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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 728 633 529
Rank change year-on-year -95 -104  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 142 285 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.70% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 88 185 385
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £33,532
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £70,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% -2.06%  

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 37430 40744 45349
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.00% 41.43% 40.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29307 33318 36173
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 £29,010 £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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -81 118 £50,000 -4.76% 11
London -9 52 £55,000 -21.42% 5
North West -27 27 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cheshire -8 25 £50,000 +42.85%
Knutsford -24 18 £50,000 +42.85%
West Midlands +28 15 £26,000 -
Warwickshire +21 15 £26,000 -
Canary Wharf - 10 - -
Scotland -7 9 £42,500 -3.40% 3
Leamington Spa -5 8 £26,000 -
City of London +16 7 £45,000 -35.71%
Glasgow -4 7 £42,500 -3.40% 1
South West +8 6 £38,750 +10.71% 2
East of England -7 6 £34,750 -5.44%
South East -45 5 £80,000 +45.45% 2
Yorkshire -3 4 £25,000 +11.11%
Bedfordshire +23 3 £22,000 +10.00%
Surrey +19 3 £80,000 +28.00%
East Midlands +11 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire +2 3 £35,000 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £52,500 -
South Wales +22 2 £37,250 -
Wales +11 2 £37,250 -
Berkshire +10 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
North Yorkshire -2 2 £23,500 +17.50%
Harrogate -3 2 £23,500 +17.50%
Edinburgh -7 2 £45,000 - 1
South Yorkshire -14 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Dorset - 2 £43,750 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 136 (42.24%) Java
2 117 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (31.06%) Finance
4 81 (25.16%) IBM
5 69 (21.43%) Hibernate
6 68 (21.12%) .NET
6 68 (21.12%) Oracle
6 68 (21.12%) Web Services
6 68 (21.12%) Banking
6 68 (21.12%) Subversion
7 64 (19.88%) Middleware
8 63 (19.57%) C#
9 62 (19.25%) SOAP
9 62 (19.25%) Spring
9 62 (19.25%) Maven
9 62 (19.25%) REST
10 60 (18.63%) TDD
10 60 (18.63%) SQL
11 59 (18.32%) Windows
12 58 (18.01%) Software Engineering
13 57 (17.70%) Test Automation
13 57 (17.70%) Unix
14 56 (17.39%) EJB
15 54 (16.77%) SQL Server
16 53 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 52 (16.15%) WebSphere
18 50 (15.53%) ITIL
19 49 (15.22%) Linux
19 49 (15.22%) JMS
20 45 (13.98%) BDD

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 52 (16.15%) WebSphere
2 36 (11.18%) IIS
3 34 (10.56%) Tomcat
4 26 (8.07%) Anypoint
4 26 (8.07%) Mule
4 26 (8.07%) Mule ESB
4 26 (8.07%) Oracle Service Bus
4 26 (8.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (6.52%) CICS
6 16 (4.97%) WebLogic
7 14 (4.35%) JBoss
8 12 (3.73%) SAS
9 7 (2.17%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.24%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.93%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.62%) Apache
12 2 (0.62%) Exstream Dialogue
12 2 (0.62%) StreamWeaver
13 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.62%) Exstream
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.39%) SaaS
2 26 (8.07%) GitHub
3 5 (1.55%) PaaS
4 4 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.62%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.73%) Network Security
2 8 (2.48%) Wireless
3 7 (2.17%) WAN
4 6 (1.86%) Firewall
4 6 (1.86%) LAN
5 5 (1.55%) SSH
5 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.55%) Telepresence
6 4 (1.24%) Internet
7 3 (0.93%) VPN
8 2 (0.62%) HTTP
8 2 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.62%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.62%) SAN
8 2 (0.62%) SSL
8 2 (0.62%) WebEx
9 1 (0.31%) FTP
9 1 (0.31%) ISDN
9 1 (0.31%) NAS
9 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.66%) DB2
3 36 (11.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.66%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.66%) MySQL
5 8 (2.48%) Big Data
6 7 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.86%) IMS/DB
7 6 (1.86%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.55%) Adabas
9 4 (1.24%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.93%) GIS
10 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (21.12%) Subversion
2 62 (19.25%) Maven
3 35 (10.87%) Eclipse
4 34 (10.56%) Visual Studio
5 10 (3.11%) JIRA
6 8 (2.48%) ClearCase
7 6 (1.86%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.55%) Selenium
9 4 (1.24%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.93%) Hudson
10 3 (0.93%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.93%) VersionOne
11 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.62%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.62%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (0.62%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.62%) TestNG
11 2 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 100 (31.06%) Finance
2 68 (21.12%) Banking
3 36 (11.18%) Retail
4 28 (8.70%) Marketing
5 25 (7.76%) Investment Banking
6 18 (5.59%) Retail Banking
