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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 685 600 555
Rank change year-on-year -85 -45  
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 180 363 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.87% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 118 234 292
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -17.39%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £24,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,000 £89,250
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 32242 41852 40831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.90% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25912 33433 32267
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 22 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 22 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 -76 134 £50,000 +5.26% 31
London +1 42 £61,250 +22.50% 4
North West -23 26 £47,500 - 3
Wales +36 25 £45,269 +6.51% 13
South Wales +34 21 £45,269 +6.51% 11
Cheshire +27 19 £50,000 +53.84% 1
East Midlands -12 17 - - 3
South East -27 16 £70,000 +33.33% 9
Scotland +12 15 £42,000 +82.60% 2
Nottinghamshire +3 15 - -
South West +3 14 £45,269 +14.60% 8
Yorkshire +16 13 £24,000 -24.11% 1
North Yorkshire +12 10 £24,000 +4.34% 1
Edinburgh +5 9 £55,000 +450.00% 1
Berkshire +29 7 £52,500 - 2
Nottingham +6 7 - -
Gloucestershire - 7 £45,269 - 4
Glasgow +20 6 £33,500 +42.55%
Cardiff - 6 £45,269 - 2
East of England +27 5 £50,000 +35.13% 1
Newport +7 5 £45,269 +6.51% 1
Canary Wharf - 5 £67,500 -
Hampshire +20 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Basingstoke -2 4 £72,500 +70.58%
Manchester -35 4 £47,500 -13.63% 1
West Wales - 4 £45,269 - 2
Cheltenham - 4 £45,269 - 2
Knutsford - 4 £47,125 - 1
Swansea - 4 £45,269 - 2
Knaresborough +4 3 £24,000 -63.07% 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 142 (38.80%) Finance
2 122 (33.33%) IBM
3 118 (32.24%) Java
4 111 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (26.23%) SQL
6 90 (24.59%) DB2
7 78 (21.31%) Windows
8 74 (20.22%) Unix
8 74 (20.22%) COBOL
9 69 (18.85%) Linux
10 65 (17.76%) Web Services
11 64 (17.49%) Oracle
12 63 (17.21%) JCL
13 61 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 60 (16.39%) .NET
15 57 (15.57%) SQL Server
15 57 (15.57%) Middleware
16 56 (15.30%) CICS
17 54 (14.75%) SOAP
18 49 (13.39%) C#
19 47 (12.84%) Degree
19 47 (12.84%) Information Security
19 47 (12.84%) Banking
20 46 (12.57%) Hibernate
20 46 (12.57%) ITIL
21 45 (12.30%) Subversion
22 44 (12.02%) zOS
22 44 (12.02%) REST
23 43 (11.75%) SDLC
23 43 (11.75%) Migration

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 (15.30%) CICS
2 43 (11.75%) WebSphere
3 37 (10.11%) IIS
4 36 (9.84%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.28%) SAS
6 11 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.19%) Anypoint
7 8 (2.19%) Mule
7 8 (2.19%) Mule ESB
7 8 (2.19%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.91%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.37%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.09%) JBoss
10 4 (1.09%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.82%) Apache
11 3 (0.82%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.82%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.64%) MS Office
3 11 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.82%) 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 (3.55%) SaaS
2 8 (2.19%) GitHub
3 4 (1.09%) IaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.55%) 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 (4.92%) Network Security
2 14 (3.83%) Firewall
2 14 (3.83%) LAN
2 14 (3.83%) WAN
3 12 (3.28%) SAN
4 8 (2.19%) Internet
5 7 (1.91%) Multicast
6 6 (1.64%) HTTP
6 6 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.37%) FTP
7 5 (1.37%) VPN
8 4 (1.09%) MPLS
9 3 (0.82%) FCoE
9 3 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.82%) NAS
9 3 (0.82%) SSL
9 3 (0.82%) Telepresence
10 2 (0.55%) DNS
10 2 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (24.59%) DB2
2 57 (15.57%) SQL Server
3 35 (9.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (7.38%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.64%) Oracle Database
5 17 (4.64%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.73%) Big Data
6 10 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.46%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.91%) Adabas
10 6 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.37%) IMS/DB
12 3 (0.82%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.82%) DataStage
12 3 (0.82%) Easytrieve
12 3 (0.82%) HBase
12 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (0.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 45 (12.30%) Subversion
2 42 (11.48%) Maven
3 34 (9.29%) Eclipse
4 33 (9.02%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.73%) JIRA
5 10 (2.73%) Selenium
6 8 (2.19%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.64%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.37%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.09%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.82%) VersionOne
11 2 (0.55%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.55%) Firebug
11 2 (0.55%) Hudson
11 2 (0.55%) TestNG
12 1 (0.27%) ChangeMan
12 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 142 (38.80%) Finance
2 47 (12.84%) Banking
3 29 (7.92%) Retail
4 13 (3.55%) Advertising
4 13 (3.55%) Financial Institution
5 12 (3.28%) Marketing
5 12 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.46%) Legal
8 8 (2.19%) Back Office
8 8 (2.19%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.37%) Publishing
10 4 (1.09%) Billing
10 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (21.04%) Analyst
2 49 (13.39%) Architect
3 37 (10.11%) Developer
3 37 (10.11%) Programmer
3 37 (10.11%) Software Engineer
4 33 (9.02%) Analyst Programmer
5 30 (8.20%) Consultant
6 29 (7.92%) COBOL Analyst
7 22 (6.01%) COBOL Analyst Programmer
7 22 (6.01%) COBOL Programmer
8 21 (5.74%) DB2 Programmer
9 20 (5.46%) CICS Analyst
10 18 (4.92%) CICS Programmer
11 17 (4.64%) .NET Software Engineer
11 17 (4.64%) C# Software Engineer
11 17 (4.64%) Java Engineer
11 17 (4.64%) Java Software Engineer
