Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 780 834 926
Rank change year-on-year +54 +92 -33
Permanent jobs citing JCL 34 52 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.044% 0.057% 0.023%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.083% 0.10% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 40 34 13
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £42,125 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% -6.39% -14.29%
10th Percentile £44,250 £33,000 £26,290
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% -14.29%

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 40,736 49,869 56,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.75% 54.48% 56.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33,425 41,434 47,876
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,700
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.60% +4.63%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing JCL as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing JCL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 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 +39 17 £52,500 +10.53% 2
Midlands +47 8 £43,000 +1.18% 1
North of England +25 8 £46,000 +22.67% 1
Yorkshire +4 8 £46,000 +23.49% 1
East Midlands +28 6 £46,000 +8.24% 1
West Midlands - 2 £34,500 -
South West - 1 £51,786 -
JCL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 31 (91.18%) DB2
2 30 (88.24%) COBOL
3 29 (85.29%) Java
4 22 (64.71%) Mainframe
5 21 (61.76%) CICS
6 20 (58.82%) SQL
7 17 (50.00%) IBM
7 17 (50.00%) MVS
7 17 (50.00%) Retail
8 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
9 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (41.18%) Unix
11 13 (38.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
13 11 (32.35%) AIX
14 6 (17.65%) VSAM
14 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
15 5 (14.71%) ServiceNow
15 5 (14.71%) Service Management
16 4 (11.76%) SDLC
16 4 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
16 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
17 3 (8.82%) ISPF
18 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
18 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
18 2 (5.88%) Windows
18 2 (5.88%) OpenView
18 2 (5.88%) HP
18 2 (5.88%) Lotus

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 21 (61.76%) CICS
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (91.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 17 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 26 (76.47%) COBOL Developer
3 12 (35.29%) Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) COBOL Analyst
4 11 (32.35%) Analyst Developer
4 11 (32.35%) Analyst Programmer
4 11 (32.35%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 11 (32.35%) COBOL Programmer
4 11 (32.35%) Developer Analyst
4 11 (32.35%) Programmer
5 5 (14.71%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.82%) DB2 Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Operator
6 3 (8.82%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (64.71%) Mainframe
2 15 (44.12%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (17.65%) VSAM
4 1 (2.94%) FMCG
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) MVS
2 14 (41.18%) Unix
3 11 (32.35%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
5 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Unit Testing
2 6 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Service Management
4 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 30 (88.24%) COBOL
2 29 (85.29%) Java
3 20 (58.82%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) REXX
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 4 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (2.94%) Control-M
2 1 (2.94%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) IBM
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) ServiceNow
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (2.94%) SAP