Job Control Language (JCL)
UK

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 4 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 815 1017 1137
Rank change year-on-year +202 +120 -280
Permanent jobs citing JCL 23 16 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.077% 0.032% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 9
10th Percentile - £58,844 £49,600
25th Percentile £46,250 £61,180 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,250 £69,447 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.68% +15.75% -6.98%
75th Percentile £74,000 £77,715 £67,500
90th Percentile - - £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £59,250 £69,447 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.68% +15.75% -

All Programming Languages
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 29,717 49,579 74,483
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.32% 44.58% 52.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23,322 31,294 44,487
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,750 £36,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £85,500 £81,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.82% +4.76% +5.00%

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing JCL.

Salary trend for JCL in the UK

JCL
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing JCL over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +97 22 £59,250 -14.68% 6
England +193 13 £59,250 -14.68% 6
Work from Home +147 10 £59,250 -14.68% 2
Scotland -15 10 - -
North of England +98 9 £71,000 +2.24% 5
Yorkshire - 6 - - 5
North West +40 3 £71,000 +2.24%
West Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
Midlands - 3 £47,500 -
London +180 1 - -

JCL
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (56.52%) CICS
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) AWS
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) DB2
2 6 (26.09%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) ChangeMan
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 10 (43.48%) Law
2 10 (43.48%) Marketing
3 9 (39.13%) Social Skills
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Mainframe Software Engineer
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) DB2 DBA
2 3 (13.04%) DBA
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Mainframe Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Programmer
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (13.04%) z/OS Systems Programmer
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (4.35%) Remote Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) ISPF
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) Mainframe
2 13 (56.52%) VSAM
3 10 (43.48%) Reference Data
4 3 (13.04%) Distributed Computing
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) zOS
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile
2 13 (56.52%) SDLC
3 10 (43.48%) Artificial Intelligence
3 10 (43.48%) CI/CD
3 10 (43.48%) Decision-Making
3 10 (43.48%) Machine Learning
3 10 (43.48%) Operational Stability
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
4 7 (30.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (26.09%) Business Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (13.04%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) Coaching
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (13.04%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) COBOL
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) REXX
4 3 (13.04%) Assembly Language
4 3 (13.04%) Micro Focus COBOL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) CLIST
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 6 (26.09%) RACF
3 3 (13.04%) ACF2
4 2 (8.70%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (4.35%) Microcode
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (13.04%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) IBM
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Broadcom
3 4 (17.39%) Splunk
4 3 (13.04%) BMC
4 3 (13.04%) Micro Focus
5 2 (8.70%) Brocade
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) Dell