Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Mainframes
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 836 830
Rank change year-on-year +217 -6 +85
Permanent jobs citing Mainframe 78 232 345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 35 197 215
Median annual salary £54,475 £61,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.70% +7.96% +7.62%
10th Percentile £35,398 £37,000 £32,867
90th Percentile £95,000 £98,750 £95,058
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%

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 18,899 52,924 64,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.19% 38.93% 39.51%
Number of salaries quoted 15,213 40,007 49,414
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Mainframe.

Salary trend for Mainframe in the UK

Mainframe
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Mainframe over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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
UK excluding London +198 64 £50,000 -16.67% 11
England +216 60 £60,000 -0.83% 10
South West +140 18 - - 1
London +214 13 £70,750 +8.85%
South East +114 13 £54,475 -12.84% 2
Wales - 9 £50,000 -
Scotland +99 8 £46,250 -73.57% 1
Work from Home +18 8 £65,000 -25.71%
North of England +122 7 £90,000 +65.14% 1
Midlands +116 6 £24,000 -28.89% 4
West Midlands +91 5 - - 3
Yorkshire +123 4 £90,000 +63.64%
East of England +138 3 £65,000 -40.91% 2
North West +95 3 £46,500 -14.67% 1
East Midlands +80 1 £24,000 -15.04% 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, IT jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Selenium
2 27 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 24 (30.77%) SDLC
3 24 (30.77%) C#
3 24 (30.77%) Java
4 23 (29.49%) Non-Functional Testing
4 23 (29.49%) Technical Leadership
5 22 (28.21%) Waterfall
6 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
7 20 (25.64%) SOAP
7 20 (25.64%) Python
7 20 (25.64%) Client/Server
7 20 (25.64%) ISEB
7 20 (25.64%) Retail
7 20 (25.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
7 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
7 20 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (25.64%) JIRA
7 20 (25.64%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 20 (25.64%) SoapUI
7 20 (25.64%) eggPlant
7 20 (25.64%) TypeScript
7 20 (25.64%) Sauce Labs
8 19 (24.36%) QA
9 15 (19.23%) IBM
9 15 (19.23%) SQL
9 15 (19.23%) QA Automation

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 4 (5.13%) CICS
1 4 (5.13%) CMS
1 4 (5.13%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.85%) SAS
3 2 (2.56%) Gentran
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (5.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Sauce Labs
2 11 (14.10%) Azure
3 9 (11.54%) AWS
4 5 (6.41%) GCP
5 4 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (5.13%) IaaS
6 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) ATM
2 1 (1.28%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) DB2
3 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.28%) IDMS
5 1 (1.28%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 27 (34.62%) Selenium
2 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
2 20 (25.64%) eggPlant
2 20 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 20 (25.64%) JIRA
2 20 (25.64%) SoapUI
2 20 (25.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.13%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.85%) HP UFT
4 3 (3.85%) JMeter
4 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (25.64%) Retail
2 12 (15.38%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Back Office
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Digital Economy
4 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Tester
2 15 (19.23%) Automation Tester
3 14 (17.95%) Test Automation Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Test Engineer
4 13 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (16.67%) Senior Automation Tester
4 13 (16.67%) Senior Tester
5 10 (12.82%) Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Applications Manager
7 7 (8.97%) Business Manager
7 7 (8.97%) Business Systems Manager
7 7 (8.97%) JavaScript Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Systems Manager
7 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) C Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Head of Operations
9 4 (5.13%) Java Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Technical Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) SOAP
2 7 (8.97%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) Middleware
3 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (5.13%) jQuery
3 4 (5.13%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (5.13%) Web Services
4 3 (3.85%) ISPF
5 2 (2.56%) jBPM
6 1 (1.28%) Flash
6 1 (1.28%) Kafka
6 1 (1.28%) Node.js
6 1 (1.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Client/Server
2 10 (12.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (7.69%) AS400
3 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.56%) CMDB
6 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.28%) iSeries
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) zOS
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) SDLC
4 23 (29.49%) Non-Functional Testing
4 23 (29.49%) Technical Leadership
5 22 (28.21%) Waterfall
6 20 (25.64%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 15 (19.23%) QA Automation
8 11 (14.10%) DevOps
8 11 (14.10%) Service Management
9 10 (12.82%) Migration
10 8 (10.26%) ITSM
10 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
11 7 (8.97%) Security Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
12 6 (7.69%) Information Security
12 6 (7.69%) ITIL
12 6 (7.69%) Project Management
12 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) C#
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 20 (25.64%) Python
3 20 (25.64%) TypeScript
4 15 (19.23%) SQL
5 7 (8.97%) COBOL
6 5 (6.41%) C
7 4 (5.13%) JCL
8 2 (2.56%) Delphi
9 1 (1.28%) C++
9 1 (1.28%) CLIST
9 1 (1.28%) PL/1
9 1 (1.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 20 (25.64%) ISEB
2 20 (25.64%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.36%) QA
2 7 (8.97%) SLA
3 5 (6.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Time Sharing Option
1 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.28%) ACF2
2 1 (1.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (1.28%) RACF
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Nessus
2 2 (2.56%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.28%) Control-M
3 1 (1.28%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.28%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) IBM
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle
4 3 (3.85%) CA
5 2 (2.56%) Brocade
5 2 (2.56%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.56%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Informatica
6 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.28%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.28%) Unisys
6 1 (1.28%) VMware