Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Mainframe Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Mainframe Developer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1178 1206 1268
Rank change year-on-year +28 +62 +54
Permanent jobs requiring a Mainframe Developer 4 19 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.010% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 3 13 25
UK median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,950 £30,820
90th Percentile £43,900 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -4.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 173015 183533 208123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.49% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138825 153627 172837
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Mainframe Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Mainframe Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Developer in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer.

Salary trend for Mainframe Developer in the UK

Mainframe Developer
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +34 4 £35,000 -30.00% 1
England +2 2 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland -11 2 £35,000 -6.67%
East Midlands +39 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Midlands +31 1 £40,000 -5.88%
North West - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - - 1

Mainframe Developer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Mainframe Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Mainframe Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) JCL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) DB2
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (25.00%) Adabas
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing

Mainframe Developer Skill Set
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 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Adabas
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle