The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 895 895
Rank change year-on-year +52 0  
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 9 55 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.053% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.027% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 42 24
Median salary £60,000 £44,794 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.94% -10.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £23,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £57,500 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £70,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +64.70% -10.52%  

IBM Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32788 42843 41687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.04% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26420 34220 32936
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £27,530
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe.

Salary trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 12 Job Locations

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 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 7 £70,000 +56.27% 3
South East +49 4 £72,500 +56.75%
Hampshire +21 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Basingstoke +3 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Cheshire +7 2 £45,000 +81.23%
North West -9 2 £45,000 +27.65%
Knutsford - 2 £45,000 -
London +57 1 £50,000 -3.84% 2
Scotland +21 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Isle of Man - 1 £50,000 -
Douglas - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 44 (100.00%) IBM
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (43.18%) JCL
3 16 (36.36%) COBOL
3 16 (36.36%) DB2
4 15 (34.09%) CICS
5 13 (29.55%) Unix
5 13 (29.55%) Finance
6 12 (27.27%) Oracle
7 11 (25.00%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) MVS
8 10 (22.73%) Java
8 10 (22.73%) UML
9 9 (20.45%) SDLC
9 9 (20.45%) zOS
9 9 (20.45%) RACF
9 9 (20.45%) AS400
10 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (18.18%) SQL
11 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) Degree
12 6 (13.64%) Banking
12 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
13 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
13 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
13 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
13 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
13 5 (11.36%) Retail
13 5 (11.36%) Information Security

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (34.09%) CICS
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) IaaS
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) IMS/DB
3 2 (4.55%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.27%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Hudson
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.27%) NUnit
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Publishing
3 5 (11.36%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) COBOL Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Programmer
3 10 (22.73%) Analyst Programmer
3 10 (22.73%) CICS Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
3 10 (22.73%) COBOL Programmer
4 9 (20.45%) CICS Programmer
4 9 (20.45%) DB2 Programmer
5 8 (18.18%) Architect
5 8 (18.18%) Mainframe Analyst
6 7 (15.91%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 7 (15.91%) Mainframe Programmer
6 7 (15.91%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (13.64%) Mainframe Architect
7 6 (13.64%) MVS Programmer
8 4 (9.09%) Designer
8 4 (9.09%) Senior Manager
8 4 (9.09%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Computer Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) ISPF
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (20.45%) AS400
3 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
5 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
5 4 (9.09%) iSeries
5 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.09%) Private Cloud
5 4 (9.09%) Tandem
6 2 (4.55%) Online Banking
7 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Unix
2 10 (22.73%) MVS
3 9 (20.45%) zOS
4 7 (15.91%) Windows
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) UML
3 9 (20.45%) SDLC
4 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Information Security
5 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
5 5 (11.36%) ITSM
5 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 4 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.82%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.82%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.55%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) JCL
2 16 (36.36%) COBOL
3 10 (22.73%) Java
4 8 (18.18%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) RPG
5 3 (6.82%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) RACF
2 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) XYGATE
5 1 (2.27%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.27%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.27%) zSecure
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) IBM
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) EMC
3 5 (11.36%) Hitachi
4 4 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) CA
6 1 (2.27%) Intel
6 1 (2.27%) Sun
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