Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 887 792 624
Rank change year-on-year -95 -168 -18
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 314 441 867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.57% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 204 333 620
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £29,025 £32,480 £33,333
90th Percentile £92,975 £82,500 £77,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -8.00%

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 76731 77099 91683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.04% 40.87% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 57773 63322 73444
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 19 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
England -86 267 £52,500 - 24
UK excluding London -75 175 £50,000 - 20
London -19 118 £62,500 -10.71% 6
North of England -12 68 £49,250 +31.33% 7
North West +14 59 £50,000 +33.33% 4
South East -23 43 £60,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland -14 23 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Midlands +27 16 £26,000 -50.48%
East of England +9 16 £52,500 +36.36% 1
West Midlands +26 11 £26,000 -
Yorkshire +5 9 £35,000 -6.67% 3
South West +16 5 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands +15 4 £53,750 +2.38%
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 -
Wales +18 1 £17,000 -51.36%

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 153 (48.73%) Finance
2 95 (30.25%) Banking
3 91 (28.98%) Unix
4 71 (22.61%) Java
5 69 (21.97%) IBM
6 63 (20.06%) Windows
6 63 (20.06%) Service Management
6 63 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (18.79%) Oracle
8 55 (17.52%) Investment Banking
9 52 (16.56%) Wealth Management
10 51 (16.24%) Asset Management
10 51 (16.24%) Process Improvement
11 50 (15.92%) SDLC
12 49 (15.61%) Retail Banking
12 49 (15.61%) SQL
13 47 (14.97%) ITIL
14 46 (14.65%) COBOL
15 44 (14.01%) Back Office
16 43 (13.69%) Microsoft
17 41 (13.06%) Linux
18 40 (12.74%) Data Management
18 40 (12.74%) Reference Data
19 39 (12.42%) IBM Mainframe
19 39 (12.42%) ITSM
19 39 (12.42%) Pricing Data
20 37 (11.78%) Middleware
20 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
20 37 (11.78%) DB2
21 33 (10.51%) CICS

