Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
England > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 427 520 448
Rank change year-on-year +93 -72 +74
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 115 28 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.096% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 0.24% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 99 21 147
South East median annual salary £63,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.43% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £32,450 £40,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -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 11,762 11,453 15,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 39.69% 39.36% 41.53%
Number of salaries quoted 9,584 9,411 12,690
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 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +37 39 £73,750 +40.48% 3
Berkshire +12 27 £75,000 +42.86% 2
West Sussex +38 26 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Surrey +35 23 £82,500 +10.00% 2
Hampshire - 21 £52,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +18 12 £37,500 +8.70% 1
East Sussex -12 6 £77,500 -
Mainframe
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 55 (47.83%) IBM
2 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (32.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 33 (28.70%) Java
5 28 (24.35%) COBOL
6 27 (23.48%) Migration
7 26 (22.61%) Middleware
7 26 (22.61%) Finance
8 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 22 (19.13%) Unix
9 22 (19.13%) Linux
10 21 (18.26%) TOGAF
10 21 (18.26%) WebSphere
11 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
11 20 (17.39%) IT Strategy
12 19 (16.52%) Scrum
12 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (16.52%) LAN
12 19 (16.52%) Web Services
12 19 (16.52%) DB2
13 17 (14.78%) Oracle
13 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (14.78%) REST
14 16 (13.91%) QA
15 15 (13.04%) VMware
15 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (13.04%) Project Management
15 15 (13.04%) zOS

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 21 (18.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (7.83%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (6.96%) CICS
4 4 (3.48%) CMS
4 4 (3.48%) Confluence
5 3 (2.61%) IIS
5 3 (2.61%) SAS
6 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.83%) IBM Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.87%) IaaS
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.52%) LAN
2 13 (11.30%) WAN
3 12 (10.43%) SAN
4 9 (7.83%) DHCP
4 9 (7.83%) DNS
4 9 (7.83%) Firewall
5 7 (6.09%) NAS
6 4 (3.48%) MPLS
6 4 (3.48%) VPN
7 2 (1.74%) Skype
8 1 (0.87%) ATM
8 1 (0.87%) CTI
8 1 (0.87%) Internet
8 1 (0.87%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.52%) DB2
2 10 (8.70%) Big Data
3 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 1 (0.87%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) JUnit
2 5 (4.35%) JMeter
2 5 (4.35%) Selenium
3 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.48%) JIRA
4 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.87%) GitLab
6 1 (0.87%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.87%) Mockito
6 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (22.61%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
3 6 (5.22%) Games
3 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Architect
2 15 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (12.17%) Analyst
4 10 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Data Centre Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (7.83%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.83%) Virtualisation Architect
6 8 (6.96%) Post-Sales Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Sales Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Java Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Mainframe Support
8 6 (5.22%) Programmer
8 6 (5.22%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Linux Support
9 5 (4.35%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.61%) Middleware
2 19 (16.52%) Web Services
3 17 (14.78%) REST
4 14 (12.17%) .NET
4 14 (12.17%) SOAP
5 8 (6.96%) ATL
6 5 (4.35%) AngularJS
6 5 (4.35%) Kafka
6 5 (4.35%) Spring
6 5 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.48%) CSS
7 4 (3.48%) HTML
7 4 (3.48%) Spring Boot
7 4 (3.48%) XML
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.87%) LDAP
8 1 (0.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 23 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 17 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.57%) Public Cloud
5 9 (7.83%) User Experience
6 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
6 6 (5.22%) iSeries
6 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) VSAM
9 1 (0.87%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.13%) Linux
1 22 (19.13%) Unix
2 15 (13.04%) zOS
3 10 (8.70%) Windows
4 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.61%) AIX
7 2 (1.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.87%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.48%) Migration
3 23 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (18.26%) TOGAF
5 20 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 20 (17.39%) IT Strategy
6 19 (16.52%) Scrum
7 17 (14.78%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (13.04%) Analytics
8 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (13.04%) Project Management
9 14 (12.17%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 14 (12.17%) Zachman Framework
10 12 (10.43%) ITIL
10 12 (10.43%) Waterfall
11 11 (9.57%) DevOps
12 10 (8.70%) Contingency Planning
13 9 (7.83%) Converged Infrastructure
13 9 (7.83%) SDLC
13 9 (7.83%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 33 (28.70%) Java
2 28 (24.35%) COBOL
3 14 (12.17%) C
4 8 (6.96%) C++
4 8 (6.96%) PL/1
5 7 (6.09%) REXX
6 6 (5.22%) Assembly Language
7 5 (4.35%) Java 8
7 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.35%) JCL
7 5 (4.35%) SQL
8 4 (3.48%) C#
9 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.61%) Perl
9 3 (2.61%) Python
9 3 (2.61%) VB
9 3 (2.61%) VBScript
10 2 (1.74%) Ruby
11 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.87%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) Degree
2 9 (7.83%) Master's Degree
3 6 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.22%) ISEB
3 6 (5.22%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.61%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.61%) PMP
6 2 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) MCSE
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.87%) OCP
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.91%) QA
2 4 (3.48%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.87%) PMO
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.83%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.83%) NFS
3 9 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (7.83%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.48%) Docker
4 4 (3.48%) XenApp
4 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.61%) ACF2
5 3 (2.61%) RACF
6 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 9 (7.83%) vCenter Server
2 7 (6.09%) HP ALM
3 5 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.48%) SCCM
5 3 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.87%) Control-M
Vendors
1 55 (47.83%) IBM
2 17 (14.78%) Oracle
3 15 (13.04%) VMware
4 14 (12.17%) Salesforce.com
4 14 (12.17%) SAP
5 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
6 11 (9.57%) Intel
7 10 (8.70%) HP
8 9 (7.83%) Actifio
8 9 (7.83%) CommVault
8 9 (7.83%) EMC
8 9 (7.83%) Veeam
9 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.35%) Citrix
11 4 (3.48%) Apigee
11 4 (3.48%) AppDynamics
11 4 (3.48%) Cisco
11 4 (3.48%) Dell
11 4 (3.48%) Splunk
11 4 (3.48%) Sun