7 16 (4.97%) Back Office
8 5 (1.55%) Advertising
8 5 (1.55%) Front Office
9 4 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.24%) Legal
9 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (17.08%) Developer
2 50 (15.53%) Software Engineer
3 37 (11.49%) Analyst
4 33 (10.25%) Architect
5 31 (9.63%) Consultant
6 22 (6.83%) Software Developer
7 19 (5.90%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 18 (5.59%) .NET Software Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) C# Software Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) Java Engineer
8 18 (5.59%) Java Software Engineer
9 17 (5.28%) IT Manager
10 16 (4.97%) Integration Engineer
11 15 (4.66%) Senior Consultant
12 14 (4.35%) Graduate
12 14 (4.35%) Graduate Developer
12 14 (4.35%) Graduate Software Developer
12 14 (4.35%) MuleSoft Architect
12 14 (4.35%) Senior Architect
13 13 (4.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 68 (21.12%) .NET
2 68 (21.12%) Web Services
3 64 (19.88%) Middleware
4 62 (19.25%) REST
4 62 (19.25%) SOAP
4 62 (19.25%) Spring
5 56 (17.39%) EJB
6 49 (15.22%) JMS
7 36 (11.18%) ASP.NET
7 36 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (10.56%) .NET Framework
8 34 (10.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (10.56%) Java SE
8 34 (10.56%) RESTful
9 27 (8.39%) Java EE
10 26 (8.07%) OAuth
10 26 (8.07%) SAML
11 25 (7.76%) XSD
12 22 (6.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.18%) User Experience
2 33 (10.25%) Management Information System
3 32 (9.94%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 14 (4.35%) Reference Data
7 13 (4.04%) Pricing Data
8 12 (3.73%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.48%) AS400
10 6 (1.86%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.55%) CMDB
11 5 (1.55%) PKI
11 5 (1.55%) Tandem
12 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.24%) iSeries
12 4 (1.24%) PMI
12 4 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.32%) Windows
2 57 (17.70%) Unix
3 49 (15.22%) Linux
4 18 (5.59%) zOS
5 6 (1.86%) AIX
5 6 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.55%) MVS
6 5 (1.55%) OS/390
7 2 (0.62%) HPUX
7 2 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.34%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (18.63%) TDD
3 58 (18.01%) Software Engineering
4 57 (17.70%) Test Automation
5 50 (15.53%) ITIL
6 45 (13.98%) BDD
7 39 (12.11%) MVC
8 38 (11.80%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 35 (10.87%) SDLC
10 34 (10.56%) Continuous Deployment
10 34 (10.56%) Customer Insight
10 34 (10.56%) Performance Optimisation
10 34 (10.56%) Unit Testing
11 33 (10.25%) Mentoring
11 33 (10.25%) Risk Management
12 32 (9.94%) Information Security
12 32 (9.94%) Service Management
12 32 (9.94%) SOA
13 30 (9.32%) CRM
14 29 (9.01%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 136 (42.24%) Java
2 63 (19.57%) C#
3 60 (18.63%) SQL
4 39 (12.11%) COBOL
5 32 (9.94%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.66%) Assembly Language
6 15 (4.66%) JCL
7 14 (4.35%) C++
8 13 (4.04%) C
8 13 (4.04%) R
9 12 (3.73%) REXX
10 7 (2.17%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.86%) VB
12 5 (1.55%) Perl
13 4 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.93%) Python
14 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.93%) VBScript
15 2 (0.62%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (10.25%) Degree
2 18 (5.59%) CISSP
3 17 (5.28%) CISM
4 5 (1.55%) CISA
4 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.55%) SSCP
5 4 (1.24%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.62%) CBAP
7 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.62%) CRISC
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.31%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (16.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (12.11%) QA
3 34 (10.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (3.11%) COBIT
4 10 (3.11%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.86%) SLA
6 5 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (3.11%) RACF
2 6 (1.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (1.86%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.93%) XYGATE
6 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) ACF2
7 1 (0.31%) Docker
7 1 (0.31%) NDS
7 1 (0.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (8.07%) CloudHub
2 6 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.86%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.55%) ServiceCenter
3 5 (1.55%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (1.24%) Netcool
4 4 (1.24%) SCOM
4 4 (1.24%) zSecure
5 3 (0.93%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.93%) CA Wily
5 3 (0.93%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.31%) nmon
Vendors
1 81 (25.16%) IBM
2 68 (21.12%) Oracle
3 31 (9.63%) Cognizant
4 26 (8.07%) MuleSoft
5 24 (7.45%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.73%) CA
7 8 (2.48%) Chordiant
7 8 (2.48%) HP
8 7 (2.17%) Lotus
9 6 (1.86%) SAP
9 6 (1.86%) VMware
10 5 (1.55%) Cisco
10 5 (1.55%) Peregrine
10 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.55%) Sun
10 5 (1.55%) Teradata
11 4 (1.24%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.24%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.93%) BMC
12 3 (0.93%) TOWER Software
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