Period
to 16 January 2019

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

Mainframes
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 450 476 484
Rank change year-on-year +26 +8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 68 73 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.66% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 80
South East median annual salary £70,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% +9.52% -
10th Percentile £33,900 £56,250 £44,189
90th Percentile £90,500 £100,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £54,750 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.78% +9.52% -

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 10,014 11,021 11,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 37.55% 35.77% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7,864 8,903 9,209
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 January 2019.

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 January 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
Thames Valley +22 29 £50,000 -13.04% 1
East Sussex - 25 £75,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +41 22 £66,250 -
Surrey +29 9 £23,000 -75.79% 1
Berkshire -23 7 £50,000 -13.04% 1
West Sussex -7 3 £55,000 - 1
Sussex +17 2 - -
Mainframe
England

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

1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) IBM
2 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (32.35%) DB2
4 20 (29.41%) Banking
5 19 (27.94%) Finance
5 19 (27.94%) COBOL
6 18 (26.47%) Due Diligence
7 17 (25.00%) Management Information System
7 17 (25.00%) TOGAF
8 16 (23.53%) Java
9 14 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (20.59%) IT Governance
9 14 (20.59%) Information Security
9 14 (20.59%) Feasibility Study
9 14 (20.59%) IT Strategy
9 14 (20.59%) User Experience
9 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (20.59%) Waterfall
9 14 (20.59%) Analytics
10 11 (16.18%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (16.18%) Thought Leadership
11 10 (14.71%) C#
11 10 (14.71%) Unix
11 10 (14.71%) RAD
11 10 (14.71%) IMS/DB
12 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
12 9 (13.24%) OOD

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 4 (5.88%) CICS
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Apigee
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) ATM
3 1 (1.47%) CTI
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) Intranet
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.35%) DB2
2 10 (14.71%) IMS/DB
3 3 (4.41%) Big Data
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Adabas
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.47%) JMeter
1 1 (1.47%) JUnit
1 1 (1.47%) Selenium
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (29.41%) Banking
2 19 (27.94%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Marketing
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
5 3 (4.41%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Billing
6 2 (2.94%) Electronics
7 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Architect
2 12 (17.65%) Technical Architect
3 8 (11.76%) DBA
4 7 (10.29%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Mainframe DBA
5 5 (7.35%) Presales Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Senior Presales Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.88%) Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Mainframe Support
6 4 (5.88%) Trainee
6 4 (5.88%) Trainee Operator
6 4 (5.88%) Trainee Technician
7 3 (4.41%) Database Assistant
7 3 (4.41%) Developer
7 3 (4.41%) IT Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.94%) DB2 Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Apache Flex
2 3 (4.41%) ISPF
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) Kafka
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) Spring
3 1 (1.47%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 14 (20.59%) User Experience
4 11 (16.18%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.47%) AS400
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Unix
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) zOS
4 3 (4.41%) MVS
4 3 (4.41%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.47%) HPUX
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (26.47%) Due Diligence
4 17 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 14 (20.59%) Analytics
5 14 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (20.59%) Feasibility Study
5 14 (20.59%) Information Security
5 14 (20.59%) IT Governance
5 14 (20.59%) IT Strategy
5 14 (20.59%) Waterfall
6 11 (16.18%) Thought Leadership
7 10 (14.71%) RAD
8 9 (13.24%) Database Tuning
8 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
8 9 (13.24%) OOD
8 9 (13.24%) OWASP
9 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (11.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) COBOL
2 16 (23.53%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) C#
4 7 (10.29%) C
5 4 (5.88%) JCL
5 4 (5.88%) SQL
6 3 (4.41%) REXX
7 2 (2.94%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.94%) PL/1
8 1 (1.47%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) MAINVIEW
2 4 (5.88%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (33.82%) IBM
2 8 (11.76%) BMC
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.88%) Remedy
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.47%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.47%) Intel
5 1 (1.47%) Splunk
5 1 (1.47%) Unisys