Period
to 18 October 2017

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 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 788 630
Rank change year-on-year -82 -158 -8
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 301 456 876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.58% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 203 327 647
UK median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £33,333
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75499 78627 90584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 41.02% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56713 64516 72543
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Top 15 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 6 months to 18 October 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
England -60 262 £50,000 -9.09% 27
UK excluding London -57 168 £50,000 - 30
London -30 118 £60,000 -14.29% 7
North of England +9 68 £50,000 +33.33% 7
North West +19 61 £50,000 +33.33% 7
South East -30 32 £60,000 +4.35% 8
Midlands +31 24 £26,000 -50.48%
Scotland -21 22 £50,000 +23.46% 10
West Midlands +39 18 £26,000 -
East of England +12 14 £32,000 -23.35% 3
Yorkshire +4 7 £34,750 +10.32%
East Midlands +31 5 £53,750 +2.38%
South West -4 5 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Wales +20 2 £37,250 +6.58%
Northern Ireland - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 143 (47.51%) Finance
2 97 (32.23%) Banking
3 87 (28.90%) Unix
4 72 (23.92%) Java
5 70 (23.26%) IBM
6 67 (22.26%) Windows
7 66 (21.93%) Oracle
8 62 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (20.27%) Service Management
10 56 (18.60%) Investment Banking
11 55 (18.27%) ITIL
12 53 (17.61%) Asset Management
13 52 (17.28%) Retail
13 52 (17.28%) Wealth Management
14 51 (16.94%) SDLC
15 49 (16.28%) Process Improvement
16 48 (15.95%) SQL
17 47 (15.61%) Retail Banking
18 46 (15.28%) Linux
19 42 (13.95%) Back Office
19 42 (13.95%) IBM Mainframe
20 40 (13.29%) Reference Data
20 40 (13.29%) Data Management
20 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
21 39 (12.96%) COBOL
21 39 (12.96%) ITSM
21 39 (12.96%) Pricing Data
22 37 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
23 36 (11.96%) Middleware
24 34 (11.30%) DB2

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 29 (9.63%) WebSphere
2 27 (8.97%) CICS
3 19 (6.31%) IBM Notes
4 17 (5.65%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.98%) JBoss
6 11 (3.65%) SAS
7 10 (3.32%) Anypoint
7 10 (3.32%) Mule
7 10 (3.32%) Mule ESB
7 10 (3.32%) Oracle Service Bus
7 10 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.99%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.00%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.66%) Apache
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.66%) Confluence
10 2 (0.66%) Exstream Dialogue
10 2 (0.66%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 26 (8.64%) MS Visio
2 22 (7.31%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.66%) Exstream
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.65%) GitHub
2 11 (3.65%) SaaS
3 9 (2.99%) PaaS
4 7 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.33%) Slack
6 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.32%) Wireless
2 10 (3.32%) Firewall
2 10 (3.32%) WAN
3 9 (2.99%) LAN
4 7 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.66%) HTTP
5 5 (1.66%) SAN
5 5 (1.66%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (1.66%) VPN
6 4 (1.33%) DNS
7 3 (1.00%) SSH
7 3 (1.00%) WebEx
8 2 (0.66%) ATM
8 2 (0.66%) Broadband
8 2 (0.66%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.66%) Internet
8 2 (0.66%) MPLS
8 2 (0.66%) Network Security
8 2 (0.66%) VPLS
9 1 (0.33%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.30%) DB2
2 21 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.98%) MySQL
4 14 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.99%) IMS/DB
7 5 (1.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (1.33%) OLTP
9 3 (1.00%) GIS
9 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.66%) Base SAS
10 2 (0.66%) Big Data
10 2 (0.66%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.66%) QlikView
10 2 (0.66%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.33%) Adabas
11 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (6.31%) Subversion
2 14 (4.65%) JIRA
2 14 (4.65%) Maven
3 9 (2.99%) ClearCase
4 8 (2.66%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.99%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.33%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.33%) Selenium
6 4 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.00%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.66%) Hudson
8 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.66%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 143 (47.51%) Finance
2 97 (32.23%) Banking
3 56 (18.60%) Investment Banking
4 52 (17.28%) Retail
5 47 (15.61%) Retail Banking
6 42 (13.95%) Back Office
7 17 (5.65%) Front Office
8 16 (5.32%) Manufacturing
9 15 (4.98%) Marketing
10 7 (2.33%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.66%) Electronics
