Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 819 1068 1131
Rank change year-on-year +249 +63 +59
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 42 23 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.016% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.041% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 37 22 51
Median annual salary £60,000 £56,686 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.85% +33.38% -19.05%
10th Percentile £26,200 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £41,800
% change year-on-year -2.04% +46.53% -42.34%

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 34,279 56,174 67,218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 39.14% 38.80%
Number of salaries quoted 26,412 41,855 51,811
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,135 £28,419
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IBM Mainframe.

Salary trend for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IBM Mainframe over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 9 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 2 June 2020. 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 +223 39 £60,000 +5.85% 2
UK excluding London +214 37 £60,000 -2.04% 3
South East +141 24 £62,500 - 1
North of England +136 5 £46,500 -7.00% 1
London +133 5 £80,000 +49.89%
North West +98 5 £46,500 -7.00% 1
Midlands +89 5 £25,000 -23.08%
East Midlands - 5 £25,000 -
Scotland +66 3 £100,000 +150.00%

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 42 (100.00%) IBM
1 42 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 20 (47.62%) DB2
3 19 (45.24%) Java
3 19 (45.24%) CICS
3 19 (45.24%) WebSphere
4 18 (42.86%) Assembly Language
5 15 (35.71%) Linux
6 13 (30.95%) C
6 13 (30.95%) COBOL
6 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
6 13 (30.95%) JIRA
6 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
7 12 (28.57%) ACF2
7 12 (28.57%) RACF
7 12 (28.57%) Finance
7 12 (28.57%) Web Services
8 11 (26.19%) SQL
8 11 (26.19%) PL/1
9 10 (23.81%) REST
9 10 (23.81%) Task Automation
10 9 (21.43%) Docker
10 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
10 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 9 (21.43%) User Experience
10 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (21.43%) Selenium
10 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting

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 (45.24%) CICS
1 19 (45.24%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (9.52%) Confluence
3 4 (9.52%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.67%) AWS
1 7 (16.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) DB2
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) Jenkins
1 13 (30.95%) JIRA
2 9 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 9 (21.43%) JMeter
2 9 (21.43%) JUnit
2 9 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 9 (21.43%) Selenium
3 6 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 4 (9.52%) JIRA Agile
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Developer
1 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
1 6 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Mainframe Test Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Availability Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Capacity and Availability Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Capacity Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Computer Operator
3 4 (9.52%) CICS Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) Java Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) Programmer
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (28.57%) Web Services
2 10 (23.81%) REST
3 9 (21.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (16.67%) SOAP
5 6 (14.29%) J2EE
5 6 (14.29%) Middleware
5 6 (14.29%) Struts
6 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
6 4 (9.52%) Java EE
6 4 (9.52%) Play Framework
6 4 (9.52%) Spring
7 1 (2.38%) JSON
7 1 (2.38%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 42 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.43%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (21.43%) User Experience
3 5 (11.90%) AS400
3 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) zOS
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Software Engineering
2 10 (23.81%) Task Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (21.43%) Epics
3 9 (21.43%) Migration
3 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 9 (21.43%) Scrum
3 9 (21.43%) Six Sigma
3 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
3 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (14.29%) Internal Audit
4 6 (14.29%) RAD
4 6 (14.29%) UML
4 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Availability Management
5 5 (11.90%) Capacity Management
5 5 (11.90%) ITSM
5 5 (11.90%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Java
2 18 (42.86%) Assembly Language
3 13 (30.95%) C
3 13 (30.95%) COBOL
4 11 (26.19%) PL/1
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 9 (21.43%) Bash Shell
5 9 (21.43%) C#
5 9 (21.43%) C++
5 9 (21.43%) Perl
5 9 (21.43%) Python
5 9 (21.43%) VB
6 7 (16.67%) HLASM
6 7 (16.67%) REXX
7 5 (11.90%) JCL
8 4 (9.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ISEB
1 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
1 9 (21.43%) PMI Certification
1 9 (21.43%) PMP
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) ACF2
1 12 (28.57%) RACF
2 9 (21.43%) Docker
3 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) IBM
2 9 (21.43%) HP
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Syncsort
4 4 (9.52%) Compuware
5 2 (4.76%) Brocade