Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

IBM Mainframe
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1040 1117 1151
Rank change year-on-year +77 +34 +19
Permanent jobs citing IBM Mainframe 31 49 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.058% 0.075% 0.058%
Number of salaries quoted 32 43 34
UK median annual salary £62,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% -16.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,650 £33,488
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £64,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £37,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +66.67% -22.68% -19.17%

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 53,438 65,101 70,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.86% 39.55% 40.39%
Number of salaries quoted 40,295 49,898 52,158
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 15 October 2019.

Salary histogram for IBM Mainframe in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 8 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 15 October 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
England +101 30 £62,500 +66.67% 3
UK excluding London +42 25 £62,500 +66.67% 3
South East +39 17 £62,500 +66.67% 1
Midlands +43 7 £32,500 -13.33% 1
London +107 6 £53,371 -43.82%
East Midlands +27 4 £33,750 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +33 3 £32,500 -13.33%
Scotland +18 1 £175,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 31 (100.00%) IBM
1 31 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (61.29%) Web Services
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 13 (41.94%) WebSphere
4 13 (41.94%) SOAP
4 13 (41.94%) Struts
4 13 (41.94%) Java
4 13 (41.94%) J2EE
4 13 (41.94%) DB2
4 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (41.94%) Eclipse
4 13 (41.94%) UML
4 13 (41.94%) RAD
5 10 (32.26%) Finance
6 9 (29.03%) Retail
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (22.58%) Banking
8 6 (19.35%) Migration
8 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (19.35%) Middleware
8 6 (19.35%) CICS
8 6 (19.35%) Assembly Language
8 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
8 6 (19.35%) SDLC
9 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 4 (12.90%) Project Management
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (9.68%) Due Diligence

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 13 (41.94%) WebSphere
1 13 (41.94%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (19.35%) CICS
3 3 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (9.68%) Apache Spark
4 2 (6.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) NAS
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) DB2
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.68%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (9.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Eclipse
2 2 (6.45%) Fiddler
2 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
3 7 (22.58%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Assembler Programmer
3 6 (19.35%) Programmer
3 6 (19.35%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (9.68%) Big Data Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) HR Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (6.45%) Presales Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) Web Services
2 13 (41.94%) J2EE
2 13 (41.94%) SOAP
2 13 (41.94%) Struts
3 6 (19.35%) Middleware
4 2 (6.45%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) AS400
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) RAD
1 13 (41.94%) UML
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
3 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) SDLC
3 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) Analytics
6 3 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (9.68%) Due Diligence
6 3 (9.68%) Presales
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Use Case
6 3 (9.68%) Workflow
7 2 (6.45%) CRM
7 2 (6.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) Assembly Language
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) GDPR
1 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (9.68%) Cloudera
2 3 (9.68%) Hortonworks
2 3 (9.68%) MapR
2 3 (9.68%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) TIBCO
2 3 (9.68%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) Brocade
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec