Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1078 1137 1143
Rank change year-on-year +59 +6 -4
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 27 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.043% 0.057% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 39
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £50,000 £31,140 £36,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £55,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +30.95% +3.70% -7.95%

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 63,237 70,294 70,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 40.58% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 48,468 54,114 57,569
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +62 26 £55,000 +30.95% 5
England +61 20 £55,000 +22.22% 6
South East +36 11 £72,500 -
Scotland +11 7 £50,000 +3.09%
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
North West +16 2 £26,500 -39.08% 2
North of England +15 2 £26,500 -35.76% 3
East Midlands - 2 £56,250 - 1
Midlands - 2 £56,250 - 2
London +35 1 £95,000 +111.11% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 27 (100.00%) IBM
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (55.56%) DB2
3 12 (44.44%) COBOL
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (37.04%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 9 (33.33%) Database Tuning
7 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (29.63%) Task Automation
7 8 (29.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (22.22%) zOS
8 6 (22.22%) DevOps
8 6 (22.22%) CA Endevor
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
9 5 (18.52%) REXX
9 5 (18.52%) Assembly Language
9 5 (18.52%) JCL
9 5 (18.52%) VSAM
9 5 (18.52%) ISPF
9 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.81%) ATM
10 4 (14.81%) Fintech
11 3 (11.11%) REST
11 3 (11.11%) CICS
11 3 (11.11%) BMC
11 3 (11.11%) MAINVIEW
11 3 (11.11%) Java

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 3 (11.11%) CICS
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) DBA
2 7 (25.93%) DB2 DBA
2 7 (25.93%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Mainframe DBA
3 5 (18.52%) Mainframe Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Team Leader
4 4 (14.81%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) DB2 Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) ISPF
2 3 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 2 (7.41%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (18.52%) VSAM
3 4 (14.81%) Fintech
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (29.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (29.63%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (29.63%) Task Automation
4 6 (22.22%) DevOps
5 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Line Management
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) COBOL
2 5 (18.52%) Assembly Language
2 5 (18.52%) JCL
2 5 (18.52%) REXX
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Java 8
5 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PL/1
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) VB
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (3.70%) ACF2
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) CA Endevor
2 3 (11.11%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (11.11%) BMC
3 1 (3.70%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) HP