Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 896 908
Rank change year-on-year +54 +12 +17
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 53 16 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.056% 0.016% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.041% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 44 10 46
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £46,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.79% -22.08% +31.15%
10th Percentile £28,975 £25,614 £32,250
90th Percentile £59,375 £85,000 £77,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% -25.00% +26.32%

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 38,382 39,267 43,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.56% 40.15% 39.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29,716 31,155 34,917
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 £68,750 £65,000 £65,625
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +31 29 £37,500 -53.13% 7
North of England +21 17 £37,500 -10.71% 2
North West +27 14 £37,500 -10.71% 1
Midlands +23 7 £39,650 - 2
East Midlands +13 7 £39,650 - 2
North East - 3 £37,500 -
Scotland -7 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £55,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 53 (100.00%) IBM
1 53 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (35.85%) COBOL
3 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
4 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (24.53%) DB2
6 12 (22.64%) JCL
7 11 (20.75%) REXX
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.75%) Oracle
8 10 (18.87%) Unix
8 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.98%) EMC
9 9 (16.98%) CICS
9 9 (16.98%) Middleware
9 9 (16.98%) SQL
9 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
9 9 (16.98%) VMware
10 8 (15.09%) ATL
10 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.21%) ITIL
11 7 (13.21%) Windows
12 6 (11.32%) Java
12 6 (11.32%) CommVault
12 6 (11.32%) SAN
12 6 (11.32%) zOS
12 6 (11.32%) Intel
12 6 (11.32%) LAN
12 6 (11.32%) WAN
12 6 (11.32%) DHCP

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 9 (16.98%) CICS
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.77%) Confluence
5 2 (3.77%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) IBM Cloud
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) DHCP
1 6 (11.32%) DNS
1 6 (11.32%) Firewall
1 6 (11.32%) LAN
1 6 (11.32%) SAN
1 6 (11.32%) WAN
2 5 (9.43%) NAS
3 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) MQTT
4 1 (1.89%) ATM
4 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) DB2
2 6 (11.32%) Big Data
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.77%) IMS/DB
5 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.89%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Log4j
2 2 (3.77%) Log4Net
2 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Server Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Data Centre Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (11.32%) Virtualisation Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Hardware Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) IT Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) IT Security Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Security Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) z/OS Specialist
5 4 (7.55%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.55%) Mainframe Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Mainframe Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Hardware Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Server Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Sun Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Sun Hardware Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) Middleware
2 8 (15.09%) ATL
3 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (7.55%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) ISPF
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (3.77%) User Experience
7 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) Fintech
7 1 (1.89%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Unix
2 7 (13.21%) Windows
3 6 (11.32%) zOS
4 5 (9.43%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) AIX
5 1 (1.89%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
3 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
4 7 (13.21%) ITIL
5 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Analytics
5 6 (11.32%) Big Data Analytics
5 6 (11.32%) Converged Infrastructure
5 6 (11.32%) Data Analytics
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (11.32%) Strategic Thinking
6 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
7 4 (7.55%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (7.55%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (7.55%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (7.55%) High Availability
7 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.55%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) COBOL
2 12 (22.64%) JCL
3 11 (20.75%) REXX
4 9 (16.98%) SQL
5 6 (11.32%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.55%) SELCOPY
7 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
8 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.77%) C
8 2 (3.77%) C#
8 2 (3.77%) C++
8 2 (3.77%) Jython
8 2 (3.77%) Perl
8 2 (3.77%) PL/1
8 2 (3.77%) Python
8 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.77%) VB
8 2 (3.77%) VBScript
9 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) MCSE
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.66%) OCP
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.77%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PMO
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.32%) NFS
2 6 (11.32%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) VMware NSX
3 4 (7.55%) ACF2
3 4 (7.55%) RACF
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (11.32%) vCenter Server
2 5 (9.43%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.77%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Oracle
3 9 (16.98%) EMC
3 9 (16.98%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Actifio
4 6 (11.32%) CommVault
4 6 (11.32%) Intel
4 6 (11.32%) Veeam
5 4 (7.55%) Dell
5 4 (7.55%) Sun
5 4 (7.55%) Syncsort
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix
7 2 (3.77%) CA
7 2 (3.77%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Remedy