Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for JCL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited JCL over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1120 1174 1140
Rank change year-on-year +54 -34 -64
Permanent jobs citing JCL 46 14 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.008% 0.065%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.049% 0.014% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 28 8 66
UK median annual salary £41,800 £46,750 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.59% -12.62% +18.89%
10th Percentile £32,775 £30,528 £32,500
90th Percentile £50,550 £56,125 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,800 £46,750 £47,000
% change year-on-year -10.59% -0.53% +4.44%

JCL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 93,215 97,720 102,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.66% 55.30% 52.62%
Number of salaries quoted 77,509 80,249 88,433
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing JCL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing JCL.

Salary trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing JCL over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing JCL within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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
UK excluding London +65 44 £41,800 -10.59% 12
England +71 43 £41,800 -12.00% 12
North of England +42 21 £37,500 -21.05% 7
Yorkshire - 13 £37,500 - 3
North West +23 8 £41,375 -12.89% 4
Midlands +25 7 £41,800 +4.50% 2
South East +7 7 £47,500 -17.39% 3
East Midlands -1 7 £41,800 +4.50% 2
East of England - 6 - -
Scotland +5 3 - -
London - 2 £48,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing JCL 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 JCL.

1 35 (76.09%) Mainframe
2 24 (52.17%) IBM
2 24 (52.17%) COBOL
3 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 21 (45.65%) DB2
4 20 (43.48%) REXX
5 16 (34.78%) ISPF
6 14 (30.43%) CICS
6 14 (30.43%) Time Sharing Option
7 11 (23.91%) Oracle
7 11 (23.91%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (21.74%) Unix
9 9 (19.57%) CA
9 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
10 8 (17.39%) zOS
10 8 (17.39%) RACF
10 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
11 7 (15.22%) Banking
11 7 (15.22%) Service Management
11 7 (15.22%) JIRA
11 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
11 7 (15.22%) Java
11 7 (15.22%) Middleware
11 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (13.04%) SIEM
12 6 (13.04%) zSecure
12 6 (13.04%) Application Performance Monitoring
12 6 (13.04%) SDLC

JCL
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 (30.43%) CICS
2 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.35%) MQTT
2 2 (4.35%) SSH
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) DB2
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) Easytrieve
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) Big Data
4 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JIRA
2 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
4 2 (4.35%) ChangeMan
4 2 (4.35%) Log4j
4 2 (4.35%) Log4Net
4 2 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.17%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) SOAtest
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Law
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Administrator
2 11 (23.91%) Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) DBA
3 7 (15.22%) Programmer
4 6 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) RACF Administrator
4 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Programmer
6 4 (8.70%) Mainframe Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) z/OS Systems Programmer
7 3 (6.52%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) DB2 Developer
7 3 (6.52%) DB2 Programmer
7 3 (6.52%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Mainframe Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) ISPF
2 7 (15.22%) Middleware
3 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (4.35%) Java EE
5 2 (4.35%) JSP
5 2 (4.35%) Regular Expression
5 2 (4.35%) Spring
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (2.17%) .NET
6 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) J2EE
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (76.09%) Mainframe
2 11 (23.91%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (8.70%) VSAM
5 2 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (4.35%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Unix
2 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 8 (17.39%) zOS
3 6 (13.04%) Linux
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
1 7 (15.22%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (15.22%) Service Management
2 6 (13.04%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 6 (13.04%) Change Management
2 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
2 6 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (13.04%) Information Security
2 6 (13.04%) SDLC
2 6 (13.04%) Security Architecture
2 6 (13.04%) Security Operations
2 6 (13.04%) SIEM
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.70%) IT Strategy
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
3 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
4 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) COBOL
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 20 (43.48%) REXX
4 7 (15.22%) Java
5 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.87%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.52%) Perl
8 3 (6.52%) SELCOPY
9 2 (4.35%) Assembly Language
9 2 (4.35%) CLIST
9 2 (4.35%) Jython
9 2 (4.35%) Python
10 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (17.39%) RACF
3 2 (4.35%) Docker
3 2 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) zSecure
2 5 (10.87%) CA Endevor
3 2 (4.35%) Ansible
3 2 (4.35%) Control-M
3 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.35%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.17%) Automic
4 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.17%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.17%) Packer
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) IBM
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
3 9 (19.57%) CA
4 6 (13.04%) Remedy
5 4 (8.70%) Syncsort
6 3 (6.52%) Teradata
7 2 (4.35%) Ab Initio
7 2 (4.35%) Informatica
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.17%) BMC
8 1 (2.17%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) Talend