Period
to 14 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 857 903 899
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4 +21
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 40 22 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.044% 0.022% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.055% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 32 16 47
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,625 £46,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% -10.95% +14.13%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,372 £35,750
90th Percentile £60,875 £85,000 £77,000
UK median annual salary £42,625 £45,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year -5.28% -15.09% +0.95%

IBM 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37,987 40,313 43,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 41.37% 40.03% 39.30%
Number of salaries quoted 29,252 31,996 34,711
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK excluding London

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK excluding London

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK excluding London

IBM Mainframe
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
South East +24 15 £35,000 -56.25% 3
North of England +18 12 £30,250 -19.33% 1
North West +11 11 £30,250 -27.98% 1
Scotland -8 6 £50,000 +2.56%
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
Midlands +21 3 £55,000 -
East Midlands +12 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +21 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT jobs citing IBM 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 40 (100.00%) IBM
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (50.00%) COBOL
3 12 (30.00%) DB2
4 10 (25.00%) JCL
4 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (22.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
6 7 (17.50%) Windows
6 7 (17.50%) Banking
7 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.00%) CA Endevor
7 6 (15.00%) Unix
7 6 (15.00%) EMC
7 6 (15.00%) ATL
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) SQL
7 6 (15.00%) Assembly Language
7 6 (15.00%) DevOps
7 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.50%) REXX
8 5 (12.50%) Java
8 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 5 (12.50%) Investment Management
8 5 (12.50%) Database Tuning
8 5 (12.50%) NAS
8 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) VSAM

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (5.00%) CICS
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) NAS
2 4 (10.00%) ATM
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) DB2
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) IMS/DB
3 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Log4j
1 2 (5.00%) Log4Net
1 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Administrator
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.50%) IT Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) IT Security Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Security Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 4 (10.00%) DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Sun Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Sun Hardware Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (7.50%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) ATL
2 4 (10.00%) ISPF
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
3 3 (7.50%) REST
3 3 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Spring
4 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.50%) VSAM
4 4 (10.00%) Fintech
5 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) zOS
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
4 1 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
3 6 (15.00%) DevOps
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 5 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
5 4 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.00%) Task Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) MVC
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) COBOL
2 10 (25.00%) JCL
3 6 (15.00%) Assembly Language
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) Java
4 5 (12.50%) REXX
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Java 8
6 2 (5.00%) Jython
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) C#
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) PL/1
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) ACF2
3 3 (7.50%) RACF
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) CA Endevor
2 3 (7.50%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (15.00%) EMC
3 4 (10.00%) Dell
3 4 (10.00%) Sun
4 3 (7.50%) BMC
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) HP