11 5 (1.66%) Law
12 2 (0.66%) Advertising
12 2 (0.66%) Legal
12 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (17.94%) Analyst
2 48 (15.95%) IT Manager
3 42 (13.95%) IT Services Manager
3 42 (13.95%) Service Manager
4 39 (12.96%) Product Manager
5 35 (11.63%) Developer
6 30 (9.97%) Architect
7 20 (6.64%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.98%) Tester
9 17 (5.65%) Software Engineer
10 16 (5.32%) Penetration Tester
11 15 (4.98%) Consultant
11 15 (4.98%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 15 (4.98%) Software Developer
12 14 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 14 (4.65%) Graduate
12 14 (4.65%) Graduate Developer
12 14 (4.65%) Graduate Software Developer
12 14 (4.65%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.96%) Middleware
2 29 (9.63%) Web Services
3 28 (9.30%) .NET
4 27 (8.97%) JMS
5 20 (6.64%) XML
6 19 (6.31%) Hibernate
7 17 (5.65%) EJB
7 17 (5.65%) JSP
7 17 (5.65%) Servlets
8 16 (5.32%) XSD
9 15 (4.98%) Node.js
9 15 (4.98%) WSDL
10 14 (4.65%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.32%) J2EE
12 12 (3.99%) REST
12 12 (3.99%) Spring
13 11 (3.65%) SOAP
14 10 (3.32%) Java EE
14 10 (3.32%) SAML
14 10 (3.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.95%) IBM Mainframe
2 40 (13.29%) Reference Data
3 39 (12.96%) Pricing Data
4 31 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (7.31%) AS400
6 19 (6.31%) Client/Server
7 18 (5.98%) Management Information System
8 15 (4.98%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (4.32%) Data Centre
10 8 (2.66%) PMI
11 7 (2.33%) DataPower
12 6 (1.99%) Fintech
12 6 (1.99%) User Experience
13 4 (1.33%) Clustering
13 4 (1.33%) Credit Risk
14 3 (1.00%) iSeries
14 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (1.00%) Public Cloud
14 3 (1.00%) Replication
14 3 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (28.90%) Unix
2 67 (22.26%) Windows
3 46 (15.28%) Linux
4 17 (5.65%) OS/390
5 9 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.33%) AIX
7 5 (1.66%) MVS
7 5 (1.66%) Solaris
8 4 (1.33%) zOS
9 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.00%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (20.27%) Service Management
3 55 (18.27%) ITIL
4 53 (17.61%) Asset Management
5 52 (17.28%) Wealth Management
6 51 (16.94%) SDLC
7 49 (16.28%) Process Improvement
8 40 (13.29%) Data Management
9 39 (12.96%) ITSM
10 37 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (9.63%) TDD
12 25 (8.31%) Project Management
12 25 (8.31%) Software Engineering
13 23 (7.64%) Scrum
14 22 (7.31%) Test Automation
15 20 (6.64%) DevOps
15 20 (6.64%) Risk Management
15 20 (6.64%) Waterfall
16 19 (6.31%) Mentoring
17 18 (5.98%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.92%) Java
2 48 (15.95%) SQL
3 39 (12.96%) COBOL
4 26 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 24 (7.97%) C#
6 17 (5.65%) JCL
7 14 (4.65%) Assembly Language
8 13 (4.32%) C
9 11 (3.65%) REXX
10 10 (3.32%) C++
11 7 (2.33%) Python
12 4 (1.33%) VB
12 4 (1.33%) VBScript
13 3 (1.00%) Perl
13 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.66%) PL/1
14 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.66%) Scala
15 1 (0.33%) R
15 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (6.31%) Degree
2 12 (3.99%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (2.99%) PMI Certification
4 8 (2.66%) CISM
4 8 (2.66%) CISSP
5 6 (1.99%) SSCP
6 5 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.66%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.33%) PMP
8 1 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.31%) QA
2 14 (4.65%) SLA
3 8 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.66%) COBIT
5 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS
6 1 (0.33%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 17 (5.65%) Virtual Desktop
2 12 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.32%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.33%) vSphere
5 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 2 (0.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.33%) ACF2
6 1 (0.33%) RACF
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (5.65%) BMC PATROL
1 17 (5.65%) Tivoli
1 17 (5.65%) Tivoli NetView
2 10 (3.32%) CloudHub
2 10 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.66%) Puppet
4 4 (1.33%) BladeLogic
4 4 (1.33%) CA Wily
4 4 (1.33%) SCCM
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.33%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.33%) Control-M
6 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.33%) nmon
6 1 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 70 (23.26%) IBM
2 66 (21.93%) Oracle
3 40 (13.29%) Microsoft
4 19 (6.31%) Lotus
5 15 (4.98%) VMware
6 10 (3.32%) Cognizant
6 10 (3.32%) MuleSoft
7 9 (2.99%) Chordiant
7 9 (2.99%) HP
8 8 (2.66%) CA
9 7 (2.33%) SAP
10 5 (1.66%) Cisco
11 4 (1.33%) BMC
11 4 (1.33%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.33%) Citrix
12 3 (1.00%) Apple
12 3 (1.00%) Canon
12 3 (1.00%) Intel
12 3 (1.00%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.00%) Red Hat