Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1015 1122 1182
Rank change year-on-year +107 +60 -61
Permanent jobs citing JCL 54 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.030% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.074% 0.054% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 42 31 12
UK median annual salary £50,000 £41,800 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.62% -7.11% -15.89%
10th Percentile £35,268 £33,000 £26,108
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £41,775 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.69% -7.17% -

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 73,451 91,521 97,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.47% 55.57% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 60,186 76,139 79,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +95 54 £50,000 +19.69% 4
UK excluding London +71 52 £50,000 +19.69% 5
South East +49 27 £52,500 +10.53%
Midlands +51 14 £35,020 -17.60% 1
East Midlands +39 10 £41,250 -2.94% 1
North of England +18 10 £46,000 +22.67% 3
Yorkshire -1 10 £46,000 +22.67% 3
West Midlands - 4 £35,010 -
London +89 2 - -
South West - 1 £51,786 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 47 (87.04%) DB2
2 46 (85.19%) COBOL
3 44 (81.48%) Java
4 40 (74.07%) Mainframe
5 35 (64.81%) CICS
6 34 (62.96%) IBM
7 33 (61.11%) SQL
8 29 (53.70%) MVS
9 27 (50.00%) Retail
10 25 (46.30%) Unit Testing
11 22 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (35.19%) Unix
13 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
13 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (27.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 14 (25.93%) VSAM
15 14 (25.93%) AIX
16 13 (24.07%) Service Management
17 12 (22.22%) Business Analysis
18 11 (20.37%) ServiceNow
19 8 (14.81%) FMCG
19 8 (14.81%) Tivoli
20 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
20 7 (12.96%) SDLC
21 6 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
22 5 (9.26%) ISPF
23 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
23 4 (7.41%) Lotus
23 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
23 4 (7.41%) OpenView

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 35 (64.81%) CICS
2 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.70%) SAS
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (87.04%) DB2
2 1 (1.85%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 27 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 35 (64.81%) COBOL Developer
3 15 (27.78%) Analyst
3 15 (27.78%) COBOL Analyst
4 13 (24.07%) Analyst Developer
4 13 (24.07%) Analyst Programmer
4 13 (24.07%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 13 (24.07%) COBOL Programmer
4 13 (24.07%) Programmer
5 11 (20.37%) Developer Analyst
5 11 (20.37%) Senior Developer
6 8 (14.81%) DB2 Developer
7 7 (12.96%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (12.96%) Senior Mainframe Developer
8 5 (9.26%) Mainframe Operator
9 4 (7.41%) Senior COBOL Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Mainframe Software Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Storage Engineer
10 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) ISPF
2 2 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (74.07%) Mainframe
2 22 (40.74%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (25.93%) VSAM
4 8 (14.81%) FMCG
5 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 29 (53.70%) MVS
2 19 (35.19%) Unix
3 14 (25.93%) AIX
4 4 (7.41%) Windows
5 3 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Unit Testing
2 13 (24.07%) Service Management
3 12 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (12.96%) SDLC
5 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps
7 2 (3.70%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Release Management
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.85%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 46 (85.19%) COBOL
2 44 (81.48%) Java
3 33 (61.11%) SQL
4 1 (1.85%) Natural
4 1 (1.85%) REXX
4 1 (1.85%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) PMO
1 2 (3.70%) QA
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (11.11%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.41%) OpenView
3 2 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.85%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.85%) Control-M
4 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) IBM
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) ServiceNow
4 4 (7.41%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) Lotus
5 2 (3.70%) Brocade
5 2 (3.70%) EMC
5 2 (3.70%) Intel
5 2 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) SAP