Read my part-1 post. Secondly, the programmers who is working on mainframe have very good business knowledge. People who has the following skills are valuable asset to any organisation.
“A programmer who can do analysis, create database structures, write clean code, create testing structures and clearly communicate all that has been done is a very valuable asset.” .
Mainframe was leading in the market since 1950. All the big companies in the world are running their business in mainframes.
Yes many American universities now teaching mainframe technology in their education curriculum, since in future possibility is there for mainframe skill shortage.
New Skill for Mainframe developers
It may become more important for IT professionals to gain experience working with analytics technology, as research firm Gartner predicted a surge in demand in this area in the next two years. According to CIO contributor Hamish Barwick, the big data trend alone is expected to create 4.4 million jobs worldwide. Analysts warned that only a third of those jobs are likely to be filled due to difficulties in recruiting analytics talent.