Period
to 18 February 2019

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

IBM Mainframe
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 825 888 907
Rank change year-on-year +63 +19 +9
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 26 36 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.031% 0.036% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.098% 0.068%
Number of salaries quoted 16 24 27
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.40% -7.62% +17.20%
10th Percentile £50,000 £28,160 £36,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £60,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% -1.64%

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 33,031 36,662 36,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.21% 36.45% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 24,727 28,606 29,340
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 February 2019.

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 February 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
South East +28 12 £72,500 +31.82% 1
Scotland - 6 £50,000 - 1
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
North West +23 2 £26,500 -38.01%
North of England +17 2 £26,500 -34.57%
East Midlands - 2 £56,250 -
Midlands - 2 £56,250 -
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, 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 26 (100.00%) IBM
1 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (57.69%) DB2
3 10 (38.46%) COBOL
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
4 9 (34.62%) Database Tuning
4 9 (34.62%) Time Sharing Option
4 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (30.77%) Task Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (26.92%) zOS
7 6 (23.08%) Banking
8 5 (19.23%) CA Endevor
8 5 (19.23%) Investment Management
8 5 (19.23%) VSAM
8 5 (19.23%) DevOps
8 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (15.38%) JCL
9 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
9 4 (15.38%) ATM
9 4 (15.38%) ISPF
9 4 (15.38%) Fintech
10 3 (11.54%) SQL
10 3 (11.54%) BMC
10 3 (11.54%) REXX
10 3 (11.54%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (7.69%) CICS
11 2 (7.69%) Java

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 2 (7.69%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) DBA
2 7 (26.92%) DB2 DBA
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (19.23%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Mainframe DBA
3 5 (19.23%) Mainframe Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) DB2 Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Sales Account Executive
6 1 (3.85%) Software Sales Executive
6 1 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) ISPF
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (19.23%) VSAM
3 4 (15.38%) Fintech
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) zOS
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Database Tuning
1 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
1 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (30.77%) Task Automation
3 5 (19.23%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Investment Management
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Line Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Business Development
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.85%) SDLC
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) COBOL
2 4 (15.38%) Assembly Language
2 4 (15.38%) JCL
3 3 (11.54%) REXX
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) Java 8
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) CA Endevor
2 3 (11.54%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) BMC