Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > South East
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 437 523 485
Rank change year-on-year +86 -38 +30
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 94 30 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.10% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.26% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 85 24 119
South East median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £31,850 £47,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +4.76%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,639 11,526 14,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.96% 39.76% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9,438 9,453 11,804
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in the South East over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the South East

Mainframe
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 October 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
Thames Valley +30 35 £72,500 +23.40% 4
East Sussex - 19 £75,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +45 18 £37,500 +8.70% 3
Berkshire -1 17 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Hampshire -12 17 £47,500 -17.39% 1
West Sussex - 12 £55,000 - 3
Surrey +31 10 £54,000 -28.00%
Sussex - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 50 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.68%) IBM
3 30 (31.91%) TOGAF
4 29 (30.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (30.85%) IT Strategy
5 27 (28.72%) Finance
6 26 (27.66%) Java
6 26 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (24.47%) IBM Mainframe
9 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (22.34%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (20.21%) COBOL
11 19 (20.21%) Unix
12 18 (19.15%) DB2
12 18 (19.15%) Waterfall
12 18 (19.15%) Analytics
12 18 (19.15%) IT Governance
12 18 (19.15%) WebSphere
12 18 (19.15%) User Experience
13 17 (18.09%) Feasibility Study
13 17 (18.09%) Due Diligence
13 17 (18.09%) Migration
13 17 (18.09%) Information Security
13 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
14 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
15 15 (15.96%) Scrum
16 14 (14.89%) Middleware
16 14 (14.89%) Web Services
17 13 (13.83%) REST

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 18 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.32%) CICS
3 2 (2.13%) CMS
3 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.06%) SAS
4 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (22.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.06%) IaaS
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.06%) PaaS
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) LAN
2 5 (5.32%) NAS
2 5 (5.32%) WAN
3 4 (4.26%) MPLS
3 4 (4.26%) VPN
4 2 (2.13%) SAN
4 2 (2.13%) Skype
5 1 (1.06%) ATM
5 1 (1.06%) CTI
5 1 (1.06%) DHCP
5 1 (1.06%) DNS
5 1 (1.06%) Firewall
5 1 (1.06%) Internet
5 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.15%) DB2
2 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.13%) Big Data
3 2 (2.13%) IMS/DB
3 2 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.06%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) JUnit
2 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.13%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) JMeter
2 2 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) GitLab
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Mockito
3 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (28.72%) Finance
2 12 (12.77%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.32%) Marketing
5 4 (4.26%) Back Office
6 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.13%) Games
6 2 (2.13%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Architect
2 14 (14.89%) Technical Architect
3 13 (13.83%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (10.64%) Analyst
5 9 (9.57%) Server Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) DBA
6 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Hardware Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.26%) DB2 DBA
8 4 (4.26%) Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Network Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Server Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Sun Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Sun Hardware Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.89%) Middleware
1 14 (14.89%) Web Services
2 13 (13.83%) REST
3 12 (12.77%) .NET
3 12 (12.77%) SOAP
4 8 (8.51%) ATL
5 4 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.19%) ISPF
6 3 (3.19%) Spring
7 2 (2.13%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.13%) CSS
7 2 (2.13%) HTML
7 2 (2.13%) Kafka
7 2 (2.13%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.06%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (1.06%) LDAP
8 1 (1.06%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (24.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (19.15%) User Experience
4 17 (18.09%) Management Information System
5 16 (17.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.26%) iSeries
7 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.13%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Unix
2 9 (9.57%) Windows
3 8 (8.51%) Linux
4 7 (7.45%) zOS
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) TOGAF
3 29 (30.85%) Enterprise Architecture
3 29 (30.85%) IT Strategy
4 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (19.15%) Analytics
5 18 (19.15%) IT Governance
5 18 (19.15%) Waterfall
6 17 (18.09%) Due Diligence
6 17 (18.09%) Feasibility Study
6 17 (18.09%) Information Security
6 17 (18.09%) Migration
7 15 (15.96%) Scrum
8 12 (12.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 12 (12.77%) Zachman Framework
9 11 (11.70%) ITIL
9 11 (11.70%) OWASP
10 10 (10.64%) DevOps
11 9 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) Java
2 19 (20.21%) COBOL
3 11 (11.70%) C
4 6 (6.38%) JCL
4 6 (6.38%) REXX
5 5 (5.32%) C#
6 4 (4.26%) Assembly Language
6 4 (4.26%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) PL/1
6 4 (4.26%) SQL
7 3 (3.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.13%) Java 8
9 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.06%) Perl
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Python
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) Degree
2 4 (4.26%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.19%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) ISEB
5 1 (1.06%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) OCP
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.26%) XenApp
2 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.19%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.13%) Docker
4 2 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.06%) ACF2
5 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.06%) NFS
5 1 (1.06%) RACF
5 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.06%) Control-M
4 1 (1.06%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) IBM
2 12 (12.77%) Salesforce.com
2 12 (12.77%) SAP
3 9 (9.57%) EMC
4 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 7 (7.45%) VMware
5 6 (6.38%) BMC
6 5 (5.32%) Citrix
6 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.26%) Cisco
7 4 (4.26%) Dell
7 4 (4.26%) Sun
8 3 (3.19%) CA
9 2 (2.13%) Apigee
9 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.13%) Remedy
9 2 (2.13%) Splunk
10 1 (1.06%) Actifio
10 1 (1.06%) CommVault
10 1 (1.06%) Veeam