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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 851 881
Rank change year-on-year +11 +30  
Permanent jobs citing JCL 12 99 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.095% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.026% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 53 40
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% -2.70%  
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £39,267 £38,000
% change year-on-year +33.70% +3.33%  

JCL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46725 53772 54153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.71% 51.50% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39759 46364 46060
Median salary £47,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

JCL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing JCL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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
Top 11 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 7 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Scotland - 5 £42,000 -
Glasgow - 4 £42,000 -
South East +42 3 £52,500 +11.11% 1
East Midlands -9 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £52,500 -
Leicestershire -9 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 2 £52,500 -
Yorkshire +23 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 60 (95.24%) Mainframe
2 49 (77.78%) COBOL
3 47 (74.60%) DB2
3 47 (74.60%) IBM
4 42 (66.67%) CICS
5 35 (55.56%) SQL
6 26 (41.27%) Migration
7 24 (38.10%) Data Analysis
8 22 (34.92%) UML
9 21 (33.33%) Tivoli
10 19 (30.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 15 (23.81%) Finance
11 15 (23.81%) Retail
12 13 (20.63%) ISPF
12 13 (20.63%) Unix
12 13 (20.63%) Java
12 13 (20.63%) Time Sharing Option
13 12 (19.05%) zOS
14 10 (15.87%) MVS
14 10 (15.87%) SDLC
14 10 (15.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
16 8 (12.70%) VSAM
16 8 (12.70%) Banking
16 8 (12.70%) Assembly Language
16 8 (12.70%) CA
16 8 (12.70%) REXX
16 8 (12.70%) RACF
17 7 (11.11%) Oracle

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 42 (66.67%) CICS
2 6 (9.52%) MQSeries
2 6 (9.52%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Office
2 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) FTP
1 2 (3.17%) Kerberos
1 2 (3.17%) SSH
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (74.60%) DB2
2 3 (4.76%) Easytrieve
3 2 (3.17%) Adabas
4 1 (1.59%) DataStage
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) ChangeMan
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
1 15 (23.81%) Retail
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Analyst
2 28 (44.44%) COBOL Analyst
3 23 (36.51%) Programmer
4 21 (33.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 21 (33.33%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
4 21 (33.33%) COBOL Programmer
4 21 (33.33%) DB2 Programmer
5 20 (31.75%) CICS Analyst
6 18 (28.57%) CICS Programmer
7 8 (12.70%) Mainframe Analyst
7 8 (12.70%) Mainframe Programmer
8 7 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (9.52%) Designer
9 6 (9.52%) Developer
9 6 (9.52%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
9 6 (9.52%) MVS Programmer
9 6 (9.52%) Supply Chain Analyst
9 6 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (7.94%) COBOL Developer
10 5 (7.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) ISPF
2 5 (7.94%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) JMS
3 1 (1.59%) Velocity
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (95.24%) Mainframe
2 19 (30.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (12.70%) VSAM
5 6 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
6 2 (3.17%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.17%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Unix
2 12 (19.05%) zOS
3 10 (15.87%) MVS
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Migration
2 24 (38.10%) Data Analysis
3 22 (34.92%) UML
4 10 (15.87%) SDLC
5 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.35%) Defect Management
6 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
6 4 (6.35%) Security Management
6 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.35%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.35%) Time Management
6 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.17%) CRM
7 2 (3.17%) People Management
7 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.17%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (77.78%) COBOL
2 35 (55.56%) SQL
3 13 (20.63%) Java
4 8 (12.70%) Assembly Language
4 8 (12.70%) REXX
5 5 (7.94%) CLIST
6 2 (3.17%) NATURAL
6 2 (3.17%) Perl
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (15.87%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 8 (12.70%) RACF
4 4 (6.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.17%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.17%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (3.17%) zSecure
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 47 (74.60%) IBM
2 8 (12.70%) CA
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.94%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.59%) TOWER Software
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