The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 594 527
Rank change year-on-year -108 -67  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 179 402 520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.91% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 118 248 332
Median salary £46,385 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.23% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,650 £24,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,269 £46,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.64% -7.00%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35652 43970 45322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.89% 42.54% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 28833 35590 35839
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mainframe as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -119 132 £50,000 - 19
London -10 38 £67,500 +12.50% 8
North West -14 29 £48,750 +8.33% 3
Wales +27 26 £45,269 +6.51% 1
Cheshire +9 23 £50,000 +53.84%
South Wales +29 22 £45,269 +6.51% 1
South East -46 17 £70,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +4 16 - - 2
South West +13 14 £45,269 +17.48% 2
Nottinghamshire +5 13 - - 2
Yorkshire -5 12 £24,000 -12.72% 2
Scotland 0 11 £42,000 +71.42% 3
Canary Wharf - 10 £67,500 -
North Yorkshire +8 8 £24,000 +6.66%
Gloucestershire - 8 £45,269 -
Berkshire +15 7 £52,500 -
Edinburgh +3 7 £55,000 +76.00% 2
Knutsford -7 7 £48,750 -
East of England +10 6 £34,750 -7.33%
Cardiff +9 6 £45,269 - 1
Newport +8 6 £45,269 +6.51%
Nottingham -7 5 - -
Hampshire +16 4 £72,500 +64.77% 1
Glasgow +8 4 £37,750 +54.08%
Basingstoke +2 4 £72,500 +74.60%
Cheltenham - 4 £45,269 -
Gloucester - 4 £45,269 -
Swansea - 4 £45,269 -
West Wales - 4 £45,269 -
Bedfordshire +25 3 £22,000 -41.33%

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT jobs citing Mainframe 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 Mainframe.

1 114 (35.63%) Java
2 106 (33.13%) Finance
3 105 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (31.56%) IBM
5 82 (25.63%) SQL
6 71 (22.19%) DB2
7 68 (21.25%) COBOL
8 61 (19.06%) Web Services
8 61 (19.06%) Windows
9 58 (18.13%) SOAP
9 58 (18.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 56 (17.50%) Unix
10 56 (17.50%) .NET
10 56 (17.50%) Hibernate
11 55 (17.19%) Oracle
11 55 (17.19%) Subversion
12 53 (16.56%) REST
13 52 (16.25%) Spring
13 52 (16.25%) Maven
14 51 (15.94%) Middleware
15 48 (15.00%) JCL
15 48 (15.00%) CICS
16 47 (14.69%) SQL Server
16 47 (14.69%) C#
16 47 (14.69%) Linux
17 45 (14.06%) EJB
18 43 (13.44%) ITIL
19 42 (13.13%) Migration
20 41 (12.81%) Software Engineering
20 41 (12.81%) Banking

Mainframe
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 48 (15.00%) CICS
2 41 (12.81%) WebSphere
3 35 (10.94%) IIS
3 35 (10.94%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.31%) Anypoint
4 17 (5.31%) Mule
4 17 (5.31%) Mule ESB
4 17 (5.31%) Oracle Service Bus
4 17 (5.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (3.13%) SAS
6 5 (1.56%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.25%) JBoss
7 4 (1.25%) Tuxedo
7 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.31%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (4.06%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.31%) BASE24
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.31%) RMDS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.63%) SaaS
2 17 (5.31%) GitHub
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Force.com
4 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.63%) Network Security
2 10 (3.13%) Firewall
3 8 (2.50%) LAN
3 8 (2.50%) WAN
4 5 (1.56%) SAN
5 4 (1.25%) Internet
5 4 (1.25%) Telepresence
5 4 (1.25%) VPN
6 3 (0.94%) FTP
6 3 (0.94%) SSH
6 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.63%) HTTP
7 2 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.63%) MPLS
7 2 (0.63%) Multicast
7 2 (0.63%) SSL
8 1 (0.31%) FCoE
8 1 (0.31%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (22.19%) DB2
2 47 (14.69%) SQL Server
3 37 (11.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 16 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.50%) Big Data
5 8 (2.50%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.19%) Adabas
6 7 (2.19%) IMS/DB
6 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.94%) Easytrieve
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.63%) DataStage
10 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 55 (17.19%) Subversion
2 52 (16.25%) Maven
3 35 (10.94%) Eclipse
4 34 (10.63%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.44%) JIRA
6 10 (3.13%) Selenium
7 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.56%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.56%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.25%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.94%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.94%) VersionOne
10 2 (0.63%) Hudson
10 2 (0.63%) TestNG
11 1 (0.31%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.31%) Firebug
11 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (33.13%) Finance
2 41 (12.81%) Banking
3 28 (8.75%) Retail
4 21 (6.56%) Marketing
5 10 (3.13%) Advertising
5 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.81%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.19%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (2.19%) Legal
8 5 (1.56%) Back Office
9 4 (1.25%) Billing
9 4 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.63%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) German Language
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (20.94%) Analyst
2 38 (11.88%) Software Engineer
3 37 (11.56%) Developer
4 30 (9.38%) Architect
5 29 (9.06%) Consultant
6 28 (8.75%) Programmer
7 25 (7.81%) Analyst Programmer
7 25 (7.81%) COBOL Analyst
8 19 (5.94%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 19 (5.94%) COBOL Programmer
9 18 (5.63%) .NET Software Engineer
9 18 (5.63%) C# Software Engineer
9 18 (5.63%) DB2 Programmer
9 18 (5.63%) Java Engineer
9 18 (5.63%) Java Software Engineer
10 17 (5.31%) Senior Consultant
11 16 (5.00%) CICS Analyst
12 15 (4.69%) CICS Programmer
13 13 (4.06%) Lead Developer
14 12 (3.75%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (19.06%) Web Services
2 58 (18.13%) SOAP
3 56 (17.50%) .NET
3 56 (17.50%) Hibernate
4 53 (16.56%) REST
5 52 (16.25%) Spring
6 51 (15.94%) Middleware
7 45 (14.06%) EJB
8 39 (12.19%) ASP.NET
9 38 (11.88%) RESTful
10 35 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (10.63%) .NET Framework
11 34 (10.63%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (10.63%) Java SE
12 29 (9.06%) JMS
13 18 (5.63%) Java EE
14 17 (5.31%) OAuth
14 17 (5.31%) SAML
15 15 (4.69%) HTML
15 15 (4.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.25%) User Experience
2 31 (9.69%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.50%) IBM Mainframe
5 15 (4.69%) iSeries
6 14 (4.38%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.81%) AS400
8 7 (2.19%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.19%) VSAM
9 6 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.56%) Tandem
10 5 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.25%) CMDB
11 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.94%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.94%) PKI
12 3 (0.94%) Social Media
13 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.06%) Windows
2 56 (17.50%) Unix
3 47 (14.69%) Linux
4 25 (7.81%) zOS
5 11 (3.44%) MVS
6 5 (1.56%) AIX
6 5 (1.56%) Solaris
7 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.63%) HPUX
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.31%) OS/390
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (13.44%) ITIL
3 42 (13.13%) Migration
4 41 (12.81%) Software Engineering
5 38 (11.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 38 (11.88%) TDD
6 37 (11.56%) BDD
6 37 (11.56%) MVC
7 36 (11.25%) Information Security
8 35 (10.94%) Risk Management
8 35 (10.94%) Unit Testing
9 34 (10.63%) Continuous Deployment
9 34 (10.63%) Customer Insight
9 34 (10.63%) Performance Optimisation
10 30 (9.38%) SDLC
11 29 (9.06%) Mentoring
12 24 (7.50%) Data Analysis
12 24 (7.50%) SOA
13 22 (6.88%) Waterfall
14 19 (5.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 114 (35.63%) Java
2 82 (25.63%) SQL
3 68 (21.25%) COBOL
4 48 (15.00%) JCL
5 47 (14.69%) C#
6 26 (8.13%) JavaScript
7 18 (5.63%) C
8 15 (4.69%) Assembly Language
9 14 (4.38%) R
10 13 (4.06%) REXX
11 12 (3.75%) C++
12 8 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.50%) VB
13 6 (1.88%) Perl
13 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.25%) VB6
16 3 (0.94%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (12.81%) Degree
2 20 (6.25%) CISSP
3 18 (5.63%) CISM
4 8 (2.50%) CISA
5 6 (1.88%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (0.94%) CBAP
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.94%) CRISC
8 3 (0.94%) SSCP
9 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.31%) ACCA
10 1 (0.31%) HNC
10 1 (0.31%) HND
10 1 (0.31%) MCP
10 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (18.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (10.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 30 (9.38%) QA
4 13 (4.06%) PCI DSS
5 12 (3.75%) COBIT
6 6 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.94%) ISO27002
7 3 (0.94%) SLA
8 2 (0.63%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.44%) RACF
2 8 (2.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 8 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.94%) NDS
3 3 (0.94%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 3 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.94%) XYGATE
4 2 (0.63%) XenApp
4 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.31%) Docker
5 1 (0.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) SRDF
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (5.63%) Tivoli
2 17 (5.31%) CloudHub
3 5 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.25%) Netcool
4 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.25%) SCOM
4 4 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (1.25%) zSecure
5 3 (0.94%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.94%) Puppet
6 2 (0.63%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.31%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 101 (31.56%) IBM
2 55 (17.19%) Oracle
3 31 (9.69%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.88%) Cognizant
5 17 (5.31%) MuleSoft
6 14 (4.38%) CA
7 8 (2.50%) Cisco
7 8 (2.50%) HP
8 5 (1.56%) SAP
8 5 (1.56%) Sun
8 5 (1.56%) Sybase
8 5 (1.56%) Teradata
8 5 (1.56%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.25%) Chordiant
9 4 (1.25%) Micro Focus
9 4 (1.25%) NetApp
9 4 (1.25%) Peregrine
9 4 (1.25%) VMware
10 3 (0.94%) JDA
10 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
UK
Tectre Limited
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year dependent on experience and location
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum +Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £34308 - £49556 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £40068 - £52500 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank International
Salary: £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: We offer highly competitive benefits & Salary
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
JP Morgan
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £100000.00 - £140000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago