Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > London
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 675 737 750
Rank change year-on-year +62 +13 -27
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 57 82 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 39 50 60
London median annual salary £65,000 £81,250 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +41.30% -17.86%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,550 £42,500
90th Percentile £81,500 £116,875 £99,175
England median annual salary £58,750 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.08% +20.00% -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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,817 29,103 33,906
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 41.72% 42.87% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 17,759 22,401 23,710
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +2.36%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £105,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe in London.

Salary trend for Mainframe in London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in London over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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
East London +40 9 £65,000 -35.00%
Central London +15 8 £60,000 -20.00% 1
North London +1 4 £35,509 +0.50%
South London -11 2 £35,000 -76.67%
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 32 (56.14%) IBM
2 24 (42.11%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) zOS
4 19 (33.33%) Banking
5 16 (28.07%) Java
5 16 (28.07%) DevOps
6 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 11 (19.30%) AWS
9 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (17.54%) Azure
10 10 (17.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 10 (17.54%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (17.54%) CA
10 10 (17.54%) REXX
10 10 (17.54%) RACF
10 10 (17.54%) Oracle
11 9 (15.79%) Ant
11 9 (15.79%) PVCS
11 9 (15.79%) SQL
11 9 (15.79%) Unix
11 9 (15.79%) Windows
11 9 (15.79%) ClearCase
11 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 9 (15.79%) MAINVIEW
11 9 (15.79%) BMC

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 7 (12.28%) CICS
1 7 (12.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 6 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) WordPress
4 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) AWS
2 10 (17.54%) Azure
3 9 (15.79%) GitHub
4 3 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.75%) IaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 9 (15.79%) IBM InfoSphere
2 7 (12.28%) Oracle Database
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (5.26%) DB2
6 3 (5.26%) Power BI
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (3.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Ant
1 9 (15.79%) ClearCase
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 9 (15.79%) Maven
1 9 (15.79%) PVCS
1 9 (15.79%) Selenium
1 9 (15.79%) SonarQube
1 9 (15.79%) TeamCity
2 6 (10.53%) IBM UrbanCode
3 5 (8.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 19 (33.33%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Music Industry
5 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Programmer
2 16 (28.07%) Systems Programmer
3 11 (19.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Mainframe Programmer
4 10 (17.54%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 9 (15.79%) z/OS Systems Programmer
6 8 (14.04%) Developer
7 7 (12.28%) Architect
8 6 (10.53%) Assembler Programmer
8 6 (10.53%) Security Architect
9 5 (8.77%) DBA
10 4 (7.02%) Analyst
10 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
10 4 (7.02%) IT Architect
10 4 (7.02%) IT Security Architect
10 4 (7.02%) Senior DevOps
11 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
11 3 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
1 7 (12.28%) Middleware
1 7 (12.28%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) Apache Flex
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 5 (8.77%) HTML
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (5.26%) WPF
5 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) LDAP
6 1 (1.75%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Replication
2 6 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (8.77%) iSeries
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Equities
4 4 (7.02%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.51%) AS400
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Linux
2 21 (36.84%) zOS
3 9 (15.79%) Unix
3 9 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) DevOps
3 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
4 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (15.79%) Change Control
6 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 9 (15.79%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) Static Code Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (14.04%) ITIL
7 8 (14.04%) SDLC
8 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
8 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
8 7 (12.28%) Service Delivery
8 7 (12.28%) Thought Leadership
9 6 (10.53%) BDD
9 6 (10.53%) Information Security
9 6 (10.53%) Master Data Management
9 6 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.54%) REXX
4 9 (15.79%) SQL
5 8 (14.04%) C#
6 6 (10.53%) Assembly Language
7 4 (7.02%) VB
8 3 (5.26%) COBOL
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.75%) BeanShell
10 1 (1.75%) Elixir
10 1 (1.75%) Erlang
10 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) CISM
1 5 (8.77%) CISSP
2 4 (7.02%) CISA
2 4 (7.02%) ISSAP
3 2 (3.51%) APMP
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) NIST
2 4 (7.02%) COBIT
2 4 (7.02%) COSO
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 10 (17.54%) RACF
1 10 (17.54%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (15.79%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.75%) Grafana
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) IBM
2 12 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 10 (17.54%) CA
3 10 (17.54%) Oracle
4 9 (15.79%) BMC
4 9 (15.79%) Teradata
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.51%) Splunk
6 2 (3.51%) Tableau
7 1 (1.75%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.75%) F5
7 1 (1.75%) ForgeRock