SAS
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon S3
2 2 (5.13%) AWS
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.56%) AWS Direct Connect
3 1 (2.56%) AWS Fargate
3 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Functions
3 1 (2.56%) CloudFront
3 1 (2.56%) GCP
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.56%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.56%) Serverless
3 1 (2.56%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) ATM
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) DB2
2 7 (17.95%) IMS/DB
3 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (2.56%) DataStage
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (2.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) NuoDB
5 1 (2.56%) Power BI
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Jenkins
1 7 (17.95%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) Selenium
2 5 (12.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.13%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.56%) Flyway
4 1 (2.56%) Liquibase
4 1 (2.56%) Postman
4 1 (2.56%) ProC
4 1 (2.56%) Spinnaker
General
1 19 (48.72%) Finance
2 18 (46.15%) Banking
3 10 (25.64%) Social Skills
4 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (15.38%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (7.69%) Retail
7 2 (5.13%) Marketing
7 2 (5.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Mainframe Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) DB2 Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Programmer
5 4 (10.26%) z/OS Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.69%) React Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Customer Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) React
2 6 (15.38%) Java EE
3 4 (10.26%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) HTML
3 4 (10.26%) Node.js
4 3 (7.69%) .NET
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) Kafka
5 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
5 2 (5.13%) ISPF
5 2 (5.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.56%) GraphQL
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) RESTful
6 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) User Experience
2 6 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 4 (10.26%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (7.69%) AS400
4 3 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) iSeries
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
6 1 (2.56%) Tandem
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) zOS
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 6 (15.38%) Windows
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Scrum
3 10 (25.64%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (20.51%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
5 7 (17.95%) Extreme Programming
6 6 (15.38%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 6 (15.38%) SDLC
7 5 (12.82%) Fintech
7 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (10.26%) Clean Code
8 4 (10.26%) Dynamic Code Analysis
8 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
8 4 (10.26%) Migration
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Service Management
8 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Static Code Analysis
9 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) COBOL
2 11 (28.21%) REXX
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) Java
4 9 (23.08%) JCL
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) Assembly Language
6 4 (10.26%) C
7 2 (5.13%) HLASM
7 2 (5.13%) PL/1
7 2 (5.13%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.13%) RACF
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Tivoli NetView
1 2 (5.13%) zSecure
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) Argo
2 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.56%) Mesos
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Compuware
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) Sony
3 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe
3 1 (2.56%) BMC
3 1 (2.56%) Confluent
3 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.56%) Pega
3 1 (2.56%) StreamSets
3 1 (2.56%) Teradata
3 1 (2.56%) VMware