Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Job Control Language (JCL)
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1077 1180 1123
Rank change year-on-year +103 -57 +2
Permanent jobs citing JCL 56 24 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.013% 0.057%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.064% 0.024% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 34 14 67
UK median annual salary £42,125 £42,750 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.46% -18.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £26,473 £33,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,125 £42,750 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.46% -18.57% +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 87,730 99,180 98,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.93% 55.20% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 72,842 81,926 84,420
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 13 December 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
UK excluding London +84 54 £42,125 -1.46% 7
England +84 51 £41,375 -8.06% 11
North of England +60 30 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Yorkshire - 23 £37,000 - 3
South East +24 8 £47,500 -17.39% 1
North West +14 7 £41,750 -7.22% 1
East of England - 6 - -
Midlands +41 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +25 5 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Scotland +2 5 £55,000 +57.14%
London +64 2 - - 4

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 43 (76.79%) Mainframe
2 29 (51.79%) COBOL
3 26 (46.43%) IBM
4 25 (44.64%) DB2
5 22 (39.29%) REXX
5 22 (39.29%) ISPF
6 19 (33.93%) SQL
6 19 (33.93%) Time Sharing Option
7 17 (30.36%) CICS
8 12 (21.43%) Java
9 11 (19.64%) Oracle
9 11 (19.64%) zOS
10 10 (17.86%) Unix
10 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
10 10 (17.86%) SDLC
10 10 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (16.07%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (16.07%) CA
12 8 (14.29%) Windows
12 8 (14.29%) Service Management
12 8 (14.29%) Finance
13 7 (12.50%) JIRA
13 7 (12.50%) Linux
13 7 (12.50%) RACF
13 7 (12.50%) Remedy
14 6 (10.71%) Middleware
14 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
14 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
14 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis

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 (30.36%) CICS
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.57%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.79%) StreamWeaver
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Exstream
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) ATM
2 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.79%) MQTT
2 1 (1.79%) SSH
2 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) DB2
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (3.57%) Easytrieve
4 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) ChangeMan
3 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.36%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.79%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) Gradle
4 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.79%) Log4j
4 1 (1.79%) Log4Net
4 1 (1.79%) Maven
4 1 (1.79%) SOAtest
4 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Developer
2 13 (23.21%) Administrator
2 13 (23.21%) COBOL Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Mainframe Developer
3 10 (17.86%) Programmer
4 9 (16.07%) DBA
5 8 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
6 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) RACF Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Systems Programmer
6 6 (10.71%) z/OS Systems Programmer
7 5 (8.93%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Applications Support
8 4 (7.14%) CICS Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) COBOL Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) DB2 Programmer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) ISPF
2 6 (10.71%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) Java EE
3 3 (5.36%) JSP
3 3 (5.36%) Spring
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
4 2 (3.57%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.79%) .NET
5 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (76.79%) Mainframe
2 9 (16.07%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (10.71%) VSAM
4 4 (7.14%) NHS
4 4 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.79%) PKI
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) zOS
2 10 (17.86%) Unix
3 8 (14.29%) Windows
4 7 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) E-Commerce
1 10 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
1 10 (17.86%) SDLC
2 8 (14.29%) Service Management
3 6 (10.71%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
3 6 (10.71%) Change Management
3 6 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 6 (10.71%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (10.71%) Information Security
3 6 (10.71%) Security Architecture
3 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
3 6 (10.71%) SIEM
4 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
4 5 (8.93%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
5 4 (7.14%) TDD
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (51.79%) COBOL
2 22 (39.29%) REXX
3 19 (33.93%) SQL
4 12 (21.43%) Java
5 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.93%) PL/SQL
7 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 3 (5.36%) Assembly Language
8 3 (5.36%) CLIST
8 3 (5.36%) Perl
9 1 (1.79%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.79%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (1.79%) Jython
9 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (12.50%) RACF
3 3 (5.36%) Docker
4 1 (1.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) zSecure
2 4 (7.14%) CA Endevor
3 3 (5.36%) Ansible
3 3 (5.36%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.79%) Automic
5 1 (1.79%) Control-M
5 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) Puppet
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) IBM
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle
3 9 (16.07%) CA
4 7 (12.50%) Remedy
5 4 (7.14%) BMC
6 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.36%) Teradata
7 2 (3.57%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Informatica
8 1 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.79%) OpenText
8 1 (1.79%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.79%) Talend