Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1154 1171 1098
Rank change year-on-year +17 -73 -33
Permanent jobs citing JCL 32 18 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.010% 0.086%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.033% 0.019% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 99
UK median annual salary £41,800 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.38% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £32,150 £36,250 £32,250
90th Percentile £50,025 £56,875 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,800 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -20.38% +16.67% -

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 97,503 95,619 104,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.10% 55.26% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 81,147 80,724 90,517
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,133 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.81% +5.33% -

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 23 June 2018.

Salary histogram for JCL in the UK

JCL
Top 9 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 23 June 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
England +32 31 £41,800 -20.38% 5
UK excluding London +5 27 £41,800 -20.38% 4
North of England +30 15 £40,500 - 2
North West - 15 £40,500 -
East Midlands +12 6 £41,800 -
Midlands +1 6 £41,800 -
South East +15 5 £45,000 -14.29%
London +7 5 £48,500 -19.17% 3
Scotland -32 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 28 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 25 (78.13%) IBM
3 22 (68.75%) COBOL
4 19 (59.38%) DB2
5 18 (56.25%) IBM Mainframe
6 17 (53.13%) SQL
6 17 (53.13%) CICS
7 13 (40.63%) Time Sharing Option
8 11 (34.38%) Finance
9 10 (31.25%) Banking
9 10 (31.25%) VSAM
10 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (28.13%) REXX
10 9 (28.13%) SDLC
11 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
12 7 (21.88%) CA
13 6 (18.75%) Java
13 6 (18.75%) Unix
13 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (18.75%) CA Endevor
13 6 (18.75%) KYC
13 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (15.63%) Syncsort
14 5 (15.63%) Law
14 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
14 5 (15.63%) Easytrieve
15 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
15 4 (12.50%) XML
15 4 (12.50%) HTML

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 17 (53.13%) CICS
2 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) IIS
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Internet
1 2 (6.25%) MQTT
2 1 (3.13%) DMZ
2 1 (3.13%) FTP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.13%) SSH
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) DB2
2 5 (15.63%) Easytrieve
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
4 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Log4j
2 2 (6.25%) Log4Net
2 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 5 (15.63%) Law
4 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (12.50%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) COBOL Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 4 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) DB2 Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Auditor
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) RACF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (6.25%) ISPF
3 2 (6.25%) Regular Expression
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 28 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 18 (56.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (31.25%) VSAM
4 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (3.13%) Clustering
7 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
7 1 (3.13%) PKI
7 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (28.13%) SDLC
2 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (18.75%) KYC
4 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 4 (12.50%) Fraud Detection
5 4 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Wealth Management
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.38%) RAD
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) COBOL
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) REXX
4 6 (18.75%) Java
5 5 (15.63%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.50%) SELCOPY
7 2 (6.25%) Jython
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
7 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.13%) CLIST
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISEB
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (6.25%) RACF
3 1 (3.13%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) CA Endevor
2 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Control-M
4 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.13%) Packer
4 1 (3.13%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) IBM
2 7 (21.88%) CA
3 5 (15.63%) Syncsort
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.13%) Informatica
6 1 (3.13%) Talend