Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for JCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JCL over the 6 months to 3 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 574 779 892
Rank change year-on-year +205 +113 +32
Permanent jobs citing JCL 11 73 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.029% 0.088% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.053% 0.17% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 8 50 18
Median annual salary £77,000 £50,000 £41,800
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.00% +19.62% -20.38%
10th Percentile £46,000 £35,018 £31,950
90th Percentile £89,750 £58,750 £48,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £41,800
% change year-on-year - +19.62% -20.38%

JCL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 20,671 43,837 54,827
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.37% 52.86% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16,994 35,331 45,984
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing JCL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the UK excluding London

JCL
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JCL in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for JCL in the UK excluding London

JCL
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing JCL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Salary histogram for JCL in the UK excluding London

JCL
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 JCL within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 3 August 2020. 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
North of England +143 8 £56,250 +8.17% 3
Yorkshire +112 8 £56,250 +8.17% 3
South East +157 3 £85,000 +54.55%
JCL
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT jobs citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (81.82%) COBOL
2 9 (81.82%) Python
3 8 (72.73%) REXX
3 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
4 7 (63.64%) QA
4 7 (63.64%) Groovy
4 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
4 7 (63.64%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (63.64%) DevOps
4 7 (63.64%) CICS
4 7 (63.64%) CA
4 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle
4 7 (63.64%) IBM UrbanCode
5 5 (45.45%) zOS
6 4 (36.36%) DB2
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) Confluence
6 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
6 4 (36.36%) Kanban
6 4 (36.36%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (27.27%) Epics
7 3 (27.27%) Task Automation
7 3 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (27.27%) GCP

JCL
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 7 (63.64%) CICS
2 4 (36.36%) Confluence
3 2 (18.18%) JBoss
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure
1 3 (27.27%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) IBM UrbanCode
1 7 (63.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Lead Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) Java EE
1 2 (18.18%) JDBC
1 2 (18.18%) JTA
1 2 (18.18%) Middleware
1 2 (18.18%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (9.09%) LPAR
3 1 (9.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) zOS
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Creative Thinking
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Epics
4 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
4 3 (27.27%) Task Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) SDET
6 1 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) COBOL
2 9 (81.82%) Python
3 8 (72.73%) REXX
4 7 (63.64%) Groovy
4 7 (63.64%) PL/SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) C
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) C++
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) VB
7 1 (9.09%) HLASM
7 1 (9.09%) PL/1
7 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
1 1 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) CA
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft