Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1100 1167 1167
Rank change year-on-year +67 0 +26
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 69 30 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.017% 0.052%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.094% 0.038% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 54 24 55
UK median annual salary £41,775 £45,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.17% -15.09% +6.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £22,625
90th Percentile £78,500 £79,375 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,125 £48,750 £50,250
% change year-on-year -15.64% -2.99% +9.24%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,597 78,335 85,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.49% 44.27% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 56,861 59,850 70,098
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IBM Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 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
England +84 68 £41,775 -7.17% 5
UK excluding London +75 63 £41,125 -15.64% 6
South East +22 40 £51,250 -35.94% 2
North of England +40 18 £37,500 -16.67% 3
North West +22 15 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Midlands +17 6 £37,500 -
East Midlands +11 6 £37,500 -
London +25 5 £90,000 +100.00%
North East - 3 £37,500 -
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 69 (100.00%) IBM
1 69 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 31 (44.93%) COBOL
3 23 (33.33%) DB2
4 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
5 18 (26.09%) Oracle
6 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
7 16 (23.19%) CICS
7 16 (23.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (21.74%) VMware
8 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 14 (20.29%) REXX
10 13 (18.84%) Middleware
10 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
10 13 (18.84%) SQL
11 12 (17.39%) Java
11 12 (17.39%) XML
11 12 (17.39%) JCL
11 12 (17.39%) Big Data
11 12 (17.39%) Analytics
12 11 (15.94%) HP ALM
12 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (15.94%) zOS
12 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
12 11 (15.94%) HP
13 10 (14.49%) Intel
13 10 (14.49%) DNS
13 10 (14.49%) LAN
13 10 (14.49%) WAN

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 16 (23.19%) CICS
2 10 (14.49%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (13.04%) WebSphere
4 5 (7.25%) Confluence
4 5 (7.25%) SAS
5 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.90%) JBoss
6 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) IBM Cloud
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) DHCP
1 10 (14.49%) DNS
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
1 10 (14.49%) LAN
1 10 (14.49%) SAN
1 10 (14.49%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) NAS
3 3 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (2.90%) MQTT
5 1 (1.45%) SMS
5 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.33%) DB2
2 12 (17.39%) Big Data
3 6 (8.70%) MySQL
4 5 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.35%) IMS/DB
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.45%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.25%) JIRA
3 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.90%) Log4j
3 2 (2.90%) Log4Net
3 2 (2.90%) Subversion
3 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.45%) JMeter
4 1 (1.45%) JUnit
4 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 11 (15.94%) Architect
3 10 (14.49%) Data Centre Architect
3 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (14.49%) Virtualisation Architect
4 9 (13.04%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.25%) Hardware Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) IT Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) IT Security Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Lead Analyst Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) Lead Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Security Administrator
6 5 (7.25%) Senior QA Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) z/OS Specialist
7 4 (5.80%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Middleware
2 12 (17.39%) XML
3 8 (11.59%) ATL
4 7 (10.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (7.25%) REST
6 4 (5.80%) HTML
6 4 (5.80%) Web Services
7 2 (2.90%) EJB
7 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.90%) J2EE
7 2 (2.90%) JMS
7 2 (2.90%) JSP
7 2 (2.90%) Servlets
7 2 (2.90%) Struts
7 2 (2.90%) WSDL
7 2 (2.90%) XSD
8 1 (1.45%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 69 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (27.54%) Data Centre
3 10 (14.49%) Public Cloud
4 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (7.25%) User Experience
7 3 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.45%) AS400
9 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.45%) iSeries
9 1 (1.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) zOS
2 10 (14.49%) Unix
3 9 (13.04%) Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Windows
5 1 (1.45%) AIX
5 1 (1.45%) MVS
5 1 (1.45%) OS/390
5 1 (1.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 12 (17.39%) Analytics
4 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (14.49%) Big Data Analytics
5 10 (14.49%) Converged Infrastructure
5 10 (14.49%) Data Analytics
5 10 (14.49%) Strategic Thinking
6 9 (13.04%) ITIL
7 8 (11.59%) Risk Management
7 8 (11.59%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.25%) High Availability
9 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.25%) Scrum
9 5 (7.25%) Six Sigma
9 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.93%) COBOL
2 14 (20.29%) REXX
3 13 (18.84%) SQL
4 12 (17.39%) Java
4 12 (17.39%) JCL
5 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (7.25%) C
5 5 (7.25%) C#
5 5 (7.25%) C++
5 5 (7.25%) Perl
5 5 (7.25%) PL/1
5 5 (7.25%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) VB
5 5 (7.25%) VBScript
6 4 (5.80%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.80%) SELCOPY
7 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) Jython
7 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) ISEB
1 5 (7.25%) ISTQB
1 5 (7.25%) PMI Certification
1 5 (7.25%) PMP
2 4 (5.80%) MCSE
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.80%) OCP
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.90%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) PMO
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.49%) NFS
3 10 (14.49%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (14.49%) VMware NSX
4 7 (10.14%) ACF2
4 7 (10.14%) RACF
5 6 (8.70%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) HP ALM
2 10 (14.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (14.49%) vCenter Server
3 5 (7.25%) CA Endevor
4 3 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 69 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
3 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
4 15 (21.74%) VMware
5 11 (15.94%) HP
6 10 (14.49%) Actifio
6 10 (14.49%) CommVault
6 10 (14.49%) Intel
6 10 (14.49%) Veeam
7 9 (13.04%) EMC
8 4 (5.80%) Citrix
8 4 (5.80%) Dell
8 4 (5.80%) Sun
8 4 (5.80%) Syncsort
9 2 (2.90%) CA
9 2 (2.90%) Chordiant
9 2 (2.90%) Cognizant
9 2 (2.90%) Remedy
10 1 (1.45%) Lotus