Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 912 918
Rank change year-on-year +68 +6 +10
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 74 14 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.074% 0.014% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.034% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 56 11 66
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,800 £72,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.34% +48.72% +2.63%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £22,625
90th Percentile £68,125 £85,000 £70,375
UK median annual salary £41,800 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.69% -2.00% -

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 40,012 40,603 47,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 40.00% 39.97% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31,013 32,535 37,331
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +28 49 £52,500 -27.59%
North of England +18 21 £37,500 -16.67%
North West +28 18 £37,500 -16.67%
East Midlands +17 6 £37,500 -
Midlands +5 6 £37,500 -
North East - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 74 (100.00%) IBM
1 74 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 30 (40.54%) COBOL
3 24 (32.43%) DB2
4 23 (31.08%) Data Centre
5 20 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (25.68%) Oracle
6 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
7 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
7 17 (22.97%) Middleware
7 17 (22.97%) VMware
7 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
8 15 (20.27%) CICS
9 14 (18.92%) SAN
9 14 (18.92%) CommVault
9 14 (18.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (18.92%) Intel
9 14 (18.92%) LAN
9 14 (18.92%) WAN
9 14 (18.92%) DHCP
9 14 (18.92%) NFS
9 14 (18.92%) DNS
9 14 (18.92%) Firewall
9 14 (18.92%) Veeam
9 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (18.92%) Oracle Service Bus
9 14 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (18.92%) Big Data
9 14 (18.92%) Big Data Analytics
9 14 (18.92%) Data Analytics

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 15 (20.27%) CICS
2 14 (18.92%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.05%) Confluence
5 3 (4.05%) SAS
5 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.92%) IBM Cloud
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) DHCP
1 14 (18.92%) DNS
1 14 (18.92%) Firewall
1 14 (18.92%) LAN
1 14 (18.92%) SAN
1 14 (18.92%) WAN
2 5 (6.76%) NAS
3 2 (2.70%) Internet
3 2 (2.70%) MQTT
4 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) DB2
2 14 (18.92%) Big Data
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 4 (5.41%) IMS/DB
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.70%) Easytrieve
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
3 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.70%) Log4j
3 2 (2.70%) Log4Net
3 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) JMeter
4 1 (1.35%) JUnit
4 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 7 (9.46%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
2 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
2 3 (4.05%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 16 (21.62%) Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Data Centre Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (18.92%) Virtualisation Architect
4 9 (12.16%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Programmer
6 5 (6.76%) Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) IT Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) IT Security Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Lead Analyst Programmer
6 5 (6.76%) Lead Programmer
6 5 (6.76%) Security Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) z/OS Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Java Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Mainframe Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) Middleware
2 12 (16.22%) XML
3 8 (10.81%) ATL
4 5 (6.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (5.41%) HTML
6 3 (4.05%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (31.08%) Data Centre
3 14 (18.92%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (4.05%) User Experience
7 2 (2.70%) iSeries
7 2 (2.70%) VSAM
8 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.57%) zOS
2 9 (12.16%) Unix
3 6 (8.11%) Linux
3 6 (8.11%) Windows
4 1 (1.35%) AIX
4 1 (1.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Disaster Recovery
2 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
3 14 (18.92%) Analytics
3 14 (18.92%) Big Data Analytics
3 14 (18.92%) Converged Infrastructure
3 14 (18.92%) Data Analytics
3 14 (18.92%) Strategic Thinking
4 9 (12.16%) ITIL
4 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.46%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.11%) High Availability
6 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Contingency Planning
8 4 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.41%) Mathematics
8 4 (5.41%) TDD
8 4 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) COBOL
2 13 (17.57%) JCL
2 13 (17.57%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) Java
3 11 (14.86%) REXX
4 4 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.41%) Ruby
4 4 (5.41%) SELCOPY
5 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.05%) C
5 3 (4.05%) C#
5 3 (4.05%) C++
5 3 (4.05%) Perl
5 3 (4.05%) PL/1
5 3 (4.05%) Python
5 3 (4.05%) VB
5 3 (4.05%) VBScript
6 2 (2.70%) Jython
6 2 (2.70%) RPG
6 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.41%) Master's Degree
2 4 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
3 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.05%) MCSE
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.05%) OCP
3 3 (4.05%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (4.05%) PMP
4 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) PMO
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 14 (18.92%) NFS
2 14 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
2 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.92%) VMware NSX
3 6 (8.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (6.76%) ACF2
4 5 (6.76%) RACF
5 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 14 (18.92%) vCenter Server
2 11 (14.86%) HP ALM
3 4 (5.41%) CA Endevor
4 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 19 (25.68%) Oracle
3 17 (22.97%) VMware
4 14 (18.92%) CommVault
4 14 (18.92%) Intel
4 14 (18.92%) Veeam
5 11 (14.86%) HP
6 9 (12.16%) EMC
7 4 (5.41%) Dell
7 4 (5.41%) Sun
7 4 (5.41%) Syncsort
8 3 (4.05%) Citrix
9 2 (2.70%) CA
9 2 (2.70%) Remedy