Period
to 2 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Mainframe Specialist was £100,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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

Mainframe Specialist
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 848 1105 1205
Rank change year-on-year +257 +100 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Mainframe Specialist 3 7 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.005% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 2
Median annual salary £100,000 £35,000 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +185.71% -7.28% -10.12%
UK excluding London median annual salary £100,000 £35,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year +185.71% -7.28% -10.12%

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 75,098 139,935 169,791
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,373 111,634 137,896
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Mainframe Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe Specialist in the UK

Mainframe Specialist
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Mainframe Specialist.

Salary trend for Mainframe Specialist in the UK

Mainframe Specialist
Top 2 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 2 July 2020. 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 +219 3 £100,000 +185.71%
Scotland +83 3 £100,000 +185.71%

Mainframe Specialist Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, Mainframe Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) RACF
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
1 3 (100.00%) ACF2
1 3 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe

Mainframe Specialist 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:

Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) CRM
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Time Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) ACF2
1 3 (100.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM