Mainframe Jobs in the UK excluding London

Mainframes
UK > UK excluding London

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 6 months to 23 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 660 616 734
Rank change year-on-year -44 +118 -78
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 101 155 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.14% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.64% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 81 56 82
10th Percentile - £34,850 £31,275
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £59,000 £57,175
Median % change year-on-year -6.78% +3.19% -1.42%
75th Percentile £90,000 £71,652 £71,813
90th Percentile £100,064 £77,715 £85,450
UK median annual salary £55,000 £64,029 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.10% -1.49% +5.52%

All Generic Skills
UK excluding London

Mainframe is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 24,118 24,034 31,977
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.24% 40.90% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 15,210 11,046 15,849
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £79,100 £85,000 £82,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the UK excluding London

Mainframe
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in the UK excluding London

Mainframe
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Mainframe in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 23 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the UK excluding London

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 Mainframe within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England -5 41 £55,000 -11.29% 5
South East +22 21 £55,000 +32.53% 2
Yorkshire +53 19 £42,500 -27.97% 3
North West -18 19 £90,000 +29.60% 2
Scotland -67 19 £95,000 +48.37% 2
Midlands -1 11 £42,500 -36.57% 7
East Midlands +2 9 £42,500 - 5
South West -30 8 £44,036 +15.04%
North East - 3 £42,500 -
West Midlands +9 2 £43,072 - 2
Wales - 1 £43,072 - 2
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (13.86%) CICS
2 10 (9.90%) Apache Airflow
2 10 (9.90%) Confluence
3 5 (4.95%) Apache
3 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.97%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.77%) AWS
2 21 (20.79%) GCP
3 15 (14.85%) Azure
4 12 (11.88%) Power Platform
5 11 (10.89%) IaaS
5 11 (10.89%) PaaS
5 11 (10.89%) SaaS
6 10 (9.90%) dbt
7 5 (4.95%) Cloud Composer
7 5 (4.95%) Google Analytics
7 5 (4.95%) Snowflake
8 3 (2.97%) Entra ID
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (1.98%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (1.98%) Power Automate
9 2 (1.98%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.99%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) SAN
2 1 (0.99%) DWDM
2 1 (0.99%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) Relational Database
2 16 (15.84%) MongoDB
2 16 (15.84%) MySQL
3 15 (14.85%) NoSQL
4 12 (11.88%) DB2
5 11 (10.89%) Data Lake
5 11 (10.89%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (9.90%) BigQuery
6 10 (9.90%) Looker
6 10 (9.90%) Power BI
6 10 (9.90%) Tableau
7 5 (4.95%) Airbyte
7 5 (4.95%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) ChangeMan
2 10 (9.90%) JIRA
3 5 (4.95%) Git
3 5 (4.95%) GitLab
4 1 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 34 (33.66%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Banking
2 17 (16.83%) Social Skills
3 16 (15.84%) Manufacturing
4 11 (10.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 11 (10.89%) Law
4 11 (10.89%) Marketing
5 4 (3.96%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Developer
2 17 (16.83%) COBOL Developer
2 17 (16.83%) Mainframe Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (14.85%) Architect
5 12 (11.88%) Mainframe Software Engineer
5 12 (11.88%) Software Engineer
6 11 (10.89%) Enterprise Architect
7 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Lead
8 6 (5.94%) Programmer
8 6 (5.94%) Systems Programmer
9 5 (4.95%) Data Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Head of Engineering
9 5 (4.95%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Lead Data Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) CICS Programmer
10 3 (2.97%) CICS Systems Programmer
10 3 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) OpenID
2 5 (4.95%) Apache Beam
2 5 (4.95%) ISPF
2 5 (4.95%) Kafka
3 4 (3.96%) .NET
4 2 (1.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (25.74%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (11.88%) SCADA
4 11 (10.89%) Blockchain
4 11 (10.89%) Reference Data
4 11 (10.89%) VSAM
5 5 (4.95%) Cloud Native
5 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.98%) CCTV
7 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) LPAR
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) zOS
2 11 (10.89%) Unix
3 8 (7.92%) Windows
4 5 (4.95%) Linux
5 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.99%) HPUX
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) Solaris
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.65%) Agile
2 22 (21.78%) Artificial Intelligence
2 22 (21.78%) Machine Learning
3 21 (20.79%) ITIL
4 18 (17.82%) CI/CD
5 17 (16.83%) Service Delivery
6 16 (15.84%) Decision-Making
6 16 (15.84%) Thought Leadership
7 14 (13.86%) Customer Service
7 14 (13.86%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (12.87%) Microservices
8 13 (12.87%) Roadmaps
8 13 (12.87%) Software Engineering
9 12 (11.88%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (10.89%) Domain-Driven Design
10 11 (10.89%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 11 (10.89%) Operational Stability
10 11 (10.89%) SDLC
10 11 (10.89%) Strategic Roadmap
10 11 (10.89%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.71%) COBOL
2 26 (25.74%) SQL
3 17 (16.83%) JCL
4 16 (15.84%) C#
5 11 (10.89%) Java
6 8 (7.92%) Python
7 5 (4.95%) Perl
7 5 (4.95%) REXX
7 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.96%) C
9 3 (2.97%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.99%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 28 (27.72%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.83%) CTC Cleared
3 11 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.98%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.98%) CCNA
6 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.98%) MCSA
6 2 (1.98%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 16 (15.84%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) ACF2
3 3 (2.97%) RACF
4 1 (0.99%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.99%) Microcode
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.98%) Terraform
4 1 (0.99%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (21.78%) IBM
2 18 (17.82%) Unisys
3 11 (10.89%) Oracle
4 10 (9.90%) Google
4 10 (9.90%) Teradata
5 5 (4.95%) Splunk
6 4 (3.96%) Broadcom
6 4 (3.96%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.99%) CA
8 1 (0.99%) Cisco
8 1 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.99%) Juniper
8 1 (0.99%) McAfee
8 1 (0.99%) NetApp
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.99%) Sun
8 1 (0.99%) VMware