11 17 (4.64%) Senior Consultant
12 15 (4.10%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.55%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (17.76%) Web Services
2 60 (16.39%) .NET
3 57 (15.57%) Middleware
4 54 (14.75%) SOAP
5 46 (12.57%) Hibernate
6 44 (12.02%) REST
7 43 (11.75%) EJB
8 42 (11.48%) ASP.NET
8 42 (11.48%) Spring
9 41 (11.20%) RESTful
10 34 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (9.02%) .NET Framework
11 33 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 33 (9.02%) Java SE
12 22 (6.01%) HTML
13 21 (5.74%) XML
14 19 (5.19%) JMS
15 17 (4.64%) CSS
16 15 (4.10%) XSD
16 15 (4.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.48%) IBM Mainframe
2 40 (10.93%) Management Information System
3 35 (9.56%) User Experience
4 31 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (6.56%) iSeries
6 22 (6.01%) Data Centre
7 21 (5.74%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (5.46%) AS400
9 10 (2.73%) VSAM
10 9 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.46%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.19%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.37%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.37%) Tandem
13 3 (0.82%) CMDB
13 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.82%) PKI
13 3 (0.82%) Social Media
14 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.31%) Windows
2 74 (20.22%) Unix
3 69 (18.85%) Linux
4 44 (12.02%) zOS
5 15 (4.10%) MVS
6 11 (3.01%) Solaris
7 9 (2.46%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.64%) AIX
10 5 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.55%) Android
13 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.55%) HPUX
13 2 (0.55%) OS/390
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (12.84%) Information Security
3 46 (12.57%) ITIL
4 43 (11.75%) Migration
4 43 (11.75%) SDLC
5 39 (10.66%) Software Engineering
6 37 (10.11%) MVC
6 37 (10.11%) TDD
7 36 (9.84%) BDD
8 35 (9.56%) Risk Management
9 34 (9.29%) Unit Testing
10 33 (9.02%) Continuous Deployment
10 33 (9.02%) Customer Insight
10 33 (9.02%) Performance Optimisation
11 29 (7.92%) Waterfall
12 25 (6.83%) UML
13 24 (6.56%) Data Analysis
13 24 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 21 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (5.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (32.24%) Java
2 96 (26.23%) SQL
3 74 (20.22%) COBOL
4 63 (17.21%) JCL
5 49 (13.39%) C#
6 32 (8.74%) JavaScript
7 21 (5.74%) C
8 17 (4.64%) Assembly Language
9 15 (4.10%) REXX
10 13 (3.55%) R
11 11 (3.01%) C++
11 11 (3.01%) VB
12 8 (2.19%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.19%) VB6
13 6 (1.64%) Perl
13 6 (1.64%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.37%) CLIST
14 5 (1.37%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.82%) RPG
Qualifications
1 47 (12.84%) Degree
2 26 (7.10%) CISSP
3 24 (6.56%) CISM
4 10 (2.73%) CISA
5 9 (2.46%) ISTQB
6 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.37%) CRISC
7 5 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.82%) CBAP
9 2 (0.55%) SSCP
10 1 (0.27%) ACCA
10 1 (0.27%) CIMA
10 1 (0.27%) ISEB
10 1 (0.27%) MCP
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (9.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 26 (7.10%) QA
4 20 (5.46%) PCI DSS
5 9 (2.46%) COBIT
6 5 (1.37%) ISO27002
6 5 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.09%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.82%) SLA
9 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.27%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (4.92%) RACF
2 14 (3.83%) Time Sharing Option
2 14 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (2.19%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.09%) XenApp
5 4 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.82%) HDFS
6 3 (0.82%) NDS
6 3 (0.82%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.82%) NFS
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.82%) SRDF
6 3 (0.82%) XYGATE
7 2 (0.55%) ACF2
7 2 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) Docker
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (5.74%) Tivoli
2 8 (2.19%) CloudHub
3 7 (1.91%) SCCM
3 7 (1.91%) zSecure
4 5 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.09%) Netcool
5 4 (1.09%) SCOM
5 4 (1.09%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.82%) Ganglia
6 3 (0.82%) Oozie
6 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.82%) Puppet
7 2 (0.55%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.27%) Ansible
8 1 (0.27%) Control-M
8 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 122 (33.33%) IBM
2 64 (17.49%) Oracle
3 40 (10.93%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.92%) VMware
5 15 (4.10%) CA
5 15 (4.10%) Cisco
5 15 (4.10%) Cognizant
6 9 (2.46%) HP
6 9 (2.46%) Sybase
7 8 (2.19%) EMC
7 8 (2.19%) MuleSoft
8 7 (1.91%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.64%) Citrix
9 6 (1.64%) NetApp
9 6 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.37%) Hitachi
10 5 (1.37%) SAP
10 5 (1.37%) Teradata
11 4 (1.09%) Micro Focus
11 4 (1.09%) TOWER Software
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 8 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, Sussex, UK
Wipro
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Bluetownonline
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Next
Posted: 20 days ago
Sussex
American Express
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
North West
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 12 days ago
Cwmbran
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Barry
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheltenham
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Pontypridd
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Caerphilly
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Swansea
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Cwmbran
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Cardiff
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Swansea
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Pontypridd
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago
Caerphilly
Intellectual Property Office
Salary: Up to 45,269 (depending on skills and experience)
Posted: 13 days ago