Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Mainframe Programmer was £66,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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

Mainframe Programmer
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1137 1201 1204
Rank change year-on-year +64 +3 +99
Permanent jobs requiring a Mainframe Programmer 3 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.003% 0.008%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 12
UK median annual salary £66,250 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.22% -14.29% -4.55%
10th Percentile £47,625 £40,000 £35,175
90th Percentile £83,875 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,250 - £52,500

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 152,660 172,531 179,238
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.04% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 122,387 138,781 149,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Mainframe Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe Programmer over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Mainframe Programmer in the UK

Mainframe Programmer
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Programmer within the UK over the 6 months to 14 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
England +77 3 £66,250 - 1
UK excluding London +45 3 £66,250 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
Midlands - 2 £47,500 -
South East +19 1 £85,000 - 1

Mainframe Programmer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, Mainframe Programmer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Mainframe Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) RPG
2 2 (66.67%) iSeries
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

Mainframe Programmer 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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) AS400
2 2 (66.67%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) RPG
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM