Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1110 1142 1186
Rank change year-on-year +32 +44 -1
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 83 23 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.013% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.031% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 55 19 75
UK median annual salary £41,800 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.40% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £22,625
90th Percentile £69,500 £85,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,750 £71,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -41.40% +58.33% -5.26%

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 74,308 73,599 87,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.25% 42.81% 43.64%
Number of salaries quoted 57,852 58,665 71,059
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +5.98%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +62 83 £41,800 -27.30% 5
UK excluding London +72 75 £41,750 -41.40% 6
South East +39 50 £52,500 -27.59% 1
North of England +24 22 £37,500 -16.67% 3
North West +26 19 £37,500 -16.67% 2
London -2 8 £72,500 +52.63% 1
East Midlands +11 5 £37,500 -
Midlands +8 5 £37,500 -
North East - 3 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 83 (100.00%) IBM
1 83 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 32 (38.55%) COBOL
3 28 (33.73%) DB2
4 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
5 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
5 24 (28.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (27.71%) Oracle
7 22 (26.51%) VMware
8 21 (25.30%) Middleware
8 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
9 20 (24.10%) Big Data
9 20 (24.10%) Analytics
9 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
10 19 (22.89%) CICS
10 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
11 18 (21.69%) Veeam
11 18 (21.69%) Data Analytics
11 18 (21.69%) Public Cloud
11 18 (21.69%) Converged Infrastructure
11 18 (21.69%) Big Data Analytics
11 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 18 (21.69%) Oracle Service Bus
11 18 (21.69%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (21.69%) Bluemix
11 18 (21.69%) IBM Cloud
11 18 (21.69%) vCenter Server
11 18 (21.69%) VMware NSX
11 18 (21.69%) Strategic Thinking

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 19 (22.89%) CICS
2 18 (21.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 7 (8.43%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.61%) Confluence
5 3 (3.61%) SAS
6 2 (2.41%) JBoss
6 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) Bluemix
1 18 (21.69%) IBM Cloud
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) DHCP
1 18 (21.69%) DNS
1 18 (21.69%) Firewall
1 18 (21.69%) LAN
1 18 (21.69%) SAN
1 18 (21.69%) WAN
2 4 (4.82%) NAS
3 3 (3.61%) Internet
4 2 (2.41%) MQTT
5 1 (1.20%) SMS
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.73%) DB2
2 20 (24.10%) Big Data
3 4 (4.82%) Easytrieve
3 4 (4.82%) IMS/DB
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) JIRA
3 2 (2.41%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.41%) Log4j
3 2 (2.41%) Log4Net
3 2 (2.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) JMeter
4 1 (1.20%) JUnit
4 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.20%) Selenium
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.82%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Law
5 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Architect
2 18 (21.69%) Analyst
2 18 (21.69%) Data Centre Architect
2 18 (21.69%) Infrastructure Architect
2 18 (21.69%) Virtualisation Architect
3 8 (9.64%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Programmer
5 5 (6.02%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (6.02%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.02%) Consultant
5 5 (6.02%) Lead Analyst Programmer
5 5 (6.02%) Lead Programmer
5 5 (6.02%) z/OS Specialist
6 4 (4.82%) IT Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) IT Security Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Java Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Mainframe Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Security Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) Middleware
2 14 (16.87%) XML
3 7 (8.43%) ATL
4 5 (6.02%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.82%) HTML
5 4 (4.82%) Web Services
6 3 (3.61%) REST
7 2 (2.41%) EJB
7 2 (2.41%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.41%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (2.41%) J2EE
7 2 (2.41%) JMS
7 2 (2.41%) JSP
7 2 (2.41%) Servlets
7 2 (2.41%) Struts
7 2 (2.41%) WSDL
7 2 (2.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 83 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (31.33%) Data Centre
3 18 (21.69%) Public Cloud
4 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
6 6 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.82%) VSAM
8 3 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (3.61%) User Experience
9 2 (2.41%) iSeries
10 1 (1.20%) AS400
10 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) zOS
2 7 (8.43%) Unix
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.20%) AIX
4 1 (1.20%) MVS
4 1 (1.20%) OS/390
4 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (25.30%) Test Automation
3 20 (24.10%) Analytics
4 18 (21.69%) Big Data Analytics
4 18 (21.69%) Converged Infrastructure
4 18 (21.69%) Data Analytics
4 18 (21.69%) Strategic Thinking
5 9 (10.84%) SDLC
6 8 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.64%) ITIL
6 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (9.64%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.64%) Waterfall
7 7 (8.43%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.23%) High Availability
8 6 (7.23%) TDD
9 5 (6.02%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Fraud Detection
10 4 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (4.82%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) COBOL
2 17 (20.48%) Java
2 17 (20.48%) JCL
2 17 (20.48%) SQL
3 11 (13.25%) REXX
4 4 (4.82%) Ruby
4 4 (4.82%) SELCOPY
5 3 (3.61%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.61%) C
5 3 (3.61%) C#
5 3 (3.61%) C++
5 3 (3.61%) Perl
5 3 (3.61%) PL/1
5 3 (3.61%) Python
5 3 (3.61%) VB
5 3 (3.61%) VBScript
6 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.41%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Master's Degree
2 4 (4.82%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.61%) ISEB
3 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.61%) MCSE
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.61%) OCP
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (3.61%) PMP
4 1 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (21.69%) Hyper-V
3 18 (21.69%) NFS
3 18 (21.69%) VMware ESXi
3 18 (21.69%) VMware NSX
4 8 (9.64%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (6.02%) ACF2
5 5 (6.02%) RACF
6 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (21.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 18 (21.69%) vCenter Server
2 11 (13.25%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.82%) CA Endevor
4 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.20%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 83 (100.00%) IBM
2 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
3 23 (27.71%) Oracle
4 22 (26.51%) VMware
5 18 (21.69%) CommVault
5 18 (21.69%) Intel
5 18 (21.69%) Veeam
6 11 (13.25%) HP
7 8 (9.64%) EMC
8 4 (4.82%) CA
8 4 (4.82%) Syncsort
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix
9 3 (3.61%) Dell
9 3 (3.61%) Sun
10 2 (2.41%) Chordiant
10 2 (2.41%) Cognizant
11 1 (1.20%) Lotus