Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 973 1071 1167
Rank change year-on-year +98 +96 -40
Permanent jobs citing JCL 36 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.032% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.054% 0.058% 0.032%
Number of salaries quoted 43 29 14
UK median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -1.23% -22.86%
10th Percentile £29,100 £33,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £69,875 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -1.23% -22.86%

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 66,805 82,669 97,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.10% 54.98% 55.73%
Number of salaries quoted 55,182 68,432 81,777
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 8 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 25 February 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 +103 36 £46,000 +22.67% 10
UK excluding London +73 36 £46,000 +15.00% 9
North of England +48 20 £46,000 +24.32% 5
Yorkshire +26 20 £46,000 +24.32% 5
Midlands +38 11 £34,000 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +30 10 £37,000 -12.94% 2
South East +63 5 £75,000 +42.86% 2
West Midlands - 1 £34,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 28 (77.78%) SQL
2 27 (75.00%) COBOL
3 25 (69.44%) IBM
4 23 (63.89%) DB2
5 22 (61.11%) Java
6 21 (58.33%) Mainframe
7 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (33.33%) CICS
9 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
10 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (25.00%) Python
11 8 (22.22%) Scrum
11 8 (22.22%) JIRA
12 7 (19.44%) QA
12 7 (19.44%) Groovy
12 7 (19.44%) CA Service Virtualization
12 7 (19.44%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
12 7 (19.44%) CA
12 7 (19.44%) REXX
12 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
12 7 (19.44%) Oracle
12 7 (19.44%) Unix
13 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 5 (13.89%) Confluence
14 5 (13.89%) Data Centre

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 12 (33.33%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
3 3 (8.33%) JBoss
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Azure
1 3 (8.33%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (63.89%) DB2
2 3 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
3 7 (19.44%) IBM UrbanCode
4 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Developer
2 18 (50.00%) COBOL Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Computer Operator
5 5 (13.89%) DB2 Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Senior COBOL Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Mainframe Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) COBOL Programmer
9 1 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Java EE
1 3 (8.33%) JDBC
1 3 (8.33%) JTA
2 2 (5.56%) J2EE
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) AS400
3 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Unix
2 5 (13.89%) zOS
3 4 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) Business Analysis
4 7 (19.44%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (13.89%) Internal Audit
6 5 (13.89%) Kanban
6 5 (13.89%) SDLC
7 4 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.33%) Front End Development
8 3 (8.33%) OO
8 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (5.56%) Epics
9 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
9 2 (5.56%) SDET
9 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (77.78%) SQL
2 27 (75.00%) COBOL
3 22 (61.11%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) Python
5 7 (19.44%) Groovy
5 7 (19.44%) PL/SQL
5 7 (19.44%) REXX
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) C#
7 2 (5.56%) C++
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 2 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCP
1 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (5.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.78%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) CA Service Virtualization
2 5 (13.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) IBM
2 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (19.44%) CA
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) Lotus