Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1143 1149 1153
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +38
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 39 76 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.040% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.050% 0.098% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32 56 121
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,375 £36,250 £34,500
90th Percentile £57,250 £79,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,750 £52,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year -10.95% +14.13% -8.00%

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 77560 77850 90566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 40.93% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58510 63988 72559
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,880
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 10 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 22 November 2017. 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 -17 34 £45,000 -15.09% 4
UK excluding London +17 22 £46,750 -10.95% 3
London -16 16 £45,000 -40.00% 1
North of England -1 15 £42,000 +12.00% 3
North West -12 13 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -15 4 £48,750 +20.37%
South East +18 2 £80,000 +48.15%
Yorkshire - 2 £34,750 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 39 (100.00%) IBM
1 39 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (48.72%) Unix
3 17 (43.59%) AS400
4 16 (41.03%) Finance
4 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
5 15 (38.46%) Tivoli
6 14 (35.90%) Tivoli NetView
6 14 (35.90%) BMC PATROL
6 14 (35.90%) Lotus
6 14 (35.90%) OS/390
6 14 (35.90%) IBM Notes
6 14 (35.90%) Client/Server
6 14 (35.90%) MS Visio
6 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (35.90%) Front Office
6 14 (35.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (30.77%) Asset Management
7 12 (30.77%) DB2
8 11 (28.21%) COBOL
9 10 (25.64%) SQL
9 10 (25.64%) CICS
10 7 (17.95%) Windows
10 7 (17.95%) JCL
10 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.38%) Banking
11 6 (15.38%) REXX
11 6 (15.38%) Oracle
12 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.26%) IMS/DB

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 14 (35.90%) IBM Notes
2 10 (25.64%) CICS
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (35.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) DB2
2 4 (10.26%) IMS/DB
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.56%) Hudson
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.56%) NUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.56%) XPEDITER
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Front Office
3 6 (15.38%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 12 (30.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 12 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Asset Management Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Programmer
4 4 (10.26%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) COBOL Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (2.56%) ISPF
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (43.59%) AS400
3 14 (35.90%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.13%) Cloud Native
5 2 (5.13%) iSeries
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) DataPower
6 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Unix
2 14 (35.90%) OS/390
3 7 (17.95%) Windows
4 3 (7.69%) MVS
5 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.13%) zOS
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) IT Strategy
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.69%) SDLC
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Coaching
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) Fund Management
6 2 (5.13%) High Availability
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) COBOL
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) JCL
4 6 (15.38%) REXX
5 4 (10.26%) Assembly Language
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) C
7 2 (5.13%) C#
7 2 (5.13%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (10.26%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) Tivoli
2 14 (35.90%) BMC PATROL
2 14 (35.90%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (2.56%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) IBM
2 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (35.90%) Lotus
4 6 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) CA
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Intel
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat