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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 867 804
Rank change year-on-year -2 -63  
Permanent jobs citing JCL 5 80 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.15% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1 47 134
Median salary £35,000 £53,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.57% +18.88%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +11.11%  

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 49780 52059 57223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 56.04% 52.78% 51.59%
Number of salaries quoted 41779 45080 48809
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -14 4 - - 1
Warwick - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Glasgow +12 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Scotland +6 1 £35,000 -6.66%
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 16 (84.21%) Mainframe
2 13 (68.42%) COBOL
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) DB2
3 12 (63.16%) IBM
4 11 (57.89%) CICS
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) Retail
6 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
6 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (31.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (26.32%) SDLC
7 5 (26.32%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (26.32%) ISPF
7 5 (26.32%) SAS
8 4 (21.05%) Unix
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) zOS
8 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (15.79%) VSAM
9 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
9 3 (15.79%) MVS
9 3 (15.79%) SLA
9 3 (15.79%) REXX
9 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
9 3 (15.79%) CA
9 3 (15.79%) RACF
10 2 (10.53%) Security Management

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 11 (57.89%) CICS
2 5 (26.32%) SAS
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Kerberos
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) FTP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Adabas
2 1 (5.26%) DataStage
2 1 (5.26%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) ChangeMan
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) COBOL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) COBOL Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) DB2 Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior COBOL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre Operator
4 2 (10.53%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CICS Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) ISPF
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) JMS
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) Mainframe
2 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) VSAM
4 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (10.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
1 4 (21.05%) zOS
2 3 (15.79%) MVS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Analysis
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) SDLC
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) People Management
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Product Management
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) UML
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) COBOL
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Assembly Language
3 3 (15.79%) REXX
4 2 (10.53%) CLIST
4 2 (10.53%) Perl
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) NATURAL
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
3 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 5 (26.32%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (15.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) zSecure
2 1 (5.26%) CA Endevor
2 1 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
4 2 (10.53%) Lotus
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
5 1 (5.26%) Syncsort