Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1154 1158
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 44 42 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.024% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.061% 0.054% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 50
UK median annual salary £40,875 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.17% -25.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £33,375 £36,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,875 £46,750 £54,000
% change year-on-year -12.57% -13.43% +17.39%

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 72,676 78,358 80,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.11% 44.60% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56,236 58,935 66,058
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,375 £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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 11 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 23 October 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
UK excluding London +46 42 £40,875 -12.57% 6
England +35 42 £40,000 -11.11% 5
South East +23 21 £39,250 -50.94% 3
North of England +27 12 £30,250 -19.33% 2
North West +1 11 £30,250 -27.98% 2
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
Midlands +24 3 £55,000 -
East Midlands -1 3 £55,000 -
Scotland -5 2 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
London +7 1 £95,000 +111.11%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 44 (100.00%) IBM
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (38.64%) COBOL
3 13 (29.55%) DB2
4 10 (22.73%) JCL
5 9 (20.45%) EMC
5 9 (20.45%) Risk Management
5 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
6 8 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (18.18%) Unix
6 8 (18.18%) ATL
6 8 (18.18%) REXX
7 7 (15.91%) zOS
7 7 (15.91%) Windows
7 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (13.64%) ITIL
8 6 (13.64%) Java
8 6 (13.64%) SQL
8 6 (13.64%) Assembly Language
8 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.64%) Finance
9 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
9 5 (11.36%) Database Tuning
9 5 (11.36%) NAS
9 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (9.09%) REST
10 4 (9.09%) ACF2
10 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
10 4 (9.09%) Fintech

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 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.82%) CICS
3 2 (4.55%) Confluence
3 2 (4.55%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) NAS
2 4 (9.09%) ATM
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) MQTT
4 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (29.55%) DB2
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) IMS/DB
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) Log4j
1 2 (4.55%) Log4Net
1 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Analyst
1 9 (20.45%) Server Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) DBA
3 5 (11.36%) Hardware Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) IT Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) IT Security Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Security Administrator
3 5 (11.36%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Server Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Sun Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Sun Hardware Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.82%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) ATL
2 4 (9.09%) ISPF
2 4 (9.09%) REST
2 4 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (6.82%) Middleware
4 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) Spring
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.09%) Fintech
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.55%) User Experience
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Unix
2 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) zOS
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) AIX
4 1 (2.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Risk Management
2 8 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 5 (11.36%) Database Tuning
5 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
6 4 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.82%) Change Management
7 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.55%) MVC
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) COBOL
2 10 (22.73%) JCL
3 8 (18.18%) REXX
4 6 (13.64%) Assembly Language
4 6 (13.64%) Java
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 4 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) Java 8
6 2 (4.55%) Jython
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) PL/1
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.55%) VB
6 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) ISEB
1 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
1 2 (4.55%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) OCP
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (9.09%) ACF2
2 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) RACF
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) MAINVIEW
2 2 (4.55%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.55%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (20.45%) EMC
3 4 (9.09%) Dell
3 4 (9.09%) Sun
4 3 (6.82%) BMC
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Remedy
6 1 (2.27%) CA
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) VMware