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 33 (10.51%) CICS
2 26 (8.28%) WebSphere
3 16 (5.10%) WebLogic
4 15 (4.78%) IBM Notes
4 15 (4.78%) SAS
5 14 (4.46%) JBoss
6 7 (2.23%) Anypoint
6 7 (2.23%) Mule
6 7 (2.23%) Mule ESB
6 7 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.91%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.27%) IIS
9 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.96%) Confluence
9 3 (0.96%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.64%) Exstream Dialogue
10 2 (0.64%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 27 (8.60%) MS Visio
2 23 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.64%) Exstream
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (5.10%) SaaS
2 15 (4.78%) PaaS
3 12 (3.82%) IaaS
4 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.87%) GitHub
6 7 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.64%) Slack
7 2 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.78%) Wireless
2 11 (3.50%) Firewall
3 9 (2.87%) LAN
3 9 (2.87%) WAN
4 7 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.59%) SAN
5 5 (1.59%) VPN
6 4 (1.27%) ATM
6 4 (1.27%) DNS
6 4 (1.27%) HTTP
6 4 (1.27%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.96%) SNA
8 2 (0.64%) Broadband
8 2 (0.64%) FTP
8 2 (0.64%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.64%) Internet
8 2 (0.64%) MPLS
8 2 (0.64%) SMTP
8 2 (0.64%) SNMP
8 2 (0.64%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.78%) DB2
2 17 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.87%) IMS/DB
4 9 (2.87%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.87%) MySQL
5 8 (2.55%) Star Schema
6 7 (2.23%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.91%) Pentaho
7 6 (1.91%) QlikView
8 5 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 5 (1.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (1.27%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.27%) OLTP
10 3 (0.96%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.96%) GIS
10 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.64%) SAS EBI
11 2 (0.64%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 17 (5.41%) Subversion
2 13 (4.14%) JIRA
2 13 (4.14%) Maven
3 10 (3.18%) ClearCase
4 9 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.23%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.27%) Selenium
6 4 (1.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.96%) Ant
7 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.96%) JMeter
7 3 (0.96%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.96%) VersionOne
8 2 (0.64%) Gatling
8 2 (0.64%) Protractor
8 2 (0.64%) The Grinder
General
1 153 (48.73%) Finance
2 95 (30.25%) Banking
3 55 (17.52%) Investment Banking
4 49 (15.61%) Retail Banking
5 44 (14.01%) Back Office
6 17 (5.41%) Manufacturing
7 14 (4.46%) Front Office
8 12 (3.82%) Marketing
9 8 (2.55%) Retail
10 7 (2.23%) Law
11 6 (1.91%) Telecoms
12 5 (1.59%) Electronics
13 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.64%) Advertising
14 2 (0.64%) Legal
14 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.64%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (15.61%) Analyst
2 48 (15.29%) IT Manager
3 42 (13.38%) IT Services Manager
3 42 (13.38%) Service Manager
4 39 (12.42%) Product Manager
5 35 (11.15%) Architect
6 29 (9.24%) Developer
7 23 (7.32%) Tester
8 18 (5.73%) Penetration Tester
8 18 (5.73%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.46%) Consultant
10 13 (4.14%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.82%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) Asset Management Analyst
11 12 (3.82%) Graduate
11 12 (3.82%) Programmer
11 12 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.82%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.78%) Middleware
2 30 (9.55%) Web Services
3 27 (8.60%) .NET
4 21 (6.69%) JMS
5 19 (6.05%) XML
6 17 (5.41%) Hibernate
7 15 (4.78%) XSD
8 14 (4.46%) EJB
8 14 (4.46%) J2EE
8 14 (4.46%) JSP
8 14 (4.46%) Servlets
8 14 (4.46%) WSDL
9 12 (3.82%) JSON
10 10 (3.18%) Node.js
10 10 (3.18%) Struts
11 9 (2.87%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.87%) REST
11 9 (2.87%) Spring
12 8 (2.55%) SOAP
12 8 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.74%) Reference Data
2 39 (12.42%) IBM Mainframe
2 39 (12.42%) Pricing Data
3 33 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (7.64%) Data Centre
5 19 (6.05%) AS400
6 18 (5.73%) Client/Server
7 16 (5.10%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.55%) PMI
11 7 (2.23%) DataPower
11 7 (2.23%) Replication
12 6 (1.91%) Fintech
13 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.59%) User Experience
14 4 (1.27%) Clustering
14 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
14 4 (1.27%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.96%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 91 (28.98%) Unix
2 63 (20.06%) Windows
3 41 (13.06%) Linux
4 14 (4.46%) OS/390
5 9 (2.87%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.55%) MVS
6 8 (2.55%) zOS
7 5 (1.59%) AIX
8 4 (1.27%) Solaris
9 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
1 63 (20.06%) Service Management
2 52 (16.56%) Wealth Management
3 51 (16.24%) Asset Management
3 51 (16.24%) Process Improvement
4 50 (15.92%) SDLC
5 47 (14.97%) ITIL
6 40 (12.74%) Data Management
7 39 (12.42%) ITSM
8 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (8.92%) Project Management
10 24 (7.64%) Waterfall
11 23 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (7.32%) Migration
11 23 (7.32%) Software Engineering
12 22 (7.01%) TDD
13 20 (6.37%) Information Security
13 20 (6.37%) Mentoring
13 20 (6.37%) Social Engineering
13 20 (6.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.61%) Java
2 49 (15.61%) SQL
3 46 (14.65%) COBOL
4 25 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 21 (6.69%) C#
5 21 (6.69%) JCL
6 18 (5.73%) Assembly Language
7 14 (4.46%) C
8 12 (3.82%) Python
9 11 (3.50%) C++
10 9 (2.87%) REXX
11 7 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.27%) PL/1
13 3 (0.96%) Perl
13 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.64%) Pascal
14 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.64%) Scala
14 2 (0.64%) VB
14 2 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (7.64%) Degree
2 13 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (3.82%) CISSP
4 9 (2.87%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.55%) CISM
6 6 (1.91%) SSCP
7 4 (1.27%) CEH
7 4 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.27%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.27%) OSCP
8 3 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.64%) ISEB
9 2 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.64%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.32%) PMP
10 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.41%) QA
2 11 (3.50%) SLA
3 8 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS
5 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.32%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (4.78%) Virtual Desktop
2 10 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.87%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.27%) Docker
4 4 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.32%) RACF
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.78%) Tivoli
2 14 (4.46%) BMC PATROL
2 14 (4.46%) Tivoli NetView
3 10 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.23%) CloudHub
4 7 (2.23%) Puppet
5 4 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.27%) SCCM
6 2 (0.64%) Ansible
6 2 (0.64%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.64%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.32%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.32%) Control-M
7 1 (0.32%) nmon
Vendors
1 69 (21.97%) IBM
2 59 (18.79%) Oracle
3 43 (13.69%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.78%) Lotus
5 12 (3.82%) VMware
6 10 (3.18%) Chordiant
7 8 (2.55%) HP
7 8 (2.55%) SAP
8 7 (2.23%) CA
8 7 (2.23%) Cognizant
8 7 (2.23%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.91%) Birst
9 6 (1.91%) Cognos
9 6 (1.91%) Informatica
9 6 (1.91%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.91%) Tableau
10 5 (1.59%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.27%) Cisco
11 4 (1.27%) Citrix
12 3 (0.96%) Apple