Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1180 1107 1071
Rank change year-on-year -73 -36 +77
Permanent jobs citing JCL 23 117 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.023% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 69 146
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +8.25% +14.12%
10th Percentile £26,290 £32,500 £34,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +5.88%

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 99556 100452 113331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.26% 52.82% 51.68%
Number of salaries quoted 81931 86621 96869
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 10 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 17 November 2017. 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 -27 22 £45,000 -14.29% 3
England -25 16 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North of England -12 9 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North West -14 9 £45,000 +20.00%
Scotland -10 7 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South East +3 4 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Midlands +35 2 £40,000 -5.88%
East Midlands +22 1 £40,000 -5.88%
London -8 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing JCL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for JCL.

1 20 (86.96%) Mainframe
2 13 (56.52%) COBOL
3 10 (43.48%) CICS
3 10 (43.48%) IBM
4 9 (39.13%) DB2
4 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 8 (34.78%) REXX
5 8 (34.78%) Time Sharing Option
6 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) MVS
7 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (21.74%) Unix
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (17.39%) ISPF
8 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (17.39%) Middleware
9 3 (13.04%) Replication
9 3 (13.04%) Snowflake Schema
9 3 (13.04%) Star Schema
9 3 (13.04%) ETL
9 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
9 3 (13.04%) CA
9 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.04%) N-Tier

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 10 (43.48%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DMZ
1 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.04%) Snowflake Schema
2 3 (13.04%) Star Schema
3 1 (4.35%) Adabas
3 1 (4.35%) GIS
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) XPEDITER
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Programmer
1 8 (34.78%) Systems Programmer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) DB2 Programmer
3 3 (13.04%) DB2 Systems Programmer
3 3 (13.04%) Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Programmer
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 3 (13.04%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) CICS Programmer
4 2 (8.70%) CICS Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Operator
5 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) ISPF
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (86.96%) Mainframe
2 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
5 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
5 3 (13.04%) Replication
6 1 (4.35%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
6 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) MVS
2 5 (21.74%) Unix
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.35%) Test Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) COBOL
2 8 (34.78%) REXX
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CA Endevor
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Ab Initio
4 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.35%) Intel
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) VMware