The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for JCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JCL over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 231 253
Permanent jobs citing JCL 0 9 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.16% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.31% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 0 9 2
Median salary - £32,500 £40,625
Median salary % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £39,267 £38,000
% change year-on-year +33.70% +3.33%  

JCL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3619 2947 3390
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.90% 51.34% 51.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3118 2507 2898
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing JCL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the North West

JCL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JCL in the North West.

Salary trend for JCL in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing JCL 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 North West region with a requirement for JCL.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (80.00%) RACF
2 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (80.00%) ISPF
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) VSAM
3 1 (20.00%) Easytrieve
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

JCL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (20.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Easytrieve
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) SDLC
1 4 (80.00%) Software Testing
1 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (80.00%) RACF
2 4 (80.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CA