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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 680 599 551
Rank change year-on-year -81 -48  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 181 380 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.90% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 119 241 303
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -13.63%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £24,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,269 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% -10.00%  

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 32227 42353 41407
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 40.97% 38.90%
Number of salaries quoted 25923 33810 32696
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -91 133 £50,000 +5.26% 22
London +5 42 £65,000 +30.00% 6
North West -11 27 £47,500 - 2
Wales +29 26 £45,269 +6.51%
South Wales +31 22 £45,269 +6.51%
Cheshire +26 21 £50,000 +53.84% 1
South East -28 18 £61,250 +16.66% 7
Scotland +30 16 £42,000 +82.60% 1
East Midlands -8 16 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +17 14 - -
South West +9 13 £45,269 +14.60% 2
Yorkshire -3 13 £24,000 -23.20% 1
North Yorkshire +13 10 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Edinburgh +6 10 £55,000 +450.00% 1
Berkshire +26 8 £52,500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £45,269 -
Glasgow +19 6 £33,500 +42.55%
Newport +6 6 £45,269 +6.51%
Nottingham +6 6 - -
Cardiff - 6 £45,269 -
Knutsford - 5 £46,750 - 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £67,500 -
Hampshire +29 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Basingstoke +3 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Cheltenham - 4 £45,269 -
Swansea - 4 £45,269 -
West Wales - 4 £45,269 -
East of England +19 3 £47,500 +26.66% 1
Knaresborough +4 3 £24,000 -63.07% 1
Bristol 0 3 £45,269 +6.51% 2

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 144 (38.92%) Finance
2 123 (33.24%) IBM
3 117 (31.62%) Java
4 113 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (26.22%) SQL
6 89 (24.05%) DB2
7 79 (21.35%) Windows
8 75 (20.27%) Unix
9 74 (20.00%) COBOL
10 69 (18.65%) Linux
11 66 (17.84%) Web Services
12 63 (17.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 62 (16.76%) .NET
13 62 (16.76%) Oracle
13 62 (16.76%) JCL
14 58 (15.68%) Middleware
14 58 (15.68%) SQL Server
15 56 (15.14%) CICS
16 55 (14.86%) SOAP
17 51 (13.78%) C#
18 49 (13.24%) Degree
18 49 (13.24%) Banking
19 48 (12.97%) Information Security
20 47 (12.70%) ITIL
20 47 (12.70%) Hibernate
21 46 (12.43%) Subversion
22 45 (12.16%) REST
22 45 (12.16%) SDLC
23 44 (11.89%) EJB
24 43 (11.62%) ASP.NET

Mainframe
Top Related 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 56 (15.14%) CICS
2 43 (11.62%) WebSphere
3 38 (10.27%) IIS
4 37 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.51%) SAS
6 9 (2.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.16%) Anypoint
7 8 (2.16%) Mule
7 8 (2.16%) Mule ESB
7 8 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.89%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.08%) JBoss
9 4 (1.08%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.81%) Apache
10 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.81%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.86%) MS Office
3 11 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.81%) RMDS
3 1 (0.27%) BASE24
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.51%) SaaS
2 8 (2.16%) GitHub
3 4 (1.08%) IaaS
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.54%) Force.com
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.86%) Network Security
2 15 (4.05%) Firewall
3 14 (3.78%) LAN
3 14 (3.78%) WAN
4 11 (2.97%) SAN
5 8 (2.16%) Internet
6 7 (1.89%) Multicast
7 6 (1.62%) HTTP
7 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.62%) VPN
8 5 (1.35%) FTP
9 4 (1.08%) MPLS
10 3 (0.81%) FCoE
10 3 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.81%) NAS
10 3 (0.81%) SSL
10 3 (0.81%) Telepresence
11 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (24.05%) DB2
2 58 (15.68%) SQL Server
3 37 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (7.03%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.32%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.32%) RDBMS
6 11 (2.97%) Big Data
6 11 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.89%) Adabas
8 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.62%) IMS/DB
9 6 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.81%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.81%) DataStage
10 3 (0.81%) Easytrieve
10 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (12.43%) Subversion
2 43 (11.62%) Maven
3 35 (9.46%) Eclipse
4 34 (9.19%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.97%) JIRA
6 10 (2.70%) Selenium
7 9 (2.43%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.62%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.35%) WebDriver
10 4 (1.08%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.08%) VersionOne
11 3 (0.81%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.54%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.54%) Firebug
12 2 (0.54%) Hudson
12 2 (0.54%) TestNG
13 1 (0.27%) ChangeMan
13 1 (0.27%) JMeter
General
1 144 (38.92%) Finance
2 49 (13.24%) Banking
3 30 (8.11%) Retail
4 14 (3.78%) Advertising
5 13 (3.51%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.24%) Marketing
6 12 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.70%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.43%) Legal
9 8 (2.16%) Back Office
9 8 (2.16%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.35%) Publishing
11 4 (1.08%) Billing
12 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 78 (21.08%) Analyst
2 47 (12.70%) Architect
3 38 (10.27%) Software Engineer
4 37 (10.00%) Developer
4 37 (10.00%) Programmer
5 33 (8.92%) Analyst Programmer
6 31 (8.38%) Consultant
7 29 (7.84%) COBOL Analyst
8 22 (5.95%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
8 22 (5.95%) COBOL Programmer
9 21 (5.68%) DB2 Programmer
10 20 (5.41%) CICS Analyst
11 18 (4.86%) .NET Software Engineer
11 18 (4.86%) C# Software Engineer
11 18 (4.86%) CICS Programmer
11 18 (4.86%) Java Engineer
11 18 (4.86%) Java Software Engineer
12 17 (4.59%) Senior Consultant
13 14 (3.78%) Lead Developer
14 13 (3.51%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.84%) Web Services
2 62 (16.76%) .NET
3 58 (15.68%) Middleware
4 55 (14.86%) SOAP
5 47 (12.70%) Hibernate
6 45 (12.16%) REST
7 44 (11.89%) EJB
8 43 (11.62%) ASP.NET
8 43 (11.62%) Spring
9 42 (11.35%) RESTful
10 35 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (9.19%) .NET Framework
11 34 (9.19%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (9.19%) Java SE
12 22 (5.95%) HTML
13 21 (5.68%) XML
14 19 (5.14%) JMS
15 17 (4.59%) CSS
16 15 (4.05%) XSD
16 15 (4.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.62%) IBM Mainframe
2 40 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 35 (9.46%) User Experience
4 33 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (6.49%) iSeries
6 22 (5.95%) Data Centre
7 21 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (5.41%) AS400
9 10 (2.70%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.70%) VSAM
10 9 (2.43%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.35%) Tandem
14 4 (1.08%) Social Media
15 3 (0.81%) CMDB
15 3 (0.81%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
15 3 (0.81%) PKI
16 2 (0.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.35%) Windows
2 75 (20.27%) Unix
3 69 (18.65%) Linux
4 42 (11.35%) zOS
5 16 (4.32%) MVS
6 11 (2.97%) Solaris
7 9 (2.43%) Windows Server
8 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.89%) AIX
10 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.54%) Android
13 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.54%) HPUX
14 1 (0.27%) OS/390
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (12.97%) Information Security
3 47 (12.70%) ITIL
4 45 (12.16%) SDLC
5 43 (11.62%) Migration
6 41 (11.08%) Software Engineering
7 38 (10.27%) MVC
7 38 (10.27%) TDD
8 37 (10.00%) BDD
9 35 (9.46%) Risk Management
9 35 (9.46%) Unit Testing
10 34 (9.19%) Continuous Deployment
10 34 (9.19%) Customer Insight
10 34 (9.19%) Performance Optimisation
11 29 (7.84%) Waterfall
12 25 (6.76%) Mentoring
12 25 (6.76%) UML
13 24 (6.49%) Data Analysis
14 21 (5.68%) Service Management
14 21 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (31.62%) Java
2 97 (26.22%) SQL
3 74 (20.00%) COBOL
4 62 (16.76%) JCL
5 51 (13.78%) C#
6 32 (8.65%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.22%) C
8 17 (4.59%) Assembly Language
9 15 (4.05%) REXX
10 14 (3.78%) R
11 12 (3.24%) C++
11 12 (3.24%) VB
12 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.16%) VB6
13 6 (1.62%) Perl
13 6 (1.62%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.35%) CLIST
15 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.81%) RPG
Qualifications
1 49 (13.24%) Degree
2 27 (7.30%) CISSP
3 25 (6.76%) CISM
4 10 (2.70%) CISA
5 9 (2.43%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.35%) CRISC
7 5 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.81%) CBAP
9 2 (0.54%) SSCP
10 1 (0.27%) ACCA
10 1 (0.27%) CIMA
10 1 (0.27%) MCP
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (17.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (9.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 26 (7.03%) QA
4 21 (5.68%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.43%) COBIT
6 6 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.35%) ISO27002
8 4 (1.08%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.81%) SLA
10 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.27%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (4.86%) RACF
2 14 (3.78%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.08%) XenApp
5 4 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.81%) HDFS
6 3 (0.81%) NDS
6 3 (0.81%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.81%) SRDF
6 3 (0.81%) XYGATE
7 2 (0.54%) ACF2
7 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Docker
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (5.68%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.16%) CloudHub
3 7 (1.89%) SCCM
3 7 (1.89%) zSecure
4 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.08%) Netcool
5 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.08%) Puppet
5 4 (1.08%) SCOM
5 4 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.81%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.81%) Oozie
7 2 (0.54%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Ansible
8 1 (0.27%) Control-M
8 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 123 (33.24%) IBM
2 62 (16.76%) Oracle
3 40 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.86%) VMware
5 15 (4.05%) CA
5 15 (4.05%) Cisco
5 15 (4.05%) Cognizant
6 9 (2.43%) HP
6 9 (2.43%) Sybase
7 8 (2.16%) EMC
7 8 (2.16%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.89%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.62%) Citrix
9 6 (1.62%) NetApp
10 5 (1.35%) Hitachi
10 5 (1.35%) SAP
10 5 (1.35%) Teradata
11 4 (1.08%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.08%) TOWER Software
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